Things To Do in Louisiana

88% Off One-Year Membership

Perkins Road Community Park

$1,020 $125

Each Sunday evening—weather permitting—USA BMX sanctions a race and invites bike riders to register for the competition

Repticon – 50% Off

Riverview Hall

$30 $15

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

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 85% Off at Paintball International

Levena Paintball

$120 $19

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

68% Off Personal-Training Sessions

4

$156 $50

Personal trainers call upon at least 15 years of experience as they customize fitness regimens to meet clients' needs

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Kenner

$40 $17

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

64% Off Power-Stretching Classes

Bossier City

$70 $25

45-minute power-stretching classes combine yoga poses and Pilates exercises to develop flexibility, balance, and core strength

Up to 85% Off at Martial Arts Studio

Downtown Houma

$160 $25

Instructors teach students martial arts or krav maga techniques, while also instilling passion for fitness

Up to 73% Off Gym Access & Fitness Assessment

GYM MATRIX

$99 $27

Ex footballer shares the workouts he did with pro athletes in group training sessions that maximize results for all fitness levels

Up to 54% Off a Swamp Tour via Boat

LaPlace

$48 $22

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As a boat drifts through protected swampland, tourists catch glimpses of friendly gators and learn facts about wetlands and Cajun culture

51% Off Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Fortitude Crossfit

Slidell

$99 $49

Certified CrossFit trainers lead high-intensity routines of functional exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

Up to 51% Off a Reptile-Farm Tour or Party

Hammond

$24 $12

One-hour tours or two-hour parties at a turtle and alligator farm where visitors hold exotic animals, observe feedings, and snap pictures

Up to 55% Off Laser Tag

Gretna

$20 $10

Indoor, blacklit course with glowing walls, neon barrels, and foreboding details such as radioactive symbols

60% Off Shooting-Range Package for Two

Grand Re-Opening

$87 $35

NRA-certified instructors, including those with military and law-enforcement backgrounds; 13 50-foot lanes

Up to 55% Off Round of Golf

Zachary

$100 $45

Tight, tree-lined fairways, treacherous bunkers, and five ponds that come into play make up the bulk of difficulty on the nine-hole course

Up to 52% Off a Tour at St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

$30 $15

(2)

Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

Up to 41% Off Gun-Range Packages

River Ridge

$59.95 $35

14 25-yard lanes; NRA-certified instructors and specialists with military and law-enforcement backgrounds

46% Off Tour and Wine Tasting at Landry Vineyards

West Monroe

$45 $25

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Guests sample all available wines after visiting the cellar and winery on a one-hour vineyard tour

Up to 51% Off Muscle-Car-Driving Experience

Circuit Grand Bayou

$199 $99

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

45% Off Services

Boutte

$84 $46

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Up to 70% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Mandeville

$99 $39

Tae kwon do classes teach self-defense and discipline for participants of all ages

44% Off

Destrehan

$45 $25

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60% Off Boot-Camp Membership

Jefferson

$124 $49

Slim and tone your physique over the course of 12 boot-camp classes that rely on unconventional equipment such as tires and sledge hammers

Up to 51% Off Guided Plantation Tour

White Castle

$40 $20

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Knowledgeable guides lead visitors through painstakingly restored 64-room antebellum plantation with rich history

Up to 57% Off Aerial-Silks Classes at Yoga&

Denham Springs

$45 $22

Learn acrobatics on silk fabric hanging from the ceiling; increase flexibility and strengthen muscles

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" – Up to Half Off Live Show

Joy Theater

$52.50 $26

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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 75% Off Gymboree Play & Learn Classes

Baton Rouge

$95 $24

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity for children ages 5 and younger

56% Off Athletic-Development Classes

Hyde Park, Brookwood, Southern Hills

$195 $89

Small-group training camps tailor cardio and weight-training exercises to suit the needs of specific age groups

Up to 48% Off at Laser Tag of Metairie

Metairie

$47.75 $25

Multi-level, futuristic battlefield can host 44 laser tag players at once in frenetic combat played out in dark corridors

Up to 69% Off Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing

Lafayette

$60 $19

Cardio-kickboxing classes distill the techniques of martial arts into a fun, energetic workout designed to burn calories

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing and Boxing Classes

Esplanade Mall

$100 $25

Students build strength and endurance in high-impact kickboxing and boxing classes at a gym open seven days a week

50% Off Dance Lessons

Bossier City

$50 $25

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Up to 65% Off Kickboxing or Boot-Camp Classes

Houma

$99 $39

Instructors urge students through classes in muay-Thai style strikes and other moves, or a circuit of cardio and resistance-training

50% Off Martial Arts

Marrero

$200 $100

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50% Off Services

Gretna

$80 $40

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Up to 62% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Pearl River

$90 $39

Equestrian guides lead groups of 14 or fewer on ride past gardens and along wood-lined trail; post-ride drinks served at Daiquiris Gone Wild

