Things To Do In Creston

Up to 81% Off MMA Classes

Grand Rapids Mixed Martial Arts

Creston

$99 $19

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

88% off Gym Visits and Fitness Classes

Family Fitness and FitZone for Women Centers

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Treadmills, stair climbers, and cardio theaters engage muscles and burn calories; classes include turbo kickboxing, Zumba, yoga, and step

Up to 67% Off Classes at FLEXcity Fitness

FLEXcity Fitness - Grand Rapids

Midtown

$45 $15

Combination strength and cardio group fitness classes use TRX, barre, indoor cycling, and more to burn at least 500 calories

AJ's Family Fun Center – 40% Off

AJ's Family Fun Center

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

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Center hosts activities and amusements including go-karts, laser tag, bumper boats, and mini golf

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Body By Armr

Body By ARMR

West Grand

$100 $29

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen and condition muscles in short, intense bursts for quicker results

Up to 78% Off Six-Week Bootcamp from Renewal Body Bootcamp

Renewal Body Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Fitness outdoor boot-camp classes build strength and flexibility over the course of six weeks in a tight-knit community of participants

Up to 58% Off Bowling with Shoe Rental

Wengers Bowling Center

West Grand

$24 $12

Pins clatter during three games of bowling at a two-story, 16-lane bowling center

70% Off at The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

Multiple Locations

$100 $30

Learn the basics of yoga at the Absolute Beginners Class, or take other hot yoga classes such as Power Vinyasa or Slow Flow

Up to 73% Off at Twisted Hot Yoga

Twisted Hot Yoga

Knapp's Corner

$75 $25

Studio cranks up the heat to help clients get fuller stretches during a variety of yoga classes designed for practitioners at all levels

Up to 78% Off In-Home Wine Tasting

PRP Wine International

Redeem from Home

$220 $49

Trained consultants pour six different wines while providing guests with background information, tasting tips, and pairing suggestions

50% Off Services

Tamara's Fitness

On Location

$200 $100

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

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 58% Off Yoga Classes at Centre Pointe

Centre Pointe

Eastown

$45 $19

Yoga sessions allow students to renew their spirits and energy through the flowing asanas performed each class

33% Off Flexing for Funds Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

G-Force Fitness

Grand Rapids

$15 $10

Through squat jumps, burpees, and crunches, exercisers of all fitness levels raise funds to benefit cystic fibrosis research and care

31% Off Visit to Grand Rapids Beer Fest

Grand Rapids Summer Beer Fest

Heartside Park

$92.40 $64

Enjoy food and live music and sample beers from 60 breweries, including Munich's centuries-old Hofbräu München and the city's own Founders

Up to 67% Off at Elite Fitness and Health

Elite Fitness and Health

Grand Rapids

$75 $29

This gym boasts ample amenities including childcare, and on-site smoothie bar, tanning beds, and group classes including LesMills Body Pump

66% Off Five Classes at Seva Yoga

Seva Yoga

East Grand Rapids

$85 $29

Instructors welcome new students to a spacious, modern facility and invite them to explore the various yoga styles that the studio offers

Up to 54% Off Group Classes at Pilates in East

Pilates in East

East Grand Rapids

$75 $35

Certified instructor strengthens cores and tightens up physiques with resistance exercises

Up to 54% Off Boot Camp

Fitness and Sports Performance

Grand Rapids

$75 $39

Boot camp exercises utilize body weight exercises, dumbbells, medicine balls, suspension training, resistance bands, and kettlebells

Up to 50% Off Hot Tubbing at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Alpine

$25 $12.50

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Spend time relaxing in a hot tub suite themed for an exotic locale around the world

75% Off Kids' Open-Play and Classes

Gymboree Play & Music

Northview

$20 $5

Play-centered development classes and indoor gym designed by renowned playground designer enable kids to romp freely

Up to Half Off Golf at Gracewil Country Club

Gracewil Country Club

Walker

$44 $25

Open for play since 1929, bucolic course leads golfers along one of two 18-hole tracks marked by water and diverse tree-lines

Up to 59% Off Children's Martial Arts Classes

Crusader Martial Arts

Wyoming

$35 $17

Supportive martial arts instructors help children hone hand-eye coordination, balance, social skills, and more at this Christian studio

