Things To Do In Boston

Barry Gibb – Up to 47% Off Concert

TD Garden

$66.40 $35

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On his Mythology tour, the legendary singer-songwriter salutes his brothers in a set spanning the entire Bee Gees catalog

50% Off New York Tour from 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 38% Off Mozart's "Don Giovanni" Opera

Boston University Theatre

$40 $25

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Mozart's opera follows the adventures of an unrepentent playboy antihero

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 40% Off Mahler's Ninth

Symphony Hall

$88 $56

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Mahler's final completed symphony meditates on death with distorted waltzes and a dissonant sendup of Baroque counterpoint

Up to 45% Off "Star Trek" Convention

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

Walker Stalker Con 2014 – Up to 62% Off

Westin Boston Waterfront

$31.60 $16

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

Up to Half Off The Amazing Johnathan, Robert Kelly, or Aisha Tyler

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $15.50

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Cozy theater hosts bumbling magician Amazing Johnathan, foul-mouthed radio personality Robert Kelly, and proudly nerdy podcaster Aisha Tyler

50% Off Zombie Problem-Solving Game

Boston

$28 $14

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

Up to 50% Off Bridal-Tradeshow Admission

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Attend one of seven 2014 bridal tradeshows featuring wedding specialists, planners, and product vendors

Up to 53% Off at 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 58% Off from 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

94% Off 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 56% Off Two- or Three-Night Stay at 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

40% Off Basketball or Volleyball Camp

Lower Roxbury

$350 $210

Boys an girls ages 8–17 hone basketball or volleyball skills during day-camp sessions led by experienced instructors

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

Back Bay

$45.70 $22

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Intimate, 30-year-old venue hosts emerging and established comedians such as Mike Koutrobis and Orlando Baxter

50%% Off Kayak Rental from Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at five locations

Up to 45% Off Speedboat-Captaining Experiences for Two

North End

$159.95 $99

Boston's skyline backdrops 90-minute self-piloted voyages across Boston harbor that pass famous vessels & Charleston Navy Yard

Up to 22% Off Sunset or Day Sail for Two

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 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

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

Up to 55% Off Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise

Boston

$38 $20

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

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown

$50 $25

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

39% Off from City Wine Tours

Multiple Locations

$66 $40

Groups stroll through Harvard Square or the Back Bay area, stopping in at local restaurants to sample and learn about various wines

55% Off Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

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Up to 57% Off Boston Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour

North End

$50 $25

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

50% Off Services

Boston

$80 $40

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Up to 58% Off Lessons at City Golf 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

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

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

Up to 56% Off Boot Camp

Boston

$80 $37

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

45% Off

Boston

$180 $99

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Up to 82% Off Classes at 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 58% Off Freedom Trail Tour

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

Up to 53% Off Zumba at The Z Spot

South End

$110 $52

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

Up to 55% Off at 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 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Boston

$40 $20

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

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson for 1 or 2

Bolton

$75 $35

Riding lessons led by positive instructors with an emphasis on basic skills for beginners or advanced jumps for more experienced riders

Up to 80% Off at 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 54% Off at Animal Adventures

Bolton

$24 $12

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

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes

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 51% Off Discover Scuba Class

Allston

$100 $50

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

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Boston

$450 $225

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Up to 82% Off at The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Bell-in-Hand Tavern

$90 $45

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

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den – Up to 52% Off

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians at energetic venue

Big Apple Circus's "Luminocity" – Up to 42% Off

City Hall Plaza

$38 $22

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Circus troupe entertains with award-winning acrobats, contortionists, clowns, and humanely trained animals

Up to 50% Off Fine Art Show

The Boston Center for The Arts

$15 $8

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Peruse and purchase modern to contemporary furnishings, fine art, jewelry and more from 50 galleries and dealers

50% Off Model Behavior Workshop

Golden Fox Studios

$120 $60

Professional model teaches students how to walk the runway and apply makeup; event includes meet-and-greet with fashion photographers

Up to Half Off at CraftBoston Spring

South End

$30 $15

90 artists display & sell unique & limited-edition work in furniture, jewelry, clothing & home décor

Up to 52% Off All-Access St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

$50 $24

All-access pass gives revelers wristbands for unlimited entry to pubs and drink discounts for all four days of the Boston Pub Crawl

Up to 46% Off Body Worlds Exhibit at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall

$23 $12.50

More than 200 authentic human specimens give spectators a look at organs, muscles, and blood vessels during this exhibit at Faneuil Hall

Up to 70% Off Youth or Adult Martial Arts Classes

South Boston

$99 $39

Kids as young as 3 leap into Karate and Judo; older kids and adults can enroll in Karate,Self Defense, Judo, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Boston Chamber Music Society – Up to 41% Off Concert

Sanders Theatre - Harvard University

$27 $16

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Acclaimed chamber ensemble performs works by Beethoven, Mozart, and others

Charles Riverboat Company - Up to 41% Off

East Cambridge

$17 $11

Captain and crew lead river tour or sunset cruise past Harvard, Fenway Park, and historic sights along Charles River

50% Off Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge

$30 $15

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Guides dressed in period clothing lead guests around famous locations, sharing more than 400 years of history

Up to 76% Off MMA-Style Fitness Classes

Central Square

$120 $39

Choose from several programs that blend strength and aerobic training with natural movements to prepare for MMA or other combat sports

