Activities in South End

Up to 85% Off Golf Discount Cards

The Links Card

Online Deal

$215 $32

Card offers discounted green fees at over 130 courses in five states; MA, ME, VT, NH, NY, and includes cart

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

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 53% Off Shooting-Range Packages

Sgt. Foster's

On Location

$165 $80

Business run by a distinguished marksman and former shooting instructor for the US Marine Corps

Up to 50% Off at Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

$16 $8

(48)

First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

49% Off Introductory Flight Lesson at Fly GForce

Fly GForce

South Meadows

$285 $145

Gold Seal–certified instructors school aspiring pilots during introductory flight lesson that includes 30 minutes of in-air training

Up to 76% Off at Bikram Yoga Downtown Hartford 

Bikram Yoga Downtown Hartford

Downtown

$160 $39

(15)

Intensely heated yoga studio hosts daily Bikram classes suitable for practitioners of all experience levels.

Up to 71% Off Classes at Racquels Addiction Fitness

Racquels Addiction Fitness

The Fitness Loft

$130 $39

A lineup of fun, focused fitness classes includes Zumba, piloxing, boot camp, circuit training, and more

44% Off Dance Lessons

Studio-8-sixty

Parkville

$45 $25

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

Brew HaHa Comedy Club – Up to 50% Off Standup

Brew HaHa Comedy Club

City Steam Brewery Café

$34 $17

Live_logo

Standup comics such as Karen Morgan—seen on NBC and Nick at Nite—crack up audiences at intimate comedy club in historic building

Up to 67% Off Kids' MMA Classes at Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

CrossFit Hartford

Parkville

$80 $29

Ages 8–13 gain learn self-defense techniques from pros in an MMA program that combines striking, wrestling, and Brazilian jujitsu grappling

45% Off Walking Tour from Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield

$20 $11

Tourists take in various aspects of colonial life in Wethersfield; non-profit, membership-supported organization with a focus on education

Up to 43% Off Admission to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

$20 $12

(83)

Museum located in the home of the famed American author welcomes visitors with historic artifacts and furnishings

The Mark Twain House and Museum – Up to 46% Off

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Asylum Hill

$36 $20

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

Up to 87% Off Classes at Rugged Fitness

Rugged Fitness

Multiple Locations

$165 $29

Boot camps get students flipping tires and navigating an obstacle course; other classes include boxing and kettlebell training

Up to 75% Off Aikido and Capoeira

Plus One Defense Systems

West Hartford

$130 $35

9,000 sq. ft. facility with about 2,000 sq. ft. of mat space along with showers and a lounge with WiFi access

Up to 51% Off Interactive Art Class

Art.Lab

Multiple Locations

$35 $18

The painting classes last up to 2.5 hours

Keith Urban and Jerrod Niemann – Up to 43% Off

Keith Urban with Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge

XFINITY Theatre

$38.75 $22.25

(14068)
Live_logo

Grammy-winning country superstar delivers a set of #1 hits on the Raise 'Em Up tour, joined by Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge

Up to 87% Off at Villari's Martial Arts Centers

Villari's Martial Arts Centers

Newington

$139 $20

Skilled instructors guide students through the ins and outs of the shaolin kempo karate style to improve self-defense skills and confidence

Up to 76% Off Outdoor Workouts

Transformations Right Now

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Exercisers head to the great outdoors in locations such as Talcott Mountain for high-intensity interval workouts that get the heart racing

49% Off Martial Arts

Kobukai Jujitsu

East Hartford

$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 69% Off Ice-Skating at Newington Arena

Newington Arena

Newington

$20 $10

Skaters of all ages don rental blades to glide across frosty floors of bright indoor arena; parties include goodie bags for each kid

Up to 50% Off Bowling Package

Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

East Hartford

$51 $30

Bowling bowls careen down slick lanes as bowlers take breaks for pizza and concessions

Up to 56% Off Group or Private Dance Lessons

US Dance Club

Rocky Hill

$40 $19.99

Instructors nurture new students in the ways of tango, mambo, waltz, and foxtrot through group lessons or detailed private sessions

Up to 55% Off Kids' Art Camp at TeachArt2Me

TeachArt2Me

Glastonbury Center

$75 $38

Preschool-aged tots build models of dinosaurs and make circus crafts while older kids practice making prints and using paint and pastels

