Things To Do In Goldsboro

56% Off Kids' Five-Day Beach-Based Summer Camp

Banner

$450 $199

When not taking wakeboarding lessons, kids play volleyball, paddleboard, and rocket down water slides at Tucker Lake

Up to 50% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf

Smithfield

$120 $60

Foursomes load into two carts and zigzag across 6,573 yards of rolling terrain on an 18-hole course dotted with mature trees and four ponds

65% Off CrossFit

Smithfield

$140 $49

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

Up to 60% Off Horseback Riding in Benson

Elevation

$45 $22

Trail rides meander through lush wilderness with max of four riders & lessons teach basics or advanced maneuvers such as barrel racing

Up to 76% Off Classes at Xpress Dance Academy

Selma

$100 $29

Hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes for students as young as three

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting

Pine Level

$47.49 $23

In 40 years, vineyard has had time to grow 87 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into wines, some as old as the vineyard itself

Ava Gardner Museum – Up to 55% Off Visit

Smithfield

$14 $7

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Museum with more than 20,000 artifacts from the actress's career and personal life

Imagination Station Science and History Museum – Up to 60% Off

Wilson

$10 $5

Visitors browse more than 20 permanent and temporary science exhibits, including Nano!, which explores the microscopic world

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club – Up to 84% Off Standup

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

$50 $10

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Club fills weekends with comics such as Jim Holder from The Bob & Tom Show and Pedro Lima from NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity

95% Off at Lee Brothers Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$395 $20

Age- and skill-specific martial arts classes led by experienced instructors at four studios

Up to 76% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Karate Party

Multiple Locations

$49 $24

Classes teach self-confidence and self-defense to toddlers through adults in karate, tae kwon do, and Krav Maga styles

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 82% Off Classes at Majest Martial Arts

Knightdale

$149 $35

Experienced instructors teach tae kwon do to both children and adults, building martial-arts skills and helping students feel empowered

47% Off Intro Kids' Ice Hockey Course

Multiple Locations

$49 $26

Hockey course teaches kids aged 4–10 the ins and outs of hockey during four-week sessions that include all gear

Up to 69% Off at Body Sculpting by Gary

Garner

$160 $55

Body builder and trainer Gary Glossop works one-on-one with clients in order to help them achieve their ideal weight and fitness level

50% Off at CrossFit 4042

Cleveland

$40 $20

Coaches lead varied age-appropriate workouts that include weightlifting, gymnastics moves, and cardio drills geared toward kids ages 4–12

Up to 54% Off Golf Game Evaluation

Garner

$150 $75

Golf game evaluation includes assessment of skills in all facets of the game, from swing to physical fitness

Sylvan Heights Bird Park – Up to 53% Off

Scotland Neck

$18 $9

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Educational attractions showcase peacocks, flamingos, ducks, and toucans from around the world

Up to 67% Off Boot Camps at Powered By Shaw

Brier Creek

$99 $49

Intense boot-camp classes help clients build strength, burn fat, and lose weight

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company – Up to 42% Off

Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

$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

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 46% Off Bowling for Two at Buffaloe Lanes

Multiple Locations

$24 $12.99

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Classic lanes host bowling duos and provide rental shoes for two rounds each of pin-toppling revelry

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 49% Off Summer Football Camp

Multiple Locations

$325 $175

Each participant receives a free T-shirt and trophy

The Pour House Music Hall – 50% Off Membership

Central Raleigh

$100 $50

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VIP membership opens up hundreds of concerts, complete with sound-check privileges and exclusive offers

Up to 61% Off Barre or Pilates Classes

North Raleigh

$110 $49

Classes use the barre and Pilates Reformer to aid in heart-pumping, leg-burning, and sculpting exercises for full-body workouts

Up to 80% Off a Fitness Package

Northeast Raleigh

$248 $49

Fitness packages combine customized personal training, weight-loss body wraps, and a six-week boot camp

79% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Master Chang’s Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$278 $59

