Activities in East Point

Full-Day Park Visit, or a Two-Hour Park Visit with a Dirt-Bike or ATV Rental at Durhamtown Off Road Park (Up to 52% Off)

Durhamtown Off Road Park

Durhamtown Offroad Park

Off-roading across 6,750 acres of pine forest with one-way trails for dirt bikes, ATVs, and more

$30 $15

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Wine-and-Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at The HIstoric Fine Wine & Art Gallery (Up to 54% Off)

The HIstoric Fine Wine & Art Gallery

College Park

Guests mingle while sampling wine and cheese and viewing work by local artists

$50 $25

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10 or 20 CrossFit Sessions at Game Changers Sports Training (Up to 64% Off)

Game Changers Sports Training

East Point

Enhance speed and strength during CrossFit sessions, ideal for athletes looking to stay in shape, whether in the off-season or mid-season

$119 $50.99

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One or Two Months of Tai Chi at Chen Taiji Atlanta (Up to 59% Off)

Chen Taiji Atlanta

College Park

Athletic Tai Chi sessions, known as Chen Taiji, are the oldest form of Tai Chi and are designed for those in good physical condition

$120 $59

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Atlanta Silverbacks Match for Two or Four with Souvenir Scarf at Atlanta Silverbacks Park on October 25 (Up to 54% Off)

Atlanta Silverbacks

Atlanta Silverbacks Park

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Fans wrap up in a team scarf as the Silverbacks square off against the Railhawks for their final home game of the season

$63.10 $29

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Visit for Two or Four with Audio Guides at The Millennium Gate Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Millennium Gate Museum

Atlanta

Museum housed inside 100-foot monumental arch is currently showcasing over 30 paintings created by Sir Winston Churchhill

$30 $15

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All-Day Paintball with Rental Gear for 1, 2, or 10 at Dosser Works Paintball (Up to 68% Off)

Dosser Works Paintball

Chosewood Park

Refs supervise players on four covered outdoor fields: two tournament-size fields, a speedball field, and a postapocalyptic-themed arena

$43 $18

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Georgia Aquarium Visit for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 (Up to $84.50 Off)

Georgia Aquarium

Downtown

Explore gigantic exhibits filled with whale sharks, manta rays, and sea otters, along with an interactive dolphin show and a 4-D theater

$71.90 $55

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Wine and Art Fundraiser for Two, Four, or Eight from Catalyst Sports on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 59% Off)

Catalyst Sports

Westside Cultural Arts Center

Live music, art, and auctions fill the Westside Cultural Arts Center during a charitable event benefitting the physically disabled

$90 $40

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Haunted-House Visit for Two at Chambers of Horror

Chambers of Horror

Old Fourth Ward

Guests tiptoe past scary scenes inside an adults-only haunted house

$34 $19.99

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Visit for Two or Four to The Children's Museum of Atlanta (Up to 49% Off)

The Children's Museum of Atlanta

Downtown

Hands-on exhibits geared toward kids ages 8 and younger include a farm-to-table zone, walls to paint, and little cranes to operate

$25.50 $14

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The Sweet Spot Atlanta: Red Light Special at 595 North Event Center on Saturday, November 22 (Up to 51% Off)

The Sweet Spot Atlanta: Red Light Special

595 North Event Center

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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Two Ticket Packages to Driven Music Conference at Sheraton Atlanta on November 21–22 (Up to 72% Off)

Driven Music Conference

Sheraton Atlanta

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Convention features networking lunches, showcases of new talent, and panels with industry experts

$68 $19

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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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One, Two, or Three Weekends of Yoga-Teacher Training at Red Hot Yoga (Up to 56% Off)

Red Hot Yoga

Multiple Locations

4,200-square-foot yoga facility hosts weekend training sessions to help yogis learn the finer points of teaching their craft

$208 $125

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"Bodies: The Exhibition" or "Extreme Dinosaurs" at Atlantic Station through November 16 (Up to 42% Off)

