Things To Do In Rutland

Up to 42% Off at Eastman Golf Links

Grantham

$138 $90

Nestled amid 3,700 acres of unspoiled woodlands, 6,731-yard course features rolling terrain, tree-lined fairways, and six ponds

Up to 60% Off Guided Quarry Tour

Barre

$43.90 $19

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Tour a working quarry, sandblast your own souvenir, play on an outdoor granite bowling lane, and watch granite sculptors in action

Up to 73% Off Drop-in Fitness Classes

White River Junction

$71 $19

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

Up to 46% Off at Montshire Museum of Science

Norwich, VT

$28 $16

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Museum dazzles adults and kids with more than 125 hands-on exhibits from leaf cutter ants to dust devils

Up to 51% Off from Adirondack Tubing Adventures

Adirondack Tubing Adventures

$49.90 $26

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Guides lead groups down calm waters of an Adirondack river on colorful inner tubes amid verdant mountains and wildlife

Up to 52% Off Golf-Simulator Play at Bay Meadows Golf Club

Queensbury

$68 $34

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

Up to 82% Off at Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

Adirondack Phantoms—59% Off Hockey Game

Glens Falls Civic Center

$38.85 $16

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In their final season in Glens Falls, the Phantoms chase a postseason berth behind offensive specialist Jason Akeson

Up to 48% Off a Full-Day Pontoon-Boat Rental

Saratoga Springs

$475 $249

Wile away the day with your friends and family aboard a pontoon boat on Saratoga Lake

Up to 45% Off Scenic Adirondack Train Ride

Saratoga Springs

$50 $29

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Train with domed dining cars offers panoramic views of the Hudson River and Adirondacks

Up to 41% Off at Pioneer Hills Golf Course

Milton

$64 $39

Pairs tackle par 70, 18-hole course that spans 5,371 yards of Saratoga County's lush landscape

Up to 87% Off at Saratoga Karate

Greenfield

$119 $39.99

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

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

Up to 62% Off Athletic-Performance or Weight-Loss Sessions

Ballston Spa

$150 $59

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

47% Off Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Saratoga Springs

$30 $16

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Sip on five handcrafted wines paired with five Barkeater chocolates at an Adirondack-style tasting bar

62% Off Personal Training at RAW Fitness

Saratoga Springs

$50 $19

Personal training stresses functional fitness, helping clients discover a style of fitness best suited to their needs to get into peak shape

50% Off Dance Lessons

Ballston Spa

$120 $60

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

Arthur Murray Dance Centers - 87% Off

Saratoga Springs

$349 $45

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

Half Off Golf Lessons at Saratoga Spa Golf

Saratoga Springs

$80 $39.99

Inctructor Jonathon HInes teaches fundamental swing mechanics using video analysis at a top rated value course by Golf Digest

Up to 59% Off Golf Round from Six Boston Area Courses

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Cart-borne clubbers traverse one of six Boston-area courses, hunting pars across 18 holes of New England countryside

Up to 53% Off Ziplining and Ice Climbing

Essex Town

$84 $42

Zip-lining package across 450 feet, or climb 17,000 gallon frozen waterfall; experienced guides lead expeditions and provide equipment

65% Off Yoga Classes

Cohoes

$75 $26

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

59% Off Martial Arts

Stillwater

$210 $86

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 Paintball at Capital Combat Zone

Brunswick

$120 $59

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

Up to 52% Off Rock Climbing at The Edge Halfmoon

Halfmoon

$19.35 $9.99

Full day of climbing more than 14,000 square feet of indoor walls with beginners' belay lesson and harness, belay device, and shoe rental

Up to 52% Off at Bounce Around

Clifton Park

$24.99 $12

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

Up to 50% Off Indoor-Playground Visits

Colonie

$45 $23

Stimulating playgrounds help kids aged 6 months–6 years build motor skills and confidence under parental supervision.

55% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Evolution Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

Indoor and outdoor interval routines use an array of mats, free weights, and nearby playground equipment to build strength and endurance

45% Off Services

Green Island

$100 $55

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Up to 55% Off Bowling Outing or Tune-up

Troy

$86 $39

Sixsomes enjoy bowling with pizza and soda; technicians refurbish bowling balls to remove scratches and surface imperfections

Half Off Wilderness Survival Instruction

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Wilderness courses cover skills such as building emergency shelters and tracking animals; some incorporate a simulated zombie uprising

Up to 61% Off Saber-Fencing Classes

Troy

$75 $35

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

Up to 50% Off at Edge Hill Golf Course

Ashfield

$70 $35

Nine scenic holes built on the site of a former dairy safe, with nine more holes set to open in June

Up to 56% Off Zumba at Darly’s Dance & Fitness

Hazardville

$40 $19

Latin-inspired dance moves forge fun, dynamic Zumba dance-fitness classes

Up to 72% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

Enfield

$149.95 $50

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

Up to 51% Off Scuba Classes

Enfield

$99 $49

Discover courses acclimate students to breathing underwater in an indoor pool; open-water series includes classroom time and pool dives

46% Off

Vernon

$35 $19

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Up to 49% Off 18-Holes of Mini Golf or Unlimited Par-3 Golf

Clifton Park

$18.50 $10

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Eighteen holes of mini-golf or nine holes of Par-3 golf create friendly bonding for twosomes or foursomes with ice-cream cones for all

Up to 50% Off Golf Outings 

Western Turnpike Golf Course

$32 $17.50

Framed by Helderberg Mountains, three distinct nine-hole layouts blanket 250 acres of lush terrain dotted with multiple ponds and streams

Up to 58% Off Classes at Altamont Martial Arts

Altamont

$65 $29

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

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

"50 Shades! The Musical" – Up to 37% Off

The Palace Theatre Albany

$60.65 $38

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Parody of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey sees original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

50% Off Ghost Tour from Ghosts of Albany

Albany

$30 $15

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal interwoven with historical facts

56% Off at Sunset Recreation Bowling Lanes

Colonie

$63.15 $29

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

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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

Up to 56% Off Dance Classes

Lorraine Michaels Dance Studio

$60 $29

Skilled instructors lead students through ballroom, Latin, hip-hop, belly, swing, or breakdancing classes

Up to 58% Off Dance or Fitness Classes

Colonie

$52 $23

Offer includes a variety of dance and fitness classes for teens and adults.

Up to 55% Off Indoor Cycling Classes

Colonie

$50 $23

On RealRyder bikes that simulate turning and banking, stationary cycling classes tone the upper body while strengthening the core

Half Off Mommy Fitness Classes

East Greenbush

$56 $28

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

45% Off Boot Camp

Delmar

$120 $66

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

Up to 59% Off Group Fitness Classes

Colonie

$60 $29

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

Up to 52% Off Flying Lesson at Adam Towne Aviation

Fulton County Airport

$205 $99

Fly a plane during a 30-minute in-air session that follows classroom instruction and info on how to get a pilot’s license

43% Off Wine Tasting

Chazy

$30 $17

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

44% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Pittsfield

$50 $28

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 Wine Tasting at Hudson-Chatham Winery

Ghent

$30 $15

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Visitors taste the winery's handmade, small-batch wines at a scenic location with cheese plates and complimentary glasses

Up to 65% Off at AG Paintball

Weare

$73 $29

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Seven fields littered with barrels and wooden spools are regularly updated to host players who lock and load rented equipment

44% Off Services

Weare

$70 $39

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

Up to 56% Off at Gardner Municipal Golf Course

Gardner

$204 $89

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18-hole, par 71 course takes golfers circling the north end of Crystal Lake while aiming shots between tree lines and over water hazards

69% Off at Liquid Planet Water Park

Candia

$80 $29

All-day pass grants unlimited access to water slides, pools, and splash parks; guests also get a zipline ride and round of mini golf

Up to 47% Off Zoo Admission at Charmingfare Farm

Candia

$17 $9

Zoo houses farm animals as well as bears, camels, and reindeer; trail rides take visitors through meadows, woods, and old logging roads

Up to 69% Off Golf

Manchester

$288 $109

Par 72 championship course designed by Geoffrey Cornish located in the Green Mountains

Up to 65% Off Indoor Rock Climbing

Multiple Locations

$105 $45

Aspiring climbers learn to belay, climb, and tie essential knots during lessons, then scale 15,000 feet of simulated mountainside

50% Off Sleepaway Camp

New Hampshire

$200 $100

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53% Off Wine-Lovers Package at Candia Vineyards

Candia

$116 $55

Wine lovers receive a tasting for two, a voucher for dessert wine, chocolates, a wind chime, New England wine book, and a pruning seminar

