Sightseeing in Gastonia

Up to 60% Off Distillery Tour and Tasting

Muddy River Distillery

Belmont

$20 $11

Tours led by head distiller Robbie Delaney introduce visitors to the distillery's award-winning Carolina Rum and Queen Charlotte's Reserve

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

EpiCentre

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

50% Off Walking-Adventure Tour

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Charlotte

Charlotte

$40 $20

Sprint through the city on a scavenger-hunt-like adventure

Up to 54% Off Ghost Tour

Charlotte's Local History & Ghost Tours

Fourth Ward

$25 $13

Families explore Charlotte while guided by a member of the local historical society who has also studied paranormal phenomena

Up to 49% Off Membership to Rural Hill

Rural Hill

Huntersville

$65 $35

Membership to historical site, working farm, and nature preserve; includes admission to one event, such as the NC Brewers & Music Festival

50% Off a Tour of Historic White Home

Historic Rock Hill

East Town

$12 $6

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

Half Off from Ghost Walk of Davidson

Ghost Walk of Davidson

Davidson

$20 $10

Local history buff spins ghost stories and guide tour-goers along Davidson’s quaint, brick-lined sidewalks

Up to 54% Off Reptile Encounter

North Carolina Reptile Center

Troutman

$250 $125

Meet reptiles such as crocodiles and great pythons with up to five of your friends inside an interactive center filled with scaly creatures

Up to 45% Off a Petting-Zoo Tour

Why Not an American Ark Equestrian Park and Two by Two Petting Zoo

Monroe

$16 $9

Farm, park, and petting zoo cover 125 acres with ponies, camels, zebras, llamas, cattle, and other creatures for kids to meet

Up to 61% Off Tour Package at Treehouse Vineyards

Treehouse Vineyards

Monroe

$41 $18

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Guides lead tour of winery’s inner workings and ply guests with wine bottles made from local grapes; souvenir glasses to take home

50% Off Wine Tasting at Old Stone Winery

Old Stone Winery

Salisbury

$32 $16

Each session includes one glass of wine per person, one take-home wine glass per person, and a sampling of handcrafted local cheese

50% Off Tour of Stony Mountain Vineyards

Stony Mountain Vineyards

North Albemarle

$32 $16

Drink in breathtaking views of the Uwharrie Mountains as you sample barrel-aged craft wines

50% Off at RagApple Lassie Vineyards

RagApple Lassie Vineyards

Yadkin Valley Appellation

$50 $25

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Discounts on wine, e-mail newsletter, members-only pricing at events, and a complimentary wine tasting of five wines for two

Up to 55% Off Aquarium Visit or Membership

Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium

Hendersonville

$6 $3

Aquarium housing sharks and blue-spotted stingrays features entertaining and educational interactive activities

50% Off Bike Rentals from Reedy Rides

Reedy Rides

Downtown

$40 $20

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

Up to 50% Off Distillery-Tour Packages

Six and Twenty Distillery

Powdersville

$20 $11

Craft distillers show off the hybrid still they use to make whiskey from wheat, not corn; each tour comes with a choice of souvenirs

Up to 43% Off Children's Museum Visits

Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

South Marshall

$14 $8

A nonprofit museum where kids can climb a beanstalk, build forts with oversized blocks, and shop in a pretend-supermarket

Half Off Colburn Earth Science Museum Memberships

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Downtown Asheville

$50 $25

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Members receive free admission and discounts at a science museum with more than 4,500 mineral specimens, including more than 1,000 gemstones

50% Off Walking-Adventure Tour for 2 or 4

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Columbia

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

Up to 60% Off Historic Walking Tour

Palmetto Outdoor Center

West Columbia

$20 $10

During a leisurely 1 mi. stroll along the boardwalks, knowledgeable guides illuminate guests on South Carolina’s history

52% Off Lexington County Museum Family Membership

Lexington County Museum

Lexington

$25 $12

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36 buildings, such as an original post office, populate the seven-acre museum, which recreates 19th century life in Lexington County

Up to 51% Off Cooking Class at The Presidential Culinary Museum

The Presidential Culinary Museum

Grover

$80 $40

Learn how to cook the same meals former presidents enjoyed from former White House chefs

Up to 50% Off at Stony Knoll Vineyards

Stony Knoll Vineyards

Dobson

$29 $15

Winery nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills with a tasting room that overlooks more than 48 acres of crops

Up to 58% Off Historical Walking Tour

Greenville History Tours

Greenville

$24 $12

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Led by author of A Guide to Historical Greenville, South Carolina, tours stop at landmarks such as Liberty Bridge and assorted statues.

