Things To Do In Mount Vernon


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  • Metro Sports Leagues
    For more than 12 years, Metro Sports has given amateur and competitive players alike the chance to quench their thirst for the game with other coed teammates. Presided over by expert officials, teams play near the National Mall every spring, summer, and fall, making sure to avoid waking the kraken that lives in the Reflecting Pool. While softball is an available adult coed league, Metro Sports offers more sports as well. Refereed soccer leagues face off during battles of thrilling breakaways and impassioned goaltending year-round, moving to an indoor turf field every winter. Volleyball seasons likewise divide between indoor and outdoor courts. Each Metro-accessible game takes place at various locations in Northwest DC.
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    643 Plantation Blvd.
    West River, MD US
  • Monaghan's Pub
    Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Monaghan's Pub. Diners are expected to enjoy their meal to the fullest, so items low in fat are not available. Be sure to complete your meal at Monaghan's Pub with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Round up your coworkers and head to Monaghan's Pub for happy hour. Prepare to face the crowds at Monaghan's Pub during the week — weekends tend to be slower. Free parking is offered every day of the week at the lot near Monaghan's Pub. Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious. Monaghan's Pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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    2121 Gwynn Oak Ave
    Gwynn Oak, MD US
  • Grace's Mandarin
    Whether you’re wining and dining friends or a potential love interest, this modern spot can set the mood. Enjoy views of the Potomac River—not to mention a three-story waterfall—as you dive into thoughtful entrees, such as the Angus filet dripping in sake butter, or nibble from a shareable plate of salt and pepper chicken wings.
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    188 Waterfront St
    Oxon Hill, MD US
  • Gt Aviation
    The FAA-certified flight instructors at GT Aviation, LLC?launch novice pilots safely skyward during each lesson. Students begin in the brick-and-mortar flight school, where teachers versed in the FAA curriculum impart basic knowledge of plane instruments and functions. Pupils then hop into the cockpit of an aircraft for an hour of in-flight training, taking the controls, revving the engine, and singing "Danger Zone" as they ascend into the atmosphere. Upon cresting the clouds, high fliers swoop over the Potomac River while honing navigation skills under the instructor's watchful eye. The lesson whets appetites for adventure in the wild blue yonder, and allows prospective pilots to test their mettle and develop witty in-flight banter before beginning the journey toward complete FAA certification.
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    10300 Glen Way
    Fort Washington, MD US
  • SJ Koch Electric Boats
    S.J. Koch Duffy's electric boats are eco-conscious, as they don't burn any fuel. Emitting zero emissions, the 22- and 18-foot rental boats provide breathtaking views upon departure from any of the company's two regional watery locales. Based on the harbor of choice, renters can take the canopied vessels floating by Annapolis's US Naval Academy, along the waterfront restaurants of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. On board, a built-in stereo system emits an energetic score to each renter's adventure. Duffy's website claims the boats are as easy to drive as a golf cart, but also offers training for new drivers. Self-propelled adventures are also popular, as the company also rents paddleboats and kayaks.
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    163 Waterfront St.
    Oxon Hill, MD US
  • Rosecroft Raceway
    In 1949, William E. Miller—known as W.E. to his friends—opened Rosecroft Raceway, transforming a 120-acre farm into a showcase for the exciting standardbred racing that had begun to take the nation by storm. After briefly closing in 2008, the track soon reopened, hoping to reclaim W.E.’s legacy with fast-paced action seven nights a week. Every day, simulcasts convey harness- and quarter-horse races from across the country as visitors place bets on which steeds will attempt to chew their jockeys’ hats. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, hooves pound the dirt during live contests as chefs prepare everything from mozzarella sticks to succulent spare ribs in the Terrace Dining Room.
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    6336 Rosecroft Drive
    Fort Washington, MD US

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