Things To Do in Florida

50% Off at Start with the Heart Wellness Expo

Scottish Rite Center

$20 $10

An all-day health and wellness expo that features boot-camp sessions and nutrition samples

Up to 53% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

Piccadilly Cafeteria

$59 $28

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Audiences feast as they solve the mystery of a murdered, desperate housewife in this farcical, interactive murder mystery

Up to 75% Off Class from Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

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

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Orlando

$50 $25

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

Up to 50% Off Armageddon Ambush Mud Run

Miami

$90 $45

Extreme 5K mud run mixes professionally constructed obstacles with mud and color ambushes; after-party features live music and beer

Half Off Archery

Tallahassee Southwest

$20 $10

30 yd., indoor archery lanes with targets including 3D animal pop-ups and decoys

Up to 39% Off Museum Exhibits and IMAX Admission

Fort Lauderdale

$53 $33

After exploring the museum's exhibits between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., head to the IMAX theater for a show, popcorn, and drinks

44% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Port St. Lucie

$70 $39

Women of all ability levels can build muscle and blast calories during energetic classes such as Kangoo Jumps, Booty Yoga, and Zumba

52% Off Kids' Party at Monkey Joe's

Bealls Outlet Plaza

$289 $139

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Kids unleash energy in fun-filled play space and gather for pizza and soda in a private party room; setup and cleanup included

Up to 56% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Cape Coral

$89 $39

Fitness experts lead challenging outdoor workouts to help clients get fit

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at 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

High Dive – Up to 49% Off Rock, Reggae, and Rap Shows

High Dive

$13.25 $8

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Beach-themed acts such as Ballyhoo!, Authority Zero, Aer, and the original king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale, storm Gainesville in April

50% Off

Miramar

$110 $55

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59% Off Coastal Championship Wrestling Event

City of Coral Springs Charter School

$29 $12

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Star-studded event features top CCW showmen, including Carlito "Caribbean Cool" and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake

Up to 49% Off Bowling at Countryside Lanes

Clearwater

$23 $12

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Join friends for a two games of toppling pins at an alley owned by a bowling Hall of Famer

Up to 81% Off Occupational Physical Training

Miami Gardens

$180 $39

Designed for servicemen and servicewomen—such as police officers and firefighters—these classes teach strengthening duty-specific movements

50% Off Services

Limona Improvement

$40 $20

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Up to 53% Off Dance Classes at Salsa Heat

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

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

Up to 51% Off Trapeze Lessons

West Palm Beach - The Acreage

$50 $30

Outdoor trapeze classes held in small groups; open to students aged 4 and up

Up to 51% Off Muscle-Car-Driving Experience

Deercreek

$199 $99

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

Up to 58% Off Adult-Themed Mud Run

Miami

$65 $32

Runners jog through a muddy 5K obstacle course that's designed to promote sexual health and fitness while raising funds for a charity

38% Off Admission to The Beer Crawl

World of Beer

$40 $25

Pub crawl features 5 oz. of free beer at each venue, drink specials, games, and contests such as Best Superhero costume

Up To 54% Off from Beach Yoga Pinellas

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

The Lacs and Moonshine Bandits — Up to 43% Off

Central Business District

$17.64 $10

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Rock meets rap meets country when two hard-partying, dynamic musical duos hit the stage

45% Off Fitness Classes

Hialeah

$125 $69

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Up to 67% Off Tae Kwon Do Lessons with Uniform

Tallahassee

$125 $49.99

Tae kwon do martial-arts classes are taught by experienced instructors, including two sixth-degree black belts

Fort Lauderdale Strikers – Up to 52% Off Match

Lockhart Stadium

$31 $15

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With a new coach and two acquisitions from the German Bundesliga, the Strikers set out on their path to NASL glory in the 2014 season

50% Off

Port St. Lucie

$199 $100

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Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

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

70% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Cape Coral

$100 $30

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Up to 53% Off "Psychosis" Multimedia Dance Show

Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

$32.04 $16

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Dancers create an empathetic portrait of mental illness, from a ballet performed in straitjackets to patients who use fantasy as catharsis

50% Off at The Ark School of Fitness

Gainesville

$150 $75

Seasoned coaches help exercisers get in shape at a gym that specializes in Olympic weightlifting and conditioning

Up to 70% Off Aikido Classes

Aikido Miramar

$30 $9

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

Up to 51% Off Concerts at The Rrazz Room

The Rrazz Room - Coral Springs Museum of Art

$50.52 $25

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Concert from acclaimed vocalist or tribute to beloved musicals

50% Off a Sunset Celebration Cruise for Two

Clearwater

$50 $25

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Sea captains sail luxury catamaran to Gulf of Mexico, charting courses as the sun goes down on frolicking bottlenose dolphins

61% Off Soccer Party at 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

75% Off 21-Day Boot-Camp Program

Multiple Locations

$177 $45

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

Up to 51% Off Comic-Themed Bar Crawl and Block Party

Roxys Pub

$40 $20

Comics-themed pub crawl and block party compels groups to local bars and restaurants; includes a costume contest and live entertainment

Up to 63% Off Family Expo

Midtown

$20 $10

Expo features speakers, vendors, a kids’ zone, fun giveaways, a live band, and fashion runway shows

Up to 50% Off Kids' Indoor Recreation

Richmond West

$30 $15

Children ages one and up frolic through indoor bounce houses and play structures

60% Off Performing Arts Camp

Tampa

$250 $99

Students age 6–14 study acting, singing, and dancing centered around weekly themes such as The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, and Glee

94% Off 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

46% Off One Week of Kid's Summer Camp

Orlando

$185 $99

Kids fill their summer days with indoor and outdoor activities, including games, arts and crafts, and free time

55% Off Services

Hialeah Gardens

$75 $34

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Up to 51% Off Boot Camp and Fitness Classes at The B-FAAST Group

Myers Park

$100 $49

Trainers push exercisers through morning and evening Boot Camp and fitness classes

57% Off High-End Sport Car Test Drive

Multiple Locations

$350 $149

Drivers hop in a sleek exotic sports car such as a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458 Italia, or an Audi R8

Up to 71% Off Women's Boot Camp

Port St. Lucie

$100 $29

60-minute outdoor classes challenge women with intense, total-body workouts designed to shake up fitness routines

57% Off Romantic Flight for Two

North Perry Airport

$389.99 $169

Witness the sun set over the Florida Everglades from a bird’s-eye view while sipping champagne

76% Off Private and Group Dance Classes

Cape Coral

$190 $45

Experienced teachers guide students through ballroom and Latin dance moves during private and group lessons

Up to 71% Off at TransForm Pilates

Grand Palms

$85 $29

Small classes provide instructors with plenty of time to give personal attention to students as they make use of Reformer machines

Half Off Comedy Show at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar

Gainesville

$24 $12

Nationally touring comedians transform piano bar into a sanctum of side-splitting jokes while guests sip on delicious cocktails

Up to 91% Off Martial-Arts Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$320 $30

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Punch, kick, and jab your way through these challenging self-defense martial-arts classes

65% Off Personal Training

City Center

$200 $70

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50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

78% Off at TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$134 $29

Patrons pummel black heavy bags during boxing and kickboxing classes seven days a week

Up to 61% Off Pilates at Aerial Bodies

Sunshine Park

$80 $39

Airy yoga and Pilates studio offers private training sessions and machine-based classes

Up to 53% Off Surfing Lessons

Jacksonville

$60 $30

Beginner-level lessons cover surfing fundamentals; two-person lesson with pro surfer teaches advanced techniques

Up to 58% Off Kids' Soccer Programs

Mighty Kicks Soccer Location

$60 $30

Kids aged 3–5 learn soccer basics during a fundamentals program or let moms and dads in on the fun in parent-and-me programs

The Florida Aquarium – Up to 39% Off a Visit for Two or Four

Downtown Tampa

$47.90 $29

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Marine exhibits reveal the mysteries and magic of the undersea world; visit the new Journey to Madagascar exhibit to see ring-tailed lemurs