Students of all ages build strength, endurance, and flexibility in martial-arts classes such as tae kwon do and hapkido

56% Off Boxing

North Raleigh

$25 $11

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 Batting-Cage Sessions

Raleigh

$75 $35

Baseball academy headed by former big league catcher JD Closser helps players succeed at all levels of the game

Up to 88% Off Women's Fitness Classes

North Raleigh

$150 $20

Schedule packed with 140+ monthly classes engages women with yoga, Zumba, spinning, and weightlifting in a bright, spacious facility

75% Off Fitness Classes

Brier Creek

$99.99 $25

Classes include high-intensity interval training, boot camps, kickboxing, boxing, indoor rowing, and TRX training

Up to 51% Off at Barre Up

Raleigh

$70 $35

Experienced instructors lead students in barre fitness classes, helping them carve lean, dancer-like physiques

Up to 64% Off Rock Climbing at Triangle Rock Club

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

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Skilled instructors teach climbers to ascend rock walls; once they get the hang of the sport, students can practice at the gym for two weeks

Up to 75% Off Golf-Instruction Packages

Umstead

$260 $65

Golf complex with year-round driving range, PGA professional instructors, and a practice putting green

Up to 78% Off at Ladd Family Martial Arts

North Raleigh

$115 $25

Family members can kick and jab side by side during martial-arts classes that range in style from karate to kumdo

Up to 55% Off Dragon Boating

Raleigh

$100 $50

Savor the thrill of teamwork by working together to paddle a huge, brightly-colored dragon boat

83% Off Boot Camp Classes

Northwest Raleigh

$200 $35

Fast-paced boot camp-style workouts led by a fitness expert who specializes in personal training and pre- and post-pregnancy fitness

50% Off Services

University

$30 $15

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

Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Up to 55% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Experienced instructors teach individuals or couples ballroom, Latin, swing, and wedding dances during private and group lessons

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 91% Off Lesson Package

Multiple Locations

$312.50 $29

Students learn a variety of styles; practice parties let students try their moves in a social setting

Up to 58% Off Party or Visit with Concessions at Monkey Joe's

Northwest Raleigh

$13.18 $6

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Partygoers or playmates enjoy Indoor playground with slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, and separate toddler play area playground

Up to 53% Off at Carolina Elite Football

New Life Camp

$195 $95

Football players learn fundamentals of position skills, running routes, and defensive moves; includes daily workout and leadership drills

Up to 95% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Multiple Locations

$355 $20

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Instructors teach kids taekwondo, helping them master martial moves and mental discipline

70% Off CrossFit

Southwest Raleigh

$150 $45

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

55% Off Personal Training

Umstead

$320 $144

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

Up to 80% Off Group Fitness

Northwest Raleigh

$150 $39

Certified trainers lead small groups of students through fitness classes ranging from boot-camps and Tabata to TRX and yoga

73% Off at G.I. GYM Bootcamp 

North Raleigh

$75 $20

Instructors lead cross-training and boot-camp-style workouts infused with intervals of kickboxing, weight training, and kettlebell exercises

Half Off Fitness Classes

East Raleigh

$120 $60

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

Up to 58% Off Skating at United Skates of America

Northeast Raleigh

$26 $12

Twosomes and foursomes glide around a wooden rink with glow sticks before quenching thirsts with sodas

Up to 57% Off Cornhole-League Registration

Architect Bar and Social House

$35 $16

After cornhole matches, teams enjoy warm summer nights and strategize for championship games

66% Off Private Lessons at Falls River Music

Raleigh

$104 $35

Instructors guide students of all ages and proficiencies during 30-minute private guitar, bass, violin, trumpet, or drum lessons

Up to 57% Off Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps 

North Raleigh

$27 $12

A black-belt instructor leads droves of fitness students through intense kickboxing workouts

Up to 55% Off St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Architect Bar and Social House

$40 $18

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at bars all over Raleigh during a three-day pub crawl that includes beer and well-drink specials

