Things To Do In Columbia

Up to 53% Off at Fairway Hills Golf Club

Fairway Hills

$122 $61

Short but spunky fairways designed by Ron Pritchard wend through woodlands and wetlands

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

Up to 66% Off CrossFit Classes

Columbia

$145 $59

Coaches track progress as clients of all levels tackle daily-changing workouts packed with functional exercises

Up to 55% Off Private Music Lessons

Columbia

$180 $89

Private music lessons taught by rock musicians; four tickets to a student show; student and adult lounge access; unlimited studio time

Up to 81% Off One Month of Group Fitness Classes

Ellicott City

$180 $35

Training program prepares runners for a 5K, 10K, or half marathon; general membership includes unlimited power yoga and Zumba classes

76% Off Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$185 $45

At six locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

Up to 79% Off Krav Maga and Fight-Fitness Classes

Ellicott City

$125 $29

Four or six weeks of unlimited self-defense classes in krav maga, martial arts, or fight fitness

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 85% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$337 $49

Experienced instructors lead partners and solo fleet feet in private and group lessons within a professional studio setting

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 65% Off Fitness Classes at Nia Baltimore

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

Instructors help students of all ages and abilities reach fitness goals with a blend of dance, martial arts, and healing arts.

Up to 71% Off Adult or Kids' MMA Classes

Columbia

$200 $59

Adults and kids can learn how to defend themselves

Up to 58% Off Yoga or Zumba Classes

Multiple Locations

$90 $40

Students stretch their way to better health in yoga classes or burn calories in fun, Latin-dance based Zumba classes

78% Off Month of Kickboxing Classes

Columbia

$129 $29

Kickboxing instructors combine elements of boxing and tae kwon do to teach self-defense and help students get in shape

Up to 64% Off at Coreworks Fitness

Columbia

$90 $35

Barre classes blend yoga and dance conditioning to forge lithe muscles; kettlebell classes build all-around endurance and strength

Up to 89% Off Classes at Tiger World Tae Kwon Do

Ellicott City

$179 $20

Black belts Masters Shin and Chong emphasize encouragement during lessons that teach the fundamentals of Korean unarmed combat

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

Up to 68% Off at Full Circle Tai Chi

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Gentle martial art's possible benefits include pain relief, increased energy, and improved strength, coordination, and flexibility

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$148 $29

Pound the stuffing out of high-quality bags at eight locations in various kickboxing regimens

Up to 70% Off Dance and Fitness Classes

Catonsville

$40 $20

Instructors lead kids in ballet, Latin mix, or hip-hop classes; adults sweat in dance-fitness classes and learn skills in ballet and salsa

Up to 76% Off Military-Style Boot Camp Classes

Jessup

$69 $19

Ex-kickboxing champ and SWAT team member draws on military background to get dramatic results in results-oriented boot camp classes

Up to 72% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$195 $59

Personal trainers develop tailored workouts for clients that begin with a detailed fitness analysis

Up to 81% Off Muay Thai Fitness Classes

Elkridge

$100 $24

Kicks, elbows, and knees flavor a muay-thai

30% Off Terrapin & Hare 5K Mud Run

Savage - Guilford

$50 $35

Runners conquer 5 kilometers' worth of muddy obstacles in a race that helps bring recess back to local schools

75% Off Personal Training

Hanover

$75 $19

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

Up to 57% Off Personal Training at Body by Em

Pikesville

$75 $35

Certified trainer with more than 20 years of experience joins forces with a licensed dietician to help clients reshape their bodies

Up to 58% Off Music Lessons

Sykesville

$109 $49

Instructors teach students of all ages to play drums, guitar, piano, stringed instruments, brass instruments, or woodwinds, or to sing

Up to 75% Off Class from Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

75% Off Fitness Classes

Glen Burnie

$300 $75

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

Up to 72% Off at Noel Smith Martial Arts Bootcamp

Glen Burnie

$125 $39

Fun, fat-burning boot camp sessions in a positive, encouraging environment build and tone muscles and work off calories

57% Off Bounce Sessions at Marley Bounce Party

Glen Burnie

$70 $30

Kids explore an indoor playground featuring bounce houses with dinosaurs, palm trees, slides, tunnels, and turrets

55% Off Personal Training

Eldersburg

$40 $18

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

Up to 87% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$300 $39

One-hour indoor boot-camp sessions reinforce camaraderie with partner & team-based drills while body-weight exercises condition physiques

$51 Off Baltimore Water Taxi Passes

Fells Point

$150 $99

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Passes grant individuals, duos, or groups of four 12 months of unlimited water taxi rides

