Things To Do in Florida

General or VIP Admission and Beer for One or Two People to the Dia de los Muertos Block Party (Up to 56% Off)

Dia de los Muertos

Blue Martini

Day of the Dead celebrated with beer, shots, samples from local restaurants, and bands and DJs

$32.64 $15

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at FlavaFitness Studio (Up to 53% Off)

FlavaFitness Studio

Multiple Locations

Classes include Les Mills, Booty Jam Fitness, and Zumba

$45 $22

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Admission for Two or Four to the SPIFFS 40th Annual International Folk Fair (Up to 53% Off)

SPIFFS 40th Annual International Folk Fair

St. Petersburg

Explore cuisine, art, music, and dance of international cultures during a folk fest that features culinary specialties from around the world

$20 $10

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Bowling, Shoe Rental, Billiards, and Shuffleboard at Kings Bowl (Up 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings Bowl

Southwest Orange

Massive entertainment complex features 22 bowling lanes, four billiards tables, a shuffleboard table, HDTVs, food, and cocktails

$40 $19.99

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$14 for $25 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — Salsa Fusion Dance School

Salsa Fusion Dance School

Hialeah

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

$25 $14

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Blue Sol Yoga and Massage (Up to 51% Off)

Blue Sol Yoga and Massage

Tallahassee

Studio offers yoga classes such as hot yoga detox, warm Vinyasa, deep stretch, and Ashtanga, which moves through a series of Vinyasa flows

$55 $29

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$20 for Entry for Two plus One Barbecued Chicken Sandwich at a BBQ, Beer, Wine & Jazz Fest ($40 Value)

The Annual King of Ribs BBQ cook off and fest

Marando Farms

Sample a wide array of barbecue sauces and meats at an all-day festival at Marando Farms

$40 $20

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

InVINCibles Paintball Park

Port St. Lucie

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

$70 $35

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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 Introductory CrossFit Classes from CrossFit Hurt (70% Off)

Crossfit Hurt

Cape Coral

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

$170 $51

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Four-Hour Drift or Deep-Sea Fishing Excursion from Fanntastic Fishing (Up to 63% Off)

Fanntastic Fishing

North Beach

Four-hour trips take participants 1– 2 miles offshore to fish for tuna, snapper, grouper, and king mackerel among natural reefs

$50 $35

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High Dive Shows Oct/Nov: Rocky Horror, David Cook, Beatles & Talking Heads tribute, & film fest (Up to 47% Off).

High Dive

High Dive

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Cult movies, punk rockers dressed like Power Rangers, tributes to the Beatles and Talking Heads, American Idol winner, and more

$13.25 $8

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Up to Six Aikido Classes or One Month of Unlimited Aikido Classes at Aikido Miramar (Up to 70% Off)

Aikido Miramar

Aikido Miramar

Instructors teach the Japanese martial arts, instilling students with the ability to defend against and overcome larger attackers

$30 $9

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Dinner Theater featuring "The Winter Wonderettes" at Coral Springs Center for the Arts (Up to 47% Off)

Winter Wonderettes

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

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To liven up the holiday party at Harper’s Hardware, the bubbly girl group puts their stamp on yuletide hits such as “Jingle Bell Rock”

$66 $35

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"Anne Frank and Me" for Two or Four at 2nd Stage Studio Theater (Up to 51% Off)

2nd Stage Studio Theater

Clearwater

A young girl learns the realities of the Holocaust and has a chance meeting with Anne Frank

$80 $40

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

Gotham Dream Cars

Sun Life Stadium

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

$249 $125

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14- or 21-Day Boot Camp Package at Get A Grip Total Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Get A Grip Fitness

Multiple Locations

Cardio Cave classes use innovative equipment to engage muscle groups during cardio workouts; boot camps welcome all fitness levels

$139 $35

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10 Salsa Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kids' Classes at Salsa Heat (Up to 53% Off)

Salsa Heat

Multiple Locations

Seasoned salsa instructors teach kids and adults proper footwork, good form, and fluid movement

