Activities in Porter Square

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

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

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

Trademark Tours

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

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 57% Off Kids' Tumble Gym Passes

Together in Motion

East Arlington

$69 $34

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Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym's padded floor

50% Off Cambridge Historical Tours

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 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

Up to 44% Off a Visit to Indoor Playspace

Inside Playground

East Watertown

$10 $6

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Shoeless tykes romp through inflated structures, ball pools, and sit-down games and puzzles in an indoor playplace

Up to 43% Off Harvard Walking Tour

The Hahvahd 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

Boston Super Tours – 26% Off Chocolate, Brews & Views Tour

Boston Super Tours

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$78 $58

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Upper Deck Trolley takes passengers to three locations to taste wine, beer, and chocolate

Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

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

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

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

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

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Majestic Yoga Studio

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

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

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

Half Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Spirit Expeditions

St. Elizabeth's

$50 $25

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

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

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 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 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

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 78% Off a Card for 10 Rounds of Golf

Mass Tour Card

Multiple Locations

$450 $99

The pass grants golfers one round at 10 area courses, including Maplegate Country Club and The Bay Pointe Club

Up to 69% Off Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$238 $79

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Group dance lessons introduce beginner couples or singles to the basic moves, and private lessons let students work on more advanced skills

Up to 70% Off Indoor Rock Climbing

MetroRock

Multiple Locations

$280 $129

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Climbing facility's ropes course, walls, and bouldering formations build climbers into scaling savants

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

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

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

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

Up to 56% Off Classes at Borealis Yoga

Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

68% Off Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio

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

45% Off Fitness Classes

IMPACT Boston

Malden

$95 $52

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

Up to 61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

TEEM Performance Training

Danehy Park

$96 $45

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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

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

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 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 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

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Clases

Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit

Waverley Square

$150 $39

Work up a sweat with intense CrossFit routines that incorporate functional moves to increase agility and strength

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

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 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 Discover Scuba Class

East Coast Divers

Allston

$100 $50

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

Up to 52% Off Taste of Allston Food Festival 

Taste of Allston

North Allston

$60 $29

Annual festival introduces some of the city's culinary gems as 20+ restaurants mingle with live music and kid-friendly fun

45% Off Art Camp

Globe Trotter

Watertown

$500 $275

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

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

52% Off at Boston Boxing & Fitness

Boston Boxing

North Allston

$115 $55

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

Up to 75% Off Adult and Youth Martial Arts Classes

AMAC Gym

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 73% Off Fitness Classes

The Body Center Fitness

Brookline Village

$130 $39

Experienced trainers keep workouts interesting and results-driven by creating new, intense challenges and keeping class sizes small

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 88% Off Martial-Arts Lesson Packages

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

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

Up to 54% Off Strength Training and Conditioning Classes

Athena School of Arms

Medford

$180 $99

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

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

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 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 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

Up to 82% Off at The Ring Boxing Club

The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

Up to 51% Off a Sushi-Making Class

Sea To You Sushi

Brookline Village

$140 $69

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Adept sushi chefs instruct on how to construct and serve rolls during events that include all-you-can-eat sushi

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 65% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

The Body Center

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

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

70% Fitness Package at Mount Auburn Club

Mount Auburn Club

Cambridge/Watertown Line

$668 $199

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Health coaching and fitness design session kick off two months of fitness with four personal-training sessions and a health-club membership

Up to 50% Off Fenway Park Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

Fenway Park

$150 $75

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

50% Off Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt

Team Player Productions - Goose Island Events

The Baseball Tavern

$50 $25

Goose Island sponsors a beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through Boston in search of five golden eggs

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

41% Off Beer and Wine Festival

Red, White, & Brew Summerfest

Boston Center for The Arts

$59 $35

Wine and beer fest offers sips from around the country

Up to 77% Off Summer Pool and Gym Memberships

Atlantis Sports Club

Multiple Locations

$499 $149

Summer memberships include classes and gym access as well as swimming in indoor and outdoor pools

$8 for a Factory Tour at Taza Chocolate

Taza Chocolate

Union Square

$15 $8

During 45-minute tours, small groups learn about the chocolate-making process and equipment, and choose organic chocolates to take home

