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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
And now for the final stop on our Washington D.C. trip last December! After visiting some of the downtown sights (National Air and Space Museum, U.S. Capitol and The Library of Congress, and the National Museum of American History), we were headed for a night at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center to see ICE! and to spend the night.
[FTC disclosure: The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center comped our night’s stay and activities at ICE! in hopes that we would share our experience with you.]
Our room was ready upon check in, and we headed up quickly to check it out. The room was clean and spacious. There was a small refrigerator, safe, and a small single cup coffee maker.
I liked that the toilet and tub could be closed off from the sinks, so multiple people could get ready at the same time.
Our favorite part of the room was the balcony where we could go and watch the happenings in the atrium without being right in the middle of the action. Marvel Boy enjoyed spending time on the balcony!
Even though we were on the side, the view was great! While we could see the atrium and the view outside, it was when the atrium show started that the balcony got the most use! Now, we were there during the Christmas season when the resort had a Christmas show in the atrium. However, now, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center has a great lineup of activities for the summer! Check out the summer activities that are on now through Sept. 4! It looks like a great lineup of an atrium show, scavenger hunt, pool, and movie fun!
On to the food! Obviously, when traveling, good food is a very important part of the trip, and the Gaylord didn’t disappoint! While the breakfast buffet was good, I think our favorite was the food at the National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill! I LOVED the vegetarian burger, and the kids were able to find options like the giant pretzel that they liked, too.
There were plenty of shops to peruse! In fact, I found a great sale and bought myself a Vera Bradley wallet to remember my trip by.
There was a nice indoor pool with a fun view of the Capitol Wheel. If you want to work out, there was a very sizable workout room, and if you want to relax in style, there’s a great-looking spa! Of course, there was also a coffee shop that served Starbucks. Yum!
Another aspect of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is the area. If you are interested in the gambling scene, there is a shuttle to the MGM National Harbor. Personally, I’d like to take a ride on the Capitol Wheel and see Mt. Vernon. That’s my bucket list for my next trip to Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center! What would you like to do most there?