Things To Do In Monroe

Up to 66% Off Kids’ Gymnastics

Liberty

$220 $79

A 9 ft. deep foam pit and competitive trampolines let kids practice gymnastics skills during classes or birthday parties

Half Off Flight Experience

Middletown

$150 $75

Soak in aerial views of Caesar Creek and downtown Dayton during a flight experience and learn about historic planes during a museum tour

Up to 42% Off Helicopter Flight

Middletown

$300 $179

Hands-on helicopter demo lesson or half-hour scenic helicopter tours over Cincinnati to view sights or Christmas lights

Up to 55% Off Wine and Dinner at Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

$53.98 $25

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

Up to 55% Off at The Beach Water Park

Mason

$61.96 $28

Palm trees decorate this 35-acre waterpark, which features several thrilling slides, relaxing lazy rivers, and a mammoth wave pool

50% Off

Mason

$125 $63

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Up to 78% Off Boot Camp at Star Fitness Solutions

Mason

$90 $25

Certified personal trainer plans different boot-camp workouts daily with a mix of cardio, resistance, and agility drills

40% Off Spring Celebration at EnterTRAINment Junction

West Chester

$31.90 $19

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25,000-square-foot indoor model-train display

Up to 52% Off Golf for Two or Four

Turtlecreek

$68 $35

Nine-hole, 3,403-yard course rolls over hilly parcel of Warren County, a rustic setting enjoyable with challenging golf

57% Off VIP Round of Golf for Two

Lebanon

$244 $104.99

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Golfers get the VIP treatment during their round of golf as they enjoy forecaddie services, lunch, and a prestocked cooler

Up to 47% Off at Skydive Warren County

Turtlecreek

$239 $135

Certified staff accompany clients on jumps that start 10,000 ft. above the ground and include 50 seconds of free fall

Up to 53% Off Golf Packages

Franklin

$44.25 $22

Buckets of 40–45 range balls help golfers warm up at the driving range before they tackle 18 executive holes studded with sand traps

Up to 53% Off at Clearcreek Fitness Bootcamp

Franklin

$15 $7

Feel the burn in these challenging one-hour boot-camp classes

50% Off Tandem Skydiving

Waynesville

$319.99 $159

Give the gift of adrenaline as jumpers attach to seasoned pros who guide the jump, pull the cord, and ensure a safe landing

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Springboro

$129 $49

Kids, teens, and adults alike enjoy one month of martial-arts classes where they learn to hone their skills and stay disciplined

Up to 54% Off Historical Home Tour at Dayton Lane Historic Area

Hamilton

$40 $20

10+ renovated historical homes are flung open on this tour that also includes a carriage ride, live jazz, and costumed demonstrators

Up to 77% Off Paintball Packages

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Paintballers choose gear up with equipment and marker rentals

75% Off Personal Fitness Program

Sharonville

$300 $75

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

Up to Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons 

Simpsonville

$40 $20

A 25-year equestrian veteran teaches jumping and dressage to all levels of riders inside a lighted, controlled indoor environment

Up to 52% Off at Beckett Ridge Golf Club

Beckett Ridge

$98 $49

Golfers hit into forgiving fairways, long hole layouts, and frequent elevation changes that demand strategic shot-making skills

Up to 56% Off AMP Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Intense AMP classes combine interval training, functional movements, and cardio and core exercises to burn fat and trim inches

Half Off Children's Dance Lessons

Fairfield

$30 $15

Dance instructors help children build strength, confidence, and positive self-image during ballet, hip-hop, tap, and other dance classes

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

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

Up to 76% Off Bowling at Game of Garfield

Fairfield

$31 $12

Multi-faceted facility hosts bowling parties with packages that include shoe rentals

Up to 83% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Fairfield

$100 $25

Students sweat through varied strengthening and cardio exercises during 60-minute classes

Up to 54% Off Kids' Play Passes

Multiple Locations

$48 $22

Playground equipment showroom allows children to unleash their energies on slides and swings and in playhouses

