Things To Do in Alabama

Sesame Street Live: "Make A New Friend" at Montgomery Performing Arts Centre on November 12 (Up to 45% Off)

"Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend"

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

$21.80 $12

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Admission for Two or Four to The Oakleigh Historic Complex (Up to 45% Off)

The Oakleigh Historic Complex

Oakleigh Garden District

Go back in time to 1850s Mobile and learn about the lives of those who influenced Mobile

$20 $12

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Von Braun Center on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Von Braun Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$72.35 $43

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India Association of Triad Presents Diwali Festival of Lights at Greensboro Carolina Theatre (Up to 53% Off)

India Association of Triad Presents Diwali - Festival of Lights at Greensboro Carolina Theatre

Greensboro Carolina Theatre

Traditional and Bollywood-style performances, snacks, and a four-course dinner; fireworks and a DJ dance party at the end of the night

$100 $50

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Extreme Fit Training (Up to 76% Off)

Extreme Fit Training Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

Each boot-camp class features a new workout routine assembled from resistance, cardio, and core training

$250 $59

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$10 for $20 Worth of Mini Golf at Rainforest Black Light Mini Golf

Rainforest Glow In Dark Mini Golf

Decatur

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$20 $10

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Ike's Personal Training (Up to 54% Off)

Ike's Personal Training

Auburn

Trainer works one-on-one with clients to accomplish fitness goals from losing weight to building strength; non-intimidating atmosphere

$40 $20

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Admission and Round of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Eight at Noccalula Falls Park (Up to 56% Off)

Noccalula Falls Park

Gadsden

18-hole mini golf course challenges guests of all ages with natural rock formations, waterfalls, streams, and distinct hole designs

$22 $11

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Private and Group Dance Lessons at Planet Ballroom International (Up to 66% Off). Two Options Available.

Planet Ballroom in Vestavia

Planet Ballroom

Instructor teach students to express themselves through fluid movements, with dances ranging from foxtrot to tango

$379 $129

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One-Month Gym Membership with Zumba Classes, a Two-Month Membership, or 10 Zumba Classes at Curves (Up to 63% Off)

Curves

Phenix City

Burn calories and build strength at this popular women-only gym

$93 $34

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$45 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Sky Soldiers ($125 Value)

Crossfit Sky Soldiers

Alabaster

Students build strength and stamina as they work toward individual fitness goals in scalable CrossFit classes

$125 $45

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Paintball Package for Two, Four, Six, or Eight from Paintball Promos (Up to 81% Off)

Paintball Promos

Paintball is Good

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

$40 $10

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Two Hours of Pool with Soft Drinks and Appetizers for Two or Four at Lil Dixie's Cue & Grill (Up to 55% Off)

Lil Dixie's Cue & Grill

Anniston

Head to one of 11 professional-grade pool tables, sip on sodas, and enjoy appetizers inside classic billiards hall

$26 $13

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Creamery Tour with Goat Cheese for One or Two, or $15 for $18.99 Worth of Cheese at Belle Chevre

Belle Chevre

Elkmont

Folks get a behind the scene look at how goat cheese is made at creamery housed in an old town cotton warehouse

$18.99 $10

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Spanish Fort (70% Off)

Crossfit Spanish Fort

Spanish Fort

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

$150 $45

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The Big Fall Festival at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre on October 1–5 (Up to 50% Off)

Oak Mountain State Fair

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

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Five days of family-friendly fun, including live concerts, petting zoos, all-ages carnival rides, and decadent fair food

$10 $6

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Four Group Ballroom Dance Lessons for One or Two at Premiere Ballroom (Up to 51% Off)

Premiere Ballroom

Anniston

Friendly instructors teach groups to step and twirl through classic ballroom dance moves during 30-minute lessons

$50 $25

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$20 for $36 Worth of Wine Tasting for Two, with Glasses and Wine Tote — Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Albertville

Wine tasting with choice of two designer wine mugs or wine glasses packaged in a dandy wine tote.

