Things To Do in Virginia

$20 for a Dickens' Christmas Towne Season Pass at Nauticus ($40 Value)

Dickens' Christmas Towne | Nauticus

Norfolk

Guests explore a winter wonderland of Christmas characters, carolers, sweet treats, children’s activities, crafts, and more

$40 $20

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Four Admissions with Popcorn and Soda, or a Party with Pizza for Up to 20 at Kangaroo Jac's (Up to 50% Off)

Kangaroo Jac's

Multiple Locations

Indoor play center features inflatable slides, bounce houses, video arcade, and snack bar; birthday parties include pizza and drinks

$9.99 $5

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$30 or $50 Worth of Pick-and-Paint Pottery at Jimmy Potters Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Jimmy Potters Studio

Multiple Locations

Customers choose a piece of holiday pottery, paint it, then pick it up one week later after it’s been fired

$30 $14

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Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

NASCAR Racing Experience

Richmond International Raceway

Give the gift of of adrenaline this holiday season with a drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Richmond International Raceway

$129.99 $64

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10 Martial-Arts Classes and a Uniform, or 16 Classes, Uniform, and Test at Petitto's Black Belt Academy (94% Off)

Petitto's Black Belt Academy

Kiln Creek

Martial-arts moves teach discipline and self-defense at a studio run by a sparring champion; uniform included

$324 $20

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Hammer Your Own Metal Ring with a Jewelry Artist

Jewelry Metalworking Class

Torpedo Factory Arts Center

Dejan Jovanovic demonstrates more than 20 years of jewelry-design experience as he helps you craft your own metal ring

$125

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Half-Day Fishing Trip for Two or Four from Sally T Fishing (50% Off)

Sally T Fishing

Downtown Hampton

Skilled captain and crew lead groups of up to 50 aboard Sally T to catch croakers and flounder with included gear and license

$60 $30

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Admission for Two or Four to O. Winston Link Museum or History Museum of Western Virginia (Up to 52% Off)

History Museum of Western Virginia

Multiple Locations

Two museums explore 10,000 years of Native American heritage via ancient artifacts, and more recent locomotive history through photographs

$15 $8

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Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Voucher for Grill Food (Up to 47% Off)

Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club

Portsmouth

Club has hosted PGA pros Ben Crenshaw and Curtis Strange at a 6,642-yard course originally designed by legendary designer Dick Wilson

$123 $70

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$55 for Three Golf Rounds, Plus, Range Balls and Cart at Riverfront Golf Club (Up to $202.50 Value)

Riverfront Golf Club

Suffolk

Designed by famed course architect Tom Doak, 18-hole course incorporates tidal marshes, tall native grasses, and towering oaks and pines

$202.50 $55

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Zoo Visit for Two or Four to Bear Path Acres Animal Education Center (50% Off)

Bear Path Acres Animal Education Center

Franklin

USDA-licensed, nonprofit exotic-animal sanctuary hosts a tiger, foxes, wolves, and a grizzly bear, among other animals

$24 $12

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Tubing, Skiing, and Snowboarding at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre

Lynchburg

Synthetic snow mimics behavior of its real-world counterpart for year-round tubing, skiing, and snowboarding

$30 $15

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$72 for $159 Groupon — High Kicks

Highkicks Centreville

Centreville

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

$159 $72

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$22 for $40 Groupon — Spot Me Live

Spot Me Live

Neabsco

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

$40 $22

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Three Personal Training Sessions at Dynamic Training Systems (65% Off)

Dynamic Training Systems

Forest

From the merchant: Choose a male or female ACSM exercise physiologist, who will work with you one on one for 45–60 minutes

$180 $63

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Eight Weeks of Unlimited Adult Dance & Fitness Classes at Reston Conservatory Ballet (75% Off)

Conservatory Ballet

Reston

Ballet workout and Pilates mat classes for older teens and adults; complete all of the workouts and see real results in eight weeks

$320 $80

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Two Groupons, Each Good for 18 Holes of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Putter-A-Round Mini Golf (Up to 54% Off)

Putter-A-Round Mini Golf

Harrisonburg

Indoor mini-golf course features cheerfully painted murals and obstacles, with glow-in-the-dark golf on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

$13 $6.50

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Introductory Court-Tennis Package for One or Two at Prince's Court (Up to 92% Off)

Prince's Court

McLean

Club allows members to discover the pleasures and challenges of court tennis, the quirky ancestor of such games as squash and lawn tennis

$375 $41

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Foundation Course with Optional Month of Classes or Five Drop-In Classes at West End CrossFit (Up to 55% Off)

West End CrossFit

Henrico

Exercisers of all ability pick up CrossFit basics in introductory course; more experienced athletes partake in drop-in classes

$175 $89

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club (62% Off). Six Locations Available.

TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors lead boxing and kickboxing classes that help students condition and build stamina

$50 $19

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4 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for Admission for One to Virginia Discovery Museum (50% Off)

Virginia Discovery Museum

Downtown

Interactive children's museum features such hands-on activities as a mini Panera Bread, a frontier cabin, a post office, and a bee hive

$6 $3

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Shooting-Range Package or Simulator Visits at The Sportsman's Lodge and Morris Firearms (40% Off)

The Sportsman's Lodge and Morris Firearms

South Liberty

Simulation system creates indoor and outdoor range environments where users engage in various courses of fire

$75 $45

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Historic Smithfield Plantation (50% Off)

Historic Smithfield Plantation

Blacksburg

Visitors travel back to the 18th century as they traverse the plantation house, garden, and grounds led by a costumed interpreter

$16 $8

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Two Private Lessons, Two Group Classes, and Two Practice Sessions for One or Two (Up to 79% Off)

Dance King Entertainment

Leesburg

Students learn salsa, Argentine tango, or swing during private and group lessons, then unleash their skills at practice sessions

$220 $49

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$95 for a Potomac Nationals Holiday Baseball Package with Tickets to Six 2015 Games and Memorabilia ($197 Value)

G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium

G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium

The reigning-champion Nationals return this spring to defend their title; holiday package includes tickets, memorabilia, and parking passes

$197 $95

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One or Two Months of Martial Arts or Kid's After School Classes at Oriental Sports Academy (Up to 78% Off)

ORIENTAL SPORTS ACADEMY

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach a variety martial-art styles that aim to develop confidence, self discipline, and a balanced approach to daily life

$230 $59

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Ten or Twenty Yoga Classes at Neighborhood Studios, LLC (Up to 73% Off)

Neighborhood Studios, LLC

Annandale

Students flow through yoga routines in calming classes that incorporate breathing exercises, asanas, and meditation

$100 $35

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Manassas Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at The Hylton Performing Arts Center, December 19–23 (Up to 40% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

The Hylton Performing Arts Center

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$30 $18

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Concert Ballet of Virginia: "The Nutcracker" at Monacan or Atlee High School Auditorium, December 13–21 (Up to 58% Off)

Concert Ballet of Virginia Presents: "The Nutcracker"

Multiple Locations

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$26.19 $11

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One, Three, or Five One-Hour Private Golf Lessons from North Carolina Golf Academy (Up to 61% Off)

North Carolina Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

PGA member and Golf Digest instructor helps golfers perfect their swings and other aspects of their game during one-hour lessons

$95 $42

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2 Weeks in the K2 PowerHouse After-School Program for 1, 2, or 3 Kids at K2 Martial Arts Academy (Up to 52% Off)

K2 Martial Arts Academy

West Springfield

Tae Kwon Do classes taught by black-belt instructors help kids improve their focus and discipline while staying strong and flexible

$290 $139

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One- or Two-Month Kickboxing or Kids' MMA Membership at Maryland Combat Sports Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Maryland Combat Sports Academy

Frederick

Adults learn kickboxing techniques while whipping into shape, and kids learn MMA skills while also developing self-confidence and discipline

$250 $99

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$59 for Five-Week Women's Self-Defense Class at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness ($119.95 Value)

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness

Multiple Locations

Expert mixed martial artist equips women with the defensive moves necessary to stop a larger, more aggressive attacker.

