Things To Do In Cambridge

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

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

Up to 58% Off Walking 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

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 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 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 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

$8 for a Factory Tour at 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

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 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

Up to 56% Off Classes at Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

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

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$540 $297

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Up to 61% Historical European Martial Arts Classes

Medford

$100 $49

Historical European martial arts classes, derived from 15th- to 19th-century writings, including longsword, broadsword, and military sabre

55% Off Boot Camp

West Medford

$129 $58

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Up to 76% Off Classes at MG Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

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Calories melt and muscles ripple during group fitness classes for exercisers of all levels

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

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

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 27% Off from Boston Super Tours

Boston

$33.33 $25

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

Up to 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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

Up to 75% Off from Boston's Bootcamp

Boston

$89 $35

Personal trainer fills one-hour classes with cardio intervals, resistance-band exercises, and agility drills

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 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

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

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

Up to 56% Off Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl

The Bell in Hand Tavern

$40 $20

Participants don free t-shirts (1 per ticket package) and beads as they move from bar to bar, imbibing drink specials and snacks as they go

Big Apple Circus's "Luminocity" – Up to 41% Off

City Hall Plaza

$70 $42

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 51% Off Sushi-Making Class or Party at Sea To You Sushi

Multiple Locations

$160 $79

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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 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

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

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In the early ’70s, Boston-area resident Mike Farny dreamed of creating affordable outdoor recreational activities for his community to enjoy. In May of 1973, Mike set up shop in the MDC Norumbega Police Substation of Newton/Auburndale and began realizing his dream. The location—directly next to the historic Totem Pole Ballroom—perfectly enabled the environmentally friendly practice of canoeing and kayaking. Mike's vision blossomed over the years to include four other locations, each offering rentals, tours, and instruction.

Today, on-staff guides lead tours of the Charles River and Boston Harbor to educate participants in ecosystem conservation, view the skyline and sunset, or explore historic structures. Select trips also include lunch to fuel participants as they navigate difficult waterways and jump through flaming hoops. To prepare customers entering the water for the first time, instructors coach riders of all levels in private or group lessons at the paddling school, which draws on more than 30 years of instructional tradition. Staffers can also equip boaters in the shop—where P&H and Boréal kayaks hang alongside Tahoe paddleboards and Wenonah canoes, dreaming of one day being the inspiration for a traditional sea chantey. Crew members help clients choose their ride and accessories from these selections and others through free daily demonstrations.

500 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge,
MA
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Soni Anderson has been a yoga enthusiast since infancy. As a baby in the Fiji islands, she received yoga massage from her grandmother while her grandfather danced and performed stories from ancient Hindu texts. Her village endorsed meditation and an Ayurvedic lifestyle, prompting Soni to practice her asanas alongside extended family and friends as she matured. Today, as the owner and head teacher of SoniYoga, she strives to combine her grandfather's playful mindset with the therapeutic customs of her homeland.

SoniYoga focuses on the Hatha style, though its studio also embraces restorative, Kundalini, and yin and yang postures during certain classes. A serene atmosphere of acceptance welcomes all students to challenge themselves each time they visit, whether they wish to push the boundaries of their flexibility with a more advanced pose or with a more restrictive suit of armor. Soni also channels her holistic upbringing by offering Ayurvedic counseling, products, and massage services which can help customize a wellness plan for clients based on their body types.

290 Concord 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

Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

151 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge,
MA
US

Caryn Connarton, owner of Beyond Fitness Pilates Studio, has earned certifications in nearly every fitness fad of the last decade. Though spinning strengthened her quads and aerobics bolstered her endurance, only Pilates delivered full-body results. In her opinion, it's the best form of exercise for people who want to increase their flexibility, improve their posture, and build longer, leaner muscles. At her studio, Connarton and fellow instructors lead group classes that often incorporate several props—BOSU balls build core strength, foam rollers stretch muscles, and rubber chickens tone participants' sense of humor. Instructors also offer private and semiprivate equipment sessions and specialized workouts for specific populations.

31 Smith Pl
Cambridge,
MA
US

The Zamboni finishes its final methodical sweep across the Kendall Square Ice Skating Rink, leaving behind only a smooth, glassy surface. The illuminated floors of the surrounding office buildings and the twinkling holiday lights of the nearby trees reflect vividly off the ice for a precious moment before the calm is broken by scores of skaters spilling out into the rink—sliding, dashing, and casually loping through the cold evening air.

This is the scene at the 2.5-acre Kendall Square each day from mid-December through mid-March, provided the weather cooperates. Skaters can rent hockey and figure skates or bring their own blades for spins around the rink. They can pause between laps to warm themselves with a hot chocolate from the snack bar or a bear hug with an unsuspecting stranger.

300 Athenaeum St.
Cambridge,
Massachusetts
US