Activities in Alexandria


Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival

Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival

Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival

Guests sip wine and taste dishes from local wineries and restaurants at the fest at Oronoco Bay Park

$20 $13

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$69 for Intro to Sailing Class for One at Washington Sailing Marina ($150 Value)

Washington Sailing Marina

Washington Sailing Marina

Beginning sailors glide along the Potomac in small, light crafts during introductory sailing lessons

$150 $69

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5 or 10 Classes or 3-Week Women's Self-Defense Course at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness

Multiple Locations

Along with MMA and CrossFit classes, Royce Gracie black belts teach Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, yoga, and women’s self-defense

$150 $39

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Five or Ten Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at the European Martial Arts Academy (Up to 65% Off)

European Martial Arts Academy

European Martial Arts Academy

Medieval and modern European-style martial arts training to include sword fighting, physical conditioning, unarmed, and armed combat

$75 $31

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$70 for $140 Worth of Services at Northern Virginia Music Lessons

Northern Virginia Music Lessons

Old Town

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$140 $70

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$17 for $30 Groupon — Rise Up Fitness

Rise Up Fitness

Franconia

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $17

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Four or Eight Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes at Okinawan Karate Alexandra (Up to 78% Off)

Okinawan Karate Alexandria

Alexandria

Instructor with more than three-decades’ experience teaches confidence and discipline as students focus on studying the art of self defense

$180 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes for One or Two at FO Fitness LLC (Up to 82% Off)

FO Fitness LLC

Alexandria

Trainers lead students in classes that comprise circuits and interval training to build endurance, flexibility, and agility

$180 $35

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$25 for Four Group Ballroom-Dance Classes at Dance Studio Lioudmila ($52 Value)

Dance Studio Lioudmila

Dance Studio Lioudmila

Instructors help pupils master moves during group classes in genres such as tango, swing, and ballroom

$52 $25

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5 or 10 High-Energy Dance Fitness Classes for One or Two at Sweatvibes (Up to 58% Off)

Sweatvibes

Multiple Locations

High-energy, high-intensity workout burns calories with help from party music

$25 $12

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One or Two Months Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit (Up to 83% Off)

CD Fit, LLC

Multiple Locations

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

$90 $23

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$49 for a 60-Minute Massage with a Fitness Consultation at Foundation Fitness ($110 Value)

Foundation Fitness

Multiple Locations

The long, fluid strokes of a therapeutic massage ease tension, and relieves chronic pain

$110 $49

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$49 for Two Private Lessons, Group Classes, and Open-Practice Parties at Arthur Murray Dance Studio ($337 Value)

Arthur Murray

Multiple Locations

Highly trained dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private lessons at a professional studio

$337 $49

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at BT Fitness ($109 Value)

BT Fitness

Alexandria

Fitness instructors guide participants through boot-camp-style workouts that tone muscles and burn calories

$109 $39

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at River's Edge Yoga (Up to 72% Off)

River's Edge Yoga

River's Edge Yoga

Dancer-turned-yogi guides students through graceful, breath-connected movements to increase strength and flexibility

$130 $36

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$60 for $115 Worth of Fantasy Sports — King & King Athletics

King & King Athletics

Alexandria

An adult recreational social sports league based in the DC metropolitan area.

$115 $60

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Four- or Eight-Week Taekwondo After-School Program at Kingdom Warriors Christian Taekwondo (Up to 55% Off)

Kingdom Warriors Christian Taekwondo

Kingdom Warriors Christian Taekwondo

Kids learn the discipline and skills of taekwondo in after-school program that provides free shuttle service and snacks

$396 $198

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Five or 10 Boot Camp Classes at Walter Lewis Fitness Solutions (Up to 82% Off)

Walter Lewis Fitness Solutions

Multiple Locations

Burn fat and build muscle in boot camp classes led by an award-winning trainer

$150 $29

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$25.99 for Five Yoga, Kickboxing, or Boot-Camp Classes at PIES Fitness Yoga Studio ($65 Value)

