Things To Do in Florida

Admission for One or Two to the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival on Sunday, October 19 (Up to 50% Off)

Coconut Grove Seafood Festival

Peacock Park

Get your hands on Caribbean, Latin American, and Cajun flavors at this festival celebrating all things family, fun, and seafood

$15 $8

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

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

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

$32 $17

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Two- or Four-Hour Deck Boat Rental from Lotto Boat (Up to 65% Off)

Lotto Boat

St. Petersburg

Spend hours out on the water in a mid-size power boat that can fit up to eight people

$198 $69

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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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$39 for 20 Ready to CrossFit Classes at Tallahassee CrossFit ($85 Value). Three Locations Available.

Tallahassee CrossFit

Multiple Locations

Exercisers employ functional-fitness movements in ever-changing, high-intensity Ready to CrossFit (RTC) workouts

$85 $39

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

Delray Zombie Crawl

Multiple Locations

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

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

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

$91.96 $44

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

Gotham Dream Cars

Auto-Plus Speedway

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

$249 $125

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

Monster Mini Golf

Miramar

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

$36 $18

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

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

Coral Springs Center For The Arts

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

$62.12 $29

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90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

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

$50 $20

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

Wall 2 Wall Indoor

Miami Gardens

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

$200 $79

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

Celebration Cruise Line

West Palm Beach

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

$398 $179

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

Safari Wilderness Ranch

Lakeland

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

$150 $90

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

SOBE Seafood Festival

Flamingo / Lummus

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

$50 $25

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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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Five or Ten Martial Arts Classes at Kickboxing Sunrise (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Sunrise

Sunrise

Students build discipline, mental focus, and self-confidence during martial arts classes taught in a supportive and inclusive environment

$90 $15

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The Fresh Beat Band at Mizner Park Amphitheatre on Friday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Mizner Park Amphitheatre

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

80's in the Park

Wickham Pavilion

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

$78 $39

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

Villa Delray Golf Club

Delray Beach

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

$259 $59.99

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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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Kissimmee Fright Nights for Two, Three, or Four People (50% Off)

Kissimmee Fright Nights

Kissimmee

Zombies roam the historical Berlinsky Community House at the 9th annual Fright Nights

$10 $5

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Premium Cigars and Drinks for Two or Four or $20 for $40 Worth of Cigars at Mike's Cigar Bar

Mike's Cigar Bar

Bay Harbor Islands

Enjoy premium cigars from name-brand makers and savor drinks in the adjoining masculine lounge

$40 $20

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

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Palm Harbor

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

$150 $82

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One, Three, Or Five Private 60-Minute Tennis Lessons from Luke Stephens (Up to 67% 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 $195

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

The Breeze Cinema 8 and The Ridge Cinema 8

Multiple Locations

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

$19 $11.50

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

Off The Wall Trampoline Fun Center

Coconut Creek

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

$40.15 $20

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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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$29 for Visit for Four to Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary (Up to $60 Value) 

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Sarasota

Lions, tigers, bears, ligers, birds, lemurs, tortoises, primates, and a petting zoo await visitors at this wildlife sanctuary

$60 $29

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

South Florida Museum

Downtown Bradenton

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

$36 $18

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

Soccer Planet USA

Doral

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

$140 $69

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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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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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ReptiDay at St. Lucie County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 27, at 10 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

ReptiDay

St. Lucie County Fairgrounds

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

$30 $15

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

CrossFit North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach

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

$150 $39

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

Overall Training at Fitness Experts

Altamonte Springs

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

$100 $49

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

Starke Lake Studios

Maguire To Ocoee

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

$120 $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
US

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
US

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

17670 NW 78th Ave
Hialeah,
FL
US

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