Things To Do in Florida

$14 for a Zoo Package, Including All-Day Monorail Pass, Two Animal Feedings, and a Cup ($28.90 Value)

Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami

$28.90 $14

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More than 2,000 animals roam exhibits, such as giraffes, parrots and rhinos that you can feed

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

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

$64 for a Two-Hour Speedboat Adventure Tour for Two from Tampa Speed Boat Adventures ($129.80 Value)

Tampa Speed Boat Adventures

Tierra Verde

$129.80 $64

Guests learn how to pilot a 13-foot mini speedboat, then take off on a 15-mile tour following a trained guide who provides radio commentary

"Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs" at Orlando Repertory Theatre on Saturday, October 11 (Up to 37% Off)

"Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs"

Orlando Repertory's Edyth Bush Theatre

$30 $20

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Classic Grimm fairy tale comes to life in an elegant ballet with music by Strauss and Pavlovsky

Entry for One or Two in Miami Terminator Obstacle Race from Trojan Race Series on October 11 (Up to 49% Off)

Trojan Race Series

Amelia Eathart Park

$80 $42

With 40+ obstacles in between you and a finish line that's 3–4 miles away, you'll get muddy, climb ropes, and traverse lily pads

ReptiDay at North Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 20, at 10 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

ReptiDay

North Florida Fairgrounds

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Zombie Bar Crawl Tickets for One or Two from Zombie Crawl USA (50% Off). Three Dates Available.

Delray Zombie Crawl

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Guests donning their best zombie looks sip complimentary cocktails on a bar crawl that ends in a costume contest for cash and prizes

Paintball or Airsoft Outing for 2, 4, or 10 at InVINCibles Paintball Park (Up to 54% Off)

InVINCibles Paintball Park

Port St. Lucie

$70 $35

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Pairs or groups grab included gear and battle it out in bunkers on woodsball, speedball, hyper-ball, air-soft, and rec-ball fields

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

12 Introductory CrossFit Classes from CrossFit Hurt (70% Off)

Crossfit Hurt

Cape Coral

$170 $51

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$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles of Wine at Bluefield Estate Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Bluefield Estate Winery

Windsor

$28 $16

Sip up to eight wines brewed from blueberries or muscadine grapes in a winery nestled on a scenic horse farm

$18 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to $36 Value)

Monster Mini Golf

Miramar

$36 $18

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Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

International Reggae and World Music Awards at Coral Springs Center For The Arts on October 4 (Up to 54% Off)

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

Coral Springs Center For The Arts

$62.12 $29

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33rd annual awards ceremony features a red-carpet arrival and performances from top reggae, Haitian, African, Caribbean & world-music stars

Round of Mini Golf and Gator Food for Two or Four at Congo River Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Congo River Adventure Golf

Congo River Golf Clearwater

$31.96 $17

Live alligators crunch morsels in an exhibit next to a mini-golf course with waterfalls, towering rock structures, and safari artifacts

$79 for a Two-Hour Soccer-Party Field Rental at Wall 2 Wall Indoor ($200 Value)

Wall 2 Wall Indoor

Miami Gardens

$200 $79

Burgeoning soccer stars celebrate their birthdays in style with a two-how soccer-field rental and time included for cake

$20 for $40 Worth of Services at Your Fitness Center

Your Fitness Center

Limona Improvement

$40 $20

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18 Holes for Two or Four with Cart, Large Bucket, and Drinks at The Majors Golf Club (Up to 60% Off)

The Majors Golf Club

Palm Bay

$86 $35

Course designed by Arnold Palmer boasts Carolina–style pine trees, sugary white sands, and natural contours

2-Night Bahamas Cruise for 2 in October with Halloween Events from Celebration Cruise Line (Up to 55% Off)

Celebration Cruise Line

West Palm Beach

$398 $179

Caribbean ocean liner cruises from West Palm Beach toward Bahamas; spa, pool, Las Vegas–style casino, and free meals on board

$17 for Ice Skating for Two with Skates, Popcorn, and Drinks at Glacier Ice and Snow Arena ($30 Value)

Glacier Ice and Snow Arena

Pompano Beach

$30 $17

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Arena with 40,000 square feet hosts daily public-skating hours

