Things To Do In Durham

Five Play-Gym or Roller-Rink Visits at Wheels Fun Park (Up to 46% Off)

Wheels Fun Park

Durham

Large fun park entertains families with roller rink and play gym with slides, ball pits, zip lines, and more

$35 $19

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Wedding-Dance Lesson or Two Private Lessons and One Group Lesson at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Experienced instructors teach individuals or couples ballroom, Latin, swing, and wedding dances during private and group lessons

$40 $19

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Golf Evaluation and One or Two Golf-Fitness Training Sessions at Par4Success (Up to 55% Off)

Par4Success

Hillandale Golf Course

Golf medical professional, physical therapist, and strength and conditioning specialist works with golfers to help them reach top form

$200 $99

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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$20 for 10 Hot Yoga Classes at Arrichion ($125 Value)

Arrichion Hot Yoga

Multiple Locations

Hot yoga classes are available for beginner through advanced students, including sessions that focus specifically on strengthening the core

$125 $20

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6 Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from BodyByCheeko LLC (45% Off)

Bodybycheeko

Durham

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

$179 $98

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Ten or Twenty CrossFit Bootcamp Classes at CrossFit Durham (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Durham

Durham

Coaches guide exercise routines that combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and track-and-field techniques to build strength and versatility

$200 $59

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Martial Arts Classes at United Thai Boxing and MMA (Up to 78% Off. Five Options Available.

United Thai Boxing & MMA

Durham

The Triangle's premier muay thai-based gym instills students ages six and up in mixed martial arts techniques and disciplines

$149 $39

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$20 for One Hour of RC-Car Racing for Two at Ho-B RC Park (Up to $50 Value)

Ho-B RC Park

Durham

Rental racers thread their RC cars through challenging courses during one-hour sessions

$50 $20

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$12 for a Saturday Tour Package with Tasting at The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company ($29 Value)

The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company

Durham

Tour a 1,300-square-foot facility that makes krupnikas, a traditional Lithuanian spiced-honey liqueur

$29 $12

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Lemurs Live! Tour for 2 or Walking with Lemurs or Weekday Tour for 1 at Duke Lemur Center (Up to 42% Off) 

Duke Lemur Center

Durham

Get up close and personal with exotic lemurs at one of the world’s largest sanctuaries for rare and endangered prosimian primates

$24 $15

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5 or 10 Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Kim's White Tiger (Up to 79% Off)

Kim's White Tiger

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach adults and kids the techniques of tae kwon do, a Korean martial art that focuses on discipline and self-defense

$115 $25

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Global Breath Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Global Breath Studio

Durham

Studio offers early morning, lunchtime and evening classes, including vinyasa, ashtanga, classical, restorative, and yoga therapy

$150 $59

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Two or Four Half-Hour Music or Voice Lessons at Infuzion (Up to 57% Off)

Infuzion

Durham

Students learn how to master vocal melodies or play various instruments during hands-on lessons

$64 $29

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

UFC Gym

Multiple Locations

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

$288 $49

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60-Minute Home-Beer-Brewing Class with Souvenir Pint Glasses for One or Two at Bull City Homebrew (Up to 60% Off)

Bull City Homebrew

Durham

Expert-led classes guide novice brewers through the basics of beer crafting, from selecting recipes to bottling their product

$25 $12

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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$25 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Triangle Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Triangle Jiu-jitsu Academy

Durham

Whether your focus is self-defense, fitness, or competition, we offer classes in an attitude-first, friendly environment.

$100 $25

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Four Weeks of Boot Camp, or Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions from Athletic Transformation (Up to 51% Off)

Athletic Transformation

Multiple Locations

Trainers help clients get in shape and reach their fitness goals during outdoor boot camp or personal-training sessions

$80 $39

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Six Plates Wine Bar minimizes customers’ food indecision with a concise menu that pairs six upscale small plates with six wines by the glass. Despite the menu's diminutive size, there's no lack of variety—the foodies in the kitchen constantly swap out dishes to make use of as many local ingredients as possible, while a clipboard bears a list of more than 150 wines, and 30 beers, sold by the bottle. Mentioned in the New York Times for its use of local food, Six Plates Wine Bar puts an upscale take on comfort foods with its plates, which are about half the size of a traditional entree.

