Things To Do in Maryland

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Two-Hour Kayak Tour or Three-Hour Paddleboarding or Whitewater-Kayaking Class (53% Off)

Valley Mill Kayak School

Darnestown

Certified guides lead kayakers down the Potomac River and paddleboarders around Valley Mill Camp Lake in recreational tours or group lessons

$100 $49

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AJR with Minor Soul at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday, October 24, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

AJR with Minor Soul

The Fillmore Silver Spring

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Indie-pop trio made up of three brothers combine barbershop harmonies with electronic influences

$16 $8

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$31 for $90 Worth of Dance Lessons — 8 Count Dance

8 Count Dance

Waldorf

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

$90 $31

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Two-Hour Painting Experience for One, Two, or Four from Pub & Paint (50% Off)

Pub & Paint

Multiple Locations

Artist guides participants of all skill levels to create their own version of a painting during two-hour events at local bar or restaurant

$40 $20

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Two-Hour Painting Experience for One, Two, or Four from Pub & Paint (50% Off)

Pub and Paint

Multiple Locations

Artist guides participants of all skill levels to create their own version of a painting during two-hour events at local bar or restaurant

$40 $20

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$60.50 for Eight-Week Beginner Swing-Dance Course at Gottaswing ($110 Value)

Gottaswing

Multiple Locations

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

$110 $60.50

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$27 for One Gingerbread Workshop with Glass of Wine or Juice at VisArts ($45 Value)

VisArts

Central Rockville

Class provides gingerbread house, icing, and candy during fun workshop, as well as a glass of juice for kids and wine for adults

$45 $27

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All-Day Admission for Two Kids or Birthday Party for Up to Seven Kids at Be With Me Playseum (Up to 36% Off)

Be With Me Playseum

Multiple Locations

Kids use play money to buy toys and activities in shops; fun experience that also teaches them how the real world works; ages 1–11

$14 $9

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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Visit for Two or Four on November 21–23 (Up to 47% Off)

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Three-day festival brings together 250+ artisans along with food, live music, and kids’ activities

$16 $9

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CrossFit Packages at CrossFit Arenal Fitness (Up to 77% Off). Three Options Available.

CrossFit Arenal Fitness

Cromwell Bridge

Enthusiastic, certified instructors teach proper form during daily CrossFit workouts and one-on-one personal-training sessions

$225 $59

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6 Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from The Hard Glamour Team (70% Off)

The Hard Glamour Team

Bowie

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

$350 $105

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga or Zumba Classes at Village Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Village Yoga

Multiple Locations

Classes range from vinyasa flow to high-intensity Zumba and power vinyasa flow yoga

$90 $29

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One or Two Months of CrossFit Classes at Grounded CrossFit (80% Off)

Grounded CrossFit

Hanover

Challenging CrossFit sessions push members through fitness plateaus with ever-changing workouts

$300 $59

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Two Private and Group Lessons with Two Optional Practice Parties at Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center (71% Off)

Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center

Bethesda Location

The ballroom-dance center offers group classes in styles such as social, nightclub, and ballroom dancing.

$206 $59

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"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Day Trip from Chesapeake Travelers (Up to 46% Off). Options for Two or Four.

Chesapeake Travelers

Multiple Locations

Comfy buses take passengers to New York City to see a matinee of “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” complete with Santa and the Rockettes

$300 $169

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Two-Hour Painting Party for One, Two, or Four at The Fine Arts Company (Up to 46% Off)

The Fine Arts Company

Hagerstown

Students enjoy snacks, their own beverages, and a social atmosphere during two-hour painting parties led by experienced painters

$45 $25

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Boxing Classes or Personal Training at Arvin Boxing & Fitness Inc. (Up to 77% Off). Five Options Available.

Arvin Boxing & Fitness Inc.

