Sightseeing in Takoma Park

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

$30 $14

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

Contemporary Art Gallery Tour

Dupont Circle

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

$40 $40

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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

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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Tour Art Fair with Curator and Mingle with Acclaimed Artist

Curator-Guided Art Fair Tour

Capitol Skyline Hotel

Curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell shares her insider knowledge during a tour of Emerge Art Fair before guests mingle with artist Evan Hume

$20 $20

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$30 for Haunted-House Admission for 2 at Gravensteen Haunted Productions ($60 Value). 14 Dates Available.

Gravensteen Haunted Productions

Washington

The cursed former home of murderous matron Helga Mueller plays host to a terrifying haunted attraction

$60 $30

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Three-Day Halloween Pub Crawl for Two, Four, or Ten from HalloweenEvents.com (Up to 54% Off)

HalloweenEvents.com

Multiple Locations

Gear up for, celebrate, and recover from Halloween, all with the same three-day pub crawl pass to bars like Buffalo Billiards and Dirty Bar

$30 $15

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

DC Harbor Cruises

Southwest Waterfront

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

$30 $15

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

DC Cruises

Georgetown

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

$28 $16

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

Boomerang Pirate Ship

Georgetown

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

$32 $16

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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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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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International Spy Museum for One, Two, or Four (Up to 46% Off)

International Spy Museum

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Centuries of international espionage history told through multimedia exhibits such as Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains

$21.95 $12

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

Spirit Expeditions

Dupont Circle

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

$50 $25

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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 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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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- 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

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

$98 $49

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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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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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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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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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Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The HauntedDistrict (Up to 59% Off)

The HauntedDistrict

Oak Hill Cemetery

Tours investigate paranormal side of Georgetown neighborhood by visiting historical crime sites and learning about area's beginnings

$79 $35

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

Little Washington Winery

Washington Virginia

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

$80 $35

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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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Total Terror Pack for One or Two with Four Attractions and Fast Pass at Field of Screams (Up to 47% Off)

Field Of Screams Maryland

Olney

Horrifying scenes and zombies infest four events along the haunted trail and at the house; paintball areas where guests can shoot at zombies

$84 $45

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$22 for a Haunted Pub Tour for Two from Nightly Spirits ($44 Value)

Nightly Spirits (Terror Tours, LLC)

Old Town Tour

Starting at one of Alexandria, VA's historic pubs, guides draw on hours of research to spin tales of haunting history at several pubs

$44 $22

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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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$14 for Fall Family Experience Package for Four at Lloyd Family Farms ($20 Value)

Lloyd Family Farms

Rockville

The farm offers a variety of fun ways, from mazes to petting animals, to spend the whole day with the family; open Saturdays and Sundays

$20 $14

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$15 for Symphony of Lights Drive-Through Admission for One Car or Van ($20 Value)

Symphony of Lights

Downtown Columbia

Gaze at more than 70 intricate light displays from the comfort of your car in a 20–30 minute drive through Symphony Woods

$20 $15

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

Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

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

$20 $10

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Licensed professional tour guides could tell you about the design plan of the U.S. Capitol, the specifics of the congressional resolution to build the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the quotes engraved on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Or, they could show you.

Excellent Tours' four experienced guides share their knowledge of the capital during three narrated tours aboard vans, mini-buses, and coach buses. Each tour includes stops at the White House, Capitol building, Lincoln Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, which is where the similarities end. Tours run at three different times and visit several different additional sights, such as the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the World War II Memorial. During each excursion, guides divulge facts such as how President Theodore Roosevelt gave the White House its name in 1901, and why the engineer who laid the cornerstone of the Washington Monument used the same trowel George Washington used nearly a century earlier instead of the nice one his mother bought for him.

4016 Meadow Trail Ln
Hyattsville,
MD
US

The Washington Glass School’s straightforward progression of classes helps crafters of all experience levels become accomplished glass-artists, demystifying the only art form that combines the chromatic range of oil painting, the practical aesthetics of ceramics, and the high temperatures of burnt-toast-portraiture. The illustrious staff includes Fulbright Scholars, eco-creators, and artists with permanent exhibits at the Smithsonian and the Art Institute of Chicago. The studio also serves as a resource facility for other artists: the Artist Incubator program provides seasoned crafters with studio space for new independent and collaborative works.

3700 Otis St
Mount Rainier,
MD
US

Satisfy sky-centric curiosity with the College Park Aviation Museum's 27,000 square feet of cloud-plowing attractions, set on the historic grounds of the world's oldest continuously operating airport. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum's pride is a restoration shop, which makes once-grand beauties look as flight-ready as a seagull strapped to a jet pack. Ten vintage and reproduced aircraft are arrayed in the main gallery, including a reproduction of the Wright Model B from 1910 and a 1941 Boeing Stearman. Exhibits chart the nonvehicular history of flight, such as the Fly Now! showcase of international aviation posters dating back to 1860. Petite pilots may explore kid-friendly displays, sitting in the cockpit of the Imagination Plane, a 1939 blue Taylorcraft, or go to the hands-on room to dress in flight-ready uniform.

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr
College Park,
MD
US

Is Terasol an art gallery, a coffee shop or a French bistro? Yes to all, actually. This Chevy Chase spot serves three square meals a day from its charming café space, where warm lighting and a plate-glass window light up the ample woodwork inside. Even more color comes from the large amount of artisan jewelry, pottery and crafts that hang on the walls or sit inside long, open shelves. As much an artistic shop for locally-made goods as it is a restaurant, Terasol supports DC’s creative side with occasional showings and constant displays of beautiful wares. Of course, they also support the old French countryside, with a rustic menu that ticks off great dishes like a checklist: French onion soup, beef bourguignon, mussels and frites. A warming quiche is available , and the croque monsieur will satisfy the largest of appetites.

5010 Connecticut Ave NW
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

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