Activities in Wheaton

71% Off at Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center

Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center

Bethesda Location

$206 $59

The ballroom-dance center offers group classes in styles such as social, nightclub, and ballroom dancing.

Up to 51% Off Personal Training Sessions

Body Beyond Fit

North Bethesda

$100 $49

During private sessions, personal trainer designs a program for each client to maximize results

41% Off a Sunset Paddle from Calleva

Calleva

Poolesville

$100 $59

Board a standup paddleboard, canoe, or kayak and paddle along Seneca Creek before watching the sun set and enjoying the evening

Up to 51% Off Entry to BattleFrog Race Series

BattleFrog Race Series

Hedgesville

$99 $49

Race designed by Navy SEALs tests your strength and endurance on obstacles; real SEALs demonstrate action sequences inspired by their work

Jesse McCartney – Up to 52% Off

Jesse McCartney

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$33 $16

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Singer, songwriter, and actor shares soulful pop hits in support of his latest album, In Technicolor

The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring – 57% Off Tree Climbing

The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

Ashton - Sandy Spring

$114 $49

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Scale 10 trees and 18 vertical trails equipped using rock-wall-style footholds and grips at The Adventure Park

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

84% Off Personal Training

Sergeant's Boot Camp

Silver Spring

$240 $39

Personal-training sessions combine strength training and cardio conditioning to tone muscles and burn calories

Up to 52% Off Aerial Yoga Classes in Olney

Yin Yang Yoga Center

Far North Dallas

$72 $35

One hour of flexibility-, strength-, and balance-building movements while suspended from the ceiling in an OmGym hammock

62% Off Martial Arts

King Tiger Martial Arts

Silver Spring

$200 $76

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

Up to 80% Off Zumba at Divinefiesta Fitness Studio

Divinefiesta Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $10

Spirited instructors lead one-hour cardio workouts filled with vibrant world music and easy-to-follow choreography inspired by Latin dances

Up to 51% Off a Private Horseback-Riding Lesson

Reddemeade Equestrian Center

Silver Spring

$255 $127

Riders learn to ride in the English style from instructors trained in accordance with the standards of the British Horse Society

Gold's Gym – Up to 72% Off Membership

Gold's Gym

Multiple Locations

$209 $59

Guests pedal and punch in famous gym's group fitness classes; advanced cardio and strength-training equipment fortifies physiques

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 85% Off Lessons

Arthur Murray

Multiple Locations

$337 $49

Experienced instructors lead partners and solo fleet feet in private and group lessons within a professional studio setting

Sandy Spring Museum – Up to 60% Off Visit

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

$10 $5

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

Pump it Up – Up to 50% Off Playtime or Party

Pump It Up

Silver Spring

$40 $20

Kids explore inflatable play areas, build with giant blocks, and engage with interactive games; a party includes playtime and pizza

Up to 78% Off Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit

CD Fit

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

Up to 63% Off Kids' Camp or Birthday Party

Funfit's Organically Grown Gym

Olney, MD

$200 $75

Summer camp covers themes of fitness fun & nutrition, science, nature, and art & more; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp from The Sergeant's Program

The Sergeant's Program

Multiple Locations

$234 $29

One-hour, military-inspired workouts push members with running, calisthenics, aerobics, and weight training, held five to six days a week

MattyB – Up to 53% Off Pop Concert

MattyB

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$32 $15

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

50% Off Summer Sports Camp

On the Mat Sports International

Bethesda

$350 $175

Kids participate in 1.5 to 2.5 hours of tae kwon do per day, play a variety of team sports, make art and craft projects, and go swimming

Up to 81% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

Fitology

Bethesda

$150 $29

Personal training sessions target fat through customized workouts; boot camp classes challenge bodies with interval work

Up to 75% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga Bethesda

Bikram Yoga Bethesda

Bethesda

$80 $25

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Team of certified Bikram instructors lead daily 90-minute stretch sessions performed in sultry heated studio

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Packages

On the Mat Sports International

On the Mat

$240 $79

1.5-hour birthday parties include access of the 6,500 sq. ft. facility for sports games and an introductiory martial-arts lesson

63% Off Boot Camp at Tony's Personal Training

Tony's Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$135 $50

Burn fat and build lean muscle in these boot-camp classes designed to target problem areas such as glutes and abs

Up to 79% Off Group Fitness Classes

FitCrush

Multiple Locations

$129 $29

Group fitness helps shape up students with high intensity exercises such as squats, planks, and crunches; includes nutrition plan

