FAQ

  1. What is Mystery District? Mystery District plans mystery dates based out of Washington, DC.  Our mission is to send you to DC’s hidden gems using the preferences submitted in your survey and contingent upon what’s available for your selected dates.
  2. Does Mystery District plan mystery dates in cities outside of Washington, DC? Mystery District plans mystery dates for the DC metro area. For missions in other cities in the United States, please submit a request via the Contact page.
  3. I like the idea of a mystery but I want to know more. What’s in a date? Each date consists of three “missions” usually consisting of an activity, a meal, and drinks. That’s our typical recipe, although we reserve our bald eagle, God-given American right to tweak this formula if we so choose. If that’s too much uncertainty for you, we’re happy to take suggestions, but we do not disclose mission locations in advance.
  4. How does Mystery District put together these mystery dates? Glad you asked! Click here to learn more.
  5. How many Agents can I recruit for one mission? Typically we plan missions for two people, but heck, the more the merrier! Just let us know in your survey if you are requesting a mission for a group.
  6. I’m sensing a “spy” theme here…are we just going to the International Spy Museum? Not necessarily! Although the ISM is an interesting and fun place to go in DC, we will not be sending you exclusively on spy-themed missions.
  7. Can I request a mystery date on a weekday? You sure can, Agent! In this case, we’ll work under the assumption that you would prefer the start time to be after 5 PM unless otherwise specified in your survey.
  8. Is Mystery District only for couples? Nope! Mystery District is for friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, imaginary friends, furry friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, co-workers, etc.
  9. Can Mystery District plan a mission for a corporate event? Sure! Just submit a request via the Contact page and we’ll get it going!
  10. How much does this cost? You select the budget in your survey preferences. For each budget, there is an associated planning fee. Mystery District requires payment for the full value of the date in advance. Once we finalize the itinerary, we will refund you whatever remains of the balance that we did not use to prepay for any tickets or reservations. Payment is due when you receive your confirmation e-mail. You receive your refund no later than the day of the requested date.