Things To Do In Portland

Up to 45% Off Bailey Island Day Cruise

Old Port District

$50 $30

Narrated tour tells the history of Casco Bay as passengers sail past lighthouses and forts; 2-hour stopover allows strolls along the beaches

Up to 50% Off Yoga Classes

Rosemont

$110 $55

Family focused yoga studio provides classes for many age groups that range from Flow Yoga for all levels to Pre-Natal Yoga

Up to 50% Off Whale-Watching Cruise

Downtown

$192 $96

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Passengers can spot a wide variety of marine life, including humpbacks, finbacks, white-sided dolphins, and sea turtles

56% Off Classes at Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios

Parkside

$80 $35

Group of private instruction in four levels of ballroom & Latin dance, covering styles such as Salsa, Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing

Up to 88% Off Self-Defense and Fitness Classes

Portland

$100 $25

Expert coaches lead students of all levels through self-defense and fitness classes

50% Off Services

Portland

$60 $30

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

Up to 55% Off Cryptozoology-Museum Visits

Downtown

$14 $7

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Cryptozoological museum studies and informs visitors about creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil, and Fiji Mermaids

Up to 75% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Riverton

$60 $29

Martial-arts center is part of an international system of teachers and schools dedicated to sharing ninjutsu, the art of the ninja

Up to 57% Off Ice-Skating at Portland Ice Arena

Portland

$14 $7

More than 60,000 people visit the arena every season to skate on the same ice rink used for practice by the AHL's Portland Pirates

Up to 57% Off Fitness Classes at Magnolia Fitness

Downtown

$99 $45

Knowledgeable instructors lead small-group barre, boot camp, and yoga classes that include Hip Hop Vinyasa and Yoga Flow

Up to 51% Off Membership to Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

North Yarmouth

$35 $17

Annual memberships grant access to special events and tours of a carriage museum with displays from the 18th century through the 1920s

Up to 80% Off Personal Training

Body By John

$50 $10

An intense personal training session led by fitness experts who sculpt muscles with an arsenal of kettlebells, TRX bands, and free weights

Up to 64% Off Exercise Program Design or Gym Basics 101 Seminar

East Bayside

$69 $25

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Private exercise design sessions help clients draft a fitness plan; Gym Basics 101 teaches clients how to exercise properly on their own

50% Off Archery Lesson at Lakeside Archery

North Yarmouth

$30 $15

Instructors tailor archery training based on each student’s level of experience; equipment provided, or you can bring your own

50% Off an Adult Rock Camp

Back Cove

$250 $125

Adult campers spend a weekend playing in a band, songwriting, and learning from professional musicians

45% Off Fitness Classes

Portland

$40 $22

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

Up to 68% Off Cider- and Kombucha-Brewery Tour 

Portland

$62 $31

Tart cider and probiotic-filled kombucha made from locally sourced ingredients grace tongues and fill 32-ounce growlers

Up to 71% Off Kickboxing Classes 

Riverton

$100 $39

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Certified instructors lead students through high-intensity kickboxing workouts; punching bags hang in a private training area

Maine Red Claws – Up to 55% Off Basketball Game

Portland Expo

$31 $14

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The Red Claws take on East Division rivals the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as fans enjoy pizza, burgers, and hot dogs

50% Off Lessons at South Portland Sailing Center

South Portland

$270 $139

Small-group lessons on one of the company’s sail boats can target specific areas of sailing knowledge or the basics

44% Off Cage Rental

South Paris

$25 $14

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

Up to 40% Off Fishing Charters

South Portland

$375 $250

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Coast Guard-Licensed Captain and Registered Maine Guide leads groups in search of striped bass and other fish

64% Off Swimming at Westbrook Community Center

Westbrook

$336 $120

Up to two adults and two children swim in the Davan indoor pool, participating in family swims, open swims, and water aerobics for adults

Up to 45% Off a Mountain-Biking Adventure

Parsonsfield

$180 $106

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Season pass grants unlimited access to 26 miles of backcountry trail; multiday guided cycling adventure traverses tree-lined terrain

Aquaboggan Water Park – Up to 38% Off

Saco

$40 $25

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Careen down slides, ride tubes in a hydro half-pipe, and swim in the wave pool, or stay dry with mini golf and go-carts

Up to 50% Off at Funtown Splashtown USA 

Saco

$50 $25

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60-foot intertwining slides, a pirate-themed play area with eight slides, a family raft slide, and a dark tube-slide foster summer fun

