Things To Do in Louisiana

Up to 51% Off Yoga

Highlands/Perkins

$35 $17

Grandmaster Chontas leads classes, drawing on 20 years of classical hatha yoga experience, including work with Anahata Yoga Center's founder

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

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

(195)

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 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

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

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

Up to 51% Off Classic Muscle Car Driving Experiences

Zephyr's Baseball Stadium

$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

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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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 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

Up to 46% Off Gator-Park Party

1

$112 $60

(68)

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

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

New Orleans Zephyrs

$249 $125

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

45% Off Services

Kenner

$119 $65

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55% Off

Bossier City

$145 $65

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

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

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

65% Off Boot Camp

Baton Rouge

$150 $53

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64% Off Boot Camp

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

$70 $25

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55% Off

Metairie

$40 $18

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

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

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

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 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 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

50% Off Indoor-Playground Visit

Tall Timbers - Brechtel

$20 $10

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

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 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 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 51% Off Yoga or TRX Workouts

Leonidas

$150 $75

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

Up to 56% Off Pole-Fitness Classes

Monterrey Plaza - On Florida BLVD between Monterrey BLVD and Oak Villa BLVD

$75 $35

Women-only pole-fitness classes cater to learners at all levels and bolster confidence

55% Off

Shreveport

$80 $36

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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

Up to 51% Off Architecture Walking Tour

Jackson Square

$50 $25

Knowledgeable guides explain the history of New Orleans and the French Quarter through the lens of its graceful buildings

45% Off Violin Lessons

Baton Rouge

$56 $31

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44% Off

Highland, Stoner Hill

$45 $25

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 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

Boot Camp at Affirm Fitness

Multiple Locations

$89 $39

Cardio, agility, flexibility, cardio, and strength-training moves challenge exercisers of all skill levels

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

Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center — Up to 50% Off

Downtown Riverfront

$18 $9

(105)

Science museum with 290+ exhibits, including a space-shuttle simulator, a BodyWorks gallery, and Louisiana's only IMAX Dome Theatre

Up to 53% Off Basketball Training for Kids

New Orleans

$18 $9

On Saturdays, seasoned basketball coaches train youth on the court during one-hour group training sessions

45% Off

Port Allen

$360 $198

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Up to 51% Off Dance Classes

Ellerbe Woods

$80 $40

Dance styles for all ages and skill levels include salsa, jazz, ballroom, swing, Latin, country western, and Zumba

Up to Half Off Tours of Beauregard-Keyes House

French Quarter

$20 $10

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Tour of former home of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard & author Frances Parkinson Keyes highlights Victorian architecture & items

Up to 72% Off Fitness Recess Group Training

Highlands/Perkins

$175 $49

Fitness Recess group training increases metabolisms, burns fat, and builds lean muscle; personal training allows for one-on-one attention

Up to 53% Off Personal Training at Body By "O"

Near Shreveport Airport

$400 $199

Personal trainer customizes cardio and diet plans for clients to help them achieve their fitness goals

Up to 55% Off Garden District Walking Tour 

New Orleans

$50 $25

Two-hour tours through the Garden District include stops at the Lafayette Cemetery and the childhood home of Peyton and Eli Manning

51% Off at Purely e barre + pilates

Baton Rouge

$92.50 $45

Boutique women's fitness studio offers daily Pilates-barre fusion classes that use isolated movements to tone lean muscle and burn calories

Up to 54% Off Play Time and Pizza

Shreveport

$19.75 $9

Game room with kiddie rides, air hockey, basketball hoops, and arcade games

Up to 53% Off Bike Rentals

French Quarter

$35 $17

Pedal around town with hourly and daily bike rentals

Up to 57% Off Zumba Classes at 225 Dance

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

High-energy beats thump through Zumba classes as students torch calories with Latin-dance-inspired moves

Up to 58% Off Intro Scuba or Snorkeling Class

Shreveport

$45 $19

In 90-minute classes, instructors help students suit up in fins, snorkels, wetsuits, and scuba equipment to explore a heated indoor pool

Up to 56% Off at New Orleans Academy of Music

Mid-City

$55 $26.95

Private weekly lessons in everything from cello to euphonium, all from musicians with Loyola degrees focused on music education

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons at SuperMusic

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

Lessons tailored to each student’s abilities challenge participants to master their chosen instrument with passion and discipline

Up to 70% Off Membership and Uniform at Church's Karate Academy

New Orleans

$174 $53

Students develop martial arts skills and learn how to be leaders at community and family-oriented karate academy

Up to 59% Off Private Music Lessons 

Highlands/Perkins

$108 $49

Multi-instrumentalist and his flutist wife conduct private music lessons that incorporate styles such as classical, country, and jazz

Up to 56% Off Historic New Orleans Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Guides teach tour groups about some of the city's most fascinating women during 2- to 2.5-hour historical walking tours of New Orleans

Up to 81% Off Ballroom-Dance Lesson Package 

Mid City South

$360 $69

Certified teachers instruct learners in classic dance styles, including foxtrot, salsa & West Coast swing

Up to 63% Off Electric Bike Rental at It's Easy!

French Quarter

$40 $15

Cruise New Orleans in style and comfort at speeds of up to 15 mph on a Currie Tech hybrid electric bike

BRSO – Up to 48% Off Wicked Divas

River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts

$45 $25

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Broadway stars set a medley of hits from Wicked, Ragtime, and Carmen against a backdrop of orchestral instrumentation

Up to 53% Off a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Spanish Plaza - Between Harrah's Casino and the Riverwalk

$28 $14

Double-decker bus rumbles through New Orleans, highlighting famous sights and offering information about each stop in 7 different languages

47% Off Dance Lessons

Central City

$15 $8

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Up to 54% Off a Historical or Ghost Tour

Corner of Royal and St. Louis

$50 $25

(67)

Walk among the graves at St. Louis Cemetery, historic mansions in the Garden District or French Quarter, or markers of the city's dark past

Up to 67% Off Music Lessons at Mid-City Music Studio

New Orleans

$60 $20

Instructor teaches students of every experience level how to hone their skills at their instrument and in musical theory and performance

Up to 74% Off Classes at Metairie CrossFit

New Orleans

$150 $39

After completing a beginner's training program, CrossFit students begin challenging functional-fitness workouts

Up to 51% Off from Witches Brew Tours

New Orleans

$50 $25

(170)

Walking tour travels through historic haunts, including the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and Congo Square

Up to 51% Off from Witches Brew Tours

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Walking tours travel through historic haunts where vampires, witches, and spirits are said to lurk

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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

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.

5871 S Sherwood Forest 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

Since 1983 we have been helping out clients realize that you can live as long without art but not as well.

200 Metairie Rd
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