$17 for $30 Worth of Services at Body Fitness

Body Fusion, Inc

Spring Hill

$30 $17

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Safari Ride for Two or Four at Safari Wilderness Ranch (Up to 45% Off)

Safari Wilderness Ranch

Lakeland

$150 $90

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Experienced guides lead up to 40 riders through a 260-acre game reserve filled with African herd animals including springboks and elands

10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes at Southeast Kickboxing Florida (Up to 81% Off)

Southeast Kickboxing Florida

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

Students torch calories and learn self-defense skills in high-impact kickboxing classes

SOBE Seafood Festival for Two or Four at Lummus Park on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 51% Off)

SOBE Seafood Festival

Flamingo / Lummus

$50 $25

Seafood restaurants share signature dishes for purchase alongside full bars; chefs' cooking demonstrations, live music, and kids' play zone

One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes with Eye Pillow at Namaste Flow Yoga (Up to 53% Off)

Namaste Flow Yoga

Lehigh Acres

$55 $27

Students can sample a variety of yoga classes, from calorie-burning cardio workouts to calming, meditative sessions

Martial Arts Classes at Empower Wellness and Martial Arts (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Empower Wellness and Martial Arts

Deltona

$90 $45

Kids and adults learn discipline and self-defense fundamentals and increase agility through tae kwon do, a Korean martial art

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Plantation (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Plantation

Plantation

$90 $15

Instructors blend boxing techniques and swift kicks into fitness kickboxing classes that help burn calories and tone bodies

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at BB&T Center on Friday, December 12 (Up to 48% Off)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

BB&T Center

$64.75 $35

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Progressive rock band known for its symphonic rock operas and pyrotechnics plays "The Christmas Attic" live for the first time

Boca Bazaar Women's Expo for One, Two, or Four on Friday, September 19 from Events by Eliza (50% Off)

Events by Eliza

Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center

$15 $7.50

Enjoy an evening of shopping, gourmet treats and chair massages at this women's night out event to benefit the Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue

5, 10, or Month Unlimited Beach Yoga Classes, or Standup Paddleboard Yoga at Beach Yoga Pinellas (Up To 54% Off)

Beach Yoga Pinellas

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Stress melts and muscles strengthen during beachside routines that incorporate Iyengar poses, paddleboard yoga, and Ashtanga sequences

80's in the Park Festival at Wickham Pavilion on September 26–28 (Up to 50% Off)

80's in the Park

Wickham Pavilion

$78 $39

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Nostalgic festival featuring 21 of the 80s' most beloved musicians, including Bow Wow Wow and Faster Pussycat, plus a Nintendo competition

One- or Two Month Bootcamp RX or 12-Week Bootcamp Challenge Program at Ed's Boot Camp (Up to 72% Off)

Ed's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Boot camp classes combine speed and agility exercises to work out core muscles, glutes, thighs, and arms

10 Yoga Classes from Therapeutic Movement with Saundra (65% Off)

Therapeutic Movement With Saundra

Palm Coast

$120 $42

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$49 for a Four-Hour Sportfishing Trip for One from FishBolo TM, LLC ($99 Value)

FishBolo TM, LLC

The Cove

$99 $49

Guided trips head into the waters of the Gulfstream to fish for a wide range of catches including tuna, grouper, snapper, and sailfish

South Shore Music Festival & Chili Cook-Off at International Showmans Club on November 8 (Up to 48% Off)

South Shore Music Festival & Chili Cook-off

International Showmans Club

$17.25 $9

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Country stars Gwen Sebastian and Jason Michael Carroll headline outdoor charity festival featuring a chili cook-off and cornhole tournament

Movie with Medium Popcorn and Sodas for Two or Four at Alco Capital Theaters (Up to 49% Off)

Alco Capital Theaters

Boynton Beach-Delray Beach

$35 $18

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Stadium seats face large-format screens that flash first-run blockbusters in 3-D and local flicks on 35-mm film

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Tailored Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

Tailored Fitness

Lauderhill

$200 $35

40-minute boot camps feature calisthenics, plyometrics, & medicine ball exercises with training circuits that cater to clients of all levels

Three Private or Six Group Golf Lessons Including Range Balls at Impact Golf School (Up to 53% Off)

