Things To Do in Michigan

$146.99 for Pedal-Pub Cruise for Eight on March 21–April 28, 2015 ($280 Value). 33 Options Available.

Great Lakes Pub Cruiser

Grand Rapids

Pedal pubs are equipped with stereos and an iPod hookup; Groupon is valid for eight people, but can seat 16

$280 $146.99

View Deal

1 or 3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy (65% Off)

Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy

Center Line

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

$85 $39

View Deal

$9 for $27 Worth of Dance Lessons — The Fitness Academy

Fitness Academy, Llc.

Sterling Heights

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

$27 $9

View Deal

John Corabi Mötley Crüe '94 Tour at Fahrenheit Concert Venue on March 1 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

John Corabi Motley Crue '94 Tour

Fahrenheit Concert Venue

Live_logo

Former Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi delivers a rare performance of tracks from 1994’s Mötley Crüe

$15 $10

View Deal

Two Skate Sharpenings, Season Pass, or Open-Skate for Two at Yost Ice Arena (Up to 51% Off)

Yost Ice Arena

Ann Arbor

Arena hosts hockey games, figure-skating lessons, and gives skaters public access, even sharpening blades to keep them gliding smoothly

$12 $6

View Deal

Paintball Outing for Two, Four, or Eight at CRU Paintball (Up to 56% Off)

CRU Paintball

Flint

Friends dodge paintballs and duck behind obstacles in a tournament-sized indoor field or 8-acre outdoor area

$85 $38

View Deal

Two Kart Races for Two or Family Racing Package for Four at Extreme Indoor Kart Racing (Up to 37% Off)

Extreme Indoor Kart Racing

Vienna

Racing karts reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour on Michigan’s longest indoor track

$68 $43

View Deal

$19.99 for Two-Hour Painting Class for One at Paint and Pour Off-Site Venues ($35 Value)

Paint and Pour

Multiple Locations

Enjoy a night of art and fun as a Paint and Pour artist helps you recreate the night’s painting with provided materials and canvas

$35 $19.99

View Deal

"America Sings! 76th Annual Parade of Harmony" on Saturday, February 21 (Up to 45% Off)

America Sings! 76th Annual Parade of Harmony

Clarenceville High School

Live_logo

Harmony ensemble’s annual vocal showcase features an international champion quartet from California and a local group of high school talents

$22 $12

View Deal

$59 for a Self-Guided Segway Tour for Two with Seg Adventures in Plymouth ($100 Value)

Seg Adventures

Plymouth

60-minute self-guided tour gives guests the chance to explore Plymouth’s sites and sounds at their leisure

$100 $59

View Deal

$16 for a One-Hour Trampoline Session for Two at AirTime Trampoline ($24 Value)

Airtime Trampoline-Westland Park

Westland

30,000-square-foot brand new facility with interconnected trampolines on the floors and walls that make for an invigorating play session

C$24 C$16

View Deal

5 or 10 Kickboxing and Fitness Classes or One Month Unlimited Kids/Teens Boxing Classes at 6 Degree Burn Fitness Studios (Up to 61% Off) 

6 Degree Burn Fitness Studios

The Smart Zone

Classes including kickboxing, Zumba, Piyo Pilates/yoga mix, TRX/circuit, and kids boxing

$50 $20

View Deal

One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Vortex Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

Vortex Martial Arts

Farmington Hills

Classes for kids and adults aim to boost physical endurance along with leadership skills and self-confidence

$150 $44

View Deal

Train with Special Guests The Fray & Matt Nathanson at DTE Energy Music Theatre on July 1 (Up to 58% Off)

Train

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Live_logo

Three-time Grammy winners Train (“Drops of Jupiter,” “Meet Virginia”) join forces with fellow heartfelt rockers The Fray and Matt Nathanson

$35.60 $15

View Deal

$20 for a Candy-Making Class at Cake N Candy ($40 Value)

