Things To Do In Palmetto

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Half Off Horseback Riding Lessons

Bradenton

$50 $25

Extensive equestrian facility includes sand and grass rings, jumps course, and 15 miles of groomed trails

53% Off Golf-Swing Analysis

Waterlefe Golf Club-Bradenton

$105 $49

Private lesson with PGA-certified instructor includes video swing analysis and access to online overview with personalized tips and drills

60% Off Stock-Car-Racing Class

Multiple Locations

$499 $199

Zoom around a track for 10 laps in a professionally maintained racecar after learning tips and tricks from seasoned drivers

Up to 53% Off Kayak Trips from Native Rentals

Bradenton

$58 $29

A 4-mile kayak trip through Robinson Preserve on single or tandem kayaks, passing by tree-lined banks and wading birds

Up to 71% Off Boot Camp

Bradenton

$100 $39

Qualified trainers lead intense boot camp workouts designed to help maximize fat burn

48% Off a Standup-Paddleboard Rental

Multiple Locations

$58 $29.99

Standup paddleboards designed for safety and stability engage first-timers in water sports

Up to 50% Off Sailing 101 Class

Bradenton

$199 $99

Seasoned sailors on a 30-foot boat demonstrate basic sail handling, boat safety, and boat parts during 2.5-hour classes

45% Off Fishing Charter Services

South Bradenton

$450 $248

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49% Off

Bradenton

$99 $50

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79% Off Lessons at Bradenton Dance Center

Bradenton

$120 $25

Dances taught range from the fox trot, rumba, tango, and polka to salsa and country-Western dances

Up to 59% Off a Gym Membership to Fitness 1440

Bradenton

$39.95 $19

Use of weight-training equipment, plus treadmills, stationary bikes, and other cardio machines for up to three months

Up to 60% Off Mini Golf and Laser Maze at Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, putters, and walls illume players negotiating a tricky, themed course; lasers crisscross challenging maze

51% Off Piano or Keyboard Lessons

Gulf Gate Estates-Osprey

$100 $49

In 30 minutes, instructors can instill piano basics or teach more complicated pieces depending on students' existing knowledge.

Up to 68% Off Paddleboard Lesson

Sarasota

$60 $20

Students learn how to sit, kneel, and stand on a board before enjoying one or two hours of self-guided paddling

55% Off One Month of Small Group Training

South Gate Ridge

$99 $45

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Up to 58% Off Standup Paddleboard Yoga Classes

Nature Park at South Lido Beach

$125 $55

Certified instructors lead groups into shallow waters for 60-minute yoga classes where groups execute various asanas on paddleboards

Up to 72% Off Golf-Swing Instruction

Sarasota

$175 $49

Golf instructor's three decades of experience combine with P3ProSwing analysis to help players fine tune swings

Up to 63% Off Private Golf Lesson

Tatum Ridge Golf Links

$120 $45

Instructors adjust golf swings to fit a student's unique traits while mapping out strategies to obtain on-the-course goals

Up to 86% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Sarasota

$180 $29

Husband-wife team orchestrates 45 minutes of intense, full-body boot camp exercises

50% Off

Desoto Village

$50 $25

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Up to 88% Off Dance Lessons at Empire Ballroom Studio

Rosemary District

$200 $25

Instructors with international experience lead classes that focus on fundamental skills and expressing yourself through dance

Half Off BYOB Cruises from Waves Boat & Social Club

Gulf Gate Estates-Osprey

$50 $25

Up to six passengers bring food and drinks to share during three-hour sunset cruises and four-hour captain rides

48% Off Sunset Boat Cruise for Up to Six

The Docks, Sarasota Hyatt Regency

$375 $195

A family-friendly charter whisk sightseers out to sea for gorgeous views of the skyline and ocean horizon at sunset

50% Off Riding Lessons

Myakka Valley Ranches

$40 $20

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88% Off One Month of Classes at Beyond Dancing

Multiple Locations

$240 $30

Experienced instructors guide students through Latin and ballroom dance moves in group classes

Up to 60% Off Martial Arts Classes

Sarasota

$85 $39

Students age 16+ learn discipline and develop fitness levels during weekly tae kwon do or kickboxing classes

Up to 61% Off Yoga or Dance Classes at Artista

Sarasota

$50 $20

Invigorating group classes in a bright and colorful studio

Up to 66% Off Paddleboard Lesson and Rental

Sarasota Beach

$55 $19

After learning to paddle while sitting, kneeling, and standing, students embark on their rentals; free delivery to most of Sarasota