Essex

Torch calories and master boxing techniques in boxing classes, boot camps, and personal-training sessions led by a professional boxer

$100 $29

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Four-Hour Discover Scuba Class for One or Two at Chesapeake Underwater Sports (50% Off)

Chesapeake Underwater Sports

Annapolis

Learn basic diving skills during a classroom session before applying those skills in a pool under the guidance of a dive instructor

$90 $45

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Roller-Skating Package for Two or Four, or a Birthday Package at Hot Skates Roller Skating Center (Up to 52% Off)

Hot Skates Roller Skating Center

Woodlawn

Spacious rink keeps wheelheads gliding with daily public skates, themed music sessions, and pizza and soft drinks

$63 $30

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Pub Food and Beer for Two or Four at Severna Park Taphouse (Up to 58% Off)

Severna Park Taphouse

Severna Park

Draft brews from Goose Island and Lagunitas pair with burgers in family-friendly spot

$48 $22

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One Month of Beginner, Experienced, or Kids' CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Glen Burnie (Up to 67% Off)

CrossFit Glen Burnie

Odenton

A Workout of the Day can include weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardiovascular exercises, and can be scaled to fit all ages

$149 $49

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One Month of Roller-Derby Boot Camp for One or Two at 301 Derby Dames (Up to 51% Off)

301 Derby Dames

1, La Plata

Learn the ropes of roller derby while partaking in a fun cardiovascular workout

$35 $17

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Total Terror Pack for One or Two with Four Attractions and Fast Pass at Field of Screams (Up to 47% Off)

Field Of Screams Maryland

Olney

Horrifying scenes and zombies infest four events along the haunted trail and at the house; paintball areas where guests can shoot at zombies

$84 $45

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Two Dance Classes from N'ferno Dance (75% Off)

N'ferno Performing Arts

Randallstown

This deal will cover 3 classes; adult dance classes include jazz, African dance, and hip-hop

$100 $25

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Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Body by Em (Up to 57% Off)

BODY by Em

Pikesville

Certified trainer with more than 20 years of experience joins forces with a licensed dietician to help clients reshape their bodies

$75 $35

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Two Hours of Duckpin or Rock N' Bowl Bowling with Soda or Beer for Four at Parkville Lanes (Up to 44% Off)

Parkville Lanes

Parkville

Bowling alley features classic duckpin-style bowling on 26 lanes, fueling patrons with an included pitcher of their favorite soda or brew

$70 $39

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Classes Twice a Week for One Month, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Owings Mills (83% Off)

CrossFit Owings Mills

Owings Mills

Following CrossFit’s constantly varied workout of the day, highly qualified fitness instructors help you get into shape

$150 $25

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$47 for All-Day Paintball Outing with Equipment for Six at North East Adventure Paintball ($210 Value)

North East Adventure Paintball

5, North East

Players sprint across one of five themed fields targeting enemies with environmentally-friendly, oil-free paint

$210 $47

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Two Hours of Jump Time for Two or Four People at Stratosphere Trampoline Park (Up to 32% Off)

Stratosphere Trampoline Park

Eldersburg

Jumpers bounce around 11,000 sq. ft. of wall-to-wall trampolines in an arena that features open play, dodgeball and a massive airbag

$44 $30

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Six Beginner 60-Minute Group Lessons for One or Two at College Park Tennis Club (Up to 88% Off)

College Park Tennis Club

College Park

After lessons are done, play tennis games and enjoy refreshments during the two-hour party at this 32-court facility

$168 $34

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Two Hours of Jump Time for Two or Four at Stratosphere Trampoline Park (Up to 25% Off)

Stratosphere Trampoline Park

11, Delmar

Springy trampolines propel visitors of all ages through arenas and into foam pits during open jump sessions

$40 $30

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Four Rounds of Miniature Golf or Weekday Birthday Party for Up to 13 Kids at Monster Mini Golf (Up to 65% Off)

Monster Mini Golf

Columbia

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

$36 $18

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Two Wine Tastings with Commemorative Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at DeJon Vineyards in Hydes (50% Off)

DeJon Vineyards

Hydes

Award-winning wines to sample inside renovated barn with views of 20-acre winery; guests take home engraved wine glasses

