Things To Do In Groton

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut – 32% Off

East Lyme

$28 $19

Children build a skyscraper, learn about new cultures, and explore the sciences with hands-on exhibits

87% Off at Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$145 $19

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

Up to 51% Off Standup Comedy

Comix At Foxwoods Comedy Club

$65 $32

Resort-casino comedy club tickles funny bones with nationally touring comedians

Paul Reiser – Up to 51% Off Standup

Fox Theater At Foxwoods Resort Casino

$99 $49

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Standup, author, and actor of Mad About You fame shares his humorous insights on life

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Mohegan

$249 $125

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

Up to 52% Off Italian Cooking Classes 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

$75 $37

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Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

Up to 56% Off Private Music Lessons at Amped Music School

Wyoming

$40 $20

Instructors teach guitar, piano, drums, or vocals in one-on-one lessons

Up to 51% Off Private Golf Lessons

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Golf instructor helps players develop their driving, pitching, and chipping skills during private lessons

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Ashaway

$120 $59

Lessons with instructor of 25 years instills the value of hard work and good horsemanship

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$54 $17

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

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes at New England Rendokan

Multiple Locations

$140 $49

Techniques are based on Okinawan Shorin-Ryu karate, jujitsu, and Kobudo—weaponry—and teach students control, self-esteem, and respect

Up to 54% Off Guitar or Drum Lessons or Birthday Party 

Old Saybrook Center

$199 $99

Music retail outlet hosts private lessons for guitar or drums, as well as kids' birthday parties with live music

55% Off Martial Arts

North Windham

$138 $62

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

70% Off Brazilian Jujitsu Classes 

Clinton

$100 $30

An instructor trained by Renzo Gracie, a member of brazilian jujitsu’s founding family, emphasizes on-ground combat

50% Off Inflatable Playground Admission

Clinton

$10 $5

Staff members supervise kids while they bound through bounce houses, slides, and inflatable obstacle courses

53% Off Horseback Riding

Mansfield

$350 $165

Kids learn basics of horseback riding with friendly animals on a scenic farm

50% Off Arcade and Board Gaming

Storrs

$20 $10

Gamers meet to play video or board games, and special events such as Magic: The Gathering; board games, cards, and miniatures for sale

Up to 56% Off at Yang Ki Yin School of Jiu Jitsu

Coventry

$75 $39

Students develop self-defense skills and discipline in adult or kids' Jiu Jitsu classes at Rhode Island's oldest martial-arts school

50% Off Martial Arts

Coventry

$80 $40

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

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Coventry

$417 $229

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

68% Off Muay Thai Classes at Eight Limbs Studios

Coventry

$108.85 $35

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Instructors help clients sculpt the body by learning muay thai’s fearsome combination of punches, elbows, kicks, and knee-strikes

Up to 52% Off at Matt's Outback Paintball

Coventry

$120 $60

Armed with Vibe, Etha, or Axe paintball markers, teams battle it out on 23 wooded acres

Up to 83% Off CrossFit Classes

Guilford

$225 $39

Certified trainers help guests build basic skills in introductory On-Ramp classes, then ramp up to intense CrossFit sessions

Up to 52% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Middletown

$160 $80

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Learn to temper chocolate and craft ganaches while sipping champagne before taking home samples

Half Off Golf at Banner Country Club

Moodus

$84 $42

Carts traverse 6,015 yards of picturesque Connecticut countryside and golfers swat through tree-lined fairways and open pastures.

