Things To Do in North Carolina

Cirque Italia at Villa Latina Plaza on September 17–21 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

Villa Latina Plaza

$52 $31

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

3 or 6 Laps in a Lamborghini or Ferrari with Optional Video, September 19-21 (Up to 82% Off)

The Motorsport Lab

Greensboro Coliseum

$549 $99

Experience the power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Ferrari F430, or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at Greensboro Coliseum

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

$28 $17

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

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

Frog Hollow Outdoors

Durham

$48 $24

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

$79.95 for a River Rafting Trip with Two Nights of Tent Camping at Cantrell Ultimate Rafting ($133 Value)

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting

Fayetteville

$133 $79.95

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Owned & operated by a local family, tour company's experienced guides lead rafters through Class III–V rapids; 2 night of camping included

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

Color Me Mine

Waverly Place

$30 $15

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

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

Noni Bacca Winery

Noni Bacca Winery

$42 $21

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

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

Kersey Valley

High Point

$21.90 $14

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

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

$120 $29

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

One or Two Months of Tuition for Dance Classes or Birthday Party at Motion Dance Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Motion Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

Tuition grants access to ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and musical-theater classes; themed dress-up parties include dance activities

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

$80 $40

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

Conceal-Carry Course for One, Two, or Four at Spot On Defense (Up to 46% Off)

Spot On Defense

Jacksonville

$90 $49

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

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

$40 $19

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

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

Burlington Dive Center

Burlington

$60 $30

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

5-Lap Riding or 20-Lap Driving Experience at Short Track Racing Experience (49% Off)

Short Track Racing Experience

Lucama

$100 $55

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

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

Rural Hill

Huntersville

$20 $10

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

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

Gotham Dream Cars

CMC Northeast Stadium

$249 $125

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

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

$8 $4.75

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

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

Yoga Connection

Multiple Locations

$150 $48

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

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

$36 $18

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

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

No Limits Dance And Fitness

Indian Trail

$15 $8

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2, 5, or 10 Indoor Play Sessions at Xtreme Play (Up to 48% Off)

Xtreme Play

Monroe

$17 $9

Kids frolic through inflatables and play Wii games while adults relax in lounge with television, free wifi, and refreshments

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Tandem Skydiving for One or Two from Triangle Skydiving Center (Up to $168 Off)

Triangle Skydiving Center

Harris

$249 $165

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

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

Jordan Lake Tours

Moncure

$335 $149

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

Playdate Passes, Parents Night Out Playdate, or Admission to Special Event at Glendi Glam (Up to 59% Off)

Glendi Glam

Matthews

$60 $25

Kids can let their imaginations run amok during themed playdates or fun events, which are packed with fun activities and diversions

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

Ken's Korny Corn Maze

Panther Branch

$24 $14

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

$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

$44 $21

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

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

My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc.

Cornelius

$150 $50

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

North Carolina Concealed-Carry Class for One or Two at Arm Yourself Training (Up to 53% Off)

Arm Yourself Training

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

State-certified instructors qualify students to apply for North Carolina concealed-handgun permit; includes class and range time

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

Regal Corn Maze

Statesville

$18 $10

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

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

$20 $10

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

$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

$1,435 $189

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

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

$26 $12

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

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

Hattaras Island Ocean Center

Hatteras

$70 $35

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

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

Fair Game Beverage Company

Pittsboro

$20 $10

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

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

Hatteras Watersports Salvo

Salvo

$24 $14

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

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

Tiger Kim's Tae Kwon Do

Clemmons

$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

$35 $17

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

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

Hillside Horror

Wilkesboro

$24 $12

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

$34 for a Brewery Gift Basket from Aviator Brewing Company ($63 Value)

Aviator Brewing Company

Fuquay-Varina

$63 $34

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Gift beer-lovers with six-packs, seasonal brews, pint glasses, and a brewery tour to learn each step of the beer-making process

$59 for a Zipline Tour for Two at The Beanstalk Journey in Morganton (Up to $138 Value)