$36 $20

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Antiques at The Gardens for Two or Four at Birmingham Botanical Gardens (Up to 53% Off)

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham

Designers, architects, and antiques dealers gather in vibrant gardens to display items for sale

$20 $10

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$7 for Drive-In Movie with Bucket of Popcorn for One Carload of People at The Drive-In ($13 Value)

The Drive In

Multiple Locations

Features usually include one kid-friendly flick or one for adults, both of which are enhanced by a bucket of buttery popcorn

$13 $7

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Pioneer Museum of Alabama for Two, Four, or Six (63% Off)

Pioneer Museum of Alabama

Troy

22 historic structures stand on more than 40 acres of landscape and wetlands, and costumed pioneers lead demonstrations of frying cornbread

$12 $5

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Bellingrath Gardens and Home Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 51% Off)

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Theodore

Explore 65 acres of blooming flowers, a bayou boardwalk, and a riverfront grotto, plus a historic 1930s home

$41 $21

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$29 for Month of Unlimited Classes and Gym Access Plus Personal Training at Helena Health Club ($99.95 Value)

Helena Health Club

Helena

Blast calories in cardio kickboxing or spin classes or work out on your own in the brand-new fitness facility; exercise with a trainer, too

$99.95 $29

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$1,499 for a Fan Sponsorship Package with All Access for a Sprint Race from RaceDaySponsor.com ($2,000 Value)

RaceDaySponsor.com

Talladega Superspeedway

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

$2,000 $1,499

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga at Prana Health and Wellness (Up to 54% Off)

Prana Health and Wellness

Fairhope

Instructors lead classes in a wide range of yoga styles that appeal to students of virtually any age, skill, or fitness level

$75 $39

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Skydiving Tandem Jump and AFF Ground School for One, Two, or Three at Skydive Alabama (Up to 58% Off)

Skydive Alabama

Vinemont

Customers leap from 14,000 feet in tandem free fall and attends subsequent AFF ground school

$348 $169

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Full-Day Bike Rental for One or Two from Island Life beach rentals and Fishing Charters (Up to 55% Off)

Island Life Beach Rentals and Fishing Charters

Gulf Shores

Hybrid and mountain bikes allow customers to roll down nearby streets or along trails in the Gulf State Park

$20 $9

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Two-Week Boot Camp with an Optional Nutrition Seminar and Meal Plan from Firm Body Boot Camps (Up to 96% Off)

Firm Body Bootcamp

Gardendale

Boot camps get patrons fit with medicine balls, battling ropes, and weights; dietary education and meal plans cement healthy lifestyles

$247 $10

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two at Meadow Links Golf Club at George T. Bagby (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Meadow Links Golf Club at George T. Bagby

Fort Gaines

Round for two unfolds across Scottish links-style course in George T. Bagby State Park and includes lunch

$90 $45

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$25 for $50 Worth of Services at Vintage Creek Farm

Vintage Creek Farm

Sterrett

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

$50 $25

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Tour and Wine Tasting with Lunch for Two or Four at Vizzini Farms Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Vizzini Farms Winery

Calera

Tours lead groups through picturesque winery before tasting of wines from West Coast and Alabama grapes and lunch of Italian-style deli food

$32 $16

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Admission for Two or Four to Hellbilly Hollow (Up to 52% Off). Multiple Dates Available.

Hellbilly Hollow

Vincent

Hellbent on scaring those brave enough to enter, masked monsters, villains, and creepy characters make for an eventful jaunt through maze

$30 $15

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Adventure Hall Visit for Two or Four at McWane Science Center (Up to 50% Off)

McWane Science Center

Fountain Heights

Explore the world of scientific discovery with four floors of hands-on exhibits, including a dig pit, an aquarium, and a laser-stringed harp

$26 $13

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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” with Optional DVD and Nutcracker on November 25 (Up to 51% Off)

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”

Montgomery Performing Arts Center

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$71.90 $35

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Kickboxing, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu Classes at Shaolin Institute (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Shaolin Institute

Airmont

Skilled instructors guide students of all skill levels through tai chi, kung fu, and kickboxing classes to improve strength and confidence

$129 $50

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5 or 10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Pure Barre (Up to 62% Off). Two Locations Available.