$79 $39

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Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Palm Beach County Convention Center on December 5–7 (48% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival

Palm Beach County Convention Center

LEGO-lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

$42 $22

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Jet-Ski, Umbrella, and Chair Rental (51% Off)

AWS American Water Sports

Sea Gardens Beach & Tennis

Zoom around Pompano Beach on a 110 hp jet ski that comfortably seats up to three people, then lounge under an umbrella in comfy beach chairs

$100 $49

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$17 for $30 Worth of Services at Body Fitness

Body Fusion, Inc

Spring Hill

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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"Rainbow Magic Live! Saving Fairyland (Not Just Another Fairytale)" on Friday, November 7 (Up to 50% Off)

"Rainbow Magic Live! Saving Fairyland (Not Just Another Fairytale)"

Lakeland Center

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Musical based on the hit children’s book series follows best friends Rachel and Kirsty as they set out on a magical adventure

$36 $18

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$12 to See the Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo at Davie Pro Rodeo Arena on November 6 ($20 Value)

Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo

Davie Pro Rodeo Arena

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The first day of the Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo kicks off three days of bull riding, barrel racing, and bronc and bareback riding

$20 $12

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General or VIP Bowloween Admission for Two at Lucky Strike Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Bowlloween

Lucky Strike

Costumed bowlers ages 21 and up enjoy drink specials at Lucky Strike Lanes on Halloween

$30 $15

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$129 for a Tandem Hang-Gliding Experience at Miami Hang Gliding ($279.99 Value)

Miami Hang Gliding

Miami Hang Gliding

Give the gift of flight as students learn basic hang glider controls, safety, and take their first flight strapped to a seasoned instructor

$279.99 $129

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Martial Arts Classes at Empower Wellness and Martial Arts (Up to 68% Off). Three Options Available.

Empower Wellness and Martial Arts

Deltona

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

$90 $31

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Private, Group, or Play-and-Learn Lesson at The Academy at Plantation Preserve Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

The Academy at Plantation Preserve

Plantation Preserve Golf Club

PGA pro breaks down game fundamentals using 25 years of teaching experience as well as video analysis

$120 $65

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

Southeast Kickboxing Florida

Multiple Locations

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

$180 $39

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at Mizner Park Amphitheater on Friday, November 7 (Up to $ Off)

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

Mizner Park Amphitheater

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Colorful quartet of Nick Jr. stars sings and dances with preschooler- and parent-friendly hits such as “Great Day” and “Bananas”

$53 $25

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Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership to The Armed Forces History Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Armed Forces History Museum

Largo

Day or year-round access to a museum of armed-forces memorabilia, interactive exhibits, dioramas, and audio visual effects

$35.90 $17

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Fresh Beat Band at King Center for the Performing Arts on November 5 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Fresh Beat Band at King Center for the Performing Arts on November 5

King Center for the Performing Arts

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for an autumn concert

$47.75 $28

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One- or Two Month Bootcamp RX or 12-Week Bootcamp Challenge Program at Ed's Boot Camp (Up to 77% Off)

Ed's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

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

$99 $23

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

Therapeutic Movement With Saundra

Palm Coast

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

$120 $42

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Two Private Tennis Lessons or Three Hours of Junior or Adult Programs at ZMG Tennis (Up to 64% Off)

ZMG Tennis

Deer Creek

Dedicated professionals see students through any level of proficiency, helping them not only improve but achieve their potential

$130 $50

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2.5-Hour BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Sketch and Sip (Up to 56% Off)

Sketch and Sip

Riverview

Compose a painting step by step while gleaning guidance from an artist and sipping on beverages brought from home

$40 $20

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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

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

$35 $18

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

Tailored Fitness

Lauderhill

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

$200 $35

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One Month of Unlimited Karate Classes and Uniforms for One or Two at Asaka Karate School (Up to 79% Off)

Asaka Karate School

Traditional Japanese Karate

One-hour classes for ages 4 and up; students learn karate and how to defend themselves in an inclusive, fun environment

