Things To Do In Port Arthur

68% Off Personal-Training Sessions

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$156 $50

Personal trainers call upon at least 15 years of experience as they customize fitness regimens to meet clients' needs

Up to 40% Off Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$199 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

50% Off Surf Camps from Ohana Surf & Skate

Menard Park

$328 $164

Experienced instructors teach kids about surfing techniques and aquatic life, emphasizing safety; sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon

Up to 52% Off at the Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival

Moody Gardens

$30 $15

Flavored margaritas, traditional Mexican food; live blues, Latin, and rock music; sample tequilas and margaritas during tastings

Up to 54% Off at 61st Street Fishing Pier

Galveston

$26 $13

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Fishing pier lets anglers enjoy the Gulf's cool breezes as they fish with their own or rental poles

70% Off CrossFit Classes

San Jacinto

$130 $39

In 3,600 square foot gym, coaches challenge exercisers to blast through fitness plateaus during the constantly changing Workout of the Day

Up to 63% Off Kayak Tours

Galveston Island

$80 $39

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Two-hour sunset or moonlight excursion, or choice of kayak tours focused on birdwatching, sightseeing, or cardio workouts

87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; seven locations hold sessions up to six days a week

Up to 67% Off Fitness Classes

Galveston

$150 $49

Fitness studio leads cross-training, cardio-kickboxing, women's cardio-kickboxing, and boot-camp classes

Half Off from Texas Ghost Tours

Historic Galveston

$40 $20

Moonlighting as a medium and paranormal investigator, the guide takes guests out after dark to explore for possible lingering spirits

Up to 49% Off Moody Gardens Aquarium and Discovery Museum Visit

Galveston

$37.90 $20

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Aquarium Pyramid displays 10,000 exotic marine animals; Discovery Museum features Real Pirates Exhibition with contents of a real shipwreck

Up to 56% Off Membership to San Jacinto Museum of History

Southeast Harris

$75 $35

Artifacts and artwork from Mexican Texas, the Texas revolution, and the Republic of Texas; memberships include gifts and discounts

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$44 $17

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

Up to 66% Off Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Texas City

$120 $45

Instructors teach stand-up paddleboard basics, and then lead groups on a 2.5-mile journey through shallow waters and bird sanctuaries

Up to 88% Off from TryKickboxingNow.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $15

Trainers blend muay thai and American kickboxing with circuit fitness training to blast away calories

Up to 50% Off at Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery

Kemah

$38 $19

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Tour a winery where varietals are crafted from Texas and California grapes, then taste a variety of wines and cheeses

Up to 44% Off at Kemah Ragin Cajun Festival

Kemah

$16 $10

Guests gorge on crawfish, alligator, and gumbo while jamming to live music by local and national bands in Kemah's Lighthouse District

53% Off a Sunset Sail for Two or Four

Seabrook

$210 $99

A seasoned captain navigates a majestic vessel as guests enjoy views of the water and the sunset

Up to 76% Off Fitness or Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$70 $25

Instructors use encouragement-based techniques to bolster students' skills during martial-arts classes

Up to 53% Off Sailing Lesson in Kemah

Kemah

$159 $79

Beginner sailing lesson introduces terminology, rigging techniques & maneuvers necessary to captain vessel

59% Off Boxing

Kemah

$179 $73

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

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Spark Fitness Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$112 $37

Trainers lead exercises designed to burn up to 1,000 calories during one-hour classes that students can attend up to seven times a week

Up to 66% Off Exotic-Car Experience

Gulf Greyhound Park

$249.99 $89

Motorists take three laps around autocross course in a Ferrari or Lamborghini after receiving instruction

Up to $9 Off at Skate World

Multiple Locations

$17 $11

Skaters zip round rinks with music, arcade games, and snack bars

Up to 58% Off Private Basketball Training 

Deer Park

$72 $36

One-on-one training allows instructors ample time to teach how to handle the ball and score or blow past defenders

Up to 51% Off Self-Defense Classes

Dickinson

$50 $25

Instructors use various programs, preparing students to protect themselves in real-world confrontations

50% Off Clay-Shooting Course

Clay Mound Sporting

$130 $65

Facility with two sporting-clays courses and a five-stand setup; more than 40 Promatic machines that can be controlled wirelessly

