Things To Do In Boston

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

Women's Fitness of Boston

Downtown

$60 $25

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

Tango Lovers Company Show at Berklee Performance Center on Friday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 31% Off)

Tango Lovers Company Show

Berklee Performance Center

$49 $34

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

Boston Harbor Island Cruise or Romantic Sunset Cruise for Two from Classic Harbor Line (Up to 47% Off)

Classic Harbor Line

Boston

$76 $45

1920s-style yacht takes passengers past sites such as Fort Independence, Long Island Head Light, and Old North Church

Private Chartered Boat Cruise from Karma Crew Yacht Charters (Up to 56% Off)

Karma Crew Yacht Charters

Boston

$1,800 $989

Take in views of Boston Harbor aboard a private chartered yacht for your social or corporate events

$33 for the Boston Beerathon for Two on Saturday, September 6 ($65.28 Value)

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

Two-Hour Private Sailing Lesson or Leisurely Cruise for Up to Four from Courageous Sailing (50% Off)

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

90-Minute Haunted Walking Tour for Two or Four from Haunted Boston Ghost Tours (Up to 67% Off)

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

Downtown

$36 $14

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

8 or 12 Boxing Fitness Classes with Hands-On Training at Boston Boxing & Fitness (52% Off)

Boston Boxing

North Allston

$115 $55

Certified instructors lead boxing courses designed for all skill levels, with emphasis on fitness over combat

Two-Hour BYOB Traditional Sailing Adventure on Boston Harbor from Come Sail Away Now (Up to 61% Off)

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

Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. at Wilbur Theatre on Friday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Frank Santos Jr.

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $15.50

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Comic hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. gives participants funny and racy suggestions during an R-rated hypnotism shows

Themed Party Cruise Entry for One on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from Boston Boat Party(Up to 43% Off)

Boston Boat Party

Boston

$33.64 $20

Join other revelers aboard this floating party, where live music and DJs get the party thumping

Two or Four Ultimate One-Hour Golf Lesson Packages at Jack Gale Golf Lessons (Up to 50% Off)

Jack Gale Golf Lessons

Boylston

$270 $148

New England PGA Teacher of the Year Jack Gale leads comprehensive lessons that include video analysis and equipment evaluation

"Bye Bye Liver" for Two at Hennessy's on August 1–September 26 (Up to Half Off)

"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

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

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

Sunset Harbor Cruise for Two from Boston Green Cruises (Up to 59% Off). Morning and Afternoon Also Available.

Boston Green Cruises

Boston

$56 $23

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

Super Duck or 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

$33.33 $25

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sky Zone Boston

Boston

$30 $18

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

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

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boylston

$24 $12

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

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

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

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

$75 for Entry & Spectator Pass to Fenway Park Spartan Sprint on Saturday, November 15 (Up to $150 value)

Spartan Races

Fenway Park

$150 $75

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

$29 for Duck Tour from Boston Duck Tours & Bonus Harvard Tour from Trademark Tours (up to $33.59 Value)

Boston Duck Tours

Multiple Locations

$33.59 $29

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WWII style amphibious cruiser ushers guests down Boston's streets & waterways during award-winning tour; includes bonus Harvard walking tour

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

Standup Comedy at Dick Doherty's Comedy Den (Up to 52% Off)

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

Four-Week Intro to Crochet Course for One or Two at Stitch House (Up to 55% Off)

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

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

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

Admission or Membership to 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

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

Jim Fenner Golf Professional

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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

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

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

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

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

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

$38 $20

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

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

FrantzWorld Gym

Boston

$50 $25

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

$27 for $60 Worth of Capoeira — Sinha Capoeira

Sinha Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

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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

$200 $99

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

Three or Six Hip-Hop Fitness Classes from Sweat The Floor! Hip Hop Conditioning (Up to 58% Off)

Sweat The Floor! Hip Hop Conditioning

Boston

$30 $15

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One or Three 60- or 90-Minute Private Pottery Lessons for One or One Lesson for Two at Rokuro Pottery (50% Off)

Rokuro Pottery

Allston

$80 $40

Lessons focus on the fundamentals of using a potter's wheel or build on the pottery-making skills that students have

Painting with Supplies for One or Two at The Urban Art Bar (Up to 56% Off)

The Urban Art Bar

Boston

$45 $22

Resident artists guide small groups of students in the step-by-step re-creation of a painting as the class sips on wine, beer, or cocktails

Boston Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Colonial Lantern Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Colonial Lantern Tours

Boston

$50 $25

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

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

Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

$70 $29

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

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

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

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

Child-and-Adult Art Workshops, Painting Class for Two, or Three Art Classes for One at Art School # 99 (Up to 75% Off)

Art School # 99

North Allston

$120 $59

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MacDowell Colony fellow Alexandra Rozenman helps painting pupils to realize their goals through color theory and composition basics

Four Bootcamp Classes or Four Weeks of Twice-Weekly Bootcamp Classes at Next Level Fitness (Up to 56% Off)

Next Level Fitness

Boston

$80 $37

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

$99 for $180 Groupon — Musicians' Playground

Musicians' Playground

Boston

$180 $99

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes, or 1 or 3 Months of Unlimited Classes at Back Bay Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Back Bay Fitness

Boston

$150 $39

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

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

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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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

$29.90 $14.95

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

10 or 20 Zumba Classes at The Z Spot (Up to 53% Off)