Up to 53% Off Caving Adventures

River and Earth Adventures

Elizabethton

$75 $35

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Guide and geologist teams lead tours through cavern chambers more than 550 million years old and teach about formations and cave history

Up to 51% Off Historical or Haunted Tour

TCPRS Ghost Tours

Jonesborough

$50 $25

Guides share spooky historical trivia on walking tours; ghost-hunting tours and classes teach students how to find supernatural phenomena

Select Local Merchants

Linda Minor, a member of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths and a former fashion buyer for J.C. Penney and Belk department stores, sells handmade creations within Bead Me’s spacious shop. Her first designed jewelry, which has been recognized as American-made by Martha Stewart, was chosen to be given to First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of the city of Charlotte, NC. She draws from her style expertise to create necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with pearls, coral, turquoise, Swarovski crystals, and semiprecious gemstones. Many of her pieces incorporate copper, an antimicrobial metal that resists fading. During fun, BYOB jewelry-making classes, Linda imparts her beading know-how to students of all skill levels, giving them hands-on practice with metal-manipulation techniques such as fold forming and reverse psychology.

301 E Tremont Ave
Charlotte,
NC
US

Sisters and native Charlotteans Neha Negandhi and Monika Shah didn’t let respective stints in Seattle and Alaska keep them away from their hometown arts scene. Inspired by similar BYOB painting sessions seen during their travels, they harnessed their diverse experiences with event management and Alaskan train tours to open their own studio, where they encourage students of all artistic levels to tap into their inimitable creativity just as they did. Joined by an impressive cast of local artists, the sisters unfurl a calendar stocked with a barrage of painting options, allowing students to portray a sailboat with an impressionistic mast or a seahorse wearing a gilded saddle.

1308 The Plz
Charlotte,
NC
US

Drawing from the more frightening pages of the area's history, Carolina History & Haunts’ guides lead lantern-lit tours of eerie and haunted locales. The “Nightmares Around Elm Street” tour sends groups through the specter-laden streets of Greensboro, while the Beyond the Grave tour braves uptown Charlotte’s paranormal avenues to learn the fates of the less fortunate and possibly even witness a prankster ghost grabbing a dog's tail as it's chased.

Carolina History & Haunts partners with local businesses to give tour goers discounts on accommodations and food, and large groups are eligible for discounted pricing and private tours.

214 N Tryon St.
Charlotte,
North Carolina
US

Art bursts around every corner of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Swiss architect Mario Botta designed the intimate museum to showcase art in every arresting space and vista, including works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Max Ernst. The spiraling colors of the European perspective highlight the best of mid 20th-century modern art. The collection showcases the relationships the Bechtler family formed with the art community and the art that followed.

420 S Tryon St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Stoneware expert Andrew Linton schedules sessions in his spacious studio for couples of all potted persuasions to hone their creative skills. Having taught workshops at Midlands Clay Arts Society and the Mint Museum of Charlotte, Andrew encourages a hands-on approach to the ceramic arts in the studio he owns and operates himself. Customers with little or no experience in shot put can learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing in a beginners' class, which also covers trimming techniques designed to give your flower vase or cauldron a refined design. Forthcoming masterworks are then hardened in the bisque firing process, after which customers have the option of taking their freshly fired pots to be glazed (additional fee applies) at the in-store donut shop.

4843 Monroe Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Braitman Studio offers serious art instruction to adults and teens. Founded in 1995, we started with one class of 10 adults and one teen class. We currently offer a broad range of weekly classes, 3 to 5 annual workshops, and a biannual painting trip abroad. Approximately 150 artists paint here weekly.

9313 Monroe Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US