Things To Do In Laurel

Up to 51% Off Classic Muscle Car Driving Experiences

Trustmark Park

$199 $99

Driver & friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the cost & hassle of owning one

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Trustmark Park

$249 $125

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

Up to 76% Off Group Classes at Pilates For Life

Flowood

$80 $29

Certified instructors use advanced equipment in Pilates workouts designed to increase core strength

Repticon – 50% Off

Wahabi Shrine Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

63% Off Wine-Tasting at Pavoni's Wine Bar at Ciao Bella 

Ciao Bella

$129 $49

Newly constructed wine bar at elegant restaurant serves tastes of European wine paired with small plates

Up to 83% Off at Pilates V Studio

Northeast Jackson

$150 $30

Studio specializing in Reformer-based classes offers a variety of Pilates classes to improve flexibility, balance, core power, and posture

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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

Half Off Mosaic-Making Projects at The Mosaic Shop

Jackson

$14 $7

150+ wooden forms frame colorful shards of glass glued by visitors inside this well-equipped mosaic studio

Up to 69% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Ridgeland

$160 $69

Expert trainers lead clients of all fitness levels through custom one-on-one training sessions

50% Off

Trace Ridge

$400 $200

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

Up to 71% Off Couples’ Dance Lessons in Ridgeland

Ridgeland

$120 $39

Certified dance instructors help students to find the groove of swing, samba, and tango; whole wedding party can join in private lesson

Up to 56% Off at Madison Station CrossFit

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$125 $59

Constantly changing, scalable CrossFit workouts challenge students of all ages and fitness levels to achieve their goals

50% Off

Madison Midtown

$400 $200

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

Up to 41% Off Golf at Country Club of Canton

Country Club of Canton

$70 $41

Sculpted into ancient pine forests in 1923, course winds around a lake to incorporate water into many holes

Up to 57% Off from Orange Beach Flyboard

Bear Point Marina

$206 $99

Flyboards propel flyers through the air and water with powerful water jets attached to a 55 ft. hose

50% Off Four-Hour Fishing Trip Charter

Multiple Locations

$500 $249

Private charters explore inshore waterways, which are filled with flounder, red fish, torut, and sheepshead.

Up to 50% Off a "Gallery of Gardens" Tour

Parkhill

$50 $25

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On May 2 and 3, eight area homes open their private gardens to the public. For gardeners it’s a field trip; for everyone else it’s just fun.

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

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park – Up to 52% Off Visit

Riverfront Industrial Area

$30 $15

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Historic park invites you to explore a WWII battleship and submarine and take in displays of military equipment and aircraft

Up to 53% Off Membership at Alpine Hills Swim Club

Overlook

$400 $189

Pool celebrating 50 years in 2014 invites the community to participate in swim lessons, swim meets, and regular events throughout the summer

50% Off at Condé-Charlotte Museum House Visits

Conde-Charlotte Museum House

$10 $5

Historical home exhibits artifacts from the five countries Mobile has belonged to: France, Spain, Britain, the US, and the Confederacy

50% Off Any Personal Training and Nutrition Package

Carlen

$200 $100

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 Mini Golf at Funntasia Family Fun Center

Terrace Hills

$26 $13

Take the family to enjoy a couple rounds of putt-putt at this multifaceted rec center

65% Kickboxing Classes and Gloves

West Mobile

$84 $29

Fifth-degree black belt Philip Hayes instructs students in kickboxing's self-defense and fitness principles, providing gloves for each pupil

Half Off Admission to History Museum of Mobile

Central Business District

$14 $7

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Dedicated to 300-plus years of Mobile history, the museum's permanent exhibitions include artifacts such as artwork and a ship cannon

51% Off Classes at Sterling Hot Yoga Works

Mobile

$99 $49

Certified instructors lead students through 26 poses that help improve balance and flexibility during either 60 or 90-minute classes

Up to 56% Off Aerial Yoga and Pole-Fitness Classes

West Mobile Location-Detour Fitness

$25 $14

Flow through yoga poses while suspended from a sling, or tone your body with basic pole exercises such as spins and climbs

Up to 60% Off One-Man Comedy

Saenger Theatre

$55.55 $22

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

Up to 54% Off Boot Camp from Basic Fitness

Grand Bay Community Center

$60 $29

Certified trainers lead outdoor boot camps that combine strength and cardio routines

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Long the home of the Mississippi Choctaw Indians, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club derives its name from the waterway that snakes across its grounds, which the Choctaw referred to as "the creek where rabbits dance." The club's name is not the only thing that hearkens back to a bygone era: towering, mature pines and hardwoods cast their shadows across the 700-acre plot, which hosts two handsome, challenging 18-hole layouts designed by course architect Tom Fazio and former PGA star Jerry Pate. Opened in 1997, the Azaleas course connects Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens in a 7,128-yard layout that takes full advantage of the surrounding water. The zoysia fairways and Bermuda greens of the Oaks course, meanwhile, offer a slightly different feel, though the two courses are similar in length, difficulty, and topography.

