Activities in Baker

$49 for 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Vibe ($110 Value)

Yoga Vibe

Highlands/Perkins

Trained instructors strengthen both mind and body as they lead students through Vinyasa flow classes

$110 $49

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LSU Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (40% Off)

LSU Museum of Art

Downtown

Galleries showcase everything from Chinese jade to contemporary Louisiana artists; museum offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River

$10 $6

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Krav Maga and Personal Training at Baton Rouge Krav Maga (Up to 88% Off). Three Options Available.

Baton Rouge Krav Maga

Baton Rouge

Learn the hand-to-hand combat techniques of krav maga in self-defense-focused classes; personal trainers help clients reach fitness goals

$45 $15

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$54 for a Ballroom-Dance Package for One or Two at TC Dance Club International ($360 Value)

TC Dance Club International

Mid City South

Certified teachers instruct single dancers or couples in classic dance styles, including the foxtrot, swing, latin, and country western

$360 $54

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$60 for $134 Worth of Tennis — Louisiana Tennis Association

Louisiana Tennis Association

On Location

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

$134 $60

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$30 for a 30-Day Gym Membership with Three Personal Training Sessions at Koko FitClub ($186 Value)

Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

Programmed key loads automated gym's workout equipment with exercises tailored to individual goals

$186 $30

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Journey Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Journey Fitness

Baton Rouge

A dedicated instructor helps clients reach their personal fitness goals through high-intensity boot-camp classes

$120 $45

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10 or 16 Krav Maga or Martial Arts Classes at Inspired Martial Arts (Up to 90% Off)

Inspired Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Students boost cardio health while strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility and coordination, and learning skills for self defense

$229 $25

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One, Three, or Five Personal Trainer Sessions — Amanda Gonzalez (Up to 73% Off)

Amanda Gonzalez

Highlands/Perkins

Experienced personal trainer and yoga instructor Amanda Gonzalez helps clients achieve and exceed their personal fitness goals

$120 $45

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from Wells Fitnes Baton Rouge (70% Off)

Wells Fitness Br

Greenwell Springs/Central

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

$400 $120

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$198 for $360 Groupon — Empire MMA/Gracie United Port Allen

Empire Mma/gracie United Port Allen

Port Allen

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

$360 $198

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at American Fight Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 83% Off). Four Options Available.

American Fight Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Shenandoah

Instructors draw on competitive experience to teach introductory and all-level combat sessions in body position, leverage, and submission

$170 $29

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5 or 10 Fitness Recess Group-Training Sessions with One Personal-Training Session at Sandbox Training (72% Off)

Sandbox Training

Highlands/Perkins

Fitness Recess group training increases metabolisms, burns fat, and builds lean muscle; personal training allows for one-on-one attention

$175 $49

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$134.55 $18

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$45 for Five BarreAmped Classes at Purely e barre + pilates ($92.50 Value)

Purely e barre + pilates

Baton Rouge

Boutique women's fitness studio offers daily Pilates-barre fusion classes that use isolated movements to tone lean muscle and burn calories

$92.50 $45

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Two or Four Private Piano, Guitar, or Voice Lessons at SuperMusic (Up to 51% Off)

SuperMusic

Multiple Locations

Lessons tailored to each student’s abilities challenge participants to master their chosen instrument with passion and discipline

$75 $37

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$89 for 30 Minutes of Ground School and a 60-Minute Flight Lesson at Baton Rouge Flight Instruction ($190 Value)

Baton Rouge Flight Instruction

Baton Rouge

FAA-certified instructors give fledgling pilots a taste of flying during ground school and and an hourlong flight

$190 $89

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Five PLAYOGA Classes for Little Kids or Five Yoga Classes for Adults at Agame Yoga & Meditation (Up to 53% Off)

Agame Yoga & Meditation

Mid City South

Children and parents learn and laugh together during PLAYOGA; variety of adult yoga classes improve flexibility, circulation, and strength

$60 $30

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Three or Six Introductory Aerial-Silks Classes at Yoga& (Up to 57% Off)

Yoga&

Denham Springs

Learn acrobatics on silk fabric hanging from the ceiling; increase flexibility and strengthen muscles

$45 $22

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit APAR (65% Off)

Crossfit Apar

Gonzales

Four sessions of technique training redeemed on a Saturday or Sunday, plus four weeks of group training

$225 $79

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Three Games of Laser Tag and Soda for Two or Four at Safari Quest Family Fun Center (Up to 55% Off)

Safari Quest Family Fun Center

Hammond

Soft drinks fuel excursions to 3,000-sq.-ft. laser-tag arena with nine styles of game play

