Activities in Jamaica Plain

51% Off Bowling for Up to Six at South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Bowl

$59 $29

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New England–born variation of bowling employs balls and pins smaller than standard 10-pin games

Boston Super Tours – 26% Off Chocolate, Brews & Views Tour

Boston Super Tours

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$78 $58

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Upper Deck Trolley takes passengers to three locations to taste wine, beer, and chocolate

Charles Riverboat Company - 36% Off Architecture Boat Tour

Charles Riverboat Company

East Cambridge

$25 $16

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During a 90-minute cruise, see the architectural sights from throughout Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin

Up to 50% Off Family Activities at Kings Back Bay

Kings

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant, high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

50% Off Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge

$30 $15

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Guides dressed in period clothing lead guests around famous locations, sharing more than 400 years of history

Up to 65% Off BYOB Island Picnic to Spectacle Island

Boston Harbor Shuttle

Boston

$120 $59

Three-hour excursion ferries passengers to a verdant island in Boston Harbor for picnicking, hiking, and more

Up to 43% Off Harvard Walking Tour

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

Up to 53% Off Harvard Walking Tour for 2, 4, or 6

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of Harvard Square, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

Up to 56% Off Boat Cruises of Boston Harbor

Karma Crew Yacht Charters

Boston

$1,800 $989

Take in views of Boston Harbor aboard a private chartered yacht for your social or corporate events

Up to 58% Off Haunted Ghost Walking Tour

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

Downtown

$36 $18

90-minute walking tours explore Central Burial Ground, Boston Commons & Boston Athenaeum & include info about ghosts & Boston history

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

On Location

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

Up to 70% Off Yoga Therapy Sessions

Intra Yoga Therapy

Jamaica Plain

$120 $59

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

Laugh Boston – Up to 55% Off Standup

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

Comedy superstars, including Brian Posehn, Tommy Johnagin, and Andy Kindler, fill the summer schedule

Up to 45% Off "Star Trek" Convention

Creation Entertainment

John B. Hynes Convention Center

$20 $12

Along with appearances by stars such as Karl Urban and Kate Mulgrew, the two-day Star Trek convention includes fan panels and costume party

Up to 57% Off Boston Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour

Colonial Lantern Tours

Boston

$50 $25

Uncover the secret macabre history of Boston during a 90-minute guided nighttime tour

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Majestic Yoga Studio

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

Classes for all fitness and experience levels emphasize breath control, gentle movements, and body alignment

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

49% Off TV- and Movie-Site Tour

On Location Tours

Boston Common

$41 $21

Explore Boston's neighborhoods on tours that point out filming locations of famous films and TV shows such as Ted and American Hustle

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

Up to 50% Off Sunset Harbor Cruise

Boston Green Cruises

Boston

$56 $28

A low-emission covered boat glides quietly past famed Boston landmarks during one-hour cruises

54% Off High-Speed Boston Harbor Boat Tour

RIB Adventure Tours

North End

$170 $79

High-speed guided tour of historic islands' lighthouses, forts, and wildlife

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Jim Fenner Golf Professional

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

Up to 80% Off at Karma Yoga Studios

Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

Tower Hill Botanic Garden - Up to 50% Off Visit

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boylston

$24 $12

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Visitors explore a 132-acre indoor and outdoor live museum, gazing at colorful flowers and plants

Up to 82% Off Classes at Back Bay Fitness

Back Bay Fitness

Boston

$150 $39

Personal trainers lead small groups of no more than eight students through cardio and core-strengthening workouts

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes

The Body Center Fitness

Brookline Village

$130 $39

Experienced trainers keep workouts interesting and results-driven by creating new, intense challenges and keeping class sizes small

46% Off a Sunset Cruise for Two

Massachusetts Bay Lines

Downtown

$48.40 $26

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On sunset cruises, passengers watch the evening overtake Boston's skyline and get a glimpse of the USS Constitution, a historic Navy frigate

Up to 51% Off Zombie-Themed Convention

Walker Stalker Con 2014

Westin Boston Waterfront

$41.80 $21

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The stars of The Boondock Saints and AMC's The Walking Dead treat fans to panels, events, and zombie fun

