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Nature Walks with Llamas
Join us and our llamas for a 2-mile nature walk and explore the trails on our farm. We'll walk trails along our pastures and into the woods with your own llama companion. You'll learn the history of the camelid family, llama domestication, and how llamas and alpacas are used today. We'll also have the opportunity to tour the farm facility, meet the rest of the herd, and learn more about how we prepare and use their fiber. Other things to note: * We reserve the right to cancel an experience in the event of bad weather - we will walk in light rain, but will cancel in the event of heavy rain; * We do not schedule these walks in the middle of summer (July and August) as it gets too hot for the animals, but will add days from time to time over the summer as we check the weather forecast for cooler days. * Parts of the trails may be wet, muddy, or icy especially in winter, we'll navigate these areas carefully or find alternate routes as necessary. * guests should wear closed toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing that is suitable for light hiking Each child under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will share a llama on the trails with an adult unless they've had prior experience with handling large livestock. Please do not ask to bring your pup as saying ‘no’ makes us sad.
Art & Soul of Black Broadway
Discover the musical heritage of U Street --aka Black Broadway-- from jazz to hip hop to punk to go go. Walk the streets & back alleys and learn how murals, theatres, music venues, and memorials embrace the history of this amazing neighborhood. Along the way, we'll listen to a diverse playlist that will match up with the murals and venues. Other things to note: This tour ends at the intersection of 13th & U NW, 8 blocks from the starting point. Typically I hold tours rain or shine, unless the weather posses a safety hazard (lightning, ice, tornado, etc). If a weather-related emergency arises, I will be in contact with the group to cancel, delay, or reschedule. The tour includes long periods of standing and walking outdoors. Please wear comfortable and weather-appropriate footwear and clothing. Restrooms may not be available during your tour; please plan accordingly.
Guided Twilight DC 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 with your guide. 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 Check out the great photos taken on our tours. https://www.instagram.com/seedctoday/
See the Sites by Segway
You'll arrive 15 minutes to tour time to check-in and be fitted on your Segway. Segways are perfect for city riding and have a handle bar bag and rack so you can store all the essentials - phone, keys, wallet. I also provide a water bottle for the ride. After getting set up, you'll meet the rest of your group and go through a 30 min training session to get comfortable before heading out. Your tour will cover about 5-6 miles in 2 hours, making stops at all of the major monuments and memorials on the National Mall from the Capitol Building to The Lincoln Memorial and around the different Smithsonian Museums. At each stop, you'll hear some history, and unique facts, and perhaps a dark secret or two. Our tour route will end back at the shop. Other things to note No Experience Necessary! We will teach you how to how to ride :)
Wine and Cheese Sail
We're vaccinated for your safety and peace of mind! When you book our experience, your payment goes to fund our nonprofit outreach programs! Come sail with us and enjoy a beautiful day sail or sunset on the water! After a short safety briefing, we'll head out in to Baltimore Harbor to take in the sights of the city from the best vantage point, the deck of Condor, our 36' sailboat. While we're sailing you'll enjoy a glass or two of wine (or soft drinks) along with some cheese and crackers. As the evening winds down you'll enjoy the spectacular colors as the sun sets over Fort McHenry and the city. Other things to note Come prepared for a enjoyable sail. Remember that it is typically cooler in the evening on the water, so a jacket might be a good idea. If you enjoy the experience, is it perfectly acceptable to tip your captain and crew as you would any other service industry.

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Come Cuddle With Animals On A Local Micro-Farm
Looking for a fun outdoor activity for the family? Need to de-stress from the craziness of life? Cuddling with animals offers the opportunity to relax your mind and let go of the stress and anxiety for brief period. Not to mention, it's just FUN! During your visit, you will have one hour to cuddle, play with, and feed treats to the animals on our micro-farm. While we do have a couple sheltered areas in case the weather turns bad, the experience is much better when it's nice outside. If we are expecting bad weather for your booked hour, I'm happy to work with you on re-scheduling for a nicer day or time. We currently have 7 adult Nigerian Dwarf Goats, 4 baby goats who were born the first week in March, one baby goat who was born July 7th, a year-old miniature Zebu named Molly, a rescue calf named Ferdinand, and two piglets named Charlie and Ellie. We also have numerous chickens, as well as our little Holland Lop bunnies, Oliver and Olivia. ** For the health and safety of both our animals and yours, we do not allow outside animals to visit the farm.** **We do not have a public bathroom on-site, since this is our home. For your convenience, we do offer a Porta-John with hand sanitizer** *** For those interested, we do offer our free-range eggs for purchase during your visit. Our eggs have the "bloom" in tact, so they can last months in the fridge.***
Wine tasting tour
Coming to Rebec Vineyards the guests will get to experience an old world perspective of the art of winemaking. They will get to learn about the history of the winery and learn about the skill and attention that goes into making small batches of hand made specialty wines. Our special wine tasting includes 16-18 different wines, whites, sweets, dry red, something for any taste. We offer picnic boxes with variety of gourmet cheeses, meats, chocolates, crackers, and dry fruits. We always add some knowledges of food and wine comparing sets, including some history, legends and love stories.
