Things To Do in Arizona

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

Up to 59% Off at Outliars Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

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Veteran comedian and alumnus of "An Evening at the Improv" doles out laughs at three Outliars venues

Up to 84% Off Unlimited Boot Camp Classes

Chandler

$179 $29

Indoor boot camp classes mix bodyweight exercises, cardio work, and strength training while fostering an environment of accountability

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Murder And A Meal Dinner Theater – Up to 33% Off

Orange Tree Golf Resort

$97.47 $65

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Zany cast of characters enact a comic murder mystery, and audiences discover who is guilty between bites of a three-course dinner

Up to 59% Off Round of Golf with Range Balls

Greenfield Lakes

$36.63 $17

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Golfers warm up at range before traversing 18-hole, executive layout with multiple water hazards and memorable par 5 finishing hole

Up to 50% Off Entry to the Pub n Grub Block Party

Tempe Diablo Stadium

$20 $11

This full-day affair brings visitors and the area's top beer and food providers into one space for a fun party that benefits Arc of Tempe

"Young Frankenstein: The Musical" — Up to 54% Off

Arizona Broadway Theatre

$193 $95

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Mel Brooks's musical adaption of his classic film delights with an uproarious reinvention of the tale of Frankenstein's monster

67% Off One Month of Classes at CG Martial Arts

Surprise

$150 $49

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

Half Off Racing Experiences

Phoenix International Raceway

$129 $64

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

Up to 55% Off Scavenger Blitz on August 2

Downtown Flagstaff

$64.29 $29

Urban scavenger race challenges participants to cross the finish line after deciphering clues, taking pictures, and gathering items

Tres Rios Golf Course – Up to 53% Off

Goodyear

$90 $45

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

Up to 55% Off Movie and Popcorn from Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

$20 $9

Customers enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions from Dealflicks.com

94% Off at ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Decades old school teaches students martial arts at 11 locations

Up to 57% Off Tandem Skydiving

Casa Grande

$324 $139

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Trained staffer leads skydivers through an exhilarating free fall followed by a peaceful parachute ride

Up to 60% Off from Goodenough Mine Tour

Tombstone

$30 $15

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Guides discuss 19th-century silver-mining techniques, artifacts, and structures while leading groups up ladders and through narrow passages

Up to 53% Off Glider Flight in Sierra Estrella

Estrella Sailport

$215.99 $105

FAA-certified pilots steer gliders over the Sierra Estrella for a tranquil sail lasting approximately 40-minutes

Up to Half Off Biosphere Visit

Oracle

$40 $20

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Engaging tours enter rain forest, fog desert & other diverse ecosystems housed within groundbreaking biosphere's 6,000+ window panes

Up to 45% Off Color Dash 5K Entry

Pioneer Park-Brownlow Trail

$45 $29

Run or walk along a noncompetitive 5K course through bursts of cornstarch that coat participants in colors; proceeds go to charity

Up to 55% off Horseback Trail Ride

pot a gold adventures

$75 $37.50

Atop purebred quarter and paint horses, riders clomp through 4,500 acres with rock outcroppings and a river or an 1800s-era ghost town

Up to 57% Off Trail Ride

Way Out West Ranch

$75 $37

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

Up to 75% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Task Fitness

Multiple Locations

$59 $19

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

50% Off Open-Bounce Sessions at Jump Jungle

San Tan Valley

$25 $12.50

Colorful indoor play center with bounce house, inflatable slides, obstacle course, and benches for parents

Up to 54% Off Horseback Trail Ride for Two

Multiple Locations

$150 $69

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Veteran wranglers lead horseback riders through Arizona's rocky cliffs and rivers, with trails and regions varying by season

Up to 84% Off Classes at Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

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

Half Off Sailboat Cruise with Snacks

Phoenix

$300 $149

Three-hour sightseeing sailing expedition with a fruit and cheese platter on a 22 ft. Catalina sailboat that is manned by a seasoned pro

"Women of Faith: From Survival to Revival" – Up to $33 Off

First Assembly Phoenix

$81 $48

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A Bible-focused weekend of inspiration and entertainment, including music, speakers from churches around the world, and comedy

$10 for an Exotic-Animal-Center Outing

Valentine

$18 $10

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

Up to 56% Off Wine Tastings

Camp Verde-Sedona

$34 $17

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Varietals such as merlot, syrah, and chardonnay served in an adobe tasting room veiled by white curtains

Up to 52% Off Zip Line Tours with a Photo

Camp Verde

$154.99 $79

Up to 75 feet in the air, zip line riders soar above leopards, zebras, lions, tigers and more, over the Out of Africa wildlife preserve

