Events & Activities in Gaffney

Up to 55% Off Rock Climbing at Climb Upstate

Spartanburg

$32 $16

All-day access and a full suite of equipment support climbers across an indoor cave with a 40 ft. roof and a 45-degree bouldering wall

Up to 51% Off Yoga Boot Camp at Yoga A Gogo

Spartanburg

$50 $25

Yoga boot-camp classes challenge students of all fitness levels with power-flow postures that focus on building core strength

71% Off Intro to CrossFit Classes

Multiple Locations

$135 $39

Expert trainers lead small groups through beginner-level classes designed to safely introduce them to the high-intensity CrossFit regimen

Up to 56% Off at Carolina Adventure Guides

Crowders Mountain Linwood parking lot

$45 $22

Instructors guide participants of all levels in outdoor climbing or rappelling sessions; all equipment provided; bring snacks and water

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

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

Up to 57% Off Mini Golf and Arcade Games

Gastonia

$18.50 $8

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The facility has three 18-hole courses with tunnels and waterfalls and 33 arcade games

Up to 59% Off Handgun-Safety Course

Gastonia

$120 $59

Students undergo training at a private, outdoor shooting range

Up to missing id b007f64e-6c9e-11e2-9cec-00259060b644 Off Zumba Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$35 $18.75

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

Up to 66% Off Group Yoga Hike for One or Two

Crowders Mountain State Park

$95 $35

During a three- to six-hour group hike through a beautiful national park, certified yoga instructors make trailside stops for yoga practice

65% Off Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$80 $28

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

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Gastonia

$80 $40

English saddle-seat instruction coupled with the horse-care fundamentals of grooming and tacking during lessons held on a 30-acre farm

Up to 61% Off at Hidden Valley Golf Club

West Columbia

$80 $40

18-hole, par 72 course stretches across 6,757 yards of immaculate fairways nestled in the shadows of mature hardwoods and carolina pines

Up to 90% Off at About Face Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$365 $39

Boot camps cover circuit training, weight training, and cardio to help shape and tone bodies

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Gastonia

$80 $40

Husband-and-wife team runs a 22-acre horse farm with outdoor and indoor riding rings; lessons tailored to all levels of riders

Up to 59% Off at Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

Up to 65% Off Scuba Certification

Lowell

$350 $149

Earn a lifelong scuba certification with open-water dives in a local rock quarry

Up to 45% Off Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two

Greer

$20 $11

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

Up to 45% Off Golf at Greer Country Club

Highland

$62 $37

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Hilly, tree-lined course presents relatively narrow, bermuda-grass fairways and small, bent-grass greens

Up to 63% Off Personal-Training Packages

Powerhouse Gym

$79 $29

Personal-training sessions build strength, burn fat, and rely on intense intervals designed to speed up the metabolism

Up to 61% Off Mini Golf

Belmont

$30 $13

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Access to billiards and a 3-D black-light mini-golf course

Up to 51% Off from Colin Hocking Photography

Multiple Locations

$195 $95

Colin Hocking - LRPS leads shutterbugs on seven-hour exploration of parks with Joy Shuck NC–certified environmental educator

Up to 50% Off Historic Hendersonville Trolley Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Tour guide fascinates guests with little know facts about city landmarks, locations, and odd occurrences throughout history

76% Off One-Month Full-Access Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Well-stocked gym with name-brand gear, childcare house, personal-training sessions, and group classes such as BodyPump, Zumba, and spin

50% Off a Tour of Historic White Home

East Town

$12 $6

Visitors tour exhibits and the well-preserved White Home, built in 1839 by one of Rock Hill's founding families

55% Off Yoga

Flat Rock

$100 $45

In a unique studio located on tranquil grounds, students can practice yoga styles to attain health and well-being

55% Off Martial Arts

Lancaster

$170 $76

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

Up to 53% Off Bowling in Rock Hill

Rock Hill

$25.30 $14

Groups lace up included rental shoes and roll through two games on laser-lit lanes adjacent to onsite snack bar

Up to 60% Off Morgan Ridge Vineyards Tour

Morgan

$40 $18

Winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin welcome guests to newly built winery with views of charming vineyards and tasty cheese plates.