Impact Golf School

Bonaventure Golf Academy

$210 $99

PGA professional Bob Mallek draws from 34 years of teaching experience to impart score-shaving advice in private & group lessons

$21 for a Sightseeing or Sunset Cruise from Pure Naples (Up to $35 Value)

Pure Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers River District

$35 $21

Tours include picturesque views of dolphins, manatees, eagles, and seabirds with views of the historic coastline

Round of Mini Golf and Gator Food for Two or Four at Congo River Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Congo River Adventure Golf

Congo River Golf Daytona Beach

$31.96 $17

Live alligators crunch morsels in an exhibit next to a mini-golf course with waterfalls, towering rock structures, and safari artifacts

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with a Six-Month Membership for One at Villa Delray Golf Club ($259 Value)

Villa Delray Golf Club

Delray Beach

$259 $59.99

Six-month membership unlocks discounts with locker and bag storage, keeping patrons swing down lush fairways all season

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

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Homestead-Miami Speedway

$129 $64

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

Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four at The Last Picture Show Movie Theatre (Up to 54% Off)

The Last Picture Show Movie Theatre

Tamarac Market Place

$29 $14

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On one of five screens, two or four people watch a recently released films

18 Holes of Mini Golf and a Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four at Mighty Jungle Golf Adventure (53% Off)

Mighty Jungle Golf Adventure

Formosa Gardens Village, Kissimmee

$29.85 $14

Two scenic, jungle-themed golf courses featuring roaring waterfalls, and colorful animal statues

Five or Ten Classes at Bikram Yoga North Miami (Up to 75% Off)

Bikram Yoga North Miami

Sans Souci Estates

$100 $25

Balmy atmosphere and 26 dynamic poses help students safely stretch muscles and sweat out toxins.

$82 Off Family Membership to Suncoast Primate Sanctuary ($150 Value)

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Palm Harbor

$150 $82

Members visit more than 100 apes, birds, reptiles, and other animals that call the park home; includes events, discounts, and other benefits

One, Three, Or Five Private 60-Minute Tennis Lessons from Luke Stephens (Up to 57% Off)

Luke Stephens

Pinewood of Wellington

$450 $195

Teaching at private courts, certified tennis instructor Luke Stephens helps pupils develop specific skills, from ground strokes to serves

All-Day Golf Package for Two or Four at Juliette Falls Golf Club (Up to 49% Off)

Juliette Falls Golf Course

Dunnellon

$166 $89

Course that has earned plaudits from Golf Magazine and Golf Digest weaves through waste bunkers, waterfalls, and ponds

$70 for $185 Worth of Martial Arts — Southern Tiger Martial Arts

Southern Tiger Martial Arts

Orange Park

$185 $70

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Exotic-Car Driving Experience or Ride-Along from Adventure Supercars (Up to 53% Off). 6 Options Available.

Adventure Supercars

Royal Palm Beach-West Jupiter

$99 $49

Customers experience driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, BMW, or McLaren themselves around a track

Two Kids' Playtime Day Passes and 40 Paintballs or 10 Kids' Day Passes at Escape Zone (Up to 58% Off)

Escape Zone

Port Charlotte

$18 $9

Day passes grant children access obstacle courses, bounce houses, slides, and other playful attractions

$11.50 for a Matinee for Two with Popcorn at The Breeze Cinema 8 and The Ridge Cinema 8 ($19 Value)

The Breeze Cinema 8 and The Ridge Cinema 8

Multiple Locations

$19 $11.50

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Hit comedies, dramas, and family films screened any day before 6 p.m. at either of two independent theaters

Sailing Lesson for Two or Two-Hour Guided Boat Trip for Up to Six from U-SAIL (51% Off)

U-SAIL

The Chart Room

$120 $59

United States Coast Guard captains acquaint students with the open water & teach sailing fundamentals through hands-on instruction

Group Classes with Private Lesson for One or Two at Nonstop Dance Company (Up to 75% Off). Four Options.

Nonstop Dance Company

Trademark Developers

$107 $30

Bilingual championship ballroom dancer leads classes in salsa, bachata, and Zumba

Trampoline Package with Laser Tag For One at Off The Wall Trampoline Center (Up to 59% Off). 3 Options Available.

