Things To Do In Annapolis

Up to 86% Off at Bikram Yoga

Multiple Locations

$170 $29

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Three locations host daily Bikram classes that help students of all abilities build strength, balance, and flexibility in 105-degree room

Up to 59% Off Wine at Crush Kitchen and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Themed evenings invite guests to sample six wines with accompanying cheese and charcuterie

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

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 87% Off Classes at Lee's Taekwondo Annapolis

Annapolis

$150 $20

Students learn self-defense and discipline while increasing their strength and agility during these tae kwon do classes

Up to 53% Off Video Game Lounge Time

Westfield Annapolis Mall

$17.98 $8.99

Players play full versions of games at stations outfitted with surround sound, flat screen 3D TVs, and Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3

Up to 71% Off Fitness Package at Kicked Up Fitness

Annapolis

$1,000 $299

Gym membership perks include unlimited classes, personal trainers, BioSignature appointments, and nutrition and diet program

Up to 69% Off Fitness Classes

Edgewater

$160 $49

Fit seekers whip into shape during high-intensity, ever-changing CrossFit classes

45% Off Eight-Week Swing-Dance Course 

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

Up to 88% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Severna Park

$161.30 $19

Certified black belt instructors instill students 3 and up with self-defense skills as well as confidence, fitness, focus, and discipline

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

83% Off Couples Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$280 $49

Instructors help students to master the footwork of ballroom and Latin partner dancing styles

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

64% Off Classes at Temple Boxing

Crofton

$125 $45

A focused atmosphere enables exercisers to zero in on their workouts and improve their strength and conditioning

70% Off Boot Camp

Bowie

$350 $105

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

Up to 64% Off Kid's Martial Arts Classes

Bowie

$149 $55

Instructors certified in dealing with bullies help kids gain self-respect and discipline through self-defense techniques

50% Off Services

Bowie

$70 $35

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

45% Off Boxing Lessons

Bowie

$99 $54

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

51% Off Horse-Riding Lesson at Loftmar Stables

Bowie

$100 $49

During introductory lessons, students 4 and older learn riding basics, as well as the fundamentals of grooming and horse care

Up to 64% Off Yoga

Bowie

$48 $19

Yoga instructor and radio anchor Stephanie Gaines-Bryant teaches meditative yoga postures

Up to 78% Off Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

55% Off Services

Odenton

$99 $45

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

51% Off Martial Arts Classes at Xtreme Mpact

Xtreme Mpact

$200 $99

Black-belted instructors teach Kenpo karate classes and women's kickboxing classes twice a week in this 25-year-old facility

45% Off CrossFit

Odenton

$169 $93

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 Old Line CrossFit

Gambrills

$190 $49

Coaches with 10 years of experience lead exercisers through constantly varied functional-fitness workouts at a 7,000-sq.-ft. gym

51% Off Youth Sports Course

Millersville

$120 $59

Kids try out multiple sports to pick their favorites, or hone their baseball or basketball skills inside a gigantic indoor court

Up to 90% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA Classes

Millersville

$180 $19

Professional MMA fighters lead classes ranging from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for kids and teens to adult MMA and women's fight fit boot camp

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$148 $29

Pound the stuffing out of high-quality bags at eight locations in various kickboxing regimens

Up to 85% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Mitchellville

$185 $39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 75% Off Class from Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

75% Off Fitness Classes

Glen Burnie

$300 $75

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

Up to 72% Off at Noel Smith Martial Arts Bootcamp

Glen Burnie

$125 $39

Fun, fat-burning boot camp sessions in a positive, encouraging environment build and tone muscles and work off calories

57% Off Bounce Sessions at Marley Bounce Party

Glen Burnie

$70 $30

Kids explore an indoor playground featuring bounce houses with dinosaurs, palm trees, slides, tunnels, and turrets

