Things To Do in New Jersey

Up to 55% Off New York Harbor Sailing Tour

New York Harbor

$158 $79

Groups of up to 12 set sail on the New York Harbor in a 60-foot Tortola motorsailer; trips take place throughout the week from May–October

Up to 54% Off Golf Lesson in Emerson

Emerson Golf Club

$60 $29

Lessons with PGA Teaching Professional Tom McGuinness make the game of golf more enjoyable

Half Off Martial-Arts Classes

Downtown Elizabeth

$199 $100

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

57% Off Milano II Piano at Worldwide Piano

Edison

$5,995 $2,599

Enrico Aquino III has kept his family tradition alive by embracing his father’s belief in friendly, encouraging instruction

Up to 64% Off Fitness Programs

KS FITNESS CENTER

$305 $115

Achieve your fitness goals with gym access and twice-weekly personal training or unlimited spinning, Zumba, and conditioning classes

Up to 91% Off at Master Black's Martial Arts

Trenton

$200 $19

Adult students sample boot-camp, fitness-kickboxing, or martial-arts classes

Up to 81% Off Martial Arts Classes in Boonton

Multiple Locations

$130 $29

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Kids and adults hone physical and mental prowess in fitness-focused martial arts classes

Battleship New Jersey – Up to 51% Off Visit

Central Waterfront

$37 $18

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Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

Up to 50% Off Open-Bounce Sessions or Party

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, boxing ring, and basketball amuse kids during open bounce; party includes pizza and cake

40% Off a Haunted-House Visit at Brighton Asylum

Athenia

$25 $15

Zombie nurses and berserk undead patients haunt the hallways of this 13,000-square-foot movie-quality haunted attraction

Up to 41% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Roosevelt Stadium - Union City High School

$17 $10

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In its second season as a competitor in Major League Ultimate, the New York Rumble square off against teams from across the east coast

Up to 87% Off Personal Training at SandersPhys

Greenwich Village

$190 $35

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Personal trainers incorporate the right mix of cardio, strength, and flexibility moves to achieve clients’ workout goals

Up to 54% Off Firearms Course or Shooting-Range Outing

North Bergen

$135 $65

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Courses created by an NRA-certified instructor who has been featured on Discovery Channel's Sci Fi Science

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Roxey Ballet – Up to 45% Off "Mowgli"

J.P. Case Theater

$52.50 $29

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Drawing from the Jungle Book, this ballet sets Mowgli's adventures to original choreography and an evocative score

Up to 56% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting

Buena

$26 $12

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This winery grows 42 acres of grapes and draws off a century of Italian family tradition, including a family-recipe dandelion wine

Willowbrook Golf Center – Up to 50% Off Mini Golf

Wayne

$16 $8

36-hole mini-golf course challenges putters by pitting them against rocky obstacles and 15- and 30-foot waterfalls

55% Off Services

Union

$109 $49

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

44% Off Ten Cupcakes

Newark

$52 $29

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

57% Off Movie Ticket and Popcorn

Hackensack River Waterfront

$14 $6

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

Up to 78% Off at Aikido Centers of New Jersey

Multiple Locations

$175 $49

A Japanese martial art, aikido's self-defense moves redirect attacks, is non-competitive, and designed for all ages, sizes, and abilities

Up to 51% Off a Batting-Cage Session

Elizabeth

$12 $6

Batters can hit the cages and swing at 100 or 200 pitches, use a 30-minute batting lesson to sharpen skills, or rent a cage for 60 minutes

Up to 81% Off Classes at Bressaw's Karate

Multiple Locations

$95 $19

H.W. Bressaw leads a team of instructors who teach karate with an emphasis on self-confidence, respect, and attention to detail

Up to 88% Off Martial-Arts Classes & Uniform at Kum Sung Karate

Toms River

$155 $19

Martial-arts students learn self-defense skills, improve their coordination and overall fitness levels, and build confidence

