Things To Do in Arizona

5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Barefoot Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Barefoot Studio

Multiple Locations

A yoga teacher leads bodies through a series of postures that tone the physique, stretch muscles, and soothe the spirit

$50 $25

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Danksgiving for Two or Four at The Arizona Event Center on Friday, November 28, at 7 p.m. (Up to 62% Off)

Danksgiving

The Arizona Event Center

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Sway and bop along to the sweet sounds of R & B and incomparable rap beats

$38.42 $15

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$15 for a Ticket to Rawhide Holiday Beer and Wine Festival from Flanigan Entertainment ($30 Value)

Flanigan Entertainment

Chandler

Enjoy 15 beer and 5 wine tastings in holiday-themed festival with food trucks, arts and craft vendors, live entertainment, and kids’ events

$30 $15

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes with Initiation Fee and Uniform at ATA Martial Arts (95% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Decades old school teaches students martial arts at 11 locations

$324 $16

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$10 for $20 Worth Wine, Gifts, and Events at Vintner's Circle

Vintner's Circle

Vintner’s Circle Scottsdale Urban Winery

Wines made in Scottsdale from grapes all over the world, plus wine-appreciation classes, wine-making supplies, and other accessories

$20 $10

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10 Women's Boot Camp Sessions from Phat Mama Club, LLC (65% Off)

Phat Mama Club, Llc

Villages At North Shore

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

$60 $21

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$45 for a 60-Minute Belly-Dance Lesson For Two From Myryka – Belly Dance Artist at Mijana ($90 Value)

Myryka - Belly Dance Artist at Mijana

Tempe

Hour-long lesson from veteran belly-dancer and fitness expert known to incorporate swords, candles, and even snakes into her act

$90 $45

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Teen Membership for the 2014–2015 Academic Year at Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (48% Off)

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

Multiple Locations

Teens stay safe, earn scholarship opportunities, and form new friendships while participating in educational and recreational programs

$25 $13

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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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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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One or Two 90-Minute Horseback Riding & Care Lessons at Central Arizona Riding Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Central Arizona Riding Academy

San Tan Valley

Learn dressage, eventing, or basic riding during 90-minute horseback riding lessons

$66 $33

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Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Avondale

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

$129 $64

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General Admission for Four or Basic Membership for One to Lowell Observatory (50% Off)

Lowell Observatory

Flagstaff

Observatory founded in 1894 is most famous for discovering Pluto and for having the fifth largest telescope in the continental United States

$48 $24

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Range Balls at Tres Rios Golf Course (Up to 71% Off)

Tres Rios Golf Course

Goodyear

18-hole course incorporates 6,846 yards of Estrella Mountain Park’s greenery dotted with eucalyptus, mesquite, and pine trees

$128 $44

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15- or 30-Minute Flyboard Rental for Two from AZ Flyboard (50% Off)

AZ Flyboard

Lake Havasu City

The flyboard can shoot riders as high as six meters in the air, depending on the watercraft it's hooked up to, and can also go underwater

$130 $65

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$35 for a 10-Visit Punch Card at Joe Foss Public Shooting Range ($70 Value)

Joe Foss Public Shooting Range

Buckeye

Two ranges accommodate handguns, rifles, and shotguns using slugs, with target distances of up to 200 yards

$70 $35

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Joyful Hearts Yoga (Up to 55% Off)

Joyful Hearts Yoga

Multiple Locations

Trained yoga instructors lead classes split into different levels, including those geared toward expectant mothers, kids, or seniors

$50 $25

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$149 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump for One from Phoenix Area Skydiving ($299 Value)

Phoenix Area Skydiving

Phoenix Area Skydiving

Tethered to an instructor, skydivers free-fall at up to 120 miles per hour before floating to earth

$299 $149

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Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Wilhelm Family Vineyards (Up to 62% Off)

Wilhelm Family Vineyards

Elgin

Guests sample five wines and choose one to sip on in a take-home commemorativ wine glass; experiences include a chocolate & cheese plate

$52 $20

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Tandem Discovery Hang-Gliding Flight or Sunset Flight for One or Two at Sonora Wings Hang Gliding (Up to 50% Off)

