Things To Do In Bristol

Up to 69% Off Women’s Yoga Classes

Bristol

$150 $49

Expert instructors lead women of all fitness levels through gentle or power yoga classes

45% Off Personal Training

Plainville

$150 $83

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Up to 67% Off Boot Camp

Thomaston

$99 $39

High-energy classes include intense 45-minute workouts that use tires, gymnastics rings, and weightlifting to strengthen the entire body

Up to 74% Off Women's Kickboxing Classes

Farmington

$149.95 $39

Learn self-defense moves during kickboxing classes, which tone muscles and burn fat.

Up to 53% Off Trail Passes and Ski Equipment

Farmington

$62 $29

Groups of two or four can glide smoothly over wooded trails, outfitted with rented boots, skis, and poles

Up to 53% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Canton Green

$49.95 $25

Martial-arts classes for adults and kids aged 5 and older boost self-confidence, discipline, and patience

Up to 52% Off Kids' Bounce Playtime

Canton

$72 $36

Inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and bounce houses entertain kids during open play; the after-school program also offers tutoring

Up to 88% Off Karate Classes

Unionville / Farmington

$239.99 $29

Karate classes for children help foster discipline, respect, physical fitness, & self-defense in a fun & creative way

Up to 76% Off at CrossFit Gulls

Farmington

$125 $49

Trainers use functional-fitness exercises and scientific research to improve clients' athletic composition, with sessions geared toward kids

Up to 71% Off Dance Lessons + Practice Party

Canton Valley

$460 $135

Since 1990, the dance studio has provided private and group lessons in ballroom dancing

Up to 88% Off Group Fitness Training Classes

Farmington Professional Park

$599 $89

Certified trainers lead group training sessions inside a gym with locker rooms, flat-screen TVs, and a protein-shake bar

Up to 52% Off at Westwoods Golf Course

Farmington

$87.28 $43

18-hole course demands accuracy and consistency as golfers weave around bunkers and over rivers and lakes

Up to 45% Off Movie Ticket and Snacks

Simsbury

$23.50 $13

Theater nestles moviegoers snacking on large popcorn and soda into high-back rocking chairs for Dolby Digital–surround-sound presentations

50% Go-Kart Racing at Checkered Flag Raceway

Berlin

$30 $15

Quarter-mile track sends racers zooming in one of three types of go-kart designs, with on-track computerized timer keeping score.

YWCA New Britain – Up to 53% Off Membership and Training

New Britain

$35 $17

Trainers help clients through an exercise regimen that includes circuit, cardio, and weight training; also track progress and set goals

92% Off Gym Membership to Big Sky Fitness

Multiple Locations

$329 $25

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Personal trainers root routines in science, propelling clients to noticeable results with the help of fitness classes and healthy shakes

New Britain Museum of American Art – Up to 48% Off Admission

New Britain

$24 $13

Collection of 10,000 works of art includes oils, acrylics, and sculptures culled from more than 300 years of American artistic endeavors

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

50% Off

New Britain

$40 $20

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87% Off at Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$145 $19

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

Up to 53% Off Comedy Magic Show

Trinity-On-Main

$17 $8

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A hypnotist and an illusionist stage a show filled with eye-popping acts and plenty of humor

Up to 54% Off at Extreme Paintball

Waterbury

$79.98 $40

Six paintball fields stretch across 50 acres and are monitored by refs to ensure safe paintball excursions

Up to 65% Off at East Coast Training Systems

East Coast Training Systems

$115 $40

Martial arts instructors teach students of all ages and abilities American/Filipino Kun Tao techniques while motivating them to get fit

Up to 52% Off Racing Experience at The Racing School

Multiple Locations

$289 $139

Even people with no racing experience can get behind the wheel of a race-proven stock car and drive around a professional speedway

Up to 87% Off All-Day Paintball Package at Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

$140 $19

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

63% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Watertown

$40 $15

Burn calories and de-stress during one-hour kickboxing classes that teach self-defense, discipline, and centeredness

55% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Evolution Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

Indoor and outdoor interval routines use an array of mats, free weights, and nearby playground equipment to build strength and endurance

Up to 60% Off CrossFit and On-Ramp Classes at CrossFit Meriden

Meriden

$90 $45

Trainers design constantly changing workouts based on principles of strength training, plyometrics, cardio, and gymnastics

Up to 79% Off Classes at Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Newington

$90 $19

Students ages four and up develop self-confidence and self-discipline as they master the art of taekwondo

Up to 69% Off Assessment or Personal Training

Newington

$89.99 $39

Metabolic testing measures a persons current fat burning ability and informs them how to maximize fat loss

"All Shook Up" – Up to 40% Off Rock Musical

Warner Theatre

$26 $16

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Based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, this musical comedy of errors sets romantic entanglement to a soundtrack of Elvis hits

