Things To Do In Bethesda

Up to 75% Off a Falconry Presentation with Mike Dupuy

Union Jack's British Brew Pub Bethesda

$80 $30

Educational presentation on the art and sport of falconry and its 4,000-year history by master falconer Mike Dupuy

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp from The Sergeant's Program

Multiple Locations

$234 $29

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

Up to 75% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga Bethesda

Bethesda

$80 $25

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Team of certified Bikram instructors lead daily 90-minute stretch sessions performed in sultry heated studio

63% Off Boot Camp at Tony's Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$135 $50

Burn fat and build lean muscle in these boot-camp classes designed to target problem areas such as glutes and abs

Half Off at The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Bethesda

Bethesda

$30 $15

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Globetrotting wine selection pairs with Latin American cuisine fusing Colombian, Peruvian, and Argentine influences

Up to 67% Off Yoga or Tai Chi Classes

Bethesda

$90 $30

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Therapeutic and gentle meditation, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, and wellness classes for all skill levels help strengthen mind-body connections

Up to 55% Off Gym Memberships and Training

Bethesda

$65 $29

Members attend unlimited group classes such as Zumba, BodyPump, and cycling; personal trainers design individualized exercise routines

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

Chevy Chase

$150 $59

Personal training sessions target fat through customized workouts; boot camp classes challenge bodies with interval work

Up to 75% Off at Kaizen Karate

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Experienced, black-belt instructors teach the fundamentals of karate in beginner classes

61% Off Yoga-Teacher Course

Chevy Chase

$3,100 $1,199

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Yoga Alliance–registered program helps aspiring yoga teachers learn more about the ancient art and how to lead classes for any practitioner

Up to 93% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Bethesda

$375 $29

Martial-arts and self-defense classes for all age levels boost fitness and strengthen discipline

MattyB – Up to 39% Off Kid-Friendly Hip Hop

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$32 $19.50

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

Up to 85% Off Mixed Marital Arts Classes with Uniform

Aspen Hill

$150 $25

Students gain confidence and have fun learning an array of mixed martial arts self-defense techniques from professional instructors

84% Off Personal Training

Silver Spring

$240 $39

Personal-training sessions combine strength training and cardio conditioning to tone muscles and burn calories

62% Off Martial Arts

Silver Spring

$200 $76

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

Up to 51% Off a Private Horseback-Riding Lesson

Silver Spring

$255 $127

Riders learn to ride in the English style from instructors trained in accordance with the standards of the British Horse Society

Sandy Spring Museum – Up to 60% Off Visit

Ashton - Sandy Spring

$10 $5

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

Up to 63% Off Kids' Camp or Birthday Party

Olney, MD

$200 $75

Summer camp covers themes of fitness fun & nutrition, science, nature, and art & more; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

Up to 80% Off Zumba at Divinefiesta Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $10

Spirited instructors lead one-hour cardio workouts filled with vibrant world music and easy-to-follow choreography inspired by Latin dances

57% Off at Now & Then Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$105 $45

Expert instructors teach students 1 of 21 dance styles during private and group classes; students put lessons to action during dance parties

Up to 78% Off Boot-Camp Classes at 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

71% Off at Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center

Bethesda Location

$206 $59

The ballroom-dance center offers group classes in styles such as social, nightclub, and ballroom dancing.

Up to 51% Off Personal Training Sessions

North Bethesda

$100 $49

During private sessions, personal trainer designs a program for each client to maximize results

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

45% Off Eight-Week Swing-Dance Course 

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

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

Up to 78% Off MMA and Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $43

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Along with MMA and CrossFit classes, instructors teach Gracie jiu-jitsu, muay thai, yoga, and self-defense

Up to 72% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$140 $39

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Boot-camp classes reshape figures with cardio and strength-training drills that draw from several fitness schools and shift daily

Up to 91% Off Court-Tennis Package

McLean

$375 $49

Club allows members to discover the pleasures and challenges of court tennis, the quirky ancestor of such games as squash and lawn tennis

Up to 65% Off at Hot Yoga Bikram Tysons

Tysons West

$135 $49

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Students of all abilities are led by certified yogis through 26 poses in 105-degree heat, allowing for deeper stretches and detoxification

Up to 63% Off Classes at The Source Yoga

McLean

$100 $39

Classes include Vinyasa Flow, Athletiflex Teen Yoga, Yin Restorative, Good Morning Yoga!, Yoga Fundamentals, Power Flow or Heated Yoga

Up to 50% Off Antique Show Admission

Madeira School/McLean VA

$20 $11

Shop this collection of vintage and antique items including accessories and home decor

55% Off

3, West Friendship

$99 $45

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

Up to 68% Off Classes at Village Yoga

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Classes range from vinyasa flow to high-intensity Zumba and power vinyasa flow yoga