Pure Barre

Multiple Locations

With the help of a ballet barre, isometric movements tone the body, burn fat, and build long, lean muscles in abs, hips, and arms

$95 $39

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$176 for $320 Groupon — Relentless Fitness By Del Green - Hoover

Relentless Fitness By Del Green

Hoover

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

$320 $176

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Three Play Passes, One Month Membership, or Three Month Membership Plus $25 Credit at KidVenture (Up to 54% Off)

KidVenture

Madison

Kids romp around 10,000 square feet of play-space that includes ball pits, bouncy houses, and safe padded floors

$34.50 $18

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BYOB Art Class for One, Two, or Four Adults at Masterpiece Education (Up to 50% Off)

Masterpiece Education

Vestavia Hills

Teachers give students step-by-step instructions on how to paint a masterpiece during a social 90-minute class

$20 $11

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Rollerskating Package for Two or Four with Pizza and Drinks at Roller Motion Skate Center (Up to 52% Off)

Roller Motion Skate Center

Bessemer

Friends and family come together to show off skating skill on polished wood rink before refueling with pizza and fountain drinks

$25 $12

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18 Holes of Golf for One or Two with Cart and Range Balls at Pine Hill Country Club (Up to 53% Off)

Pine Hill Country Club

Choccolocco

Dense forest groves and 10 lakes present the most challenges on 18-hole, 6,191-yard golf course

$40 $19

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$21 for 21 Days of FitRanX Boot-Camp Classes for Kids at Shaping U Personal Fitness ($97 Value)

Shaping U Personal Fitness

Pelham

Boot-camp classes for students aged 7–15, which use international ranking system, incorporate body-weight exercises and machines

$97 $21

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Boot Camp or Personal Training at Balance Personal Training Studio (Up to 67% Off). Five Options Available.

Balance Personal Training Studio

Mountain Brook

60-minute group or individual training sessions aim to target every muscle group with diverse, intense exercises

$100 $40

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Four Private Music Lessons from Stan Sheridan & the Genesis School of Music (44% Off)

Genesis School Of Music

Trussville

Four professional music lessons in guitar, keyboard, voice, or drums for students in third grade and up

$100 $56

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes from Basic Fitness (Up to 54% Off)

Basic Fitness

Grand Bay Community Center

Certified trainers lead outdoor boot camps that combine strength and cardio routines

$60 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Xfinity (Up to 70% Off)

Crossfit Xfinity

Helena

Clients sweat through the functional-fitness exercises of CrossFit, led by experienced trainers in a supportive group environment

$125 $39

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Choose an Exotic Supercar to Ride-Along or Drive on a Professional Racetrack (Up to 59% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Talladega Grand Prix Raceway

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

$239 $99

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$249 for Four-Hour Fishing Trip Charter for Up to Four People at Another Fish Charters ($500 Value)

Another Fish Charters

Multiple Locations

Private charters explore inshore waterways, which are filled with flounder, red fish, torut, and sheepshead.

