Things To Do in Massachusetts

Up to 70% Off Youth or Adult Martial Arts Classes

South Boston

$99 $39

Kids as young as 3 leap into Karate and Judo; older kids and adults can enroll in Karate,Self Defense, Judo, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Up to 63% Off at Shaping Zone for Women

Webster Square

$45 $20

Women work out in an intimate and supportive atmosphere making use of group classes as well as quality gym equipment

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – Up to 58% Off

Forest Park

$42 $19

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40,000-sq.-ft. basketball haven houses shrines to more than 300 Hall of Famers, 70+ interactive exhibits, and a full-size court for practice

Piccadilly Circus – Up to 52% Off

Tsongas Center

$51.70 $25

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Exotic animals, death-defying stunts, and chortle-inducing clowns roll into town for a 90-minute family-friendly spectacle

Boston Chamber Music Society – Up to 41% Off Concert

Sanders Theatre - Harvard University

$27 $16

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Acclaimed chamber ensemble performs works by Beethoven, Mozart, and others

Up to 71% Off at Carabiner's Indoor Climbing

New Bedford

$65 $19

Certified climbers teach students rock-climbing basics and safety tips; five-visit pass includes belay course and equipment

Up to 56% Off Bowling for Up to Six

Brockton

$60.49 $30

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Inside an alley over a century old, bowlers play tenpin, candlepin, or cosmic bowling on 62 lanes with automatic scoring

70% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Launch Fitness

South Quincy

$250 $75

Trainer motivates and challenges boot-camp participants to reach their fitness goals

Up to 75% Off Karate Classes at Neves Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

$75 $19

Skilled instructor teaches students Okinawan karate

Up to 57% Off Laser Tag or Mini Golf

Fall River

$68 $29

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Players navigate the 7,500 sq. ft. arena's two levels of catwalks, ramps, and mazes while avoiding laser mines and opposing players' beams

Up to 50% Off Bridal-Tradeshow Admission

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Attend one of seven 2014 bridal tradeshows featuring wedding specialists, planners, and product vendors

Join Legends of the Boston Jazz Scene for an Intimate Evening Concert

Winter Hill

$40 $40

Head to a private studio to hear the sounds of Agachiko, a local band featuring renowned jazz and big band musicians

Up to 52% Off at Jump Around Parties & Playdates

Framingham

$10.50 $5

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Kids use up energy stores jumping on inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides, and basketball courts

Up to 53% Off Reptile Tour from Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

$16 $8

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Get cozy with a pink and purple python or alligator during this reptile tour

Up to 65% Off Classes at Waltham Yoga Studio

Waltham

$140 $49

Bask in the glow of far infrared light during Vinyasa-style yoga classes at this newly opened studio

Up to 67% Off at Red House Martial Arts

Malden

$100 $39

Learn to kick and spar in these martial-arts classes designed to build strength and confidence

Up to 51% Off Sushi-Making Class or Party at Sea To You Sushi

Multiple Locations

$160 $79

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Adept sushi chefs instruct on how to construct and serve rolls during events that include all-you-can-eat sushi

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Taunton

$24 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Chicopee Lanes

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 57% Off Golf at Atlantic Country Club

Plymouth

$76 $39

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Bent-grass fairways and greens spread across tree-lined terrain make for challenging rounds of golf at acclaimed course

Up to 55% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

West Revere

$110 $50

Martial-arts classes include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing

64% Off Month of Kenpo Karate Classes

South Peabody

$80 $29

Donning uniforms, students gather around a second-degree black belt to learn Kenpo karate, a discipline that emphasizes quick movements

Half Off at Kindermusik with Laura

Barnstable

$54 $27

Veteran music educator leads classes that lets kids and their parents play, dance, and sing while developing a love for music

Up to 56% Off Classes at Drive Health & Fitness

Methuen

$75 $35

Spin, Cardio Core, heated Vinyasa, and more at a fitness facility with a sauna, a juice bar, and experienced instructors