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

65% Off Personal Training

Loveland

$180 $63

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

Up to 75% Off Firefighter-Fitness Classes

Loveland

$60 $15

Instructors individualize workouts in small group settings while sculpting physiques with workouts inspired by firefighter training

Up to 62% Off CrossFit Classes

Crossfit Blue Ash

$179 $69

Expert trainers lead students of all fitness levels through intense cross-training workouts

Up to 59% Off Range Package or Membership

Multiple Locations

$68.68 $29

Visit a 20-lane indoor range for an hour of shooting, learn the basics of handguns during a four-hour course, or receive membership perks

55% Off Fitness Classes

Blue Ash

$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 65% Off at Dayton Squash Center

Springboro

$170 $75

Single young professionals or whole families get a healthy dose of exercise knocking squash balls back and forth on a quality court

Up to 56% Off Small-Group Training

Miamisburg

$100 $49

Burn calories and tone muscle with a small group of people while a personal trainer offers plenty of one-on-one instruction

78% Off Morning Group Training Classes

Montgomery

$219 $49

Start your day off right with morning group training classes, scheduled for 5:45 A.M. and 9 A.M.

80% Off CrossFit Classes

Milford

$149 $30

Coaches guide students through a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep them for all of life's physical activities

Up to 75% Off Yoga at Blyss Studio

Milford

$60 $29

Yoga studio aims to bring positive energy and motion to the community, with Vinyasa, Hatha, and Foundational yoga classes

Up to 82% Off Boot-Camp Classes at BodybyJuana

Polaris

$150 $45

Up to 30 participants, with at least one trainer per 10 students, work through boot-camp classes six days a week

Up to 59% Off Zumba or Bootcamp at Fit 4 Life Ohio

Centerville

$60 $29

Certified instructor helps guests of all fitness levels pump up their strength and endurance with fun Latin dance moves

Up to 51% Off at Yoga Remedy

Dayton

$220 $110

Expert yoga instructor and Reiki healer aims to help guests find balance and relieve pain through Reiki sessions or yoga therapy

Up to 56% Off Fitness Classes at Yira Bales

Washington

$100 $49

Instructors help participants burn fat, build lean muscle, improve flexibility, and enhance the mind-body connection during PiYo classes

Up to 82% Off at Born With It Boxing & Fitness

Polaris

$120 $25

Local trainers teach cardio boxing and lead fitness classes inside a spacious facility equipped with rows of punching bags

68% Off BarreAmped or Mat Pilates Classes

Centerville

$90 $29

Instructors help students lengthen muscles and sculpt and define cores in mat Pilates or BarreAmped classes

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Up to 79% Off at Cincinnati Bikram Yoga

Madisonville

$140 $39

105-degree Bikram yoga studio hosts daily 90-minute sweat sessions suitable for students of all experience levels

"Sesame Street Live" – Up to $14.50 Off

U.S. Bank Arena

$36.50 $22

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When a new music teacher's instruments go missing, Elmo and friends save the day with rubber duckies and other unlikely music makers

50% Off from Spring Tour Bus

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

67% Off Classes at Modo Yoga

Clifton

$180 $60

The studio's signature hot-yoga series helps students focus on achieving a calm mind, fit body and inspired life

42% Off Segways at Sunset Tour

Central Business District

$60 $35

Guided tours showcase Cincinnati sights while segway riders enjoy sunset views

Up to 50% Off Tennis Lessons or Kids Camp

Linwood

$58 $29

Adults learn proper tennis technique during a four-lesson session starting April 7; weekly kids camp starts June 3

50% Off Tennis Club Memberships

Hyde Park

$350 $175

Club membership grants you access to six Har-Tru clay courts without you having to reserve court time

Up to 85% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Silverton

$284 $44

Authentic forms of tae kwon do taught in four different age-appropriate programs, including for kids as young as 4

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Cincinnati

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 59% Off Horseback Riding

Cincinnati

$180 $89

Experienced equestrian leads lessons and trail rides for horseback riders of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced

50% Off Guitar Lessons at The Music Salon

The Music Salon

$80 $40

Students of all ages and experience levels can learn the guitar in one-on-one lessons

Up to 52% Off at ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati

Union

$113 $55

Students boost their physical and mental strength, discipline, and confidence in tae kwon do classes

Up to 57% Off at Tri County Golf Ranch

Springdale

$62 $29

Undulating course challenges golfers with slick bentgrass greens, distinctive hole layouts, and varied terrain

76% Off MMA and Fusion Fitness Classes

Cincinnati

$100 $29

Fitness classes built around practical martial-arts techniques and real-world self-defense movements

$10 for Fishing Gear at On The Way Bait & Tackle

West Price Hill

$20 $10

Tackle and live bait such as night crawlers, red wigglers, leeches, minnows, meal worms, and crickets; frozen Skip Jack and Shad

Up to 60% Off Mini Golf in Murfreesboro

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

Up to 63% Off Fitness Packages

Cincinnati

$30 $15

Build endurance and burn calories during Zumba, kickboxing, and boot-camp classes or tailored personal-training sessions

56% Off Fitness Classes at Fahrenheit Fitness

Cincinnati

$50 $22

Fitness studio schedules Zumba, Pilates, and Mixed Fuel classes, which combine boot camp, yoga, and kickboxing exercises

$699 Toward One-Year Gym Membership with Unlimited Classes

Cincinnati

$699 $384

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

Up to 82% Off Ballroom-Dance Lesson Package

Blue Ash

$330 $49

Seasoned instructors lead students through various styles of ballroom dance in private and group lessons

Up to 87% Off Boxing Classes at The Punch House

Multiple Locations

$150 $25

Nationally certified and ranked coaches who have trained NFL players and UFC pros lead muscle-toning martial-arts workouts

Up to 70% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Cincinnati

$125 $49

Small groups of adults with similar goals and skill levels build strength and endurance in boot-camp classes

75% Off Boot Camp

Cincinnati

$120 $30

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Up to 54% Off Cake-Decorating Class

Reading

$85 $45

Two-and-a-half-hour class teaches the basics of icing and decorating cakes; students take home their frosted confections

Drake Planetarium & Science Center – Up to 55% Off

Norwood

$20 $9

Memberships quench curiosity with scientific films and laser light shows

50% Off

Roselawn

$40 $20

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

44% Off

North College Hill

$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 58% Off Boot Camp at 1 More Rep Cincinnati

Kenwood

$70 $35

High-intensity workouts that incorporate interval training, functional exercises, free weights, medicine balls, or rope undulation

Up to 55% Off at Taft Museum of Art

Central Business District

$20 $10

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World-class museum features collection of fine art including great European masterpieces and stunning rotating exhibitions

Up to 50% Off Ice Skating at Northland Ice Center

Evendale

$16 $8

During public-skate hours, skaters of all ages slice across the same NHL-size rink where ECHL hockey team Cincinnati Cyclones practice

Up to 66% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Withamsville

$144 $59

Youngsters learn self discipline, respect, and focus during interactive Karate and Brazilian"Jiu-jitsu classes

Up to 52% Off Music Lessons

Fairfield Music Academy

$25 $12

Instructors with nearly 10 years of experience offer private lessons for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to pro

Up to 59% Off a Gym Membership

Oakley

$95 $39

Certified instructors lead eight varieties of spin in 20-cycle studio that also offers yoga, mat Pilates, and kettlebell and TRX classes

Up to 75% Off Semiprivate Training Sessions

Cincinnati

$200 $59

A certified personal trainer guides clients through semiprivate workouts, tailoring his advice to suit their weight-loss and fitness goals

Up to 76% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Seasoned instructors lead groups through high-energy, 55-minute cardio dance classes set to popular songs with easy-to-follow choreography

Select Local Merchants

Anytime Fitness makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fit-seekers challenge themselves on Precor cardio and strength machines and hoist free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’ staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms.

