Things To Do in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Divine Travel at Heinz Hall on Friday, October 24 (Up to 50% Off)

"Divine Travel"

Heinz Hall

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Guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier leads the symphony through beloved pieces by Grieg, Sibelius, and Nielsen

$44.75 $25

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Paintball Zombie Survival Adventure for Two at Lehigh Valley Zombies (Up to 50% Off). 15 Dates Available.

Lehigh Valley Zombies

Orefield

Ride a armored military truck into a forest filled with special effects lighting and zombies for a spirited bout of target practice

$44 $22

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$134.55 $18

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Cheech & Chong with WAR at The Santander Performing Arts Center on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Cheech & Chong with War

The Santander Performing Arts Center

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Famed duo revives favorite bits on the Up in Smoke tour; iconic funk band of “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends” fame opens

$49.70 $25

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The Electric City Trolley Station & Museum Entry with Option for a Trolley Ride for Two or Four (50% Off)

The Electric City Trolley Station & Museum

Downtown Scranton

Museum displays a variety of vintage trolleys, interactive exhibits where visitors can generate electricity, and the story of the third rail

$12 $6

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Mike Epps at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, November 1, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Mike Epps

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

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Superstar comic seen in The Hangover, Def Comedy Jam, and Lee Daniels’s upcoming Richard Pryor biopic serves up whip-smart standup

$47 $23

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Admission to Corn Maze or Flashlight Maze for Two or Four at Oregon Dairy (50% Off)

Oregon Dairy

Lititz

Check a classic fall activity off your list by finding your way through this working farm’s corn maze during the day or at night

$20 $10

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Subscription to Bristol Riverside Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Bristol Riverside Theatre

Bristol

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Pulitzer Prize-winning “Lost in Yonkers” and Tony-winning “Ragtime” are included in the upcoming season at the acclaimed theater

$164 $82

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"A Christmas Story" for Two at Whitaker Center on November 7–23 (Up to 55% Off)

"A Christmas Story"

Whitaker Center/Theatre Harrisburg

Ralphie Parker wants a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas, but to get it he has to beseech Santa and survive pink bunny pajamas

$64 $29

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Paintball Package for Two, Four, Six, or Eight from Paintball Promos - Multiple Locations (Up to 81% Off)

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

Paintball Promos packages include choice of two area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

$40 $10

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Exhale Yoga Studio ($75 Value)

Exhale Yoga Studio, LLC.

Oakmont

Handpicked instructors lead small groups through Vinyasa flow poses during 75-minute classes within heated studio

$75 $39

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"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus LIVE!" at The Pullo Center on Friday, November 7 (Up to 51% Off)

"Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus"

The Pullo Center

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

$45 $22

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$99 for a One-Night Stay for Two at The Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast ($210 Value)

The Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast

The Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast Inn

A building constructed in 1887 now houses a charming B&B with a sprawling backyard garden and a hot tub in the mountains of central PA

$210 $99

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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” with Optional Nutcracker and DVD on December 8 (Up to 51% Off)

Moscow Ballet's

F. M. Kirby Center

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$72.75 $36

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LuLu's House of Horrors in Plymouth Meeting, October 10–November 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Lulu's House of Horrors

LuLu Shriners

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Wagon ride through spooky woods and cemeteries ferries passengers to ghost- and zombie-stocked haunted house

$50.20 $25

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$11 for One Ticket to the 2014 Army–Navy Cup Collegiate Soccer Match at PPL Park on Friday, November 7 ($22.50 Value)

2014 Army / Navy Cup

PPL Park

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Third annual Army–Navy Cup closes out the 2014 season with a showdown between age-old rivals

$22.50 $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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Two Weeks or One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes with Elements Classes at Verge Athletics (Up to 65% Off)

Verge Athletics

Multiple Locations

Customers engage in highly-effective CrossFit classes led by full-time professional career coaches

$165 $59

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Painting Classes, Monday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at Wine and Design (Up to 46% Off)

Wine and Design

Williamsport

Wine makes art classes that much more fun at Monday–Saturday BYO painting sessions

$35 $19

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Six- or Nine-Lesson Packages at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (Up to 83% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Monroeville