Extreme Dinosaurs or Bodies: The Exhibition

Atlantic Station

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Marvel at animatronic dinosaurs and real fossils, or explore the human body by viewing carefully preserved specimens

$29.16 $18

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Two-Hour Scotch Tasting and Appetizers for One or Two on Saturday, December 20 at CNN Center (Up to 80% Off)

EventGeekUSA

Downtown

Aficionados can spend two hours sampling scotch whiskey from six distilleries, listening to smooth jazz, and snacking on light fare

$149 $39

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All-Day Admission or Value Pass for Two at Fernbank Museum of Natural History (up to 22% Value)

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Druid Hills

Visitors experience immersive exhibits such as casts of giant dinosaurs, Native American and European artifacts, and hands-on activities

$38.52 $29.99

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Family Ice-Skating Season Pass or Day Pass and Hot Chocolate at Southwest Rink at Park Tavern (Up to 53% Off)

Southwest Rink at Park Tavern

Northeast Atlanta

Skaters glide across an illuminated ice rink, with heated tent, a state of the art sound system and warm up with hot chocolate

$40 $20

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rePlay: Symphony of Heroes on Saturday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

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A full orchestra and chorus recreate the memorable music of modern video-game classics such as Halo and Portal

$58.70 $38

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$49 for Two Admissions to College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience (Up to $80 Value)

College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

94,000 sq. ft. facility chronicles 140 years of football with exhibits that bolster patrons’ knowledge and test their abilities

$80 $49

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Summer Shape Up or Get FIT ATL Weight-Loss Packages at Just Fitness 4U (Up to 91% Off)

Just Fitness 4U

Multiple Locations

Coaches, nutritionists, and fitness specialists help you tone up and slim down with programs that combine exercise and food plans

$189 $17

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$23 for Beginners' Circus Arts Fitness Class at Circus Arts Institute ($46 Value)

Circus Arts Institute

Kirkwood

Instructors teach acrobatics that strengthen physiques and mental focus on tools such as the trapeze, spanish web, and tight wire

$46 $23

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Introductory Rock-Climbing Class for One or Novice Climb Package for Two at Atlanta Rocks! (Up to 60% Off)

Atlanta Rocks!

Intown

Supervised climbing session allows novices to tackle tough faces with help, and two-hour introductory classes teach fundamental safely

$35 $14

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Visits or Membership to The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

Midtown

Through photos and memorabilia, the museum explores the history of Atlanta's Jewish community, as well as the Holocaust and its aftermath

$24 $11

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Private Swing Analysis and Golf Lesson for One or Two at Swing Pros (Up to 77% Off)

Swing Pros

Buckhead

Golf instructors study each student's swing from two angles in order to create a personalized regimen of drills

$160 $39

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10 or 15 CrossFit Classes at Fitness Battalion (Up to 81% Off)

Fitness Battalion

Fitness Battalion

CrossFit classes challenges fitness seekers with ever-changing routines

$200 $39

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Two-, Four-, or Six-Week Capoeira Martial Arts Classes at Passo a Frente (Up to 79% Off)

Passo a Frente

East Atlanta

Rhythm and dance movements disguise the unpredictable self-defense kicks, punches and take-downs of Brazilian capoeira

$100 $23

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Standup for Two at The Punchline Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

The Punchline Comedy Club

Atlanta

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Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal, Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep, and other headliners bring the laughs

$50 $25

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5 Fitness Classes or Gym Passes at Powerlady Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

PowerLady Fitness

North Druid Hills

Instructors lead supportive, women-only classes that cover yoga stretches, Zumba dance routines, and cycling, among other disciplines

$75 $25

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5 or 10 Yoga Sessions at Yoga For Families (Up to 51% Off)

Yoga For Families

Sandy Springs

Family-oriented yoga sessions invite children as young as 3 years old to learn yogic poses alongside parents

$50 $25

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Two or Four Weeks of Unlimited Drop-In Pole and Sensual Dance Classes at PoleLaTeaz (64% Off)

