Things To Do in Alabama

$23 for a Monster X Tour Package with a Pit Pass at Garrett Coliseum on February 20 ($27.75 Value)

Monster X Tour w/ Lenny Cooper

Garrett Coliseum

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Roaring monster trucks thrill motorsports fans in an high-octane evening of races, wheelies, and car crushing; plus Lenny Cooper in concert

$27.75 $23

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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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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

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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$90 for $199 Worth of Boot Camp — BurtonTraining

Burtontraining

Hoover

From the merchant: Hoover’s Body Transformation Expert, Adam, will quickly tone your stomach, hips, thighs and arms or your money back.

$199 $90

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

Rainforest Glow In Dark Mini Golf

Decatur

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

$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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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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$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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1-Month Membership for 1 or 2 with Tanning and Hydro-Massage or 10 or 20 Classes at Gold's Gym (Up to $90.90 Off)

Gold's Gym in Rainbow City

Rainbow City

One-month memberships are paired with tanning and hydro-massage; test-drive 10 or 20 fitness classes

$69.95 $25

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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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Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions from Lauren Davis at D1 Birmingham (Up to 54% Off)

D1 Birmingham - Lauren Davis personal training

Homewood

Trainer works with clients to help them achieve their fitness goals at athletic-based training facility

$75 $35

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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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Stevan Grebel's "The Nutcracker" for Two at Pelham High School Theatre on December 20 or 21 (Up to 29% Off)

Stevan Grebel's "The Nutcracker"

Pelham High School Theatre

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic performed by Stevan Grebel Dance, the Alabama Youth Ballet, and local talent

$21 $15

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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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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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$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 (50% 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 $6

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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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Two or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit Furious (Up to 77% Off)

CrossFit Furious

Helena

CrossFit classes combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio drills into workouts that can accommodate students of all fitness levels

$400 $99

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Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

NASCAR Racing Experience

Talladega Superspeedway

Give the gift of of adrenaline this holiday season with a drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Talladega Superspeedway

$129.99 $64

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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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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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2 or 4 Vouchers, Each Good for Unlimited Rounds of Golf in 1 Visit at Magnolia Springs Golf Course (46% Off)

Magnolia Springs Golf Course-9 hole

Foley

Casual 9-hole course offers unlimited play across 840-yard expanse

$28 $15

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10 or 20 Fit and Firm Classes at Tomi Boot LLC (Up to 88% Off)

Tomi Boot LLC

Jasper

A US Navy veteran leads exercisers through exhilarating boot-camp workouts that increase strength, endurance, and inch loss

$250 $39

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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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CrossFit Package with a Month of Unlimited or Twice-Weekly Classes at Carport Crossfit (Up to 83% Off)

Carport Crossfit

Irondale

New members work individually with a CrossFit coach and complete a CrossFit 101 introductory course before transitioning to group classes

$225 $59

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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 63% Off)

Vizzini Farms Winery

Alabaster-Helena

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

$32 $13

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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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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Birmingham

Listen to live music and munch on quesadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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Admission for Two or Four to the Hank Williams Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Hank Williams Museum

Downtown Montgomery

Museum to country-music legend displays Hank’s 1952 Cadillac and 17 suits along with guitars, boots, hats, awards, and other notable items

$20 $11

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Family or Individual Membership at Alpine Hills Swim Club (Up to 53% Off)

Alpine Hills Swim Club

Overlook

Pool celebrating 50 years in 2014 invites the community to participate in swim lessons, swim meets, and regular events throughout the summer

$400 $189

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One or Three Months of MMA Classes at Light's Out Mixed Martial Arts and American Ju-Jitsu, LLC (Up to 61% Off)

Light's Out Mixed Martial Arts and American Ju-Jitsu, LLC

Huntsville

Jujitsu, muay thai, karate, and sparring classes build muscles and teach discipline

$125 $49

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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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CrossFit Fundamentals Program, or 10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Madison (Up to 74% Off)

CrossFit Madison

Madison

High-intensity workouts challenge the mind and body with functional exercises that change constantly

$250 $69

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One Month of Unlimited Beginner's MMA Classes for One or Two at Champions Freestyle MMA (Up to 71% Off)

Champions Freestyle MMA

Vestavia Hills

Mixed martial arts instructors teach students effective self-defense techniques

$100 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp and Tanning with One Personal-Training Session for One or Two at Fit 24 (Up to 84% Off)

Fit 24

Alabaster

Trainers tone attendees’ bodies during boot-camp and personal-training sessions; access to the gym's tanning beds instills a healthy glow

$170 $29

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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 57% 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 $18

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Eight Weeks of Ice Skating Lessons for One or Two at Pelham Civic Complex (Up to 57% Off)

Pelham Civic Complex

Pelham

Once-a-week lessons teach students of all ages the fundamentals of skating in accordance with United States Figure Skating guidelines

$116 $55

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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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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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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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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga at Fairhope Yoga & Wellness (Up to 54% Off)

Fairhope Yoga & 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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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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Four 60-Minute English-Style Horseback-Riding Lessons for One or Two at Lachlan Farm (Up to 65% Off)

