Exciting Things to Do in Washington DC for Thrill Seekers

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Washington DC

Exciting Things to Do in Washington DC for Thrill Seekers

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  • Kristen B
    Bailey, NC201 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a good time here. Staff very friendly. We did the Cabin it has a fun setting. It was one of their easier ones. We still needed a few clues. Definitely recommend.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • JoMoKe
    Hamilton, Canada175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and safe! Guided small group tour made
    This a highlight during our DC visit.
    First time for us and found we felt confident in short order. Helmets and instruction provided and lead by a great guide - highly recommend it.
    Written April 6, 2023
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  • Ambassador601608
    Washington DC, DC9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    the Potomac is so beautiful , and paddling along in a kayak we saw so many birds and leaping fish! The staff on the dock make it so easy!
    Written May 26, 2024
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  • dalee827
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sherman and Chris were very knowledgeable and fun on our tour. They engaged with everyone and made sure we were having a good time. Thanks!
    Written May 1, 2024
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  • schlegal1
    Rural Virginian950 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have done about 30 escape rooms and this rates as one of the best. Our game master, Phil, was an excellent host. The game itself was fantastic. We played their Jurassic room. The props and design are incredibly immersive. It's well built and had a terrific soundscape playing. As soon as we finished we wished we could play it again "fresh" because it was so much fun!
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • ellensworld222
    Baltimore, MD32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place was scary good! I jumped back several times, the actors and the sets were amazing. When you go, look at the detail it was so cool! Just when you think you're safe, ...your not! So much fun, can;t wait to bring my friends and do it again this year!
    Written August 27, 2016
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  • Catherine H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our second ride with Jeff this year and it was incredible! We covered 20 miles and lots of new information about D.C. After living here for 7.5 years, there were still so many trails & and lots of history to be uncovered for us. I've told my friends who live here that this is a great gift! Jeff came prepared with all the supplies needed, adjusted my personal bike, and brought along one for my fiancé. Couldn't recommend this enough! We hope this isn't our last ride.
    Written November 9, 2023
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  • Adrienne D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff is incredible and very supportive. They focus on safety and fun.
    My daughter had a blast. Highly recommend!!
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • Gabriela M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family and I did a walking tour of DC with Rafael a couple years ago and they still rave about it. My father loves history so it was great to have such a knowledge guide. Don’t look any further for DC tours, I’ve been to the city many times and this is by far the best tour.

    My familia y yo hicimos un tour caminando de DC con Rafael hace un par de años, y hasta ahora hablan de lo bueno que fue el tour. Mi padre ama la historia, entonces fue muy bueno tener a un excelente guía con tanto conocimiento. No busquen otros tours, yo he estado en DC muchas veces y este ha sido el mejor tour.
    Written March 18, 2024
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  • Nick M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to see the highlights of the National Mall as you get round so quickly and effortlessly.
    We have Segways before so found getting back on one very easy. Some of the group were novices but all the staff worked together in the store to make sure everyone was confidence and comfortable before we headed out onto the street.
    The tour leader gave a running commentary via the ear-set so even if the group spread out a bit you could hear him clearly at all times.
    The commentary was a perfect mix of real facts and information mixed with fun facts and anecdotes that kept everyone informed and entertained.
    Would we do it again? Yes, Yes & Yes.
    Written April 21, 2022
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  • Helen R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent ghost tour! Highly recommend! Samuel Chase, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and entertaining. He remained in character throughout the tour, and he was a fantastic storyteller.
    Written May 10, 2024
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  • Kathryn I
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our driver was Steph, she went above and beyond just transportation! She listed interesting facts and was a joy to get to know while traveling through Washington!
    Written May 10, 2024
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  • Ken H
    Saint Louis, MO17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic. Both Captain Denny and Captain Pete were terrific. We spent an hour and a half on the water. We saw the monuments by night and watched planes land at Reagan National airport from the water. Captain Pete has a wealth of knowledge. He was friendly, informative and engaging. Even my teenager enjoyed it! More importantly, these guys have Navy experience. You're in good hands on the water. Even before out trip, Captain Denny gave me some good advice on visiting DC. So glad we spent time with Embark DC.
    Written July 29, 2023
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  • Elizabeth S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chris is an excellent guide. He was entertaining, knowledgeable, and gave us a very interesting and fun way to get to our lunch destination. We will definitely book a long tour with him on our next visit.
    Written April 6, 2023
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  • barnacullia
    Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most fun things we have done in a long time, we will remember it and cherish the memory for many years. We started off a little nervously but we got the hang of it really quickly and were able to negotiate our way through the tourists. Seeing the sights in the evening while the sun was going down was very special. Arron was very helpful and gave us a little bit of confidence to go for it. We would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to see the sights of Washington in 2 hours!
    Written August 31, 2017
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