Regardless of which course they play, golfers will have to keep their wits about them until the very last shot, as both feature 18th greens guarded by water hazards. Before hitting the course, guests can warm up at a practice facility that includes a driving range with seven target greens and three contoured putting greens, as well as a bunker where they can practice sand shots or dig for ancient divot tools.

Azaleas Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 7,128 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 74.4 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 135 from the tips
  • Five tee options

Oaks Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 7,076 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 74.6 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 139 from the tips
  • Five tee options

13541 Highway 16 W
Philadelphia,
MS
US

Sprawling across an indoor arena, Pump It Up's giant inflatables beckon kids to slide and bounce during private parties and open play. Technicolor bouncy castles send their inhabitants soaring, obstacle courses foster good-spirited competition, and ceiling-to-floor slides let sock-clad kiddies pretend they're escaping a giant gumball machine. Occasionally, Pump it Up's staff dims the lights and turns up the music to transform their facility into a glow-in-the-dark party catered to tweens and teens.

Pump It Up's staff supervises the arena during parties, giving parents time to relax and play patty cake uninterrupted. They can also help customers design personalized parties inside a private room with options such as pizza, drinks, goodie bags, balloons, and ice cream.

1576 Old Fannin Rd
Brandon,
MS
US

Throughout the week, Fannin Lanes provides classic entertainment opportunities for bowlers of all ages with 24 tenpin runways and a stocked video arcade. The alley is also home to a full sports bar, which serves dishes such as santa ae egg rolls, fried dill pickles, potato skins, and mexican okra. Craft beer flows from the bar's 40 taps so guests can wet their whistles before refereeing games. Leagues are available seasonally and the alley pro shop houses a stockpile of balls that may be custom-drilled.

1145 Old Fannin Rd
Brandon,
MS
US

The Cages' four indoor batting chambers house baseball and softball players ages 11 and up as they hone their swings on pitches from tireless mechanical arms. Multiple batters may share the 30-minute cage-rental session and afterward crack maple against an additional 60 fastballs served by the adjustable Iron Mike machines. The automated bicep slings orbs between 45 and 80 miles per hour in a customizable strike zone, inviting bunts, line drives, and soaring fruit salads. The Cages provide baseballs and softballs, but sluggers caddy their own lumber, helmets, and batting gloves to practice.

1576 Old Fannin Road
Brandon,
MS
US

The muscle tutors at Fitness Together will work with you to determine your goals—whether they be to drop pounds, run a marathon,or get strong enough to finally confront Douglas—and develop a customized workout plan designed to help you reach your true fitness potential. They’ll supervise your squats, offer nutritional advice, and push you until you see results. Individualized attention means it’s all about you—your trainer can point out when you’re doing a stretch incorrectly, help you tone the trouble zones, and push you to keep going when you’d otherwise quit or become distracted by the fragile beauty of a passing hummingbird.

1127 Old Fannin Rd
Brandon,
MS
US

The state-of-the-art equipment, convenient amenities, and variety of exercise classes at Courthouse Racquet & Fitness's six locations earned the club several of Jackson Free Press's Urban Living awards in 2011 and 2012, including Best Fitness Center/Gym and Best Yoga Instructor. Visit the flagship Lakeland location to swim in a pool of professional athletic proportions. Explore the 13,000-square-foot Madison 51 facility's yoga, spin, and boot-camp classes or the Northeast center's indoor and outdoor tennis courts.

The newest location in Brandon boasts more than 100 treadmills, elliptical machines, rowers, and other pieces of cardio equipment. Women can take advantage of the Downtown site's ladies-only cardio area. Three locations offer childcare, and the Byram facility has launched an afterschool program, where kids can do arts and crafts and engage in healthy physical activities in an environment devoid of teddy-bear drill instructors.

2625 Courthouse Cir
Flowood,
MS
US