Sonora Wings

Maricopa

Planes tow students and certified instructors to 2,500 ft., then release them to glide above the Sonoran Desert for approximately 20 minutes

$169 $119

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One or Three Pole Fitness Classes at Centre Stage Dance Studio (Up to 67% Off)

Centre Stage Dance Studio

Oro Valley

Double-certified pole instructor teaches classes that combine fun with a great workout

$25 $10

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Wildlights and Animal Sights Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary (Up to 50% Off)

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

Prescott

Holiday light display at a zoo with more than 150 rescued native and exotic animals such as black bears, tigers, and emus

$10 $5

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Private Golf Lessons from Antoine M. Dumas Golf Professional (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Antoine M. Dumas Golf Professional

Union Hills Golf and Country Club - Sun City/Glendale

Lessons with teaching professional and Tiger Woods look-alike include tips for improving your swing, short game, and strategy

$60 $30

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Adult Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or a One-Year Membership to Superstition Mountain Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Superstition Mountain Museum

North Pinal

Explore the history of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction, and the Lost Dutchman Mine; recreations of 19th century buildings

$13.50 $8

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One-Hour Trail Ride for Two or Four, or Two One-Hour Lessons at Double R Ranch (Up to 39% Off)

Double R Ranch

Picture Rocks

Horseback-riding ranch between Saguaro National Park and the Ironwood Preserve gives riders thousands of acres to explore saddled escapades

$40 $29

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Visit for a Child or Adult to Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium (Up to 28% Off)

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Phoenix

Zoo houses more than 600 species, including lions and penguins, and invites guests to feed some of them, such as the giraffes and stingrays

$15.25 $12

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$35 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Red Dragon Shou Shu

Red Dragon Shou Shu

Kingman

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

$100 $35

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Queen Creek ($165 Value)

Crossfit Queen Creek

Queen Creek

Intense classes incorporate full-body functional movements that work all muscle groups for total body fitness

$165 $39

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Lazy D Rockin' P Ranch Wagons & Teams (Up to 49% Off)

Lazy D Rockin" P Ranch Wagons & Teams

Downtown Wickenburg, Ortega Parking Lot (behind Anita's)

Guests relax in horse-drawn carriages as knowledgeable guides point out historic sites in Wickenburg

$80 $43

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One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Amenzone Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

Back-to-the-basics fitness routines motivate clients with workouts that use body weight and car tires

$180 $39

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$195 for Four-Hour Rental of 24-Foot Pontoon from Scorpion Bay Marina ($395 Value)

Scorpion Bay Marina

Peoria

24-foot pontoons seat up to 10 and include a bimini top

$395 $195

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5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at GV Crossfit (Up to 85% Off)

GV Crossfit

Green Valley

Intense exercise routines employ functional movements and varied equipment such as tractor tires to build strength, speed, and agility

$150 $29

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Golf Outing for Two or Four or Lesson with Swing Analysis at Rio Rico Golf Resort (Up to 73% Off)

Rio Rico Golf Resort

Rio Rico

Golfers can enjoy a round of golf on this 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., or improve techniques during lessons

$108 $29

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Couples Wine-Tasting Package or Double-Date Retreat Package for Four at Passion Cellars (Up to 61% Off)

Passion Cellars

Multiple Locations

Sample Arizona-grown wines, including the fruit syrah, oak-barrel-fermented merlot, and cranberry-agave wine

$40 $16

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Beer-Flight Package for Two or Four at THAT Brewery & Pub (Up to 52% Off)

THAT Brewery & Pub

Pine

Beers such as a chai stout, Roadrash IPA, and a blonde ale with fresh strawberry notes

$27 $14

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Martial Arts or Krav Maga Classes at USA Martial Arts (Up to 79% Off)

USA Martial Arts

Paradise Valley

Seasoned instructors imbue students with confidence and self-defense skills during martial arts or krav maga classes

$145 $32

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$10 for an All-Day Keepers of the Wild Outing (Up to $18 Value)

Keepers of the Wild

Valentine

Rescued tigers, lions, monkeys, and wolves roam through sprawling, scenic habitats

