Things To Do in North Carolina

Roller Skating for Two or Roller Skating Package for Four at Jellybeans Super Skate Center (Up to 51% Off)

Jellybeans Super Skate Center

Cary

Skaters glide on maple hardwood floors as colored lights flash to the beat of pop music and golden oldies; foursomes share pizza and drinks

$20 $10

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UniverSoul Circus at Greensboro Coliseum Parking Lot on November 11–15 (Up to 43% Off)

UniverSoul Circus

Greensboro Coliseum Parking Lot

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Worldly cast dazzles audiences with aerial performances, exotic animals, and hip-hop dance set to pulsating music ranging from soul to Latin

$22.72 $13

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

Tb Fitness

Winston Salem

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$300 $105

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Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness at Carolina Theatre on Friday, November 7 (Up to 40% Off)

Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness

Carolina Theatre

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Comedian shares brutally honest stories of his unconventional life and tackles topics including terrorism and his dysfunctional family

$36.41 $22

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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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Entry for Two or Four to Zombie Scream Haunted House (Up to 42% Off). Four Options Available.

Zombie Scream Haunted House

Cary

Zombies and other ghoulish monsters stalk visitors at the haunted house, which features a morgue and a hanging hall

$24 $14

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Halloween Bar Crawl for One, Two, or Four on Friday, October 24, from Carolina Nightlife (Up to 47% Off)

Carolina Nightlife

City Limits

Drinkers outfit themselves in Halloween costumes and enjoy entrance to bars and clubs

$15 $8

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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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Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Two at Lee Brothers Martial Arts (Up to 95% Off)

Lee Brothers Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Age- and skill-specific martial arts classes led by experienced instructors at four studios

$395 $20

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Kevin James at US Cellular Center Asheville on October 28 at 8 p.m. (Up to $ Off)

Kevin James

US Cellular Center

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Celebrated star of The King of Queens and Paul Blart: Mall Cop returns to his roots in a nationwide standup tour

$40.44 $19

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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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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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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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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Up to Four or Eight at Country Club Lanes West (Up to 63% Off)

Country Club Lanes

Burlington

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

$49 $19

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Visit for 2 or 4 or One-Year Family Plus Membership to Imagination Station Science and History Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Imagination Station Science and History Museum

Wilson

Visitors browse more than 20 permanent and temporary science exhibits, including Nano!, which explores the microscopic world

$10 $5

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Ghost Walk for Two, Four, or Six at Historic Latta Plantation (45% Off)

Historic Latta Plantation

Huntersville

Guides lead groups of up to 10 through battlefields, a cemetery, and a former hospital

$20 $11

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10 or 20 Power Yoga or Rhythm Underground Zumba Classes at Crossfit Club (Up to 65% Off)

Crossfit Crib

Kannapolis

Boost muscular strength and balance with power yoga or burn calories during Latin-inspired Zumba dance classes

$50 $19

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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 71% 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 $43

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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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$29 for a One-Day Shooting-Range Package at The Range at Ballantyne ($234.50 Value)

The Range at Ballantyne

Indian Land

New firearms training facility features OpenFire Systems video targets, live-fire shooting of rifles, pistols, and shotguns, and a simulator

$234.50 $29

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Fun in the Fall for Two or Four at Why Not an American Ark Equestrian Park and Two by Two Petting Zoo (50% Off)

Why Not an American Ark Equestrian Park and Two by Two Petting Zoo

Monroe

Stroll through the park and petting zoo with fall-themed decor

$30 $15

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10 or 16 Karate Classes, One-Week Camp, or One-Month After-School Program at ATA Karate Inc.(Up to 93% Off)

ATA Karate Inc.