Up to 55% Off Movie and Popcorn from Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

$20 $9

Customers enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions from Dealflicks.com

25% Off Membership to Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club

Middlebury

$1,836 $1,385

Families gain access to state-of-the art swim, tennis, and fitness facilities, with water-spray features and a playground for the kids

Up to 61% Off Golf Instruction

Cromwell

$75 $29

Proper swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination constitute the focal points of instructional sessions from a Class A PGA member

50% Off Surfing Lesson

Narragansett Pier

$60 $30

Boasting 90 percent success rate for rides within first hour of lessons, instructors teach surf fundamentals to riders of all levels

Up to 41% Off Round at North Kingstown Golf Course

North Kingstown

$196 $115

Bay-swept winds add an unseen challenge to 6,200-yard course that features densely lined fairways

Up to 25% Off Shark-Cage-Diving Experience

South Kingstown

$250 $189

Divers sail out up to 50 mi. from shore before hopping into an anodized-aluminum-pipe cage for the chance to see blue and mako sharks

Half Off Standup Paddleboarding

Narragansett Pier

$90 $45

With board and wetsuit rental included, instructors teach groups how to balance and maneuver atop a stable but agile standup paddleboard

Up to 75% Off Women's Boxing and Fitness Classes

Narragansett

$75 $19

Striking-Beauties is offering women's only boxing classes inside Manfredo's Gym, where co-ed classes are also available

Up to 55% Off Bowling

North Kingstown

$55 $25

Automatic scoring systems record each roll, and complimentary bumpers and light balls cater to kids

45% Off Services

Narragansett

$40 $22

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

50% Off Horseback Riding

North Kingstown

$100 $50

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

44% Off

Wakefield-Peacedale

$25 $14

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

Up to 72% Off at Inferno Kickboxing

Exeter

$125 $35

Students burn calories, bolster their strength, and improve their fitness levels through high-impact kickboxing classes

Up to 67% Off CrossFit

Putnam

$300 $99

Coaches teach the fundamentals of CrossFit before engaging them in full classes; classes feature a system of intense functional exercises

Up to 50% Off Bounce House Sessions and Party at BounceU

North Branford

$12 $6

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

Up to 63% Off at YathaBhuta Yoga

North Granby

$120 $49

Tone and stretch in regular or warm yoga classes, capped at 10-12 students to ensure individualized attention

Up to 51% Off Tennis Clinics

Glastonbury Center

$28 $15

Tennis players of any level can sign up for a clinic led by pros that teach the skills needed to improve strokes and game performance

50% Off 8 Drop-in Classes

Glastonbury Center

$60 $30

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

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Village Green Plaza

$215 $29

Professional martial-arts instructors focus on instilling both children and adults with skills, confidence, and self-discipline

Up to 67% Off Mommy and Me Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$75 $29.99

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An intense outdoor bootcamp class that helps tone the body while kids play in sight

Up to 83% Off Karate Classes

West Warwick

$120 $25

Senseis teach traditional Okinawan martial arts while keeping class sizes small for plenty of one-on-one instruction

Up to 66% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$80 $29

Cardio kickboxing sessions help exercisers get in shape while learning basic self-defense techniques; taekwondo and karate classes available

Up to 70% Off at CrossFit Banana

West Warwick

$180 $59

Beginners ease into CrossFit with intro packages that include On Ramp classes where they learn the moves before tackling regular classes

92% Off Gym Membership to Big Sky Fitness

Multiple Locations

$329 $25

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Personal trainers root routines in science, propelling clients to noticeable results with the help of fitness classes and healthy shakes

Up to 88% Off Catalyst Boot Camp or Kids' After-School Fitness

Manchester

$234 $29

Boot camps build full-body muscle systems rather than isolated muscle groups; kids get fit and have fun as they learn about good nutrition

Up to 81% Off at Totally Kickin' Fitness

Manchester

$374 $79

Women learn saucy dance steps, body-sculpting calisthenics, or stamina-building kickboxing moves at female-focused fitness studio

Up to 64% Off at Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

Kids, teens, and adults are introduced to the sport of karate during classes led by Sensei Cheryl

Up to 67% Off Personal Training at Anytime Fitness Manchester

Manchester, CT

$100 $39

Work one-on-one with a personal trainer to meet fitness goals; customized workouts designed to maximize results

Up to 82% Off Injury-Prevention Training

Manchester

$180 $35

Individualized training reduces the risk of injury by addressing a client's flexibility, stability, strength, endurance, and power