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

Classes for all fitness and experience levels emphasize breath control, gentle movements, and body alignment

Up to 75% Off Adult and Youth Martial Arts Classes

Cambridge

$190 $49

Instructors impart self-defense techniques to adults and kids in spacious gym equipped with bags, pads and a regulation ring

Up to 43% Off Harvard Walking Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

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

Up to 53% Off Harvard Walking Tour for 2, 4, or 6

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

Half off Salsa Classes at Salsa y Control

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

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

Up to 61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Danehy Park

$96 $45

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

Up to 60% Off Hot Yoga at Prana Power Yoga

Multiple Locations

$145 $58

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Cheery studio heated to 95–99 degrees hosts daily, all-level Vinyasa classes taught by team of certified yoga instructors

Join Legends of the Boston Jazz Scene for an Intimate Evening Concert

Winter Hill

$40 $40

Head to a private studio to hear the sounds of Agachiko, a local band featuring renowned jazz and big band musicians

Up to 70% Off Classes at Broga Yoga

Multiple Locations

$140 $49

Judgment-free yoga classes for men of all skill levels

Up to 51% Off Swing Dancing Lessons and Party

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

Up to 65% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Brookline Village

$115 $45

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

Up to 80% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

Class options include Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, strength and conditioning, and striking

50% Off Membership at Larz Anderson Auto Museum

South Brookline

$30 $15

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A chateau-style, converted carriage house filled with automotive exhibits and tours

Half Off Anderson Comedy Show

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows see sketches and local comedians

68% Off Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio

Downtown Everett

$60 $19

Expert instructors pass on their skills to both children and adults during classes in Ballroom and Latin dance

Up to 53% Off Classes at CrossFit RBP

1 mile from the Wellington MBTA station

$209 $99

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

Up to 70% Off Yoga Therapy Sessions

Jamaica Plain

$120 $59

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

Up to 71% Off Kickboxing at Cervizzis Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$59 $19

Fitness kickboxing classes cover basic self-defense techniques that also help burn calories and boost cardiovascular health

Up to 55% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

West Revere

$110 $50

Martial-arts classes include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing

Up to 67% Off at Red House Martial Arts

Malden

$100 $39

Learn to kick and spar in these martial-arts classes designed to build strength and confidence

45% Off Fitness Classes

Malden

$95 $52

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Up to 38% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Hormel Stadium

$16 $10

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After winning the league title and posting an undefeated record last season, the Whitecaps continue their pursuit of perfection

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$450 $248

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Up to 68% Off Muay Thai Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

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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,
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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,
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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
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Established in 1896, William J. Devine Golf Course inspires greens-goers to hone their strokes at one of the oldest public courses in the nation. William J. Devine Golf Course's more than 6,600 yards were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the famed architect behind New York’s Central Park and the concept of sea level, and redesigned by the “Michelangelo of golf” Donald Ross. The course has earned a 72.1 course rating, a bent-grass-slope rating of 120, and a “va-va-voom” rating on the gorgeous index. Across nine holes (up to a $29 value), putters maneuver through manicured fairways and precarious sand traps on a golf cart (an $11 value) as they sense the ghostly presence of legends, including Willie Campbell, who became the first head professional at the course; precocious prodigy putter Bobby Jones, who fine-tuned his stroke on the grounds; and George F. Grant, the inventor of the golf tee and organic astroturf, who pioneered minority play at the course.

1 Circuit Drive
Boston,
MA
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As the sun makes its retreat into the horizon, the whales of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary come out to play. Their elephantine fins slap the waters with such zeal that the pod seems to be putting on a performance for the catamaran of whale watchers in their midst. This end-of-day nature show experienced by passengers aboard Boston's Best Cruises’ New England Aquarium Whale Watch is hardly a rarity, as the ship’s crews guarantee sightings of these gentle giants with each excursion.

Champions of the natural beauty of Boston Harbor and the area’s rich maritime history, Boston's Best Cruises’ expert crew sets sail on cruises to suit all manner of interest. Along with their whale watches, Boston’s Best Cruises whisks passengers away on Harbor Cruises that grant unimpeded views of the Boston skyline and the King Kongs pumping fists within its skyscrapers. The Salem Ferry facilitates leisurely cruises between Boston and the historic city, and aquatic outings to the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area enable activities such as sunset clambakes, hiking, and fishing.

1 Central Wharf
Boston,
MA
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RIB Adventure Tours conduct informative history tours and scavenger hunts around Baltimore Harbor, even when the horizon becomes a blur; all tours take place aboard 26-foot-long rigid, inflatable speedboats. Built to Navy SEAL specifications by a local Massachusetts boat manufacturer, the boats keep riders secure aboard jockey seats. On guided history tours, passengers snag high-speed glimpses of harbor landmarks including lighthouses and forts, whose history guides can expound upon. During scavenger hunts, guides prompt passengers to look for environmental clues and give individual scores. Captains and tour guides brief passengers on safety before all excursions and supply them with high-grade waterproof cameras to take pictures of passing scenery.

More relaxed cruises from partner Hestia Cruises, onboard the 32-foot sailing yacht Hestia, might drift past the USS Constitution or out into the outer harbor. The ship is manned by a captain, a full crew, and friendly cocker spaniel named Ensign. Guests can help with the sailing duties, but padded seats and a BYOB policy for those of age may encourage them to sit back and relax.

269 Commercial Street
Boston,
MA
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