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Enjoy the Ultimate National Harbor Family Staycation

Gaylord National Resort offers your family a world of possibility for a summer vacation at a waterfront destination where you can have it all—and more–in a premier location only a short drive from Fredericksburg! With limited-time events at the resort like a spectacular light show and a themed pop-up lounge, new guest room renovations, and access to many popular destinations, there is truly something for everyone.

Start your morning with breakfast from Marketplace brought directly to your brand-new guest room, part of the beautiful and modern $64 million dollar guest room renovation unveiled in July. Head out to a sunrise yoga session or for a few laps in the junior Olympic-sized swimming pool. Spend time lounging outdoors on the beautiful sun deck while the kids play in the splash pad. Inside the 1.5-acre glass garden atrium, kids can join in Wildlife Rescue, an augmented reality experience presented by bubly™, to find and learn about a variety of endangered animals. In the evenings the whole family can enjoy sunset views over the river and the Summer Laser Lightshow, a mesmerizing combination of music, sounds, lights, graphics, and dancing water, perfectly choreographed into a stunning show. 

For a limited time, you can experience Replay, an 80s-themed pop-up lounge. Situated at the top of the 19-story resort’s rooftop lounge, Replay provides stunning views of the harbor, Potomac River, and the waterfront region both day and night. The unique atmosphere features retro décor, arcade-style games, and a delicious drink menu of signature cocktails and over-the-top milkshakes (including boozy versions for adults). Replay is open to the resort’s overnight guests and National Harbor visitors.

Take advantage of the resort’s prime location in the heart of National Harbor to expand your family’s summer entertainment. You can conveniently access all the harbor attractions from the resort with the complementary Circulator bus which has regular stops at your favorite locations. Spend a day shopping for your favorite brands at over 80 stores at Tanger Outlets, then take a break to visit unique restaurants and dining experiences across the Waterfront District or visit MGM only minutes away by the harbor’s Circulator bus.

National Harbor also offers an extensive lineup of family-friendly activities, live entertainment, unique festivals, fitness classes, must-try experiences like taking a ride on the iconic Capital wheel to enjoy stunning views. You can venture to other nearby areas like Washington, D.C. to visit a plethora of museums and monuments, or head across the river to spend time exploring Old Town Alexandria, a charming city brimming with American history.

There’s no better place to experience your summer of more staycation than Gaylord National Resort where you can enjoy everything from brand-new guest room renovations and an 80s-themed, rooftop pop-up lounge on-site, to the region’s most popular attractions only steps away. Planning your next trip is a breeze with the Summer of More package that includes early check-in, late check out, and parking. Book your family’s vacation today.

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