Things To Do in Florida

VIP Pre-Carnival Caribbean Link-Up Party for One or Two on October 4, from GMuzick Events (Up to 53% Off)

GMuzick Events

Upper East Side

After a ferry ride to the island where the party takes place, an open bar & food keep guests sated as they enjoy DJs & other entertainment

$100 $49

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Registration for One to Strip2Run 5K Fun Run on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 69% Off)

ERRO Events

Florida State Fairgrounds

During this 5k run, participants wearing all the clothes they want to donate to charity remove them at three DJ stations

$40 $15

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Entry for Two or Four to the Tampa Bay International Curry Festival on October 4 (Up to 73% Off)

Tampa Bay International Curry Festival

Vinoy Park

Come taste chefs from around the world demonstrate their famed curry dishes while enjoying a fun day filled with entertainment

$27.50 $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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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

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

$80 $42

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5 or 10 Drop-In Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Halfmoon Yoga (Up to 52% Off) 

Halfmoon Yoga

Tallahassee

Yoga practitioner for 42 years leads small groups through a variety of different classes, including Vinyasa and core-intensive sessions

$60 $32

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60-Minute Segway Tour for One or Two from Segway Fort Lauderdale (Up to 45% Off)

Segway Fort Lauderdale

Segway Fort Lauderdale

See local sights such as downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, and luxurious residential areas while a guide shares fun facts

$59 $35

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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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Corey Smith on October 2, Bone Thugs N Harmony on October 5, Shockfest on October 8, or Drowning Pool on October 26

Corey Smith, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Shockfest, and Drowning Pool

Multiple Locations

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Upcoming country songwriter Corey Smith, Grammy-winners Bone Thugs N Harmony, a horror-rock festival, and hard rockers Drowning Pool

$30 $15

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One-Hour Jet-Ski Rental for Two with a Full-Day Cabana Rental from A&A Beach Services (39% Off)

A&A Beach Services

Behind the Marriott

Cabanas and jet skis fill up a full, sunny day at the beach

$145 $89

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Butterfly Tour for Four or Six at Greathouse Butterfly Farm (50% Off)

Greathouse Butterfly Farm

Earleton

In addition to learning how the 45 native species are farmed, guests can hand feed them and see them thrive in every stage of development

$60 $30

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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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Kidz Bop at Coral Springs Center for the Arts on October 26 at 2 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Kidz Bop

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

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Stars of the longstanding series put on a live show that might feature covers of songs by Pharrell Williams, One Direction, and Katy Perry

$31.50 $19

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Two or Four 30-Minute Indoor Surfing Sessions at Surf Style (Up to 53% Off)

Surf Style

Clearwater

A self-contained wave pool gives surfers of all ages the chance to ride rushing tides and attempt aerial maneuvers

$48 $25

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

Your Fitness Center

Limona Improvement

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

$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

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

$86 $35

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One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for a Ghost Tour from Ghosts of Palm Beach Walking Tours (Up to 62% Off)

Ghosts of Palm Beach Walking Tours

Palm Beach

Explore haunted spots in Palm Beach and learn supernatural stories and historical facts during 1 hour and 45-minute walking tours

$25 $12

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$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

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

$30 $17

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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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Single-Day Admission for 4, or 1-on-1 or Family Membership to Explorations V Children's Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Explorations V Children's Museum

Downtown

Explore three floors of interactive children’s exhibits, including a pretend supermarket, a theatre, and a treehouse with a slide

$28 $14

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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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Grub and Pub Crawl for One or Two (Up to 55% Off)

Grub and Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

Walking tour of Miami, which runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., includes stops at five or six restaurants and complimentary food and drinks

$43.19 $20

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

Namaste Flow Yoga

Lehigh Acres

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

$55 $27

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Martial Arts Classes at Empower Wellness and Martial Arts (Up to 54% 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 $45

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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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Four or Eight Fusion-Format Pilates Dance Classes or Group Personal-Training Sessions at V Touch Fitness Boutique (Up to 69% Off)

V Touch Fitness Boutique

Sunrise

Fusion-Format Pilates dance classes include high-intensity dance moves set to new hit music; classes designed for all ability levels

$72 $25

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Matisyahu at Mizner Park Amphitheater on Saturday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Matisyahu

Mizner Park Amphitheater

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Reggae-rap artist blends dancehall beats and philosophical lyrics

$47.35 $23

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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

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

$60 $29

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Half-Hour Jet-Ski Rental or Half-Day Boat Rental of Choice at 321 Boat Club (Up to 45% Off)

321 Boat Club

Melbourne

Located where the Banana and Indian Rivers meet, Space Coast is ideal for dolphin and manatee watching, tubing, fishing, and jet skiing

$325 $179

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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

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

$99 $29

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

FishBolo TM, LLC

The Cove

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

$99 $49

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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

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

$17.25 $9

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$20 for a Hookah Package for Two with Desserts and Beverages at Ali Baba Cafe & Hookah Lounge ($36 Value)

