Things To Do In South Boston

40% Off a Four-Week Outdoor Boot Camp

Ultimate Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$239 $143

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Participants burn calories & strengthen muscles as instructors lead creative workouts with cardio circuits, interval training & group games

51% Off Bowling for Up to Six at South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Bowl

$59 $29

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New England–born variation of bowling employs balls and pins smaller than standard 10-pin games

Up to 51% Off Zombie-Themed Convention

Walker Stalker Con 2014

Westin Boston Waterfront

$41.80 $21

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The stars of The Boondock Saints and AMC's The Walking Dead treat fans to panels, events, and zombie fun

Laugh Boston – Up to 55% Off Standup

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

Comedy superstars, including Brian Posehn, Tommy Johnagin, and Andy Kindler, fill the summer schedule

Up to 76% Off Summer Party Cruise

Boston Event Guide

Provincetown II - Commonwealth Pier

$60 $15

Dance your way across three floors to the sound of live bands and a DJ, then head to a free after-party when the boat docks; Uber credit

Up to 65% Off BYOB Island Picnic to Spectacle Island

Boston Harbor Shuttle

Boston

$120 $59

Three-hour excursion ferries passengers to a verdant island in Boston Harbor for picnicking, hiking, and more

Up to 61% Off Sail on Boston Harbor for 1, 2, 4 or 6

Come Sail Away Now

Boston Harbor - Fan Pier Marina

$150 $65

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BYOB jaunt across Boston Harbor & its beautiful islands on friendship sloop Tupelo Honey offering great skyline views; up to 12 passengers

57% Off from Karma Crew Yacht Charters

Karma Crew Yacht Charters

Fan Pier

$90 $39

Yacht cruise to Spectacle Island, where you'll break for a yoga class at sea with a meal; or a coffee cruise with Australian pies

50%% Off Kayak or SUP Rental from Boating In Boston

Boating in Boston

Carson Beach

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at Boating In Boston's Carson Beach location

Up to 22% Off Sunset or Day Sail for Two

Classic Harbor Line

Boston

$104 $81

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Flagship vessel modeled after 1890s schooners takes up to 41 passengers on two-hour tours of the Boston Harbor

Up to 50% Off Sunset Harbor Cruise

Boston Green Cruises

Boston

$56 $28

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

46% Off a Sunset Cruise for Two

Massachusetts Bay Lines

Downtown

$48.40 $26

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On sunset cruises, passengers watch the evening overtake Boston's skyline and get a glimpse of the USS Constitution, a historic Navy frigate

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes

Broadway Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness

South Boston

$139 $49

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on grappling and ground-fighting techniques; Muay Thai focuses on stand-up striking and clinching maneuvers

Up to 60% Off Sailing Lesson or Cruise

Piers Park Sailing Center

Jeffries Point - Airport

$85 $39

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Concept-based hands-on lessons in sailing fundamentals toward certification, or harbor & island tours aboard Sonar keelboats.

Up to 51% Off Lessons at City Golf Boston

CityGolf Boston

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

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

Up to 52% Off Standup Comedy

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

The Times Irish Pub & Restaurant

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 55% Off Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

$38 $20

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

49% Off Boston Beerathon for Two

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

54% Off High-Speed Boston Harbor Boat Tour

RIB Adventure Tours

North End

$170 $79

High-speed guided tour of historic islands' lighthouses, forts, and wildlife

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 55% Off Intro to Crochet Course

Stitch House

Columbia Point

$75 $37

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During four weekly two-hour classes, students learn the basics of crocheting while completing an easy project

The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum – 70% Off

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

$20 $12

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Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

50% Off New York Tour from Go Go U.S. Tour

Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

$70 $35

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

Up to 57% Off Boston Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour

Colonial Lantern Tours

Boston

$50 $25

Uncover the secret macabre history of Boston during a 90-minute guided nighttime tour

Up to 85% Off Golf Discount Cards

The Links Card

Online Deal

$215 $32

Card offers discounted green fees at over 130 courses in five states; MA, ME, VT, NH, NY, and includes cart

45% Off Boot Camp

Ur Training

Redeem from Home

$120 $66

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

50% Off Boxing

Godin's Premier Martial Arts

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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

Up to 63% Off 30-Minute Flyboard Lesson

We Deliver Watersports

On Location

$299 $110

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

45% Off Yoga Classes

Steel River Yoga

Redeem from Home

$300 $165

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

Up to 54% Off Gun-Safety Class

Combat Performance Group

On Location

$125 $59

With firearms and safety equipment provided, students learn to shoot handguns and rifles properly and safely

70% Off Live Webcast 3-D Drawing Classes

Mark Kistler's Imagination Station

Online Deal

$99 $29.95

Students of all ages learn techniques in live, online classes led by Emmy-winning artist Mark Kistler

