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Things to do near Crystal City

Visita guiada por la National Gallery de Washington DC
¿Te interesa hacer un viaje por la historia del arte en una de las principales pinacotecas del mundo? ¡Ven a conocer conmigo la Galería Nacional de Washington DC! ¡Te invito a disfrutar del único Da Vinci del continente americano, del dramatismo de Rembrandt, del idealismo de los romanticistas y de la revolución creativa de los impresionistas! Las y los afortunados que acudan, podrán disfrutar de un maravilloso tour de tres horas en las galerías de arte clásico (Rafael, Tiziano, El Greco, El Bosco, Goya), arte moderno (Van Gogh, Gaugin, Monet, Picasso, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Warhol) y contemporáneo (Rothko, Calder, Pollock), que comprenderá un fabuloso viaje por más de 700 años de arte, desde el 1300 hasta nuestros días. Después de ahí, iremos por un café en Dupont o en la misma galería. ¡Están todxs muy invitadxs y un abrazo!
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.
The January Sixth Experience
The definitive walking tour of the conspiracy and national security event of our lifetimes. See the sights of Pennsylvania Avenue, from the White House to the Capitol, as you trace the steps of the mob that attacked Congress. Along the way your guide, an expert in misinformation and trained intelligence analyst, will lay out the contours of the scheme to overturn the 2020 election. Learn about the Stop the Steal movement, the fake electors plot, the near-decapitation of the Justice Department, the QAnon belief system that fueled this extraordinary event, and more. Your Host: Kevin is the editor of Prism Metanews, an anti-misinformation media organization. After 12 years in the U.S. government, he entered the private sector in 2019. Kevin has worked for the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the CIA, the DNI, the FBI, the Executive Office of the President, and DHS and has served overseas. He is a strategist, consultant, economist, linguist, national security professional, and trained intelligence analyst.
DC Black Broadway Tour
Tour Season is April- November What's the astonishingly simple reason why visitors often miss out on the charm of Black Broadway? Its hidden in plain site. Discover the rich legacy of U street explained through the lens of a local. Stroll with me as we explore historical sites (past and present), uncover interesting truths, and use all 5 senses to do so. Work up a good appetite as we'll end our tour at Ben's Chilli Bowl, an ABSOLUTE staple in DC! To remain flexible, food from Ben's Chilli Bowl is not included in the price of the ticket. Feel fee free to bring money to cover dining expense. Menu items range from around $5-$15/ person Tour Season is April-November
White House Tales of Scandal & Intrigue
Join me in exploring the hidden history of the White House neighborhood, Lafayette Square, and its most unusual events and personalities. As part of this tour, you’ll learn about the biggest scandal in Washington's history, which toppled an entire presidential Cabinet. Best way to contact: savvyveteran at gmail dot com Meet in the middle of Lafayette Sq. at the Gen. Jackson statue. You’ll hear stories you won’t hear anywhere else, including: the hidden symbols within the White House's architecture, spies who operated from the Square, the wildest parties in presidential history, the murder of a District Attorney by a Congressman, the enslaved woman who ignited a Civil Rights revolution, deadly duels between military officers, the tragic death of America's first female professional photographer, the untold stories of presidential assassinations, the nation's first and little-known civil war, where the CIA and the space program were founded...and more!

Things to do near Pentagon City

Washington DC Axe Throwing Experience
I'm excited to introduce you to the sport of axe throwing! This thrilling traditional Canadian backyard pastime is now bigger than ever in urban communities. Enjoy a 45 minute axe throwing session with a top notch axe coach right here in Fairfax, 20 minutes from our nation’s capital in Washington D.C. We will provide everything you need when it comes to safety, throwing techniques and will be there to guide you throughout your entire experience. Once confident in the basics, our coach will instruct how to keep score and teach you several games in order to crown a member of your group the ultimate axe throwing champion. I promise you'll be crushing bullseyes in no time and will leave feeling like the ultimate bad axe that you are! No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome.
Boozy Baking Class
An all encompassing class featuring Baked sweet goods made with Alcohol. About this event: In this Boozey Baking class the following is included: *Baileys Irish cream Chocolate swirl N.Y. Cheesecake *Korbel Champagne Chocolate Truffles *Mojito French Macarons *Banana Rum/salted Caramel bread pudding *Drunken Jamaican Gingerbread cake The class is partially demonstration, partially active hands on in order to get thru the entire roster of items listed in this three hour session. To go containers are provided, and you get to take home what has been prepared. This is another mirror class of the "Art of French Desserts", and encompasses a briskly moving manifest of delicious Desserts suitable for most any time of the year. ​Integrating the Macaron Master Class, it folds in a sumptuous salted caramel bread pudding, Korbel Champagne Truffles, and a genuine N.Y. Cheesecake made with Bailey's.
The Art of French Desserts
A class on the Art of French Pastry. ....probably Pastry Codex's most popular class! Enthusiasts will learn basic and advanced techniques on how to make a variety of classic and modern French desserts, including making a Creme Brulee, and layered desserts including building your very own Opera cake ( a sumptuous almond sponge layered cake made with a genuine French Buttercream and a Chocolate Ganache , Madeleines, and a delicate Pistachio Financier cake round out this comprehensive 3 hour class. All classes will be hands on with a demonstration, and allowing students to have their own ingredients and equipment in a follow up modality of this interactive class offering. Patrons finish up by torching their own Brulee, and caramelizing them along with decorating and finishing their very own individual Opera cake glazing it with a mirror Chocolate glaze. As a finishing touch they adorn the Opera with a fleck of edible gold leaf as decor adornment.
Mini Photoshoots all over Washington DC
Get professional photos at the most iconic picturesque spots in DC with this photo pass! We will meet you at each location throughout the day and provide you with a personal photoshoot at each spot. You will get a 15-20 minute photoshoot at up to 4 spots. You can show up at any of these locations during the day: - White House - Lincoln Memorial - MLK Jr. Memorial - World War 2 Memorial - Atlas Allery We are also available for 1-hour photoshoots on any day at any place in DC at any time. Please feel free to message me directly and check out our IG @seizetheapp
DC Graffiti History & Workshop WBL
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.