$18 $10

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Wine-Tasting Tour or Vineyard Tour for Two or Four from Sedona Adventure Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Sedona Adventure Tours

Verde River Adventure Center

Three- to four-hour tours take passengers to tasting rooms in historic mining towns or to three boutique vineyards

$112 $56

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Visit for One Child or Adult to Out of Africa Wildlife Park (Up to 40% Off)

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Camp Verde

104-acre park accommodates hundreds of exotic animals from around the world such as tigers, giraffes, and recently acquired white rhino

$14.95 $10

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Planes of Fame Air Museum for Two or Four (50% Off)

Planes of Fame Air Museum

Valle

When the museum opened in 1957, it housed 10 planes; today it hosts more than 40

$13.90 $7

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$30 for a Two-Hour Trail Ride for One at Don Donnelly's D-Spur Ranch & Riding Stables ($60 Value)

Don Donnelly's D-Spur Ranch & Riding Stables

North Pinal

Guides lead riders into canyons and up mountains in search of wildlife such as coyotes, mule deer, and grazing longhorns

$60 $30

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Four-Hour Rental of Two- or Four-Seater Tomcar or Four-Seater Polaris from Sedona Off-Road Center (Up to 50% Off)

Sedona Off-Road Center

Sedona

Off-road vehicles provide a thrilling way to see Sedona Red Rock country on your own pace

$198 $99

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Five or Eight Indoor Double-Inflated Bubble Sessions at Blue Elephant Creations (Up to 53% Off)

Blue Elephant Creations

Paradise Valley Mall

Children ages 3 to 12 roll and tumble in large double-inflated bubbles

$25 $15

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One-Year Individual or Family Membership to the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona Campus

Arizona State Museum

University of Arizona

Museum explores Southwest Indian history and contemporary life through 3,000,000 artifacts, film, interactive exhibits & immersive programs

$40 $18

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Youth American Ballet Company Presents "The Nutcracker" on December 19–21 (Up to 52% Off)

Youth American Ballet Company Presents "Nutcracker"

Desert Ridge High School Performing Arts Auditorium

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$25 $12

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$25 or One Entry to The Slime Run 5K on Saturday, January 10 ($56 Value)

The Slime Run

Chandler

Get slimed as you make your way along a 5K path rife with slippery obstacles

$56 $25

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Rental Scuba Gear from Destination Scuba (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Destination Scuba

Glendale

Scuba lovers can prepare for their next dive by picking up rental gear including tanks, weights, BCD’s, computers, regulators, and wetsuits

$50 $25

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Race Entry for 4 or 10 in Prison Break - The Escape on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 73% Off)

Prison Break - The Escape

North Scottsdale

Work your way through a prison obstacle course with the option of joining a 10-person chain, then celebrate your escape with an after party

$596 $179

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$50 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Jam With Jimmi T

Jam With Jimmi T

Stonebridge Lakes Estates

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

$100 $50

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Filmstock Film Festival Screening for Two or All-Access Pass for One on December 5–7 (Up to 50% Off)

Filmstock Film Festival

Harkins Valley Art

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Three days of acclaimed shorts, including comedies, dramas, horror films, and documentaries from all over the world

$20 $10

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$18 for 18 Holes of Golf with Range Balls at Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant (Up to $19.66 Value)

Peoria Pines Golf and Restaurant

Peoria

18-hole “power executive” course packs 11 par 3s, five par 4s, and two par 5s into a 4,412-yard, par 63 layout

$37.66 $18

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$40 for One Month of Unlimited Beginners' Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform at CG Martial Arts ($150 Value)

CG Martial Arts

Surprise

Beginners train with experienced instructors to learn the basics of martial arts

$150 $40

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

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Phoenix International Raceway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around Phoenix International Raceway

$129.99 $64

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Sleigh Ride with Hot Cocoa and Bonfire for Two or Four at Hitchin' Post Stables (Up to 50% Off)

Hitchin' Post Stables

Hitchin' Post Stables

Scenic horse-drawn sleigh rides glide through the Coconino National Forest

$90 $48

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Cooking Class or Kids' Cooking Boot Camp at Indulge Culinary Academy (Up to 55% Off). Five Options Available.

