Things To Do In Washington, D. C.

Four Weekday Kayak or Paddleboard Rentals, or 90-Minute Twilight Tour at Key Bridge Boathouse (Up to 51% Off)

Key Bridge Boathouse

Georgetown

$20 $9.75

Beneath the arches of the Key Bridge, kayakers and paddleboarders disembark for excursions onto the Potomac

Two-Hour Sunset Cruises or Day Sail for One, Two, or Four from Boomerang Tours, Inc. (Up to 49% Off)

Boomerang Tours, Inc.

Georgetown

$27 $14

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Partygoers board the deck of a party yacht for DC's monumental sights and plenty of chances to dance along to the live DJ

Autumn Craft Beer Happy Hour Cruises from DC Harbor Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

DC Harbor Cruises

Southwest Waterfront

$30 $15

Up to 225 passengers board a luxury catamaran for a sailing excursion equipped with a full cash bar

Three-Hour Basic Sewing Class for One or Two at The Laurianda Clothing Company (Up to 53% Off)

The Laurianda Clothing Company

DC

$105 $52

Three-hour sewing classes teach the basics, including how to read and cut patterns, sew pieces together, and press seams

Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four with Tour and Lunch at Little Washington Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington Virginia

$80 $35

Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to share knowledge of wine-related topics

$22 for $40 Worth of Studio Time, Art Supplies, and Beverages at ArtJamz

ArtJamz

Dupont Circle

$40 $22

Artists of all ages slap canvases with provided acrylics at open-house studio; of-age artists can sip beer, wine, or champagne

$9 for Bright-N-Pint Bar-Crawl Entry on Saturday, September 13, at 3 p.m. (Up to $15 Value)

Project DC Events

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

Tour bars including The Front Page, Ozio, The Mad Hatter and Public Bar while enjoying specials and bypassing cover charges

Eight-Week GLO Bocce League Registration for One or Two from DC Bocce League (Up to 54% Off)

DC Bocce League

Kalorama Park - Adams Morgan

$60 $29

Glo bocce played on Wednesday nights at Kalorama Park in Adams Morgan features light-up balls and post-game bar time

Cook a Northwest Indian Meal with a Chef and Storyteller

Indian Cooking Class

U Street

$85 $85

Geeta explains the history and religious context of Indian foods before you make and feast on delicious seasonal dishes during a BYOB meal

$35 for Two Tickets to the Weddinator Reveal Masquerade Party from Get Wed for Less ($69 Value)

Get Wed for Less

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

$69 $35

Couples celebrate their engagement and interact with wedding industry professionals at a semi-formal bridal masquerade party;drinks included

A Baby Affair Admission for 2 or 4 in DC on Sept. 28 or Baltimore on Nov. 9 at A Baby Affair (Up to 95% Off)

A Baby Affair

Multiple Locations

$180 $15

Sample kid- and parent-friendly foods, and wander a convention filed with baby-and-tot-focused exhibitors

Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from Scary DC (Up to 50% Off)

Scary DC

Capitol Hill

$25 $14

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Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal with historical facts

Bake Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits with a Southern Chef

Biscuit-Baking Class

Adams Morgan

$45 $45

Jessica O'Neal leads students through a hands-on biscuit-baking lesson before the class sits down to feast on their creations

Happy Hour, DJ Nights, or Monuments by Moonlight Cruise for One, Two, or Four from DC Cruises (Up to 51% Off)

DC Cruises

Georgetown

$28 $14

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During cruises down the Potomac River, adult passengers enjoy great views, music, and a cash bar

Potomac River Boat Tour for Two, Four, or Six with Capitol River Cruises (Up to 63% Off)

Capitol River Cruises

Georgetown

$30 $11

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

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

McFadden's

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

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

Party-Bus Transportation to Maryland Live! Casino for One or Two from Party Geek Transport (Up to 59% Off)

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

$99 $41

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Dupont Circle

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

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Supplying all materials, Art By The Glazz's artist-led painting sessions kindle brush-wielding talents during three-hour classes held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. New artists capture shapes and shadows inspired by a number of pastoral- or wine-themed templates, with step-by-step instruction from pigment professionals. One complimentary glass of wine emboldens the pigment-shy, and those with a thirst for more can visit an onsite cash bar. Aprons protect against stray paint, wine drops, and the tears of fruit trapped in a beautiful but airless eternal present, although Art By The Glazz recommends wearing old clothes. Finished masterpieces chaperone each artist home, ready to be mounted on a wall or hung from the dining-room chandelier.

During Cookies and Milk sessions, kids or teens settle down with a complimentary dessert amid canvases ripe for realizing 2-D tableaux. During each session, one featured painting of a subject, such as the beach, Green Eggs and Ham, or Mickey Mouse, is perched mid-studio to kindle students’ imaginary fires. The company also hosts corporate team-building events, small groups, and birthday parties, giving guests an enjoyable ice-breaking activity.

1306 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington,
DC
US

Uncork'd Art's instructors invite artists of all skill levels to let their creativity flow while practicing no-pressure painting. During their adult classes, experienced local artists unlock latent talents with a complimentary glass of wine, a brought-from-home snack, and muses equipped with brass knuckles. Instructors lead students in painting experiments during Just For Fun sessions, and provided materials allow for the creation of acrylic-adorned masterpieces. Throughout the 6-week art- and wine-appreciation course, students learn theories and techniques, sample fragrant vinos, and produce three finished paintings. Uncork'd also offers private parties for groups of 10 or more, as well as happy-hour classes, which include helpful instruction with complimentary wine and supplies. Prospective pupils can schedule their next creative frenzy by perusing the online calendar.

1054 31st Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

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.

2333 18th Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

Northwest Sport & Health is the sort of facility where it’s possible to get a reasonably-priced workout in, without having to fight through long lines at machine stations, crowded classes or intimidating surroundings. The Tenleytown gym is filled with regular folks, each just trying to keep fit and trim using high-quality cardio and weight machines. For a more one-for-all approach, group fitness classes are also offered, including Zumba, yoga, Pilates and cardio kickboxing. There are also a number of six-week specialized fitness programs, along with personal training options from knowledgeable and trained staff. Spacious dressing rooms and convenience to the Metro are other pluses, and on-site childcare facilities make it a breeze for parents to work in some quick cardio.

4001 Brandywine St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Stroga Strength and Yoga is the perfect name for Doug Jefferies? fitness studio, as his goal is to help clients reach optimal levels of wellness through a combination of strength conditioning and yoga_. The studio sprawls out within the L'Aiglon building, an early 20th-century construction accented by stained-glass windows and extensive woodwork. Inside the immense yoga space, ivory chandeliers drip from an intricately carved ceiling of the same hue, and periwinkle walls alternate with floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe up to 100 yogis in natural light. An azure ceiling painted with puffy white clouds tops the open-concept fitness area, which accommodates group classes for up to 20 students or up to one massively over-stuffed teddy bear.

1808 Adams Mill Rd NW
Washington,
DC
US

Not many events can combine puzzles, obstacle races, and charitable giving-all while filling the downtown area with people in gorilla suits. Gorilla Challenge accomplishes all of these things in a single afternoon. With annual events held across the country, it is quickly becoming the premier event for raising fun and social responsibility. Several of the event's clues are designed to bring awareness to topics such as literacy, poverty, environmental concerns, animal welfare, and elder care. Amid these consciousness-raising events, the company's gorilla-suit-clad staffers make surprise appearances to award participants prizes and collect bribes in the form of fresh bananas or sign-language-speaking kittens.

999 E Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

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