Multiple Locations

Classes, camps, and after-school programs teach self-confidence and self-defense to toddlers through adults

$324 $29

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Tandem Skydiving for One or Two from Triangle Skydiving Center (Up to $163 Off)

Triangle Skydiving Center

Harris

A free fall at up to 120 mph breaks into a relaxing, five-minute parachuted glide for divers attached to a skilled instructor

$249 $169

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$199 for Fishing Trip for Up to Four from Fingeance Fishing Charters ($400 Value)

Fingeance Fishing Charters

Swan Quarter

Expert guide leads anglers to schools of game fish lurking in beneath bait-rich, local waters

$400 $199

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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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Two Hours of Paintball with Equipment Rental for Two, Four, or Eight at Mighty Sports Center (Up to 51%% Off)

Mighty Sports Center

Stallings

Two hours of paintball on outdoor fields includes paintballs to share and rental of markers, masks, and air tanks

$55 $27

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$69 for a Concealed-Handgun-Carry Class from Firearms Training by Elrod ($125 Value)

Firearms Training By Elrod

Multiple Locations

State-certified instructors qualify participants to apply for an North Carolina concealed-handgun permit, valid in more than 30 states

$125 $69

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Nashville MMA East (54% Off)

Nashville Mma East

Randleman

Students can attend unlimited beginner kickboxing classes; classes meet Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 7 p.m.

$135 $62

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$29 for an All-Day Shooting-Range Package at The Range at Lake Norman ($234.50 Value)

The Range at Lake Norman

Cornelius

Eco-friendly range with a focus on safety and a five-star rating from the National Shooting Sports Foundation

$234.50 $29

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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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Haunted Attractions for One, Two, or Four at Camp Fear (Up to 51% Off)

Camp Fear

Taylorsville

Haunted trail with insane asylum, living-dead dollhouse, and rock maze filled with half-dead guides

$36 $18

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Corn Maze and Hayride for Two, Four, or Six at Clodbuster Farms (Up to Half Off)

Clodbuster Farms

Abbotts Creek

Test out your navigational skills in the corn maze day or night; hayrides, campfires, and a pumpkin patch

$20 $10

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$29 for $65 Toward Instructed Horseback Riding Lessons — Abbey Way Farm

Abbey Way Farm

Stanfield

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

$65 $29

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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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Wine Tasting and Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Fiddler's Vineyard (Up to 44% Off)

Fiddler's Vineyard

Cherryville

Tour the family-owned winery and sip their selection of sweet and unusual wines, including of Muscadine, Scuppernong, and fruit wines

$25 $15

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Wine Tasting and Tour with Bottle of Wine for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company Co. (Up to 54% Off)

Fair Game Beverage Company Co.

Pittsboro

Guests tour the winery and distillery, sampling drinks made from local ingredients; each visit includes glasses and a select bottle of wine

$52 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit 007 (65% Off)

Crossfit 007

Lillington

Certified CrossFit coaches lead group classes through short, intense workouts

$140 $49

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$11 for Three Laser-Tag Games at Gearworks Laser Tag & Fun Center ($19.99 Value)

Gearworks Family Fun Center

Nags Head

During each game, teams run down ramps and shoot lasers at each other in a multilevel laser-tag arena that accommodates up to 60 players

$19.99 $11

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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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$15 for 10 Tokens for Driving-Range Practice at Marion Lake Club ($30 Value)

Marion Lake Club

Nebo

Practice facility allows golfers to hone their drives, mid-range shots, and short-game skills

$30 $15

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Trail of Fears for Two or Four with Option for Farm Pass at Hubb's Corn Maze (Up to 53% Off)

Hubb's Corn Maze

Clinton

Brave souls confront their phobias in the haunted forest

$26 $13

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$33 for $60 Worth of Pets — Peaceful Paca Plantation, LLC

Peaceful Paca Plantation, Llc

Locust

Therapeutic alpaca farm geared to help individuals with disabilities and emotional issues

$60 $33

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5- or 10-Hour Shooting-Range Practice at Frontline Defense Firearms Training Center and Range LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Frontline Defense Firearms Training Center and Range LLC

Warrenton

Veteran-owned outdoor shooting range hosts nonmembers on weekends, where they fire at a 100-yard rifle area or a 25-yard gun & pistol bay

$150 $69

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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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One or Two Months of Martial Arts or Women's Self-Defense at Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness

Graham

Black belt instructors at family-oriented martial arts school specialize in age-specific training and self-defense classes tailored to women

$119.50 $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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$10 for Admission for Two at Maze Craze ($18 Value)

Maze Craze

Bogue

Themed hybrid corn maze offers 13 acres of twists and turns with checkpoints along the way offering chances to win a prize

$18 $10

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Glass Shattering at The Smash Shack (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

The Smash Shack

Piney Green

Release inner frustration on premade boxes of items that are ready and waiting to be shattered

$20 $11

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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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$275 for $500 Worth of Personal Training — Synergy Fitness Training Co.

