Things To Do In Gardere

88% Off One-Year Membership

Perkins Road Community Park

$1,020 $125

Each Sunday evening—weather permitting—USA BMX sanctions a race and invites bike riders to register for the competition

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" – Up to 51% Off Live Show

Baton Rouge River Center Theater

$53.40 $26

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

Up to 75% Off Gymboree Play & Learn Classes

Baton Rouge

$95 $24

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity for children ages 5 and younger

65% Off Boot Camp

Baton Rouge

$150 $53

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Up to 67% Off at Yoga Vibe

Highlands/Perkins

$140 $49

Instructors lead students through classes that include hot, core flow, and Vinyasa yoga; Amanda Gonzalez leads private sessions

Up to 88% Off Self-Defense Classes at Baton Rouge Krav Maga

Baton Rouge

$45 $15

Learn the hand-to-hand combat techniques of krav maga in self-defense-focused classes; personal trainers help clients reach fitness goals

Half Off Rock Climbing at BREC's Extreme Sports Park

Baton Rouge

$20 $10

A rock-climbing tower sates thrill seekers in Perkins Road Community Park

64% Off Boot Camp

Baton Rouge

$25 $9

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45% Off Violin Lessons

Baton Rouge

$56 $31

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Quarters – Up to 53% Off Boutique Bowling or Laser Tag

Shenandoah

$64 $32

Roll strikes or celebrate laser-tag victories with creative and classic cocktails until 2 a.m. on weekends

45% Off

Port Allen

$360 $198

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Up to 72% Off Fitness Recess Group Training

Highlands/Perkins

$175 $49

Fitness Recess group training increases metabolisms, burns fat, and builds lean muscle; personal training allows for one-on-one attention

51% Off at Purely e barre + pilates

Baton Rouge

$92.50 $45

Boutique women's fitness studio offers daily Pilates-barre fusion classes that use isolated movements to tone lean muscle and burn calories

Up to 57% Off Zumba Classes at 225 Dance

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

High-energy beats thump through Zumba classes as students torch calories with Latin-dance-inspired moves

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons at SuperMusic

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

Lessons tailored to each student’s abilities challenge participants to master their chosen instrument with passion and discipline

Up to 59% Off Private Music Lessons 

Highlands/Perkins

$108 $49

Multi-instrumentalist and his flutist wife conduct private music lessons that incorporate styles such as classical, country, and jazz

Up to 81% Off Ballroom-Dance Lesson Package 

Mid City South

$360 $69

Certified teachers instruct learners in classic dance styles, including foxtrot, salsa & West Coast swing

Up to 51% Off Yoga

Highlands/Perkins

$35 $17

Grandmaster Chontas leads classes, drawing on 20 years of classical hatha yoga experience, including work with Anahata Yoga Center's founder

BRSO – Up to 48% Off Wicked Divas

River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts

$45 $25

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Broadway stars set a medley of hits from Wicked, Ragtime, and Carmen against a backdrop of orchestral instrumentation

Up to 57% Off Aerial-Silks Classes at Yoga&

Denham Springs

$45 $22

Learn acrobatics on silk fabric hanging from the ceiling; increase flexibility and strengthen muscles

Up to 55% Off Round of Golf

Zachary

$100 $45

Tight, tree-lined fairways, treacherous bunkers, and five ponds that come into play make up the bulk of difficulty on the nine-hole course

Up to 51% Off a Reptile-Farm Tour or Party

Hammond

$24 $12

One-hour tours or two-hour parties at a turtle and alligator farm where visitors hold exotic animals, observe feedings, and snap pictures

Up to 52% Off a Tour at St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

$30 $15

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Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

Up to 54% Off a Swamp Tour via Boat

LaPlace

$48 $22

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As a boat drifts through protected swampland, tourists catch glimpses of friendly gators and learn facts about wetlands and Cajun culture

Up to 85% Off at Paintball International

Levena Paintball

$120 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 69% Off Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing

