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View of Capital Wheel from Replay at Pose - an 80's pop-up bar at Gaylord National
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Waterfront adventure at Maryland’s National Harbor

With activities ranging from a spa and yoga classes to the atrium light show and the National Harbor Ferris Wheel, there's no shortage of fun on the Maryland waterfront at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. 
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Find family fun year-round! Explore 1.5 acres of indoor garden Atrium space, epic scavenger hunts, an 80's-themed bar at Replay at Pose Rooftop, and more.
Family in atrium looking at scavenger hunt booklet
Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt
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Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt

icon March 3 - May 14, 2023
icon Ticketed
icon Daily
Embark on a springtime scavenger hunt as you search for clues throughout the resort. Wander through our garden atrium, full of spring flowers and seasonal colors, as you work at your own pace. Complete the hunt, solve the puzzle, and take home a springtime surprise!
Harbor Social at Gaylord National Resort
Games at Harbor Social
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Games at Harbor Social

icon Nightly starting at 4 p.m.

SOCIAL-ize at Harbor Social where you will find games like darts, bocce ball, duck pin bowling, and TVs everywhere.

Two young kids in masks in front of virtual elephant while adult take picture on phone
Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
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Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

icon March 3 - May 14, 2023
icon Complimentary
icon Daily. At your leisure.
Take a virtual safari through Gaylord National! Twelve endangered animals are hidden throughout the resort and your help is needed to find them. Search for the tracking markers to find the hidden animals, learn facts about them, and see them come to life before your very eyes with the magic of augmented reality (AR)! This cool tech experience is fun for kids of all ages and affords photo opportunities with AR animals throughout the resort. A smart phone and free app download are necessary to enjoy this AR experience.
National Harbor Waterfront
National Harbor
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National Harbor

icon Year-Round

Just steps from the resort, enjoy all that National Harbor has to offer. From shopping and dining to entertainment and attractions like the Capital Wheel, there's fun for everyone.

Fantasy & Folklore Atrium Light and Fountain Show
Springtime Light Show
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Springtime Light Show

icon March 3 - May 14, 2023
icon Complimentary
icon Nightly, 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m.
Gaze onto the resort's waterfront atrium and look into the night sky as it blooms with color in this all-new springtime light show. Follow along as April showers bring new life, a vibrant and colorful flower garden grows, and more.
Discover hand-crafted cocktail creations at Gaylord National.
Cherry Blossom Cocktails
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Cherry Blossom Cocktails

icon March 3 - May 14, 2023
icon Prices Vary
icon Daily starting at 4 p.m.
Washington, D.C.'s famous flower will be showcased in our hand-crafted cocktail creations as you enjoy our spectacular atrium views.
Wildlife Rescue
Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
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Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

icon September 8 - October 29, 2023
icon Complimentary
icon Daily, at your leisure
Take a virtual safari through Gaylord National! Twelve endangered animals are hidden throughout the resort and your help is needed to find them. Search for the tracking markers to find the hidden animals, learn facts about them, and see them come to life before your very eyes with the magic of augmented reality (AR)! This cool tech experience is fun for kids of all ages and affords photo opportunities with AR animals throughout the resort. A smart phone and free app download are necessary to enjoy this AR experience.
Carved jack-o-lanterns
Goblins & Giggles
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Goblins & Giggles

At Gaylord National Resort, your weekend getaway possibilities are endless. Join in family-friendly Goblins & Giggles activities and events, explore the shops and dining at National Harbor, wander through our airy Atrium, or even do it all!
Christmas tree in Gaylord National Atrium
SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS.
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SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS.

icon 2023 Holiday Information Coming Soon

There is no better way to celebrate Christmas than gathering your family and friends at Gaylord National Resort. Explore acres of twinkling lights, the beloved Gaylord Hotels tradition, ICE!, and Christmas events for all ages. 

Enjoy up-close encounters with amazing creatures to learn how they adapt to the spring weather and live with other indigenous animals.
Spring Animal Encounters
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Spring Animal Encounters

icon March 3 - May 13, 2023
icon Complimentary
icon Saturdays, 4 - 7 p.m.
Enjoy up-close encounters with amazing creatures to learn how they adapt to the spring weather and live with other indigenous animals.
Enjoy daily yoga classes taught by a professional instructor.
Daily Yoga
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Daily Yoga

icon March 3 - May 14, 2023
icon Complimentary for overnight guests
icon Daily, 7:30 a.m.
Overnight guests can enjoy a complimentary yoga class daily as part of their stay. This class is perfect for the beginner or more advanced practitioner. Yoga mats provided.
Treat your body, mind, and soul with a seasonal treatment at Relache Spa.
Summer Spa Treatments
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Summer Spa Treatments

icon May 14 - September 4, 2023
icon Varies based on treatment selection
icon By appointment only

Easy Breezy Spa Escape 100-minutes $350

Unwind with a 50-minute De-Stress Massage followed by a customized 50-minute facial with a chilled glass of bubbly.

