Things To Do In Durham

45% Off Yoga Classes

Stratham

$100 $55

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

Up to 54% Off at Birch Hill Paintball in York

York

$65 $35

Equipped with rental marker, protective mask, and 250 paintballs, combatants execute tactical maneuvers across four diverse battlefields

50% Off 4-Wk Outdoor Fitness Challenge at Fuel Training Studio

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Students strengthen cores and burn fat with high-intensity outdoor boot-camp classes, building functional strength with group camaraderie

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf at Sagamore Golf Center 

North Hampton

$14 $7

Rock formations, waterfalls, and scenic landscaping surround a mini-golf course that stays open late in the summer

Up to 54% Off Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Attrezzi

Portsmouth

$130 $65

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Wine and chocolate experts pair gourmet chocolates and truffles with private-label wines

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf and Games

Chichester

$34 $17

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Miniature links with 201-foot-long 13th hole, aeroball games combining trampolines with basketball, and foul-shooting contests

Up to 59% Off Obstacle-Course Race 

Amesbury Sports Park

$119 $49

Runners and climbers traverse more than four miles of obstacles to reach an after-party with beer and music; optional competition for prizes

Up to 52% Off Watersports in Hampton Beach

Hampton Beach

$75 $39

Patrons explore the water standing atop paddleboards or take to the skies during a custom parasailing experience.

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf and Ice Cream

Hampton

$19 $10

18-hole mini-golf course winds players through a nautical paradise complete with rushing rivers, storybook coves, and waterfalls

Up to 35% Off All-Day Fishing Trip

Hampton Harbor

$152 $99

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Fishing parties spend a full day on the ocean catching fish with provided rods and bait

51% Off Candlepin Bowling at Riverwalk Lanes

Amesbury Town

$42.50 $21

Eight candlepin lanes supply competitive fun for a bowling outing for up to five

Up to 56% Off Private Horseback Riding Lessons

East Kingston

$100 $50

Trainers educate students not only in hunter/jumper riding, but also in tacking up, grooming, and horsemanship

50% Off Tickets to the American Independence Museum

Exeter

$12 $6.75

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View a Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence as well as historic furnishings, textiles, and military ephemera

Up to 68% Off Cross-Training, Yoga and Kickboxing Classes

Hampton

$119 $39

Cross training works on everything from strength to stamina, yoga boosts core strength, and kickboxing builds up cardio and muscle

Up to 56% Off a Wine-Tasting Experience

Sweet Baby Vineyard

$34 $15

Sip six samples of wine while snacking on cheese plates; take home souvenir wineglasses and wine purchased with a discount

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Classes for Women at Incite Fitness

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

Sequences of cardiovascular exercises, resistance training, and plyometrics quickly burn off calories

Ogunquit Museum Of American Art – Up to 50% Off a Visit

Ogunquit

$20 $11

Oceanfront museum exclusively exhibits American works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, and graphics

Up to 66% Off Personal-Training Program

Kennebunk

$200 $69

Personal training programs feature a variety of fitness techniques designed to meet individual fitness needs

Up to 50% Off Bridal-Tradeshow Admission

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Attend one of seven 2014 bridal tradeshows featuring wedding specialists, planners, and product vendors

Up to 43% Off Newburyport Whale Watch Tour

Newburyport

$48 $29

Passengers head out to sea aboard a custom whale-watching craft to enjoy the majestic mammals, aided by an onboard naturalist

Up to 61% Bike Tour of Newburyport

Newburyport

$96 $39

Explore downtown Newburyport’s historic sites as well as Plum island during informative bike tours

Up to 67% Off Lunch in Lighthouse for Up to Four

Newburyport

$900 $299

Meal of soup or salad, entree, and dessert at a private table with harbor views from the top of a historic lighthouse

50% Off Four 30 minute private music Lessons

West Newbury

$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 51% Off Horse Riding Lessons or Camp

Groveland

$90 $49

Equestrian instructors teach hunt-seat and dressage techniques during group lessons or a week-long summer camp that ends with a horse show

