Activities in Boston

Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids at Apple Cinemas (Up to 51% Off)

Apple Cinemas Fresh Pond 10

Cambridge

First-run blockbusters in an independently owned theater accompanied by buttery popcorn

$30.50 $17

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Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Skee-Ball, Shuffleboard, and More at Kings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

Retro wall art and vibrant, high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

$40 $19.99

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Boston TV- and Movie-Site Tour for One, Two, Three, or Four from On Location Tours (49% Off)

On Location Tours

Boston Common

Explore Boston's neighborhoods on tours that point out filming locations of famous films and TV shows such as Ted and American Hustle

$41 $21

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Sunset Harbor Cruise for Two from Boston Green Cruises (Up to 50% Off). Morning and Afternoon Also Available.

Boston Green Cruises

Boston

A low-emission covered boat glides quietly past famed Boston landmarks during one-hour cruises

$56 $28

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Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise for One, Two, or Four from CityView Trolley Tours (Up to 55% Off)

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

Historical sites headline a trolley tour and a 45-minute harbor cruise affords sweeping views of the city

$38 $20

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Upper Deck Trolley Tours for Adults or Children from Boston Super Tours (Up to 27% Off)

Boston Super Tours

Redeem Online: Departure for Super Duck Tours Only

Hop on and off a trolley tour that stops at Boston's most iconic landmarks

$29.52 $22

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Grave Undertakings Walking Tour for Two or Four from Boston By Foot (50% Off)

Boston By Foot

King's Chapel Cemetery

Narrated tours trek through three of the city's burying grounds to explain the death customs and symbolism of Puritan New England

$30 $15

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Boston-to–New York Tour for One, Two, or Four from Go Go U.S. Tour ($70 Value)

Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

All-day tour takes groups around some of NYC's most famous sites including Times Square and Rockefeller Center

$70 $29

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Boston Haunts Historical Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Boston Haunts

Irish Famine Memorial

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of downtown Boston, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

$30 $15

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Two 60-Minute Open Jumps or Admission to Saturday Night SkyJam at Sky Zone Boston (Up to 40% Off) 

Sky Zone Boston

Boston

Wall-to-wall trampolines and foam pits send visitors soaring through the air; Saturday night SkyJams include jump time and pizza

$30 $18

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One- or Two-Hour Historic Harbor Boat Tour for Up to Six from Captain Mike's Boston Coastal (Up to 55% Off)

Captain Mike's Boston Coastal Yacht Charters

Boston Harbor Hotel

Captain Mike takes sightseers on a one- or two-hour ride along Boston's scenic skyline on a comfortable, fully-equipped 30-foot sailboat

$250 $125

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Two-Hour Cupcake Walking Tour with Five Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 67% Off)

Great Food Tours

Boston

Sample 5 designer cupcakes & desserts while walking around historic Back Bay; cupcakeries include Georgetown Cupcake, Sweet, & Robin's Candy

$50 $20

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Standup Show for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop Through December 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

$45.70 $22

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Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

On Location

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$169 $119

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General Admission and Wildlife Tour for Two or Four at Animal Adventures (Up to 54% Off)

Animal Adventures

Bolton

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with visitors during tours led by wildlife experts

$24 $12

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Yoga Classes and Gym Passes at Karma Yoga Studios (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

$75 $29

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Ballroom Dance Class Package for One or Two at Ballroom in Boston (Up to 85% Off)

Ballroom in Boston

Boston

Zumba burns fat with energetic music and moves, while ballrooms classes impart proper technique to pairs of dancers

$245 $39

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour at Theatre on the Square on Friday, January 23 (Up to 48% Off)

Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour

Theatre on the Square

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Erin Foley brings TV- and club-sharpened skills to the stage, demonstrating an acerbic wit shown on Comedy Central and Conan

$23 $12

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Admission for One or Two to New England Dessert Showcase on October 12 from The Anthem Group (Up to 50% Off)

The Anthem Group

Westin Hotel

Taste pastries, cakes, pies, candies, ice cream, and more from local dessert creators and pick up a few new recipes

$30 $20

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Halloween Pub Crawl for Two or Four on October 25 and October 30–November 1 from Boston Pub Crawl (Up to 80% Off)

Boston Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

Four-day pub crawl celebrates Halloween with amazing costumes and specials on domestic beers and well cocktails

$50 $10

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Harvard Walking Tour for Two or Four with Option for Harvard Museum Tour from The Hahvahd Tour (Up to 43% Off)

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

$21.90 $13

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Five Yoga Classes from Steel River Yoga (45% Off)

Steel River Yoga

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$300 $165

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Private or Group Lessons from Jim Fenner Golf Professional (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available. 

