Unique things to do in Arlington

Unique things to do in Arlington

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Secret Doors Museum Tour
From spies to secret passageways put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search for over 80 secret doors and explore our themed rooms. We would never give you a map - this would ruin the surprise of finding a secret door but you will have a Q & A with one of our docents before you start your journey. It’s not in the finding, it’s in the seeking that is important. Experience the magic! Your self-guided experience will begin with an in-depth video introduction to our history and our secret doors, as well as what to look for as you go. Then, we will send you off on your own to search for the secrets and treasures that are everywhere to be found. As you explore the mansion, which is steeped in history and intrigue, you'll be walking in the footsteps of presidents, freedom fighters, G-Men, historians, famous musicians, and fiction writers. Built 125 years ago, nearly every President since Teddy Roosevelt has visited. Things to note We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms — but be warned secret doors are tricky to find —if you find 2 or 3 you are an above average sleuth All ages can attend. If you have a short attention span, this is the place for you because there is so much to see and do. If you are a minimalist, you will be overwhelmed. Museum closes: Sunday - Tuesday at 6pm and Wednesday - Saturday at 9pm.
Morning Photo Session in Washington DC
Treat yourself to great pictures as a souvenir while experiencing DC landmarks. The photo session starts at the Lincoln Memorial which has great views of the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument. Then we have the option of taking a 10 minute walk to take more photos at either a beautiful park or at another Memorial on the National Mall. This photo session can be adapted for engagements, elopements, families, graduating seniors, maternity, surprise proposals and business headshots. In a non-private session, another person may book and join you. We will walk together as a group and rotate between who is taking pictures. Select the private option if you do not wish to share your session with another person. Photos are typically delivered in 1 to 3 days. 10 edited high-res photo downloads are included. Additional photo downloads can be purchased for an additional cost. After signing up, check your Airbnb messages to answer a short questionnaire and to receive the prep guide. Message me if you wish to have a session for a time not listed or if you have any questions.
Washington DC Night Tour w/Transportation
Experience the heart of Washington, DC with us on a guided 3-hour journey through the National Mall. This dynamic tour seamlessly blends driving and walking to ensure you "SEE IT ALL." Starting at the Washington Grand Hyatt, our adventure begins right in front of Starbucks. Meet your knowledgeable Tour Guide, board our comfortable van, and set off for the National Mall. With live commentary from your guide, immerse yourself in the stories behind the monuments, memorials, and other captivating attractions that define the National Mall's significance. Throughout the tour, you'll have the opportunity to disembark and explore several of DC's major attractions for 15 to 25 minutes at each location. Our drop-offs and pickups are strategically situated as close as legally feasible to each site, ensuring convenient access. As the tour concludes, we return you to the Washington Grand Hyatt. And to cater to your comfort: - Stay refreshed with complimentary water. - Keep your phone powered up with our charging equipment, simply inform your driver. - No need to worry about the weather – rain or shine, we've got you covered with umbrellas.
Guided Small Group DC Day Tour w/Transportation
Discover the heart of the Nation's Capital with our expertly guided 4-hour tour of the Iconic National Mall. If you're eager to "SEE IT ALL," then this is the tour for you. Tour Highlights: Meeting Point: Your adventure begins at the Washington Grand Hyatt, where you'll meet your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide in front of Starbucks. After a warm welcome, you'll hop into our comfortable van, ready to explore the treasures of the National Mall. Driving and Walking: This comprehensive tour combines the convenience of driving with the intimacy of walking, offering you the best of both worlds. You'll cover all the major DC sites, including monuments, memorials, and other attractions. Live Commentary: Throughout the journey, your expert guide will provide live commentary, offering fascinating insights into the history, significance, and stories behind the monuments and landmarks that grace the National Mall. Exploration Time: At each major site, you'll have the opportunity to disembark and explore for 15 to 25 minutes. We ensure drop-off and pick-up locations are as close as legally possible to make your experience seamless. Private Experience: Want an exclusive tour for just your group? You can book our Private Experience, accommodating groups of up to 30 people. Enjoy a personalized adventure tailored to your interests.
The Spies of Georgetown
If you enjoy real-life spy stories, covert operations, and international intrigue, this tour is for you. All of our tours are developed and delivered by former intelligence officers. Learn spy mindset as you explore the hidden history of Georgetown. Hear about the crucial role residents played in espionage during WWII and the Soviet Era. And…conduct a secret operation! Hint: Bring your map reading skills. This tour is ideal for groups and teams. Don’t forget your walking shoes, bring water, and dress for the weather. Not seeing a tour on the calendar that works for your schedule? Submit a request for a new date/time. We'll work with you and do our best to accommodate your needs.
The Spies of Embassy Row
If you enjoy historical stories of conspiracy, politics, cover-ups, and assassinations, this tour is for you. All tours are developed and delivered by former intelligence officers. Begin at Dupont Circle and examine the suspicious death of a Kremlin insider, the first of many suspicious deaths we explore. Hear more about the origins of “Embassy Row” and go to where infamous spies lived and operated. And…conduct a secret operation! Hint: Bring your map reading skills. Don’t forget your walking shoes, bring water, and dress for the weather. Not seeing a tour on the calendar that works for your schedule? Submit a request for a new date/time. We'll work with you and do our best to accommodate your needs.
