Activities in Phoenix

$13 for Turf Paradise: Trackside Package for Two with Grandstand Seating, Snacks, and Program ($26.50 Value)

Turf Paradise

Turf Paradise

Watch the race trackside as racers compete for prizes during this historic facility’s 59th season

$26.50 $13

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Admission for Two or Four to The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show (45% Off)

Maricopa County Home & Garden Show

Arizona State Fairgrounds

More than 1,000 home improvement, landscaping, and design experts gather to help folks out with their projects

$10 $5.50

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60- or 90-Minute Guided-Horseback Trail Ride from High Mountain Trail Rides (49% Off)

HIGH MOUNTAIN TRAIL RIDES

Phoenix

Wrangler with more than 10 years’ experience leads riders through Arizona’s cliffs and rivers, with trails and regions varying by season

$49 $25

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Two or Four Private or Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at The Joni Fitts School of Horsemanship (Up to 55% Off)

The Joni Fitts School of Horsemanship

Pinnacle Peak Equestrian Center

Certified instructors lead private or group lessons in English- and Western-style riding for students aged 6 and older

$130 $59

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$170 for a Hot-Air-Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Drinks from Arizona Hot Air Balloon Rides ($325 Value)

Arizona Hot Air Balloon Rides

Phoenix

Fly over the Sonoran Desert at sunrise, then enjoy a gourmet breakfast with mimosas

$325 $170

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One-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival for Two or Four from Arizona Balloon Classic on January 23–25, 2015 (50% Off)

Arizona Balloon Classic

Phoenix

Guests experience all aspects of hot air balloon culture during festival with morning races, tethered rides, fireworks, and exhibits

$30 $15

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Heard Museum Visit for Two or Four on January 1–18 (Up to 46% Off)

Heard Museum

Encanto

Stroll through an outdoor sculpture garden, step inside a full-size Navajo Hogan, and see artwork by 21 local tribal communities

$36 $22

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One-Day Visit with Print for One or Two at Amazing Arizona Comic Con (Up to 67% Off). Five Options Available.

Amazing Arizona Comic Con

Phoenix Convention Center, in Halls F&G

Meet the comic creators behind series like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans, and Death of Wolverine

$49.99 $17

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The Love Festival with DJ Dan at The Pressroom on Saturday, January 17 (Up to 59% Off)

The Love Festival w/ DJ Dan

The Pressroom

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Two stages host house DJs including DJ Dan, DJ Reza, Eddie Amador, Tranzit, and Chris Garcia

$60.76 $25

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“You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!” at Herberger Theater Center on December 24–January 18 (Up to 36% Off)

"You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!"

Herberger Theater Center

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Adapted from a joint memoir by married comedians, dueling monologues vie for their version of a decade together

$46.50 $32.55

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$10 for $28 Worth of Dance Lessons — Arizona School of Classical Ballet

Arizona School Of Classical Ballet

Phoenix

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

$28 $10

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Unlimited Rides, Mini Golf, and Laser Tag for Two or Four at Jambo! Park (Up to 45% Off)

Jambo! Park

Paradise Valley

Indoor playground entertains kids with rides, mini golf, and laser tag

$31.98 $19

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes or a Five-Week Weight-Loss Program at Kinesis Konnection (Up to 58% Off)

Kinesis Konnection

Camelback East

Kinesis classes guide full-body moves to blast calories; five-week program includes classes and nutrition and body-composition analyses

$199 $99

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$77 for $140 Worth of Martial Arts at World Martial Arts Academy

World Martial Arts Academy

Phoenix

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

$140 $77

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$33 for Two Private Dance Lessons and One Month of Group Classes for One at Academy of Ballroom Dance (a $340 Value)

Academy of Ballroom Dance

Phoenix

Students will learn many styles of parter dancing during group classes, practice sessions, and private lessons

$340 $33

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Two Hours of Indoor Trampoline Jump Time for Two, Four, or Six at Jump City (Up to 53% Off)

Jump City

Phoenix

Wall-to-wall trampolines lets guests leap around huge facility complete with arcade and dodgeball areas

$36 $19

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20 Games of Bingo at the Arizona American Italian Club (Up to 39% Off)

Arizona American Italian Club

Camelback East

20 games of paper bingo with cash prizes

$18 $11

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10 or 15 Women's Fitness Classes at Jabz Boxing (Up to 86% Off)

Jabz Boxing

North Phoenix

Classes for women tone muscles with boxing-inspired exercises that incorporate jump ropes and punching bags

$138 $20

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness, MMA, or Brazilian Jujitsu Classes for Kids and Adults (Up to 78% Off)

Battleground Sports

Deer Valley

Classes for kids and adults; parent-owned facility with a lounge and WiFi-powered workspace for guests

$150 $75

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It's hard to say which is more distinctive: the karts zipping around Octane Raceway or the track itself. During each lap on the 1/3-mile course, drivers zoom through an indoor area, then weave around an outdoor section that's covered by a permanent steel canopy, making for a hybrid experience rarely found in American go-kart tracks not owned by bored supervillains.

