Activities in Egypt Lake-Leto

Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam with Mo'Nique and Gary Owen on Saturday, October 4 (Up to 40% Off)

USF Sun Dome

USF Sun Dome

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Comedy from Mo’Nique, Gary Owen, Michael Blackson, and Tommy Davidson

$59.80 $36

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$25 for Entry to Tampa Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Saturday, October 25 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Pour House

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

$55 $25

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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

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

$50 $20

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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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$12 for a Dinner for Two and Comedy Show at the Tampa Pitcher Show ($19.50 Value)

Tampa Pitcher Show

Carrollwood

In a relaxed bar atmosphere, couples savor a pasta dinner and laugh at Post Dinner Conversation, Tampa’s original longform improv company

$19.50 $12

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$12.99 for General Admission for One at MOSI ($22.95 Value)

MOSI

Temple Terrace

A fun day at MOSI includes permanent exhibit galleries, IMAX documentary film, and hands-on interactive exhibits

$22.95 $12.99

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$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

Florida State Fairgrounds

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

$249 $125

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Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa for One, Two, or Four on September 6–December 6 (Up to 46% Off)

Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa

Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

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Top-notch local and national comedians, including Tampa favorite Trish Keating, stoke laughter in a lush country club

$11.54 $8

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$179 for Three-Hour Pony Party for Up to Ten Ages 2-8 at In The Breeze Horse Ranch ($300 Value)

In The Breeze Horse Ranch

Tampa

Up to 10 youngsters take pony rides and hop on the hay wagon for a tour of the ranch

$300 $179

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Batting Cage Sessions or Private Hitting Lessons at The Hitting Academy (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

The Hitting Academy

Multiple Locations

The academy's pitching machines throw baseballs in range of speeds and pitch types in oversized batting cages that also host private lessons

$30 $15

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$35 for Four Drop-In Kids' Art Classes at KidzArt South Tampa ($68 Value)

KidzArt South Tampa

Prep of South Tampa

Knowledgeable instructors lead kids in drawing classes or during creation station time at open art

$68 $35

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Personal Training or Boot-Camp Classes at True Grit Fit (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

True Grit Fit

True Grit Fit

Trainers help clients achieve personal fitness goals through one-on-one workouts or non-competitive group classes

$125 $59

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from Genergy Human Performance (45% Off)

Genergy Human Performance

Tampa

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

$950 $523

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Unlimited Trampoline Jumping for Two or Four at AirHeads Trampoline Arena (Up to 36% Off)

AirHeads Trampoline Arena

Multiple Locations

Spend a hot or rainy day bouncing across colorful, wall-to-wall trampolines with dodgeball and basketball areas

$35.90 $23

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Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf and Optional Laser Maze at Glowgolf (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

Luminescent golf balls, putters, and walls illume players negotiating a tricky, themed course; lasers crisscross challenging maze

$16 $8

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$83 for $165 Toward One Month of Unlimited Group Clinics and Court Rental Time — Mp Tennis Center

Mp Tennis

Tampa

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

$165 $83

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One or Two Months of Boot-Camp Classes (Up to 70% Off)

Explosive Performance

Tampa

Build strength and speed during boot-camp classes led by a fitness instructor who trains athletes such as Hunter Pence and Domonic Brown

$165 $59

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Roller Skating Package for Two or Four, or Birthday Party for 10 at Town & Country Skateworld (Up to 46% Off)

Town & Country Skateworld

Town N County Park

Roller rink immerses skaters in thumping music, lights, and fog; birthday parties include pizza, soda, and party favors for each guest

$26 $15

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One Month of Three-Times-Weekly Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at MRT Reinforcement Training (Up to 58% Off)

MRT Reinforcement Training

Tampa

Outdoor boot-camp classes feature varied workouts scaled to each individual's level of capability

$117 $58

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$12 for $20 Worth of Batting Practice — Heaters Sports

Heaters Sports

Tampa

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

$20 $12

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5 or 10 Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at RMNU South Tampa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 86% Off)