Cake N Candy

Kalamazoo

Two-hour candy-making class covers topics such as melting chocolate, using molds, and decorating snacks with confectionary coatings

$40 $20

View Deal

5 or 15 Barre, TRX, or Spin Classes or One Month of Classes at ReVamp (Up to 64% Off)

ReVamp

Macomb

Expert instructors lead ballet-inspired barre classes and core-strengthening TRX suspension classes, along with cycling workouts

$75 $29

View Deal

$50 for $99 Worth of Personal Training at Body by OH LLC

Body by OH LLC

Wyoming

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

$99 $50

View Deal

Winetasting for Two or Four on February 13 at Sips & Sounds Presented by the City of Southfield (50% Off)

City of Southfield

Southfield

Live music backs an evening filled with tastings of eight South American wines and light appetizers

$50 $25

View Deal

5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Red Lotus Yoga (Up to 69% Off)

Red Lotus Yoga

Rochester Hills

Certified yoga teachers lead 13 class styles, including hot Vinyasa, Yin yoga, and beginner-based gentle classes

$80 $28

View Deal

One or Two Hours of Simulated Golf at Tee Box Indoor Golf at Taylor Meadows (Up to 49% Off)

Tee Box Golf at Taylor Meadows

Taylor

Keep golfing skills sharp throughout the offseason during simulated rounds of Tee Box Indoor Golf at Taylor Meadows Golf Club

$35 $19

View Deal

5 or 10 50-Minute Pilates MOTR Courses at Pilatez Bodyworx (Up to 66% Off)

Pilatez Bodyworx

Saint Clair Shores

Compact MOTR equipment allows students to perform strengthening, conditioning, and balance-building exercises

$100 $35

View Deal

Introductory CrossFit Training Package or Three Private Fundamental Classes at CrossFit Bloomfield (68% Off)

CrossFit Bloomfield, Inc

Bloomfield Hills

Certified CrossFit coaches lead inspiring, beginner-level sessions that build strength, speed, endurance, and coordination

$100 $32

View Deal

$14 for Bowling and Drinks for Two at Cherry Hill Lanes (Up to $26 Value)

Cherry Hill Lanes

Dearborn Heights

A shareable pitcher of soda or beer paired with two games of bowling

$26 $14

View Deal

General or VIP Admission for Two with Beer Samples at Mac n' Brews & Comfort Food on February 26 (33% Off)

Mac n' Brews & Comfort Food

Royal Oak Farmers Market

Sample beers from over 20 breweries while tasting and voting on comfort-food creations and mac ‘n’ cheese for more than 20 local eateries

$103 $69

View Deal

Six Personalized CrossFit Sessions or One Month of HIIT Classes from XLR8 Athletix (Up to 73% Off)

XLR8 Athletix

Multiple Locations

Fitness classes blend strength training, cardio, plyometrics, and gymnastics for practitioners of any size, age, or skill level

$165 $45

View Deal

Battle Creek Bombers Game with Hats and Bobbleheads at C.O. Brown Stadium (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

Battle Creek Bombers

C.O. Brown Stadium

Live_logo

Collegiate summer team with championship pedigree cruises into its 2015 season

$53 $28

View Deal

One or Two All-Day Lift Tickets with Optional Equipment Rental at Apple Mountain (Up to 51% Off)

Apple Mountain

Thomas

12 slopes, terrain park, and lodge play host to skiers and snowboarders at a resort with snow-making capabilities

$35 $19

View Deal

18-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Food Voucher at Sand Hills Golf Resort (Up to 37% Off)

Sand Hills Golf Resort

Thedford

An Old Western–style clubhouse oversees a 5,536-yard course with seven interconnected ponds and undulating greens

C$93 C$59

View Deal

Two Personal Training Sessions with Weight-Loss Consultation from Performance Edge Training Center (69% Off)

Performance Edge Training Center

Kentwood

Highly certified personal trainers will put clients through an extensive physical screening and killer workout session