55% Off Personal Fitness Program

Bordentown

$20 $9

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

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting Experiences

Clinton

$40 $19

Tasters sip samples of white, red, and dessert wines while learning the history of one of the oldest wineries in New Jersey

Up to 58% Off Kickboxing Classes

Victory Outreach Camden Church

$60 $29

Tae Bo–focused kickboxing classes borrow from boxing and martial arts to create a high-energy workout that builds strength and balance

Up to 60% Off Classes at Daddis Fight Camps

Multiple Locations

$119 $49

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Self-defense and MMA classes teach students practical techniques to defend themselves, all while getting a workout

60% Off Movies and Popcorn

North Bergen

$15 $6

First-run blockbuster movies screened in state-of-the-art theater with plush reclining seats

Up to 78% Off at CKO Kickboxing

Bayonne

$100 $29

Students attack heavy bags with simplified routines of kicks and punches in all-levels, coed kickboxing classes

50% Off Kids' Camp

Raritan

$300 $149

Kids can get before and after care, lunch, and an afternoon swim with the options bundle

50% Off

Buena Vista

$150 $75

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

80% Off One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$239 $49

Channeling the art of muay thai, kickboxing classes train students to last through 60 minutes of intense hand, knee, and foot combat

Up to 55% Off Golf Lessons

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

PGA Level 3 Apprentice teaches golf swing lessons with the help of video analysis

Up to 56% Off Tumbling Classes at Premier All-Stars of NJ

Newark

$100 $49

Competitive cheerleading gym builds champion tumblers that exhibit the traits of a well-rounded athlete, such as sportsmanship and teamwork

45% Off Boot Camp

Jersey City

$494 $272

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 Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$139 $29

Gain comprehensive training in full-contact martial arts through a combination of group classes, conditioning, and sparring

50% Off at Sandcastle Billiards

Edison

$32 $16

Customers play pool at an upscale billiards parlor that also features ping-pong, foosball, chess, and backgammon

45% Off Group Fitness Classes and Customized Nutrition Plan

Toms River

$450 $248

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 Slocum's Bowling Center

Ewing

$36.45 $15

Bowlers send pins clattering in 80-year-old bowling alley with 12 lanes and automatic scoring

69% Off Private Training Sessions

Clifton

$650 $199

Sessions may incorporate a variety of fitness modalities, such as Pilates, kettlebells, Beyond Barre, and calisthenics

Avenged Sevenfold, Korn & More – Up to 50% Off

Susquehanna Bank Center

$40.25 $20

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, and more

Half Off Classes at Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu

Cherry Hill

$50 $25

Class options include wing chun, pacific-archipelago combatives, and tai chi

Up to 60% Off Horse-Riding Lessons at Kierson Farm

Readington

$110 $49

Seasoned riding instructor Jessie Kierson leads one-hour group lessons that include on-horse time and horsemanship instruction

65% Off at TITLE Boxing Club

Wayne

$54.49 $19

Certified trainers offer encouragement as exercisers kick and punch their way to fitness

Up to 92% Off Gym Membership and Unlimited Fitness Classes

Union

$448 $35

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Reform figures with up to two months of fitness classes, a personal-training session, and a spa treatment

55% Off Services

North Ironbound

$100 $45

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 Pilates Classes at Project Pilates

Historic Downtown

$120 $49

Resistance bands, exercise balls, and other equipment help Pilates practitioners stay in shape

Up to 64% Off Private Drum Lessons

West Paterson

$70 $25

Instructors pound out the basics of rhythm and technique during one-on-one drumming lessons

Up to 77% Off Women's Cardio Classes

Edison

$75 $19

Classes designed specifically for women work to tone the muscles while increasing flexibility and overall health

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

Up to 63% Off Dance Classes

Bordentown Township

$47.50 $18

Experienced instructors lead Zumba and Toning dance fitness classes or teach the key steps of ballroom dance styles