Sample U Street's Soul Food with a Foodie Tour Guide

Washington

$39.99 $39.99

Jeffrey Diaz takes you to sample soul food and view historical sites that helped define U Street's African American culture

Up to 26% Off Neon Drink On Summer Beer Fest

Washington

$39 $29

Sample 100+ beers from 50+ breweries, including some of the first beers of summer, as well as food trucks, a game zone & live entertainment

Up to 45% Off Crime Museum Admission

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$21.95 $13

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Visitors explore a simulated crime scene, practice investigative skills, and learn about notorious criminals in interactive exhibits

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. – Up to 45% Off Visit

MADAME TUSSAUDS

$22.79 $13

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Stand face-to-face with wax-made cultural figures, sports stars, and all 44 US presidents

Up to 59% Off Wine at Crush Kitchen and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Themed evenings invite guests to sample six wines with accompanying cheese and charcuterie

Uncover the Flavors of Northwest India

U Street–Cardozo

$85 $85

Geeta, a chef featured in The New York Times, immerses you in Northwest Indian cooking techniques and their cultural context

Washington Nationals – Up to Half Off Game

Nationals Park

$20 $10

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Led by a young all-star and one of the NL's most promising pitching staffs, the Nats head into 2014 poised to repeat 2012's NL East title

DC Harbor Cruises – Up to 50% Off

Southwest Waterfront

$30 $15

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Up to 225 passengers board a luxury catamaran for a sailing excursion amid the peaceful waters of Washington

Ed Blaze and Friends – $5 for Standup Comedy

Pure Lounge

$10 $5

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Tanzania-born club veteran hosts evenings featuring up-and-coming and established comedians seen on Comedy Central, HBO, and BET

Up to 34% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Cardinal Stadium - Catholic University of America

$14.50 $10

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In its second season as a competitor in Major League Ultimate, the DC Current square off against teams from across the east coast

Up to 50% Off Tour of President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington

$30 $15

Multimedia-rich guided tours through house built in 1842; museum exhibits on Civil War, slavery, and life of President Lincoln

Up to 51% Off Standup Comedy

The Arena Stage

$57.50 $28

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"Bad Girl of Comedy" seen in "Borat" and The Katt Williams Comedy Tour takes the stage with support from Sampson McCormick

Up to 51% Off Bike Rental

Union Station

$40 $20

Cyclists zip around and explore the city monuments during full-day rentals

Up to 51% Off Weekday Kayak Rentals or Tour

Georgetown

$20 $9.75

Beneath the arches of the Key Bridge, kayakers and paddleboarders disembark for excursions onto the Potomac

Up to 55% Off Rooftop Happy Hour

Midtown Party Plex

$50 $25

Revelers cap off their weekend with a Sunday night happy hour on top of Midtown Partyplex where they can sip drinks, eat and enjoy the view

Up to 50% Off History and Photography Tour

Washington D.C.

$50 $25

Two- to three-hour tours explore historic sites in DC; guides provide historical background and offer composition ideas for photos

Up to 57% Off Wine or Whiskey Tasting

Brentwood - Langdon

$699.99 $299

Skilled wine and whiskey experts bring their best bottles to customers' homes, providing tastings as well as cheese or chocolate pairings

Up to 77% Off at Buddha B Yoga

U Street - Cardozo

$148 $35

Certified instructors lead students of all fitness levels through Jivamukti, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa-style yoga classes

Up to 56% Off Guided Walking History Tour

Washington

$78 $39

In depth historical lessons accompany tours that swing by the Jefferson Monument, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Vietnam Memorial

Up to 50%Off National Fund for the US Botanic Garden Membership

Washington Mall

$75 $39

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

Up to 54% Off Adult Dance Classes

Brookland

$60 $28

Drop-in adult dance classes held five days per week and available in such forms as jazz dance, African dance, and salsa

Up to 57% Off Guitar Lessons

Georgetown

$80 $39

Award-winning guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin leads guitar lessons that were highlighted by CBS as amongst the best in D.C.