Lafayette

$60 $19

Cardio-kickboxing classes distill the techniques of martial arts into a fun, energetic workout designed to burn calories

45% Off Services

Boutte

$84 $46

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Up to 52% Off Outdoor Boot Camp

West Bank Bridge Park

$60 $29

Instructor Donrell pushes boot campers through intense workouts held at West Bank Bridge Park

44% Off

Destrehan

$45 $25

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Up to 85% Off at Martial Arts Studio

Downtown Houma

$160 $25

Instructors teach students martial arts or krav maga techniques, while also instilling passion for fitness

Up to 65% Off Kickboxing or Boot-Camp Classes

Houma

$99 $39

Instructors urge students through classes in muay-Thai style strikes and other moves, or a circuit of cardio and resistance-training

Up to 83% Off Kickboxing Classes with Gloves

Mystic

$99 $19.99

Dedicated instructors emphasize physical and mental discipline as they lead students in high-impact kickboxing classes

50% Off Gaming

Houma

$12 $6

Gamers can play on 20 computers and 6 console stations

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.

Kenner

$40 $17

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

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing and Boxing Classes

Esplanade Mall

$100 $25

Students build strength and endurance in high-impact kickboxing and boxing classes at a gym open seven days a week

Up to 54% Off Flyboard Session

Kenner

$360 $169

Flyboard sessions send riders soaring up to 40 feet in the air atop jets of water

45% Off Services

Kenner

$119 $65

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Up to 41% Off Gun-Range Packages

River Ridge

$59.95 $35

14 25-yard lanes; NRA-certified instructors and specialists with military and law-enforcement backgrounds

Up to 62% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Pearl River

$90 $39

Equestrian guides lead groups of 14 or fewer on ride past gardens and along wood-lined trail; post-ride drinks served at Daiquiris Gone Wild

Up to 70% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Mandeville

$99 $39

Tae kwon do classes teach self-defense and discipline for participants of all ages

Up to 59% Off One Month of Baseball Lessons

Mandeville

$165 $69

One month of weekly group lessons covers baseball fundamentals at 10,000 square-foot facility

Up to 84% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Covington

$273 $58

Kids martial arts classes help foster discipline, confidence and physical coordination

Up to 80% Off Martial Arts Sessions with Uniform

Mandeville

$107.50 $25

Black belt instructors guide students of all levels through self-defense classes designed to promote self-confidence

Up to 63% Off Fitness Classes at Pilates Bodies

Saint John

$80 $30

Group Ex classes limit their capacity to 12 and cover a range of from Pilates Mat to Piloxing, Zumba, Booty Barre, Yoga, and Kettlebell

52% Off Martial Arts

4

$50 $24

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Up to 51% Off Classic Muscle Car Driving Experiences

Zephyr's Baseball Stadium

$199 $99

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

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

New Orleans Zephyrs

$249 $125

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

55% Off

Metairie

$40 $18

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Up to 53% Off a Gaming Pass or Party

Metairie

$20 $10

With 24 high-end computers, 9 Xbox 360s, a 70-inch LCD TV, and an onsite café, guests can spend hours playing popular video games

Up to 57% Off at Pilates with Beth

Metairie

$115 $55

Exercisers use the Pilates Reformer to boost strength and flexibility and develop long, lean muscles

Up to 68% Off Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Kickboxing instructors lead students of all experience levels through body-sculpting routines that provide a cardiovascular workout

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes

Metairie

$120 $39.99

30-minute classes designed to burn up to 1,000 calories include cardio boxing, TRX suspension training, and total-body conditioning

60% Off Boot-Camp Membership

Jefferson

$124 $49

Slim and tone your physique over the course of 12 boot-camp classes that rely on unconventional equipment such as tires and sledge hammers

63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

West Riverside

$60 $22

Martial-arts programs for adult and children include tae kwon do, cardio kickboxing, and grappling