Indulge Culinary Academy

Goodyear

Culinary-arts students receive individualized instruction in a pro kitchen while learning to make dishes or baked goods from a world region

$65 $32

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes or Six Boot-Camp Classes at Wood Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Wood Fitness

Verrado

Boot-camp sessions blend cardio and strength training with exercises incorporating kettlebells, tires, and free weights

$200 $36

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60-Minute Horseback Ride for Two or Four at Triangle T Guest Ranch (Up to 53% Off)

Triangle T Guest Ranch

Benson

160 acres of southwestern scenery surround horseback riders on excursions through diverse variety of terrain at ranch with rich history

$90 $45

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Movie, Laser Tag, and Arcade Game Packages for Two or Four at Ultrastar Multitainment Center (Up to 51% Off)

Ultrastar Multitainment Center

Maricopa

Watch the latest blockbusters, shoot beams of light at pals in the laser tag arena, and show off hand-eye coordination in the arcade

$59 $29

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5 or 10 Personal-Training Sessions from Tasha Kouri Personal Training (Up to 70% Off)

Tasha Kouri Personal training

Multiple Locations

NASM-certified personal trainer helps clients achieve their fitness goals

$225 $79

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$275 for $500 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Ames Recording Studios

Ames Recording Studios

Prescott

Ames Recording Studios will record, mix, and master your demo or commercial for you or your business

$500 $275

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Preschool Classes at Bridges Preschool (80% Off). Two Options Available.

Bridges Preschool

Multiple Locations

Each teacher either holds or is currently pursuing a childcare-related college degree, so they bear the know-how to instruct little ones

$100 $20

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Horseback Trail Ride for One, Two, or Four at Way Out West Ranch (Up to 57% Off)

Way Out West Ranch

Way Out West Ranch

Facility's prime desert location affords it easy access to miles of scenic trails

$75 $37

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Four or Six Weeks of Fitness Boot-Camp Classes at TASK Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

TASK Fitness

Multiple Locations

45-minute small-group classes combine one-on-one fitness guidance with workouts designed to burn up to 1,000 calories

$59 $19

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Saturday Parent-and-Child or Family Jewelry Box Making Workshop at Mom & Babies Ceramics LLC (Up to 66% Off)

Mom & Babies Ceramics LLC

Chandler

Families learn together during fun ceramic jewelry box construction classes

$100 $39

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Adult Admission for Two or Four to Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Wickenburg

Explore artifacts of the Old West and Arizona culture including a collection of paintings and sculptures made by Western women

$18 $9

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$35 for $60 Worth of Drawing Classes — Sherry Sklar Sketch.com

Sherrysklarsketch.com

Fountain Hills

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

$60 $35

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One Personal Training Session from Belles Womens Fitness (65% Off)

Belle Womens Fitness

Anthem

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

$60 $21

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$32 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga AZ – Paradise Valley and Scottsdale ($160 Value)

Bikram Yoga AZ – Paradise Valley and Scottsdale

Multiple Locations

Bikram yoga students move through 26 poses and two breathing exercises in a heated room, building strength, stamina, and flexibility

$160 $32

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Wine for Home Delivery or Pickup from Arizona Stronghold

Arizona Stronghold

Cottonwood

Sample award-winning red and white wines made with Arizona grapes

$100 $69

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Two- or Four-Hour Wakeboarding Boat Rental with Optional Lessons at BlackShell Boat Club (Up to 56% Off)

BlackShell Boat Club

Rio Verde

Aboard a MasterCraft X30 speedboat specifically designed for wakeboarding, groups learn to ride the waves from a licensed instructor

$316 $150

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$49 for Guided Jeep Tour from Arizona Safari Jeep Tours in Sedona (Up to $99 Value)

Arizona Safari Jeep Tours

Sedona

Guides well-versed in anthropology and conservation helm tours that showcase local flora and fauna or motor through rough off-road terrain

