Activities in Rutland

12-Lap, 15-Lap, or 20-Lap Racing Experience at The Racing School (Up to 52% Off)

The Racing School

Multiple Locations

Even people with no racing experience can get behind the wheel of a race-proven stock car and drive around a professional speedway

$289 $139

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5, 10 or 20 Drop-in Fitness Classes at Curves of White River Junction (Up to 76% Off)

Curves of White River Junction

White River Junction

30-minute full-body workouts burn fat and tone muscle in a supportive and caring environment

$71 $17

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$269 for a Hot Air Balloon Excursion and Champagne Picnic for Two from SunKiss Ballooning ($500 Value

SunKiss Ballooning

West Glens Falls - Park and Ride

Trained pilots take passengers soaring past the Adirondacks on a 40–60-minute flight followed by snacks and champagne

$500 $269

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Paradise Bay Cruise from Lake George Steamboat Company (Up to 39% Off). Three Options Available.

Lake George Steamboat Company

Lake George

Aboard a century-old boat, passengers cruise over Paradise Bay and listen to the captain’s narration of the beautiful Lake George scenery

$46 $29

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Urban Survival and Citizen Preparedness Training Session for 1, 2, or 4 at Wilderness Survival (Up to 54% Off)

Urban Survivor

Multiple Locations

Urban survival course covers essential skills to help prepare for different emergencies or natural disasters

$75 $36

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Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Ledge Rock Hill Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Ledge Rock Hill Winery

Saratoga County

Enjoy a tasting and food pairing in a room that has almost as much character as the majestic mountain woods that surround it

$30 $15

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Two or Four Hours in a Golf Simulator for Up to Four at Bay Meadows Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

Bay Meadows Golf Club

Queensbury

Up to four players can hone their game in a high-end golf simulator

$68 $34

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Day Passes and Equipment Rental for 2 or 4 at Rocksport Indoor Climbing & Outdoor Guiding Center (Up to 50% Off)

Rocksport Indoor Climbing & Outdoor Guiding Center

Glens Falls North

Indoor climbing walls and bouldering situations designed by Adirondack and Himalayan explorers

$32 $17

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Two Entrees or Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two at Rare Earth WIne Bar (Up to 63% Off)

Rare Earth WIne Bar

Glens Falls

Pair reds and whites from all over the globe with a rack of lamb, steak bordelaise, or gluten-free options

$64 $24

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Two or Four Private Horseback-Riding Lessons from Different Times Equestrian Ventures (Up to 59% Off)

Different Times Equestrian Ventures

Gansevoort

Lifetime trainer and competing rider leads private lessons at ranches and private farms throughout eastern New York

$80 $39

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Two- or Four-Hour Lake George Charter Cruise from Indian Pipes Captained Charter Cruises (Up to 39% Off)

Indian Pipes Captained Charter Cruises

Lake George

Parties of up to 18 people can enjoy a beautiful ride along Lake George, including tubing or stops for swimming

$450 $300

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 with Equipment Rental at Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Cooper's Cave

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

$100 $19

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$149 for an Intro to Racing Experience from EBL Racing ($499 Value). 10 Dates Available.

EBL Racing

Multiple Locations

Learn the ins and outs of autocross racing before hopping into a Mazda RX8 or MX5 for nine laps around the course

$499 $149

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10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Saratoga Karate (Up to 88% Off)

Saratoga Karate

Greenfield

Certified instructors and black belts; expansive and equipped dojo hosts classes for both kids and adults

$119 $35

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Four Private Music Lessons from Allegro Music Studios (44% Off)

Allegro Music Studios

Mechanicville

From the merchant: Experienced teachers provide thoughtful, individualized music instruction for students of any age and ability.