RMNU South Tampa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Tampa

Students learn practical self-defense skills, gain strength, and burn fat in intensive Brazilian jujitsu classes

$100 $29

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3, 5, or 10 Weeks of Theater Classes at Kairoi Performing Arts Cultural Center (Up to 56% Off)

Kairoi Performing Arts Cultural Center

Tampa

In collaboration with multiple art professionals, teachers lead classes in vocals, acting, script writing, drums, and dance

$225 $99

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$45 for a 21-Day Boot-Camp Program with Meal Plan at Get A Grip Total Fitness ($177 Value)

Get A Grip Total Fitness

Multiple Locations

Motivational trainer, three boot-camp classes a week, and a 21-day "Done-for-You" meal plan join forces to help reach patrons fitness goals

$177 $45

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Five, Ten, or Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at RMNU Martial Arts (Up to 86% Off)

RMNU Martial Arts

Tampa

Students of all ages and skill levels master Brazilian Jujitsu under eight-time world champion and 4th degree black belt Robson Moura

$100 $29

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$35 for $100 Groupon — NEXT LEVEL FITNESS & SPORTS TRAINING

Next Level Fitness

Tampa

From the merchant: We cover speed, agility, mental and physical aspects of athletics, skill development, and body-recovery training

$100 $35

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Sessions at BAM Fitness - Hubert Ave (Up to 59% Off)

BAM Fitness - Hubert Ave

Drew Park

Fitness instructors leads small groups through outdoor workout sessions

$120 $59

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10 or 20 Martial Arts Classes with Private Class & Free Uniform at Tampa Bay Tang Soo Do Center (Up to 89% Off)

Tampa Bay Tang Soo Do Center

Oakford Park

Students get in shape and learn life saving self-defense skills from an 8th-degree blackbelt in a fun, family-friendly environment

$160 $20

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Month of MMA Classes for Youth or Adult, or Month of Superwoman Boot Camp at Gracie Tampa (76% Off)

Gracie Tampa South

Palma Ceia West

High-intensity interval training for women, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai classes for adults, or confidence-building MMA for ages 3-17

$185 $45

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$149 for a Bay and Downtown Tampa Helicopter Tour for Up to Three from Old City Helicopters, LLC ($270 Value)

Old City Helicopters, LLC

Davis Islands

Pilots fly over historic structures such as St. Pete Times Forum, the Florida Aquarium, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and Fort De Soto

$270 $149

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$40.99 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a T-shirt from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

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

$349 $40.99

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$17 for Four Indoor Playground Visits to Jump!Zone ($38.50 value)

Jump!Zone

Tampa

Kids clamber and bound over seven giant inflatables such as pirate ships, dinosaurs, Disney princess castles, and Batman obstacle courses

$38.50 $17

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10 or 16 Martial Arts Classes with Uniform and Custom Fitness Challenge at Kowkabany’s Family Martial Arts (94% Off)

Kowkabany's Family Martial Arts

Town N County Alliance

7th degree martial arts master leads students through self-defense techniques of tae kwon do and provides 4- to 8-week fitness challenge

$353 $20

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Birthday Party Package or Skating at United Skates of America, Inc. Roller Skating (Up to 47% Off)

United Skates of America, Inc. Roller Skating

Tampa

Birthday-party package with skating, pizza, and soda, or open skating with skate or rollerblade rentals, soda, and glow sticks

$139.90 $75

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$15 for $30 Groupon — Rizing Starz dance Academy

Rizing Starz Dance Academy

Pinecrest West Park

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

$30 $15

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Boot Camp With A Cause (Up to 86% Off)

Boot Camp With A Cause

Multiple Locations

Varied workouts incorporate strength training and cardio to help burn fat; holistic approach incorporates nutrition and a healthy mindset

$179 $27

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$27 for $60 Groupon — Bulldog Boxing and Fitness

