Things To Do In Saint Charles

Up to 63% Off Boat or Jet Ski Rentals

St. Charles

$250 $99

Pontoon, jet ski, or speedboat rental with high-quality equipment

Up to 86% Off at Synergy Kettlebell Training

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

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Low-impact lifting exercises force the arms, core, and legs to work in concert, building strength throughout the body

50% Off

St. Charles

$80 $40

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 Weekly Private Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

Up to 89% Off Women's Indoor Boot Camp

St. Charles/Fox Valley

$299 $39

Knowledgeable trainer leads indoor boot camp that uses a three-pillared approach to wellness: conditioning, nutrition, and mental health

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

45% Off Services

St. Charles

$500 $275

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

52% Off Personal Training

St. Charles

$208 $99

Personal trainers work with clients according to their schedule, leading effective workouts into 30-minute windows

Up to 81% Off Fitness Challenge Package

St. Charles

$200 $40

Instructors guide small groups through workouts that encourage toned physiques & sharp minds; convenient class times for different schedules

68% Off Boot Camp at Out of Body Fitness

St. Charles

$120 $39

Boot camps bolster strength and endurance while Muay Thai

42% Off Tandem Hang Gliding

Delavan Lake

$259 $149

A tandem hang-gliding flight with a certified instructor affords novices the chance to take the controls safely

Up to 50% Off a Zipline Package

Lake Geneva

$146 $78

Three ziplines take adventurers whizzing through trees, climbing experience encourages participants to utilize 12 different climbing routes

Up to 68% Off Music and DJ Classes

Geneva

$199 $99

The music teachers all have professional experience and either a bachelors or masters degree in music

50% Off Summer Session at Dance Dynamics

Mill Creek

$65 $33

Boost confidence, develop self-expression, and improve balance, flexibility, and strength during jazz, tap, hip-hop, and ballet classes

55% Off Services

Geneva

$130 $58

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

Up to Half Off at Geneva Lake Museum

Lake Geneva

$14 $7

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Museum fills historic Power & Light building and replicates Lake Geneva Main Street of late 19th and early 20th centuries

Up to 66% Off at Fox River Pilates Center

Geneva

$240 $99

Views of the Fox River pour into a state-of-the-art Pilates studio that combines fun yet meaningful classes with earthy decor

Up to 74% Off Lessons at Vargo's Dance

Geneva

$75 $25

Experienced dance instructors tailor private lessons to students’ preferences and guide group classes through basic or advanced techniques

Up to 65% Off Boot Camp from Solutions Fitness

Mill Creek Subdivision Park

$50 $19

A trainer with a degree in kinesiology and background in the health-club biz motivates students to push past plateaus during boot camps

53% Off Martial-Arts Classes for Kids or Adults

Batavia

$75 $35

Martial-arts classes for adults or kids focus on self-defense and fighting your way out of dangerous situations

Up to 53% Off at Family Fun Center

Batavia

$38 $19

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Wagon-trail-themed miniature-golf course, black-light mini golf, laser tag, roller-skating rink, & bowling alley offers indoor & outdoor fun

Up to 76% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

South Elgin

$200 $49

Experienced instructors teach students the Korean martial art of tae kwon do, focusing on self-defense, fitness, and self-confidence

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Postursizer, Inc.

Family Chiropractic and Posture Center

$120 $34

Workouts use the Postursizer bar to target posture, flexibility, core muscles, cardio fitness, and bone density

Up to 59% Off Tango Lessons

West Chicago

$120 $59

Tango steps and movements taught by Native Argentinian Ruben Carrasco and his wife Marie

Up to 53% Off Zumba Classes

West Chicago

$75 $35

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen cores and burn fat inside a spacious dance studio

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes or Personal-Training Sessions

Bartlett

$125 $38

Varied, scalable CrossFit workouts stay rooted in functional exercises; custom personal-training sessions focus on individual fitness goals

51% off Cemetery Ghost Hunt from Haunted Hometowns

Elgin

$90 $45

Ghost-seekers walk through moon-lit cemeteries in the dead of night during tour as guides relate tales of local specters

