Activities in Camp Verde

Two-Hour Nocturnal Jeep Tour for One, Two, or Four from Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours

Rio Verde

As they explain how to survive a night in the desert, guides point out mule deer, horses, bobcats, and other critters along the river

$130 $65

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Two- or Four-Hour Wakeboarding Boat Rental with Optional Lessons at BlackShell Boat Club (Up to 54% Off)

BlackShell Boat Club

Rio Verde

Aboard a MasterCraft X30 speedboat specifically designed for wakeboarding, groups learn to ride the waves from a licensed instructor

$316 $158

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$699 for a Three-Night Grand Canyon Trek from Trans-Sierra Club ($1,150 Value). Six Dates Available.

Trans-Sierra Club

Grand Canyon National Park

Guides lead up to nine hikers on an four-day, 35-mile hike looping through the Grand Canyon; includes back-country meals and snacks.

$1,150 $699

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Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Oak Creek Vineyard and Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Oak Creek Vineyards

Camp Verde-Sedona

Varietals such as merlot, syrah, and chardonnay served in an adobe tasting room veiled by white curtains

$34 $18

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Two- or Three-Hour Guided Horseback Trail Ride for One or Two from Cowboy Way Adventures (Up to 56% Off)

Cowboy Way Adventures

Multiple Locations

Veteran wranglers lead horseback riders through Arizona's rocky cliffs and rivers, with trails and regions varying by season

$75 $37

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Mining Days Vehicle Tour for Two or Four from Ghost Town Tours (Up to 45% Off)

Ghost Town Tours

Jerome

Climate-controlled van takes you to historic mines, where a knowledgeable guide shares facts about the region’s industrial past

$90 $59

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Couples Wine-Tasting Package or Double-Date Retreat Package for Four at Passion Cellars (Up to 51% Off)

Passion Cellars

Multiple Locations

Sample Arizona-grown wines, including the fruit syrah, oak-barrel-fermented merlot, and cranberry-agave wine

$40 $20

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$72 for 60-Minute Horseback Trail Ride for Two at Trail Horse Adventures (Up to $130 Value)

Trail Horse Adventures

Cottonwood

Horseback riders traverse such terrain as riverbeds, desert & forests of cottonwood trees & look for local wildlife

$130 $72

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Vineyard Tour for Two or Four from Sedona Adventure Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Sedona Adventure Tours

Verde River Adventure Center

Three- to four-hour tours take passengers to three boutique vineyards

$144 $72

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Sedona Jeep and Holiday Lights Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Red Rock Western Jeep Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours

Two-hour Cowboys and Canyons Sunset Jeep Tour with a one-hour Sedona City Lights Tour

$178 $93

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Four-Hour Rental of Two- or Four-Seater Tomcar or Four-Seater Polaris from Sedona Off-Road Center (Up to 47% Off)

Sedona Off-Road Center

Sedona

Off-road vehicles provide a thrilling way to see Sedona Red Rock country on your own pace

$198 $104

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$51 for Guided Jeep Tour from Arizona Safari Jeep Tours in Sedona (Up to $99 Value)

Arizona Safari Jeep Tours

Sedona

Guides well-versed in anthropology and conservation helm tours that showcase local flora and fauna or motor through rough off-road terrain

$99 $51

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Wine Your Way Tours from WineToursOfSedona.com (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

WineToursOfSedona.com

Sedona

Guides pick up guests anywhere in Sedona for scenic tours of Arizona’s myriad vineyards and wineries

$105 $49

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Sedona 2-hour Jeep Tour plus Trolley Tour from A Day in the West (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

A Day in the West Jeep Tours

Sedona

Jeeps captained by seasoned guides lead guests on an extreme trail through Sedona’s back country, followed by a scenic city Trolley Tour

$208 $109

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85-Minute Trolley Tour Through Sedona for Two or Four from Red Rock Magic Trolley (Up to 48% Off)

