Things To Do In Manchester

Four Weeks of Unlimited Catalyst Boot Camp or One Week of Kids' After-School Fitness at Muvement (Up to 88% Off)

Muvement

Manchester

$234 $29

Boot camps build full-body muscle systems rather than isolated muscle groups; kids get fit and have fun as they learn about good nutrition

$69 for $125 Worth of Martial Arts — Unity Karate & Holistic Arts

Unity Karate & Holistic Arts

Manchester

$125 $69

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

One Month of Semiweekly Martial-Arts Classes for One or Two at Us Taekwondo (Up to 82% Off)

US Taekwondo

Center

$139 $29

Students build self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense skills while improving their physical fitness in martial-arts classes

Weekday or Weekend Admission for Two or Four to Soarin' Indoors (Up to 54% Off)

Soarin' Indoors

Manchester

$37.90 $18

Adventure courses with rope bridges, high wires, and zip lines challenge visitors' stamina at an indoor park that emphasizes safety

Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 63% Off)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

$75 for Three On-Ramp Classes and One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Thin Blue Line ($275 Value)

CrossFit Thin Blue Line

Manchester

$275 $75

Certified instructors draw on military, coaching, and police backgrounds to guide students of all abilities through high-intensity classes

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at United Korean Martial Arts (49% Off)

United Korean Martial Arts

Manchester

$49 $25

Cardio kickboxing with self defense training.

$59.25 for a Day of Indoor Rock Climbing with Gear and Intro Lesson for Two at Stone Age Rock Gym ($118.50 Value)

Stone Age Rock Gym

Manchester

$118.50 $59.25

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Climbers learn the basics during an instruction course before taking on walls aided by a suite of rented gear

One Week of Half-Day Guitar Camp or Full-Day Music and Drama Camp at The MusicMakers Academy (Up to 51% Off)

The MusicMakers Academy

Manchester

$130 $65

Campers perform a guitar concert or a musical play at the end of a week spent learning related skills

Four or Eight Karate Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Dragon Karate (Up to 64% Off)

Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

Kids, teens, and adults are introduced to the sport of karate during classes led by Sensei Cheryl

Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development (Up to 65% Off)

The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development

Manchester

$99 $35

Black belt masters lead students of all ages through self-defense techniques of tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio-kickboxing

10 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at America's Best Defense Colchester (55% Off)

America's Best Defense Colchester

Colchester

$99 $45

Jujitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting

Muay Thai or Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 75% Off). Two Options Available. 

Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Manchester

$100 $25

Self-defense-focused jiu-jitsu classes or muay thai kickboxing classes for kids or adults

Movie and Popcorn for Two, Four, or Six at Parkade Cinemas (Up to 49% Off)

Parkade Cinemas

Center

$26 $17

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Second-run movies such as Gravity in a community movie theater; popcorn and drinks included

One, Two, or Three Months of Classes and a Uniform at White Tiger Taekwon-Do (Up to 66% Off)

White Tiger Taekwon-Do

Bowers

$155 $59

Instructors here take students under their wing to help them reach goals, be they physical or mental

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Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

520 Hartford Tpke
Vernon Rockville,
CT
US

Bolton Ice Palace ditches the red carpet in favor of a sprawling, 200’x85’ rink that has sent New England skaters twirling across its surface for the past four decades. Typically open seven days per week for public sessions, the facility luxuriates each visit with modern amenities, including four locker rooms, a full-service vending room, and an onsite pro shop. Youth and men’s hockey leagues consistently rub elbows with the boards, and learn-to-skate programs—designed by U.S. Figure Skating—help pintsize and full-size gliders alike become comfortable atop their blades. Customers can also rent out the Palace, turning it into a private event space to host birthdays, work functions, or to more accurately pinpoint the location of the zamboni operator’s forlorn howls.

145 Hopriver Rd
Bolton,
CT
US

If you hear a cry of "8 ball, corner pocket" inside World Championship Billiards & Sports Lounge, it might not immediately be clear where that pocket is. That's because the lounge houses 18 pool tables, which you can use for lessons, pickup games, or five-nights-a-week league matches. In between rounds, players and spectators can munch on classic bar food such as jalape?o poppers and kielbasa sandwiches. Bartenders complement each feast with a choice of 15 beers, and live DJs lure guests from the pool tables to the dance floor every Friday night.

171 Spencer St
Manchester,
CT
US

A casual, family-friendly ambiance has been served as a complimentary side at Boston's since 1964, when founder Gus Agiortis established the very first location in Edmonton, Alberta. Today, nearly 400 restaurants have spread between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, conquering appetites with fresh, carefully selected ingredients that must endure a scrupulous interview process before hitting plates. Behind the scenes, chefs transform hand-pressed, made-from-scratch dough into 18 varieties of gourmet pizzas. At tables, forks plunge through hunks of meat and creamy sauces that make up gourmet pastas, and inside each location's sports bar, fans root for favorite teams while struggling to corral boneless wings with their sauce-stained foam fingers.

1436 Pleasant Valley Rd
Manchester,
CT
US

At Lutz Children's Museum, curious young ones aged 2 to 10 explore rotating hands-on exhibits to soak up knowledge and stoke imagination flames. Dismount aluminum covered wagons and kick off a terra firma cultural journey at the main street exhibit, which depicts a World War II-era American village, including a detailed shop and school. Meanwhile, the farm exhibit vividly displays 19th-century Connecticut farm life, where kids can collect eggs from hens, climb in a hayloft, milk the resident cow, or psychoanalyze their moos. Colorful works decorate the halls of the children's art gallery, which occasionally features the creative work of professional artists, while cuddleful perks await visitors of the rescued live animals, where a chinchilla named Bounce currently prowls the grounds alongside about 50 other cute creatures.

247 S Main St
Manchester,
CT
US

Visitors never have to wait in line to workout at Cardio Express—each of the six clubs boasts a ton of Cybex strength-training machinery, an arsenal of free weights, and more than 80 pieces of cardio equipment affixed with personal 15-inch television screens. Compassionate instructors imbue gym visits with a human element as well, leading classes such as Core Fusion, Total Tone circuit training, and spinning sessions at the Southington, Vernon, and Manchester locations. Each year, the staff members carry the same motivational energy they use in their studios to recruit members and friends for the Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour. Cardio Express has raised a grand total of nearly $400,000, and it also acts as title sponsor for the 2012 benefit.

412 Middle Tpke W
Manchester,
CT
US