Things To Do in North Carolina

40% Off at Historic Oakwood Cemetery and Mausoleum

Historic Oakwood Cemetery and Mausoleum

Central Raleigh

$10 $6

Historic cemetery and mausoleum offers tours for glimpse into past; available for Civil War, historic, or Love on the Rocks tours

Up to 47% Off at Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground

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

Up to 59% Off at Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts

Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts

Yoga Gallery

$78 $39

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

Up to 60% Off Super-Speedway Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Charlotte Motor Speedway

$129 $64

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

Up to 54% Off River Tubing

RiverGirl Fishing Co

Todd

$40 $21

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Groups of aqueous adventurers float along the peaceful waters of New River atop new tubes with built-in headrests

Up to 47% Off Sombrero Bar Crawl

Carolina Nightlife

EpiCentre

$15 $8

The EpiCentre hosts revelers as they crawl from spot to spot; the first 1,00 attendees receive free Corona sombreros

Up to 53% Off Professional Racecar Experience

NASCAR Racing Experience

Charlotte Motor Speedway

$129.99 $61

Experience the rush of riding in a professional racecar from the passenger seat or behind the wheel

Up to 60% Off RC-Car Racing

Ho-b RC Park at Northgate Mall

Durham

$50 $20

Rental racers thread their RC cars through challenging courses during one-hour sessions

Up to 52% Off Pottery Painting

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

The Omni Grove Park Inn – Up to 44% Off Golf

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Grove Park- Sunset

$160 $89

Historic course weaves through the flowing foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has welcomed famous players and President Obama

50% Off an Introductory Flight Lesson

Burlington Aviation

Burlington

$250 $125

Students assume control of an airplane during a 60-minute lesson, while an experienced instructor keeps close watch

Up to 41% Off Bounce Visit or Bounce + Lego Kids' Party

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

Up to 56% Off Jordan Lake Boat Tour in Moncure

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

64% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Irish Oaks Farm

Pfafftown

$50 $18

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Up to 50% Off at Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour

Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour

Near Hanging Rock State Park

$90 $45

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Experienced guides send whole families zipping at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour through lush forest canopy on an ecofriendly excursion

Up to 82% Off Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo Experience

The Motorsport Lab

Greensboro Coliseum

$549 $99

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

Up to 52% Off Concealed-Carry Course

Security Guard Exchange

Steele Creek

$130 $65

Course prepares students to apply for the North Carolina concealed-carry-handgun permit

Up to 64% Off Riding Lessons at White Briar Farms

White Briar Farms

Eno

$80 $34

Private lessons are tailored to each individual student, and cover grooming, tacking, and riding in Western or English styles

45% Off Horse Back Riding - Training

Super Fine Equine

New Hope

$60 $33

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Angie Acosta, founder of Queen City DanceOut, has a simple motto for her students: "If you're moving, you're doing it right." This encouraging, low-pressure attitude attracts people of all ages to her dance-inspired fitness classes, which meet at 18 public locations. Angie and her instructors aim to make exercise feel like a celebration and a refreshing break rather than a dreaded routine. To this end, their classes incorporate intuitive dance moves and invigorating music. DanceOut, the signature course, blends genres as diverse as swing, hip-hop, and reggae into a workout, relying on repetition and basic choreography to keep everyone grooving. Other highlights of the curriculum include the Latin rhythms of Zumba; the Dance Impact class, which fuses dance and kickboxing; and JamStrong, a mixture of core-conditioning, dance, and fun.

Community is a central aspect of every DanceOut class. As pupils practice their twirls, they can follow both the teacher and the Jam Crew—a team of regulars who help make the steps easy to follow and can assist fellow dancers. In addition to group workouts, instructors host skill workshops such as Booty Bootcamp, where attendees learn rump-shaking techniques and how to turn any chair into a rocking chair. They also put on performances and lead private classes for special events and parties.

On location
Charlotte,
NC
US

Start by selecting any plate, bowl, vase, mug, jug, or spittoon from Bisque Art's collection of more than 800 finely crafted artifacts (pieces start at $2.50). After you make a sketch and pick out paint colors, carefully direct your brush in tune with your dreams and wishes, letting your creative juices flow wildly onto the dinnerware of your choosing and spill onto the floor that is thoughtfully provided. Once you're finished, leave the mess and masterpiece on the table. Bisque Art will clean up the mess, then glaze and fire your piece in a kiln; it'll be ready for pick-up in a week or less. Bringing some grub and guzzle for artistic motivation is fine; short of bringing in a keg or a fondue pot, you can make this a dinner theater of arts and crafts.

7440 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

Greensboro Tennis Program spreads the gospel of competitive racket flailing by maintaining the courts and stewarding lessons, clinics, and tournament play over seven Greensboro tennis sites. Its staff of tennis masters presides over a thriving junior development program with more than 70 young baseliners that have a North Carolina State ranking, which can be attributed to instructors' success in teaching proper stroke technique, footwork, and changeover intimidation tactics. The Program also hosts clinics for adults and United States Tennis Association tournaments for players of all ages and abilities throughout the year.

1500 Dans Rd
Greensboro,
NC
US

Jazzercise, a funk-fueled, head-to-toe regimen, sculpts muscles, boosts energy, and sheds pounds during 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching. It incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Class formats vary too, including special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod or literally make you slightly better at saxophone playing. As for the ittie-ditties, childcare is available during select times at many locations.

1540 Hanes Mall Blvd
Winston Salem,
NC
US

To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get in Shape for Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. Each of their small-group sessions are tailored to each exerciser. The trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then, they do 25 minutes of cardio—the trainers might start beginners with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for increased results.

The trainers supplement group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight and body-fat percentage every two weeks.

1125 Highway 54
Durham,
NC
US

The vixen of vintage known as Miss Rachel Riot helps clients immerse themselves to the bygone era of the 1940’s with makeup, outfit, and hairstyle tutorials. After students are properly schooled in the pin-up style, they pose for a photo shoot with a professional photographer and a medley of props.

4150 Sycamore Dairy Road
Fayetteville,
NC
US