Sunrise Hike at Scenic Humpback Rocks
Come along on a Shenandoah Valley tradition and take in the sunrise from 3000 feet. We'll meet at the Humpback Rocks trail parking lot to embark on one of two hikes, short and steep or a 1.5-mile stroll, to a vista unlike any other in the Blue Ridge. Along the way, you'll shake off the early-morning sleepies and learn about the history and geology of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, all in a safe, fun environment supportive of all levels of hikers or hikers-to-be. After watching the sunrise crest over the scenic vineyards and fields of Afton valley (with a sweet treat in hand, perhaps), we'll head back to the cars, a total of 2.5-3.5 hours.
Nature Walks with Llamas
Join us and our llamas for a 2-mile nature walk and explore the trails on our farm. We'll walk trails along our pastures and into the woods with your own llama companion. You'll learn the history of the camelid family, llama domestication, and how llamas and alpacas are used today. We'll also have the opportunity to tour the farm facility, meet the rest of the herd, and learn more about how we prepare and use their fiber. Other things to note: * We reserve the right to cancel an experience in the event of bad weather - we will walk in light rain, but will cancel in the event of heavy rain; * We do not schedule these walks in the middle of summer (July and August) as it gets too hot for the animals, but will add days from time to time over the summer as we check the weather forecast for cooler days. * Parts of the trails may be wet, muddy, or icy especially in winter, we'll navigate these areas carefully or find alternate routes as necessary. * guests should wear closed toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing that is suitable for light hiking Each child under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will share a llama on the trails with an adult unless they've had prior experience with handling large livestock. Please do not ask to bring your pup as saying ‘no’ makes us sad.
Explore Secret Doors & Themed Rooms
From spies to secret passageways put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search for over 70 secret doors and explore our themed rooms. We would never give you a map - this would ruin the surprise of finding a secret door. We do show you a video and talk to you about the Big O before you start your journey. It’s not in the finding, it’s in the seeking that is important. Experience the magic! Your self-guided experience will begin with an in-depth video introduction to our history and our secret doors, as well as what to look for as you go. Then, we will send you off on your own to search for the secrets and treasures that are everywhere to be found. As you explore the mansion, which is steeped in history and intrigue, you'll be walking in the footsteps of presidents, freedom fighters, G-Men, historians, famous musicians, and fiction writers. Built 125 years ago, nearly every President since Teddy Roosevelt has visited. • socially distanced self-guided tour • masks available & required for unvaccinated guests • hand sanitizer stations throughout • complimentary gloves available • signage to promote social distancing Other things to note All ages can attend. If you have a short attention span, this is the place for you because there is so much to see and do. If you are a minimalist, you will be overwhelmed. Museum closes: 5pm except for Fridays and Saturdays: 9pm.
Introduction to Horses for Beginners
*We are flexible with the times for this experience so please click the contact us button to enquire about availability if you don't see the time/date you're interested in on the calendar. Saturdays have limited availability so please reach out early! We don't host this experience on Sundays.* Have you always wanted to ride a horse? Come meet Waffles and learn grooming and tack basics, how to communicate with horses through body language and cues, and riding in the round pen! This experience is ideal for beginners or children (minimum age is 3 riding with an adult). *Please note that this experience is open to five guests per session and that other guests may register for the same session as you. If you want to keep the experience to a private group, please select private group when registering.* This riding experience is hosted by Altamont Farm which is a 500 acre historic working farm located near historic Appomattox, VA. Surrounded by beautiful mountain and river views, this farm is home to a variety of animals including Highland cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and horses! This farm also has six Airbnb locations that are available to rent. Our guests are welcome to explore the farm and visit the farm store after your ride - just ask for directions!
Learn Beginners Mixology with Professor
Everyone loves a great cocktail, but many find all the specialized tools, exotic ingredients, and obscure lingo intimidating. This Experience aims to begin to break down the barriers that keep you from realizing your mixology dreams. You will be guided by Prof. Ian Glomski, Ph.D., Founder and Head Distiller at Vitae Spirits Distillery, through the basics of cocktail theory. Dr. Glomski is a former professor of Microbiology at the University Of Virginia Medical School that will share his expertise in spirits distillation, ingredient production, and cocktail design. The Experience will unfold as follows: 1. Equipment Overview 2. Cocktail Theory a. Balance b. Basic Elements i. Spirit: the center piece ii. Sweet: tempers heat of alcohol iii. Sour/Bitter: tempers sweetness iv. Length: dilution 3. The Mr. Potato Head Approach a. Shaken cocktail archetype= Daiquiri b. Stirred cocktail archetype= Manhattan 4. Hands On- Attendees balance a cocktail themselves… and get to drink 2 cocktails in the process! a. Daiquiri- Too sour, too sweet, just right b. Martini- Too dry, too sweet, just right At the end of our Experience attendees will have a foundation from which to start exploring the wonderful world of cocktails from their home and the ability to “Wow” friends with their newfound talents at making a perfectly balanced cocktail.