Red Rock Magic Trolley

Sedona

Trolley tours led by local guides take passengers through Sedona’s high desert landscapes of Bell Rock or the Boynton Canyon

$58 $30

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Rough Rider Canyon Jeep Tour in Sedona for Two, Four, or Six from Earth Wisdom Jeep Tours (Up to 40% Off)

Earth Wisdom Jeep Tours

Sedona

Experienced guides steer rugged Jeeps to the canyon rim or amid the red rock formations

$150 $93

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$51 for Off-Road Desert Segway Tour from Adventures Out West ($85 Value)

Adventures Out West

Multiple Locations

Riders rumble off the beaten path on Segway X2s during 1.5-hour jaunts replete with prehistoric landscapes and saguaro cacti

$85 $51

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$34 for a Harlem Globetrotters Game at Prescott Valley Event Center on February 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. ($57 Value)

Harlem Globetrotters

Prescott Valley Event Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$57 $34

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Wildlights and Animal Sights Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary (Up to 50% Off)

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

Prescott

Holiday light display at a zoo with more than 150 rescued native and exotic animals such as black bears, tigers, and emus

$10 $5

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Planes of Fame Air Museum for Two or Four (46% Off)

Planes of Fame Air Museum

Valle

When the museum opened in 1957, it housed 10 planes; today it hosts more than 40

$13.90 $7.50

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Sleigh Ride with Hot Cocoa and Bonfire for Two or Four at Hitchin' Post Stables (Up to 50% Off)

Hitchin' Post Stables

Hitchin' Post Stables

Scenic horse-drawn sleigh rides glide through the Coconino National Forest

$90 $48

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Historic Downtown Bike Tour, Haunted Bike Tour, or Craft Beer Bike Tour from AZ Pedal Tours (Up to 43% Off)

AZ Pedal Tours

Flagstaff

Cyclists take to Flagstaff’s streets astride comfortable bikes, exploring its historically rich downtown, haunted sites, or local breweries

$50 $30

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One Full-Day Admission for Two or a One-Year Membership to the Museum of Northern Arizona (Up to 38% Off)

Museum of Northern Arizona

Flagstaff

The gorgeous grounds include special curated exhibits and outdoor areas, covering thousands of years of local history

$20 $13

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$195 for Four-Hour Rental of 24-Foot Pontoon from Scorpion Bay Marina ($395 Value)

Scorpion Bay Marina

Peoria

24-foot pontoons seat up to 10 and include a bimini top

$395 $195

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Horseback Riding at Desert Palms Equestrian Center (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Desert Palms Equestrian Center

Desert View

Lifelong equine enthusiast who assisted in the training of a Triple Crown winner shows proper horseback riding and horsemanship techniques

$100 $49

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One Personal Training Session from Belles Womens Fitness (65% Off)

Belle Womens Fitness

Anthem

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

$60 $21

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes, or 10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Cave Creek (Up to 78% Off)

CrossFit Cave Creek

Cave Creek

CrossFit classes utilize continuously varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity

$179 $39

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$59 for a Spartan Race Entry and One Spectator Pass to the Arizona Sprint on February 8 ($110 Value)

Spartan Race

Salt River

The challenging three-mile race takes place among the punishing hills and muddy terrain at the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds

$110 $59

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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$25 for $55 Worth of Gymnastics — Dynamite Sports

Dynamite Sports

Fountain Hills

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

$55 $25

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Yoga Village (Up to 73% Off)

Yoga Village

Multiple Locations

Students of all skill levels bend, stretch, and relax in nearly 60 yoga classes offered at two spacious studios

$70 $19

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Guided Horseback Trail Ride for One, Two, or Four from Fort McDowell Adventures (Up to 52%Off)

Fort McDowell Adventures

Salt River

Guides train visitors in horseback-riding basics before leading them on a trail ride that crosses the Verde River

$60 $30

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Four Painting Classes for One or Two or Painting Party for Up to 12 from Pat Serie Art Classes (Up to 59% Off)