$39 $19

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$22 for a Swamp Tour via Boat for Two from Cajun Pride Tours (Up to $48 Value)

Cajun Pride Tours

LaPlace

As a boat drifts through protected swampland, tourists catch glimpses of friendly gators and learn facts about wetlands and Cajun culture

$48 $22

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Blue Man Group at Heymann Performing Arts Center on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Blue Man Group

Heymann Performing Arts Center

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Acclaimed trio specializes in multimedia theatrical shows that combine music and comedy with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

$70.46 $49

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International (Up to 69% Off)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International

Lafayette

Cardio-kickboxing classes distill the techniques of martial arts into a fun, energetic workout designed to burn calories

$60 $19

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 with Equipment Rental at Paintball International (Up to 85% Off)

Paintball International

Levena Paintball

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$120 $19

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Sugar-Cane Plantation Tour for Two or Four at St. Joseph Plantation (Up to 33% Off)

St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

$30 $20

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes from Get Fit Don't Quit Outdoor Bootcamp (Up to 52% Off)

Get Fit Don't Quit Outdoor Bootcamp

West Bank Bridge Park

Instructor Donrell pushes boot campers through intense workouts held at West Bank Bridge Park

$60 $29

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20 Martial Arts Classes at Mike Bonstaff's Academy of Tae Kwon Do (48% Off)

Mike Bonstaff's Academy Of Tae Kwon Do

Destrehan

Tae Kwon Do classes taught by Grandmaster Mike Bonstaff; includes official student uniform

$200 $104

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Tae Kwon Do for One Month or Three Months with Uniform at Stephanie Haydel's Northshore Taekwondo (Up to 77% Off)

Stephanie Haydel's Northshore Taekwondo

Mandeville

Tae kwon do classes teach self-defense and discipline for participants of all ages

$149 $35

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One Month of Weekly Baseball Lessons for One or Two at Guerilla Baseball (Up to 59% Off)

Guerilla Baseball

Mandeville

One month of weekly group lessons covers baseball fundamentals at 10,000 square-foot facility

$165 $69

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Martial Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Two Kids at Southern Karate Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 84% Off)

Southern Karate Jiu-Jitsu

Covington

Kids martial arts classes help foster discipline, confidence and physical coordination

$273 $58

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$49 for $140 Worth of Dance Lessons — SHALL WE DANCE STUDIOS

Shall We Dance Studios

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

$140 $49

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Pub Cuisine at Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe

Saint John

Venue with live acts offers food such as pork sliders, wings, smoked sausage sandwiches with caramelized onions, and mushroom swiss burgers

$20 $11

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Kayak Rental for Two or Four From Bayou Adventure (Up to 51% Off)

Bayou Adventure

Lacombe

Adventurers traverse the bayou's majestic waters in kayaks

$70 $35

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One Month of Group Ex Fitness Classes or a Punch Card for 10 Classes at Pilates Bodies (Up to 63% Off)

Pilates Bodies

Saint John

Group Ex classes limit their capacity to 12 and cover a range of from Pilates Mat to Piloxing, Zumba, Booty Barre, Yoga, and Kettlebell

$80 $30

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Eight Weeks of Unlimited Karate Classes at Mandeville Karate Training Center (55% Off)

Mandeville Karate Training Center

Mandeville

8-week beginners' package with a uniform; instructors work with new students to learn self-defense, focus, fitness, confidence, and more

$238 $107

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10 or 15 Cardio Self-Defense Classes at Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy (Up to 67% Off)

Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy

4

Black belt instructors guide exercisers through vigorous self-defense classes designed to build cardiovascular endurance

$100 $39

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$52 for $129 Worth of Martial Arts — Northshore Karate Studios

Northshore Karate Studio

Covington

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

$129 $52

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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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10 or 20 Kickboxing and Boxing Classes at Next Level Sports Performance & Fitness Center (Up to 81% Off)

Next Level Sports Performance & Fitness Center

Esplanade Mall

Students build strength and endurance in high-impact kickboxing and boxing classes at a gym open seven days a week

$100 $25

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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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$18 for Four 90-Minute Walk-In Play Sessions at BooKoo Bounce ($32 Value)

BooKoo Bounce

BooKoo Bounce

The 8,300-square foot indoor playground includes ten inflatable bouncers, slides, skill games and obstacle courses

$32 $18

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One-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for Two, Four, or Six from Wolfshohl Horse Training (Up to 62% Off)

Wolfshohl Horse Training

6

Equestrian guides lead groups of 14 or fewer patrons on relaxing ride past gardens and along wood-lined trail

$90 $39

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8 or 16 Krav Maga or Martial Arts Classes at Martial Arts Studio (Up to 85% Off)