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

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

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

On Location

$169 $119

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

45% Off One Month Martial Arts Membership Plus Uniform

Eclectic Karate

Redeem from Home

$140 $77

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

70% Off Online Kickboxing Certification

Kick to Fit

Online Deal

$299 $89

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

Up to 63% Off Airport SUV Service

Target Limo Services

Redeem from Home

$160 $89

Professional drivers chauffeur customers to and from the airport in a fleet of brand-new GMC Denali SUVs

45% Off Boot Camp

DB Strength And Conditioning

Redeem from Home

$112 $62

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

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate Boston

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

Boston Haunts

Irish Famine Memorial

$30 $15

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

"Bye Bye Liver" – Up to Half Off Comedy

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Up to 55% Off at Women’s Fitness of Boston

Women's Fitness of Boston

Downtown

$50 $25

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

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Bell-in-Hand Tavern

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

54% Off Basketball Camp

FLS International

Boston

$300 $139

Students spend three full days a week at the beach to study basketball techniques under experienced instructors

Up to 58% Off from Boston Civil War Tours

Boston Civil War Tours

Boston Common Visitor Center

$12 $6

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Tour highlights locations where abolitionists spoke, demanded fugitive slaves be freed, and united to save the Union

Up to 58% Off Freedom Trail Tour

Tour of The Freedom Trail: The Path to Independence

Downtown

$29.90 $14.95

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

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour – Up to 48% Off

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $16

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Four stars from TBS's Sullivan & Son strut their standup roots for the third year in a row

Up to 58% Off President Kennedy Walking Tour

The Kennedy Tour

Boston Common Visitor Center

$12 $6

On Saturdays, guides lead visitors on a 90-minute walking tour along a one-mile route, past historic landmarks tied to JFK and his family

49% Off TV- and Movie-Site Tour

On Location Tours

Boston Common

$41 $21

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

Up to 56% Off Boot Camp

Next Level Fitness

Boston

$80 $37

Professional trainers help students get into strong, sleek shape with up to four weeks of fitness bootcamp

Up to 58% Off Haunted Ghost Walking Tour

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

Downtown

$36 $18

90-minute walking tours explore Central Burial Ground, Boston Commons & Boston Athenaeum & include info about ghosts & Boston history

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

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

50% Off Sailing Lesson or Cruise

Courageous Sailing

Thompson Square - Bunker Hill

$190 $95

Under instructor supervision, guests sail 19-ft. Rhodes sailboats or take in a leisurely cruise along the historic waters of Boston Harbor

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

The North Star

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 53% Off Zumba at The Z Spot

The Z Spot

South End

$110 $52

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Licensed Zumba instructors engage exercisers with Latin-inspired dance-fitness numbers

Up to 51% Off Dance Classes

SuperShag Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$132 $69

Private and group dance lessons help students perfect their moves in a variety of styles; pole dancing is a exciting theme for a party

45% Off Admission to the Holistic Globe Expo

Holistic Globe Expo

Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill

$20 $11

Holistic wellness convention showcases hundreds of exhibitors focused on nutrition, spiritual arts, fitness, life coaching, and other areas

Boston Super Tours – Up to 27% Off Duck or Trolley Tour

Boston Super Tours

Redeem Online: Departure for Super Duck Tours Only

$33.33 $25

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Hop on and off a trolley tour that stops at Boston's most iconic landmarks, or see the city by land and sea during amphibious Duck tours

Up to 56% Off Two- or Three-Night Stay at Rock On Rentals

Rock On Rentals

Boston Bay Marina

$989 $499

Guests spend nights in luxurious houseboats, and explore the city via unlimited complimentary water-taxi rides to the heart of downtown

Up to 53% Off at Evolve Bootcamp

Evolve Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$192 $99

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Enthusiastic instructor motivates students of all fitness levels during high-intensity, outdoor boot-camp classes

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

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

Indulge in an Artisanal Cacao Tasting at Beacon Hill Chocolates

Artisanal Chocolate Tasting

Beacon Hill

$25 $25

The award-winning shop treats you to a sampling of exotic, local, and international cacao varietals

Up to 52% Off at Boston Pedal Boats

Boston Pedal Boats

DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell

$60 $29

Tour the Charles River in a private pedal boat; bring a lunch or dinner aboard

Up to 60% Off Chocolate Tasting Tour of Boston

Great Food Tours

Boston

$50 $25

Sample champagne-flavored truffles, chocolatey French pastries, and chcolate fudge during a two-hour chocolate tour of Back Bay

Up to 73% Off Yoga at Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Multiple Locations

$87 $29

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Instructors certified by Bikram Yoga College of India lead 90-minute Bikram-style yoga classes in heated studios

39% Off a Month of Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Community Boating Inc.

