Activities in District of Columbia


Mindfulness Happy Hour

Mindful Meditation Workshop

Washington

Klia Bassing helps students have fun being mindful in their interpersonal relationships by mixing meditation with interactive games

$26

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$40 for a Washington Capitals Game with T-Shirt at Verizon Center on February 3 or 19 ($65.90 Value)

Washington Capitals

Verizon Center

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Hot on the trail of their seventh playoff trip since ‘07, the Capitals host the Kings and Jets in a pair of February showdowns

$65.90 $40

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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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One or Two Admissions to Cupid’s Bar Crawl 2015 on Saturday, February 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Cupid's Bar Crawl 2015

Multiple Locations

Revelers celebrate Valentine’s Day season with party favors, beers, and cocktails at DuPont Circle bars

$20 $12

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One or Two Admissions to Cupid’s Bar Crawl 2015 on Saturday, February 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Cupid's Bar Crawl 2015

Multiple Locations

Revelers celebrate Valentine’s Day season with party favors, beers, and cocktails at DuPont Circle bars

$20 $12

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$8 One Weekday Ticket to The Washington Auto Show, Valid January 26–29 ($12 Value)

The Washington Auto Show

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Over 700 new models from over 42 manufacturers fills a 2-story center during a show featuring auto-industry leaders and celebrities

$12 $8

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$9.99 for One-Day Admission for Two to the Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show on March 7 or 8 ($22 Value)

Travel & Adventure Show

Washington Convention Center

Travel gurus and a who’s who of television personalities gather with exhibitors to help attendees travel around the world on a budget

$22 $9.99

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$49 for a Standard Bike Tune-up at Bike and Roll ($95 Value)

Bike and Roll DC

H Street - NoMa

Mechanics keep bikes running smoothly with standard tune-up that includes adjustments of brakes, derailleurs, and bearings

$95 $49

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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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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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"Ivan Amodei's Intimate Illusions: A Magical & Musical Experience" on February 13 or 14 (Up to 47% Off)

Ivan Amodei

Mayflower Hotel

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$85 $45

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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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$29 for DC Whiskey Walk Admission for One on Saturday, March 7 ($59.02 Value)

Whiskey Walk

James Hoban's Irish Bar

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a day of Irish whiskey tastings and live bagpipers in DuPont Circle

$59.02 $29

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CrossFit Foundations or Foundations Program & One Month of CrossFit for One or Two at CrossFit Balance(Up to 80% Off)

CrossFit Balance Gym

Multiple Locations

Foundations program teaches newcomers to the nine basic movements used in CrossFit; high-intensity workouts build power, speed, and agility

$250 $49

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CrossFit Foundations or Foundations Program & One Month of CrossFit for One or Two at CrossFit Balance(Up to 80% Off)

CrossFit Balance Gym

Multiple Locations

Foundations program teaches newcomers to the nine basic movements used in CrossFit; high-intensity workouts build power, speed, and agility

$250 $49

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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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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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Potomac River Boat Tour for Two, Four, or Six with Capitol River Cruises (Up to 60% 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 $13

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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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Butt Lift Bootcamp: 60 Day Butt Transformation Program for One or Two at DC Fitness Trainer (Up to 81% Off)

DC Fitness Trainer

Mount Pleasant

Trainers provide 60 days of nutrition and fitness counseling plus three small-group training sessions to help clients get in shape

$250 $49

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10 Zumba Classes from No Obesity Family Fitness, LLC (64% Off)

No Obesity Family Fitness, Llc

Washington

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

$50 $18

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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

Multiple Locations

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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$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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$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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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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One Month of Introductory Hot Yoga Classes or Five Hot Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill (Up to 75% Off)

Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill

H Street - NoMa

In a heated studio, certified instructors guide students through 26 poses and two breathing exercises to stretch and strengthen bodies

$99 $49

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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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Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at Foundation Fitness (75% Off)

Foundation Fitness

Multiple Locations

Fitness classes led by experienced trainers forge clients' bodies into lean, strong forms using specially designed workout routines

$149 $38

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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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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 or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Georgetown Guitar Academy (Up to 57% Off)

Georgetown Guitar Academy

Georgetown

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

$80 $39

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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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Six-Week Tango Course, Weekend Intensive, or Private Lesson for One or Two at Tango Mercurio (Up to 52% Off)

Tango Mercurio

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach Argentine tango

$99 $49

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Six-Week Tango Course, Weekend Intensive, or Private Lesson for One or Two at Tango Mercurio (Up to 52% Off)