PIES Fitness Yoga Studio

Pies Fitness

Use your five-class pass for any combination of yoga, kickboxing, and boot-camp classes at this holistic fitness studio

$65 $25.99

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One, Three, or Five Self Defense Classes at Trouble Defense, LLC (Up to 73% Off)

Trouble Defense, LLC

Trouble Defense, LLC

Martial arts experts teach students how to defuse potentially dangerous situations with hand-to-hand combat training

$65 $16

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DC Bus Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Georgetown Trolley Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Georgetown Trolley Tours

Georgetown Trolley Tours

See the White House, Capitol building, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, WWI Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial

$110 $55

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One, Three, or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Ultimate Results (Up to 51% Off)

Ultimate Results

Multiple Locations

Certified personal trainers work with clients to help them lose weight, build strength, reduce stress, and increase endurance and fitness

$69 $39

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Eight-Week Beginner Swing-Dance Course for One or Two at Gottaswing (Half Off)

Gottaswing, LLC

Multiple Locations

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

$110 $49

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Foundation Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Foundation Fitness

Del Ray

Burn calories and build muscle in motivating boot-camp classes

$125 $39

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Preschool Music Program or Four 30-Minute Private Music or Voice Lessons at CTM Studios (Up to 58% Off)

CTM Studios

CTM Studios

During private lessons, expert instructors teach students the fundamentals of singing or instruments; preschoolers learn basics of music

$100 $50

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One, Three, or Six Months of Boot-Camp Classes at The Sergeant's Program (Up to 88% Off)

The Sergeant's Program

Multiple Locations

One-hour, military-inspired workouts push members with running, calisthenics, aerobics, and weight training, held five to six days a week

$234 $29

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Unlimited Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals for First-Time Season Pass-Holders at Boating in DC (35% Off). 3 Locations.

Boating in DC

Multiple Locations

On the waters of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, first-time season pass-holders disembark for excursions on kayaks and paddleboards

$199 $129

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Two Dance Classes from Creative Arts Youth Enrichment Corporation (74% Off)

Creative Arts Youth Enrichment Corporation

Marlow Heights

From the merchant: Kids learn stylish moves; adults learn the moves and shed pounds with dance aerobics; classes every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

$50 $13

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Roller-Skating with Drinks or Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Temple Hills Skating Palace (Up to 47% Off)

Temple Hills Skating Palace

Temple Hills Roller Skating Palace

Skating sessions and parties enhanced by slices of pizza, cups of soda, and the support of SkateMate balance bars

$32 $19

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5 or 10 Zumba Classes at Divas and Dolls Fitness (Up to 81% Off)

Divas and Dolls Fitness

Redeem here beginning April 5, 2014

Zumba classes help clients stay in shape through high-energy workouts set to a soundtrack of Latin tunes

$35 $7

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Jing Ying Institute

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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One-Hour Group or Private Soccer Lesson for One at Coachup (Up to 57% Off)

Coachup

Arlington

60-minute training sessions help individual soccer players and small groups improve their technique and skills in the sport

$100 $50

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$27 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts — Capitol Combat Sports

Capitol Combat Sports

Ronald Reagan National Airport

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $27

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5 or 10 Mat or Barre Classes at My Thrive Pilates (Up to 56% Off)

My Thrive Pilates

My Thrive Pilates

Certified instructors lead exercises that use body weight and props as resistance to create muscle definition without straining joints

$125 $55

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Bike Rental for One or Two or $90 for $200 Toward Purchase of a Bike from EZBikeRides

EZBikeRides

EZBikeRides

Electric bicycles give tourists and locals the chance to zip around the city at speeds up to 20 miles per hour

$79 $26

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$20 for $40 Toward Registration for a Girls Indoor Field Hockey League - Ages 9-18 — Rise Sports Club

Rise Sports Club

Columbia Heights South

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes or Private Yoga Classes at Suzanne Morgan Yoga (Up to 65% Off)