$500 $249

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Ave Maria Grotto Visit for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids (Up to 52% Off)

Ave Maria Grotto

Ave Maria Grotto

Landscaped four-acre park holds 125 miniature replicas of the world's famous churches and shrines

$14 $7

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Two- or Four-Night Stay in a Luxury RV Resort at Lake Osprey RV Resort (Up to 56% Off)

Lake Osprey RV Resort

Elberta

Stay for multiple nights in a landscaped RV site in a natural preserve; the resort features a clubhouse, pool, hot tub, 11-acre lake & more

$100 $49

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$14 for $45 Groupon — Calera Dance Academy

Calera Dance Academy

Calera

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

$45 $14

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Stepping Stone Farm (Up to 54% Off)

Stepping Stone Farm

Alabaster-Helena

Instructors impart traditional saddleseat-riding techniques during private 30-minute lessons on a 130-acre farm

$70 $35

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$21 for a Movie for Two with Large Popcorn and Large Drink at The Edge (Up to $34 Value)

The Edge

Crestwood South

Watch the latest blockbusters and indie films while munching on popcorn and sipping refillable soda

$34 $21

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10 or 20 Heated Yoga Classes or One Private Thai Wellness Therapy Yoga Session at MJ Yoga (Up to 60% Off)

MJ Yoga

Montogomery

Heated rooms help yogis achieve deeper bends and greater flexibility

$116 $49

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Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children to USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park (Up to 52% Off)

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Riverfront Industrial Area

Historic park invites you to explore a WWII battleship and submarine and take in displays of military equipment and aircraft

$30 $15

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Mini Golf for Two or Four at Lunar Mini Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Lunar Mini Golf at Madison Square

Huntsville

Black-lit mini golf course decorated with luminous animals and aliens

$40 $20

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Arcade Play or Indoor-Gaming Retail Purchases at Bumper Nets (50% Off)

Bumper Nets

Hoover

Visitors can explore an arcade featuring the country's 3rd largest pinball collection, or stock up on table tennis, pool, or dart wares

$30 $15

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga or Five Yoga Classes at Yoga Fire (Up to 63% Off)

Yoga Fire

Madison

Yoga flow classes link breath to movement, and include restorative sessions and hot yoga sessions

$120 $45

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One Month of Women's BoxFit with Twice-Weekly or Unlimited Classes at Champions Freestyle MMA (Up to 71% Off)

Champions Freestyle MMA

Vestavia Hills

Women of all skill levels burn calories and tone muscle in kickboxing classes that emphasize cardiovascular endurance

$100 $39

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One, Two, or Three Private Baseball Lessons at The Gonzo Squad Baseball & Agility Training (Up to 60% Off)

The Gonzo Squad Baseball & Agility Training

Pelham

Expert coaches help baseball players of all ages improve essential skills such as hitting, catching, and pitching the ball

$59 $29

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Fit 4 Life (Up to 70% Off)

Fit 4 Life

Cahaba Heights

Boot camps include strength training and cardio drills and are led by a trainer with more than 30 years of fitness experience

$75 $25

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Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Talladega Superspeedway

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$129 $64

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$259 for a Four-Hour Fishing Charter Trip for Up to Four People from Flip Flop Outdoors ($600 Value)

Flip Flop Outdoors

Gulf Shores

Four-hour tour may feature fish such as speckled trout, redfish, and flounder; guests are invited to bring drinks, snacks, and cameras

$600 $259

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Six Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at The Factory Dance Productions (65% Off)

The Factory Dance Productions

Cullman

Cardio groove, ballet, and tap classes for adult students

$120 $42

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$45 for $90 Groupon — Panda's Studio of Dance at the Beach

Panda's Studio Of Dance

Gulf Shores

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

$90 $45

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Winery Tour for Two or Four with Tastings, Stemware, and Wine Stoppers at Hidden Meadow Vineyard (Up to 70% Off)

Hidden Meadow Vineyard

Hidden Meadow Vineyard

Family-run winery churns out batches of fresh fruit wine and southern muscadine wine on scenic property

$60 $19

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Three or Six Jeet Kune Do Lessons at Hardcore Jeet Kune Do (Up to 69% Off)

Hardcore Jeet Kune Do

Chelsea

Certified jeet kune do instructor teaches students the fundamentals of the self-defense form developed by Bruce Lee

$105 $39

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$14 for Two Hours of Trampoline Arena Time at Steel City Jump Park ($24 Value)