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Hyatt Regency Baltimore

$20 $10

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Comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, joins Tanzanian-born club veteran Blaze for a night of uncensored standup

Up to 35% Off LGBT Dance Party with NeNe Leakes

The Paradox

$40 $26

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Actress and star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta hosts an LGBT dance party

Up to 53% Off Bike to the Beach Charity Ride for Autism

Baltimore Starting Line

$137 $68

In addition to raising funds for autism awareness, participants ride bikes 100 miles from Manhattan to Westhampton Beach, NY

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

James Joyce Irish Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

44% Off Outlet Store and Casino Charter

White Marsh Park & Ride

$50 $28

Charter buses leave in the morning to whisk guests to and from Atlantic City's outlet malls and casinos

Up to 67% Off at No Limit Fitness/Sports Performance

Towson

$100 $49

Trainers lead patrons of all abilities in 60-minute classes focused on developing strength, speed, agility, endurance, and nutrition

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Inner Harbor

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

53% Off Fitness Plans

Cheswolde

$210 $99

Clients get into sleek, muscular shape with fitness evaluations, personal training sessions and gym membership

Up to 54% Off at 410 CrossFit

Baltimore

$50 $25

Instructors lead intense, fast-paced workouts that are scalable to different fitness levels

 Up to 86% Off Personal Training and Fitness Classes

Baltimore

$350 $59

Phab & Fit small-group personal training classes include fitness assessment and jump-start meal plan; group classes melt fat and inches

Maryland Historical Society – Up to 54% Off Membership

Maryland Historical Society

$50 $25

Members can explore a historical museum with more than 350,000 artifacts, attend members-only lectures, and buy discounted publications

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Classes and Nutrition Plans

Towson

$120 $19

Choose from more than 30 weekly morning and evening classes, and get personalized dietary support from a fitness expert

Up to 62% Off at Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Jonestown

$21 $8

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Actors in period dress and 19th century objects populate the home where Mary Pickersgill stitched the flag that inspired the national anthem

Up to 87% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga Baltimore

Multiple Locations

$300 $40

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Bodies stretch, strengthen, and sweat in a heated room during 90-minute routines of 26 graceful poses that foster balance and flexibility

50% Off Hand-Dance Class for One or Two

Upton

$54 $27

Hand dancing is a form of swing dancing

49% Off Three Pole Fitness Classes

Southeastern Baltimore

$57 $29

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

Up to 51% Off at Falls Road Aikido

Towson

$120 $59

Traditional dojo focuses on helping students build confidence and find inner peace by practicing aikido

Up to 50% Off Museum Outing and Gift-Store Credit

Downtown

$26 $14

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View an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and enjoy live music from gospel to jazz along with films and soul food in the cafe

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Ikaros Restaurant

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 52% Off Indoor Racetrack for Kids

Baltimore

$60 $29

Boys pilot remote-control aircraft, boats, and cars in racing areas while snacking and sipping drinks

Jewish Museum of Maryland – Up to 41% Off a Visit

Jonestown

$16 $10

Two historic synagogues feature a ritual bath from 1845 and a hand-carved ark; exhibits interpret Jewish-American life and identity

50% Off at The Works Fun Center

Baltimore

$20 $10

This indoor fun center keeps kids entertained year-long with bumper cars, mini golf, and other age-appropriate attractions

50% Off

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$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 71% Off Baltimore Behind the Scenes Tour

Baltimore

$50 $19

Tours explore dozens of historic neighborhoods and sites; year-long membership includes additional tours and admission to special events

Up to 76% Off CrossFit Classes

Multiple Locations

$160 $39

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Professional athletes and CrossFit competitors whip folks into shape with a constantly rotating regimen of cardio and strength-training

Up to 54% Off Visit to Two Sports Museums

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

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Exhibits about Babe Ruth’s life and career fill his birthplace; exhibits about Maryland baseball educate visitors at Camden Station

75% Off Athletic-Club Membership

Woodberry

$75 $19

Facility boasts 16 squash courts, free weights, Cybex cardio equipment, and group fitness classes.

Up to 53% Off at Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Southern Baltimore

$20 $10

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Nearly 6,000 artifacts chart 250 years of US pop culture at this Camden Station museum

Up to 85% Off Fitness Classes at KMAT Baltimore

Baltimore

$150 $29

Students stay fit through martial-arts practice or intense kickboxing boot camp

Up to 86% Off Kung Fu Classes at Goh's Kung Fu

Westfield

$100 $19

Learn sparring skills and basic movements in these traditional kung fu classes

Up to 78% Off Personal Training at Lombard Fitness

Patterson Park

$200 $49

Personal trainer Shianne Lombard helps to transform loose, flabby bodies into sculpted physiques during one-on-one exercise sessions

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

Power Plant Live!