$75 $23

View Deal

$100 for a VIP 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart and Lunch at Walnut Hills ($260 Value)

Walnut Hills Country Club

East Lansing

18-hole course winds across 210 parkland acres; VIP package includes cart rental, lunch, and pre-stocked cooler

$260 $100

View Deal

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Carts, Hot Dogs, and Sodas at Harbour Club Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Harbour Club Golf Course

Van Buren

Twosomes and foursomes take two trips through a nine-hole, par 36 course near Belleville Lake and refuel on hot dogs and sodas

$52.50 $26

View Deal

Up to 45% Off VIP Winter Wine Tour & Tasting at St Julian Winery

St. Julian Winery

Paw Paw

From the merchant: You will receive a 1 on 1 guided tour of the winery, exclusive tasting from the barrel & 6 wines paired with cheeses.

$40 $24

View Deal

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Chase Hammond Golf Club in Muskegon (Up to 51% Off)

Chase Hammond Golf Club

Muskegon

18-hole course weaves through dense woodland and offers occasional glimpses of turkeys, eagles, foxes, and other wildlife.

$76 $39

View Deal

Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Michigan International Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$129 $64

View Deal

Five or 10 1-on-1 Personal Training Sessions at Fitness Together (Up to 71% Off)

Fitness Together

Holland

Personal trainers customize training sessions based on each individual’s needs and fitness goals, conducted in private workout suites.

$345 $109

View Deal

One or Two Months of Voice or Instrument Lessons at Jerry Luck School Of Music (51% Off)

Jerry Luck School Of Music

Eastpointe

Experienced musicians teach students of all skill levels the fundamentals of singing or playing instruments like guitar and clarinet

$80 $39

View Deal

Single-Attraction or Passport Admission for Two or Four at Port Huron Museum (50% Off)

Port Huron Museum

Multiple Locations

Visitors explore Port Huron's historical sights such as the Carnegie Center, Thomas Edison Depot, and Huron Lightship

$14 $7

View Deal

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

View Deal

$30 for Registration for an Eight-Week Adult Beginner Coed Soccer League at Grand Blanc Soccerzone ($85 Value)

Grand Blanc Soccerzone

Grand Blanc

Play in a weekly adult coed league that offers soccer instructionals and no-contact games

$85 $30

View Deal

$38 for $125 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Anshinkan Dojo

Anshinkan Dojo, Llc

Madison Heights

From the merchant: Classes in Aikido, Tai Chi and Kenpo! You choose what class you’d like to take.

$125 $38

View Deal

10 or 20 Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx (Up to 62% Off)

Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

Classes engage students in challenging workouts that strengthen the body and rejuvenate the mind

$100 $43

View Deal

Pizza with Starter and Pitcher of Beer, or Bar Fare and Drinks at B. Boomers Bar & Grille (Up to 45% Off)

B. Boomers Bar & Grille

Allen Park

Sports bar sates appetites with thin and deep dish pizza, angus burgers, and sandwiches loaded with creative toppings

$27.47 $15

View Deal

Four Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at Dancers for Life School Of Dance (69% Off)

Dancers For Life School Of Dance

Garden City

From the merchant: One month of dance lessons of your choice

$35 $11

View Deal

10 or 20 Krav Maga, CrossFit, Kickboxing, Boxing, and Kettlebell Classes at The Fighting Fit (Up to 81% Off)

The Fighting Fit

Wyandotte

Experienced and certified instructors lead classes including krav maga, CrossFit, kickboxing, and more

$150 $37

View Deal

Four Yoga Classes at The Hammock LLC (64% Off)

The Hammock Llc

Lowell

From the merchant: Yoga classes for all abilities, comfortable/ easy going environment, meeting your needs, feel refreshed and renewed

$50 $18

View Deal

Club Admission with Champagne for Four or Eight at Stilettos (Up to 54% Off)

