Things To Do In Monroe

Up to 61% Off Bowling with Shoes and Snacks

Multiple Locations

$74 $29

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Groups of 6 or 12 engage in two hours of bowling on polished lanes while keeping their hands busy with popcorn and high-fives

Up to 89% Off Classes at Choe's HapKiDo Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$200 $25

Learn the martial art of self-defense with Hapkido classes, designed to instill confidence and focus

Up to 56% Off Private Baseball Training

Loganville

$90 $45

Baseball instructors teach high school and youth players how to hit, catch, pitch, or field in a one-on-one setting.

Up to 62% Off at American Martial Arts Institute

Loganville

$130 $55

Well-rounded karate programs for kids, teens, or adults teach focus, discipline, fitness, and self-defense

38% Off Pottery Class at Mudpatch Creations

Winder

$40 $25

Students learn painting techniques during pottery classes, and get to choose the piece they'd like to decorate and later take home

Up to 63% Off Boot Camp at Redefined Fitness

Bethlehem

$100 $39

A Redefined Fitness boot camp provides a fun, energetic, friendly, supportive, and encouraging environment

54% Off

Covington

$50 $23

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

50% Off Horseback-Riding Camp at C2 It, LLC

Snellville

$400 $200

Campers learn to ride and communicate with horses, hike outdoor trails, and make art

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$24 $17

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

Up to 80% Off Women's Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$160 $35

Outdoor, women-only boot-camp classes are led by supportive and certified personal trainers

Up to 85% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

Half Off Tennis Lessons

Snellville-Grayson

$80 $40

Coach and accomplished athlete

69% Off Boot Camp at Mega WorX Training

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Boot camps cover fitness styles such as plyometrics, strength training, distance training, interval training, and yoga

Up to 52% Off Bounce Sessions

Snellville-Grayson

$30 $15

Colorful bounce houses and inflatable slides plus Wii dance games and karaoke stage; 2-hour party package for eight kids with attendant

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons at The Pearl Golf Academy

Country Club of Gwinnett

$55 $25

Golf pro instructs on golf skills ranging from swing mechanics to course management

Up to 72% Off CrossFit Classes

Snellville

$89.99 $24.99

CrossFit classes employ an ever-changing regimen of rep-based workouts to build different muscle groups and burn calories

Up to 53% Off Paintball Outings

Multiple Locations

$26 $13

Pipes and inflated obstacles fill the indoor arena’s warehouse-like space; shacks and pipes challenge players outdoors

Up to 84% Off Fitness and Weight-Loss Packages

Multiple Locations

$114 $29

Coaches, nutritionists, and fitness specialists help you tone up and slim down with programs that combine exercise and food plans

Up to 62% Off at Passion 4 Fitness

Snellville

$50 $19

Trio of certified trainers leads upbeat boot-camp, kickboxing, and group aerobic workouts that blend plyometrics with jabs and jumping rope

55% Off a Month of Outdoor Boot-Camp Sessions

Snellville

$110 $49

Boot-camp sessions are inspired by CrossFit and use bodyweight exercises to build core strength and endurance; open to all fitness levels

Up to 66% Off Action-Hero-Themed 5K Urban Obstacle Race

5K Urban Obstacle Race at Coolray Field

$69 $29

Race through movie-inspired, action-hero-themed urban obstacles such as rooftop runs and climbing walls

50% Off Indoor-Playground Passes at Kids Up

Multiple Locations

$45 $22.50

Kids can bounce on the inflatables or show their moves on the interactive dance floor during open-play sessions

Half Off Helicopter Tour for Two

Lawrenceville

$300 $149

After liftoff at Gwinnett County Airport, pilots guide Robinson R44 helicopters toward one of state's largest lakes or above city landmarks

75% Off Senior Fitness or Boot-Camp Classes

Lawrenceville

$99 $25

Senior-specific classes are designed to help maintain bone density and cardiovascular health; boot camps fire furnaces to keep clients fit

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training at Core Fit 360

Multiple Locations

$199 $29

A former Falcons player leads intense indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes; personal-training sessions target exercisers' individual goals