Up to 69% Off Personal Training

Fitness Generation

Bethesda

$90 $35

Personal trainers help clients sculpt fit bodies and healthy lives in a 3,000-square-foot gym with TRX equipment, kettlebells & free weights

Up to 61% Off Beginner's Classes and CrossFit Training

Tough Temple Crossfit

Bethesda

$199 $79

Certified trainers lead varying functional-fitness workouts of the day; new CrossFit students learn the fundamentals and movements

Up to 75% Off at Kaizen Karate

Kaizen Karate

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Experienced, black-belt instructors teach the fundamentals of karate in beginner classes

Up to 93% Off Martial-Arts Classes

GAMMA Academy

Bethesda

$375 $29

Martial-arts and self-defense classes for all age levels boost fitness and strengthen discipline

Up to 67% Off Wellness Classes

The Mindfulness Center

Bethesda

$90 $30

Therapeutic and gentle meditation, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, and wellness classes for all skill levels help strengthen mind-body connections

72% Off Kids' Indoor Play Package

Kidville

Multiple Locations

$143 $42

3 classes in topics like art & music plus 2 passes to a playspace with climbing wall and tumble trak; $50 birthday day party credit included

51% Off Tennis Day Camp

Bethesda Tennis Academy

Seven Locks Swim & Tennis Club

$175 $85

Instructors teach fundamental tennis skills and techniques during summer day-camp sessions

Half Off Bethesda Big Train Baseball Game

Bethesda Big Train

Shirley Povich Field

$18 $9

The Bethesda Big Train—the Cal Ripken League's winningest team in 2013—heads into 2014 with nine returning players

Up to 75% Off at Bikram Yoga Takoma Park

Bikram Yoga Takoma Park

Takoma - DC

$100 $25

Inside a 105-degree room, a certified Bikram yoga instructor leads groups through a series of breathing exercises and 26 yoga postures

45% Off Eight-Week Swing-Dance Course 

Gottaswing

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

Up to 78% Off MMA and Fitness Classes

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $43

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Along with MMA and CrossFit classes, instructors teach Gracie jiu-jitsu, muay thai, yoga, and self-defense

Up to 64% Off at BounceU

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and supervised place to play and bounce

86% Off Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

At six locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

Up to 75% Off Personal Training

3F-Fitness LLC

Central Rockville

$195 $69

Fitness center founded by a certified trainer, Ms. Maryland State Figure Champion, and national figure-contest competitor

Up to 51% Off Eight-Hour NRA Basic Pistol-Shooting Course

MMTA Firearms Training Academy

Multiple Locations

$320 $159

NRA-certified instructors teach proper stance and grip and safety rules; live-fire range time for practicing with revolvers and pistols

Up to 79% Off Classes at Shaolin Temple Traditional Kung-Fu

Shaolin Temple Traditional Kung-Fu

Rockville

$165 $35

Experienced Shaolin temple warrior monk teaches classes in Shaolin kung-fu, sparring, qi gong, and Zen buddhism for adults and kids

Up to 94% Off Adult Group Tennis Lessons

College Park Tennis Club

College Park

$350 $49

Each option includes a two-hour tennis party with refreshments and tennis games

42% Off Round at Cross Creek Golf Club

Cross Creek Golf Club

Beltsville

$62 $36

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A long drive over water begins every round on an idyllic par 70 course

Up to 70% Off MMA Classes

College Park MMA

Beltsville

$150 $49

During MMA classes, students learn how to strike, wrestle, control, defend, and submit their opponent

Up to 69% Off Ballet Lessons at The Ballet Academy

The Ballet Academy

Beltsville

$80 $29

Instructors teach students classical ballet routines, technique, and performance skills inspired by the Royal Academy's syllabus

61% Off at Olney Yoga Loft

Olney Yoga Loft

Olney

$75 $29

Beginner and intermediate Hatha yoga, as well as Vinyasa Flow yoga taught by highly trained instructors

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at The Winery at Olney

The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

46% Off August Pool Membership

Adelphi Pool

Hyattsville

$185 $99

Olympic-sized lap pool with an 11-foot deep-diving well and water slide; fenced-in 30'x30' wading pool and play area

Up to 52% Off Youth Dance Classes

Genesis Dance Unlimited

Genesis Dance Unlimited

$288 $139

Ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, and hip-hop dance lessons for students 10 and up