Planes of Fame Air Museum – 50% Off

Valle

$13.90 $7

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

Up to 51% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Tucson

$80 $40

Guides lead guests on horseback deep into the 2,500 acres of painted desert and mesquite groves inside Colossal Cave Mountain Park

30% Off Helicopter Tours

Multiple Locations

$270 $189

Soar past Camelback Mountain and over Old Town Scottsdale on a Paradise Valley tour, or take in famous red rock formations over Sedona

Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee – Up to 52% Off Standup Show

Playhouse On The Park

$59 $28.50

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PhD-holding comedian draws on academic background and PowerPoint skills to craft cerebral comedy sets

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – 36% Off

Tucson

$39 $25

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Explore 21 acres of lush Sonoran Desert habitats, complete with native flora, fauna, and two live animal presentations

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 60% Off Wildwest Craft Beerfest

Rawhide

$70 $29

Live music from 12 local bands pairs with 15 samples from area breweries

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$24 $17

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

Up to 52% Off Arizona Seafood Festival

Salt River Fields

$159.98 $79

All-you-can-eat crab headlines a seafood celebration with live DJs, a special Wine Row, and kid-friendly attractions

75% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Gilbert

$165 $41

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

Up to59% Off Arizona Summer Camps Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $69

Summer-camp organization joins local businesses to provide weeklong active and educational experiences for kids of all ages

Up to 50% Off at Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant

Peoria

$52.26 $26

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

77% Off Private and Group Lessons at Dance Doctors

Multiple Locations

$126.50 $29

Students perfect dance steps during one-on-one sessions and then practice them during group dance parties

50% Off

Avondale Plaza

$149 $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 38% Off Wildlife-Park Visit to Bearizona

Williams

$20 $13

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Three-mile road sends guests cruising through enclosures with bison, bighorn sheep, black bears, and other native and exotic creatures

Up to 72% Off from AZ Jeep Tours

Airport Commercenter

$480 $135

CPR-certified driver mans jeep on four-hour excursion that off-roads past cacti, rabbits, Lake Pleasant, and the Castle Hot Springs resort

Half Off Flyboard Rentals from AZ Flyboard

Lake Havasu City

$130 $65

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

41% Off Trap-Shooting Package for Two

Casa Grande

$110 $65

With the scenery of the Casa Grande Mountains in the background, visitors shoot 25 clays with a rented shotgun

Up to 53% Off Horseback Ride

Benson

$90 $45

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

Up to 51% Off Paragliding Discovery Flight in Maricopa

Maricopa/Casa Grande

$200 $99

Motorized paragliders soar over Sonora Desert panoramas as instructors demonstrate steering and safe landing

Up to 54% Off Children's Dance Classes

Canada Hills

$54 $25

Instructors lead kids aged 3–13 in one-hour classes such as tumbling, ballet, hip-hop, tap, or ballet

50% Off Prescott Fine Art & Wine Festival Admission

Prescott

$44 $22

Armed with souvenir glasses and tasting tickets, guests enjoy wine and art in historic Courthouse Square

Up to 54% Off Half-Day Cattle Drive

Tilting H Ranch

$250 $119

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Guests pitch in with the normal activities of a ranch hand, including roundups, branding, and escorting cattle between pastures and corrals

Up to 44% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Desert View

$80 $45

A ranch arena becomes a sandy stage for lessons that cater to ages 5–75

Up to 82% Off Golf Lessons

SunRidge Canyon Golf Club

$140 $49

Golf school founded by acclaimed teacher divides instruction into four key components of playing success

Up to 74% Off Martial Arts Classes

Paradise Valley

$145 $39

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

Up to 56% Off Nighttime Jeep Tour

Rio Verde

$130 $65

As they explain how to survive a night in the desert, guides point out mule deer, horses, bobcats, and other critters along the river

50% Off

Benson

$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 41% Off Guided Jeep Tour

Sedona

$130 $79

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Guided tours take guests inside Jeeps that patrol red rocks, seven beautiful canyons, and the Van Deren cabin in Sedona's back country

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – Up tp 45% Off Concert

Celebrity Theatre

$34.75 $19

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Grammy-winning hip-hop group behind "Tha Crossroads" takes the stage for an evening of flip flop flow

Golf N' Stuff – Mini Golf and Park Attractions

Golf N' Stuff

$30 $15

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At one of two mini golf courses, putters putt past castles, windmills & victorian houses before bout of go-karts, bumper boats, or laser tag

Up to 62% Off Duel for Domination MMA Event

Arizona Event Center

$65.02 $29

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Duel for Domination brings the area's top MMA fighters into the octagon during three separate events

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

Up to 61% Off Kids' Exercise Classes

Glendale

$45 $19

Gym fosters a love for exercise in children during functional-fitness classes; kids keep track of their progress in a journal

