Things To Do In Jacksonville

Up to 82% Off Parties at the City Club

Downtown Wilmington

$1,550 $299

Membership to private club at early 19th-century home offers fine dining and access to a luxurious venue for weddings and parties

68% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

Wilmington

$120 $39

Learn technique and build up your overall fitness and self defense techniques with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in a studio

45% Off Personal Training

Wilmington

$550 $303

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 a Flyboard Jetpack Flight

Boat Ramp

$184 $89

Certified instructors teach visitors to strap a jetpack to their feet and take off; the board is powered by water pressure from a watercraft

Up to 56% Off Yoga or Barre Classes at Open Studio

Wilmington

$165 $80

Boost flexibility and peace of mind with yoga poses, or bolster strength in barre classes that pull movements from Pilates, ballet, and yoga

50% Off

Lincoln Forest

$100 $50

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Up to 55% Off Boat Tours

Downtown Wilmington

$66 $33

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Explore the history and waters of the Cape Fear River or watch Wilmington's skyline at sunset with drinks

Up to 60% Off Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

Wilmington

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

55% Off Yoga Classes

Bayshore

$200 $90

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50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Wilmington

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Raleigh/Durham's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 65% Off Private Pilates Classes

Wilmington

$70 $29

Expert instructors lead students through private Pilates sessions

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

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

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

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

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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

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 63% Off at North Carolina Golf Academy

Jack Britt

$75 $35

Private golf lessons teach new players the rules and help develop experienced players' swings

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

50% Off

South View

$199 $100

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Up to 62% Off Yoga & Belly Dancing

Fayetteville

$75 $35

The studio blends art, fitness, and health with belly-dancing and yoga classes

46% Off First-Time Flight with Lesson

Fayetteville

$185 $99

After ground and pre-flight training, Gold Seal–certified instructors let passengers take control during the 30- to 40-minute flight

Up to 53% Off Family Fun

Fayetteville

$40 $19

100 redemption and arcade games, indoor laser tag arena, mini golf course, and batting cages foster family fun at 12,000 sq. ft. center

Up to 56% Off Bowling at B&B Lanes

Fayetteville

$11.48 $5.50

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Balls hurtle toward pins on 24 well-oiled lanes as bowlers keep track of spares and strikes with electronic scoring

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

65% Off Mat Pilates

Hope Mills

$60 $21

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Up to 45% Off Hot Yoga at Get Twisted

Hope Mills

$60 $35

A studio with a duo of certified instructors offers AcroYoga, as well as forms of yoga including hot, restorative, and yin

Up to 58% Off Wine-Tasting Package at Lu Mil Vineyard

Dublin

$26 $12

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Tasters sample vineyard's wares before exploring the 58-acre grounds by pedal-kart

Up to 64% Off Tumbling Classes or Party

Cameron

$150 $54

Kids aged 6 months and older learn developmental skills or enjoy party at play space specializing in therapy for kids on the autism spectrum

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

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

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

Up to 95% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Multiple Locations

$355 $20

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

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

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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

45% Off an Aquatic Jetpack Adventure

Little River

$179 $99

A jetpack powered by water pressure allows participants to sail up to 30 feet in the air, hover on the water's surface, or perform stunts

Up to 59% Off Golf at Azalea Sands Golf Club

North Myrtle Beach

$110 $50

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Course characterized by water hazards on 15 holes and strategically placed bunkers throughout

North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum – 50% Off

North Myrtle Beach

$10 $5

Regional museum presents snapshots of local history and science, and shows temporary exhibits to residents of the Palmetto State

85% Off at Paintball International

Adventure Beach Paintball

$120 $19

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

Half Off Family-Fun Activities in Shallotte

Shallotte

$50 $25

Thirty-two USBC-certified lanes, a mini-golf course immersed in murals of outer space, 100+ arcade games, and a two-story laser-tag arena

Quidditch World Cup VII—Up to Half Off Tickets

North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

$58 $34.80

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Fantasy becomes reality as a field of 80 teams from around the globe compete in a two-day event to crown the quidditch world champion

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

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

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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

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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

70% Off CrossFit

Southwest Raleigh

$150 $45

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Within 93,000 square feet, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores manages to fit all of the state's and most of the world's main aquatic environments into five galleries. A 30-foot waterfall throws a cool mist over guests as they begin a journey that brings them to the Piedmont gallery, where the aquarium's three spunky river otters—Neuse, Pungo, and Eno—frolic and play poker underwater. Further exhibits promise other memorable encounters, such as the Tidal Touch Pool where handlers let visitors touch skates, rays, and select invertebrates. At the epicenter lies the ocean gallery, anchored by a 306,000-gallon tank with a 65-foot viewing window. Sand tiger sharks and moray eels swim about the Living Shipwreck exhibit, a replica of a German U-boat that sank off the United States' East Coast in 1942. Behind the glass of another tank, a young loggerhead sea turtle named Nimbus flashes its gold-toothed smile and rare white coloration.