Up to 82% Off Pilates Classes at Body Synergy

Flat Rock

$195 $49

Build core strength while improving balance, posture, and flexibility during group or private sessions

Up to 58% Off Children's Gymnastics Lessons

Rock Hill

$57 $24

Children learn social skills while building strength and coordination in age-grouped gymnastics classes

Up to 62% Off 5K Mud Run

TNT Motorsports

$79 $30

Mud run confronts entrants with 20–40 minutes of challenging terrain and various obstacles, ending in party and Facebook album

Up to 54% Off from Zombie Race

Chester

$95 $44

Pursued by costumed zombies, runners conquer military-style obstacles from monkey bars to a mud mountain en route to the post-race party

Up to 57% Off Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Owner draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

Up to 62% Off a Standup-Paddleboarding Adventure

Multiple Locations

$99 $45

Guides impart paddling and water-safety tips before students glide solo along North Carolina's scenic shorelines

Up to 53% Off Private Golf Lessons

The Golf Depot

$210 $99

Based on each student’s athletic abilities, lessons focus on the fundamentals of the golf swing

Up to 62% Off Golf Lessons with Club Fitting

Pineville

$100 $49

Instructors help students hone putting and swinging skills; fitting sessions determine ideal dimensions for each player's club

Up to 51% Off Golf Lessons

Golf Depot

$110 $60

A lighted driving range with both grass and artificial-turf hitting bays hosts lessons with instructor Bruce Parker

Up to 62% Off Kids' or Prenatal Classes at Om Yoga

Fort Mill

$130 $49

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Kids and teens strengthen as they stretch; prenatal classes are specially designed to prepare soon-to-be-moms

Up to 56% Off Private Soccer Training

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Coaches who are longtime soccer players focus on four aspects of athleticism to boost pupils' success on the pitch

55% Off Boot Camp

Fort Mill

$199 $90

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

Up to 64% Off Kids' Sports-Training Classes

Fort Mill

$125 $45

Sport-, speed-, and strength-centered training sessions help prep child and teen athletes for the physical challenges their sport demands

Up to 65% Off Boot Camp at CORE

Walter Y. Elisha Park

$64 $29

NASM- and ACE-certified trainer leads intense but accessible workouts to help clients shed pounds, build muscle, and strengthen hearts

50% Off

Van Wyck

$100 $50

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

55% Toward 10 Hot Yoga Classes

Tega Cay

$120 $54

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

51% Off Nutrition Consulting

Charlotte

$100 $49

Learn healthful eating habits during consultation that includes a seven-day food journal

Up to Half Off Attractions at Adventure Landing

Pineville

$33.98 $18

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Families putt around a mini golf course, zip around a go-kart track, and strategize at bumper boats

Up to 61% Off Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Classes for adults and children include ballet, clogging, tap, and jazz

Up to 48% Off at Fox Run Country Club

Simpsonville

$80 $49

6,556-yard course suitable for golfers of all skill levels

Up to 50% Off Shooting-Range Visits

Simpsonville

$56 $28.75

Indoor range with 15- and 20-yard lanes; rentals include brands such as Glock, Smith & Wesson, and Beretta

Up to 76% Off CrossFit at Upstate CrossFit

Mauldin

$175 $49

Instructors change up classes on a daily basis to help engage participants and push them to become faster and more powerful

Up to 85% Off at 4Balance Fitness

Mauldin

$150 $29

Group workouts supply kettlebells, jump ropes, and sledgehammers for functional training exercises; body-composition test tracks progress

50% Off Bike Rentals from Reedy Rides

Downtown

$30 $15

Rent a bike to explore Greenville and its surroundings at your own pace

Up to 50% Off Two-Hour Segway Tour

Downtown Greenville

$130 $67.99

Segway tours glide through the city's historic West End and Falls Park

Up to 51% Off a Membership at The Rush Fitness

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

Membership includes access to indoor pool and rows of cardio equipment, as well as group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and spinning

Up to 52% Off a Drink and Draw Event

Stellar Restaurant and Wine Bar

$30 $15

Customers choose from a range of subjects during Drink and Draw events where a skilled artist helps them create a frame-worthy portrait

46% Off Martial Arts

Greenville

$90 $49

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

70% Off Classes at It's Yoga! Studio Inc.