$185 $49

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$14 for One Round of Mini Golf for Two at Smuggler's Cove (Up to $25.98 Value)

Smuggler's Cove

Multiple Locations

Pirate-themed miniature golf where balls roll past waterfalls & into caves; exhibits such as golfing with the gators feature live alligators

$25.98 $14

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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

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

$31.96 $17

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One or Two Months of Boot-Camp Sessions at CrossFit Delray Beach (Up to 58% Off)

CrossFit Delray Beach

Delray Park of Commerce East

Morning boot-camp sessions feature varying exercises that incorporate ropes, medicine balls, pull-up bars, boxes, and weights

$58 $29

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Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around Homestead-Miami Speedway

$129.99 $64

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Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four at The Last Picture Show Movie Theatre (Up to 59% Off)

The Last Picture Show Movie Theatre

Tamarac Market Place

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

$29 $12

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Freestyle Honor Awards 2014 on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 50% Off)

Freestyle Honor Awards 2014

Silver Spurs Arena At Osceola Heritage Park

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Evening honoring Latin freestyle stars includes live performances from Judy Torres, Soave, and Soulsonic Force

$36 $21

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$53 for $150 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Pa-Kua North Miami Center of Chinese Arts

Pa-kua North Miami Center Of Chinese Arts

North Miami

From the merchant: Great martial arts classes in a family environment focusing on progressive training and helping people to grow in life.

$150 $53

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Local Craft-Beer Tasting for Two or Four at The Pint and Brew (Up to 52% Off). Five Options Available.

The Pint and Brew

Palm Harbor

Sample four craft beers from breweries such as Florida Avenue Brewing Co. and Green Bench Brewing Co.; BYO snacks with tailgate option

$28 $14

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$89 for Eight Swimming Lessons with Registration and Swim Cap at British Swim School ($191 Value)

British Swim School

Commerce Park at Wellington

Students 3 months and older in classes divided by skill and age learn water survival skills and swim strokes at a heated indoor pool

$191 $89

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Horse-Farm Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four at The Gypsy Gold Farm (Up to 48% Off)

The Gypsy Gold Farm

Ocala

Tour introduces visitors to rare horses & delves into vibrant subculture that began breeding them

$60 $32

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$250 for Four-Hour Private Fishing Trip for Up to Four from Tightline Fishing Charters ($475 Value)

Tightline Fishing Charters

Port Orange

Knowledgeable guide who has been fishing in local waters for half a century leads inshore private fishing trips rich with views of wildlife

$475 $250

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One Month of Bikram Yoga or 20 Bikram Classes at Bikram Yoga Jupiter (Up to 75% Off)

Bikram Yoga Jupiter

Driftwood Plaza

Bikram yoga sessions flow through a series of 26 poses in a 1,300 sq. ft. heated room that’s filled with natural light

$155 $65

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

Escape Zone

Port Charlotte

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

$18 $9

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One-Day Jewelry-Making Course at String Theory Creations (43% Off)

String Theory Creations

Sanford

From the merchant: This two-hour class includes all necessary materials, use of studio tools, instruction, and complimentary wine and snacks

$35 $20

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

Nonstop Dance Company

Trademark Developers

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

$107 $30

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5 or 10 Hot-Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Hot-Yoga Classes at Hot Salutations (Up to 67% Off)

Hot Salutations

Coconut Creek

Instructors tailor Vinyasa-style pose progressions to students of all abilities, who build strength in a heated room with 50%–60% humidity

$75 $33

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

National Naval Aviation Museum

Southwest Pensacola

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

$22.25 $14

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$25 for Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Four People at Sarasota Lanes (Up to $56 Value)

Sarasota Lanes

Downtown Partnership

Mainstay bowling alley with more than 50-year history boasts 36 lanes, snack bar, and pro shop

$56 $25

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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

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

$72 $35

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

CitySightSeeing Miami

Multiple Locations

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

$39 $19

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Laser Tag for 2 or 4, or Birthday for Up to 12 with Pizza and Choice of Activity at Saturn 5 (Up to 55% Off)