Pat Serie Art Classes

Emerson Art School

Experienced artist leads informal painting classes or party at choice of location; all supplies included

$185 $93

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One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Amenzone Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

Back-to-the-basics fitness routines motivate clients with workouts that use body weight and car tires

$180 $39

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Lazy D Rockin' P Ranch Wagons & Teams (Up to 46% Off)

Lazy D Rockin" P Ranch Wagons & Teams

Downtown Wickenburg, Ortega Parking Lot (behind Anita's)

Guests relax in horse-drawn carriages as knowledgeable guides point out historic sites in Wickenburg

$80 $45

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Adult Admission for Two or Four to Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Wickenburg

Explore artifacts of the Old West and Arizona culture including a collection of paintings and sculptures made by Western women

$18 $9.50

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Beginners' Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform at CG Martial Arts ($150 Value)

CG Martial Arts

Surprise

Beginners train with experienced instructors to learn the basics of martial arts

$150 $49

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15 Martial Arts Classes at Legendary Martial Arts (78% Off)

Legendary Ata Martial Arts

Surprise

Martial arts and fitness classes are available for the whole family, such as ATA Taekwondo, HIIT Kickboxing, and Krav Maga

$200 $44

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Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes or 10 Classes at CrossFit Arms (51% Off)

CrossFit ARMS

Surprise

With encouragement from their coaches and fellow CrossFitters, students perform functional-fitness exercises

$100 $49

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4-Week Martial-Arts Starter Course and Uniform for 1 or 2 Kids at 2 Knuckle Sports MMA Academy (Up to 77% Off)

2 Knuckle Sports MMA Academy

Surprise

Children age 5-to-13 learn life skills such as self-confidence, focus, and discipline during four weeks of basic martial-arts lessons

$145 $36

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Private Golf Lessons from Antoine M. Dumas Golf Professional (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Antoine M. Dumas Golf Professional

Union Hills Golf and Country Club - Sun City/Glendale

Lessons with teaching professional and Tiger Woods look-alike include tips for improving your swing, short game, and strategy

$60 $30

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Visit for a Child or Adult to Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium (Up to 25% Off)

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Phoenix

Zoo houses more than 600 species, including lions and penguins, and invites guests to feed some of them, such as the giraffes and stingrays

$15.25 $13

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Four or Six Weeks of Fitness Boot-Camp Classes at TASK Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

TASK Fitness

Multiple Locations

45-minute small-group classes combine one-on-one fitness guidance with workouts designed to burn up to 1,000 calories

$59 $20

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Two-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for One, Two, or Four From White Tank Stables (Up to 49% Off)

White Tank Stables

Waddell

Atop majestic horses, riders take a guided tour past plants and animals indigenous to the desert of White Tank Mountain Regional Park

$75 $41

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$29 for Month of Unlimited Fit Camp or 21-Day Fat Furnace Program at Profile Fitness AZ ($240 Value)

Profile Fitness AZ

Multiple Locations

Emphasizing on nutrition, trainer with over a decade of experience slims clients with exercises such as weightlifting or body-weight drills

$240 $29

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"Disney's The Little Mermaid" or "Legally Blonde The Musical" at Arizona Broadway Theatre (Up to 33% Off)

Arizona Broadway Theatre

Arizona Broadway Theatre

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Disney classic about a mermaid who longs to be human, or musical adaptation of the Reese Witherspoon film about a sorority law student

$75 $50

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One-Week Kids' Ice-Skating and Activities Camp at AZ Ice (50% Off). Nine Options Available.

