Things To Do in Arizona

Tucson Symphony Orchestra: "Mozart and Mahler Celebrate Family and Earth" on Friday, January 30 (Up to 43% Off)

Mozart and Mahler Celebrate Family and Earth

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

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Two acclaimed vocalists make their TSO debut in a program of work from two legendary composers in their creative primes

$53 $30

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An Evening with Billy Dean at Dutton Theater Mesa at 74th & Main on January 19–February 4 (Up to 44% Off)

"An Evening with Billy Dean"

Dutton Theater Mesa at 74th & Main

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Grammy-winning country star serenades fans with “Somewhere in My Broken Heart” and “Only Here for a Little While”

$27 $15

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Fanfest Beer and Wine Festival at Rawhide for One or Two (Up to 52% Off)

FanFest

Chandler

Tickets to an event hosted by a company that specializes in beer and wine festivals, with appearances by retired pro football players

$30 $15

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Harlem Globetrotters Game on Saturday, February 7, 2015 or Sunday, February 8, 2015. (Up to 41% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Multiple Locations

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

$67.45 $40

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Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on January 30–February 28 (Up to 33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre presents: "A Ghostly Crime," "Deadly Housewives", "Get A Clue...Or Die!", or "Murder! More or Less...a Comedy?"

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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$35 for Obstacle-Course Race from Survivor Mud Run ($75.96 Value)

Survivor Mud Run

ET Motopark

Obstacles built by licensed contractors test the stamina, physical fitness, and mental determination of runners and athletes

$75.96 $35

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$59 for Two-Person Race Entry to Zombie Sprint on Saturday, March 14 ($120 Value)

Zombie Sprint

Macayo's Depot Cantina

Teams of two make their way through six hazard zones filled with flesh-eating zombies

$120 $59

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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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"Disney's The Little Mermaid" or "Legally Blonde The Musical" at Arizona Broadway Theatre (Up to 33% Off)

Arizona Broadway Theatre

Arizona Broadway Theatre

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Disney classic about a mermaid who longs to be human, or musical adaptation of the Reese Witherspoon film about a sorority law student

$75 $50

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

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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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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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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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). Four 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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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 $21

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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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$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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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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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 (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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$69 for a Horseback Trail Ride for Two at Way Out West Ranch ($150 Value)

Way Out West Ranch

Way Out West Ranch

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

$150 $69

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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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$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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One or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Cave Creek (Up to 84% Off)

CrossFit Cave Creek

Cave Creek

CrossFit classes utilize continuously varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity

$159 $35

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5K Entry for One, Two, or Four to the Color Dash 5K on Saturday, March 7 (Up to 45% Off)

Color Dash

Sahuarita

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

$45 $29

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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 $174

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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 74% 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 $28

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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 50% Off)

THAT Brewery & Pub

Pine

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

$27 $15

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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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$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 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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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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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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Train with Special Guests The Fray & Matt Nathanson at Ak-Chin Pavilion on May 26 (Up to 53% Off)

Train

Ak-Chin Pavilion

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Three-time Grammy winners Train (“Drops of Jupiter,” “Meet Virginia”) join forces with fellow heartfelt rockers The Fray and Matt Nathanson

$32 $15

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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 Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes for One or Two at CrossFit New Strength (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit New Strength

Mesa

Scalable workouts suited to people of all capabilities make use of functional movements to build strength and endurance

$129 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit at CrossFit Crew (Up to 69% Off)

CrossFit Crew

Chandler

Community-oriented classes for all levels, from out-of-shape newbies to Navy Seals, focus on ever-changing functional-fitness workouts

$95 $39

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One Week of Golf Lessons from Golf Game Improvement by Michael (65% Off)

Golf Game Improvement By Michael

Glendale

From the merchant: Let’s build a golf swing that will produce enjoyment, measured results and lower scores. Don’t give up; let’s fix it.