Up to 55% Off Hudson Berkshire Wine & Food Festival

Columbia County Fairgrounds

$55.95 $25

A wine, food, and spirits festival celebrates local purveyors; ticket holders receive a souvenir glass and unlimited beverage tastings

50% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Attleboro

$40 $20

Experienced staff teaches English- or Western-style riding to anyone aged 4 and older

Up to 73% Off at Mass BJJ

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

BJJ classes for adults and kids; kickboxing and MMA classes;

68% Off Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio

Downtown Everett

$60 $19

Expert instructors pass on their skills to both children and adults during classes in Ballroom and Latin dance

Up to 58% Off Harbor or Brunch Cruise

Salem

$50 $24

Cruises cast off from Pickering Wharf and sail around Salem Sound; Mother's and Father's Day cruises include onboard brunch for two

Up to 57% Off Golf for Two or Four 

Westfield

$80 $39

Golfers swing across 6,285 yards of emerald alleyways; includes golf cart and discounts on food, range balls, and gear

Up to 69% Off Ziplining and Rock Climbing

Westminster

$520 $265

Guides lead groups up Crow Hill with alternating rock climbing and ziplining exercises during this all-day adventure

44% Off Services

Fitchburg

$50 $28

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Up to 68% Off at CrossFit Billerica

Billerica

$120 $39

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After learning the CrossFit method in OnRamp classes, students participate in daily workouts and intense classes

Up to Half Off at Ivory Billiards Lounge

Holyoke

$16 $8

Billiard hall and home to the APA and NAPA pool leagues hosts play on 20 pristine tables

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes and Evaluation

Beverly

$175 $55

Certified instructors teach classes ranging from Pilates, barre, and P90X to bootcamp

Up to 50% Off Wellness Expo in Lincoln

BEST WESTERN ROYAL PLAZA TRADE CENTER

$20 $10

135 speakers and 40 exhibitors converge to impart expertise on mind and body healing, nutrition, and spiritual awareness

Up to 63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Downtown Woburn

$129 $49

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

Up to 70% Off Yoga Therapy Sessions

Jamaica Plain

$120 $59

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

Up to 59% Off Golf Round from Six Boston Area Courses

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Cart-borne clubbers traverse one of six Boston-area courses, hunting pars across 18 holes of New England countryside

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

50% Off CrossFit classes

South Braintree

$189 $95

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

50%% Off Kayak Rental from Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at five locations

Up to 85% Off at Boston Tae Kwon Do Academy

Randolph

$139 $29

Kids gain focus, confidence, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

Up to 69% Off Yoga at Underground Studios

East Watertown

$119 $39

Hatha basics classes focus on foundation for beginners; Hatha flow classes run through warm-up, standing poses, floor poses, and breath work

Up to 57% Off Yoga and Barre at Lexington Power Yoga

Lexington Town Center

$85 $49

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Instructors lead Vinyasa Flow classes in heated or unheated studios along with prenatal yoga, kids yoga, and barre

Up to 86% Off at CrossFit Franklin

Franklin

$200 $29

CrossFit classes whip bodies into shape at 16,000 sq. ft. gym with steam room and smoothie bar

51% Off Fitness Classes at kjfitness

Tewksbury

$100 $49

Certified group fitness instructor leads fitness boot camps, cardio interval training and muscle conditioning classes

Up to 85% Off Training at Vo2max Elite

Needham

$200 $49

Training classes—in a group or private atmosphere— are led be a knowledgeable staff and offered for various levels at different times

55% Off Services

Dracut

$150 $67

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

Up to 58% Off Historic Ice House Tour

Gloucester

$40 $20

Tour takes guests through historic ice house and working wharf

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Six Flags

$249 $125

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

Up to 75% Off at Personal Best Karate

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Students boost their physical and mental strength, discipline, endurance, flexibility, and coordination in karate classes

Up to 63% Off at Building Blocks Fitness

Florence

$60 $25

In small-group classes, trainers help clients reach their fitness goals

Up to 52% Off Yoga Classes

North Andover

$90 $45

Instructors teach students of all levels yoga poses in a relaxing and fun environment