$119.95 $59

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Three-Lap Drive or Ride-Along in an Exotic Supercar on a Real Racetrack from Xtreme Xperience (Up to 50% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Summit Point Motorsports Park

Drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

$259 $129

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One G-Pass to the Kroger Stampede Championship Rodeo at the Salem Civic Center on January 9 or 11 (Half Off)

Kroger Stampede Championship Rodeo

Salem Civic Center

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Pro bull-riders, barrel-racers, and calf-ropers descend on the Salem Civic Center for IPRA-sanctioned rodeo event

$22.95 $11.50

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One-Hour Archery Lesson for Two with Bow Rentals at Hunt'N'Shak Archery Center (Up to 62% Off)

Hunt'N'Shak Archery Center

Hunt 'N' Shak

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

$140 $53

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Brew Year's Eve Concert at Blue & Gray Brewery on Wednesday, December 31 (Up to 39% Off)

Brew Year's Eve Concert

Blue & Gray Brewery

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Brewery rings in the New Year with rock ‘n’ roll from critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Justin Jones and his band

$21.49 $13.20

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All-Day Play and Equipment Rental for Three at Pev's Paintball (Up to 84% Off). Two Options Available.

Pev's Paintball

Aldie

Groups of three battle on a 48-acre paintball pitch as referees look on

$311.40 $59

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18-Hole Golf Outing with Cart Rental and Hot Dog Lunch for Two or Four at Ingleside Golf Club (Up to Half Off)

Ingleside Golf Club

Staunton

18-hole, par 72 course winds across the gently rolling Shenandoah Valley countryside with a 70.2 course rating & 123 slope rating

$120 $60

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$35 for 10 Martial-Arts Classes with a T-Shirt at Sterner's Tae Kwon Do Academy ($230 Value)

Sterner's Tae Kwon Do Academy

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts programs for everyone from toddlers to adults at a school led by Master Adam Sterner, a fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do

$230 $35

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$39 for $87 Worth of Services at Master Shin's Power Taekwondo Center

Master Shin's Power Taekwondo Center

Chantilly

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

$87 $39

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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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Three-Hour Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Posh Paint (Up to 48% Off)

Posh Paint

Fairfax

Students use provided materials and follow step-by-step instructions to create paintings of landscapes or wine bottles

$65 $35

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$245 for Full-Day Guided Fly-Fishing Trip for Two from New River Fly Fishing ($450 Value)

New River Fly Fishing

Burks Fork

Experienced guides take budding anglers out to private trout stream where they catch trophy trout and learn about casting, knots, and more

$450 $245

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$79 for Virginia Super Spartan Race Entry with Spectator Pass on Saturday, August 22 (Up to $200 Value)

Spartan Race

Central

Conquer 8+ miles of obstacles on a course that winds through a scenic Blue Ridge Mountains resort

$200 $79

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Putt-Putt Golf, Bumper Boats, and Go-Karting for Two or Four at Putt-Putt Fun Center (Up to Half Off)

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Midlothian

Fun park with arcade entertains kids and adults with Putt-Putt golf, bumper-boat rides, and go-kart races

$28 $14

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One-Month Adult Fitness or Children's Martial Arts Program at Power Kix Martial Arts (Up to 85% Off)

Power Kix Martial Arts

location

Kids as young as four learn confidence and discipline by practicing taekwondo moves; adults stay fit by blending martial arts and cardio

$159 $29

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One- or Four-Hour Cruises for 2 or a Private Charter for Up to 60 from Rivershore Charters (Up to 50% Off)

Rivershore Charters

Lorton

Groups of seafarers float down the Occoquan River past lush greenery for leisurely trips or to reach Tim's Rivershore Restaurant

$24 $14

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$25 for $50 Worth of Activities at Swaders Sports Park in Prince George

Swaders Sports Park

Prince George

Mini golf, batting cages, arcade games, laser tag, Kid Zone & go-karts

$50 $25

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a T-shirt from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

$349 $39

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One-Year Membership for One or Two to Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library (52% Off)

Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library

Bedford

Members can explore their genealogy with the museum's expansive collection of historical files, and receive 10% off gift-shop purchases

$50 $24

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Vineyard-and-Winery-Cellar Tour for Two or Four with Olive-Oil Tasting at Molon Lave Vineyards (Up to 63% Off)

