Things To Do in Arizona

$26 for Four to Visit Children's Museum Tucson

Children's Museum Tucson

Downtown Tucson

Kids and families explore various exhibits, including a re-imagined art studio and Wee World, Investigation Station, Pet Vet, and more

$32 $26

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Haunted-House Package for Two with Mini Golf and Optional Go-Karting at Golfland Sunsplash (Up to 50% Off)

Golfland Sunsplash

Mesa

Crawl and climb inch through a multi-level maze stocked with creepy characters, then play mini golf on a spookily decorated course

$51.50 $27

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

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

$24 $17

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Wild Western Festival for One, Two, or Four at Sahuaro Ranch Park on October 24–26 (Up to 50% Off)

Wild Western Festival

Sahuaro Ranch Park

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Live music, pie-eating contests, Steampunk costume contests, stunt shows, and pony rides whisk families back to the 1880s

$10 $7

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at A Mindfulness Life Center (Up to 65% Off)

A Mindfulness Life Center

Central Scottsdale

Designed to strengthen the connection between mind and body, yoga classes teach a variety of movements to heal and nurture the body

$99 $39

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$129 for a One-Hour Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride for One at Arizona Balloon Rides ($279.99 Value)

Arizona Balloon Rides

Gilbert

Experienced pilot takes champagne-sipping passengers for a breathtaking balloon flight while the sun rises over the Arizona landscape

$279.99 $129

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes for One or Two People at Kosama (Up to 62% Off)

Kosama

Tempe

Leave scorched calories on the road to your fitness goals with yoga classes

$29 $14

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$35 for a FlyBoarding Session at Pleasant Harbor Boat Rental ($60 Value)

Pleasant Harbor Boat Rental

Peoria

Guests stand on a board attached to a hose powered by a jet ski, which propels them up to 30 feet above the water's surface for 15 minutes

$60 $35

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5K Entry for One, Two, or Four to the Color Dash 5K on Sunday, November 9 (Up to 45% Off)

Color Dash

Surprise Stadium

Run or walk along a noncompetitive 5K course through bursts of electric colors

$45 $29

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Fan Sponsorship Package with All Access for a Race from RaceDaySponsor.com (25% Off)

RaceDaySponsor.com

Avondale

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

$400 $299

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes with Initiation Fee and Uniform at ATA Martial Arts (94% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Decades old school teaches students martial arts at 11 locations

$324 $20

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Hay Rides, a Hay Maze, and a Petting Zoo for Two or Four from Hitchin' Post Stables (Up to 48% Off)

Hitchin' Post Stables

Hitchin' Post Stables

Families celebrate autumn with pumpkin-themed activities, including leisurely hay rides, every weekend throughout October

$24 $13

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Open-Water Scuba-Certification Course for One or Two at Inland Water Divers (Up to 51% Off)

Inland Water Divers

Goodyear

NAUI and PADI certification courses come with a wetsuit and scuba-cylinder rental, books, and certification dives

$399 $199

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15- or 30-Minute Flyboard Rental for Two from AZ Flyboard (Half 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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$39 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 $39

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Golf Package for One, Two, or Four at Golf Course at Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort (Up to 60% Off)

Golf Course at Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort

Casa Grande

Unlimited rounds and range balls at a 7,545-yard, par 72 course designed by Ralph Plummer to showcase lush fairways

$62 $29

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Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Wilhelm Family Vineyards (Up to 53% 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 $25

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18-Hole Round of Golf, Cart, and Lunch Credit for One, Two, or Four at Foothills Golf Group (Up to 84% Off)

Foothills Golf Group

Multiple Locations

Golfers can warm up at the driving range before tackling an 18-hole round on one of four courses; they can cap off the day with lunch

$110 $29

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Four or Eight 1-Hour Dance Classes or Four 2-Hour Classes at Centre Stage Dance Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Centre Stage Dance Studio

Canada Hills

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

$54 $25

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Visit to Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

Prescott

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

$16 $8

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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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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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Paintball Package with Gear Rental & 250 Paintballs Each for Two or Four at Disruptive Paintball (Up to 51% Off)

Disruptive Paintball

Marana

Six paintball fields fill 18 acres of desert landscape with abandoned helicopters, sniper towers, forts, and tunnels