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Manchester

$99 $35

Black belt masters lead students of all ages through self-defense techniques of tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio-kickboxing

Half Off an Indoor Rock-Climbing Package for Two

Manchester

$118.50 $59.25

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Climbers learn the basics during an instruction course before taking on walls aided by a suite of rented gear

Up to 75% Off Thai Kickboxing or Jiu-Jitsu Classes 

Manchester

$100 $25

Self-defense-focused jiu-jitsu classes or muay thai kickboxing classes for kids or adults

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries & medicinal herbs while learning about ecology of NYC's local parks & open space

Half Off at The Fairways Driving Range

Branford

$26 $13

Both grass and mat hitting tees facilitate swing improvements for golfers of all stripes at facility with covered and uncovered areas

Up to 84% Off Karate and Kickboxing Classes

Branford

$120 $19

Kids and adults build self-defense skills, reduce stress, and boost self-confidence during karate and kickboxing classes

Up to 84% Off Personal Training

Branford

$150 $29

ACSM-certified personal trainer and owner Cliff Morton customizes workout routines to help clients reach their fitness goals

50% Off Wine Tasting and Logo Glasses at Leyden Farm & Winery

West Greenwich

$26 $13

Christmas-tree family farm offers crisp green-apple-infused white wine; watermelon blush wine; and smooth, complex merlot

Up to 82% Off Martial Arts or Birthday Party

Multiple Locations

$165 $39

Students learn not just techniques for self-defense, but also core lessons about respect, discipline, and the power of a positive attitude

Up to 60% Off Fitness and Martial Arts Classes

East Greenwich

$50 $25

Shotokan Karate and Zumba The instructors will lead fun, energetic, calorie-blasting workouts

45% Off Personal Training

Wethersfield

$400 $220

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

Up to 85% Off Classes at RockFit Bootcamp

Wethersfield

$199 $29

Trainers organize functional, high-intensity workouts that incorporate boxing bags and kettlebells to help improve quality of life

Up to 80% Off Fitness or Martial-Arts Classes

Tolland

$150 $45

Cardio kickboxing features fast-paced routines, boot camp includes cardio and strength training, and martial arts teaches self-defense

Up to 59% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Wallingford

$95 $39

Black-belt instructors teach kids and adults the practical self-defense tactics of budo taijutsu

Up to 86% Off at Baran’s Kenpo Karate

Wallingford Center

$70 $19

Students build discipline, mental focus, and self-confidence during classes taught in a supportive and inclusive environment

Up to 60% Off CrossFit and On-Ramp Classes at CrossFit Meriden

Meriden

$90 $45

Trainers design constantly changing workouts based on principles of strength training, plyometrics, cardio, and gymnastics

Up to 65% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Sag Harbor

$110 $39

Patrons take standup paddleboards out onto Sag Harbor and get a good core workout as they glide across the water

Up to 53% Off Kids' Theme Party with Face Painting

Multiple Locations

$850 $399

90-minute kids' theme party with hands-on activities, gifts for guests, and optional 30-minute face-painting session

Up to 49% Wine and Chocolate at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard

Peconic

$64 $35

Sample wines paired with pieces of chocolate, with take-home wine glasses and discounts on merchandise and wine memberships

Up to 50% Off at Island Style Parasail

Newport

$158 $79

Parasailers reach heights of up to 500 feet above Narragansett Bay, taking in views of the Newport coastline during 10 minutes of flight

57% Off Carousel Rides and Beach Parking

Newport

$70 $30

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Kids can frolic on a playground and a charming 1950s carousel

Oldport Marine Harbor Tours – Up to 39% Off

Newport

$36 $22

Coast Guard–certified captains lead tours down the pristine Newport shoreline, complete with famous sites and tales about the city’s history

50% Off from Newport History Tours

Newport

$30 $15

Walking tours explore the history of colonial Newport and Newport during the Golden Age

National Museum of American Illustration – Half Off Admission

Newport

$36 $18

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Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

