Things To Do In White Oak

Eight or 12 Dance Classes at Prince William Dance Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Prince William Dance Academy

Nokesville

$140 $59

Students practice age-appropriate movements and begin to learn the fundamentals skills of ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop dance styles

$45 for $99 Groupon — New Vision Martial Arts

New Vision Martial Arts

3, West Friendship

$99 $45

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$49 for a 6-Punch Monkey Grove Tree-Climbing Pass at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring ($114 Value)

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

$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

$39 for One Month of Twice-Weekly Personal Training at Sergeant's Boot Camp ($240 Value)

Sergeant's Boot Camp

Silver Spring

$240 $39

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

Four or Eight Aerial Yoga Classes at Yin Yang Yoga Center in Olney (Up to 52% Off)

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

$76 for $200 Worth of Martial Arts — King Tiger 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

6, 12, or 24 Zumba Classes at Divinefiesta Fitness Studio (Up to 80% Off)

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

Private Horseback-Riding Lesson for One, Two, or Three at Reddemeade Equestrian Center (Up to 51% Off)

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

1, 3, or 12 Beading Classes or Full-Day Beading Boot Camp with Meals from The Bead Studio (Up to 67% Off)

The Bead Studio

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Beading classes for adults and children or boot camp with lessons on beading techniques, a bead trunk show, and included breakfast and lunch

Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite (Up to 46% Off)

Paint Nite

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels enjoy cocktails as they create their own pieces guided by an experienced artist

$49 for Two Private Lessons, Group Classes, and Open-Practice Parties at Arthur Murray Dance Studio ($337 Value)

Arthur Murray

Multiple Locations

$337 $49

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

Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight on Thursday–Sunday at Sandy Spring Museum (Up to 60% Off)

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

Week of Summer Camp or Birthday Party at Your Location from Funfit's Organically Grown Gym (Up to 63% Off)

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

One or Two Months Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit (Up to 78% Off)

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

One, Three, or Six Months of Boot-Camp Classes at The Sergeant's Program (Up to 88% Off)

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

Five, Ten, or One Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Takoma Park (Up to 75% Off)

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

$60.50 for Eight-Week Beginner Swing-Dance Course at Gottaswing ($110 Value)

Gottaswing

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

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

5 or 10 Classes at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

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

One or Two Months of Unlimited MMA Classes at College Park MMA (Up to 70% Off)

College Park MMA

Beltsville

$150 $49

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

5 or 10 Group Ballet Lessons for Kids 3–16 or 17 and Older at The Ballet Academy (Up to 69% Off)

The Ballet Academy

Beltsville

$80 $29

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

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Sandwiches and Pub Grub During Lunch or Dinner at Big Play Sports Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Big Play Sports Grill

Old Town

$22 $11

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Smoked ribs, crab cake sliders, roast chicken, and other hearty pub grub served in a dining room outfitted with 16 big-screen TVs

Five or Ten Youth Dance Classes of Your Choice at Genesis Dance Unlimited (Up to 52% Off)

Genesis Dance Unlimited

Genesis Dance Unlimited

$288 $139

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

One Hour of Bouncing for Two at Z Bounce (35% Off). Three Locations Available.

Z Bounce

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $13

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

6 or 12 Go-Kart Races at Go-Kart Track (Up to 46% Off)

Go-Kart Track

Bladensburg

$36 $20

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

Vegan Cooking Class and Farm-to-Table Meal for One, Two, or Four at Go Cook Vegan (Up to 52% Off)

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

Performing-Arts Summer Camp Registration for One Child Age 6–12 at Artistic Empowerment Centers Inc (51% Off)

Artistic Empowerment Centers Inc

Multiple Locations

$325 $160

Working actors train campers in voice, dance, and acting while offering historical tidbits during a War of 1812-themed camp

Two Private and Group Lessons with Two Optional Practice Parties at Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center (71% Off)

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.