$90 $49

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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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5K Entry for One or Family of Four from Queen Creek Running Dead on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 50% Off)

Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation

Queen Creek Pecans

Participants run for their lives during a zombie-themed 5K that benefits local scholarships and teacher grants

$20 $12

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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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Admission for Two or Four to Fountain Hills Oktoberfest on September 26 or 27 (50% Off)

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest

Fountain Hills

Celebrate this autumn festival held near one of the world's largest fountains with everything Bavarian, from beer and food to live music

$10 $5

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$15 for $30 Worth of Casual Gourmet Cuisine and Wines at Cellar 13

Cellar 13 Fine Wine Bar

Carefree Arizona

13 white and 13 red wines by the glass or bottle; the menu includes tomato-basil flatbread, hearts of romaine salad, and grilled cheese

$30 $15

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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 53% Off)

Passion Cellars

Multiple Locations

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

$40 $19

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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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$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 with Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Oak Creek Vineyard and Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Oak Creek Vineyards

Camp Verde-Sedona

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

$34 $17

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Family-Friendly Ranch Fun for Two or Four at Arizona Equestrian Connection at Jackpot Ranch (Up to 59% Off)

Arizona Equestrian Connection at Jackpot Ranch

Camp Verde

The nearly endless outdoor activites and curiosities include carts drawn by mini horses, paddle boats, a three-story tree house, and sports

$60 $25

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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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Marvin Short's "Rock 'n Roll Dreams" at Theatre Sedona Through December 30 (Up to 51% Off)

Marvin Short's "Rock 'n Roll Dreams"

Theatre Sedona

Sax-man Marvin Short blasts out the hits that defined rock, including songs from Jerry Lee Lewis, Tina Turner, and Ray Charles

$38.22 $25

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One-Day or Weekend Visit to Vapor Dynasty Expo for Two or Four on October 25–26 (Up to 50% Off)

Vapor Dynasty Expo

Phoenix Convention Center

150+ exhibitors show off electronic cigarettes and other vaping products at a convention with live music, expert talks, and prizes

$20 $10

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$10 for Haunted Ruins Show for Two at Valley of the Moon ($20 Value)

Valley of the Moon

Prince and Tucson Blvd

Families explore Valley of the Moon's haunted ruins in a walking adventure fueled by characters from Harry Potter that runs for 12 nights

$20 $10

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Sock Hop Tuesday for Two at Arizona Event Center on September 30–December 9 (Up to 53% Off)

Sock Hop Tuesday

Arizona Event Center

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Hit the dance floor as '50s tribute Come Back Buddy plays hits by Buddy Holly, Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Chuck Berry

$40 $19

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Foam Wonderland Featuring Carnage at Frontier Hall on Friday, September 26, at 9 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Foam Wonderland

Frontier Hall

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Dance amid mountains of suds at an EDM dance party featuring sets by Carnage, Dzeko & Torres, and Paris Blohm

$66.35 $39

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Nine-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four or a Lesson Package for One at Adobe Dam Family Golf Center (Up to 51% Off)

Adobe Dam Family Golf Center

Deer Valley

9-hole executive course removes many obstacles prevalent at larger courses & lessons & driving range practice further development of skills

$40 $20

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Standup Comedy and Popcorn for Two at Stand-Up, Scottsdale! (Up to 51% Off)

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

$35 $17

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Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Greenfield Lakes Golf Course (Up to 59% Off)

Greenfield Lakes Golf Course

Greenfield Lakes

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

$36.63 $17

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Entry for One, Two, or Four at UV Splash Color Dash 5K on Saturday, September 13, in Tempe (Up to 45% Off)

UV Color Splash

Kiwanis Park

Runners are splashed with UV-colored water throughout a 5K course lit with black lights, making their clothing glow

$45 $29

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$49 for One Month of Swim Lessons at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools ($94 Value)

Aqua Tots

Multiple Locations

Four swim lessons for kids aged 6 months and older; lessons geared toward infants and beginners, as well as skilled swimmers working on form

$94 $49

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$19 for a R.I.P. Chambers of Fear Haunted House Fast Pass for All Three Haunted Houses ($33 Value)

Chambers of Fear Haunted House

Surprise

Three haunted houses at one 25,000 sq. ft. location featured on Travel Channel's Making Monsters scare with dark rooms and bloodied ghouls

