Things To Do In Alexandria

CHL, Taser, or Pepper-Spray Training for One or Two at D&D Security Training Academy (Up to 53% Off)

D&D Security Training Academy

Alexandria

$240 $119

NRA-certified instructors often work with local police departments and security guards

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Hammer Your Own Metal Ring with a Jewelry Artist

Hands-On Ring-Making Class

Old Town

$125 $125

Dejan Jovanovic demonstrates more than 20 years of jewelry-design experience as he helps you craft your own metal ring

Foundation Course or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit for One or Two at Mount Vernon CrossFit (Up to 76% Off)

Mount Vernon CrossFit

Mount Vernon

$200 $49

Exercisers of all levels perform the Workout of the Day, an ever-changing cluster of exercises designed to build broad, functional fitness

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

Trouble Defense, LLC

Hampton Inn & Suites

$65 $19

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

One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes for One or Two at FO Fitness LLC (Up to 79% Off)

FO Fitness LLC

Alexandria

$180 $39

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

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

BT Fitness

Alexandria

$109 $39

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

$29 for a Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival Package on August 16 ($49 Value)

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival

National Harbor

$49 $29

Unlimited beer tastings in a souvenir mug, plus crab and other eats at waterfront festival

$17 for $30 Groupon — Rise Up Fitness

Rise Up Fitness

Franconia

$30 $17

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

3, 5, or 10 Personal-Training Sessions and a Consultation at Pinpoint Training Services (Up to 52% Off)

Pinpoint Training Services

Groveton

$195 $95

Following a fitness consultation, a personal trainer helps clients devise individually tailored exercise regimens

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

Dance Studio Lioudmila

Cameron Park

$52 $25

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

$36 for $80 Worth of Painting Classes — Vander Zee School of Painting

Vander Zee School Of Painting

Old Town

$80 $36

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

$22 for a Haunted Pub Tour for Two from Nightly Spirits ($44 Value)

Nightly Spirits (Terror Tours, LLC)

Old Town Tour

$44 $22

Starting at one of Alexandria, VA's historic pubs, guides draw on hours of research to spin tales of haunting history at several pubs

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

King & King Athletics

Alexandria

$115 $60

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

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

Arthur Murray

Multiple Locations

$337 $49

Experienced instructors lead partners and solo fleet feet in private and group lessons within a professional studio setting

One or Two Months Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit (Up to 78% Off)

CD Fit

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

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

One Week of Tennis for Ages 5-18 at American Sports Management (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

American Sports Management

Multiple Locations

$385 $229

Students practice "techniques of the day" Monday-Friday as they perform drills, workouts, and competitions

5 or 10 Classes or Three-Month Gold Membership at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $43

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

Five or Ten Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at the European Martial Arts Academy (Up to 61% Off)

European Martial Arts Academy

Alexandria

$75 $35

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

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It?s 1:29 p.m. and the wave pool at Great Waves Waterpark has been calm for nine minutes. The mood on the surface, however, is anything but. An anticipatory energy has been transmitted through the water as sunbathers migrate from the sun deck, giddy youngsters from the various kids? areas, and thrill seekers from one of the park?s waterslides. The anticipation ends at 1:30 p.m. when three 80-horsepower motors begin to churn the large fans that whip the pool?s 475,000 gallons of water into waves as high as four feet for 10 minutes. This increment of waves?10 minutes on, 10 minutes off?runs like clockwork at the 20-acre facility, which also features dry attractions such as miniature golf, batting cages, and grassy areas for practicing the backstroke.

In addition to offering sun-soaked thrills of simulated waves, the park's Paradise Play boasts 30-foot slides, pogo sticks, rock walls, and a non-aqueous playground area. A faux beach with sand invites revelers to unwind while snacking on a funnel cake purchased from Riptide Caf?, while a nearby play pool with pint-sized slides lets little riders get into the summertime mix. After a full day of sliding and swimming, guests may purchase souvenirs from the Shark Shack gift shop.

4001 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria,
VA
US

With five indoor tennis courts, a group exercise studio, and a fully equipped training room, Mount Vernon Athletic Club has kept hearts racing and muscles burning for 40 years. The tennis program aims to improve the skills of players of all ages by hosting clinics and seminars on correct stroke form and how to grow your own tennis-ball garden.

Personal trainers inhabit the training studio, creating regimens customized to their clients' physical prowess, while Fitness On Demand offers a library of group fitness classes. Rounding out the club's services, the wellness spa keeps clients looking their best with skincare and tanning services. Free childcare services allow parents to take advantage of the gamut of offerings.

7950 Audubon Ave
Alexandria,
VA
US

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.

7700 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria,
VA
US

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.

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Alexandria,
VA
US

Master falconer and bird-of-prey expert Mike Dupuy shares his love of the 4,000-year-old sport of falconry during exciting and informative demonstrations with his avian costars. A professional public speaker, Mike entertains his audiences with personal anecdotes and motivational speeches that use falconry as a metaphor to encourage them to follow their dreams. Guests also get to learn about each feathered raptor while it surveys the crowd for wild Energizer bunnies, and Mike encourages audience interaction by inviting volunteers from the audience to hold the hawk and try in vain to teach it to bark like a dog.

3216 Duke Street
Alexandria,
VA
US

An old-fashioned ambiance reigns in The Carlyle Club, expressed in an art-deco design scheme, frequent visits from respected jazz musicians, and guests’ predilections for saying “horse feathers.” Tall palm fronds back cushy leather booths and elegant marble tables loiter near the bar, all within sight of the intimate, blue-curtained stage. A bow-tied wait staff completes the back-in-time vibe, as do vintage posters and the intricately patterned wallpaper.

411 John Carlyle St
Alexandria,
VA
US

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