Things To Do in Virginia

50% Off Youth Baseball or Softball Clinic

Tidewater Hit & Pitch

Norfolk

$60 $30

Young players hone hitting, pitching, and other skills during two days of baseball camp

Ballahack Airsoft – Up to 51% Off

Ballahack Airsoft

Pleasant Grove West

$40 $20

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Camo-clad players wander through miles of wooded trails and swamps, attacking enemies with plastic pellets from realistic guns

55% Off Martial Arts

Capitol Combat Sports

Ronald Reagan National Airport

$60 $27

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Up to 60% Off Speedway Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Richmond International Raceway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 61% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Zephyr's Way Stable

Zephyr's Way Stable

$80 $40

Instructor helps beginner to advanced-intermediate riders gain comfort in the saddle at stable with indoor and outdoor arena

50% Off Horseback-Riding Summer Camp

Battlefield Park Polo Club

Gainesville

$298 $149

Campers aged 6–16 take daily riding lessons, play games, and participate in arts and crafts and water activities

Up to 50% Off Stand Up Paddle Yoga Class

Rudee Inlet Stand Up Paddle

Virginia Beach

$50 $25

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Atop floating paddleboards, groups follow an instructor through a yoga style routine that's enhanced by keeping one's balance atop the board

Up to Half Off Jet-Ski Dolphin Tour

Great White Water Sports

Norfolk

$175 $79

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Passengers imagine it's still summer as lifeguard-trained safety monitors take them onto Chesapeake Bay to ride jet skis with dolphins

Up to 51% Off Indy-Style Racecar Experience

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Richmond International Raceway

$129.99 $64

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Chesapean Outdoors – Up to 43% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Chesapean Outdoors

Northeast Virginia Beach

$60 $35

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Experienced guides lead paddlers on excursions along Virginia Beach to watch dolphins

The Motorsport Lab – Up to 82% Off Lamborghini or Ferrari Experience

The Motorsport Lab

Richmond International Raceway

$549 $99

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Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at Richmond International Raceway

50% Off Toward A Horseback Riding Lesson

Providence Pines Farm

Pelham

$40 $20

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Up to 44% Off Aerial Adventure Park Passes

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

Blue Ridge

$98 $59

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Two-hour aerial Adventure Park visits or season passes

Up to 55% Off Full-Day Boat Rental

Sand Dollar Charters

Sand Dollar Charters

$350 $159

Coast along Daytona, Ormond, and New Smyrna Beaches in fishing boats or pontoon with plush seating and a convertible sun shade

Up to 50% Off a One-Week Sleep-Away Kids Lacrosse Camp

TR Lacrosse Camp

Timber Ridge Camp

$1,197 $599

Boys aged 8-14 and girls aged 8–12 sharpen lacrosse skills during a one-week sleep-away camp

Up to 51% Off Archery Lesson

Hunt'N'Shak Archery Center

Hunt 'N' Shak

$140 $69

Professional archers teach students the proper form of using a bow to ensure consistent shots and enjoyable experience

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Colchester Equines

Fredericksburg

$141 $69

Students learn the basics of hunter/jumper, English, or Western style

45% Off Partying Services

Dance Fusion's Glam Girl Parties

Lorton

$250 $138

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Up to 43% Off Parent/Child Mud Race

Big Muddy Challenge

Beaverdam

$35 $20

Mud-race participants crawl under nets, wade through knee-high mud pits, and shimmy over bales of hay

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Adam and Jennifer Pismeny have always been passionate about fitness. They both became involved with sports at a young age: Jennifer enjoyed swimming, cheerleading, and dance, and Adam focused on activities including soccer and BMX racing, qualifying for state-level meets and competitions along the way. Perhaps as a facet of their team-sports experience, the duo also has a long history of helping others. Jennifer, who has struggled with weight concerns, obtained her undergraduate degree in elementary education, and both of them became certified personal trainers to guide other people toward achieving personal health goals.

