Things To Do in Alabama

Up to 53% Off at the Hank Williams Museum

Downtown Montgomery

$20 $10

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Monument to country-music legend displays Hank's 1952 Cadillac and 13 suits along with guitars, fiddles & other notable instruments

Up to 50% Off a "Gallery of Gardens" Tour

Parkhill

$50 $25

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On May 2 and 3, eight area homes open their private gardens to the public. For gardeners it’s a field trip; for everyone else it’s just fun.

DeRay Davis – Up to 41% Off Standup

Von Braun Center Concert Hall

$64.90 $39

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Alumni of Reno 911! and Showtime headlines an evening of standup with special guest Bruce-Bruce

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Bama Lanes

$28 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

50% Off Mini Golf

Decatur

$20 $10

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

Up to 54% Off Personal Training

Auburn

$40 $20

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

Up to 63% Off Yoga Classes at Yoga Fire

Madison

$120 $45

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

Up to 90% Off at Magic City Ballroom Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$100 $10

Expert instructors demystify the art of rhythmic motion during private and group dance classes in rotating styles

Curves – Up to 63% Off Gym Membership Packages

Phenix City

$93 $34

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

Up to 84% Off Boot Camp and Tanning at Fit 24

Alabaster

$170 $29

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

Up to 81% Off Paintball Package

Paintball is Good

$40 $10

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

Up to 56% Off Game Play or Pizza Party

Birmingham

$17.99 $8

Groups of up to 30 kids munch on cheesy pizza while playing top games such as Injustice, Call of Duty, and Mario Kart 64

Up to 53% Off a Movie at The Capri Theatre

Montgomery

$18 $9

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

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park – Up to 52% Off Visit

Riverfront Industrial Area

$30 $15

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

Up to 51% Off Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Huntsville

$140 $69

50-minute lessons from a male instructor teach styles such as waltz, swing, or tango to beginning dancers

80% Off One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at J19 Fitness

Hoover

$195 $39

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

Up to 55% Off Golf for Two

Multiple Locations

$76 $34

Slick, bentgrass greens on the Sunset Landing Golf Course and six water hazards on the Cedar Ridge Golf Course challenge pairs of golfers

75% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Madison

$100 $25

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

Up to 71% Off Women's Boxing Classes

Vestavia Hills

$100 $39

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

Up to 53% Off Golf, Cart Rental, and Lunch

Bessemer

$35.50 $18

18-hole course builds confidence on a straightforward front 9 and punishes poor course management on a back 9 rife with doglegs

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum–Up to Half Off Visit or Membership

Birmingham

$30 $21

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Display of 750+ vintage and modern motorcycles and classic racecars; Porsche ride for "plus" members

40% Off Intro Flight Lesson from Box Aviation

Montgomery

$199 $119

Introductory flight gives neophyte pilots their first wings as they soar alongside a trained instructor above Alabama's open skies

Up to 53% Off Membership at Alpine Hills Swim Club

Overlook

$400 $189

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

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Fundamentals Course

Huntsville

$200 $59

CrossFit fundamentals courses teach participants the basic moves and vocabulary used in CrossFit

45% Off

Hoover

$320 $176

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

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Madison

$100 $45

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

Up to 75% Off at CrossFit Over The Mountain

Vestavia Hills

$150 $39

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

Up to 58% Off Private Lessons at Bent Brook Golf Club

Bessemer

$100 $45

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PGA-certified instructors help goflers of all levels develop consistent, dependable swings

52% Off from Birmingham Sushi Classes

Birmingham

$60 $29

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Students nibble on sushi as they craft their own rolls during two-hour classes at Avondale Brewing Company

Up to 59% Off at MetroFitness

Montgomery

$60 $29

60 fitness classes every week, with a wide range of regimens, from dance-workout Zumba, to soothing qigong, or intense interval training

50% Off Any Personal Training and Nutrition Package

Carlen

$200 $100

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

Up to 61% Off Mixed Martial Arts Classes

Huntsville

$125 $49

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

50% Off Moonwalk Rental

Madison

$100 $50

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

Up to 59% Off Nature Preserve Membership or Party

Birmingham

$45 $22

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Membership includes program discounts and newsletters; birthday party can include animal meet-and-greet and fairy forest house building