Neon Glow Fluid Painting Workshop
Note: The cost of this workshop includes: -Guidance and demonstration. -All supplies. (Canvas, paint, gloves, cups, foil, and take home boxes) -Set up and clean up. We will start by discussing what products I used to make the paint fluid. I will then describe a few different techniques that guest can do. (Some will be demonstrated) **Please keep in mind, fluid painting is abstract painting. We do not use paintbrushes or stencils for this workshop.** Once everyone has identified which technique they will do, it's lights OUT and UV lights ON! Anything florescent will GLOW. As you are painting feel free to take pictures and videos. It's really a cool sight to see! You are in full control of your abstract artwork. When you are done with your artwork, feel free to visit our face painting table, so you can take the best selfie ever! Our staff will be more than happy to take photos of you with your artwork before you leave. When the workshop is over you will leave with a one of a kind piece of art on a 12X12 canvas, and with some of the coolest photos you have ever taken!
Washington Night City Tour to All Popular Locations
Washington D.C. during the night is something you have to see. In this incredible tour you will see all beauty of this city by visiting all most popular locations. You'll visit The White House, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, The Capitol Building and many more. This tour feature pre-recorded commentary, available via complimentary headphones. Red and Blue Loop buses feature commentary in 8 different languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese. All details we will send you after your booking.
Art & Soul of Black Broadway
Discover the musical heritage of U Street --aka Black Broadway-- from jazz to hip hop to punk to go go. Walk the streets & back alleys and learn how murals, theatres, music venues, and memorials embrace the history of this amazing neighborhood. Along the way, we'll listen to a diverse playlist that will match up with the murals and venues. Other things to note: This tour ends at the intersection of 13th & U NW, 8 blocks from the starting point. Typically I hold tours rain or shine, unless the weather posses a safety hazard (lightning, ice, tornado, etc). If a weather-related emergency arises, I will be in contact with the group to cancel, delay, or reschedule. The tour includes long periods of standing and walking outdoors. Please wear comfortable and weather-appropriate footwear and clothing. Restrooms may not be available during your tour; please plan accordingly.
Up close and personal alpaca walking adventure
Shed the outside world for a few hours. Picture yourself walking among gentle and always curious alpacas. Meet alpacas up close and personal. Feel their fuzzy noses as you hand-feed them. Learn about their history, their behavior and personalities, and what makes alpaca fiber special. Take a guided walk with one of our alpacas over pasture and wooded trails. Watch a demonstration of how raw alpaca fiber is processed and prepared for spinning into yarn. Then check out our farm store where you will find yarns and roving made from our alpacas’ fleece, felted soap wrapped in their fiber, a wide selection of wearable alpaca items for the whole family, alpaca-themed gift items, and photo cards of each of the alpacas you met. After the tour, you can relax in one of our three picnic areas or explore trails through 23 wooded acres and along Ballinger Creek. It’s time to take a break, relax and enjoy the farm. We set up this farm especially for your enjoyment.
Guided Twilight DC 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 with your guide. 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 Check out the great photos taken on our tours. https://www.instagram.com/seedctoday/
See the Sites by Segway
You'll arrive 15 minutes to tour time to check-in and be fitted on your Segway. Segways are perfect for city riding and have a handle bar bag and rack so you can store all the essentials - phone, keys, wallet. I also provide a water bottle for the ride. After getting set up, you'll meet the rest of your group and go through a 30 min training session to get comfortable before heading out. Your tour will cover about 5-6 miles in 2 hours, making stops at all of the major monuments and memorials on the National Mall from the Capitol Building to The Lincoln Memorial and around the different Smithsonian Museums. At each stop, you'll hear some history, and unique facts, and perhaps a dark secret or two. Our tour route will end back at the shop. Other things to note No Experience Necessary! We will teach you how to how to ride :)
Wine and Cheese Sail
We're vaccinated for your safety and peace of mind! When you book our experience, your payment goes to fund our nonprofit outreach programs! Come sail with us and enjoy a beautiful day sail or sunset on the water! After a short safety briefing, we'll head out in to Baltimore Harbor to take in the sights of the city from the best vantage point, the deck of Condor, our 36' sailboat. While we're sailing you'll enjoy a glass or two of wine (or soft drinks) along with some cheese and crackers. As the evening winds down you'll enjoy the spectacular colors as the sun sets over Fort McHenry and the city. Other things to note Come prepared for a enjoyable sail. Remember that it is typically cooler in the evening on the water, so a jacket might be a good idea. If you enjoy the experience, is it perfectly acceptable to tip your captain and crew as you would any other service industry.
Create jewelry from crystals mined in Va as a souvenir
Using crystals mined directly from caves in Virginia, guests will have the opportunity to create their own jewelry masterpiece that will be ready to wear and show off immediately after designing it. Guests will first pick a crystal/gemstone that resonates with them. Guest will be given details on the particular crystal they have chosen and what mystical powers it may posses. Then, guests will be guided step by step on how to create a wire wrapped jewelry masterpiece using their chosen crystal and copper wire. Jewelry options are rings, pendants/necklaces, bracelets, hair jewelry, earrings and even crowns.
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