Charles River Esplanade

$99 $60

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30-day pass includes lessons and unlimited paddling in the Charles River basin with both kayaks and paddleboards

Up to 50% Off at Downeast Cider House

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

Up to 63% Off Jewelry-Making Class

Luke Adams Gifting Co.

South End

$80 $40

Cut and mold provided materials into pendants or earrings to be fired and assembled for next-week pickup

45% Off Musical Instrument Course

Musicians' Playground

Boston

$180 $99

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

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Swaby's Tae Kwon Do Academy

Boston

$450 $225

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

Charles Riverboat Company - 36% Off Architecture Boat Tour

Charles Riverboat Company

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$25 $16

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During a 90-minute cruise, see the architectural sights from throughout Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin

Up to 50% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training at Life In Synergy

Life in Synergy

Back Bay

$100 $60

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

Up to 45% Off "Star Trek" Convention

Creation Entertainment

John B. Hynes Convention Center

$20 $12

Along with appearances by stars such as Karl Urban and Kate Mulgrew, the two-day Star Trek convention includes fan panels and costume party

Up to 50% Off Family Activities at Kings Back Bay

Kings

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$40 $19.99

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

55% Off Capoeira

Sinha Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

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

Up to 80% Off at Karma Yoga Studios

Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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

Up to 82% Off Classes at Back Bay Fitness

Back Bay Fitness

Boston

$150 $39

Personal trainers lead small groups of no more than eight students through cardio and core-strengthening workouts

Up to 51% Off Swing Dancing Lessons and Party

Boston Swing Central Incorporated

The Crosby Whistle Stop

$20 $10

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

The Dinner Detective – Up to 40% Off Murder-Mystery

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

$98.17 $59

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

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Though the event itself is always held at the same location, the scenery at the SouthField Classic 5K Road Race Walk & Run changes every year. The beginner-friendly race exhibits the ever-shifting landscape that is SouthField: a 1,400-acre community that's planned to be built in staggered phases, much like a gingerbread house during an icing shortage. Each year's 5K winds down the community's secluded streets, showing off its new homes and tree-lined vistas. Afterwards, race organizers hand out prizes to the top individuals and teams.

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Boston,
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The Athletic Club, located in a renovated warehouse at 653 Summer, has a variety of weight loss options beyond standard workout machines. Consult with their staff dietician about your unfortunate lard-only diet, and she can guide you towards the in-house restaurant for some healthy alternatives. Da Club (as it's known by clever patrons) offers classes like “Group Kick” (martial arts and boxing), yoga, pilates, cycling classes, and the non-ancient art of “Zumba”— a Latin/Merengue/Reggaeton dance-fitness fusion, or the new millennium’s answer to the 90s sensation of “Cardio Funk”. Lovers of both fitness and dismemberment can partake in a “Legs, Butts and Guts” toning class.

653 Summer St
Boston,
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Though Yelpers have mixed feelings about the sometimes-noisy atmosphere, they praise The Playwright’s food and give it a three-star average. Nine Citysearchers give it an average of four stars.

658 E Broadway
Boston,
MA
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Cofounders Jill Tomich and Peter Lavelle had both been active in the fitness world before they opened Ultimate Bootcamp in 2004. Jill threw her energies into boxing, ballet, yoga, and blogging for a wedding diet-and-fitness website, and Peter, a native Irishman, was a triathlete. In all his pursuits, Peter adhered to the motto "We're not here for a long time—we're here for a good time."

This credo infuses all of the boot-camp programs. Campers from all across the fitness spectrum find accommodation as the workouts meet them close to home. Trainers never push too far, but always challenge. An energetic mix of outdoor-resistance and interval training layers patrons in svelte muscle, builds strength, and burns calories to promote weight loss more effectively than a rice cake's PR agent. Far from the stereotypical idea of a boot camp, encouragement and support roll in from instructors who foster cooperation and camaraderie between fellow boot campers.

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In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.

290 Northern Ave
Boston,
MA
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Indulge Salon and Day Spa offers a mélange of spa services within its sprawling and serene confines. Led by owner and movie-makeup artist Stacy Brewer McLarty, a skilled squad of professionals lies in wait to pamper patrons. The 60-minute microdermabrasion facial is a non-invasive yet effective method of getting up close and personal with pores. A trained technician unleashes an exfoliating treatment that collides with stale skin cells, which are shattered and swept away to reveal the ravishing, rosy glow inherent to the human face. Although this simple, nearly painless procedure generally requires no down time, some may experience short-term redness and flaking. Whether prepping for an important event or seeking improved aerodynamic flow during porpoise races, faces can find their heart's desire thanks to microdermabrasion.

637 E Broadway
Boston,
MA
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