Jim Fenner Golf Professional

Multiple Locations

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

$100 $49

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One or Two Months of Preschool to Adult or Kindercare Dance Class at Uptown Dance Center (Up to 57% Off)

Uptown Dance Center

Roxbury

Students from ages 3 to adult learn basic rhythm skills, ballet movements, tap techniques, or hip-hop dance

$45 $22

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Rock-Climbing Packages at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville

Ward Two

Climbers become acquainted with techniques and safety procedures to effectively scale gym’s walls; day passes include full access and gear

$83 $29

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Two or Four Tickets to Tour of The Freedom Trail: The Path to Independence from Histrionic Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Histrionic Academy

Downtown

Costume-clad tour guides lead visitors along the Freedom Trail passing by historic landmarks and imparting facts about revolutionary figures

$29.90 $14.95

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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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$15 for a Haunted Ghost Ship Cruise on Friday, October 31, from HalloweenCruises.com ($30 Value)

HalloweenCruises.com

Downtown

Guests dance to DJ’d music on Halloween party cruise that searches out phantoms in Boston Harbor

$30 $15

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Book, Print, and Ephemera Show for One, Two, or Four from Impact Events Group, Inc. (50% Off)

Impact Events Group, Inc.

Backbay Events Center

Attendees can peruse vintage and antiquarian books, ephemera, photographs, autographs, maps, historical documents, and prints

$10 $5

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Public Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Cambridge Historical Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Cambridge Historical Tours

Visitor Information kiosk at the Harvard Square T-stop

In hushed tones, guides tell stories of local hauntings as they lead groups across Harvard Square in search of scholarly specters

$30 $15

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Boston Comedy Festival Sneak Peak With Jim McCue for One or Two at Davis Square Theatre on October 2 (Up to 49% Off)

Boston Comedy Festival Sneak Peek With Comedian Jim McCue

Davis Square Theater

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Boston Comedy Festival preview stars quick-witted standup from Last Comic Standing; local favorite Dan Boulger opens

$13.65 $8

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$150 for Golf-Swing Analysis, Club Fitting, and $25 Credit at TaylorMade Performance Labs ($375 Value)

TaylorMade Performance Labs

TaylorMade Performance Lab at The International

TaylorMade professionals use latest technology to analyze golf swing and outfit golfers with the equipment that works best for their style

$375 $150

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5, 10, or 20 Classes at Women’s Fitness of Boston (Up to 58% Off)

Women's Fitness of Boston

Downtown

Group fitness classes such as Pilates, boxing, and Zumba burn calories and sculpt muscles in an all-female setting

$60 $25

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Visit for Two or Four to Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Up to 50% Off)

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boylston

Visitors explore a 132-acre indoor and outdoor live museum, gazing at colorful flowers and plants

$24 $12

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$35 for a Five-Week Level 1 Beginner Salsa Class at Salsa y Control ($70 Value)

Salsa y Control

Multiple Locations

Five-week course develops salsa basics, patterns, techniques, and etiquette

$70 $35

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10 or 15 Cross Training Classes at Strength Discovery (Up to 69% Off)

Strength Discovery

Revere

Small group training classes at a studio focus on devising personal workout plans based around each individual's unique physical needs

$150 $69

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3 Weeks of Boot Camp Classes from UR Training (45% Off)

Ur Training

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$120 $66

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Corn-Maze Adventure for 2, 4, or 10 with a Free Hayride at Schartner Farms (Up to 50% Off)

Schartner Farms

Schartner Farm LLC

After solving the corn maze, visitors can have a picnic or tour the countryside on a complimentary hayride

$20 $10

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6 Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from DB Strength and Conditioning (45% Off)

DB Strength And Conditioning

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$112 $62

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Three-Hour Private Introductory Glass Blowing Class for One or Two at Monadnock Glass Arts (50% Off)

Monadnock Glass Arts

Winter Hill

Experienced glass artists teaches students the centuries-old European art of glass-blowing during a comprehensive three-hour class

$250 $125

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The Gas Show for Two or Four Presented by Anderson Comedy (Half Off)

Anderson Comedy

Great Scott

Friday-night comedy shows see sketches and local comedians

$10 $5

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Cooking Class with Michelin Starred-Chef at Conrad Gallagher Food (Up to 48% Off)

