Things To Do in North Carolina

1-Week Track Out Camp or 7 Weeks of Cheer, Dance, or Tumbling Classes at Elite Cheer and Dance (Up to 71% Off)

Elite Cheer and Dance

South East Raleigh

Kids build fitness and friendships with cheer, dance, or tumble classes; week-long camps give a sample of each activity

$169 $49

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

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

$28 $17

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

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

$28 $17

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90-Minute Intro Paddleboarding or Kayaking Lesson for One or Four from Frog Hollow Outdoors (Up to 54% Off)

Frog Hollow Outdoors

Durham

Paddlers learn the basics of maneuvering a standup paddleboard or kayak during a 90-minute clinic

$48 $24

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Sesame Street Live 'Make A New Friend' at Crown Complex on September 27–28 (Up to 51% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Make a New Friend"

Crown Complex

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

$28.55 $14

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Paint Your Own Pottery for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Waverly Place

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$30 $15

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Master Pour Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Noni Bacca Winery (50% Off)

Noni Bacca Winery

Noni Bacca Winery

Family-owned winery encourages mainstream enjoyment of wine with tastings of over 70 styles produced from grapes from around the world

$42 $21

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Two or Four General Admission Corn-Maze Tickets at Kersey Valley (36% Off)

Kersey Valley

High Point

The massive corn maze sprawls over 10 acres, challenging memories and teams as they try to reach punch stations

$21.90 $14

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10 Yoga Classes, 60-Day Unlimited Yoga Class Pass, or Yoga Teacher Training at Go Yoga Asheville (Up to $1,000 Off)

Go Yoga Asheville

Downtown Asheville

Classes take place inside a studio with cork and bamboo floors; students can also deepen their practice with teacher training

$120 $29

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Fan Sponsorship Package with All Access for a Race from RaceDaySponsor.com (25% Off)

RaceDaySponsor.com

Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

$400 $299

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18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart Rental for Two or Four at Hidden Valley Golf Club (Up to 53% Off)

Hidden Valley Golf Club

West Columbia

18-hole, par 72 course stretches across 6,757 yards of immaculate fairways nestled in the shadows of mature hardwoods and carolina pines

$80 $40

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Conceal-Carry Course for One, Two, or Four at Spot On Defense (Up to 56% Off)

Spot On Defense

Jacksonville

Successful completion of the course qualifies students to apply for a state conceal-carry license; covers handgun fundamentals

$90 $40

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Distillery Tour, Tasting, and Souvenir Glassware for Two or Four at Top of the Hill Distillery (Up to 55% Off)

Top of the Hill Distillery

Downtown Chapel Hill

Take a tour through a USDA-certified distillery before sampling some of their award-winning small batch spirits

$40 $19

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Discover Scuba Diving Class for One or Two at Burlington Dive Center (50% Off)

Burlington Dive Center

Burlington

Experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI instructor in a safe pool environment

$60 $30

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5-Lap Riding or 20-Lap Driving Experience at Short Track Racing Experience (59% Off)

Short Track Racing Experience

Lucama

Stock-car driving or ride-along experiences give participants the thrill of real racing

$100 $44

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Corn-Maze Admission for Two or Four at The Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Rural Hill

Huntersville

Navigate a 7-acre corn maze before taking a hayride or exploring the site’s historic buildings and demonstrations

$20 $10

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$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

CMC Northeast Stadium

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

$249 $125

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2, 4, or 6 Groupons, Each Good for an Open Bounce Session or a Kids' Party at Bounce U Raleigh (Up to 41% Off)

Bounce U Raleigh

Apex

Inflatable bounce playground, endorsed by Carolina Parent readers, lets kids leap, tumble, and expend energy under watchful eyes

$8 $4.75

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10 Yoga Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Classes at The Yoga Connection (Up to 68% Off). Four Options Available.

