Things To Do in Connecticut

Race and After Party for Two, Three, or Four by New Haven Urban Scavenger Race on Saturday, September 20 (50% Off)

Urban Scavenger Race

New Haven

$100 $50

Teams take on dares and seek out locations around New Haven; includes goody bag, costume contest and after party with food & drink specials

Admission for Two or Four to a Ladies-Night Event on October 16 from Fun Girls Night Out (Up to 51% Off)

Fun Girls Night Out

Marquee Events Featuring the Gerson Fox Ballroom

$50 $25

Evening of glamor, beauty, fashion, and fun at a Hartford CT country club includes a martini bar, wine tastings, fashion shows, and prizes

90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

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

Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four or Rink Rental for 35 at Northford Ice Pavilion (Up to 57% Off)

Northford Ice Pavilion

North Branford

$24 $12

Pairs or groups of 4 or 35 enjoy hours of ice-skating, complete with skate rentals

$38 for Two Summer All-Day Passes at CoCo Key Water Resort ($68 Value)

CoCo Key Water Resort

Waterbury

$68 $38

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Passes grant all-day access to attractions such as water slides, water basketball, and an arcade

Wednesday Night Wine Glass Painting Class for One or Two from Art Plus Studio (Up to 50% Off)

Art Plus Studio

South Norwalk

$45 $25

Experienced working artists share their passion for painting with beginners in a casual environment

Escape to Nature for a Farm-to-Table Meal and Yoga Class

Dinner, Yoga, and Camping on a Farm

Dover

$85 $85

During a relaxing escape to a picturesque farm, you'll tour the fields, practice yoga, and eat a farm-fresh meal; overnight camping optional

One Month of Unlimited Gym Access with 5 or 10 One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at YWCA New Britain (53% Off)

YWCA New Britain

New Britain

$35 $17

Trainers help clients through an exercise regimen that includes circuit, cardio, and weight training; also track progress and set goals

5, 10, or 15 High-Intensity Outdoor Interval-Training Workouts from Transformations Right Now (Up to 76% Off)

Transformations Right Now

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Exercisers head to the great outdoors in locations such as Talcott Mountain for high-intensity interval workouts that get the heart racing

Interactive Class Experience at Art.Lab (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Art.Lab

Multiple Locations

$35 $18

The painting classes last up to 2.5 hours

Museum Admission or a Birthday Party at The New England Carousel Museum (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Connecticut Carousel Museum

Bristol

$19 $10

Visitors see vintage carousels and a working Carousel; birthday parties include a carousel ride and themed craft

Two Lessons and One Practice Party or Five Lessons and Three Parties at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$120 $35

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

Two-Hour Introductory Sewing Class for One or Two at A Little Square (Up to 52% Off)

A Little Square

Fairfield

$60 $29

Get some hands-on crafting experience in classes that teach the basic techniques of sewing

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at American Colleges of Kombido (45% Off)

American Colleges Of Kombido

West Haven

$315 $173

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

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$54 $17

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

Four Go-Kart Rides for Two, Four, or Six at Stratford Speedway (50% Off)

Stratford Speedway

Stratford

$48 $24

Go-kart racers vroom around a grand-prix-style track, hugging curves during 20–25 laps in four five-minute sessions

Two-Hour Bowling Package for 2, 4, or 6, or Party for Up to 12 at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

East Hartford

$51 $30

Bowling bowls careen down slick lanes as bowlers take breaks for pizza and concessions

Oktoberfest Package with Rides, Dinner, and Beer for 1, 2, or 4 at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark (Up to 40% Off)

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Middlebury

$35.50 $25

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After spending the day on thrilling rides and coasters, enjoy a German dinner and some beer or soda amidst live music and dancing

Italian Cooking Class for One or Two at Dalice Elizabeth Winery (Up to 52% Off) 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

$75 $37

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Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

$25 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Studio V Fitness ($70 Value)

Studio V Fitness

Shelton

$70 $25

Trainers lead myriad classes such as Zumba, fitness yoga, TRX suspension traning, and Spinning

Harvest Festival Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Haight-Brown Vineyards

Litchfield

$50 $25

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Family-friendly fall festival; wine tasting includes keepsake glass

One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at Cannon Ridge Training Center (Up to 83% Off)

Cannon Ridge Training Center

Cannon Ridge Training Center

$129 $25

Students of all skill levels learn the same practical self-defense maneuvers used by the Israeli Defense Forces

Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Tennis Clinic at Glastonbury Tennis Club (Up to 51% Off)

Glastonbury Tennis Club

Glastonbury Center

$28 $15

Tennis players of any level can sign up for a clinic led by pros that teach the skills needed to improve strokes and game performance

$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

Standup Comedy at Hartford Funny Bone (Up to 84% Off)

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

$46 $15

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Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

One Month of Classes and T-Shirt for One or Two at Villari's Martial Arts Centers (Up to 87% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts Centers

Newington

$139 $20

Skilled instructors guide students through the ins and outs of the shaolin kempo karate style to improve self-defense skills and confidence

One- or Three-Month Fitness Packages at Horizon Personal Training & Nutrition (76% Off)

Horizon Personal Training & Nutrition

Cheshire

$190 $45

HIIT classes use short intervals that can help with rapid fat loss and increased cardiovascular capacity and endurance.

$25 for Wine and Fondue for Two at Ballou's Wine Bar (Up to $42 Value)

Ballou's Wine Bar

Multiple Locations

$42 $25

Award-winning chocolate, Nutella, peanut-butter, and cheese fondue complement wine from local and international vineyards

One or Two One-Hour Golf Lessons with a Professional Golf Instructor at Gary's Golf School (Up to 42% Off)

Gary's Golf School

Banner Country Club

$85 $49

Gary Broadwell imparts corrective advice for swing mechanics and technique as beginners make strides toward lower scores

Dance-Lesson Package for One or Two Private Lessons for an Individual or Couple at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (87% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$145 $19

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

Ancient Burying Ground Tour or Architectural Walking Tour for Four from Wethersfield Historical Society (45% Off)

Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield

$20 $11

Tourists take in various aspects of colonial life in Wethersfield; non-profit, membership-supported organization with a focus on education

$25 for $45 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Epona Farm

Epona Farms

Chaplin

$45 $25

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

10 Boot-Camp Classes at Freestyle Fitness (45% Off)

Freestyle Fitness

Westport

$200 $110

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

Jim McCue Standup at LaTrattoria Restaurant on Saturday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Comedian Jim McCue

LaTrattoria Restaurant

$22.09 $12

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Founder of Boston Comedy Festival and "Boston's King of Crowd Work," seen on Comedy Central and NBC's Last Comic Standing

$15 for $25 Worth of Rides and Games at Nomads Adventure Quest

Nomads Adventure Quest

Nomads Adventure Quest

$25 $15

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50+ arcade games, black-light mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars, spinning teacups, and basketball at family-fun center

MMA Classes or Women's Boot Camp at Ultimate MMA Training Center (Up to 62% Off). Four Options Available.

Ultimate MMA Training Center

North Haven

$150 $59

MMA classes include Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay thai, and wrestling; personalized women's workouts get results by targeting specific muscles

$62 for $138 Worth of Martial Arts — Villari's Martial Arts

Villari's Martial Arts

North Windham

$138 $62

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

$99 for Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit at Guilford CrossFit (Up to $225 Value)

Guilford CrossFit

Guilford

$225 $99

Certified trainers help guests build basic skills in introductory On-Ramp classes, then ramp up to intense CrossFit sessions

One Month of Class, 10 or 20 Classes, or 10 Prenatal Classes at Elements Yoga and Wellness Center (Up to 76% Off)

Elements Yoga and Wellness Center

Darien

$195 $49

Experienced instructors lead alignment-focused flow classes that promote strength, flexibility, and sense of calm; prenatal option available

One or Three Private Ballroom-Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio Southbury (Up to 76% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Southbury

Southbury

$95 $29

During private lessons, instructors teach students ballroom dance in a one-on-one setting

10 Fitness Classes or 21- or 74-Day Gym Membership at Shoreline Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Shoreline Fitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $19

Memberships grant unlimited access to cardio and weight-training equipment; classes include Zumba, Spinning, Bodystep, and more

Explore the Stars Astronomy Tour for Two Adults or Children at Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 62% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Lebanon

$130 $49

High-powered laser pointer and large telescope showcase planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy tour

David Gray with Skip-the-Line Pass and Parking Pass at Toyota Oakdale Theatre on October 5 (Up to 54% Off)

David Gray

Toyota Oakdale Theatre

$97.50 $45

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Complex singer-songwriter behind the hit "Babylon" unleashes his alternative folk and poetic directness

Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (40% Off)