$20 $10

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$99 for $300 Worth of 3-Month Martial-Arts Membership — TRYUMPH ACADEMY of Martial Arts Page

Tryumph Academy Of Martial Arts

Gambrills

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

$300 $99

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5 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for a Two-Hour Bounce-House Visit to That Bounce Place (Up to 61% Off)

That Bounce Place

4

Hop about on nine inflatable bouncers and jumpers inside amore than 13,000-square-foot arena with a toddler area and WiFi for adults

$8.95 $4

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5 or 10 Women's Fitness Classes or a One-Month Pass at Alter Ego Fitness Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Alter Ego Fitness Studio

Suitland - Silver Hill

Women's fitness classes include Zumba dance sessions, pole fitness, and chair fitness

$75 $35

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Discovery Flight with Logbook and Map for One or Photo Flight for Two at Brett Aviation (Up to 65% Off)

Brett Aviation

Martin State Airport

Discovery flights grant hands-on stints with FAA-certified flight instructors; photo flight offers photo ops of over Baltimore

$153 $75

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Two Tickets or Two Speed Passes to Laurel's House Of Horror (Up to 50% Off)

Laurel's House Of Horror

Laurel

Brave souls wind through the twisting halls of the old movie theater and come face to face with zombies, cannibal clowns, and other spooks

$40 $20

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Transformations Fitness for Women (Up to 75% Off)

Transformations Fitness for Women

Multiple Locations

At a women-only gym, classes tone all types of physiques with exercises ranging from dance fitness sessions to kickboxing-style workouts

$99 $29

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Wine Tasting with Fruit, Cheese, and Take-Home Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Woodhall Wine Cellars (48% Off)

Woodhall Wine Cellars

7

Late-1800s carriage room turned wine-tasting room hosts sampling of award-winning wines made from Maryland grapes

$40 $21

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$108 for $240 Worth of Services at Maryland Institute for Dance

Maryland Institute for Dance

Fort Washington

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

$240 $108

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Classes and Private Lessons at Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi (Up to 76% Off). Two Options Available.

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Arnold

Black-sash instructors train students of all ages in disciplines including beginner and advanced kung fu, wushu weapons, and tai chi

$135 $35

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$178 for $355 Worth of Boot Camp — Premier Fitness Training Studio

Premier Fitness Training

Summerfield

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

$355 $178

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Six Training Sessions from Well Space Fitness (75% Off)

Well Space Fitness

Greenbelt

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

$390 $98

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Guided Trail Rides for Two or Four at Greenridge Horse Ranch (Up to 56% Off). Six Options Available.

Greenridge Horse Ranch

Mann

Take a 3-mile, beginner-friendly trail ride, pack a picnic for a Scalp Trail ride, or let the guide choose the path through the forest

$100 $49

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Standup for Two or Eight at Magooby's Joke House (Up to 63% Off)

Magooby's Joke House

Magooby's Joke House

Venue named Best Comedy Club by the Baltimore City Paper hosts veteran comedians such as Mitch Fatel and Steve Hofstetter

$40 $18

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10 CrossFit Classes or 30-Day CrossFit Challenge Package with 20 Classes at CrossFit Catonsville (Up to 80% Off)

CrossFit Catonsville

Arbutus

Roster of ever-changing, scalable workouts cater to every kind of exerciser and build strength, stamina, and muscle

$200 $49

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$40 for $125 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — PTK-Baltimore

Ptk-baltimore

Rosedale

In one month, take eight special-forces training classes designed for military special forces and offered to civilians 18 or older

$125 $40

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Three Yoga Classes at Happy Hour Yoga (65% Off)

Happy Hour Yoga

Temple Hills

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$55 $19

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$99 for Discovery-Flight Package with Ground Instruction and Logbook from Dream Flight School ($198.47 Value)

Dream Flight School

Hangar 5

Taking off from Carroll County Airport, students command a two-seat plane for 45 minutes under the oversight of an FAA-certified instructor

$198.47 $99

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Whitewater-Rafting Trip for One or Two at River & Trail Outfitters (37% Off)

