Sightseeing in Merrifield


$25 for Entry to DC Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Saturday, April 25 ($55 Value)

Challenge Nation

Fairgrounds

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$55 $25

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Discover the Living Legacy of Big Band at Bohemian Caverns

Big Band Concert and Club Tour

Brad Linde

Get an intimate tour of a historic DC jazz club as you learn the origins of big band with Brad Linde, then cap the evening with a concert

$25

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One-Hour Cherry Blossom Happy-Hour Cruise for One, Two, or Four from DC Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

DC Cruises

DC Cruises

Potomac River cruise passes the beautiful cherry blossoms on a panoramic double-decker boat

$28 $15

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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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After-Hours Brew Tour with Dinner and Driver for One or Two at DC Brew Tours (Up to 39% Off)

DC Brew Tours

Washington, D.C.

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

$90 $55

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

Bike and Roll

North Building - Suite 905

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

$64 $35

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

Capitol River Cruises

Capitol River Cruises

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

American Snapshots

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

$60 $25

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

Little Washington Winery

Hampton

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

$80 $35

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

Great Food Tours

Great Food Tours

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

M.J. Love Photography

The National Mall

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

$140 $69

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Three- to Four-Hour Tour of Washington D.C. for One, Two, or Four From Zohery Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Zohery Tours

Zohery Tours

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

$39 $18

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$67 for $105 Worth of Gallery Visits — All We Art

All We Art

Washington

From the merchant: Fine wood carved bowl with two bronze jaguars

$105 $67

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$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Lucky Bar

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$90 $45

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

USA Guided Tours

US Navy Memorial

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

$49 $29

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

Barcrawlin.com

The Atlas Room

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

$49 $16

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

Adventures for Creative Tourists

Washington

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

$55 $27

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

National Fund for the US Botanic Garden

Washington Mall

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

$75 $39

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

Royal Trolley Tours

Royal Trolley Tours

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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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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DC Bus Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Georgetown Trolley Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Georgetown Trolley Tours

Alexandria

See the White House, Capitol building, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, WWI Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial

$110 $55

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Home and Grounds Visit for Two or Five Adults at Gunston Hall (Up to 50% Off)

Gunston Hall

Gunston Hall Plantation

Guided tours through 18th-century Georgian mansion with period furnishings and historical recreated grounds

$20 $10

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

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

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

$10 $5

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Tour for 2 or 4 with Take-Home Cheese and Charcuterie Baskets from Mediterranean Cellars Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Mediterranean Cellars Winery

Marshall

Tour family owned and operated vineyard and cellars and take home a gift basket stocked with cheese, charcuterie, and a corkscrew

$56 $29

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Select Local Merchants

Experienced artist and framer Sara Minarik helps to conserve cherished photos and apprized accolades from the quality-diminishing effects of the world with custom frames cradling museum-quality materials. Memento memorializers can submit their souvenirs to Applegate's talented picture-preservers and rest assured that all pop-art posters, beloved sports memorabilia, and original recipes for raisins will be returned in a framed shield of see-through body armor that flatters as much as it protects. Though project rates vary as much as their framed-in contents, a complete 5"x7" frame with acid-free matting and UV-filtering glass usually starts at around $100. Patrons can customize keepsakes by choosing their favorite materials from a selection of more than 1,500 frames and more than 1,200 matting options. All framing services are completed in Applegate's store.
101 Church St NW
Vienna,
VA
US
The Framing Studio and Art Plus Frame carries an assortment of custom framing options, including wood, aluminum, and other materials. Using only acid-free materials, the shop's staff can lend elegance to prints with conservation framing, linen mats, and custom brass and aluminum plaques. For lonely frames with nothing to hold, the studio also stocks prints from several fine-art distributors, including Charles Bibbs, Washington Green, and Rod Chase. The shop's photo-restoration services rejuvenate even the most faded screenshots of Lewis and Clark's live blogging. Many services can be completed in as little as one hour.
11282 James Swart Circle
Fairfax,
VA
US
Crystal Framing Gallery's staff skillfully handles a range of customer requests, from traditional photography and portrait framing to special projects such as engraving, photo restoration, and object framing. Patrons choose from more than 2,000 available materials and framing styles that include conservation, shadow boxing, and glued macaroni.
2179 Crystal Plaza Arc
Arlington,
VA
US
While living in New Zealand for eight months, Art Hauptman fell in love with the country's thriving café culture. At Cassatt's Kiwi Cafe & Gallery, he captures that spirit with New Zealand–inspired items such as meat and vegetable pies complemented by homemade tomato chutney. Chefs also toss salads with warm roasted beet and goat cheese, sauté pan-roasted chicken breast in a curry coconut sauce, and craft homemade desserts such as pavlova. To help wash down dishes, staffers whip up specialty drinks such as the flat white—a New Zealand-style latte—with coffee brewed in-house and pour imported New World wines from countries such as New Zealand and South Africa. Named for impressionist painter Mary Cassatt, the café surrounds diners with monthly showings of work by local artists from the Arlington Artists Alliance. Along with visual art, the cozy bistro hosts live musicians every Saturday night, who play everything from Appalachian tunes to American blues.
4536 Lee Hwy
Arlington,
VA
US
The artisans behind K.H. Art & Framing understand that the best kind of preservation combines traditional techniques with modern technology. Each day, they draw on more than 20 years of experience as they craft museum-quality frames with 200 moulding options and conservation-grade glass and matting. Inside their photo lab, staffers look to the future, printing passport photos and canvas prints or digitally restoring images before storing them safely on CDs. While framers and technicians preserve memories, curators stay busy filling the studio's gallery with artwork—such as oil paintings, lithographs, and silk-screens—from both local and international artists. They also sell posters that can turn a house into a home or a bathroom stall into a personal workspace.
4745 Lee Hwy.
Arlington,
VA
US
At Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), art aficionados mingle in a community that fosters a love of visual arts with hands-on education, exhibitions, and special events. A yearlong family membership grants parents access to contemporary-art exhibitions with artist receptions, workshops, special events, and a 10% discount on a kids' single summer art class (20% when registering for multiple classes). Children smear glue, sprinkle glitter, and splatter paint from three brimming art buckets without tattooing your living-room sofa during Explore More, a self-guided exploration of the current exhibition with related art-making activities. Unleash your child's inner Picasso with priority admission to GRACE's summer art programs, which immerse children in puppetry, comic books, and self-portraits ideal for proudly mounting on refrigerators or above castle mantels.
12001 Market Street
Reston,
VA
US
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