Students learn styles ranging from swing to Latin to ballroom in private sessions or in small groups

$284 $49

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$10 for $20 Worth of Billiards and Bar Snacks at Drexeline Billiards Club

Drexeline Billiards Club

Drexel Hill

Numerous pool tables are available for casual or competitive play

$20 $10

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Four Hours of Paintball with Equipment for Two or Four at The Paintball Asylum (Up to 51% Off)

The Paintball Asylum

Tannersville

Grasping paintball guns, camo-wearers fueled by free air and 500 rounds stalk woods filled with manmade obstacles

$99.90 $49

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Season Passes or VIP Admission to One Attraction at Waldorf Estate of Fear (Up to 50% Off)

Waldorf Estate of Fear

Lehighton

A haunted hotel teems with spirits, a hayride tows visitors through a horror-filled cornfield, and infected souls stalk a forest trail

$140 $70

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Adult BYOB Canvas Painting Workshop at Busy Bees Pottery and Arts Studio (Up to 57% Off). Three Options Available.

Busy Bees Pottery and Arts Studio

Springfield

With provided materials, a 16"x20" canvas, and an instructor's guidance, artists paint a prechosen design while sipping wine they've brought

$58 $29

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$25 for Two Discount Golf Cards from My Loop Network Golf Card ($50 Value)

My Loop Network Golf Card

Multiple Locations

Discount golf cards help golfers save on greens fees during the 2014 golf season

$50 $25

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two or Four with Optional Tour at Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars (Up to 54% Off

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars

Multiple Locations

Sample five varietals of wines paired with Di Bruno Bros. cheeses and learn about the winemaking process

$35 $17

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes and Fitness Center Access at Lakevue Athletic Club (Up to 70% Off)

The Fitness Center at Lakevue Athletic Club

Middlesex

Work out out solo in a well-equipped weight room and two cardio rooms, or tone up in spinning, yoga, and Body Sculpt classes

$65 $20

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Paintball Gun, Mask Rental, and Field Admission for 6 or 12 at Paintball International (Up to 84% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups scatter into indoor arenas

$150 $25

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5 or 10 Kung Fu Fit Classes at Rothrock's Kung Fu & Tai Chi (Up to 79% Off)

Rothrock's Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Multiple Locations

Classes combine kung fu, kickboxing, and self-defense raining into one high-energy workout

$65 $17

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10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Tantrum (45% Off)

Crossfit Tantrum

Murrysville

From the merchant: New to CrossFit? Now is your chance to learn the basics at our monthly On-Ramp program! Classes start soon!

$99 $54

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Admission for Two, Four, or Eight at Holiday Shopping Expo (50% Off)

Holiday Shopping Expo

King of Prussia

Two days of shopping from 200 boutique vendors with discounts and samples; ugly-sweater contest, snacks, holiday choirs, photos with Santa

$20 $10

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Three or Five Indoor/Outdoor-Playground Visits at E2 Toys2Try, LLC (Up to 50% Off)

E2 Toys2Try, LLC

Bridgeville

Indoor/outdoor playground with indoor castle clubhouse, wooden pirate ship, play kitchen, pedal cars, and art projects

$24 $14

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$18 for $30 Worth of Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Arcade Play, and Mini Golf at Carlisle Sports Emporium

Carlisle Sports Emporium

Middlesex

Go-karts zoom around tracks and kids aim lasers in two-tiered 7,500-square-foot laser-tag arena at a center with mini golf and an arcade

$30 $18

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Trick-or-Treat Wine Tasting with Candy for Two, Four, or Six at Chaddsford Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Chaddsford Winery

Chadds Ford

Sample 10 wines from the selection of dry and sweet varietals paired with 10 candies; includes take-home Halloween wine glass

$60 $30

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One or Three Family Packages with Jungle-Gym & Balladium Admission & Mini Golf at Jungle Wonder (Up to 42% Off)

Jungle Wonder

Limerick

Families play rounds of mini golf on a jungle-themed course glowing under black lights as kids cavort on a playground covered in foliage

$40 $24

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six for Weekend Guided Tour at The Wharton Esherick Museum (Up to 40% Off)