76% Off Golf-Discount Card from PGAC

PGAC

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

Up to 60% Off Golf Lesson or Golf with Cart at The Highlands 

The Highlands Golf Club

Grand Rapids

$49 $19.50

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Golf pros help players hone their skills in private lessons at a club that has hosted Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and other golf legends

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 48% Off a Canvas-Painting Class

Naked Plates Studios

Grand Rapids

$50 $27

During a 2.5-hour evening class, instructors guide students through painting flowers, animals, or landscapes; includes paints and canvas

50% Off Training Sessions at Franks Knockout Fitness

Franks Knockout Fitness

Wyoming

$68 $34

Boxing-themed fitness training for up to 50 students; no experience required

Sky Zone – Up to 43% Off Jump Time

Sky Zone

Kentwood

$28 $16

Wall-to-wall trampolines provide an hour of all-ages bouncing

50% Karate Lessons at Standale Karate

Standale Karate

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Students of all ages learn discipline and self-defense at up to four classes per week

48% Off Spinning Classes

Shape Your Life Studios

Wyoming

$50 $26

Instructors lead energetic rides on Star Trac stationary cycles amid lively music and a colorful light show

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

Millenium Park

$35 $22.75

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colorful dyes as they cross the finish line

$11 for an Ice-Skating Package

Patterson Ice Center

Cascade

$28 $11

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NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

49% Off Personal Training

Body by OH LLC

Wyoming

$99 $50

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

Up to 54% Off All-Day Paintball Outing for Two or Four

T.C. Paintball

Grandville

$62 $29

Indoor and outdoor battlefields invite sly sharpshooters to team up or stalk their prey with CO2-powered paintball guns

Up to 71% Off Roller Skating at The Fun Spot

The Fun Spot

Multiple Locations

$29 $13

Roller skating with skate rental for two, four, or six at the oldest Kentwood establishment; includes soda and choice of pizza or hot dog

Up to 82% Off from Paintball International

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

50% Off Wine Tasting + Cheese and Crackers

Kayla Rae Cellars

Rockford

$22 $11

Only Michigan-made red, white, fruit, and dessert wines compose its selection

Up to 42% Off Painting Classes

ARTengage!

Rockford

$30 $22

Local artists provide all the necessary supplies as they guide participants through a featured painting

Up to 51% Off Cider Tasting at Jaden James Brewery

Jaden James Brewery

Kentwood

$23 $11.50

Tasters sip hard ciders with such flavors as raspberry, peach, and sweet cherry, and take home a howler of their favorite

Up to 76% Off at Centennial Fitness

Centennial Fitness

Cascade

$10 $2.90

18,000 sq. ft. gym with sauna and Hammer Strength weights; calorie-burning fitness classes like Zumba

Up to 88% Off Crossfit Classes

Friction Crossfit

Cascade

$159 $29

Trainers motivate students of all fitness levels—from novices to athletes—during workouts like weightlifting, speed training & plyometrics

Half Off Cake Decorating Class

FunCakes

Grandville

$50 $25

Students learn how to beautify a cupcake from a highly skilled baker and decorator, with three cupcakes after class

Half Off Film Class

Fusion Film Academy

Forest Hills

$299 $149

Twice-weekly two-hour classes teach students basics of acting, producing, directing, and cinematography with hands-on experience

70% Off Fitness Classes

Ada Gym

Forest Hills

$100 $30

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

86% Off Summer Boot Camp

Fit Body Bootcamp

Wyoming

$347 $49

Boot camp instructors hold exercisers accountable as they work toward burning calories and strengthening muscles in fun, group atmosphere

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf in Grandville

Loeschner's Village Green Family-Style Miniature Golf

Grandville

$12 $6

39-hole course beautified by white picket fences, thick shrubs, and a surrounding tree line

Up to 63% Off at Soaring Kite Yoga

Soaring Kite Yoga

Sparta

$60 $25

Skilled instructor guides students through a series of yoga poses to tone physiques, improve breath control, and build core strength

82% Off Gym Membership with Tanning at Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

$218.85 $39

Membership gets you unlimited access to the fitness facility, unlimited group fitness classes, and unlimited tanning

50% Off at Inside Moves Indoor Rock Climbing

Inside Moves

Cutlerville

$22 $11

One-day rock-climbing pass with safety tutorial, first-time equipment rental, and lesson in top-rope, lead, or boulder-style techniques