Martial Arts Studio

Downtown Houma

Instructors teach students martial arts or krav maga techniques, while also instilling passion for fitness

$160 $25

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Two or Four Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing or Boot-Camp Classes at Blacklist Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 65% Off)

Blacklist Martial Arts & Fitness

Houma

Instructors urge students through classes in muay-Thai style strikes and other moves, or a circuit of cardio and resistance-training

$99 $39

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Four or Six Kickboxing Classes with Gloves at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Houma (Up to 83% Off)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Houma

Mystic

Dedicated instructors emphasize physical and mental discipline as they lead students in high-impact kickboxing classes

$99 $19.99

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Two Hours or a Full Day of Gaming at uGAM3 (50% Off). Four Options Available.

uGAM3

Houma

Gamers can play on 20 computers and 6 console stations

$12 $6

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10- or 20-Class Pass with 1 or 2 Private Lessons and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Houma

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

$210 $20

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45- or 75-Minute Muscle-Car-Driving Experience from Golden Era Motors (Up to 60% Off)

Golden Era Motors

Zephyr's Baseball Stadium

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as ‘69 Chevy Camaro or a ‘66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

$199 $79

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$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

New Orleans Zephyrs

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

$249 $125

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Five Yoga Classes at Full Bore Yoga (64% Off)

Full Bore Yoga

Metairie

Instructors teach classes such as beginning, mommy-and-me, and rock out yoga, as well as morning meditation.

$50 $18

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5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes at Pilates with Beth (Up to 57% Off)

Pilates with Beth

Metairie

Exercisers use the Pilates Reformer to boost strength and flexibility and develop long, lean muscles

$115 $55

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Bustout Burlesque at House of Blues New Orleans on Friday, November 14, at 8 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Bustout Burlesque

House of Blues New Orleans

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Rated in Travel Channel’s top 10 burlesque shows, a 1950s-style revue evokes vintage Bourbon Street glamour with sassy, seductive dancers

$31 $16

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Mike Epps & DeRay Davis: After Dark Tour at UNO Lakefront Arena on Friday, November 14 (Up to 42% Off)

Mike Epps

UNO Lakefront Arena

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Comic seen in Lee Daniels’s upcoming Richard Pryor biopic serves up standup alongside Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition winner

$69.30 $40

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Two or Four Tickets to the Krewe of Kringle Santa Pub Crawl on Saturday, December 13 (Up to 48% Off)

Krewe of Kringle

Spitfire Bar

Pub crawl leads revelers in holiday costumes to numerous bars with free beers and drink specials

$40 $22

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One, Two, or Four Tickets to a Show at Anthony Bean Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Anthony Bean Theater

Carrolton

Community theater plays host to stage plays that are both educational and entertaining

$20 $10

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Yeah You Rite! Live Show with Dinner at Club Bamboula's on December 4 at 8 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Yeah You Rite!

Club Bamboula's

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Local TV show Yeah You Rite! becomes a vaudevillian dinner-theater experience packed with music, dancing, and New Orleans legends

$75 $39

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Running of the Santas Pub Crawl for Two or Four on Saturday, December 13 (Up to 50% Off)

Running of the Santas

Generations Hall

Santas of all kinds run from Bacardia to Generations Hall while enjoying drink specials, listening to Category 6 and Big Sam’s Funky Nation

$40 $20

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Two Months of Gymnastics Classes for One or Two Students at Empire Gymnastics Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Empire Gymnastics Academy

Jefferson

Kids of all experience levels flip, tumble, and build strength while making friends at a gym helmed by a former Elite Power Tumbler

$245 $99

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Historical or Haunted New Orleans Walking Tours for Two or Six from Dark Crescent Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Dark Crescent Tours

New Orleans

Supernatural tours present the history of New Orleans through a macabre lens; history tour ambles through French Quarter and Algiers Point

$50 $25

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Historical Walking Tour of New Orleans for Two, Four, or Six from G L-f de Villiers (Up to 58% Off)

G L-f de Villiers

Multiple Locations

Tour-goers learn interesting tidbits about the city during guided tours with themes such as "Cemeteries and Voodoo" and "Literary History"

$60 $30

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Five or Seven Personal Training Sessions at Kelly Personal Training (Up to 56% Off)

Kelly Personal Training

Uptown

Through high-tech rehab equipment and a scientific exercise regimen, trainers build strong, healthy bodies with half-hour sessions

$135 $65

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Boat or Bike Rentals at Wheel Fun Rentals (50% Off)

Wheel Fun Rentals

City Park

Rentable surreys, bikes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways and paths winding through City Park

