Things To Do In Algonquin

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Classes at K-Star Fitness

Lake in the Hills

$150 $39

Exercisers sweat their way through intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

Up to 74% Off Unlimited Kettlebell Classes at MMA Underground

Lake in the Hills

$100 $29

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

Up to 70% Off at FitChick Boot Camp

Lake in the Hills

$149 $49

Trainers challenge gals with indoor and outdoor fitness boot camps designed to build functional strength

Up to 55% Off Adult Krav Maga Classes

Lake in the Hills

$94 $45

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

Up to 63% Off Running Training Program

Sunset Park

$180 $72

Certified running coach develops personalized program with weekly tips, email and phone support, and Wednesday-night group runs at 6:30 p.m.

Santa's Village Azoosment Park – Up to 49% Off

East Dundee

$39.50 $20

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Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with Santa-themed village, extensive zoo, and thrilling rides

Up to 59% Off Bowling with Drinks and Shoes

Carpentersville

$141.50 $59

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

Half Off at Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness

Carpentersville

$50 $25

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Martial-arts and fitness center hosts fast-paced Zumba classes and cardio kickboxing that uses actual boxing technique

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 50% Off "Barefoot in the Park"

Raue Center for the Arts

$35 $17.50

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Theatre company with nearly 4 years of performances performs a Neil Simon classic about two newlyweds learning the value of compromise

57% Off at Yoga Seva Studio

Crystal Lake

$115 $49

Yoga studio offers classes such as multilevel, beginner, and Level 1 for students who have begun training and will advance at their own pace

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

55% Off Roller Skating

Crystal Lake

$22 $10

Skaters of all ages circle the gleaming 17,000 sq. ft. rink at family-centric fun center

Up to 61% Off Music Classes at Kindermusik By Lisa

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seasoned instructors lead parents and children up to 7 years of age through play activities incorporating music and movement

Up to 61% Off Instrument or Voice Lessons

Crystal Lake

$63 $29

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30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

Up to 65% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Superior Healthclub

Crystal Lake

$100 $40

Shed fat and build lean muscle in challenging indoor boot-camp classes

Up to 56% Off at Mayer School of Irish Dance

Gilberts

$60 $27

Instructors teach beginners aged 5-19 traditional Irish step dance techniques and routines

Half Off Driving-Range Practice

Marengo

$30 $15

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20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

Up to 52% Off Private Horseback Riding Lessons

Hampshire

$60 $29

In a one-on-one setting, a horseback riding instructor teaches students the basic fundamentals of steering and controlling a horse

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Port Barrington

$195 $95

Lessons focus on the basics or skills such as cantering and jumping with a patient approach and the incorporation of dressage principles

51% off Cemetery Ghost Hunt from Haunted Hometowns

Elgin

$90 $45

Ghost-seekers walk through moon-lit cemeteries in the dead of night during tour as guides relate tales of local specters

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Southwest Elgin

$150 $29

Kickboxing and muay thai classes both employ punching and kicking techniques while teaching students discipline and fitness

Up to 55% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Elgin

$60 $29

Students of all ages, sizes, and abilities learn to shimmy and sway during bellydancing classes that are also challenging workouts

46% Off Bicycle Rental

Wauconda

$35 $19

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

50% Off Private Yoga, Holistic Life Coaching, or Energy Healing

Wauconda

$80 $40

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

$50 for $100 One Month of Childrens Martial Arts

Wauconda

$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 66% Off Kickboxing or Nit-Chi Classes

Wauconda

$100 $39

Nit-chi classes are rooted in the signature Gangi kung fu method, which blends yoga-inspired conditioning with martial-arts combat

Up to 55% Off Horse Riding Lessons in Wauconda

Wauconda

$40 $19

Lessons with successful, lifelong equestrian start beginners out with riding basics; lessons also help experienced riders hone their skills

50% Off Indoor Play-Place Visits

Lake Zurich

$52.50 $26

Kids roam free in 7,700 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swings, and soft basketball court

Up to 60% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Hawthorn Woods

$110 $49

Two or four 30-minute lessons cover the essentials of horseback riding

50% Off Indoor Paintless Paintball

Lake Zurich

$50 $25

Reball markers fire soft, reusable balls that are similar to paintballs but without paint; players duck & cover behind inflatable obstacles

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$130 $49

Beginner-friendly yoga classes or challenging classes such as Vinyasa Flow and Sculpt classes enable students to work at their own pace

50% Off

Lake Zurich

$40 $20

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

58% Off Pilates or Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$140 $59

Group mat pilates and yoga sessions help improve flexibility and fitness

68% Off Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba

Lake Zurich

$60 $19

Discover Scuba offers a brief introduction of all the ins and outs of underwater excursions

