Things To Do in Massachusetts

10 or Unlimited HD Fitness Classes with One-Month Gym Membership at Worcester Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

Worcester Fitness

Forest Grove

$149 $50

Ever-changing HD classes ensure fitness regimens stay fresh; find classes, free weights, and an indoor pool to keep workouts varied

Zoo Visit for Two, Four, or Six at The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

Springfield

$18 $11

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More than 200 animals inhabit this non-profit zoo, including alligators, western bobcats, and Vietnamese potbellied pigs

"Fiddler on the Roof" at Greater Lowell Music Theatre, June 27–29 (Up to 43% Off)

"Fiddler on the Roof "

UMass Lowell Durgin Concert Hall

$21 $12

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Tony-nominated actor Eddie Mekka—best known as Carmine from "Laverne and Shirley"—stars in the classic musical about a rustic Jewish village

Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch (Up to 49% Off)

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $28

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A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

Paintball Outing with Paintballs and Equipment Rental for Four or Six at Xtreme Paintball (Up to 59% Off)

Xtreme Paintball

Agawam Town

$160 $79

Paint-slinging soldiers equipped with protective equipment speckle enemies on five playing fields scattered with manmade obstacles

Arcade Fire at Xfinity Center on August 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Arcade Fire

Xfinity Center

$39.65 $20

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Grammy-winning indie-rockers celebrate their new album, which adds dance beats and Haitian Carnival music to their epic pop

Concealed-Weapons Course for One or Two at Ware Gun Shop (Up to 53% Off)

Ware Gun Shop

Ware

$95 $45

NRA- and state-certified staff; completion of the course with range time allows students to apply for the Mass. or Conn. carry license

$54 for a Four-Hour Sea-Bass- and Fluke-Fishing Trip for Two from Helen H Fleet in Hyannis ($80 Value)

Helen H Fleet

Barnstable Town

$80 $54

100-foot all-aluminum super cruiser boat stocked with high-end rods and reels

Renaissance Fair for Two or Four at King Richard's Faire (Up to 44% Off)

King Richard's Faire

Carver

$62 $39

Kings, queens, and jesters roam the grounds of a festival celebrating the Age of Enlightenment with food, artisan wares, and entertainment

Three, Five, or Seven Laps in a​n Exotic Car at Historic Thompson Speedway​ from Circuit One Presented by Mohegan Sun (Up to 67% Off)

Circuit One Presented by Mohegan Sun

Thompson

$300 $99

Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Nissan GT-R as you take on the pavement of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park​

Summer Party Cruise for One or Two from Boston Event Guide (Up to 76% Off)

Boston Event Guide

Provincetown II - Commonwealth Pier

$60 $15

Dance your way across three floors to the sound of live bands and a DJ, then head to a free after-party when the boat docks; Uber credit

$29 for a Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch (Up to $48 Value)

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $29

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View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft. boat, Hurricane II; valid all season long

Whale-Watching Cruise for One or Two from Cape Ann Whale Watch (40% Off)

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $29

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View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115-ft. boat "Hurricane II"

$26 for One Hour of Pottery Painting for Two at Made by Me in Cambridge (Up to $46 Value)

Made By Me

Harvard Square

$46 $26

Aspiring artists and a friend paint pre-made mugs and other pottery pieces before staff escorts finished pieces to their date with the kiln

Archery Session with Tutorial and Gear Rental for Two or Four at Trader Jan’s Archery Pro-Shop (Up to 56% Off)

Trader Jan's Archery Pro-Shop

Fall River

$40 $20

Recurve bows launch arrows down 23 climate-controlled lanes toward targets placed 10 or 20 yd. away

Four or Eight "Learn to Play Ice Hockey" Sessions from MA Hockey League (Up to 56% Off)

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

$100 $49

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

Four or Six Horseback-Riding Lessons at Chrislar Horse Farm & Equestrian Center (Up to 57% Off)

Chrislar Horse Farm & Equestrian Center

Rowley

$200 $99

Seasoned instructors impart principles of horsemanship, horse-rider communication, and riding

$29 for Four Dance Sessions and Annual Registration Fee at Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Academy of Boston (Up to $110 Value)

Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Academy of Boston

Acrobatic Rock 'N Roll Academy of Boston

$110 $29

Competitive and recreational combo, tumbling, and acrobatic classes geared toward kids

Admission for Two to Ghoulie Manor (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Ghoulie Manor

Silver City Galleria Mall

$38 $19

Wander through the haunted manor's creepy rooms, including a bedroom filled with dead-eyed dolls, an abandoned library, and a family crypt

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The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."

