Things To Do In Cary

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

57% Off at Yoga Seva Studio

Crystal Lake

$115 $49

Yoga studio offers classes such as multilevel, beginner, and Level 1 for students who have begun training and will advance at their own pace

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

55% Off Roller Skating

Crystal Lake

$22 $10

Skaters of all ages circle the gleaming 17,000 sq. ft. rink at family-centric fun center

Up to 61% Off Music Classes at Kindermusik By Lisa

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seasoned instructors lead parents and children up to 7 years of age through play activities incorporating music and movement

Up to 61% Off Instrument or Voice Lessons

Crystal Lake

$63 $29

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30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

Up to 65% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Superior Healthclub

Crystal Lake

$100 $40

Shed fat and build lean muscle in challenging indoor boot-camp classes

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Classes at K-Star Fitness

Lake in the Hills

$150 $39

Exercisers sweat their way through intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

Up to 74% Off Unlimited Kettlebell Classes at MMA Underground

Lake in the Hills

$100 $29

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

Up to 70% Off at FitChick Boot Camp

Lake in the Hills

$149 $49

Trainers challenge gals with indoor and outdoor fitness boot camps designed to build functional strength

Up to 55% Off Adult Krav Maga Classes

Lake in the Hills

$94 $45

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

Up to 63% Off Running Training Program

Sunset Park

$180 $72

Certified running coach develops personalized program with weekly tips, email and phone support, and Wednesday-night group runs at 6:30 p.m.

46% Off Bicycle Rental

Wauconda

$35 $19

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

50% Off Private Yoga, Holistic Life Coaching, or Energy Healing

Wauconda

$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 for $100 One Month of Childrens Martial Arts

Wauconda

$100 $50

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

Up to 66% Off Kickboxing or Nit-Chi Classes

Wauconda

$100 $39

Nit-chi classes are rooted in the signature Gangi kung fu method, which blends yoga-inspired conditioning with martial-arts combat

Up to 55% Off Horse Riding Lessons in Wauconda

Wauconda

$40 $19

Lessons with successful, lifelong equestrian start beginners out with riding basics; lessons also help experienced riders hone their skills

Santa's Village Azoosment Park – Up to 49% Off

East Dundee

$39.50 $20

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Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with Santa-themed village, extensive zoo, and thrilling rides

Up to 81% Off Paintball Package

Paintball Explosion

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include admission to area field and all necessary equipment

Up to 59% Off Bowling with Drinks and Shoes

Carpentersville

$141.50 $59

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

Half Off at Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness

Carpentersville

$50 $25

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Martial-arts and fitness center hosts fast-paced Zumba classes and cardio kickboxing that uses actual boxing technique

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Port Barrington

$195 $95

Lessons focus on the basics or skills such as cantering and jumping with a patient approach and the incorporation of dressage principles

50% Off Indoor Play-Place Visits

Lake Zurich

$52.50 $26

Kids roam free in 7,700 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swings, and soft basketball court

Up to 60% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Hawthorn Woods

$110 $49

Two or four 30-minute lessons cover the essentials of horseback riding

50% Off Indoor Paintless Paintball

Lake Zurich

$50 $25

Reball markers fire soft, reusable balls that are similar to paintballs but without paint; players duck & cover behind inflatable obstacles

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$130 $49

Beginner-friendly yoga classes or challenging classes such as Vinyasa Flow and Sculpt classes enable students to work at their own pace

50% Off

Lake Zurich

$40 $20

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

58% Off Pilates or Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$140 $59

Group mat pilates and yoga sessions help improve flexibility and fitness

68% Off Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba

Lake Zurich

$60 $19

Discover Scuba offers a brief introduction of all the ins and outs of underwater excursions

Up to 49% Off Alshon Jeffery Signing Event

McHenry West High School

$169 $109

Meet breakout wide receiver Alshon Jeffery as he signs a print, football, or canvas; photo ops available to fans who bring their own cameras

Up to 51% Off Hunter-Jumper Riding Lessons

Richmond

$40 $20

Riding lessons teach burgeoning equestrians how to handle riding obstacle courses in the hunter and jumper styles

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Nunda

$105 $49

Instructors help students develop confidence and coordination during 30-minute horseback-riding lessons suited for riders of all levels

Up to 56% Off at Mayer School of Irish Dance

Gilberts

$60 $27

Instructors teach beginners aged 5-19 traditional Irish step dance techniques and routines

Half Off Driving-Range Practice

Marengo

$30 $15

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20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

Up to 52% Off Private Horseback Riding Lessons

Hampshire

$60 $29

In a one-on-one setting, a horseback riding instructor teaches students the basic fundamentals of steering and controlling a horse