Off The Wall Trampoline Fun Center

Coconut Creek

$40.15 $20

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Jump on five trampoline courts, battle aliens in a two-level laser-tag arena, and scale an indoor rock wall; optional arcade and prize games

$14 for a Visitor Attraction Package at the National Naval Aviation Museum ($22.25 Total Value)

National Naval Aviation Museum

Southwest Pensacola

$22.25 $14

Come see the worlds largest naval aviation museum, with special exhibits like Blue Angels jets, IMAX theatre, and 4,000+ artifacts

$16.99 for Outing for Four to Sarasota Children’s Garden (Up to 58% Value)

Sarasota Children's Garden

Gillespie Park

$40 $16.99

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Two-acre interactive garden with wooden pirate ship, koi pond, topiaries & whimsical sculptures

One or Two Private Golf Lessons and Driving-Range Practice Sessions at Eagle Ridge Golf Club (Up to 55% Off)

Eagle Ridge Golf Club

Belleview

$72 $35

Former golf director at Hofstra University conducts private lessons, teaching concepts golfers can then try out in practice driving sessions

Two-Day Bus Tour for One or Two with Option for Boat Tour from CitySightSeeing Miami (Up to 57% Off)

CitySightSeeing Miami

Multiple Locations

$39 $19

Bus tours usher customers through downtown Miami, offering stops at 18 locations to allow personal explorations

Admission for Two or Four to South Florida Museum (Up to 51% Off)

South Florida Museum

Downtown Bradenton

$36 $18

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Special and permanent exhibitions explore everything from fossilized mammals to historical surgical implements

Two-Hour Pistol and Rifle Course for One or Two at Elite Tactical Training (Up to 57% Off)

Elite Tactical Training

Pinellas Park

$175 $79

NRA-certified instructors oversee classroom time and live-fire practice, providing two firearms, ammunition, and range fees

$21 for $60 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Red bridge stables

Red Bridge Stables

Palm Beach Gardens

$60 $21

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12 Fit Camp Sessions, 3 Personal Training Sessions, or 6 Group Fitness Sessions at 786 Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

786 Fitness

Coral Gables

$60 $24

Trainers guide clients on the path to fitness with boot-camp sessions, semiprivate group classes, or one-on-one sessions

One-Hour Soccer-Field Rental on Weekdays or Weekends at Soccer Planet USA (Up to 63% Off)

Soccer Planet USA

Doral

$140 $69

Challenge your friends to a game of 7-on-7 soccer on FIFA-approved synthetic grass

One or Two Months of Yoga and Pilates Classes at Energia Wellness Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Energia Wellness Studio

Wesley Chapel

$110 $55

Various centering yoga classes are offered, including hatha, warm, and gentle courses, along with muscle-toning Pilates classes

Exotic Car Driving Experience from Velocity Driving (Up to 61% Off). Three Options Available.

Velocity Driving

Naples-Fort Myers Track and Entertainment Center

$100 $39

Strap into a Lamborghini Gallardo, Nissan GTR, or other high-powered sports car at the Naples-Fort Myers Track and Entertainment Center

$219 for VIP Skydiving Package at Skydive Space Center ($399 Value)

Skydive Space Center

Skydive Space Center

$399 $219

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The package includes an aerial tour, priority boarding, a shirt, and an 18,000-foot tandem jump

National Navy UDT–SEAL Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to Half Off)

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

North Beach

$16 $8

Museum honors the birth and evolution of the Navy SEALs, built at site of their first training missions 70 years ago

10 Classes or Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids or Adults at Victory Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Victory Martial Arts FL

Multiple Locations

$270 $29

Founded by a five-time Taekwondo world champion, the martial arts school hosts classes for kids and adults, in styles from MMA to Krav Maga

One or Two Months of Unloaded CrossFit Classes at CrossFit North Miami Beach (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach

$150 $39

Unloaded CrossFit program sheds pounds, increases strength, and improves physiques using functional movements and bodyweight resistance

One Month of Boot camp for One or Two at Overall Training (Up to 68% Off)

Overall Training at Fitness Experts

Altamonte Springs

$100 $49

Boot camp sessions push bodies into toned, muscular shapes with high-intensity workouts, interval strength training and endurance exercises