75% Off Personal Training

Hanover

$75 $19

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

Up to 48% Off Farm to School Healthy Eating Program

Glenn Dale

$249 $129

Kids aged 3–12 learn about healthy eating through games and hands-on activities; lesson held at C & E Farm or a school or daycare building

62% Off from Upper Chesapeake Bay Charters

Hard Yacht Cafe

$260 $99

USCG-licensed captains ferry adults and kids on trips to fish or tour harbor waters; equipment and fish cleaning is included

Up to 71% Off Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

Up to 59% Off Women's Self-Defense Classes at Kims Karate

Glenn Dale

$140 $59

Women learn to defend themselves in classes that incorporate elements of tae kwon do and cardio kickboxing

Up to 72% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$195 $59

Personal trainers develop tailored workouts for clients that begin with a detailed fitness analysis

Up to 81% Off Muay Thai Fitness Classes

Elkridge

$100 $24

Kicks, elbows, and knees flavor a muay-thai

Up to 76% Off Military-Style Boot Camp Classes

Jessup

$69 $19

Ex-kickboxing champ and SWAT team member draws on military background to get dramatic results in results-oriented boot camp classes

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp from The Sergeant's Program

Multiple Locations

$234 $29

One-hour, military-inspired workouts push members with running, calisthenics, aerobics, and weight training, held five to six days a week

50% Off

Greenbelt

$60 $30

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

30% Off Terrapin & Hare 5K Mud Run

Savage - Guilford

$50 $35

Runners conquer 5 kilometers' worth of muddy obstacles in a race that helps bring recess back to local schools

51% Off Boot-Camp Classes and Meal Plan

FedEx Field

$99 $49

Certified fitness trainers host boot-camp classes at FedExField; meal plan included

50% Off Boot Camp

Summerfield

$355 $178

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$51 Off Baltimore Water Taxi Passes

Fells Point

$150 $99

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Passes grant individuals, duos, or groups of four 12 months of unlimited water taxi rides

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Hyatt Regency Baltimore

$20 $10

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Comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, joins Tanzanian-born club veteran Blaze for a night of uncensored standup

Up to 35% Off LGBT Dance Party with NeNe Leakes

The Paradox

$40 $26

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Actress and star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta hosts an LGBT dance party

Up to 53% Off Bike to the Beach Charity Ride for Autism

Baltimore Starting Line

$137 $68

In addition to raising funds for autism awareness, participants ride bikes 100 miles from Manhattan to Westhampton Beach, NY

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

James Joyce Irish Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

44% Off Outlet Store and Casino Charter

White Marsh Park & Ride

$50 $28

Charter buses leave in the morning to whisk guests to and from Atlantic City's outlet malls and casinos

Up to 67% Off at No Limit Fitness/Sports Performance

Towson

$100 $49

Trainers lead patrons of all abilities in 60-minute classes focused on developing strength, speed, agility, endurance, and nutrition

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Inner Harbor

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

53% Off Fitness Plans

Cheswolde

$210 $99

Clients get into sleek, muscular shape with fitness evaluations, personal training sessions and gym membership

Up to 54% Off at 410 CrossFit

Baltimore

$50 $25

Instructors lead intense, fast-paced workouts that are scalable to different fitness levels

 Up to 86% Off Personal Training and Fitness Classes

Baltimore

$350 $59

Phab & Fit small-group personal training classes include fitness assessment and jump-start meal plan; group classes melt fat and inches

Maryland Historical Society – Up to 54% Off Membership

Maryland Historical Society

$50 $25

Members can explore a historical museum with more than 350,000 artifacts, attend members-only lectures, and buy discounted publications

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Classes and Nutrition Plans

Towson

$120 $19

Choose from more than 30 weekly morning and evening classes, and get personalized dietary support from a fitness expert

Up to 62% Off at Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Jonestown

$21 $8

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Actors in period dress and 19th century objects populate the home where Mary Pickersgill stitched the flag that inspired the national anthem

Up to 87% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga Baltimore

Multiple Locations

$300 $40

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Bodies stretch, strengthen, and sweat in a heated room during 90-minute routines of 26 graceful poses that foster balance and flexibility

