Things To Do in Virginia

ReptiDay Norfolk at Norfolk Masonic Temple on September 14 (Up to 50% Off)

ReptiDay Norfolk

Norfolk Masonic Temple

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$82 for $149 Worth of Baseball Lessons — THE CAGE

The Cage

Chesapeake

$149 $82

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5 or 10 Mat or Barre Classes at My Thrive Pilates (Up to 50% Off)

My Thrive Pilates

Arlington

$125 $62

Certified instructors lead exercises that use body weight and props as resistance to create muscle definition without straining joints

Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Richmond International Raceway

$129 $64

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

Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw at nTelos Wireless Pavilion on July 27 at 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw

nTelos Wireless Pavilion

$33.45 $20

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Singer-songwriters charm audiences with introspective pop-rock fused with humor, heart, and hooks

$15 for Entry for Two plus Shop at Monticello Discount at The Heritage Harvest Festival ($30 Value)

Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

Charlottesville

$30 $15

Monticello Heritage Harvest festival gathers local chefs and master gardeners for exhibition of sustainable gardening and food preparation

90-Minute Historical Columns and Carriages Tour for Two or Four at Morven Park (Up to Half Off)

Morven Park

Leesburg

$18 $9

A historical interpreter leads tours through a Greek revival mansion filled with art before showcasing a collection of horse-drawn carriages

$97 for Five Days of Educational Play Camp for One Child or Family at Great Play ($195 Value)

Great Play

Fairfax

$195 $97

As they play games during camp days, kids hone motor skills, coordination, and other physical skills while having fun

One Adult Mud-Race Registration for Parent/Child Big Muddy Challenge on Saturday, August 2 (Up to 43% Off)

Big Muddy Challenge

Beaverdam

$35 $20

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

$209 for a Tandem Skydive with Video at No Limits Skydiving ($295 Value)

No Limits Skydiving

Multiple Locations

$295 $209

Strap in with an experienced skydiving instructor and dive out of a plane to take in the natural beauty of the Virginia countryside

One 60-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lesson or Two 30-Minute Lessons at Tall Pine Stables (50% Off)

Tall Pine Stables

Tall Pine Stables

$50 $25

Lessons for riders of all skill levels focus on balance and strength, safety, and horse care and health

Kings of Leon with Young the Giant & Kongos at Jiffy Lube Live on Friday, August 15, at 7 p.m. (Up to 68% Off)

Kings of Leon

Jiffy Lube Live

$38.50 $15

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Nashville quartet unleashes their blend of Southern rock and grunge in support of Mechanical Bull

Two-Hour Beginners' Sewing Class for One or Two at VA Beach Sewing Solutions (Up to 51% Off)

VA Beach Sewing Solutions

Virginia Beach

$60 $30

During two-hour sewing lesson, students work on a project while learning forward, backward, and decorative stitching; all materials provided

Half Day Fishing Trip for Two People from Ocean View Fishing Pier (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Ocean View Fishing Pier

Willoughby Spit

$70 $35

Cast a line into one of the East Coast's most bountiful fishing spots from a luxurious pier or the deck of a custom-built boat

One or Three Private or One Semi-Private Horseback-Riding Lesson at Zephyr’s Way Stable (Up to 61% Off)

Zephyr's Way Stable

Zephyr's Way Stable

$80 $40

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

$79 for a One-Hour Jet-Ski Dolphin Tour for Up to Two from Great White Water Sports (Up to $175 Value)

Great White Water Sports

Norfolk

$175 $79

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

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

$200 $49

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

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

Sally T Fishing

Downtown Hampton

$60 $30

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

Six Training Sessions from Oma Training Center (75% Off)

Optimum Martial Arts

Downtown Vinton

$75 $19

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

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

4513 Barkingdale Drive
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

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

820 Colonial Avenue
Norfolk,
VA
US

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

4316 Bruce Road
Chesapeake,
VA
US

Most people are rightfully terrified of ghosts, but the guides at Nightly Spirits approach the supernatural with a hearty blend of knowledge and wit. Whether they're shedding light on those who once frequented a local pub or the ethereal figures who stalk its rooms at night, they strike a confident pose that sets their guests' beating hearts at ease?if only for a moment.

Each Nightly Spirits pub tour delves into the history and supernatural lore of the area. Dressed in period costume, the guides lead guests to some of the most haunted locales. The tours include stops at up to three pubs and taverns, where guests can fuel up on liquid courage while their guides recount tales of lives past.

2812B S Abingdon St
Arlington,
VA
US

At CrossFit Full Circle, dedicated coaches motivate students to get into the best shape of their lives. They’re guided by the no-nonsense workout ethic of CrossFit, a system that focuses on constantly varied functional exercises executed at high intensity. The gym's personal trainers draw from a wealth of experiences and certifications—owner Jason Struck is working on a master's degree in exercise physiology, and coach Matt Bahen boasts a background in serving with elite units in the navy⎯as they lead boot camps and exercises such as hurling kettlebell weights and performing pull-up reps. In order to build muscle, burn fat, and shake houseguests' hands firmly but not so firmly that they lose their arms, members use top-shelf equipment, weights, and bumper plates from brands such as Pendlay, Rogue, Kraiburg, and Dragon Door, all under the constant encouragement of a like-minded community of fellow athletes.

1721 Summit Ave
Richmond,
VA
US

Yoga Motion fully embodies its name. Not only do the center’s instructors encourage fluid movements and flexibility in their students, they also tap into the business’s origins as a former traveling yoga studio. At its start, the studio’s instructors would bring their sessions to local spaces—a tradition that continues today as they bring their classes to local health clubs and beaches, in addition to hosting them at their permanent home. No matter the space, students learn to balance their breaths, increase flexibility, and tone muscles with yoga poses developed more than 5,000 years ago. Group classes are available for varying skill levels, and instructors also offer private sessions.

In addition to yoga classes, the facility also offers dance lessons. A dancer since she was 5, Elise McKenna mastered ballet during her tenure in the American Ballet Company and even danced in music videos by Michael Jackson and Rick Astley. While she is passionate about performing, she equally loves to teach and has been helming her own classes in belly dancing, burlesque, ballet, jazz, ballroom, and other forms for more than 25 years, or the amount of time it takes to pirouette around Jupiter.

711 Brick Kiln Boulevard
Newport News,
VA
US