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Body Beyond Fit (Up to 51% Off)

Body Beyond Fit

North Bethesda

$100 $49

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

10 or 20 Drop-In Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park (Up to 75% Off)

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

Four-Week Boot Camp for One or Two or Five One-Hour Personal Training Sessions at Fitology (Up to 85% Off)

Fitology

Bethesda

$150 $23

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

5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Bethesda (Up to 75% Off)

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

Martial-Arts Classes or a Party at On the Mat Sports International (Up to 67% Off). Five Options Available.

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

$50 for One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at Tony's Personal Training ($135 Value)

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

One or Two Months of Group Fitness Classes at FitCrush (Up to 83% Off)

FitCrush

Multiple Locations

$129 $23

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

One or Three Personal Training Sessions at Fitness Generation (Up to 69% Off)

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

Two Weeks of Beginner's Classes or One Month of CrossFit Training at Tough Temple Crossfit (Up to 61% Off)

Tough Temple Crossfit

Bethesda

$199 $79

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

Two or Four Months of Beginner Karate Classes at Kaizen Karate (Up to 75% Off)

Kaizen Karate

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

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

One, Two, or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Gamma Academy (Up to 93% Off)

GAMMA Academy

Bethesda

$375 $29

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

5 Wellness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at The Mindfulness Center (Up to 67% Off)

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

$175 for a Week of Summer Sports Camp for Kids at On the Mat Sports International ($350 Value)

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

Six Training Sessions from Well Space Fitness (75% Off)

Well Space Fitness

Greenbelt

$390 $98

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Inc.

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

Five Drop-In Yoga Classes for One or Two at Olney Yoga Loft (61% Off)

Olney Yoga Loft

Olney

$75 $29

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 52% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

Five Open-Bounce Sessions or a Party for 10 at BounceU (Up to 64% Off)

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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

$22 for a Painting Under the Stars Class at VisArts ($45 Value)

VisArts

Central Rockville

$45 $22

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Instructors lead painting classes from the comfort of a rooftop terrace

10 Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Classes at Yamasaki Academy (Up to 86% Off). Six Locations Available.

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

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

Three or Six 55-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at 3F-Fitness LLC (Up to 75% Off)

3F-Fitness LLC

Central Rockville

$195 $69

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

Eight-Hour NRA Basic Pistol-Shooting Course for One or Two at MMTA Firearms Training Academy (Up to 51% Off)

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

Eight or 16 Kung-Fu Classes at Shaolin Temple Traditional Kung Fu (Up to 79% Off)

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

.22 Package with 50 Rounds of Ammo and Week of Range Time for Two or Four at Gilbert Indoor Range (Up to 46% Off)

Gilbert Indoor Range

Rockville

$138 $79

Inside a 22,000 sq. ft. facility, visitors unload 50 rounds of .22 ammo, before practicing more during a week of range time

One or Two Months of Women's Self-Defense Classes at Kims Karate (Up to 59% Off)

Kims Karate

Lanham

$140 $59

Women learn to defend themselves in classes that incorporate elements of tae kwon do and cardio kickboxing

$18 36 Holes of Mini Golf for Four at Laurel Golf Center ($36 Value)

Laurel Golf Center

Laurel

$36 $18

18-hole mini golf course presents realistic challenges in a layout that's enjoyable for the whole family

Four- or Eight-Week Boot Camp Class at Warrior Fitness & MMA Bootcamp (Up to 83% Off)

Warrior Fitness & MMA Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Olympic coaches with black belts teach martial arts and boot camp drills during their Warriorfit boot camp program

$178 for $355 Worth of Boot Camp — Premier Fitness Training Studio

Premier Fitness Training

Summerfield

$355 $178

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Up to 71% Off Ice Skating — Lanham Skating Center; Valid Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

On-the-Farm or On-Location Farm to School Healthy Eating Program for Kids Aged 3–12 from C & E Farm (Up to 48% Off)

C & E Farm

Glenn Dale

$249 $129

Kids aged 3–12 learn about healthy eating through games and hands-on activities; lesson held at C & E Farm or a school or daycare building

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

$39 for Four Groupons, Each Good for a Kayak Rental from Ballpark Boathouse (Up to $80 Value)

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

Peking Opera at The Kennedy Center on August 27 or 28 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 63% Off)