$32 $16

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3-in-1 Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from Witches Brew Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Witches Brew Tours

French Quarter

Walking tour travels through historic haunts, including the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and Congo Square

$50 $25

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Choice of Any Walking Tour for One or Two from Two Chicks Walking Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Two Chicks Walking Tours

Multiple Locations

Walking tours of New Orleans include Garden District Gems along with Brothels, Bordellos and Ladies of the Night

$30 $15

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$29 for 20 Yoga Classes at Shanti Yoga Shala ($280 Value)

Shanti Yoga Shala

East Riverside

Certified teachers lead classes through a cycle of yoga movements and postures to promote strength, flexibility, and well-being

$280 $29

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Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from French Quarter Phantoms (Up to 63% Off)

French Quarter Phantoms

PJs Coffee House

Visitors encounter more than 700 tombs and the grave of Marie Laveau while tip-toeing through a cemetery built in 1789

$40 $16

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Kickboxing, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu Classes at Shaolin Institute (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Shaolin Institute

New Orleans

Skilled instructors guide students of all skill levels through tai chi, kung fu, and kickboxing classes to improve strength and confidence

$129 $50

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Bamboula's

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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One or Two One-Hour Kids' Basketball Training Sessions at Elevate NEXT (Up to 53% Off)

Elevate NEXT

New Orleans

On Saturdays, seasoned basketball coaches train youth on the court during one-hour group training sessions

$18 $9

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Guided Walking Tour of Beauregard-Keyes House for Two or Four (Up to Half Off)

Beauregard-Keyes House

French Quarter

Tour of former home of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard & author Frances Parkinson Keyes highlights Victorian architecture & items

$20 $10

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Three-Hour City Bus Tour for One, Two, or Four from Southern Style Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Southern Style Tours

Central Business District

Bus tours explore the birthplace of jazz while rolling past elaborate crypts, history-filled mansions, and celebrity homes

$45 $22

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Four or Six Weeks of Karate Membership with Uniform at Church's Karate Academy (Up to 70% Off)

Church's Karate Academy

New Orleans

Students develop martial arts skills and learn how to be leaders at community and family-oriented karate academy

$174 $53

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$20 for $40 Groupon Toward Personal Training Service — SL Health & Fitness

SL Health And Fitness

On Location

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

$40 $20

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Dance Classes at Lakeview Creative Arts Center (Up to 58% Off)

Lakeview Creative Arts Center

Lake Shore - Lake Vista

Dance classes for all ages include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet, which also includes more advanced pointe courses

$135 $59

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Two Weeks of Fitness Classes at 2nd To None Fitness (65% Off)

2nd To None Fitness

New Orleans

Enjoy our personal-training small-group classes; tone, burn, and get rid of fat with a 50-minute cardio workout

$200 $70

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Cemetery Tour Admission for One, Two, Four, or Six from The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours (Up to 51% Off)

The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours

French Quarter

Explore one of the city's oldest above-ground cemeteries, visit the tomb of Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau, and pass through Congo Square

$25 $15

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$8 for $15 Worth of Dance Lessons — The Movement Studio

Movement Studio

Central City

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

$15 $8

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Four- or Eight-Hour Kayak Rental from Joe Rugs Water Adventures (Up to 53% Off)

Joe Rugs Water Adventures

Ponchartrain Park

Explore the expansive water along the French Quarter via kayak

$65 $32

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At Baker Range, Inc. cups of freshly brewed coffee accompany rented firearms and shooting lessons. Former Airborne Infantry Lieutenant of the 82nd Airborne Division and longtime lawman Gordon Hutchinson leads private lessons, where he dispenses tips on technique and safety. Instructor Shael Stringer heads up the range's security-training department. Required by the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, his training classes have steadied the hands or prehensile feet of thousands of security guards.

3220 Jefferson St
Baker,
LA
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J.S. Clark Golf Course follows a 9-hole, executive-style layout that challenges all aspects of a golfer's game with 1,861 yards of bermuda grass fairways and tif dwarf greens. Golfers can work on their approach shots on the course's five par-threes before unsheathing their drivers and pole-vaulting across the sand traps of its four par-fours. Most rounds take no longer than two hours, making J.S. Clark an ideal venue for a quick round after work.