Steel City Jump Park

Crestwood South

Kids and adults frolic through 14,000-square-foot facility featuring trampolines, foam pits, and bouncy dodge ball

$24 $14

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One-, Two-, or Three-Month CrossFit Membership at Warehouse Performance (Up to 55% Off)

Warehouse Performance

Montgomery

Complete a CrossFit OnRamp program to learn the functional-fitness movements and proceed to participating in the workout of the day

$125 $62

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Two or Four Classes or Pole-Fitness Party for Up to Six at Detour Fitness Studios (Up to 52% Off)

Detour Fitness Studios

West Mobile Location-Detour Fitness

Up to six ladies learn sexy pole-dance and chair routines in sweat sessions which can be used for girls’ night events

$60 $29

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Suncatcher or Wind-Chime Class at Huntsville Stained Glass Class (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Huntsville Stained Glass Class

Huntsville

Colorful suncatchers may be shaped into playful kite, simple diamond, or quilt pattern; wind chimes use repurposed wine bottles

$45 $22

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Four-Week Introduction to CrossFit Class or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at J19 Fitness (80% Off)

J19 Fitness

Hoover

Introductory classes acquaint newcomers to high-intensity CrossFit exercises gradually and safely, aiming to improve functional ability

$195 $39

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$25 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Rocket City Aikido

Rocket City Aikido

Madison

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

$100 $25

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit for One or Two at CrossFit Over The Mountain (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Over The Mountain

Vestavia Hills

Functional exercises that change daily help participants of all fitness levels gain strength, flexibility, and speed

$150 $39

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Ice Skating for Two or Four at Pelham Civic Complex (50% Off)

Pelham Civic Complex

Pelham

Families and friends strap on skates and glide over the ice of an NHL-sized arena

$18 $9

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3-, 6-, or 9-Lap Stock-Car Race Experience from Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure (Up to 50% Off)

Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure

Talladega Superspeedway

Passengers ride in Sprint Cup stock cars for three laps, take the wheel for six laps, or bang out both at the Talladega Superspeedway

$195 $99

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Whether amongst the cantina's chandeliers, the saloon's rustic surrounds, or the outdoor patio's crackling fire, guests at Fuego Cantina can savor a bevy of Mexican cuisine seven days a week?and until 2 a.m. on Monday through Saturday. Seasoned chefs cover hand-rolled enchiladas in house-made sauce, mix house-marinated meats into fajitas, and fill quesadillas with fixings such as grilled Portobello mushrooms and caramelized onions. Along with Mexican items, the inventive kitchen captains also smother half-pound hot dogs with relish and sauerkraut and top burgers with house-made chili and sharp cheddar cheese.

To wash down feasts, bartenders at Fuego Cantina's two bars keep 14 beers on tap and pour more than 30 wines by the glass. They also mix up specialty mojitos, margaritas, and martinis, such as the combined chocolate ganache and Godiva liqueur of the Death by Chocolate. In addition to tasty treats and drinks, Fuego Cantina enlivens evenings with karaoke on Tuesdays, pin-the-tail-on-the-cacti on Thursdays, and live music throughout the week.

1101 20th St S
Birmingham,
AL
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Regular customers know not to pull up to Reflections - The Ultimate Car Wash on a rainy day. The car wash is closed when it rains, due to its "common sense" weather policy, and the fact that thunderclaps make most vehicles anxious. The rainy day closures only serve to ensure that customers get the most out of their wash; the automated system returns a showroom-like shine to car exteriors with chemicals that are gentle on painted surfaces. To ensure automotive insides gleam as brightly, all full-service washes also include a thorough wipe-down of the interior, while detailing services return rides to near-factory-issue state. And because Reflections understands that it can be hard to schedule a service during the week, they offer a shuttle service so that customers can make it to work and back after dropping their cars off in the morning.