Up to 60% Off Cupcake & Dessert Tour of Boston

Great Food Tours

Boston

$50 $25

Sample 5 designer cupcakes & desserts while walking around historic Back Bay; cupcakeries include Georgetown Cupcake, Sweet, & Robin's Candy

45% Off Admission to the Holistic Globe Expo

Holistic Globe Expo

Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill

$20 $11

Holistic wellness convention showcases hundreds of exhibitors focused on nutrition, spiritual arts, fitness, life coaching, and other areas

60% Off Golf-Swing Analysis and Club Fitting

TaylorMade Performance Labs

TaylorMade Performance Lab at The International

$375 $150

TaylorMade professionals use latest technology to analyze golf swing and outfit golfers with the equipment that works best for their style

50%% Off Kayak or SUP Rental from Boating In Boston

Boating in Boston

Carson Beach

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at Boating In Boston's Carson Beach location

40% Off a Four-Week Outdoor Boot Camp

Ultimate Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$239 $143

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Participants burn calories & strengthen muscles as instructors lead creative workouts with cardio circuits, interval training & group games

Up to 53% Off Zumba at The Z Spot

The Z Spot

South End

$110 $52

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Licensed Zumba instructors engage exercisers with Latin-inspired dance-fitness numbers

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour – Up to 48% Off

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $16

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Four stars from TBS's Sullivan & Son strut their standup roots for the third year in a row

Up to 55% Off at Women’s Fitness of Boston

Women's Fitness of Boston

Downtown

$50 $25

Group fitness classes such as Pilates, boxing, and Zumba burn calories and sculpt muscles in an all-female setting

Up to 75% Off Self-Defense or Boot Camp

AMAC Gym

Cambridge

$150 $49

Students soak up self-defense skills while burning calories in a gym with a regulation ring, pole bags and ample floor mats

Up to 61% Off Sail on Boston Harbor for 1, 2, 4 or 6

Come Sail Away Now

Boston Harbor - Fan Pier Marina

$150 $65

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BYOB jaunt across Boston Harbor & its beautiful islands on friendship sloop Tupelo Honey offering great skyline views; up to 12 passengers

Up to 56% Off Private Piano Lessons

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

Up to 52% Off at Boston Pedal Boats

Boston Pedal Boats

DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell

$60 $29

Tour the Charles River in a private pedal boat; bring a lunch or dinner aboard

Up to 50% Off Golf Lessons

Jack Gale Golf Lessons

Boylston

$270 $148

New England PGA Teacher of the Year Jack Gale leads comprehensive lessons that include video analysis and equipment evaluation

Up to 73% Off Yoga at Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Multiple Locations

$87 $29

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Instructors certified by Bikram Yoga College of India lead 90-minute Bikram-style yoga classes in heated studios

Up to 22% Off Sunset or Day Sail for Two

Classic Harbor Line

Boston

$104 $81

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Flagship vessel modeled after 1890s schooners takes up to 41 passengers on two-hour tours of the Boston Harbor

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Bell-in-Hand Tavern

$90 $45

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

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

Up to 51% Off Discover Scuba Class

East Coast Divers

Allston

$100 $50

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In-pool sessions cover the basics of scuba diving with all essential gear provided

"Bye Bye Liver" – Up to Half Off Comedy

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Up to 51% Off Lessons at City Golf Boston

CityGolf Boston

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

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Year-round improvement with PGA instructors and video swing-analysis technology at three locations, including a downtown facility

Up to 52% Off Taste of Allston Food Festival 

Taste of Allston

North Allston

$60 $29

Annual festival introduces some of the city's culinary gems as 20+ restaurants mingle with live music and kid-friendly fun

Up to 76% Off Summer Party Cruise

Boston Event Guide

Provincetown II - Commonwealth Pier

$60 $15

Dance your way across three floors to the sound of live bands and a DJ, then head to a free after-party when the boat docks; Uber credit

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

The North Star

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

52% Off at Boston Boxing & Fitness

Boston Boxing

North Allston

$115 $55

Certified instructors lead boxing courses designed for all skill levels, with emphasis on fitness over combat

70% Off Online Kickboxing Certification

Kick to Fit

Online Deal

$299 $89

A certified personal trainer leads an online certification course that teaches kickboxing basics with drills and exercises

Up to 61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

TEEM Performance Training

Danehy Park

$96 $45

Twice a week at Danehy Park, nationally certified trainer Derek Arledge leads boot camps that emphasize proper form and function

39% Off a Month of Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Community Boating Inc.