Six Plates Wine Bar's resident wine lover, Matthew Beason, curates a wine list that hails from around the globe—from behind the bar, he'll recount the tale of his first wine love, a 1995 JL Chave Hermitage Blanc that broke his heart when it eloped with a bottle of Boone’s Farm. Each glass romances tongues beneath crystal-drenched chandeliers in the warmly lit dining room, where eclectically framed vintage photos and mirrors share space on exposed brick and deep-amber walls. Diners can recline on red-upholstered armchairs, at the bar, or at intimate, candlelit tables flanked by backed barstools.

2812 Erwin Rd
Durham,
NC
US

According to legend, Duke's longtime athletic director and basketball coach Eddie Cameron sat down with football coach Wallace Wade in 1935 to drum up plans for a new indoor stadium. Throughout the meeting, the two doodled plans for the arena on the back of—what else?—a matchbook. If true, the apocryphal tale makes a fitting story for Duke, considering the university itself was founded partly on a fortune from North Carolina's prized tobacco industry.

Little could the men know at the time, but that brainchild, Cameron Indoor Stadium, would become a symbol of Duke's success over the years, in both basketball and athletics in general. Combined, the men's and women's hoops teams have collected more than 1,200 wins in front of home crowds, whose notoriously raucous cheers make it nearly impossible for visiting athletes to write their term papers on the sidelines. Steps away, Wallace Wade Stadium has stood tall since 1929, becoming the only venue outside of Pasadena, California, to host college football's iconic Rose Bowl game, back in 1942.

110 Basset Hall Dr
Durham,
NC
US

With a motto like: "Where you don’t have to have a good time to drink," it may come as no surprise that the staff of James Joyce leaves the socializing up to its patrons. The bartenders and servers keep their visitors fueled with a bounty of traditional American and Irish pub food. The kitchen adds a homemade touch to a few classics: they blend a pimiento cheese spread in-house, and brine their own corned beef before layering it onto brioche buns. A few entrees, such as Guinness–battered atlantic cod and chips and Guinness shepherd's pie, round out the menu. A beer list displays American craft brews alongside unique Irish imports.

Clinking glasses and scraping plates aren't the only sounds that echo across the pub's fenced-in beer garden or its dimly-lit, wood-filled interior. The staff organizes regular events ranging from open mics to trivia nights. Additionally, the pub screens Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United football games during the season, and sometimes twice if the players' mothers are visiting.

912 W Main St
Durham,
NC
US

Miriam Catron discovered a way to combine her love of music and athleticism—in 1997, she created Infuzion, a family-friendly center dedicated to art in all its aspects that furnishes interactive opportunities in music, theater, dance, and martial arts. Miriam selects enthusiastic and impeccably trained teachers to help students to thrive in their chosen field of study, whether they’re wielding a viola, executing a high kick, or performing a monologue on the secret lives of monologists. To round out the center's skill-instilling potential, a fitness studio hones able bodies with its arsenal of workout machines and spacious aerobics rooms that pulsate with a thunderous sound system to give soul shakers a reason to boogie outside one’s bedroom confines.

3400 Westgate Dr
Durham,
NC
US

Opened as a roller-skating center in 1977, Wheels Fun Park broadened its ambitions in 1992 when it bloomed into a full-fledged family fun center. After its metamorphosis, the park incorporated attractions that include an 18-hole mini-golf course, five batting cages, and a quarter-mile go-kart track. Nothing overshadows its roots though, and today's 25,000-square-foot roller rink commands a 14-speaker sound system and a dazzling light show that twinkles in skaters' sparkling eyes along with the glow of two disco balls.

A 6,500-square-foot play gym allows tots to act out the story of the Minotaur of Crete in a labyrinthine system of climbing tubes. An onsite skate park treats boarders to a slew of supervised rails and spines as well as a mini halfpipe. During holidays and when school is not in session, day camps keep kids well fed and well educated in subjects such as the geometry of mini golf.

715 N Hoover Rd
Durham,
NC
US

Wine and Canvas

The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions, and students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

1821 Hillandale Road
Durham,
NC
US