Bulldog Boxing And Fitness

Greater Palm River Point CDC

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

$60 $27

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One- or Two-Month Soccer Clinic for One Child with One Session Per Week at Fútbol 5 (51% Off)

Fútbol 5

Carrollwood

Kids become skilled players during soccer clinics that teach specialty moves, the use of all parts of the foot, and ball control

$80 $39

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

Spirit Expeditions

Gaspar's Grotto

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Tampa's most haunted areas; includes ghost-hunting equipment and a set of dowsing rods

$50 $25.99

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$66 for $147 Worth of Martial Arts — Tampa Florida Judo

Tampa Florida Judo

Tampa

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

$147 $66

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Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Insane Marathon (50% Off)

Insane Marathon

On Location

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

$250 $125

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Four Laser-Tag Sessions for Two or Four or Unlimited Sessions for Two at LaserStrike (Up to 66% Off)

LaserStrike

Tampa

Indoor laser tag arena spans 3,800 sq. ft. and features neon lights and various game formats

$39 $15

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

The Murder Mystery Company

The Spaghetti Warehouse

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$120 $58

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Real Athletics & Wellness (Up to 85% Off)

Real Athletics & Wellness

Town N County Alliance

Group fitness classes include two levels of training that incorporate sprinting, TRX, and other exercises with varied intensity

$100 $23

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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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Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Eight at Blitzkrieg Paintball (Up to 75% Off)

Blitzkrieg Paintball

Tampa

Two outdoor speedball courts populated with inflatable obstacles and three woodsball fields with paint grenades and mines

$90 $25

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$19 for Two-Hour Unlimited Arcade-Game Package at GameTime (Up to $45 Value)

GameTime

Tampa

Racing and shooting games alongside basketball and skee-ball machines and redemption games offering fun prizes

$45 $19

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$88 for $250 Groupon — Next Level Fitness & Sports Performance

Next Level Fitness & Sports Performance

Tampa

Speed, agility, and strength-training combine with football position-specific instructions during six coaching sessions

$250 $88

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$140 for Fall Session Performing Arts Classes at South Tampa Center for the Arts ($240 Value)

South Tampa Center for the Arts

Palma Ceia West

Students ages 4–14 study acting, singing, or dancing in an encouraging, fun environment

$240 $140

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5 or 10 Cardio Kickboxing or Conditioning Classes at Fight Team, LLC (Up to 82% Off)

Fight Team, LLC

Carrollwood

Punch and kick through high-energy kickboxing or conditioning workouts

$49.95 $9

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Extreme Health & Fitness, LLC (Up to 87% Off)

Extreme Health & Fitness, LLC

East Lake-Orient Park

Challenging sessions with an emphasis on working out and accountability gets folks fit with body-weight exercises and resistance training

$200 $39

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30-Minute Swing Analysis with Option for One or Three Lessons at Craig Skiles Golf (Up to 68% Off)

Craig Skiles Golf

Multiple Locations

Golfers can improve their swing after a video analysis examines short and long game and shows them what areas to focus on

$50 $17

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8 or 16 Tae Kwon Do, Krav-Maga, or Kickboxing Classes at Life Skills Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Life Skills Martial Arts

Tampa

Instructors lead 45-minute martial-arts and kickboxing classes that build fitness, confidence, and real-world self-defense skills

$225 $30

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Four or Eight Weeks of Taiji (Tai Chi)Classes at Taiji Center (Up to 62% Off)

Taiji Center

Multiple Locations

Seasoned trainer leads tai chi classes in which students gain self-defense skills, discipline, and improved fitness levels

$130 $49

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10 Group Salsa Dance Lessons for One or Two People at SALSAventura (Up to 66% Off)

SALSAventura

Carrollwood

Instructor Carlos teaches students the electric rhythms and moves of Miami-style salsa dancing

$80 $29

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Eight 30- or 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Truly Fit Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Truly Fit Studio

Tampa

Build endurance and lean muscle mass through vigorous workouts conducted under the guidance of a personal trainer

