Sightseeing in Arlington

Visit for Two or Four to the National Building Museum (Up to Half Off)

National Building Museum

Logan Circle - Shaw

$16 $8

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Colossal 19th-century building's array of exhibits explores the principles of architecture, engineering, and design

Membership Packages with Two or Four Priority Passes to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Washington Mall

$12.50 $5.50

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Museum memorializes the victims of the Holocaust, teaches its lessons, and aims to inspire people to prevent future genocide

Two-Hour Chocolate Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours

The Old Stone House

$50 $25

Chocolate tour introduces guests to Georgetown's homemade ice cream, artisan truffles, and pies

Private or Semi-Private Chauffeured Tours of DC from ELD Touring Enterprises (Up to 54% Off). Six Options Available.

ELD Touring Enterprises

Washington

$120 $59

Tour guides chauffeur groups of up to six in SUVs or vans, giving them private or semi-private tours during the day or evening

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (Half Off)

Spirit Expeditions

H Street - NoMa

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Nine-Hour DC in a Day Tour by Bus for One, Two, or Four from Gray Line DC, Martz Group (Up to 60% Off)

Gray Line DC, Martz Group

Gray Line Terminal Union Station (Bus Level)

$45 $22

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Nine-hour tour by motorcoach passes by national monuments and federal buildings and includes a visit to the US Capitol

$55 for Round-Trip Bus Ride from Washington, DC to Delaware's Beaches from BestBus ($90 Value)

BestBus

Multiple Locations

$90 $55

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Buses outfitted with free wi-fi and outlets ferry passengers to and from Dewey and Rehoboth beaches; trips take about 2.5 hours each way

Find Hidden Architectural Gems During a Walking Tour of DC

Architectural Walking Tour of DC

Washington

$25 $25

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

$12 for Two Admissions to the "Made in the USA" Exhibit at The Phillips Collection (Up to $24 Value)

The Phillips Collection

Dupont Circle

$24 $12

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Exhibit showcases works from 120+ trailblazing American artists from 1850–1970

Potomac River Boat Tour for Two, Four, or Six with Capitol River Cruises (Up to 63% Off)

Capitol River Cruises

Georgetown

$30 $11

Tour boats stocked with refreshments cruise Potomac waters as narrator points out Roosevelt Island, Curtis-Lee Mansion and other landmarks

24-Hour Double-Decker Bus Tour or 48-Hour Bus Tour with Attractions from CitySights DC (Up to 30% Off)

CitySights DC

Union Station (Main Lobby)

$48 $35

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View DC monuments and landmarks during double-decker bus tour of the city; choose various museums to visit

Friends Membership With Option for Garden Event at National Fund for the US Botanic Garden (Up to 50% Off)

National Fund for the US Botanic Garden

Washington Mall

$75 $39

Botanic gardens host American plant life, public education programs, and year-round events

Three- or Seven-Hour Bus Tour For Two People from Chariots for Hire Tours (Up to 50% Off). Four Tour Options.

Chariots For Hire

Federal Triangle

$98 $49

Choose one of four historical tours and visit important landmarks aboard luxury bus

DC Monuments Photography Tour for One, Two, of Four from M.J. Love Photography (Up to 52% Off)

M.J. Love Photography

The National Mall

$140 $69

A skilled photographer leads groups of 6–10 to various monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial to learn photography techniques

Three-Hour Guided Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Guides of DC (50% Off)

Guides of DC

Washington

$35 $17.50

Curated and creative jaunts through DC that spotlight the iconic sites and the stories that surround them

Three- to Four-Hour Tour of Washington D.C. for One, Two, or Four From Zohery Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Zohery Tours

Hyatt Regency Hotel

$78 $31

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Experienced guide shows visitors famous landmarks, picturesque cherry blossoms, and obscure sites, such as cafes frequented by politicians

Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The HauntedDistrict (Up to 59% Off)

The HauntedDistrict

Oak Hill Cemetery

$79 $35

Tours investigate paranormal side of Georgetown neighborhood by visiting historical crime sites and learning about area's beginnings

Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four with Tour and Lunch at Little Washington Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington Virginia

$80 $35

Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to share knowledge of wine-related topics

2.5-Hour Guided Segway Tour for One or Two from Bike and Roll (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Bike and Roll

National Mall

$64 $35

Guides lead a 2.5-hour tour aboard segways, passing sites on and off the National Mall such as the Capitol and the White House

Select Local Merchants

While living in New Zealand for eight months, Art Hauptman fell in love with the country's thriving café culture. At Cassatt's Kiwi Cafe & Gallery, he captures that spirit with New Zealand–inspired items such as meat and vegetable pies complemented by homemade tomato chutney. Chefs also toss salads with warm roasted beet and goat cheese, sauté pan-roasted chicken breast in a curry coconut sauce, and craft homemade desserts such as pavlova. To help wash down dishes, staffers whip up specialty drinks such as the flat white—a New Zealand-style latte—with coffee brewed in-house and pour imported New World wines from countries such as New Zealand and South Africa.