$100 $56

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Four Dance Classes from Saratoga Savoy (75% Off)

Saratoga Savoy

Saratoga Springs

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

$150 $38

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One or Two One-Month VIP Trial Membership with Uniform at Pai's Taekwondo (Up to 77% Off)

Pai's Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

Instructor motivates student to learn the art of self defense while developing disciple and confidence in this physically demanding class

$150 $39

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Five or 10 Fitness Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Suspension Training Center (Up to 50% Off)

Suspension Training Center

Saratoga Springs

Suspension-based exercises utilize your own body weight to develop strength, balance, and core stability while reducing weight and toning

$60 $30

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Capoeira Classes at Brazilian Capoeira Academy of Saratoga (55% Off)

Brazilian Capoeira Academy Of Saratoga

Saratoga Springs

From the merchant: Capoeira is the whole package exercise for the mind, body and soul. We will expand your flexibility and core strength

$95 $43

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Rise Yoga & Movement Arts Center (65% Off)

Rise Yoga & Movement Arts Center

Saratoga Springs

From the merchant: a month of unlimited classes for new students. You will get strong and fit, relieve spine and joint pain; and stress.

$150 $53

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One Month of Athletic-Performance or Weight-Loss Sessions at Creations X (Up to 62% Off)

Creations X

Ballston Spa

Athletes can refine their performance by improving speed, agility, and strength; weight-loss sessions slim physiques

$150 $59

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$29 for a Dance-Lesson Package for One or Two at Arthur Murray Dance Centers ($329 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Center

Saratoga Springs

Dance champions teach 45-minute group and private sessions in styles such as salsa, swing, and tango

$329 $29

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Martial-Arts Birthday for Up to 15 or Personal Training and Gym Membership to Kelevra Krav Maga (Up to 74% Off)

Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

Kids revel in birthday festivities; adults meet with certified trainers to create custom fitness routines based on their individual goals

$325 $84

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Wine, Cheese, Chocolate, and Souvenir Glasses for Two at The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room

Milton

Sip on five handcrafted wines and snack on gourmet chocolate, crackers, and cheese at an Adirondack-style tasting bar

$35 $16

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Visit or Membership to The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame (50% Off). Three Options Available.

National Museum Of Dance And Hall Of Fame

Saratoga Springs

Museum celebrates the history of dance and dancers with stunning exhibits

$26 $13

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two or Four at Halfmoon Cellars Winery (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Halfmoon Cellars Winery

Saratoga Springs

The subtle flavors of wine made from carefully selected California grapes are amplified by perfectly paired cheeses

$32 $19

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Three Fitness Classes or One Month of Fitness Classes at RAW Fitness (50% Off)

RAW Fitness

Multiple Locations

High-intensity fitness classes for students of all fitness levels combine core strengthening and cardio

$30 $15

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Snow Tubing for Two or Season Pass for One at Granite Gorge (Up to 33% Off)

Granite Gorge

Roxbury

Zoom down 1,000 feet of park in a snow tube, or enjoy the gorge’s slopes all winter with a season skiing and snowboarding pass

$36 $25

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$99 for a Full-Day Ice-Climbing Adventure from Vertical World Adventures ($225 Value)

Vertical World Adventures

Multiple Locations

Groups of up 12 spend the day scaling vertical ice formations 20 to 80 feet high depending on location

$225 $99

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at West Bolton Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

West Bolton Golf Club

Bolton

18-hole Vermont golf course located in the foothills of Green Mountains features scenic holes ranging from 128 to 600 yards in length

$96 $45

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Lift Tickets with Optional Lesson and Equipment Rental at Pico Mountain at Killington (Up to 52% Off)

Pico Mountain

Pico Mountain

Skiers explore a reliable bounty of natural and machine-made snow on groomed cruisers and narrow runs

$69 $45

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Individual or Family Season Membership to Catamount Trail Association (Up to 43% Off)

Catamount Trail Association

Vermont

Membership helps support backcountry skiing in Vermont and grants guests a coupon rewards booklet, discounts to events, and newsletters

$35 $20

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Indoor or Outdoor Climbing Packages at Petra Cliffs Climbing Center (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School