$320 $120

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$125 for a Manchester United Birthday Package for Up to 12 Kids at Cinco Soccer ($195 Value)

Cinco Soccer

Tampa

Soccer counselors get kids running around the field during 1.5 hour birthday celebrations

$195 $125

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5 or 10 Sessions of Personal Training and Nutrition Consulting at Fit 4 Life (70% Off)

Fit 4 Life

Northeast Tampa

Trainer works with clients one-on-one to reach their fitness goals and lead a healthier lifestyle, helped along by nutrition counseling

$300 $89

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Memorial Museum Visit for Two or One-Year Companion or Family Membership (Up to 47% Off)

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum

Channel District

Shipboard museum showcases historic artifacts on a 455 ft. cargo vessel that survived WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War

$20 $12

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Five or Ten Cardio-Kickboxing Sessions at 9Round Kickbox Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

9Round Fitness & Kickboxing

Tampa

Developed by pro fighter, workouts designed around nine stations burn calories, build stamina and strength and teach proper form in striking

$50 $16

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Three Personal-Training Sessions or Boxing Classes at Optimum Fitness Training (Up to 76% Off)

Optimum Fitness Training

Caltas Fitness South Tampa

Exercisers work toward fitness goals in personal-training sessions or tone muscles and practice jabs, hooks, and footwork in boxing classes

$120 $29

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One Hour of Archery with Gear for Two or Four at Arrowhead Archery (Up to 54% Off)

Arrowhead Archery

Tampa

Beginner and experienced archers practice using cutting-edge gear from Hoyt, Hēlim, and Easton

$60 $30

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One Month of Muay Thai Classes for Adults or Kids or One Private Lesson at Freestyle Muay Thai (Up to 79% Off)

Freestyle Muay Thai

Lake Magdalene

Muay thai kickboxing classes are modified for athletes of all experience levels

$90 $19

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$17 for $30 Worth of Services at JCD Productions

Jcd Productions

On Location

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

$30 $17

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness & Martial Arts Classes at Sparta (Up to 61% Off)

Sparta Fitness and Martial Arts

University

High-intensity strength and cardio workout that changes daily and often incorporates kettlebells, medicine balls, and oversized tires

$100 $49

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In-Home Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Complimentary Bottle of Wine from PRP Wine International (Up to 87% Off)

PRP Wine International

University Square

Wine consultants travel to homes, pouring samples from four or six different bottles for small groups

$150 $19

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One or Four Two-Hour Cake- and Cupcake-Decorating Classes at Cakes By Nikki LLC (Up to 76% Off)

Cakes By Nikki LLC

Raintree Manor Clubhouse

Pastry chefs teach students how to perfect the art of decorating cakes and cupcakes during two-hour classes

$60 $29

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$49 for a Five-Week Beginners' Stained-Glass Class Plus $10 Toward Supplies at West of the Moon Art Glass ($110 Value)

West of the Moon Art Glass

Forest Hills

Stained glass artwork made over the course of five classes

$110 $49

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Bounce Visit Wednesday–Friday or Saturday and Sunday for Two or Four at Hoppers Fun House (Up to 54% Off)

Hoppers Fun House

Town N Country - Tampa

Kids frolic inside a 7,228-square-foot facility filled with inflatable structures and padded floors, munching on hot dogs and sipping soda

$24 $12

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Trampolining and Video Gaming Session for One, Two, or Four at Boing! Jump Center (Up to 57% Off)

BOING! Jump Center

Tampa/Brandon

12,000 square feet of trampolines and a expansive arcade with prize center

$40 $20

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$12 for $23 Worth of Music Lessons — Tampa Piano Academy

Tampa Piano Academy

On Location

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

$23 $12

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One- or Two-Month Beginners’ Program at CrossFit Jaguar (Up to 80% Off)

CrossFit Jaguar

Carrollwood

Certified coaches lead a 2-week beginners’ course to ready students for workouts inspired by gymnastics, weightlifting, and track and field