Charles River Esplanade

$99 $60

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30-day pass includes lessons and unlimited paddling in the Charles River basin with both kayaks and paddleboards

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

45% Off One Month Martial Arts Membership Plus Uniform

Eclectic Karate

Redeem from Home

$140 $77

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

Up to 82% Off at The Ring Boxing Club

The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

50% Off Boxing

Godin's Premier Martial Arts

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

The Times Irish Pub & Restaurant

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 63% Off 30-Minute Flyboard Lesson

We Deliver Watersports

On Location

$299 $110

Attached to a rider's feet, water-propulsion nozzles lift riders into the air to soar over the water and dive beneath the surface

55% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

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Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

Up to 51% Off a Sushi-Making Class

Sea To You Sushi

Brookline Village

$140 $69

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Adept sushi chefs instruct on how to construct and serve rolls during events that include all-you-can-eat sushi

Up to 50% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training at Life In Synergy

Life in Synergy

Back Bay

$100 $60

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Customized workouts and personal training help clients work toward health goals via low-impact workourts and honing in on problem areas

Up to 65% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

The Body Center

Brookline Village

$115 $45

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Pilates Reformer classes grouped by skill level emphasize form while toning muscle; Learn Pilates package includes private and group classes

54% Off Basketball Camp

FLS International

Boston

$300 $139

Students spend three full days a week at the beach to study basketball techniques under experienced instructors

Up to 55% Off Personal or Semiprivate Training

FrantzWorld Gym

Boston

$50 $25

Personal trainers tailor 60-minute workouts to each participant’s fitness goals, whether they’re exercising solo or with a friend

Up to 50% Off Fenway Park Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

Fenway Park

$150 $75

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

50% Off Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt

Team Player Productions - Goose Island Events

The Baseball Tavern

$50 $25

Goose Island sponsors a beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through Boston in search of five golden eggs

Up to 77% Off Summer Pool and Gym Memberships

Atlantis Sports Club

Multiple Locations

$499 $149

Summer memberships include classes and gym access as well as swimming in indoor and outdoor pools

Indulge in an Artisanal Cacao Tasting at Beacon Hill Chocolates

Artisanal Chocolate Tasting

Beacon Hill

$25 $25

The award-winning shop treats you to a sampling of exotic, local, and international cacao varietals

50% Off Night of Painting at Paint Corner Art Bar

Paint Corner Art Bar

Cambridge

$35 $17.50

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Artist-guided night of painting includes art supplies for one or two people

50% Off Sailing Lesson or Cruise

Courageous Sailing

Thompson Square - Bunker Hill

$190 $95

Under instructor supervision, guests sail 19-ft. Rhodes sailboats or take in a leisurely cruise along the historic waters of Boston Harbor

Up to 60% Off Sailing Lesson or Cruise

Piers Park Sailing Center

Jeffries Point - Airport

$85 $39

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Concept-based hands-on lessons in sailing fundamentals toward certification, or harbor & island tours aboard Sonar keelboats.

55% Off Capoeira

Sinha Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

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Thanks to Zoo New England, little patches of wilderness from Africa, South America, Australia, and other parts of the world now dot Massachusetts. The non-profit organization operates both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, each full of exotic creatures and their habitats. These microcosms represent an ideal world, one where endangered species thrive and fragile ecosystems last for generations to come.

At Franklin Park Zoo, tigers display their exotic stripes in the Tiger Tales exhibit where guests are educated on the perils these animals face in their natural habitats. Elsewhere, thousands of plants as well as mandrills, ocelots, and a pygmy hippopotamus turn the zoo into a tropical rainforest.

