Explore the National Harbor & D.C. Metro Area

The 2021 ABCA Convention will 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.

National Harbor

National Harbor is situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River, just minutes from the nation’s capital. The National Harbor features shops, restaurants and entertainment options along the picturesque promenades. The iconic Capital Wheel—a 180-ft observation wheel—offers guests unprecedented views of DC, Maryland and Virginia. You can learn about National Harbor and all its offerings online at www.nationalharbor.com.

The Gaylord National features several restaurants including the National Pastime Sports Bar and Grill! Outside of the Gaylord property but still within the harbor are an additional 40 restaurant options from fast casual eateries to chef-driven concepts and late-night hotspots. View National Harbor Restaurants

The National Harbor has experiences for all attendees and the entire family to enjoy! Whether it's the iconic 180-ft Capital Wheel, waterfront Carousel, TopGolf, Dueling Piano Bar or one of the many other attractions, you're sure to find something to do during your downtime. View National Harbor Attractions

National Harbor is home to a wide range of retailers, including unique boutiques that are legends among locals and brands that are known the world over. The Waterfront District offers many specialty shops while the Tanger Outlets boasts great values on all of your favorite names and the MGM National Harbor features upscale offerings. View National Harbor Retail Options

Washington, D.C.

The heart of the nation's capital including the National Mall is just 10 miles from National Harbor! The White House, monuments like the Washington Monument, memorials such as the Lincoln & Jefferson Memorials and museums like the Smithsonian are easily accessible from the Harbor via taxi, ride share or metro! Numerous sightseeing tours are also available for the D.C. area.

You can learn more about Washington D.C. and plan your trip to see the nation's capital at www.washington.org.