Molon Lave Vineyards

Molon Lave Vineyards

Tour of 50-acre vineyard grounds and winery cellars with olive-oil tasting, cheese and cracker basket, and souvenir glassware

$56 $24

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Two Weeks or One Month of Youth or Adult Taekwondo at Master Yi's Taekwondo and Martial Arts (Up to 85% Off)

Master Yi's Taekwondo and Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Kids and adults learn the principles of Korean martial art taekwondo, known for its swift hand strikes and powerful kicks

$120 $18

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Rejuvalase Medspa Dayspa Salon (Up to 64% Off)

Rejuvalase Medspa Dayspa Salon

Stafford

Ashtanga eight-limb yoga, inspiring power yoga, and combination Pitaiyo classes help increase strength and mental clarity

$109 $39

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$25 for a Two-Month Women’s Gym Membership to Curves ($78 Value)

Curves

Multiple Locations

Women’s gym focuses on 30-minute circuit-training sessions that deliver a complete strength and cardio workout

$78 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Tyson's Corner (70% Off)

Crossfit Tyson's Corner

Vienna

From the merchant: One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes from CrossFit Tyson’s Corner

$250 $75

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga or Zumba Classes at Village Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Village Yoga

Multiple Locations

Classes range from vinyasa flow to high-intensity Zumba and power vinyasa flow yoga

$90 $29

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$88 for a Membership with Eight Weeks of Classes for One Child at Richmond Olympiad Gymnastics ($200 Value)

Richmond Olympiad Gymnastics

Hanover County Facility

Classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced gymnasts aged 1.5–18

$200 $88

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10 or 20 Classes at Fitness by Holly (Up to 71% Off)

Fitness by Holly

New Castle

Fitness classes at this brand-new gym include Zumba and yoga

$50 $16

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Hot Air Balloon Ride for One or Two with Sparkling-Cider Toast from Valley Ballooning (Up to 44% Off)

Valley Ballooning

Woodstock

Pilots lift passengers high above Shenandoah Valley’s picturesque terrain & diverse wildlife in calm air of sunrise or sunset

$220 $129

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90-Minute Ghostly Tour of Historic Williamsburg for Two or Four from AxWild Tours (Up to 56% Off)

AxWild Tours

Williamsburg

On a 90-minute walking tour of historic Williamsburg, guide Allison Wildridge recounts more than 10 tales from the city’s storied past

$40 $20

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Museum-Visit Package for Two or Four at Virginia Museum of Natural History (50% Off)

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Martinsville

Natural-history museum’s new Living on the Water exhibit opens July 26; other exhibits include Wild Watersheds and Fossil Overlook

$20 $10

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Nine-Hole Round of Golf with Cart or One-Year Unlimited Membership for Two at Windy Hill Sports (Up to 58% Off)

Windy Hill Sports

Midlothian

Nine-hole lake course with water hazards and two par-5 holes, or nine-hole, par-3 walking course perfect for practicing your short game

$53 $25

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$39 for Six Private Lessons, One Group Lesson, and One Private Dance Party at Forever Dancing ($299 Value)

Forever Dancing

Bailey's Crossroads

Ballroom dance instructors lead lessons in a variety of genres and host private dance parties with refreshments.

$299 $39

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$10 for $20 Worth of Martial Arts at Dragon Yong-in Martial Arts

Dragon Yong-in Martial Arts

Brambleton Landbay

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

$20 $10

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Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Avoca Museum & Historical Society (Up to 53% Off)

Avoca Museum & Historical Society

Altavista

During 90-minute tours, explore a restored 1901 mansion whose grounds include six other historical buildings and a family cemetery

$10 $6

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$159 for One Tandem Hang Gliding Flight and Lesson at Virginia Hang Gliding ($299 Value)

Virginia Hang Gliding

Accomack County Airport

Soar 3,500 feet above wild horses of Chincoteague Island and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay

$299 $159

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5 or 10 Dance Classes for Kids Aged 3–5 or 6–12 at Global Music Academy (Up to 66% Off)

Global Music Academy

Fairfax Station

Children aged 3–12 learn basics of tap, ballet, hip-hop, or jazz in 55-minute classes

$125 $43

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All-Day Paintball Package with Gear Rental for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at WarPlay Paintball (Up to 87% Off)

WarPlay Paintball

4

Marine veterans designed woodsball, speedball, and hybrid fields with barricades and lookout towers to emphasize tactical team play

$168 $26

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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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$5 for $10 Worth of Museum Visits — George C. Marshall Museum

George C. Marshall Museum

Lexington

Parents: children under twelve are always free, so bring the kids!

