Things To Do in District of Columbia

Washington Nationals Game at Nationals Park on September 23, 25, or 26 (Up to Half Off). 3 Seating Options Available.

Washington Nationals

Nationals Park

$20 $10

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Led by one of baseball's most promising pitching staffs, the Nats square off against a duo of NL East opponents at Nationals Park

Washington Capitals Pre-Season Game at Verizon Center on September 21 or October 2 (Up to 43% Off)

Washington Capitals

Verizon Center

$50.85 $29

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Eying a return to the playoffs, the Capitals shake off the rust and begin the 2014-15 campaign during pre-season games at the Verizon Center

National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Through May 30 (Up to 58% Off)

National Symphony Orchestra

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

$177 $75

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The 2014–15 season features violinists Midori and Leonidas Kavakos, works by Mahler and Tchaikovsky, and percussionists performing Akiho

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

"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting"

Anacostia Theatre

$90.93 $46

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

Five Drop-In Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga at Dahn Yoga & Tai Chi (Up to 71% Off)

Dahn Yoga & Tai Chi

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

Qualified instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by teatime

Two-Hour Scotch Tasting and Appetizers for One or Two on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 80% Off)

EventGeekUSA

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$149 $39

Aficionados can spend two hours sampling scotch whiskey from six distilleries, listening to smooth jazz, and snacking on light fare

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

USA Guided Tours

US Navy Memorial

$49 $29

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

MetroCooking DC: The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show with Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri (Up to 48% Off)

MetroCooking DC

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

$29 $15

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Pick up tips, food, and kitchenware at festival anchored by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri, as well as 250+ exhibitors

MetroCooking DC: The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show with Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri (Up to 48% Off)

MetroCooking DC

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

$29 $15

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Pick up tips, food, and kitchenware at festival anchored by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri, as well as 250+ exhibitors

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

Capitol River Cruises

Georgetown

$30 $14

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

Follow an Art Curator Through D.C.’s Contemporary Galleries

Contemporary Art Gallery Tour

Dupont Circle

$40 $40

Art curator and enthusiast Roxanne Goldberg leads a tour of local contemporary art galleries, discussing their works along the way

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

Bike and Roll

National Mall

$64 $35

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

Round-Trip Bus Ride to New York City from Washington, DC or Virginia from BestBus (Up to 57% Off)

BestBus

Multiple Locations

$90 $39

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Buses outfitted with free wi-fi and outlets ferry passengers to and from New York's Times Square; trips take about 4.5 hours each way

Round-Trip Bus Ride to New York City from Washington, DC or Virginia from BestBus (Up to 57% Off)

BestBus

Multiple Locations

$90 $39

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Buses outfitted with free wi-fi and outlets ferry passengers to and from New York's Times Square; trips take about 4.5 hours each way

Autumn Craft Beer Happy Hour Cruises from DC Harbor Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

DC Harbor Cruises

Southwest Waterfront

$30 $15

Up to 225 passengers board a luxury catamaran for a sailing excursion equipped with a full cash bar

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

A Baby Affair Admission for 2 or 4 in DC on Sept. 28 or Baltimore on Nov. 9 at A Baby Affair (Up to 95% Off)

RGI events & public relations

Multiple Locations

$180 $15

Sample kid- and parent-friendly foods, and wander a convention filed with baby-and-tot-focused exhibitors

A Baby Affair Admission for 2 or 4 in DC on Sept. 28 or Baltimore on Nov. 9 at A Baby Affair (Up to 95% Off)

RGI events & public relations

Multiple Locations

$180 $15

Sample kid- and parent-friendly foods, and wander a convention filed with baby-and-tot-focused exhibitors

Build Your Own Terrarium with Succulents

Terrarium-Making Class

Mount Pleasant

$50 $50

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

One-Hour Fall Foliage Cruise for One, Two, or Four from DC Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

DC Cruises

Georgetown

$28 $16

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Potomac River cruise passes parks, monuments, and other sites during the colorful seasonal change on a heated double-decker boat

Adult Pirate-Ship or Party-Yacht Cruise from Boomerang Pirate Ship (50% Off)

Boomerang Pirate Ship

Georgetown

$32 $16

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Cruises aboard a pirate ship or party yacht provide views of the Potomac along with drinks and dancing

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

Marvel at DC's Hidden Monuments During a Tour Led by a Local Expert

Tour DC's Hidden Monuments

U Street - Cardozo

$30 $30

D.C.-native Elizabeth Rosendorf takes you via metro & taxi to lesser-known sites, where you'll snap photos and explore D.C.'s hidden history

