Things To Do in Virginia

$12 for a Norfolk Admirals Hockey Game at Norfolk Scope Arena ($26.50 Value). Six Games Available.

Norfolk Admirals

Scope Arena

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The Admirals kick off the 2014-15 season with home games against division rivals and last year’s top-seeded team

$26.50 $12

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10 CrossFit Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Classes at Fentress CrossFit (Up to 61% Off). Four Options Available.

Fentress CrossFit

Great Bridge East

Certified CrossFit instructors lead CrossFit classes for beginners or less demanding workouts during CrossFit LITE

$100 $39

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5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Rosslyn (Up to 72% Off)

CrossFit Rosslyn

Rosslyn

Scalable workouts steer clients of all fitness levels through such functional movements as pushing, jumping, and climbing

$115 $39

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$25 for Two Tickets to "Macbeth" at Theatre VCU, September 26—October 5 (Up to $56.22 Value)

"Macbeth"

Raymond Hodges Theatre, W. E. Singleton Performing Arts Center

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Modern adaptation and script tweaks make this version of “The Scottish Play” an accessible, exciting one—even for those new to Shakespeare

$56.22 $25

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Two or Four One-Hour Jump Passes at Rebounderz Of Newport News (Up to 46% Off)

Rebounderz Of Newport News

Kiln Creek

10,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, arcade games, dodge ball and basketball station; safety ensured by referees

$26 $14

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Foundation Course or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit for One or Two at Mount Vernon CrossFit (Up to 76% Off)

Mount Vernon CrossFit

Mount Vernon

Exercisers of all levels perform the Workout of the Day, an ever-changing cluster of exercises designed to build broad, functional fitness

$200 $49

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$20 for Zombie Paintball Outing for Two with 100 Rounds at FC Paintball, LLC ($40 Value)

FC Paintball, LLC

Multiple Locations

Ride through urban field during fast-paced zombie battles with glow-in-the-dark paintballs

$40 $20

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Berglund Center on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Berglund Center

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

$72.80 $44

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$5 for $15 of Services at Fitness First Training Service

Fitness First Training Service

Portsmouth

Boot-camp-style class that includes kettlebell, battle rope, tire training, and other high-intensity cardio activities

$15 $5

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$65 for Three Golf Rounds, Plus, Range Balls and Cart at Riverfront Golf Club (Up to $169.99 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

$169.99 $65

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$39 for $70 Worth of Kayak Rental — Blackwater Outfitters/Nottoway River Guides

Blackwater Outfitters, Llc

Courtland

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

$70 $39

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$25 for Basic Skills Rock-Climbing Class for Two at Rise Up Climbing ($50 Value)

Rise Up Climbing

Lynchburg

Learn the fundamentals of climbing, from putting on a harness to belaying for a partner, then climb at the gym for the rest of the day

$50 $25

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Entry to Northern Virginia BrewFest for One or Two on October 19 at Bull Run Regional Park (Up to 42% Off)

Northern Virginia Brewfest

Bull Run Regional Park

Craft breweries from across the country dispense samples of brews alongside food stalls, arts and crafts, and live entertainment

$19 $12

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$29 for 10 Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes Classes at Yamasaki Academy ($200). Five Locations Available.

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

At five locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

$200 $29

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Visit for Two or Four to Natural Bridge of Virginia (Up to 39% Off). Four Options Available.

Natural Bridge of Virginia

Natural Bridge

The area brings together several exhibits and natural wonders, from the awe-inspiring bridge to historic displays of Native American life

$52 $32

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$60.50 for Eight-Week Beginner Swing-Dance Course at Gottaswing ($110 Value)

Gottaswing

Multiple Locations

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

$110 $60.50

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Civilian Military Combine Obstacle-Race Package for One or Two on Saturday, October 18 (Up to 55% Off)

Civilian Military Combine

Bryce Resort

Two-part race challenges entrants to tackle a five-minute functional fitness contest before tackling over 4 miles of obstacles

$160 $79

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Introductory Court-Tennis Package for One or Two at Prince's Court (Up to 91% 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 $49