35% Off Bounce House Admission

Z Bounce

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $13

Children's play place encourages climbing and exploring across inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses

Up to 46% Off at Go-Kart Track

Go-Kart Track

Bladensburg

$36 $20

In each race, drivers hug corners and speed on straightaways throughout six laps on the smooth track

Up to 52% Off at Go Cook Vegan

Go Cook Vegan

Hyattsville

$50 $24

Learn to cook vegan meals; two-course farm-to-table meals are served during the class, along with complimentary wine and mimosas

Up to 85% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Extreme Fun & Fit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$150 $29

One-hour indoor boot-camp sessions reinforce camaraderie with partner & team-based drills while body-weight exercises condition physiques

53% Off Discover the Potomac Kayak Trip

Potomac Paddlesports

Potomac

$95 $45

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Guides help beginner kayakers navigate flat water on four-hour scenic tours of the Potomac

Up to 68% Off Classes at Village Yoga

Village Yoga

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Classes range from vinyasa flow to high-intensity Zumba and power vinyasa flow yoga

Up to 68% Off Boxing-Gym Membership

Donte's Boxing Gym

Rockville/Derwood

$145 $47

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Boxing-fitness, fundamentals-training, and open-sparring classes for adults; gym helmed by three experienced trainers

Up to 75% Off at Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park

Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park

Riverdale Park

$160 $45

Yogis revisit the same sequence of 26 poses during each 90-minute Bikram yoga class while a heated studio keeps their muscles loose

75% Off Personal Fitness Program

Well Space Fitness

Greenbelt

$390 $98

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

50% Off Camp - Sport

Greenbelt S.i.t.y. Stars, Inc.

Greenbelt

$60 $30

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

Up to 65% Off at Hot Yoga Bikram Tysons

Hot Yoga Bikram Tysons

Tysons West

$135 $49

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Students of all abilities are led by certified yogis through 26 poses in 105-degree heat, allowing for deeper stretches and detoxification

Up to 91% Off Court-Tennis Package

Prince's Court

McLean

$375 $49

Club allows members to discover the pleasures and challenges of court tennis, the quirky ancestor of such games as squash and lawn tennis

70% Off Personal Training

Amirpozderacfitness

Mc Lean

$324 $97

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

Up to 53% Off at Nova Soccer Academy LLC

Nova Soccer Academy LLC

Multiple Locations

$105 $49

Coaches teach kids soccer skills and techniques, teamwork, and sportsmanship in small groups of no more than 15 kids

Happy-Hour or Craft-Beer 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

Miss Black USA Pageant – Up to 52% Off

Miss Black USA Pageant

University of the District of Columbia, Performing Arts Theatre

$41.99 $20

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Annual pageant celebrates social advocacy in the black community, and develops leadership skills while awarding a scholarship to the winner

Trillectro Music Festival – Up to 49% Off

Trillectro Music Festival

RFK Stadium Lot 8

$80.10 $41

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Third annual hip-hop & electronic music festival features EDM DJs, indie rockers, hip-hop's new wave of trendsetters, and headliner Big Sean

Arcade Fire – Up to 45% Off Concert

Arcade Fire

Verizon Center

$42.10 $25

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Grammy-winning indie-rockers celebrate their new album, which adds dance beats and Haitian Carnival music to their epic pop

Lil' Boosie – Up to 30% Off Hip-Hop Concert

Lil' Boosie

Echostage

$92.80 $65

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Lil' Boosie prepares for his next album release with a new outlook on life and new hit "Show Da World"

40% Off at DC International Beerfest

DC International Beerfest

Dock 5 at Union Market

$50 $30

Summer beer and wine festival features hundreds of local and international breweries along with musical performances and outdoor activities

Find Hidden Architectural Gems During a Walking Tour of DC

Architectural Walking Tour of DC

Washington

$25 $25

Architectural historian Bill Lebovich leads a 2 mi. walking tour of often-overlooked spots from west of the White House to Foggy Bottom

Up to 51% Off Weekend Kayak Rentals

Ballpark Boathouse

Navy Yard

$20 $9.75

After staffers go over safety and hand out life vests, kayakers wind through the rivers of the nation's capital

Up to 51% Off Weekday Kayak Rentals or Tour

Key Bridge Boathouse

Georgetown

$20 $9.75

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

Up to 49% Off Sunset Cruise or Day Sail

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

Up to 51% Off Boat Cruise Experience

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

50% Off Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt

Team Player Productions - Goose Island Events

Old Glory

$50 $25

Goose Island Beer Company sponsors a beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through DC in search of five golden eggs

