Things To Do In Cary

Corn-Maze Visit for Two or Four at Phillips Farms (40% Off)

Phillips Farms

Cary

$20 $12

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Acres of corn transform into a winding maze with zig zagging paths laid out to spell the farm’s name from above

Two Private Ballroom-Dance Lessons with Optional Group Lessons at Premier Dance (Up to 60% Off)

Premier Dance

Cary

$95 $39

Studio run by instructors with professional dance experience; ballroom, Latin, and swing styles

One or Three Months of Unlimited Jazzercise Classes at East Cary Jazzercise Studio (Up to 67% Off)

East Cary Jazzercise Studio

Cary

$35 $16

Instructors lead choreographed routines in 60-minute full-body workouts that help burn calories, build flexibility, and tone muscles

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

$59 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes, Uniform, and Belt at Master Chang’s Martial Arts ($278 Value)

Master Chang’s Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$278 $59

Students of all ages build strength, endurance, and flexibility in martial-arts classes such as tae kwon do and hapkido

Five or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Cary Flow Yoga (49% Off)

Cary Flow Yoga

Cary

$65 $33

Vinyasa yoga students flow through poses and breathing exercises, building strength, stamina, and flexibility

12 Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform, Exam, and Belt for One or Two at K.S. Lee's Best Martial Arts (Up to 87% Off)

K. S. Lee's Best Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$173 $25

Age- and skill-specific classes are led by Grandmaster Kang Seok Lee and his team of handpicked instructors

$14 for Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Wraps at Title Boxing Club - Cary ($45.50 Value)

Title Boxing Club - Cary

The Arboretum

$45.50 $14

Boxing and kickboxing students strengthen their cores, tone and tighten their muscles, and burn up to 1,000 calories per session

$48 for $95 Worth of Bootcamp Classes at Train With Intensity

Train With Intensity

Ruritan Park - Cary

$95 $48

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

$39 for Furniture Painting Class from South of France Furniture Studio ($85 Value)

South of France Furniture Studio

Cary

$85 $39

Teachers instruct students in how to restore furniture through coats of paints, glazes, and top coats

$49 for One Month Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at UFC Gym ($288 Value)

UFC Gym

Multiple Locations

$288 $49

Burn up to 1,000 calories per hour in classes such as boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts cardio.

10 or 20 Hot-Yoga and Fitness Classes at Pure Body Fitness Studio (Up to 94% Off)

Pure Body Studios

Cary

$200 $15

Hot-yoga sessions feature 26 poses in a 105-degree room; Zumba, Body Pump, Pilates, and cycling round out the lineup of fitness classes

$34 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Championship Martial Arts ($139 Value)

Championship Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$139 $34

Martial-arts studio offers programs for students aged 4 and up that teach self-defense moves, life skills & more

Rainbow Loom or Hair-Braiding Class for One or two Kids at Pampered Prince-ss (Up to 54% Off)

Pampered Prince-ss

Lochmere Pavillion

$50 $25

Kids learn how to create fun jewelry and trinkets with rainbow loom or the creative ins and outs of hair braiding

One or Two Months of Preschool Art and Literacy Classes at The Caring Corner (Up to 56% Off)

The Caring Corner

Cary

$100 $49

Little ones get a head start on their ABCs with literacy classes, or they can explore their creativity in art classes

$69 for a CrossFit Foundations Package at Cary CrossFit at Athletic Lab ($260 Value)

Cary CrossFit at Athletic Lab

Cary

$260 $69

Huge facility with trained CrossFit coaches; introductory-level Foundations classes help students prepare for traditional CrossFit workouts

Concealed-Handgun-Permit Course for One or Two at Triangle Krav Maga (Up to 52% Off)

Triangle Krav Maga

Cary

$120 $59

From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., certified instructors use classroom and range time to prepare students to apply for a concealed-carry license

5 or 10 Private Tennis Lessons at MI Tennis Lessons (Up to 51% Off)

MI Tennis Lessons

Tennis Court Location

$200 $99

USTA-Certified recreational coach with 30 years of experience introduces beginners to the game and helps advanced players hone their skill

One or Two Months of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Classes at Triumph Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts (Up to 77% Off)

Triumph Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts

Cary

$150 $35

Official USAT teachers offer traditional and Olympic-style conditioning and training for all ages with a focus on discipline and confidence

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Judging by his daring attitude toward fusion cuisine, head chef Michael Schiffer probably tried to fry the rule book before throwing it out the window. He founded Maximillian's Grill in 1991 with humble aspirations: it would be a 32-seat pizza restaurant where guests could enjoy quiet meals. In four months, however, he had amassed magazine awards and a clientele that would line up outside the restaurant for an hour before he opened the doors. They were there, waiting patiently, to see what delicious fusion food would sail out of the kitchen that night?Michael hand wrote a new menu every day and often invented new dishes on the spot, fusing Italian flavors with creole and Asian influences.