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform 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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$6 for One Movie Ticket at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Up to $11.50 Value)

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - One Loudoun

Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat

$11.50 $6

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Two-Night Weekend Yoga Retreat for One or Two at Yogaville (50% Off)

Yogaville

Buckingham

Staying in a dorm-style room or private guesthouse, immerse yourself in the teachings of the guru who spoke at Woodstock’s opening ceremony

$170 $85

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Entry and Souvenir Wineglasses for Two or Four at SoVA Wine Fest on October 25 (44% Off)

SoVA Wine Trail

Southern Virginia Wine Region

Sample more than 60 varieties of wine alongside specialty foods while enjoying live music on the front lawn of The Berry Hill Resort

$70 $39

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Four-Hour Fly Fishing Lessons for One or Two at Bearded Lady Fly Fishing (Up to 61% Off)

Bearded Lady Fly Fishing

Blacksburg

Expert anglers lead fly fishing lessons that cover equipment, knots, and fly-casting

$100 $49

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Shocktober's Paxton Manor Visit for Two at Paxton Campus (Up to 50% Off). Nine Dates Available.

Shocktober

Exeter

This haunted house tour challenges the brave to confront their fears and explore rooms that claim paranormal sightings

$50 $25

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at Rebel Fit USA (Up to 73% Off)

Rebel Fit USA

Multiple Locations

Indoor group boot-camp sessions feature high-intensity workouts suitable for all fitness levels

$159 $45

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$121 for $220 Worth of Martial Arts at Oriental Sports Academy

Oriental Sports Academy

Burke

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

$220 $121

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Round-Trip Bus Ride to New York City from Washington, DC or Virginia from BestBus (Up to 57% Off)

BestBus

Multiple Locations

Buses outfitted with free wi-fi and outlets ferry passengers to and from New York's Times Square; trips take about 4.5 hours each way

$90 $39

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One or Three Months of Women's or Co-Ed Fitness Classes at Divine 24hr Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

Divine 24hr Fitness

Divine 24hr Fitness

Women workout together during elite training classes while high-intensity D24 sessions are co-ed and focus on improving body composition

$129 $39

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One, Three, or Five One-Hour Private Golf Lessons from North Carolina Golf Academy (Up to 56% 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 $47

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes, or On-Ramp Foundations Program at CrossFit West Springfield (Up to 56% Off)

CrossFit West Springfield

Springfield

Small-group On Ramp classes give each student personalized attention from the trainer; intense CrossFit workouts combine weights and cardio

$125 $59

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One- or Two-Month Kickboxing or Kids' MMA Membership at Maryland Combat Sports Academy (Up to 68% 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 $79

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Studio Fees and Ceramics for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine - Sterling, VA

Sterling

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$30 $15

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Fall Strolling Bridal Show for Two, Four, or Six from Blue Jay Events on Sunday, October 5 (50% Off)

Blue Jay Events

Winchester

Local wedding vendors and demonstrations ready brides and grooms for weddings and show off the latest dress trends

$16 $8

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Sesame Street Live: “Let’s Dance!" at Salem Civic Center on Friday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 35% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Let's Dance!"

Salem Civic Center

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

$36.50 $28

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One-Hour Archery Lesson for Two with Bow Rentals at Hunt'N'Shak Archery Center (Up to 51% 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 $69

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Six or Nine Weeks of Unlimited Classes with Uniform at Muhammad's Boxing And Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Muhammad's Boxing And Martial Arts

King George

Martial artists of every age and experience level can enjoy the structured, individualized attention at this student-focused dojo

$329 $39

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5 or 10 Classes at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness

Multiple Locations

Along with MMA and CrossFit classes, instructors teach Gracie jiu-jitsu, muay thai, yoga, and self-defense

$150 $43

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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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$47 for $90 Worth of Martial Arts — Shoshin Ryu Martial Arts

Shoshin Ryu Martial Arts

Chantilly

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

$90 $47

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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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Ceramics Painting for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Fair Oaks

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand them to staff to glaze and fire

$30 $15

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Month of Climbing or Day Pass with Equipment Rental for One or Two at Crimper’s Climbing Gym (Up to 69% Off)

