More About GAYLORD CHIRSTIMAS with ICE & The WHEEL - Dec 12-13


Upon arrival in Washington D.C, you will have the early afternoon to enjoy a one-of-a-kind Holiday happening at the Downtown Holiday Market. Bringing a unique and festive shopping "village" to the heart of Downtown DC, the market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters, and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods. Shop around hundreds of diverse gift items, such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and textiles will be offered by 60 exhibitors each day. Remember that the exhibitors rotate and the selections of items will vary daily - so you can expect to find a gift for everyone! While you are shopping, enjoy lively seasonal entertainment, plus great snacks, and festive treats. Please enjoy lunch on your own in the Penn Quarter restaurants or in the café inside the National Portrait Gallery. Following shopping and lunch, you will board the motorcoach and depart for your hotel. Check in for your one-night stay at the magnificent Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (301-965-4000), on the banks of the Potomac River. The Gaylord features a luxurious full-service spa (spa services are additional and may require advanced reservations), 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness center and Junior Olympic sized indoor pool, Pose Rooftop Lounge, onsite dining options and a 19-story glass, garden atrium with fountain shows - all perfect for relaxation away from the hustle and bustle. Guest room amenities include a 37-inch flat panel TV, mini-fridge, and complimentary Wi-Fi. You will also enjoy 2 complimentary bottles of water per room, per day, as well as 1 drink voucher per person for use in the Pose Lounge or Belvedere Bar. The Gaylord is all dressed for the holiday season with millions of lights, a 55-foot-tall Starlight Christmas tree, and a dancing fountain. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please, with options being endless. Dinner is on your own, with the remainder of the night to explore the Gaylord or the vibrant nightlife at the National Harbor. Included right at the Gaylord, at the hours of 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm nightly, you can enjoy the dynamic, celebratory light show, which brings the fun of decorating the tree to life through thousands of dancing lights, culminating in a delightful and memorable tree lighting experience. Additionally, enjoy the included admission into the resort's holiday attraction, ICE! The resorts signature holiday attraction that brings life to the magnificent sculptures hand-carved from more than 2 million pounds of ice. If your wish is to explore, you can use the package included National Harbor Shuttle Bus transportation, which will make ongoing stops at MGM Casino & Resort, Tanger Outlets, and National Harbor Restaurants and shops. MGM offers exciting casino action including live table games, slots, off-track betting lounge and poker room. MGM also has a variety of dining options, from casual to fine dining, and an appealing selection of cocktail lounges. If a little retail therapy is what you desire, the Tanger Outlets are also a short shuttle ride from the Gaylord. With a wide variety of name brand outlet stores, you are sure to check a few gifts off your holiday list. If adrenaline is what you are seeking, package-included, you may decide to go 180 feet above the harbor in the Capital Wheel, offering a bird's eye view of National Harbor's waterfront and beyond, in the comfort of an enclosed, climate-controlled gondola. Take a walk to the Plaza Stage, where you will have the opportunity to take a group photo at the Harbor Holiday Tree! No matter what your choice of experience may be, the night is yours to do as little or as much as you desire.


Enjoy breakfast included this morning at your own leisure, along with time on your own at your own expense to explore the resort a bit more, before checkout time approaches. You will also have time to enjoy lunch on your own, at your own expense, in the National Harbor. Following the morning on your own, you will depart for the United States Botanic Garden, a living plant museum. Exhibits interpret the role of plants in supporting Earth's diverse and fragile ecosystems and in enriching human life. Established by Congress in 1820, the U.S. Botanic Garden is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. Enjoy the opportunity to see the holiday display of "Season's Greetings," which will feature model trains in the gated outdoor gardens, festive highlights throughout the Garden, and the Conservatory will feature poinsettias, holiday décor, and D.C. landmarks from plants. Following the conclusion of your time at the Botanic Gardens, you will depart for home.

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October 4, 2024
9:45am - 7:45pm


Sportsman's Warehouse
3500 Capitol City Mall Dr
Camp Hill, PA 17011

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