Halton Business Park

$130 $39

Classes are scheduled Monday–Friday and include Vinyasa flow, Amrit yoga, and beginner courses

75% Off Boot Camp at KD Workout

Greenville

$160 $40

Boot camp made up of customizable, fundamental bodyweight exercises

50% Off Bootcamp Classes

Falls Park

$10 $5

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

Half Off Kickboxing Sessions at 3D Fitness

Greenville

$30 $14.99

Students burn calories and build muscle during high-energy kickboxing sessions, and a meal plan helps keep them on the path to health

Up to 61% Off Shooting-Range Packages

Greenville

$55 $28.75

Air-conditioned range at an outfitter staffed by experts in all manner of firearms

Up to 52% Off BYOB Mosaic Jewelry-Making Class

Heritage Historic Area

$50 $25

Learn mosaic techniques with colorful glass and assemble mosaic pendant and earrings with provided materials

Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Eastside

$89 $29

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through martial arts lessons

Up to 52% Off Basketball Training for Kids or Teens

Greenville

$155 $74

Trainers keep up-to-date on the latest teaching methods to help both beginner and experienced players improve their basketball skills

Up to 60% Off Martial-Arts Camp or Classes

Greenville

$194 $79

Kids get a respite from winter blues over the holidays with a martial-arts camp; classes teach kids and adults aspects of judo and karate

Up to 80% Off at Distinct CrossFit

Greenville

$100 $20

Certified coaches challenge exercisers in demanding CrossFit classes, tailoring workouts to individual fitness levels

50% Off Shooting-Range Package for Two

Greenville

$56 $28

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Indoor facility with eight 15-yard pistol lanes and five 25-yard rifle lanes; certified instructors oversee the range

Up to 66% Off from Yoga Bug

Greenville

$100 $39

Vinyasa-flow yoga classes focus on connecting breaths to moves such as sun salutations and gentle stretching

Up to 54% Off BYOB Jewelry or Crafts Class

Downtown

$45 $22

Instructors tutor novice jewelers on techniques for handcrafting custom glass pendants while students sip on home-brought beverages

53% Off Dance Classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Eastside

$40 $19

Beginners set their second left foot right with classes that cover ballroom, Latin, and swing; wedding consult preps couples for first dance

Up to 55% Off at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Greenville

Greenville

$120 $59

Work out in the fitness center and group classes, swim in the aquatics center, and play tennis and basketball with all-access pass

46% Off BYOB Painting Class

Dilworth

$35 $19

Local artists lead wine-sipping guests brushstroke by brushstroke through creation of their own paintings

Joffrey Concert Group – Up to 50% Off Ballet Performance

Elevation Blakeney

$30 $18

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The touring company of the Joffrey Ballet School presents brand-new pieces and classic works

The LOX Money-Power-Respect Reunion – Up to 33% Off Rap Concert

Amos' Southend

$40.17 $27

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The Yonkers rap trio of Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss reunite for a set of hip-hop hits and brand new tracks

Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd – Up to 42% Off

PNC Music Pavilion

$33 $19

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Southern-rock legends behind “Sweet Home Alabama” join British ’70s giants of “Feel Like Makin’ Love” fame for evening of classic-rock hits

$5 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Charlotte, EpiCentre

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from luxury recliners with wait service

Up to 74% Off Martial-Arts Class Packages

Coliseum Drive

$275 $89

Learn effective self-defense techniques in classes that include a uniform and membership to the school

Up to 50% Off Improv at Charlotte Comedy Theater

Wet Willie's

$20 $10

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Interactive, R-rated performances featuring both long- and short-form improv

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Breaking away from a pack of speeding racehorses or breaking a bucking bronco may be the first guesses a casual onlooker would consider when pondering the origins of the name Break-Away Farm. But the name actually refers to the farm’s owners—Mark and Mary Lou Greenwall, formerly of Cleveland Park Stables—who, in 2005, decided to break off the beaten path and start their own equestrian business. Members of USEF, UPHA, and ASAC, the husband-and-wife team oversees the day-to-day operation of their 16-acre homestead, which is complete with a climate-controlled indoor facility and an outdoor arena. The well-appointed grounds set the stage for safe horseback-riding lessons for students of all ability levels, comprised of training regimens tailored to each rider.