$10 $5

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Two Games of Bowling for Up to Four or Six Including Shoe Rental at Lord Calvert Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Lord Calvert Lanes

2, Prince Frederick

Groups strap on a pair of slip-resistant heels for two games of bowling on automated lane

$43.80 $22

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$35 for Two Petting Farm Fun Passes and Two Souvenir Feed Cups at Hunt Club Farm ($60 Value)

Hunt Club Farm

Virginia Beach

One-year access to a petting farm with llamas, donkeys, goats, sheep, and more, plus discounts on holiday festivities

$60 $35

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Ted Constant Center on February 27 or 28, 2015 (Up to 45% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Ted Constant Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$49.75 $30

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Four Admissions with Popcorn and Soda, or a Party with Pizza for Up to 20 at Kangaroo Jac's (Up to 50% Off)

Kangaroo Jac's

Multiple Locations

Indoor play center features inflatable slides, bounce houses, video arcade, and snack bar; birthday parties include pizza and drinks

$9.99 $5

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$27 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts — Capitol Combat Sports

Capitol Combat Sports

Ronald Reagan National Airport

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

$60 $27

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$38 for a Hands-On Tasting-Menu Cooking Class at Mise En Place Cooking School ($70 Value)

Mise En Place Cooking School

Shockoe Slip

Experienced chefs demystify the techniques of cooking French, Mediterranean, or New American cuisine or even vegetarian cooking

$70 $38

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8 or 16 Zumba Classes, 5 Yoga Classes, or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Performance Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Performance Fitness

Oyster Point

Consume calories with fast-paced Zumba, synchronize movement and breath through yoga, or build strength in fitness boot camps

$40 $12

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Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Up to 56% Off)

Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

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The symphony orchestra’s season runs the gamut from Rossini and Offenbach to a percussive collaboration with tap dancers

$22.68 $10

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It all started with the wings. When Lendy's opened in 1987, it was the restaurant's fiery buffalo wings that gained it the most attention. Since then Lendy's has not only expanded its selection of sauces, but also become a place to sip a beer and watch the game between trips to the raw bar.


The Wings

Awards Won at the 2013 War of the Wings

  • 1st Place: Best in Show
  • 1st Place: People's Choice
  • 1st Place: Most Original
  • 2nd Place: Hottest, but Edible
  • 3rd Place: Classic Buffalo

The Sauces

Lendy's signature line of sauces ranges from the habanero-spiced Below Hell to the mild barbecue glaze. In addition to appearing on other menu items, these sauces are available by the bottle, though plans for a 55-gallon barrel have been stymied by the national shortage of qualified coopers.


A Peek Inside

Whether you sit at one of the 16 chairs lining the bar or the 86 seats at the scattered tables, you're pretty much guaranteed an unobstructed view of a 42-inch HDTV: a dozen of the televisions hang from the walls, playing the biggest college and professional games all year long. If sports aren't your thing, pull on your singing sweater and volunteer for the Saturday night karaoke.

1581 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach,
VA
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"Fisherman can place their orders, no matter what time during the morning. It's not abnormal for me to go up at 6 a.m. and deliver sandwiches," says Kathy Cunningham, general manager of Captain's Galley. With Kathy's own boat right there on the marina, it seems that she has never known anything different, crafting homemade mac, coleslaw, and potato salad only steps from Chesapeake Bay. But this routine started only a few years ago?Vinings Landing Marina caught wind of the popularity of Kathy's deli in town and decided to pay her a visit. "They had a space available and asked me if I'd set up shop," Kathy says. "And, well, I love boating."?

