Things To Do in Maine

$98 for BiplaneTour over Acadia National Park from Acadia Air Tours ($199 Value)

Acadia Air Tours

Bar Harbor Airport

$199 $98

Get aerial views of Acadia National Park, harbors, lighthouses, and islands from the open cockpit of a biplane

General Admission for One to The 1st Portland NotWedding (50% Off)

The NotWedding

The Barn at Flanagan Farm

$30 $15

Guests attend a mock wedding complete with ceremony and dinner to sample wedding vendors' talents and gain inspiration for their own big day

$14 for $25 Worth of Cage Rental— In The Zone Sports Center

In The Zone Sports Center

South Paris

$25 $14

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$88 for $160 Worth of Recording Studio Time— Bottom of the River Sound

Bottom Of The River Sound

Biddeford

$160 $88

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$36 for $79 Worth of Martial Arts — United Martial Arts Academies

United Martial Arts Academies

Augusta

$79 $36

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

Six Weeks of Beginning Ballroom-Dance Classes for One or Two at Seacoast Ballroom (Up to 56% Off)

Seacoast Ballroom

Multiple Locations

$85 $39

Beginners enter six weeks of instruction where they learn the basics of waltz, swing, foxtrot, and rumba from a professional instructor

White-Water Rafting Trip for Two or Four from Maine Whitewater (Up to 51% Off)

Maine Whitewater

Multiple Locations

$238 $118

Rafting outfitter with 38 years of experience takes adventurers out on the Kennebec, Penobscot, or Dead River for thrilling rafting

Spring, Summer, or Fall Camping Session at Wolfe's Neck Farm (Up to 51% Off)

Wolfe's Neck Farm

Freeport

$50.76 $25

Enjoy a night of camping at nonelectric campsites in wooded or ocean-view spots on the farm's 626 acres

Admission for Two or Family of Four or Individual or Family Membership to Brick Store Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Brick Store Museum

Kennebunk

$15 $7

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Four 19th century buildings including a general store converted into a museum of regional history hold Photography, artwork, and artifacts

90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

AOED Portland

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

Half-Day Rock-Climbing Trip for Two, Three, or Four from Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School (Up to 41% Off)

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

Bar Harbor

$198 $119

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Experienced guides lead climbers through novice, intermediate, and advanced rock routes in Acadia National Park or Clifton

$20 for a BYOB Wine and Paint Night at The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program ($40 Value)

The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program

Scarborough

$40 $20

BYOB class offers gentle guidance as students work to paint the same Maine-based image; all paint, brushes, and materials are provided

One or Three Months of Membership at United Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

United Fitness

Augusta

$65 $25

Members get in shape at fitness club featuring one of the largest collections of fitness equipment in Augusta; open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Season Pass or Three-Night Mountain-Biking Adventure from Back Country Excursions (Up to 45% Off)

Back Country Excursions

Parsonsfield

$180 $106

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Season pass grants unlimited access to 26 miles of backcountry trail; multiday guided cycling adventure traverses tree-lined terrain

$50 for $100 Groupon Towards Custom Framing — Christine's Gallery

Christine's Gallery

Lincolnville

$100 $50

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One or Two Months of Classes and Access to Equipment at Northern Chi Martial Arts Center (Up to 75% Off)

Northern Chi Martial Arts Center

Brunswick

$90 $25

Black-belt instructors lead martial-arts classes for kids and adults, emphasizing discipline, self-defense, and fitness

Golf and Cart for Two or Four at Sanford Country Club (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Sanford Country Club

South Sanford

$100 $49

The bentgrass course hosted two United States Golf Association Amateur qualifiers

Eight Group or Private Dance Classes at Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios (Up to 56% Off)

Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios

Parkside

$80 $35

Group of private instruction in four levels of ballroom & Latin dance, covering styles such as Salsa, Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing

Whitewater River Surfing for One, Two, Four, or Six with Maine Whitewater River Surfing (Up to 53% Off)

Maine Whitewater River Surfing

Wilderness Edge Campground (check-in cabin)

$195 $95

Experience the Penobscot River's class three or four rapids using a body board and swimming fins; food, water, and transportation included

$50 for Two Months of Karate Classes ($100 value) — Zen Karate

Zen Karate

Scarborough

$100 $50

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at All Out Fitness (Up to Half Off)

All Out Fitness

Randolph

$50 $25

Classes include kickboxing, a 5 a.m. Rise N Shine boot camp, Mid-Morning Moms class, and Les Mills BodyCombat

Clay-Shooting Package for Two or Four at Silverton Sporting Ranch (Up to 54% Off)

Silverton Sporting Ranch

Canaan

$119 $59

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Certified instructors make sure all participants feel comfortable before taking aim at 25 targets per person

18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Wawenock Golf Club (Up to 62% Off) 

Wawenock Golf Club

South Bristol

$98 $45

Built in 1928, this nine-hole course offers an open layout and alternate tees for a distinct experience on the front and back nine

$41 for $74 Worth of Horseback Riding — Hi Stepping Equestrian Center

Hi Stepping Equestrian Center

Arundel

$74 $41

two 30 minute private horse back riding lessons for even less then the price of one! ($74 dollar value)

