Things To Do In Cambridge

Up to 43% Off Pottery Painting in Cambridge

Made By Me

Harvard Square

$46 $26

Aspiring artists and a friend paint pre-made mugs and other pottery pieces before staff escorts finished pieces to their date with the kiln

Charles Riverboat Company - 36% Off Architecture Boat Tour

Charles Riverboat Company

East Cambridge

$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 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

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

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

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

Up to 75% Off Self-Defense or Boot Camp

AMAC Gym

Cambridge

$150 $49

Students soak up self-defense skills while burning calories in a gym with a regulation ring, pole bags and ample floor mats

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

$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

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 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

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

$450 $248

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Up to 68% Off Muay Thai Classes

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

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

Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

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

50% Off Firearms-Safety Course

Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Students learn about marksmanship and firearms safety at a four-hour, state-approved class taught by military and law enforcement veterans

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Roshankish Krav Maga

Medford

$540 $297

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75% Off Boot Camp from Boston Bootcamp Guy

Boston Bootcamp Guy

Medford

$160 $40

Personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience challenges boot campers to burn fat and build muscle in regular 45-minute sessions

Up to 38% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Boston Whitecaps

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

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 65% Off BYOB Island Picnic to Spectacle Island

Boston Harbor Shuttle

Boston

$120 $59

Three-hour excursion ferries passengers to a verdant island in Boston Harbor for picnicking, hiking, and more

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

Up to 57% Off Boston Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour

Colonial Lantern Tours

Boston

$50 $25

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

50%% Off Kayak or SUP Rental from Boating In Boston

Boating in Boston

Carson Beach

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at Boating In Boston's Carson Beach location

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

51% Off Bowling for Up to Six at South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Bowl

$59 $29

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New England–born variation of bowling employs balls and pins smaller than standard 10-pin games

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 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

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

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

Laugh Boston – Up to 55% Off Standup

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

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

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour – Up to 48% Off

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $16

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Four stars from TBS's Sullivan & Son strut their standup roots for the third year in a row

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

Up to 54% Off Rowing Session for One or Two

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

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 56% Off Boat Cruises of Boston Harbor

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

50% Off Sailing Lesson or Cruise

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

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

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

49% Off Boston Beerathon for Two

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

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

Up to 61% Off Sail on Boston Harbor for 1, 2, 4 or 6

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

Up to 50% Off Golf Lessons

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

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 60% Off Sailing Lesson or Cruise

Piers Park Sailing Center

Jeffries Point - Airport

$85 $39

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Concept-based hands-on lessons in sailing fundamentals toward certification, or harbor & island tours aboard Sonar keelboats.

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

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

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

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 55% Off Intro to Crochet Course

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

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

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 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Jim Fenner Golf Professional

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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

Up to 55% Off Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

$38 $20

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

Up to 55% Off Personal or Semiprivate Training

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

55% Off Capoeira

Sinha Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

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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 58% Off Hip-Hop Fitness Classes

Sweat The Floor! Hip Hop Conditioning

Boston

$30 $15

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50% Off Pottery Lesson at Rokuro Pottery

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

50% Off New York Tour from Go Go U.S. Tour

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

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 75% Off Painting Classes at Art School # 99

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

Up to 56% Off Boot Camp

Next Level Fitness

Boston

$80 $37

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

45% Off Musical Instrument Course

Musicians' Playground

Boston

$180 $99

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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

55% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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Up to 58% Off Freedom Trail Tour

Tour of The Freedom Trail: The Path to Independence

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

The Z Spot

South End

$110 $52

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

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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

Husband-and-wife team and Prana Power Yoga cofounders Philippe and Taylor Wells foster an environment in which clients can explore holistic wellness through yoga, intensive workshops, and events. Instructors at each heated studio locations roll out the welcome yoga mats, encouraging students of all interests and skill levels, from mothers-to-be to veteran sun saluters, to build strong bodies and peaceful minds in a judgment-free environment. During athletic Vinyasa-style yoga classes, certified instructors crank up temperatures as high as 99 degrees before taking mat mavens through a sequence of sweaty postures linked with mindful breathing exercises designed to boost lung capacity to Sting-like levels. Meanwhile, visitors in search of a transformative experience can attend one of the studio's workshops or events, which range from juice cleanses to destination yoga retreats in Nayarit, Mexico.

585 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

Nubar radiates an assured air that comes from the stewardship of three generations of the Guleserian family. Their contemporary approach to classic cuisine manifests itself in seasonal dishes that have included roasted local haddock with saffron and duck breast with cherries and bok choy. Chefs use ingredients from local farms, fisheries, and bakeries to enhance their creations and cut down on the food's jet lag. Nubar's rooftop garden also enriches warm-weather fare with fresh-picked herbs and vegetables.

Set within the confines of the auspicious Sheraton Commander Hotel, Nubar wraps its guests in sleek lines and soothing hues of brown. Behind a bar made entirely of butter-yellow honey onyx, bartenders shake and stir artisanal spirits into classic or modern cocktails. With a cocktail, local beer, or wine glass in hand, patrons can recline on leather ottomans and admire the linear fireplace that separates the lounge from the dining room. Soft light cascades from wide cylindrical lamps and minimalist candelabras that stretch up the wall.

16 Garden Street
Cambridge,
MA
US

A 40-foot mahogany bar dominates the space at The Spirit Bar, allowing bartenders to slide any of the 50 available brews to patrons while they watch up to eight different games on 12 televisions, including seven 42-inch plasma screens. The bar's year-round premium sports packages keep the apple-red walls echoing with the sounds of professional baseball, hockey, or college football, and it hosts viewings of every college-basketball tournament game and pay-per-view ultimate-fighting event. Dartboards and weekly pub-trivia nights help keep patrons occupied in between athletic broadcasts.

Even the menu strives for an inclusive neighborhood feel, featuring an eclectic combination of international and regional comfort foods. The cooks slather wings with one of 17 different sauces—such as chipotle-bourbon barbecue, caribbean jerk, or garlic and parmesan—and they hand-form each Angus-beef burger patty. Fried fish 'n' chips evoke the menu of a transatlantic pub, and nachos with homemade salsa and guacamole recall flavors from south of the international date line.

2046 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

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