45% Off Martial Arts

Unity Karate & Holistic Arts

Manchester

$125 $69

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

Up to 79% Off Classes at Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Newington

$90 $19

Students ages four and up develop self-confidence and self-discipline as they master the art of taekwondo

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

87% Off at Arthur Murray Dance Studio

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 50% Off Connecticut Golf Playbook

Connecticut State Golf Association

Rocky Hill

$40 $20

Discounted access to 40 golf courses; saves playbook holders an average of $25 per round

Up to 51% Off Tennis Clinics

Glastonbury Tennis Club

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

Up to 53% Off at Rolling Greens Golf Club

Rolling Greens Golf Club

Rocky Hill

$80 $39

Golfers play the 9-hole course twice for 18-hole round, allowing them a 2nd chance to master the narrow fairways, large greens, and bunkers

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

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

(11)

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

YWCA New Britain – Up to 53% Off Membership and Training

YWCA New Britain

New Britain

$35 $17

Trainers help clients through an exercise regimen that includes circuit, cardio, and weight training; also track progress and set goals

42% Off Climbing and Zip Lining

Nomads Outdoor Adventure

South Windsor

$76 $44

Across 9 acres, treetop platforms suspend obstacle courses such as rope bridges, free falls, and zip lines

50% Off Boxing / Kickboxing - Training

Yousef Tae Kwon Do School Twisted Kickboxing

New Britain

$40 $20

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

New Britain Rock Cats – Up to 58% Off Baseball Game

New Britain Rock Cats vs Altoona Curve

New Britain Stadium

$34 $15

Live_logo

Sporting one of the best home records in the Eastern League, the Rock Cats square off against the Curve at New Britain Stadium

Up to 81% Off at Totally Kickin' Fitness

Totally Kickin' Fitness

Manchester

$374 $79

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

New Britain Museum of American Art – Up to 48% Off Admission

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

$24 $13

Collection of 10,000 works of art includes oils, acrylics, and sculptures culled from more than 300 years of American artistic endeavors

Up to 54% Off Museum Admission or Class

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Windsor

$14 $7

(6)

Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

Up to 51% Off Guitar or Music and Drama Camp

The MusicMakers Academy

Manchester

$130 $65

Campers perform a guitar concert or a musical play at the end of a week spent learning related skills

Half Off Outdoor Guided Rock-Climbing Trip in Connecticut

Stone Age Rock Gym

Manchester

$270 $135

Certified guides supply technical gear & teach essential techniques to scale sites such as Pinnacle Rock & Rattlesnake Mountain

Up to 56% Off at Avon Valley Show Stables

Avon Valley Show Stables

Avon

$135 $69

Students of all ages can learn the English Hunt Seat style; choose between 30-minute private lessons or 60-minute group lessons

Up to 54% Off Fitness Classes at The Posture Bar

The Posture Bar

Farmington

$105 $49

Pilates Reformer and Vbarre classes, which blend Pilates, ballet, and resistance training, burn calories and create lean, sculpted bodies

Up to 77% Off Fitness Classes

Body Construct

New Britain

$70 $29

A former Mrs. Connecticut America leads a team of all-female trainers who offer women's-only classes such as boot camp and kick boxing

Up to 88% Off Strength and Conditioning Classes

Lightning Fitness

South Windsor

$207 $29

Build lean muscle and boost your metabolism in these results-oriented small-group classes

50% Go-Kart Racing at Checkered Flag Raceway

Checkered Flag Raceway

Berlin

$30 $15

Quarter-mile track sends racers zooming in one of three types of go-kart designs, with on-track computerized timer keeping score.

$5 for Open Play at Bounce Town

Bounce Town

South Windsor

$10 $5

Batman-, Disney-, and ocean-themed inflatables, as well as a 16-foot indoor climbing wall, delight children and parents

Up to 82% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Us Taekwondo

US Taekwondo

Center

$139 $29

Students build self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense skills while improving their physical fitness in martial-arts classes

Up to 84% Off Standup Comedy

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

$46 $15

(29)

Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

Up to 74% Off Women's Kickboxing Classes

Kickboxing of Farmington

Farmington

$149.95 $39

Learn self-defense moves during kickboxing classes, which tone muscles and burn fat.