Sail Newport – Up to 24% Off Day or Sunset Tour

Newport

$60 $46

The speedy, turn-of-the-century-style schooner ferries up to 57 guests around Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay during day or sunset sails

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The fresh breezes that buffet Mystic's shoreline probably feel much the same as they did 150 years ago, so it's a fitting place to find America's nautical history resurrected. Called Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, the extensive grounds could almost qualify as a theme park. In addition to the museum proper, the complex hosts a rebuilt 19th-century sea-faring village, a working shipyard, and extensive gardens that blanket the grounds. Live museum staff lead demonstrations and performances throughout, even welcoming guests aboard the four National Historic Landmark vessels moored in port. Nearby, captains take visitors out on the water in a coal-fired steamboat to experience the river and town from a different angle. They also rent out their vessels to other licensed boaters seasonally, who can sail or row their way across the Mystic River. When tired of ship studying and naval gazing, guests can head to the Treworgy Planetarium and turn their eyes to the stars, learning how to chart courses in the manner of ancient captains, modern astronauts, and late-night deliverymen.

75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic,
CT
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Jim Scoggins first felt the rocking of a ship's deck in the 1950s on the rolling waters of Lake Champlain. Though he traveled south and found himself in healthcare administration for the next few decades, he never lost the passion for sailing—and eventually returned to New England to conquer more waves in the 1980s. With Sail the Sounds LLC established at three local ports, Captain Jim now uses his original sailing craft, an O'Day 39, as part of his training and charter fleet. He and his wife, Teresa, helm an ASA-certified training center, charter service, and cruising club to set guests out on the sparkling waters of Mystic River and Mystic Harbor. Captains pilot three Hunter yachts for chartered trips, as well as six Hunter 240 sailboats for captain rentals, sailing-club events, and classes teaching technique for keelboats, coastal navigation, and safely chartering parties of water-fearing cats.

38 Bayside Ave
Groton,
CT
US

Planet Fitness embodies a judgment-free zone where guests of all ages and fitness levels can sculpt their physiques with myriad aerobic and strength-training options within a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere. Patrons may tone and strengthen muscles by pushing and pulling the extensive selection of brand-name equipment and free weights. With the help of an instructor, guests can design a custom workout program based on exercise history to help them achieve their varying fitness goals. Thirty-minute small-group classes concentrate on strengthening and toning specific body parts, and full-body circuit workouts.

1001 Poquonnock Rd
Groton,
CT
US

Film buffs across six states stare wide-eyed at large cinema screens, losing themselves in first-run Hollywood movies and the smell of fresh, buttery kernels within Your Neighborhood Theatre's 17 locations. Though all theaters prioritize comfortable seating, old-fashioned friendly service, and high-stakes preshow trivia slideshows, each location encompasses its own distinct charm, be it through arthouse décor, 3-D screens, or Rhode Island's vintage 1950's drive-in setting.

Poquoneck Rd. Rt.1
Groton,
CT
US

A crimson curtain rises to unveil the operas, nationally touring musicals, children's shows, and films that pass under the historic movie palace's gilded ceiling. Originally built in 1926 as a home for vaudeville performances and motion pictures, the grand venue has survived more than eight decades with the help of The Garde Arts Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that formed in 1985 to both preserve the building and pursue its mission "to engage, enrich, entertain, and inspire the region of Greater New London." Today, the center stages a slew of performances and events that keep guests on the edges of all 1,472 seats.

325 State St
New London,
CT
US

Arthur Murray's experienced instructors and owners, including some who have worked with shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars, stand ready and waiting to teach students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your two private lessons or fly solo and dance with your instructor. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or a fledgling fitness seeker looking for a fun new way to get in shipshape. Stick to a stately waltz, spicy up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in your personal repertoire. Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on certain techniques or you have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, private lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful, dance-based benefits. This Groupon also allows dancers to stop in for two group classes to put their newly acquired skills to the test.

287 Main St
Niantic,
CT
US