Synergy Fitness Training Co.

Southern Pines

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

$500 $275

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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 50% 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 $60

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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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Admission or Membership to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Belmont

Visitors explore display gardens, orchid conservatory, and elaborate fountains; member benefits include free admission and special events

$24 $14

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Jon B, Uptown Swagger, and Nick Lewis at Neighborhood Theatre on October 26 at 8 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

TANK

Neighborhood Theatre

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Backed by a full band, the Grammy-nominated R & B crooner behind “Someone to Love” and “They Don’t Know” serenades fans with soulful hits

$36.05 $22

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Crawl-O-Ween Halloween Bar Crawl for Two or Four on October 31 from CarolinaNightlife.com (40% Off)

CarolinaNightlife.com

Raleigh

No waiting in lines or cover charges for bar crawlers, enjoying select beer and shot specials

$20 $12

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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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Six Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts (Up to 59% Off)

Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts

Yoga Gallery

Passionate instructors dissolve physical and mental stress with array of yoga styles that cater to beginners and experts of any age

$78 $39

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Carolina Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" at Durham Performing Arts Center on November 28–30 (Up to 45% Off)

Carolina Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker."

Durham Performing Arts Center

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$63.42 $35

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Golf Lessons for Kids or Adults at North Carolina Golf Academy (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

North Carolina Golf Academy

Jack Britt

Private golf lessons teach new players the rules and help develop experienced players' swings

$75 $35

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$59 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes, Uniform, and Belt at Master Chang’s Martial Arts ($278 Value)

Master Chang’s Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Students of all ages build strength, endurance, and flexibility in martial-arts classes such as tae kwon do and hapkido

$278 $59

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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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Mini-Golf Package for Two or Four with Arcade Tokens at Putt-Putt Fun Center (Up to 54% Off)

Putt Putt Fun Center

High Point

Groups of two or four play 18-hole games on Putt-Putt's signature mini-golf course and aim for high scores and prizes in the arcade

$24 $12

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Asheville Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" at Diana Wortham Theatre on December 12 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

Diana Wortham Theatre

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$35 $22

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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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$20 for $40 Worth of Horseback Riding at Bit of Hope Ranch

Bit of Hope Ranch

Gastonia

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

$40 $20

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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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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
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If you're a Triangle-dwelling Thai food fan, it's likely that you know about Sawasdee Thai Restaurant?it won Indy Week's Best of the Triangle award for Best Thai Cuisine every year from 2007?2011. In 2013, it picked up another honor from the paper: Best Restaurant with Gluten-Free Options. While the Thai chefs at Sawasdee ground the menu in their homeland's culinary traditions?which means the salt comes from fish sauce, the sweetness from palm sugar, and the pucker from tamarind?they're always looking for ways to make them feel fresh and relevant to local diners. That means things such as creating a separate gluten-free menu so no one has to begin their meal simply hunting for a dish that suits their diet. And an extensive vegetarian section leaves out the fish sauce (and egg, if desired), replacing animal products with mixed greens, tofu, and other botanical elements. Naturally, the heat can be adjusted, too, on a scale that starts at "spicy" and tops out at "make-you-cry."

Sawasdee's chefs also give the ingredients themselves extra scrutiny. Even in seasons when fresh herbs are hard to find, they scour suppliers' shelves to make sure they always have authentic seasonings such as galangal and lemongrass on hand. In meat dishes, all-white-meat chicken, large shrimp, beef sirloin, and pork tenderloin bed down on Thai jasmine rice. And at both Sawasdee locations, designers have shown a similar attention to detail in the decor. On Glenwood, a huge compass rose in the ceiling softly lights the dining room's woodwork and trailing succulents and helps curry-intoxicated diners find their way out the door. The location on Capital is less sleek and more cozy, with red walls, traditional carved screens, and even a patio surrounded by dense greenery on all sides.

3601 Capital Blvd
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