Things To Do in Rhode Island

Up to 62% Off at Al Vallante Golf School

Harbor Lights

$100 $45

PGA professional helps students learn a proper swing that suits their body type, ability, and goals

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

50% Off at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Nantucket

$12 $6

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Explore famous shipwrecks and rescue attempts, learn about life-saving tools and techniques, and celebrate the bravery of locals

Up to 54% Off Fitness Classes at Fitt 101 CrossFit East Providence

CrossFit East Providence

$90 $45

Exercisers perform cross-training or kickboxing workouts led by instructors or use the gym's equipment to create their own challenge

Up to 70% Off at Rondeau’s Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$90 $30

Classes such as fitness kickboxing, YogaBox, or mixed martial arts, with optional one-on-one time with a certified trainer

Up to 56% Off at Yang Ki Yin School of Jiu Jitsu

Coventry

$75 $39

Students develop self-defense skills and discipline in adult or kids' Jiu Jitsu classes at Rhode Island's oldest martial-arts school

Up to 75% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Cumberland

$159 $39

Clients spend one month getting in shape with intensive boot-camp classes or personalized workout sessions with a trainer

Up to 50% Off The Original Wedding Expo Tickets

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

Wedding expo unites future newlyweds with 65+ bridal merchants presenting gowns, photographers, florists, and bakers

Up to 83% Off Karate Classes

West Warwick

$120 $25

Senseis teach traditional Okinawan martial arts while keeping class sizes small for plenty of one-on-one instruction

Up to 41% Off Round at North Kingstown Golf Course

North Kingstown

$196 $115

Bay-swept winds add an unseen challenge to 6,200-yard course that features densely lined fairways

Up to 50% Off at Island Style Parasail

Newport

$158 $79

Parasailers reach heights of up to 500 feet above Narragansett Bay, taking in views of the Newport coastline during 10 minutes of flight

50%% Off Kayak Rental from Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at five locations

Up to 63% Off at Twisted Triangle Yoga Studio

Smithfield

$130 $49

Instructors with passion for Vinyasa Power Flow and Ashtangi yoga teach 75-minute classes

Up to 50% Off Kayak or Canoe Rental

Multiple Locations

$25 $12.50

Riders gently maneuver through the waters of Lincoln Woods State Park in a two-person canoe, kayak, or tandem kayak

Up to 56% Off Private Music Lessons at Amped Music School

Wyoming

$40 $20

Instructors teach guitar, piano, drums, or vocals in one-on-one lessons

Up to 67% Off at The Butterfly Zoo 

Tiverton

$135 $45

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A perfect educational experience for kids, an enclosed greenhouse features native species and butterflies from the tropics

Up to 54% Off Horse-Riding Lessons in Middleboro

Middleborough

$85 $40

Horseback-riding lessons in disciplines including huntseat, jumping, classical dressage, or western pleasure

50% Off Services

Seekonk

$90 $45

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50% Off Wine Tasting and Logo Glasses at Leyden Farm & Winery

West Greenwich

$26 $13

Christmas-tree family farm offers crisp green-apple-infused white wine; watermelon blush wine; and smooth, complex merlot

Up to 61% Off Cardio Kickboxing at USA Karate

Lincoln

$30.60 $14.99

High-intensity classes with 10–25 pupils teach kickboxing tenets while torching calories

Up to 55% Off at Windmill Hill Golf Course

Warren

$66 $33

Course features nine par 3 holes that range from 116 to 218 yards in length

Up to 82% Off Martial Arts or Birthday Party

Multiple Locations

$165 $39

Students learn not just techniques for self-defense, but also core lessons about respect, discipline, and the power of a positive attitude

Up to 66% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Scituate

$175 $69

Friendly steeds welcome riders to climb aboard for safe, supervised instruction and rides at a picturesque, tree-lined farm

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Downtown Providence

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Bring Your Own Improv – Up to 59% Off