$250 $49

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$58 for $105 Toward Four Personal Training Sessions — iHeartFitness

Iheart Fitness

On Location

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

$105 $58

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$255 for a Four-Hour Fishing Charter for Two from Pocket Change Inshore Fishing Charters ($425 Value)

Pocket Change Inshore Fishing Charters

On Location

Available out whatever St. Petersburg area dock is closest to the client, 17-foot boat fishes for snook, redfish, trout, snapper, and more

$425 $255

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Four Open-Play Passes or a Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 18 Kids at Bounce Boy (Up to 51% Off)

Bounce Boy

Tampa

Parents can bring food and decorations from home to parties personalized with themes such as princesses or pirates; clean environment

$275 $135

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Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Plus Hand Wraps at Title Boxing Club (78% Off). Three Options Available.

TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Group boxing and kickboxing classes, which were developed by a professional boxer, torch calories and tone muscles

$134 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Tampa Bay Boxing Club (Up to 71% Off)

Tampa Bay Boxing Club

Tampa

Unlimited boxing classes are suited to everyone from kids and beginners to seasoned pros; classes teach the art and help you get in shape

$100 $35

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Six Training Sessions from IPT #ipersonaltrain (65% Off)

Ipersonaltrain

University

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

$60 $21

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Six Training Sessions from Get Fit with Chrissy (73% Off)

Get Fit With Chrissy

Tampa

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

$420 $113

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga and Pilates Mat Classes at Flow Pilates and Yoga Center (Up to 60% Off)

Flow Pilates and Yoga Center

Tampa

Eight types of yoga classes, including options for beginners and expectant mothers; three levels of hot yoga

$120 $49

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Photography is ubiquitous in contemporary life and culture. The founders of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts recognized this fact, so they sought to create a setting where visitors from all walks of life could appreciate and experience photography. As one of the few photography museums in the country, FMoPA presents exhibitions, which exclusively use this medium to explore themes that expose some intriguing or exciting aspect of history or modern, everyday life. This focus allows the museum to prominently feature pieces that other art institutions might not necessarily show, such as works of photojournalism or historic photographs.

In addition to scheduling upcoming exhibitions, FMoPA also includes a permanent collection. The collection aims to preserve particularly important images, such as those of various masters of the medium, including Harold Edgerton, Clyde Butcher, Hans Silvester, and Berenice Abbott.

After studying the museum's exhibitions?which can include images culled from national and international sources?guests can step behind the camera themselves during photography workshops for students of all skill levels. Then, budding photographers can display their latest shots at 15 Minutes of Fame, a showcase where up to six presenters exhibit and discuss their original work. They also host a photography group, the Photo League, for those photographers that want to share tips and helpful hints once a month.

400 N. Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa,
FL
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After a year in law school, Jason Bradstreet felt unsatisfied. A mission trip led him into a period of introspection that caused him to rediscover his passion for playing Division 1 tennis. Channeling this athletic experience into organizing classes that might help children to discover the glee of good-natured competition, Jason founded Bradstreet Sports.

Even as his staff of certified and licensed coaches mentors kids aged 3 and older in soccer, tennis, and martial arts, Jason aims to expand the world of athletes with a range of arts and humanities classes. Lithe dancers lead students in modern jazz and hip-hop dance, sharing facilities with performing- and visual-arts classes taught by actual private-school teachers and opera courses taught by actual phantoms. As pupils rush by clutching martial-arts trophies, instructors aim to imbue their charges with life skills and an appreciation for skills they might not have otherwise discovered.

Programs take place at a range of sites such as the Citrus Park Christian School, where a multipurpose covered court shelters children and instructors from the sun and keeps birds from discovering volleyball. Enrichment classes commence in the school's science lab, computer labs, and art studios, with performance classes held in the school's expansive sanctuary.

