Things To Do in District of Columbia

$32 for Two Holiday Scavenger Hunt Tickets from Things To Do on Saturday, December 6 ($50 Value)

Things To Do

Ollies Trolley Restaurant

Join a team and race against the clock to conquer challenges all over town and be the first group to make it back vicroriously

$50 $32

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$25 for One Smithsonian Holiday Festival Entertainment Pack Pass, December 6–7 ($90 Value)

Smithsonian Institution

Multiple Locations

Make the most of the Holiday Festival with a pass to IMAX theaters, Planetarium shows, and Simulator rides

$90 $25

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$25 for One Smithsonian Holiday Festival Entertainment Pack Pass, December 6–7 ($90 Value)

Smithsonian Institution

Multiple Locations

Make the most of the Holiday Festival with a pass to IMAX theaters, Planetarium shows, and Simulator rides

$90 $25

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Washington Wizards Game with T-Shirt at Verizon Center on December 1 or 14 (Up to 42% Off). Two Seating Options.

Washington Wizards

Verizon Center

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The Wizards look to capitalize on their best start in 30 years during home games against Miami and Utah

$42.40 $25

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"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting" at Anacostia Theatre, December 5–6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting"

Anacostia Theatre

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Family drama touches on the conflicts between a woman, her mother, and her fiance that surface during the holidays

$90.93 $46

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"Nice Work If You Can Get It" at Warner Theatre on January 30 or 31 (Up to 50% Off)

"Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Warner Theatre

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Crowd-pleasing romantic comedy whisks audiences to the Roaring Twenties in a musical set to classic George and Ira Gershwin tunes

$89.75 $45

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Museum Visits for Two or Four Adults or StoryTime for Two Children at The Kreeger Museum (50% Off)

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

Set in residential estate, museum houses paintings by Monet, Cézanne & Picasso & hosts youth events with storytelling based on famous works

$20 $12

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$9 for Entry to 2014 DC Santa Crawl on Saturday, December 13 ($15 Value)

Project DC Events

Multiple Locations

Revelers dress up in holiday attire or other fun festive wear and visit 17+ Dupont Circle bars to enjoy drink and food specials

$15 $9

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$9 for Entry to 2014 DC Santa Crawl on Saturday, December 13 ($15 Value)

Project DC Events

Multiple Locations

Revelers dress up in holiday attire or other fun festive wear and visit 17+ Dupont Circle bars to enjoy drink and food specials

$15 $9

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Build Your Own Terrarium with Succulents

Terrarium Making Class

Washington

Follow along with expert DIYer Holley Simmons as she shows you how to make your own beautiful terrarium with succulents, rocks, and moss

$50

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Temper Chocolate and Handcraft Mint Truffles with a Chocolatier

Chocolate Truffle-Making Class

Van Ness - Forest Hills

Ismael Neggaz covers the history of chocolate and how to select the best ingredients, and then you make mint chocolate truffles to take home

$55

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

American Snapshots

Washington Mall

View stunning seasonal decorations while learning the history of American holiday traditions

$60 $25

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The Sweet Spot DC: Naughty Office Party at Ibiza on Saturday, December 20, at 6 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot DC: Naughty Office Party

Ibiza

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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Winter-Themed VIP Bar Crawl with Drink and Mug for Two or Four from Snow Day Bar Crawl (Up to 41% Off)

Snow Day Bar Crawl

BlackFinn Saloon

Wintry bar crawl explores eight downtown bars, including Front Page, Black Finn, and Irish Whiskey, complete with a commemorative mug

$44 $26

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Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

$24 $13

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Local Wine Tasting Event for One or Two from EventGeekUSA on Saturday, January 31, at 4 p.m. (Up to 80% Off)

EventGeekUSA

Columbia Heights

Taste five red and white wines from storied Maryland and Virginia vineyards, then enjoy a full glass of your choice with snacks

$149 $39

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Wax-Museum Visit for One or Two at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. (Up to 45% Off)

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

MADAME TUSSAUDS

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

$22.79 $13

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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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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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Find Inner Calm with a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

Meditation Workshop

Dupont Circle

Klia Bassing leads seated and walking meditations, and imparts exercises for incorporating mindfulness into students’ lives

$55

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Three or Five Weeks of Unlimited Indoor Boot-Camp Classes at Level Up Personal Training (Up to 55% Off)

Level up Personal Training LLC.