Tango Mercurio

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach Argentine tango

$99 $49

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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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3 or 10 Drop-In Fitness and Pole-Dancing Classes, or Party Package for Up to 30 at Jordin’s Paradise (Up to 61% Off)

Jordin's Paradise

Dupont Circle

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

$75 $29.99

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5 or 10 Dance and Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio (Up to 71% Off)

MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio

Takoma - DC

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

$70 $25

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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)

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

$45 $22

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5 or 10 Self-Defense Classes at Hard Training Fitness Club (Up to 70% Off)

Hard Training Fitness Club

Adams Morgan

Instructors coach students on practical techniques like hand-to-hand combat or weapon-defense that can be applied in self-defense training

$75 $24

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5 or 10 TRX Total-Body Classes at Hard Training Fitness Club (Up to 70% Off)

Hard Training Fitness Club

Adams Morgan

TRX suspension-training classes use equipment that relies on a student’s body weight to help increase stamina, strength, and core stability

$75 $24

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Cold-Press Prints from Art By The Glazz (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Art By The Glazz

Capitol Hill

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

$200 $100

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$40 for $80 Toward Fitness Boot Camp at High Level Training

High Level Training

Multiple Locations

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

$80 $40

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$40 for $80 Toward Fitness Boot Camp at High Level Training

High Level Training

Multiple Locations

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

$80 $40

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$34 for $75 Worth of Services at FITT Bootcamp

FITT Bootcamp

Petworth

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

$75 $34

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10 or 20 60-Minute Dance Classes at The Davis Center (Up to 72% Off)

The Davis Center

Brightwood - Tacoma Park

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

$170 $59

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Three Trial Classes or Two-Week Fitness Class for One or Two at SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc. (Up to 75% Off)

SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc.

Multiple Locations

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

$45 $19

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Three Trial Classes or Two-Week Fitness Class for One or Two at SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc. (Up to 75% Off)

SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc.

Multiple Locations

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

$45 $19

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

CD Fit

Multiple Locations

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

$90 $29

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

CD Fit

Multiple Locations

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

$90 $29

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Singles Mixer with Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres for One or Two from OneRoute Catering (Up to 56% Off)

OneRoute Catering

Washington

Sip craft cocktails and nibble on tasty hors d’oeuvres during a two-hour singles event with meet-and-greet and matchmaking activities

$95 $43

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$43 for $85 Groupon — momentum dance & fitness studio

Momentum Dance Theatre

Capitol Hill

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

$85 $43

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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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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit Petworth (Up to 53% Off)

CrossFit Petworth

Washington

CrossFit students build strength and stamina during ever-changing, scalable workouts

$199 $99

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One or Two Months of Twice-Weekly Kids' Parkour or Ninja Classes at American Parkour (Up to $75 Off)

American Parkour

Truxton Circle

Kids aged 6–13 combine gymnastics skills with a big dose of creativity and fun as they develop motor skills and focus

$95 $59

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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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Three or Five Weeks of Unlimited Indoor Boot-Camp Classes at Level Up Personal Training (Up to 60% Off)

Level up Personal Training LLC.

Washington

Boot-camp classes include free-weight exercises, calisthenics, and short distance running

$72.75 $31

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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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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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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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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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$13 for $20 Groupon — Baby Loves Disco DMV LLC

Baby Loves Disco Dmv Llc

Trinidad - Langston

From the merchant: The Rock and Roll Hotel becomes a child proof “day club” providing a dance party, healthy snacks and activities.

$20 $13

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Buddha B Yoga (Up to 79% Off)

Buddha B Yoga

U Street - Cardozo

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

$148 $32

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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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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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Five Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Capoeira Fitness DC (Up to 51% Off)

Capoeira Fitness DC

Washington

This Brazilian martial art combines kicks and acrobatics with dance-like moves to help improve strength for students of all levels

$75 $39

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Three Women-Only Fitness Classes from Born To Be Fit (69% Off)

Born To Be Fit

Washington

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

$75 $23

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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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Five, 10, or 20 Fitness Classes at From The Core Studios (Up to 78% Off)

From The Core Studios

Washington

Pilates, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, and other fitness classes in a supportive environment for all skill levels

$95 $35

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$59 for Annual Smart Tennis Membership and $20 Toward Apparel and Repairs at Tennis Zone ($120 Value)

Tennis Zone

Glover Park

Smart Tennis connects tennis players online and rewards them for playing with prizes; apparel and repairs available at Tennis Zone

