Things To Do in Maryland

2 or 4 Rounds of Mini Golf or Four Rounds of Mini Golf and Batting Cages at Columbia SportsPark (Up to 55% Off)

Columbia SportsPark

Harpers Choice

$14 $8

Family-friendly park features 18-hole mini-golf course as well as fast- and slow-pitch softball and baseball batting cages

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

Valley Mill Kayak School

Darnestown

$100 $49

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

Four or Eight Aerial Yoga Classes at Yin Yang Yoga Center in Olney (Up to 52% Off)

Yin Yang Yoga Center

Far North Dallas

$72 $35

One hour of flexibility-, strength-, and balance-building movements while suspended from the ceiling in an OmGym hammock

One 1-Year Household Membership or Admission for Four to Adkins Arboretum (Up to 53% Off)

Adkins Arboretum

Ridgely

$75 $35

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

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

Virginia Canopy Tours

Shenandoah River State Park

$84 $48

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

Three or Six 55-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at 3F-Fitness LLC (Up to 75% Off)

3F-Fitness LLC

Central Rockville

$195 $69

Fitness center founded by a certified trainer, Ms. Maryland State Figure Champion, and national figure-contest competitor

$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

Maryland Seafood Festival for Two or Four at Sandy Point State Park on September 6 or 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Maryland Seafood Festival

5

$40 $20

Nearly 50-year-old festival with crab-soup cook-off, celebrity chef demos, local musicians, handmade art, and food from local restaurateurs

$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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 52% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

$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 42% Off)

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

Blue Ridge

$59 $35

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

$45 for Entry for One to Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race on Saturday, November 1 (Up to $90 Value)

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

High Point Farm

$90 $45

This obstacle-filled 5K has runners climbing walls and crawling through mud to reach a beer- and music-filled party at the finish line

Select Local Merchants

Baltimore Helicopter Services whisks their clientele away from the workaday hubbub of gridlocked traffic with the help of their fleet of luxurious charter helicopters. With a service area ranging from Norfolk to New York, the choppers can transport passengers to Pittsburgh in just 90 minutes. Taking off from their helipad located near Inner Harbor, the first-class helicraft also zip through city tours promising unobstructed sky-high sightlines, helping passengers snap shots of skyline residents including the Legg Mason Building, the Baltimore World Trade Center, and the 70-story statue of Cal Ripken, Jr.

1800 S Clinton St
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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Pure Wine Café invites wine aficionados and casual winers alike to their welcoming space, where burnt-sienna tabletops nuzzle against modern aluminum chairs. A quiet escape from the outside world, the café focuses on providing healthy and inspired bistro cuisine to accompany the various flavor profiles of its carefully selected wines, including 2.5 oz. samples, 5 oz. glasses, and bottles (ranging $20 and up for bottles). Friendly and knowledgeable sommeliers are more than happy to educate curious customers in the ways of different wines and guide them toward their perfect liquid match. Drink in, or bring home a bottle from Pure Wine's generous stock of affordable whites, reds, and bubblies. You can also use your Groupon toward the more expensive Reserve Cellar Selections ($96¬–$135), which are an elegant choice for marking any rare occasion or Stratego victory.

8210 Main St
Ellicott City,
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.

3330 Northview Dr.
Bowie,
MD
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