Sightseeing in Columbia

Visit to American Visionary Art Museum for One or Two (Up to 50% Off)

American Visionary Art Museum

Federal Hill

Museum transcends formal art with permanent exhibits and temporary shows including The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster

$15.95 $8

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Admission for Two Adults or Family of Four to Baltimore Museum of Industry (Up to 50% Off)

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Inner Harbor South

Museumgoers explore industrial artifacts, including 1865 cannery and last operating steam tugboat in America

$38 $19

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Outing for Two or Four with Gift-Store Credit at Reginald F. Lewis Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Jonestown

View a fragment of original Star-Spangled Banner flag for its bicentennial; enjoy live music from gospel to jazz and soul food in the café

$26 $14

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Admission and Clock-Room Tour for One, Two, or Four at Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower (Up to 45% Off)

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower

Downtown

Visitors to the iconic tower receive a tour of its clock room and may get to peek into the artist studios that support its current existence

$5 $3

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National Museum of Dentistry Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of Dentistry

Southern Baltimore

Families explore the real story behind George Washington’s dentures, vintage toothpaste commercials, and other fun oral-health topics

$14 $7

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Outing for Two or a One-Year Family Membership to Geppi's Entertainment Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Geppi's Entertainment Museum LLC

Southern Baltimore

Nearly 6,000 artifacts chart 250 years of US pop culture at this Camden Station museum

$75 $35

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Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership at Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (Up to 50% Off)

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Jonestown

19th century objects populate the home where Mary Pickersgill stitched the flag that inspired the national anthem

$16 $10

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Visit for 2 or 4 to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards (Up to 52% Off)

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

Multiple Locations

Exhibits about Babe Ruth’s life and career fill his birthplace; exhibits about Maryland baseball educate visitors at Camden Station

$48 $23

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$299 for Private One-Hour Harbor and Bay Flight Tour for Up to Three at 1World Aero LLC ($499.99 Value)

1World Aero LLC

Fort George G Meade

Take to the skies in a light aircraft to take in views of Baltimore Harbor, Annapolis, the Bay Bridge, and Thomas Point Light House

$499.99 $299

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Fire Museum of Maryland Visit for Two Adults and One Kid or One Adult and Two Kids (Up to 48% Off)

Fire Museum of Maryland

Lutherville - Timonium

History museum was named one of the best kids’ museums by CBS Baltimore

$33 $18

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Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight on Thursday–Sunday at Sandy Spring Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

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

$10 $5

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$42 for $100 Worth of Local Artwork at Art Exchange

Art Exchange

Hyattsville

High-end charcoal drawings, oil paintings, photographs, art books, and watercolors made by local and acclaimed artists

$100 $42

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Admission for an Adult and One or Two Children to The Original Playhouse Children's Museum ( 50% Off)

The Original Playhouse Children's Museum

New Market

Kids explore science, art, and dramatic play through hands-on engaging activities

$60 $30

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Valentine's-Day Weekend "Crimes of Passion" Event Visit at the Crime Museum (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of Crime and Punishment

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

Museum sheds its normal duties to treat visitors to a twisted love–themed museum tour, including special interactive events

$150 $75

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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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Guided Tour for Two or Four of President Lincoln's Cottage (Up to 50% Off)

President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington

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

$30 $16

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Go Gallery-Hopping with a Contemporary Art Collector

Gallery Tour with a Contemporary Art Collector

Logan Circle - Shaw

Explore D.C.’s top art galleries with Laura Roulet, who teaches you how to evaluate a collection and become an art-scene insider

$25

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2.5-Hour Weekday Guided Segway Tour for One or Two from Bike and Roll (Up to 52% Off)

Bike and Roll

North Building - Suite 905

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

$64 $31

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Potomac River Boat Tour for Two, Four, or Six with Capitol River Cruises (Up to 56% Off)

Capitol River Cruises

Georgetown

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

$28 $14

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Spy History Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from American Snapshots (Up to 67% Off)

American Snapshots

Washington Mall

Tour takes guests through history of espionage in Downtown Washington on a Spies & Scandals tour or Georgetown on a Spies & Scoundrels tour