$120 $59

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Dupont (Up to $185 Value)

Bikram Yoga Dupont

Dupont Circle

Held in a room heated to 105 degrees, a set sequence of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises enhances flexibility and strength

$185 $49

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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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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga Tenleytown ($150 Value)

Bikram Yoga Tenleytown

Goldenrod

Instructors guide students through 26 poses and two breathing exercises during 90-minute Bikram yoga classes in heated studio

$150 $49

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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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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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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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Property Location
When you stay at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, you'll be near the airport and close to Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden and White House. This 4-star hotel is close to Lincoln Memorial and Ford's Theater.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 836 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, where you can take in a garden view, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and limited parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

2500 Calvert St NW
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

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

A certified sixth-grade teacher and a longtime resident of the DC metropolitan area, Shaady Fakhrai seems perfectly suited to deliver informative tours of the capitol. But it wasn't her professional experience or her hometown pride that got her in the saddle?it was a medical emergency. After a terrible accident left her wheelchair bound for several months, her only release was her physical therapy sessions, where she'd rebuild her leg muscles on a stationary bicycle. She made a vow in that doctor's office: "The day that I can ride a bike again, I'm going to ride my bike for, like, fifty miles, and I'm not going to stop." And that's exactly what she did. Soon after her recovery, happenstance led her to cross paths with a pedicab, and two days later, she was starting a brand-new career.

Today Fakhrai oversees a fleet of pedicabs and drivers who lead not only historical tours, but also bar crawls, holiday excursions, trivia tours for prizes, and demonstrations in ponytail physics. On the Monuments Tour, locals and tourists alike get the inside scoop on the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Vietnam War Memorial, and the National Mall. The Lincoln Beer Tour starts out by tracing the footsteps of the assassin John Wilkes Booth, and ends at a local brewery where guests toast the Great Emancipator with free samples. The DC Wonderland Wine Tasting tour ups the ante on capitol refreshments by letting riders sip still or sparkling wine while they tour the Newseum, the Crime and Punishment Museum, and the Friendship Arch, among other locales.

1275 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

Josh knew the first treasure hunt he set up was a success when he saw the happy look in his three younger brothers' eyes as they uncovered the final treasure chest. Based on Josh's clues, the younger Schwabs had just gleefully trekked across Warrenton, Virginia, and into the Shenandoah Mountains in search of their goal. But the event was more than just a fun way to spend the day: it also gave them inspiration at a time when the future felt grim, as their mother was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Although that has since become a fond memory of a good day, it's also warmly remembered by the family as the catalyst that led Josh to establish Ravenchase Adventures, where he now sets up just such engaging hunts for the public.

Now Ravenchase is an event company that offers pre-set and custom treasure hunts and adventure races. As the company has grown, Josh's team has even set up events for a variety of well-known clients, from DreamWorks Studios to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. But regardless of who participates, he and his dedicated staff ensure each two- to three-hour adventure is filled with brainteasers, mysterious clues, and baffling ciphers. Each solved clue leads the groups across town with treasure maps. Fun prizes await at their final destination. In an effort to give back to the community, the company also set up the nonprofit Ravenchase Foundation, which supports organizations that inspire and teach tolerance for history, logic, and the arts.

2 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

Josh knew the first treasure hunt he set up was a success when he saw the happy look in his three younger brothers' eyes as they uncovered the final treasure chest. Based on Josh's clues, the younger Schwabs had just gleefully trekked across Warrenton, Virginia, and into the Shenandoah Mountains in search of their goal. But the event was more than just a fun way to spend the day: it also gave them inspiration at a time when the future felt grim, as their mother was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Although that has since become a fond memory of a good day, it's also warmly remembered by the family as the catalyst that led Josh to establish Ravenchase Adventures, where he now sets up just such engaging hunts for the public.

Now Ravenchase is an event company that offers pre-set and custom treasure hunts and adventure races. As the company has grown, Josh's team has even set up events for a variety of well-known clients, from DreamWorks Studios to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. But regardless of who participates, he and his dedicated staff ensure each two- to three-hour adventure is filled with brainteasers, mysterious clues, and baffling ciphers. Each solved clue leads the groups across town with treasure maps. Fun prizes await at their final destination. In an effort to give back to the community, the company also set up the nonprofit Ravenchase Foundation, which supports organizations that inspire and teach tolerance for history, logic, and the arts.

50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
Washington,
DC
US