Up to 54% Off from NOLA Beer Tours

French Quarter

$159.98 $79

Taste beer from every craft beer establishment in Louisiana during VIP beer tour led by professional guide that includes small food tastings

Up to 73% Off Indoor Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Former Harlem Globetrotter helms boot-camp classes designed to tone and condition male and female participants' physiques

Up to 60% Off a Historical Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$25 $11

A walking tour can focus on the Garden District, St. Louis Cemetery, and French Quarter; part of the proceeds goes to local nonprofits

Up to 58% Off New Orleans Historical Walking Tours

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Tour-goers learn interesting tidbits about the city during guided tours with themes such as "Cemeteries and Voodoo" and "Literary History"

Up to 56% Off Personal Training Sessions

Uptown

$135 $65

Through high-tech rehab equipment and a scientific exercise regimen, trainers build strong, healthy bodies with half-hour sessions

50% Off Boat or Bike Rentals

City Park

$32 $16

Rentable surreys, bikes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways and paths winding through City Park

50% Off Indoor-Playground Visit

Tall Timbers - Brechtel

$20 $10

Children run, bounce, jump, and slide on inflatable slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses

Up to 51% Off Yoga or TRX Workouts

Leonidas

$150 $75

Boost flexibility and strengthen core in yoga or TRX suspension training classes

Up to 51% Off Architecture Walking Tour

Jackson Square

$50 $25

Knowledgeable guides explain the history of New Orleans and the French Quarter through the lens of its graceful buildings

Boot Camp at Affirm Fitness

Multiple Locations

$89 $39

Cardio, agility, flexibility, cardio, and strength-training moves challenge exercisers of all skill levels

Up to 53% Off Basketball Training for Kids

New Orleans

$18 $9

On Saturdays, seasoned basketball coaches train youth on the court during one-hour group training sessions

Up to Half Off Tours of Beauregard-Keyes House

French Quarter

$20 $10

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Tour of former home of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard & author Frances Parkinson Keyes highlights Victorian architecture & items

Up to 55% Off Garden District Walking Tour 

New Orleans

$50 $25

Two-hour tours through the Garden District include stops at the Lafayette Cemetery and the childhood home of Peyton and Eli Manning

Up to 53% Off Bike Rentals

French Quarter

$35 $17

Pedal around town with hourly and daily bike rentals

Up to 56% Off at New Orleans Academy of Music

Mid-City

$55 $26.95

Private weekly lessons in everything from cello to euphonium, all from musicians with Loyola degrees focused on music education

Up to 70% Off Membership and Uniform at Church's Karate Academy

New Orleans

$174 $53

Students develop martial arts skills and learn how to be leaders at community and family-oriented karate academy

Up to 56% Off Historic New Orleans Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Guides teach tour groups about some of the city's most fascinating women during 2- to 2.5-hour historical walking tours of New Orleans

Up to 53% Off a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Spanish Plaza - Between Harrah's Casino and the Riverwalk

$28 $14

Double-decker bus rumbles through New Orleans, highlighting famous sights and offering information about each stop in 7 different languages

47% Off Dance Lessons

Central City

$15 $8

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Up to 54% Off a Historical or Ghost Tour

Corner of Royal and St. Louis

$50 $25

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Walk among the graves at St. Louis Cemetery, historic mansions in the Garden District or French Quarter, or markers of the city's dark past

Up to 67% Off Music Lessons at Mid-City Music Studio

New Orleans

$60 $20

Instructor teaches students of every experience level how to hone their skills at their instrument and in musical theory and performance

Up to 74% Off Classes at Metairie CrossFit

New Orleans

$150 $39

After completing a beginner's training program, CrossFit students begin challenging functional-fitness workouts

Up to 51% Off from Witches Brew Tours

New Orleans

$50 $25

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Walking tour travels through historic haunts, including the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and Congo Square

52% Off New Orleans Architecture Tour

Jackson Square

$60 $29

Architecture tours stroll through the French Quarter and discuss French and Spanish styles, with historic homes and landmarks as examples