Up to 57% Off Shooting-Range Package or Safety Course

Saco

$65 $39

With a focus on safe gun handling and understanding how the gun operates, instructors demonstrate shooting fundamentals

Up to 70% Off Classes at Bear Essentials Fitness

Saco

$50 $20

Work up a sweat in this sports-centered 24-hour gym

Up to 60% Off at Wawenock Golf Club 

South Bristol

$88 $40

Built in 1928, this nine-hole course offers an open layout and alternate tees for a distinct experience on the front and back nine

Up to 62% Off Guided Kayak Tour

Freeport

$130 $59

Knowledgeable guide leads kayaking groups to three islands dotting Casco Bay and points out wildlife such as eagles, osprey, and seals

Up to 50% Off Camping

Brunswick, Maine

$28.08 $14

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85 acres of woods and picnic areas on campground known for its clean and untouched beachfront

Up to 51% Off Camping at Wolfe's Neck Farm

Freeport

$50.76 $25

Enjoy a night of camping at nonelectric campsites in wooded or ocean-view spots on the farm's 626 acres

Maine Maritime Museum – 50% Off

Bath

$50 $25

Knowledgeable docents can unveil collection on tours, as well as guided walks through two shipyards and Victorian-era shipbuilder's house

Ogunquit Museum Of American Art – Up to 50% Off a Visit

Ogunquit

$20 $11

Oceanfront museum exclusively exhibits American works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, and graphics

Up to 66% Off Personal-Training Program

Kennebunk

$200 $69

Personal training programs feature a variety of fitness techniques designed to meet individual fitness needs

Up to 57% Off Trail Ride from Carousel Horse Farm

Casco

$50 $25

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Groups of horse-mounted riders are led through the woods, mountains, and local wildlife in the picturesque Maine countryside

Up to 57% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Gray

$105 $45

Horseback-riding instructors teach students of all ages and experience levels to ride saddle-seat, hunt-seat, or Western-style

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf and Games

Chichester

$34 $17

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Miniature links with 201-foot-long 13th hole, aeroball games combining trampolines with basketball, and foul-shooting contests

Up to 54% Off at Birch Hill Paintball in York

York

$65 $35

Equipped with rental marker, protective mask, and 250 paintballs, combatants execute tactical maneuvers across four diverse battlefields

50% Off 4-Wk Outdoor Fitness Challenge at Fuel Training Studio

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Students strengthen cores and burn fat with high-intensity outdoor boot-camp classes, building functional strength with group camaraderie

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf at Sagamore Golf Center 

North Hampton

$14 $7

Rock formations, waterfalls, and scenic landscaping surround a mini-golf course that stays open late in the summer

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

45% Off Yoga Classes

Stratham

$100 $55

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

Up to 52% Off Wilderness Workshops

Augusta

$100 $49

Wilderness survival experts teach students how to identify and tend wild plants, or survive in the wild during an overnight course

54% Off Martial Arts

Augusta

$79 $36

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

Half Off at Martial Arts Institute

Augusta

$70 $35

Sixth-degree black belt Kevin Webb emphasizes force and fluidity during goju ryu karate classes

Up to Half Off Fitness Classes at All Out Fitness

Randolph

$50 $25

Classes include kickboxing, a 5 a.m. Rise N Shine boot camp, Mid-Morning Moms class, and Les Mills BodyCombat

Up to 59% Off Obstacle-Course Race 

Amesbury Sports Park

$119 $49

Runners and climbers traverse more than four miles of obstacles to reach an after-party with beer and music; optional competition for prizes

Up to 52% Off Watersports in Hampton Beach

Hampton Beach

$75 $39

Patrons explore the water standing atop paddleboards or take to the skies during a custom parasailing experience.

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf and Ice Cream

Hampton

$19 $10

18-hole mini-golf course winds players through a nautical paradise complete with rushing rivers, storybook coves, and waterfalls

Up to 35% Off All-Day Fishing Trip

Hampton Harbor

$152 $99

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Fishing parties spend a full day on the ocean catching fish with provided rods and bait

51% Off Candlepin Bowling at Riverwalk Lanes

Amesbury Town

$42.50 $21

Eight candlepin lanes supply competitive fun for a bowling outing for up to five

Up to 56% Off Private Horseback Riding Lessons

East Kingston

$100 $50

Trainers educate students not only in hunter/jumper riding, but also in tacking up, grooming, and horsemanship