Up to 63% Off Dance Classes at Dance Republic

Wellesley

$100 $45

Learn social dances such as the salsa, tango, cha-cha, or fox trot, or build core strength and endurance in a Salsa-Thon dance-fitness class

42% Off at Skydive Barnstable

Marstons Mills

$249 $145

Skydive harnessed to a USPA-certified instructor while free-falling at up to 120 mph, then glide gently under a canopy over scenic Cape Cod

44% Off

Stoughton

$50 $28

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

Up to 65% Off from Tom Gillis Golf Instruction

Wenham

$255 $99

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience helps students improve their golf swing and overall game

Up to 49% Off Parasailing or Jet-Skiing

East Dennis

$345 $175

Boats manned by USCG-licensed captains help riders soar up to 1,200 feet above Cape Cod Bay; hour-long jet-ski rental

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Choe's Quality Martial Arts

Milford

$79 $39

Boot-camp classes incorporate strength training, calisthenics, agility drills, and an obstacle course for a full-body workout

55% Off

Wakefield

$220 $99

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

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Clases

Waverley Square

$150 $39

Work up a sweat with intense CrossFit routines that incorporate functional moves to increase agility and strength

45% Off Dance Lessons

Oakdale

$65 $36

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

45% Off Dance Lessons

Burlington

$110 $61

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

Up to 63% Off Women's Fitness Membership

Easton

$129 $59

Women's kickboxing, boot-camp, and TRX suspension classes at co-ed gym

Up to 83% Off Fitness Membership

Mansfield

$284 $49

Membership at a gym with name-brand equipment as well as towel service, a juice bar, a steam room, and childcare

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Wilmington

$204 $39

Boot-camp classes build strength and endurance

Up to 51% Off at DIY Brewing Supply

Ludlow

$60 $30

Beginners learn the fundamentals of making wine or beer; five-session class covers malts and hops, yeast and fermentation, and off flavors

Up to 75% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$200 $55

A certified trainer propels groups of 5–12 through one-hour workouts designed to shrink waistlines and tone muscles

Up to 60% Off Fitness Classes at Winchester Aerobics

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Exercisers can get in shape with choice of group fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, or aerobics

61% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Acton

$125 $49

Students of any age can learn the basics of Wah Lum kung fu in classes that focus on discipline and respect and promote physical fitness

Up to 56% Off at Gardner Municipal Golf Course

Gardner

$204 $89

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18-hole, par 71 course takes golfers circling the north end of Crystal Lake while aiming shots between tree lines and over water hazards

Up to Half Off Kayaking Tour or Lesson

Norton

$110 $55

Patrons kayak around 530-acre reservoir with many coves and clusters of islands known for fall foliage and spotting bald eagles and ospreys

Up to 50% Off at Edge Hill Golf Course

Ashfield

$70 $35

Nine scenic holes built on the site of a former dairy safe, with nine more holes set to open in June

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Belchertown

$70 $35

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

Up to 50% Off The Original Wedding Expo Tickets

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

Wedding expo unites future newlyweds with 65+ bridal merchants presenting gowns, photographers, florists, and bakers

50% Off 4-Wk Outdoor Fitness Challenge at Fuel Training Studio

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Students strengthen cores and burn fat with high-intensity outdoor boot-camp classes, building functional strength with group camaraderie

Up to 56% Off at Mill Valley Golf Links

Belchertown

$78 $39

18-hole course includes novel holes such as a par-four with a tee box perched 200 feet above the fairway and a 240-yard par 3

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Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

28 Arlington St
Boston,
MA
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Owner Richard Lanza began Open Doors as a metaphysical healing center and store in 1992, and he carried that healing spirit into the yoga studio he opened in 2003. At Open Doors Yoga Studios, Richard's goal is to create a space where people feel empowered to explore their personal beliefs on a path toward self-healing. Thus, yoga instructors at the studio's numerous locations help practitioners achieve their personal goals through accessible classes, each designed to build core strength while quieting the mind and increasing body awareness. From slow-flow heated classes to unheated Hatha sessions, students can participate in a variety of yoga styles geared toward beginners, more experienced participants, and those who only feel comfortable in a 98-degree room.