An equally rare find in the U.S. is the raceway's fleet of 32 Sodi RTX karts, all imported from France, whose electric motors give off zero emissions while reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Drivers who can stay in control at these top speeds are in for success: the winner of each race is determined not by who finishes a given number of laps first, but by who puts up the fastest single lap time, a result that's posted both at the track and online for posterity.

Races take place in a 65,000-square-foot space that doubles as a gathering place for parties and corporate events for up to 500 attendees. In addition to racing, the raceway is also home to off-track activities that include shooting pool in the billiards room, scaling a 21-foot rock-climbing wall, and melting burgers and pizza into rocket fuel at the Trackside Bar and Grill.

9119 E Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Step beneath the domed, packed-mud ceiling of a traditional Navajo family dwelling. Weave a Yavapi burden basket. Explore a secluded garden filled with bronze sculptures of women in prayer. By immersing visitors in Native American artifacts and artworks, the Heard Museum's exhibits strive to illuminate the cultural legacy of Arizona’s indigenous peoples. The collections emphasize first-person accounts of Native cultures, not only through artwork, but also in interviews with Native Americans, portraits by Navajo photographers, and monthly lectures. In addition to showcasing historical artifacts, the Heard Museum exhibits contemporary American Indian artwork. Like a ballerina trapped on a carousel, exhibits rotate often, and have included collections of Native American bolo ties, Hopi pottery, and 20th-century paintings depicting Native ceremony. Passing on cultural traditions to future generations, the staff educates children with tours, and brings Native American presentations and curricula to area schools.

2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix,
AZ
US

It begins with a flurry of activity. Balloon operators prepare for lift-off, checking equipment and tossing ropes as spectators wander the grounds, observing the action. And then it reaches a new level: dozens of balloons take flight at once, filling the crisp January dawn sky with brilliant blues, purples, oranges, and reds that rival the colors around them. The Arizona Balloon Classic's orbs then set off on an aerial hare-and-hound race, drawing cheers from below as onlookers snap pictures.

For one weekend each year, visitors gather on the grounds to snap pictures and watch the balloons inflate and lift-off outside the Fear Farm Entertainment & Sports Complex for the Classic??a three-day festival celebrating hot-air balloon flight and culture. But the fun doesn't end with the descent to earth. After sunset the tethered balloons begin to glow, lighting up for the DESERT GLOWS portion of the festivities. Attendees browse exhibits and feast on treats from a variety of vendors, and children play in the Family Fun Zone. Last, on Saturday evening, sparks give balloons a run for their money, springing through the sky in a stunning fireworks display.

2209 North 99th Avenue
Phoenix,
AZ
US

At Casey's SportsWorld, the owners stripped down the ice from an outdoor hockey rink, replaced it with multipurpose, artificial turf, and retained the oval's lights and bleachers to create an outdoor arena that hosts games of soccer, flag football, kickball, and monthly dodge-ball tournaments. Casey's baseball and softball batting cages differ from most in that players can swing for a 200-foot home-run fence while batting from one of three slow-pitch softball cages or seven baseball cages, which sling pitches as fast as 80 miles per hour and feature an arm-style mechanism that emulates human pitchers or talented robots with soup-ladle arms.

Designed to honor a legendary species named the Marsh-wiggle, Casey's SportsWorld's mini-golf course boasts its own brand of folklore. As guests attempt to sink testy putts or manipulate their opponents' scorecard, they can speculate about the origin of the Volkswagen Beetle that is half-embedded into the ground, which denizens of Casey's SportsWorld believe squished the last remaining Marsh-wiggle.

3947 E Union Hills Dr
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Let It Roll Bowl's lineup of 32 slick lanes invites locals in for a night of friendly competition accompanied by drinks and grub from its lounge and restaurant. Paintings of vibrant cityscapes line the walls of the facility, and each lane is outfitted with monitors that keep track of scoring and pins' heartbeats while competitors send orbs gliding down waxed paths.

Throughout the week, the alley spices up traditional play with a variety of specialty nights, including ones with karaoke and soul DJ sets; flashing neon lights accent classic rock tunes during "Rock N Cosmic Bowl". The on-site lounge keeps taps brimming with eight drafts and keeps glasses filled with a selection of wine, mixed drinks, and soda. Meanwhile, the kitchen of the connected Pizza RE churns out pizza by the slice or pie, with options such as the house's signature sweet jalapeno fig?a flavorful mixture of jalapeno jam, figs, feta cheese, spinach, and pine nuts.

8925 N 12th St
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Over careers spanning 25 years and 15 pairs of spontaneously combusted shoes between the two of them, Academy of Ballroom Dance instructors Jim and Jenell Maranto have chalked up a long list of professional-dancing and dance-instruction achievements. The pair entered the dance world from backgrounds as high-level college athletes, and after meeting and teaming up, they whirled through professional dance competitions, winning every major Open Professional Smooth contest in the United States and two consecutive US American Smooth Championships in 1993 and 1994. More recently, the couple has taken to training new generations of winning dancers, including several US Pro-Am and Amateur champions, and both have won teaching awards for their efforts and their ability to explain high-level physics while foxtrotting. Any level of dancer may receive private instruction from Jim or Jenell in any of 26 styles of dance.

832 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US