7705 Gunn Highway
Tampa,
FL
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Grand Prix Tampa's sprawling grounds host adrenaline-spiking activities including go-karting, miniature golf, and a ropes course. The big track's tire-bordered speedway invites drivers to rev through tight corners and speed-encouraging straightaways, and the family track welcomes single- or double-seat karts during more tot-friendly races. Racers can catch their breath and calm skittish fuzzy dice on one of two 18-hole mini-golf courses, where dimpled spheres roll through miniature castles and dodge fountain-speckled waterways on their way to the hole. A towering geodesic dome houses a winding ropes course, which challenges climbers to hop across bouncing wooden steps and pegs while supported by a safety harness. The turbo bungee's elastic trampolines launch tethered guests into the ether, where they can catch the wayward baseballs soaring from nine onsite batting cages. Meals at Grand Prix Tampa's Pit Stop Cafe silence hunger pangs with sandwiches, snacks, and kids’ meals, which guests can dine on beneath the Castle Arcade's twinkling panoply of claw machines and air-hockey tables.

14320 N Nebraska Ave.
Tampa,
FL
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For more than 50 years, family-owned Pin Chasers alleys have been adding perks to the bowling basics. Leagues for all skill levels, six-week lesson plans, and the immersive light shows of late-night Cyber bowling entertain families with the fundamentals. It's when the scoring systems—equipped with touchscreen consoles and customizable backgrounds—boot up or the automatic bumpers raise between turns that players might first take notice of their high-tech surroundings. As for service, the inviting staff hand out complimentary bowling shoes and socks, and will assist guests in picking out the right type of ball rather than noisily sandblasting one down to size when it doesn’t fit. The full-service cafes also manage to defy expectations by serving breakfast fare around the clock.

Friendly employees and full bars span each of Pin Chasers' three locations, but other amenities differ. Visitors can aim cues at Veterans' four billiards tables, stretch their thumbs at East Pasco's arcade, or try to count all of Midtown's 50 lanes without first extracting their fingers from their bowling balls.

4847 N Armenia Ave.
Tampa,
FL
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After becoming a success in the railroad and steamship industries, 1800s businessman Henry B. Plant set his sights on a new venture: building a luxury hotel near Florida's cerulean shores. His vision landed him in an area that was but swampland and sand in 1889 Tampa. But three years and $3,000,000 later—including $500,000 in furniture and art—he successfully opened The Tampa Bay Hotel, a 511-room luxury destination sprawled over six acres.

Today, Henry's architectural and engineering feat serves as the home of the Henry B. Plant Museum, an institution that educates visitors on Plant's life, the Victorian period, and life in early Tampa. Among the building's groundbreaking aspects, the hotel was among the first in Florida to feature electrified rooms and pampered guests with in-house billiards, a babershop, and a telegraph office. His guests even enjoyed in-room telephones and private baths with hot and cold running water, a lofty accomplishment considering man wouldn't invent soap for another 13 years. The museum has now been restored to its former glory, showering current visitors in Victorian opulence, art, and its historic achievements.

401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa,
FL
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Andres Kerllenevich began flying helicopters as a hobby while making a living as a lawyer. As time passed, he earned his license and left to fly tours over Alaska and New York City. He eventually settled in St. Augustine, the historical city where his wife fondly remembered vacationing as a child. Now, seven other FAA-certified pilots join him in leading tours over the coastal castles, historic lighthouses and colleges, and vibrant downtown areas of St. Augustine, Tampa, and the Florida Keys.

At the helm of Robinson R44 helicopters, the pilots soar at heights of up to 1,500 feet past Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Porpoise Point, and the towering red cross at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. They also guide tours above Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and the Florida Aquarium, while granting passengers glimpses of coastline populated by bottlenose dolphins. Pilots have also orchestrated aerial marriage proposals, during which the groom-to-be points out his question written on the beach or on a rooftop sign. The tours grant a bird's-eye view for photography and videography sessions.

825 Severn Avenue
Tampa,
FL
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