Stilettos

Inkster

Mingle with friends while sipping champagne at an LGBT nightclub with drag shows, live music, and DJs

$48 $22

View Deal

Two or Four Beer or Wine Flights with Choice of Chips and Dip at Brew House (Up to 51% Off)

Brew House

Norton Shores

Beer flights include six sample or wine flights have four; six different combinations of chips and dip

$34 $17

View Deal

Three-Hour Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six at Killer Paintball (Up to 60% Off)

Killer Paintball

Romulus

Two large indoor battlefields with turf floor, inflated obstacles, industrial-sized barrels, and barricades

$66 $32

View Deal

Comedy Show for Two or Four with Appetizers and Drinks at the Holly Hotel (Up to 53% Off)

Holly Hotel

Village Of Holly Downtown

See touring comics from New York or LA over drinks and bites such as baked brie, crab cakes, and escargot

$74 $35

View Deal

The Comedy Zone Revue Friday or Saturday Show for One or Two at The Stock Yard BBQ and Brew (Up to 43% Off)

The Comedy Zone Revue

The Stock Yard BBQ and Brew

Nationally touring comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central and late-night TV take to the stage as fans dine and drink

$15 $9

View Deal

Three 90-minute Brazilian Folkloric Capoeira Dance Sessions for Kids or Adults at Tabcat Detroit (Up to 58% Off)

Tabcat Detroit

Downtown Hamtramck

Instructors guide students through dance and martial-arts routines during classes that combine rhythm and self-defense

$30 $15

View Deal

Weekday or Weekend Cooking Class for One or Two, Plus One-Year Membership at The Cellar Door (Up to 64% Off)

The Cellar Door

Auburn Hills

Chefs teach small groups professional techniques for preparing soups, rustic Italian dishes, seafood, and pastries during hands-on classes

$99 $36

View Deal

Four or Eight Small, Large, or Jumbo Range-Ball Buckets at Player's Choice Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Player's Choice Golf

Golf Dome

Take reps with the whole golf bag from woods to wedges with range-ball buckets for indoor or outdoor golf

$20 $12

View Deal

$15 for Four Rounds of Mini Golf at Stone Mountain Family Fun Center in Tecumseh (Up to $30 Value)

Stone Mountain Family Fun Center

Tecumseh

Waterfalls, streams, and rocky outcrops surround an 18-hole course, which players navigate through stone pathways and rustic bridges

$30 $15

View Deal

Two, Four, or Six General-Admission Passes to Splash Universe Indoor Water Park (Up to 61% Off)

Splash Universe Indoor Water Park

Dundee

Guests zip down twisting water slides, float along a lazy river, or step carefully across logjams inside a temperature-controlled water park

$64 $32

View Deal

$25 for Five Drop-In Classes at Center for Yoga ($110 Value)

Center For Yoga

Downtown Birmingham

Robust schedules of classes accommodates yogis of all abilities in Vinyasa, Ashtanga and slowburn classes

$110 $25

View Deal

The Mega 80s for Two or Four at The Magic Bag on Friday, January 30, at 8 p.m. (50% Off)

The Mega 80s

The Magic Bag

Live_logo

Award-winning tribute act recreates the fads, fashions, and hits of the ’80s—from Devo to Bon Jovi—at this popular retro dance party

$20 $12

View Deal

Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Hickory Creek Golf Course (Up to 52% Off). Weekday and Weekend Tee Times.