Warwick Museum of Art

$14 $7

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Family-friendly show brings audience volunteers onstage to improvise alongside regular cast

Up to 79% Off at RePS Fitness

Cranston

$60 $15

Certified trainers motivate patrons to shed pounds and build muscle in interval, boot-camp, and Latin-dance-inspired fitness classes

Up to 60% Off at PE Fitness Studio

Pawtucket

$90 $39

Gain strength and burn calories at this boutique fitness studio with small group classes and one-on-one personal training

Up to 66% Off Fitness Classes

Woonsocket

$100 $35

Classes include everything from power yoga and circuit training to Pilates, spinning, and step interval training

Up to 51% Off Private Golf Lessons

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Golf instructor helps players develop their driving, pitching, and chipping skills during private lessons

Up to 51% Off at Kensho-Ryu Karate

Cumberland

$50 $25

Family-friendly dojo's black-belt senseis help students of all ages develop mental and physical discipline in introductory karate classes

77% Off at Ocean State CrossFit

Multiple Locations

$215 $49

Intense 45-minute workouts prep students for all physical activities through a mix of functional-movement exercises and equipment

Up to 66% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$80 $29

Cardio kickboxing sessions help exercisers get in shape while learning basic self-defense techniques; taekwondo and karate classes available

Up to 25% Off Shark-Cage-Diving Experience

South Kingstown

$250 $189

Divers sail out up to 50 mi. from shore before hopping into an anodized-aluminum-pipe cage for the chance to see blue and mako sharks

57% Off Carousel Rides and Beach Parking

Newport

$70 $30

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Kids can frolic on a playground and a charming 1950s carousel

44% Off Fitness Classes

Bristol

$50 $28

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45% Off Services

Smithfield

$89 $49

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Up to 71% Off Dance Lessons at Studio One RI 

Lincoln

$170 $49

Couples discover their dance-floor chemistry while swaying, twirling, and laughing across this airy studio; youth learn graceful basics

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Ashaway

$120 $59

Lessons with instructor of 25 years instills the value of hard work and good horsemanship

Up to 58% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Tiverton

$180 $75

Lauded professional instructor Barbara Donahue imparts personalized belly-dance expertise

Half Off Tour and Tasting at Newport Vineyards

Middletown

$24 $12

Tour a vineyard and winery and sample wines while shopping for the holidays

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

Up to 60% Off Fitness and Martial Arts Classes

East Greenwich

$50 $25

Shotokan Karate and Zumba The instructors will lead fun, energetic, calorie-blasting workouts

"Hay Fever" – Up to 50% Off Comedy

The Assembly Theater

$20 $10

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Noël Coward's classic comedy follows an eccentric family and their paramours, all of whom expect to spend a weekend alone with their beloved

Up to 54% Off Golf Lessons

Mount Pleasant

$300 $149

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Players hone swings, short game, and course strategy under tutelage of PGA member and Rhode Island PGA Teacher of the Year Bob Tramonti

Up to 70% Off 10 or 20 Yoga Classes

Warwick

$130 $39

Yoga classes for all experience levels, including gentle yoga for beginners and more advanced classes such as heated power flow yoga

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Party

Johnston

$165 $29

After completing the 10th class, each child receives a uniform; kids can participate in martial-arts-related activities during the party

50% Off

Pawtucket

$80 $40

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50% Off Martial Arts

Coventry

$80 $40

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54% Off

Johnston

$50 $23

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Up to 70% Off at CrossFit Banana

West Warwick

$180 $59

Beginners ease into CrossFit with intro packages that include On Ramp classes where they learn the moves before tackling regular classes

Half Off Standup Paddleboarding

Narragansett Pier

$90 $45

With board and wetsuit rental included, instructors teach groups how to balance and maneuver atop a stable but agile standup paddleboard

Oldport Marine Harbor Tours – Up to 39% Off

Newport

$36 $22

Coast Guard–certified captains lead tours down the pristine Newport shoreline, complete with famous sites and tales about the city’s history