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Litchfield

$24 $12

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Wine tasting includes a sampling of the cheese of the day, a cellar tour, and keepsake glasses

The New Children's Museum – Up to 44% Off

West Hartford

$29.50 $17

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Museum engages kids with hands-on and interactive activities and exhibits, including a wildlife sanctuary and planetarium shows

45% Off Personal Training

West Hartford

$200 $110

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Up to 48% Off Golf at Simsbury Farms

West Simsbury

$113.50 $59

18-hole, par 72 course hosts tournaments including the Connecticut State Women's Amateur Championship

51% Off Kids' Boot Camp and Parkour Classes

The Playgroum

$69 $34

Boys and girls ages 8–12 can have fun and get fit in age-appropriate boot camp-style classes and ninja-inspired parkour classes

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Avon

$150 $67

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Up to 67% Off Mommy and Me Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$75 $29.99

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An intense outdoor bootcamp class that helps tone the body while kids play in sight

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

51% Off Yoga at Balanced Body Chiropractic Center

Naugatuck

$120 $59

Yoga classes help burgeoning students explore exercise, breathing, and meditation to strengthen both their minds and bodies

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons in Amenia

Amenia

$50 $25

Hands-on horseback-riding lessons encourage students to learn how to groom, tack and ride horses

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

The Mark Twain House and Museum – Up to 46% Off

Asylum Hill

$36 $20

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Hartford

$110 $49

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Up to 67% Off Kids' MMA Classes at Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Parkville

$80 $29

Ages 8–13 gain learn self-defense techniques from pros in an MMA program that combines striking, wrestling, and Brazilian jujitsu grappling

44% Off Dance Lessons

Parkville

$45 $25

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44% Off Yoga Classes

New Hartford

$18 $10

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Up to 71% Off Classes at Racquels Addiction Fitness

The Fitness Loft

$130 $39

A lineup of fun, focused fitness classes includes Zumba, piloxing, boot camp, circuit training, and more

49% Off Introductory Flight Lesson at Fly GForce

South Meadows

$285 $145

Gold Seal–certified instructors school aspiring pilots during introductory flight lesson that includes 30 minutes of in-air training

Up to 77% Off Pole-Dance Classes

Downtown

$149.95 $39

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Engaging pole-dancing classes strengthen men or women while bolstering flexibility; parties introduce three to nine women to pole dancing

Up to 50% Off at Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

$16 $8

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First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

Up to 55% Off Movie and Popcorn from Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

$20 $9

Customers enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions from Dealflicks.com

45% Off Personal Training

Wethersfield

$400 $220

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Up to 85% Off Classes at RockFit Bootcamp

Wethersfield

$199 $29

Trainers organize functional, high-intensity workouts that incorporate boxing bags and kettlebells to help improve quality of life

Up to 59% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Wallingford

$95 $39

Black-belt instructors teach kids and adults the practical self-defense tactics of budo taijutsu

Up to 86% Off at Baran’s Kenpo Karate

Wallingford Center

$70 $19

Students build discipline, mental focus, and self-confidence during classes taught in a supportive and inclusive environment

$12 for a Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal with historical facts

Up to 61% Off Golf Instruction

Cromwell

$75 $29

Proper swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination constitute the focal points of instructional sessions from a Class A PGA member

Up to 52% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Middletown

$160 $80

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Learn to temper chocolate and craft ganaches while sipping champagne before taking home samples

Half Off Golf at Banner Country Club

Moodus

$84 $42

Carts traverse 6,015 yards of picturesque Connecticut countryside and golfers swat through tree-lined fairways and open pastures.

25% Off Membership to Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club

Middlebury

$1,836 $1,385

Families gain access to state-of-the art swim, tennis, and fitness facilities, with water-spray features and a playground for the kids

Up to 51% Off Tennis Clinics

Glastonbury Center

$28 $15

Tennis players of any level can sign up for a clinic led by pros that teach the skills needed to improve strokes and game performance

50% Off Fitness Classes

Glastonbury

$20 $10

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50% Off 8 Drop-in Classes

Glastonbury Center

$60 $30

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Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Village Green Plaza

$215 $29

Professional martial-arts instructors focus on instilling both children and adults with skills, confidence, and self-discipline

Up to 53% Off Outdoor Fun in Woodbury

Woodbury

$79 $39

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Visitors enjoy activities such as swimming, tubing, ziplining, or rolling down a mountain inside a giant inflatable sphere

Up to 87% Off Classes at Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios

Multiple Locations

$225 $29

Shaolin-certified instructors teach students of any age how to defend themselves and build confidence

Up to 76% Off Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Southbury

$95 $29

During private lessons, instructors teach students ballroom dance in a one-on-one setting

44% Off Personal Training

Southbury

$70 $39

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Up to 81% Off Kickboxing Classes