57% Off City Scavenger Hunts

Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza

$67 $29

Teams wind through the city solving physical and mental challenges as they compete in a scavenger hunt

45% Off Personal Fitness Program

Gilbert

$650 $358

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

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes at Arizona Combat Sports

Tempe

$120 $39

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High-intensity core classes and boot camps cull kickboxing, cardio, strength, and conditioning exercises; gloves provided in all classes

Up to 69% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Peoria

$50 $25

Kids and adults build self-discipline and confidence while practicing their kicks and sparring during tae kwon do lessons

54% Off at Jubeelieve Indoor Playland

Avondale

$18 $9

2,000-square-foot indoor play center with caterpiller climbers, tunnels, low sitting slides, jungle gyms, and ridable toys

Up to 50% Off Wagon Ride with Breakfast or Lunch

Hitchin' Post Stables

$130 $69

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Scenic horse-drawn wagon rides glide through the Coconino National Forest and include breakfast or lunch of casual American food

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga classes

Arizona Reggae Fest – Up to 45% Off

Nautical Beachfront Resort

$21.75 $12

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Good vibes permeate reggae festival featuring Trinidad's Marlon "Ganja Farmer" Asher, Kingston's General Smiley, and LA's The Expanders

Up to 51% Off at The Amerind Museum

Benson

$16 $8

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The history of native peoples awakens with archaeological exhibits, galleries, and visits from artists amid a scenic Texas Canyon backdrop

Up to 44% Off a Tandem Skydive Package

Maricopa-Chandler

$298 $169

Enjoy skyline views while falling through the sky strapped to a guide; meanwhile, still and video cameras capture your descent

Up to 51% Off Zoo Visit

Prescott

$16 $8

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Zoo serves as the home of more than 150 rescued native and exotic animals such as black bears, tigers, and emus

Arizona Sundogs – 41% Off Hockey Game

Tim's Toyota Center

$32 $19

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Minor-league affiliate of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes, the Sundogs square off against CHL foes in weekend home-ice showdowns

Up to 85% Off at Giant Strides Fitness

Multiple Locations

$85 $15

Outdoor workouts focus on a different body part each session; boot camps for men and women work on the upper body, lower body, and abs

55% Off Gymnastics

Fountain Hills

$55 $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 66% Off Tennis Lessons

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Instructor helps students of all ages identify weaknesses, develop action plans, and work to improve during 60-minute lessons

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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
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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
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As a 23-year-old junior, Tom Hatten didn’t spend his evenings at the raucous parties or ice-cream socials associated with college life. Instead, he’d spend the waning hours of his evenings waiting by the dryer for the last batch of towels before collapsing into bed. In the morning, he would lug them to Mountainside Fitness, the gym he opened as a student that he has thrown all his energy into maintaining ever since.

Today, the humble 4,800-square-foot space has bloomed into nine gyms that average a sweeping 41,000 square feet. Tom’s vision of creating a friendly neighborhood gym that greets each guest with a warm towel underscores every decision he makes for the different locations, from the colorful kid-care spaces to the entertaining group fitness classes. Personal trainers plan regimens tailored to each client, helping them lose weight, build muscle, or target the muscles that will help build a better golf game. Clients can create their own routines with the help of cardio and weight machines, or explore the different amenities at each location, such as saunas, rock-climbing walls, and indoor basketball courts.

1920 S Alma School Rd
Chandler,
AZ
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9400 W Maryland Ave
Glendale,
AZ
US

Heidi Lamar didn't know much about spas when she first purchased Spa Lamar. As she explained to reporters from Skin Inc., "not coming from a spa background, there were things I didn't know I couldn't do." Unhindered by industry conventions or previously fixed ideas, Heidi set about filling her 14,000-square-foot spa with innovative amenities—from a luxurious waterfall-fed pool to an onsite yoga and dance studio. She also cultivates locals instead of the typical resort crowd, banishing cacti from the decor in favor of a Caribbean-style ambiance that, as she told the Arizona Republic, caters to those who already live in Arizona and want to get away to a tropical island. Today, her media-lauded spa is the largest privately owned spa in Scottsdale and is frequented by locals, including members of the Phoenix Suns Dancers.

Before treatments that include massages, acupuncture, mani-pedis, and facials, guests garbed in fluffy complimentary robes duck into the steam room. They sample wholesome lunches and fruit plates from the tropical tea bar and relax in the sauna while waiting for a haircut or warm algae wrap. Sunbathers float around the pool on loungers, whereas others simmer in a bubbling whirlpool. Unlike many traditional spas, Spa Lamar is completely coed, making it an ideal place for couples that are on a first date or permanently trapped together inside a horse costume with a broken zipper.

5115 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

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