Named for impressionist painter Mary Cassatt, the café surrounds diners with monthly showings of work by local artists from the Arlington Artists Alliance. Along with visual art, the cozy bistro hosts live musicians every Saturday night, who play everything from Appalachian tunes to American blues.

4536 Lee Hwy
Arlington,
VA
US

Crystal Framing Gallery's staff skillfully handles a range of customer requests, from traditional photography and portrait framing to special projects such as engraving, photo restoration, and object framing. Patrons choose from more than 2,000 available materials and framing styles that include conservation, shadow boxing, and glued macaroni.

2179 Crystal Plaza Arc
Arlington,
VA
US

The artisans behind K.H. Art & Framing understand that the best kind of preservation combines traditional techniques with modern technology. Each day, they draw on more than 20 years of experience as they craft museum-quality frames with 200 moulding options and conservation-grade glass and matting. Inside their photo lab, staffers look to the future, printing passport photos and canvas prints or digitally restoring images before storing them safely on CDs. While framers and technicians preserve memories, curators stay busy filling the studio's gallery with artwork—such as oil paintings, lithographs, and silk-screens—from both local and international artists. They also sell posters that can turn a house into a home or a bathroom stall into a personal workspace.

4745 Lee Hwy.
Arlington,
VA
US

There are plenty of famous landmarks to see in Washington D.C.: the White House. The Lincoln Memorial. Jefferson's vault of pudding. However, more obscure (but just as interesting) sites lie off the beaten path, and Zohery Tours whisks its patrons to many of them. In between stops at the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool and the American Red Cross Headquarters, Dr. Zohery introduces visitors to the spots where dignitaries go jogging and politicians take their morning coffee breaks. He also opens their eyes to the cultural aspects of the city, which include seven universities, the National Gallery of Art, and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Regardless of the locale, the guide taps into 25 years of experience hosting D.C. tours, regaling visitors with historical facts and answering questions about the political process.

1206 Half Street Southwest
Washington,
DC
US

In June 2010, after a late-night session of painting, drinking, and generally rousting about with a group of friends, magazine editor Michael M. Clements found himself pondering an unshakeable question: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could do this at a bar?” The seeds of ArtJamz sprouted almost immediately into a traveling party, where the caterers brought not only beer and wine but also all-you-can-paint palettes, for-sale blank canvases, and invaluable artistic expertise. In the two years since that fateful, paint-spattered night, ArtJamz has become a citywide phenomenon, organizing collaborative events with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally realizing the founding fathers’ vision of a tie-dyed capitol building.

Although these creative enablers still operate pop-up events at galleries and retail spaces across D.C., the brand-new, 1,800-square-foot permanent studio in Dupont Circle has an open-house policy to enable paint parties seven days a week. Freestyle paint sessions and classes are offered, charging separatley for studio time, canvas, and drinks. Day hours keep artists aged 5–18 in mind, whereas nightly sessions feature beer, wine, and creative cocktails for the 21+ set. More than 32 distinct colors await inspired brushes, and the walls of the cozy venue are fair game for a fresh coat. A trained staff is always on hand to offer advice if needed or requested, and to make sure nobody loses an ear.

1728 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Departing from Southwest Waterfront, a boat skipper begins another journey down the calm, flat waters of the Potomac River. The multi-decked boats, such as the Patriot II catamaran, power DC Harbor Cruises's daily tours of the capital's famous waterway. The tour crafts are furnished with bars, snacks, full audio systems, and plush seating for sightseers to enjoy as they drift along the Potomac's smooth waters and collect eyefuls of national treasures. Guests can admire the imposing Capitol Building and whisper about how silly the Washington Monument looks without its powdered wig. The Coast Guard–certified staff points out other notable visuals such as the National Cathedral's stately towers, the Pentagon, and Fort McNair.

3100 K St. NW
Washington,
DC
US