Things To Do in Arizona

Season Pass to Tucson Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series's Friday-Evening Concerts (Up to 44% Off)

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

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Three programs fill the winter with music from Brahms, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and others, each with a guest artist or conductor

$135 $75

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Admission to Tough Mudder on Saturday, March 14, 2015 ($41.57 Off). Sunday Date Also Available.

Tough Mudder

Eastmark

Conquer mud, fire, ice water, and even electricity as you navigate a maze of challenging obstacles; celebrate with a beer and after-party

$197.01 $156

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Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus at Chandler Center for the Arts on December 26–January 4 (Up to 42% Off)

Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus

West Lawn, Chandler Center for the Arts

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Famed Italian family circus troupe dazzles during a one-tent performance steeped in Italian tradition

$24 $15

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Gila River Arena on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Gila River Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$71.35 $43

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Three-Hour Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Posh Paint (Up to 48% Off)

Posh Paint

Photo Fusion Studios

Students use provided materials and follow step-by-step instructions to create paintings of landscapes or wine bottles

$65 $35

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$59 for Two Months of Unlimited Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga East Valley ($240 Value)

Bikram Yoga East Valley

Gilbert

A heated studio keeps muscles limber while students move through 26 poses and two breathing exercises

$240 $59

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Three 30-Minute or Five 45-Minute Ballroom Dancing Lessons at Kralev Dance (Up to 78% Off)

Kralev Dance

Mountain Park Ranch

Experienced instructor tailors lessons to individual learning methods to train students in waltz, foxtrot, swing, and salsa

$225 $49

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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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"White Christmas" at Arizona Broadway Theatre on December 24–28 (Up to 56% Off)

"White Christmas"

Arizona Broadway Theatre

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Irving Berlin’s holiday musical follows a quartet of entertainers as they try to revive a failing inn—and maybe fall in love in the process

$95.50 $45

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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 53% Off)

Central Arizona Riding Academy

San Tan Valley

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

$66 $35

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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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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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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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5K Entry for One, Two, or Four to the Color Dash 5K on Saturday, January 24 (Up to 45% Off)

Color Dash

GoodYear Ballpark

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

$45 $29

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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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$41 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 $41

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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 with Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Sonoita Vineyards (40% Off)

Sonoita Vineyards

Elgin

Wine consultant guides guests through several wine tastings at the state’s oldest continually operating winery

$20 $12

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Tandem Discovery Hang-Gliding Flight or Sunset Flight for One or Two at Sonora Wings Hang Gliding (Up to 48% 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 $125

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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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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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Preschool Classes at Bridges Preschool (83% 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 $17

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Horseback Trail Ride for One, Two, or Four at Double R Ranch (Up to 46% 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 25% 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 $13

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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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Two or Four 60-Minute Private Riding Lessons for One or Two at Twin L Performance Horses (Up to 69% Off)

Twin L Performance Horses

Cave Creek

Private lessons teach proper form, horse handling, and safety as participants sit atop Arabian horses

$80 $30

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Lazy D Rockin' P Ranch Wagons & Teams (Up to 46% 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 $45

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$59 for a Spartan Race Entry and One Spectator Pass to the Arizona Sprint on February 8 ($110 Value)

Spartan Race

Salt River

The challenging three-mile race takes place among the punishing hills and muddy terrain at the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds

$110 $59

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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 51% Off)

Passion Cellars

Multiple Locations

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

$40 $20

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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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$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($55 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

In one-hour classes, punch through 3-minute rounds or roundhouse kick your way toward a fitter body

$55 $19

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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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$699 for a Three-Night Grand Canyon Trek from Trans-Sierra Club ($1,150 Value). Six Dates Available.

Trans-Sierra Club

Grand Canyon National Park

Guides lead up to nine hikers on an four-day, 35-mile hike looping through the Grand Canyon; includes back-country meals and snacks.

$1,150 $699

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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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Family-Friendly Ranch Fun for Two or Four at Arizona Equestrian Connection at Jackpot Ranch (Up to 57% 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 $26

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Planes of Fame Air Museum for Two or Four (46% 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 $7.50

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$32 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 $32

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Sedona Jeep and Holiday Lights Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Red Rock Western Jeep Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours

Two-hour Cowboys and Canyons Sunset Jeep Tour with a one-hour Sedona City Lights Tour

$178 $89

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$14 for $26 Worth of Small Plates and Drinks at twenty6 lounge

twenty6 lounge

Desert Ridge

Small plates such as cured meats plate with ham, coppa, borsellino salami, mole salami, chipotle bacon jam plus beer, wine, and cocktails

$26 $14

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One or Three Golf Lessons with Club Fitting from Denny Alberts Golf School (Up to 69% Off)

Denny Alberts Golf School

Silverbell Golf Course

PGA-certified pro Denny Alberts enlists slow-motion swing analysis to improve swings and teaches young golfers the game’s fundamentals

$130 $49

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Small Group Lessons Package, Private Lessons, or Racquet Stringing at Bates Tennis Services (Up to 51% Off)

Bates Tennis Services

Mesa Country Club

A social outlet and an all-over workout burning an average 500 calories an hour, tennis can be where fun and fitness meet

$30 $16

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Decadence NYE Arizona with Kaskade, Flosstradamus, Seven Lions, DVBBS, Fedde Le Grand, and Savoy at Frontier Hall at Rawhide (Up to 31% Off)

Decadence NYE feat. Kaskade

Frontier Hall - Rawhide

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Kaskade, Flosstradamus, Seven Lions, DVBBS, Fedde Le Grand, and Savoy lead a New Year’s celebration, complete with lights, bass, and dancing

$92.75 $69

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5, 10, or 20 Plank and Cardio Fitness Group Classes at Plank Purgatory (Up to 71% Off)

Plank Purgatory

Multiple Locations

60-minute group classes focus on core strength, conditioning, stability, and flexibility

$100 $36

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Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on January 9–24 (Up to 33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre

Orange Tree Golf Resort

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Murder mysteries inspired by Clue and Desperate Housewives turn audiences into detectives as they feast on a three-course meal

$97.47 $65

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Wine Flight and Bruschetta Board for Two or Four at MWC Bistro (57% Off). Four Options Available.