3621 Malcolm Dr
Montgomery,
AL
US

The USS Alabama spent 37 months in active duty during World War II. It earned nine battle stars and never suffered significant damage from enemy fire. Following this illustrious military career, the battleship was set to be scrapped because of the prohibitive cost of maintaining a wartime fleet. Efforts to save the battleship became the catalyst for corporations to help fund the balance and attain the goal of $1 million, which was used to preserve the battleship as a memorial to the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. And so the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park was born.

Today, the ship rests safe and sound in the harbor?a 680-foot mammoth whose enormous mass displaces more than 44,500 tons of water.

Resting alongside the ship, the WWII submarine USS Drum welcomes visitors to explore inside its labyrinthine hull, inviting them to climb through hatches and imagine what life would be like if every doorway were round. The memorial park also houses a cavalcade of military equipment, vehicles, and aircraft on display, including a T-55 Iraqi tank, a Cold War?era Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, and a World War II?era Douglas C-47D Skytrain.

2703 Battleship Pkwy.
Mobile,
AL
US

Richland Golf Center summons clubbers of all stripes with its sprawling, multifaceted swing-honing facility and a staff of ace instructors. Revolving around a central pond, the nine-hole executive course helps players master their approaches with seven par 3s and two par 4s that ensure drivers won't start questioning their self-worth. Clients can groom their game in pressure-free sessions at the 40 all-grass hitting stalls of the driving range, at the 2-acre short-game area, or by enrolling in one many golf lesson options.

The center also encompasses an 18-hole mini-golf course, which eschews gimmicky clowns and windmills in favor of a calming layout with misting fountains and obstacles such as water hazards, bunkers, and out-of-bounds areas. Clients can pair renovated swings with brand-new clubs in the pro shop, which peddles gear from brands such as TaylorMade, Srixon, Cleveland, or enlist the center's experts to regrip their current clubs or replace driver shafts snapped during sand-trap pole-vaulting competitions.

10028 Memorial Pkwy NW
Huntsville,
AL
US

The lore surrounding Archibald & Woodrow's Barbeque is almost as thick and delicious as its eponymous sauce. After opening in 1962, Archibald & Woodrow’s Barbeque was just a mom-and-pop joint run by George and Betty Archibald. Legend even has it that in the early days famed football coach Bear Bryant frequented the eatery, no doubt leaving with the occasional hot wing tucked under his iconic houndstooth hat. Though they started small, half a century and three generations worth of experience have seen the Archibald family spread their recipes far and wide, gaining acclaim from The New York Times, Good Morning America, and Southern Living Magazine.

George's and Betty's successors still use the same hickory wood to add a smoky richness to their meat and sauce. This imparts crispiness to outer layers of rib slabs while leaving pulled pork moist and tender, like a beaux professing his love and shuffling to remain dramatically under the oscillating sprinkler. The staff serves their primary fare with bread and a choice of two sides—fried green tomatoes offer a tangy counterpoint to fried catfish, and slaw adds a creamy balance to the spicy flavors of half-chickens and hot wings.

5600 Mcfarland Blvd
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US

Owner and instructor Rachel Hunt and her team of instructors motivate their participants to think beyond the treadmill. At Extreme Fit Training, instructors guide them toward slimmer waistlines and more sculpted muscles in their lineup of ever-changing, high-intensity boot-camp classes. The coed classes are held indoors and outdoors all over the Birmingham area. To keep participants engaged and inspired to continue on, instructors avoid repeating the same workouts during each four-week boot-camp session. Instead, they rotate through resistance, cardio, and core exercises that work the entire body. In some sessions, patrons might jog up steps at an outdoor stadium, and in others they might toss medicine balls.

Before patrons attend their first class, the instructors assess their body-fat percentage and take their measurements. With this analysis, the team designs customized goals for boot campers and pushes them to achieve them in each class.

4600 Preserve Parkway
Hoover,
AL
US