PoleLaTeaz

Multiple Locations

Fitness classes led by enthusiastic instructors encourage confidence and health through flirty pole exercises

$49 $18

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3, 6 or 10 One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at 90-Second Fitness Atlanta (Up to 70% Off)

90-Second Fitness Atlanta

Downtown

Emphasizing exercises that take a few minutes a day, personal trainer works one-on-one with clients to help them burn fat and tone muscle

$120 $41

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes and Nutrition Planning at FeLine Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

FeLine Fitness

Atlanta

Instructors lead classes of up to 25 students through a routine designed to burn fat and tone muscles

$150 $59

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Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University Visit for Two or Four with Audio Tour (Up to 50% Off)

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

Emory University

Discover the stories of civilizations through more than 17,000 works of art from ancient Egypt and the Americas to Africa and Asia

$20 $12

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Two Weeks, One Month, or Six Weeks of Ballroom Dance and Dance Fitness Lessons at Planet Ballroom (Up to 88% Off)

Planet Ballroom

Multiple Locations

14-time Australian Ballroom Dancing champ and Dancing With the Stars pro Jonathan Doone shares passion through dance and fitness classes

$160 $29

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Krav Maga, Boxing, and Martial Arts Classes at Buckhead Fight Club (Up to 81% Off). Two Options Available.

Buckhead Fight Club

Buckhead Fight Club

15,000-square-foot facility opened by top female boxer hosts classes in krav maga, boxing, tae kwon do, and more

$65 $19

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Walking Tour for 2, 4, or 10 from Atlanta Preservation Center (Up to 55% Off)

Atlanta Preservation Center

Multiple Locations

Tours of historic buildings and areas including, but not limited to, Grant Park, Inman Park, Sweet Auburn, and Druid Hills

$20 $10

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$50 for $100 Worth of Services at Core Bliss & Bliss Yoga Therapy

CoreBliss & Bliss Yoga Therapy

Peachtree Heights West

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

$100 $50

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$10 for $18 Toward One Dance Class — Ikonic Dance Atlanta

Ikonic Dance Atlanta

Atlanta

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

$18 $10

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$30 for Small-Group Personal-Training Sessions with Meal & Exercise Plan at Body Design Personal Training ($180 Value)

Body Design Personal Training

Multiple Locations

Start the new year off with three small-group personal-training sessions, after which clients receive a custom meal and exercise plan

$180 $30

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One or Two 60-Minute One-on-One M.E.L.T. Yoga Sessions from MELT Atlanta (Up to 67% Off)

MELT Atlanta

Multiple Locations

M.E.L.T. is a self-treatment technique that helps prevent pain, reduces stress, prevents injury, & promotes flexibility using yoga technique

$150 $59

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Three or Eight 60- or 90-Minute Capoeira Classes from Cordao De Ouro Atlanta (Up to 89% Off)

Cordao De Ouro Atlanta

Multiple Locations

Experienced instructors help students of all ability levels hone skills in capoeira, a martial art that uses elements of Latin dance

$103.50 $20

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$35 for One Month of Unlimited Morning Kettlebell and Kickboxing Classes at Atlanta Kick ($99 Value)

Atlanta Kick

Lindbergh - Morosgo

Students jumpstart their mornings by signing up for kettlebell and kickboxing classes that will get heart rates pumping

$99 $35

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$15 for $50 Worth of Dance Lessons — Uncover Your Beauty

Uncover Your Beauty

Atlanta

From the merchant: Come and enjoy 2.5 hours of dance and a 30-minute performance! Wine will be served.