AZ Ice (Peoria)

Peoria

Counselors take charge of kids for five days, leading ice-skating lessons, broom ball, arts and crafts, and other indoor activities

$169 $85

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$19 for 18 Holes of Golf with Range Balls at Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant (Up to $18.66 Value)

Peoria Pines Golf and Restaurant

Peoria

18-hole “power executive” course packs 11 par 3s, five par 4s, and two par 5s into a 4,412-yard, par 63 layout

$37.66 $19

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$149 for a 2,000-Foot Glider Flight for Two from Certified Glider Rides ($299 Value)

Certified Glider Rides

Peoria

Glider experience includes preflight procedures & a majestic flight with scenic views 2,000 feet above ground

$299 $149

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$49 for One Month of Kids' Kung Fu Classes at United Kung Fu ($99 Value)

United Kung Fu

Peoria

Little Tigers classes teach Kung Fu basics as well as focus, discipline, coordination, balance, courtesy, and respect to kids aged 4–7

$99 $49

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Eight Fitness Classes or One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Entourage Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Entourage Fitness

Arrowhead Fountains Center

Small-group fitness classes build muscle, burn fat, and increase flexibility

$80 $19.99

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$10 for $20 Worth of Sports Camp at Central Basketball League

Central Basketball League

Bedford Village

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

$20 $10

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5 or 13 Small-Group Sports-Performance Training Sessions at Center for Athletic Performance (50% Off)

Center for Athletic Performance

Peoria

Trainer guides groups of six or fewer through a workout regimen tailored to individual fitness needs and sport-specific demands

$150 $75

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Private Horseback-Riding Lessons for One, Three, Four, or Five at Cuadra San Benito (Up to 77% Off)

Cuadra San Benito

Peoria

Students of all ages and ability levels can study different riding styles, from beginning lessons to dressage, with a riding champion

$75 $39

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$167 for a Sunset Cruise on Lake Pleasant for Four from Sailboat Shop ($295 Value)

Sailboat Shop

Peoria

Two-hour cruise sends four passengers aboard a wind-powered sloop, gliding over the calm waters of Lake Pleasant at sunset

$295 $167

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10 or 15 Group Fitness Classes at Positively Fitt (Up to 84% Off)

Positively Fitt

Peoria

Instructors guide students through classes that focus on cardio kickboxing, boot-camp drills, and TRX suspension training

$150 $29

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One, Three, or Five All-Day Rock-Climbing Passes with Gear Rental at Ape Index Rock Climbing (50% Off)

Ape Index

Peoria

Guests burn calories while they scale 32-foot walls, swing from top ropes, and climb the face of a 3-D globe

$20 $9.99

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$9 for Five Custom Ceramic-Painting Sessions at Color Me Mine ($50 Value)

Color Me Mine

Lake Pleasant Towne Center

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$50 $9

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$44 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Drum Lessons with Keith

Drum Lessons With Keith

Peoria

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

$100 $44

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Two Personal Training Sessions at RDL Training LLC (65% Off)

R D L Training

Peoria

We will show you what we can do for you, and we will put you through a workout according to your goals

$60 $21

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$16 for Two 60-Minute Indoor Trampoline Jump Sessions at Sky Zone ($28 Value)

Sky Zone Sports -- Peoria

Peoria

Indoor trampoline park with room for open jumping, a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes, and separate spaces for activities such as dodgeball

$28 $16

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Tandem Paragliding Instructional Flight for One or Two from Paradrenalin (Up to 52% Off)

Paradrenalin

Pleasant Valley Airport

20­–30-minute tandem flights begin with basic training and end with breathtaking views of the Arizona landscape

$240 $125

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$35 for a FlyBoarding Session at Pleasant Harbor Boat Rental ($60 Value)

Pleasant Harbor Boat Rental

Peoria

Guests stand on a board attached to a hose powered by a jet ski, which propels them up to 30 feet above the water’s surface for 15 minutes

$60 $35

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Admission, Family Star Night, Space Tots Class, or Space Simulation at Challenger Space Center (Up to 41% Off)

Challenger Space Center

Fletcher Heights

A new satellite exhibit, interactive planet-catching exhibit, real space-shuttle landing-gear tire, and imagination playground blocks

$16 $11

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$179 for $325 Worth of Jet-Ski Rental — Fun For Rent

Fun For Rent Llc

Peoria

From the merchant: Comes with 2 Jet Skis and a trailer. Pick up in town, take it to one of several lakes in the Phoenix Valley.