Up to 55% Off Indoor Golf on Flat Screen Simulators

Georgetown

$88 $45

Seven high-definition flat screens simulate realistic golf courses, each with a dedicated server, at an indoor facility

61% Off Adult or Kids' Boot Camp

Haverhill

$199.99 $79

One-hour boot-camp classes teach vital fitness skills to adults and kids

Up to 53% Off Reptile Tour from Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

$16 $8

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Get cozy with a pink and purple python or alligator during this reptile tour

Up to 57% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Rowley

$200 $99

Seasoned instructors impart principles of horsemanship, horse-rider communication, and riding

Up to 88% Off at Shinobi Martial Arts

Plaistow

$250 $39

Experienced instructors and students of a legendary martial artist lead classes drawn from japanese ninjutsu

Up to 65% Off Barre Fitness Classes

Haverhill

$110 $38.50

Instructors lead engaging workouts that incorporate dance, yoga, and Pilates as well as interval training for varying fitness levels

Up to Half Off Private or Group Music Lessons

Haverhill

$60 $30

Students study either voice, guitar, bass, piano, or drum in two 1-on-1 lessons; discovery lessons introduce guitar, voice, piano & drums

Up to 75% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Derry

$120 $39

Cardio kickboxing classes combine boxing, martial arts, and aerobics into a workout that improves strength and flexibility

58% Off Italian Wine Class for Two The Wine Steward

Hampstead

$140 $59

The class focuses on Italy’s growing regions, most common varietals, and food pairings as students taste and learn about wine and antipasto

Up to 59% Off Park Outing or Membership in Salem

Salem

$22 $10

Maintained trail guides guests through a 4,000-year-old manmade site complete with inscriptions, maze-like hallways, alpacas, and chambers

Up to 56% Off Boot Camp or Krav Maga Classes

Salem

$109 $49

Boot camp mixes cardio and strength training with combat moves, and krav maga classes prep students to subdue armed and unarmed assailants

69% Off at Liquid Planet Water Park

Candia

$80 $29

All-day pass grants unlimited access to water slides, pools, and splash parks; guests also get a zipline ride and round of mini golf

Up to 47% Off Zoo Admission at Charmingfare Farm

Candia

$17 $9

Zoo houses farm animals as well as bears, camels, and reindeer; trail rides take visitors through meadows, woods, and old logging roads

Up to 69% Off Golf

Manchester

$288 $109

Par 72 championship course designed by Geoffrey Cornish located in the Green Mountains

Up to 65% Off Indoor Rock Climbing

Multiple Locations

$105 $45

Aspiring climbers learn to belay, climb, and tie essential knots during lessons, then scale 15,000 feet of simulated mountainside

50% Off Sleepaway Camp

New Hampshire

$200 $100

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

53% Off Wine-Lovers Package at Candia Vineyards

Candia

$116 $55

Wine lovers receive a tasting for two, a voucher for dessert wine, chocolates, a wind chime, New England wine book, and a pruning seminar

Up to 57% Off Mead Tour and Tasting

Londonderry

$50 $25

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Expert mead maker Michael Fairbrother offers up fermentation insight as well as fruit-tinged and spiced meads for tasting

Half Off an All-Day Kayak Rental for Two or Four

North Windham

$80 $40

More than 30 paddling areas await kayakers within 12 miles of the pickup site

Up to 63% Off Group Fitness Classes

Windham

$49 $19

Group fitness classes include yoga, Pilates, strength-training, TRX, and more

Half Off Crazy Apes Basic Challenge Package at Seacoast Adventure

North Windham

$50 $25

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Over the course of three hours, climbers above 4'2" in height can conquer trails with log bridges, rope crossings, and more

Up to 56% Off Classes at Drive Health & Fitness

Methuen

$75 $35

Spin, Cardio Core, heated Vinyasa, and more at a fitness facility with a sauna, a juice bar, and experienced instructors