Up to 74% Off Personal Training Sessions

Streamwood

$250 $79

ACE-certified trainer Mario Perez motivates clients through one-on-one workouts

Up to 49% Off Alshon Jeffery Signing Event

McHenry West High School

$169 $109

Meet breakout wide receiver Alshon Jeffery as he signs a print, football, or canvas; photo ops available to fans who bring their own cameras

Up to 51% Off Hunter-Jumper Riding Lessons

Richmond

$40 $20

Riding lessons teach burgeoning equestrians how to handle riding obstacle courses in the hunter and jumper styles

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Nunda

$105 $49

Instructors help students develop confidence and coordination during 30-minute horseback-riding lessons suited for riders of all levels

Up to 76% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

South Elgin

$200 $49

Experienced instructors teach students the Korean martial art of tae kwon do, focusing on self-defense, fitness, and self-confidence

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Postursizer, Inc.

Family Chiropractic and Posture Center

$120 $34

Workouts use the Postursizer bar to target posture, flexibility, core muscles, cardio fitness, and bone density

56% Off Horseback Riding

Woodstock

$45 $20

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

Up to 60% Off Fitness, Martial-Arts, or Tai Chi Classes

Woodstock

$70 $35

Fitness classes such as yoga and TRX; calming tai chi; self-defense from karate and tae kwon do classes

Up to 50% Off Coffee Bar at 4th Fridays

Harvard

$20 $11

Open-house event exhibits the works of regional artists while attendees sip beer, wine, mixed drinks, or premium coffee

Up to 55% Off Riding Lessons at John White Stables

Woodstock

$175 $79

Year-round stable builds confident and knowledgeable horseback riders within its spacious indoor arena

Up to Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons 

Woodstock

$40 $19.99

Private riding lessons teach brushing, tacking, and riding instruction for all skill levels

65% Off CrossFit

Bartlett

$125 $44

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

Up to 74% Off at Jai Yoga Studio

Palatine

$150 $39

Instructors lead a variety of yoga classes—including gentle, therapeutic, and Vinyasa—for students of all levels

Up to 50% Off Roller Skating

Palatine

$22 $11

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Skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs

50% Off

Palatine

$50 $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 84% Off Classes at FLO CrossFit

Palatine

$150 $29

Martial arts training and CrossFit training using speed, power, coordination, agility, balance, and endurance challenges

Up to 61% Off at Golf Nation

Palatine

$30 $13.50

Fitness center, bunker area, multiple chipping areas, and a driving range with heated bays foster golf skills

Up to 52% Off a Scuba-Certification Course

Hanover Park

$475 $230

Instructors train students in basic scuba techniques and knowledge before testing their skills in open water to earn their certification

51% Off at Green Valley Golf Range in Hanover Park

Hanover Park

$41 $20

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A lighthouse looms over an old-timey mini-golf course, adjoined by an 80-stall driving range

Up to 60% Off Exotic-Car Experience

Sears Centre Arena

$249.99 $99

Motorists take three laps around autocross course in a Ferrari or Lamborghini after receiving instruction

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Up to 51% Off Kids' Open Play

Schaumburg

$50 $25

Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

Half Off Personal Fitness Program

Hoffman Estates

$250 $125

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

62% Off 200-Hour Yoga-Teacher Training

Yoga Shala

$2,600 $995

After a four-week Ashtanga-based course, yogis will be able to register as a 200 RYT with the Yoga Alliance

Up to 50% Off Improv Show with Popcorn

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

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Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

81% Off Yoga, Barre and Fitness Classes

Schaumburg

$150 $29

Tone muscles in a variety of yoga classes and fitness classes including barre and Zumba

Up to 60% Off Fitness Classes at TrainMSP.com

Schaumburg

$100 $40

Boot camps challenge clients with body-weight exercises and cardiovascular movements; Zumba gets bodies moving to Latin rhythms

49% Off Helicopter Flying Lesson

Schaumburg

$295 $149

The 30-minute helicopter flying lesson puts students in control of the craft at 500 feet with instruction from a FAA Certified Pilot

Up to 71% Off Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

$100 $35

Three-time IBJJF world champion Luiz Claudio and his team instruct students of all levels in the art of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

Up to 61% Off Kids' Firefighter Play Sessions or Party

Schaumburg

$45 $19

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Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

Up to 59% Off Playground Visits in Schaumburg

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

Up to 79% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Schaumburg

$150 $39

Intense full-body workouts led by trainers who all have exercise-science degrees and athletic-training minors

85% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Schaumburg

$300 $45

Former Division I soccer athlete helps clients rise above their routine workout with TRX suspension training, kettlebells, and battle ropes

78% Off VIP Fitness

Mundelein

$125 $29

Burn fat and tone muscle during group sessions that rotate through workout stations between short, intensive intervals