Things to do near Georgetown

Residential · Historic · Quiet

Explore the streets of Georgetown
Join us to explore the historic streets 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. Other things to note Our Georgetown tour does involved some steep hills and uneven sidewalks, so please wear sturdy shoes.
Washington DC Night Tour w/Transportation
See DC with us on this professionally guided 3-hour tour of the National Mall. We tour in small groups which gives you a more personal experience and allows you to cover all of the major DC sites in just 3 hours. This tour is a combination of driving and walking. If you want to “see it all” then this is the tour for you. We start at the Washington Grand Hyatt. Meet your driver and guide in front of the Starbucks, hop in the van, and head over to the National Mall. Your guide will provide you with live commentary and historical background about the monuments, memorials, and other attractions that make up the Americas Capital City. You will have the chance to get out and explore several major DC attractions. Drop off and pick-ups are as close as legally possible to each of the sites. Tour ends back at the Washington Grand Hyatt. Thirsty? Just ask for complimentary water. Phone needs to be charged? Just let your driver know and they will provide you with charging equipment. We tour rain or shine and provide umbrellas if needed. Interested in a private tour? Check out some of our private tour options. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/949515?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=22a9bb34-7291-4be9-bdc0-9ee793272345
Georgetown Tour of Scandal, Crime, Spies
History tour of Georgetown, one of America's most historic and lovely cities. We'll focus on its rich past: the American Revolution, the Civil War, and its reputation as a place of espionage, as well as its noted architecture. Best way to contact: savvyveteran at gmail dot com
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.
Discover budget friendly spots in DC over tea with a local
Come and learn about the ins and outs of the DMV from a local over tea. In addtion, I will be providing you with a detailed and well-curated printed guide on affordable things to do around the DMV. We will talk through the guide while sipping some tea. The experience will take place at a lounge known for its amazing teas and ambiance. Also, as someone who moved across the country to DC, I have moving tips and advice on apartment hunting in the area. So please let me know in adavnce if you would like me to develop a printed guide on this topic as well before our meeting. Cant wait to meet you, and I will ensure you have a great experience!