MWC Bistro

The Islands

Customers enjoy a flight of three wines from across America or as far away as Chile while sharing bites of bruschetta

$53 $24

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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 $34

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One-Week Kids' Ice-Skating and Activities Camp at AZ Ice (50% Off). Nine Options Available.

AZ Ice (Peoria)

Peoria

Counselors take charge of kids for five days, leading ice-skating lessons, broom ball, arts and crafts, and other indoor activities

$169 $85

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$49 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 $49

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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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Historic Downtown Bike Tour, Haunted Bike Tour, or Craft Beer Bike Tour from AZ Pedal Tours (Up to 43% 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 $30

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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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$44 for $80 Worth of Horseback Riding — West Valley Show Horses

West Valley Show Horses

Buckeye

Introductory one-hour group lessons in either English or Western riding

$80 $44

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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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Four or Eight Kids' Performing-Arts Classes at Desert Sun Performing Arts (Up to 53% Off)

Desert Sun Performing Arts

Multiple Locations

Dance and singing classes lets kids explore their talents in the arts

$52 $25

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$28 for $80 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — LifeChangersTucson

Life Changers Tucson

Northern Heights

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

$80 $28

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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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Adult Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or a One-Year Membership to Superstition Mountain Museum (Up to 43% 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 $8.50

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Paintball Package with Gear Rental & 250 Paintballs Each for Two or Four at Disruptive Paintball (Up to 45% Off)

Disruptive Paintball

Marana

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

$90 $55

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Four or Six Weeks of Fitness Boot-Camp Classes at TASK Fitness (Up to 71% 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 $20

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Shooting-Range Packages for Two or Four at Ted's Shooting Range (Up to 44% Off)

Ted's Shooting Range

Queen Creek

Air-conditioned, 25-yard range run by a staff of NRA-certified instructors

$51.99 $30

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Two- or Three-Hour Guided Horseback Trail Ride for One or Two from Cowboy Way Adventures (Up to 56% 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 $37

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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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Horseback Riding at Desert Palms Equestrian Center (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Desert Palms Equestrian Center

Desert View

Lifelong equine enthusiast who assisted in the training of a Triple Crown winner shows proper horseback riding and horsemanship techniques

$100 $49

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$34 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 $34

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Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Oak Creek Vineyard and Winery (Up to 54% 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 $18

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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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Four-Hour Rental of Two- or Four-Seater Tomcar or Four-Seater Polaris from Sedona Off-Road Center (Up to 47% Off)

Sedona Off-Road Center

Sedona

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

$198 $104

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Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" at Ethington Theatre on February 6–15 (Up to 50% Off)

Grand Canyon University

Ethington Theatre

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Shakespeare’s famous tragedy about warring families and the young lovers who prove to be the real casualties

$24 $12

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Entry for One, Two, or Four at UV Splash Color Dash 5K on Friday, March 6 (Up to 45% Off)

UV Splash Color Dash

Tucson

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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One or Three 60-Minute Golf Lessons with Range Balls and Video Analysis at Greg Smith Golf (Up to 58% Off)

Greg Smith Golf

Dobson Ranch

Students learn to demonstrate efficiency, simplicity, and consistency with the golf swing through instructor’s camera-aided advice

$100 $49

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$40 for Winter Frozenland Festival for Two Kids and Two Adults at Charming Pony Parties ($70 Value)

Charming Pony Parties

Chandler

Winter festival features pony and horse-drawn carriage rides, sledding, mini petting zoo and visits with Santa and other favorite characters

$70 $40

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Forza Health and Fitness

Forza Health and Fitness

Glendale

Instructor motivates clients to reach fitness goals with classes designed to work cardio, strength, and core to build stamina and endurance

$175 $39

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Christmas Festival Admission for Two or Four (Up to 44% Off)

Christmas Festival

Desert View

Kids go for hayrides, pet farm animals, pan for gold, and marvel at the ranch’s display of twinkling Christmas lights

$24 $14

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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
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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

The Phoenix Coyotes' roots expand beyond the borders of the United States, and beyond the NHL, for that matter. In 1971, the Winnipeg Jets gained admittance to the World Hockey Association and eventually won three AVCO Cup championships before the WHA folded in 1979. The Jets were one of four franchises adopted by the NHL after their former league broke up. They played for nearly 20 more years in Manitoba's capital city, but on December 19, 1995, the Winnipeg Jets ownership announced they'd be moving the franchise to Phoenix, where it would adopt a new, Southwestern moniker. The move to Arizona was met with instant success, as the newly named Coyotes made the playoffs in five of their first six seasons and howling swept the city as a popular hobby among local pets. All told, the Jets and Coyotes have combined for 19 playoff appearances in 33 seasons—this despite a carousel that has seen 11 different head coaches at the helm. The highlight of all those playoff appearances came in 2012 with the team's first-ever trip to the conference finals, where it fell to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

9400 W Maryland 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