Peking Opera

The Kennedy Center

$52 $19

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Two performances fuse music, dance, martial arts, dialogue, and intricate costuming in honor of Mei Lanfang, a legend of the art form

Build Your Own Terrarium with Succulents

Terrarium-Making Class

Washington

$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

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

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

Tango Lovers Company Show at The Lincoln Theatre on October 16 at 8 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Tango Lovers Company Show

The Lincoln Theatre

$51.50 $36

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A celebration of the world's cultural heritage showcases staccato footwork and spirited music

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

$12 for Two Admissions to the "Made in the USA" Exhibit at The Phillips Collection (Up to $24 Value)

The Phillips Collection

Dupont Circle

$24 $12

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Exhibit showcases works from 120+ trailblazing American artists from 1850–1970

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

$25 for Wild Goose Chase Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt for Team of Two on Saturday, September 20 ($50 Value)

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

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

$30 for DC International Beerfest Entry on Saturday, September 20 ($50 Value)

DC International Beerfest

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

$50 $30

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

District Oktoberfest with Eight Beers on Saturday, September 20 or Sunday, September 21 (Up to 55% Off)

District Oktoberfest

RFD

$53.74 $25

From noon to 8 p.m., celebrate Germany's favorite holiday by sipping eight Oktoberfest beers at eight venues

Kalorama House and Embassy Tour, or Admission for Two to The President Woodrow Wilson House (Up to 44% Off)

The President Woodrow Wilson House

Kalorama

$20 $12

Georgian Revival home where the 28th president resided; explore Kalorama in northwest DC known for its beautiful homes and embassies

$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

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

After Hours Event or Visit for Two at National Museum of Crime & Punishment (Up to 50% Off). 2 Options Available.

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

$48 $24

Visitors explore simulated crime scene, practice investigative skills, and learn about criminals; after-hours events focus on a single topic

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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

The first running of the Potomac Hunt Races took place in 1952, and the event has been an annual tradition in Montgomery County ever since. The event celebrates steeplechase racing—a form of competition that originated in 18th-century Ireland, when riders would dash across uneven terrain and use towering church steeples as their beacons. Today, regular two- to four-mile tracks have become the battlegrounds for steeplechase events, and horses equipped with on-board GPS systems have made church steeples obsolete. Potomac Hunt Races carries on the tradition of this modern-day version of steeplechase racing, while implementing a tradition of its own: donating a portion of the proceeds from each year's event to charity.

19960 Fisher Ave
Poolesville,
MD
US

At the The Royal Mile Pub, servers and regulars alike greet guests with a hearty "Cead mile failte!" It's Gaelic for "a hundred thousand welcomes," and the sentiment permeates every brew, stew, and show. Juxtaposing the local with the far-flung, Royal Mile cultivates a communal mood while maintaining a Scottish identity. To wit, the menu spotlights haggis, Orkney Scotch eggs, and traditional British-style breakfasts.

Spotlighting Scotland is a trend that also permeates the eatery's decor. Colorful tartans hang from the rafters, some of which match the kilts of live performers. The pub even takes its name from the region: Between Scotland's Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse, there's a 1-mile series of streets traditionally traveled by Scottish royalty. The Royal Mile Pub is named for this thoroughfare, and its staff has welcomed its guests as it would kings and queens since it opened in 1981.

2407 Price Ave
Silver Spring,
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

High-energy beats from artists such as Flo Rida, B.o.B., and the Black Eyed Peas bounce forth from the spinning studio at Rock Creek Sports Club, where nationally certified trainers lead stationary cyclists through challenging routes. In addition to these pop-powered workouts, the studio hosts more than 50 other fitness classes, an array of options that prompted the editors of Bethesda Magazine to name the studio 2012’s Best Neighborhood Gym. Zumba classes encourage students to boogie away calories to latin beats, and boxing clinics incorporate one-on-one attention from Golden Glove winner Russell Davis. The team of trainers can also coach visitors through the weight-loss process, or helm small group workout sessions capped at eight participants. The gym also welcomes independent workouts, with equipment such as treadmills, benches, and weights awaiting a few breathless reps of their own.

8325 Grubb Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US

White Oak Scene