50% Off Tickets to the American Independence Museum

Exeter

$12 $6.75

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View a Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence as well as historic furnishings, textiles, and military ephemera

Up to 68% Off Cross-Training, Yoga and Kickboxing Classes

Hampton

$119 $39

Cross training works on everything from strength to stamina, yoga boosts core strength, and kickboxing builds up cardio and muscle

Up to 56% Off a Wine-Tasting Experience

Sweet Baby Vineyard

$34 $15

Sip six samples of wine while snacking on cheese plates; take home souvenir wineglasses and wine purchased with a discount

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Classes for Women at Incite Fitness

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

Sequences of cardiovascular exercises, resistance training, and plyometrics quickly burn off calories

Up to 50% Off Bridal-Tradeshow Admission

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Attend one of seven 2014 bridal tradeshows featuring wedding specialists, planners, and product vendors

Up to 43% Off Newburyport Whale Watch Tour

Newburyport

$48 $29

Passengers head out to sea aboard a custom whale-watching craft to enjoy the majestic mammals, aided by an onboard naturalist

Up to 61% Bike Tour of Newburyport

Newburyport

$96 $39

Explore downtown Newburyport’s historic sites as well as Plum island during informative bike tours

Up to 67% Off Lunch in Lighthouse for Up to Four

Newburyport

$900 $299

Meal of soup or salad, entree, and dessert at a private table with harbor views from the top of a historic lighthouse

50% Off Four 30 minute private music Lessons

West Newbury

$100 $50

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

50% Off Custom Framing

Lincolnville

$100 $50

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

Half Off Racing Experiences

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

$129 $64

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

The Motorsport Lab – Up to 82% Off Lamborghini or Ferrari Experience

New Hampshire Motorspeedway

$549 $99

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Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

33% Off Helicopter Tour for Three

Rangeley Lake Seaplane Base

$375 $250

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Up to three passengers seek moose and other wildlife near Rangeley and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes, the Upper Dam, and the Kennebago River

Up to 65% Off Outdoor Adventures

Bartlett

$518 $181

Experienced guides lead excursions up Mt. Washington, the highest mountain in the Northeast, or take ice climbers to frozen cliff sides

Up to 52% Off Nordic Skiing or Snowshoeing

Rangeley

$62 $30

Nordic-skilling and snowshoeing trails covered with an ideal layer of snow wend their way through a scenic mountain and lake region

Up to 51% Off Horse Riding Lessons or Camp

Groveland

$90 $49

Equestrian instructors teach hunt-seat and dressage techniques during group lessons or a week-long summer camp that ends with a horse show

Up to 55% Off Indoor Golf on Flat Screen Simulators

Georgetown

$88 $45

Seven high-definition flat screens simulate realistic golf courses, each with a dedicated server, at an indoor facility

61% Off Adult or Kids' Boot Camp

Haverhill

$199.99 $79

One-hour boot-camp classes teach vital fitness skills to adults and kids

Up to 53% Off Reptile Tour from Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

$16 $8

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Get cozy with a pink and purple python or alligator during this reptile tour

Up to 57% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Rowley

$200 $99

Seasoned instructors impart principles of horsemanship, horse-rider communication, and riding

Up to 88% Off at Shinobi Martial Arts

Plaistow

$250 $39

Experienced instructors and students of a legendary martial artist lead classes drawn from japanese ninjutsu

Up to 65% Off Barre Fitness Classes

Haverhill

$110 $38.50

Instructors lead engaging workouts that incorporate dance, yoga, and Pilates as well as interval training for varying fitness levels

Up to Half Off Private or Group Music Lessons

Haverhill

$60 $30

Students study either voice, guitar, bass, piano, or drum in two 1-on-1 lessons; discovery lessons introduce guitar, voice, piano & drums

Up to 58% Off Historic Ice House Tour

Gloucester

$40 $20

Tour takes guests through historic ice house and working wharf

Up to 46% Off from Essex River Cruises and Charters

Essex River Cruises

$56 $31

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Narrated cruises aboard a pontoon shows sightseers the flora and fauna of a tidal estuary

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch – Up to 49% Off Excursions

Gloucester

$48 $28

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A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