Along with trainer Joe Boozer, the Pismenys share their knowledge and experience at Hampton Roads Adventure Bootcamp, which is part of one of the largest boot-camp organizations in the world. Their program was designed by fitness expert John Spencer Ellis to build strength and confidence via a combination of motivating, varied workouts and nutritional guidance. The team hosts sessions five days a week all year long, leading groups of about 30 women through exercises that can be modified for all skill levels or any number of extra biceps.

4513 Barkingdale Drive
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Mad Science’s highly trained instructors strive to ignite scientific curiosity in young learners, eschewing dry lectures for engaging hands-on activities, experiments, and games. Their professional, age-appropriate syllabi—which meet national- and state-science-curriculum standards—broaden educational horizons during afterschool programs, in-class workshops, summer camps, and preschool programs, cleverly disguising the fundamentals of scientific exploration within interactive experiments. As the junior scientists get down to business with oodles of hands-on experiments, the instructors teach them the safe and proper use of their equipment. Mad Science also hosts special events and birthday parties—which earned it the Parents Connect Parents' Picks 2009 Best Party Entertainer award—that open little eyes to scientific concepts with on-location experiments, hovercraft rides, or a freshly cloned woolly mammoth.

820 Colonial Avenue
Norfolk,
VA
US

Mad Science’s highly trained instructors strive to ignite scientific curiosity in young learners, eschewing dry lectures for engaging hands-on activities, experiments, and games. Their professional, age-appropriate syllabi—which meet national- and state-science-curriculum standards—broaden educational horizons during afterschool programs, in-class workshops, summer camps, and preschool programs, cleverly disguising the fundamentals of scientific exploration within interactive experiments. As the junior scientists get down to business with oodles of hands-on experiments, the instructors teach them the safe and proper use of their equipment. Mad Science also hosts special events and birthday parties—which earned it the Parents Connect Parents' Picks 2009 Best Party Entertainer award—that open little eyes to scientific concepts with on-location experiments, hovercraft rides, or a freshly cloned woolly mammoth.

4316 Bruce Road
Chesapeake,
VA
US

Under the tutelage of Pedego's eagle-eyed guide, travelers motor through on a monumental tour of D.C. landmarks astride a zippy electric bicycle. Form and function fuse into the retro-cruiser styled vehicles, which bop along at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour under the power of human legs or an electric engine. After donning the provided safety gear and packing the complimentary snack and water, riders mount the motorized cycle for a two-hour tour that begins and ends at the U.S. Marine Memorial, whirring past famous sites like the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and FDR’s boyhood dunk tank in the process. A daily online calendar helps match riders with an open schedule slot.

1400 North Meade Street
Arlington,
VA
US

Former professional driver and expert instructor Randy Baker and his team have been guiding drivers toward greatness for more than 20 years; past pupils include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jeff and Ward Burton, and the shadowy pit mechanic known only as Racer X. At SpeedTech Auto Racing School, Randy combines a fleet of super-speedy rides—authentic, metal-bodied vehicles boasting 650-horsepower V-8 engines—with a serious emphasis on safety to prepare drivers for any mishap on the track. Gearheads, speed junkies, and people who still sleep in a racecar bed despite their adult children's protestations soak up Randy's knowledge during one of SpeedTech's many race programs, varying in length from 3 laps to more than 100. With the school's built-in HD video feeds, drivers can commemorate their laps or prove to the family car it's been cheating on them with the hotel's valet.

600 E Laburnum Ave.
Richmond,
Virginia
US

The friendly staffers at Bounce House's multiple Virginia locales breathe new life into the term sock hop, as well as lots of air into inflatable play surfaces. During Open Jump sessions and birthday parties, sock-clad moppets aged 1–12 can hop to their heels’ content across a cadre of themed inflatables, which catapult youngsters into TV-station simulacra and onto the surface of an air-hockey machine. As parents supervise, they can compare their children's bouncing with that of the stock market using complimentary WiFi. Each Bounce House fuels fun by keeping its snack bar fully stocked.

14337 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News,
VA
US