The Barnes Museum

Southington

$10 $6

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington's past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart at Farmingbury Hills Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

Farmingbury Hills Golf Course

Wolcott

$80 $45

Nine-hole course emulates a full 18-hole layout with variations such as separate tee boxes, greens, and pars

One or Three Months of Unlimited Tai Chi or Kickboxing Classes at Bushi Ban Martial Arts (Up to 59% Off)

Bushi Ban Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$69 $29.99

Flow through movements that silence tension and stress during tai chi classes, or get an invigorating, total-body workout during kickboxing

Standup-Comedy Show for Two with Drinks at Comix At Foxwoods Comedy Club (Up to 53% Off)

Comix At Foxwoods Comedy Club

Mashantucket

$75 $35

Resort-casino comedy club presents nationally touring comedians

Membership with One or Three Personal-Training Consultations at Star Hill Family Athletic Center (62% Off)

Star Hill Family Athletic Center

Tolland

$91 $35

Expansive gym offers swimming pool, indoor track, fitness classes, fields, courts, cardio machines, weights, and personal trainers

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Bennington CrossFit (45% Off)

Bennington Crossfit

Bennington

$65 $36

CrossFit-certified coaches teach proper form, while offering a wide variety of exercises that change daily

Open Bounce, Preschool Playdates, or Birthday Parties at BounceU (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

BounceU

North Branford

$12 $6

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Dharma Yoga Center (Up to 56% Off)

Dharma Yoga Center

Orange

$100 $49

Students participate in everything from gentle Range and Motion classes to advanced classes utilizing poses created by Sri Dharma Mittra

One or Two 30-Minute Private Lessons or One 60-Minute Group Lesson at Pro Golf Academy (Up to 61% Off)

Pro Golf Academy

Cromwell

$75 $29

Proper swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination constitute the focal points of instructional sessions from a Class A PGA member

10 Yoga Classes at Be Shri Yoga (63% Off)

Be Shri Yoga

Old Greenwich

$185 $69

Students of all levels can sample a variety of classes, from relaxing gentle yoga to energizing Vigorous Flow

BYOB Painting Party for One, Two, or Four at Camp Simon Art Center (Up to 53% Off)

Camp Simon Art Center

East Windsor

$50 $25

Groups get together and learn to complete paintings, with subjects such as martini glasses, shoes, or recreations works by van Gogh or Monet

Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Elite Strength and Performance (Up to 67% Off)

Elite Strength and Performance

Thomaston

$99 $39

High-energy classes include intense 45-minute workouts that use tires, gymnastics rings, and weightlifting to strengthen the entire body

Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Stafford Motor Speedway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Carts, Range Balls, and Beer at Green Woods C.C. (Up to 51% Off)

Green Woods C.C

Winchester

$134.50 $69

Country club founded in 1903 offers verdant greens across nine holes; quaff draft beers to celebrate the round's victor

90-Minute Weekday or Thursday Evening Sunset Schooner Cruise from Connecticut River Museum (Up to 36% Off)

Connecticut River Museum

Essex Village

$60 $39

Take in the Connecticut River's wildlife and surrounding landmarks while aboard a schooner

Paint-Your-Own Pottery for Two or Four at The Clayroom (Up to 56% Off)

The Clayroom

Long Hill

$112 $49

Visitors select pieces such as plates, mugs, and figurines to paint inside cozy studio that provides glazing and firing services

10 or 20 Drop-In Adult Martial Arts Classes at Marcelo Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (Up to 70% Off)

Marcelo Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association

Bridgeport

$150 $49

Master the sparring and grappling self-defense techniques of Brazilian Jujitsu in classes taught by world champion instructor Joao Luz

Harbor or Sunset Cruise for 1 or 2 from Schooner Inc (Up to 45% Off)

Schooner Inc

New Haven

$30 $17

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The Quinnipiack, central Connecticut's only traditionally rigged tall ship, glides across the New Haven harbor, offering relaxing views

$20 for Tour, Tasting, and Pint Glasses for Four at Thomas Hooker Brewery ($36 Value)

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Bloomfield

$36 $20

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Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

Personal or Virtual Training Sessions from Head-To-Toe Chiropractic, LLC (Up to 75% Off). Four Options Available.