Conrad Gallagher Foods

Boston

Michelin starred–chef teaches home-cooks to make osso bucco, Hollandaise, lobster, salmon rillette, or canapés during 3-hour themed sessions

$95 $55

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$25 for Five Yoga Classes at Open Doors Yoga Studios ($75 Value)

Open Doors Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

Experienced instructors lead students through 60- to 90-minute yoga classes geared toward strengthening cores and helping relax the mind

$75 $25

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Admission for 2, 4, 6, or 8 to Boston Bridal Bash from Boston Event Guide on Sunday, November 2 (Up to 67% Off)

Boston Event Guide

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Meet the best of Boston's wedding-planning experts at the Sheraton Boston Hotel; entry includes a chance to win prizes valued at $7,500+

$30 $15

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Swing Dance Class and Dance Party for 1 or 2, or Boot-Camp with Party from Boston Swing Central (Up to 51% Off)

Boston Swing Central Incorporated

The Crosby Whistle Stop

Hour-long group dance class or three-hour workshop teaches basic swing moves that you can put to use at Friday night dance party

$20 $10

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"The Berenstain Bears Live" at The Wilbur on Saturday, October 4, at 11:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

"The Berenstain Bears Live"

The Wilbur

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The Berenstain Bears make the leap from page to stage, sharing themes of honesty, patience, and forgiveness in Bear Country

$25 $12.50

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5 or 10 Self-Defense or Boot-Camp Classes at AMAC Gym (Up to 75% Off)

AMAC Gym

Cambridge

Students soak up self-defense skills while burning calories in a gym with a regulation ring, pole bags and ample floor mats

$150 $49

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$59 for Three 45-Minute In-Studio Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music ($135 Value)

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

$135 $59

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Golf Instruction, Simulator Time, or Membership at City Golf Boston (Up to 51% Off). Five Options Available.

CityGolf Boston

Multiple Locations

Year-round improvement with PGA instructors and video swing-analysis technology at three locations, including a downtown facility

$200 $99

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Personalized Pedicab Tour for up to Three Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids from Boston Pedicab (Up to 38% Off)

Boston Pedicab

South End

Riders pick a route that matches their interests and passes historic sites, local art, and other notable destinations

$95 $59

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September National Yoga Month Packages at Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square. (Up to 74% Off).

Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Multiple Locations

Instructors certified by Bikram Yoga College of India lead Bikram-style yoga classes in heated studios; celebrating national yoga month

$110 $29

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Fundamentals Course with One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit RBP (Up to 53% Off)

CrossFit RBP

1 mile from the Wellington MBTA station

Exercisers take Fundamentals course to learn how to do functional fitness workouts; CrossFit sessions constantly change to challenge muscles

$209 $99

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$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$108 $19

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Discover Scuba Class for One or Two from East Coast Divers (Up to 51% Off)

East Coast Divers

Allston

In-pool sessions cover the basics of scuba diving with all essential gear provided

$100 $50

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ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

$30 $15

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$22 for Two One-Day Tickets to Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo on November 13, 14, 15, or 16 ($30 Value)

Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo

Seaport World Trade Center

Exhibitors such as Rossignol, Ride Snowboards, and New England Resorts show off latest models and offer discounts during four-day event

$30 $22

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$43.99 for Five Boxing Classes at Peter Welch's Gym (65% Value)

Peter Welch's Gym

Columbus Park - Andrew Square

Men and women of any age learn old-school boxing methods at a studio visited by Anthony Bourdain and frequented by pros such as Brock Lesnar

$125 $43.99

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$89 for an Online Kickboxing-Instructor Certification Course from Kick 2 Fit ($299 Value)

Kick to Fit

Online Deal

A certified personal trainer leads an online certification course that teaches kickboxing basics with drills and exercises

$299 $89

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Learn to Snorkel, Intro to Scuba, Scuba Skills Update, or Scuba Refresher Class at United Divers (Up to 51% Off)

United Divers

East Somerville

Learn to snorkel or scuba dive during three-hour course or brush up on scuba skills during three- or six-hour class

$75 $38

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Six Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two from Teem Performance Training (Up to 61% Off)

TEEM Performance Training

Danehy Park

Twice a week at Danehy Park, nationally certified trainer Derek Arledge leads boot camps that emphasize proper form and function

$96 $45

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Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 56% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

$260 $119

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$77 for $140 Toward One Month Martial Arts Membership with Uniform— Eclectic Karate

Eclectic Karate

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$140 $77

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5 or 10 Boxing Classes with Gloves and Hand Wraps at The Ring Boxing Club (Up to 82% Off)

The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

$198 $39

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$50 for $100 Worth of Boxing — Godin's Premier Krav Maga

Godin's Premier Martial Arts

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$100 $50

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30-Minute Onsite Flyboard Lesson from We Deliver Watersports (Up to 63% Off). Two Options Available.