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

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

$20 $12

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

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

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

$24 $13

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

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

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

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

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

No Obesity Family Fitness, Llc

Washington

$50 $18

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

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

$99 $41

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Dupont Circle

$50 $25

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

In-Home Wine or Whiskey Tasting for Up to 15 from Custom Wine Tasting (Up to 57% Off)

Custom Wine 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

Five Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Capoeira Fitness DC (Up to 66% Off)

Capoeira Fitness DC

Washington

$75 $27

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

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

$30 $15

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

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

CitySights DC

Union Station (Main Lobby)

$48 $35

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

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

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

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

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

National Building Museum

Logan Circle - Shaw

$16 $8

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

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

Born To Be Fit

Washington

$75 $23

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

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

Buddha B Yoga

U Street - Cardozo

$148 $35

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

Painting Class with Drink for 1 or 2 or Private Party for Up to 15 at Uncork’d Art (Up to 51% Off)

Uncork'd Art

Uncork'd Art

$50 $25

Local artists lead fun two-hour group painting classes for a 21+ crowd with glass of wine, or host private party for up to 15 guests

$60.50 for Eight-Week Beginner Swing-Dance Course at Gottaswing ($110 Value)

Gottaswing

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

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

$60.50 for Eight-Week Beginner Swing-Dance Course at Gottaswing ($110 Value)

Gottaswing

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

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

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

National Fund for the US Botanic Garden

Washington Mall

$75 $39

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

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

Foundation Fitness

Multiple Locations

$149 $28

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

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

Chariots For Hire

Federal Triangle

$98 $49

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

$41 for $75 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Right Path Fitness

Right Path Fitness

On Location

$75 $41

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

$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Turn 2 Notes

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

$80 $45

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

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

Tennis Zone

Glover Park

$120 $59

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

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

Bikram Yoga Dupont

Dupont Circle

$100 $35

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

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

Great Food Tours

The Old Stone House

$50 $25

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

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

ELD Touring Enterprises

Washington

$120 $59

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

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

Tango Mercurio

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Instructors teach Argentine tango

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

Tango Mercurio

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Instructors teach Argentine tango

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

M.J. Love Photography

The National Mall

$140 $69

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

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

$75 $29.99

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

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

$70 $25

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

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

Gray Line DC, Martz Group

Gray Line Terminal Union Station (Bus Level)

$45 $22

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

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

Uptown Tap House

Washington

$34 $17

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

$99 for a 90-Minute Gardening Consultation from Garden Gurus ($150 Value)

Garden Gurus

Redeem from Home

$150 $99

Landscaping experts identify diseased plants and provide solutions, suggest plants that will thrive in your yard, and provide design ideas

10 Group Boxing-Training Sessions from Boxing/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/MMA (54% Off)

Maguilla Brazillian Jiu-jitsu Academy

Redeem from Home

$50 $23

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

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Unleash Someone More Capable LLC/Certified Personal Trainer/Strength Coachn (70% Off)

Unleashsomeonemorecapable Llc

Redeem from Home

$240 $72

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

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

Art By The Glazz

Multiple Locations

$55 $25

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

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

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

$30 $15

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

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

The Davis Center

Brightwood - Tacoma Park

$170 $59

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

$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

$40 $20

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

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

$45 $19

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

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

$45 $19

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

1, 3, or 12 Beading Classes or Full-Day Beading Boot Camp with Meals from The Bead Studio (Up to 74% Off)

The Bead Studio

Multiple Locations

$75 $22

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

1, 3, or 12 Beading Classes or Full-Day Beading Boot Camp with Meals from The Bead Studio (Up to 74% Off)

The Bead Studio

Multiple Locations

$75 $22

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

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

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

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

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

Two or Four 60-Minute Guitar Lessons from Planetary Music (Up to 54% Off)

Planetary Music

Redeem from Home

$140 $69

Professional guitar instructors arrive at students' homes to teach them how to play one of the most popular instruments in modern music

Singles Mixer with Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres for One or Two from OneRoute Catering (Up to 50% Off)

OneRoute Catering

Washington

$95 $49

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

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$150 for One "Sew Genius" Sewing Party for Up to Eight Kids from CraftyStitches LLC ($300 Value)

CraftyStitches LLC

On Location

$300 $150

Ninety-minute sewing parties with included supplies help kids develop creative impulses by creating their own designs

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

Cafe Citron

Dupont Circle

$35 $19

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

$206 for $375 Worth of Moonwalk Rental — Bubba's Bounce Houses

Bubba's Bounce Houses

Redeem from Home

$375 $206

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

$39 for 1-Hour Music Lesson $70 — Love Music Lessons

Love Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$70 $39

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

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

Guides of DC

Washington

$35 $17.50

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

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

Little Washington Winery

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

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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 St
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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