Up to 56% Off Potomac River Boat Tour

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

Up to 80% Off CrossFit at Balance Gym

Balance Gym

Multiple Locations

$250 $49

Intense Crossfit workout regimen uses constantly varying, high-intensisty movements in a group setting to boost strength and stamina

The Kreeger Museum – 50% Off Visits

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

$20 $12

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Set in residential estate, museum houses paintings by Monet, Cézanne & Picasso & hosts youth events with storytelling based on famous works

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CEO Peter Harvey believes that a quality gym staff must demonstrate more than technical expertise. "Service doesn't only mean showing someone how to do an arm curl," he says. Certified personal trainers develop workouts that zero in on each person’s specific goals, giving clients the skills to pole-vault over impassable plateaus. By steadfastly refusing to hand out fish in favor of putting on master classes in fishing, they help clients become self-sufficient, educating them on fundamentals.

During these one-on-one sessions, and in solo workouts, guests set calories ablaze atop rows of continually updated equipment. Treadmills, recumbent bikes, and strength-training tools line the walls.

Members can also drop in for as many group classes as they can muster. Inside a separate studio, stationary cycles whir in time with galvanizing music, kickboxing strikes arc through the air, and barbells rise with each BodyPump rep. For more meditative practices, Pilates sessions and several types of yoga enhance flexibility and focus.

14348 Layhill Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
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Robbies Billiards has specialized in game-room layout and furniture for more than 50 years, carrying brands such as Brunswick, Olhausen, and Legacy. Robbies supplies straight shooters with sturdy pool-room playthings, including pool tables with durable slate surfaces, which are less likely to warp or stretch with age than tables made out of cardboard. Swedish Fish stashes can be concealed in the hidden bucket pockets of Destroyer 7-foot pool tables ($1,499), which encase gummy guppies in sleek, modern PVC laminate. Billiard boppers can also sink eight balls into leather shield pockets in Radley 8-foot pool tables ($1,699), which are available in four finishes and feature solid-hardwood feet decorated with ram's-head carvings that stay stubbornly still even in the face of barking sheepdogs.

5268 Nicholson Lane
Kensington,
MD
US

The instructors at Abe Ballroom Dancing want the world of dance to be accessible to everyone. That’s why they have dance classes for those of all ages, no matter their skill level or previous experience. Dances include ballroom, waltz, cha cha, samba, and West Coast swing. They even have a class to prep soon-to-be newlyweds for their first dance.

PO Box 506 Strathmore avenue
Garrett Park,
MD
US

Established: 1994
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–4 people
Average Duration of Services: 3–4 hours
Pro Tip: Come ready for adventure and fun. Make sure you bring clothes that you don't mind getting wet.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: River Tours
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Calleva

With a name that means "where the paths cross," it's no surprise that Calleva is dedicated to bringing people of all ages and from all walks of life together to appreciate the outdoors. The certified MAEOE environmental center helps its guests dive into the heart of the wilderness right outside D.C. and raise awareness about its delicate ecosystems. In doing so, it encourages others to cooperate and take risks while stepping out of their comfort zones, like baby birds leaving the nest to start their own nest-building business.

To facilitate these efforts, a team of ACA-certified guides helms seasonal outdoor-adventure and educational programs. In warm weather, activities might include kayaking and canoeing down winding stretches of the Potomac River or paddling to a private island filled with ropes-challenge courses and other obstacles. Fishing and ecological-study programs present even more varied ways to explore the water. Other adventures include the year-round, such as backpacking; the cold weather, such as caving; and the whimsical, such as the annual haunted forest where ghosts and ghouls mingle under a zip-line course.

13015 Rileys Lock Road
Poolesville,
MD
US

Reservations/Appointments: Required
Established: 2013
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Fly-fishing lessons and guided trips

Q&A with Mike, Owner, Instructor, and Guide

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
If it is your first time fly fishing, we will discuss and practice the basics of casting, tying knots, selecting flies, and finding fish. We will show you how to setup your fly rod and tie on flies, depending on what we are fishing for.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
Fishing comes with with alot of unexpected events. Our instructors and guides work to resolve any situations that arise. They are also certified in first aid and CPR.

PO Box 328
Hughesville,
MD
US

It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire—lock in your target.

That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.

8200 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase,
MD
US