South End

Beginners and advanced climbers hone their technique in an 8,500-square-foot indoor climbing gym or outdoors with an experienced guide

$25 $14

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Wine Tasting for Two plus a Glass of Wine Each at East Shore Vineyard (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

East Shore Vineyard

Church Street Marketplace

Sample three Vermont-made wines at a Church Street Market Place tasting room

$28 $13

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Visit for Two or Four to the Ice Castle (42% Off)

Ice Castles

Sun Bowl Lodge, Stratton Mountain Resort

Castle built by hand with 100,000+ icicles gleams in the sun or glows at night with embedded lights synchronized with music

$25.90 $15

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Food Voucher at Arrowhead Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Arrowhead Golf Course - Milton, VT

Milton

Players can work on all aspects of their game on a nine-hole, par-three course with distinct bunkers and hazards on each hole

$83 $39

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses and Glass of Wine Each at Boyden Valley Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Boyden Valley Winery

Cambridge

Fourth-generation family winery creates red, white, and fruit wines aged in French oak barrels

$30 $15

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Group Belay for Five, Basic Safety Class for Two, or One-Month Membership at Metro Rock Vermont (Up to 71% Off)

Metro Rock Vermont

Essex

Advance your climbing skills with indoor rock-climbing packages, including a group belay session, a safety class, or a one-month membership

$100 $59

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Five Yoga Classes from In Harmony Yoga (65% Off)

In Harmony Yoga

Cohoes

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

$75 $26

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Four or Eight Introduction to Dance or Fitness Classes at Dance to Fit (Up to 54% Off)

Dance to Fit

Halfmoon

Students burn calories in a variety of classes, including Zumba, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, and belly dancing

$60 $29

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One- or Two-Month Membership and Private Lesson at Bujinkan Kataho Dojo (Up to 63% Off)

Bujinkan Kataho Dojo

Clifton Park

Instructors teach students martial arts principles and self-defense techniques

$110 $44

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5 or 10 Adult Dance or Fitness Classes at Creative Dance Arts (Up to 55% Off)

Creative Dance Arts

Round Lake

Adults can take 60-minute dance and fitness classes, including ballet, tap, Dance & Tone, Zumba, and yoga

$50 $25

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Tea for Two with Meal, Dress-Up, and Play, or One or Six Open-Play Visits at Tiny Tots Tea Room (Up to 54% Off)

Tiny Tots Tea Room

Clifton Park

An indoor playground for kids of all ages with a tot-sized roller coaster, tearoom, and café with many gluten- and peanut-free snacks

$50 $25

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Bounce Sessions or Party at Bounce Around Indoor Family Fun Center (Up to 53% Off). Five Options Available.

Bounce Around Indoor Family Fun Center

Clifton Park Center Mall

Kids hop and crawl through inflatable bounce houses bedecked with colorful decorations and stocked with slides and obstacle courses

$27.95 $13

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Cross-Country Skiing Package or Snowshoe Rental for Two at Pineridge Cross-Country Ski Area (Up to 46% Off)

Pineridge Cross-Country Ski Area

Poestenkill

Visitors strap on skis or snowshoes and traverse 35 km of picturesque woodland trails

$112 $60

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Four or Eight Introductory Group Saber-Fencing Classes at Beaches Sabre Club (Up to 59% Off)

Beaches Sabre Club

Troy

Instructors teach the fundamentals of saber fencing during all-inclusive group classes designed for students aged 6 or older

$75 $35

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Three-Game Bowling Package for Six or Four 30-Minute Lessons for Two at Uncle Sam Lanes (Up to 66% Off)

Uncle Sam Lanes

Troy

Groups of six crash pins for three games, quenching their thirst with included soda; pairs can gain basic or advanced skills during lessons

$91 $39

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Paintball Package for Two or Four with Admission, and Equipment at Capital Combat Zone (Up to 50% Off)

Capital Combat Zone

Troy

Paintballers suit up with rental markers and paintballs before doing battle in military-themed arena

$70 $35

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$8 for $15 Worth of Art Camp — JumpingClay USA

Jumpingclay Usa

Enfield

From the merchant: Step-by-step modeling workshops using our one-of-a-kind air-drying polymer clay.