Distillery Tour, Souvenir Glasses and Whiskey Disks for Two or Four at New England Distilling (41% Off)

New England Distilling

Riverton

$32 $19

Distiller with from long line of liquor producers incorporates creative elements into gin-, whiskey-, and rum-making processes

Aerial Adventure Course and Ziplines for Two or Four at Xtreme Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Xtreme Adventures

Brewer

$90 $45

Conquer a challenging ropes course, whirl along ziplines, and plunge from a 35-ft. platform on a giant swing

6 or 12 Jump Training, Performance, Basketball, or Yoga Exercise Classes at Pro FIT Workout (Up to 77% Off)

Pro FIT Workout

Scarborough

$120 $29

The gym includes basketball courts, free weights, and cardio and strength-training machines

$22 for $40 Worth of Golf Lessons — Lighthouse Golf

Lighthouse Golf

Portland

$40 $22

Half-hour private golf lesson in the Lighthouse Golf indoor studio.

Movie with Bottled Drinks, Candy, and Popcorn for Two or Four at Alamo Theatre (Up to 31% Off)

Alamo Theatre

Bucksport

$29 $20

The theater is one of New England's oldest standing structures originally built as a cinema

Visit for Two or Four, or Membership for One or Up to Four at International Cryptozoology Museum (Up to 55% Off)

International Cryptozoology Museum

Downtown

$14 $7

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Cryptozoological museum studies and informs visitors about creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil, and Fiji Mermaids

Four or Eight Rounds of 18-Hole Mini Golf at The Sports Arena (Up to 54% Off)

The Sports Arena

Bangor

$24 $12

Balls roll toward holes on challenging 18-hole outdoor miniature-golf course

5, 10, or 20 Martial-Arts Classes with a Uniform at Discovery Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off)

Discovery Martial Arts

Riverton

$60 $22

Martial-arts center is part of an international system of teachers and schools dedicated to sharing ninjutsu, the art of the ninja

10 or 20 Krav Maga or Kickboxing Classes at Fournier's Leadership Karate Centers (Up to 71% Off)

Fournier's Leadership Karate Centers

Portland

$100 $39

Students learn self-defense techniques while also getting an aerobic workout during fun, high-energy classes

One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Skyline Farm Carriage Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

North Yarmouth

$35 $17

Annual memberships grant access to special events and tours of a carriage museum with displays from the 18th century through the 1920s

One-Hour Private Archery Lesson for One or Two at Lakeside Archery (50% Off)

Lakeside Archery

North Yarmouth

$30 $15

Instructors tailor archery training based on each student’s level of experience; equipment provided, or you can bring your own

60-Minute Personal Training Session for One or Two at Body By John (Up to 80% Off)

Body By John

Body By John

$50 $10

An intense personal training session led by fitness experts who sculpt muscles with an arsenal of kettlebells, TRX bands, and free weights

Exercise Program Design or a Gym Basics 101 Seminar at Mobile Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Mobile Fitness

East Bayside

$69 $25

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Private exercise design sessions help clients draft a fitness plan; Gym Basics 101 teaches clients how to exercise properly on their own

Aikido Class Packages for Kids or Adults at Aikido of Maine (Up to 78% Off). Four Options Available.

Aikido of Maine

East Bayside - Anderson street

$131.95 $29

Students practice Aikido techniques in pairs while instructors guide them and emphasize the importance of resolving conflicts peacefully

$22 for $40 Worth of Fitness Classes at O'Brien Sport and Fitness

O'Brien Sport and Fitness

Portland

$40 $22

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Cider- and Kombucha-Brewery Tour and Tasting with Growlers for 2, 4, or 10 at Urban Farm Fermentory (Up to 68% Off) 

Urban Farm Fermentory

Portland

$62 $31

Tart cider and probiotic-filled kombucha made from locally sourced ingredients grace tongues and fill 32-ounce growlers

Visit for Four or a Family Membership to Southworth Planetarium (Half Off)

Southworth Planetarium

USM Portland - Science Building

$26 $13

Spellbinding space films, laser shows, science lectures, and exhibits

$28 for $50 Worth of Boxing Lessons — JJ Sports

Jj Sports

Portland

$50 $28

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Ice-Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Ten at Portland Ice Arena (Up to 57% Off)

Portland Ice Arena

Portland

$14 $7

More than 60,000 people visit the arena every season to skate on the same ice rink used for practice by the AHL's Portland Pirates

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Cavorters of all ages caper about Joker's Family Fun and Games's massive indoor play zone, which is stocked with games and attractions that inspire climbing and sliding. Kids can scramble into the three-tiered A-Maze-Zing playhouse to navigate tubes, web bridges, and conference rooms, and toddlers can maneuver through the mini maze or hop aboard the train ride for a sightseeing jaunt around the tracks. Future adults can challenge one another in sundry classic arcade games such as skee-ball and air hockey, and more than 50 video games await thumbs desperate to win garlands of exchangeable tickets. Whippersnappers achieve liftoff in lieu of jetpack overalls on a Jolly Jump air bounce then safely glide down a 22-foot inflatable super slide. At the 14,000-square-foot Portland location, youngsters can also blast comrades in a space-age laser-tag zone, scale a towering rock-climbing wall, and master putting skills on an 18-hole mini-golf course. After extreme bouts of frolicking, families can quell tummy rumbles with slices of housemade pizza slathered in Joker's signature sauce or peek at the menu to peruse sandwiches, burgers, and chicken tenders.