The Wharton Esherick Museum

Malvern

Famed works of craftsmen Wharton Esherick housed in his home-studio-turned museum

$24 $15

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Discover Scuba Diving Class for One, Two, or Four from Indian Valley Scuba (Up to 52% Off)

Indian Valley Scuba

Harleysville

Experience breathing underwater for the first time with a scuba discovery class that last approximately one hour

$49 $25

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"Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody" at Keswick Theatre on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 46% Off)

"Cuff Me"

Keswick Theatre

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Performers romp through the funny side of the hit erotic novel to the tune of Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Carly Rae Jepsen

$91 $49

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Two-Hour Sip & Paint Class for One or Two at A Splash of Art (51% Off)

A Splash of Art

Multiple Locations

Artists at a sip and paint class spend two hours following an instructor through the creation of a masterpiece

$35 $17

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Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Festival on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 52% Off)

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Festival

The Palace Theatre

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Guest cellist Mark Kosower joins the WSO for four of the celebrated composer’s pieces

$29 $14

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One-Hour Bounce Pass for Two or Four at Bounce FunPlex & Mini Golf (Up to 47% Off)

Bounce FunPlex & Mini Golf

Shamokin Dam

Kids of all ages burn energy bouncing on wall-wall trampolines, doing flips and dives into cushy foam pits

$18 $10

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Two or Four Combo Tickets to Festival of Fears (50% Off)

Festival of Fears

Falls

Haunted festival thrills and scares guests with two attractions, the Village and the Psycho-Path

$40 $20

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BYOB Painting Class for 2 or 4, or a Party for Up to 8 at Busy Bees Pottery and Arts Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Busy Bee Pottery & Art Studio

Audubon

With provided materials, a 16"x20" canvas, and an instructor's guidance, artists paint a prechosen design while sipping wine they've brought

$58 $29

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at GIANT Center on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. (Up to Half Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

GIANT Center

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

$78.15 $43

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Treetop Zipline and Challenge Course for Two or Four at The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge (Up to 51% Off)

The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge

Adventure Center

Perched up to 50 feet above the ground, adventurers run through a 3,000-foot obstacle course complete with zipline rides

$80 $39

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Gala of the Royal Horses at Kovalchick Complex on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

Gala of the Royal Horses

Kovalchick Complex

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Flamenco artists dance with powerful Spanish horses that dazzle with classical dressage and playful routines

$32 $14

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$39 for a Six-Week Anti-Bullying Program for Youth at Evolution Enterprises LLC ($120 Value)

Evolution Enterprises LLC

Butler-Lyndora

Anti-Bullying program helps kids build confidence, defend themselves, and learn how to defuse tense situations

$120 $39

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Spooky Mini-Golf Outing for Two or Four at Red Carpet Golf and Recreation Center (Up to 56% Off)

Red Carpet Golf & Recreation Center

Washington

On weekend evenings, mini-golf course changes into a spooky, shadow land with hayrides, snacks, haunted trail, & monsters

$45.50 $20

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Mechanical-Music-Machine Museum Visits at Debence Antique Music World (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Debence Antique Music World

Franklin

Explore the world of antique auto music players at a museum stocked with nickelodeons, music boxes, and phonographs

$16 $8

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Hot-Yoga Classes at Smokin' Hot Yoga (Up to 53% Off)

Smokin' Hot Yoga

Landmark Center

Heated-yoga classes are designed to increase flexibility, improve athletic performance, and support weight loss

$80 $45

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$599 for One Hour of Flight Time in a Helicopter from H&L Enterprises of WNY LLC ($840 Value)

H&L Enterprises of WNY LLC

Chautauqua

Robinson R44 flies up to three passengers at a time over the Chautauqua Lake region for panoramic views of landmarks and natural wonders

$840 $599

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 77% Off)

Paintball International

Linglestown Paintball

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$80 $19

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$65 for $125 Worth of Martial Arts — NEPA Mixed Martial Arts

Nepa Mixed Martial Arts

Larksville

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

$125 $65

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Haunted-Trail Visit for Two or Four at The Shadows Haunted Attraction (50% Off)

The Shadows Haunted Attraction

Fawn

Half-mile of pitch-black woodland filled with spooky sounds and creatures lying in wait