Up to 63% Off Boot Camp and Training Sessions

Multiple Locations

$120 $44

Workouts helps build strength and endurance while sculpting the body and burning calories

45% Off Four 60 Minute Basketball Clinics for Youths ages 5-18

Lawrenceville

$145 $80

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

Up to 59% Off Makeovers or Princess Birthday

Lawrenceville

$60 $29

Dress-up, makeup application, and photo-shoot for one or two, or dress-up party with fashion show and teatime with a costumed princess host

Up to 53% Off Airsoft Games at AirSport

Lawrenceville

$15 $7

AirSport combines airsoft, dodgeball, and other sports; 23,500-square-foot facility with foam-backed, no-slip turf field

94% Off Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, taekwondo, or krav maga

Up to 71% Off at CrossFit Goat

Dacula

$99 $29

CrossFit classes use functional movements and constantly changing workouts to help exercisers get in shape and tone muscle

Up to 52% Off Boot Camp Classes

Lawrenceville

$60 $29

Certified instructor guides clients of all fitness levels through workouts designed to build functional strength

50% Off

Dacula-Rocky Creek

$200 $100

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

Medieval Times – Up to 42% Off Dinner Show

Lawrenceville

$60.13 $35

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Medieval tournament sees ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal

Up to 70% Off Roller-Skating

Multiple Locations

$31 $10

At recently renovated rinks, groups of up to six tie on rental skates for a day of skating, then visit the arcade or indoor playground

50% Off Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

Georgia International Horse Park

$58 $29

This obstacle-filled 5K has runners climbing walls and crawling through mud to reach a beer- and music-filled party at the finish line

Up to 96% Off Martial Arts Uniform and Classes

Conyers

$250 $10

Martial arts instructors teach students self-defense techniques that instill confidence and increase overall health

Up to 50% Off Obstacle Race

Georgia International Horse Park

$109 $54

Course designed by Navy SEALs challenges runners with 25+ water and land-based obstacles that test strength and agility

The Conyers Food Truck Festival – Up to 55% Off

Conyers

$21 $10

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Food-truck festival showcases a variety of mobile kitchens amid live musicians and tents teeming with kitchen staples, clothing, and gifts

Up to 71% Off Kids' Boxing Classes

Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance)

$100 $39

Pro coach increases strengthen and refines reflexes during group classes catered to kids

Up to 80% Off Jiujitsu or Self-Defense Classes

Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance)

$140 $39

Kids jiujitsu classes teach basic moves plus discipline and confidence; women's self-defense classes teach women how to evade danger

71% Off Youth Dance Lessons at Dancefx

Athens

$70 $20

Nonprofit dance studio with packed schedule of classes in styles such as ballet, tap, and hip-hop

Up to 88% Off Gym Membership to BodyPlex

Multiple Locations

$150 $19

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Members undergo personal-training session then sweat out calories atop fitness machines and in one boot-camp class

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes at Doro MMA 

Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance)

$100 $29

Shadowboxing and bag work combine with plyometrics and conditioning drills for a full-body workout that also teaches kickboxing techniques

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Elberton

$25 $12

60-minute lessons instill proper horseback-riding fundamentals in disciplines of Western pleasure, English pleasure, and timed events

Up to 83% Off Personal Training

Crossfit Oconee

$120 $20

Personal trainer tailors workouts to suit each client's fitness goals, including weight loss or preparation for sporting events

44% Off Summer Overnight Camp at Camp Blue Ridge

Mountain City

$2,500 $1,399

Kids choose their own schedule at this overnight camp, with dozens of art-, sports-, and skill-based activities to choose from

65% Off Boot Camp

Stone Mountain

$80 $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 50% Off Mini Golf at Rainforest Golf

Stone Mountain

$14 $7

Tropical-themed mini golf course enchants putters with waterfalls, animal sculptures, and tricky hole designs

Up to 88% Off Adult and Youth Fitness Classes

Stone Mountain

$200 $29

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High-intensity fitness classes target key muscle groups to build lean muscle mass and diminish fat reserves