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$150 $69

Horseback-riding lessons that focus on safety and efficient riding

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastic Classes

Mundelein

$121 $55

Students learn stretching, tumbling, balance beam, and bars, as well as life skills such as hand-eye coordination and cooperation

Up to 51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$90 $45

Riding lessons also incorporate grooming, handling, tacking, and communicating with the horse

50% Off Martial Arts

Mundelein

$130 $65

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

Up to 55% Off at Indoor Amusement Center in Wheeling

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Kids leap atop inflatables, ascend rock-climbing wall, race in go karts, and play games in video arcade

45% Off Boot Camp

Volo

$99 $54

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

Up to 76% Off Power Workout Sessions

Roselle

$112 $39

During 40-minute sessions, trainers weave elements of cross-training, boxing, and kickboxing into muscle-toning, calorie-burning workouts

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Village Vintner Winery & Brewery poses a gastronomic triple threat, operating as not just a restaurant and winery, but also a fully functioning brewery. A battalion of stainless-steel machinery ferments the hand-selected wheat and barley that make up the vanilla-cream ale, the German-style hefeweizen, and the Vintner Hop Rocket, an 8.2% ABV varietal culminating from six types of hops and mad, mad science. At the tasting bar, guests can sample these brewery end products, along with Village Vintner’s expansive selection of homemade red, white, and fruit wines. The main restaurant area houses a wood-fired pizza oven, which bakes the pesto pizzas and smoldering baby back ribs that complement potables.

A spirit of good-natured fun permeates the copper-hued premises, as evidenced by a free monthly wine and mug club. Live music is a common occurrence on Friday nights, and Wednesdays star Chef Rob’s pork special.

2380 Esplanade Dr
Algonquin,
IL
US

Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (a $3.99 value).

1611 South Randall Road
Algonquin,
IL
US

Crafted with a plethora of sand bunkers, precisely placed mounds, and billowing grass, Golf Club of Illinois' classic 18-hole course challenges ball swatters of every skill level. The par 71 course lets links-loving quartets start by chipping away 9-irons at hole one and end plotting a course through the deceptively shallow green of hole 18. Cruise the Nugent- and Borland-designed playing field with a golf cart for each duo, providing easy travel between holes and quick getaways from the seventh hole's irascible wildebeest population.

1575 Edgewood Dr
Algonquin,
IL
US

Cardinal Fitness provides a throng of workout amenities in a fully equipped epicenter of exercise. Bolster blood-pumping organs with sophisticated cardio equipment while buttressing biceps and shaping solar plexuses on top-notch strength-training equipment. Although Austrian bodybuilders have pumped the world's iron supply to dangerously low levels, Cardinal still provides enough of the strength-fortifying mineral for a wide array of free weights. Your personal training session will give you a jump-start at the gym and enhance subsequent workouts by providing you with information on the best exercises for your body, as well as individualized advice for achieving fitness goals.

2172 Lake Cook Rd
Algonquin,
IL
US

Chuck Masny describes himself as an “eternal student of the martial arts,” always learning more about his chosen disciplines despite the black belts in Goshin jiujitsu and American karate that already encircle his waist. Chuck brings his insatiable appetite for refinement to his classes, encouraging his students to ask why a technique is performed a certain way or to adjust motions to suit their unique physiques. This allows students to determine what mix of fitness exercise and self-defense training best suits their needs.

Chuck’s youth programs focus on developing not only the physical fitness skills that will grow into combat ability, but also the mental skills important to a child’s scholastic success. Kids practice listening and self-discipline and engage in a “bully-proofing” program in which they learn how to deflect insults by mentally transforming their bodies into rubber. Adult classes swing the focus to the practical underpinnings of self-defense, studying why and how certain moves and combinations work to arm students against real-world violence. Chuck also schedules cardio-enriched kickboxing classes, which incinerate calories in a furnace powered by flying fists and feet.

8505 Redtail Dr
Village Of Lakewood,
IL
US

Paintball Explosion began when a group of paintball fanatics decided to make their dreams a reality and set about designing eight different fields of movie-set quality. Located just a 40-minute drive outside of Chicago, the real-life fantasy land they created includes the sci-fi-inspired, concrete environs of Code Black Field as well as the abandoned amusement-park setting of Biohazard Field.

The expansive facility also sports indoor and outdoor speedball fields for adrenaline-fueled fastness. Between matches, gamers can prepare at heated buildings with locker rooms and showers. With an onsite sports bar and grill, Paintball Explosion makes the paintball haven a place where enthusiasts can discuss the forces of velocity, wind resistance, and the physics of splatter.

601 Dundee Ave
East Dundee,
IL
US

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