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Southwest Elgin

$150 $29

Kickboxing and muay thai classes both employ punching and kicking techniques while teaching students discipline and fitness

Up to 55% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Elgin

$60 $29

Students of all ages, sizes, and abilities learn to shimmy and sway during bellydancing classes that are also challenging workouts

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 55% Off Playtime at Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

Up to 61% Off CrossFit Classes or Personal Training

Carol Stream

$100 $39

US Navy SEAL and Marine veterans lead clients through CrossFit functional-fitness classes for all ages

54% Off CrossFit Fundamentals Classes

Carol Stream

$150 $69

Thrice-weekly Fundamentals classes initiate students to CrossFit's functional-movement exercises as well as helpful nutritional plans

Up to 83% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Carol Stream

$160 $29

Boot-camp classes employ a variety of equipment and exercises to provide full-body workouts

82% Off Boot-Camp Fitness Package

Warrenville

$116.50 $21

30-minute workouts consist of high-intensity bodyweight and kettlebell exercises; nutrition coaching encourages sustainable dietary changes

68% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Streamwood

$150 $48

ACE-certified trainer Mario Perez motivates clients through one-on-one workouts

Up to 52% Off a Scuba-Certification Course

Hanover Park

$475 $230

Instructors train students in basic scuba techniques and knowledge before testing their skills in open water to earn their certification

51% Off at Green Valley Golf Range in Hanover Park

Hanover Park

$41 $20

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A lighthouse looms over an old-timey mini-golf course, adjoined by an 80-stall driving range

44% Off a Live-Action Zombie Experience

Aurora

$45 $25

Zombie Outbreak provides replica weapons that recoil like the real thing to hunt down zombies with high-tech targets that record each shot

Up to 60% Off Indoor-Play Sessions

Aurora

$20 $8

Kids shed their shoes to scramble to the tops of slides and climb into an upper-level ball pit or shoot through obstacle courses

55% Off Services

Aurora

$270 $121

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

81% Off Yoga Classes

Aurora

$150 $28.75

Students follow 26 postures of the Bikram yoga sequence inside a studio that's heated to encourage deeper streching and detoxification

44% Off Martial Arts

Aurora

$90 $50

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

Up to 51% Off Roller-Skating Outing in Aurora

Aurora

$24 $12

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Roller skates orbit polished wood rink at open skate, theme nights & DJ events

Up to 71% Off Classes at My Dance Hub

Naperville/Aurora

$75 $29

Ballroom and Latin dance studio staffed by passionate instructors

75% Off at Brown's DragonFire Martial Arts

Downtown Aurora

$120 $30

Isshin-ryu karate classes focus on physical and mental strength

$6 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

$10.50 $6

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Up to 83% Off Drop-In Fitness Classes

Wheaton

$165 $29

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Instructors focus on functional-movement exercises with a lifting regimen designed around barbells, kettlebells, and found objects

Up to 72% Off at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp Wheaton

Wheaton

$69.99 $20

Each weekday, fun, friendly trainers lead a different 45-minute workout that’s adaptable to students at any fitness level

50% Off Water Park Admission

The Oasis Water Park

$18 $9

Public water park's three zones—'Cuda Cove, Mango Bay, and Otter Island—host watery fun with slides, sprayers, leisure pool, and lap pool

Half Off Guided Fishing Trip

Itasca

$400 $199

Groups ride a 22-ft. fishing boat out to prime bass-fishing spots, learning casting and luring techniques from semi-pro fisherman John Angel

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

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

71% Off Children's Martial-Arts Classes

Bloomingdale

$135 $39

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes emphasize grappling as a last resort, and promote good sportsmanship and self-confidence first and foremost

Up to 50% Off at Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

$99 $54

27-hole complex has played host to mini-tour events and qualifiers; course challenges golfers with an island green and a 615-yard par-5

DuPage Children's Museum – Up to 50% Off Visit

Downtown Naperville

$44 $22

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Family-friendly museum engages young minds exploring art, math, and science hands-on exhibits; S.M.A.R.T. Café offers healthy snacks all-day