Up to 60% Off Chocolate Walking Tour

The Old Stone House

$50 $25

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

Up to 54% Off Private and Semi-Private Guided Tours of DC

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

Up to 52% Off Tango Classes at Tango Mercurio

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Instructors teach Argentine tango

National Building Museum – Up to Half Off

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$16 $8

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

Up to 52% Off a DC Photography Tour

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

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes or Party Package

Dupont Circle

$75 $29.99

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Positive instructors teach fitness styles from pole dance to yoga during group classes or snack-fueled parties

Up to 71% Off Dance and Yoga Classes

Takoma - DC

$70 $25

Natural health practitioner and dancer aims to unleash confidence and burn calories through an eclectic array of dance classes

Up to 60% Off a Nine-Hour DC in a Day Tour

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

The President Woodrow Wilson House — 50% Off Admission

Kalorama

$20 $10

Georgian Revival home where the 28th president resided after his term of office still showcases his furniture, art, photos, and state gifts

Half Off Cold-Press Prints

Capitol Hill

$200 $100

Cold-press prints; signed by Lisa Jones or an abstract, colorful creation of an ethereal woman

50% Off Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$80 $40

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

55% Off Services

Petworth

$75 $34

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

58% Off Personal Training

Logan Circle - Shaw

$285 $120

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Personal trainers provide one-on-one guidance to help students work toward fitness goals

76% Off Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$185 $45

At six locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

Up to 72% Off Dance Classes

Brightwood - Tacoma Park

$170 $59

Students aged 5 or older learn how to express themselves using ballet, tap, and gymnastics techniques

50% Off

16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park

$40 $20

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

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

This Navy SEAL–designed outdoor fitness program emphasizes teamwork through workouts for men and women that vary each session

Up to 51% Off Fitness Classes at Belin Sport & Fitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $38

Insanity workouts challenge students to interval training taught by certified instructors; boot-camp includes core training and cardio

51% Off Massage at Foundation Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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

Up to 57% Off a Master Gourmet Wine Seminar

Washington

$80 $39

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Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

Up to 74% Off Fitness Classes at Stroga Strength and Yoga

Adams Morgan

$150 $39

Customers break a sweat during a range of classes from zumba to yoga or cycle in the nightclub-themed spin room, blacklight on the 1st floor

49% Off

Capitol Hill

$85 $43

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

Up to 52% Off Tour of Washington D.C.

Hyatt Regency Hotel

$78 $39

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

Up to 40% Off Bunny Hop Bar Crawl

Multiple Locations

$40 $26

Hop from bar to bar on an Easter-themed crawl; get exclusive drink specials at spots including Mad Hatter, Mighty Pint, and Recessions

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DC Dance Collective is on a mission: to open the world of dance to everyone. And it takes that seriously—low-income dancers are encouraged to volunteer at the front desk in exchange for class credits. This communal spirit of creative exercise and collaboration realizes the dream of founder Nancy Newell, whose impressive 49-year dance career includes curating two Smithsonian series based on tap.

Dance Studio Life rightly describes DCDC as "an anomaly among studios in its region for both its collective approach and its vast offerings." In the lobby, which "feels more like a living room," the friendly instructors welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to pick from an eclectic assortment of dance styles, ranging from classics such as tap, ballet, and jazz to diverse styles such as hula, salsa, flamenco, belly dance, and Sri Lankan dance. Hip-hop and break-dancing classes help dancers find their inner funk without GPS, and Zumba fitness dance classes get everyone sweating to global party beats with Latin-inspired moves.

4908 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
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"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee, "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere." 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.

7849 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda,
MD
US

A team of friendly gurus runs each club. Fitness buffs of all buffness levels feel welcome in the fun and accommodating atmosphere at Washington Sports Clubs. During your two weeks, you get access to all the professional equipment, group exercise classes, locker rooms, and facility amenities offered (some group exercise classes require a reservation). Different clubs have on-site features such as pools, Pilates and yoga, babysitting services for a tag-along papoose, electricity, and more. Search for the club that suits your checklist here.

5345 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

LA Boxing’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, LA Boxing 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.

4834 Cordell Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

Since 1976 Joy of Motion Dance Center, a nonprofit arts organization, has strapped on its ballet flats to kick down the doors that traditionally bar people from learning dance. Since then, it’s won two Mayor’s Arts Awards, one for Excellence in Service to the Arts, and the other for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education. In 10 studio spaces across three different locations, instructors teach adult and youth programs, and lead an outreach initiative that gives disadvantaged kids the chance to learn dance with free classes or merit-based scholarships. Additionally, the center holds performances and showcases where students and patrons get a taste of professional performance without having to become zombies.

7315 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

Pure Om Fairfax, formerly known as Bikram Yoga Fairfax, sports an earthly orange palette, state of the art yoga studio, and bright, natural lighting that provide a cool counterpoint to the heated intensity of its Bikram yoga classes. Though rigorous with its balmy heat and strict 26-posture series, the 90-minute classes are open to students of all experience levels and are taught by a team of Bikram–certified instructors. The 4,700-square-foot facility boasts not just an expansive practice space outfitted with medical-grade linoleum flooring and a natural-gas-fired heating system but also shower and locker-room amenities that make changing back into street clothes comfortable and efficient.

7832 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US