Up to 60% Off Heated Yoga

Montgomery

$116 $49

Heated rooms help yogis achieve deeper bends and greater flexibility

Up to 54% Off Mini Golf at Funntasia Family Fun Center

Terrace Hills

$26 $13

Take the family to enjoy a couple rounds of putt-putt at this multifaceted rec center

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training

Huntsville

$45 $15

Sustainable-flexibility classes incorporate yoga, Pilates, and core work, whereas Zumba focuses on latin dance

Up to 51% Off Recreational Sports League

UAB Campus Recreation Center

$50 $25

Players gather for bouts of friendly competition in community leagues

45% Off Dance Lessons

Montgomery

$40 $22

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

65% Kickboxing Classes and Gloves

West Mobile

$84 $29

Fifth-degree black belt Philip Hayes instructs students in kickboxing's self-defense and fitness principles, providing gloves for each pupil

50% Off 2 Fitness Classes

Owens Cross Roads

$20 $10

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

Up to 52% Off at Southern Museum of Flight

Birmingham

$26 $13

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Tour and scavenger hunt illuminate hidden treasures of aviation museum; membership grants unlimited visits and admission to other museums

Up to 50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Mobile

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Mobile's most haunted areas; includes ghost-hunting equipment and a set of dowsing rods

Up to 51% Off Scuba Class

Commerce Ct SW

$25 $12.50

PADI-certified instructors outfit pupils with required gear and demonstrate basic skills as classes dive as deep as 20 feet under water

Up to 55% Off Kids' Indoor Play Sessions

Birmingham

$30 $15

Kids run amok with indoor go-karts, climbing walls, and inflatables while parents relax amid HDTVs and free WiFi

Half Off Admission to History Museum of Mobile

Central Business District

$14 $7

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Dedicated to 300-plus years of Mobile history, the museum's permanent exhibitions include artifacts such as artwork and a ship cannon

Up to 80% Off Boot Camp and Nutrition Plan

Multiple Locations

$175 $39

Boot camp combines circuit and interval training; nutrition plan includes grocery-shopping trips, home visit, and weekly workout

Up to 51% Off at Indoor Shooting Range

Birmingham

$56.30 $28

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Daily passes or annual memberships grant access to an indoor shooting range that accommodates pistols and select rifles

51% Off Classes at Sterling Hot Yoga Works

Mobile

$99 $49

Certified instructors lead students through 26 poses that help improve balance and flexibility during either 60 or 90-minute classes

Up to 51% Off Horseback Trail Ride or Party

Huntsville

$20 $10

Farm perched atop Drake Mountain makes picturesque hub for trail rides through the leafy countryside

54% Mini Golf at Pirate's Voyage

Birmingham

$16 $8

Model of a wooden pirate ship resting in the middle of the course, and a perpetually melting volcano, provide obstacles during play

Up to 56% Off Aerial Yoga and Pole-Fitness Classes

West Mobile Location-Detour Fitness

$25 $14

Flow through yoga poses while suspended from a sling, or tone your body with basic pole exercises such as spins and climbs

49% Off

Huntsville

$45 $23

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

Up to 58% Off Private Tennis Lessons

Birmingham

$75 $35

Tennis pro Tery Sherer leads one-hour tennis lessons on one of six courts, four rubico and two hard courts.

50% Off at Condé-Charlotte Museum House Visits

Conde-Charlotte Museum House

$10 $5

Historical home exhibits artifacts from the five countries Mobile has belonged to: France, Spain, Britain, the US, and the Confederacy

Up to 67% Off at Dynamic Krav Maga & Fitness 

Huntsville

$105 $39

Fitness and cardio classes impart a practical and effective self-defense discipline employed by Navy SEALs and US Special Forces

