Things To Do in Maryland

$49 for Two Private Lessons, Group Classes, and Open-Practice Parties at Arthur Murray Dance Studio ($337 Value)

Arthur Murray

Multiple Locations

$337 $49

Experienced instructors lead partners and solo fleet feet in private and group lessons within a professional studio setting

Two-Hour Kayak Tour for Two or Two Beginner Kayak Lessons from Valley Mill Kayak School (53% Off)

Valley Mill Kayak School

Darnestown

$190 $90

Certified guides lead kayakers down the Potomac River or teach paddle padawans the basics of kayaking in a duet of classes

6, 12, or 24 Zumba Classes at Divinefiesta Fitness Studio (Up to 80% Off)

Divinefiesta Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $10

Spirited instructors lead one-hour cardio workouts filled with vibrant world music and easy-to-follow choreography inspired by Latin dances

One 1-Year Household Membership or Admission for Four to Adkins Arboretum (Up to 63% Off)

Adkins Arboretum

Ridgely

$75 $28

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More than 600 species of native plants on a picturesque, 400-acre garden and preserve filled with streams and meadows

Half- or Full-Day Fishing Trips for Two from Fisherman's Wharf (Up to 50% Off)

Fisherman's Wharf

Lewes

$112 $56

Captains supply rods and reels as they lead vessels out to capture deep-sea fish

$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

Regency Furniture Stadium

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

.22 Package with 50 Rounds of Ammo and Week of Range Time for Two or Four at Gilbert Indoor Range (Up to 46% Off)

Gilbert Indoor Range

Rockville

$138 $79

Inside a 22,000 sq. ft. facility, visitors unload 50 rounds of .22 ammo, before practicing more during a week of range time

$69 for Four-Hour Whitewater Duckie Tour for One Adult from Calleva ($125 Value)

Calleva

Carderock

$125 $69

ACA–certified guide takes adventurers on a Potomac river tour, navigating class II–III rapids in inflatable kayaks—or duckies

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival at Villa Rosa on Saturday, September 13 (Up to 50% Off)

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival

Villa Rosa

$40 $20

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Fourth annual family-friendly celebration of Caribbean culture features tastings of award-winning wines, island food, and live music

Visit for 1, 2, or 10 at The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, September 13 (Up to $20 Off)

Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival

Annapolis

$41.99 $20

Festival with 35 visiting breweries serving more than 100 beers; live music keeps the party going

$45 for Armageddon Ambush 5K Entry with T-Shirt and Beer on Saturday, September 13 (Up to $90 Value)

Armageddon Ambush

Charlotte Hall

$90 $45

Extreme 5K mud run mixes professionally constructed obstacles with mud and color ambushes; after-party features live music and beer

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

North East Adventure Paintball

5, North East

$210 $47

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

Skating Package for Two or Four with Skate Rentals, Combo Meals, and Game Tokens at Skate Zone (Up to 58% Off)

Skate Zone

Crofton

$45 $19

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Glide through indoor rink with 11,000 square feet of skating space before pausing to play games or enjoy refreshments

Merlot & Pumpkin Beer Release Party for Two or Four at The Vineyard at Hershey on September 13 (Up to 50% Off)

The Vineyard at Hershey

Londonderry

$30 $17

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Amid the rolling hills of this Hershey-area winery and brewery, celebrate the release of a new merlot and Flash Gourd'n pumpkin beer

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

Dream Flight School

Hangar 5

$198.47 $99

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

90-Minute Off-Road Segway Tour for One or Two from Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (Up to 50% Off)

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

Blue Ridge

$59 $30

Ride on a segway along trails that lead to the top of a mountain, which presents picturesque views

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

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

One or Two Tandem Skydives, Each with T-Shirt from Skydive Baltimore (Up to 47% Off)

Skydive Baltimore

Aberdeen

$284 $159

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

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

$249 $129

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

Select Local Merchants

“Pimlico is more than a dirt track bound by four streets,” explained then-Maryland Club president Alfred G. Vanderbilt 50 years ago. Vanderbilt was referring to Pimlico’s status as an “American institution,” a title it has earned as the country’s second oldest racetrack. Founded in 1870, Pimlico has weathered everything from World War II to the day steeds skipped work en masse to see Seabiscuit, and remains a popular destination to this day as host to the US Triple Crown’s second leg, the Preakness Stakes. In its four-star Terrace dining room, patrons dine on buffet breakfasts and lunches as they view thoroughbreds galloping to the finish line. Meanwhile, the screens in the venue’s Sports Palace project simulcasts of offsite races, and the patrons seated in the Jockey Club enjoy especially clear views of the competing horses without having to glue equine portraits to the insides of their sunglasses.

5201 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore,
MD
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Instead of pictures, the goldenrod walls of Ambrosia Bead Shop hold long strands of multicolored beads that shimmer under the glare of tiny track lights. The selection—which includes semiprecious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and freshwater pearls—constantly changes: each month, the shopkeepers supplement their wares with new or exotic materials. The shop also hosts jewelry-making classes that cover a range of topics, from beading to metalwork to taming a swarm of fireflies so they form a tiara.

9143 Red Branch Rd
Columbia,
MD
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Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces?including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis?await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.

33 Maryland Ave
Rockville,
MD
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At over 100 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga (CPY) invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breath, heat, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CPY classes are taught by approachable certified yoga instructors who lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. CPY also offers teacher training and lifestyle programs to empower students to become yoga instructors or to just advance their individual practice. During construction of all its new studios, CPY strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.

6800 Wisconsin Ave.
Chevy Chase,
MD
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Joe has spent the past 10 years dedicated to his passion for fitness. In addition to accruing accolades as a certified nutritionist and personal and performance-enhancement trainer, he also started his own brand of extreme fitness classes that he uses to help guests of all fitness levels achieve their goals. He offers dance-fitness Zumba classes, boot camps, and intense athlete training, as well as fitness programs for children and seniors.

16501 Governors Bridge Rd.
Bowie,
MD
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In the shadow of national monuments and blooming trees, a chorus of camera shutters click while photographers usher once-fleeting moments into eternity. Premier Photo Tours' staff helps foster such experiences, giving shooters skills with which to go after their photographic pursuits. Each a combination of instructor and guide, the company's camera pros lead themed walks around town that teach kids and adults how to frame scenic shots or get a stubborn art sculpture to smile. Deeper instruction comes in the form of Photo Mentor classes for photographers who want to take a more artistic and technically savvy approach in any stage of their photography development. During any of Premier's sessions, snappers have the opportunity to build community with one another around their budding talents, which can be enhanced on group travel excursions to some of the world's most photogenic locales.

1 Dock Street
Annapolis,
MD
US

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