Things To Do in North Carolina

VIP Membership with Admission and Sound-Check Privileges at The Pour House Music Hall (50% Off)

The Pour House Music Hall

Central Raleigh

VIP membership opens up hundreds of concerts, complete with sound-check privileges and exclusive offers

$100 $50

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Triad Pride Men's Chorus Presents "Naughty and Nice" on December 6 or 13 (Up to 40% Off)

Triad Pride Men's Chorus Presents "Naughty and Nice"

Multiple Locations

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All-male ensemble harmonizes their way through holiday favorites and humorous tunes

$25 $15

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Triad Pride Men's Chorus Presents "Naughty and Nice" on December 6 or 13 (Up to 40% Off)

Triad Pride Men's Chorus Presents "Naughty and Nice"

Multiple Locations

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All-male ensemble harmonizes their way through holiday favorites and humorous tunes

$25 $15

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Two-Hour Class for One or Two at Glass Class (Up to 51% Off)

Glass Class

Durham

Fusing classes offer a variety of plate shapes, condiment dishes, channel plates, and more; jewelry classes create earrings and pendants

$70 $35

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$42 for $70 Worth of Horseback Riding — Self Made Farm

Self Made Farm

Farmville

Students will receive two 45-minute riding lessons. Lessons are taught by appointment only Monday–Saturday.

$70 $42

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

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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Sunset Kayaking Trip with a Picnic Dinner for Two or Four from Mahanaim Adventures (Up to 52% Off)

Mahanaim Adventures

Wilmington

During an approximately three-hour jaunt, kayakers paddle through gentle waters at sunset toward picturesque island, where they eat dinner

$150 $75

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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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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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10 Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Blue Ridge Karate Center (54% Off)

Blue Ridge Karate Center

Mars Hill

From the merchant: Women’s cardio kickboxing fitness; one month of workouts twice a week. Includes bag gloves and t-shirt

$79 $36

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One-Day Admission to InkFest Live for One, Two, or Four, or Three-Day Admission for One (Up to 53% Off)

InkFest Live

Concord

Fest-goers get tattooed amid graffiti demonstrations, live music and DJ battles, a custom car and bike show, and tattoo-industry vendors

$20 $10

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Two or Four 45-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Creekwood Farm (Up to 53% Off)

Creekwood Farm

Gastonia

English saddle-seat instruction coupled with the horse-care fundamentals of grooming and tacking during lessons held on a 30-acre farm

$80 $42

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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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Ten or Twenty Fitness or Self-Defense Classes at Burlington Krav Maga (Up to 81% Off)

Burlington Krav Maga

Burlington

Learn effective, instinct-based self-defense methods or get fit and toned at this fun, safe, and family-oriented facility

$59 $15

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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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Historic Latta Plantation for Two, Four, or Six on November 28–29 at 10 a.m. (44% Off)

Historic Latta Plantation

Huntersville

Colonial holiday décor and seasonal activities bring former plantation to life

$16 $9

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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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Dance-Lesson Package with Two or Four Private Lessons for Single or Couple at All American Dance Studio (Up to 84% Off)

All American Dance Studio

Hickory

Instructors lead one or two students of all experience levels through private lessons in a variety of styles

$160 $29

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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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Fun Factory Play Package with Food for Two, Four, or Six at All Stars Family Fun Center (Up to 53% Off)

All Stars Family Fun Center

Goldsboro

Kids can refuel with hot dogs or pizza after bouncing their way through the Fun Factory pyramid stocked with inflatable obstacles

$19 $10

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5 or 10 Open Play Passes at Bounce City Salisbury (Up to 52% Off)

Bounce City Salisbury

Salisbury

This 8,000-square-foot indoor playground boasts bounce houses, inflatable obstacle courses, slides, and a separate play area for toddlers

$8.50 $4.20

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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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One Month of Fundamentals Classes or CrossFit Workouts at CrossFit MNC (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available

CrossFit MNC

Monroe

Fundamentals classes introduce newcomers to CrossFit techniques and equipment; CrossFit classes provide full-body workouts at high intensity

$96 $45

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One Month of Unlimited Women’s Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at Burn Boot Camp (Up to 88% Off)

Burn Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Former professional baseball player helps women lose weight and tone bodies in up to 124 camps per week

$227 $35

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two at Paschal Golf Club (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Paschal Golf Club

Wake Forest

Historic 9-hole course that has hosted legendary golfers such as Arnold Palmer invites golfers to loop the layout twice for an 18-hole round

$48 $23

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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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6 or 12 Yoga Classes of One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Vital Yoga Center (Up to 48% Off)

Vital Yoga Center

SE Charlotte Area

Yogis lead students through the peaceful poses of harmony yoga or the rigorous stretches of Vinyasa

$72 $39

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$26 for Four Weeks of Music Lessons for Babies, Toddlers, and Pre-Schoolers at Kindermusik with Yulia ($52 Value)

Kindermusik with Yulia

Thomasville

An expert instructor leads babies and toddlers through brain-developing music lessons that take place once a week

$52 $26

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Concealed-Carry Handgun Class for One or Two at TriggerAction Firearms Training (50% Off)

TriggerAction Firearms Training

Cleveland

The NRA–approved class teaches gun safety and covers local laws, concluding with an exam that must be passed to apply for a license

$80 $40

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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 85% 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 $23

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at Daveste' Vineyards (48% Off)

Daveste' Vineyards

Troutman

Wine samples inside a rustic, timber-frame tasting room that doubles as an art gallery; take home wine and souvenir wineglasses

$33 $17

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

The Wright Stuff

Kernersville

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

$20 $9

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for the Piano, Guitar, or Bass at The Hughes Music Company (Up to 60% Off)

The Hughes Music Company

Mint Hill

Seasoned musician with 13+ years of music teaching experience helps students learn or further master the piano, guitar, or bass

