Things To Do In Abbeville

Up to 69% Off Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing

Lafayette

$60 $19

Cardio-kickboxing classes distill the techniques of martial arts into a fun, energetic workout designed to burn calories

Up to 51% Off Guided Plantation Tour

White Castle

$40 $20

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Knowledgeable guides lead visitors through painstakingly restored 64-room antebellum plantation with rich history

68% Off Personal-Training Sessions

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$156 $50

Personal trainers call upon at least 15 years of experience as they customize fitness regimens to meet clients' needs

88% Off One-Year Membership

Perkins Road Community Park

$1,020 $125

Each Sunday evening—weather permitting—USA BMX sanctions a race and invites bike riders to register for the competition

Up to 75% Off Gymboree Play & Learn Classes

Baton Rouge

$95 $24

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity for children ages 5 and younger

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" – Up to 51% Off Live Show

Baton Rouge River Center Theater

$53.40 $26

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

65% Off Boot Camp

Baton Rouge

$150 $53

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 67% Off at Yoga Vibe

Highlands/Perkins

$140 $49

Instructors lead students through classes that include hot, core flow, and Vinyasa yoga; Amanda Gonzalez leads private sessions

Up to 88% Off Self-Defense Classes at Baton Rouge Krav Maga

Baton Rouge

$45 $15

Learn the hand-to-hand combat techniques of krav maga in self-defense-focused classes; personal trainers help clients reach fitness goals

Half Off Rock Climbing at BREC's Extreme Sports Park

Baton Rouge

$20 $10

A rock-climbing tower sates thrill seekers in Perkins Road Community Park

64% Off Boot Camp

Baton Rouge

$25 $9

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off Violin Lessons

Baton Rouge

$56 $31

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Quarters – Up to 53% Off Boutique Bowling or Laser Tag

Shenandoah

$64 $32

Roll strikes or celebrate laser-tag victories with creative and classic cocktails until 2 a.m. on weekends

45% Off

Port Allen

$360 $198

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 72% Off Fitness Recess Group Training

Highlands/Perkins

$175 $49

Fitness Recess group training increases metabolisms, burns fat, and builds lean muscle; personal training allows for one-on-one attention

51% Off at Purely e barre + pilates

Baton Rouge

$92.50 $45

Boutique women's fitness studio offers daily Pilates-barre fusion classes that use isolated movements to tone lean muscle and burn calories

Up to 57% Off Zumba Classes at 225 Dance

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

High-energy beats thump through Zumba classes as students torch calories with Latin-dance-inspired moves

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons at SuperMusic

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

Lessons tailored to each student’s abilities challenge participants to master their chosen instrument with passion and discipline

Up to 59% Off Private Music Lessons 

Highlands/Perkins

$108 $49

Multi-instrumentalist and his flutist wife conduct private music lessons that incorporate styles such as classical, country, and jazz

Up to 81% Off Ballroom-Dance Lesson Package 

Mid City South

$360 $69

Certified teachers instruct learners in classic dance styles, including foxtrot, salsa & West Coast swing

Up to 51% Off Yoga

Highlands/Perkins

$35 $17

Grandmaster Chontas leads classes, drawing on 20 years of classical hatha yoga experience, including work with Anahata Yoga Center's founder

BRSO – Up to 48% Off Wicked Divas

River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts

$45 $25

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Broadway stars set a medley of hits from Wicked, Ragtime, and Carmen against a backdrop of orchestral instrumentation

Up to 55% Off Round of Golf

Zachary

$100 $45

Tight, tree-lined fairways, treacherous bunkers, and five ponds that come into play make up the bulk of difficulty on the nine-hole course

Up to 57% Off Aerial-Silks Classes at Yoga&

Denham Springs

$45 $22

Learn acrobatics on silk fabric hanging from the ceiling; increase flexibility and strengthen muscles

Up to 52% Off a Tour at St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

$30 $15

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Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

Up to 85% Off at Martial Arts Studio

Downtown Houma

$160 $25

Instructors teach students martial arts or krav maga techniques, while also instilling passion for fitness

Up to 65% Off Kickboxing or Boot-Camp Classes

Houma

$99 $39

Instructors urge students through classes in muay-Thai style strikes and other moves, or a circuit of cardio and resistance-training

Up to 83% Off Kickboxing Classes with Gloves

Mystic

$99 $19.99

Dedicated instructors emphasize physical and mental discipline as they lead students in high-impact kickboxing classes