51% off Cemetery Ghost Hunt from Haunted Hometowns

Elgin

$90 $45

Ghost-seekers walk through moon-lit cemeteries in the dead of night during tour as guides relate tales of local specters

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Southwest Elgin

$150 $29

Kickboxing and muay thai classes both employ punching and kicking techniques while teaching students discipline and fitness

Up to 55% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Elgin

$60 $29

Students of all ages, sizes, and abilities learn to shimmy and sway during bellydancing classes that are also challenging workouts

Up to 50% Off Roller Skating

Palatine

$22 $11

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Skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs

50% Off

Palatine

$50 $25

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

Up to 84% Off Classes at FLO CrossFit

Palatine

$150 $29

Martial arts training and CrossFit training using speed, power, coordination, agility, balance, and endurance challenges

Up to 61% Off at Golf Nation

Palatine

$30 $13.50

Fitness center, bunker area, multiple chipping areas, and a driving range with heated bays foster golf skills

45% Off Boot Camp

Volo

$99 $54

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

78% Off VIP Fitness

Mundelein

$125 $29

Burn fat and tone muscle during group sessions that rotate through workout stations between short, intensive intervals

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$150 $69

Horseback-riding lessons that focus on safety and efficient riding

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastic Classes

Mundelein

$121 $55

Students learn stretching, tumbling, balance beam, and bars, as well as life skills such as hand-eye coordination and cooperation

Up to 51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$90 $45

Riding lessons also incorporate grooming, handling, tacking, and communicating with the horse

50% Off Martial Arts

Mundelein

$130 $65

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

Up to 55% Off at Indoor Amusement Center in Wheeling

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Kids leap atop inflatables, ascend rock-climbing wall, race in go karts, and play games in video arcade

Up to 74% Off Personal Training Sessions

Streamwood

$250 $79

ACE-certified trainer Mario Perez motivates clients through one-on-one workouts

56% Off Horseback Riding

Woodstock

$45 $20

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

Up to 60% Off Fitness, Martial-Arts, or Tai Chi Classes

Woodstock

$70 $35

Fitness classes such as yoga and TRX; calming tai chi; self-defense from karate and tae kwon do classes

Up to 50% Off Coffee Bar at 4th Fridays

Harvard

$20 $11

Open-house event exhibits the works of regional artists while attendees sip beer, wine, mixed drinks, or premium coffee

Up to 55% Off Riding Lessons at John White Stables

Woodstock

$175 $79

Year-round stable builds confident and knowledgeable horseback riders within its spacious indoor arena

Up to Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons 

Woodstock

$40 $19.99

Private riding lessons teach brushing, tacking, and riding instruction for all skill levels

Up to 51% Off Roller Skating at Skate on Grand

Fox Lake

$43 $21

Splashes of color brighten the roller rink, arcade, and snack bar

Up to 56% Off Skate-Park Visits

Lake Bluff

$100 $49

Skaters test out new tricks and master old ones on ramps, bowls, and half-pipes

Up to 46% Off Sporting-Clay Outing for Two or Four

Richmond

$215 $118

Shooters take aim at clay pigeons and clay rabbits at 25 stations throughout three courses situated on 850 acres of wooded hunting terrain

Up to 51% Off at Kristof's Entertainment Center

Round Lake Beach

$22 $11

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Bowlers compete across three games, then head to the arcade for games like pinball and Monster Drop

Up to 50% Off Fine Wine

Grayslake

$20 $11

Variety of wine made in small batches, including table wine, seasonal wine, and fortified wine

Up to 59% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Wauconda

$90 $40

Netta Schleden channels her British Horse Society training to teach riders to safely pilot their steeds

Up to 61% Off Fitness or Karate Classes

Grayslake

$74.95 $29

With classes available for all fitness levels, the schedule includes six kinds of Zumba lessons, body pump, insanity, karate, and boot camp

Up to 61% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Vernon Hills

$75 $29

Led by a seasoned collegiate athlete who blends cardio and strength training into each session

Up to 67% Off Paintball from Paintballtickets.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Paintballers splatter opponents with pigment on a regulation field and scenario arena with whitewashed obstacles

Up to 59% Off Playground Visits in Schaumburg

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

77% Off Boot-Camp Classes 

Multiple Locations

$150 $35

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Personal trainers lead ever-changing lineup of indoor and outdoor calisthenic, aerobic, and teamwork-based exercises

51% Off Boot Camp at Goality Fitness Club

Multiple Locations

$65 $32

Workouts challenge the body with various workouts that include cardio and strength training in small groups