Half Off Racing Experiences

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

$129 $64

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

The Motorsport Lab – Up to 82% Off Lamborghini or Ferrari Experience

New Hampshire Motorspeedway

$549 $99

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Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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 52% Off Yoga Classes

North Andover

$90 $45

Instructors teach students of all levels yoga poses in a relaxing and fun environment

40% Off Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson

North Andover

$215 $129

FAA-approved helicopter flight instructors; aspiring aviators pilot a Robinson helicopter for 20 minutes while an HD video camera records

Up to 76% Off CrossFit

Andover

$209 $59

Train with functional exercises used by Olympic athletes and law-enforcement officials with help from coaches who eschew routine

45% Off Services

Andover

$40 $22

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 Semipersonal-Training Classes at Aim Fitness

North Andover

$37.50 $18

Experienced trainer helps students build long, lean muscles in intensive semipersonal-training classes

64% Off at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

$159 $58

Trained instructors demonstrate kickboxing, karate, and mixed martial arts in courses separated by age and ability

New England Civic Ballet – $19 for "Snow White"

Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College

$22 $19

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Dancers leap through the classic Grimm tale of jealousy and magic; a meet-and-greet follows matinées

Up to 65% Off at AG Paintball

Weare

$73 $29

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Seven fields littered with barrels and wooden spools are regularly updated to host players who lock and load rented equipment

44% Off Services

Weare

$70 $39

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

Up to 82% Off Classes at Amherst Yoga

Amherst

$85 $19

Students practice a variety of yoga styles in classes ranging from gentle to vigorous Vinyasa and yoga-meditation blends

86% Off Martial-Arts Leadership Program

Amherst

$205 $29

Leadership Program builds confidence and real-world skills, includes unlimited martial-arts and weapons-training classes

51% Off Classes at Dance Technics

Merrimac

$120 $59

Kids ages 6–16 hit sharp movements during hip hop classes, or flow through lyrical jazz

50% Off

Amherst

$120 $60

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

Aquaboggan Water Park – Up to 38% Off

Saco

$40 $25

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Careen down slides, ride tubes in a hydro half-pipe, and swim in the wave pool, or stay dry with mini golf and go-carts

Up to 50% Off at Funtown Splashtown USA 

Saco

$50 $25

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60-foot intertwining slides, a pirate-themed play area with eight slides, a family raft slide, and a dark tube-slide foster summer fun

Up to 57% Off Shooting-Range Package or Safety Course

Saco

$65 $39

With a focus on safe gun handling and understanding how the gun operates, instructors demonstrate shooting fundamentals

Up to 70% Off Classes at Bear Essentials Fitness

Saco

$50 $20

Work up a sweat in this sports-centered 24-hour gym

55% Off Services

Dracut

$150 $67

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

56% Off Gym Membership at XFitness

Dracut

$89 $39

The membership includes access to all gym equipment and one month of Synrgy360 group training

Up to 73% Off at Discover the Wonders Yoga

Dracut

$75 $25

Certified yoga instructors lead Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes for all levels

Up to 67% Off Women's Small-Group Training Packages

Nashua

$372 $135

Small-group sessions of up to four trainees; focus on weight-training, cardiovascular exercises, nutrition, and accountability

Up to 62% Off Personal Training at Universe Gym

Nashua

$125 $59

Certified trainer tailors a workout regimen to each individual based on their condition and goals

50% Off Services

Southeast Nashua

$80 $40

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

Up to 52% Off Barre Fitness Classes

Mine Falls Park

$60 $29

Barre fitness classes fuse ballet barre movements with other fitness styles to elongate and strengthen muscles

Up to 68% Off Muay Thai Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

71% Off Mommy Fitness Membership

East Merrimack

$210 $60

Fitness classes designed specifically for mothers of children aged six weeks to four years; yoga, Pilates abdominal exercises, and CrossFit

74% Off Fitness Training at Fit It in Fitness

Northwest Nashua

$299 $79

Learn new ways to efficiently burn calories and make lifestyle changes from experienced trainers who are there to help you meet your goals

