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    Discover Scuba

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    Are you curious about scuba diving, but just aren't sure if it's for you? This class is for beginners who aren't ready to commit to scuba, but are more than ready to test the waters. You'll be taught the basics that will give you a feel for scuba techniques and practices. This lesson will also lay the groundwork for any future scuba training you may indulge in. Expect to learn how to use proper equipment in a shallow pool environment and get a quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world. You may find yourself loving scuba, and even decide you want to pursue a certification in it!
    Discover Scuba

    4600 N Park Ave., Chevy Chase

    • Participate in a scuba diving program and gain insight on scuba techniques and fundamentals
    • Learn basic skills such as how to use necessary equipment and how to explore the water properly
    • Train in a shallow pool environment conducive for learning with high quality equipment and effective training
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    DC After Dark

    Washington DC is home to an incredible amount of awe inspiring national memorials it's tough to see them all. That's why DC After Dark is the perfect tour. You'll get the full Washington DC experience from the comfort of a large coach bus. You'll get see all of the famous memorials like the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, and Iwo-Jima Memorials on foot for up-close exploration. Stop at the White House where and feel free take a bunch of pictures, before heading off to the reflecting pool and more! Everything will look even more majestic and stoic, lit up against the dark night sky. Come see the structural odes to some of our Nation's greatest heroes and events like never before.
    DC After Dark

    40 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC

    • Explore Washington DC's most prestigious and popular sites
    • Take in the magnificent views of many national memorials while your guide recounts the history of the structures
    • Experience the beauty of Washington DC lit up at night
    • Ride in comfort and style in a large, open-top, coach bus
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    Intro to Kayaking (Key Bridge)

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    Looking to get out on the water, but don't know your aft from your anchor? This intro to kayaking class makes it easy for even the most serious of landlubbers to don a pair of sea legs! During this two hour lesson, a seasoned instructor will introduce you to boating safety, kayaking equipment, and basic strokes and maneuvers to get you going in the right direction. Whether you're a first-time boater looking to get acquainted with the water, or an adventure seeker looking to try a new hobby, this class will have you navigating the water like a pro in no time!
    Intro to Kayaking (Key Bridge)

    3500 Water St NW, Washington

    • Try your hand at a new sport during this fun and exciting kayaking lesson
    • Learn about boating safety, kayaking equipment, and basic strokes and maneuvers from a seasoned instructor
    • Build up the strength and confidence necessary to eventually navigate the water on your own
    • No experience necessary
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    9 positive reviews
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    Guided Sightseeing Tour

    See the very best of Washington DC in one day! Aboard a state-of-the-art, luxury 30-passenger coach for a narrated 6-hour tour, see the White House, the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and more, and enjoy guided walks around the US Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial, giving you a more intimate look at DC's most famous landmarks. You'll learn all about the sights you see from your knowledgeable guide. At the US Navy Memorial, step aboard your luxury coach for a narrated 6-hour tour of Washington DC, during which you'll see a variety of monuments, memorials and state buildings, and make plenty of stops for photo opportunities. From your coach, see the White House, the many Smithsonian museums, the National Mall, Freedom Plaza and much more, and enjoy entertaining and informative commentary from your guide about the sights you see. Hop off your coach for guided walks around the US Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima) and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. You'll learn all about the history of these famous landmarks as you explore them up close, and your guide will answer any questions you have. During your tour, you'll have time for a meal. In the spring and summer months (March 15 - October 6), take in the fresh air on a scenic 1-hour cruise on the Potomac River and see Teddy Roosevelt Island, Netherlands Carillon, the Lee Mansion and the Potomac River, with lunches available for purchase on board. In the colder months (October 7 - March 14), stay warm inside an indoor courtyard and enjoy lunch surrounded by history (own expense). Your Washington DC tour ends back at the US Navy Memorial.
    Guided Sightseeing Tour

    US Navy Memorial, Washington DC

    • Board a state-of-the-art, luxury 30-passenger coach for a narrated 6-hour tour of Washington DC
    • Take in the fresh air on a scenic 1-hour cruise on the Potomac River and see amazing sights
    • Have an up close and personal exploration of some of D.C.'s most important areas
    • Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary from your guide about the sights you see
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    U Street & Shaw Neighborhood Food Tour

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    This tour is open to all foodies... and anyone who's hungry! Whether you're a local looking to rekindle your love for DC or you're visiting this delicious (and historic) city, Carpe DC Food Tours has a treat in store for you -- literally! You'll embark on a culinary and cultural adventure of two of DC's most iconic neighborhoods -- U Street and Shaw. You'll savor classic Chili Dogs that have stood the test of time (not the actual dogs themselves, they're fresh, we promise) and much more, from new city favorites to on-the-go gourmet. As you stroll down these famous streets, your trusty tour guide will let you in on the city's interesting history. You'll learn how music, with "Black Broadway" and the jazz era, has shaped the culture. You'll discover other great eats and how the architecture has shaped the city. And this is all just a sneak preview! Well, what're you waiting for? Carpe DC -- savor the day!
    U Street & Shaw Neighborhood Food Tour

    U St NW, Washington

    • Enjoy tastings from 6 locally owned restaurants and eateries while strolling through two of delicious DC's most iconic neighborhoods
    • Allow your trusty tour guide to take you on a culinary exploration of U Street and Shaw -- and learn about their fascinating histories
    • Savor classic Chili Dogs that have stood the test of time, as well as other tasty foods
    • Embark on a mouthwatering tour of this iconic city
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    1 positive reviews
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    Gettysburg Battlefield Day Trip

