Things To Do In Gainesville

$159 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump with a Souvenir T-shirt from DC Skydiving Center ($329 Value)

DC Skydiving Center

DC Skydiving Center

Tethered to an instructor, skydivers free-fall at up to 120 miles per hour before floating to earth and earning a souvenir T-shirt

$329 $159

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All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for Up to 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$100 $19

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Four or Ten Games of Laser Tag at JNJ Battlequest (Up to 50% Off)

JNJ Battlequest

Gainesville

Laser tag games held inside play-scape

$36 $19

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Train with Special Guests The Fray & Matt Nathanson at Jiffy Lube Live on June 28 at 7 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

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Jiffy Lube Live

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Three-time Grammy winners Train (“Drops of Jupiter,” “Meet Virginia”) join forces with fellow heartfelt rockers The Fray and Matt Nathanson

$34 $15

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$31 for $125 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — So Won Sool Hapkido - Self Defense

Northern Virginia Sin Moo Hapkido Institute

Gainesville

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

$125 $31

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions or Five Weeks Plus a Fitness E-Book at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 87% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

$123.50 $29

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Augustine Golf Club's award-winning course was sculpted to reflect its natural beauty with its distinctive par 4s sculpted by course architect, Rick Jacobson. Although the greens at Augustine declined for a few years, recent renovations have restored the course to its former glory, once again luring golfers to its babbling streams and forest. Farther north, rivals Augustine's sister course, Raspberry Falls. Course architect Gary Player remarked that the Falls, once an 18th-century plantation, “was made for a golf course.” Inspired by this ideal setting, he dreamed up the links-style course at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, whose meandering brooks, stone walls, and stacked-sod bunkers evoke Scotland, while its vista of the Catoctin Mountains remind players they’re in Virginia.

These golf havens have more than picturesque views in common—they are two of six award-winning courses united by Raspberry Golf Management’s portfolio, which stretches from Virginia to Pennsylvania and skips over to Arizona. Gary Player’s design team for Raspberry Falls included Tim Freeland, who went on to design two of the firm’s other courses: Royal Manchester Golf Links, whose bentgrass fairways sidle up to the Susquehanna River, and Old Hickory Golf Club, a parkland-style course crisscrossed by Beaver Creek. The management company's other gems include The Legacy Golf Resort, where cowboys used to ride their rocking horses around a 7,500-acre ranch, and Bull Run Golf Club, which sprawls across more than 450 acres of meadows and woodlands at the foot of the Bull Run Mountains.

3520 James Madison Highway
Haymarket,
VA
US

JNJ Battlequest gives kids a chance to unleash their excess energy inside a facility that features more than 5,200 square feet of adventure. The indoor play-scape is an ideal setting for families to take in a game of laser tag. Using the latest laser tag technology, a group of up to 30 players can zip and zoom around an interactive arena that shoots back. The fun doesn't stop there: JNJ Battlequest also has 22 different games, with walk-in games offered every hour. They also host all-you-can-play nights, fundraisers, and birthday parties in one of their five party rooms.

13525 Wellington Center Circle
Gainesville,
VA
US

While the Corn Maze in the Plains has yet to receive many reviews, The Washington Post and Washingtonian recommend it as a fun fall activity.

4501 Old Tavern Road
The Plains,
VA
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Founded in 1996, the Encore Theatrical Arts Project shifts the spotlight onto budding performers ages 9–18 who stage two original shows each season and have embarked on overseas tours to captivate international audiences. This Christmas season, the nonprofit organization celebrates its 16th-anniversary production by dazzling viewers young and old with its annual, Broadway-style holiday musical. From the illuminated boroughs of New York to the North Pole’s reindeer off-track betting joints, Santa's Special Delivery enchants viewers with a globetrotting tale bursting with cheerful songs, stunning choreography, and humorous surprises. Intricate stage designs provide fantastical backdrops to each scene, and elaborate costumes and cameos from the community's most fleet-footed shopping-mall Santas infuse the show with extra doses of Yuletide cheer.

14850 Tyler Mill Ct
Haymarket,
VA
US

Raspberry Falls: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7,191 yards from the tips | Five tee options

Caddy's Report: Reminiscent of a course in the British Isles, Raspberry Falls whisks golfers across rippling terrain outfitted with streams, bunkers, and stone walls. In past lives, this property hosted fox hunts and was also a raspberry farm, which explains the name and the wild raspberry bushes growing about today.

Bull Run Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6,961 yards from the tips | Five tee options

Caddy's Report: Water hazards come into play from the very first hole, where a pond lies in wait to swallow up balls that don't carry or aren't fitted with mini propellers. Located in the foothills of Bull Run Mountain, the course fluctuates between wide open fairways and challenging stretches hemmed in by rows of trees.

Old Hickory Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7,077 yards from the tips | Five tee options

Caddy's Report: Every hole at Old Hickory is bunkered, and fast greens mean players must practice caution. To that end, mounded fairways also cause balls to bounce back toward the middle of the fairway?skilled golfers can take advantage of this feature by using the mounds to move shots forward.

Augustine Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 71 | 6,817 yards from the tips | Five tee options

Caddy's Report: Emerald-green fairways and white bunkers set against a darkened hardwood forest provides a lesson in contrast, but players can't be lulled by this club's beauty. Several holes readily decimate scores, including the 572-yard fourth hole, which features a double dogleg and a particularly tiny green.

3520 James Madison Highway
Haymarket,
VA
US

Raspberry Falls: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7,191 yards from the tips | Five tee options

Caddy's Report: Reminiscent of a course in the British Isles, Raspberry Falls whisks golfers across rippling terrain outfitted with streams, bunkers, and stone walls. In past lives, this property hosted fox hunts and was also a raspberry farm, which explains the name and the wild raspberry bushes growing about today.

Bull Run Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6,961 yards from the tips | Five tee options

Caddy's Report: Water hazards come into play from the very first hole, where a pond lies in wait to swallow up balls that don't carry or aren't fitted with mini propellers. Located in the foothills of Bull Run Mountain, the course fluctuates between wide open fairways and challenging stretches hemmed in by rows of trees.

Old Hickory Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7,077 yards from the tips | Five tee options

Caddy's Report: Every hole at Old Hickory is bunkered, and fast greens mean players must practice caution. To that end, mounded fairways also cause balls to bounce back toward the middle of the fairway?skilled golfers can take advantage of this feature by using the mounds to move shots forward.

Augustine Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 71 | 6,817 yards from the tips | Five tee options

Caddy's Report: Emerald-green fairways and white bunkers set against a darkened hardwood forest provides a lesson in contrast, but players can't be lulled by this club's beauty. Several holes readily decimate scores, including the 572-yard fourth hole, which features a double dogleg and a particularly tiny green.

3520 James Madison Highway
Haymarket,
VA
US

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