Up to 60% Off Pilates and Fitness Classes

Sarasota

$225 $110

Pilates classes tone and strengthen the core while increasing flexibility; the schedule also includes kickboxing, Zumba, and barre classes

44% Off Dance Lessons

Sarasota

$25 $14

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Up to 56% Off Kite Boarding Lessons

Siesta Key Beach

$100 $49

One-hour intro to kiteboarding (or kitesurfing) beach classes teach the extreme sport’s basics, from general concepts to how to self-rescue

Derby Day at the Ranch – Up to 50% Off

Premier Sports Campus

$150 $99

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Watch the Kentucky Derby on a giant LCD screen, with music from country star Caroline Kole and local favorites The Black Honkeys

Up to 60% Off Kayak or Paddleboard Rentals

Little Harbor Resort

$25 $12

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One- and two-seater kayaks; easy-to-navigate paddleboards; region teeming with dolphins, stingrays, and manatees

Up To 54% Off from Beach Yoga Pinellas

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Stress melts and muscles strengthen during beachside routines that incorporate Iyengar poses, paddleboard yoga, and Ashtanga sequences

Up to 75% Off Cardiovascular Bootcamp Classes

Island Inn Beach Resort

$200 $59

Classes such as Testoworkout and Estroworkout tone the entire body with a combination of dietetic, cardiovascular, and resistance exercises

51% Off Beach-Equipment Rentals

Loews Don Cesar in St Pete Beach

$265 $129

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Kayak or paddleboard rental alone with an optional day of beach fun in the form of a jet ski, cabana, day bed, lounge chairs, and umbrella

57% Off Water-Jetpack Session

Sunset Beach

$255 $109

Jets of water propel people into the air with the Flyboard's four torrents; the one-hour ride comes with a photo of the session

9th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival – Up to 44% Off

Multiple Locations

$52 $29

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Academy-sponsored festival celebrates filmmaking by screening 150 independent flicks and hosting workshops on the movie-making process

Up to 75% Off Class from Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

94% Off 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

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 67% Off Boat Rental or Paddleboard Yoga

St. Petersburg

$32 $14

Spend an afternoon piloting a standup paddleboard, kayak, or double kayak, or take in some aquatic yoga atop a paddleboard

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

50% Off Music Classes

St. Petersburg

$150 $75

Music instructors teach students of all ages to sing or play violin, guitar, or keyboard

65% Off Yoga Classes

St. Petersburg

$55 $19

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Up to 67% Off Muay Thai Classes

Saint Petersburg

$69.95 $34

Muay thai lessons teach participants a fighting style that makes use of hands, feet, elbows, and knees

Up to 56% Off at Abyasa Yoga

at YOGAMOVES

$96 $45

Students flow through asanas in yoga classes that incorporate meditation and a focus on pranayama, or breath

54% Off Five Yoga Classes at Yoga Vie Studio

St. Petersburg

$65 $30

Certified instructors teach a wide variety of classes, from steamy hot power yoga to soothing sunrise sessions

Up to 54% Off at My Total Body Boot Camp

Crescent Lake

$48 $24

Experienced trainer leads small groups through challenging cardio and strength-training drills three times a week

Up to 56% Off Massages at Surya Namaskar Yoga

United Central

$60 $30

Gentle relaxation massage assuages stress or more intense deep-tissue techniques rout out buried muscle knots

80% Off Boot Camp from Total Body Results

Multiple Locations

$227 $47

Seasoned instructor and regular TV guest leads 60-minute outdoor boot camps at beaches and parks, using light gear and calisthenics

Up to 59% Off Boot Camp at St. Petersburg Fitness

Flora Wylie Park

$144 $69

Kettlebells offer a unique workout, aiding in weight loss, body toning, and muscle building during high-intensity boot-camp classes

Sunken Gardens – Up to 50% Off

Crescent Lake

$16 $9

100-year-old botanical museum houses more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers, as well as flamingos and turtles

Up to 88% Off Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes

St. Petersburg

$150 $19

High-intensity boot-camp routines engage multiple muscles in order to boost metabolism and burn calories; program includes diet plan

50% Off Waterfront Segway Tour

St. Petersburg

$50 $25

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Scenic tour of St. Petersburg’s waterfront; basic training, tour guide, and personal headgear provided