50% Off Services

Bristol

$70 $35

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Up to 74% Off at RI Fitness & Martial Arts

Smithfield

$125 $35

Students build strength and self-confidence in an array of fitness classes such as kickboxing and boot camp

41% Off Helicopter Tour for Three

Newport East

$195 $115

Pilot navigates a heated helicopter over 18 miles of seaside mansions and historical estates during year-round, 10- to 12-minute tours

50% Off Flute or Piano Lessons

Mt. Hope

$44 $22

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55% Off Fitness Classes

Warwick

$109 $49

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50% Off Services

Cranston

$98 $49

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55% Off

Pawtucket

$135 $61

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45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Coventry

$417 $229

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Up to 71% Off Salsa Classes

North Providence

$70 $35

Instructors lead students through the footwork and turns of New York–style salsa, harmonizing movements to percussion instruments

Up to 75% Off Women's Boxing and Fitness Classes

Narragansett

$75 $19

Striking-Beauties is offering women's only boxing classes inside Manfredo's Gym, where co-ed classes are also available

50% Off from Newport History Tours

Newport

$30 $15

Walking tours explore the history of colonial Newport and Newport during the Golden Age

69% Off Drop-In Fitness Classes

Bristol

$96 $30

Barre, Yoga, and TRX classes give guests an array of options for getting into shape

Up to 52% Off Kickboxing Classes

Sullivan's USA Karate

$30 $15

Get in shape fast during Muay Thai kickboxing workouts suitable for all levels; open to Male and female students 14 years and older

Up to 59% Off Riding Lessons at Newport Equestrian

Middletown

$120 $55

A mother-daughter instructional team teaches different riding styles and care methods during lessons for all levels of experience

Up to 67% Off Kids' Karate Class

Providence

$89 $29

Kids learn focus and discipline in karate classes taught by enthusiastic instructors

Up to 51% Off at State of the Arts Karate and Wellness Center

Warwick

$50 $25

Instructors lead children and adults in kickboxing techniques, while also instilling values such as respect and self-confidence

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Cranston

$98 $49

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Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Pawtucket

$85 $29

Helmed by a seventh-degree black belt, the dojo helps instill self-confidence, respect, and a passion for physical fitness in its students

68% Off Muay Thai Classes at Eight Limbs Studios

Coventry

$108.85 $35

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Instructors help clients sculpt the body by learning muay thai’s fearsome combination of punches, elbows, kicks, and knee-strikes

Up to 55% Off Bowling

North Kingstown

$55 $25

Automatic scoring systems record each roll, and complimentary bumpers and light balls cater to kids

National Museum of American Illustration – Half Off Admission

Newport

$36 $18

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Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

44% Off Yoga Classes

Bristol

$50 $28

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Up to 57% Off a Rock-Climbing Class

Lincoln

$80 $39

Learn to boulder, traverse, top rope, and climb the setter's challenges

Up to 50% Off at Providence Indoor Paintball, LLC

South Elmwood

$64 $32

An indoor paintball facility outfitted with inflatable obstacles and lights for night play hosts recreation- or tournament-style matches

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes

Inside Unleashed

$75 $19

Kickboxing classes burn calories and tone muscles; intense boot-camp classes incorporate rope climbs and tractor tires

66% Off Yoga Classes

Cranston

$150 $59

10 yoga classes or four private sessions with studio owner helps relieve stress and improve flexibility and conditioning

Up to 75% Off Boxing Classes at Fight2Fitness

Pawtucket

$120 $39

Students work on their footwork and jabs stationed at rows of punching bags during group boxing classes

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Named to TripAdvisor’s 2009 list of top American ghost tours, Providence Ghost Tour is the result of more than 300 hours of research that addresses tourists of the present with creepy slaps from the past. For about an hour-and-a-half, guests follow the light of the guide’s lantern through East Side streets, stopping outside various buildings to hear stories about “abnormal” deaths, suicides, murders, accidents, and re-murders. Tour-goers can document the haunted sites with photographs, which may show mysterious orbs or shadows that resemble Pat Boone. During the tour, no monsters, ghouls, or anything else jumps out to challenge you to a spell-off; the scary stories are enough to administer healthy amounts of fright. The tour covers steep and uneven ground, so comfortable shoes are recommended.