$20 $10

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$47 for All-Day Paintball Outing with Equipment for Six at North East Adventure Paintball ($210 Value)

North East Adventure Paintball

5, North East

Players sprint across one of five themed fields targeting enemies with environmentally-friendly, oil-free paint

$210 $47

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Two-Hour Guided Horseback Trail Ride for One or Two from The Red Buffalo Ranch (Up to 50% Off)

The Red Buffalo Ranch

Skippack

Guided trail rides carve a path across the hills, creeks, and meadows of 3,500-acre Evansburg State Park

$80 $40

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Christmas-Ball Glass-Blowing Class for One, Two, or Four from Michael Peluso (51% Off)

Michael Peluso

Dover

Under the tutelage of a master glass blower, students produce a series of simple and colorful Christmas balls from provided materials

$160 $78

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Yoga Classes at Yogasphere Doylestown (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

Yogasphere Doylestown

Doylestown

Passionate team of yoga instructors leads a range of yoga classes including vinyasa flow, gentle yoga, and prenatal workshops

$135 $45

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The Rock School's "The Nutcracker 1776" at Centennial Hall on December 13 or 14 (Up to 20% Off)

"Nutcracker 1776"

Centennial Hall at The Haverford School

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Classic holiday ballet gets an American Revolution–style makeover with Benjamin Franklin stepping in for Drosselmeyer

$25 $20

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Introductory Paragliding Class for One or Two at Pittsburgh Paragliding (Up to 51% Off)

Pittsburgh Paragliding

Zelienople

After 30 minutes of ground school, first-timers are ready to move up the gentle bunny-hill ski slope during two hour class time

$199 $115

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Standup Comedy at Pittsburgh Improv through December 13 (Up to 80% Off)

Pittsburgh Improv

Pittsburgh Improv

Pittsburgh outpost of legendary comedy club chain hosts established and up-and-coming acts

$96 $20

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90-Minute Beginners Pottery Class for One or Two at Muddy Rose Pottery (Up to 51% Off)

Muddy Rose Pottery

Hopewell Township

After a wheel demonstration, customers throw their own pottery, then come back to learn glazing techniques and complete their project

$70 $35

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10-Class Yoga Package for One or Two at Yoga-Cise (Up to 66% Off)

Yoga-Cise

Quakertown

Yoga teacher who specializes in helping people reduce pain through yoga and her staff lead Flow, Mixed Level, and Restorative yoga classes

$100 $39

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Footgolf and Ball Rental for Two or Four at Stone Meadows Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Stone Meadows Golf Course

Buck

Soccer and golf come together in footgolf, a hybrid sport played by kicking a soccer ball into oversized holes throughout the golf course

$30 $15

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Non-Event Weekend Admission for Two or Four to Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation (Up to 53% Off)

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Newtown Square

The 112 acres of farmland present a living history of the 1700s via a farmhouse, blacksmith, and animals including cows, sheep, and horses

$16 $9

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at Tower Theatre on December 7 at 1:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Tower Theatre

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Colorful quartet of Nick Jr. stars sings and dances with preschooler- and parent-friendly hits such as “Great Day” and “Bananas”

$28 $14

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$28 for a Two-Hour Bowling Outing for Up to Four at North Versailles Bowling Center (Up to $56 Value)

North Versailles Bowling Center

North Versailles

Guests don shoes & hurl orbs down lanes topped with stunning landscape of Pittsburgh’s nighttime skyline

$56 $28

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One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes or 10 or 20 Cardio Classes at NextStep Martial Arts (Up to 73% Off)

NEXTStep Martial Arts

Fairfield/Gettysburg

Adults and children alike learn the kicks and strikes of Taekwondo; cardio classes get students' hearts racing during workouts

$215 $59

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Visit for Two or Four or a Family Membership at Venango Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Venango Museum

Oil City

Museum showcases the art, science, and industry of Oil City with exhibits focused on the discovery of oil and the oil industry

$18 $9

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Admission for Four or Six at Duncan's Corn Maze (50% Off)

Duncan's Corn Maze

Robesonia

Seven-acre corn maze surrounded by a pumpkin patch and dairy farm with an open fire where guests roast marshmallows and hot dogs