$15 $8

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at Team Link Martial Arts (Up to 72% Off)

Team Link Martial Arts

Enfield

Instructors armed with years of experience lead students through grappling and sparring moves

$149.95 $50

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One or Three Golf-Simulator Sessions at Mountain Meadow Golf Lounge & Event Center (Up to 67% Off)

Mountain Meadow Golf Lounge & Event Center

Canaan

Simulators re-create a full golf course on a digital screen, with servers available to bring food and drinks to you as you play

$35 $14

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$19 for $35 Groupon — Meadowmere Farm & Training Stable

Meadowmere Farm & Training Stable

Vernon

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

$35 $19

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$89 for $197 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Integrity Martial Arts

Integrity Martial Arts

Enfield

Get a month of fun, character-based classes. These classes are always taught by black belts with ten years of experience.

$197 $89

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The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at Upstate Concert Hall on Saturday, December 27, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Machine performs Pink Floyd

Upstate Concert Hall

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Four musicians celebrate the improvisation of all 16 Pink Floyd albums and the dramatic showmanship of the band’s live performances

$19.95 $10

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Lilananda Yoga (Up to 53% Off)

Lilananda Yoga

Schenectady County

Gentle yoga, hatha yoga, and intermediate classes suit variety of skill levels and abilities

$100 $50

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Two-Hour Painting Class for One or Two at Canvas, Corks & Forks (Up to 41% Off)

Canvas, Corks & Forks

Schenectady

Paint a masterwork while sipping on wine and eating gourmet snacks; all supplies provided

$38 $25

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5 or 10 Tae Kwon Do Training Sessions at North Park Tae Kwon Do (Up to 74% Off)

North Park Tae Kwon Do

Clifton Park

Tae kwon do students learn practical self-defense skills while building strength and discipline

$50 $17

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$18 for $70 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — In Nae Sport Taekwondo

In Nae Sport Taekwondo

Schenectady

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$70 $18

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Four, Five, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at GI Fitness & Swim (Up to 68% Off)

GI Fitness & Swim

Gilford

Skilled personal trainer holds one-on-one exercise session sto aid with goals such as strength training and weight loss

$120 $39

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Three Dance Classes from World of Dance (74% Off)

The World Of Dance

Colonie

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

$42 $11

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One-Month of Boot Camp for One or Two at CrossFit ÆVITAS (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

CrossFit ÆVITAS

Guilderland

CrossFit boot-camp workouts blend cardio and plyometrics to build healthy hearts and layers of lean muscle

$200 $99

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One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Self-Defense Classes with a Uniform at Altamont Martial Arts (Up to 58% Off)

Altamont Martial Arts

Altamont

Husband-and-wife team of black belts leads defensive combat hapkido classes, a self-defense style that prepares students of any age or size

$65 $29

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Acceleration Dragster Experience in a Ferrari or Lamborghini at The Motorsport Lab (Up to 85% Off)

The Motorsport Lab

New Hampshire Motorspeedway

Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Ferrari F430 from behind the wheel

$399 $79

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 51% Off)

The Formula Experience

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Burn rubber in on a track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a F2000-Style Formula car or Factory Five Shelby Cobra

$99 $49

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Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around New Hampshire Motor Speedway

$129.99 $64

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese Plate and Souvenir Glasses at Hummingbird Hills Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Hummingbird Hills Winery

Charleston

While tasting 13 different wines, customers enjoy a cheese plate from a local dairy farm, and take home glasses from the winery

$37 $18

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Country Con Albany 2015 Featuring Kristian Bush and Joe Nichols on February 28 and March 1 (Up to 49% Off)

Country Con Albany 2015

Empire State Plaza

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Kristian Bush of Sugarland and Joe Nichols headline an indoor country-music festival complete with line dancing and a mechanical bull