50% Off Gaming

Houma

$12 $6

Gamers can play on 20 computers and 6 console stations

Up to 54% Off a Swamp Tour via Boat

LaPlace

$48 $22

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As a boat drifts through protected swampland, tourists catch glimpses of friendly gators and learn facts about wetlands and Cajun culture

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Open 364 days a year, Kart Ranch entertains Baton Rouge– and New Orleans–area families with a variety of outdoor games and activities. Engage in family-friendly adrenaline pumping by zipping around the tire-laden go-kart track, or test the buoyancy of your brood by squirting each other to splashy submission on the outdoor bumper boats. Batting cages are smartly covered to allow players to practice pitches through rain, shine, and plagues of squirrels, while the adventure golf course sports soothing waterfalls and fountains as players go head-to-head for par-gaining rights. Activity tickets can also be used toward kiddie karts, water wars, and playground admission, while game tokens can be used toward arcade and skill games, which in turn reward tickets that can be exchanged for prizes such as toys, candy, or self-propelled laser doomsday howitzers.

508 Youngsville Hwy
Lafayette,
LA
US

Love Swimming's team of talented teachers turns landlubbers into merpersons with their 30-minute swimming lessons for students of all ages and skill levels. In Water Babies classes, designed for children between 6 months and 3 years of age, parents dive in along with their children to help them develop motor skills, confidence, and nascent sitcom plots. Beginners can sign up for the level 1 and 2 classes, which impart water-safety basics such as floating and introductory swim strokes, and experienced water treaders can opt for level 3 and 4 sessions, which introduce the butterfly, back, breast, and freestyle strokes. During the even more advanced Stroke School class, Love Swimming's water whisperers bridge the gap between casual and competitive swimming with drill-based instruction. All classes are held in one of the facilities' warm and inviting saltwater pools, and feature an intimate five-to-two student-teacher ratio, ensuring everyone gets plenty of advice, personal instruction, and turns to host underwater tea parties.

1205 Westgate Rd
Lafayette,
LA
US

The hands-on, participatory Children’s Museum of Acadiana entertains children aged 2 to 12 while boosting their understanding of art, human development, and cultural awareness. The Bubble Factory exhibit engulfs children in a life-sized bubble while they concoct massive bubbles of their own. Stuffee teaches future surgeons the proper placement and usage of internal organs without the use of tiny tweezers and an electric buzzer. Children stage their own TV newscast at the Le TV des Enfants exhibit, where they learn the ins and outs of being a camera operator, meteorologist, or a newscaster.

201 E Congress St
Lafayette,
LA
US

406 Garfield St
Lafayette,
LA
US

Designed by renowned course architect Joe Lee, Squirrel Run Golf Club’s 27-hole course incorporates clusters of scenic trees, babbling waterways, immaculate fairways, and smooth, Champions grass greens. Players can fine-tune their swings before hitting the links with a regimen of 10 one-hour clinics, where one of Squirrel Run Golf Club’s PGA-certified aces demystifies the golf swing for small classes with their profound knowledge of golf mechanics and subtle use of hypnotic putter pendulums. Each of Squirrel Run’s three nine-hole courses feature harrowing water hazards on most holes that place a high premium on confident shots and deft club selection. Players loop any 18-hole combination of the 27-hole labyrinth, playing to a maximum length of 6,782 yards when combining the Steeple and Woods course. With five tee options, the treacherous monolith graciously caters to players of all abilities and golfers who insist on playing with bocce balls.

500 Darby Ln
New Iberia,
LA
US

Sculpted through the water-kissed terrain of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, The Island Country Club challenges golfers with a lengthy course that measures 7,010 yards from the farthest tees. Water hazards await on nearly every hole throughout the course, giving advantage to golfers with confident swings and disciplined refusal to give golf-ball treats to the aviary creatures that occupy The Island’s wooden duck houses. The course’s most difficult hole, the 441-yard, par 4 11th offers a PGA Tour-worthy test from the tee, as drives must steer clear of a water hazard that hugs the entire right side of the hole while also shaping the shot to compensate for the fairway’s right-ward bend. In respect of the wildlife that shares the course grounds, The Island uses solar panels to power its clubhouse, golf carts, and herds of robotic caddies hired to graze in the native long grasses.

To prepare for upcoming rounds, golfers can enlist the services of PGA master professional Dave Baron, the club’s head golf pro. After a long day of launching drives and managing 9-irons' tender egos, golfers can unwind at The Island Grill, where executive chef Mark Maggio artfully blends elements of Italian and Louisiana cuisine.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 7,010 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 75.1 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 143 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options

23550 Myrtle Grove Rd
Plaquemine,
LA
US