86% Off Youth Karate Classes

Clayton's Kenpo Karate

South Windsor

$205 $29

Kids’ karate classes teach tykes to block, strike, and grapple, as well as build confidence and respect for others

Up to 82% Off Injury-Prevention Training

Movement Training by Design

Manchester

$180 $35

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

Up to 64% Off at Dragon Karate

Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

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

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

Muvement

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 66% Off Classes and Uniform at White Tiger Taekwon-Do

White Tiger Taekwon-Do

Bowers

$155 $59

Instructors here take students under their wing to help them reach goals, be they physical or mental

Up to 52% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Tschudin Chocolates

Middletown

$160 $80

(26)

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

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development

Manchester

$99 $35

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

Up to 76% Off at CrossFit Gulls

CrossFit Gulls

Farmington

$125 $49

Trainers use functional-fitness exercises and scientific research to improve clients' athletic composition, with sessions geared toward kids

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

Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Manchester

$100 $25

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

Arrigoni Winery – Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

Arrigoni Winery

Portland - Route 66

$28 $15

Visitors sample five of this vineyard's wines before enjoying a cheese plate—and more wine—on a scenic patio or in the pavilion

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Intro or Advanced Classes

CrossFit NorConn

East Windsor

$195 $59

Coaches cover the basic movements of CrossFit workouts in on-ramp classes; regular classes group these movements into challenging routines

Up to 51% Off at Westwoods Golf Course

Westwoods Golf Course

Farmington

$88.28 $45

18-hole course demands accuracy and consistency as golfers weave around bunkers and over rivers and lakes

Up to 88% Off Karate Classes

Karate Kids Love

Unionville / Farmington

$239.99 $29

Karate classes for children help foster discipline, respect, physical fitness, & self-defense in a fun & creative way

Up to 55% Off Classes at Land Warrior CrossFit LLC

Land Warrior Crossfit LLC

Windsor Locks

$65 $29

Cross-training system enhances power, speed, and agility during intense, ever-changing workouts that prep people for all physical activities

70% Off Autocross Racing Experience

Extreme Bucket List

Southington

$499 $149

Learn the ins and outs of autocross racing before hopping into a Mazda RX8 or MX5 for nine laps around the course

71% Off Group Personal-Training Sessions

Garrett Hurrle

East Windsor

$85 $25

Personal trainer specializes in core training, balance, flexibility and TRX suspension exercises

50% Off CrossFit

Crossfit Southington

Southington

$157 $79

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

Up to 57% Off at Meriden Dance Center

Meriden Dance Center

Meriden

$55 $25

Instructors lead students of all ages in jazz, ballet, tap, and hip-hop classes

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

Crossfit Meriden

Meriden

$90 $45

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

Up to 69% Off Women’s Yoga Classes

The Fitness Center for Women

Bristol

$150 $49

Expert instructors lead women of all fitness levels through gentle or power yoga classes

40% Off at Barnes Museum

Barnes Museum

Southington

$10 $6

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington's past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

Up to 47% Off Roller Skating with Roller Skate Rental

Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center

Vernon

$29.50 $17

Roller skates glide across a 14,000-square-foot beach-wood rink amid the boom of music and the jingle of arcade games

Up to 71% Off Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes

Competitive Edge

Canton

$60 $19

World class instructors teach effective Krav Maga techniques for dispatching armed assailants while boosting self confidence in students

62% Off at CrossFit Factory Square

CrossFit Factory Square

Southington

$154 $59

Burn calories while you learn the basics of CrossFit, then safely transition to a week of unlimited, larger-group CrossFit sessions

Up to 51% Off at The New England Carousel Museum

The New England Carousel Museum

Bristol

$19 $10

(30)

Visitors see vintage carousels and a working Carousel; birthday parties include a carousel ride and themed craft

Up to 64% Off Bowling for Two, Four, or Six

Wallingford Bowl

Wallingford Center

$23 $11

(10)

This bowling alley boasts 40 synthetic lanes with automatic scoring systems, as well as an arcade, snack bar, and a bar and lounge

76% Off Fitness Packages at Horizon Personal Training

Horizon Personal Training & Nutrition

Cheshire

$190 $45

HIIT classes use short intervals that can help with rapid fat loss and increased cardiovascular capacity and endurance.