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Sculpted through the water-kissed terrain of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, The Island Country Club challenges golfers with a lengthy course that measures 7,010 yards from the farthest tees. Water hazards await on nearly every hole throughout the course, giving advantage to golfers with confident swings and disciplined refusal to give golf-ball treats to the aviary creatures that occupy The Island’s wooden duck houses. The course’s most difficult hole, the 441-yard, par 4 11th offers a PGA Tour-worthy test from the tee, as drives must steer clear of a water hazard that hugs the entire right side of the hole while also shaping the shot to compensate for the fairway’s right-ward bend. In respect of the wildlife that shares the course grounds, The Island uses solar panels to power its clubhouse, golf carts, and herds of robotic caddies hired to graze in the native long grasses.

To prepare for upcoming rounds, golfers can enlist the services of PGA master professional Dave Baron, the club’s head golf pro. After a long day of launching drives and managing 9-irons' tender egos, golfers can unwind at The Island Grill, where executive chef Mark Maggio artfully blends elements of Italian and Louisiana cuisine.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 7,010 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 75.1 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 143 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options

23550 Myrtle Grove Rd
Plaquemine,
LA
US

Beneath the purple-and-white-striped walls, ladies of all ages and fitness levels twirl around poles and sink seductively into chairs during The Perfect Poleforma’s alternative fitness classes. Instructors lead groups of up to 10 women through beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes. The classes start with basic pole spins and leg-strength exercises and graduate to swinging upside down, hanging onto the pole with just the inner thighs, and climbing flagpoles to add stars as new states are discovered. They also conduct parties for bachelorettes and birthday girls, allowing groups of friends free rein of the ceiling-mounted poles.


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9269 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

More akin to a small, self-contained town than a fitness center, each of Spectrum Fitness’s seven locations kowtows to packed schedules and multitasking parents. A slew of classes arranges social body blasting—customers can tone their torsos with squats, presses, and curls in a BodyPump barbell class or sweat in spinning classes atop a stationary bike equipped with pursuit-style handlebars, adjustable resistance, and a front-mounted E.T. Members of Spectrum Fitness can swing by its Central location and trot on the treadmill until dawn. They can drop off their tykes at the childcare center and take a yoga or kickboxing class. And they can follow a swim by basking in the bronzing light of the tanning bed before sauntering up to the Pro Shop for smoothies.

The staff takes great pains to accommodate newcomers of all ages, levels, and car-stacking abilities. Personal trainers concoct customized fitness regimens during solo and group training sessions, and Silver Sneakers and water aerobics classes bring seniors into the fitness fold.

4355 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

At Metro Bowl, 40 slick lanes, state-of-the-art equipment, and flavorful concessions sate pin-busting cravings within a newly renovated interior. Monitors track and display scores as bowlers compete against friends, family, or time-displaced future selves. Large pizzas from the concession stand fill the air with tantilizing scents, and arcade games entertain players in between sets. Given the alley’s high volume of food, fun, and heavy objects, it’s no wonder that the space often attracts big name athletes, including former LSU football player and Indianapolis Colt Joseph Addai.

4388 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Circle Bowling Lanes has been hosting bowling bashes—particularly accommodating of families—for more than 50 years. Thirty-two slick lanes score automatically, allowing ample time to test motor skills at the arcade or snag eats at the full-service snack bar. Cheesy pizzas arrive steaming from the oven beside golden-fried appetizers and brimming pitchers of root beer, Coke, and Dr. Pepper’s lesser-known cousin, Mr. Salt, M.B.A. The recreation haven even offers weekend galactic-bowling sessions that shower patrons with neon lights, fog, and bumping music.

8878 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Bally Total Fitness enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day guest pass includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Step Fitness, and High-Impact Hopscotch (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts a bulk-building army of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.

10000 Perkins Rowe
Baton Rouge,
LA
US