Exciting Things to Do in Washington DC

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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  • DeiVonte W
    1 contribution
    We loved this escape game! Avery, Hyde, Finn, and Krys were such a delight! They gave us a gift for our anniversary!! It’s now a tradition for us
    Written 16 January 2023
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  • Tillo
    3 contributions
    We as two persons did a bike tour with our guide Joe Brady; in the off season of January we were the only participants so we had a private tour! Planning on only seeing Capitol Hill, Joe inquired our interests and personalised the tour to our wishes and capabilities on a bike. Joe has great knowledge to share, especially on the history of the city and told us so much about DC. The perfect start of our trip!
    Written 15 January 2023
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  • gill02023
    Ellicott City, MD1 contribution
    Ryan and Evan took very good care of us on our trip around the capital. Very knowledgeable, amusing and good with the camera. Best way to see DC!
    Written 20 January 2023
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  • Phi T
    1 contribution
    Fletcher's Boathouse is always a treat to visit for a day on the water. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Fletcher's Boathouse is a huge treasure for the DMV area. Highly recommended.
    Written 27 October 2022
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  • Ann M
    Lothian, MD445 contributions
    Went here with a bachelorette party. There were eight of us and we made it out with 12 minutes to spare. We did The Dig. The puzzles were well designed and I liked how they interconnected. Every few minutes when you are stuck, they give you a hint on the display in the room. They do want you to solve the puzzle and escape. It was a fun activity but the price would be a bit much if bringing a family and you are only going to have an hour of activity.
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • T M
    Arlington, VA1 contribution
    We played two adventures and they were both very fun. The Game Guide was also very nice and accommodating. i plan to come back and play the rest of their games.
    Written 9 December 2022
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  • Carla P
    7 contributions
    We thought we were going to a different axe throwing place to celebrate my sister’s birthday but ended up at Bad AxeThrowing instead. What a nice surprise! It felt authentic and comfortable. It was nice that you could bring your own drinks and food. The staff was super friendly, down to earth and helpful. We highly recommend Bad Axe Throwing. We will be back!
    Written 13 September 2021
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  • Nick M
    2 contributions
    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 21 April 2022
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  • KimS11272
    New York City, NY7 contributions
    We did the National Mall and Tidal Basin walking tour w/ Rafael in Italian… it was excellent! Very comprehensive, perfect pace, and thorough! Rafael was accommodating and flexible (very easy to book), extremely knowledgeable and professional! We had a small dog and elderly person with us, and he was extremely patient and kind.
    We will definitely be back, and we will definitely book again with him! Absolutely recommend!!
    Written 31 December 2022
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  • dawnj0nes
    Woodbridge, VA3 contributions
    This was our company's holiday event and it was, in my opinion, the best one we have ever had! Everyone who participated really seemed to have enjoyed themselves. This was my first time to try something like this and I cannot wait to round up a group of friends to go again!
    Written 11 December 2018
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  • Adrienne D
    3 contributions
    The staff is incredible and very supportive. They focus on safety and fun.
    My daughter had a blast. Highly recommend!!
    Written 28 December 2019
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  • Atisha B
    1 contribution
    I went into DC last minute on a business trip. I called Senate and a few others as I was entering my departing gate. Senate answered immediately and answered all of my questions. They provided excellent customer service and was able to accommodate me perfectly!! I actually flew into the Baltimore airport which was 50 minutes away from my destination. I had a small hiccup at the airport but Senate was so responsive and professional. As a woman traveling alone, I was so impressed with the measures they took to make sure I was safe that I immediately arranged my transfer back to the airport with Senate. The vehicles were clean and recent, the drivers were very pleasant without being too personal and the cost was fantastic. I will definitely use them again when I’m in the area.
    Written 10 December 2019
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  • Rae V
    1 contribution
    This tour was fascinating. It was awesome to see the historic buildings at night. Samuel Chase is a wonderful storyteller and guide! My friends and I had a great time hearing about all of the history and paranormal sightings in D.C.
    Written 10 December 2022
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  • ellensworld222
    Baltimore, MD35 contributions
    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 27 August 2016
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  • Mary Ann R
    1 contribution
    My husband and son and I would highly recommend the Monument tour by pedicab! Bob, our guide, was excellent--very friendly and knowledgeable. Our other family members rode alongside us in 2 separate pedicabs with Kevin and Bob, who were also superb! That evening pedicab tour was the most memorable of our tours while in D.C.
    Written 25 September 2022
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