Things To Do In Metairie

Up to 51% Off Vampire 5K Registration

Vampire 5K

Zephyrs Stadium

$60 $32

Black-shirt-clad "vampires" and white-flag-bearing "citizens" race for the finish, each camp with its own objectives as they race to the end

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Gotham Dream Cars

New Orleans Zephyrs

$249 $125

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

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA - Activities

Tiger Rock Of Old Metairie

Metairie

$40 $18

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

Up to 51% Off Gaming Birthday Party

ICE Computer Cafe

Metairie

$170 $85

With 24 high-end computers, 13 Xbox 360s, a 70 in. LCD TV, and an onsite café, guests can spend hours playing popular video games

Up to 57% Off at Pilates with Beth

Pilates with Beth

Metairie

$115 $55

Exercisers use the Pilates Reformer to boost strength and flexibility and develop long, lean muscles

Up to 68% Off Kickboxing Classes

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Kickboxing instructors lead students of all experience levels through body-sculpting routines that provide a cardiovascular workout

Up to 60% Off Private Dance Lessons

The Lakeside Ballroom

Metairie

$440 $119

A certified instructor teaches couples or solo students the steps to dances such as the walz, swing, salsa, and tango

60% Off Boot-Camp Membership

Krewe Fitness CrossFit Roux

Jefferson

$124 $49

Slim and tone your physique over the course of 12 boot-camp classes that rely on unconventional equipment such as tires and sledge hammers

Up to 62% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Wolfshohl Horse Training

Pearl River

$90 $39

Equestrian guides lead groups of 14 or fewer on ride past gardens and along wood-lined trail; post-ride drinks served at Daiquiris Gone Wild

Brewsiana – Up to 57% Off Beer Festival

Brewsiana

House of Blues New Orleans

$70 $30

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Live music from the likes of Brass Bed and The Scorseses soundtracks a beer festival featuring pours from local breweries

Up to 42% Off Maze with Frankie Beverly and Patti LaBelle

Maze with Frankie Beverly and Patti LaBelle

UNO Lakefront Arena

$69.30 $40

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R&B legends with 30 hit-singles, including "Back In Stride" and "I Can't Get Over You," play a set of slow jams with hints of funk

Up to 52% Off Bike Tours with Beignets

French Quarter Bike Tours

French Quarter

$102.95 $49

Atop comfy cruiser bikes, tourers see New Orleans's historic district and enjoy a basket of tasty beignets

50% Off Kayaking Tour for Two

Kayak-iti-Yat

Bayou St. John

$80 $40

Two-hour tours in ergonomically designed kayaks explore historic neighborhoods of Faubourg St. John and Park Island

Up to 50% Off at French Quarter History and Ghostbuster Tours

French Quarter History and Ghostbuster Tours

French Quarter

$25 $15

Guests learn about the history and hear haunted stories from the French Quarter

Up to 60% Off Gymnastics Classes at Empire Gymnastics Academy

Empire Gymnastics Academy

Jefferson

$245 $99

Kids of all experience levels flip, tumble, and build strength while making friends at a gym helmed by a former Elite Power Tumbler

Up to 91% Off Kids' Martial Arts Classes

Kids Love Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

Up to 54% Off Historical or Haunted Walking Tours

Dark Crescent Tours

New Orleans

$50 $25

Supernatural tours present the history of New Orleans through a macabre lens; history tour ambles through French Quarter and Algiers Point

Up to 73% Off Indoor Boot-Camp Classes

BodyTime

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Former Harlem Globetrotter helms boot-camp classes designed to tone and condition male and female participants' physiques

Up to 58% Off New Orleans Historical Walking Tours

G L-f de Villiers

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Tour-goers learn interesting tidbits about the city during guided tours with themes such as "Cemeteries and Voodoo" and "Literary History"

Up to 56% Off Personal Training Sessions

Kelly Personal Training

Uptown

$135 $65

Through high-tech rehab equipment and a scientific exercise regimen, trainers build strong, healthy bodies with half-hour sessions

50% Off Boat or Bike Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

City Park

$32 $16

Rentable surreys, bikes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways and paths winding through City Park

Up to 51% Off Yoga or TRX Workouts

Transform NOLA

Leonidas

$150 $75

Boost flexibility and strengthen core in yoga or TRX suspension training classes

Up to 63% Off Cemetery Tour

French Quarter Phantoms

PJs Coffee House

$40 $16

Visitors encounter more than 700 tombs and the grave of Marie Laveau while tip-toeing through a cemetery built in 1789

