5 Reasons to Attend Summerfest at Gaylord National Resort in the National Harbor!



(Photos via Gaylord National and Marriott)

The National Harbor sits just beyond the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, surrounded by Washington DC’s infamous monuments and historical skyline and the Potomac river bend around Alexandria. Come on any given day and be prepared to see a number of different activities in full swing, including river kayaking and paddleboarding, running and cycling along the incredibly scenic Potomac Vista recreational paths,  unbeatable shopping and dining in the numerous waterfront boutiques and cafes, and rides on the world-renowned Capital Wheel!

The opportunities are endless for Summer fun with members of the entire family, especially at the harbor’s #1 resort hotel- The Gaylord National during their much-anticipated Summerfest event. See our top 5 recommendations for exciting activities during the Gaylord National Summerfest- happening now until Labor Day!



  1.  The Food Will Be OFF THE HOOK! (Literally)
    National Pastime Sport’s Bar and Grill will be featuring Heavy Seas beer and burger pairings on the weekends, cocktails via the Belvedere Lobby Bar and seasonal mixes with everyone’s sea loving spirit master- Captain Morgan!
  2.  Fitness and Health Enthusiasts- Rejoice! 
    Overnight guests are invited to enjoy complimentary yoga classes on Sunday mornings at 7:30am with a variety of different exercises and stretches for all levels of experience. The resort’s very own Relâche Spa
    introduces new treatments available to guests throughout the span of Summerfest- perfect for a day of relaxation and pampering! Leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of Summerfest’s many activities.


  3. Pirates and Pools, OH MY!
    Fridays and Saturdays, watch as your poolside transforms into a pirate’s paradise with games, prizes, and so much more! Poolside music and refreshments for the older sea-goers will take place during the SoBe Splash Party, happening on select dates- July 3rd and September 3rd. Also happening on select Saturdays is the resort’s Summer Concert Series at the rooftop lounge. See the Gaylord National website for listings and dates.
  4. Swashbuckler’s Story Time Adventures!
    Pirate Pals invite children to join their Swashbuckler’s Story Time Adventures during the weekend on select dates at 8:15pm. The experience is free and allows the imaginations of all children of any age to run wild over the open seas as pirate pals share their favorite tales of their many adventures throughout the years!
  5. Light and Fountain Shows Sure to Leave a Sparkle in your Eyes!
    Nightly laser shows in the 19-story atrium begin in July- you won’t want to miss this stunning display of color, light, and movement from anywhere in the hotel’s large glassed in atrium! Fountain shows allow for the accompaniment of sparkling water and lights to “dance” 60 feet high every hour starting at 6pm until 9pm.


Those aren’t the only reasons to visit Gaylord National’s Summerfest event- check out their website for more information and events happening at the resort now until Labor Day! And head to Eastern Home and Travel’s Facebook Page to learn how YOU can WIN a 2 night stay at this renowned resort just in time to join in on all the fun!

(Photos via Gaylord National and Marriott)


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