DC Delicious Donut Adventure by Underground Donut Tour
Join us for a historic Donut adventure through our nation’s capital, Washington DC. Our tour begins in Western Market, which has a legacy dating back to 1802! There we will sample donuts made from a business that’s been in the same family for five generations. From there we’ll head downtown, where we’ll see a restaurant favored by a former President before passing by the White House itself for a perfect photo op. After soaking in some history at Lafayette Square, we’ll head deeper into DC to try some local fan favorite donuts from local celebrities. From there, we’ll head down Palmers Alley, one of the most photographed spots in DC, where we’ll end our adventure with delectable donuts with an international flavor. By the end, you’ll have made some great friends and enjoyed some incredible donuts and history. We hope you can join us today!
Tour with a White House writer
We'll tour Lafayette Square, the historic and scenic park next to the White House, and the surrounding neighborhood. The Nov. 9 tour will focus on the military history of the White House area & the National Mall. With an ex-White House writer, and author of books on U.S. politics and history! The area is jammed with intriguing buildings, statues, and memories of famous persons and events. A good idea of our tours can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/Lafayette-Sq-Tours-of-Scandal-Assassination-Spies-Meetup/ Other things to note MEET at the John Paul Jones statues, at 17th St., S.W., DC, just southwest of the World War II Memorial.
Graffiti History & Workshop Words Beats and Life
First we will welcome guest into our space by sharing some history of graffiti art in Washington DC. Then we will begin the process of creating name based art work on paper, and then on our 50 foot long x 9-foot tall practice wall. Other things to note Our organization is proud to have worked with the community over the past 20 years. We are unapologetic advocates for the hip-hop arts and we welcome you to join our educational Experiences. In an abundance of caution we are requiring all experience participants to present proof of vaccination to enter our experiences.
Fun and Interactive Guided National Mall Tour with a Local
Experience this 2.5 hour guided walking tour of the National Mall. You will get to experience the nation's capital through the practiced poetic gaze of a local. First, we'll meet on the corner of 15th St NW & Madison Drive NW. Bring something to drink and some comfortable shoes. We will begin our walk to the first stop on the tour, The Washington Monument or as I like to call it, The Eiffel Tower of DC. Then, we will proceed to the World War II Veteran's Memorial where an amazing little secret lies. Before we head to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, we will make a bathroom stop for all those who might need it. Then, we will continue on to the Lincoln Memorial (a personal favorite) and finally end our tour with the Korean War Verterans Memorial. Throughout this tour, guests will be encouraged to participate. I will pose a few DC-specific trivia questions that will keep you engaged and whose answers will come into as the tour progresses and your knowlegde of DC grows. Be prepared to learn well kept secrets and interesting facts, little known even to most DC locals. Guaranteed to leave you feeling in awe of our resilience as a nation. You are in for a treat.
Professional Photo Session in DC
I will take photographs of you while we walk to a few locations throughout Washington DC. This will include the United States Capital Building, Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument. If the weather is good, we will also go to a beautiful park where you really feel and see the lovely DC landscape. I will focus on taking pictures in as natural a way as possible, while you go about enjoying the scenery. In the end, you will have professional-looking pictures that I believe you will thoroughly enjoy. We will take a look at some of the pictures and I will then send them to you digitally.
Walk Washington's Embassy Row on a Guided Tour
Gilded Age opulent mansions and grand embassies line the streets of one of Washington DC's most fashionable neighborhoods-- Dupont Circle. On a two hour walking tour, we'll stroll along Embassy Row and see some of the city's most impressive properties. We'll discuss the stories and scandals that helped shape the Nation behind the doors of the District's most extravagant homes.
Explore the Secrets of Historic Georgetown on a Guided Walk
Join us to explore the historic streets and architecture of Washington's oldest neighborhood! Established fifty years before the Capital, Georgetown began as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River, described by Abigail Adams as a "dirty little hole". Despite its modest start, Georgetown is now home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University. We'll explore the highlights and secrets of DC's most exclusive neighborhood, while learning about Georgetown's transformation in this rags to riches tale. Our Georgetown tour does involved some steep hills and uneven sidewalks, so please wear sturdy shoes.
Scratch, Sip & Paint WBL
WBL has taught thousands of students of all ages throughout the District of Columbia, and now there's an opportunity to sample two of our most successful classes. Come tag your name on a wall - time to get comfortable with that spray can! Come scratch and mix your favorite hits! And while you do this, we are happy to provide the wine and/or cider. Perfect for a date, girls' night out, or birthday party! Have a look at a past group that joined us: https://vimeo.com/206342946 Other things to note Our organization is proud to have worked with the community since 2002. We are unapologetic advocates for the hip-hop arts and we welcome you to join our educational Experiences. In an abundance of caution we are requiring all experience participants to present proof of vaccination to enter our experiences.
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Walking Tour
Dubbed "The Queen of the Washington Suburbs" in 1903, Cleveland Park is one of Washington's most beautiful and architecturally eclectic neighborhoods. From pastoral farmland, to the summer escape of wealthy Washingtonians, to one of the first "streetcar suburbs," Cleveland Park is well worth exploring. Named for Presidential resident Grover Cleveland, the neighborhood boasts fanciful Victorian mansions, gorgeous gardens, and the second largest cathedral in the United States. Visit the National Cathedral grounds, stroll picturesque tree lined streets, see the oldest home in DC, and experience the city like a local!