It's Glow Time: Body Ritual 80-minutes $275

Get that warm summer glow with our delicious Coconut Body Oil, Tropical Body scrub, and a quick steam shower.

Endless Summer Manicure & Pedicure 95-minutes $160.

Kick off your shoes and start with a relaxing scent-sational foot bath, nail care, luxurious leg massage, and end with perfect polish.

*Seasonal services may not be combined with any other discount, promotion, or special offer. 20% service charge will be added for convenience and is not reflected in the offer price.

Embark on an exciting AR safari to discover endangered animals.
Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
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Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

icon Complimentary
icon Daily, at your leisure
Take a virtual safari through Gaylord National! Twelve endangered animals are hidden throughout the resort and your help is needed to find them. Search for the tracking markers to find the hidden animals, learn facts about them, and see them come to life before your very eyes with the magic of augmented reality (AR)! This cool tech experience is fun for kids of all ages and affords photo opportunities with AR animals throughout the resort. A smart phone and free app download are necessary to enjoy this AR experience.
Daily Yoga
Daily Yoga
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Daily Yoga

icon May 18 - September 4, 2023
icon Complimentary
icon Daily

Morning Yoga Presented by LIFEWTR

Overnight resort guests can enjoy a complimentary yoga class daily as part of their stay. This class is a perfect way to start the day and is great for the beginner or more advanced practitioner. Yoga mats and complimentary LIFEWTR provided.

Fine Dining
Summer Dining at Old Hickory
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Summer Dining at Old Hickory

icon May 14 - September 4, 2023
icon Varies
Discover the best in fine dining at our newly renovated Old Hickory, featuring show-stopping dishes and flawless service in an elegant setting.   
Adventure Kids: Rise & Shine
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Adventure Kids: Rise & Shine

icon May 19 - September 4
icon Complimentary
icon Daily, at your leisure
Start your morning with Sophie from the Adventure Kids! Using your in-room television, enjoy morning yoga and practice your downward dog from the comfort of your guest room.
Capital Wheel
Capital Wheel
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Capital Wheel

icon Year-Round
The Capital Wheel is a local favorite. Soar 180 feet above the Potomac River for incomparable views of the harbor and the capital across the river.
Illuminate the Night Light Show
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Illuminate the Night Light Show

icon May 14 - September 4, 2023
icon Complimentary
icon Nightly, 8 p.m., 8:45 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.
The whole atrium comes alive during this spectacular, swashbuckling show! Guests and visitors will say, "Yo ho ho!" when they watch this dazzling display of lights, lasers, and more!
Weekly Fun Activities
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Weekly Fun Activities

Trivia Showdown

Come test your knowledge during Monday Night Trivia! Prizes will be awarded. Mondays, 7:30PM, at Harbor Social

 

Rejuvenate at Relâche Spa

Enjoy a complimentary skin analysis or mini chair massage (5 minutes) based on availability. Ask for 20% and get 20% off any spa service when booking on a Tuesday. Tuesdays, 12 - 2PM

 

Beer & Bowling Bash

Join the fun with beer tasting from local craft breweries and a game of Duck Pin bowling! Wednesdays, 5PM, at Harbor Social

 

Behind the Bar: Cocktail Creations

Ever wondered how to make your favorite drink? Learn how in a bartender demo with Mixology Cart and enjoy samples. Thursdays, 5PM, at Belvedere

 

Sip & Savor: Wine & Cheese Tasting

From reds to whites, enjoy a sample of our best wines to pair with charcuterie. Bottles of wine will be on sale. Fridays, 4PM. at Potomac District Café & Market

Harbor Social
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Harbor Social

icon September 8 - October 29, 2023
icon Nightly starting at 4 p.m.
SOCIAL-ize at Gaylord National and have fun all season long at this must-visit interactive sports bar. Enjoy gourmet sliders, TVs everywhere, and games like darts, bocce ball, duck pin bowling, and more.
Replay Rooftop Lounge
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Replay Rooftop Lounge

icon September 8 - October 29, 2023
icon Varies
Replay at Pose Rooftop Lounge is an '80s-themed pop-up bar offering river views, creative drinks, and more. The rooftop bar features Insta-worthy environments, neon lights, retro arcade games, and the best of '80s music. 21+ only after 9 p.m.
National Harbor
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National Harbor

icon Year-Round
SOCIAL-ize at Gaylord National and have fun all summer long at this must-visit interactive sports bar. Enjoy gourmet sliders, TVs everywhere, and games like darts, bocce ball, duck pin bowling, and more. Complimentary bottles of LIFWTR with Duck Pin Bowling lane reservation. Presented by LIFEWTR.
Seasonal Spa Treatments
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Seasonal Spa Treatments

icon October 1 - November 17, 2023
icon Varies based on treatment selection
icon By appointment only

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Massage 50-minutes, $195 per person

Ready for a little pumpkin pampering? Let our highly-skilled massage therapists release your tense muscles and stimulate circulation.

 

Autumn Glow Facial 50-minutes, $185 per person

This clarifying facial is what makes the magic happen with natural pumpkin enzymes to cleanse and exfoliate your skin revealing a smooth, deeply hydrated and radiant complexion.