Up to 86% Off at Baran’s Kenpo Karate

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

Select Local Merchants

A Hartford community staple since it was sculpted around the 1930s, Goodwin Park Golf Course peppers the countryside with 27 holes of various challenges. The main 18-hole, 6,015 yard course weaves among trees and gentle hills, offering three sets of tees for different handicaps, while a shorter 9-hole executive layout lets golfers squeeze in a round before their magic driver turns back into a useless tent pole.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course
  • Length of 6,015 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 68.6 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 119 from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Scorecard

1130 Maple Ave
Hartford,
CT
US

Centered Body Pilates offers a variety of core-controlling courses, which help students gain control over their flexibility, strength, and discipline. With plentiful windows and honey-toned hardwood floors, the studio facilitates deep focus on the Pilates craft. The method was created to develop and integrate core strength into the rest of the body, like a baker giving a gingerbread man a chiseled six-pack. Pilates is practiced either on floor mats or with a specialized Pilates Reformer. Students sit, kneel, stand, or lie on the gliding Reformer platform and use adjustable spring resistance to determine the power and the bounciness of their workout. The versatile Reformer can be used to strengthen the core, thighs, calves, upper arms, and shoulders. Each student gets to work on their own Reformer, eliminating the need for socially awkward tandem Pilates workouts. This exercise maintains a challenging intensity while staying easy on joints, making it suitable for all ages and body types.

82-86 Wolcott Hill Rd
Wethersfield,
CT
US

Retired NFL cornerback Ty Law has exchanged the gridiron for a far more forgiving, far more buoyant playing field. At his vast Launch Trampoline Park, visitors of all ages bounce, flip, and twirl as they burn calories and defy gravity on six jumping courts—including one designed especially for kids and two for playing dodge ball—comprised of adjoining floor trampolines and angled wall trampolines. There’s also a mammoth foam pit so that you can be assured a soft landing should you attempt any feats of aerial wonder. Launch even encourages kids to bounce off the walls if they'd like, and it's one of the largest trampoline parks in Hartford.

As fitness remains one of Law’s top priorities, he offers fitness classes that provide low-impact workouts while incinerating up to 1,000 calories each bouncy hour. For those seeking a break from bouncing, the park has a redemption arcade and a full service café. Parents can keep an eye on their children from the second-floor observation deck.

91 Brainard Rd.
Hartford,
CT
US

Parents and children gaze at Curious George's antics on a movie screen, which is situated amid the same stencil work, pews, and fixtures that have decorated Charter Oak Cultural Center's building since its construction in 1876. Once the first synagogue to be built in Connecticut, it currently hosts the center's theatrical performances, film showings, and gallery exhibits, which all center around the idea that art is sustenance for the mind. With a belief that open and equal access to the arts fosters the community as a whole, it aims to enrich minds through four key activity types—artistic, cultural, educational, and historic preservation—that are often free. Its youth arts institute is endorsed by the Hartford Public Schools superintendent’s office and aims to supplement curricula with programs before, after, and after-after school. In adult-learning workshops, instructors advise on topics such as what to consider before going back to school, while the center's Homegrown Dance movement supports seven local companies.

21 Grand St
Hartford,
CT
US

All Star Club members can boost both their athletic abilities and cash flow by brandishing Baseball City's modern equipment and by enrolling in classes at discounted rates. Budding MVPs bloom under the warming glow of several clinics, which impart lessons in hitting, fielding, pitching, and flagging down wandering peanut vendors. Resident trainers also host private sessions to give players the extra attention they need to excel at duet singing. Even without enrollment in lessons, members and their families benefit from unlimited use of the training area, a 10% discount in the pro shop, and the right to reserve batting cages in advance to prevent paraphrased renditions of "Who's On First."

216 Murphy Rd
Hartford,
CT
US

Each of the five participating Connecticut Landmarks offers a glimpse inside the domestic lifestyles of the state's early settlers, patriots, and prominent citizens. Grab a three-cornered hat and a nerf musket before storming the grounds of any one of the landmarks with a compatriot, or choose the individual membership for admittance to each house as many times as desired throughout the year. Members also receive a free subscription to the Landmark News newsletter, invitations to special events, a 10% discount on all museum shops, and a discount subscription to Connecticut Explored, a magazine that chronicles Connecticut's history.

396 Main St
Hartford,
CT
US