70% Off Zumba

Moxie Fitness And Health

Rockford

$60 $18

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 a Concealed-Pistol Class

Protection Tactics, LLC

Cedar Springs

$175 $79

NRA-certified instructor qualifies students to apply for a Michigan concealed-pistol license, recognized in more than 30 states

Up to 50% Off at North Kent Golf Course

North Kent Golf Course

Rockford

$39 $20

18-hole, par 70 golf course challenges players with dogleg turns, six water hazards, and fairway bunkers

Up to 38% Off Golf at Lincoln Country Club

Lincoln Country Club

Grand Rapids

$20 $13

Golfers traverse 5,538-yard course characterized by straightaway hole designs, tree-lined fairways, and water on 3 holes

40% Off a Brewery Package at White Flame Brewing Co.

White Flame Brewing Co.

Hudsonville

$30 $18

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Brewery specializing in American-style ales offers a growler and samples of brews, including a black IPA and oatmeal stout served on nitro

Up to 61% Off Piano Lessons

Piano Plus, LLC

Bowne

$60 $25

Intro lessons are used to determine the student's goals and skill levels; instructor with more than 30 years of music-teaching experience

Up to 48% Off 5K Obstacle Course Race

The Rhino Challenge

Grattan Raceway

$55 $29

Family-minded 5K course littered with obstacles requires teamwork to be completed

Up to 50% Off Scenic Train Ride

The Coopersville & Marne Railway Company

Coopersville

$23 $11.50

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Admire family-owned farms and other bucolic scenes during a 90-minute trek aboard a vintage, volunteer-run railroad

Coopersville Farm Museum – Up to Half Off

Coopersville Farm Museum

Coopersville

$16 $8

Quilts, tractors, and mementos of rural life housed in 12,000-square-foot facility that hosts live music, quilting circles, and line dancing

Up to 50% Off Open-Studio Glass-Fusing Projects

Glass House Designs

Lowell

$20 $13

Create a glass work of art, such as a sun catcher, night-light, or tile, during open-studio sessions on Wednesdays

37% Off Concealed-Pistol-License Course

Midwest Tactical Training

Multiple Locations

$125 $79

The NRA's Personal Protection Inside the Home curriculum meets the training requirements for a Michigan concealed-pistol license

50% Off Cable Riding at Placid Wake Park

Placid Wake Park

Allendale

$50 $25

Cable swiftly tows wakeboarders across a 700 ft. manmade lake

Up to 52% Off at Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

$72 $36

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

Up to 55% Off a Scuba Lesson or Certification

Altek Sports and Scuba

Zeeland

$40 $20

Participants can try out scuba or embark on a full certification program that includes in-pool and open-water experiences

Up to 53% Off at Brookside Golf and Grill

Brookside Golf and Grill

Montcalm

$80 $39

18-hole course leads golfers past lakes and streams en route to a par of 72 and boasts a grill with burgers and beer

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Silver Lining Aviation

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

Up to 47% Off Theme-Park Visit at Nelis’ Dutch Village

Nelis' Dutch Village

Holland

$20 $11

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Brightly colored tulips sprawl across this Dutch-themed park that houses traditional Dutch art and food as well as rides and a petting zoo

Up to 73% Off Karate Classes and Uniform

Fabiano's Karate

Holland

$179 $49

Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu–style karate classes emphasize self-defense through kicks and punches aimed at the body's key pressure points

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre – Up to 40% Off "The Sound of Music"

"The Sound of Music"

DeWitt Theatre

$50 $30

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved musical about the seven musical von Trapp children and their spirited governess Maria

45% Off Bowling

Sunset Lanes

Allegan

$33 $18

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

Up to 81% Off Express Boot-Camp Classes

Snap Fitness South Holland

Holland

$100 $29

Small groups of up to 15 students whip into shape in fast and effective boot-camp classes

Up to 55% Off SUP Rentals at MACkite

MACkite

Grand Haven

$55 $25

Paddleboarders gear up with personal flotation devices before heading onto placid lake waters for a unique view of Michigan's landscapes

66% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Victory Fit Camp

Victory Fit Camp

Power House Gym

$80 $27

30- to 60-minute boot camps take place indoors or on outdoor obstacle courses; workouts influenced by Marine Corps training techniques

Up to 50% Off Learn to Skate Class

Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating

Muskegon

$62 $31

Instructors get new students gliding on the right foot with five-week beginner ice skating programs

Tri-Cities Historical Museum – Up to 70% Off Membership

Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Grand Haven

$35 $20

Explore the Tri-Cities' past with museum membership, which also includes invites to special events and research assistance

Up to 50% Off at Forever Curious Children's Museum

Forever Curious Children's Museum

Childrens Museum of Fennville

$18 $9

Kids explore museum’s interactive exhibits, which include life-size teepee and replicas of artifacts; museum features play area for toddlers

Up to 51% Off Golf for Two or Four in Muskegon

Chase Hammond Golf Club

Chase Hammond Golf Course

$76 $39

18-hole course weaves through dense woodland and offers occasional glimpses of turkeys, eagles, foxes, and other wildlife.