$50 $15

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$15 for One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Buckhead Jiu-Jitsu ($150 Value)

Buckhead Jiu-Jitsu

Underwood Hills

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Sam Joseph leads martial-arts and self-defense classes

$150 $15

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5 or 10 Dance and Fitness Classes at Gotta Dance Atlanta (Up to 59% Off)

Gotta Dance Atlanta

Underwood Hills

Dance classes for beginners and professionals in styles such as jazz, hip hop, and ballet

$65 $29

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$89 for an Open-Air Biplane Ride from Biplane Rides Over Atlanta ($175 Value)

Biplane Rides Over Atlanta

57th Fighter Group Restaurant

Pilots lift passengers in bright biplanes to glimpse bird's-eye views of downtown Atlanta or Stone Mountain during 20-minute flights

$175 $89

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$66 for $120 Groupon — DCBodyworks

Dcbodyworks

Mechanicsville

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

$120 $66

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$39 for Sixteen Boot Camp Classes at MODO Fitness ($218 Value)

MODO Fitness

MODO Fitness

Boot camp sessions gather groups of exercisers for outdoor workouts in the park

$218 $39

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$150 for $300 Worth of Services at Big Boned Fitness

Big Boned Fitness

Midtown

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

$300 $150

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4, 8, or 12 Zumba, Hip-Hop, or Belly-Dancing Classes at Atlanta Zumba Dance (Up to 65% Off)

Atlanta Zumba Dance

Midtown Atlanta

Professional choreographers lead 60-minute sessions of easy-to-follow dance steps performed to catchy rhythms

$48 $17

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Two-Hour Cooking Classes for One or Two at The Cooking School at Irwin Street (Up to Half Off). Three Options Available.

The Cooking School at Irwin Street

Multiple Locations

Classes cover topics ranging from basic kitchen techniques to specialized subjects such as holiday turkeys, side dishes, and desserts

$85 $49

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Shooting-Range Packages or Introductory Firearm Classes at Quickshot Atlanta (Up to 51% Off)

Quickshot Atlanta

Atlanta

Quickshot 101 courses allow students to fire five handguns, both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, in a variety of calibers

$55 $27

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Dance-Lesson Package with a Party Package for One or Two People at Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta (Up to 96% Off)

Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta

Multiple Locations

Instructors lead students through the ins and outs of ballroom dance, covering various styles in fun classes and social dance parties

$230 $15

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One or Two Pole-Dancing Ladies' Night/Day Out Lesson Event at Dance 411 Studios (Up to 62% Off)

Dance 411 Studios

Atlanta

Instructors lead women in high-energy routines designed to enhance confidence and fitness levels

$25 $12

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Brewery Tour and Tasting with Souvenirs for Two or Four at Red Brick Brewing Company (Up to 60% Off)

Red Brick Brewing Company

Atlanta

Guests sample four craft brews while touring a centuries-old brewery

$58 $24.25

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5, 10, or 15 Fitness Dance Classes at RDA Fit (Up to 63% Off)

RDA Fit

Hobi Studio - Grant Park

Upbeat dance-fitness classes combine resistance training with energetic dance moves

$25 $10

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Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Music Lessons at Music Unlimited (59% Off)

Music Unlimited

Southwest Atlanta

Professional musician Joseph E. Reed instructs students of all skill levels in guitar, piano, violin, voice, or ukulele with 1-on-1 lessons

$120 $49

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One Month of Hapkido Classes for One or Two Adults at Black Knight Martial Arts (Up to 77% Off)

Black Knight Martial Arts

Atlanta

Relaxed environment for learning a comprehensive martial art that uses kicks, strikes, rolls, grappling, and joint locks

$193 $49

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bending Branch Yoga (65% Off)

Bending Branch Yoga

Atlanta

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

$95 $33

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$28 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — R.L. Martin Guitar, banjo, bass, and ukulele lessons

Robert Lloyd Martin

Redeem from Home

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

$50 $28

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

The Venetian Room

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

$60 $29

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5 or 10 Ashtanga Yoga Classes at OnlYoga (Up to 78% Off)

OnlYoga

Midtown

Vinyasa-style Ashtanga yoga is the only class on the menu at this specialized yoga studio

$90 $20

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Three, Six, or Nine 45-Minute Small-Group Training Sessions at OTrain Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

OTrain Fitness

Atlanta

Former LA Fitness master trainer customizes workouts for small groups of people seeking an effective, manageable exercise routine