$33 $19

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Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Phoenix Int’l Raceway

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

$129 $64

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Historic Downtown Bike Tour, Haunted Bike Tour, or Craft Beer Bike Tour from AZ Pedal Tours (Up to 45% Off)

AZ Pedal Tours

Flagstaff

Cyclists take to Flagstaff's streets astride comfortable bikes, exploring its historically rich downtown, haunted sites, or local breweries

$50 $29

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10 or 20 Kickboxing or Brazilian Jujitsu Classes at Phoenix BJJ & MMA Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Phoenix BJJ & MMA Academy

Goodyear

Kickboxing conditions bodies with bag work & cardio drills; jujitsu classes turn victims into victors with leverage-powered throws and locks

$100 $25

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30-Minute Flyboard Flight for One or Two at Aquaflyboarding USA (Up to 55% Off)

Aquaflyboarding USA

Bluewater Resort and Casino

Downward-facing water jets lift flyboards above the water on 20-minute flights, which include rental gear and real-time instruction

$165 $75

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes or Six Boot-Camp Classes at Wood Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Wood Fitness

Verrado

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

$200 $40

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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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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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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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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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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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One-Hour Trail Ride for Two or Four, or Two One-Hour Lessons at Double R Ranch (Up to 51% 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 $23

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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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Two or Four Horseback-Riding Lessons at Pirate Performance Horses (Up to 44% Off)

Pirate Performance Horses

Desert View

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

$80 $45

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Two- or Three-Hour Guided Horseback Trail Ride for One or Two from Cowboy Way Adventures (Up to 61% Off)

Cowboy Way Adventures

Multiple Locations

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

$75 $29

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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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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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Martial Arts or Krav Maga Classes at USA Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

USA Martial Arts

Paradise Valley

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

$145 $39

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Romantic Wine Tasting in Jerome for Two or Four at Echo Canyon Vineyard & Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Echo Canyon Vineyard & Winery

Jerome

Sample artisan cheeses, chocolates, and wines made with Arizona-grown grapes in the mountain-side mining town-turned-artist village

$57 $29

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Two-Hour Nocturnal Jeep Tour for One, Two, or Four from Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours

Rio Verde

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

$130 $65

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Two-Hour Jeep Tour of Sedona for Two, Four, or Six from Red Rock Western Jeep Tours (Up to 41% Off)

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours

Sedona

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

$130 $79

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Entry for Two or Four to Phoenix Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 4 (50% Off)

Phoenix Oktoberfest

Phoenix

Ring in the fall season and celebrate German culture with German beer, live music, food, dancing, and fun competitions

$10 $5

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Two Private Dance Lessons or 10 Group Dance Classes for One or 5 Group Classes for Two (Up to 61% Off)

Shall We Dance

Oak Flower

Group or private lessons in Argentinean tango, salsa, swing, and waltz; expert dance instructors provide consultations

$45 $22

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Crossfit Desert Valley (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

Crossfit Desert Valley

Mesa

Founded by a CrossFit devotee with an amazing personal weight-loss story, who shares his passion with pupils during Workouts of the Day

$150 $59

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$17 for Admission to Oktoberfest Arizona ($30 Value)

Oktoberfest Arizona

Chandler

Visitors celebrate Oktoberfest with beer, bourbon, and brats, backed by live music

$30 $17

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Two Hours of Trampoline Jumping, Games, and Activities for Two or Four at JumpStreet (Up to 57% Off)

JumpStreet

Multiple Locations

Trampolines, dodge ball, and arcade games supply kids with two hours of fun; fun-pass activities include a foam pit and mechanical bulls

$42 $19.99

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$25 to Visit Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare (Up to $30 Value). 20 Dates Available.

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare

WestWorld of Scottsdale

Explore three haunted houses inspired by Rob Zombie's cinematic oeuvre, take part in creepy activities, and listen to live music

$30 $25

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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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Six 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 $34

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$149 for a 2,000-Foot Glider Flight for Two from Certified Glider Rides ($299 Value)

Certified Glider Rides

Peoria

Glider experience includes preflight procedures & a majestic flight with scenic views 2,000 feet above ground

$299 $149

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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
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 N 75th Ave
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