$99 $49

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KMLE’s “No So Silent Night” feat. Big & Rich, Jake Owen & More at Comerica Theatre on December 4 (Up to 30% Off)

KMLE's "Not So Silent Night"

Comerica Theatre

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Country powerhouses including Big & Rich, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, and Gloriana join forces for a festive concert

$51.50 $36.05

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3 Weeks of Boot Camp Classes from Rejuv Medical Southwest (70% Off)

Rejuv Medical Southwest

Tucson

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

$167 $50

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Eight Weeks of Gymnastics or Family Fitness Classes or Open-Gym Sessions at Ms. Carol's Gymkids (Up to 69% Off)

Ms. Carol's Gymkids

Mesa

During family fitness classes, ages 9 through adult strengthen cores, condition muscles, and dance; coaches with competitive experience

$160 $49

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Six-Hour Barbecue-Grilling and Smoking Class for One or Two at Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School (Up to 64% Off) 

Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School

Glendale

Students work with wood-pellet smokers and propane grills to prepare buffalo wings, pork tenderloin, racks of ribs, brisket, and more

$150 $60

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One, Three, or Five One-Hour Private Golf Lessons from Chad Rogers Golf Instruction (Up to 70% Off)

Chad Rogers Golf Instruction

Talking Stick Golf Club

Chad Rogers helps hone golf skills with experience studying at Troon Golf Academy and ESPN Golf Schools and a high-level competitive career

$110 $49

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$36 for $70 Worth of Gymnastics — Precision Gymnastics and Tumbling

Precision Gymnastics And Tumbling

Gilbert

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

$70 $36

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Four Half-Hour Private Guitar, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin, or Songwriting Lessons at Hermes Studio ($100 Value)

Hermes Studio

McClintock

Tutor Bob Hermes helps players enhance their musical skills with the same knowledge he shared with a former student and current pop-star

$100 $30

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Demonstrating inventive takes on old myths is par for the course at Great Arizona Puppet Theater, whose adaptation of Cinderella won the 2010 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in puppetry. Behind the scenes, professional puppeteers guide the characters through kid-friendly narratives, both ancient and original. Their performances often include a timely moral that parents can discuss with children with the help of accompanying study guides, which encourage guests to analyze themes and ask questions such as "how can puppets talk if they have no brains?"

The puppet masters have more than 50 tales in their collective memory. They perform them in the historical, hand-painted theater space five days a week, as well as at area schools and functions. By crafting scripts that address Arizonian themes, including the conservation of endangered condors and figures in Native American folklore, they hope to educate and engage their young spectators. Guests can interact with the stories even further by adopting puppets from the onsite gift shop or by attending a private party, where they create their own hand puppets out of paper bags. Additionally, seasonal adult shows prove that puppetry can be as edgy as any other art form.

302 W Latham St
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Despite what owner Rachel Yaseen has discovered for herself, she knows that cooking organic, healthful meals might seem intimidating to some. At The Organic Kitchen, she works to banish those impressions and inspire students with her own enthusiasm for natural foods, whether through cooking classes or intensive workshops. “Students learn to eat outside of the industrial food chain,” noted reporter Emily Gindlesparger of Zócalo Tucson magazine, “developing instead the creativity to source from their own yards and work with ingredients available in the Southwest throughout the seasons.”

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

4764 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson,
AZ
US

Thirty minutes, once a week. That's all it takes at Hubbard Family Swim School for a young child to master breath control, find their buoyancy, and backstroke straight into the world of swimming. Classes are broken into eight swimming levels, beginning when children are only 2 months old. In Baby Splash, instructors and parents both enter the pool, where they help little ones build a confidence in water. Beginning at age 3, students can dive into more difficult classes such as Jellyfish and Lobster, so named for the ocean species with the most Olympic gold medals. Masterful strokes can take kids into Hubbard Family Swim School's recreational teams, which compete during the summer.