Up to 66% Off Kickboxing and Martial Arts Classes

Shaolin Institute

New Orleans

$129 $50

Skilled instructors guide students of all skill levels through tai chi, kung fu, and kickboxing classes to improve strength and confidence

Up to 73% Off TRX Classes at 504 FIT

504 FIT

West Riverside

$165 $50

Students increase their strength and stamina in TRX classes, using suspension straps to perform body-weight exercises

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Bamboula's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of New Orleans

West Riverside

$60 $22

Martial-arts programs for adult and children include tae kwon do, cardio kickboxing, and grappling

Up to 53% Off Basketball Training for Kids

Elevate NEXT

New Orleans

$18 $9

On Saturdays, seasoned basketball coaches train youth on the court during one-hour group training sessions

Up to Half Off Tours of Beauregard-Keyes House

Beauregard-Keyes House

French Quarter

$20 $10

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Tour of former home of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard & author Frances Parkinson Keyes highlights Victorian architecture & items

Up to 53% Off Bus Tour from Southern Style Tours

Southern Style Tours

Central Business District

$45 $22

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Bus tours explore the birthplace of jazz while rolling past elaborate crypts, history-filled mansions, and celebrity homes

Up to 56% Off at New Orleans Academy of Music

New Orleans Academy of Music

Mid-City

$55 $26.95

Private weekly lessons in everything from cello to euphonium, all from musicians with Loyola degrees focused on music education

Up to 48% Off City and Ghost Tours

Historic New Orleans Tours

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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See the French Quarter or St. Louis Cemetary through a supernatural lens, or learn about the architecture and culture of the garden district

Up to 70% Off Membership and Uniform at Church's Karate Academy

Church's Karate Academy

New Orleans

$174 $53

Students develop martial arts skills and learn how to be leaders at community and family-oriented karate academy

Up to 67% Off Classes at Shanti Yoga Shala

Shanti Yoga Shala

East Riverside

$75 $25

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Certified teachers lead classes through a cycle of yoga movements and postures to promote strength, flexibility, and well-being

50% Toward Personal Training Service

SL Health And Fitness

On Location

$40 $20

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

Boot Camp at Affirm Fitness

Affirm Fitness

Great Lawn between Storyland and Peristyle

$89 $39

Cardio, agility, flexibility, cardio, and strength-training moves challenge exercisers of all skill levels

Up to 56% Off Historic New Orleans Walking Tour

Ella Tours LLC

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Guides teach tour groups about some of the city's most fascinating women during 2- to 2.5-hour historical walking tours of New Orleans

47% Off Dance Lessons

Movement Studio

Central City

$15 $8

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

Up to 53% Off a Kayak Rental

Joe Rugs Water Adventures

Ponchartrain Park

$65 $32

Explore the expansive water along the French Quarter via kayak

Up to 54% Off a Historical or Ghost Tour

Magic Tours, LLC

Corner of Royal and St. Louis

$50 $25

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Walk among the graves at St. Louis Cemetery, historic mansions in the Garden District or French Quarter, or markers of the city's dark past

Up to 67% Off Music Lessons at Mid-City Music Studio

Mid-City Music Studio

New Orleans

$60 $20

Instructor teaches students of every experience level how to hone their skills at their instrument and in musical theory and performance

Up to 74% Off Classes at Metairie CrossFit

Metairie CrossFit

New Orleans

$150 $39

After completing a beginner's training program, CrossFit students begin challenging functional-fitness workouts

Up to 51% Off from 3-in-1 Walking Cemetery Tour

Witches Brew Tours

New Orleans

$50 $25

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Walking tour travels through historic haunts, including the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and Congo Square

63% Off Recording Studio

Keepsongs

On Location

$200 $75

Professional songwriter pens and records a personalized song for special occasions; client receives a digital copy or CD of the song

52% Off New Orleans Architecture Tour

New Orleans Savvy Tours

Jackson Square

$60 $29

Architecture tours stroll through the French Quarter and discuss French and Spanish styles, with historic homes and landmarks as examples

Up to 68% Off Yoga Classes at Balance Yoga & Wellness

Balance Yoga & Wellness

Mid-City

$120 $45

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Instructors aid students of all levels in mastering Ashtanga, vinyasa, align & refine, and restorative yoga

50% Off The 1st New Orleans NotWedding Event

The NotWedding

The Chicory

$30 $15

Guests attend a mock wedding complete with ceremony and dinner to sample wedding vendors' talents and gain inspiration for their own big day

