Explore the many things to do in DC!
Whether it's a first-time visit or a re-discovery of old stomping grounds, Washington DC experience gifts from Cloud 9 Living come chock full of ways to enjoy DC attractions by air, land and water!
Boasting an influential presence, vibrant urban culture, delectable dining, impressive landmarks and monuments, entertainment opportunities, and intriguing Washington DC tours, it's easy for residents and visitors to continually delight in the nation's "City of Magnificent Intentions."
Take to the skies for high-flying DC fun and a fascinating glimpse of the picturesque areas surrounding the Nation's Capital! Traverse over scenic Virginian countryside, Shenandoah Valley, Shenandoah National Park, and the Luray Caverns on a breathtaking aerial tour by hot air balloon, biplane or helicopter. For even more interaction with the air up there, hop into the pilot's seat of a Cessna for a flying lesson. Add a hint of hands-on history to Washington DC sightseeing by taking the controls of an authentic WWII biplane. Or up the airborne ante by embarking on biplane thrill ride or a once-in-a-lifetime fighter pilot mission!
For those folks who aren't the biggest fans of flying, Cloud 9 Living offers an enormous selection of Washington DC experience gifts that keep both feet planted (almost) firmly on the ground. Plenty of things to do in DC are geared towards those land-lovers looking for some entertaining rest and relaxation around the city. Sound familiar? Then check out unique experiences like golf outings and guided city tours in Washington DC. Walk, bike, or otherwise enjoy making rounds to explore the infamous sights behind the city's art, architecture, history, culture, cuisine, and much more! And if the idea of "sightseeing" involves horsepower over history, plenty of stock, Indy, and Formula 2000 driving experiences are just up the road from the DC area, hosted on professional race tracks like Richmond International Raceway and Dover International Speedway.
Nestled on the Potomac River and so near to the Chesapeake Bay, a wander across the water is a must when it comes to things to do in Washington DC. Sit back and relax while taking in the city's skyline on a peaceful sailing outing or aboard a dining cruise. Get going on a bucket list and give scuba diving lessons a go. Or escape the city with Washington DC experience gifts like kayak tours, canoe trips, or white water rafting excursions!
Enjoy gourmet goods galore and Washington DC tours!
One of the best ways to explore the Nation's Capital is to let the taste buds lead the way! Cloud 9 Living offers a generous selection of Washington DC experience gifts that come full of flavor, famous sights, and the freedom to relish relaxation, history or even a new hobby.
For the vino lover, there's no better destination than Washington DC's surrounding wine country! Enjoy the ultimate VIP treatment on a Private Wine Education Tour for two or four guests at the Phillip Carter Winery. Learn intriguing insights about the vineyard property; sip samples and learn about the winemaking process in an exclusive setting; and enjoy a romantic picnic lunch on the grounds, complete with cheese, meat, chutney, and chocolates.
For more casual, yet just-as-tasty things to do in Washington DC, check out the area's wide array of food tours! Offering a variety of neighborhood and cuisine combos, DC food has something to satisfy every sort of appetite and interest.
Amble along the quaint, cobblestone streets of Georgetown, digesting stories from the pre-Prohibition era to the present day — all while munching on pastas, flatbreads, French dishes, pastries, and handcrafted beverages. Head for the hills for a historically diverse melting pot of culture and cuisine — on the Capitol Hill Food Tour, that is. Explore the U.S.'s largest Victorian neighborhood, while tasting Anglo-Indian plates, Soul Food, Greek Mezze, American desserts, and a collection of Salvadorian dishes and drinks. Stroll down Dupont Circle for a food tour featuring desserts, specialty cocktails, local dishes, teas, and other ethnically-influenced eats.
With several other tasty Washington DC experience gifts to indulge in around the Eastern Market, U Street, Old Town Alexandria, and Little Ethiopia, it's easy to leave a tour full of good food and great memories!
Nicely situated near various H2O hot spots, "the District" also offers easy access to a handful of opportunities to wine and dine by the water — ranging from entertaining to elegant. Paddle for pints and a mouth-watering picnic lunch on the Monocacy River. Ride the Shenandoah River's gentle waves for a top-notch whiskey tasting at a local distillery. Or board a cruise ship for an afternoon or evening of delicious dishes, live or DJ entertainment, cash bars, and dancing — all while floating down the Potomac River amid stunning views of American's capital and DC attractions.
One of the greatest things to do in Washington DC is green.
Whether a resident of "the District" or someone who's just passing through, Cloud 9 Living's Washington DC experience gifts help a golf guru go beyond the White House, to get on the green with a unique golf outing.
From range-based lessons and course-playing instruction with a PGA pro, to stay-and-play getaways at nationally recognized golf resorts, Cloud 9 Living's connections make it easy to fulfill the biggest bucket list dreams with the 'par-fect' Washington DC attractions!
Golf lessons with PGA Pros are available at various practice-range course locations in the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. The perfect outing for any playing level —from beginner to 'basically a pro' (*wink, wink*)— lessons are entirely customizable from start to finish. PGA Pros tailor instruction to fit a participant's skill set, golf goals and comfort level. Featured topics typically include (at varying depths, depending on participant skill) equipment assessment, stance and swing, course and obstacle navigation, ball flight interpretation, short-game strategies (chipping), and putting techniques.
Take a lesson to the next level with a playing lesson. Join a PGA Pro on the actual fairways of a club, playing a few holes and putting past practice and instruction into action. The Pro plays each hole as well, providing some of golf's greatest company — while also coaching along the way, providing on-the-spot support to improve any golfer's game.
Want to find a more vacation-destination fairway? A round or two of golf at luxurious resorts like The Homestead and Pinehurst should be at the top of any golfer's wish list of things to do in Washington DC!
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The best Washington DC tours are the ones enjoyed from the water!
Searching for unique things to do in Washington DC this weekend? Your search is over. Cruise around the Nation's Capital in the most memorable of ways. With Washington DC experience gifts that span from relaxed and tour-oriented, to a little more rough 'n' tumble, the ideal H2O outing from Cloud 9 Living is just waiting to be enjoyed.
Soak up the tranquility of soft waves, peaceful breezes, and light-hearted entertainment aboard a number of cruises. Enjoy stylish dining aboard a lunch or dinner cruise on the Potomac River with family, friends or a special someone. Marvel at remarkable waterfront views of fame DC attractions, sip on suds from the boat's cash bar, and dance the afternoon or evening away to the tunes of a DJ or live musical entertainment.
Bathe in sweet serenity aboard one of the most popular water tours in Washington DC, sailing the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Embark on this scenic adventure aboard the 40-foot Crab Royale sailboat — grab some fresh air on a daytime sail, or bring a bottle of wine to enjoy during a picturesque sunset outing.
Or go for an H2O outing that offers immersion in American history. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from DC to Mt. Vernon, where exploration of George Washington's estate and plantation abounds!
For a slightly rowdier romp on DC river waters, check out Washington DC experience gifts like kayaking, canoeing, and rafting excursions! Paddle for picnic lunches, canoe for brews, or kayak along the city's shoreline for a truly up-close and personal Washington DC sightseeing opportunity. Feeling fierce? Try some white water rafting or learn how to scuba dive.
Surely our Founding Fathers would be proud of the many memorable, aquatic adventures available in our Nation's Capital!