    Gettysburg. Glorious field of battle, or heart-rending calamity? Here's a tour that covers all the right bullet points. Or, musket balls, in this case. Get the goods on the Civil War's bloodiest confrontation over the course of nine hours of educational explorations. Traipse alongside a knowledgeable Civil War guru, and enjoy startling fun facts, deep insights, and friendly repartee. Learn about the legends of the battlefield, the brilliant maneuvers, and the tactical mistakes. Review artifacts at the museum, and walk inside a dazzling cyclorama depicting Gettysburg's final three days. Stroll through fields of battle where thousands of soldiers fell for equality, home and country. Lose yourself in moments of meditation and remembrance. Don't forget to bring a camera. And a hanky.
    Gettysburg Battlefield Day Trip

    436 11th St NW, Washington

    • Explore the Civil War's most famous battlefield with a knowledgeable host
    • Visit the Gettysburg museum, cyclorama, and its famous fronts
    • Enjoy insights into the battles and most prominent figures
    • Treat yourself to a moving, educational, and hassle-free Gettysburg experience
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    U Street & Shaw Neighborhood Food Tour (Drink Tickets)

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    This tour is open to all foodies... and anyone who's hungry! Whether you're a local looking to rekindle your love for DC or you're just visiting this delicious (and historic) city, Carpe DC Food Tours has a treat in store for you -- literally! You'll embark on a culinary and cultural adventure of two of DC's most iconic neighborhoods -- U Street and Shaw. You'll savor classic Chili Dogs that have stood the test of time (not the actual dogs, they're fresh, we promise) and much more, from new city favorites to on-the-go gourmet. Not to mention you'll get to try refreshing local beers and sample upcoming flavors of Shaw, too! As you stroll down these famous streets, your trusty tour guide will let you in on the city's interesting history. You'll learn how music shaped the culture starting with "Black Broadway" and the jazz era. You'll discover other great eats and how the architecture has shaped the city. And this is all just a sneak preview! Well, what're you waiting for? Carpe DC -- savor the day!
    U Street & Shaw Neighborhood Food Tour (Drink Tickets)

    U St NW, Washington

    • Enjoy tastings from 6 locally owned restaurants and eateries while strolling through two of delicious DC's most iconic neighborhoods
    • Allow your trusty tour guide to take you on a culinary exploration of U Street and Shaw -- and learn about their fascinating histories
    • Savor classic Chili Dogs that have stood the test of time and sample local beers as well as up-and-coming flavors
    • Embark on a mouthwatering tour of this iconic city
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    Chocolate Tasting Class

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    Got a taste for chocolate? Indulge your inclinations during this 90-minute exploration of cacao! You'll learn the story behind chocolate, including all about the cultivation of theobroma cacao, plus insights into the creation of high-quality, artisanal treats. Background in mind, you'll begin to put chocolate in mouth! Explore the world of chocolate while learning from a professional tastemaster, smelling and sampling your way to a deeper appreciation of this delicious treat. You'll enjoy a total of eight different artisan chocolates to help develop those skills, including dark, milk, and white chocolate samples. It should be a pretty rich experience!
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    Chocolate Tasting Class

    1904 18th St NW, Washington

    • Develop your knowledge of chocolate during an exquisite tasting class
    • Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is made
    • Build your knowledge of various chocolate types
    • Enjoy tasting samples of 8 different types of artisan chocolate
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    6 positive reviews
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    Critters at the Water's Edge

    If you like getting your feet wet, this adventure is for you! You'll begin your adventure with a brief orientation, including a safety discussion, land lesson, and a primer on how to figure out where you are in the watershed. Then, you're off to explore! You'll enjoy the soft breeze of the Piscataway Creek and the overall calm of the Potomac River, a welcome break from the bustle of the city. You'll also discover the exciting variety of local wildlife. There will be an array of birds, including bald eagles, osprey, and great blue herons. You'll also see many different edible and medicinal plants! Once you're on land, you'll explore the various critters on the beach! You can even get out nets to comb the waters! After your beach exploration, you'll kayak back to the nature center for a brief wrap-up activity, during which you'll have time to munch on a snack you've brought from home. Come indulge in some adventure to spruce up your week!
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    Critters at the Water's Edge

    13600 King Charles Terrace , Fort Washington

    • Leave behind the bustling city and head to Piscataway Creek for some fresh air, mild exercise, and a much-needed dose of nature
    • Discover the local wildlife of the Potomac River and learn how to identify critters like crayfish and damselfly nymphs
    • Begin your adventure with a brief orientation session, including safety discussion
    • Indulge in a short and sweet kayaking adventure with your friends and family
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    Day & Night Sightseeing Tour

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    This unique Washington D.C. sightseeing bus tour takes you on a fun daytime exploration and then resumes after dark for views of the the city painted in light. You'll take a morning cruise along the Potomac River and then head out on a guided tour of D.C.'s rich history. You'll stop at such famous locations as the White House, the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Memorial. You'll also see stunning sites like the National Mall and the Washington Monument from the comfort of your seat on an air conditioned coach bus. From day to night, the city will transform and you'll be granted the unique gift of exploring the nation's history in two different lights.
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    Day & Night Sightseeing Tour

    Archives Metro Station, Washington

    • See Washington D.C. in both the sunshine and the moonlight on this unique tour
    • Take a morning cruise along the Potomac River
    • See historic sites like the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the Iwo Jima Memorial
    • Explore the nation's history in its full spectrum
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    7 positive reviews

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