Here is the TRAFFIC IMPACT you can expect related to the new MGM National Harbor

- The wait is over! The MGM National Harbor opens today!

The $1.4 billion complex is the first luxury gaming resort to the Capital Region. The casino has created 4,000 full-time jobs and expects as many as 25,000 visitors each day!

That means traffic - and lots of it!

So here is a look at what you can expect on the inside and what you need to prepare for on the roads leading to and around the new casino!


Expected attendance: 25,000 - 30,000 (24 hour period)

Estimated number of vehicles: 9,000 - 10,000 (24 hour period)

Areas of concern: traffic flow, parking, community access

Peak Traffic Times (Expected): 7 p.m. - 12 p.m. nightly Thursday - Saturday

There will be heavy congestion along Oxon Hill Road near the MGM Casino.

The congestion could impact travel in and around the Oxon Hill area. PGPD will visible at all major intersections. Please take alternative routes around the area. This will be most important during peak business times.

​During peak times local traffic should avoid Oxon Hill Road and use Indian Head Hwy as an alternative.

​ Please keep in mind pedestrian safety and please pay attention to traffic patterns. We recommend giving yourself extra time for travel from December 8-18. Get more on the traffic plan here.


While the resort will move to a paid parking model in the future, Self-Parking for our guests will be complimentary during the opening period.

Valet parking will be available 24-hours per day. Rates will be $25 for up to 12 hours, $45 for 12-24 hours.

Registered hotel guests utilizing Valet parking will enjoy “in and out” privileges, allowing them to retrieve their vehicles any number of times during the day while paying only one overnight fee.


MGM National Harbor provides for our guests a state-of-the-art, 5,000-space parking facility located beneath our resort.

Five separate access points offer drivers options to enter the facility from both the north and south sides of the resort, quick entry and exit from the facility are available to better distribute travel flow.

Self-parking areas have a Gateless Entry System to speed entry and exit.

Easy-to-read Availability Indicators in our Self-Parking facilities allow guests to locate open parking spaces more quickly, making for a more efficient parking process.

License Plate Recognition system quickly identifies paid customers and speeds exit from facility.


MGM National Harbor has two separate Valet arrival areas, each features designated guest drop-off lcoations.

One Valet for Hotel guests leads directly to the Hotel Check-In area.

A separate Valet area is offered for the convenience to our casino, restaurant, theater and conference guests.


- Huntington Metro Station
- King Street – Old Town Metro Station
- Carlyle Metro Station
- MGM National Harbor
- St. George Blv. & Waterfront
- Street (National Harbor)


- Southern Ave Metro Station
- Rivertowne Commons Shopping Center
- Oxon Hill Park & Ride Lot
- MGM National Harbor
- Waterfront Street & Potomac
- Passage (National Harbor)
- Street George Blvd &
- Waterfront Street (National Harbor)


- Oxon Hill Park & Ride
- Starts Entrance Gaylord Hotel
- Fort Washington
- Fort Washington Hotel
- Olde Fort Village Shopping Center
- Fort Washington Manor
- Oxon Hill Park & Ride


- Oxon Hill Park & Ride
- Stars Entrance Gaylord Hotel
- Rivertowne Commons
- Padgetts Corner
- Rivertowne Commons
- Oxon Hill Park & Ride
- Southern Avenue Metro Station


MGM is coordinating with local Taxi companies to provide a convenient designated taxi stand located on Hotel Drive.

National Harbor offers water taxis connecting Alexandria’s historic waterfront and the National Mall. Click here for more information.

MGM National Harbor has worked with Uber to provide convenient Ride Sharing services with designated pick-up and drop-off areas on Hotel Drive able to accommodate 50+ vehicles.

A First In, First Out policy will be enforced for all Ride Share drivers.

The Resort will coordinate with Ride Share services to prepare for heavy activity dates to ensure more rides are quickly available during major events.

More traffic and parking info here.


- 308 rooms, including 74 suites, 10 luxury suites
- 125,000-square-foot casino floor
- 124 table games
- 39 poker tables
- 10 craps tables
- 12 roulette
- 25 variations of carnival games
- 58 blackjack tables
- 25 baccarat tables
- 3,300 slot machines


- MARCUS by Marcus Samuelsson
- Voltaggio Brothers Steak House
- FISH by José Andrés
- National Market
- TAP Sports Bar
- Ginger
- Bellagio Pâtisserie


- Theater’s lineup of A-list performers which already includes Bruno Mars, Cher, Sting, Ricky Martin, Duran Duran, Boyz II Men

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