Seven Reasons to Celebrate Summer with a Trip to Gaylord National Resort

Gaylord National Resort is ready to welcome guests back following an expansive $64 million guestroom renovation. The resort will reopen with luxurious, re-designed guestrooms; a brand-new summer rooftop venue; seasonal activities for families and all-ages; and Marriott International’s “Commitment to Clean.”

1. Take in the view with cocktails or over-the-top milkshake in hand.

Summer celebrations start at the top with Replay at Pose Rooftop Lounge, an 80’s themed pop-up bar offering picture-perfect, over-the-top milkshakes like the boozy PB&J, and a snazzy collection of cocktails including a raspberry rose’ float. The wraparound rooftop bar will feature neon lights, retro arcade games, the best of 80’s music and a stunning location to toast the sunset. A family-fun venue perfect for sweet treats and amazing views during the day, and a tubular trip back in time at night.

2.Discover endangered species inside Gaylord National’s 19-story atrium.

Kids of all ages will roar with delight traveling throughout the 19-story garden atrium in search of adventure on the new Wildlife Rescue – an augmented reality experience presented by bubly™. This virtual experience takes guests on a safari to find and help protected animals through the magic of augmented reality.

3.Stretch, splash, swim and spa.

Each weekend, early risers will be rewarded with spectacular water views practicing yoga for all levels. The outdoor fun continues in the resort’s splash pad and indoor-outdoor Junior-Olympic swimming pool. A morning of family fun leads to the reward of an afternoon spa visit for the adults.

4.Delight in colorful laser lights, dancing water and inspiring music.

The nightly Summer Laser Light Show incorporates music, digital graphics, dancing water and lights in a perfectly choreographed display of light and sound.

5.Lighten up your Instagram feed with #PotomacLights.

July 1 through August 18, Gaylord National’s Riverfront Lawn will shine bright with the installation of #PotomacLights, a brilliant walk-through experience featuring eleven unique light installations. The riverfront will be bathed in colorful lights with picture perfect photo opps including glowing stones and walkways, infinity lights, alien mirrors and geometric illuminated gathering spaces.

6.Sleep in luxury.

All of Gaylord National Resort’s 1,996 guest rooms and suites have been fully renovated, offering a luxurious space for rest and relaxation. With décor inspired by the peaceful hues of blue found in the numerous bodies of water throughout the region, Gaylord National is perfectly positioned for a quick escape or one-of-a-kind vacation.

To allow guests to make “more” of their summer getaway, Gaylord is offering a new “Summer of More” package.  Starting at $249, the package includes deluxe overnight accommodations for up to four guests per room, self-parking, early check-in and late-checkout – allowing guests more time to enjoy everything  the resort and destination have to offer. Reserve your stay.


7 Reasons….7 being, it’s at National Harbor and all the things you can do here! Make this a memorable Harborcation.

Our calendar of festivals and events is full this season. You’ll find a variety of those you’ve come to love as well as some newcomers to National Harbor. Join us for a variety of fitness classes Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights. Nothing says summer like an outdoor movie—and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than with National Harbor’s  Movies on the Potomac.