Lachlan Farm

Dunnavant

A team of accomplished instructors helps students to establish a fundamental base during English-style horseback-riding lessons

$220 $79

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$12 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Keepsake Glasses and Reusable Wine Tote at Ozan Vineyard & Cellars ($24 Value)

Ozan Vineyard & Cellars

Calera

While sipping wine, couples can chat with staff on an outdoor patio; package includes take-home wineglasses and tote

$24 $12

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Three or Six Jeet Kune Do Lessons at Hardcore Jeet Kune Do (Up to 75% 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 $32

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$138 for $250 Groupon — Fun Time LLC

Fun Time Llc

Birmingham

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

$250 $138

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Admission for Two, Four, or Eight to Old Alabama Town Montgomery (50% Off)

Old Alabama Town Montgomery

Downtown Montgomery

Take a trip back in time to the 1800s, touring restored buildings, school houses, and homes from the 19th and early 20th century

$20 $10

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$17 for Four Weekly Kids' Classes in Drama, Art, Music, or Photography at Azalea City Center for the Arts ($45 Value)

Azalea City Center for the Arts

Dauphin Acres

Kids in pre-K all the way up to 12th grade flex their artistic muscles during classes such as Set Design, Improv Games & Photo Editing 101

$45 $17

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One Month of Unlimited Child or Adult Martial Arts Classes at New Legacy Martial Arts Academy (Up to 65% Off)

New Legacy Martial Arts Academy

Huntsville

Kids and adults get fit while mastering an array of martial arts, including tae kwon do, jujitsu, striking, and boxing

$120 $44

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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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Four or Eight Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes at Bender's Gym (Up to 72% Off)

Bender's Gym

Multiple Locations

Gym provides its members with 24/7 access and offers various group fitness classes, including boot-camp classes and Les Mills programs

$80 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Champions MMA (53% Off)

Champions Mma

Vestavia Hills

From the merchant: Kids Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30

$100 $47

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Boot Camp and Personal Training at Shaping U Fitness (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Shaping U Fitness

Pelham

Boot-camp classes or personal-training sessions incorporate bodyweight exercises and machines to help students lose weight and build muscles

$150 $29

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5 or 10 Open Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 53% Off)

Pump It Up

Trussville

Open Jump sessions grant tykes free rein of cushy slides and bounce houses

$35 $17

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3-Hour Fishing Trip for 2 or 4-Hour Trip for 4 from Flip Flop Outdoors (Up to 57% Off)

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

$425 $200

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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

Cullman

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

$14 $7

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3-, 6-, or 12-Month Membership to The RAC Health Complex (Up to 66% Off)

The RAC Health Complex

Robertsdale

8,000 sq. ft. fitness facility open 24/7 features a wide array of cardio machines, weight equipment, and a tanning salon

$425 $212

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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 Combo Play Packs, Five General Admissions, or a Birthday Party at Off the Wall (Up to 55% Off)

Off the Wall

Crestwood South

Kids let loose on bounce houses and slides, try a rock-climbing wall, or host all-inclusive birthday parties with playtime, pizza, and more

$32.50 $16

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$9 for a Movie Outing for Two at The Capri Theatre ($18 Value)

The Capri Theatre

Old Cloverdale

The 1941-built movie-theatre showcase contemporary independent and foreign cinema, as well as repertory classics

$18 $9

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Beginner Dance Classes or Six-Week Ballroom Course for One or Two at David Miner Ballroom (Up to 58% Off)

David Miner Ballroom/Dancesport Academy

Mobile

On their own or with a partner, dancers at any level can sharpen their skills with guidance from professional dancers

$46 $20

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$71 for $129 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Youngin Martial Arts Academy

Young In Martial Arts Academy

Huntsville

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

$129 $71

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Two Private Dance Classes from Nova Dance Academy (75% Off)

Nova Dance Academy

Hoover

From the merchant: Enjoy the wonderful world of social dancing, the beautiful waltz, fun swing, passionate tango,and the salsa.

$150 $38

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$45 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Madison Monogram

Black Belt Taekwondo Academy

Madison

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

$100 $45

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Two-Hour Painting Lesson at Choice Furniture and Design (44% Off)

Choice Furniture And Design

Pelham

From the merchant: Chalk Painting 101 Bring a small piece, we will make our own chalk paint and learn how to distress or antique the piece

$100 $56

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BYOB Canvas Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Sip-n-doodle (Up to 46% Off)

Sip-n-doodle

Located in Paint'n Parrot Pottery Studio

Artists lead painting sessions on canvas fueled by brought-from-home snacks and drinks and liberal use of creativity; all materials supplied

$45 $25

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$28 for $50 Worth of Watersports-Equipment Rental — Island Life beach rentals and Fishing Charters

Island Life Beach Rentals And Fishing Charters

Gulf Shores

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

$50 $28

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All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 81% Off)

Paintball International

Central Alabama Paintball Park

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$96 $19

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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 Street South
Birmingham,
AL
US

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 Boulevard East
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