The MGM Casino National Harbor Makes Its Grand Debut
Greater Alexandria, Virginia lays claim to a wide variety of entertainment venues, and the options are about to expand in a major way. December 2016 sees the grand opening of the MGM National Harbor, a top-tier casino complex occupying some 23 acres along the Potomac River in National Harbor, Maryland—just across the river from Alexandria and only 4.2 miles from our front door!
The sprawling MGM casino—one of the biggest in the region—makes one of the centerpieces of the new National Harbor installation, putting some 3,600 slots and nearly 150 tables at your disposal.
You’ll be eating well at the MGM National Harbor, that’s for sure, whether you’re dining on Vietnamese, steakhouse fare, pizza, or something else entirely. Some elite restaurants call this new complex home, including Marcus—showcasing legendary chef Marcus Samuelsson’s unique take on American cuisine—and Fish by José Andrés, which puts the productive regional bounty of the Chesapeake Bay watershed on full display via seafood preparations that span the globe. When the weather’s amenable, meanwhile, National Market—which brings together a whole suite of diverse eateries—offers premier outdoor seating overlooking the Potomac.
The MGM National Harbor also delivers some standout nightlife, not least via its on-site 3,000-seat theater. Some world-class names are breaking in the venue during its first few months: from Bruno Mars and Lionel Richie to Sting and Cher.
Affordable Accommodations Near the MGM National Harbor
If you’re seeking an affordable hotel within easy reach of the MGM Casino National Harbor, you simply can’t do better than the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir. Our decked-out accommodations lie a stone’s throw away across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and offers all the amenities you need to make your MGM National Harbor experience even better—from the complimentary breakfast bar to the 24-hour business center.