Things To Do In Gastonia

50% Off at George Pappas' Liberty Lanes

George Pappas' Liberty Lanes

Gastonia

$36.99 $18.50

This family-friendly bowling alley boasts 32 lanes, optional bumpers, and a fully-stocked snack bar

Up to 53% Off at Hidden Valley Golf Club

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 75% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

FTF Fitness and Self Defense

Gastonia

$75 $19

Trainers integrate kickboxing, wrestling, and boxing techniques with interval training, TRX equipment and kettlebells

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Creekwood Farm

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

50% Off Horseback Riding

Bit of Hope Ranch

Gastonia

$40 $20

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

Up to 55% Off Zumba Fitness Classes

Queen City DanceOut

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

Northeast Mountain Guiding

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

Courageous Fitness

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 61% Off at Kate's Skating Rink

Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

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

Sink or Swim Scuba

Lowell

$350 $149

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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 55% Off Bounce-House Play at Monkey Joe’s

Monkey Joe's

Multiple Locations

$9.99 $5

Sock-clad kids aged 2–12 burn off energy playing on slides, scaling climbable obstacles, and springing across bouncy surfaces

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Lunar Mini Golf's two 18-hole indoor courses whisks putters away to a black-lit labyrinth sculpted through a phosphorescent dreamscape of vibrant murals and neon obstacles. Tiny neon walls frame the pitch-black corridors of each hole, which gives the impression that patrons are rolling orbs across the rayless expanse of the cosmos or through their neighbors' radioactive crawlspaces. Clubbers clad in white will shine like gleaming apparitions as they read tricky breaks and keep the yips at bay, and Lunar Mini Golf offers glowing necklaces for clients to wear to capitalize on the visually mesmerizing lure of the black lights. Catering to large groups, Lunar Mini Golf also features a complimentary party zone available upon request for birthdays, corporate gatherings, and ceremonies unveiling new neon eyebrow tattoos.

246 N New Hope Rd
Gastonia,
NC
US

Coed dodge ball and flag-football games. Kayaking trips. Ice-climbing excursions. The open-air enthusiasts at Charlotte Outdoor Adventures coordinate a schedule of active events such as these for a membership base passionate about playing in the sunshine. Led by a qualified volunteer, groups set out on excursions ranging from hikes through the Carolinian countryside to waterfall rappelling in the Grand Canyon. Membership benefits include access to hundreds of activities each month as well as friendships forged through shared experience and bartering packed-lunch items.

4350 Linwood Road
Gastonia,
NC
US

Formerly known as Mountainview Driving Range, Resurrection Golf Center sharpens the long and short games of Charlotte-area golf enthusiasts with its ample greens and even ampler pro shop. Guests can wipe the dimpled smiles off of an unlimited supply of wise-cracking white spheres by blasting into the firmament above a lush, tree-lined driving range. Dedicated areas for short game and putting can help full-time swingers shave strokes off their next for-keeps game.

4064 Mountainview St
Gastonia,
NC
US

FTF Fitness and Self Defense's team of 13 instructors know that most people are fighting something. That something might be a vicious bully, persistent weight gain, or a less tangible entity such as fatigue or non-Euclidian geometry. No matter what it is, they're confident they can help. Their diverse knowledge of fighting techniques stretches around the world, from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Krav Maga, a self-defense system developed for the Israeli armed forces. In addition to earning belts and certifications in numerous forms of martial arts, the teachers possess years of real-world experience that they use to help others cultivate strength, discipline, and confidence. These goals also inform the studio's Krav Maga classes, which reveal simple self-protection techniques that can be applied if a person is approached by a lone assailant or a nunchuck-wielding octopus.

In addition to imparting defense strategies to students aged 4 and older, the team teaches SPARology, a training program that blends muay thai, boxing, and wrestling into a fun-and-functional workout. Classes and one-on-one training take place in a gym equipped with full-size heavy bags, Lifeline power jumpers, kettlebells, battling ropes, and monkey bars.

1122 E Hudson Blvd
Gastonia,
NC
US

The thunder of rolling bowling balls echoes throughout George Pappas' Liberty Lanes, as games commence on its 32 polished lanes. Gutter bumpers and a snack bar are just a few of the amenities at this family-friendly alley, which specializes in all-ages league bowling. Games and decor—such as a giant inflatable bowling pin—inject a bit of lighthearted fun into birthdays and corporate events, but the mood really changes during cosmic bowling, when an otherworldly blue glow bathes the alley and the sound of crashing pins is softened by upbeat tunes.

2501 S York Rd.
Gastonia,
NC
US

Students at Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia learn techniques cultivated by the widely acclaimed brand that has received many honors, including mentions in Esquire, Seventeen, and Allure magazines. The school’s pupils beautify clients with a host of services, including haircuts, color treatments, perms, and updos that match the ice sculptures you saw at your cousin’s wedding.

284 E Garrison Blvd
Gastonia,
NC
US