We Deliver Watersports

On Location

Attached to a rider's feet, water-propulsion nozzles lift riders into the air to soar over the water and dive beneath the surface

$299 $110

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$49 for $110 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — OUT SALSA BOSTON

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

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

$110 $49

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Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

$249 $29

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Distillery Tour for Two or Four of Bully Boy Distillers (Up to 56% Off)

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

$40 $20

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Two or Four Private Piano Lessons or Two Group Choral Lessons for Kids at Yelena's Piano Studios (Up to 57% Off)

Yelena's Piano Studios

Yelena's Piano Studio

In the heart of Brookline Village, students learn to tickle the ivories on a Steinway grand piano

$64 $29

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or Personal-Training Sessions at Life In Synergy (Up to 50% Off)

Life in Synergy

Back Bay

Customized workouts and personal training help clients work toward health goals via low-impact workourts and honing in on problem areas

$100 $60

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5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes or a Learn Pilates Class Package at The Body Center (Up to 65% Off)

The Body Center

Brookline Village

Pilates Reformer classes grouped by skill level emphasize form while toning muscle; Learn Pilates package includes private and group classes

$115 $45

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Two or Four Personal-Training Sessions for One or One Semiprivate Session for Two at FrantzWorld Gym (Up to 55% Off)

FrantzWorld Gym

Boston

Personal trainers tailor 60-minute workouts to each participant’s fitness goals, whether they’re exercising solo or with a friend

$50 $25

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Tango Lovers Company Show at Berklee Performance Center on Friday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Tango Lovers Company Show"

Berklee Performance Center

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A celebration of the world’s cultural heritage showcases staccato footwork and spirited music

$39.50 $20

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Two Weeks of Small Group or Personal Training at Next Level Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Next Level Fitness

North End

Personal trainers help clients work toward their fitness goals over two weeks of small group or personal training classes

$437.50 $78

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Four or Eight "Learn to Play Ice Hockey" Sessions from MA Hockey League (Up to 56% Off)

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

$100 $49

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"Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built to Amaze" October 15-19 at TD Garden (Up to 31% Off).

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: "Built to Amaze"

TD Garden

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Humans and animals perform their most spectacular stunts with cannons, upside-down trapezes, towering unicycles, and other contraptions

$33.90 $24

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10 Zumba Classes at Feel Alive with Fen and David (50% Off)

Feel Alive With Fen And David

Multiple Locations

Try a Zumba class with Fen and David and discover how fun exercise can be

$60 $30

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Night of Painting with Supplies for One or Two at Paint Corner Art Bar (50% Off)

Paint Corner Art Bar

Cambridge

Artist-guided night of painting includes art supplies for one or two people

$35 $17.50

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Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

28 Arlington St
Boston,
MA
US

Above all else, Sifu K.L. Brown understands two things: first, that a physical change can trigger a spiritual change; and second, that most martial-arts training caters more to men than to women. K.L. discovered that first truth as a boy in the Bronx, where his passion for the Boy Scouts, martial arts, and dance led him to several defining accomplishments. Namely, he was one of first African-Americans from his borough to earn the rank of an Eagle Scout and won both Silver Mittens and Golden Gloves titles before going on to a career as a professional boxing coach.This experience contributed to his second realization, that women needed a style of martial-arts training tailored for their fitness needs and style of learning.

Thus, K.L. designed Sweat Box, a form of martial-arts-based fitness training that dispenses with the rigidity of formal training studios in favor of a high-energy, celebratory atmosphere. As he leads participants through exercises, he also mixes in hip-hop moves and gymnastics. Leading each class, he adjusts exercises for all fitness levels, scaling difficulty where needed. In addition to helping students attain an improved physique, his fitness programs—which include classes, personal training, and competition training—encourage students to expand their perceptions of who they are and what they're capable of.