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

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 56% Off Ice-Hockey Lessons

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

$100 $49

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

50% Off Night of Painting at Paint Corner Art Bar

Paint Corner Art Bar

Cambridge

$35 $17.50

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

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Combining her love of art and travel, Deb Colburn created Nomad to provide local homebodies and world-weary backpack buffs alike an opportunity to explore and purchase unique collections of clothing, jewelry, textiles, art, and home furnishings from around the world. Nomad is a supporter of eco-friendly clothing and fair-trade goods, often purchasing items directly from artisans. Pillage through a profusion of vibrant clothing to discover fashionable, one-of-a-kind sweaters or blouses, or pretend to be Bihari royalty with ornate ear adornments from the wide selection of domestic and international trinkets. Consider adorning a living-room shrine or baby's room with a piece of global folk art, such as a Día de los Muertos skull or a colorful, screaming dragon.

1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

Baron Baptiste's signature brand of yoga has transformed lives. It has optimized the performance of the Philadelphia Eagles and empowered impoverished youth in Nairobi. It has lifted the spirits of war veterans and counseled gang members in Los Angeles. On a day-to-day basis, it has improved the physical health and mental acuity of Bostonians, who can practice the discipline under the tutelage of Baron Baptiste himself.

At his eponymous studios in Brookline and Cambridge, Baptiste joins a team of instructors who promulgate his teachings through classes, teacher-training programs, and workshops. Classes take place in 90-degree studios that boost detoxification and flexibility. In addition to fitness-centric classes, the studio offers guided meditation classes that establish the focus and clarity of mind required to read the entire Gutenberg Bible while riding a rollercoaster.

2000 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

If you've never been to a Healthworks gym before, today's Groupon is just for you (sorry, regulars). It gets you a "class pass," which lets you attend classes at any of Healthworks' five locations: Back Bay, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, or Salem. You can also use the locker rooms, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools. Work out, then relax in the bubbling waters and daydream about how good you'll look when bathing suit season rolls around. And because Healthworks is women-only, Larry Leering and Stanley Stare-Master won't be around to ogle you as you bust the moves.

35 White St
Cambridge,
MA
US

To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.

The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.

1764 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

Massage Therapy Works

A ballroom dancer for more than 20 years, Richard Green understands how the body communicates. His work in ballet and modern dance instilled in him a deep fascination with structural alignment, muscular energy, and balance, as well as a comprehensive understanding of how the body heals from injury. Today, at Massage Therapy Works, he helms a large staff of highly trained massage therapists who customize each treatment chosen from a long list of therapies. Thai bodywork increases lymphatic drainage through massage and passive yoga poses, helping decompress joints and increase range of motion, while sports massages help active individuals prevent or recover from injuries sustained on the field or while acting out slow-motion replays. Meanwhile, classic techniques such as deep tissue and therapeutic massage assist in the removal of physical tension and mental stress and oncology massage helps bodies better manage symptoms of cancer treatment through gentle strokes, energy work, and guided meditation.

255 Elm St
Somerville,
MA
US

Unlike the premium-cable version of Curious George, ComedySportz shows eschew racy material, going so far as to place a brown paper bag over the head of any performer who crosses the boundaries of good taste. The game-based comedy format pits two refereed teams of improvisers against each other, drawing from a repertoire of more than 100 improv scenes for their battleground. Over the course of 7 to 12 games, the red- and blue-clad teams may perform in Shakespearean verse or rapidly fast-forward and reverse a scene at the referee's whim. The audience, meanwhile, is tasked with generating suggestions, choosing the winners at evening's end, and gently consoling the losing team with made-up aspirational quotes.

This formula has proved successful since 1984, when the first ComedySportz flung open its curtains. Now, the franchise has expanded to major comedy hubs including Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. The latest addition to the fold, ComedySportz Boston, lassos the same spirit and off-the-cuff hilarity as its predecessors, dazzling onlookers with its teamwork, clean but uproarious humor, and ability to turn an audience suggestion into a fully fleshed out scene.

255 Elm Street
Somerville,
MA
US

Porter Square Scene