3165 Heritage Green Dr
Monroe,
OH
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Forest Hills Country Club invites golfers of all skill levels to drive, chip, and putt their way around its private nine-hole course, buttressed by the Great Miami River and native forestation. The course measures 2,267 yards from the back tees and boasts five par 3s and four par 4s. Though it may not have any par 5s, Forest Hills makes up for distance in scoring difficulty, with just one par 3 measuring fewer than 150 yards and cups that sneeze every time a ball comes near them. After a round, players can visit the concession stand to replenish calories lost from swinging clubs or cartwheeling from hole to hole.

791 4th Ave
Middletown,
OH
US

Snap Fitness's easyFIT monitor is a small, clip-on accelerometer that helps keep track of daily exercise. Unlike pedometers that merely measure steps and spy on daydreams, the easyFIT monitor senses the intensity and duration of physical activity, transmogrifying those stats into simple, numerical points that help assess activity levels from sedentary to peak performance. In addition to tracking exercise in real time, easyFIT monitors can connect to the wearer's personal web portal to upload data and create fitness graphs that help show progress, snag exercise suggestions, and stave off the temptation of living next to a hamburger farm. Watch a video about the easyFit here.

711 E State St
Trenton,
OH
US

Throughout the 11 courts lined up inside and outside of Court Yard Sportsplex, tennis balls thwack against rackets swung by players in private lessons, instructional clinics, and competitive interclub matches. Elsewhere, cardio and weightlifting machines whir with the effort of exercisers, and the squeak of tennis shoes echoes upon basketball and racquetball courts. In the heated outdoor pool—open Memorial Day through Labor Day—younger kids splash in the 3- to 5-foot waters during beginners' swim lessons, while older kids sluice through the water with instruction on a variety of strokes. Music emanates from classrooms, where a Joffrey Ballet–trained instructor orchestrates youth ballet classes and adults embrace personalized instruction with ballroom-dancing lessons. After any activity, members can soothe exerted muscles with the onsite massage therapist, who calms muscles with one of nine modalities and essential oils infused with lullabies.

7373 Kingsgate Way
West Chester,
OH
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes opened The Little Gym based on his new take on physical education. His curriculum emphasized motivating children to achieve instead of pressuring them to win. As a result, The Little Gym became a noncompetitive, positive, nurturing environment where young ones could develop physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Since then, Little Gyms have sprouted up across the country. Enter Kevin and Page Helmick. Kevin and Page's passion for working with children stirred the duo to open their own Little Gym locations in Liberty Township and Mason. Parents of two young boys, Kevin and Page captain a talented staff of childcare professionals and instructors that is as passionate about childhood development as they are. The programs and classes they teach aim to help kids develop skills such as rhythm and coordination, and kids camps during winter, spring, and summer breaks prevent children from creating finger paintings that express the existential ennui they feel when school is out of session. The gym's classes, camps, and childcare programs have earned this location the Best Children's Play award from Cincinnati Family Magazine.

8201 Arbor Square Dr
Mason,
OH
US

Powered by a custom-built, no-emission technology, single and double go-karts race down straightaways and hug the turns of The Web Extreme Entertainment’s more than 500-foot electric track. Heart rates race in the indoor laser-tag arena, where games unfold on eight upper-level platforms, each with their own open-grid floor. Meanwhile, guests can conquer the pins and pretend to be giants at a Hawaiian-themed miniature-bowling alley replete with six wood-grain synthetic lanes, score monitors, and optional bumpers. More miniaturized fun kicks off at Jurassic Par, a black-lit nine-hole course where guests putt past such prehistoric creatures as a 17-foot-tall apatasaurus and 6-foot-7 disco enthusiast.

At the Winners Café, chefs reenergize visitors with oven-baked dishes such as 100% ground-chuck burgers and cincinnati chili. The Web accommodates groups of up to 600 guests in its spacious party rooms and keeps the fun going until midnight every Friday and Saturday.

7172 Cincinnati Dayton Rd
Liberty Townshp,
OH
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