60 Congdon Street
Providence,
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The professionally trained fencing instructors at Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club seek to develop their students' mind, body, and character through participation in the centuries-old sport. During the academy's classes, students of any skill level may choose to learn on all three Olympic weapons: foil, sabre, and épée. The one-hour sessions generally last for six weeks and each builds on prior material to help students improve their skills on the strip. Two meetings are composed entirely of competition with fellow classmates, allowing students to show off their newfound skills, and the last session is a class tournament.

Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club, which originally operated as a two-location enterprise, consolidated into one 12,000-square-foot full-time professional fencing studio in March of 2012. The air-conditioned facility features 15 electric strips and zero chandeliers from which swashbuckling fencers may swing. Though the sport finds its roots in the practice of sword fighting, modern fencing is much safer, and the academy has advanced equipment and instructors that hold CPR certification just in case.

2800 Post Rd
Warwick,
RI
US

Raffa Yoga is not a standard yoga studio, which is apparent right away from its wide variety of yoga classes that range from consciousness-raising Prana flow to rockin' hip-hop yoga and trapeze-like, aerial antigravity yoga. During classes, percussionists tap out soothing drumbeats as students find their center. An oversize golden Buddha mural looks over the classroom, prompting students to contemplate spirituality and wonder if the real guy ever wanted to just take a day off work and take a nice long nap.

Raffa Yoga’s active relaxation center includes Urban Sweat, a stress retreat composed of 21 massage and treatment rooms and 6 heat-therapy rooms. The eco-friendly space soothes the senses with ingredients such as eucalyptus and yellow turmeric, which is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities.

After emerging from the studio’s Himalayan-salt grotto, guests can sip a healthy, hydrating beverage at the juice-cleanse bar. They can also browse the selection of accessories in the full-service yoga boutique.

19 Sharpe Dr
Cranston,
RI
US

Ocean State Bikram Yoga’s spacious studio nestles cozily in a restored old mill, retrofitted with resilient carpeting, mirrored walls, and a host of private showers and dressing rooms. Inside a heated classroom, experienced instructors lead students of all skill levels through high-energy routines of Bikram-style yoga posturing. During each 90-minute tutorial, they shepherd practitioners through a swift rotation of 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Instructors calibrate each class to promote calorie-torching perspiration and release muscles from the shackles of overly tight ligaments, binding tendons, and rubber-band girdles. In addition to sparking caloric bonfires, consistently practiced Bikram yoga can chip away at chronic pain and help reverse the effects of injury by boosting circulation and mobility.


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560 Mineral Spring Ave, Ste 102
Pawtucket,
RI
US

Healthtrax is a different kind of fitness center - one that offers something for everybody. Everyone on our team is dedicated to working with you toward one goal: your improved health, for life.

15 Catamore Blvd
East Providence,
RI
US

Now in their 10th year of dueling instruction, U.S. Fencing Association–certified coaches Michael and Anne Olson invite local squires to apprentice under the blade at their 3,500-square-foot sword school. At Blackstone Valley Fencing Academy, students ranked amateur through Arthurian clash in a safe and controlled environment over the course of six weekly classes. Beginning swordspersons are required to take the intro to fencing class, while experienced participants can wield their choice of foil, épée, or slashing saber as they parry and riposte across the academy’s four regulation-length electric-fencing strips. Sessions are divided by age for jousters as young as 7, and you can check the class schedule here. Participants should wear an embroidered gambeson and burnished chain mail, or at least court shoes and comfortable long pants.

68 Cumberland St
Woonsocket,
RI
US

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