960 William T Morrissey Boulevard
Boston,
MA
US

On a recent birthday, Shawn Shaw reflected on her life. There had been lessons learned about love, happiness, and the inherent beauty of life that is present even amid disappointment. For Shawn, a dedicated practice of yoga and meditation was the wellspring for many of the lessons learned. The teenage Shawn kept fit as a distance runner, first picking up yoga as a supplementary form of exercise and stretching. It wasn't until a few years later, amid a storm of personal struggles, that she discovered the healing properties of daily practice. Today she credits yoga with transforming her physical and emotional health and cultivating a peaceful attitude. Moreover, her newfound clarity and mental presence become something Shawn had to share. She opened her own studio, Metrowest Yoga, in 2005. Now with two locations in Westborough and Worcester, the curriculum includes Shawn's own invention, Myoga Hot Hatha, which is grounded in stillness and allows students to hold poses longer than usual as they make peace between breath and body.

Metrowest Yoga's studio focuses on building a strong healthy body and cultivating a calm, peaceful mind. The styles offered are mostly vigorous in a heated room but some gentle restorative classes are offered too. Regularly scheduled classes include Vinyasa or Flow, Hatha and Ashtanga styles. Beginner’s classes or a 6 week Brand New Beginner’s course are also offered.


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32 Millbrook St
Worcester,
MA
US

The pressure was starting to get to Karoun Charkoudian, much like a teakettle when an entire family stares at it impatiently. She had completed grad school and was looking for a corporate gig, and this new phase in life was causing her a lot of confusion. But all of that went away when a friend brought her to a Bikram yoga class in 2003. There, she discovered newfound peace and clarity. In the years that followed, Karoun completed teacher training for several types of yoga, including Vinyasa flow and Iyengar, and became heavily influenced by the meditative movements of Chinese qi gong.

Now she shares her expertise within the bright green walls at Karoun Yoga. The intimate, modern studio is also home to other experienced instructors who approach yoga from the realms of fitness, rehabilitation, dance, and spirituality.

11 Pearl St
Springfield,
MA
US

Seasoned boat captains and crustacean prospectors Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Andy Hillstrand gather to share with audience members their tales of struggle and survival during crab season on the high seas, as partly documented by the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Fishing the Bering Sea in the middle of winter demands strong wills—which can come together in times of treacherous weather and 100-foot waves or come to blows about who performs better in the three-legged crabwalk race. Selected audience members will also have the chance to don the survival suits from the Time Bandit. Following the story-swapping and previously unreleased video footage, greenhorns and avid fans will have the opportunity to launch questions at the captains, wave giant foam claws, and learn how to communicate in claw-snap Morse code.

50 East Merrimack Street
Lowell,
MA
US

In the early ’70s, Boston-area resident Mike Farny dreamed of creating affordable outdoor recreational activities for his community to enjoy. In May of 1973, Mike set up shop in the MDC Norumbega Police Substation of Newton/Auburndale and began realizing his dream. The location—directly next to the historic Totem Pole Ballroom—perfectly enabled the environmentally friendly practice of canoeing and kayaking. Mike's vision blossomed over the years to include four other locations, each offering rentals, tours, and instruction.

Today, on-staff guides lead tours of the Charles River and Boston Harbor to educate participants in ecosystem conservation, view the skyline and sunset, or explore historic structures. Select trips also include lunch to fuel participants as they navigate difficult waterways and jump through flaming hoops. To prepare customers entering the water for the first time, instructors coach riders of all levels in private or group lessons at the paddling school, which draws on more than 30 years of instructional tradition. Team members also organize paddlers with sufficient experience to compete in Run on the Charles, an annual canoe and kayak race down the river. Staffers can also equip boaters in the shop—where Tiderace and Boréal kayaks hang alongside Tahoe paddleboards and Wenonah canoes, dreaming of one day being the inspiration for a traditional sea chantey. Crew members help clients choose from this selection of new rides and accessories through free daily demonstrations.

500 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge,
MA
US

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