Things To Do in Virginia

"Chuggington Live!" at Chrysler Hall on February 15 at 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

"Chuggington Live!"

Chrysler Hall

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The popular animated series comes to life—and bursts into songs such as “We are the Chuggineers”—as three young trains race to save a friend

$35.70 $25

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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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$9 for Entry to The Clarendon Halloween Crawl on November 1 ($15 Value)

The Clarendon Halloween Crawl

Multiple Locations

Tour bars including Clarendon Ballroom, Hard Times Cafe, Bracket Room, Whitlow’s, Spider Kelly’s, and Mister Days while enjoying specials

$15 $9

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Richmond Coliseum on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 3 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Richmond Coliseum

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

$68.05 $41

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Two or Four One-Hour Jump Passes at Rebounderz Of Newport News (Up to 50% 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 $13

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Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour for 2, 4, or 6 on December 13 or 14 from Historic Alexandria (50% Off)

Historic Alexandria

Historic Alexandria

Take a trip back in time to explore historic Alexandria such as the Carlyle House, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and the Lee-Fendall House

$40 $20

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The Whispers, Stephanie Mills, Mint Condition & Chrisette Michele at Soul Fest on Saturday, Nov 1 (Up to 33% Off)

Hampton Roads Soul Music Festival

Hampton Coliseum

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Sway to old-school soul and funk favorites performed by The Whispers, Stephanie Mills, Mint Condition, and Chrisette Michele

$57.95 $39

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Cirque du Soleil: “Varekai” at Berglund Center (Up to 40% Off). Showtimes Available, October 22–26.

Cirque du Soleil Varekai

Berglund Center

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A wounded hero wanders a magic forest populated by aerialists, acrobats, dancers, contortionists, jugglers, and clowns in surreal costumes

$52 $35.50

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One Tactical-Laser-Tag Mission for Two or Four at Tactical Adventure Games (Up to 55% Off)

Tactical Adventure Games

Multiple Locations

Players tote laser rifles and search an urban arena, playing missions inspired by popular video games

$20 $10

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Eternawell ($80 Value)

Eternawell

North Suffolk

Calming yoga classes help improve flexibility and blood circulation for participants of all ages and experience levels

$80 $39

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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 Blood & Guts Run for One or Two at Bull Run Regional Park on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 53% Off)

Blood & Guts Run

Centreville

Zombie-themed 5K obstacle course with blood-filled foam, rock wall, spider webs, pumpkin smasher, and more; prizes & DJ’s at after party

$79 $39

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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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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Reston (Up to 68% Off)

Bikram Yoga Reston

Reston

105-degree studio hosts 50 Bikram yoga sessions every week, taught by certified instructors; students should bring water, a mat and 2 towels

$85 $35

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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 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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$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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Jim Brickman at Paramount Theater of Charlottesville on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Jim Brickman

Paramount Theater of Charlottesville

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Silky-voiced adult-contemporary singer and pianist plays Christmas hits such as “The Gift” and “If You Believe” on a holiday tour

$46 $23

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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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12 Weeks of Weekday or Weekend Kids' Dance Classes at Bella Ballerina (Up to 55% Off)

Bella Ballerina

Multiple Locations

Kids’ aged 18 months to 10 years keep active with classes that focus on the basics of ballet, tap, and jazz

$299 $135

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Pure Journey Yoga (Up to 70% Off)

Pure Journey Yoga

Lake Ridge

Inviting, family-friendly yoga studio with a diverse array of classes for any experience level

$150 $49

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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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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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3 Months of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes from Wawa Aba Fitness (70% Off)

Wawa Aba Fitness

Manassas

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

$450 $135

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Beginner Hang-Gliding Lesson for One or Two at Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding (50% Off)

Blue Sky Virginia Hang Gliding

Manquin

Four-hour course with ground school and training session, during which students learn to launch into wind, balance, and steer

$150 $75

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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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One or Two 18-Hole Rounds of Golf for Two at Sterling Golf and Swim Club (Up to 55% Off)