 

Flawless For Fall Body Ritual 50-minutes, $175 per person

With this head-to-toe treatment your mind and body will say thanks for the giving!

 

So Thankful: Healing Manicure & Pedicure 95-minutes, $160 per person

Your hands and feet will fall back to health with the powerful reparative properties of broad-spectrum hemp, dead sea salt, and calming lavender with our Botanika Life CBD bath bomb. End with a perfect polish.

 

Get Ready to Fall Package 100-minutes, $350 per person

Bring a friend (or two) and this therapeutic package will leave you all deeply relaxed and completely restored. Start with 50-minute Relâche Swedish Seasonal Massage followed by a 50-minute Signature Facial.

 

For more information or to make reservations call 301-965-4400

*May not be combined with any other discount, promotion, or special offers. 20% service charge will be added for convenience and is not reflected in the offer price.

Daily Yoga
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Daily Yoga

icon September 8 - October 29, 2023
icon Complimentary
icon Daily

Morning Yoga

Overnight resort guests can enjoy a complimentary yoga class daily as part of their stay.

Fall Dining at Old Hickory
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Fall Dining at Old Hickory

icon September 8 - October 29, 2023
icon Varies
Timeless tastes, fresh flavors, and the best of Maryland's coastal bounty are crafted with care to create exquisite and extraordinary meals. Experience innovative and sophisticated breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and dinners at the newly redesigned Old Hickory at Gaylord National Resort. 
Capital Wheel
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Capital Wheel

icon Year-Round
The Capital Wheel is a local favorite. Soar 180 feet above the Potomac River for incomparable views of the harbor and the capital across the river.
National Harbor
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National Harbor

icon Year-Round
Just steps from the resort, enjoy all that National Harbor has to offer. From shopping and dining to entertainment and attractions like the Capital Wheel, there's fun for everyone.
New Water Sports
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Experience our new water sports at the Gaylord National pier. Kayak or stand-up paddle board along the Potomac River and enjoy views of National Harbor. Walk-ins are accepted or book here.

Phantom of the Atrium Light Show
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Phantom of the Atrium Light Show

icon September 8, 2023 - October 29, 2023
icon Complimentary
icon Nightly, 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.

The Phantom of the Atrium has been hiding in the rafters for decades composing his newest masterpiece filled with mystery, mischief, and of course, magic. On this dark, candlelit night, his newest symphony is making its' debut performance. Experience the Phantom's haunted masterpiece of music and light in the sky!

Old Hickory Happy Hour
Old Hickory Happy Hour
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Old Hickory Happy Hour

icon Daily, 3:30pm-5pm and 9pm-10pm

Join us at the bar for the best happy hour in the harbor.

$10 House Wines

$6 Draft Beer

$10 Select Cocktails

Specials on select appetizers.

Winter Dining at Old Hickory
Winter Dining at Old Hickory
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Discover the best in fine dining at Old Hickory, featuring breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, or dinner. Join us for farm fresh omelets, Wagyu steak & eggs, and a variety of salads, sandwiches & more. Dinner showcases the highest quality beef, fresh Maryland seafood, and fine wines.

Winter Spa Specials
Winter Spa Specials
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Winter Spa Specials

Glowing Tranquility Massage | 80-minutes, $295 per person

We love this treatment. Why? Because it's all about self-care. Relax completely with this blend of essential oils and a soothing massage to have you leaving refreshed and glowing.

Radiant Skin Facial | 50-minutes, $190 per person

The smartest thing you can do is make a skinvestment! Our facial uses active enzymes to rejuvenate your skin leaving you glowing and hydrated. Enjoy a glass of bubbly as you relax in our lounge.

Self-Love Serenity Body Ritual | 80- minutes, $299 per person

Indulge in a self-love journey featuring a gentle exfoliation, aromatic products, and a transformative massage.

Handle with Care Manicure & Pedicure | 100-minutes, $200 per person

Experience a facial for your hands and feet with our NEW Elim MediHands and MediHeel manicure & pedicure.

Reignite the Romance Package | 80-minutes, $700 per couple ($820 value)

Enjoy a side-by-side aroma sensory journey followed by a blissful full-body massage enhanced with soothing hot stone therapy and CBD oil. Toast to a glass of bubbly to reignite the romance.

Galentine's Getaway Package | 100-minutes, $350 per person

Make this Valentine's special by celebrating friendship and self-love and treat you and your besties with a Galentine's spa treatment full of relaxation, pampering, and laughter.

Seasonal offers valid through February 29, 2024. May not be combined with any other discount, promotion or special offers. A 20% service charge will be added for convenience and is not reflected in the offer price.

Yoga
Daily Yoga
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Daily Yoga

icon Daily
icon 7:30am

Overnight guests can enjoy a complimentary yoga class by the pool daily as part of their stay. This class is perfect for the beginner or more advanced practitioner. Yoga mats provided.

Adventures Await

Enjoy an extraordinary getaway with fun to explore, adventures to find, and more to love.