River & Trail Outfitters

Maryland

Adventurers raft class I–III rapids along the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers

$94 $59

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$45 for $100 Worth of Local Artwork at Art Exchange

Art Exchange

Hyattsville

High-end charcoal drawings, oil paintings, photographs, art books, and watercolors made by local and acclaimed artists

$100 $45

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$28 for a Paintball Package for Two at Route 40 Paintball Park ($60 Value)

Route 40 Paintball Park

11

Four fields for paintball play, supervised by a ref

$60 $28

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Up to 71% Off Ice Skating — Lanham Skating Center; Valid Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

$28 $8

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30-Day Boxing-Gym Membership with an Optional Personal-Training Session at Donte's Boxing Gym (Up to 68% Off)

Donte's Boxing Gym

Rockville/Derwood

Boxing-fitness, fundamentals-training, and open-sparring classes for adults; gym helmed by three experienced trainers

$145 $47

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Wine-Tasting Class and 4-Course Tasting for Two at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro (34% Off). Four Dates Available.

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro

Beltsville

Wine-tasting class and 4-course food pairing led by distinguished sommelier Jaren Kellar, who's worked at Michelin-starred restaurants

$120 $79

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Five Hot Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Takoma Park (Up to 75% Off)

Bikram Yoga Takoma Park

Takoma - DC

Inside a 105-degree room, a certified Bikram yoga instructor leads groups through a series of breathing exercises and 26 yoga postures

$100 $25

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Roller-Skating with Drinks or Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Temple Hills Skating Palace (Up to 47% Off)

Temple Hills Skating Palace

Suitland - Silver Hill

Skating sessions and parties enhanced by slices of pizza, cups of soda, and the support of SkateMate balance bars

$32 $18

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$175 for a 3,000-Foot Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight from Highland Aerosports ($295 Value)

Highland Aerosports

Ridgely

Tandem hang-gliding flight takes students soaring 3,000 ft. into the air in a two-person glider

$295 $175

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$17 for a Two-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rental at Annapolis KayakSports ($35 Value)

Annapolis KayakSports

Deale

Visitors take a voyage on Rockhold Creek for two hours aboard a kayak or stand-up paddleboard

$35 $17

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3 or 6 One-Hour Personal Training Sessions with a Fitness Analysis at BTXR Personal Training (Up to 72% Off)

BTXR Personal Training

Multiple Locations

Personal trainers develop tailored workouts for clients that begin with a detailed fitness analysis

$195 $59

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10 or 20 Drop-In Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park (Up to 75% Off)

Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park

Riverdale Park

Yogis revisit the same sequence of 26 poses during each 90-minute Bikram yoga class while a heated studio keeps their muscles loose

$160 $45

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Five or Ten Boot-Camp Classes at CrossFit Proven (Up to 55% Off)

CrossFit Proven

Exton

Fast-paced classes build strength and endurance through plyometrics, calisthenics, TRX suspension, and dynamic stretching

$50 $25

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One Month of Unlimited Classes or Two Classes a Week for One Month at TFL CrossFit (Up to 85% Off)

TFL CrossFit

Mount Airy

CrossFit coaches help students through high-intensity workouts using tools such as gymnastics rings, barbells, jump ropes, and giant tires

$164 $25

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One or Two Tandem Skydives, Each with T-Shirt from Skydive Baltimore (Up to 50% Off)

Skydive Baltimore

Aberdeen

Jumpers paired with experienced instructors leap from 11,000 feet, freefall at 120 mph, and spend 8–12 minutes parachuting back to earth

$284 $152

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Eight or 12 Dance Classes at Prince William Dance Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Prince William Dance Academy

Nokesville

Students practice age-appropriate movements and begin to learn the fundamentals skills of ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop dance styles

$140 $59

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 91% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$200 $19

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$45 for $99 Groupon — New Vision Martial Arts

New Vision Martial Arts

3, West Friendship

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

$99 $45

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On-the-Farm or On-Location Farm to School Healthy Eating Program for Kids Aged 3–12 from C & E Farm (Up to 48% Off)