Up to 67% Off Boat Rental or Paddleboard Yoga

St. Petersburg

$32 $14

Spend an afternoon piloting a standup paddleboard, kayak, or double kayak, or take in some aquatic yoga atop a paddleboard

Gold's Gym – 90% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $15

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Guests pedal and punch together at famous gym's group fitness classes, which include Pilates, TRX, and barre

Up to 77% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Hialeah

$150 $49

Certified trainer challenges students with intense cardio and bodyweight exercises in one-hour classes available five days a week

Half Off Yoga Classes at Restorative Yoga

Arts After School

$50 $25

Classes are designed to help seniors and middle-aged students maintain healthy lifestyles through accessible yoga practices

74% Off Rock Summer Camp

Southwest Ranches

$375 $99

Unleash your inner rock star as you learn classic cover songs with a band and write an original tune during this five-day camp

Up to 78% Off Classes at Crossfit Port Saint Lucie

Cross Fit Port St. Lucie

$138 $29.98

Certified instructors lead fast-paced workouts and motivate participants to help them get out of their comfort zones

Up to 72% Off Capoeira Classes

North Central Hollywood

$125 $40

All-purpose exercise studio hosts Afro-Brazilian dance, music, and martial arts classes

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Half Off Tea Party for Up to 15 Kids

Downtown Hollywood

$125 $62

Two- to three-hour parties include games, tea, and snacks for 5–15 children

Up to 66% Off Aikido Classes

Gainesville

$100 $39

Sensei Tom Huffman guides students through the flowing motions and fluid take-downs that characterize aikido self-defense

Up to 85% Off Personal Training and Massage

City Center

$200 $39

Savvy personal trainers devise personal workout and nutrition plans; massages aid fitness by easing strain and boosting circulation

Up to 79% Off CrossFit Class Packages

St. Petersburg

$275 $59

Instructors include former members of the US Army and Air Force and certified Olympic lifting trainers

Half Off Dance Lessons

Brandon

$70 $35

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Up to 45% Off Summer Gymnastics Camp at Gym Like This

Central Industrial Park North

$44 $24

Kids learn skills themed around subjects such as the history of gymnastics, the four disciplines of the sport, and exploring new things

Up to 55% Off Bike Rental

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Eight-hour bicycle rentals help visitors explore Amelia Island

Cinco De Mayo Brickell – Up to 50% Off Admission

La Mexicana Cantina & Grill

$20 $10

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Mexican food, beverages, and live entertainment

Up to 60% Off Kids' Bounce Sessions

Carrollwood

$24 $10

Indoor fun center with playground, ball pit, and inflatable slides and jump houses

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Sak Comedy Lab – Up to Half Off Improv

Central Business District

$40 $20

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Comics compete for laughs, clash in competitions, and create characters, songs, and scenarios on the spot

Up to 67% Off Children's Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$177 $59

Ballet, jazz, and hip-hop are just a few of the styles kids can take on during classes that help them develop talent

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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,
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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.

200 N Tampa St
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
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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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Shula’s Athletic Club—named for Don Shula, the NFL Hall of Famer who coached the Miami Dolphins to a Super Bowl trophy in 1972—doesn’t find it hard to fill its sprawling 40,000 square feet of space. A cardio room with more than 50 pieces of equipment, a spinning center, weight rooms, fitness-class studios, and basketball courts spread through the facility, luring athletes for independent workouts and personal-training sessions. Dozens of weekly fitness classes range from calorie-burning Zumba workouts and Vinyasa-yoga sessions to spin classes that help students practice for the day they have pedal-powered cars.

The athletic club also accommodates older exercisers with aquatic aerobics and seated Silver Sneakers workouts, and it keeps kids busy with confidence-building youth sports programs. Young legs run over a new 60-yard athletic field or nine lighted tennis courts where kids whack tennis balls and low-flying hot-air balloons with rackets.

7601 Miami Lakes Dr
Hialeah,
FL
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