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What to do?? MGM National habor

Discussion in 'Other Gambling Destinations' started by jyen, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. jyen

    jyen I love gambling !
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    Thinking of visiting for 4 to 5 days, I could get my room comp at MGM, however I would like to spend most of the time exploring the city instead of gambling.

    What do you guys recommend for me and my wife to do over there?

    All suggestion is welcome, restaurant, historical sites, mesuem, shopping.. Etc.

    Is it better to rent a car for the duration of our stays or just do rideshare? I would imagine finding a parking could be pain in these tourist attractions?

    I'm not oppose to visit nearby cities for day trip via any other transportation either as long I can be back to my hotel room on the same day. I have never been to any of the east coast cities in the USA, so any recommendations would be new & helpful.


    As for backend Comps, are they pretty stingy? I have express comp I could burn but i rather save them up.
     
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    Dude, why did you start this? I already told you everything!!!!

    @broncofn I think knows the area well.

    -Smithsonian museums
    -US historical sites (White House, Washington monument, Lincoln and Jefferson memorial, WWII memorial, library of Congress, US senate, The Mall etc. ) these all have tours if you want
    -text me for restaurant suggestions
    -old town Alexandria
    -Georgetown shopping for the wife
    -lots of wineries within 90 minute drive
    -Arlington cemetery
    -battlefields within short driving distance
    -mount Vernon
    -river cruises (with dinner)
    - lots famous college campuses
    -eastern market, union market
    - MGM national harbor
    -Maryland live (I haven’t even been to)

    So for the DC stuff I would ride share into the city. Then use public transportation for the rest. Very easy to use.

    For anything outside of the city, schedule your itinerary so you can rent a car. Other (gambling) destinations within 3 hours (depending in traffic) are: Atlantic City, New York, Philadelphia, etc.
     
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    Lousyatcraps Not Lousyatslots

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    If this is your first time in DC and environs, I wouldn’t even bother going to a casino. There is just so much to see and do.
    But to each their own, and if you do go, pics please.
     
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  4. ted_nancy

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    Eh, I vote for national harbor, this stuff all looks like shit you can learn on Wikipedia.
     
  5. jyen

    jyen I love gambling !
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    @Lousyatcraps Thanks, but I don't have the will power to say no gambling when staying at a casino for 4 days. :)
     
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  6. jyen

    jyen I love gambling !
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    Awesome reply! Yah, I'm mainly asking this question for my wife. I'll Google wiki when I get back to the hotel room.
     
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  7. AnonVPnerdsDude

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    If you are traveling across the continent, I'd advise trying to go longer. Perhaps a week if that is possible for you and your wife's schedule. Like Lousy said, there's really so much to do there, even a week or so isn't enough.

    This^ is why Ted is the best!
     
  8. AnonVPnerdsDude

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    My friend told me that Maryland Live is actually a pretty decent casino. MGM National Harbor is really nice though. I think I've been there 3-4 times over the years. Very beautiful resort. Worth checking out.
     
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    Maryland Live is huge with plenty of room between machines and we will probably be there at least once over the holiday weekend. MGM NH felt small and packed. Plus their garage felt like it had it in for me. It is pretty though.
     
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  10. AnonVPnerdsDude

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    I might have to check it out while I’m out here. Not sure when I’ll have the time tho. Good luck, you seem to be running well according to the VP porn thread! :)
     
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    If you make the time, beeline it to Orchid. They also have a VP area inside with UltX BS. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Orchid is a completely separate casino??
     
  13. AcesandRoyals

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    Ted......This is the laugh of the day!

    Jyen,

    Although there might be a tiny bit of truth to the above, it is a terrific area and Anon's suggestions are great.

    As far as a comp room, I'd do it for (2) reasons:

    Room rates are high in the area

    Even with little play, your offers likely won't be affected much. Your play is high enough a host in LV can add FP to make up for it, anyway.

    The only drawback is you'll have to use restraint with a casino "calling your name" 24/7

    I would let the wife decide!


     
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    Id recommend the hop on/off bus to get around to tour or the duck bus. I go to mgm nh all the time and you will like it. I dont really like horseshoe, md live or hollywood. Might possibly be at mgm tonight.
     
  15. jyen

    jyen I love gambling !
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    Thanks all for the replies, I would love to check it out myself. It's a beautiful property.
     
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    DRPinVa As always, inspired by MrsDRPinVa
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    If your plans are far out enough, you could try to schedule a tour of the White House, if you are so inclined. It's interesting to see and worth the time but you have to apply a bit in advance. You can find out how here: https://www.nps.gov/whho/planyourvisit/the-white-house-tour.htm. Also, the National Holocaust museum, it's free but requires a ticket. You can see about that here: https://www.ushmm.org/information/visit-the-museum/admission-tickets. If you are museum type folks, the Smithsonian museums can take up your full week just trying to see part of them.

    Have fun!!!
     
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    It is a separate area but not a separate casino. It's designed for smoking with bar, tables, slots and VP. Small but the largest outdoor gambling floor I've seen.
     
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