Up to 63% Off Private Basketball Training

Stone Mountain

$50 $25

Former WNBA baller LaToya Bond shapes players' physical and mental approaches to basketball through lessons, skill building, and drills

Up to 62% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Redan

$125 $49

Instructors lead low-impact, cardio-focused hula hoop routines or pole classes that teach sultry moves and instill confidence

Up to 60% Off Soca Zumba Classes

Chosen Generation Christian Academy

$50 $25

An instructor leads students through a fun cardio workout that combines Zumba-style moves with the rhythms of Caribbean-style soca music

Up to 60% Off Turkey Dinner from Sheba Foods

Lilburn

$96.95 $39

African-style turkey—suya, jerk, or creole—arrives alongside Sheba stew sauce and optional sides such as fried plantains or scotch eggs

Up to 70% Off Shooting-Range Package or Class

Lilburn

$50 $15

Swap out unlimited handguns during visit to range; pistol 101 class teaches students handgun safety, marksmanship, and maintenance.

Up to 52% Off Roller Skating at Skate Along USA

Lilburn

$16 $8

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Dance music plays as colorful club lighting illuminates a wood skating surface

Up to 72% Off Fitness Training

Lilburn

$220 $49

Challenge your endurance with CrossFit's intense circuit training or learn one-on-one lessons with personal training sessions

47% Off Services

Lilburn

$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 83% Off Boot Camp Classes

Norcross

$200 $39

One-hour boot camps meet every weekday for a month, challenging participants with balanced, varied workouts

Half Off Paint-Your-Own Plaster

Norcross

$20 $10

Over 500 premade plaster pieces await creative coloration from aspiring artists of all ages, and are ready to hang with no firing required

70% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Lilburn

$357 $107

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

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Lilburn

$375 $188

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

Up to 60% Off Baseball-Simulator Sessions

Norcross

$60 $30

Players work on swings inside a simulator with Hittrax machine equipped with 3 cameras that record swing data; real stadiums as backdrops

79% Off Kickboxing and Personal Training

Berkmar High School

$145 $30

Master Johnson draws on his acute knowledge of the body's inner workings to lead highly effective kickboxing and personal-training classes

Up to 83% Off at Kickboxing 4 Georgia

Multiple Locations

$75 $15

Exercisers sweat their way through high-impact kickboxing classes

Up to 51% Off Pilates Sessions or Massage Therapy

Suwanee

$120 $59

Pilates instructors heal via training with a Reformer or Wunda chair; massage therapists heal with deep-tissue kneads and shiatsu techniques

Up to 88% Off Pilates Classes

Suwanee

$150 $19

Certified instructors lead traditional muscle-lengthening pilates classes as well as yoga, Zumba, and tai chi

Up to 53% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Suwanee

$100 $50

Kung fu and tai chi classes for adults, kids, and women only

Up to 78% Off Rock Climbing at Adrenaline Climbing

Suwanee-Duluth

$48 $22.50

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Climbing duos can explore 12,500 square feet of indoor climbing space with professional belayers, or they can learn to belay for each other

Up to 50% Off Higher Purpose Fitness

Big Creek

$20 $10

Certified personal trainers lead 45-minute classes that alternate strength training with cardio for serious calorie torching.

55% Off

Suwanee-Duluth

$149 $67

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

75% Off at CrossFit Suwanee

Suwanee

$195 $49

100,000 sq. ft. facility houses cardio and weight-training equipment, as well as an indoor track to complement CrossFit workouts

67% Off Fitness Training at Kinetic Prototype

Suwanee

$150 $50

The sports-focused gym aids athletes in bolstering their game performance through movement-specific exercises

Up to 50% Off Guided Fishing Trip

East bank park

$300 $149

Aboard Triton bass boat outfitted with modern sonar, angler Rob Jordan helps pairs reel in spotted bass and other fish in Lake Lanier

70% Off Pilates

Buford

$70 $21

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

Up to 69% Off One Month of CrossFit Classes

Buford

$135 $45

Trainers use CrossFit to bolster all 10 physical domains, including strength and agility, while readying charges for all physical activities