Yoga Connection

Multiple Locations

Instructors accommodate variety of age and fitness levels with Hatha style of yoga emphasizing prolonged postures and focused breathing

$150 $48

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Eight-Sample Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass and Snack for Two or Four at Cauble Creek Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Cauble Creek Vineyard

Locke

Guests explore the grounds of a 36-acre vineyard after sampling eight wines

$36 $18

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$8 for $15 Worth of Dance Lessons — NO LIMITS Dance and Fitness

No Limits Dance And Fitness

Indian Trail

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

$15 $8

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Admission for Two or Four to the 13th Acre Haunted House at Aw Shucks Farms (50% Off)

Aw Shucks Farms

Buford

Brave souls walk through a wooded trail, encountering costumed actors and unspeakable horrors at every turn

$22 $11

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

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$29 for Two Group Lessons and One Private Lesson for One or Two at American Ballroom ($104 Value)

American Ballroom NC

Multiple Locations

Duos or solo dancers learn swing, tango, foxtrot or other dances during group sessions, then fine-tune skills during private lesson.

$104 $29

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$149 for Two-Hour Boat Tour for Up to 10 from Jordan Lake Tours (Up to $335 Value)

Jordan Lake Tours

Moncure

Pontoon boats take groups across scenic waters as guide points out wildlife such as bald eagles and finches and provides drinks and snacks

$335 $149

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Hayride, Petting Zoo, and Pumpkin Picking for Four, Six, or Eight at The Hunter Farm (Up to 47% Off)

The Hunter Farm

Weddington

Seasonal farm activities include bouncing along in a hay wagon, petting and feeding farm animals, and picking ripe pumpkins

$38 $20

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Corn-Maze Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Ken's Korny Corn Maze (42% Off)

Ken's Korny Corn Maze

Panther Branch

Spread across 6 acres, 2.5 miles of trails send visitors through a challenging corn maze amid various other family-friendly activities

$24 $14

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$21 for a Round of Golf for One with a Cart and Range Balls at Asheboro Country Club (Up to $44 Value)

Asheboro Country Club

Asheboro

Course carved into the Caraway Mountains sends players swinging past towering oaks and pines and around a 22-acre lake

$44 $21

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Paddleboard Tour or Equipment at My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc. (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc.

Cornelius

Stock of boards and paddles await new homes; three-hour experiences atop Lake Norman, include all gear

$150 $50

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Ten or Twenty CrossFit Classes at Dragonfly CrossFit (Up to 84% Off)

Dragonfly CrossFit

Holly Springs

Holistic health and fitness center helps trainees of all levels tobuild core strength and improve conditioning through variable workouts

$150 $29

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Corn-Maze Admission for Two, or Admission and Activity Bracelets for Two at Regal Corn Maze (Up to 46% Off)

Regal Corn Maze

Statesville

The 23-acre farm hosts a 7-acre corn maze, giant slingshots, face-painting, and pint-sized train

$18 $10

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60 Minutes on a Flight Simulator for Two or Four or Party Package at The Wright Stuff (Up to 53% Off)

The Wright Stuff

Kernersville

On four flight simulators, groups pilot civilian aircraft or fighter planes and participate in optional dogfights

$20 $10

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$189 for a VIP Golf Membership with 10 Group Golf Lessons at Red Bridge Golf Club ($1,435 Value)

Champion Golf

Red Bridge Golf Club

VIP members enjoy ten group golf lessons that help improve their game, as well as ten 18-hole rounds of golf at a challenging course

$1,435 $189

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Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass for Two or Four with Pedal-Kart Rentals at Lu Mil Vineyard (Up to 58% Off)

Lu Mil Vineyard

Dublin

Tasters sample vineyard's wares before exploring the 58-acre grounds by pedal-kart

$26 $12

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Kayak Tour for Two or Four at Hattaras Island Ocean Center (Up to 51% Off)

Hattaras Island Ocean Center

Hatteras

Two-hour guided tour shows visitors the beauty of the marsh land of the Outer Banks, with half hour of kayaking instruction

$70 $35

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Distillery Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company (Up to 63% Off)

Fair Game Beverage Company

Pittsboro

Guests tour distillery that uses fruits and other crops to form the base of spirits and fortified wines stored in oak barrels

$20 $10

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Two-Hour Single- or Tandem-Kayak Rental from Hatteras Watersports Salvo (Up to 47% Off)

Hatteras Watersports Salvo

Salvo

Explore nearby wetlands and marshes and check out local wildlife on a single or tandem kayak

$24 $14

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$27 for $49 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Tiger Kim's Tae Kwon Do