Crimper's Climbing Gym

Christiansburg

Indoor climbing lets guests strap on shoes and harnesses to tackle walls riddled with holds

$24 $12

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All-Day Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Eight, or a SplatMaster Party for Up to 10 at XZone (Up to 61% Off)

XZone

Chesterfield

Paintball outing includes rental paintball marker, mask, and 200 paintballs for each player; party includes gear and two hours of play

$70 $34

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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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$39 for Five MetroBarre Classes at Metropolitan School of The Arts ($75 Value)

Metropolitan School of The Arts

Lorton

MetroBarre offerings include classes focusing on stretching or strength, although all workouts help participants build long, lean physiques

$75 $39

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One Ticket or a VIP Table for Six at The Cage Man Kickboxing Challenge or UrFight 2 MMA Events (Up to 56% Off)

Cage Man Challenge 1 and UrFight 2: Continue the Fight

Virginia High School

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Amateur kickboxing tournament initiates a full weekend of fighting on Friday night; MMA brawls cap off the festivities on Saturday night

$25 $12

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Kayak Trip and Class for Six, or Half-Day Single- or Tandem-Kayak Rental from Eco Trek Adventures LLC (50% Off)

Eco Trek Adventures LLC

Prince George

American Canoe Association–certified instructor leads class; explore the Appomattox River on your own or with a friend during rental

$420 $210

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Admission for Two to Haunted Graham Mansion (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Major Graham Mansion

Fort Chiswell

A favorite site of paranormal investigators, a 18-room antebellum mansion with sinister past serves as sprawling, macabre haunted house

$30 $15

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Vineyard-and-Winery-Cellar Tour for Two or Four with Olive-Oil Tasting at Molon Lave Vineyards (Up to 55% 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 $29

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$59 for a First Step Class and One Month of Metabolic Group Training at Oxygen and Iron ($169 Value)

Oxygen and Iron

Midlothian

Trainnes undergo a personal assessment and goal-setting session and introductions to metabolic conditioning and foam rolling

$169 $59

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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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One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Morning Star Tang Soo Do (51% Off). Three Options Available.

Morning Star Tang Soo Do

Vienna

Learn a Korean karate style that teaches self-discipline, self-defense, and physical fitness

$100 $49

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Four-Week Belly-Dancing Crash Course for One or Two at Saffron Dance (Up to 57% Off)

Saffron Dance

Multiple Locations

Belly-dance students build core strength, improve posture, and enjoy a low-impact workout in beginner-friendly course

$80 $39

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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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Historic-Site Visit for Two or Four from Preservation Virginia (Up to 50% Off)

Preservation Virginia

Multiple Locations

Historic sites whisk visitors to the homes of patriots and politicians with architecture ranging from the 1609 to 1790

$16 $8

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$25 for Winery and Pub Tour for Two at Cobbler Mountain Cellars ($53 Value)

Cobbler Mountain Cellars

Marshall

Married winemakers welcome visitors to their rustic vineyard and offer complimentary tastings upon request

$53 $25

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Farm-Park Adventure with Corn-Maze Entry for Two, Four, or Six at Green Hand Farm Park (Up to 53% Off)

Green Hand Farm Park

Abingdon

Farm delights visitors with pumpkins, hayrides, a corn cannon, cow-train ride, a water cannon, Road of the Dead, and an 8-acre corn maze

$35 $17

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$1,499 for a Fan Sponsorship Package with All Access for a Race from RaceDaySponsor.com ($2,000 Value)

RaceDaySponsor.com

Ridgeway

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

$2,000 $1,499

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$23 for Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for up to Six at King Pin Lanes (Up to $87 Value)

King Pin Lanes

Midlothian

Groups of six send pins clattering on 1 of 32 lanes outfitted with advanced scoring systems and, for children 10 and under, optional bumpers

$87 $23

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$52 for $100 Worth of Batting Practice — Koa Sports League

Koa Sports League

Kensington

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

$100 $52

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$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

$195 $69

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Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Avoca Museum & Historical Society (Up to 68% 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 $4