54% Off Martial Arts Classes at Passaic Bujinkan Buyu

Middle Village

$85 $39

Learn traditional Japanese fighting styles and self-defense techniques

70% Off Self-Defense Classes at Israeli Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$130 $39

60- or 90-minute krav maga self-defense classes teach students of all levels to protect themselves with the Israeli combat discipline

Up to 88% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$274 $39

Instructor motivates campers through 30–45 minutes of cardio and strength-training exercises to improve health and burn fat

81% Off Fitness Classes

Wayne

$315 $59

Women-only fitness classes feature high-energy Zumba dance routines, strengthening Piloxing, and sculpting Ballet Boot Camp sessions

Liberty Hall Museum – Up to 58% Off Membership

Union

$25 $12

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Victorian fashions and antique furniture fill the rooms of this 200-year-old home where George Washington and General Grant once stayed

50% Off Zumba Classes

The Heights

$100 $50

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

Up to 73% Off Classes at It's On! Boxing/MMA

Delran

$100 $29

Core rotation of classes including boxing, muay thai, and Brazilian jujitsu helps clients meet fitness goals and learn self-defense

Half Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Bordentown

$139 $70

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 Fitness Classes

Real Body Bootcamp

$40 $20

Certified personal trainers help students chisel fit façades during boot-camp, kettlebell, and TRX classes

80% Off Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Ellisburg Shopping Center

$195 $39

Fancy-footed instructors attentively oversee group lessons for both coupled-up students and single pupils who need a partner

Up to 74% Off Membership to Maximum Fitness

Raritan

$55 $15

Gym members can attend classes such as Zumba and yoga, and have access to various stair climbers, treadmills, and weightlifting equipment

Up to 72% Off Yoga at Duncan Martial Arts

Union

$125 $49

Yoga classes allow attendees to explore flexibility while honing balance and clearing the mind to relieve stress

44% Off Guitar Lessons

Jersey City

$50 $28

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

67% Off Fitness Classes

Lacey

$180 $60

Motivating fitness instructors lead Pilates, yoga, piyo, boot camps, and other fitness classes

The Old Barracks Museum – Up to 53% Off a Visit

Downtown

$16 $8

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Museum housed in the last remaining British military barracks in North American exhibits colonial and American history and wartime artifacts

Up to 72% Off Mat or Reformer Pilates

Clifton

$160 $45

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Pilates-inspired workout melds movement from yoga, cycling, and ballet to tone muscle, improve endurance, and elongate spines.

Up to 65% Off Karate or Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Students get fit and become more disciplined through karate classes and kickboxing sessions that blend martial-arts styles

Up to 87% Off Kids' Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$225 $60

Hip-hop, lyrical, ballet, tap, and other dance classes get kids moving

Up to 84% Off Classes at Yoga Rise Forward Studio

Union

$65 $19

Vinyasa-yoga classes seek to harmonize body and mind

Up to 54% Off at Yellow Frog Guitar Classes

The Waterfront

$149 $69

Experienced guitar instructor teaches the instrument's fundamentals during group classes designed for beginners

55% Off

Toms River

$100 $45

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 Personal Training

Clinton

$200 $99

During private SuperSlow workouts, trainers instruct exercisers to complete each rep in 20 seconds, reducing the chance of injury

Up to 88% Off Martial Arts Classes

Greentree

$110 $20

Kids and adults learn martial arts to enhance self-defense skills while bolstering fitness and confidence

Up to 74% Off Martial Arts Classes at American Self-Defense Club

Flemington

$80 $39

Martial arts instructors help students develop discipline, self-defense techniques, coordination, and awareness of potential threats

55% Off

The Heights

$120 $54

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

Up to 88% Off from TryKickboxingNow.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $15

Trainers blend muay thai and American kickboxing with circuit fitness training to blast away calories

Up to 53% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Greentree

$100 $50

Female instructors lead more than 15 ladies-only classes such as barre, TRX, Pilates, yoga, hip-hop dance, tabata, and boot camp

Select Local Merchants

The NASM-certified personal trainers at Gifted Bodies strive to improve lives, not just bodies. Driven by the belief that all clients have the potential to become gifted, trainers redefine clients' limitations and push them toward progressive goals with a mixture of firm motivation and compassion. During boot-camp classes and group sessions, which include kickboxing, Zumba, ab work, and yoga, they guide patrons of all backgrounds through invigorating routines.