50% Off New Orleans Cooking Class

The New Orleans School of Cooking

French Quarter

$24 $12

Chefs demonstrate how to make classic New Orleans dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines and guests will enjoy a full meal

Up to 81% Off at Street Smarts Krav Maga

Street Smarts Krav Maga

Algiers

$300 $59

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Classes geared toward beginners, advanced students, kids, and even law-enforcement officers teach reality-based self-defense tactics

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing and Boxing Classes

Next Level Sports Performance & Fitness Center

Esplanade Mall

$100 $25

Students build strength and endurance in high-impact kickboxing and boxing classes at a gym open seven days a week

Up to 56% Off at Turn 2 Baseball Training

Turn 2 Baseball Training

Bannabel high School

$90 $45

Kids practice their swings and pitches at a one-day baseball camp

Up to 73% Off Gym Access & Fitness Assessment

Gym Matrix

GYM MATRIX

$99 $27

Ex footballer shares the workouts he did with pro athletes in group training sessions that maximize results for all fitness levels

50% Off Martial Arts

Southside Xtreme Martial Arts

Marrero

$200 $100

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

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts Sessions with Uniform

Just for Kicks Black Belt Academy

Meraux

$100 $29

Black belt instructors guide students of all levels through self-defense classes designed to promote self-confidence

60% Off Shooting-Range Package for Two

St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center

Grand Re-Opening

$87 $35

NRA-certified instructors, including those with military and law-enforcement backgrounds; 13 50-foot lanes

Up to 51% Off Muscle-Car-Driving Experience

Golden Era Motors

Circuit Grand Bayou

$199 $99

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

Up to 51% Off Formula Car Racing Experiences

The Formula Experience

Circuit Grand Bayou

$99 $49

Burn rubber in on a race track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a Formula car or SCCA race-proven Mazda Miata

45% Off Race-Car Driving

Circuit Grand Bayou

Belle Rose

$125 $69

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87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

My Dojo Kickboxing

Belle Chasse

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

Up to 57% at Bayou Barriere Golf Club

Bayou Barriere Golf Club

Belle Chasse

$80 $39

Water hazards on 20 of 27 holes challenge golfers at this course along the Intracoastal Canal; cart rental included

Up to 52% Off Outdoor Boot Camp

Get Fit Don't Quit Outdoor Bootcamp

West Bank Bridge Park

$60 $29

Instructor Donrell pushes boot campers through intense workouts held at West Bank Bridge Park

Up to 74% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Stephanie Haydel's Northshore Taekwondo

Mandeville

$149 $39

Tae kwon do classes teach self-defense and discipline for participants of all ages

Up to 59% Off One Month of Baseball Lessons

Guerilla Baseball

Mandeville

$165 $69

One month of weekly group lessons covers baseball fundamentals at 10,000 square-foot facility

Up to 84% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Southern Karate Jiu-Jitsu

Covington

$273 $58

Kids martial arts classes help foster discipline, confidence and physical coordination

Up to 80% Off Martial Arts Sessions with Uniform

Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy

Mandeville

$107.50 $25

Black belt instructors guide students of all levels through self-defense classes designed to promote self-confidence

65% Off Dance Lessons

Shall We Dance Studios

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$140 $49

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

45% Off at Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe

Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe

Saint John

$20 $11

Venue with live acts offers food such as pork sliders, wings, smoked sausage sandwiches with caramelized onions, and mushroom swiss burgers

Up to 51% Off Kayak Rental From Bayou Adventure

Bayou Adventure

Lacombe

$70 $35

Adventurers traverse the bayou's majestic waters in kayaks

84% Off Gym Membership at Koko FitClub

Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

$186 $30

Programmed key loads automated gym's workout equipment with exercises tailored to individual goals

Up to 63% Off Fitness Classes at Pilates Bodies

Pilates Bodies

Saint John

$80 $30

Group Ex classes limit their capacity to 12 and cover a range of from Pilates Mat to Piloxing, Zumba, Booty Barre, Yoga, and Kettlebell

60% Off Martial Arts

Northshore Karate Studio

Covington

$129 $52

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51% Off Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Fortitude Crossfit

Fortitude Crossfit

Slidell

$99 $49

Certified CrossFit trainers lead high-intensity routines of functional exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

Up to 51% Off a Reptile-Farm Tour or Party

Kliebert's Turtle and Alligator Farm

Hammond

$24 $12

One-hour tours or two-hour parties at a turtle and alligator farm where visitors hold exotic animals, observe feedings, and snap pictures

