Things To Do in Maryland

$15 for Symphony of Lights Drive-Through Admission for One Car or Van ($20 Value)

Symphony of Lights

Downtown Columbia

Gaze at more than 70 intricate light displays from the comfort of your car in a 20–30 minute drive through Symphony Woods

$20 $15

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Youth or Teen Intensive Modern Dance Program at vf dance and fitness (Up to 50% Off)

vf dance and fitness

ComMotion Dance Studio

Youth and teen programs teach students fundamental techniques for modern and contemporary dance with opportunities to perform

$500 $250

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Fillmore Flashback: '80s vs '90s Dance Party hosted by Biz Markie on January 3 (Up to 55% Off)

Flashback

The Fillmore Silver Spring

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Biz “Just a Friend” Markie plays DJ and host to a dance party mashup of Baltimore’s top ’80s and ’90s tribute bands

$22 $10

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Exotic-Car Ride-Along or Driving Experience from Imagine Lifestyles (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Imagine Lifestyles

Maryland Bluecrabs

Ride shotgun while a professional takes the wheel, or drive yourself during multiple high-speed laps in an exotic car

$249.99 $99

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

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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One, Two, or Three BYOB Glass-Fusing Classes at The ClayGround Studio & Gallery (Up to 60% Off)

The ClayGround Studio & Gallery

Ellicott City

Students in small-size glass-fusing classes wield studio-provided tools and materials to create art while sipping BYOB beverages

$90 $39

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$9 to Create a Glass Holiday Ornament at Hot Fired Arts ($ Value)

Hot Fired Arts

Frederick

A fused-glass holiday ornament brightens home decor and serves an opportunity for families to create personalized holiday gifts together

$14 $9

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One or Two Months of Weekly One-Hour Theatre Classes at A Brand New Day Performing Arts Center (Up to 57% Off)

A Brand New Day Performing Arts Center

Dundalk

Classes teach actors how to perform a monologue or musical in front of an audience, create a character, or take part in improvised scenes

$45 $20

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Cocktails and Canvas Painting Class at VisArts (40% Off)

VisArts

Central Rockville

Instructors lead small classes as students create works based on sketched canvases

$40 $24

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Four-Week Boot Camp for One or Two or Five One-Hour Personal Training Sessions at Fitology (Up to 81% Off)

Fitology

Bethesda

Personal training sessions target fat through customized workouts; boot camp classes challenge bodies with interval work

$150 $29

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Lacrosse Clinic or Day-Camp Session at Performance Lacrosse (Up to 65% Off)

Performance Lacrosse

Performance Lacrosse

Three- to five-week clinics cover topics such as shooting and dodging or defense; four-hour day camps help intermediate players advance

$205 $72

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One Month of CrossFit Classes at Crossfit W.S.A (Up to 84% Off). Two Options Available.

Crossfit W.S.A

Towson

CrossFit courses encourage high-intensity interval training to increase stamina and strength for all fitness levels

$160 $25

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Unlimited Kid's Martial Arts Classes at Bowie MIxed Martial Arts (Up to 64% Off)

Bowie Mixed Martial Arts

Bowie

Instructors certified in dealing with bullies help kids gain self-respect and discipline through self-defense techniques

$149 $55

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Anshin Kai Martial Arts, inc. (48% Off)

Anshin Kai Martial Arts, Inc.

Abingdon

From the merchant: Kids Martial Arts Classes! Character development, fitness, motor skills, balance and fun! Start Today!

$75 $39

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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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Four-Week Diet and Exercise Program at Muscles & Morsels (65% Off)

Muscles & Morsels

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Customized meal plans and workout programs created by a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist

$198 $69

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Two Private and Group Lessons with Two Optional Practice Parties at Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center (72% 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 $57

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 10- or 15-Lap Driving Session with Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

New Eygpt Speedway

Ride along with a dirt-track driver or take the wheel for a 10- or 15-lap experience in a Dirt Late Model car

$129 $64

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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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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga at The Zen House (Up to 81% Off)

The Zen House

Arts District

Yoga instructors help clients achieve mind/body/spirit balance through classes that include Vinyasa Flow, hatha yoga, and family yoga

$75 $15

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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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10 or 20 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Kwon's Taekwondo - Severna Park (Up to 88% Off)

Kwon's Taekwondo - Severna Park

Severna Park

Certified black belt instructors instill students 3 and up with self-defense skills as well as confidence, fitness, focus, and discipline

$161.30 $19

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$45 for $99 Worth of Services at Park's Martial Arts

Park's Martial Arts USA

Odenton

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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$25 for a Wine-Tasting Package with One Bottle of Wine and Wineglasses for Two ($46 Value)

St Michaels Winery

St. Michaels Winery

Sample 10 wines, both dry and sweet, at winery in historical seaside-resort town with a take home bottle

$46 $25

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

The Winery at Olney

Olney

Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

$37 $18

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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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Crack 'Em Up Comedy Series, Starring Eddie Bryant, Lonnie Davis, and CJ Burney on Saturday, January 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Crack 'Em Up Comedy Series

Sully's Comedy Cellar

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Sets from Eddie Bryant of Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment Standup, CJ Burney, winner of a standup contest on The View, and Lonnie Davis

$20 $15

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$33 for an Annual Family Membership at Irvine Nature Center ($75 Value)

Irvine Nature Center

Owings Mills

Family memberships offer hands-on nature exhibits & education programs, with discounts on gift store purchases and nature camps

$75 $33

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One or Two Months of Youth Sports Performance Training at Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County (Up to 71% Off)

Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County

Forest Hill

Trainers help student athletes to perform better in all sports with intense sport-specific drills

$120 $39

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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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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Family Membership at The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art (Up to 50% Off)