C & E Farm

Glenn Dale

Kids aged 3–12 learn about healthy eating through games and hands-on activities; lesson held at C & E Farm or a school or daycare building

$249 $129

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Multimedia, Painting, or Drawing Classes for Kids at ARTkids (Up to 53% Off)

ARTkids

Art Kids

Teachers cultivate artistic growth in kids of all ages, ranging from two-year-olds with their parents to high-schoolers

$80 $40

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Workouts at Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County (Up to 84% Off)

Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County

Multiple Locations

Trainers blend calisthenic and body-weight resistance exercises with fast-paced interval and steady strength training

$150 $29

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$169 for a Tandem Skydiving Experience with $30 Photo Credit at Maryland Skydiving Center ($339 Value)

Maryland Skydiving Center

MD

While strapped to an instructor, skydivers free fall at 120 mph, before opening their chute and coasting down to solid ground

$339 $169

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5 or 10 Open Play Passes or a Supreme Birthday Party Package for Up to 15 at Fun Bounce Paradise(Up to 54% Off)

Fun Bounce Paradise

Nottingham

Two-hour play sessions let kids explore colorful inflatables, while party entertains with private playground time, dancing, and games

$7 $3.40

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart and Bucket of Range Balls for Two or Four at PB Dye Golf Club (Up to 63% Off)

PB Dye Golf Club

Ijamsville

Course designed by famed links architect, P.B. Dye, challenges golfers with a 72.2 Rating and 136 Slope

$146 $59

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$48 for Canopy Zip-Line Tour at Virginia Canopy Tours ($84 Value)

Virginia Canopy Tours

Shenandoah River State Park

Canopy tours last around 2.5 hours and include 8 zip-lines, rappelling, a nature walk, and a picturesque education on the Shenandoah Valley

$84 $48

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at River Run Golf Course (41% Off)

River Run Golf Course

6, Northern

Pairs or foursomes play an 18-hole round of golf on a course designed by Gary Player

$100 $59

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes or 1 Month of Boot-Camp Classes at Dreadsports Squash And Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

Dreadsports Squash And Fitness

Dreadsports Squash And Fitness

Boot-camp workouts build strength and endurance inside a training center dedicated to training squash players

$200 $59

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One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes at 5 Peaks Martial Arts Academy (Up to50% Off)

5 Peaks Martial Arts Academy

Millersville

Students of all skill levels build coordination, strength, and confidence while soaking up self-defense techniques from seasoned instructor

$139 $69

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Established: 2005

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 25?50

Parking: Parking garage

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Most popular offering: African-American art, history, culture

Pro Tip: $6 validated parking is directly across the street at the PMI Parking Garage.

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum celebrates the achievements of African Americans, especially those from Maryland?which often means expanding on grade-school history lessons. For instance, Betsy Ross is typically credited with making the first American flag. However, one of the museum's rotating exhibits reveals that Grace Wisher, an African American indentured servant, also worked on the original star spangled banner. Dubbed "For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People," that exhibit was recognized as one of the country's best in the summer of 2014 by USA Today?in part because it featured a scrap of the real, first flag, covered in the bald eagle feathers that filled the air back then. That's just one of the myriad rotating exhibits that the museum has hosted, to complement permanent collections that highlight Maryland African Americans' endurance through two centuries of slavery, and their artistic and intellectual innovations.

Q&A with Helen Yuen, Director Of Marketing

What sets your business apart from your competition?

A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the east coast?s largest African-American museum. Besides rotating exhibitions, enjoy live musical performances from gospel jazz to steel drums. Films in our theater have enriched audiences on the history of soul food, civil rights, and more. For families, programs like art workshops and living history bring our mission to life. Lectures and our resource center enrich what you'll find in our permanent collection. We also nourish the body with the best soul food in Baltimore at our museum cafe. Visit our website for a full calendar of events.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

To showcase the rich contributions of Maryland African Americans, from Harriet Tubman and Thurgood Marshall to the unsung heroes who helped make Maryland what it is today.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Having people experience something new, different, and enriching to their lives.

