Experience National Harbor

Relax at MGM National Harbor

Looking to relax and let loose on your trip? Look no further than our host hotel, MGM National Harbor. Click here for a map.


Fish by José Andrés – The masterpiece of award-winning chef José Andrés, this restaurant features unique seafood cuisine. Located in The District.

National Market – A fusion of unique venues, such as Amos Los Tacos, Honey’s Fried Chicken & Donuts, Zizi’s Pizza, and S’cream. Located in The District.

Ginger – An authentic Asian culinary experience with an extensive menu. Located in The Conservatory.

See hotel website for additional onsite restaurants and menus.


Felt – A luxury lounge located off the casino floor. Dress code is upscale attire.

Blossom – A cocktail lounge located in the center of the casino. Dress code is casual.

Lobby Bar – Low-key bar located across from the Front Desk. Dress code is casual.


The Spa & Salon at MGM National Harbor – Treat yourself to a hot stone massage, detoxify with a body treatment, or get the perfect manicure. AADNS Conference attendees receive 20% off all spa services.

Swimming Pool – Relax and wade in the 84-degree water at the MGM National Harbor swimming pool located atop Level 2 near the hotel lobby.

Play and Shop

MGM National Harbor Casino – The onsite casino where you can test your luck against the house.

Shopping in The District – The District hosts luxury retail shops for that one-of-a-kind souvenir.

Stroll Downtown National Harbor and The Waterfront

Want to get out of the hotel for a little while? Head over to Downtown National Harbor and The Waterfront on the National Harbor Circulator Shuttle for a good time. Click here for a map.


Restaurants at The Waterfront Choose from over 40 restaurants at The Waterfront, Gaylord National Resort, MGM National Harbor Hotel, and the Tanger Outlets.


Tanger Outlets – Take the National Harbor Circulator Shuttle or an 11 minute walk to explore over 130 stores at the Tanger Outlets.


Kayak, Paddleboard, or Pedal Boat Rentals – Available through Boating in DC, enjoy a late-afternoon water adventure.

The Capital Wheel – National Harbor’s iconic Ferris Wheel attraction.

Muse Paintbar – Take a group out for drinks, food, and a crafty evening.

Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar – Enjoy food and drinks with a unique entertainment experience.

Explore Old Town Alexandria

A short water taxi ride by the Potomac Riverboat Company will take you to Alexandria's historic waterfront from National Harbor. Click here for a map.


Old Alexandria Historic Sites, Art Centers, and Museums - Take the trolley and explore the many historic sites, museums, and art centers near King Street, such as:

  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum
  • Alexandria Black History Museum
  • Athenaeum
  • Carlyle House
  • Christ Church
  • Freedom House Museum
  • Friendship Firehouse
  • Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
  • Lee-Fendall House
  • Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum
  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
  • The Art League
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center


Mount Vernon Trail –  Hike or bike the 18 miles of the Mount Vernon Trail that runs through Old Town to Mount Vernon along the Potomac River.

Stroll and Shop

King Street –  Enjoy the historic neighborhood, centuries old architecture, great boutiques to find shoes, designer clothes, cosmetics, antiques, gifts, and more.


Over 70 local restaurants –  From fine dining, to outdoor dining, to fresh seafood, to bars & pubs.