Up to 58% Off Historic Ice House Tour

Gloucester

$40 $20

Tour takes guests through historic ice house and working wharf

Up to 46% Off from Essex River Cruises and Charters

Essex River Cruises

$56 $31

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Narrated cruises aboard a pontoon shows sightseers the flora and fauna of a tidal estuary

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch – Up to 49% Off Excursions

Gloucester

$48 $28

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A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

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O'neil Cinemas brings the magic back to watching movies, immersing film buffs and families in walls of enriching digital sound and sharp, high-definition images. Moviegoers settle into comfy seats in tiered, stadium-seating theaters before the show begins. Films in 3D bring summer blockbusters face-to-face with audience members, while D-Box-motion seats translate on-screen explosions into realistic rumbles and movements through the seat cushions.

24 Calef Hwy
Epping,
NH
US

• For $12, you get an all-family pass for a Friday or Saturday night (a $25 value). • For $20, you get a 5-visit play pass (a $40 value). • For $35, you get a 10-visit play pass (a $70 value).

881 Central Ave
Dover,
NH
US

Since moving from Portsmouth to Dover in 2008, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire has educated and entertained more than 280,000 children and families from New England and around the world. Devoted to sharing arts, sciences, and cultural experiences with families from all walks of life, the museum houses 16 static exhibits highlighting local art and literature as well as interactive science displays. In addition to daily learning visits, the museum hosts birthday parties, and special events throughout the year teach valuable skills, such as spotting trick candles before blowing.

6 Washington St
Dover,
NH
US

For the past several decades, Bowl-O-Rama has been carefully tended to by the Genimatas family. Over its history, the alley has retained much of its original 1950s charm but, as co-owner Dale Genimatas says, "We are always updating and doing new things." Dale operates the alley with her husband and sister-in-law, who she says have been involved with Bowl-O-Rama their entire lives. Dale began working at the facility in 1979 and has since seen it grow to include a total of 28 candlepin lanes, computerized scoring systems, and a food-and-beverage kitchen where chefs bake hand-tossed pizzas and appetizers that include chicken tenders and cheese sticks. Throughout the year, the family hosts open-bowling hours and special events, closing only on Christmas Day to let the pins celebrate with their families. With each weekend comes the return of cosmic glow bowling, and each year brings annual fundraisers such as the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl-A-Thon. "It's a very electric environment," says Dale, reflecting on the scores of players and benefactors that come together each year to support the organization.

599 Lafayette Rd
Portsmouth,
NH
US

Jody and Bjorn Turnquist opened 3 Bridges Yoga with the philosophy that yoga should warmly embrace practitioners of all skill levels. As a result, they offer Vinyasa-style classes for beginners and advanced yogis. The Turnquists and other certified instructors teach postures and breathing techniques in a room heated to 75-80 degrees with lessons that focus on basic postures and alignments in addition to more intensified bending. With sun streaming through expansive windows and spilling out onto cork floors, their studio lends itself to a practice more peaceful than swimming through a pool of warm chamomile tea.

185 High St
Portsmouth,
NH
US

Before they journey down Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror, riders sit facing each other aboard a two-person tube. But they won't actually see one another for long, since the aptly named doctor has designed a 300-foot jaunt whose twists and 40-foot plunge unfold in complete darkness.

The pitch-black tunnel is just one of many heart-pounding attractions at the more than 26-acre Water Country that have helped make Water Country the Parenting NH Magazine's Family Favorite Award for Best Water Park in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Additionally, visitors can dash down the 422-foot-long Racing Rapids slide, navigate a quarter mile of waterfalls and caves along Adventure River, or float in a wave pool with 700,000 gallons of water. Water Country likewise caters to youngsters with giant tipping buckets and a 40-foot-long pirate ship complete with slides.

During full days of sliding and splashing, guests can rest at one of the park's shaded cabanas and enjoy an array of tasty snacks and sweets from nearly 10 food options scattered throughout the park, including stands specializing in Dippin' Dots and fried dough.

2300 Lafayette Rd
Portsmouth,
NH
US