Suzanne Morgan Yoga

Students of all experience levels can reconnect with the body and calm the mind at all-levels yoga classes

$50 $19

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Adult Fitness Classes or a Two-Week Kids Martial Arts Trial at Evolve All (Up to 53% Off)

Evolve All

Evolve All

Center promotes personal growth during martial arts classes designed for children and fitness classes for adults

$75 $35

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5, 10, or 30 Drop-In Bikram Hot Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Arlington (Up to 76% Off)

Bikram Yoga Arlington

Supernova Yoga

Experienced instructors lead Bikram yoga classes in heated room, promoting wellness and relaxation

$80 $28

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$69 for Month Membership with Team Training and 4 Small Group Sessions at Synergy Health and Fitness ($269 Value)

Synergy Health and Fitness

Courthouse Arlington

Memberships include gym access, team training with up to 15 others, and small-group sessions with a personalized program design

$269 $69

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Two or Four Weeks of Kempo Martial-Arts Classes for One or Two at Urban Kempo (Up to 67% Off)

Urban Kempo

Urban Kempo

Kempo classes teach students to defend themselves with various moves while avoiding tackles to better prepare them for real-world situations

$90 $35

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5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Rosslyn (Up to 72% Off)

CrossFit Rosslyn

Rosslyn

Scalable workouts steer clients of all fitness levels through such functional movements as pushing, jumping, and climbing

$115 $39

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Find Inner Calm with a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

Meditation Workshop

Sidetour Tickets

Klia Bassing leads seated and walking meditations, and imparts exercises for incorporating mindfulness into students’ lives

$55

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$15 for $30 Worth of 2 Tickets for Cinco Desmayo on Saturday, May 2

Cinco Desmayo

Ben's Next Door

From the merchant: Enjoy the best food, cerveza, margarita, tequila & meet some new amigos at U Street’s biggest Cinco de Mayo pub crawl.

$30 $15

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Find Hidden Architectural Gems During a Walking Tour of DC

Architectural Walking Tour of DC

Bill Lebovich

Architectural historian Bill Lebovich leads a 2 mi. walking tour of often-overlooked spots from west of the White House to Foggy Bottom

$25

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Round-Trip Bus Ride to New York City from DC or Virginia from BestBus (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

BestBus

Multiple Locations

Buses outfitted with free wi-fi and outlets ferry passengers to and from New York’s Times Square; trips take about 4.5 hours each way

$90 $42

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One-Hour Cherry Blossom Happy-Hour Cruise for One, Two, or Four from DC Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

DC Cruises

DC Cruises

Potomac River cruise passes the beautiful cherry blossoms on a panoramic double-decker boat

$28 $15

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Day and/or Night Mini Bus Tours of Washington D.C. through OnBoard Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Onboard Tours

White House Gifts

Daily and nightly mini bus and walking tours feature an expert guide who can lead the discussion and field questions on and off the bus