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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. Pricing is: * $110 for one person in a non-private session * $154 for a private session (any number of people) 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: * $15 per additional photo -or- * $150 additional for full gallery download (80+ photos) 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's Underground Donut Tour
Join us on a donut adventure through our nation’s capital, Washington DC. Our tour begins in Lafayette Square across from the White House itself. Here you’ll learn some history around our nation and how donuts fit in, both historically, but also in current DC food culture. From here, we’ll visit our first stop, Astro Doughnuts and Chicken, which is only a short walk from the White House. After we’ve sampled some freshly made donuts from Astro’s, we’re off to Palmer Alley and an amazing Italian bakery and cafe that has some delicious bomboloni for you to sample. Make sure to have your camera ready - this is quite the photogenic experience. From there, we’ll make our way to Farmers and Distillers for another batch of freshly made and absolutely delicious donuts. There’s quite an interesting history behind Farmers and Distillers, but you’ll have to join the tour to learn about it. And lastly, we’ll end our tour at Toscana Market for some truly decadent donuts from a famous DC chef.
Architecture of the National Mall Tour
Visit Washington's most iconic landmarks through a design focused walking tour of the National Mall. Take in the towering Washington Monument, sobering Vietnam Wall and awe inspiring Lincoln Memorial while learning about the designers and politicians that helped shape this monumental core of the Capital. Hear stories of the history, heroes, and hopes of the United States on a stroll through the heart of Washington DC!
Explore the streets of Georgetown
Join us to explore the historic streets 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. Other things to note Our Georgetown tour does involved some steep hills and uneven sidewalks, so please wear sturdy shoes.
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Walk
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 along picturesque tree lined streets, see the oldest home in DC, and experience the city like a local!
Private Shoot w/ Celebrity Photographer
This experience takes place at the National Mall. We'll stroll past a few landmarks and monuments and get some amazing photos of you and your family or friends! **All photoshoots are private and not a group experience. **Kids and pets are welcome. (No charge for pets or kids 2 and under.) **You will receive your photos the SAME DAY! **Shoots are only rescheduled for rain or dangerous weather. **Discount for 3+ people **$25 for a different location ----------------------------- Please do not ask if people can hop in just a few photos. Anyone being photographed must pay for their photos. The price is per person. Discount for 3+ people Please keep in mind I have no control over the crowds at the National Mall. Some of the photos shown were taken during the lockdown when we had the National Mall to ourselves. No I'm not a magician. I cannot make you look like anyone on your Pinterest board or IG and no will not replicate a photo you saw online. Please be on time! Arriving after 15 minutes will result in you forfeit​ing your session. If you shoot me a text I'm happy to wait for you. Please plan accordingly to arrive on time. No exceptions! We will be walking the entire time so wear comfortable shoes & dress appropriately for the weather :)
White House with former Kennedy staffer
This is a walking and history tour that walks the complete outside circumference of the gated portion of the White House. Prior to 09/11, as a former White House staffer, I could simply show my ID and take visitors in for a tour. That perk evaporated on 09/12/2001, and inside tours must be requested through a member of Congress. An external, walking tour is the next best thing to a tour inside, with my sharing features of major rooms in the White House, the West Wing, and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where my office was when I worked at the White House. In addition to the history of the building and stories about some of its occupants, you get the perspective of a former White House staffer who worked for two US presidents and on the campaigns of two candidates who did not win the presidency. I have met every president who has served during my lifetime, from FDR through the current president. The meet place is outside the White House Visitor Center, on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets, NW. The walk begins by passing through the recently dedicated National World War I Memorial, and proceeds past the Sherman Monument to the Ellipse on the side of the White House, with stories, photographs, and opportunities for questions. Continuing toward the official front of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, we pass the first headquarters of the America
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.
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.
Georgetown Tour of Scandal, Crime, Spies
History tour of Georgetown, one of America's most historic and lovely cities. We'll focus on its rich past: the American Revolution, the Civil War, and its reputation as a place of espionage, as well as its noted architecture. Best way to contact: savvyveteran at gmail dot com
White House Tales of Scandal & Intrigue
Join me in exploring the hidden history of the White House neighborhood, Lafayette Square, and its most unusual events and personalities. As part of this tour, you’ll learn about the biggest scandal in Washington's history, which toppled an entire presidential Cabinet. Best way to contact: savvyveteran at gmail dot com Meet in the middle of Lafayette Sq. at the Gen. Jackson statue. You’ll hear stories you won’t hear anywhere else, including: the hidden symbols within the White House's architecture, spies who operated from the Square, the wildest parties in presidential history, the murder of a District Attorney by a Congressman, the enslaved woman who ignited a Civil Rights revolution, deadly duels between military officers, the tragic death of America's first female professional photographer, the untold stories of presidential assassinations, the nation's first and little-known civil war, where the CIA and the space program were founded...and more!
The January Sixth Experience
The definitive walking tour of the conspiracy and national security event of our lifetimes. See the sights of Pennsylvania Avenue, from the White House to the Capitol, as you trace the steps of the mob that attacked Congress. Along the way your guide, an expert in misinformation and trained intelligence analyst, will lay out the contours of the scheme to overturn the 2020 election. Learn about the Stop the Steal movement, the fake electors plot, the near-decapitation of the Justice Department, the QAnon belief system that fueled this extraordinary event, and more. Your Host: Kevin is the editor of Prism Metanews, an anti-misinformation media organization. After 12 years in the U.S. government, he entered the private sector in 2019. Kevin has worked for the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the CIA, the DNI, the FBI, the Executive Office of the President, and DHS and has served overseas. He is a strategist, consultant, economist, linguist, national security professional, and trained intelligence analyst.
Washington DC Night Tour w/Transportation
See DC with us on this professionally guided 3-hour tour of the National Mall. We tour in small groups which gives you a more personal experience and allows you to cover all of the major DC sites in just 3 hours. This tour is a combination of driving and walking. If you want to “see it all” then this is the tour for you. We start at the Washington Grand Hyatt. Meet your driver and guide in front of the Starbucks, hop in the van, and head over to the National Mall. Your guide will provide you with live commentary and historical background about the monuments, memorials, and other attractions that make up the Americas Capital City. You will have the chance to get out and explore several major DC attractions. Drop off and pick-ups are as close as legally possible to each of the sites. Tour ends back at the Washington Grand Hyatt. Thirsty? Just ask for complimentary water. Phone needs to be charged? Just let your driver know and they will provide you with charging equipment. We tour rain or shine and provide umbrellas if needed. Interested in a private tour? Check out some of our private tour options. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/949515?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=22a9bb34-7291-4be9-bdc0-9ee793272345
Walk Washington's Embassy Row
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.
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.
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