$65 $35

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One or Three Months of Beginner Dance Classes at Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre (Up to 53% Off)

Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre

Colonie

Skilled instructors lead students through ballroom, salsa, flamenco, hip-hop, breakdancing, belly dance, and kickboxing

$60 $32

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Brookview Station Winery (45% Off)

Brookview Station Winery

Schodack

Taste six estate wines produced from red and white Hudson Valley grapes and local apples, pears, and cherries

$25.50 $14

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Upstate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (59% Off)

Upstate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Albany

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$300 $123

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Top Form Delmar (45% Off)

Top Form Delmar

Delmar

From the merchant: Boxing-based boot camp classes utilize various exercise modes. Classes run Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays at 6 p.m.

$99 $54

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Four Weeks of Mommy Fitness Classes at Mommy and Baby Fitness Workout and Play (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Mommy and Baby Fitness Workout and Play

East Greenbush

Moms-only boot-camp torches calories and tones post-baby bodies; little ones tag along to stroller fitness and workout and play class

$56 $28

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Bowling Outing for 4 or 8 with Shoe Rental, Pizzas & Soda at Sunset Recreation Bowling Lanes (Up to 56% Off)

Sunset Recreation Bowling Lanes

Colonie

Bowling games and rental shoes on self-scoring lanes with cheesy pizzas and choice of soda

$63.15 $29

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$66 for $120 Worth of Boot Camp at Brass Knuckle Boot Camp

Brass Knuckle Boot Camp

Delmar

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$120 $66

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Four Personal Training Sessions at Albany Movement & Fitness (65% Off)

Albany Movement & Fitness

Albany

30-minute custom training sessions based on your personal goals and information from your free consult and assessment.

$230 $81

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120 Minutes of Trampoline-Park Open-Jump Time at ClubLife SportsZone (44% Off)

Clublife Health & Fitness

Kinderhook

Bounce off the walls for a fun experience and a great workout

$25 $14

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at The Court Club (Up to 59% Off)

The Court Club

Colonie

Classes such as Cardio Boxing, Bodypump, Pilates, and Zumba keep students fit and energized

$60 $29

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Karate Classes at US Budokai Karate Association (Up to 76% Off)

US Budokai Karate Association

Colonie

Introductory programs teach the basic skills and mentality of karate

$110 $29

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Distillery Tour and Glasses for Two or Four at The Albany Distilling Company (Up to 50% Off)

The Albany Distilling Company

Albany

Tours reveal the process behind the distillery’s 19th- and early 20th-century-style rums and whiskeys

$20 $12

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The resort at Pico Mountain has come a long way since it opened on Thanksgiving morning in 1937. It was a blustery day, and skiers held tight to a 1,200-foot towrope powered by a Hudson motorcar engine as they rose up the mountainside and tried to get reception on their rotary-dial phones. Today, the mountain is striped with 52 trails and seven lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads. Gentle learning terrain beckons newbies, smooth cruisers give intermediate skiers an easy ride, classically narrow New England steeps entice beginning and intermediate skiers, and a double-black-diamond trail challenges advanced athletes. Snowboarders and freestyle skiers interested in tricks can use the jumps, boxes, and rails in the Triple Slope terrain park, and the Snow Sports School sharpens the skills of first-timers and seasoned pros alike.

Although the resort has advanced in size and technology, it maintains a personalized, small-mountain charm. The trails all converge at one convenient central base area whose lodge boasts a sports center with a heated pool and a sauna. Guests can grab a beer and a burger or slice of pizza beside the crackling stone fireplace at the Last Run Lounge before retiring to their hotel room or condo.