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Eric Hutchinson – Up to 40% Off Adult-Contemporary Pop Concert

Downtown

$25.05 $15

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Singer-songwriter behind the hit "Rock and Roll" shares powerful pop hooks and vocals in support of his latest, Pure Fiction

Up to 78% Off Martial Arts and Combat Fitness Classes

Anneslie

$150 $39

Kids and adults learn the nuances of ground fighting in jujutsu, striking in ko ryu karate, or spiritual refinement in seishin teki kyoyo

Up to 55% Off St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

The Point in Fells

$40 $18

Three-day pub crawl celebrates St. Patrick's Day with specials on domestic drafts and bottles, wells cocktails, and Irish whiskey shots

55% Off Services

Odenton

$99 $45

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

51% Off Martial Arts Classes at Xtreme Mpact

Xtreme Mpact

$200 $99

Black-belted instructors teach Kenpo karate classes and women's kickboxing classes twice a week in this 25-year-old facility

45% Off CrossFit

Odenton

$169 $93

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

51% Off at Magic Warehouse

Owings Mills

$100 $49

Two-hour introductory course in magic teaches students the basics of sleight-of-hand tricks

Up to 53% for Swimming Fitness Classes

Owings Mills

$85 $42

Students learn to perfect their form in swimming classes geared toward getting into shape

44% Off

Owings Mills

$70 $39

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

83% Off Classes at CrossFit Owings Mills

Owings Mills

$175 $30

Following CrossFit’s constantly varied workout of the day, highly qualified fitness instructors help you get into shape

Up to 86% Off Personal Training

Brookeville

$195 $29

An experienced trainer leads personalized workouts for one or two, each scaled to individual goals and abilities

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

Up to 70% Off MMA Classes

Beltsville

$150 $49

During MMA classes, students learn how to strike, wrestle, control, defend, and submit their opponent

Up to 69% Off Ballet Lessons at The Ballet Academy

Beltsville

$80 $29

Instructors teach students classical ballet routines, technique, and performance skills inspired by the Royal Academy's syllabus

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LA Boxing’s fight-centric gyms ditch the polished look of wood-floored workout studios for gritty, competitive spaces filled with 150-pound punching bags and intense workouts. Like a baker molding gingerbread men, LA Boxing sculpts six-packs with boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts classes. Although instructors and students agree that the gym’s atmosphere may enkindle intimidation in first-time attendees, most experience boosted self-confidence after conquering their first class. Private training sessions further stoke courage with workouts that leave patrons with the exhilaration of having survived 12 rounds in the ring or five minutes in a high-school lunchroom.

6476 Dobbin Center Way
Columbia,
MD
US

Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.

7100 Carved Stone
Columbia,
MD
US

Divers must be older than 10 to participate.

10400 Cross Fox Lane
Columbia,
MD
US

Helmed by Dr. Mazursky, Wilde Lake Family Dentistry enlists ClearCorrect braces to straighten top and bottom pearly whites with sets of gradually shifting alignment trays. An initial consultation determines whether the treatment is appropriate for each client before the doctor snaps Kodak x-rays of uneven-mouth terrain. Experienced technicians take impressions of misaligned teeth, using them to craft up to 10 customized alignment trays. At each appointment, patients receive two new alignment trays; each tray should be worn for about six weeks, allowing their strong plastic and Socratic reasoning to guide bite marks into perfect symmetry over a period of up to nine months. During chompers' steady odyssey, patients return every six weeks for checkups.

10451 Twin Rivers Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

A panel of certified instructors is ready and waiting to instruct students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your duo of private lessons, or fly solo and dance with your instructor and a knowing smirk. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. These lessons are ideal for a range of potential students, from the disgruntled pedestrian looking to never get served again to the fledgling fitness-seeker looking for a fun new way to get shipshape. Stick to a stately waltz, spicy up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few new swing steps for your personal repertoire. Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on certain techniques or you have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, the lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful, dance-based benefits.

9176 Red Branch Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

After another back-bleeding day at the leech farm, your body will be ready for a relaxing tune-up. Today's Groupon to Awaken Wellness gets you a customized 90-minute massage for $55, a $110 value. Retreat to the serene studio for an appointment Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cozy lounge is outfitted with oversized armchairs, and peaceful therapy rooms will keep you feeling calm with warm lighting and natural colors.

7130 Minstrel Way, Ste 160
Columbia,
MD
US

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