Of course, the aquatic lesson plans are only as good as the instructors themselves, and Hubbard Family Swim School boasts an expert faculty at its locations in Phoenix, Peoria, and Mesa. Each of these swim instructors gets ample hands-on training and continuing-education courses throughout the year. Floating atop this sea of talent are Bob and Kathy Hubbard, the company's founders. Both grew up as active swimmers, and they made sure that each of their eight kids learned to swim at a young age—something that led to countless hours of boating, swimming, and snorkeling. Hubbard Family Swim School is the manifestation of their two loves: family and swimming.

1061 N Dobson Rd
Mesa,
AZ
US

Though Terry "Joe" Black spent more than two decades in the restaurant and food industries, for many years the notion of opening his own pizzeria remained a wistful one. Smitten with the restaurant business during his college years, he spent the first 15 years of his career working for national chains, then another 10 in food distribution. It wasn?t until Black met and befriended Nick Heddings, owner of Arizona Pizza Company in Tucson, that the gears were set in motion to allow Black to make the leap to ownership, spurred in part by Heddings's support and pizza recipe. Black and his wife, Mary, kept the concept simple: a limited menu centered around tasty, New York?style pizza. They resolved to be fanatical about their customers? experience and to create a welcoming, neighborhood feel. To further that goal, Black and his family remain active with local schools and organizations to this day.

Their focus on quality and friendliness has paid off. Of Jimmy & Joe?s signature "Serious Slice," blogger Michele Laudig said?as part of the Phoenix New Times? 100 Favorite Dishes series in 2010?"It's super thin and crisp on the bottom, with puffy, chewy edges." Each gigantic slice is cut from the 24-inch Big Jimmy, arrives on its own metal pan, and, like a celebrity?s engagement ring, is bigger than the average person's head. As testament to its food?s deliciousness, the restaurant has won multiple awards, including the Reader Pick for Best Pizzeria in the East Valley Tribune's 2011 Best of East Valley.

3950 W Ray Rd
Chandler,
AZ
US

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: Fairtex, Everlast, RevGear

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: BJJ and UFC fighters' training camps

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Kim Bailey, General Manager

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

The passion comes directly from our instructors' goal [of] making this gym not only competitive but different from the rest. John Crouch, one of the owners and instructors, started this gym with Joe and Ben Henderson to re-define jiu jitsu and muay thai and still include the much needed cardio and strength training people forget when training in the mixed-martial-arts realm.

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

Don't give up?it's a learning process and it won't be easy. It will feel like you are lost at first but everything takes time, and once you get the basics down, it gets easier and you start feeling amazing. My suggestion is to stick with it for a few months and really come consistently if you want to get the results you are looking for.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Teachings come directly from John Crouch, a 30-year black belt who is one of the 9 people Royce Gracie ever gave a black belt to. ... Our members have become very competitive and compete at a lot of competitions around the world.... We have currently 8 members that train here that fight in the UFC, and we constantly have fighters from the UFC come from all over the world to train in our fight camps.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Jarret Aki is our secret sauce trainer who directly works with the fighters and gets everyone conditioned. He ... modifies strength conditioning to each individual member's needs. Our workouts give you the one-on-one personal training attention in a class setting without the high-priced personal training fees.

17235 North 75th Avenue
Glendale,
AZ
US

?One of Arizona Helicopter Adventures' copters as it soars high above Sedona's red rock formations. Arizona Helicopter Adventures tours Sedona and Scottsdale. Here are just a few things you can expect to see while looking out the helicopter's windows:
####Landing Sites In addition to their standard helicopter tours, Arizona Helicopter Adventures offers packages that include other activities: dinner theater, a zip line course, or even an African wildlife park. In each case, the pilot lands right at the site of the attraction.
####Fast Facts * FAA-Certified Air Carrier * Perfect safety record since 1985 * Eurosafety-trained pilots * Pilots narrate tours through noise-canceling headphones * Arizona Helicopter Adventures shot their own movie called _Aerial Sedona: A Breathtaking Journey_, which is available in the gift shop
Sedona

* Red Rock Formations
* Chapel of the Holy Cross
* Oak Creek & The Mogollon Rim
Scottsdale

* Paradise Valley?s mansions
* Camelback Mountain & Old Town Scottsdale
* Several World Class Golf Courses

7430 E Butherus Dr Suite B
Scottsdale,
AZ
US