Stone Zoo, meanwhile, places simulations of the world's highlands next to Spot Pond. One area focuses on the Sierra Madre mountain range, which spans Mexico and the Southwestern U.S. The elevated habitat counts jaguars, coyotes, Gila monsters, and cougars among its denizens.

A portion of every admission goes to the organization's conservation efforts, which supports projects both locally and globally. For would-be zookeepers, Zoo New England hosts various adult and kids' educational programs, and lets volunteers help in the care of zoo plants and animals.

1 Franklin Park Rd
Dorchester,
MA
US

Owner Richard Lanza began Open Doors as a metaphysical healing center and store in 1992, and he carried that healing spirit into the yoga studio he opened in 2003. At Open Doors Yoga Studios, Richard's goal is to create a space where people feel empowered to explore their personal beliefs on a path toward self-healing. Thus, yoga instructors at the studio's numerous locations help practitioners achieve their personal goals through accessible classes, each designed to build core strength while quieting the mind and increasing body awareness. From slow-flow heated classes to unheated Hatha sessions, students can participate in a variety of yoga styles geared toward beginners, more experienced participants, and those who only feel comfortable in a 98-degree room.

4155 Washington St
Roslindale,
MA
US

The staff at A & J Beauty and Day Spa can embed bliss in any part of the body with a lineup of massages, facials, body wraps, and nailcare services. Massage therapists deliver Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone treatments with the help of aromatic creams and oils or unscented products that leave less of a trail for hounds to track. Facials are customized to each client's particular skincare needs, and the selection of body wraps includes a seaweed body wrap, an exfoliating body mask, and a Parafango mud treatment. For nailcare, technicians perform manicures and pedicures and offer Shellac, a no-chip gel with a mirror-like finish that lasts for two weeks.

4186 Washington St
Roslindale,
MA
US

A landmark in the Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods for more than 80 years, Chez Vous Roller Skating celebrates one of America's favorite pastimes by ushering guests onto a gleaming floor for some spins around the rink. Visitors without their own roller skates can rent a pair before heading out to glide and get down to tunes from the '70s—the golden age of roller rinks—and beyond. General skating is the main attraction for everyone from youth trying out trick moves to adults seeking a nostalgic activity, but Chez Vous also hosts birthday parties and special events featuring live DJs.

11 Rhoades St
Dorchester Center,
MA
US

The instructors at The Body Center don't view Pilates as a simple exercise trend—instead, they conduct classes as interactive seminars on human anatomy. They teach clients how to train certain muscle groups by identifying and coaxing them through specific movement patterns designed to increase strength and flexibility at the same time. Ultimately, they try to instill in their students an enhanced sense of bodily awareness, one that informs walks down the street just as much as it does stretches on the mat.

Because physiques differ depending on build, lifestyle, and how often they were pinched as babies, The Body Center's curriculum is appropriately broad. Class themes range from Reformer and mat Pilates to TRX suspension training and High Intensity Interval Training classes. These subsets are also divided by skill level. Beginners derive comfort from the company of other trainees, while intermediate and advanced classes pursue communal challenges. Specialized lessons can focus on specific body parts, sports performance, or the use of props, and modifications throughout every course cater to individual fitness levels.

The staff keeps classes small in the interest of personalization. Mat classes accept up to 10 students, and Reformer classes won't admit more than 6. Private and duet sessions allow for even more focused attention, as instructors won't be distracted by the loud popping of several emerging six-packs.

1 Holden St
Brookline,
MA
US

East Coast Divers whisks experienced divers to picturesque spots dotting the shorelines north of Boston, from Cathedral Rocks and Pebble Beach in Rockport to Lane's Cove and Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. But before participants can tag along on the scuba outfit's trips, they need to learn the skills. That's where East Coast Divers's faculty comes in. Comprised of professional divers, the staff puts their experience to use during an array of classes. Discover Scuba teaches students the basics during a one-hour pool session, and the refresher course can revive a rusty diver's skills. Technical diving instills safety fundamentals, and open water certifications ready divers for underwater explorations in the ocean or playing the dolphin understudy at the local aquarium.

213 Boylston St
Brookline,
MA
US

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