$325 $179

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All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Peoria

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

$100 $19

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$29.99 for Three Months of Unlimited Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at Siege MMA ($417 Value)

Siege MMA

Peoria

Classes such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Submission Wrestling combine self-defense techniques with physical fitness

$417 $29.99

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Four-Hour Fishing Trip for One or Two at The Hook Up Outfitters in Peoria (Up to 55% Off)

The Hook Up Outfitters

Peoria

Chartered trip includes high-quality equipment & expert guides who tailor experience to clients’ needs & makes great gift for dads

$150 $72

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Try Diving Course for 1 or 2, or Accelerated Beginner Course at Scuba Professionals of Arizona (Up to 49% Off)

Scuba Pros of Arizona

Peoria

Instructors guide students through classroom and training to get acquainted with scuba diving

$50 $26

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All-Day Paintball Package for Two or Four with Equipment Rental and Paintballs (Up to 45% Off)

Cowtown Paintball

Peoria

In an expansive multiterrain setting with an urban desert theme, groups play Capture the Flag, elimination, and other games

$85 $51

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$45 for $100 Worth of Sports Camp — Peoria Diamond Club

The Peoria Diamond Club (peoria Sports Complex)

Vistancia

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

$100 $45

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$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($55 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

In one-hour classes, punch through 3-minute rounds or roundhouse kick your way toward a fitter body

$55 $19

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$34 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga AZ – Paradise Valley and Scottsdale ($160 Value)

Bikram Yoga AZ – Paradise Valley and Scottsdale

Multiple Locations

Bikram yoga students move through 26 poses and two breathing exercises in a heated room, building strength, stamina, and flexibility

$160 $34

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Martial Arts or Krav Maga Classes at USA Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

USA Martial Arts

Paradise Valley

Seasoned instructors imbue students with confidence and self-defense skills during martial arts or krav maga classes

$145 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Tone-Up or CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Infinite Strength (Up to 69% Off)

CrossFit Infinite Strength

Scottsdale

Tone-Up is a total-body workout for all levels that focuses on both aerobic and strength training; CrossFit improves functional fitness

$125 $39

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Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on November 7–January 3 (Up to 33% Off)

"A Ghostly Crime" or "Get a Clue or Die" or "Deadly Housewives" or "Murder! More or Less...a comedy?"

Orange Tree Golf Resort

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Murder mysteries inspired by Clue and Desperate Housewives turn audiences into detectives as they feast on a three-course meal

$97.47 $65

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$12 for Entry to the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival on Saturday, January 10, 2015 ($20 Value)

Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival

Downtown Scottsdale

Food fest for vegetarians, vegans, and those who just want to learn more about healthier and sustainable eating; benefits Farm Sanctuary

$20 $12

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart, Range Balls, and Lunch Credit at Westin Kierland Golf Club (Up to 44% Off)

Westin Kierland Golf Club

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Trio of nine-hole courses offers variety during rounds with range balls and lunch credits

$187 $114

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Hundreds of animals from around the world roam the spacious, natural habitats on Out of Africa Wildlife Park?s 104 acres. Tours of the Wildlife Preserve jaunt past gray wolves and spotted hyenas, while a 30-minute African Bush Safari travels through a 22-acre high-desert-plains habitat where lions and tigers roam the hillside. Caretakers, colorful toys, and brain-tickling games of chess entertain Bengal and Siberian tigers in the Tiger Splash?s 35'x50' pool. Guests eager to interact with the park?s critters can hold anacondas and boas at the Giant Snake Show or tag along with caretakers feeding lions and tigers with 800 pounds of raw food. Check out Out of Africa Wildlife Park's YouTube or Twitter page for more information.