Up to 57% Off Dolphin Tour or Boat Rental

St. Pete Beach/Treasure Island

$300 $130

Close to St. Pete beach and Treasure Island, adventurers set out to explore local waterways for dolphins or for exotic locales atop a boat

Up to 52% Off Sailing Certification Course

St. Petersburg

$575 $285

Two six-hour instructional days with up to four students cover how to skipper a slopp-rigged keelboat; course material is included

50% Off Fitness Classes

St. Petersburg

$100 $50

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50% Off Yoga Classes

Historic Old Northeast

$50 $25

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Up to 50% Off at Festivals of Speed on Sunday April, 6

Vinoy Park

$20 $10

A celebration of sports cars, motorcycles, and exotic boats over the course of a weekend

Up to 61% Off Kickboxing or Yoga at MA Fitness

St. Petersburg Location

$85 $39

Kickboxing increases endurance and flexibility while providing a total-body workout; gain flexibility and learn to quiet the mind with yoga

56% Boat Trip from Second Wind Marine Inc.

Osprey

$225 $99

Captain helms the 25-foot pontoon boat as passengers go fishing or soak in the sights

Up to 65% Off Flyboard Sessions at Flyboarding Sarasota

Sarasota

$300 $109

For one hour, water-powered boards let people hover high over the water, skim along the surface, or dive like a dolphin

Half Off Four-Hour Fishing Charter

Bradenton

$400 $199

Captain Nate takes small groups out on Sarasota Bay in search of redfish, snook, and other catches

61% Off Month of Classes at CrossFit Emanation

Pinellas Park

$125 $49

Certified CrossFit coach helps clients reach their fitness goals with individually scaled workouts that change daily to stave off monotony

Up to 84% Off Kickboxing at American MMA

Pinellas Park

$110 $19

Kickboxing teaches students full combat strikes using punches and kicks over a two-week or one-month period

50% Off

West and East Lealman

$10 $5

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85% Off Dance Course Package at Magic Dance Club

Pinellas Park

$200 $29.99

Professional dance instructors teach folks the basics styles such as salsa, tange, swing, and foxtrot

Up to 86% Off Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$179 $29

Varied workouts incorporate strength training and cardio to help burn fat; holistic approach incorporates nutrition and a healthy mindset

55% Off Services

Seminole

$129 $58

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Up to 51% Off at Eaton Elite LLC

Located Inside of Fitness Works 24/7

$90 $45

Trainers lead patrons in high-intensity boot-camp sessions blending cardio, strength, and core training; TRX sessions use resistance bands

54% Off

Riverview

$59 $27

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Up to 44% Off at AirHeads Trampoline Arena

Multiple Locations

$33.90 $20

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Spend a hot or rainy day bouncing across colorful, wall-to-wall trampolines with dodgeball and basketball areas

Up to 77% Off at Pinellas Krav Maga

Pinellas Krav Maga South

$100 $39

Group classes help participants burn calories while learning martial arts including krav maga and kickboxing

Up to 75% Off at Superlady Fitness Boot Camp

Clearwater

$195 $59

Personal trainers lead fun, motivating boot camps for women of all ages and fitness levels

88% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $40.99

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

55% Off Classes at Sramana Yoga

Belleair

$55 $25

Kripalu yoga classes built around postures that aim to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body

Up to 71% Off Boot Camp at Belleair FitClub

Belleair

$60 $19

TRX suspension training blends with body-weight resistance and cardio training to sculpt a more toned, flexible body

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When a family of five wanted to go on a kayak tour, they assumed their daughter with Down's syndrome couldn't come along. But Shan-T co-owner Michelle Thorpe assured them she could, and invited her along in her own tandem kayak. Once on the water, the girl immediately took charge, joyfully taking over paddling. Michelle and her husband Mark had always searched for a way to conduct fun, physical, outdoor activities that would accommodate people with special needs, including their daughter with Asperger's and their niece who is autistic. Taking advantage of the therapeutic nature of the area's calm waters, Shan-T provides a way for just about everyone to commune with nature. The couple operates their tours intimately, using no more than 15 boats per group so that wilderness smells and the sounds of lapping waves are prevalent throughout their adventures.

The pair leads their tours through secluded, often shallow waterways and wildlife-rich areas aboard ocean-style kayaks with open tops for easy boarding and egress. They sometimes allow participants to use the boats as standup paddleboards on which participants can stretch their legs or reach up to scratch head itches with overhanging branches. On each tour, guides stress the fragility of the local ecosystem, highlighting issues such as baby fish growing up inside discarded soda cans and dolphins consuming floating plastic bags. In response, participants often pick up any refuse they see, with tours in the past becoming scavenger hunts to help clean the secluded waterways and to see who can find the most Gene Simmons solo albums. On many of these trips, kayakers have encountered manatees up close, sometimes when they brush up against the boats to scratch their backs and bellies.