Up to 85% Off at Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$250 $38.50

Experienced instructors lead dancers through private, personalized lessons and optional group practice sessions and parties

Up to 75% Off Kickboxing Classes

Kingwood

$69 $19

Noncontact kickboxing workouts mix tae kwon do kicks with boxing strikes in a dynamic series of exercises

60% Off Robotics Camp at Robots-4-U

Multiple Locations

$399.95 $159

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

Up to 83% Off Boot Camp at Next Level

League City

$225 $60

Trainers combine cardio, speed, balance, core, and resistance training into one boot-camp-style workout

81% Off Hot Yoga Classes at Yoga Lola Studios

League City

$200 $39

Certified instructors lead students of all skill sets through hot yoga classes that combine yoga postures and light weights

Up to 70% Off Outdoor Fitness Classes

Lloyd R. Ferguson Elementary School

$199 $69

Clients perform a combination of cardio, strength training, ab work, and stretching with exercises scalable to fitness level

Up to 52% Off Shooting-Range Experience

League City Retail Center

$104 $57.99

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Five-star-rated indoor range with 15 lanes, pistols or rifles for rent & on-site safety officer

Up to 70% Off Fitness Classes

League City

$100 $39.99

Instructors teach students Zumba routines, muscle-sculpting CrossFit exercises, and line-dancing moves during one-hour fitness classes

81% Off Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes

League City

$150 $29

Boot camp includes ladder runs for agility, sit-ups for core strength, and kettlebell and battle-rope exercises for upper-body conditioning

Up to 51% Off Obstacle-Course Fun Run

Walter Hall Park

$50 $29

3-mile extreme obstacle course through mud pit, tire course, hay climb and creek jump; costume prizes at finish line

Up to 50% Off Admission to Museum Morsel Madness on March 22

League City

$30 $17

Large display of Texas art, artifacts, music, and historical items

Up to 86% Off Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$180 $30

Instructors shout encouragement during 60-minute sessions designed to enhance cardio strength & promote fat loss

Up to 57% Off at Kids' Indoor Playground

Webster

$35 $17

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Kids' indoor playground filled with inflatable castles, slides, and obstacle courses

Up to 73% Off Membership at Vici Wrestling Club

Webster

$139 $39

Membership includes unlimited classes with up to three wrestling coaches to optimize training and perfect wrestling techniques

52% Off Bowling at Armadilla Lanes

Multiple Locations

$42 $20

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Bowling facilities with optional bumpers and special music nights with DJs

Up to 78% Off One Month of Boot-Camp Class

Crenshaw Park

$100 $25

Outdoor boot-camp sessions blend muscle toning, cardio, ab workouts, and body-weight exercises

Up to 82% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

Up to 58% Off from Texas Boot Camp Fitness

Multiple Locations

$129 $64

Certified trainers tighten male and female physiques with body-weight moves, weightlifting, runs, and resistance drills

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

Up to 93% Off at Mean Green Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$605 $55

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Chris Green and staff of certified trainers lead students through high-intensity workouts to torch fat, tone muscle, and boost confidence

45% Off Services

Fall Creek

$80 $44

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

Up to 69% Off from Houston Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $30

Specter detectives lead treks through haunted spots of Houston, Tomball, and Spring, sharing historical anecdotes and spine-tingling tales

Up to 53% Off Trail Ride for Two, Four, or Six

Houston

$140 $69

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Seasoned riders offer basic instruction before guiding groups of two, four, or six across woodland trails

50% Off Admission to Friendswood Crawfish Festival

Friendswood

$20 $10

Live music, local art, and copious amounts of crawfish fill the streets of Friendswood during Memorial Day weekend

Up to 84% Off Fitness Classes

Friendswood Fitness Sports & Performance Facility

$150 $29

A member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, trainers make classes fun by using Xbox Kinect and treadmills with visuals

Up to 61% Off Barre Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Trainers blend Pilates core work with ballet exercises and yoga to help build strong, lean muscle

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At Berryland Farms of Texas, the early bird gets the blackberries. They also get the peaches, blueberries, and vegetables, which all grow on the you-pick-it farm starting in May. Showing up in the morning guarantees a fresh harvest for your basket—by the afternoon, it's smart to call ahead to find out whether or not the day's fruits have already been plucked.

