Activities in Washington, D. C.

Potomac River Boat Tour for Two, Four, or Six with Capitol River Cruises (Up to 56% Off)

Capitol River Cruises

Georgetown

$30 $14

Tour boats stocked with refreshments cruise Potomac waters as narrator points out Roosevelt Island, Curtis-Lee Mansion and other landmarks

Follow an Art Curator Through D.C.’s Contemporary Galleries

Contemporary Art Gallery Tour

Dupont Circle

$40 $40

Art curator and enthusiast Roxanne Goldberg leads a tour of local contemporary art galleries, discussing their works along the way

2.5-Hour Guided Segway Tour for One or Two from Bike and Roll (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Bike and Roll

National Mall

$64 $35

Guides lead a 2.5-hour tour aboard segways, passing sites on and off the National Mall such as the Capitol and the White House

Temper Chocolate and Handcraft Mint Truffles with a Chocolatier

Chocolate Truffle-Making Class

Van Ness - Forest Hills

$55 $55

Ismael Neggaz covers the history of chocolate and how to select the best ingredients, and then you make mint chocolate truffles to take home

Visit for Two or Four to the National Building Museum (Up to Half Off)

National Building Museum

Penn Quarter

$16 $8

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Colossal 19th-century building's array of exhibits explores principles of architecture, engineering, and design

DC Monuments Photography Tour for One, Two, of Four from M.J. Love Photography (Up to 52% Off)

M.J. Love Photography

The National Mall

$140 $69

A skilled photographer leads groups of 6–10 to various monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial to learn photography techniques

3 or 10 Drop-In Fitness and Pole-Dancing Classes, or Party Package for Up to 30 at Jordin’s Paradise (Up to 61% Off)

Jordin's Paradise

Dupont Circle

$75 $29.99

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Positive instructors teach fitness styles from pole dance to yoga during group classes or snack-fueled parties

5 or 10 Dance and Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio (Up to 71% Off)

MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio

Takoma - DC

$70 $25

Natural health practitioner and dancer aims to unleash confidence and burn calories through an eclectic array of dance classes

Nine-Hour DC in a Day Tour by Bus for One, Two, or Four from Gray Line DC, Martz Group (Up to 60% Off)

Gray Line DC, Martz Group

Gray Line Terminal Union Station (Bus Level)

$45 $22

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Nine-hour tour by motorcoach passes by national monuments and federal buildings and includes a visit to the US Capitol

10 or 20 60-Minute Dance Classes at The Davis Center (Up to 72% Off)

The Davis Center

Brightwood - Tacoma Park

$170 $59

Students aged 5 or older learn how to express themselves using ballet, tap, and gymnastics techniques

$20 for $40 Groupon — Twist and Turns Body Fitness offering Zumba Classes 8 sessions

Twist and Turns Body Fitness

16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park

$40 $20

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

Three-Hour Guided Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Guides of DC (50% Off)

Guides of DC

Washington

$35 $17.50

Curated and creative jaunts through DC that spotlight the iconic sites and the stories that surround them

Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

$80 $39

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Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

$43 for $85 Groupon — momentum dance & fitness studio

Momentum Dance Theatre

Capitol Hill

$85 $43

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

Three- to Four-Hour Tour of Washington D.C. for One, Two, or Four From Zohery Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Zohery Tours

Hyatt Regency Hotel

$78 $31

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Experienced guide shows visitors famous landmarks, picturesque cherry blossoms, and obscure sites, such as cafes frequented by politicians

2 Hours of Face Painting with Option for Glitter Tattoos for Up to 30 Guests from Faces By Jehan (Up to 63% Off)

Faces By Jehan

On Location

$214 $99

Professional artist paints your party guests' faces with butterfly wings, superhero masks, and temporary glitter tattoos

Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The HauntedDistrict (Up to 59% Off)

The HauntedDistrict

Oak Hill Cemetery

$79 $35

Tours investigate paranormal side of Georgetown neighborhood by visiting historical crime sites and learning about area's beginnings

$49 for One Month of Introductory Hot Yoga Classes for New Students at Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill ($99 Value)

Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill

H Street - NoMa

$99 $49

In a heated studio, certified instructors guide students through 26 poses and two breathing exercises to stretch and strengthen bodies

5 or 10 Fitness Classes at City Fitness Gym (Up to 70% Off)

City Fitness Gym

Cleveland Park

$125 $49

Get in shape with classes such as relaxing yoga, core-toning Pilates, fun Zumba, muscle-building Boot Camp, and Body Sculpting

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Major League Bocce began for many of the same reasons anyone plays bocce ball: the founders were looking for a way to enjoy the social aspect of organized sports, but with less of an athletic component and preferably with a drink in hand. Since forging that modest alliance of close-knit friends in 2004, the company has reached for ever higher goals. Each season, they donate a portion of their registration fees to local charities, and the prize for each winning team is a donation to the charity of their choice. This has added up to more than $100,000 in donations throughout the company's 10-year existence. Like a house spider when your back is turned, the company is swiftly growing?8,000 players now participate not only in Washington D.C., but also Philadelphia, Austin, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Boston.

224 D Street Southeast
Washington,
DC
US

City Fitness Gym promotes healthier lifestyles in a community environment with cardio and weight equipment, communal fitness classes, and personal-training sessions. The cardio area houses a cross-section of calorie-busting machines such as Life Fitness treadmills, a Versa Climber machine, and Concept II Rowers. A full free-weight room comes stocked with balance boards, medicine balls, and kettlebells, accompanied by weight machines to help clients add some definition to their frames.

A full schedule of classes, including Pilates, yoga and body-sculpting sessions as well as one-hour personal-training that helps clients map out their fitness goals without having to watching old VHS tapes of Pumping Iron.

3525 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Balance Gym really is about balance?a balance between strength and stamina, individual and group workouts, and indoor and outdoor exercise. While some classes take place in well-appointed fitness studios, others involve running through Rock Creek Park, doing burpees at the Washington Monument, or deadlifting the Lincoln Memorial. With so many options for getting into shape, it's no wonder the gym was named DC's best by Washington City Paper. If you favor a more intense workout, check out the hugely popular CrossFit program, which blends gymnastics, Olympic lifting, and intense conditioning into a calorie-torching cocktail.

1339 Green Ct NW
Washington,
DC
US

United Social Sports brings recreational athletes together to socialize and showcase their hand-eye coordination. Free agents or team-sized groups register for the organization’s casual coed leagues dedicated to traditional sports such as softball and volleyball as well as carnival games such as cornhole and skee-ball. Each league hosts 6–8 weekly matches, which culminate in a final tournament and an end-of-season party—much like youth-sports leagues, but with postgame drink specials.

2471 18th Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

Keeper of many of our country's most precious documents and relics, including the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, the National Archives is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of historical material. Although admission to the National Archives is free, as a Patron-Level member of the Foundation, you'll be able to skip long lines by using the special-events entrance. Stop by to enjoy exhibits such as the Public Vaults, which include materials such as Abraham Lincoln's correspondence with generals, or stay connected to the Archives from home with a complimentary subscription to Prologue, the Archives' quarterly magazine. In addition to several other benefits, Patron-Level members also get access to special tours, discounts at the Archives' brick-and-mortar store as well as its online shop, and complimentary admission to presidential libraries and museums around the country.

700 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

When Oprah wanted to inspire her audience to get in shape on the “Live Your Best Life” tour, she called Laurent Amzallag. When JC Hayward wanted to get her studio moving, she called Laurent Amzallag. When CBS wanted to host regular segments to get their viewers up off the couch, they called Laurent Amzallag. There’s a reason so many are drawn to this spellbinding fitness guru: the YaLa inventor and all-around lady-killer cloaks gym-ready exercises in fun dance moves to create his own fun brand of exercise.

YaLa routines fold tenets of plyometrics, core training, cardio, and agility together for fast-paced, high-energy sessions that whip bodies into shape without repetitive lunges, boring squats, or tedious uphill boulder rolls. Laurent and his team also host special YaLa events and outreach activities, such as the Michael Jackson–soundtracked “Believe” workout party and fundraisers for the local children’s hospital.

1170 22nd St. NW
Washington,
DC
US