$350 $122

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$29 to Running Music Festival Entry Package to Nocturnal Lands 5K ($60 Value)

Nocturnal Lands 5K

Salt River Flats

Run past different DJ stages on a 5K course amid interactive light shows, then celebrate at a main-stage after party

$60 $29

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Wine Flight and Bruschetta Board for Two or Four at MWC Bistro (55% 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 $25

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Two, Four, Six, or Eight Seats on the Valley Pedaler (Up to 50% Off)

Valley Pedaler

Tempe

Tour goers climb aboard a pedal-powered trolley and enjoy drink specials during stops at local bars and pubs

$50 $35

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Four-Hour Hooked-Up Striper Charter for One or Two from The Hook Up Outfitters (Up to 55% Off)

Hook Up Outfitters

Peoria

Chartered trip includes high-quality equipment and expert guides who tailor experience to clients’ needs

$150 $69

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Six Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Unwavering (65% Off)

Crossfit Uneavering

Surprise

From the merchant: Unlimited sessions for one month with personalized CrossFit instruction. Come join our supportive community.

$120 $42

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Six Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Xayaveth Muay Thai Gym (55% Off)

Xayaveth Muay Thai Gym

Avondale

From the merchant: Get Fit, Get Confident, Feel Like a Champion with Muay Thai Kickboxing

$99 $45

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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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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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$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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Beer Tasting for Two or $13 for $25 Worth of Food and Drinks for Two at Black Hole Beer Company

Black Hole Beer Company

Prescott

Pair porters, rye pale ales, and West Coast IPAs with jalapeño poppers, roasted beef sandwiches, baby kale salads, and giant pretzels

$25 $13

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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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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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Two-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for One, Two, or Four From White Tank Stables (Up to 49% Off)

White Tank Stables

Waddell

Atop majestic horses, riders take a guided tour past plants and animals indigenous to the desert of White Tank Mountain Regional Park

$75 $41

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One-Hour Horseback Ride for Two or Four

MD Ranch

North Pinal

Explore the natural beauties of  San Tan Mountain Regional Park on a one-hour ride that shows off sunrises, sunsets, and local flora

$90 $51

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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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Mining Days Vehicle Tour for Two or Four from Ghost Town Tours (Up to 45% Off)

Ghost Town Tours

Jerome

Climate-controlled van takes you to historic mines, where a knowledgeable guide shares facts about the region’s industrial past

$90 $59

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Two- or Four-Hour Wakeboarding Boat Rental with Optional Lessons at BlackShell Boat Club (Up to 54% 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 $158

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$51 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 $51

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$150 for Two Tickets for the LCD Super Bowl Weekend Kickoff Event from Lights Camera Discover ($300 value)

Lights Camera Discover

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

Event raises money community out reach program that focus to learn teamwork through filmmaking workshops

$300 $150

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$7 to See a University of Arizona Women's Basketball Game at McKale Memorial Center ($16 Value). Six Games Available.

University of Arizona Women's Basketball

McKale Memorial Center

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The University of Arizona women’s basketball team hosts six Pac-12 rivals throughout this series of home games

$16 $7

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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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$79 for Three Personal Training Sessions at VIMTRIM ($180 Value)

VIMTRIM

Cooper Crossing

Personal trainers help clients get into shape at their convenience with in-home, in-gym, or even in-office training sessions

$180 $79

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Two General Admission or VIP Tickets to the Brewers Bowl Beer Festival on January 31, 2015 (Up to 47% Off)

The Brewers Bowl

Old Town Scottsdale

Local craft breweries compete for a trophy and festival goers have a chance to sample their beers while enjoying food trucks and live music

$54.74 $29

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1 or 3 Months of Yoga, Zumba, and Core Fit Classes for a Child, Adult, or Family at Let’s Grow Studios (Up to 86% Off)

Let’s Grow Studios

Gilbert

Family fitness studio offers Yoga, Zumba, and Core Fit classes which are geared toward all age groups, from infants to grandparents

$120 $29

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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

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