Things to See and Do in Washington, DC...

Take in the scenery, history, and fun while you're here!

 

EXPLORE NATIONAL HARBOR & WASHINGTON, DC!
A great benefit while traveling to an event is the opportunity to explore and sightsee! Washington, DC is full of our nation's history with monuments, museums, and memorials. National Harbor is a new and upcoming area that has entertainment and food at each turn. Be sure to make the most of your time here—check out the list below for suggestions for our attendees to check out.

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Relâche Spa & Salon at Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center has a special offer for World Congress 2014 attendees! Show your attendee badge and receive $20 off any 50 minute spa service or $10 off any premium salon service Monday through Friday.

Water Taxi

EXPLORE ON THE WATER TAXI
Visit three fantastic locations this area has to offer aboard our Water Taxi! Service provided daily between Alexandria in Virginia, the Gaylord National Hotel, and the National Harbor in Maryland. Each stop has shops, restaurants, and daily events for guests to enjoy!

SHOPPING ONLY STEPS AWAY
More than 40 retailers are only steps away from Gaylord National Harbor. There are shops for every kind of interest—explore each one while you walk alongside the Potomac.

SEE THE AWAKENING SCULPTURE
National Harbor is home to the Awakening sculpture. It is a five-piece cast iron sculpture depicting the arousing of a bearded giant with a head, hand, outstretched arm, bent knee and foot arranged to suggest that the giant is breaking free from the earth.

The Awakening

WATERFRONT DINING
What are you craving? Choose from over 30 dining options while at National Harbor. View the full restaurant and bar directory to see where you want to dine or grab some drinks!

PLAY A ROUND OF GOLD AT NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
If you appreciate a classic tree-lined course design in PGA Tour–quality condition, then it just doesn't get any better than a round at National Golf Club. National Golf Club is conveniently located five minutes from National Harbor.

Nightlife

NIGHTLIFE AT NATIONAL HARBOR
Interested in what nightlife there is in National Harbor? From dueling piano bars to live DJs, you can find the perfect spot to enjoy cocktails with new or old friends!

TAKE A WASHINGTON, DC TOUR
Choose from one or more top-selling guided tours that depart daily from the Gaylord National! These tours allow guests to see all of the DC's monuments and main attractions.

Cherry Blossoms

VISIT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETARY
Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery is one of the country’s oldest and most treasured national burial ground. The cemetery’s rolling hills mark the final resting place for more than 14,000 veterans, including those that fought in the Civil War.

WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT—A MUST SEE!
The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, DC.  The 555-foot, 5-1/8" marble obelisk honors the nation's founding father George Washington, who led the Continental Army to victory and then became the nation's first president under the Constitution. 

National Art Gallery

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS
Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

Do you live in or around the Washington, DC area or have you visited recently? Did we miss anything that you would like to suggest for World Congress attendees? If so, submit your suggestions to marketing@ncmahq.org.

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