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Circuit Grand Bayou

$249 $125

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

Up to 52% Off Outdoor Boot Camp

West Bank Bridge Park

$60 $29

Instructor Donrell pushes boot campers through intense workouts held at West Bank Bridge Park

Up to 59% Off One Month of Baseball Lessons

Mandeville

$165 $69

One month of weekly group lessons covers baseball fundamentals at 10,000 square-foot facility

Up to 54% Off from NOLA Beer Tours

French Quarter

$159.98 $79

Taste beer from every craft beer establishment in Louisiana during VIP beer tour led by professional guide that includes small food tastings

65% Off Boot Camp

Baton Rouge

$150 $53

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Up to 58% Off from Pete Lockwood Golf Instruction

Querbes Park Golf Course

$300 $149

Golf clinics help players lower scores without the distraction of trendy swing fads and theories

55% Off

Metairie

$40 $18

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Up to 54% Off Flyboard Session

Kenner

$360 $169

Flyboard sessions send riders soaring up to 40 feet in the air atop jets of water

55% Off

Bossier City

$145 $65

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Up to 83% Off Kickboxing Classes with Gloves

Mystic

$99 $19.99

Dedicated instructors emphasize physical and mental discipline as they lead students in high-impact kickboxing classes

45% Off Race-Car Driving

Belle Rose

$125 $69

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Up to 84% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Covington

$273 $58

Kids martial arts classes help foster discipline, confidence and physical coordination

Up to 73% Off Indoor Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Former Harlem Globetrotter helms boot-camp classes designed to tone and condition male and female participants' physiques

Up to 67% Off at Yoga Vibe

Highlands/Perkins

$140 $49

Instructors lead students through classes that include hot, core flow, and Vinyasa yoga; Amanda Gonzalez leads private sessions

Up to 46% Off Gator-Park Party

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$112 $60

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Eight kids and their parents eat ice cream, gaze at alligators and zebras, and celebrate in a private party room

Up to 53% Off a Gaming Pass or Party

Metairie

$20 $10

With 24 high-end computers, 9 Xbox 360s, a 70-inch LCD TV, and an onsite café, guests can spend hours playing popular video games

45% Off Services

Kenner

$119 $65

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Up to 77% Off Personal Training at Survival Fitness

Bossier City

$120 $30

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense one-on-one personal training sessions

50% Off Gaming

Houma

$12 $6

Gamers can play on 20 computers and 6 console stations

87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

Belle Chasse

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

Up to 80% Off Martial Arts Sessions with Uniform

Mandeville

$107.50 $25

Black belt instructors guide students of all levels through self-defense classes designed to promote self-confidence

Up to 60% Off a Historical Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$25 $11

A walking tour can focus on the Garden District, St. Louis Cemetery, and French Quarter; part of the proceeds goes to local nonprofits

Up to 88% Off Self-Defense Classes at Baton Rouge Krav Maga

Baton Rouge

$45 $15

Learn the hand-to-hand combat techniques of krav maga in self-defense-focused classes; personal trainers help clients reach fitness goals

64% Off Boot Camp

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

$70 $25

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Up to 57% Off at Pilates with Beth

Metairie

$115 $55

Exercisers use the Pilates Reformer to boost strength and flexibility and develop long, lean muscles

Up to 57% at Bayou Barriere Golf Club

Belle Chasse

$80 $39

Water hazards on 20 of 27 holes challenge golfers at this course along the Intracoastal Canal; cart rental included

Up to 63% Off Fitness Classes at Pilates Bodies

Saint John

$80 $30

Group Ex classes limit their capacity to 12 and cover a range of from Pilates Mat to Piloxing, Zumba, Booty Barre, Yoga, and Kettlebell

Up to 58% Off New Orleans Historical Walking Tours

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Tour-goers learn interesting tidbits about the city during guided tours with themes such as "Cemeteries and Voodoo" and "Literary History"

Half Off Rock Climbing at BREC's Extreme Sports Park

Baton Rouge

$20 $10

A rock-climbing tower sates thrill seekers in Perkins Road Community Park

Up to 59% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

AC Steer Park

$70 $35

Groups train during boot-camp classes, whose exercises vary to burn fat and build muscle; all fitness levels are encouraged to participate

Up to 68% Off Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Kickboxing instructors lead students of all experience levels through body-sculpting routines that provide a cardiovascular workout

52% Off Martial Arts

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$50 $24

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Up to 56% Off Personal Training Sessions

Uptown

$135 $65

Through high-tech rehab equipment and a scientific exercise regimen, trainers build strong, healthy bodies with half-hour sessions

64% Off Boot Camp

Baton Rouge

$25 $9

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Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes at Peak Physiques

Shreveport

$60 $25

Clients may opt for their choice of fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, zumba, boot camp, full-intensity training, or hip-hop

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes

Metairie

$120 $39.99

30-minute classes designed to burn up to 1,000 calories include cardio boxing, TRX suspension training, and total-body conditioning

50% Off Boat or Bike Rentals

City Park

$32 $16

Rentable surreys, bikes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways and paths winding through City Park