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10 Martial Arts Classes or Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Wolf Martial Arts Academy (Up to 84% Off)

WOLF Martial Arts Academy

4

Instructors lead martial arts classes for students ages 6 and older, teaching technique, discipline, and self-defense

$120 $19

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All-Day Paintball Package with Gear Rental for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at WarPlay Paintball (Up to 88% Off)

WarPlay Paintball

4

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

$168 $23

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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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Laser Tag Games for Two, Four, or Six, or a Two-Hour Laser Tag Party at Wilson Ennis Clubhouse (Up to 67% Off)

Wilson Ennis Clubhouse

Huntingtown

Players wield laser guns to target and tag one another in an arena; a party includes unlimited games of laser tag and drinks

$40 $15

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Admission for Two to Haunted Hunt Club Farm (30% Off). Two Options Available.

Haunted Hunt Club Farm

Virginia Beach

Zombies haunt a corn maze, hostile inhabitants defend their town against visitors, and bloodied creatures lurk on a hayride's woodland path

$50 $35

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Nick Swardson at Chrysler Hall on Saturday, October 4, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Nick Swardson

Chrysler Hall

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Comedian best known for Benchwarmers and Reno 911! tours and preps for a new Comedy Central special

$50.80 $25

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Five or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Tidewater Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 76% Off)

Tidewater Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Multiple Locations

Classes blend muay thai, brazilian jiu-jitsu, and other fighting techniques to create full-body workouts

$100 $25

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BYOB Pottery Painting for One, Two, or Four at Jimmy Potters Studio (Up to 66% Off)

Jimmy Potters Studio

Multiple Locations

During two-hour BYOB parties, customers sip cocktails and paint pottery pieces, guided by an experienced artist

$77 $45

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Standup Comedy at Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant (Up to 79% Off)

Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

Short Pump

Sets from headlining comics seen on late night television and Comedy Central

$36 $15

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Bridal Expo for Two from Show Bride (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

Show Bride

Multiple Locations

Event features wedding exhibitors giving out samples, discounts, and prizes to help couples brainstorm and make contacts

$20 $4

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Five or Ten Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at the European Martial Arts Academy (Up to 61% Off)

European Martial Arts Academy

Alexandria

Medieval and modern European-style martial arts training to include sword fighting, physical conditioning, unarmed, and armed combat

$75 $35

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Full-Day Fishing Trip for Two from Sally T Fishing (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sally T Fishing

Downtown Hampton

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

$100 $50

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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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$25 for Eight Duckpin Bowling Games and Shoe Rental for Four People ($50 Value)

Victory Lanes

Portsmouth

Take a turn competing with friends and family to see whose duckpin bowling skills are tops

$50 $25

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In 1791, Alexander Hamilton–hoping to enhance trade and safety along the coasts of Virginia and Maryland–contracted renowned architect John McComb to design a lighthouse at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. McComb quickly fulfilled his duty in 1792, with the illumination of Cape Henry Lighthouse’s inaugural flame lit by the lighthouse’s first keeper, who was appointed by George Washington himself. In the centuries since the octagonal tower cast its first guiding beam across the bay, the Cape Henry Lighthouse stood sentinel over the coast and ensured the safety of incoming ships and immigrating krakens until it was replaced in 1881. Stewards of the lighthouse’s past, Preservation Virginia, ensured in 1930 that the inoperative structure and surrounding lands were reopened to the public and maintained for the enjoyment of future generations.

Today, visitors ascending the twisting iron stairs step out to the window-enclosed observation deck, drinking in 360-degree views of the water and surrounding verdant forests. A team of passionate and knowledgeable staff–most of whom have been guides for years–remain on hand to answer questions relating to the lighthouse’s history and how lighthouse keepers stave off land invasions of ghost sea captains.

583 Atlantic Ave.
Fort Story,
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 general manager Kathy. With Kathy's 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 it 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 start 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 unleashes acoustic Fridays, as well as a few other pleasant surprises not dissimilar to hearing James Taylor sing at a Metallica concert. "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

Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.

Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.

2704 Columbia Pike
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