Tiger Kim's Tae Kwon Do

Clemmons

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

$49 $27

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5 or 10 Kids' Indoor-Play Sessions at PlayNation Parties & Playgrounds of Morrisville (Up to 54% Off)

PlayNation Parties & Playgrounds of Morrisville

Morrisville

Indoor playland welcomes kids for year-round recess on 6,500 square feet of playground equipment, bounce slides, and swings

$35 $17

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Hillside Horror Haunted-Farm Visit for Two or Four on a Friday or Saturday (Up to 50% Off)

Hillside Horror

Lewis Fork

Find your way past live actors dressed as zombies and other monsters through eight acres of fields and farm structures to one Last Ride

$24 $12

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for One or Four at Keith Hills Golf Club (Up to 59% Off)

Keith Hills Golf Club

Buies Creek

Golfers saddle up in a golf cart and choose two of the 9-hole sides at a 27-hole golf facility perched on the banks of the Cape Fear River

$45 $22

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North Carolina Mining Museum Visit for Two or Four with Self-Guided Tour at Emerald Village (Up to 50% Off)

Emerald Village

Little Switzerland, NC

Attraction showcased on National Geographic Channel and Travel Channel features a mining museum with old equipment, exhibits, and waterfall

$14 $8

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Standup for 2, 6, or 10 at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Through December 30 (Up to 76% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Club fills weekends with comics such as Grandma Lee from America's Got Talent and Atlanta favorite Jerry Farber

$25 $15

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$16 for Tour for Two at Stony Mountain Vineyards ($32 Value)

Stony Mountain Vineyards

North Albemarle

Drink in breathtaking views of the Uwharrie Mountains as you sample barrel-aged craft wines

$32 $16

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Exotic-Car Driving Experience or Ride-Along from Adventure Supercars (Up to 53% Off). 6 Options Available.

Adventure Supercars

North Carolina Center for Automotive Research

Customers experience driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, BMW, or McLaren themselves around a track

$99 $49

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Packages for Two or Four to Harvest Party on October 4 at Annefield Vineyards (50% Off)

Annefield Vineyards

Saxe

Packages include admission, hand-rolled cigar "experiences," two drink tickets per person, and souvenir wine-tasting glasses

$188 $94

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Three Barre Fitness Classes from Barre Fusion (65% Off)

Barre Fusion

Hope Mills

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

$60 $21

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5 or 10 Private Yoga-and-Pilates Combo Classes for One or Two at Cape Fear Dance Theatre (Up to 83% Off)

Cape Fear Dance Theatre

Wrightsville Beach Park

Pilates meets yoga during exercise programs that work the whole body to increase flexibility, align the spine, and build strength

$500 $95

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$27 for 18 Holes of Golf for Two Including Cart at Plantation Golf Club (Up to $54 Value)

Plantation Golf Club

Reidsville

18-hole course opened in 1986 stretches for 6,194 yards from the back tees

$54 $27

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Two Horseback-Riding Lessons at Dixie K Stables (65% Off)

Dixie K Stables

Burgaw

Dixie K services the hunter/jumper community to offer the highest quality instruction for all ages and skills levels!

$60 $21

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Quarry Hills Country Club (Up to 51% Off)

Quarry Hills Country Club

Graham

Designed by Ellis Maples in 1969, 18-hole course sprawls across 155 acres of pinewood forest

$70 $35

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two People at Body by Buck (Up to 77% Off)

Body by Buck

Stallings

Indoor boot-camp classes blend interval and CrossFit-style training, including exercises with kettlebells, dumbbells, and jump ropes

$150 $39

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$65 for a 30-Minute Airplane Discovery Flight from WNC Aviation in Fletcher ($129 Value)

WNC Aviation

Asheville

Guided by experienced instructors, students perform a takeoff and do most of the flying in a Cessna 172

$129 $65

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Clay-Shooting Package for Two or Four at DeWitt's Outdoor Sports, LLC (Up to 50% Off)

DeWitt's Outdoor Sports, LLC

Mineral Springs

Equipped with automated traps, the 14-station sporting-clay course winds for more than 1 mile around wooded areas and open fields

$70 $35

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$18 for $50 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Irish Oaks Farm

