Events & Activities in Portland

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Central City

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 53% Off at Funtrackers

Flour Bluff

$30 $15

Appetizers fuel fun-seekers as they putt across a mini-golf course, race through go-kart tracks, or square off in bumper boats

Up to 60% Off Scuba-Diving Classes or Apparel

South Side

$25 $10

Students 10 and older learn to dive in heated indoor pool under the guidance of SSI dive professionals.

Up to 60% Off Fitness Class Membership

X-Train Cole Park

$58 $25

Experienced trainers lead intense yet fun workouts that torch calories and sculpt muscles in a supportive, goal-oriented environment

Up to 61% Off Bounce-House Visits

South Side

$50 $20

Climate-controlled indoor playground with bounce castles and inflatable slides

Up to Half Off a Botanical Gardens Visit

South Side

$14 $7

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Butterfly house, rose garden, wetlands boardwalk, and more than 2,000 orchids within a 180-acre habitat

Up to 51% Off Personal Training or Boot Camp

Bay Area

$150 $75

A fitness instructor motivates groups through calorie-burning routines during boot camp workouts or private training sessions

61% Off Jujitsu Classes

South Side

$100 $39

Students aged 5 and older learn self-discipline and boost overall fitness during group and private jujitsu classes

Up to 69% Off at Bailamos Dance Fitness

South Side

$40 $15

Students dance and sweat their way through energetic fitness classes in a fun, brightly colored studio that offers Zumba, Piloxing, and more

Up to 55% Off Indoor Rowing Sessions at RowZone

Multiple Locations

$65 $29

Improve cardio health, flexibility, and full-body strength while training on ergometers

Up to 54% Off BYOB Painting Class

Bay Area

$35 $17

Local artists guide students step by step through a featured painting in classes that include canvases, brushes, paints, and wineglasses

Corpus Christi Hooks – 52% Off Five-Game Package

Whataburger Field

$155 $75

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After leading the Texas League in wins last season, the Hooks return to Whataburger Field this spring to celebrate their 10th anniversary

Half Off BYOB Painting Class for Two or Four

Robstown

$78 $39

After you arrive with drinks in tow, professional artists distribute paints and canvases before leading you through a featured painting

51% Off Yoga, Zumba, and Pilates Classes

Victoria

$45 $22

A roster of enthusiastic female teachers lead yoga, Zumba, and Pilates classes that help lengthen and tone bodies; all ages welcome

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Shrimporee is a sprawling shrimp festival that delivers crustaceous creations and zany, shrimp-themed festivities to families seeking fun and flavor. At the HEB Culinary Tent, chefs from across the state hook audiences with seafood-cooking demonstrations. The annual Shrimporee parade is another popular attraction with its gaudy floats and conga lines of flamboyant shrimp, getting underway on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. Throughout the three-day fiesta, Aransas Pass's streets swell with the country crooning of singer Kyle Park and the Tejano serenades of Jay Perez, and an Eagles tribute band resurrects classic songs using magical guitars. Ambitious shrimp munchers take the stage to lay waste to entire crustacean civilizations in the shrimp-eating contest, and men flaunt their gams in the Men's Sexy Legs competition. This Groupon does not cover the cost of food, arts-and-crafts activities, or carnival rides.

200 East Johnson Avenue
Aransas Pass,
TX
US

The home of "increasingly famous burgers," Wild Horse Saloon & Grill spreads out tasty pub fare in a building that previously served as a church and a community theater. After finding a seat, guests can grab a handful of free peanuts, fling the shells to the floor in slow motion, and check the menu for potential edibles. The Stampede burger's hand-pressed, one-pound patty of Angus beef is smothered in a slew of toppings including bacon, four slices of cheese, peppers, and chili and arrives with a heap of hand-cut french fries ($12.45). Diners can also blow their tongues' minds with a "somewhat famous" chicken sandwich ($7.45) or bite into the eatery's "completely obscure" fish entree, the grilled mahi mahi sandwich ($7.95). Thin-crust pizzas ($5.95–$17.95) can be ordered from a selection of signature styles, customized with an array of fresh ingredients, or quickly stacked into a pizza-cake in the event of an impromptu wedding.

212 Beach Street
Port Aransas,
TX
US

Big Shell Bikes bestows coastal riders with maintained bicycles for self-propelled adventures through the scenic area. Riders can climb atop cruiser-style bikes such as women’s medium Huntington Beach bike or men’s large Electra Cruisers to propel themselves around Port Aransas’ awe-inducing views of sandy shores, rolling waves, and heavily guarded sand castles. Big Shell maintains its fleet of pedal-powered transports with only industry-known cruiser-brand parts, such as Schwinn and Huffy, to ensure smooth, solid rides. Additionally, Grouponers can opt to apply their vouchers toward the rental of a sand bike ($53 a day), an eight-speed steed equipped with thick tires designed to glide through sandy shores without bogging down or accumulating itchy grains between bike crevices.

403 North Alister Street
Port Aransas,
TX
US

Dolphin Watch Nature Tours bestows guests with opportunities to gaze at the aquatic splendor of the Gulf of Mexico or to catch the aquatic splendor of the Gulf of Mexico and give it a new home in your stomach. On the dolphin-watching cruise, observe the marine mammals in their natural environment as they feed, play, and plot to start a baseball team. Pelicans, cormorants, and whooping cranes are common sights on the tour, in addition to dolphins. Those who opt for the fishing trip may haul in such maritime delicacies as sand trout, drum, and sheephead, and won't have to worry about buying expensive fishing dynamite, as rod, reel, bait, and tackle are included.

136 West Cotter Street
Port Aransas,
TX
US

The accommodating staff at Island Surf Shop and Kayaks rents out a large selection of beach buggies, skillfully coupling wayward beachcombers with a coast-exploring vehicle. Hop into your sand-flecked buggie to discover the dune-hugged beaches of Port Aransas, a town on the northern tip of Mustang Island, replete with brightly hued beach houses, trilling seabirds, and coin-operated sandcastle-building machines. Each one-hour rental outfits sandfaring customers in a shaded, four-seater golf cart fitted with oversized beach-ready tires. Rentals are subject to weather conditions, so plan your adventure on a day with a low chance of raindrops or gumdrops hailstorms.

130 E Avenue G
Port Aransas,
TX
US

The instructors at BubblesNBrushes break down the myth that one needs to be born a creative person, graduate from a prestigious art school, or live in 16th-century Italy to be a painter, teaching anyone, regardless of their experience or skill level, how to create their very own masterpiece. During nightly classes, they provide students with a canvas, paints, and instruments before leading them through an easy, step-by-step process. Featuring subjects that range from multicolor sunsets to cute animal portraits, each session focuses on a different style of composition. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages, light snacks, and industry-grade muses.

504 Moore Ave
Portland,
Texas
US