Saturn 5

Desoto Square Mall

Outer-space-themed fun center with laser tag, black-light mini golf, and bounce-house obstacle course

$44 $22

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

Elite Tactical Training

Pinellas Park

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

$175 $79

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Three or Six 60-Minute Fitbella Sessions at Fitbella (Up to 82% Off)

Fitbella

Palm Beach Gardens

Personal fitness coaches guide clients through heated muscle movements by machine, followed by a moisturizing steam bath

$320 $69

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Miami Rat Pack Tribute at Open Stage Club through January 18 (Up to 56% Off)

The Miami Rat Pack Show

Open Stage Club

Cabaret crooners impersonate Sinatra, Martin, Davis, and even Marilyn with songs and banter

$40 $20

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One-Hour Soccer-Field Rental on Weekdays or Weekends at Soccer Planet USA (Up to 68% Off)

Soccer Planet USA

Doral

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

$140 $57

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

Energia Wellness Studio

Wesley Chapel

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

$110 $55

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

Congo River Adventure Golf

Congo River Golf Bonita Springs

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

$33.96 $18

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

Skydive Space Center

Skydive Space Center

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

$399 $219

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Stick Figure at Terra Fermata on November 6 or Inner Circle at The Inlet in Fort Pierce on November 21 (Up to 44% Off)

Stick Figure or Inner Circle

Multiple Locations

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See a California-based reggae act fronted by Scott Woodruff or the Jamaican legends behind the hit “Bad Boys”

$16.35 $10

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10 Classes or Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids or Adults at Victory Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Victory Martial Arts FL

Multiple Locations

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

$270 $23

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Equipment Rental from Blue Moon Outdoor Center with Optional Lunch to Blue Marlin Fish House (Up to 57% Off)

Blue Moon Outdoor Center

North Miami

Explore on a rental bike, boat, or stand-up paddleboard with beers or a voucher for a Food Network-featured seafood restaurant

$102 $49

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Month of Three Weekly or Unlimited Boot-Camp or Body Blitz Classes at Revitalize Life Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Revitalize Life Fitness

Altamonte Springs

Intensity of the indoor boot camp can be scaled to age and ability; Body Blitz combines cardio with light strength training and stretching

$89 $19

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10, 20, or 50 Yoga Classes at Inner G Yoga (Up to 82% Off)

Inner G Yoga

Oakland Park

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

$140 $26

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90-Minute Paddle-Boarding Session for Two, Four, or Eight from By the Bay Watersports (Up to 64% Off)

By the Bay Watersports

Cutler Bay

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

$100 $44

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Paddleboard Yoga Classes or Nature Tours at Paddleboard Adventure (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Paddleboard Adventure

Hancock

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

$45 $18

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

BE #1

Ormond Beach

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

$50 $25

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Standup-Comedy Show Featuring Tommy Savitt, Sarge, or John Heffron, October 10–November 8 (Up to 55% Off)

Mardi Gras Casino

Jokers Wild Comedy Club and Bar at the Mardi Gras Casino

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Enjoy standup from comics seen on Last Comic Standing, HBO, and The Bob & Tom Show

$53.74 $25

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$17 for a Two-Hour Unlimited Video Game Card and 60 Credits at GameTime ($45 Value)

GameTime

Panama City

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

$45 $17

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Hiking Tours of the Everglades from Everglades Nature Tours (Up to 62% Off). Four Options Available.

Everglades Nature Tours

Big Cypress National Preserve

Lead by a Gladesman with 35+ years’ experience, visitors ramble through the unique Floridian ecosystem on private or group tours

$65 $25

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One Month of Mommy and Me Classes at Baby Sensory Aventura (45%

Baby Sensory Aventura

Aventura

Sensory-development classes for babies: newborns to 13 months

$95 $52

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$59 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit High Intensity ($175 Value)

CrossFit High Intensity

Multiple Locations

The CrossFit method blends aspects of weightlifting, gymnastics, and track to bolster strength, agility, and balance

$175 $59

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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
US

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
US

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
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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,
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