Ali Baba Cafe & Hookah Lounge

Boynton Beach

Couch and table seating in a lounge-like atmosphere; occasional appearances by belly dancers

$36 $20

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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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Airboat Tour and Exhibit Pass or Gator Tour for One or Two from Sawgrass Recreation Park (Up to 38% Off)

Sawgrass Recreation Park

Conservation

Day or nighttime tour takes guests through the Everglades on an airboat; wildlife exhibits showcase rescued gators, panthers, and leopards

$20.50 $13

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$37.50 for Admission for One to 5k Run at Survival Beach at Wyndham Resort ($75 Value)

Survival Beach

Wyndham Resort

5k obstacle race along Lover’s Key State Park

$75 $37.50

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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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The Beautiful Offerings Tour Feat. Big Daddy Weave at Delray Center for the Arts on October 12 (Up to 52% Off)

The Beautiful Offerings Tour feat. Big Daddy Weave

Pavillion @ Delray Center for the Arts

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Headlined by Big Daddy Weave, four diverse Christian-pop and -rock acts take the stage for a communal evening of faith-based music

$20.90 $10

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

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Homestead-Miami Speedway

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

$129 $64

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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

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

$29 $14

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Chocolate-Factory Adventure Tour for One or Two from Chocolate Kingdom (Up to 41% Off)

Chocolate Kingdom

Kissimmee

Professional Chocolate Tour guides lead 45- to 60-minute tours through a cacao-tree greenhouse, chocolate museum, and a micro batch factory

$16.95 $10

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Admission with Meal for One, Two, or Four to North Miami Greek Festival on October 31–November 2 (Up to 52% Off)

North Miami Greek Festival

Alhambra Heights

Celebrate Greek culture by tasting food and wine, watching dance and musical performances, and participating in children’s activities

$30 $15

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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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One, Three, Or Five Private 60-Minute Tennis Lessons from Luke Stephens (Up to 72% Off)

Luke Stephens

Pinewood of Wellington

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

$450 $126

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

Juliette Falls Golf Course

Dunnellon

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

$166 $89

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

Southern Tiger Martial Arts

Orange Park

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

$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

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

$99 $49

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

U-SAIL

The Chart Room

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

$120 $59

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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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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 world’s largest naval aviation museum, with special exhibits like Blue Angels jets, an IMAX theater, and 4,000+ artifacts

$22.25 $14

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Tickets for One or Two to the Sarasota Zombie Crawl (50% Off).

Zombie Crawl USA

Mira Mar Beach

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

$40 $20

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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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18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart, Balls, and Beers at The Preserve Golf Club (Up to 61% Off)

The Preserve Golf Club

Tara

With water in play on nine holes, the 18-hole course incorporates the area's natural wetlands and mature trees into a challenging layout

$128 $50

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$20 for Oktoberfest Weekend Pass with Beer from German American Friendship Society of Pinellas ($40 value)

German American Friendship Society of Pinellas

Pinellas Park

Drink German beers at a festival that includes Oompah music, dancing and authentic German food

$40 $20

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

Red Bridge Stables

Palm Beach Gardens

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

786 Fitness

Coral Gables

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

$60 $24

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

Fitness Kickboxing America

Multiple Locations

Learn the basic moves of kickboxing

$90 $15

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Admission to the Riverhawk Music Festival for Two with Optional Campsite, November 6–9 (Up to 50% Off)

Riverhawk Music Festival

Sertoma Youth Ranch

Family-friendly festival features four days of soul, country, Americana, and rhythm and roots, along with activities

$160 $80

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

Velocity Driving

Naples-Fort Myers Track and Entertainment Center

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

$100 $39

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

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

North Beach

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

$16 $8

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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

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 $29

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2.5-Hour BYOB Painting Class for One or Four at The Fun Palette or One Ceramic Piece to Paint (Up to 50% Off)

The Fun Palette

North Miami Beach

Instructors demonstrate techniques as students develop their own styles and learn the concepts of modern art or create colorful ceramics

$35 $17.50

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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 - Orlando

Congo River Adventure Golf - Orlando

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

Inner G Yoga

Oakland Park

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

$140 $29

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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

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

$100 $49

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Paddleboard Yoga Classes or Nature Tours at Paddleboard Adventure (Up to 53% 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 $22

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

Fit2Liv

Hallandale Beach

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

$150 $29

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$19 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 $19

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

Powerumba

North Miami

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

$125 $59.99

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$69 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Armor CrossFit ($169 Value)

Armor CrossFit

Ocoee

In a positive, upbeat environment, coaches teach a system of intense functional exercises that prep charges for all physical activities

$169 $69

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Shooting-Range Package for Two or Four at Family Firearms (Up to 43% Off)

Family Firearms

Valrico

Indoor, air-conditioned gun range with nine lanes at distances of up to 15 yards; firearm and ammunition included

$51 $29

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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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