Up to 60% Off Exotic-Car Experience

Sears Centre Arena

$249.99 $99

Motorists take three laps around autocross course in a Ferrari or Lamborghini after receiving instruction

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 51% Off Kids' Open Play

Schaumburg

$50 $25

Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

Half Off Personal Fitness Program

Hoffman Estates

$250 $125

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

85% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Schaumburg

$300 $45

Former Division I soccer athlete helps clients rise above their routine workout with TRX suspension training, kettlebells, and battle ropes

62% Off 200-Hour Yoga-Teacher Training

Yoga Shala

$2,600 $995

After a four-week Ashtanga-based course, yogis will be able to register as a 200 RYT with the Yoga Alliance

Up to 50% Off Improv Show with Popcorn

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

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Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

81% Off Yoga, Barre and Fitness Classes

Schaumburg

$150 $29

Tone muscles in a variety of yoga classes and fitness classes including barre and Zumba

Up to 60% Off Fitness Classes at TrainMSP.com

Schaumburg

$100 $40

Boot camps challenge clients with body-weight exercises and cardiovascular movements; Zumba gets bodies moving to Latin rhythms

49% Off Helicopter Flying Lesson

Schaumburg

$295 $149

The 30-minute helicopter flying lesson puts students in control of the craft at 500 feet with instruction from a FAA Certified Pilot

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Raging Buffalo's adrenaline junkies have turned their athletic addiction into a successful enterprise by offering snowboarding and wakeboarding lessons to beginners and experienced riders. In the summer, their instructors take to the wake for lessons that start at the wakeboard school—open since 2001—before taking students on 15-minute riding sessions. When winter comes, the instructors dry-dock their boards in local bear caves and show students how to navigate the drifts with snowboard lessons at their ski park, which opened in 1992. Additionally, Raging Buffalo plays host to a variety of events, from rail jams to USASA competitions.

614 Rawson Bridge Road
Cary,
IL
US

Within Cary Gymnastics & Dance Center's 4,200-square-foot facilities, instructors look on as gymnasts of all ages—from adults and teens to toddlers licking the chalk from their hands for the first time—tumble on padded floors, vault over pommel horses, and swing on high bars during open-gym hours or weekly classes. Beyond the apparatus, dance and cheer squads hone their routines safely over the mats, and athletes practice sports such as basketball, volleyball, and floor hockey at the CG Sports Center, where pitching machines hurl baseballs and softballs within a 50-foot-long batting tunnel.

600 Industrial Dr
Cary,
IL
US

Exercisers burn up to 600 calories during Jazzercise, Inc.’s 60-minute total-body workouts, which meld moves from diverse realms such as jazz dance, kickboxing, and yoga. Set to a medley of popular tunes, sessions are open to all skill levels and start off with a gentle warm-up before 30 minutes of cardio, strength training, and a closing stretching segment. The discontinuation of the Nobel Prize in Jazzercise ensures a noncompetitive class atmosphere, and whippersnappers aged 4–12 can get in on the fun during Juniors Jazzercise classes.

770 Industrial Dr
Cary,
IL
US

Motivating, highly trained staff and spacious facilities complement Charter Fitness's battalion of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Huge flat-screen TVs motivate gym-goers as they lift weights, stationary bikes, and their reflections in large mirrors. Seasoned personal trainers who all hold certifications or four-year degrees in their specialty guide members through an initial personal-training session, introducing clients to the best equipment for their fitness goals. After workouts, private showers or public water fountains sluice away sweat.

3106 3 Oaks Rd
Cary,
IL
US

Village Vintner Winery & Brewery poses a gastronomic triple threat, operating as not just a restaurant and winery, but also a fully functioning brewery. A battalion of stainless-steel machinery ferments the hand-selected wheat and barley that make up the vanilla-cream ale, the German-style hefeweizen, and the Vintner Hop Rocket, an 8.2% ABV varietal culminating from six types of hops and mad, mad science. At the tasting bar, guests can sample these brewery end products, along with Village Vintner’s expansive selection of homemade red, white, and fruit wines. The main restaurant area houses a wood-fired pizza oven, which bakes the pesto pizzas and smoldering baby back ribs that complement potables.

A spirit of good-natured fun permeates the copper-hued premises, as evidenced by a free monthly wine and mug club. Live music is a common occurrence on Friday nights, and Wednesdays star Chef Rob’s pork special.

2380 Esplanade Dr
Algonquin,
IL
US

Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (a $3.99 value).

1611 South Randall Road
Algonquin,
IL
US