Things To Do In Washington, D. C.

National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Through May 30 (Up to 58% Off)

National Symphony Orchestra

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

$177 $75

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The 2014–15 season features violinists Midori and Leonidas Kavakos, works by Mahler and Tchaikovsky, and percussionists performing Akiho

"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting" at Anacostia Theatre, December 5–6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting"

Anacostia Theatre

$90.93 $46

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Family drama touches on the conflicts between a woman, her mother, and her fiance that surface during the holidays

Two-Hour Scotch Tasting and Appetizers for One or Two on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 80% Off)

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Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$149 $39

Aficionados can spend two hours sampling scotch whiskey from six distilleries, listening to smooth jazz, and snacking on light fare

$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

DC Highlights Day Tour for One, Two, or Four from USA Guided Tours (Up to 43% Off)

USA Guided Tours

US Navy Memorial

$49 $29

Three-hour tour of the National Mall including the White House, US Capitol Building, and Lincoln and the MLK Memorial

MetroCooking DC: The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show with Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri (Up to 48% Off)

MetroCooking DC

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

$29 $15

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Pick up tips, food, and kitchenware at festival anchored by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri, as well as 250+ exhibitors

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

Washington Capitals Pre-Season Game at Verizon Center on September 21 or October 2 (Up to 43% Off)

Washington Capitals

Verizon Center

$50.85 $29

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Eying a return to the playoffs, the Capitals shake off the rust and begin the 2014-15 campaign during pre-season games at the Verizon Center

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

BestBus

Multiple Locations

$90 $39

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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

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

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

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

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

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)

RGI events & public relations

Multiple Locations

$180 $15

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

Build Your Own Terrarium with Succulents

Terrarium-Making Class

Mount Pleasant

$50 $50

Follow along with expert DIYer Holley Simmons as she shows you how to make your own beautiful terrarium with succulents, rocks, and moss

One-Hour Fall Foliage Cruise for One, Two, or Four from DC Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

DC Cruises

Georgetown

$28 $16

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Potomac River cruise passes parks, monuments, and other sites during the colorful seasonal change on a heated double-decker boat

Adult Pirate-Ship or Party-Yacht Cruise from Boomerang Pirate Ship (50% Off)

Boomerang Pirate Ship

Georgetown

$32 $16

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Cruises aboard a pirate ship or party yacht provide views of the Potomac along with drinks and dancing

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Marvel at DC's Hidden Monuments During a Tour Led by a Local Expert

Tour DC's Hidden Monuments

U Street - Cardozo

$30 $30

D.C.-native Elizabeth Rosendorf takes you via metro & taxi to lesser-known sites, where you'll snap photos and explore D.C.'s hidden history

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Considered to be the country's only public museum devoted to the history of global espionage, the International Spy Museum teems with multimedia displays, hands-on activities, and educational events. Filled with low-lit halls and mysterious doors, the museum backs up its exhibits with experience; many of its board members, staff, and speakers are former spies. Executive Director Peter Earnest, for one, spent more than 35 years in the CIA and its National Clandestine Service; frequent speaker Oleg Kalugin once held a position as major general of the KGB. Through special talks and an array of exhibits, the group reveals several hundred years of spy techniques and gadgetry, showcases connections between real spies and pop culture, and draws from international backgrounds to grant a global perspective.

In the Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit, visitors explore the most memorable villains from throughout the James Bond film series, discovering the role the series played in shaping public perception of spying and exploring how the villains changed to reflect their times. Featuring over 110 movie and historic artifacts, a series galleries allows visitors to learn about the wide variety of evildoers from many perspectives. For an additional charge, guests can opt to embark on a simulated covert mission entirely based on real intelligence case files in Operation Spy, a one-hour interactive exhibit during which participants ride in simulated truck beds and use video surveillance to find leaked nuclear-trigger technology in a fictional country.

800 F St
Washington,
DC
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In June 2010, after a late-night session of painting, drinking, and generally rousting about with a group of friends, magazine editor Michael M. Clements found himself pondering an unshakeable question: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could do this at a bar?” The seeds of ArtJamz sprouted almost immediately into a traveling party, where the caterers brought not only beer and wine but also all-you-can-paint palettes, for-sale blank canvases, and invaluable artistic expertise. In the two years since that fateful, paint-spattered night, ArtJamz has become a citywide phenomenon, organizing collaborative events with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally realizing the founding fathers’ vision of a tie-dyed capitol building.