Her relocation dovetailed nicely with a full renovation that bestowed the place with new tile floors, new walls, and hardwood tables. But a big selling point for Kathy was the outdoor patio to the Marina. "Here people can pop in by car, by boat, or by foot. It's very accessible." During winter months, regular fisherman and new guests alike stop in for her lunch offerings of made-to-order deli and breakfast sandwiches; as the calendar turns to April, warmer weather welcomes acoustic Fridays and the return of the cool sun who wears sunglasses. "The menu becomes more expansive," she says. "Burgers for dinner?also tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad. I know the winter menu says just chips. But in summer, we'll roll out the fries.?

8166 Shore Dr
Norfolk,
VA
US

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.

409 Network Sta
Chesapeake,
VA
US

Josh knew the first treasure hunt he set up was a success when he saw the happy look in his three younger brothers' eyes as they uncovered the final treasure chest. Based on Josh's clues, the younger Schwabs had just gleefully trekked across Warrenton, Virginia, and into the Shenandoah Mountains in search of their goal. But the event was more than just a fun way to spend the day: it also gave them inspiration at a time when the future felt grim, as their mother was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Although that has since become a fond memory of a good day, it's also warmly remembered by the family as the catalyst that led Josh to establish Ravenchase Adventures, where he now sets up just such engaging hunts for the public.

Now Ravenchase is an event company that offers pre-set and custom treasure hunts and adventure races. As the company has grown, Josh's team has even set up events for a variety of well-known clients, from DreamWorks Studios to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. But regardless of who participates, he and his dedicated staff ensure each two- to three-hour adventure is filled with brainteasers, mysterious clues, and baffling ciphers. Each solved clue leads the groups across town with treasure maps. Fun prizes await at their final destination. In an effort to give back to the community, the company also set up the nonprofit Ravenchase Foundation, which supports organizations that inspire and teach tolerance for history, logic, and the arts.

3140 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington,
VA
US

Readers of Richmond magazine have voted Car Pool Car Wash the Best Car Washing/Detailing business in the city multiple times over the last decade. Stepping into one of its facilities, it?s easy to see why. In addition to making autos look and feel like royalty, Car Pool Car Wash also cultivates a stress-free environment with sleek waiting rooms that resemble modern hotel lobbies and emit free WiFi. After grabbing a complimentary cup of coffee and receding into plush leather chairs, visitors are served a visual feast that may include floor-to-ceiling windows or a stone fireplace. Rocking chairs outside of the car wash enable car owners to wait under the open sky while flipping through a book or magazine.

Locally owned and operated since 1977, the automotive salon company has focused on advanced car-cleaning methods while expanding its outreach to include six full-service wash facilities, two exterior-only wash facilities, and a full-service detail shop. Many of the car wash's specialty packages cater to specific vehicle needs such as comprehensive interior cleaning or professional exterior waxing, services that enlist products from Simoniz and Rain-X to safeguard paint jobs.

Car Pool Car Wash strengthens its bond with repeat customers through its frequency rewards program, which makes participants eligible for future discounts after they sign up online or in person. The shop also carries Duck Bucks gift cards that allow recipients to prepay for regular car washes. In their efforts to foster a tightly knit community, the owners of Car Pool Car Wash regularly support local charities and organizations in their initiatives.

9850 Midlothian Tpke
North Chesterfield,
VA
US

Following handshakes, Stephanie Forbes Hudgins’s preferred greeting for new clients is inspections of their spines. The certified Pilates instructor conducts detailed alignment evaluations as part of introductory sessions, during which she studies new students’ postures, pinpoints their goals, and outlines their medical histories. The consultations enable her to personalize her future lessons—she is well versed in making her exercises easier to accommodate those who are injured, pregnant, or really full. Her studio's policy is one of universal acceptance: guests of every age and experience level are welcome.

The team of instructors' private, duet, and group lessons encompass the focused stretches and core-tightening holds of both classic and modern Pilates, aided by ample tools such as Reformers, chairs, balls, tubing, and TRX Suspension cords. Her staff's curriculum reaches beyond Pilates to include barre fitness and other disciplines. Zumba classes, for example, take visitors through festive cardio-dance routines, and sessions of assisted stretching release muscular tension while ensuring that you don't lunge too deeply and become permanently stuck.

11711 Jefferson Ave
Newport News,
VA
US