Best Teen Activities and Things To Do This Summer

Best Teen Activities and Things To Do in the DMV

When it comes to engaging teenagers and getting them out of their rooms or away from their screens, we understand the challenge. That’s why we’ve curated a list of the best activities entertain your teens this summer, ensuring they have an unforgettable time.

Click on the link to go directly to each category interested in:

Arcade and Entertainment Centers

Indoor Skydiving

Trampoline Parks, Ice Skating and Adventure Zones

Escape Rooms and Puzzle Games

Bowling

Go-Karting

Axe Throwing Activities

Virtual Reality and Immersive Gaming

Fencing and Archery

Arcade and Entertainment Centers:

Arcade and Entertainment Centers

A multi-level arena that will push your skills to the limit. Buy tickets here

Location: 9100 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Experience a variety of entertainment options. With over 100 arcade games, go-karts, laser tag, a ropes course, rock climbing and much more! Buy tickets here

Location: 901 E. Cary St., Suite 900 Richmond, VA 23219

Looking for state-of-the-art bowling, laser tag and arcade games? Uptown Alley boasts 24 high tech, bowling lanes, 60+ arcade games and a two story laser tag play-scape!

Location: 8300 Sudley Rd Suite Unit A-7 Manassas, VA 20109

A wide range of arcade games, virtual reality experiences and sports viewing areas. Arcade games, virtual reality experiences, and sports viewing areas. Book an event here

Locations: 1851 Ritchie Station Crt, Capitol Heights, MD 1851

Ritchie Station; 8661 Colesville Rd Suite E102, Silver Spring, MD 20910

6655 Springfield Mall Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

7000 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076

Provides laser tag experiences in interactive arenas. Book here

Locations: 5508 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310

Quince Orchard Plaza, 624 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Features multi-level laser tag arenas for thrilling games. Book here

Location: 3447 Carlin Springs Rd, Falls Church, VA 22041

Features the latest attraction of European-style indoor go-karting, with indoor go-kart racing, axe throwing and arcade games.  Reservations are recommended. Make a reservation here

Locations: 45448 East Severn Way, Suite #150, Sterling, VA 20166

Manassas Mall, Manassas, VA 20109

Indoor Skydiving

Indoor Skydiving

Indoor skydiving in vertical wind tunnels, offering a safe and thrilling experience. Suitable for all ages, skill levels and abilities. Book a Flight here

Locations: 9400 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

20315 Commonwealth Center Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147

Trampoline Park

Trampoline Parks, Skating and Adventure Zones:

Inclusive indoor climbing gyms offering yoga, fitness, youth programming, & vibrant community spaces.

Location: 1611 Eckington Pl NE #150, Washington, DC, 20002

The park features trampolines, foam pits, a ninja course and basketball dunk zones. Book here

Location: 7200 Fullerton Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

This 70,000 square-foot complex boasts 16 pickleball courts, a tavern, axe throwing, a rage room and the District’s only indoor roller skating rink!

Locations: 514 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

840 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Provides trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball courts and other fun activities. Buy Tickets here

Locations: 13348 Franklin Farm Rd, Herndon, VA 20171

9315 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21046

Escape Room

Escape Rooms and Puzzle Games

Two distinct locations and a selection of 9 themes for you to explore. Among these themes, there are 5 exclusive escape games that cannot be enjoyed anywhere else in the entire country. View game times here

Locations: 3345 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

950 F Street NW Suite 106, Washington, DC 20004

Immerse yourself in Insomnia DC’s escape rooms, featuring unique scenarios that transport you into a book or film. Book here

Location: 2300 Wisconsin Ave NW, 200B (second floor), G-102 (in the basement), Washington, DC 20007

Escape Quest offers players six adventures to explore. Adventures include The Lost Temple, The Black Widow, Pitfal, The King’s Ransom, Expedition Unknown and The Scorpion Code. Book here

Locations: 4936 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

1127 King Str, Suite 2, Alexandria, VA 22314

Bowling

Bowling

Bowling, bocce courts, a full-service Italian/American bistro menu and a vibrant atmosphere in Georgetown. Make a reservation here

Locations: 1064 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20007

11920 Grand Park Ave. North Bethesda, MD 20852

24 high-tech bowling lanes, a two-story laser tag playscape and 60+ arcade games.

Location: 8300 Sudley Rd Suite Unit A-7 Manassas, VA 20109

Go-Karting:

Features the latest attraction of European-style indoor go-karting, with indoor go-kart racing, axe throwing and arcade games.  Reservations are recommended. Make a reservation here

Locations: 45448 East Severn Way, Suite #150, Sterling, VA 20166

Manassas Mall, Manassas, VA 20109

Axe Throwing

Axe Throwing Activities

An Axe Pro will instruct you in the basics, enabling you to engage in entertaining competitions against your friends or foes. Throughout the experience, your axe-tructor will be on hand to provide guidance and ensure an enjoyable time for you. Kids age 8 and up are allowed, as long as they have the strength and coordination to effectively throw a hatchet as judged by their Axe Pros. All children must be under the immediate control of an adult. Officially, there must be one adult per three kids aged 8-14; kids 15-17 just need one adult per range. They are 21+ after 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Book here

Location: 1401 Okie St NE, Ste 102, Washington, DC 20002

Join their team of axe coaches for a multitude of thrilling axe throwing games, and if you’re particularly interested, they are part of the World Axe Throwing League and organize axe throwing leagues four times annually. No age requirement, even minors are welcome as long as they are supervised by adults! Book here

Location: 2419 Evarts St NE Unit C, Washington, DC 20018

This 70,000 square-foot complex boasts 16 pickleball courts, a tavern, axe throwing, a rage room and the District’s only indoor roller skating rink!

Locations: 514 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

840 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Features the latest attraction of European-style indoor go-karting, with indoor go-kart racing, axe throwing and arcade games.  Reservations are recommended. Make a reservation here

Locations: 45448 East Severn Way, Suite #150, Sterling, VA 20166

Manassas Mall, Manassas, VA 20109

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality and Immersive Gaming

Choose your game and indulge in their combination of motion tracking, projection mapping, touch screens. Book here

Location: 4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

VR Games, VR Escape Rooms and VR Art. The reserved stations deliver immersive sound and cutting-edge VR technology. Book here

Locations: VR Zone DC 2300 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite G – 101, Washington, DC 20007

VR Zone Rockville Arcade and Arena 12107 Nebel St, Rockville, MD 20852

Fencing and Archery

Fencing and Archery

Ready to try your hand at fencing or archery? Choose among a variety of packages to fit your budget and time. Book for archery here. Book for fencing here.

Location: 9121 B Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Engage in a showdown as two teams clash in their arena. This game combines the intensity of dodgeball with the timeless art of archery, where the ultimate goal is to skillfully tag opposing players with foam-tipped arrows! Rest assured, this experience leaves no painful marks or bruises behind. Book here

Location: 22370 Davis Dr Suite 150, Sterling, VA 20164