They also visit homes for one-on-one appointments—as long as they have a 5'x5' space or a permit to punch through drywall, trainers can commence a custom exercise routine. To instill sustainable habits for healthier living, they place emphasis on nutrition as well as gym drills. Troy Samuels, Gifted Bodies' creator and nutritional counselor, likens one's diet to the fuel put into a car: the proper fuel allows the vehicle to hit maximum speed.

217 Chestnut St
Newark,
NJ
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JC Kickboxing Academy’s founder, Master Felix Claudio, boasts 35 years of martial-arts and law-enforcement training experience, along with five US National’s gold medals and a place in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Claudio and his staff of seasoned and certified instructors lead classes for children, teenagers, or adults, tailoring curriculums to augment physical ability and coordination while promoting self-esteem and a deep animosity against punching bags. Adults torch calories in JC Kickboxing Academy's kickboxing program, which fuses martial arts and cardio exercise, or study law-enforcement self-defense strategies in comprehensive combat workshops. An after-school program can pick whippersnappers up from school and transport them to the center, where attentive instructors deliver martial-arts classes and homework help. The eight-week summer camp engages kids with tae-kwon-do lessons, arts and crafts, dance, gymnastics, theatre, and field trips, while distracting them from less desirable summer activities such as watching TV or training the neighborhood dogs to perform West Side Story.

150 Newark Avenue
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Planet 301 plunges families into a world of friendly competition with two floors and 32,000 square feet of hands-on games and activities. Each three-hour pass turns gamers loose in Planet 301’s fully stocked funplex, unlocking complete access to its bowling and laser-tag arenas as well as acres of classic and state-of-the-art arcade games. After stealthily zapping foes with focused beams and busting piles of pins, patrons can hone real-world skills with a trip to the arcade, working on hand-eye coordination with a game of skee-ball, cataloging new breeds of waterfowl in a round of Wacky Ducks, and helping Donkey Kong register for community-college classes.

301 Main St
Paterson,
NJ
US

Ten Brunswick Gold Crown IV pool tables offer up their ample pockets to shooters' careful aim in Joe Broadway's Billiards & Sports Bar's spacious playroom. Every night until 3 a.m., an Internet jukebox augments the triumphant clamor of hefty breaks with players' favorite songs or high-school geometry lectures. In between games of pool, players can belly up to the full bar for a drink of domestic or imported beer, play a game on the Xbox or PS3 console, or raise the stakes with a free round of darts. Seven large-screen plasma TVs let players keep one eye on the game, and an onsite pro shop lets serious shooters replace their repurposed parade batons with real cues.

2178 Forest Ave
Staten Island,
NY
US

Curves is a fitness center designed exclusively for women. Redeem your Groupon at one of the 21 participating locations. Each membership can be used toward unlimited visits and free weight-management classes with trained professionals. The value of this Groupon also includes a one time $99 service fee.

3 Stephenville Pkwy
Edison,
NJ
US

Bob Meyer, who has spent many a tour alongside bands such as Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Phish, and The Allman Brothers, helms Give To Live Guitar Studios, which provides music lessons with a focus on community outreach. He and his staff of experienced, enthusiastic instructors welcome students for lessons in stringed instruments such as guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin, or bass as well as drums, vocals, and keyboards. They teach in all styles, from Bach to rock and roll, and help their students move from basics to live performance, hosting benefit concerts for local charities.

126 South Main Street
Toms River,
NJ
US

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