$60 $25

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

Little Washington Winery

Hampton

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

$80 $35

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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)

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

$48 $35

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Visit for Two or Four to the National Building Museum (Up to 47% Off)

National Building Museum

Logan Circle - Shaw

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

$16 $8.50

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Walking Tour of Historic Georgetown or The National Mall for Two, Four, or Six from Walking DC (Up to 53% Off)

Walking DC

Multiple Locations

Expert guides helm tours of the quaint cobblestoned streets of historic Georgetown, or lead treks through the heart of the National Mall

$100 $49

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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

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

$50 $25

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

ELD Touring Enterprises

Washington

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

$120 $59

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After-Hours Brew Tour with Dinner and Driver for One or Two at DC Brew Tours (Up to 45% Off)

DC Brew Tours

Washington, D.C.

Groups sample up to 18 craft beers at local breweries with designated driver included

$90 $50

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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

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

$140 $69

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Three- to Four-Hour Tour of Washington D.C. for One, Two, or Four From Zohery Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Zohery Tours

Hyatt Regency Hotel

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

$39 $20

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DC Highlights Day Tour for One, Two, or Four from USA Guided Tours (Up to 43% Off)

USA Guided Tours

US Navy Memorial

Three-hour tour of the National Mall including the White House, US Capitol Building, and Lincoln and the MLK Memorial

$49 $29

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One, Two, Four, or Ten Admissions to a DC Bar Crawl from Barcrawlin.com (Up to 83% Off)

Barcrawlin.com

The Atlas Room

Drink craft beer and cocktails at four to five bars while dressed according to a playful theme

$49 $16

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Georgetown or Dupont Circle Tour for One, Two, or Four from Adventures for Creative Tourists (Up to 55% Off)

Adventures for Creative Tourists

Multiple Locations

Guided tours walk or travel by car and stop at galleries and notable sites in Dupont Circle and Georgetown

$55 $27

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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

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

$75 $39

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Three-Hour Morning or Evening Tour for Two or Four with Royal Trolley Tours (28% Off)

Royal Trolley Tours

Washington

Three-hour trolley tours of D.C. stopping at landmarks such as the White House, the FDR Memorial, and—at night only—the Iwo Jima Memorial

$78 $57

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Admission for Two or Four at National Museum of Civil War Medicine (Up to 71% Off)

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Multiple Locations

Museum with an authentic Civil War surgeon’s tent, a 19th century holding coffin, and dioramas detailing medical evacuations

$29 $10

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Select Local Merchants

Mat About You's framing experts, whose work bedecks the walls of the Ritz Carlton, prepare everything from artwork to sports jerseys for eye-pleasing display. They pop pictures into ready-made frames or craft custom frames from their stock of molding to match patrons? aesthetic sensibilities. Staffers also nestle keepsakes into 3D shadow boxes, help restore damaged photographs, and tap into museum-quality conservation techniques to preserve historic documents and sports memorabilia, such as the first tennis ball ever repurposed for a game of fetch.

Mat About You also boasts an on-site gallery stocked with potential frame fodder, such as original art, limited edition gicl?e reproductions, and open-edition prints. Customers can add extra pizzazz to their home decor thanks to the store's boutique collection, which brims with jewelry, furniture, pottery and ceramics, and garden adornments.

3751 Hamilton St.
Ellicott City,
MD
US

"I am magnificent. I am powerful," is the mantra fitness instructor Carl J. Powell III strives to instill into his students, hoping to empower them with the knowledge that they can take charge of their health. To help students make these changes, Carl—a wellness guru who has been featured in Ebony magazine—has made more than 20 fitness videos, and has traveled the world training dancers. His team of instructors leads private and group fitness classes at The Magnificent Body. They lead Pilates, yoga, and three styles of barre, which blends ballet, yoga, and Pilates exercises to sculpt long, lean figures. Before students come to their first class, Carl assesses their athletic abilities and fitness goals in a 30-minute personal consultation.

