This summer season when guests check into Gaylord Hotels around the U.S., they’ll be treated to the brand’s annual SummerFest events fit for the whole family.
At the Gaylord National Resort located on the waterfront destination of National Harbor, Maryland, guests will find a plethora of complimentary, resort-only activities such as nightly laser light shows, a nature-loving scavenger hunt, and kid-friendly activities by the resort’s junior Olympic-size pool. Additional activities include movies in its 19-story garden atrium, a “Campfire and S’mores” experience, Silent Disco Parties, live music and more.
In Nashville, travelers can check into the Gaylord Opryland Resort for a smurf-filled experience with ive entertainment, poolside play, and an array of themed activities. Kids and adults will enjoy Breakfast with The Smurfs, Brainy Smurf’s Learning Log, The Smurfs’ Way Home Scavenger Hunt, and a Blues Cruise on the resort’s riverboat. In addition to free nightly fountain shows, garden tours, and multiple restaurant offerings, guests will be among the first to experience SoundWaves—the resort’s brand-new upscale indoor/outdoor resort water attraction featuring 111,000 sq. ft. of water attractions, dining, and amenities.
Meanwhile, the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida will host water play at their Cypress Springs Water Park featuring a zero-entry family pool; a treehouse water structure with four water slides; the Big Cypress tower with an AquaDrop slide and two racing slides; plus The Wake Zone—Double FlowRider with a surfable simulated wave. Visitors also can experience the Florida Explorer Scavenger Hunt, Pirate’s Treasure Escape Room, Exotic Animal Encounters, and the Illuminate Florida Light Show.
At the newly opened Gaylord Rockies Resort located in Aurora, Colorado, resort visitors will experience Lewis Carroll’s, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” with a twist including whimsical costumed characters, rock n’ roll music, pool parties and more. From the Cheshire Cat’s Colorado Adventure Scavenger Hunt and Hatter’s Escape Room to Queen of Hearts Mini-Golf and Breakfast in Wonderland, guests will be immersed in the world of this storybook classic.
Guests headed to the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas will find a property that has been transformed into Neverland as visitors are entertained with a full itinerary of Peter Pan-themed activities including Pan’s Painting and Treasures, Pirate’s Revenge Escape Room, a Light Up the Night Pajama Party, and Dream On: A Video Mapping Show. Additionally, adults and kids can splash around at the resort’s 10-acre outdoor waterpark, Paradise Springs, featuring a 600-ft. long lazy river, four water slides, a treehouse water play structure, and more.
In addition, all five of Gaylord Hotels’ impressive resorts will feature special summer rates and room packages. For more information, visit gaylordhotels.com/summerfest, and for more family-friendly travel opportunities, click here.