$150 $35

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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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$179 for a Private Atlanta Pedal Pub Crawl Bike Tour from Peach Pedaler ($375 Value)

Peach Pedaler

Atlanta

Enjoy a private tour of Atlanta, from viewing city centers to enjoying a pub crawl, via a huge bike that holds up to 15 people

$375 $179

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Horseback-Riding Lesson for One, Two, or Four or a 90-minute Group Event at Sonrise Ranch (Up to 59% Off)

Sonrise Ranch

Sonrise Ranch

Riding lessons for all experience levels; mobile, on-location birthday parties include rides for guests

$60 $29

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Nubian Njia Martial Arts (61% Off)

Nubian Njia Martial Arts Association

Atlanta

Students learn defensive and offensive techniques. Buy three of this deal, get one free uniform.

$105 $41

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Three or Five 60-Minute Private Yoga Lessons for Any Skill Level (Up to 70% Off)

Barrett Thrasher Yoga

On Location

Barrett Thrasher focuses on alignment during private sessions that improve technique and athletic performance to feel amazing

$300 $99

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Three or Five 50-Minute Personal Training Sessions with Cassady Complete Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Cassady Complete Fitness

Atlanta

An experienced personal trainer guides clients through workouts tailored to their goals

$180 $45

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10 or 20 Morning Body Camp Classes at Body House Fitness - Nikki Howell (Up to 61% Off)

Body House Fitness - Nikki Howell

Cumberland

Supportive morning boot camp classes combine cardio and strength exercises to improve each student’s fitness

$100 $45

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$10 for $20 Groupon — Pro Cheer America

Pro Cheer America

Underwood Hills

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

$20 $10

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Aveia Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Aveia Fitness

Sandy Springs

Students of all fitness levels burn calories and have fun in energizing cardio hip-hop, boot-camp, and Body Sculpt classes

$50 $17

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5 or 10 Deep-Stretch Positive-Mind Yoga Classes at The Healing Room (Up to 53% Off)

The Healing Room

Old Fourth Ward

Deep-stretch positive-mind yoga classes help fight back pain, muscle soreness, and hip problems

$90 $45

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5 or 10 Dance-Fitness Classes for Adults at AREA, Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment & Arts (Up to 59% Off)

AREA, Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment & Arts!

Midtown/Buckhead

Samba classes cover energetic, calorie-burning Brazilian dance steps; tap-dancing classes teach basics of tap technique

$65 $29

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$1,475 for Personal Trainer Certification Course at Body Design University ($3,045 Value)

Body Design University

Atlanta

2-week certification course covers human anatomy, nutrition, and teaching, with hands-on instruction in all aspects of personal training

$3,045 $1,475

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

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

$50 $25

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$65 for $129 Groupon — Ranieri Paiva Brazilian jiujitsu Academy

Ranieri Paiva Brazilian Jiujitsu Academy

Cumberland

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

$129 $65

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IndoCycle Studio is a spinning-only facility where members come for vigorous indoor group cycling workouts. Stationary Spinner NXT bikes are the focal point of each calorie-blasting workout—experienced instructors lead classes in high-energy cycling circuits, incorporating music, visual effects, and subliminal sounds of stampeding herds to help riders through intense sessions. Each workout is customizable to every individual’s fitness level, but the end result is the same for everyone; burn fat and build muscle during rides that simulate climbing hills and racing courses. IndoCycle Studio provides towels, water, and shoes for gym-goers, as well as gel seats for those who want extra cushioning.

3401 Norman Berry Dr, Ste 146
East Point,
GA
US

Classically trained and culturally diverse, Ballethnic Dance Company blends traditional ballet with the artistic influences of ethnic cultures. Its classes include ballet at all levels, hip hop, and jazz, along with more unique offerings such as African and ballethnicize, an original dance style developed by cofounder Waverly Lucas.