10, 20, or 50 Yoga Classes at Inner G Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Inner G Yoga

Oakland Park

$140 $29

Tranquil, candle-lit yoga practice where instructors lead classes in vinyasa-style and hot yoga

90-Minute Paddle-Boarding Session for Two, Four, or Eight from By the Bay Watersports (Up to 60% Off)

By the Bay Watersports

Cutler Bay

$100 $49

While donning life jackets, paddlers paddle-board through calm waters and follow their guide through picturesque scenery

Paddleboard Yoga Classes or Nature Tours at Paddleboard Adventure (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Paddleboard Adventure

Hancock

$45 $22

Paddleboard yoga classes combine the flexibility of yoga with the balance of paddleboarding; nature tours take groups wildlife spotting

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at BE #1 (Up to 51% Off)

BE #1

Ormond Beach

$50 $25

Professional bikini model leads students through exercise routines designed to slim physiques and tone muscles

Two, Four, or Six 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Fit2Liv (Up to 86% Off)

Fit2Liv

Hallandale Beach

$150 $29

A dedicated personal trainer guides clients through workouts tailored to their fitness goals

$19 for a Two-Hour Unlimited Video Game Card and 60 Credits at GameTime ($45 Value)

GameTime

Panama City

$45 $19

Classic games such as Pac-Man and DDR share the arcade floor with racing games, first-person shooters, and skeeball

10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes at Powerumba (Up to 57% Off)

Powerumba

North Miami

$125 $59.99

Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through challenging dance fitness, yoga, boot camp, and cycling classes

$59 for Four 30-Minute Individual Music Lessons at Starke Lake Studios ($120 Value)

Starke Lake Studios

Maguire To Ocoee

$120 $59

Music lessons in everything from voice and song writing to guitar and drums take place in a platinum recording studio with studio musicians

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Nestled in the scenic shadows of the Smoky Mountains, Bent Creek Golf Course's 18-hole layout stretches across 6,182 yards of fairways that rise and fall among rolling foothills and pristine valleys. Golf legend and course designer Gary Player made deft use of a babbling mountain stream by running it through the course and seamlessly uniting two distinct nines: a front nine that sprawls across the valley floor and a back nine that roams the hilly mountainside like a forlorn sasquatch. The overall effect is a course that does justice to both the sheer scope of the rising peaks with bottom-up views and the panoramic splendor of Great Smoky Mountains National Park when seen from the cresting hilltops of the back-nine. The inventive layout is perhaps best characterized by the 11th hole, a 362-yard par 4 where a 90-degree dogleg-left plays into a green completely surrounded by the creek's rippling waters. A blend of bent and bermuda grasses grows resiliently for golfers striving to play all year-round, and fragrant wildflowers blossom at every tee to warm the hearts of world-weary nine-irons.

Bent Creek bolsters the pin-hunting prowess of its golfers with a staff of PGA-certified instructors that conducts lessons and presides over the domain of their full-service pro shop. A practice putting green helps players trim their score by reading dicey slopes, and the Creek Side Grill hosts postround revelry and community gatherings to decry the historical hardships of the mashie niblick.:m]]

Course at a Glance: * Designed by three-time Masters and British Open Champion Gary Player * Bermuda-and-bent-grass combination * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,182 yards from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Link to scorecard

10440 Tournament Ln
Jacksonville,
FL
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As they observe the vibrant exhibits of aquatic life inside the Miami Seaquarium, many guests don't realize that they are walking through a movie set and a hospital. In the onsite lagoon, bottlenose dolphins swim through waters once traversed by Flipper, who filmed several television episodes and films at the venue. The Seaquarium is also recognized as a manatee critical care facility. Its staff has accomplished several historic treatments, including monitoring the conception and arrival of the first manatee born under human care and conducting the first manatee neurological surgery.

These facets of the Seaquarium—along with its many conservation efforts, educational programs, and shows—underscore a united commitment to wildlife consciousness. The animal attractions enable visitors to witness the allure and fragility of oceanic fauna up close, whether they are petting the back of a stingray or washing a dress shirt on the rough back of an 8-foot nile crocodile. Special encounters decrease the distance even further, sending patrons on underwater Sea Treks through the reef display or helping them to lead marine-mammal training routines.