In autumn, the farm transforms into a fall weekend escape for families, where pumpkins dot the field and visitors wind through a challenging corn maze. Adults and kids alike will enjoy pumpkin bowling, face painting, and delectable snacks, and there's often live music. Take a hayrides to enjoy a leisurely drive around the landscape. For faster travel, head to the top of a 75-foot hill slide or politely ask one of the pumpkins to turn into a motorcycle.

2877 FM 1941
Winnie,
TX
US

In 1998, the clack of billiards balls met the clink of cold beers at the first Fast Eddie’s Sports Tavern and Social Clubs in Amarillo. Since then, 17 more Fast Eddie's locations have sprung up across Texas and Louisiana, each letting guests sink corner shots at 8- and 9-foot Olhausen pool tables while sharing a few drinks and snacks such as deep-fried hot dogs. Beyond the felt, home runs and touchdowns play out on multiple big-screen TVs as darts fly into targets and foosball tables re-create the exciting theatrics of gymnasts struggling to play soccer.

6410 Phelan Blvd
Beaumont,
TX
US

Eagle Pointe Recreational Complex promotes athletic excellence with its terrain of tennis and racquetball courts, jogging trails, and an indoor heated lap pool. Members will enjoy unlimited access to 35 group classes per week, including yoga, Pilates, and Zumba, taught by nationally certified instructors. Feel for the eye of the tiger with an aerobic kickboxing class, punctuated by freestanding punching bags, or water a pet tiger lily during a gentle water-aerobics class for older adults. Prior to getting started, all members will receive a weight-room orientation and complimentary fitness evaluation performed by a nationally certified fitness specialist. Free strength, endurance, flexibility, and wingspan tests are also available to calibrate a starting point before setting sail into the sweaty seas.

12450 Eagle Pointe Drive
Baytown,
TX
US

At each of its 31 area locations, the YMCA of Greater Houston pursues a mission to bring health, wellness, and personal growth to communities. Kids leap into activities ranging from swim lessons and youth sports to a teen Youth & Government program that stirs up confidence and leadership abilities in students, preparing them for mudslinging student-council campaigns.

Zumba, ballroom dance, and Les Mills group exercise classes shake up adult workout routines, as complimentary childcare frees up parents to pursue fitness goals. Meanwhile, adult sport leagues such as basketball and racquetball result in friendly competition and hyper-literate team names inspired by obscure philosophers.

201 W Wye Dr
Baytown,
TX
US

Feet patter across three information-packed floors stacked inside the Ocean Star, a former drilling rig that spends its retirement as a museum and education center on Galveston's Pier 19. After two decades drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the rig has since been revamped and outfitted with interactive models and displays that illustrate the story of offshore oil, gas, and the energies that lurk beneath the world's oceans. Visitors can tap into videos for explanations of drilling, geology, and seismic topics, or stand next to scale models of production platforms. In addition to its lineup of eye-popping sites, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center harbors ongoing exhibits showcasing the industry's careers, history, and safety measures. Self-guided tours seven days a week enable guests to explore the rig's nooks at their own pace, while an onboard staff stands by to answer questions and courteously laugh at all petroleum-related knock-knock jokes.

2002 Wharf Rd
Galveston,
TX
US

As twilight falls over the battlefield, the inflatable bunkers and forts starting to fade in the darkness; the soldiers don't relent. The field's lights come on, suddenly illuminating the flat bermuda grass, and snipers continue battering their opponents. At Galveston Island Paintball, referees oversee skirmishes at two venues—the aforementioned X-ball field, which staffers reorganize on a monthly basis, or a rec-ball arena equipped with forts and spools. Catering to all levels of players, weekend drop-in sessions host a variety of action-packed scenarios as spectators watch from afar, supporting the war effort by drawing posters of old men angrily pointing at things. Outside the battles, an onsite shop equips with brand-name gear and occasional two-day clinics impart tips for safety, equipment maintenance, and playing fairly.

9020 Stewart Road
Galveston,
TX
US