Things To Do in North Carolina

Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at PNC Arena on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

PNC Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$63.65 $38

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Greensboro Coliseum Complex on November 26 at 4 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

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Progressive-rock band known for its symphonic operas and pyrotechnics plays The Christmas Attic live for the first time

$64.33 $38.50

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

Tb Fitness

Winston Salem

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

$300 $105

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

Frog Hollow Outdoors

Durham

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

$48 $24

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2 Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for 1 or 2 or Bowling and Soda for 4 at B&B Lanes (Up to 65% 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 $4

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

Color Me Mine

Waverly Place

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

$30 $15

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

Noni Bacca Winery

Noni Bacca Winery

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

$42 $21

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

Kersey Valley

High Point

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

$21.90 $14

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

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Marshall

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

$150 $99

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

Adventure Supercars

Z-Max Raceway

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

$99 $49

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Bounce-House Play for One or Four Kids, or Weekday or Weekend Party at Monkey Joe's (Up to 52% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Multiple Locations

Sock-clad kids aged 2–12 burn off energy playing on slides, scaling climbable obstacles, and springing across bouncy surfaces

$9.99 $5

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

Top of the Hill Distillery

Downtown Chapel Hill

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

$40 $19

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

Burlington Dive Center

Burlington

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

$60 $30

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

Short Track Racing Experience

Lucama

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

$100 $44

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One-Year Couples or Individual Membership to Rural Hill (Up to 49% Off)

Rural Hill

Huntersville

Membership to historical site, working farm, and nature preserve; includes admission to one event, such as the NC Brewers & Music Festival

$65 $35

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

Gotham Dream Cars

CMC Northeast Stadium

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

$249 $125

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

Bounce U Raleigh

Apex

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

$8 $4.75

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

Yoga Connection

Multiple Locations

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

$150 $48

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

Cauble Creek Vineyard

Locke

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

$36 $18

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

Aw Shucks Farms

Buford

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

$22 $11

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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$18 Outing for Two to Haunted Forest at Panic Point ($32 Value)

Haunted Forest at Panic Point

Youngsville

10 frightening scenes along a half-mile trail, featuring dozens of haunters from serial killers to insane clowns

$32 $18

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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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10 or 20 One-Hour CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Stallings (Up to 60% Off)

CrossFit Stallings

Matthews

Students dead lift, climb ropes, and perform squats, push-ups, presses to handstands, and other ever-changing exercises

$125 $55

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Two Eight-Minute Races or Grand Prix Race Package for up to 10 at RushHour Karting (Up to 55% Off)

Rush Hour Karting

Garner

Strapped into fast, 6.5 hp karts, riders enjoy high-speed races on a third-mile indoor track

$40 $19

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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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Paddleboard Tour or Equipment at My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc. (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc.

Cornelius

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

$150 $43

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

Champion Golf

Red Bridge Golf Club

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

$1,435 $189

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

Lu Mil Vineyard

Dublin

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

$26 $12

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

Fair Game Beverage Company

Pittsboro

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

$20 $10

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

Hatteras Watersports Salvo

Salvo

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

$24 $14

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

Tiger Kim's Tae Kwon Do

Clemmons

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

$49 $27

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

PlayNation Parties & Playgrounds of Morrisville

Morrisville

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

$35 $17

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

Hillside Horror

Wilkesboro

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

$24 $12

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

Keith Hills Golf Club

Buies Creek

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

$45 $22

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

Emerald Village

Little Switzerland, NC

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

$14 $8

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Zombie Paintball Hayride for One or Haunted-House Visit for Two at Darkside Haunted Estates (Up to 41% Off)

Darkside Haunted Estates

Emit

Hayride treks through backwoods as riders shoot 75 paintballs at the undead; special effects enhance attractions including a 1/4 mile trail

$20 $12

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

Annefield Vineyards

Saxe

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

$188 $94

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

Barre Fusion

Hope Mills

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

$60 $21

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

Cape Fear Dance Theatre

Wrightsville Beach Park

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

$500 $95

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

Plantation Golf Club

Reidsville

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

$54 $27

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

Dixie K Stables

Burgaw

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

$60 $21

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

Ghost Walk of Davidson

In front of soda shop

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

$20 $12

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

Hwarang Mastery Martial Arts

Rocky Mount

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

$95 $57

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Haunted House and Black-Light Mini Golf for Two at Haunted Mill (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

Haunted Mill and 3D Blacklight Mini-Golf

Belmont

Haunted house with live actors; two rounds on a 3D black-light mini-golf course

$40 $19

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$42 for The Urban Competition Adventure Race for One Person on November 1 from UQuest ($66.40 Value)

UQuest

Fairfield Inn and Suites Charlotte Uptown

Teams of 2–4 embark on an urban adventure race that's part obstacle course and part scavenger hunt to win prizes and explore their city

$66.40 $42

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"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" Live Show on Friday, October 31, or Saturday, November 1 (Up to 51% Off)

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus"

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

$54.88 $27

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One-Year Living-Museum Membership or Tour for Two or Four at Elsewhere (Up to 53% Off)

Elsewhere

Greensboro

Explore art installations, play with antique toys, or catch a live performance at a living museum, that welcomes visitors and artists alike

$30 $15

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

City Club

Downtown Wilmington

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

$1,550 $225

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

Kersey Valley Spookywoods

Archdale

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

$50 $30

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

Hot Yoga Asheville

Asheville

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

$120 $39

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

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Charlotte Motor Speedway

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

$129 $64

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

Hidden Valley Golf Club

West Columbia

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

$80 $40

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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
US

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

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

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

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

3224 Auburn-Knightdale Road
Raleigh,
NC
US

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

238 Grayson St
New Bruns,
NC
US

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

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

615 Dolley Madison Rd
Greensboro,
NC
US

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

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

2397 W Clemmonsville Rd.
Winston Salem,
NC
US

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

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

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

2003 South Miami Boulevard
Durham,
NC
US