Hickory Creek Golf Course

Superior

Signature island green on hole 17 characterizes the rest of the course; plenty of water hazards, tree-lined fairways, and bunkers throughout

$60 $29

View Deal

Two 45-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons for One or Two at Luton Training Center (Up to 51% Off)

Luton Training Center

Williamston

State-champion coach and staff teach western, hunt-seat, or saddle-seat styles at a center with an indoor arena

$80 $40

View Deal

Two-Hour Bowling Package for Up to Five, or $50 Worth of Tavern Food at 10 Pins of Trenton (Up to 48% Off)

10 Pins of Trenton

Trenton

Groups can supplement two hours of bowling with pizza and soda; Classics Tavern features American fare and drinks

$64 $33

View Deal

12 Dance Classes for One or Two at Motivated 2 Move (Up to 74% Off)

Motivated 2 Move

Wayne

Students of all fitness levels burn calories as they move to the beat in invigorating dance classes

$96 $26

View Deal

"Company" at Theatre at Grand Valley on January 30–February 8 (Up to 50% Off)

"Company"

Theatre at Grand Valley

Live_logo

Tony-winning Stephen Sondheim musical follows a 35-year-old man reluctant to settle down, despite the advice given by his married friends

$14 $8

View Deal

One Month of Kids' Gymnastics, Dance, or Karate Classes for One or Two at Horizon Complex (Up to 57% Off)

Horizon Complex

Jenison

Beginner gymnastics classes––which teach tumbling basics––karate and dance classes welcome kids aged 2–12

$50 $22

View Deal

$25 for Four Weeks of Ice-Skating Lessons at Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate ($50 Value)

Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate

Hazel Park

Weekly classes instruct students in skills required to perform graceful figure-skating maneuvers or execute fast-paced hockey techniques

$50 $25

View Deal

$39 for 30 Cardio Kickboxing, Boxing, and Fitness Classes for Kids at Bad Boy Boxing Gym ($450 Value)

Bad Boy Boxing Gym

Multiple Locations

Group classes and a bumping sound system motivate both muscles and metabolisms for boys and girls

$450 $39

View Deal

Up to 50% Off Fitness Gym — Grosse Pointe Academy of Taekwondo; Valid Monday, Wednesday

Grosse Pointe Academy of Taekwondo

Grosse Pointe

Zumba classes combine dance moves with strength training to the beat of Latin & international tunes

$10 $5

View Deal

All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$100 $19

View Deal

Lift Tickets at Treetops Resort - Ski and Snowboard (Up to 52% Off). Six Options Available.

Treetops Resort- Ski and Snowboard

Gaylord

All-day lift tickets for snowboarding and skiing at resort with 23 runs

$80 $49

View Deal

Ice Skating for Two or Four with Skate Rentals and Hot Drinks at Cedar Rock Sports Plex (Up to 56% Off)

Cedar Rock Sports Plex

Cedar Springs

Open skate session includes rental skates and a coffee, hot chocolate, or cappucino

$16 $7

View Deal

Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at Fitness Academy, LLC. (65% Off)

Fitness Academy, Llc.

Fraser

From the merchant: Let’s personalize a exercise regimen that is fit for you. Be on the offensive and get the results you deserve!

$360 $126

View Deal

$159 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump with a Souvenir T-shirt from Motor City Skydiving ($329 Value)

Motor City Skydiving

Capital City Skydiving

Tethered to an instructor, skydivers free-fall at up to 120 miles per hour before floating to earth and earning a souvenir T-shirt

$329 $159

View Deal

Four or Eight Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at The Yoga School of Milford (Up to 78% Off)

The Yoga School of Milford

Suzanne's Main Street Dance Centre

Attentive yoga instructor leads students through classes that increase flexibility, build strength & soothe stress

$58 $19

View Deal

Two Weeks of Fitness Classes at Allegro Fit LLC (65% Off)

Allegro Fit Llc

Rockwood

From the merchant: Allegro Fit offers fitness classes for all skill levels. Experience Yoga, PiYo, Kettlebell, Turbo Kick, & much more!