Head-To-Toe Chiropractic, LLC

Springdale

$250 $99

Initial meetings include fitness assessments, which the trainer uses to build custom programs geared toward individual goals

Visits or Memberships at Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

North Salem

$10 $7

Art gallery, cultural programs, and kids' events based around Eastern and Western traditions; Japanese garden meanders through the grounds

$12 for a Movie Night Package for Two at Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10 ($24 Value)

Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10

Waterbury

$24 $12

Movie night package includes tickets, popcorn, and drinks for two

Beer Fest Entry with Optional Tasting and VIP Packages at The Beer Garden's Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 4 (Up to 50% Off)

The Beer Garden

South Norwalk

$20 $15

Try unlimited beer samples in a commemorative take-home glass while listening to Tim Currie's Motown Band; VIP package includes early entry

Round of Golf with Cart Rental and Range Balls During the Weekend or Weekday (Up to 41% Off)

Centennial Golf Club

Carmel Hamlet

$100 $59

27-hole championship course leads golfers across a multitude of landscapes as they make their way over hilly fairways with lush greenery

Admission for Two or Four to New Britain Museum of American Art (Up to 48% Off)

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

$24 $13

Collection of 10,000 works of art includes oils, acrylics, and sculptures culled from more than 300 years of American artistic endeavors

One or Two Months of Unlimited Aikido and Capoeira at Plus One Defense Systems (Up to 75% Off)

Plus One Defense Systems

West Hartford

$130 $35

9,000 sq. ft. facility with about 2,000 sq. ft. of mat space along with showers and a lounge with WiFi access

One Month of Unlimited Adult or Students CrossFit with Six On-Ramp Classes at CrossFit Meriden (Up to 60% Off)

Crossfit Meriden

Meriden

$90 $45

Trainers design constantly changing workouts based on principles of strength training, plyometrics, cardio, and gymnastics

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at The Fitness Center for Women (Up to 69% Off)

The Fitness Center for Women

Bristol

$150 $49

Expert instructors lead women of all fitness levels through gentle or power yoga classes

Three or Five Private Yoga Therapeutic or Ayurveda Healing Sessions at Divinely Rooted (Up to 66% Off)

Divinely Rooted

Hamden

$255.24 $89

Private, therapeutic yoga sessions help practitioners become more in-tuned to their body and address issues such as postural alignment

Glass-Blowing Class for One, Two, or Four at Hotspot Glass Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Hotspot Glass Studio

Fairfield

$125 $65

Expert instructors guide students through turning glass-blowing pipes and choosing colors inside studio

$40 for $80 Worth of Services at Rinzin Wangchuk Academy of Martial Sciences

Rinzin Wangchuk Academy of Martial Sciences

West Haven

$80 $40

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

$29 for Two Weeks of Classes with a Personal-Technique Session at Title Boxing Club ($95 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club Milford

Milford

$95 $29

Boxing and kickboxing classes blast calories while toning the entire body

Open Bounce, Preschool Playdates, or Birthday Parties at BounceU (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

BounceU

Stratford

$10 $5

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

Beer- or Wine-Making Course with Take-Home Bottles at Brew and Wine Hobby (50% Off)

Brew and Wine Hobby

East Hartford

$50 $25

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In laid-back classes, hobbyists learn flavor theory before getting their hands dirty brewing their own beer and wine

$45 for $100 Groupon — American Martial Arts Academy

American Martial Arts Academy

Shelton

$100 $45

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

6 or 12 30-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Body Contours (Up to 73% Off)

Body Contours

Body Contours Gym

$250 $69

After a free assessment, a certified personal trainer crafts customized workouts that blend resistance, flexibility, and cardio training

Select Local Merchants

In 2012, the Bluefish became the first team in Atlantic League history to reach 1,000 victories. It was a huge milestone for a franchise that today, stands as one of only two remaining charter teams throughout the entire league. The 'Fish initially brought baseball back to Park City in 1998, and advanced to the league championship series in a losing effort. A year later, though, they returned with their first league title after defeating the Somerset Patriots.

The team's early success established a winning tradition–in fact, the Bluefish didn't suffer their first losing season until their eighth year of existence. Winning hasn't been the only tradition in Bridgeport, however. The Bluefish battle the Long Island Ducks every season for the Ferry Cup, trying to establish regional supremacy on the baseball diamond instead of by firing a barrage of used baseballs across the Long Island Sound.

500 Main St
Bridgeport,
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Schooner Inc began in 1975 as a means to highlight the plight of the Long Island Sound and to help amplify the positive difference that the Clean Water Act was starting to make in US waters. Today, the company connects more than 8,000 people each year to the beauty and history of New Haven Harbor via public sails, summer camps, and educational programs.