$64.99 $40

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  • Holistic Touch
    Sometimes it takes more than medication to heal. That?s why acupuncturist Linda Wentz founded Holistic Touch Center and its mission to help hasten the healing process by offering services that extend beyond the body to incorporate the needs of the mind and spirit. There, Silvy Franco and Shawn Marie Miller, the center's holistic estheticians, blend years of skin care experience with training in natural health and energy medicine to produce treatments that restore the body while rebalancing the mind and spirit. They read each client's skin like a map, plotting out appropriate treatment courses that are delivered as part of one of the center's rituals, which include components ranging from traditional facials and detoxifying peels to Vitamin C infusions and cold stone massages. In addition to performing these rituals, Silvy and Shawn also help clients adapt these treatments for use in at-home skin care regimens, keeping epidermises glowing and well-adjusted to changes in seasonal weather. Those interested in acupuncture may enlist in Kirsten Jacob, a trained herbalist who received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Han University of Traditional Medicine in Tucson, Az. In addition to specializing in facial-rejuvenation acupuncture treatments, she also possess a background in pediatric respiratory therapy as well as general family treatment. Her specialities include pediatric and family acupuncture, behavioral/learning issues, and stress reduction and internal medicine. Kirsten incorporates classical Chinese botanical therapy into her work, which includes tui na?or Chinese medical/therapeutic massage?cupping, and moxa. When she is not helping her clients attain inner peace through eastern healing techniques, she tends to her kids while indulging in reading, writing, and traveling.
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    309 S Washington St.
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Pretty Lady Pole Fit
    You may sweat when in the Hot Seat at Pretty Lady Pole Fit, but you'll be doing anything but sitting still. That's because the Hot Seat workout class combines jazz, hip-hop, and ballet dance moves that students perform behind, in front of, and even on top of a chair. This is just one of several adrenaline-boosting classes that add sultry twists to fitness routines. All the while, the instructors work to instill self esteem and confidence in women of all ages and body types. At the head of the staff is Arminta Crosby, who exemplifies the venue's balance between strength and beauty. She is a certified personal trainer, a pole-dancer, a model, and even a competitive football player. Arminta and her team of specialists lead classes ranging from beginner's pole-dancing to Zumba and hip-hop aerobics, as well as private in-studio or mobile parties that guide guests through styles such as belly-dance, chair dance, or strip tease.
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    7702 Richmond Hwy
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Dahn Yoga & Healing
    "Our bodies and minds are closely interconnected. Our state of mind is expressed in physical phenomena, and, conversely, physical phenomena reflect our state of mind," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee, "Nothing is impossible. Keep working on it until it's possible. There is no failure, just the gradual process of success." To make this challenging, yet hopeful philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30?40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation?including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cool-down exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance. Dahn Yoga is also taught at independently owned and operated franchises called Body & Brain Yoga.
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    1630 King St.
    Alexandria, VA US
  • George Washington's Historic Mount Vernon
    Its red roof shining from the banks of the Potomac River, historic Mount Vernon bears the torch of gentleman planter and inaugural commander in chief George Washington via the home where he lived for 40 years. It takes about three hours to explore the estate, a visit which begins with a walk through the grounds and a short film before proceeding to a guided tour of the mansion. There, time-travelers visit 1799—the year Washington died—as recreated by preserved original furnishings and detailed reproductions. The home's windows look out on 50 acres of plantation, with 12 original structures, gardens, and a forest trail hemmed with holly and laurel. The museum and education center weaves a rich audio-visual tapestry of the general's life, filled with 23 theaters and galleries and 700 original artifacts that include his famous dentures.
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    3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
    Mount Vernon, VA US
  • Metropolitan School of The Arts
    The Metropolitan School of the Arts - formerly the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center - was founded more than 14 years ago. This multidisciplinary performing-arts organization takes a holistic approach to teaching and encouraging performance-arts skills, creating performance opportunities in dance, music, and theater for a diverse population of students of all ages and abilities. Its students have gone to perform on Broadway, at The Juilliard School, and in highly esteemed companies, such as the Mark Morris Dance Company, The Washington Ballet, and Ford's Theater and Signature Theater. Youth programs include year-round programs in dance, theater, music, music-theater, and acting, as well as a performing-arts program in the summer, all for children as young as 2. Adult classes range from basic to advanced, including ballet, jazz, and tap lessons, plus yoga and ballet-barre fitness workouts.
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    201 Prince St.
    Alexandria, VA US
  • La Boxing
    UFC Gym?s fight-centric gyms ditch the polished look of wood-floored workout studios for gritty, competitive spaces filled with 150-pound punching bags and intense workouts. Like a baker molding gingerbread men, UFC Gym sculpts six-packs with boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts classes. Although instructors and students agree that the gym?s atmosphere may enkindle intimidation in first-time attendees, most experience boosted self-confidence after conquering their first class. Private training sessions further stoke courage with workouts that leave patrons with the exhilaration of having survived 12 rounds in the ring or five minutes in a high-school lunchroom.
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    528 N Henry St
    Alexandria, VA US
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