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Cavorters of all ages caper about Joker's Family Fun and Games's massive indoor play zone, which is stocked with games and attractions that inspire climbing and sliding. Kids can scramble into the three-tiered A-Maze-Zing playhouse to navigate tubes, web bridges, and conference rooms, and toddlers can maneuver through the mini maze or hop aboard the train ride for a sightseeing jaunt around the tracks. Future adults can challenge one another in sundry classic arcade games such as skee-ball and air hockey, and more than 50 video games await thumbs desperate to win garlands of exchangeable tickets. Whippersnappers achieve liftoff in lieu of jetpack overalls on a Jolly Jump air bounce then safely glide down a 22-foot inflatable super slide. At the 14,000-square-foot Portland location, youngsters can also blast comrades in a space-age laser-tag zone, scale a towering rock-climbing wall, and master putting skills on an 18-hole mini-golf course. After extreme bouts of frolicking, families can quell tummy rumbles with slices of housemade pizza slathered in Joker's signature sauce or peek at the menu to peruse sandwiches, burgers, and chicken tenders.

510 Warren Ave
Portland,
ME
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Founded in 1822, the Maine Historical Society is the third oldest state historical society in the nation, and curates museums, programs, and events to celebrate the state's long history. The MHS Museum features a collection of more than 15,000 artifacts, including pieces of Native American archaeological material, political memorabilia, and pictures of the first governor with his head caught in a lobster trap. The society's 1-acre campus is also home to the the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poet best known for penning "Paul Revere's Ride" and The Song of Hiawatha. Membership to the society includes invitations to exhibit openings, member parties, lectures, trips, access to the Brown Research library, a subscription to the Maine History Journal, and a 10% discount at the museum store, web store, and all vintage Maine image purchases.

489 Congress St
Portland,
ME
US

After years traveling the globe and working in the fitness industry, Stephen and Antonia Anderson wanted to design a fitness facility that was as beautiful as it was functional. The duo eventually realized this dream, opening The Body Architect within a lofty building with wooden beams, exposed brick walls, and wall-to-wall windows that proffer spectacular views of Portland and Mount Washington. In front of these windows, rows of professional Precor and Cybex machines bustle amid the clang of strength and TRX suspension training equipment. Meanwhile, up on the roof deck, certified instructors conduct a variety of fitness classes beneath the sun, including boot camps, yoga, and personal-training sessions. Additionally, an onsite massage therapist stands by to help untangle muscles or knotted gym socks before or after members unwind in serene spa-inspired showers.

34 Romasco Ln
Portland,
ME
US

A mural of a radiant sun painted in oranges, reds, and yellows covers one of the walls at Portland Power Yoga, mimicking the warmth of the heated room where yoga instructors show ranks of students the proper way to extend their arms as they crouch on their mats. The heat helps facilitate deeper stretching and detoxification as students flow through sequences in 90-minute Basics, All Levels, or Intermediate classes. Instructors condense the same experience into a shorter session during Hour of Power classes and help groups hold extended poses in Yin Yoga, awakening students' connective tissues and convincing nearby deer that they’re actually statues. In addition to regular classes, the studio hosts community workshops with guest instructors and often works in tandem with the bodywork experts at Hara Holistic Health.

84 Cove St
Portland,
ME
US

As a local non-profit, the State Theatre has vivified the cultural landscape for nearly a century through applause-worthy performances and engaging community programs. Come February, Stomp will explode onto the stage with percussive rhythm and movement, and Glen Burtnik & Friends will honor John Lennon's 70th birthday by serenading a Fab Four-loving crowd with beloved hits such as “Strawberry Fields Forever” and lesser-known tunes such as "Tangerine Terrain Temporarily." Surrender your eardrums to the marching band musicality and show-stopping steppers of DrumLine Live, or treat a theater-craving youngster to the food-fueled metamorphosis of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a black-lit puppet presentation of a childhood classic.

609 Congress St
Portland,
ME
US

Open seven days a week, World Gym houses the full line of shoulder-sculpting and trapezius-toning strength equipment for aspiring Adonises and Aphrodites of all ages and skill levels. Sweat through a cardio routine on one of World Gym's machines with personal televisions or work out with some fitness friends in any of the available group classes, including expert instruction in Zumba, yoga, Pilates, and extreme dragon slaying. Portland's World Gym stocks tanning booths for fitness mavens seeking to match the Olympic bronze medals they will someday win. If three lunar cycles just isn't enough time to satisfy all shirt-bursting needs, the annual fee (a $39 value) is waived with this deal and memberships may be extended nine more months ($19.99–$29.99/month) before ponying up.

275 Marginal Way
Portland,
ME
US