2587 Cheney St
East Point,
GA
US

A shotgun-only facility, Tom Lowe Trap & Skeet Range invites beginner marksmen to shoot across 20 combination trap-and-skeet fields as well as a five-stand sporting-clays field. At each of these areas, clay pigeons launch into the sky above dense forests and rolling hills. Shooters as young as 10 (with proper supervision) can target the wingless birds during practice sessions and competitive leagues. Tom Lowe Trap & Skeet Range also partners with local independent instructors, who train beginner shooters to shoot and track the migratory patterns of clay pigeons.

Before hitting the field, visitors can rent a gun from Deshotels Arms, Inc., the onsite pro shop. The shop also sells ammo, used guns, and new shotguns from brands such as Beretta.

3070 Merk Rd. SW
Atlanta,
GA
US

More than 10 million gallons of water fill the gigantic exhibits inside Georgia Aquarium, making it the largest in the world when it opened in 2005. Most visitors, of course, will be far more interested in what's gliding and diving inside all those exhibits. Their journey through the world's diverse oceans begins with the Southwest Tropical Diver exhibit, a mesmerizing display of coral reefs and the creatures that wind among them.

Other areas of the aquarium blend education with entertainment. Dolphins leap, swim, and dance in time to music at the AT&T Dolphin Tales show, while Journey with Gentle Giants Immersion Programs let visitors dive with massive whale sharks. There's even a movie theater, although it blows most multiplexes out of the water by adding 3-D imagery and 4-D effects. Special effects built into the seats and the theater's surroundings mean that audiences don't just see ultra-real animals and rippling waters pass before them?they feel them, too.

That's just a sampling of the more than 60 exhibits and activities that fill Georgia Aquarium. But its staff do manage to make it outside of the massive facility. In addition to their exhibits and education initiatives, the aquarium houses the Correll Center for Aquatic Animal Health: a 10,000 square-foot facility dedicated to aquatic animal conservation. Its research stretches from the whale sharks of Mexico to the penguins of South Africa to the belugas of Alaska.

225 Baker St.
Atlanta,
GA
US

For more than 20 years, Carrie Heller's life has been a balancing act between honing her circus talents and helping others. Today, the licensed clinical social worker, a founding member of the American Youth Circus Organization, blends therapy methods with big-top techniques at the Circus Arts Institute, benefiting children and adults alike with mind- and body-benefiting acrobatics that send students swinging, twirling, and laughing through the air.

Carrie and her team of instructors acquaint students with circus-performance fundamentals using the trapeze, tight wire, Spanish web, and juggling balls. They bolster core and upper-body strength during Circus Arts Fitness workouts, which have been featured on CNN for their exciting approach to toning. For students with special needs, such as sensory challenges or ADD, they host Circus Arts Therapy classes. These sessions channel playful and positive energy as small groups learn to navigate circus equipment, enhancing their confidence, social skills, and physical coordination in a much more natural way than going on a handstand speed date.

206 Rogers St NE, Suite 214
Atlanta,
GA
US

Matt Janke dreamed of landing the perfect glass-blowing job. After moving to Atlanta in 1986, he realized there wasn't a single glass studio in town, granting his art a ready-made niche. After settling in, he returned to grad school, earning an MFA in glass with the intent to launch his own university program and ultimately procure his own space. By the time he graduated in 1992, Matt further honed his skills, stockpiled equipment, and, in 1996, opened his own studio and hired himself.

Beyond the perks of being his own boss, having his own studio affords Matt a great deal of creative freedom. He infuses all his handblown light fixtures, tumblers, and vases with the prismatic swirls of his signature style, in which precise lines and natural variations vie for attention across undulating surfaces. A downtown gallery space facilitates sales of these works.

But the studio has also fulfilled more than Matt's original goal of finding glass-blowing employment, going on to catalyze a glass-blowing community. From single apprentices in the early days, the studio is now a full-fledged classroom, with space for five instructors, a dozen students, and the kilns that must melt their glass until they each finish their training by capturing and taming a fire-breathing dragon.

659 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

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