Course at a Glance:

  • 9-hole, par 31 course
  • Length of 1,861 yards from the tips
  • Three tee options
2301 Thomas Rd
Baker,
LA
US

At Fennwood Hills Country Club, the transformative fairways of a nine-hole course invite golfers to play 18 holes, presenting different tee boxes during the second act for a distinct back nine. As clubbers loop the course, which was frequented by former sweater-vest model John Daly, they are faced with difficult drives into narrow, tree-lined fairways and approach shots over treacherous bunkers. The course’s innovative front-to-back layout asks players to approach three holes from entirely new angles on the back nine, which declaws the par 5—rendering it a par 3—and forces golfers to look at the course’s five perilous ponds from a new perspective, especially on the 16th hole, where rippling water pressures players to lay-up or risk sending golf balls into an eternal search for underwater Atlantis.

After a long day of putting and strutting in the sun, the club invites players to cool off with a beverage while watching sports in the clubhouse, test their forehand at one of four tennis courts, or practice splash-free cannonballs at the swimming pool.

Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole par-36 course
  • Length of 3,194 yards from the farthest set of tees
  • Course rating of 34.5
  • Slope rating of 112
6003 Fennwood Dr
Zachary,
LA
US

More akin to a small, self-contained town than a fitness center, each of Spectrum Fitness?s seven locations kowtows to packed schedules and multitasking parents. A slew of classes arranges social body blasting?customers can tone their torsos with squats, presses, and curls in a BodyPump barbell class or sweat in spinning classes atop a stationary bike equipped with pursuit-style handlebars, adjustable resistance, and a front-mounted E.T. Members of Spectrum Fitness can swing by its Central location and trot on the treadmill until dawn. They can drop off their tykes at the childcare center and take a yoga or kickboxing class. And they can follow a swim by basking in the bronzing light of the tanning bed before sauntering up to the Pro Shop for smoothies.

The staff takes great pains to accommodate newcomers of all ages, levels, and car-stacking abilities. Personal trainers concoct customized fitness regimens during solo and group training sessions, and Silver Sneakers and water aerobics classes bring seniors into the fitness fold.

1326 Church St.
Zachary,
LA
US

Wedgewood Golfers’ Club and North Creek Golf Course serve as memorable landscapes for Southern swingers looking for a challenge in a professional, etiquette-enforced environment. Each of the 18-hole, par 72 championship courses boasts more than 6,000 yards of creatively laid out play space from the back tees. Like the last four measures of “Oh! Susanna,” golf was meant to be played at the appropriate pace. Wedgewood Golfers' Club is the home of the four-hour round, in which golfers are required to finish 18 holes in less than four hours, 10 minutes, perfect for golf carts with a schedule to keep. Wedgewood's sister course, North Creek Golf Course, strives to create an accessible round of play that can still challenge the putt reflex of experienced golfers. The champion bermuda-grass greens and Mississippi Choice bermuda fairways make North Creek easy on the eyes and soles alike.

2100 Coppermill Blvd.
Zachary,
LA
US

The topography at Beaver Creek Golf Course doesn't shape the course as much as it divides the layout into two distinct nine-hole designs. The front nine stretches across plains with open expanses and very few trees, relying on shifting winds to challenge golfers as they loft approach shots into the stratosphere or attempt to steer their cart by sail. While the winds may be perplexing, golfers shouldn't be caught off guard by the front nine's other unique characteristic: a double green. Holes five and seven share the same putting surface, which hosts a separate, well-marked flagstick and cup for each respective hole. Bounded by dense woods, Beaver Creek's second nine presents a completely different design, where golf balls are sheltered from the winds but imperiled by protected wetlands throughout and a large lake that comes into play on holes 11 and 12. After rounds, golfers can unwind at the Creekside Grill or make underperforming putters run sprints across the practice green.

Dumas Memorial Golf Course

Measuring 6,403 yards from the farthest tees, Dumas Memorial Golf Course's par 71 layout provides plenty of opportunities for golfers to post low scores—at least once they make it past the first hole. The par-five first presents an intimidating start: at 548 yards, it's the longest hole on the course and the number-one handicap hole, so golfers might want to spend some extra time at the on-site driving range to avoid a slow start. Any early-round transgressions can be redeemed on the finishing holes: the two shortest par-threes on the course, holes 16 and 18 will reward solid tee shots with birdie opportunities and a congratulatory handshake from the final flagstick.

Howell Park Golf Course

Creeks are typically benign features, so it tends to raise some eyebrows when one is named after a natural disaster. At Howell Park Golf Course, Hurricane Creek earned its fearsome moniker for the mayhem it can cause on the course: the creek intersects ten different holes, making it imperative that players select the proper club when attempting to clear the water or laying up to the front of its bank so that their golf cart can drink when thirsty. A parkland-style, 5,700-yard, par 70 layout, Howell Park's player-friendly fairways give golfers a chance to shoot a solid round, as long as they can keep their ball dry.

1100 E Plains Prt
Zachary,
LA
US