Washington

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

$72.75 $35

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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 $47

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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 $47

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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, 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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Party-Bus Transportation to Maryland Live! Casino for One or Two from Party Geek Transport (Up to 59% Off)

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

$99 $41

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$19 for Five Pints of Beer at Bardo Brewpub ($40 Value)

Bardo Brewpub

Washington

Brothers’ brewpub boasts 13 self-crafted beers on tap, including Marion Berry Ale, Zeus IPA, Imperial Chuck Brown Ale, Sour Mash, and DREMO

$40 $19

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One, Two, Four, or Ten Admissions to a DC Bar Crawl from Barcrawlin.com (Up to 80% Off)

Barcrawlin.com

The Atlas Room

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

$49 $19

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Two, Four, or Six Tickets to Escape Room Live DC (Up to 55% Off)

Escape Room Live DC

Glover Park

Players work together to sleuth their way out of a locked room by finding clues and solving puzzles

$198 $89

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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 Ballet Barre, Tai Chi, Yoga, or Belly Dancing Classes at Work It! Studio (Up to 80% Off)

Work It! Studio

U Street - Cardozo

Ballet Barre, Tai Chi, Yogalates, Vinyasa Yoga, or Belly Dancing fitness classes help exercisers tone muscles and burn calories

$130 $29

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Buddha B Yoga (Up to 77% Off)

Buddha B Yoga

U Street - Cardozo

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

$148 $35

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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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VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

$30 $15

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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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$29 for 10 Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes Classes at Yamasaki Academy ($200). Five Locations Available.

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$200 $29

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Visit for Two or Four to the National Building Museum (Up to 50% 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

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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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Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at Foundation Fitness (81% Off)

Foundation Fitness

Multiple Locations

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

$149 $28

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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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$35 for Five 90-Minute Bikram-Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Dupont (Up to $100 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

$100 $35

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Three-Hour Morning or Evening Tour for Two or Four with Royal Trolley Tours (26% 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 $58

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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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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Georgetown Guitar Academy (Up to 65% 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 $32

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Knitting Classes at Knitting101.org (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available.

Knitting101.org

Dupont Circle

Instructors teach students basic and advanced knitting stitches and build on skills en route to the completion of an individual project

$179 $79

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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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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 69% Off)

Jordin's Paradise

Dupont Circle

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

$75 $24

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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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Two Classic or Fall-Themed Beer Flights with Two Appetizers for Two at Uptown Tap House (Up to 50% Off)

Uptown Tap House

Washington

Enjoy appetizers such as truffled steak and cheese eggrolls, paired with flights of craft beers or fall-themed premium beers

$34 $17

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Three-Hour Painting Session for One or Two at Art By The Glazz (55% Off)

Art By The Glazz

Multiple Locations

Create a work of art and enjoy an optional glass of complimentary wine

$55 $25

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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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Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 50% Off)

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

$30 $15

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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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$20 for $40 Groupon — Twist and Turns Body Fitness offering Zumba Classes 8 sessions

Twist and Turns Body Fitness

16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park

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

$40 $20

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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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1, 3, or 12 Beading Classes or Full-Day Beading Boot Camp with Meals from The Bead Studio (Up to 67% Off)

The Bead Studio

Multiple Locations

Beading classes for adults and children or boot camp with lessons on beading techniques, a bead trunk show, and included breakfast and lunch

$75 $29

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1, 3, or 12 Beading Classes or Full-Day Beading Boot Camp with Meals from The Bead Studio (Up to 67% Off)

The Bead Studio

Multiple Locations

Beading classes for adults and children or boot camp with lessons on beading techniques, a bead trunk show, and included breakfast and lunch

$75 $29

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One or Two Months Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit (Up to 87% 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 $17

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One or Two Months Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit (Up to 87% 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 $17

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Singles Mixer with Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres for One or Two from OneRoute Catering (Up to 59% 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 $44

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$16 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 $16

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Pan-Latin Food or Rum Tasting for Two or Four at Cafe Citron (Up to 50% Off)

Cafe Citron

Dupont Circle

Bolivian chicken stew and Peruvian beef explore the flavors of Latin America; four premium rums include Bacardi and Pampero

$35 $19

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Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

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

$80 $39

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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 57% 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 $18

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To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

601 F Street Northeast
Washington,
DC
US

Considered to be the country's only public museum devoted to the history of global espionage, the International Spy Museum teems with multimedia displays, hands-on activities, and educational events. Filled with low-lit halls and mysterious doors, the museum backs up its exhibits with experience; many of its board members, staff, and speakers are former spies. Executive Director Peter Earnest, for one, spent more than 35 years in the CIA and its National Clandestine Service; frequent speaker Oleg Kalugin once held a position as major general of the KGB. Through special talks and an array of exhibits, the group reveals several hundred years of spy techniques and gadgetry, showcases connections between real spies and pop culture, and draws from international backgrounds to grant a global perspective.

In the Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit, visitors explore the most memorable villains from throughout the James Bond film series, discovering the role the series played in shaping public perception of spying and exploring how the villains changed to reflect their times. Featuring over 110 movie and historic artifacts, a series galleries allows visitors to learn about the wide variety of evildoers from many perspectives. For an additional charge, guests can opt to embark on a simulated covert mission entirely based on real intelligence case files in Operation Spy, a one-hour interactive exhibit during which participants ride in simulated truck beds and use video surveillance to find leaked nuclear-trigger technology in a fictional country.

800 F Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

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

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