50% Off Hand-Dance Class for One or Two

Upton

$54 $27

Hand dancing is a form of swing dancing

49% Off Three Pole Fitness Classes

Southeastern Baltimore

$57 $29

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

Up to 51% Off at Falls Road Aikido

Towson

$120 $59

Traditional dojo focuses on helping students build confidence and find inner peace by practicing aikido

Up to 50% Off Museum Outing and Gift-Store Credit

Downtown

$26 $14

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View an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and enjoy live music from gospel to jazz along with films and soul food in the cafe

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Ikaros Restaurant

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 52% Off Indoor Racetrack for Kids

Baltimore

$60 $29

Boys pilot remote-control aircraft, boats, and cars in racing areas while snacking and sipping drinks

Up to 65% Off Fitness Classes at Nia Baltimore

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

Instructors help students of all ages and abilities reach fitness goals with a blend of dance, martial arts, and healing arts.

Jewish Museum of Maryland – Up to 41% Off a Visit

Jonestown

$16 $10

Two historic synagogues feature a ritual bath from 1845 and a hand-carved ark; exhibits interpret Jewish-American life and identity

50% Off at The Works Fun Center

Baltimore

$20 $10

This indoor fun center keeps kids entertained year-long with bumper cars, mini golf, and other age-appropriate attractions

50% Off

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$100 $50

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Up to 71% Off Baltimore Behind the Scenes Tour

Baltimore

$50 $19

Tours explore dozens of historic neighborhoods and sites; year-long membership includes additional tours and admission to special events

Up to 76% Off CrossFit Classes

Multiple Locations

$160 $39

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Professional athletes and CrossFit competitors whip folks into shape with a constantly rotating regimen of cardio and strength-training

Up to 54% Off Visit to Two Sports Museums

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

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Exhibits about Babe Ruth’s life and career fill his birthplace; exhibits about Maryland baseball educate visitors at Camden Station

75% Off Athletic-Club Membership

Woodberry

$75 $19

Facility boasts 16 squash courts, free weights, Cybex cardio equipment, and group fitness classes.

Up to 53% Off at Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Southern Baltimore

$20 $10

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Nearly 6,000 artifacts chart 250 years of US pop culture at this Camden Station museum

Up to 85% Off Fitness Classes at KMAT Baltimore

Baltimore

$150 $29

Students stay fit through martial-arts practice or intense kickboxing boot camp

Up to 86% Off Kung Fu Classes at Goh's Kung Fu

Westfield

$100 $19

Learn sparring skills and basic movements in these traditional kung fu classes

Up to 78% Off Personal Training at Lombard Fitness

Patterson Park

$200 $49

Personal trainer Shianne Lombard helps to transform loose, flabby bodies into sculpted physiques during one-on-one exercise sessions

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When Pete and Kate Vonderheide moved from Hawaii to Annapolis to live closer to their family, they thought they'd have to give up a career of ocean kayaking to resume responsible office jobs. Soon they recognized the historic city harbor's lack of kayak tours and knew they couldn't stay inside forever. Their shared passion for history spurred them to research and interview the locals until they'd compiled enough historic material to start leading tours. Today, their tours can teach something new even to locals.

The Vonderheides continue to assemble a team of outdoor guides certified in CPR and first aid who all bear a well-researched knowledge of area wildlife and history. These experts lead two-hour scenic tours through the historic harbor. Starting each excursion with a brief paddling lesson, they put first-timers at ease with basic instruction and an amiable demeanor, unlike guides who rely only on their convincing Captain Ahab impressions. Excursions begin at the Spa Creek headwaters in Truxtun Park and lead participants into open-harbor waters to drift in full view of the state capitol building, the US Naval Academy, and historic Eastport. Trips peak at the City Dock, where participants receive a break to take photos and rest. On the return trip, guides field open-ended questions about city history such as presidential visits, the crabbing and oystering trade, and whether George Washington had to swim using floaties.