510 Warren Ave
Portland,
ME
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Flagship Cinemas showcases new-release films in 11 theaters peppered across seven states, equipping each of its 103 screens with stadium seating and digital surround sound. Beyond providing family-friendly entertainment for more than 15 years, Flagship Cinemas strives to maintain a reputation as the "neighborhood theater" by ensuring each location has a presence in its surrounding community through contributions to local organizations. Flagship Cinemas also builds camaraderie with customers by offering free birthday visits and distributing fanatic cards, which guests can use to earn rewards such as free film tickets or an autographed photo of their favorite usher.

855 Lisbon St
Lewiston,
ME
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High above the Atlantic’s lapping waves, helmeted figures scale vertical rock walls. Undaunted, they surmount challenging obstacles and overhangs, building anchors and belaying while learning technical skills from a beginning level. They feel safe with the knowledge that they’re being overseen by American Mountain Guide Association or Professional Climbing Instructors Association-accredited climbers. Director Jon Tierney––who also boasts an international guiding license from the IFMGA––leads Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School’s faculty of experienced guides as they usher first-time and experienced explorers up majestic rock faces, snow-covered cliffs, and frozen waterfalls. Company guides frequently showcase their comfort in varied terrain as well, having applied their climbing skills on film sets to set up safety rigging for Shutter Island.

Guides provide mentorship during multi-day mountaineering trips to distant mountains, and lead day trips to share pivotal climbing skills that help students scale a range of icy and rocky conditions. In an array of advanced or basic classes, they instruct pupils on principles of anchoring, top roping, belaying, and sport or lead climbing—imbuing them with the skills to scale mountainsides or be the first to reach the top of a wedding cake. Instructors also teach students mid-climb rescues, such as how to deal with medical issues and make improvised ascents, or metamorphosize into an instructor.

228 Main St.
Bar Harbor,
ME
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The karts at Maine Indoor Karting definitely aren’t of the amateur variety. The center maintains a fleet of European racing karts that balance the power of 200 CC, 6.5-hp Honda engines and wet clutch drive systems with the comfort of adjustable padded seats. Before climbing into these speed machines, adults must first attend safety briefings, suit up in provided uniforms, and strap on helmets. Drivers younger than 15 must complete an intensive safety course on how to steer safely, increase speed, and ramp over oncoming fruit carts. But all that prep proves to be worth it when drivers squeal out onto the newly renovated serpentine track and motion-blur their way through 1,200 feet of narrow stretches and sharp switchbacks.

The family-fun center also houses an indoor 18-hole miniature golf course and an arcade filled with video games. An on-site café serves casual fare such as hot-dogs, hand-made pizza, and root beer floats.

23 Washington Ave
Scarborough,
ME
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When registered yoga teacher Carissa Ciuca discovered the ancient art, she was searching for a physical activity that would free her from the restraints of her daily routine. She found that the mental and spiritual breakthroughs it inspired were what truly liberated her and helped to center her life. After training under Seane Corn—an internationally celebrated yoga teacher—among others, she realized her dream of opening her own yoga studio, then closing it once in a while so she could go home and sleep. Now, Carissa and her large, highly trained team of registered instructors strive to create a sanctuary where students of all abilities can achieve individual growth, celebrate community, and foster self-awareness.

The staff helps students unite mind, body, and spirit through the flows and postures of Vinyasa, gentle yin, and postnatal classes. They created this curriculum to help students let yoga’s lessons stir change in their current lives and not in their past, for which time travel yoga is notorious. When they are not immersed in their own practice, these motivating instructors empower students to reshape their lives with a comprehensive teacher certification program, which emphasizes the Vinyasa style.

864 Broadway
South Portland,
ME
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At Lifestyle Fitness Center, the professional fitness team fosters svelter silhouettes and stronger bodies in a 20,000-square-foot facility brimming with Nautilus, Life Fitness, and Cybex exercise equipment. More than 80 cardio machines test every sinew and bifurcated hoof while the fleet of treadmills lights up glistening faces with personal 15-inch LCD TVs attached to each machine. Enthusiastic instructors lead dancercizers in cardio-intensive Zumba classes, help yogis of all levels twist torsos during yoga classes, and motivate students through an array of aerobics classes designed to roast calories. Exercisers can also enter the 2,500-square-foot cardio theater room for stationary cycling amid audio and video stimulation or recharge with free wireless Internet at the juice bar. The adult-supervised childcare room, with toys and beanbag chairs, allows parents to focus on their workout or to finally get some alone time with the Legos.

29 Pleasant Hill Rd
Scarborough,
ME
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