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Salisbury

Collection of 2,000+ wood-carved birds such as eagles, owls, and swans, and a reconstructed wetland that features decoys and hunting gear

$24 $14

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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 50% Off)

That Bounce Place

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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 $5

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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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Open-Bounce Sessions or a Weekend Party Package for Up to 10 or 20 at Jumping Jamboree (59% Off)

Jumping Jamboree

Middle River

8,000 sq. ft. facility populated by giant bounce stations, an arcade, and a separate play area for toddlers; WiFi and TVs for parents

$35 $16

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3 or 6 One-Hour Personal Training Sessions with a Fitness Analysis at BTXR Personal Training (Up to 77% Off)

BTXR Personal Training

Fulton

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

$195 $48

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$35 for One 30-Minute Private Riding Lesson at Potomac Horse Center ($70 Value)

Potomac Horse Center

North Potomac

Introduction to English riding–tailored to the student’s skill level–with an experienced and patient instructor

$70 $35

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Concealed-Handgun-License Class for One or Two at Shooters LLC (Up to 55% Off)

Shooters LLC

Lake Shore, Pasadena, Upper Marlboro

Instructor with eight teaching certifications from the NRA leads classroom-based course that qualifies pupils for concealed-handgun licenses

$155 $75

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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese and Take-Home Wine Glasses at Basignani Winery (50% Off)

Basignani Winery

Sparks

Premium tasting introduces palates to eight handcrafted, cellar-aged wines from grapes grown on premises

$32 $17

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Speed-Dating Event and Grab Bags for One or Two from Millie in the City Matchmaking (Up to 56% Off)

Millie in the City Matchmaking

Martini’s Restaurant & Lounge

Singles aged 25–50 head to Martini’s Restaurant and Lounge for a speed-dating event where they can meet and mingle with others

$25 $12

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$53 for $150 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Muay Thai Kickboxing In Annapolis

Annapolis Muay Thai

Arnold

One month of unlimited Muay Thai classes; work on your fitness as well as learn self-defense

$150 $53

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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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10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Mix It Up Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Mix It Up Fitness

Cochranville

Hip-hop toning class and Zumba class with added strength training merge cardio and resistance workouts with energetic music

$80 $33

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Crossfit Catonsville (48% Off)

Crossfit Catonsville

Arbutus

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

$75 $39

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Three Boot-Camp Classes, Personal-Training Sessions, or Both at The Laws of Health and Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

The Laws of Health and Fitness

Rosedale

Boot camp and training tone bodies and spur weight loss under the guidance of personal trainers, pro athletes, and nutritional experts

$150 $35

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Tactical Shooting Course for One or Two at Israeli Tactical School (61% Off)

Israeli Tactical School

Multiple Locations

Students learn to disarm attackers and receive an introduction to semi-automatic weaponry

$200 $80

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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 with Wetsuit for One, Two, Four, or Six at River & Trail Outfitters (37% Off)

River & Trail Outfitters

Knoxville

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

$94 $59

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Unlimited Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals for First-Time Season Pass-Holders at Boating in DC (35% Off). 3 Locations.

Boating in DC

Multiple Locations

On the waters of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, first-time season pass-holders disembark for excursions on kayaks and paddleboards

$199 $129

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10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes at Extreme Fun & Fit Bootcamp (Up to 87% Off)

Extreme Fun & Fit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

One-hour indoor boot-camp sessions reinforce camaraderie with partner & team-based drills while body-weight exercises condition physiques

$150 $29

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$30 for a Paintball Package for Two at Route 40 Paintball Park ($60 Value)

Route 40 Paintball Park

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Four fields for paintball play, supervised by a ref

$60 $30

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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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$32 for 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart & Bucket of Range Balls at Cross Creek Golf Club ($62 Value)

Cross Creek Golf Club

Beltsville

A long drive over water begins every round on an idyllic par 70 course

$62 $31

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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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One-, Two-, or Three-Hour Jet-Ski Rental at South River Jet Ski Rentals (60% Off)

South River Jet Ski Rentals

Edgewater

Rental shop provides jet skis for outings on nearby South River

$120 $48

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5 or 10 Pop-In Playtime Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 56% Off)

Pump It Up

Elkridge

Lauded by Parents magazine, indoor playground sprawls over 11,000 sq. ft. of party rooms and air-filled playthings for shoeless escapades

$40 $20

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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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$109 for Five Rounds of Golf for One Person at Patriots Glen National Golf Club ($175 Value)

Patriots Glen National Golf Club

Elkton

Newly renovated course features updated design elements like strategically placed bunkers, new turf, and improved playability throughout

$175 $109

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6 or 12 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Sage Yoga (Up to 66% Off)

Sage Yoga

Damascus

Instructors lead students through Vinyasa flow sequences, hot yoga sessions, or classic Hatha poses inside 1,500 sq. ft. studio

$80 $29

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One or Two Tandem Skydives, Each with T-Shirt from Skydive Baltimore (Up to 47% 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 $159

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Eight or 12 Dance Classes at Prince William Dance Academy (Up to 75% 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 $48

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

Paintball International

Torrid Paintball

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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$225 for a Sailing Lesson for Two from BaySail ($390 Value)

BaySail

Havre de Grace

Instructors take students to the Havre de Grace harbor waters for a hands-on introductory sailing lesson

$390 $225

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One or Two Months Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit (Up to 78% Off)

CD Fit

Multiple Locations

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

$90 $29

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

Maryland Skydiving Center

Cambridge

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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 at Fun Bounce Paradise (Up to 54% Off)

Fun Bounce Paradise

Nottingham

Two-hour play sessions let kids explore colorful inflatables

$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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To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

830 Market Street
Westminster,
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 Road
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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