$50 $20

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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 61% 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 $22

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Section 8 MMA (Up to 62% Off)

Section 8 MMA

Lexington

Highly-trained and experienced coaches help clients learn self-defense and improve their physical fitness

$150 $59

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10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at MMAXOUT Fitness OBX (Up to 76% Off)

MMAXOUT Fitness OBX

Kitty Hawk

Five-stage regimen including interval trianing, plyometrics, and cardio keeps muscles strong and fit and minds engaged

$100 $27

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Group Training Sessions at Mash Elite Performance (Up to 64% Off)

Mash Elite Performance

Advance

Boot-camp group training sessions focus on functional, effective exercises that boost strength and stamina

$125 $60

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at Silver Star Crossfit (Up to 84% Off)

Silver Star Crossfit

Morrisville

Trainers lead small groups through high-intensity, functional-fitness workouts that can be scaled to accommodate all fitness levels

$150 $29

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10-Station Clay-Shooting Experience for One or Two at Red Hen Reserve and Hunting Club (Up to 60% Off)

Red Hen Reserve and Hunting Club

Lenoir

In a well-kept setting amid mountain and forest terrain, guests shoot clay pigeons at 10 stations

$64.50 $26

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10 or 16 Martial Arts Lessons with Uniform at Vision Martial Arts (Up to 95% Off). 12 Options Available.

Vision Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach kids teakwondo, helping them master martial moves and mental discipline

$355 $20

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Holiday Lights or Regular Zipline Tour for Two at The Beanstalk Journey (Up to 50% Off)

The Beanstalk Journey

Beanstalk Journey

Course with multiple ziplines, rope bridges and tunnels, 32-foot climbing tower, and 50-foot-high educational treehouses

$138 $79

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Winery tasting with Cheese Plate and Take-Home Wine for Two or Four at Gregory Vineyards (Up to 51% Off)

Gregory Vineyards

Pleasant Grove

Outings illuminate winemaking with tours and tastings of wines produced from 12 acres of muscadine grapes

$40.50 $20

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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 78% 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 $119

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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 80% 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 $28

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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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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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$24 for a Monster X Tour Package with a Pit Pass at WNC AG Center on February 27 ($29 Value)

Monster X Tour

WNC Agricultural Center

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Roaring monster trucks thrill motorsports fans in an high-octane evening of races, wheelies, and car crushing

$29 $24

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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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$15 for a Wine Tasting for Two Plus a Take-Home Bottle at Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery ($30 Value)

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

Ronda

In a tasting room with mountain views, sip handcrafted Italian wines

$30 $15

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BYOB Pasta Making Class and Dinner for Two, Four, or Eight at The Flavor Exchange (Up to 58% Off)

The Flavor Exchange

Downtown Southern Pines

A professional chef teaches classes how to make thier own pasta using simple techniques easily reproduced at home, accompanied by BYOB wine

$180 $89

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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 60% 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 $15

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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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$49 for a Zipline Tour for One at Kersey Valley Zip Line (a $89 Value)

Kersey Valley Zipline

Archdale

Aviation-themed zipline offers heights of up to 100 ft. and lengths between 200 and 600 feet

$89 $49

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$31 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 $31

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6 or 12 Martial Arts Classes with a Uniform, or a Birthday Party at Lee Brothers Academy (Up to 82% Off)

Lee Brothers Academy

Multiple Locations

Classes outfit students in a uniform and teach the art of tae kwon do; a birthday party includes martial arts instruction and demonstrations

$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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Distillery Tour for 2 or 4, Including Rum Tasting and Shot Glasses at Muddy River Distillery (Up to 60% Off)

Muddy River Distillery

Belmont

Tours led by head distiller Robbie Delaney introduce visitors to the distillery’s award-winning Carolina Rum and Queen Charlotte’s Reserve

$30 $12

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$35 for Two-Day Basketball Clinic at Brown Athletic Division ($65 Value)

Brown Athletic Division

First Ward

Kids can learn self-respect, teamwork, and discipline during the basketball workshop

$65 $35

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$59 for Six Weeks of Gracie Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Forged Fitness ($225 Value)

Forged Fitness

Northeast Raleigh

Twice-weekly Jiu-Jitsu lessons cover a wide range of grappling techniques

$225 $59

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10 Hot Pilates Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Pilates Classes at Ganesha's Yoga and Wellness (Up to 72% Off)

Ganesha's Yoga and Wellness

Greensboro

Pilates classes for beginners to advanced that are taught in 105-degree infrared hot heat and take practitioners through 26 poses

$100 $29

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ReptiDay at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on Saturday, December 13, at 10 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Reptiday

Dixie Classic Fairgrounds

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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Five Play-Gym or Roller-Rink Visits at Wheels Fun Park (Up to 46% Off)

Wheels Fun Park

Durham

Large fun park entertains families with roller rink and play gym with slides, ball pits, zip lines, and more

$35 $19

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All-Day Paintball for One, Two, or Four, or One Annual Membership at Black Ops Paintball (Up to 55% Off)

Black ops paintball

Fayetteville

Armed with a Tippmann 98 Custom marker, guests compete in recreational combat on a POW camp or jungle-themed battleground

$49.95 $25

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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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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Insomnia (Up to 61% Off)

CrossFit Insomnia

High Point

Trainer-led Workout-of-the-Day gets participants sprinting, lifting, rowing, and pushing themselves toward their fitness goals

$115 $48

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$39 for One Month of Boxing, Kickboxing, and Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Black Eye Fitness ($150 Value)

Black Eye Fitness

Asheville

Classes for men, women, and children in a family-friendly facility offer beginner to advanced training in martial arts

$150 $39

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Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around TRACK NAME

$129.99 $64

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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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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