Divers host live shows twice a day in the ocean tank, answering visitors' questions via special equipment. They've also been known to assist with proposals, unveiling engagement rings as an unsuspecting fiancé peers through the glass. Beyond overseeing the standing exhibits, the staff also ventures outside for numerous educational programs and activities. Participants can catch crabs, fish in the surf, explore the marsh, or even explore the water on canoeing and kayaking outings.

1 Roosevelt Blvd
Pine Knoll Shores,
NC
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Oceanic experts at North Carolina Maritime Museum share exhibits, artifacts, and artwork documenting the history and ecology of the sea near Beaufort. Your Groupon helps support the Museum Friends Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit working to recover and display the infamous pirate Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. The group aims to bring the remaining half of the shipwreck into the sunlight, preserve all the historical booty they discover, and salute the accomplishment with proud hook hands. A membership treats fans of the briny to a one-year subscription to the museum's e-newsletter, as well as invitations to members-only previews, including the Blackbeard unveiling in June, a 10% discount at the museum store, advance notice of special events, and more. Other salty exhibits include The Coastal History and Heritage display, boasting artifacts on pirates, shipwrecks, boatbuilding, the seafood industry, marine science, and the tidal properties of large grilled-cheese sandwiches.

315 Front Street
Beaufort,
NC
US

A Cape Fear naturalist with a master's degree in environmental science and captain's credentials from the United States Coast Guard, Captain Joe Abbate is just the guy to follow into North Carolina's swamps and coastal waterways. Joe and his nautical team at Wrightsville Scenic Beach Tours lead expeditions along the Atlantic coast that range from birding tours to sunset expeditions to excursions in which passengers learn to talk like a pirate from Don Juan Cortez, a swashbuckling historical reenactor. The company's fleet consists of two ships: Shamrock, a 27-foot, motorized catamaran that can carry up to 22 passengers, and Island Hopper a 22-foot skiff that can navigate both the open water and marsh grass.

275 Waynick Blvd
Wrightsville Beach,
NC
US

At Rennegade Fishing Charters, US Coast Guard–licensed Captain John Renn leads fishing trips out of sunny Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, also serving the Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island communities. A Cape Fear native and lifelong waterfarer, John specializes in inshore, live-bait trips that seek out red drum, flounder, and trout. During charters, he shares his deep knowledge of the area and extensive angling wisdom with his visitors, even helping them by coaching them as they bait hooks and reel in fish. And, as fishing is a year-round activity, Rennegade Fishing Charters is open all year long.

105 S Fodale Ave
Southport,
North Carolina
US

In the more than 30 years that Odysea Surf and Kiteboard School's instructors have been surfing and lifeguarding, they've witnessed time and again the importance of proper safety procedures. So, it comes as no surprise that owner Kevin Murphy and his team incorporate safety precautions into each of their lessons, covering the local surf laws and the dangers of rip currents and long shore currents. Once these basics are touched upon, the instruction focuses on fun. Students learn to surf, standup paddleboard, or kiteboard within private or group lessons or weeklong camps, each held at local beaches.

607 N Lake Park Blvd,Carolina Beach,Carolina Beach,Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach,
NC
US

A personalized fitness assessment determines which areas of the gymnastic sciences you need the most help in, allowing you to focus on problem subjects during your month of no-holds-barred gym access. O2's facilities play host to a variety of playground equipment for the adult-child at heart. Burn your calories in style on more than 100 pieces of individual cardio equipment. Each apparatus is decked out with a personal entertainment screen that doubles as a futuristic magazine tray or vertical forehead-rest. In addition, a full selection of free weights and strength machines allows you to tone and sculpt with Michelangelic precision.

980 Town Center Dr
Wilmington,
NC
US