$80 $28

View Deal

Beginner's Golf Lessons or Advanced Swing Lessons at Reason's Golf Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Reason's Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

Golf pros use video analysis to teach the Ferris-wheel technique, fostering dependable swings in private lessons

$375 $99

View Deal

10 Fitness Classes at The Studio Mind & Body Fitness in Richmond (81% Off)

Mind & Body Fitness at The Studio

The Studio Mind Body Fitness

Studio aims to rebalance patrons’ bodies & minds through group fitness classes such as yoga, TRX, spin, Zumba & Pilates held 6 days/week

$150 $28

View Deal

$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

View Deal

$75 for Six Weeks of Morning Boot Camp at STS Active ($150 Value)

STS Active

Highland

Encouraging boot-camp sessions change to keep muscles engaged, jump ropes, and stability balls for full-body workouts

$150 $75

View Deal

Community Theatre of Howell's "Noises Off" on January 30–February 1 or February 6–8 (Up to 33% Off)

"Noises Off"

Howell High School Freshman Campus

Live_logo

The complicated and comedic romantic relationships between actors spill onto the stage in Michael Frayn’s farce-within-a-farce

$14.96 $10

View Deal

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (Up to 48% Off)

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Buchanan

20 themed gardens, a nature preserve, and a 45-acre arboretum burst with plant and animal life

$16 $9

View Deal

Select Local Merchants

On November 19, 1928, the Detroit Historical Society opened the Detroit Historical Museum in a one-room suite on the 23rd floor of the Barlum Tower, earning it the nickname of highest museum in the world. These days, Detroit?s Cultural Center accommodates the museum in an 80,000-square-foot space, where interactive exhibits preserve more than 300 years of city history. Frontiers to Factories traces Detroit's transformation from French-frontier outpost to industrial city, while America's Motor City celebrates its automotive dominance with a changing display of classic vehicles and a 1903 Model T that guests can sit in. Streets of Old Detroit brings the 19th century to life with recreated cobblestone streets that wind past stores of the era such as a five-and-dime, a soda shop, and a barbershop for powdered wigs.

Thanks to recent renovations, the society has expanded its chronicle of Detroit with three new permanent exhibitions. Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy covers the ways the city's industrial infrastructure adapted to demands of World War II, and The Gallery of Innovation includes videos about renowned innovators and hands-on activities involving trial and error. As The Allesee Gallery of Culture examines the city's cultural history, its Kid Rock Music Lab lets visitors create and share their own music using interactive displays. Outside, the Detroit Legends Plaza honors the city's sports, entertainment, and media legends with cemented handprints and signatures from stars such as Lily Tomlin and Martha Reeves.

5401 Woodward
Detroit,
MI
US

"When we teach—from babyhood—people to move well, they'll enjoy doing it, and they'll continue doing it." Such is the philosophy of Gymco president and co-founder Doreen Bolhuis, which she relayed to the New York Times in a 2010 video report. The importance of starting young kids on the road toward athleticism is something Bolhuis is passionate about, especially as a former elite-level gymnastics coach who's been teaching for more than 35 years. It's a concept she calls "physical literacy," and she's appeared on news outlets such as Today, CNN, and ABC News to discuss how young children's physical training and development is just as important as their mental growth. Along those lines, Bolhuis created the GymTrix line of DVDs to help parents develop babies' fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

And Bolhuis's enthusiasm for childhood fitness is apparent at Gymco, where her staff undergoes a four-step technical and philosophical certification protocol on sports development. She has transformed what began in 1980 as a few classes held in a barn behind a local retirement home into a 5-acre, 16,000-square-foot first location and a second, state-of-the-art facility on the north side of town.

When you walk into either site, you'll see kids scaling rock walls, doing back flips, and defying imaginary pirates as they walk the plank-like high beam, improving their physical skills in sports, gymnastics, and cheerleading classes. What aren't as obvious are the internal changes that begin to manifest, from improved self-confidence and perseverance to the gradual building of character. Fulfilling her start-them-early mission, Bolhuis also offers classes designed specifically for preschoolers and kindergartners.