348 Soap Stone Rd.
Gaffney,
SC
US

Named one of the best courses in North Carolina by golflink.com, Cleghorn Plantation complements the natural beauty of the rolling Carolinian hills with its challenging course and exquisite landscaping. Two golfers explore 6,819 yards of picturesque brooks and sand traps artfully set by course designer George Cobb, who also left his signature golfer snares and sticky cart paper at tasteful points. Elevated tee boxes and unique features, such as the creek through hole 16, the island on hole 18, and the creeping sandman who unties golfers' shoelaces, enliven each round. Complimentary carts transport golfers between holes, which include four sets of tee boxes to accommodate players of all abilities. For strategizing swingers, the Cleghorn Planation bequeaths a detailed preview of each hole that allows golfers to refine techniques, carefully plan the order of clubs used, and review which of their opponents' turns would be most disrupted by the release of plaid-hating bulls.

183 Golf Cir
Rutherfordton,
NC
US

Whether Big Air Aviation's students are first-time fliers or seasoned jumbo-jet pilots, they all start in the same spot: the passenger seat of Cessna 152 Sparrowhawk. Starting off behind the yoke of the small, light aircraft presents a completely different flying experience from a 747 at an airport. “A commercial jet is like a cattle prod,” says Rob Craig, the founder of Big Air Aviation. “But this thing—you can go wherever you want to go.” Once student and teacher have ascended into the clouds, the student gets the chance to chart an individual course over the green foothills of Rutherford County, speeding over treetops or slowing down to high-five hot air balloon captains.

Rob says introductory lessons are brief: an overview of measurement instruments, controls, and rotor petals is enough to equip students for a brief flight. It’s this accessibility that proves the Cessna 152 Sparrowhawk’s biggest draw, and over the years, Rob has watched many of his former students transform what began as a hobby into a full-time career.

622 Airport Road
Rutherfordton,
NC
US

When Lisa Muehlenbein moved from Ohio to Spartanburg in 2007, she couldn't find a suitable outlet for her yoga practice. So, as she told Belle magazine in January 2012, she decided to open her own studio. A registered yoga teacher with nearly 2,000 hours of training, Lisa oversees a squad of registered teachers leading more than 25 classes per week. In an eco-friendly studio designed with sustainably harvested hardwood flooring and mats of renewable rubber, students of all levels stretch zen-wards during classes such as YogaWall, Zen Men yoga, and Zen Kids yoga. After class, students can sustain their relaxed states with massage, acupuncture, and reiki sessions or cups of organic, fair-trade Keurig coffee and Numi tea. The Zen Garden Eco-Chic Boutique stocks a selection of brand-name clothing and accessories made with sustainable materials such as organic cotton and the hair from Tom Jones's chest.

1040 Fernwood Glendale Rd
Spartanburg,
SC
US

Golfers traversing Creek Golf Club's 6,625-yard course enjoy plateaued tee boxes and fairways lined with mature trees. The 18-hole course showcases smooth, diamond Zoysia grass greens that tightly swathe the terrain's parkland-style contours like skinny jeans on the Jolly Green Giant's hips.

Golf balls fall like hail from the skies above the Club's driving range, where synthetic mats facilitate practice during inclement weather and grass tees provide a natural lie for swing rehearsals. The range serves as the classroom for lessons with PGA professional Mike Byce, who assists those looking to add distance to their drives or transition from a conventional putter to a belly putter or a sawed-off curtain rod.

After a day at the links, guests can refuel at the Club's bar and grill, which serves burgers, salads, cold-cut sandwiches, and other classic eats.

640 Keltner Ave
Spartanburg,
SC
US

Disney's Emmy Award–winning Imagination Movers will perform their In a Big Warehouse concert in the grand interior of the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, playing their most popular songs and bringing the magic of their eponymous TV series to life. The popular New Orleans–based rock band bridges all generation gaps with fun and educational songs chock-full of memorable melodies and bounding rhythms, fueling long van drives and pre-nap trips the club. With an extravagant set and ecstatic energy, the Imagination Movers give a performance that gets audiences dancing, clapping, and singing along, with guest appearances from Playhouse Disney favorites Choo Choo Soul, Nina, and Warehouse Mouse.

385 N Church St
Spartanburg,
SC
US