For the last 23 years, the Quinnipiack?central Connecticut's only traditionally rigged tall ship?has hosted hands-on marine experiences for kids and adults. The New Haven mayor has officially decreed the schooner to be the city's flagship, as well as the ship Most Likely to Wear Couture Sails. The spacious boat was named to honor the Native Americans who inhabited the region and is helmed by an experienced and friendly crew.

60 S Water St
New Haven,
CT
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Parents and children gaze at Curious George's antics on a movie screen, which is situated amid the same stencil work, pews, and fixtures that have decorated Charter Oak Cultural Center's building since its construction in 1876. Once the first synagogue to be built in Connecticut, it currently hosts the center's theatrical performances, film showings, and gallery exhibits, which all center around the idea that art is sustenance for the mind. With a belief that open and equal access to the arts fosters the community as a whole, it aims to enrich minds through four key activity types—artistic, cultural, educational, and historic preservation—that are often free. Its youth arts institute is endorsed by the Hartford Public Schools superintendent’s office and aims to supplement curricula with programs before, after, and after-after school. In adult-learning workshops, instructors advise on topics such as what to consider before going back to school, while the center's Homegrown Dance movement supports seven local companies.

21 Grand St
Hartford,
CT
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Many consider scuba diving a hobby or fun activity to do on vacation, but for Capt. Saam, it has become a lifestyle. He learned to scuba-dive more than 35 years ago and has gone on to not only establish his namesake scuba school but also obtain a US Coast Guard master license, teach scuba diving in Hawaii, and make regular tropical-dive trips. All of his scuba-diving and maritime experiences have pooled into a vast reservoir of knowledge which he passes on to his scuba-school crew?all of whom are NAUI- and PADI-certified instructors and dive masters. Together they immerse students in aquatic classes??both group and private??modeled after those practiced by police and fire-department scuba teams. They keep group lessons small?no more than seven students per session?to ensure personalized instruction and each student's safety.

Students develop their passion and ability to explore subaquatic terrains while also learning survival skills. They learn procedures to calmly handle accidents during first aid and safety courses, train to become lifeguards, or master the art of prying a friend out of a whale?s baleen. Those looking to clock in more hours exploring the ocean can opt for a local dive charter, which ferries 18-25 scuba divers and snorkelers aboard Capt. Saam's boat the Silver Dolphin as it sets sail to a variety of diving locations, from Smith's Reef and Sheffield Island to Gwendolyn Steers Wreck.

Though Capt. Saam's is a scuba school first and foremost, the center also offers equipment rentals and tank fills at its full retail dive shop, tropical-dive trips to the Caribbean, and a ground aviation-training course that teaches students the basics of flight.

863 E Main St
Stamford,
CT
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Fitness Together isn't your usual gym. The locally owned franchise doesn't boast ultra-chic titles, avant-garde workout rooms, or elitist trainers. What it does do is help each exerciser achieve sustainable results via its goal-oriented philosophy and proprietary triple threat of resistance training, cardiovascular exercises, and nutritional knowledge. The Aspire 8 resistance program sculpts clients' physiques over the course of eight progressive phases through a one-year period dotted with individual goals. Cardio Together presents personalized programs designed and tracked by a certified trainer, and Nutrition Together crafts a plan for healthy living that doesn't involve water imported from Canada’s fountain of youth and includes the help of one-on-one meetings with a nutritionist.

33 East Ave
New Canaan,
CT
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Jim, the owner and operator of Extreme Paintball, bought his first paintball marker––a Nelspot 007––more than 20 years ago. Shortly after discovering his passion, he toured the country on a National Professional Paintball League team, retiring after 11 years to open Extreme Paintball. Nowadays, Jim and his staff work to introduce new players to his preferred method of paintball: woodsball. Contrasting with bunker-based speedball, woodsball is played in the natural outdoors, such as in the woods or at the bottom of the ocean.

At Extreme Paintball, Jim's three vast courses are designed around different scenarios with thematic obstacles scattered throughout to enhance the experience. The tank course carries the scars of war as crashed planes and the wrecked husks of tanks litter the battlefield, and the Vietnam course is shrouded in the area's densest foliage, finally making use of all the artificial trees populating the region. Jim's team rotates the courses throughout the year to preserve the environment and create an ever-changing battlefield.

476 Boyden St.
Waterbury,
CT
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