Irish Oaks Farm

Pfafftown

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

$50 $18

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$28 for a Round of Golf Including Cart and Range Balls at Whispering Woods Golf Club (Up to $64 Value)

Whispering Woods Golf Course

Whispering Pines

Designed by Ellis Maples, 18-hole, 6,324 yd. course blankets rolling, pine-lined terrain with bending fairways and slick bentgrass greens

$64 $28

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Kids' Tumbling Package or Birthday Party at Aptitude Explore and Sea Children's Gym & Therapy (Up to 64% Off)

Aptitude Explore and Sea Children's Gym & Therapy

Cameron

Kids aged 6 months and older learn developmental skills or enjoy party at play space specializing in therapy for kids on the autism spectrum

$150 $54

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5 or 10 Zumba Fitness Classes from Queen City DanceOut (Up to 55% Off)

Queen City DanceOut

Multiple Locations

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

$35 $18.75

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Sylvan Heights Bird Park Visit for Two or Four (Up to 53% Off)

Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Scotland Neck

Educational attractions showcase peacocks, flamingos, ducks, and toucans from around the world

$18 $9

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

Try Self Defense.com

Multiple Locations

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

$349 $39

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12 Martial-Arts Classes or a Kids' Birthday Party at Lee Brothers (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

Lee Brothers

Multiple Locations

Learn the basics of or celebrate a birthday with martial arts including Taekwondo and Hapkido

$169.99 $52

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Round of Golf for Four with Cart on a Weekday or Weekend at The Country Club of Johnston County (Up to 60% Off)

The Country Club of Johnston County

Smithfield

Foursomes load into two carts and zigzag across 6,573 yards of rolling terrain on an 18-hole course dotted with mature trees and four ponds

$120 $48

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Ghost-Walk Tour for Two or Four Adults from Ghost Walk of Davidson (45% Off)

Ghost Walk of Davidson

In front of soda shop

Local history buff spins ghost stories and guide tour-goers along Davidson’s quaint, brick-lined sidewalks

$20 $12

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$57 for $95 Worth of Martial Arts — Hwarang Mastery Martial Arts

Hwarang Mastery Martial Arts

Rocky Mount

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

$95 $57

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Shooting-Range Event and One-Day Range Passes at Shooters Express (Up to 80% Off). Three Options Available.

Shooters Express

Mount Holly

Live music permeates the Off the Grid event, where visitors sample food, watch demonstrations, and peruse the wares of vendors

$144 $29

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Three- or Six-Lap Lamborghini or Ferrari Agility Autocross Experience from The Motorsport Lab (Up to 82% Off)

The Motorsport Lab

The Park Expo and Conference Center

Drivers get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini or Ferrari with an instructor for three or six laps around an autocross agility course

$549 $99

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Rhonda Vincent and Gene Watson at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on September 30 (Up to 42% Off)

Rhonda Vincent and Gene Watson

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

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Queen of Bluegrass and her band The Rage join country crooner behind "Farewell Party" and "Love in the Hot Afternoon"

$41.15 $24

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Three or Six Open-Play Visits to Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground (Up to 47% Off)

Bumper Jumpers

Greensboro

A 14,000-square-foot facility with inflatable basketball and football games, air-filled dinosaurs, and an alligator bounce house

$30 $16

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from TB Fitness (65% Off)

Tb Fitness

Winston Salem

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

$300 $105

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$20 for 10 Hot Yoga Classes at Arrichion ($125 Value)

Arrichion Hot Yoga

Multiple Locations

Hot yoga classes are available for beginner through advanced students, including sessions that focus specifically on strengthening the core

$125 $20

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2 Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for 1 or 2 or Bowling and Soda for 4 at B&B Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

B&B Lanes

Terry Sanford

Balls hurtle toward pins on 24 well-oiled lanes as bowlers keep track of spares and strikes with electronic scoring

$11.59 $6

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Corn-Maze Visit for Two or Four at Phillips Farms (40% Off)

Phillips Farms

Cary

Acres of corn transform into a winding maze with zig zagging paths laid out to spell the farm’s name from above

$20 $12

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Club Membership and Dining Credit, or Club Membership and NYE Celebration at City Club (Up to 82% Off)