The Beanstalk Journey

Morganton

$138 $59

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

Winery tasting with Cheese Plate and Take-Home Wine for Two or Four at Gregory Vineyards (Up to 47% Off)

Gregory Vineyards

McGee's Crossroad

$34 $18

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

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

Stony Mountain Vineyards

North Albemarle

$32 $16

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

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

$99 $49

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

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

$150 $69

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

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

Barre Fusion

Hope Mills

$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

$500 $119

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

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

Plantation Golf Club

Reidsville

$54 $27

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

Flyboard Jetpack Flight with Instruction for One, Two, or Four from Carolina Flyboard (Up to 48% Off)

Carolina Flyboard

Rocky Point

$159 $89

Certified instructors teach visitors to strap a jetpack to their feet and take off; the board is powered by water pressure from a watercraft

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

$70 $35

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

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

Body by Buck

Stallings

$150 $39

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

$30 for $50 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — 550 Tavern & Grille

550 Tavern & Grille

Fletcher

$50 $30

One look at our menu will show you, we don't serve your typical bar food; live entertainment on Friday and Saturday.

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

DeWitt's Outdoor Sports, LLC

Mineral Springs

$70 $35

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

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

Irish Oaks Farm

Pfafftown

$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

$64 $28

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

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

$150 $54

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

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

Queen City DanceOut

Multiple Locations

$35 $18.75

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

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

Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Scotland Neck

$18 $9

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

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

Try Self Defense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

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

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

Lee Brothers

Multiple Locations

$169.99 $52

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

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

$120 $60

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

Davidson Wildcats Football Game for Two or Four at Richardson Stadium (Up to 46% Off). Three Games Available.

Davidson Wildcats Football

Richardson Stadium

$26.10 $14

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All-conference linebacker Matt Casey leads a young Wildcats team into a new season at Richardson Stadium

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

Hwarang Mastery Martial Arts

Rocky Mount

$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

$144 $29

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

The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Red Light Special at The Chop Shop NoDa on Friday, November 21 (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Red Light Special

The Chop Shop NoDa

$22.09 $11

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to "pop erotica"

$17 for One Hour of Trampolining for Two at Sky Zone ($28 Value)

Sky Zone

Northeast Raleigh

$28 $17

Visitors defy gravity as they bounce across trampoline-filled spaces, dive into pits of foam blocks, and make super-powered slam dunks

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

Bumper Jumpers

Greensboro

$30 $16

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

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

Tb Fitness

Winston Salem

$300 $105

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Wedding-Dance Lesson or Two Private Lessons and One Group Lesson at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

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Experienced instructors teach individuals or couples ballroom, Latin, swing, and wedding dances during private and group lessons

Kelly Price, Ginuwine, and Donell Jones at Crown Complex on Saturday, September 20, at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Kelly Price, Ginuwine, and Donell Jones

Crown Complex

$58.90 $29

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Night of R&B royalty features the hitmakers behind "Secret Love," "Pony," and "You Know What's Up"

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

Phillips Farms

Cary

$20 $12

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

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

City Club

Downtown Wilmington

$1,550 $299

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

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

Kersey Valley Spookywoods

Archdale

$50 $30

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

Zipline Canopy Tour for Two or Four from French Broad Rafting and Ziplines (34% Off)

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Marshall

$150 $99

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Glide from tree to tree on a ten-zipline tour that includes rappelling and short hikes through the scenic Appalachian Mountains

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

RaceDaySponsor.com

Charlotte Motor Speedway

$400 $299

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

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

$75 $19

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

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

One Heart SUP

Multiple Locations

$158 $79

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

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

$49 $19

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

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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 at a fast-food joint 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 director of campus recreation and wellness at her alma mater, North Carolina Central University, and inspires students to shimmy off pounds in her Zumba classes in addition to training other instructors as a Zumba choreography specialist.

2003 South Miami Boulevard
Durham,
NC
US