Dinner Options During Conference 


The Gaylord has several eating establishments from casual to fine dining onsite, so you never have to leave our conference site unless you want to explore the 40+ nearby National Harbor restaurants all within walking distance of the Gaylord. Washington D.C. offers every type of dining imaginable but will require ride share or taxi to get there.


Wednesday is the perfect time to dine with your network group or others beyond your own YMCA. Networks have the option of planning their own dinners either in advance or during the Power Hour in person on Wednesday afternoon. Check with your Network’s Coordinator(s).


Thursday is the ideal night for a delegation dinner. If your Y is not planning to do that, consider these options:

1. Go to Hot Topics Happy Hour where some of the discussion groups will extend their discussions  as they go out to dinner later that evening

2. Sign-up on the registration form for group dinner to be determined.
3.  There are numerous restaurants within the America's Center area close to NAYDO Hotels. A list of nearby restaurants will be provided in the Advance Packet set to be sent early March.
4. Watch for details on the Mississippi Dinner Cruise on Thursday night.


Friday is the Closing Party which will have heavy hors d’oeuvres that can easily serve as dinner but you can also stop by this Friday Party on your way to one of the many restaurants available in the area. 


Need recommendations on restaurants for a group dinner? Contact info@naydo.org or call NAYDO Office at 504 464 7845. Watch for a restaurant list in the Advance Packet coming in early March.