City Club

Downtown Wilmington

Membership to private club at early 19th-century home offers fine dining and access to a luxurious venue for weddings and parties

$1,550 $299

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Haunted Attraction Visit for Two or Four at Kersey Valley Spookywoods (Up to 40% Off)

Kersey Valley Spookywoods

Archdale

Spookywoods visitors wend through the haunted house, asylum, and corn maze

$50 $30

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10 or 20 Classes at Hot Yoga Asheville (Up to 71% Off)

Hot Yoga Asheville

Asheville

90-minute classes, including hot Vinyasa and Bikram, take place in a heated room, which can augment stress reduction and healing of injuries

$120 $39

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Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Half Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Charlotte Motor Speedway

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

$129 $64

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness or Martial-Arts Classes at FTF Fitness and Self Defense (Up to 75% Off)

FTF Fitness and Self Defense

Gastonia

Trainers integrate kickboxing, wrestling, and boxing techniques with interval training, TRX equipment and kettlebells

$75 $19

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90-Minute Paddleboard Lesson for Two or Four from One Heart SUP (Up to 53% Off)

One Heart SUP

Multiple Locations

Paddleboard instructors lead classes at Harris Lake or Lake Crabtree, teaching proper paddling, standing, and balance techniques

$158 $79

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Up to Four or Eight at Country Club Lanes West (Up to 70% Off)

Country Club Lanes

Burlington

36 bowling lanes with and without bumpers in alley flush with extensive snack bar, lounge, and pro shop

$49 $15

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Many dance companies approach ballet from a modern angle. Caroline Calouche prefers a more perpendicular one. When the stage is not enough space for her visions of macabre masquerade balls or surreal dreamscapes, she takes to the air above it, outfitted with a cirque's worth of aerial harnesses and accouterments. Her dancers are just as likely to pirouette down a 20-foot skein of golden silk as across a hardwood floor. Pairs of lovers might hang precariously from the frame of a hollow cube or perform a gravity-defying pas de deux on the double lyra—their suspension above the earth either an expression of freedom or a prison of their own making. Like identifying an elderly smoker's gender over the phone, the airborne element leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

By marrying the storytelling ability of floor-bound choreography with the gravity-defying tricks of circus arts, Caroline Calouche & Co. unleashes the full potential of aerial dance. The company's productions are free to venture to strange new places. For example, in past shows, women have risen from their graves to haunt their murderous husbands. Likewise, the sounds of Moby and Blue Man Group are more likely to be heard than Debussy.

Audience members who want to plqy the ropes and silks for themselves can learn to do so during the dance company's aerial-dance classes, along with a tight curriculum of ballet, contemporary, and stretching and strengthening courses. For all its global influences and aerial showmanship, Caroline Calouche & Co. keeps its feet rooted in the local community with outreach programs for all ages, ethnicities, and social groups.

9129 Monroe Road
Charlotte,
NC
US

From the very first tee shot over a lake to the pond protecting the left side of the 18th green, the course at River Ridge Golf Club pits players against the physical and psychological challenges brought by omnipresent water hazards, including the Neuse River that intersects the course on several holes.

Architect Chuck Smith’s 1997 design weaves course play through a 6,740-yard gauntlet furnished with a plush carpet of bermuda-grass fairways and rough that gives way to fast-moving G-6 bent-grass greens. The course's signature 5th hole rewards golfers who keep their tee shots on the fairway with a short-iron approach that must clear a large pond and any caddies sunbathing in the large greenside bunker.

As a semiprivate club, membership at River Ridge unlocks a slew of benefits not available to the general public. Though the practice area—composed of a driving range and putting and chipping greens—is open to everyone, only members may make use of the locker rooms, club storage, and handicap program provided at the clubhouse. Additionally, members are granted access to special events, tournaments, and PGA pro Tim Cockrell’s lessons, which help players calibrate putting strokes and find their swing after a long time away from the game to search for their favorite golf ball that got lost in the Neuse River.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Total length of 6,740 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72.2 from the back tees * Course slope of 138 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

3224 Auburn-Knightdale Road
Raleigh,
NC
US

The guides from New Bern Segway Tours & Fun Center showcase their city's best sights. Perched atop segways, they lead groups down scenic streets and to historic locations. They tailor each excursion to their guests. Depending on what groups want to see, they might deliver interesting commentary about the city's history or simply point out the best spots for a photo op.