Up to 48% Off Miniature Golf at Pelican’s SnoBalls

Cary

$20 $11

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The 18-hole miniature golf course winds around four small ponds and offers on-site shaved ice and ice cream with more than 100 flavors

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Tir Na Nog

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 41% Off Race Entry and Perks at Mud and Music Mayhem

Willow Oaks Plantation

$168 $99

Live bands provide the soundtrack as you propel yourself through muddy waters, climbing nets, and wide jumps in the name of personal glory

46% Off Gift Basket from Aviator Brewing Company

Fuquay-Varina

$63 $34

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Gift beer-lovers with six-packs, seasonal brews, pint glasses, and a brewery tour to learn each step of the beer-making process

53% Off Driving-Range Membership

Angier

$40 $19

Visitors challenge their accuracy on a lush 150-acre farm with golf clubs, hitting unlimited range balls onto 419-bermuda-grass fields

50% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Angier

$40 $20

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

49% Off at Black River Paintball

Multiple Locations

$44.95 $23

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All-day admission for games of speedball, woods play, and simulated urban warfare on more than 85 acres of wooded terrain

Up to 57% Off at Fuquay Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Fuquay Varina

$75 $35

Through training and drills, participants learn the art of Brazilian jujitsu

Up to 58% Off Paintball for Two, Four, or Eight

Pleasant Grove

$92 $45

The 3-acre woodsball field features hills and ravines, and the compact speedball field challenges players’ quick reactions

Half Off at Paschal Golf Club

Wake Forest

$48 $24

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Historic 9-hole course that has hosted legendary golfers such as Arnold Palmer invites golfers to loop the layout twice for an 18-hole round

Half Off Private Horse-Riding Lessons

Harris

$50 $25

One-hour private lessons teach students of all ages and skill levels how to care for horses and ride gentle, well-trained steeds

84% Off Martial Arts and ARMOR Classes

Wake Forest

$183.99 $29

Martial Arts classes for kids and adults impart discipline and boost strength; ARMOR program keeps kids safe from bullies and predators

Up to 51% Off Mini Golf at Capital Golf Center

Wake Forest

$13.20 $6.50

Groups of two or four angle golf balls away from river flowing through 18-hole mini-golf course

Up to 54% Off Family Fun at Three Bears Acres

Northern Wake County

$13 $6

A mother of three created this family-friendly space with tree houses, toboggan slides, a 20'x40' jumping pillow, fishing pond and more

Up to 84% Off CrossFit Classes

Holly Springs

$150 $29

Holistic health and fitness center helps trainees of all levels tobuild core strength and improve conditioning through variable workouts

Up to 57% Off Play Visits, Camp, or Party

Esteem Me

$18 $9

Kids enjoy creative play during visits or explore various themes during one-week camps; staff works with birthday child's chosen theme

Up to 56% Off Success4School - Camps

Cary

$195 $95

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Interactive camps with themed activities led by educators, designed to increase social and academic skills

Up to 60% Off Private Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Cary

$95 $39

Studio run by instructors with professional dance experience; ballroom, Latin, and swing styles

Up to 67% Off Jazzercise Classes

Cary

$35 $16

Instructors lead choreographed routines in 60-minute full-body workouts that help burn calories, build flexibility, and tone muscles

Up to 82% Off White Tiger Taekwondo

Cary

$483 $89

Classes for all ages six days a week at massive martial-arts center with koi pond, rock-climbing wall, and full gym facilities

Up to 79% Off Scottish Dance Classes

Dry Property

$85 $20

Teachers with more than two decades of experience lead classes in traditional Scottish steps set to the sounds of pipes, pianos, and fiddles

51% Off Self-Defense Classes at RDU Wing Chun

Cary

$99.95 $49

In an open gym, pupils learn self-defense in the Wing Chun discipline, a style popularize by Bruce Lee

49% Off Bootcamp Classes

Ruritan Park - Cary

$95 $48

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

76% Off Championship Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$139 $34

Martial-arts studio offers programs for students aged 4 and up that teach self-defense moves, life skills & more