The Z Spot

South End

$110 $52

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

Cider House Tour for Two or Four at Downeast Cider House (Up to 50% Off)

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

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

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

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

Fused-Glass Jewelry-Making Class for One or Two at Luke Adams Gifting Co. (Up to 63% Off)

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

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

$50 $20

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

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

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

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

Godin's Premier Martial Arts

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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

Steel River Yoga

Redeem from Home

$300 $165

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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

$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

One or Two Months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai Classes at Broadway Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

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

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

East Coast Divers

Allston

$100 $50

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

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

Ur Training

Redeem from Home

$120 $66

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Swaby Tae Kwon Do Academy (50% Off)

Swaby's Tae Kwon Do Academy

Boston

$450 $225

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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

$95 $59

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

$149 for One Year of Weekly Live Webcast 3D Drawing Lessons from Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom ($297 Value)

Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom

Online Deal

$297 $149

Students of all ages learn 3D drawing techniques in live, online classes led by Emmy-winning artist Mark Kistler

SUV Airport Service from Target Limo Services (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

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

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

Eclectic Karate

Redeem from Home

$140 $77

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

Kick to Fit

Online Deal

$299 $89

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

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

The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

Pizza & Little Italy Tour for One, Two, or Four from Boston Pizza Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Boston Pizza Tours

North End

$39 $19

Little Italy walking tours hit five Freedom Trail stops and three pizzerias for sample slices

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

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

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

$169 $119

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

$29 for Open-Jump Sessions at Jump On In ($60 Value)

Jump On In

Boston

$12 $5.80

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Kids clamber through giant inflatable obstacle courses, slip down slides, and burn extra energy bouncing and jumping

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate Boston

On Location

$324 $20

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

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

DB Strength And Conditioning

Redeem from Home

$112 $62

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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

$375 $150

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

Yoga Packages at Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square. (Up to 73% Off). Two Options Available.

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

Show at Medieval Manor Theatre Restaurant Through September 27 (Up to 51% Off)

Medieval Manor

Medieval Manor

$43 $21

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A King, a Minstrel, a Jester, an Oaf, and Wenches trade adult quips, sing songs, and interact with the dining audience

Summer Party Cruise for One or Two from Boston Event Guide (Up to 76% Off)

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

90-Minute Outdoor Rowing Session for One or Two on the Charles River from Community Rowing Inc. (Up to 54% Off)

Community Rowing Inc.

Community Rowing Boathouse- Charles River

$37 $17

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Experienced coaches lead rowers along the Charles River, teaching essential rowing techniques

$26 for a 90-Minute Sunset Cruise for Two from Massachusetts Bay Lines ($48.40 Value)

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

Make Your Own Seasonal Fruit Preserves with a Master Foodie

Cooking and Canning Workshop

Jamaica Plain

$40 $40

Leah Waldo immerses you in the basics of jams, jellies, and preserves from cooking to canning

Standup for Two at Laugh Boston Through September 7 (Up to 55% Off)

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

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

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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
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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

Yes, you can hear the cheers of Red Sox fan's during a home game at Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill at Fenway. And the park's right field wall is easily viewed from a spacious rooftop deck. But the interior is what really reminds you that you're dining at the brainchild of the Sox's beloved announcer and former second baseman. Katharine Q. Seelye of The New York Times said in a 2010 article, "The most striking feature inside the restaurant is the view—on television. Two outsize high-definition televisions, measuring 11 feet long and costing $225,000 each, hang above the bar." The "screen monsters" make you wonder if you've stumbled onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange or a spaceship control-deck manned by extraterrestrial sports fans. If you can't find a seat near the bar, there are 30 60-inch high-def televisions scattered throughout the pub.

Jerry Remy's generously portioned menu has caught as much attention as its collection of huge TVs. Robert Nadeau of the Boston Phoenix said, "Most of the scoring on this menu comes out of a Texas-style barbecue smoker," citing the authentic taste of the beef brisket and the juiciness of the smoked half-chicken. Bella English of the Boston Globe agreed that the large smoker located in the parking lot makes “succulent brisket, ribs, and chicken,” and reported that the huge desserts "must be seen to be believed."

1265 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

Within the bustling Faneuil Hall, Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar’s old-style décor transports diners to Mexico, while authentically crafted enchiladas and burritos complement more than 100 kinds of tequila. Since its opening, which caught the attention of the Boston Herald, Mija Cantina has delighted tongues with fresh guacamole and queso fresco. Diners hoist sails above their tables and grip knives betwixt their teeth before casting off with red snapper, lobster, and swordfish, or stay on solid ground with grilled steak and seared chicken breast. A selection of sides rounds out meals with additions ranging from the spicy lime mayo of corn on the cob to a simmering portion of pinto beans, bacon, and chorizo, whose protein boosts muscles after an evening workout or before a late-night battle royale.

Mija Cantina's décor, highlighted by NECN’s TV Diner and Thrillist, incorporates sun-bleached wood reclaimed from a Wyoming highway, iron candelabras, and leather booths to recreate the feel of a cantina from the past. Vaqueros celebrate romantic anniversaries of the day they married their six-shooters in the glow of lanterns or in the fresh breeze of outdoor seating as they quaff tequila made with 100% blue agave.:m]]

1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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

Boston Scene