2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

R.U.B. BBQ has earned shout-outs from the New York Times as well as a handful of television features for its tender, well-flavored meats. Various proteins are smoked daily and slathered in a made-from-scratch rub of more than 20 spices and herbs, and cooks begin each dish with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Aromatic smoke wafting from ribs, chicken dishes, and seafood platters invites guests inside, where dangling light fixtures illuminate red walls and cobalt tiling along with 30 flatscreen televisions that were flattened when an elephant sat down. More than 100 tap and bottled brews, including a lengthy list of Michigan favorites, help to extinguish fiery spices.

5702 E 12 Mile Rd
Warren,
MI
US

The 300-foot straightaway comes to an end in one of six wheel-testing curves. The Honda 6.5-horsepower engine hums in anticipation. The moment foot touches pedal, hydraulic brakes give their answer and the racing wheels cling to the textured concrete as the go-kart deftly whips through the turn. Coming up on the end of an eight-minute streak of adrenaline, racers zip past the final stretch of the 1/5-mile race track, tearing ahead of each other as the computerized timing system clocks each score to fuel future bragging rights and rematch challenges.

From Kart 2 Kart's caf? and bar, applause rises as family, friends, and opponents sizing up the competition send their appreciation down to the track, which they've been watching as they nosh on a selection of snacks and beverages. Juniors, meanwhile, wait their turn to hit the blacktop in age-appropriate Formula-K karts. Before strapping in, all racers receive instruction and a safety lesson, during which they learn how to operate the equipment, then strive to set records that can earn them a spot on the website's scoreboard.

42705 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights,
MI
US

A group of ESPN analysts looking for a bite to eat before taping their shouting match would do well to wander through Tripper's. Upon entering, they could brush up on fodder for their next debate by watching the eatery's 50 televisions flicker with heart-pumping sporting events from across the globe, from college football and Australian rugby to playoff baseball and amateur yak tickling.

Though they might posit a PTI-worthy opinion or two of their own, the sports fans who flock to Tripper's share two universal traits: a love of Michigan sports teams and a craving for classic pub eats. They keep their morale and energy high by devouring custom pizzas, Angus burgers, and homemade, seasoned potato chips in between whistles. Glasses of craft beer from Arcadia and Bells rise and clink amidst a wall of roaring cheers, celebrating touchdowns, game-winning goals, and home runs that make the ball shriek like Roger Daltrey. For those unsatisfied with letting others doing their competing for them, Tripper's has a collection of pool and foosball tables and arcade games. Tripper's chefs also sate classic American cravings at on-location parties with their catering and menu-planning services.

350 Frandor Avenue
Lansing,
MI
US

The Polo Fields Golf and Country Clubs encompasses two locations—one in Ann Arbor and one in Ypsilanti—each with its own 18-hole course and refined clubhouse. Designed by renowned architect William Newcomb, the par 72 Ann Arbor course channels the blustery hillocks and grass-eating bagpipes of courses in the United Kingdom with a 6,828-yard layout featuring broad, links-inspired fairways and deviously slick greens. A community fixture for nearly a century, the Washtenaw course takes clubbers on a verdant voyage among native oaks and cedars, burbling streams, and tranquil ponds. Both sites house fully stocked pro shops, where guests can peruse the latest in on-course duds, clubs, hats, and remote-controlled golf balls from brands such as TaylorMade, Adidas, FootJoy, and Titleist.

Guests can bask in views of the splendid links while enjoying regionally inspired American fare and frothy drinks at the clubs’ two dining facilities, both of which feature settings for a variety of occasions. Swimmers can stroke through the outdoor lap pool at the Washtenaw location, and sunbathers can lounge by the colossal, resort-style pool in Ann Arbor. Within the Ann Arbor fitness center, hearts race on elliptical machines, muscles pump free weights, and calories melt during group fitness classes, before muscles soak in the warm, golf-ball-free waters of the hot tub.

Ann Arbor Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,828 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 73.3 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 141 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Link to scorecard

Washtenaw Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,524 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 71.7 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 135 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Link to scorecard

5200 Polo Fields Dr
Ann Arbor,
MI
US