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Belchertown

$70 $35

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

Up to 67% Off Aikido for Kids or Adults

Amherst

$85 $30

Learn aikido in a supportive environment where you'll increase your physical and mental health and gain confidence with self-defense moves

Up to 61% Off Yoga or Pilates Classes

South Amherst

$138 $69

15 diverse practitioners lead classes of traditional yoga, Pilates, meditation, and a fusion of yoga and Pilates

49% Off

Amherst Center

$39 $20

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

Up to 63% Off at Building Blocks Fitness

Florence

$60 $25

In small-group classes, trainers help clients reach their fitness goals

Up to 82% Off Classes at Amherst Yoga

Amherst

$85 $19

Students practice a variety of yoga styles in classes ranging from gentle to vigorous Vinyasa and yoga-meditation blends

86% Off Martial-Arts Leadership Program

Amherst

$205 $29

Leadership Program builds confidence and real-world skills, includes unlimited martial-arts and weapons-training classes

51% Off Classes at Dance Technics

Merrimac

$120 $59

Kids ages 6–16 hit sharp movements during hip hop classes, or flow through lyrical jazz

50% Off

Amherst

$120 $60

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

44% Off Services

Fitchburg

$50 $28

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

Up to 84% Off Krav Maga Classes at Modern Martial Arts Center

Fitchburg

$140 $29

Certified black belt instructors instill students with self-confidence as they master Krav Maga techniques for dispatching armed assailants

Up to 64% Off at Nirvana Yoga

Easthampton

$105 $39

Recently remodeled yoga studio houses all-levels open yoga classes, vigorous Vinyasa sequences, and calming basic sessions

49% Off Indoor Rock Climbing in Hadley

Hadley

$39 $21

Clients furnished with harnesses, shoes & thorough belaying instruction ascend indoor walls during rock-climbing expeditions

Up to 56% Off at Glowgolf

Hadley

$18 $9

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscape

Up to 43% Off Movies at Tower Theaters

South Hadley

$30.75 $17.50

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Two theaters screen first-run movies in addition to monthly midnight shows, operas, and ballets

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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
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Most sports require specialized gear, and rock climbing is no exception. In addition to climbing shoes, rock climbers wear a harness attached to a rope. At Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center, belay classes show first-timers that this rope is a safety feature and not meant for playing double dutch with a giant. Once climbers have these skills under their belts, they may challenge themselves by ascending walls up to 40 feet tall or venturing inside a bouldering cave, though not before making sure it's free of hermit trolls.

223 Woodstock Ave
Rutland,
VT
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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 Dr
Bethel,
VT
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The One Drum Festival delights listeners with percussion circles and performances capturing the rhythms of the Middle East, West Africa, Brazil, and Japan. This one-day, family-friendly event bottles a swirling storm of meter and movement including interactive workshops where drummers, singers, and dancers of all skills levels can share their creative influences. Todd Roach will lead budding bangers in Middle Eastern hand-drum techniques from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. before Stuart Paton demonstrates the taiko drum, a Japanese instrument played with two wooden sticks or two sausage links carved into wooden sticks. Other events on the schedule hypnotize crowds throughout the day, including a concert at 6 p.m. featuring workshop instructors and special guests and community drum circles. Visitors can bring their own drum or borrow one of the many instruments on hand to tap Jimmy Carter's memoirs in Morse code.

36 Park Rd
Windsor,
VT
US

Film buffs across six states stare wide-eyed at large cinema screens, losing themselves in first-run Hollywood movies and the smell of fresh, buttery kernels within Your Neighborhood Theatre's 17 locations. Though all theaters prioritize comfortable seating, old-fashioned friendly service, and high-stakes preshow trivia slideshows, each location encompasses its own distinct charm, be it through arthouse décor, 3-D screens, or Rhode Island's vintage 1950's drive-in setting.

345 Washington Street
Claremont,
NH
US

Mount Sunapee, hosting snow bunnies for more than 60 years, sprawls before gliding greenhorns as professional instructors lead ski or snowboard newbies toward downhill proficiency with a full schedule of daily lessons. During two-hour beginners’ sessions, students strap into provided gear, including skis or specially designed learning boards that are easier to handle than traditional snowboards made of live, rabid huskies. Groups then trudge out to the slopes, where instructors demonstrate introductory techniques and help snow-pounding protégés cultivate a well-balanced understanding of the fundamentals of their chosen downhill medium.

1398 Rt. 103
Newbury,
NH
US