Up to 55% Off Play and Parties at Off the Wall

Crestwood South

$32.50 $16

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

Up to 60% Off One-Man Comedy

Saenger Theatre

$55.55 $22

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

Up to Half Off Reptile and Exotic-Pet Show

Jaycee Community Building

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

44% Off Golf Lessons

Alabaster-Helena

$90 $50

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

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons

Birmingham

$90 $39

Eagle Point Golf Club puts over 125 years of combined instruction experience to use teaching golf fundamentals and skill-sharpening tactics

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame – $8 for Visit for 4

Birmingham

$20 $8

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33,000 sq. ft. museum showcases more than 5,000 sports artifacts; gift shop peddles local college team regalia

Up to 78% Off Group Functional Fitness Classes

Homewood

$150 $39

Intense workouts make use of resistance bands, free weights, and isometric holds in classes appropriate for all levels

Up to 63% Off Swimming Lessons or Pool Party

Birmingham

$100 $39

Swimming program uses Lakeshore Foundation's heated pools for lessons or parties

40% Off Spring Paddling or Hiking Trip

Birmingham

$35 $21

Welcome the return of spring with a paddling trip along the Cahaba River or a hiking expedition to the "Grand Canyon of the South"

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Led by certified fitness trainer Rachel Hunt, boot-camp sessions combine core-conditioning exercises with cardio and weight training to mold muscles and burn calories. Each day, your instructors will throw down a fresh guerilla ambush's worth of challenges for your muscles and your brain, fueling constant gains and keeping you engaged. Because the group setting promotes a team mentality, students motivate each other to take on new challenges and strive for their physical best. Class sizes are small (no more than 15 attendees), ensuring each student receives individualized attention and that there's enough oxygen available to prevent gasping. Click here to see Extreme's boot camp in action.

140 Village Street
Birmingham,
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More than 50 authentically restored structures, from lush antebellum mansions to cozy log cabins, line the six blocks of Old Alabama Town. Relics of the 19th and early 20th centuries, these buildings include one-room schoolhouses where children gathered for lessons, as well as a tavern their parents might have frequented. Ticketed tours permit peeks into some of Montgomery's historic cottages, while visitors on self-guided excursions can interact with costumed interpreters on the village's every block. Guests can even take home history from Rescued Relics, the museum's salvage warehouse full of old-timey architectural pieces, including mantels and doors.

301 Columbus St
Montgomery,
AL
US

The savvy skin smoothers at Silhouettes Day Spa brandish an array of beautifying techniques to buff away blemishes within a serene, pampering atmosphere. Pore professionals customize the one-hour spa facial to each customer's specific epidermal needs, coddling fair or dry skin and taming feral facades. After a thorough cleansing and toning, aestheticians rid cranial frontispieces of dead skin with a gentle exfoliation. Then the pampering pros execute extractions designed to blast away blackheads and shellac stressed-out skin with a soothing mask, leaving exteriors as soft and brilliant as Einstein's mustache. Indulge in an eye treatment to revamp weary sight receptors, and then replenish parched surfaces with a moisture-therapy treatment.

915 Hillcrest Rd
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

Farley’s Ballroom fills with the rhythmic rush of fluttering feet during weekly group dance lessons and private instruction sessions. During six-week beginner courses, dancers can fly solo or flock together in group lessons for individuals or couples on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Instructors draw from a rotating slate of styles that, like months on a bargain-bin calendar, change every three weeks, so participants will learn two distinct genres during each course period, including tango and rumba (November 7–December 12) or the waltz and cha-cha (December 19–January 23). For more intense tutelage, one-on-two private lessons instruct couples in ballroom, Latin, or swing dancing. Dance masters schedule private lessons on any day of the week, calibrating training intensity depending on dancers’ goals, prior experience, and ability to withstand getting served.

2205 4th Street
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US

At Bike Link of Hoover, general manager Joe Wenning and his cycling-inclined staff outfit riders with new bicycles and tune up bikes of all brands. Visitors peruse rides from Specialized, Electra, Felt, Raleigh, Cervelo and Redline, all available for onsite test rides and fittings. In the repair shop, technicians optimize bikes with everything from minor break adjustments to complete details and tune-ups, and can even be called upon to clean and wax bikes too shy to bathe outdoors.

2766 John Hawkins Pkwy
Hoover,
AL
US