Although these creative enablers still operate pop-up events at galleries and retail spaces across D.C., the brand-new, 1,800-square-foot permanent studio in Dupont Circle has an open-house policy to enable paint parties seven days a week. Freestyle paint sessions and classes are offered, charging separatley for studio time, canvas, and drinks. Day hours keep artists aged 5–18 in mind, whereas nightly sessions feature beer, wine, and creative cocktails for the 21+ set. More than 32 distinct colors await inspired brushes, and the walls of the cozy venue are fair game for a fresh coat. A trained staff is always on hand to offer advice if needed or requested, and to make sure nobody loses an ear.

1728 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

In lieu of buns, Duffy's Irish Restaurant & Pub's Monster Burger earns its name by piling bacon, grilled onions, and a half-pound burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. The Washington Post profiled the beastly eat and its “calories-be-damned goodness” in its This Thing You Should Try series. Those with tamer appetites assemble less daunting burgers with a beef or homemade black bean patty served on a white or whole grain Kaiser roll. Along with burgers, Duffy's culinary team crafts casual dishes such as mushrooms fried in peanut oil, vegan pasta tossed with homemade tomato sauce, and seven wing varieties voted the city's best in 2012 by readers of Washington City Paper.

Along with the menu of daily grub, Duffy's staff supplies discounted drinks and quesadillas at weekday happy hours and hosts brain-teasing pub trivia challenges every Wednesday night. 12 flat-screen TVs throughout the bar stay tuned to the latest Florida Gators and Green Bay Packers games, a more thrilling alternative to watching looped footage of an actual gator attacking a defenseless cheese wheel. In addition to front of the house entertainment, Duffy's accommodates private soirees with a back room equipped with more flat-screens, skeeball, darts, and an internet jukebox.

2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

“A synthetic turf-covered love letter to Washington.” That’s what Fritz Hahn of the Washington Post had to say about H Street Country Club after visiting the nearly 7,000-square-foot bar at the heart of the Atlas District. Yet Hahn wasn’t talking about the eatery’s decadent food; he was commenting on the space's devilishly tricky indoor golf course. During each nine-hole outing—for adults 21+—putters encounter the Lincoln Theatre, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and the titanic grasping hands of a half-submerged Marion Barry. As if a trip to the links wasn’t enough to work up an appetite, the entire first floor of H Street tempts gamers with skee-ball, shuffleboard, and wall-vs-human staring contests—all within an arm’s reach of margaritas, mojitos, and other specialty drinks.

Upstairs, a glass panel filled with retired golf balls gazes out over artist and contributing decorator Lee T. Wheeler’s talents, which alight upon everything from the sculptures crafted from repurposed birdhouses to the bar’s cushy lounge seating. The design sets the stage for executive chef Pablo Cardoso’s upscale take on classic Mexican food, with tables welcoming grilled skirt steak splayed over "cowboy" beans, a half chicken paired with yuca, and fajitas stuffed with still-sizzling shrimp. For dessert, the chef stuffs crisp empanadas with sweet mangoes, topping the confection with creamy ice cream and a note to get out of gym class for a week.

1335 H St NE
Washington,
DC
US

William Wilson Corcoran believed in American artists at a time when most collectors bought only European paintings. The financier-turned-philanthropist made friends with masters such as Thomas Doughty and George Inness, bought what interested him, and even opened up his home twice a week so the public could view his collection. And that practice was the seed which grew into the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The formal location opened in 1874 with 98 paintings and sculptures from Corcoran's personal collection. Today, that collection exceeds 16,000.

The focus on 18th- to 20th-century American artists such as Mary Cassatt and Andy Warhol remains—but that doesn't mean the gallery has blinders on. It also holds works by European luminaries such as Pablo Picasso and Edgar Degas. The collection even extends into decorative art such as the Salon Doré, an 18th-century French period room once housed in Paris's Hôtel de Clermont.

In the same way the Corcoran Gallery extends beyond American art, it pushes its purpose beyond simply displaying masterpieces. Year-round events include lectures from prominent critics as well as live performances and wine mixers. The Corcoran even nurtures the next generation of talent with after-school and weekend classes that teach students how to draw everything from landscapes to landscapes covered with bowls of fruit.

500 17th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Property Location
With a stay at The St. Regis Washington, D.C., you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from St. John's Church and minutes from White House. This 5-star hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 182 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. 32-inch LCD televisions are provided, with premium TV channels available. Bathrooms have televisions and makeup/shaving mirrors. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and a concierge desk. Additional amenities include babysitting/childcare, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.

Dining
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of The St. Regis Washington, D.C.. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

923 16th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

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