Further encouraging folks to live healthier lifestyles, Carl hosts Magnificent Living, a one-hour talk show that airs on Laurel Cable. Six days a week, he doles out exercise and diet advice, such as eating fruits and veggies instead of butter sculptures.

10095 Washington Blvd N
Laurel,
MD
US

A long fly ball from Oriole Park could hit the row house where, on February 6, 1895, Babe Ruth entered the world and sent chills down the spines of pitchers and outfielders across the country. After the legend earned more than 700 home runs and 2,200 RBIs, his career ended and his life faded, leaving his birthplace to fall into disrepair. In the late 1960s, a campaign restored both it and the adjoining structures to create the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. Babe’s widow, daughters, and sister collaborated with the museum founders to create exhibits commemorating the record breaker’s life and career, filling glass cases with balls and jerseys and restoring his bedroom to how it would have looked the year that the stork pitched the little Bambino through the window.

Originally, this museum also explored the history of the Baltimore Orioles—Ruth’s first professional team—and hosted the Baltimore Colts’ archives. Its quickly growing collection of artifacts, however, soon led to the need for a larger location. In 2005, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum retained those items relating to its titular legend while the rest found a new home in the Sports Legends Museum. This museum occupies the basement and first floor of the historic Camden Station, sprawling throughout 22,000 square feet with exhibits that delve into subjects such as the history of baseball in Maryland and collegiate ball.

216 Emory St.
Baltimore,
MD
US

The American Visionary Art Museum devotes its space to original work by self-taught artists who honed their craft—often unintentionally—while operating on the outskirts of the formal art world. As temporary exhibitions explore a particular artist or theme in depth, the permanent collection displays thousands of powerful and often whimsical items, such as Andrew Logan's mirror-winged Black Icarus, or the haunting Applewood Figure, an emaciated sculpture said to wince whenever someone eats a piece of fruit. The museum spreads its arresting pieces throughout three historical buildings, including the expansive main building, which boasts a reflective mirrored-mosaic exterior and neighbors the Tall Sculpture Barn, an ex-whiskey warehouse fully equipped with 45-foot ceilings for large-scale projects. A wildflower garden—complete with meditation chapel—and a sculpture plaza featuring a 55-foot whirligig beckon visitors to the museum's outdoor space, where envious clouds shape themselves into crude versions of Pietà. Completing any trip, the museum's Sideshow gift shop stuffs shopping bags with an ever-rotating collection of eclectic artwork, jewelry, toys, and more.

800 Key Highway
Baltimore,
MD
US

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House was built in 1793, originally owned by the Young-Pickersgill family. Mary Pickersgill, maker of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag, is among the historical figures portrayed. Mary and her family?including her mother, Rebecca Young, and her apprentice, Grace Wisher?describe life in the 19th century and how Mary stitched the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key's poem and the national anthem.

After exploring the house on 30- to 40-minute self-guided or docent-led tours, guests can learn about America's defense of the Chesapeake Bay against the British navy, which culminated in the battle that inspired Key's verse. The first floor's permanent exhibition gallery focuses on that defense with artifacts such as a drum used by an American soldier during the bombardment of Ft. McHenry. Kid attendees, meanwhile, can head over to the Discovery Gallery to whip up a pretend meal at a replica of the Flag House kitchen or design their own flag to string up on the gallery's flagpole.

844 E Pratt St.
Baltimore,
MD
US

1840 became a landmark year for teeth and their owners when the world's very first college of dentistry opened in Baltimore. In 1904, the school moved to a new building on campus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and in 1996, that historic structure became the country's official monument to the dental profession, the National Museum of Dentistry.

  • Size: about 7,000 square feet?small enough to explore in an afternoon and large enough to fit at least 17 molars
  • Eye Catcher: the massive set of chompers that helps kids practice their brush technique
  • Permanent Mainstay: the dental accoutrements of historic figures, such as Queen Victoria's personal instruments and George Washington's decidedly non-wooden ivory dentures
  • Don't Miss: a tour through the history of toothbrushes that takes visitors back thousands of years using the real life artifacts
31 South Greene Street
Baltimore,
MD
US