Up to 71% Off Pottery Class for Two

The Purple Penguin Art Company

Thibodaux

$100 $29

Customers can paint a pre-made piece of pottery of their choice or learn wheel-throwing techniques while making a piece of their own

Up to 33% Off a Tour at St. Joseph Plantation

St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

$30 $20

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Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

Up to 85% Off at Martial Arts Studio

Martial Arts Studio

Downtown Houma

$160 $25

Instructors teach students martial arts or krav maga techniques, while also instilling passion for fitness

Up to 65% Off Kickboxing or Boot-Camp Classes

Blacklist Martial Arts & Fitness

Houma

$99 $39

Instructors urge students through classes in muay-Thai style strikes and other moves, or a circuit of cardio and resistance-training

Up to 83% Off Kickboxing Classes with Gloves

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Houma

Mystic

$99 $19.99

Dedicated instructors emphasize physical and mental discipline as they lead students in high-impact kickboxing classes

50% Off Gaming

uGAM3

Houma

$12 $6

Gamers can play on 20 computers and 6 console stations

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As an expert in kung fu and tae kwon do, Louis Charron had learned to wield his body as a weapon. After a time, however, he felt that his martial arts repertoire had ceased to expand—how was he supposed to respond on a dime to dangerous situations if his technique couldn't adapt? It wasn't until he began to specialize in krav maga that he experienced a combat system that continuously evolved, honing rapid-fire reactions to real-life scenarios. Louis dedicated himself to mastering the same self-defense maneuvers utilized by the Israeli Defense Forces, and today runs Close Combat and Fitness as lead instructor and the Louisiana State Director for the International Krav Maga Federation.

Inside the training facility, Louis teaches students to build from the body's natural movements and ward off armed and unarmed attackers, demonstrating tactics for offense, defense, and evasion. He maintains that fostering a positive mindset can create the best sense of security, second only to the confidence that comes from wearing brass knuckles on your hands and feet. That sense of security can particularly benefit youngsters, who gain the confidence to ignore bullies and the self-discipline to succeed in their studies. Guests of all fitness levels can benefit from his lessons, which have been featured on WWL-TV and Cox Sports Television Fitness 411 for their growing influence on the martial-arts scene.

4407 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie,
LA
US

Clouds of fog roll through darkened halls, concealing mercenaries tracking their target’s movement. Before their trap can be sprung, the unthinkable happens: their vests begin to vibrate as a giggling child yells, "Got you!"Laser Tag of Baton Rouge's family-friendly laser-tag sessions thrust players aged 7 and older into similar faux combat, peppered with flashing lights and thumping music. Players race through a 7,500-square-foot multilevel arena brandishing Gen 6 laser-tag weapons that dole out precise shots and automated score updates. Special scenarios challenge players to work cooperatively toward a shared goal; for instance, in the Fugitive mission, one or two targets must escape a group intent on their capture.

Between bouts inside the arena, players can test their gaming skills at the center's arcade, which is filled with contemporary and classic machines. Each game is outfitted with the Power Play system, a swipe-card-and-sensor combo that tracks remaining game credits, relieving players from the hassle of endlessly fishing for quarters. The arcade also leads to an observation deck that looks onto the laser-tag arena, giving spectators a giant's-eye view of the combat below.

8855 Veterans Blvd.
Metairie,
LA
US

The volunteers at Deutsches Haus have worked since 1928 to celebrate German culture and introduce locals to the country’s music, food, language, and history. The chirp of accordions and the crackle of bratwurst on a grill hint at events, including Oktoberfest and Volksfest festivals. Beers from German breweries such as Paulaner and Warsteiner run in straw-hued rivulets from mugs, and vendors dressed in dirndls and lederhosen sell traditional steins. During weekly meetings of the Schlaraffia, a jovial, international fraternity, guests belt out literary and humorous compositions to entertain one another or try to teach robots to laughs.

1023 Ridgewood Dr
Metairie,
LA
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.

4540 W Napoleon Ave
Metairie,
LA
US

Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.

3939 Veterans Boulevard
Metairie,
LA
US

The Zephyrs boast a rich history of nurturing budding bat-swatters and arm-bazooka wielders; nearly 50 former Zephyr players are currently playing in the major leagues. Led by the big-swinging 22-year-old first baseman Logan Morrison, who sported a .300 average and 10 RBIs in his first 40 at-bats, and 23-year-old hurler Ryan Tucker, who posted a 1.59 ERA and nine strikeouts in his first 11.1 innings, the Zephyrs are primed for another run at the PCL American South division title.

6000 Airline Dr
Metairie,
LA
US