73% Off CrossFit Foundations Package

Cary

$260 $69

Huge facility with trained CrossFit coaches; introductory-level Foundations classes help students prepare for traditional CrossFit workouts

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Designed by prolific course architect Willard Byrd, Timberlake Country Club's 18-hole course plots a 6,579-yard trail across a Lake Murray peninsula as it dips southward into the glassy waters. Picturesque views of the lake abound throughout the round—because of its proximity to the lake, the club offers free docking and shore-side pickup for those who wish to arrive by boat or seahorse—and the supersized pool's watery fingers come into play on seven holes. Rounds culminate with dramatic flair at the signature 18th hole, a 483-yard par 5 where a mid-fairway water hazard looms on the business end of a blind tee shot, raising the stakes for players who unsheathe their driver in the hopes of reaching the green in two.

Alongside the grassy course, neon yellow orbs slice through the air at Timberlake Country Club's tennis courts, where tennis pro Mark Gardiner teaches students to hit a forehand passing shot or incite an earthquake with a deafening grunt. The club also houses diverse dining facilities to curb appetites or host social events.

634 Challenge Club Dr
Clinton,
NC
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Spring Bank Equestrian Center is an equine playland equipped with pristine facilities including a 17-stall barn, a jumping ring, and a lighted, covered arena. Throughout the year, head trainer Cynthia Cooke uses her well-appointed stomping grounds for instructing students on proper riding technique, a life calling that won her the East Coast Trainer of the Year award in 2010.

390 Old Highway 111
Goldsboro,
NC
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Within Tag Ur It’s family-owned indoor play center, youngsters glide down slides, rock atop spring horses, and leap about in bounce houses. After emerging from the inflatable obstacle course, kids scamper off to the arcade to battle fictional opponents or challenge their less-pixilated playmates to rounds on the mini-golf course, bouts in the laser-tag arena, and bean-bag flinging at the corn-hole station. Along with open-play sessions, Tag Ur It accommodates guests with a trio of birthday-party packages where up 20 children can enjoy a two-hour party block.

505 S Brightleaf Blvd
Smithfield,
NC
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Tim Langdon and his wife, Renee, founded Camp Flintlock, Inc. on a simple concept: people learn about history best if they live it. The Langdons know firsthand: they live on the property in an 18th-century-style log home that Tim and his friends built by hand. To immerse visitors in their colonial world, the Langdons host overnight camping trips where visitors can sleep in colonial-style tents, fire muskets, and string together Native American–inspired necklaces. At residential summer camps, guests even don colonial garb and participate in daily chores, such as splitting firewood and looking over their shoulder for the British. For those who just want a taste of colonial living, school field trips and day camps include activities like making beeswax candles and playing colonial games.

218 Hickory Grove Church Road
Four Oaks,
NC
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From 1998–2007, Reedy Creek Golf Course was voted the top golf course by the readers of The Smithfield Herald 10 consecutive times. The readers' choice poll ended in 2008, but Reedy Creek's excellence continues. The course features fairways lined with mature carolina pines, bermuda grass greens, and multiple ponds incorporated into the layout.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,426 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 70.2 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 129 from the tips
  • Four tee options

585 Reedy Creek Rd
Four Oaks,
NC
US

As members of the Coastal Plain League, a confederation of top college players staying hot for the summer, the Wilson Tobs kick off the 2012 season with a matchup against their North Division rivals, the Petersburg Generals. In the past, the Tobs' roster has helped cultivate such star players as current Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander. This year, Clemson first baseman Joe Costigan returns to the Tobs dugout along with St. Louis University pitcher Jon Levin, whose four wins tied for the team lead in 2011. The Tobs kick off their cleats at their home field, Fleming Stadium, a hallowed park whose 73-year history has seen appearances by the likes of Elvis Presley—the King himself—and Mickey Mantle—a player notorious for gyrating his hips before every swing.

300 Stadium St SW
Wilson,
NC
US