45% Off Violin Lessons

Baton Rouge

$56 $31

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55% Off

Shreveport

$80 $36

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50% Off Indoor-Playground Visit

Tall Timbers - Brechtel

$20 $10

Children run, bounce, jump, and slide on inflatable slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses

Quarters – Up to 53% Off Boutique Bowling or Laser Tag

Shenandoah

$64 $32

Roll strikes or celebrate laser-tag victories with creative and classic cocktails until 2 a.m. on weekends

44% Off

Highland, Stoner Hill

$45 $25

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Up to 51% Off Yoga or TRX Workouts

Leonidas

$150 $75

Boost flexibility and strengthen core in yoga or TRX suspension training classes

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For the last 20 years, satanic cults, monsters, and the undead have been congregating at The House of Shock to perform unspeakable horrors in the name of Halloween. Envisioned by a crack team of fright experts, including Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo, this seasonal haunt has been featured in the Travel Channel's Halloween's Most Extreme, Rolling Stone, Maxim, and Top Haunts magazine's list of the Top 13 Haunts nationwide. The house's exhibits are so scary that they've caused some extreme reactions. Allegedly, one patron's heart stopped beating. After she was resuscitated and rushed to the hospital, it was determined she had technically been dead for a short period.

As a live metal band strikes its first ominous chords, the fright fest kicks off with a nightly horror show of pyrotechnics, death metal, live stunts, and masochists. Adrenaline levels soar as courageous guests tiptoe through the coffins, ornate gravestones, and crumbling mausoleums of an ancient graveyard. The house's professional actors don't just slink by waving chainsaws and body parts—they tear apart bodies and scare the dickens out of guests who brave the interactive horrors of a funeral parlor, a morgue, and a butcher shop's dreadfully rotten cuts of beef. The adventure reaches terrifying new heights in a controversial satanic church, where flickering candles and hellfire cast eerie shadows on demonic worshipers and their torture victims. The onsite Hell's Kitchen churns out thematic eats and adult beverages to help frightened guests regain their senses before they revert to a mental world where the only conflict is over which Teletubby wore it best.

319 Butterworth St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Beneath the purple-and-white-striped walls, ladies of all ages and fitness levels twirl around poles and sink seductively into chairs during The Perfect Poleforma’s alternative fitness classes. Instructors lead groups of up to 10 women through beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes. The classes start with basic pole spins and leg-strength exercises and graduate to swinging upside down, hanging onto the pole with just the inner thighs, and climbing flagpoles to add stars as new states are discovered. They also conduct parties for bachelorettes and birthday girls, allowing groups of friends free rein of the ceiling-mounted poles.


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9269 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

In 1976, busy California mother Joan Barnes wanted nothing more than to find a play place where she and her kids could enjoy age-appropriate, educational activities. Finding none, she developed her own innovative play environment within a developmental-based program structure now known as Gymboree Play & Music. Today, kids tumble and learn in more than 650 locations in 33 countries around the world, engaging in open play and classes designed to build cognitive and motor skills. As parents participate in their child’s development, their kids learn to paint, play music, and interact socially outside of their preschool knitting circles.

5800 Line Ave
Shreveport,
LA
US

Clouds of fog roll through darkened halls, concealing mercenaries tracking their target’s movement. Before their trap can be sprung, the unthinkable happens: their vests begin to vibrate as a giggling child yells, "Got you!"Laser Tag of Baton Rouge's family-friendly laser-tag sessions thrust players aged 7 and older into similar faux combat, peppered with flashing lights and thumping music. Players race through a 7,500-square-foot multilevel arena brandishing Gen 6 laser-tag weapons that dole out precise shots and automated score updates. Special scenarios challenge players to work cooperatively toward a shared goal; for instance, in the Fugitive mission, one or two targets must escape a group intent on their capture.

Between bouts inside the arena, players can test their gaming skills at the center's arcade, which is filled with contemporary and classic machines. Each game is outfitted with the Power Play system, a swipe-card-and-sensor combo that tracks remaining game credits, relieving players from the hassle of endlessly fishing for quarters. The arcade also leads to an observation deck that looks onto the laser-tag arena, giving spectators a giant's-eye view of the combat below.

8855 Veterans Blvd.
Metairie,
LA
US

Open 364 days a year, Kart Ranch entertains Baton Rouge– and New Orleans–area families with a variety of outdoor games and activities. Engage in family-friendly adrenaline pumping by zipping around the tire-laden go-kart track, or test the buoyancy of your brood by squirting each other to splashy submission on the outdoor bumper boats. Batting cages are smartly covered to allow players to practice pitches through rain, shine, and plagues of squirrels, while the adventure golf course sports soothing waterfalls and fountains as players go head-to-head for par-gaining rights. Activity tickets can also be used toward kiddie karts, water wars, and playground admission, while game tokens can be used toward arcade and skill games, which in turn reward tickets that can be exchanged for prizes such as toys, candy, or self-propelled laser doomsday howitzers.

508 Youngsville Hwy
Lafayette,
LA
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.

910 W Esplanade Ave
Kenner,
LA
US