Lodging & Travel Information

The 2021 ABCA Convention is scheduled to be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 7-10, 2021. This will be the fifth time that the ABCA Convention will be held in the Washington, D.C. area and the first since 1975! The first time the convention was held in Washington, D.C. was the 9th annual meeting in 1953. 2021 will mark the 77th annual ABCA Convention!

All ABCA events including the clinics, ABCA Trade Show, Expo Theater, Youth Coaches Session, Hall of Fame Banquet, Hot Stoves and Divisional Coaches Meetings will take place at the Gaylord National.

In addition to the Gaylord National, the ABCA will also have Official ABCA Convention hotel room blocks at several surrounding hotel properties. All Official ABCA Convention hotels will offer easy access to the National Harbor’s endless offerings of shops, dining and entertainment options as well as easy access to hop across the river into the heart of Washington, D.C.

Lodging

The headquarter hotel for the 2021 ABCA Convention is the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

All ABCA events including the clinics, ABCA Trade Show, Expo Theater, Youth Coaches Session, Hall of Fame Banquet, Hot Stoves and Divisional Coaches Meetings will take place at the Gaylord National property.

Additional Official ABCA Convention hotels will be posted as needed once registration has opened in the fall! Official ABCA Convention hotels outside of the Gaylord National will be located on National Harbor, which is walkable to the Gaylord National, and in Alexandria, VA, which is about 5 miles away.

Gaylord NationalGaylord National

201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

The ABCA discounted room block will open on August 17th to 2019-20 ABCA members that have renewed their membership for 2020-21. These members will be able to hold a room at the Gaylord National, while supply lasts, during Priority Convention Registration while registering for the convention online at ABCAconvention.org. Any remaining rooms will be open to all others beginning on September 1.


Air Transportation

The National Harbor is just a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport (DCA) and a 45-minute drive from both Dulles (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airports. Check back beginning in September for discount codes from major airlines including American, Delta and Southwest for flights to the 2021 ABCA Convention.

Hilton DFW LakesThe ABCA has also partnered with CheapAirportParking.org to offer attendees up to 20% off of parking at major US airports. Attendees must reserve their airport parking at one of the available lots in advance. Each off-site lot will have a complimentary shuttle to the airport. Get your parking discount by visiting CheapAirportParking.org and enter promo code ABCA.

AMERICAN AIRLINES
Promotion Code:
  Will be posted in September!
Reservations and Ticketing Link: www.aa.com
For assistance with reservations and ticket purchase, contact the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at (800) 433-1790.

DELTA AIRLINES
Meeting Event Code:
 Will be posted in September!
Reservations and Ticketing Link: www.delta.com
Reservations may also be made by calling the Delta Meeting Network® at (800) 328-1111 (Refer to Meeting Event Code NY2VL).

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Corporate ID Code:
 Will be posted in September!
Reservations and Ticketing Link: www.swabiz.com
Visit swabiz.com, click "Flights" in the top left corner then enter the corporate ID code.

Ground Transportation & Parking

Once in National Harbor, attendees can walk to all of the National Harbor’s endless offerings of shops, dining and entertainment options as well as easily access to hop across the river into the heart of Washington, D.C. Attendees can also utilize taxis or ride sharing companies to visit all of the D.C. attractions. The Gaylord National is 10-12 miles away from major D.C. attractions including the White House, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and more!

Taxis & Ride Shares:

Taxis are available from the local airports to the National Harbor. Estimated costs on a taxi from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to National Harbor is around $30 while taxi fares from Dulles International Airport (IAD) are estimated around $80 and rides from Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport are typically around $70. Additionally, ride sharing companies such as Uber & Lyft both operate within the D.C. area. 

Car Rentals:
For attendees wishing to rent a vehicle, please be sure to take advantage of the ABCA Member Discount Program, which includes the rental car companies listed below. 



NATIONAL


Discount: Rates as low as $37/day, which includes the Full Damage Waiver (no deductible)
View ABCA member discount code



ENTERPRISE


Discount: Rates as low as $37/day, which includes the Full Damage Waiver (no deductible)
View ABCA member discount code

Parking:
The Gaylord National does offer 24 hour on-site self-parking and valet service. Self-parking at the Gaylord National is $30/daily and Valet Parking is $49/daily. Additionally, National Harbor has three public parking garages that are $22/daily and two public surface lots that are $20/daily. All garages and lots also have hourly rates. The Mariner & St. George Public Garages are the closet to the Gaylord National excluding the Gaylord National on-site garage & surface lot.

  • Gaylord National Garage & Surface Lot - 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
  • Mariner Public Garage - Waterfront Street & Mariner Passage, National Harbor, MD 20745
  • St. George Public Garage - St. George Blvd. & Waterman Passage, National Harbor, MD 20745
  • Fleet Public Garage - Fleet Street & Potomac Passage, National Harbor, MD 20745
  • Plateau Public Lot - 250 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, MD 20745
  • Waterfront Public Lot - 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20745