5801 17th Street West
Palmetto,
FL
US

Florida's Gulf Coast is one of the last places one expects to see an igloo. Nevertheless, drivers on I-75 will spot a dome worthy of the Arctic rising as they approach Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, a 115,000-square-foot facility that houses two NHL-size ice rinks. Visitors coast across the well-maintained surface during public-skating hours, while classes in figure skating and hockey skating teach ice-slicing fundamentals to students unaccustomed to getting out of their dogsled and moving on their own. In addition to ice rinks, the sprawling space contains a 13,500-square-foot indoor soccer-and-football field, a fitness center, a video game room, and space for birthday parties.:m]]

5309 29th St E
Ellenton,
FL
US

A PGA golf pro with more than 25 years of teaching experience, Pat Walsh helps aspiring par pursuers build their swing and straighten their shot. During the course of two lessons, Pat will cover any and all aspects of the game, tailoring each session to his student's particular needs and teaching vital skills, such as how to sharpen short play, how to increase driving accuracy, or how to evade alligators. He'll also analyze swings using video footage, which allows for a slow-motion understanding of each player's mechanics and bogey face. After each lesson, students will receive an email with a video clip of their swings.

9680 Buffalo Road
Palmetto,
FL
US

Each of the three courses in the Pope Golf portfolio challenges golfers with a unique layout that incorporates pristine features of Florida’s natural landscape. At Misty Creek Country Club, players share a wildlife preserve with exotic birds and try to keep their golf balls out of local vegetation and bald-eagle hairpieces. River Wilderness Golf and Country Club showcases a dramatic layout that drapes across 150 acres of an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Nearing its 40th anniversary, Bent Tree Country Club surrounds players in sylvan beauty as they play their way through a 6,863-yard track that has hosted US Open qualifiers and Florida state high-school championships.

Misty Creek Country Club at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Total length of 6,895 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 73.3 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 137 from the back tees
  • Five sets of tees per hole

Bent Tree Country Club at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Total length of 6,880 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 73.2 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 133 from the back tees
  • Five sets of tees per hole

River Wilderness Golf and Country Club at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Total length of 7,072 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 74.8 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 134 from the back tees
  • Five sets of tees per hole

2250 Wilderness Boulevard
West Parrish,
Florida
US

If you part the fragrant, fruit-heavy branches of Mixon Fruit Farms’ citrus trees, you might spy an unusual sight: Burmese pythons and African land tortoises basking in the sunlight, surrounded by cages of roosting falcons.

The farm that began in 1939 as a 20-acre roadside fruit stand has stayed true to citrus farmer Willy Mixon’s vision of showcasing the region’s natural splendor. But in addition to an extra 250 acres of fruit trees, the farm has expanded its focus to include a wildlife refuge, where rescue volunteers nurse injured animals back to health and educate visitors on native and exotic species. The farm also hosts an on-site tropical garden along with dazzling koi ponds, and has a magical maze open to kids of all ages.

Along with daily tours of the grove and sanctuary, Mixon Fruit Farms also spotlights Florida’s bounty with citrus-infused ice cream, salads, and festive hats made of fruit at Groveside Café. Homemade fudge and orange juice also populate the 14,000-square-foot gift shop

2525 27th St E
Bradenton,
FL
US

After founding The Golf Boot Camp in California and Washington state in the ‘90s, Cathy Schmidt has since set up two locations in Florida—one at Timber Creek Golf Club in 2009 and more recently at Terra Ceia Bay Golf Club in 2012. At all of the locations, Cathy helps students improve their swings by leveraging a two-decade career, including stints on various professional tours and a certification as a LPGA Class A instructor.

Whether an individual lesson or a three-day intensive golf boot camp, all of The Golf Boot Camp's programs begin with an on-course evaluation to assess each student’s swing habits and allergies to fairway landing zones. Lessons utilize V1 video technology to capture every movement of the swing, using the data to provide corrective feedback that fits each golfer's unique physical capabilities. The goal of lessons is to satisfy five key components: a steady head, weight forward, flat left wrist (or right wrist for lefties), correct sweet-spot path, and control over the clubface.

4550 Timber Lane
Bradenton,
FL
US