Southbury

$100 $29

Kickboxing challenges students to punch and kick through energized sessions; Krav Maga teaches street-effective self-defense techniques

Up to 77% Off Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Hamden

$115 $39

Muay thai or Brazilian jiu jitsu classes; instructor learned from legendary Gracie family

49% Off Martial Arts

East Hartford

$99 $50

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52% Off Two-Hour Crossbow Lesson

Bethany

$60 $29

A certified instructor teaches crossbow basics such as caring for gear, the parts of the bow, and how to shoot

71% Off Group Personal-Training Sessions

Pride Fitness

$85 $25

Personal trainer specializes in core training, balance, flexibility and TRX suspension exercises

Half Off an Intro to Fencing Class

Bloomfield

$50 $25

Classes introduce students to the appropriate equipment and fundamental techniques of fencing

86% Off Youth Karate Classes

South Windsor

$205 $29

Kids’ karate classes teach tykes to block, strike, and grapple, as well as build confidence and respect for others

Up to 88% Off Strength and Conditioning Classes

South Windsor

$207 $29

Build lean muscle and boost your metabolism in these results-oriented small-group classes

Up to 88% Off Catalyst Boot Camp or Kids' After-School Fitness

Manchester

$234 $29

Boot camps build full-body muscle systems rather than isolated muscle groups; kids get fit and have fun as they learn about good nutrition

Up to 81% Off at Totally Kickin' Fitness

Manchester

$374 $79

Women learn saucy dance steps, body-sculpting calisthenics, or stamina-building kickboxing moves at female-focused fitness studio

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With three floors of interactive exhibits, Imagine Nation keeps tykes aged 2–10 and their parents engaged for hours of synapse-firing fun. Tunnels filled with natural decor await youngsters in the museum's indoor jungle-themed playscape, where they can shake excess energy out of their bounding legs in preparation for naptime or hibernation season. In the ESPN center, kids can pretend to be sportscasters as they sit behind the desk of a model TV set, replete with real equipment from the Worldwide Leader in Sports.

The museum also boasts a health exhibit in which children can don hospital attire and explore a model newborn nursery and an operation table, ideal for parents trying to nudge their child toward a career as a hypochondriac. After whippersnapper's minds have been blown learning about the cosmos at the space exhibit, they can unwind with drinks and snacks at the old-fashioned soda fountain, which winds the clock back to the 1940s with the help of a player piano.

1 Pleasant St
Bristol,
CT
US

Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates with INSANITY routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.

400 Middle St
Bristol,
CT
US

224 N Main St
Bristol,
CT
US

Pequabuck Golf Club traces its origins back to 1902, when it welcomed its first fairway explorers as a 5-hole course. After surviving the putter shortage of the Great Depression, the verdant grounds underwent a massive redesign by renowned golf-course architect and author Geoffrey St. John Cornish, who dreamt up more than 200 courses and was reincarnated as a golf cart now free to graze the land.

Under Cornish’s talented eye, Pequabuck became an 18-hole course that incorporates the rustic beauty of nature as its challenging terrain. The course takes golfers on a tee-to-green journey across its mature pine forest, over the Bristol Reservoir that runs through its fairways, and past the railroad tracks that drop off vagabond caddies on two fairways.

After conquering the 18th hole, golfers can head to the clubhouse for casual fare and drinks at The Pequabuck Pub, which features an outdoor patio with views overlooking the course.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 69 course
  • Length of 6,015 yards
  • Course rating of 70.2
  • Slope rating of 118
  • See the scorecard

56 School St
Plymouth,
CT
US

American Clock & Watch Museum’s staff and visitors never have to worry about keeping track of time. Inside a Federal-style home originally built in 1801, curators display more than 1,500 clocks and watches from a collection of more than 5,500, making it one of the largest in the world behind the legion of wristwatches glued together to form Big Ben. Guest curators showcase timepieces from different eras and manufacturers, from antique clocks to art deco accessories made in the Jazz era. Visitors can admire clock maintenance in action on the first and third Friday of each month when the “Ol’ Cranks” wind more than 70 of the museum's historic items. Visitors can also learn more about their own antique treasures by consulting with the museum staff during scheduled evaluation events.

100 Maple St
Bristol,
CT
US

The NRA-certified instructors of Your Pistol Permit have one goal: to instill in their students responsible handgun practices as outlined by the National Rifle Association. To do this, they lead the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course, blending both classroom and range training so students feel comfortable handling a firearm and auditioning for the next Police Academy movie. Along with demonstrating the proper mindset needed to responsibly operate a handgun, instructors teach terminology, stance, loading and unloading, and firearm cleaning. They also offer private instruction for clients who prefer training tailored to their skill level.

22 Pine Street
Bristol,
CT
US