$32 $16

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Visit for Two or Four Adults or a Family to the National Watch & Clock Museum (Up to 53% Off)

National Watch & Clock Museum

National Clock & Watch Museum

The continent’s largest collection of timepieces includes the massive Engle Clock, hands-on exhibits, and George Washington’s pocket watch

$16 $8

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Halloween Murder-Mystery Dinner-Theater Show for One or Two at Christian W. Klay Winery (50% Off)

Christian W. Klay Winery

Chalkhill

Guests enjoy a buffet dinner and wine tasting while helping solve a Halloween-themed murder mystery

$80 $40

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Aaron Carter at District N9NE on Friday, October 31, at 8 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Aaron Carter

District N9NE

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Pop star known for “Crush on You” and “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” tours with supporting acts Corey Balsamo, Liberty Deep Down & Tyler Lane

$21.97 $13

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The Buster Williams Quartet: Something More and the Sonny Fortune Quartet on Friday, November 7 (Up to 61% Off)

The Buster Williams Quartet: Something More / The Sonny Fortune Quartet

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

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Two legendary jazz musicians who’ve worked with icons including Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock perform with their own quartets

$51.50 $20

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Four or Eight Personal-Training Sessions or One Month of Group Training at Maxx Fitness Allentown (Up to 75% Off)

Maxx Fitness Allentown

Allentown

Trainers can personalize fitness regimens; classes help clients reach their goals in a group environment

$260 $69

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$20 for $35 Worth of Painting Classes — a r t ERIE b a r n

Art Erie Barn

Redeem from Home

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

$35 $20

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5 or 10 Beginners' CrossFit or Metcon Kickboxing Classes at CrossFit Rhythm (62% Off)

CrossFit Rhythm

Reading

Newly opened CrossFit gym also offers Metcon class that's a hybrid of CrossFit, kickboxing, and cardio techniques

$50 $19

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One or Three Months of Dance Classes at Turi Studio of Dance (Up to 85% Off)

Turi Studio of Dance

Scranton

Young students discover passion for performing arts with lessons in tap, ballet, modern, hip hop, flamenco, and jazz dance

$125 $29

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"Early Days of Rock and Roll" at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, November 16 (Up to 50% Off)

"Early Days of Rock and Roll"

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

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Sway to doo-wop hits such as “Sixteen Candles” and “Runaround Sue,” performed by The Brooklyn Bridge, The Del-Satins, and The Earls

$29.50 $14.75

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Sensory overload doesn?t begin to describe Philadelphia?s Magic Gardens. A seemingly boundless compilation of colors, textures, and shapes, the labyrinthine mosaic creation spans 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. The masterpiece originated in the brain of Isaiah Zagar, a Philadelphia native who grew up in New York. During his third year of art school, he stumbled upon Clarence Schmidt?s folk-art-inspired installations?assemblages of found objects and recycled materials?and the young artist?s view of the art world changed. ?I didn't know that I was looking at art,? Zagar reflects in his mission statement. Self-admittedly, Zagar has been somewhat ?copying? Schmidt?s dynamic, free-flowing style ever since.

The years after art school brought Zagar an onslaught of new opportunities. He spent time as an artist in China and India, joined the Peace Corps with his wife Julia, settled in Peru for three years, and even tried his hand at ceramics in Wisconsin. In the ?60s, he and Julia returned to his birthplace?specifically, the waning South Street neighborhood. Isaiah quickly leapt into action, renovating dilapidated buildings and often adding mosaics to formerly barren walls. Eventually, Isaiah?s imagination outgrew their projects, and in 1994 he began constructing a new piece in a vacant lot near his studio?the project would become Philadelphia?s Magic Gardens.

Isaiah spent 14 precious years, which he should have applied to Y2K preparations, scooping out tunnels, erecting multitiered walls, and splashing the entire space in colorful tile. The finished product stretches across half a block of South Street; the outside enclosure shimmering with vibrant tiles, the inside housing folk art, colored glass bottles, and countless sparkling mirrors. Now a nonprofit organization, Philadelphia?s Magic Gardens invites visitors to enjoy its visual candy with guided or self-guided tours.