Unfortunately, in 1998, a fire closed Max?s for good. Though he and his wife Gayle later opened a gourmet deli, it wasn?t until 2001 that they opened Max?s once again, this time in a roomier location with high ceilings, soft light, and tinted windows. The new joint even has a wine bar in the back separated from the dining room by a partition.

In the kitchen, Michael devises fresh takes on fusion cuisine while holding onto many of the dishes that made Max?s famous, classics as the grilled caesar salad?prepped by grilling the actual lettuce?and the peppercorn-encrusted Voodoo tuna. Michael has also archived his old menus on the restaurant's webpage, viewing them as a timeline for his culinary evolution and a way to remember how to spell "bouillabaisse."

8314 Chapel Hill Rd
Cary,
NC
US

Elite-level physical fitness isn?t just a goal at Cary CrossFit at Athletic Lab. It?s a passion that drives coaches and exercisers alike during Olympic-inspired workouts. Goal-oriented and intense, like a staring match between two dark-roasted coffee beans, each CrossFit session squeezes a hearty dose of cardio and strength work into 55 minutes. Teams of fitness-seekers band together during group training, cheering one another toward personal bests during exercises such as squat variations, handstand pushups, and kettlebell swings. In a 7,500-square-foot training area, medicine balls and lifting platforms encourage muscles to ripple, and a 45-meter track inspires calories to melt during sprints and plyometric drills. In addition to absorbing training tips from a staff of certified strength and conditioning coaches and even a PhD-level sport scientist, clients seeking sports-performance gains can build power, speed, and agility using equipment from Legend Fitness, Ivanko, Concept 2, and Pendlay. Those looking to lose weight can sign up for a BodyMetrix test, which analyzes the body?s levels of muscle and fat using ultrasound as high-tech as a segway-drawn carriage.

1823 NW Maynard Rd
Cary,
NC
US

It may be the inaugural year of Tysons Fall Harvest, but it already has the docket to rival any well-established fall festival. This family-friendly event will keep kids entertained with plenty of activities, from pony rides and petting zoos to a hay maze and pumpkin carving. Those who need to brush up on their carving skills can sit in on demonstrations from master pumpkin carvers or head to the craft corner to paint or just hug a gourd that escaped.

Even without kids in tow, adults will have plenty to do, including visiting the wine and beer garden for unlimited samples when they purchase a tasting glass, as well as shopping a marketplace with pumpkins and fall decor. They might even consider dropping by Rocknoceros's set at the live-music stage; they might be a kids' band, but their acclaim has landed them gigs at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Kennedy Center. A portion of the Harvest's proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.

8003 Regency Parkway
Cary,
NC
US

Flakes of ice float through the frosty air, twinkling in the light. Rosy-cheeked children skate across the glittery ice, clutching their parents' gloved hands and shrieking gleefully. Though it seems as though it belongs in the pages of a winter fairy tale, this is the scene of a typical August afternoon at Polar Ice House. The hot summer sun burns brightly outside, but the temperature inside the vast indoor ice rink remains a brisk 45 degrees.

Although the wintry conditions make the rink a less than ideal venue for a bikini fashion show, the cold environment is perfect for the skating lessons, hockey games, and public-skating and hockey sessions that the rink hosts year-round. The center's attentive instructors lead students of all ages and experience levels through fundamental skating skills, progressing to advanced techniques, such as jumping, spinning, and karate chopping aggressive abominable snowmen, once students have mastered the basics.

1410 Buck Jones Rd
Cary,
NC
US

Laced with elements of yoga, Pilates, and gymnastics, the women-only classes at Aradia Fitness sculpt lean, toned physiques. And though physical fitness is a cornerstone of the studio, it's not the only one. Classes such as Striptease and Lap Dance foster a certain amount of unrestrained confidence that, as Aradia puts it, “teach[es] women to unapologetically love their body and themselves.” At 17 locations across the country, Aradia's staff of certified instructors, including world-record holder Amanda, lead women of all shapes, sizes, and experiences through sessions ranging from pole-dancing classes that teach aerial lifts and holds to Sexy Fit classes that forgo the pole for yoga fusion, boot camp, and lap dancing. No matter the class, the environment at Aradia is always light hearted, nurturing, and more supportive than a stainless-steel hammock.

8420 Chapel Hill Rd
Cary,
NC
US

The pintsize artist considers her canvas, pintsize fingers encircling stocky pastel sticks and paintbrushes' lanky handles as she unleashes a deft slash of color. This isn’t a description of Georgia O’Keefe’s 10th birthday party—it’s just another day at Time For Art Kids' bustling studio. Attached to the home of founder Dina, the studio welcomes children aged 6–11 for eight-week art classes, wherein kids are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings through creative visual images. Year-round art camps combine arts and crafts with show-and-tell and games. Time For Art Kids also sets up face-painting stations at birthday parties and other celebrations, and welcomes large groups for children's birthday parties and ladies' and parents' nights out.

301 Millsford Hill Place
Cary,
NC
US