73 Alpine Drive
Rutland,
VT
US

Sculpted through scenic mountainside terrain, Green Mountain National Golf Course spans 6,589 yards of arching fairways and multi-tiered greens. Engulfed by dense tree lines and rising mountain faces, the course's narrow fairways call for a cautious approach, and those boldly teeing off with a driver or 17th-century musket may end up hacking their second shot out of the woodsy rough. As golfers traverse the course, elevated tees, greens, and cresting fairways give way to panoramic views, letting golfers glimpse the contoured terrain and drink in ancient rock formations shaped by glaciers and the species of colossal paleontologists that ruled the continent prior to their extinction. A full-length driving range, short game practice area, and putting green fine tune players' club-wielding prowess, and a fully stocked pro shop offers up equipment and gear to help guests loop the links in style. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Length of 6,589 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 72.1 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 138 from the farthest tees * Five tee options

Barrows-Towne Rd.
Killington,
VT
US

Fort Ticonderoga and its surrounding grounds are like one big history book. Following its construction by the French in 1755, the strategic military outpost was conquered first by the British and then by American forces?marking one of their earliest victories during the Revolutionary War. After independence was secured, Fort Ticonderoga became one of the country's earliest tourist destinations, and one that continues to draw visitors today.

  • Size: 2,000 acres surrounded by mountains and the waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George
  • Eye Catcher: the staff, who dons the garb of Revolutionary soldiers from the Fourth Pennsylvania Battalion
  • Permanent Mainstays: 18th-century weapons including America's largest 18th-century cannon collection, everyday objects from soldiers, large collection of 18th and 19th century art.
  • Crown Jewel: the King's Garden, where flowers surround brick walls and walkways, off of which shaded tables let patrons enjoy a quiet picnic
  • The Building: the main exhibitions occupy 10,000 sq. ft. of a restored 1756 soldiers' barrack
  • Outdoor Activities: walk a trail up Mount Defiance for a birds-eye view of the fort or rent a canoe to view it from the water
  • Special Events: regular drum corps performances and nighttime firings of 18th-century artillery
100 Fort Ticonderoga Rd
Ticonderoga,
NY
US

No matter what direction their houses might actually be facing, most of the roofs in the United States point toward Slate Valley, a 24-mile-long stretch between New York and Vermont. That region not only produces most of the nation's roofing slate, but also has an intricate history that reaches all the way back to the 1800s.

  • The Building: Slate Valley Museum fills a New World Dutch Barn, which was built around 1840
  • Eye Catcher: a worn-down and beat-up 1951 LJT Mack Truck, which once hauled finished slate?and then blocks and rubbish?for the Tatko Bros. Slate Company

  • Don't Miss: Neil Rappaport's black-and-white photographs of Slate Valley's quarries, workers, and earliest bunny ears
  • Permanent Mainstay: The Dream and the Reality, which explores how various immigrant groups came to work in the slate quarries
  • Visiting Exhibit: Slate as Muse?a collection of sculptures, photographs, and watercolor paintings by 19 artists who used slate as medium and subject
  • While You're in the Neighborhood: take a self-guided driving tour through local quarries and other slate-industry sites
17 Water St.
Granville,
NY
US

The Great Houdini, Ethel Barrymore, and Will Rogers?these are just a few of the legends who have graced the stage of the Paramount Theatre. Since it first opened as The Playhouse Theatre in 1914, the venue has been a go-to destination for entertainment. Vaudeville stars performed live revues throughout the 1920s, and celluloid icons appeared on the theater's movie screen in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. Not even the dwindling film industry and rampant platform heels of the '70s could lower the curtain forever. After closing down in 1975, the Paramount went through dramatic renovations that modernized the space while preserving its vintage charm. The building reopened in 2000, and today continues to welcome acts as diverse as rock concerts and film series beneath its ornately stenciled ceilings.

30 Center St.
Rutland,
VT
US

When dusk falls, the opening credits roll at Randall Drive-In Theatre. Families and family pets pull into parking spots, rain or shine, to enjoy double or triple features of current blockbusters. The films play Friday through Sunday, and a single ticket, which is free for kids younger than 5, grants patrons admission to the entire double or triple feature.

36 Bethel Drive
Bethel,
VT
US