3505 W SR-260
Camp Verde,
AZ
US

Arizona Equestrian Connection at Jackpot Ranch's most dazzling amenity: 72 acres of land in the Verde Valley with endless blue sky above. Tranquil ponds reflect the scenery around them as the light mist from fountains floats out over the pastures, gazebo, and previously un-misted surfaces. Guests can climb to a three-story treehouse for a spectacular view of the Verde River, rocket down a water slide that also doubles as part of the ranch's irrigation system, or wander a petting zoo populated by deer, goats, pigs, rabbits, and other feathered and fuzzy creatures. After swaying in a hammock in the shade, playing horseshoes, or doing a little catch-and-release fishing, travelers can cozy up in one of six teepees large enough to sleep six people or one dozen mini horses who are using up their Jackpot Ranch vacation days before the end of the year.

2025 W Reservation Loop Rd
Camp Verde,
AZ
US

Rather than the yachts and sailing vessels often associated with boat clubs, the BlackShell Boat Club's fleet features vehicles that get you a little closer to the water. The club's boats are designed for fun on the waves in the form of waterskiing, wakeboarding, and wakesurfing, inviting passengers to leave churning wakes in the otherwise calm surface of Bartlett Lake. All parties have an instructor hop aboard to help novices master the basics of balancing on the water and more expert sailors learn tricks, swinging skiers side-to-side in the boat's wake so they can practice leaping into the air or diving into the lake headfirst to catch fish with their teeth. Those in a more relaxed mood can simply lounge on deck and enjoy the views of the Tonto National Forest.

20808 E Bartlett Dam Rd.
Rio Verde,
AZ
US

In 1966, Chuck Mabery bought a cattle ranch that dated back to the late 19th century, planting the seeds of the Blazin' M Ranch. After stints herding and growing vegetables, the flood of 1993 forced the Mabery family to start over, inspiring them to show off their musical talents at a traditional chuck-wagon dinner staged on the property. Fully renovated in 2010, the ranch now hosts an authentic Arizona frontier town where visitors can experience the cowboy life through such activities as lassoing mechanical steers, shooting wax bullets out of a real Colt .45, and learning how to easily covert ten-gallon hats into metric. A selection of shops fits customers out in Western-themed apparel, the copper Spur Saloon serves local wines and microbrews, and a museum delves into the history of the ranch, pioneer-era Arizona, and the Yavapai-Apache Nation. An old-time photo studio, "Pistols and Petticoats", allows groups to have their likeness captured while wearing Victorian costumes. At the museum, the unique Wood'n West Gallery enthralls visitors with moving dioramas of Western life, hand carved over 30 years by a master whittler.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Cottonwood,
AZ
US

There are a lot of words one can use to describe barbecue sauce. Some are sweet, some spicy, and some tangy. But at the AZ Rhythm & Ribs festival, only one adjective matters: best. The KCBS Competition takes all comers, restaurant and solo operation alike, to vie for the best barbecue title in the categories of chicken, pork ribs, pork, and beef brisket. Other awards include best dry beans, best sauce, best dessert, and the Anything Goes award, given to a chef who makes the best side dish. Guests vote for their choice with samples—some included with entry—and cleanse their palate between bites with micro-brewed beers from all over the country. Meanwhile, country and southern rock stars make tunes as zesty as the savory stars of the show.

10905 East Pear Tree Drive
Cornville,
AZ
US

Sourcing grapes from their own vineyard?as well as four other vineyards across the state?the winemakers at Page Spring Cellars are able to craft an eclectic variety of wines at a sunny, picturesque estate. Imagined and brought to fruition by owner and winemaker Eric Glomski, vintages and blends range in style from a delicate and nuanced sangiovese to the understated chenin blanc. At the stately tasting room, curious visitors sip samples from the collection of wines or, every third Thursday, work their way through a tapas-style winemaker dinner with pairings. Perhaps more spectacular are the outdoor spaces, which host summer stargazing with astrophysicists or picnics enjoyed on a deck that runs alongside a gurgling creek with splendid oral hygiene.

1500 N Page Springs Rd
Cornville,
AZ
US