Things To Do in Maine

One 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lesson with Introduction for One or Two at Coldbrook Equestrian (Up to 56% Off)

Coldbrook Equestrian

Hampden

After an introductory class about horsemanship, students put what they learned into practice on horseback

$40 $19

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$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

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

$40 $20

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

In The Zone Sports Center

South Paris

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

$25 $14

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Leather-Crafting Class for One or Two or Small Leather Goods at Desert Moon Leather (Up to 51% Off)

Desert Moon Leather

Biddeford

Carve, stamp, color, and sew leather, or pick up a handmade leather item, such as a belt or messenger bag

$50 $25

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

United Martial Arts Academies

Augusta

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

$79 $36

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Shooting-Range Package for Two or Four or an NRA Safety Course for One at Maine Tactical (Up to 57% Off)

Maine Tactical

Saco

With a focus on safe gun handling and understanding how the gun operates, instructors demonstrate shooting fundamentals

$65 $39

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

Seacoast Ballroom

Multiple Locations

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

$85 $39

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

Christine's Gallery

Lincolnville

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

$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

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

$90 $25

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

Brick Store Museum

Kennebunk

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

$15 $7

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Standup Comedy for Four or a Season Pass for Two at Headliners Comedy Club at The Gold Room (Up to 89% Off)

Headliners Comedy Club at The Gold Room

Riverton

Standup comics from Comedy Central and NBC perform while guests watch from private tables

$60 $15

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

Alamo Theatre

Bucksport

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

$29 $20

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

Zen Karate

Scarborough

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

$100 $50

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

Bottom Of The River Sound

Biddeford

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

$160 $88

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

United Fitness

Augusta

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

$65 $25

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

Back Country Excursions

Parsonsfield

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

$180 $106

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Clay-Shooting Package for Two or Four at Silverton Sporting Ranch (Up to 62% Off)

Silverton Sporting Ranch

Canaan

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

$119 $48

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

Wawenock Golf Club

South Bristol

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

$98 $45

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

Sanford Country Club

South Sanford

The bentgrass course hosted two United States Golf Association Amateur qualifiers

$100 $49

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

Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios

Parkside

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

$80 $35

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

The Sports Arena

Bangor

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

$24 $12

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

Pro FIT Workout

Scarborough

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

$120 $29

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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

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

$50 $25

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

Hi Stepping Equestrian Center

Arundel

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

$74 $41

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

New England Distilling

Riverton

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

$32 $19

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Two or Four 45-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Mind Body Personal Training (Up to 67% Off)

Mind Body Personal Training

Downtown

Experienced trainer specializes in fat loss, injury prevention and rehabilitation, fitness modeling, and TRX suspension training

$90 $35

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One, Three, or Six Blacklight Yoga or Blacklight Barre Classes at Magnolia Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Magnolia Fitness

Downtown

Instructors lead small-group barre classes as well as black-lit yoga sessions for a physically and visually stimulating flow

$14 $9

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

Lighthouse Golf

Portland

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

$40 $22

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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

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

$14 $7

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

Discovery Martial Arts

Riverton

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

$60 $22

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

Fournier's Leadership Karate Centers

Portland

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

$100 $39

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

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

North Yarmouth

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

$35 $17

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

Lakeside Archery

North Yarmouth

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

$30 $15

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

Mobile Fitness

East Bayside

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

$69 $25

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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

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

$131.95 $29

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Entry for Four or One-Year Family Membership to Southworth Planetarium (Up to 50% Off)

Southworth Planetarium

USM Portland - Science Building

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

$26 $14

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

O'Brien Sport and Fitness

Portland

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

$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

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

$62 $31

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

Jj Sports

Portland

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

$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

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

$14 $7

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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
US

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
US

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
US

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
US

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
US

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
US