1020 South St
Philadelphia,
PA
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Designed by Mark Ormison in 1897, the fairways of Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park sprawl over 51 acres and invite linksmen to frolic among foliage that has been flourishing for more than a century, while also gazing out on metropolitan views. Players find themselves challenged right from the get-go with a second hole that is also the toughest, but can strive for birdies at holes 8 and 17 to recover. At the 11th hole, golfers encounter a quirky rectangular green, whose geometric origins are likely found in a house having occupied the space long ago. The course is managed by the local charity The First Tee Pittsburgh, which strives to encourage good character, values, and healthy life choices in children through the game of golf, and proceeds from the course benefit its programs.

Before hitting the course, players can hone their form at the course’s driving range in good weather, take lessons with a Class A PGA professional, or strengthen their swings at the Full Swing simulator, which tracks ball flight, speed, and distance in real time. The simulator offers high-definition projections of more than 35 notable courses, including Pebble Beach, Oakmont Country Club, Pinehurst Country Club, and Harbour Town Golf Links, and lets golfers sharpen their swings in the dead of winter without fear of losing a limb to frostbite or abominable ground squirrels.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 67 course
  • Length of 4,620 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 63.3 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 104 from the farthest tees
  • See helpful course notes
  • 18 hitting stations at driving range
5370 Schenley Dr
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Since 1979, the staff of Lehigh Valley Racquet and Fitness Clubs has made it their mission to obliterate any barriers keeping their members from working out. Each club is open 24 hours a day year-round, with free childcare available during specific times of day. That commitment to availability helps even the busiest people find time to hop on Hammer Strength and Cybex strength-training circuits, StairMasters, and other equipment. Group fitness classes get students sweating as they execute punches in Turbo Kick cardio-kickboxing sessions or dance to Zumba's Latin-inspired workouts. Full-body boot-camp workouts are also available, mixing in calisthenics, strength training, and agility drills to continuously challenge bodies. All of the clubs? personal trainers hold bachelor's degrees in health-related fields or have national certifications from accredited organizations.

After their workouts, members can unwind in the whirlpool, sauna, or steam rooms, then drop off their free rental towels for cleaning. For sports lovers, the Allentown location also boasts basketball, volleyball, squash, and badminton courts, as well as 11 outdoor and 8 indoor tennis courts.

4636 Crackersport Rd
Allentown,
PA
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.

606 Erie St
Edinboro,
PA
US

In 1989, Dan Gallagher and Dan Smith joined their respective names and began pursuing one common goal: to bring a contemporary alternative to Berks County's dining scene. The 40-seat eatery was successful in the Dans' hands until 2005, when Bill Woolworth and MD. Monir stopped in for dinner, fell in love with the place, and decided to buy it.

Though much of the space's original charm remains intact, the new owners gussied up the decor with white tablecloths and floral arrangements, and they solicited the help of executive chef Jason Hook to lighten the rotating menu. Jason draws on his experience studying in France and working at The Four Seasons in New York to craft healthful, contemporary French- and Californian-inspired dishes. In every preparation, he highlights the ingredients' natural tastes, often pairing local cuts of meat and poultry with fresh, seasonal ingredients and luxurious flourishes such as truffles or Lamborghini-scented foam.

Hook, Woolworth, and Monir also frequently evaluate their wine selections to ensure that they pair well with the evolving menu, which changes every week. While sipping glasses of red or white, diners can question servers about the building's rich history in the Penn's Common Historic District. Before the restaurant settled into the space, it was inhabited by an old-style soda dive, a prison doctor's home, and a grassland populated with roaming dinosaurs.

1049 Penn St
Reading,
PA
US

As the morning begins, a row of toddlers takes turns tumbling feet over head while their parents guide them into the correct movement. Later, school-age kids sit in a circle, legs stretched before them as they try to touch their toes. The trained staff of My Gym Children's Fitness Center imbue kids with life skills through music, physical activities, and games. Many classes incorporate physical exercises with social and developmental skills, while summer camps are also available seasonally. All classes take place in a well-padded room, led by staff trained in child development and fluent in Muppet.

3 W Olive St
Scranton,
PA
US