Things To Do In Saco

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 70% Off Classes at Bear Essentials Fitness

Saco

$50 $20

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

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

44% Off Cage Rental

South Paris

$25 $14

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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

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 75% Off Comedy Show for Four

Riverton

$60 $15

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Standup comics from Comedy Central and NBC perform as guests watch from private tables

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

41% Off Golf for Two

Apple Hill Golf Club

$100 $59

Surrounded by scenic, woodland terrain, golfers steer drives down 18-hole, par 70 course

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

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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

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 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 69% Off Golf

Manchester

$288 $109

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

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 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

Up to 75% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Derry

$120 $39

Cardio kickboxing classes combine boxing, martial arts, and aerobics into a workout that improves strength and flexibility

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

Up to 58% Off Paddleboard Tours

Gloucester

$130 $60

Standup-paddleboard tours explore the Essex River salt marsh, creeks, and coastline

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

40% Off Whale-Watching Cruise

Gloucester

$48 $29

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View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115-ft. boat "Hurricane II"

58% Off Italian Wine Class for Two The Wine Steward

Hampstead

$140 $59

The class focuses on Italy’s growing regions, most common varietals, and food pairings as students taste and learn about wine and antipasto

Up to 59% Off Park Outing or Membership in Salem

Salem

$22 $10

Maintained trail guides guests through a 4,000-year-old manmade site complete with inscriptions, maze-like hallways, alpacas, and chambers

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Nestled along the sandy shores of a spring-fed lake, Peters Pond RV Resort keeps campers comfortable with well-maintained campsites trumpeting a slew of amenities. Campers stow the bungalow-on-wheels or pop a tent at one of the resort’s many sites, keeping creature comforts flowing with hook-ups for necessities, including water, electricity, and fondue. Occupy sunshine-drenched days fishing the stocked lake, hiking nearby trails, or parading about the two beaches, or settle vacation quarrels with old-fashioned rounds of bocce ball, badminton, or horseshoes. Wash away the musk of strenuous hikes or the memories of losing at hot potato with the resort’s hot showers and laundry machines. The modern facilities also anchor campers to civilization, with cable hookups, a free WiFi hotspot, and hourly news updates beamed to each mind via the camp’s resident medium.

179 Saco Avenue
Old Orchard Beach,
ME
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Saco is a multipurpose facility that supports the healthy lifestyles of more than 2,600 members and hosts an impressive schedule of unique and dynamic group workout classes. With 65 classes offered each week, budding sweat hogs can dive into Saco's Centergy class, blending yoga and Pilates, or trade inspirational sweat-themed sonnets with compatriots in spinning, step, or weightlifting sessions. Nostalgic drill sergeants can sport their old uniforms and bedazzled riding crops to one of Saco's boot-camp classes, explore a more expressive side through the Latin dance moves associated with Zumba, or enjoy one of their Living Fit or SilverSneakers sessions for older active adults.

329 North St
Saco,
ME
US

Through his late father, an alumnus of the United States Coast Guard and an avid boating enthusiast, John L. Ellis III discovered his own interest in piloting the seas. Now captain of his own vessel, the Island Prince, John whisks passengers away on cruises, fishing excursions, whale-watching expeditions, and private charters in the areas surrounding Camp Ellis and Saco Bay, and also perform burials at sea. The 2.5-hour day and evening cruises can facilitate sightings of minke whales and harbor porpoises before passing nearby scenic spots such as Wood Island and Bluff Island, which earned its name by lying to pirates about the gold buried in its subterranean carpet showroom. John supplies rental rods, reels, and 3- or 16-ounce jigs for fishing outings, though participants can also bring their own gear to coax pollock, haddock, and stripers to the surface.

5 Bay Ave.
Saco,
ME
US

The Range

Maine Tactical features an indoor range, so students can practice what they learn in NRA firearms classes directly onsite.

At a Glance

At Maine Tactical, instructors lead an array of classes, including NRA-approved sessions on pistol use and personal protection in the home as well as courses on hunter safety and cleaning automatic rifles. When not helping their guests improve their marksmanship, the team mans a pro shop that, as a Glock Blue Label dealer, extends exclusive benefits to law enforcement, military personnel, and state-licensed security officers. Maine Tactical's staff also includes armorers for manufacturers such as Sig Sauer and Smith & Wesson, which means the staff can complete custom builds such as hunting scopes.

27 Industrial Park Rd
Saco,
ME
US

It's a tradition dating back to the 1930s, and for many moviegoers, it still eclipses the modern multiplex experience. But it's also threatened by extinction. With only an estimated 357 drive-ins still functioning throughout the US, Saco is one of the last places where an audience of automobiles can bask in movie magic under the twinkling starlight. With speakers propped by the car windows and affordable concessions at hand, viewers laugh, cry, and cheer at double features of first-run films while knowing exactly who's kicking the seat behind them. Those who want to keep this American tradition going can donate to Project Drive-In, which aids outdoor theaters as they strive to make the pricey conversions to digital projection.

969 Portland Rd
Saco,
ME
US

Saco River Yoga embraces the reflective aspect of the Ashtanga system in their classes, training students to glance inward as they unfurl and stretch their physical forms. The studio's mission—to find peace in both muscles and minds—carries over to its meditation sessions and promotes an inner balance previously attained only while walking across a tightrope over a blazing pit of incense.

Outside of classes, diligent instructors work to build a community among their students through book clubs, drum circles, and gong meditations. Their specialized brand of mind and body training has earned Saco River Yoga kudos from Examiner.com.

12 Pepperell Sq
Saco,
ME
US