Up to 55% Off Martial Arts Classes

Buford

$115 $55

Certified instructors imbue students with martial arts fundamentals

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes

Flowery Branch

$174 $59

Coaches prep members with an intro course that teaches CrossFit’s high-intensity system of functional movement and ever-changing exercises

Up to 79% Off Fitness-Kickboxing Classes

Braselton

$124.99 $39

Fitness-kickboxing classes can help clients lose up to 5 lb. in the first week while nurturing self-defense skills in an upbeat environment

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Bear Creek Golf Club's 18-hole course takes golfers voyaging across 6,585 yards of rolling terrain characterized by renovated bunkers, contoured greens, and dense tree lines lining the fairways. Refurbished in July 2011, the par 72 is now carpeted with Champion bermuda grass on all of its greens to form smooth, slick putting surfaces devoid of any bumpy nettles or suspicious troll knolls. Chirping birds and whistling winds serve as the course's commentators, occasionally warning players of the scattered water hazards that reflect the skies above without ripple or wave but reveal their orb-eating desires when balls land atop their motionless surface. At the onsite snack bar, players can fuel up before rounds.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,585 yards from farthest tees
  • Course rating of 71.8 from farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 130 from farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • See the scorecard

4125 Lakeside Blvd
Monroe,
GA
US

A fourth-generation artist, Rose Handy has always made time for creating. After a rollercoaster ride of life changes and moves, Rose and her potter husband Paul opened their own gallery and class space. Joined by a staff of illustrators, quilters, watercolorists, and other artisans, the owners encourage Wild Child students to find their own artistic voices, whether they're hand-building a ceramic bowl, painting a family portrait, or fusing glass pieces together to make a new glass family. The search for new avenues of creativity also extends to the studio's class offerings; beginning in January 2013, aspiring artisans can learn the intricacies of handbuilding and wheel-based pottery techniques as part of the shop's newest curriculum.

120 N Wayne St
Monroe,
GA
US

Awash in lighting effects, an 8,000-square-foot rink accommodates roller skaters as they circle the facility to the thumping beat of contemporary pop music. Overhead, a disco ball 3 feet in diameter—featured in the remake of Footloose—further illumines the rink with its sparkling effervescence.

Meanwhile, participants clad in 78 Skate's velcro suit leap toward the velcro wall to see if they'll stick, and more than 30 arcade and redemption games challenge prize-seeking players. Gamesmanship continues at a pair of billiards tables nestled beneath two large screen televisions in the snack bar, which reenergizes customers with tasty treats and beverages. Elsewhere, a full-service skate shop equips patrons with new wheels for blading sessions in their bathtub, and twice weekly Zumba classes, led by a certified instructor, burn calories with exercise moves modeled after salsa dancing.

220 Athens Hwy, Ste 500
Loganville,
GA
US

150 Athens Hwy
Loganville,
GA
US

At the summit of Mount Yonah, hikers bask in the dying sunlight and soak up views of verdant foothills that span the horizon. Before the sun dips below the peaks, they meander back down the craggy trail toward Habersham Vineyard, where they can toast to a wholesome day of hiking. This scenic hike is one of dozens of possible routes led by Skywater Georgia Wine Hiking’s knowledgeable guides. They draw upon their knowledge of the region to showcase the best trails and wineries during daylong tours. Based on each group’s fitness level, interest, and ability to tolerate photo-bombing sasquatches, guides can plan easy-going three-hour hikes around Victoria Bryant State Park, or embark instead on a 10-hour journey up the steep foothills of Standing Indian. Regardless of the tour route, guides take time to point out local flora and fauna, and energize groups’ with a light lunch.

210 South Broad Street
Winder,
GA
US

Certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association, the instructors at Skywater Atlanta Tennis impart their ball-whacking wisdom to students of all ages in private, group, and team settings. As protégés learn stroke basics and strategic fundamentals such as scoring, court positioning, and footwork, teachers foster a welcoming environment that encourages improvement without fear of reprisal for common mistakes such as faulting on a serve or strumming the wrong string on the racket during a mock guitar solo.

5000 Skywater Path
Winder,
GA
US