1103 Primrose Court
Annapolis,
MD
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Despite its food-centric name, the Maryland Seafood Festival casts a wide net over Chesapeake Bay culture, capturing the essence of the area’s music, art, sports, and cuisine in an annual celebration that has endured since 1967. For 30 of those years, the festival has camped out on Sandy Point State Park’s seaside grounds, where, like the mattress of a giant, the event sprawls across a space the size of nearly three football fields. On Saturday, the festivities kick off with two of the event’s traditions: the Maryland Fishing Challenge and the Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off. After that, hungry patrons can sample local flavors at vendor booths by Jimmy's Famous Seafood and the Maryland Watermen's Association, or visit chef demos where pros impart tips on preparing dishes such as blackened snakehead and oyster shooters. Local artisans also fill festival tents, selling colorful wares that range from jewelry to furniture. A lineup of live music will soundtrack the event through most of the weekend, helping kids bop to the beat in bouncy houses while adults sample imported and craft beers from local brewers.

1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis,
MD
US

Committing their enterprise to eco-friendly tourism, the women at SegZone Tours guide visitors through the historic streets of Annapolis, along the city waterways of Dover, and around the track at Dover International Speedway—all aboard segways. For groups or private parties, tour leaders can also focus excursions on local gardens, architecture, and wildlife in areas often unreachable by car or paraglider. They also guide themed seasonal tours, such as rides along haunted-house routes or past holiday-light displays. With an eye toward safety, staff members always provide thorough instruction on riding before tours or rentals, though they often give customers license to race or argue over whose segway would look better with flames painted on the side. When not leading guided excursions for customers or school groups, the team organizes corporate team-building events as well as indoor obstacle courses for recreation.

131 Prince George St
Annapolis,
MD
US

Affiliates of the American Sailing Association, the instructors at Chesapeake Sailing School strive to keep the Chesapeake's seafaring heritage alive through classes spanning one-day sailing courses to five-day live-aboard cruises. The training fleet ranges from 22-foot boats for basic and intermediate instruction to 38-foot vessels for advanced cruise training. The school's team also assists students obtain their ASA certifications in preparation for careers as Popeye impersonators.

Beyond instruction facilities, Chesapeake Sailing School houses The Tiller Club, which grants members privileges such as unlimited daily use of the school's Tanzer 22 ships. The school’s team also coordinates charter excursions to give vacationers a from-the-water view of the Inner Harbor, St. Michael's the Archangel Church, and the bay's abundant wildlife.

7074 Bembe Beach Rd
Annapolis,
MD
US

The fourth annual Annapolis Arts, Crafts, and Wine Festival will draw a wide array of artists and craftsmen to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, where they'll exhibit their oeuvres to curious onlookers. Visitors examine booths full of paintings, photos, and jewelry and watch as craftsmen manipulate metal, clay, leather, or preconceived notions of reality.

When not soaking up arts and crafts, festival-goers can check out the live jazz playing all afternoon, or indulge in the food and wine tastings. Specialty food exhibitors offer samples of flavored olive oils and vinegars, dips, pumpkin rolls, and more. Children can enjoy the Kids' Art area, with musical and theatrical performances, face painting, and storytelling.

550 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis,
MD
US

S.J. Koch Duffy's electric boats are eco-conscious, as they don't burn any fuel. Emitting zero emissions, the 22- and 18-foot rental boats provide breathtaking views upon departure from any of the company's two regional watery locales. Based on the harbor of choice, renters can take the canopied vessels floating by Annapolis's US Naval Academy, along the waterfront restaurants of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. On board, a built-in stereo system emits an energetic score to each renter's adventure. Duffy's website claims the boats are as easy to drive as a golf cart, but also offers training for new drivers. Self-propelled adventures are also popular, as the company also rents paddleboats and kayaks.

300 2nd St.
Annapolis,
Maryland
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