830 E Pratt St.
Baltimore,
MD
US

?A lot of players look at the card and think because it?s short that they?re going to play their all-time best round of golf and end up spending a lot of time in the woods,? says head professional Joan Lovelace of the course at Fairway Hills Golf Club. The Ron Pritchard?designed course ?which stays neatly within the bounds of 6,158 yards?doesn?t just get its bite from the woodlands about which Lovelace warns. Water comes into play on 12 of the 18 holes, and the second fairway?s wicked dogleg right and stream-guarded bentgrass green costars with collarless shirts in many golfers? nightmares. The links wind down with a hope-inspiring 18th hole, where golfers with the right mix of skill and luck can make a birdie.

Adjacent to the course?s bermuda-grass fairways, the club?s practice facilities invite players to demolish buckets of balls at a turf range, cleat across a chipping area, or practice whipping a putter out of its holster and twirling it around their thumb. Lessons with the club?s PGA professionals are also available to help hone games.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-70 course
  • Length of 6,158 yards
  • Course rating of 125
  • Slope rating of 70.1
  • See the scorecard
  • See hole details
  • Five tee options, including one for The First Tee program


5100 Columbia Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

They’re a common food in several Latin countries, including Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, but empanadas are made a bit differently in Argentina. “We have an edge because we actually bake them,” Nicolás Ibarzabal, co-owner of 5411, told the Decider in 2009. ”Here in Chicago there are a couple of places that offer empanadas, but they’re pretty much all deep-fried. We like to think of ourselves as the new healthy frontier of empanadas.”

Along with pals and fellow Buenos Aires natives Mariano Lanfranconi and Andrés Arlia, Ibarzabal makes the flaky baked treats in nearly a dozen varieties. You’ll find traditional hand-cut beef empanadas as well as Americanized versions including barbecue chicken, which Ibarzabal admits is one of his favorites despite chuckles from his Argentine friends. The trio started 5411—a mash-up of Argentina’s country code, 54, and Buenos Aires’s city code, 11—in 2009 as a catering company before rolling out a food truck and finally opening a shop in Lakeview. That shop makes deliveries by the dozen, and the same pale-blue food truck—perhaps the catalyst for 5411’s success—still takes to the streets daily, urging office dwellers to emerge from their cubicles and horses to escape from their buggies.

18031 Central Park Circle
Boyds,
MD
US

It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire?lock in your target.

That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.

8200 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase,
MD
US

Imagine a lifestyle in which you park a Ferrari at a private boat slip, slide onto a custom yacht, and ferry it across a waterway to a private island hosting a 20-room mansion modeled after an Italian villa. Though this may sound like a dream only attainable by the mega rich or an heir to a chocolate-fountain fortune, Imagine Lifestyles facilitates such lavish accommodations with a cavalry of luxury vehicles, vacation homes, and yacht charters. They specialize in auto rentals, entrusting cars from brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, and BMW to drivers for as short as a half day or as long as several weeks. To shield these pristine and rare rides from the elements, they also deal in luxury vacation home rentals, ranging from beach mansions in Miami to chic lofts and high-rise penthouses. The service also charters air and sea transportation, including jets of all sizes and yachts for all occasions.

11765 Saint Linus Drive
Waldorf,
MD
US

A golf course is where players go to test their skills, but Arundel Golf Park is where those skills are formed. At Arundel's outdoor facility, instructors teach private and group classes and hold supervised practice sessions, in which they periodically check in with students as they drive ball after ball at a driving range protected from the wind and distracting cries of caddies. During "fitting days," golfers bring in their current clubs to have one of Arundel's pros determine their ideal length, loft, and other specs.

While golf remains the focus at Arundel Golf Park, the facilities have a couple of other ways visitors can work on their swings. An 18-hole mini-golf course shrinks the game down to a fun challenge of angles and finesse, and batting cages let players set aside the elegant, nuanced game of golf to simply enjoy bashing round things with blunt objects.

1501 Dorsey Rd
Glen Burnie,
MD
US

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