It's hard to pinpoint the biggest personality inside the Seaquarium tanks, but Lolita the killer whale—who performs daily alongside pacific white-sided dolphins—claims the title of heaviest, period. On the other end of the scale, macaws and cockatiels perch around the Tropical Wings section of the park, and endangered sea turtles lounge at Discovery Bay. Elsewhere, a watery playground and three-story ropes course keep legs from growing too wobbly after a trip to Shark Channel or a smooch from a sea lion.

4400 Rickenbacker Cswy
Key Biscayne,
FL
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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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The Experience

Inside a building in St. Petersburg, works of art from around the world gather like good friends. Georgia O'Keeffe's Poppy hangs not far from Paul Cézanne's A Corner of the Woods, Pointoise. Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament gives a glimpse of faraway lands, while Thomas Moran's Florida Landscape stays closer to home.

With a range of permanent and rotating exhibitions, the Museum of Fine Arts seeks to engage visitors with art while preserving the pieces in its care. Much of the collection resides in an original 1960s building, but an adjacent modern gallery draws in visitors with special exhibitions, an art library, and interactive educational facilities—ensuring they have plenty of ways to experience art or at least overcome a fear of informational plaques.

The Highlights

  • Permanent collection houses pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as classical and modern American art
  • Daily events include docent-led tours, hands-on workshops, classical concerts, and lectures
  • MFA Café overlooks the waterfront

Who They Are

Even before the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965, founder Margaret Acheson Stuart saw its galleries as a space where diverse audiences could explore art "from antiquity to the present." Architect John Volk had designed the original museum wing to instill visitors with a feeling of solidness and permanence. Decades later, the museum sought to expand, and conducted a nationwide search for a worthy architect. They were rewarded with designer Yann Weymouth, who completed a second building in 2008—a two-story, modern glass conservatory.

255 Beach Dr NE
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

The gym looks like equal parts Olympic training facility and old warehouse?here, exercisers hoist themselves up rows of pull-up bars, grunt around a collection of kettlebells, and hop through jump-rope routines. On a power-lifting platform, a lifter explodes from a squat, hoisting a plate-loaded bar up to his shoulders and then dropping under it to catch the weight over his head. Elsewhere, athletes do dips on gymnast rings and build a sweat on rowing machines.

This low-tech setting is typical of all true CrossFit gyms. Though the equipment may be basic, the results are not: CrossFit workouts develop all measures of physical fitness?from power to cardiovascular endurance?through workouts that are broad, general, and inclusive. This approach is often described as specializing in not specializing: it develops physical fitness in ways equally beneficial to everyone, from professional mixed martial artists and police officers to weekend softball players.

CrossFit gyms typically start clients in a foundational program where trainers teach the basic movements, such as the squat, dead lift, and pull-up. Every exercise is scalable to a version that clients can complete?a pull-up, for example, can be scaled back to a negative pull-up, a static hang, or body-weight row with gymnast rings. It can also be scaled to a more challenging version, such as the kipped pull-up. After students learn CrossFit's basic movements, they move on to open group classes, which follow the ever-changing WOD, or Workout of the Day. These workouts are short and intense, and they foster camaraderie through frequent team circuits. In addition to supervising WOD class, trainers coach members on nutrition, advocating a caveman-style diet of low-glycemic carbohydrates, monounsaturated fats, and lean proteins such as raptor meat.

7075 Kingspointe Pkwy
Orlando,
FL
US

At Pole Dance Miami, honored as 2010’s Best Gym Alternative in the Miami New Times and featured on NBC Channel 6, dance poles host a dizzying array of spins and twists in more than 40 weekly classes that unite high-flying exercise with feminine sensuality. Passionate instructors lead one-hour classes in sundry styles for patrons of all skill levels, from the sultry sways of Beginner 1 to the Vixen class’s foxy spin combos. The fuchsia studio’s floor-to-ceiling wall of mirrors assists patrons in achieving proper form during mat stretches and twists, and its hardwood floors are tuned to make pitch-perfect music when struck with stiletto heels. Ladies can flock to the studio en masse for pole parties, during which instructors lead partygoers in basic moves to celebrate bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or high-noon tea parties.

17670 NW 78th Ave
Hialeah,
FL
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