Sterling Golf and Swim Club

Sterling

Golfers tackle an 18-hole, par 54 course where tree-lined fairways sprawl more than 2,610 yards

$50 $24

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High-Performance Kart Racing at Summit Point Kart (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Summit Point Kart

Summit Point

Beginner and experienced drivers zoom around half-mile track with 22 turns in high-performance Sodi karts

$75 $35

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Weekend or Weekday Round of Golf for Two with Range Balls at Hanging Rock Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Hanging Rock Golf Club

Salem

18-hole course stretches across foothills overlooking the scenic Roanoke Valley, challenging golfers with dramatic elevation changes

$69 $32

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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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5- or 10-Class Yoga Pass at Heal Me Yoga (Up to 55% Off)

Heal Me Yoga

Multiple Locations

Deeply relaxing, meditative yoga classes that help reduce tension and boost flexibility

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Classes at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness (Up to 84% 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 $33

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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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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” with Optional Nutcracker and DVD on December 17 (Up to 50% Off)

Moscow Ballet’s

Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$78 $39

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Month of Climbing or Day Pass with Equipment Rental for One or Two at Crimper’s Climbing Gym (Up to 54% 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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One-Year Membership for One or Two to Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library (40% 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 $30

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Vineyard-and-Winery-Cellar Tour for Two or Four with Olive-Oil Tasting at Molon Lave Vineyards (Up to 60% 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 $26

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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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Two Weeks or One Month of Youth or Adult Taekwondo at Master Yi's Taekwondo and Martial Arts (Up to 83% 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 $20

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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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Two-Night Stay in a Basic or Deluxe RV Site or a Camping Cabin at KOA Campground Williamsburg (Up to 51% Off)

KOA Campground Williamsburg

Williamsburg

Settle into RV sites with water, electricity, and cable, or cozy cabins at this 180-acre wooded campground

$124 $69

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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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$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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$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 Boxing, Kickboxing, or Jiu-jitsu Classes with Optional Boxing Gloves at UFC Gym (Up to 73% Off)

UFC Gym

Multiple Locations

Professional fighting instructors and professional equipment furnish small-group classes

$200 $55

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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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$40 for a 60-Minute Horseback Trail Ride for Two from Pfeiffer Riding Stables ($80 Value)

Pfeiffer Riding Stables

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Experienced guides lead trail rides from historic farm through waterfront and wooded terrain that affords views of Kings Creek

$80 $40

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All-Day Paintball Package with Gear Rental for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at WarPlay Paintball (Up to 85% Off)

WarPlay Paintball

4

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

$168 $29

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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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Wedding Bouquet Wedding Planning Seminars, September 20–November 15 (Up to 55% Off)

JVENTS

Multiple Locations

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Wedding expert Jasmine Roberts leads seminars that help brides-to-be plan every aspect of their wedding, from budgeting to time management

$48.47 $22

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Four-Week Boot Camp with Two or Three Sessions Per Week at Bootcamp for Men and Women–BodyByKen (Up to 83% Off)

Bootcamp for Men and Women – BodyByKen

Multiple Locations

BodyByKen staff lead students of all abilities through high-intensity workouts of running, kickboxing, boxing, and strength training

$150 $25

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$15 for Four Groupons, Each Good for Open Play with Popcorn and a Juice Box ($39 Value)

Orb Family Fun Center

Chesapeake

Popcorn and juice boxes provide energy for romps on moonwalk obstacle courses, inside bounce houses, and around the kiddy-car grand prix

$9.75 $3.75

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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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Show for Two or Four at ComedySportz Improv Theater (50% Off)

ComedySportz Improv Theater

Swansboro

Family-friendly comedy battle pits two teams against one another during games, songs, and skits all based on audience suggestions

$24 $12

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Bridal Expo for Two from Show Bride (Up to 75% Off)

Show Bride

Multiple Locations

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

$20 $5

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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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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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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