Things To Do in Maine

50% Off Kayaking Tour from Driftwood Kayak

Deer Isle

$198 $99

After learning some energy-conservation techniques, kayakers of all skill levels paddle around about five islands on 5- to 7-hour tours

50% Off Lessons at South Portland Sailing Center

South Portland

$270 $139

Small-group lessons on one of the company’s sail boats can target specific areas of sailing knowledge or the basics

Up to 57% Off Trail Ride from Carousel Horse Farm

Casco

$50 $25

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Groups of horse-mounted riders are led through the woods, mountains, and local wildlife in the picturesque Maine countryside

Up to 52% Off Wilderness Workshops

Augusta

$100 $49

Wilderness survival experts teach students how to identify and tend wild plants, or survive in the wild during an overnight course

Aquaboggan Water Park – Up to 38% Off

Saco

$40 $25

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Careen down slides, ride tubes in a hydro half-pipe, and swim in the wave pool, or stay dry with mini golf and go-carts

64% Off Swimming at Westbrook Community Center

Westbrook

$336 $120

Up to two adults and two children swim in the Davan indoor pool, participating in family swims, open swims, and water aerobics for adults

50% Off Custom Framing

Lincolnville

$100 $50

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Up to 60% Off at Wawenock Golf Club 

South Bristol

$88 $40

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

Ogunquit Museum Of American Art – Up to 50% Off a Visit

Ogunquit

$20 $11

Oceanfront museum exclusively exhibits American works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, and graphics

Up to 45% Off Bailey Island Day Cruise

Old Port District

$50 $30

Narrated tour tells the history of Casco Bay as passengers sail past lighthouses and forts; 2-hour stopover allows strolls along the beaches

45% Off Membership at Morita's School of Dance

Hermon

$55 $29.99

Class options include hip hop, ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom, contemporary, yoga, tumbling, and Zumba

44% Off Cage Rental

South Paris

$25 $14

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Up to 57% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Gray

$105 $45

Horseback-riding instructors teach students of all ages and experience levels to ride saddle-seat, hunt-seat, or Western-style

54% Off Martial Arts

Augusta

$79 $36

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Up to 50% Off at Funtown Splashtown USA 

Saco

$50 $25

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60-foot intertwining slides, a pirate-themed play area with eight slides, a family raft slide, and a dark tube-slide foster summer fun

Up to 45% Off a Mountain-Biking Adventure

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

Up to 62% Off Guided Kayak Tour

Freeport

$130 $59

Knowledgeable guide leads kayaking groups to three islands dotting Casco Bay and points out wildlife such as eagles, osprey, and seals

Up to 66% Off Personal-Training Program

Kennebunk

$200 $69

Personal training programs feature a variety of fitness techniques designed to meet individual fitness needs

Up to 50% Off Yoga Classes

Rosemont

$110 $55

Family focused yoga studio provides classes for many age groups that range from Flow Yoga for all levels to Pre-Natal Yoga

Up to 31% Off Movie with Snacks at Alamo Theatre

Bucksport

$29 $20

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

Up to 40% Off Fishing Charters

South Portland

$375 $250

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Coast Guard-Licensed Captain and Registered Maine Guide leads groups in search of striped bass and other fish

Half Off at Martial Arts Institute

Augusta

$70 $35

Sixth-degree black belt Kevin Webb emphasizes force and fluidity during goju ryu karate classes

Up to 57% Off Shooting-Range Package or Safety Course

Saco

$65 $39

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

Up to 50% Off Camping

Brunswick, Maine

$28.08 $14

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85 acres of woods and picnic areas on campground known for its clean and untouched beachfront

Up to 50% Off Whale-Watching Cruise

Downtown

$192 $96

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Passengers can spot a wide variety of marine life, including humpbacks, finbacks, white-sided dolphins, and sea turtles

Up to Half Off Fitness Classes at 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

Up to 70% Off Classes at Bear Essentials Fitness

Saco

$50 $20

Work up a sweat in this sports-centered 24-hour gym

Up to 51% Off Camping at 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

56% Off Classes at 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

Maine Maritime Museum – 50% Off

Bath

$50 $25

Knowledgeable docents can unveil collection on tours, as well as guided walks through two shipyards and Victorian-era shipbuilder's house

Up to 88% Off Self-Defense and Fitness Classes

Portland

$100 $25

Expert coaches lead students of all levels through self-defense and fitness classes

50% Off Services

Portland

$60 $30

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Up to 55% Off Cryptozoology-Museum Visits

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

Up to 75% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Riverton

$60 $29

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

Up to 57% Off Ice-Skating at 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

Up to 57% Off Fitness Classes at Magnolia Fitness

Downtown

$99 $45

Knowledgeable instructors lead small-group barre, boot camp, and yoga classes that include Hip Hop Vinyasa and Yoga Flow

Up to 51% Off Membership to 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

Up to 80% Off Personal Training

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

Up to 64% Off Exercise Program Design or Gym Basics 101 Seminar

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

50% Off Archery Lesson at 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

50% Off an Adult Rock Camp

Back Cove

$250 $125

Adult campers spend a weekend playing in a band, songwriting, and learning from professional musicians

45% Off Fitness Classes

Portland

$40 $22

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Up to 68% Off Cider- and Kombucha-Brewery Tour 

Portland

$62 $31

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

Up to 71% Off Kickboxing Classes 

Riverton

$100 $39

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Certified instructors lead students through high-intensity kickboxing workouts; punching bags hang in a private training area

Maine Red Claws – Up to 55% Off Basketball Game

Portland Expo

$31 $14

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The Red Claws take on East Division rivals the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as fans enjoy pizza, burgers, and hot dogs

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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,
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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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