This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.

150 3rd Avenue
Boston,
MA
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At Escape Aerial Arts, students learn how to combine the grace of dance and gymnastics while defying gravity. The studio's five poles and suspended aerial silks provide an alternative to typical conditioning and strength-training workouts. As students spin, climb, and dangle inches or feet above the ground, they are using their muscles without putting undue strain on their joints. Instructors lead a variety of classes ranging from beginners' sessions that introduce the fundamentals to more advanced sessions that emphasize the aspects of performing on the pole or aerial silks.

3 Kelley Square
Worcester,
MA
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The Histrionic Academy follows the enduring footprints of America's first steps, bringing to life the iconic men, women, and events that helped forge the United States into existence during the Revolutionary era. Throughout the extended, 90-minute Tour the Freedom Trail walking tour, groups weave across the first 1.2 miles of Boston's Freedom Trail behind the proverbial torches held by guides dressed in colonial garb. Up to 16 of the city's historical landmarks along the tour's route act as links to the past, enabling tour takers to see the actual locations where Paul Revere famously hung out and memorized the horse alphabet.

In addition to Freedom Trail adventures, The Histrionic Academy also swings open its vault of knowledge during school field trips and a variety of other tours. The Plymouth Night tour raises hairs by shuffling visitors through haunted locales beneath the eerie glow of the moon while hunting for ghosts and ghouls in their paranormal hangouts, learning about the dark shadows cast by the city on a hill and the proper safety gear needed for attempting to climb to the moral high ground. The Salem's 1692 tour relives the hysteria of witch hunts by sailing through city streets atop gas-powered brooms.

147 Tremont St.
Boston,
Massachusetts
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Harbor Queen Cruises' namesake cruise boat Harbor Queen slices through the sparkling waters of Narragansett Bay during daytime jaunts or evening soirees. Passengers can take to the high seas for dining and drinks during dinner or brunch cruises, or wander the two climate-controlled decks during cocktail parties. Harbor Queen Cruises makes parties memorable with the help of an onboard chef, who crafts buffet-style meals and New England–style clambakes, and a complimentary parrot for every guest’s shoulder.

333 Victory Road
Quincy,
MA
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Green Planet Kids, tucked away in the independent shopping mecca of Newton Highlands, brings an old-fashioned sensibility to eco-friendly toys and nontoxic art supplies. Sunlight spills across the two-story confines, where personable service collides with fun, educational toys and hands-on art classes. Under the supervision of professional instructors, youngsters create a flurry of art projects in the form of paper-bead jewelry, watercolor paintings, and tissue-paper flowers, which are ideal for attracting tissue-paper hummingbirds.

22 Lincoln St
Newton,
MA
US

The concept behind Samba Steak & Sushi House started to take shape in the early 20th century, when Japanese immigrants in Brazil and Peru began mixing local culinary influences with food from home. Simple, health-conscious Japanese cooking techniques mixed with spicier South American flavors, producing dishes seen in Samba's menu of wild-caught seafood, locally sourced produce, and organic sushi rice.

Hibachi chefs roast lobster tails, calamari, and sirloin steak on tabletop grills while diners watch this time-honored practice. In contrast, the sushi chefs incorporate more fusion elements by packing nontraditional ingredients into the specialty maki, such as coconut flakes, marinated red onions, and melted mozzarella cheese.

The hibachi grills' occasional bursts of flame complement the high-ceilinged dining room's predominantly orange- and red-hued walls and the glowing eyes of the head chef. To keep this space full beyond mealtimes, the restaurant also hosts regular events, including DJ performances, karaoke nights, and sushi-making classes.

1138 Worcester Rd
Framingham,
MA
US

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