Hotel & Travel / About National Harbor

Let’s get ready to rock on the Potomac River!

National Harbor, Maryland is the home of Imaging USA 2022 when more than 10,000 photographers from around the world will take over the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center! There's so much to see and do in this riverside location near our nation’s Capital. You’ll find great food and attractions around every corner!


National Harbor is an awesome location for food lovers. The area is home to restaurants like Bond 45, Cadillac Ranch All American Bar and Grill, Ginger at the MGM National Harbor, and McCormick & Schmick’s. For more dining options visit this list of restaurants in the area.

The Gaylord National Resort also offers even more options for dining. Right inside of the resort, you can find the Old Hickory Steakhouse, Pienza Marketplace, and the resort offers special dining events in several locations throughout the hotel.

You can customize this list depending on the kind of food, price range, and location you're looking for. So, take some time to explore—you never know what delicious surprises you might find!


Being right by the Potomac has its perks! There is plenty of options to either play by the water, see the sights from the Capital Wheel, and stroll along the Harbor walk!

Float Boat 360
Float Boat 360 is a great charter and rental boat service for those who want to explore the Potomac River with friends. Each boat is equipped with plenty of room to share moments and relax on the river. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages along with you as you float around the river! This could be a great bonding activity for your Imaging USA roommates or new fellow photographers you meet at the convention!

Tanger Outlets—National Harbor
For those who like to shop until they drop Tanger Outlets is there for you to enjoy! The outlet is located just minutes from the MGM National Harbor, the Waterfront district, and Gaylord National. Tanger has plenty of brands for all kinds of shoppers, they have name-brands like Calvin Klein, H&M, Nike, and more. Tanger also has local offerings and restaurants that keep you energized for a day of shopping.

MGM Casino
For those who like to try their luck, MGM Casino is the place for you! Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker, and more at one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas! Have fun with fellow Imaging USA participants where nightlife is just scratching the surface of what you can do! The MGM Hotel also has scheduled entertainment, restaurants, and retail options.

Washington D.C.
If you’re looking for even more excitement Washington D.C. is not far away! It only takes 20 mins to get to Washington D.C., there you can explore our nation's Capitol. There are many exciting sights to see, such as the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, White House, and Washington Monument. Visit for more details.

Washington D.C. Monuments