Still upholding the humanitarianism he learned with the Boy Scouts, K.L. also uses Sweat Box to promote community mindedness. Through his philanthropic venture Sweat Box, Inc. Rose Foundation, he donates proceeds from Sweat Box and Sweat Box Couture toward research into breast cancer, diabetes, and how to make donuts less delicious.

800 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
US

Attracting the ringside cheers of NBC's Today show, as well as the 2011, 2012, and 2013 CityVoter title of Best Gym in Boston, The Ring Boxing Club's boxers eschew the monotony of standard fitness routines in favor of the strategy and concentration of boxing. These accomplished boxing coaches—of them, a Golden Gloves winner, a former U.S. Army Green Beret, and an incredibly dynamic former Super Middleweight once ranked sixth in the world—tutor students of all ages and fitness levels through what the Boston Herald describes as an "all encompassing workout that improves fitness and coordination and builds strength." They motivate clients to embrace the confidence that blossoms in the ring as they elegantly dance with an opponent or punching bag, engraining hooks and uppercuts into muscle memory. Amid the gym's boxing memorabilia and posters, they teach more than 60 classes a week, leading a 12-round boxing workout that marries a professional boxer's workout with a montage of fitness drills. They also teach the pugilist's basic footwork, punches, and blocks, which they streamline with strength training, theory, and proper form.

971 Commonwealth Ave
Boston,
MA
US

The Histrionic Academy follows the enduring footprints of America's first steps, bringing to life the iconic men, women, and events that helped forge the United States into existence during the Revolutionary era. Throughout the extended, 90-minute Tour the Freedom Trail walking tour, groups weave across the first 1.2 miles of Boston's Freedom Trail behind the proverbial torches held by guides dressed in colonial garb. Up to 16 of the city's historical landmarks along the tour's route act as links to the past, enabling tour takers to see the actual locations where Paul Revere famously hung out and memorized the horse alphabet.

In addition to Freedom Trail adventures, The Histrionic Academy also swings open its vault of knowledge during school field trips and a variety of other tours. The Plymouth Night tour raises hairs by shuffling visitors through haunted locales beneath the eerie glow of the moon while hunting for ghosts and ghouls in their paranormal hangouts, learning about the dark shadows cast by the city on a hill and the proper safety gear needed for attempting to climb to the moral high ground. The Salem's 1692 tour relives the hysteria of witch hunts by sailing through city streets atop gas-powered brooms.

1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston,
MA
US

Gray-hulled naval ships sit stoically by weathered docks, as sailboats and yachts dart to and fro in graceful traffic. The tide ebbs and flows around islands, piers, and against harbor walls under the Boston skyline. Hestia Cruises' four ships glide among this nautical throng, carving wakes across the busy waters on seasonal cruises in the morning, afternoon, at sunset, or under the light of the moon. As the classic 1948 motor yacht Full Moon rumbles through the water, on-board tour guides divulge facts about harbor history and point out ideal landmarks to photograph. The ship's open decks host passengers for sightseeing tours, and its staff also guides morning cruises with massage services or yoga classes, evening voyages with wine and whiskey tastings, and photo-shoot cruises.

Captains also ferry visitors past harbor sights on an EPA-acclaimed private catamaran or the 32-foot Catalina sailboat Hestia, where passengers can help pull lines, unfurl the main sail, and make a mix-tape of sea shanties. They also pilot a rigid inflatable boat—built to Navy Seal specifications—for adventures to far ends of the harbor at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. The speedy craft lies low to the water, letting passengers feel the harbor's salty spray while hunched securely on saddle-style jockey seats.

202 Seaport Boulevard
Boston,
MA
US

First etched into the New England countryside in 1896 by Frederick Law Olmsted—an early American architect who also co-designed New York City’s Central Park— William J. Devine Golf Course meanders across 5,961 yards of relatively open greenery. With each fairway-splitting drive or dead-eye putt, golfers can claim their place in the annals of golf history, as these ancient links served as a training ground to golf legend Bobby Jones, the site of a clinic conducted by Tiger Woods, and the grassy haunt that hosted the first-ever golf-cart-jousting tournament. A stately stone bridge runs beside the back of the seventh hole—the course’s most difficult—awaiting players after they attempt to fly approaches around a right-side water hazard and putt their way across a large two-tiered green. With four tee options, the public course caters to golfers of all stripes, from greenhorns to those who can manipulate ball flight with their minds. Course at a Glance: * Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted * 18-hole, par 70 course * Length of 5,961 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 69.8 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 127 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Link to scorecard

1 Circuit Drive
Boston,
MA
US

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