238 Grayson St
New Bruns,
NC
US

BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground, in which they can bounce from side to side in a safe, secure environment. During open-bounce sessions, kids can imagine they're synchronized leapers in Michael Flatley's Riverbounce as they carom around the inflatable stadium, expending energy with every leap. Cosmic Bounce sessions give jouncing juniors a much-deserved break from earthly leaping, allowing them to play under the violet glow of black lights and special-effect lights moving in coordination with fun music. Each cosmic bouncer receives a complimentary glow necklace upon entrance, which can be used to light the way in a dark tunnel or light half the face to recreate Colonel Kurtz's monologue from Apocalypse Now. When a cause for celebration arises, parents snag party rooms and private bouncing rooms for their buoyant revelers. During Kids' Night Out events, kids pair their bounce-based brand of performance arts with imaginative crafts while parents leave them under supervised care and enjoy their own night out.

The attentive BounceU staff monitor the rebounding facilities at all times, ensuring the inflatable playground is kept safe, clean, and free of spiky objects such as mohawks and sea urchins. Call ahead or check the calendar for available open-bounce times. Frolicking children must be supervised by a parent and must wear socks to play. Though not included in this Groupon, parents of children older than 4 years are welcome to join the vivacious youngsters in the playground.

615 Dolley Madison Rd
Greensboro,
NC
US

When they took over Jimmy Mac’s Golf Range, PGA professional Brad “Smiley” Latimer and his wife Pam knew they had their work cut out for them. The couple dove right in: they resurfaced the miniature golf course, illuminated its brick-lined pathways with nearly 100 solar lights, acquired a FlightScope Launch Monitor for lessons, and stocked on the driving range with new Titleist and Callaway balls. Even after completing these renovations, they continue to revamp the facilities. The 18-hole mini-golf course now features two cascading waterfalls, babbling brooks that wend along turf fairways, and new putters that send colorful golf balls into holes or to the one-eyed pirate living under the course bridge to fulfill his dream of a new ocular orb.

A 325-yard driving range showcases 25,000 square feet of Bermuda grass tees and 20 artificial turf hitting stations featuring laser yardage readers. The range has covered and uncovered stations, as well as lights that let golfers swing even after the sun has started to snore. Lessons provide the instructional guidance of a professional while taking advantage of the center’s practice bunker and chipping and pitching greens, developing swings dependable enough to take down rabid ball washers.

2397 W Clemmonsville Rd.
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Erica Dixon recognizes that not everyone is a professional dancer, including herself. During her Zumba classes, she motivates students to break a sweat with aerobic choreography that dancers of all levels can catch on to quickly, leaving the pro moves to the tiny ballerinas trapped in jewelry boxes. In addition to Latin styles such as salsa, merengue, and samba, she infuses routines with moves from some of her favorite styles, including hip-hop, African dance, and belly dance.

Erica's passion for helping others get a handle on their health is inspired by her own life. Though she'd always been active, when she started working near a fast-food restaurant before her senior year of high school, she packed on 25 pounds. Despite knowing that if she didn't get fit she was at risk for developing type 2 diabetes?like her father did?she continued to gain weight until she saw him injecting insulin into his stomach. Terrified by the thought of having to use needles, she became dedicated to new habits: eating fruits and vegetables, walking laps around the track, and counting calories. She left college 10 sizes smaller than when she enrolled.

To continue pursuing fitness, Erica convinced a local gym manager to give her a membership in exchange for cleaning treadmills for three hours a week. She reveled in the fit-centric atmosphere and realized she wanted to make helping others get into shape her career, so she signed up to be a Military Recreation intern in Sicily. When she returned home, she earned six gold medals at the USA Jump Rope Nationals and helmed her own fitness center for two years. She's now the proud owner of e-Fit4Life, LLC, where she inspires students to shimmy off pounds in her five weekly Zumba classes. She also serves as a Zumba choreography specialist, traveling as far as Hawaii to train instructors and teach both Zumba and Afro-Caribbean master classes.

2003 South Miami Boulevard
Durham,
NC
US