50% Off Kayak or Canoe Rental

Putters Creek Mini-Golf And Go-Karts

North Muskegon

$58 $29

Kayaks and canoes slice through the waters of the Muskegon River, past the fun park's putt-putt course and into Lake Muskegon

57% Off Personal Training

Strength Beyond Fitness Center

Comstock Northwest

$30 $13

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

Select Local Merchants

Bowlers of all ages and experience levels roll bowling balls down 16 synthetic runways at Northfield Lanes, doing their best to knock down all 10 pins. Automatic scoring machines make it easy to keep track of the results, and bumpers provide an added advantage, if desired. In between games, adults can head to The Tap, a full-service bar with a variety of draft beers.

2222 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Signature service: Martial Arts Instruction
Established: 1983
Reservations/Appointments: Optional
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

2115 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Following in the Ribeiro tradition and teaching system, Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Grand Rapids uncorks a wealth of wisdom during classes for men, women, teens, and kids. Head instructor Ryan Hyde—who has shared the mat with black belts, world champions, and professional MMA fighters—leads the facility’s teaching efforts. In addition to teaching the physical movements of BJJ, Ryan builds his teaching philosophy atop four main pillars: humility, respect, perseverance, and compassion. He deploys his pedagogical prowess during classes where he offers specific advice, but he also dusts off his teaching chops during the facility’s open mat sessions, when he takes on more of a mentorship role. In those sessions, students sharpen their skills by practicing with each other rather than sparring with the mall mannequin that keeps giving everyone the hairy eyeball.

3150 Plainfield Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Once each new batch of beer has passed through Hideout Brewing Company's 280-gallon system, brewers transfer it from fermentation drums into kegs one by one. The hands-on process takes time, but brewmasters still manage to keep The Hideout's 32 taps filled. Drafts like the Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout and the Gangster IPA are available year-round, thought most of the bar's selection rotates among specialty and seasonal beers, as well as occasional hard ciders and meads. The brewers are often playful with different styles of beer, steeping chocolate and jalapeños or using wild yeasts that build a complex maze of flavors.

Along with food from outside vendors, Hideout's pours pair well with a modest menu of bar snacks such as mini tacos, corn dogs, and soft pretzels. Drinking and dining commences on the main floor, where Prohibition-era photographs surround weekly rounds of board games and chess. Karoake wednesdays feature locals on vocals while Saturdays bill live bands for entertainment. Competitive shouts can always be heard drifting from dartboards, and there’s also a horseshoe pit in Hideout's backyard garden, where steeds respectfully leave their hoofwear before coming inside for a drink.

3113 Plaza Dr NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Family Fitness and FitZone for Women Centers are spread across eight locations, but they share a common goal: to help guests find their ideal physique. They accomplish this mission by filling their 15,000- to 25,000-square-foot facilities with ellipticals, arc trainers, and treadmills that engage cardios, cores, and limbs alongside group training classes led by certified personal and group fitness instructors. Visitors can also keep tabs on their progress with the centers’ fitness monitoring program and body mass testing.

3325 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

For Charlie’s Bar & Grille owner Charlie Boylen, it’s not enough to see her customers’ empty plates—she wants to know how they feel about the whole experience. That’s why she frequently mingles with diners to gauge what she and her staff are doing right and what they could be doing better. And for most patrons, the chefs are doing a lot of things right with their diverse menu of American favorites, Mexican staples, and fried seafood. They update traditional dishes to include interesting flavors, marinating chicken breast in a raspberry honey glaze and topping portobello sandwiches with a tangy rosemary aioli. While they specialize in unique entrees, they still serve up classic pub appetizers such as potato skins spiced with colby jack cheese and bacon, and coconut shrimp that comes topped with fruity salsa just like a house lease in Hawaii.

3519 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US