Up to 67% Off Swim or Tennis Series

Fontenaix

$90.68 $30

Kids learn swimming strokes and water safety; adult or junior tennis players build their skills in beginners', doubles, or singles series

74% Off Drop-in Yoga Classes at Naperville Physical Therapy

Naperville Physical Therapy

$150 $39

Seasoned yoga instructor offers Vinyasa yoga to help students increase joint mobility, release tension, and recover from injuries

Up to 70% Off Firearms Training Classes

Naperville

$199 $59

Through classroom and live training, instructors teach defense and firearm basics, such as proper stance, handling, storage and cleaning

Up to 71% Off Weight-Management Classes at Enshape Fitness

Naperville

$100 $39

Fitness experts help clients reach & maintain their weight & wellness-related goals alongside like-minded classmates over a 6-week course

Up to 58% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Naperville

$30 $15

Former ACE-certified aerobics instructor teaches a modernized style of belly dance that focuses on unity and camaraderie among dancers

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

Up to 58% Off Martial Arts Gym Membership

Hawthorne Square

$70 $35

Trainer Justin gets clients in fighting shape with a combination of group martial arts classes and one-on-one fitness sessions

Up to 76% Off Classes at Sundari Power Yoga

Naperville

$120 $29

Vinyasa-inspired yoga classes, including yoga sculpt and yoga boot camp, tone bodies within an intimate, heated studio

Up to 85% Off at Top Level Fitness

Burlington Northern Industrial Park

$249 $39

Instructors lead groups through high-intensity boot-camp workouts designed to torch fat, sculpt muscles, and improve well-being

Up to 54% Off Group Fitness Classes

Naperville

$40 $20

Students burn calories, strengthen muscles, and stretch limbs during a variety of fitness-focused group classes

Up to 61% Off at Midwest Fit Club

Naperville

$75 $34

Group fitness classes include yoga, Zumba, Fit Camp total-body conditioning, and Core N Cuts classes that tone abs and core muscles

Up to 69% Off Lessons at DeSarge Danceworld

Naperville

$60 $29

International dance champion is a master of teaching beginner and advanced dancers

Up to Half Off Indoor Play at Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

Naperville

$28 $17.25

Play pass grants kids access to mazes, slides, and ball pits for the whole day; party includes pizza, drinks, invitations, and private room

Up to 86% Off Martial Arts Classes

Naperville

$200 $29

Kids and adults alike learn aikido, judo, or jiu-jitsu from a team of seasoned martial arts instructors

Up to 60% Off Classes at United Martial Arts

Qigong - Naperville

$125 $50

Improve flexibility and strength while building discipline and self-confidence under the tutelage of a 9th degree blackbelt Grandmaster

Up to 61% Off Yoga Classes

Downtown Naperville

$75 $29

Yoga classes work students core and help them increase their flexibility

Up to 55% Off VIP Package to Zero Gravity

Naperville

$25 $12

Teens and young adults aged 16–25 receive the VIP treatment at a nightclub designed just for them

Up to 62% Off at Hot Yoga Naperville

Downtown Naperville

$150 $59

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Various yoga classes include hot-yoga sessions, which introduce students to 26 poses that boost strength and flexibility

Up to 71% Off at Divine Power Yoga

Naperville

$135 $39

Based on Baron Baptiste's teachings, heated power Vinyasa yoga classes help all levels of students develop physical stamina and mental focus

Up to 82% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Naperville

$150 $29

Dance-based fitness classes combine Latin, Bollywood, and hip-hop moves, creating cardio workouts from simple, dynamic choreography

Half Off Wine Tasting with Retail Discount at WineStyles Naperville

Naperville

$40 $20

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or styles

Up to 68% Off Personal Training

River Bend Heights

$216 $99

Personal trainer uses strength and conditioning exercises to restore vitality and health to clients

Tom Dreesen – Up to 33% Off Standup

Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College

$52 $35

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Charity event for the Hundred Club of DuPage County stars comic legend Tom Dressen, who shares tales of his years touring with Sinatra

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Breezes drift east off the Fox River and through the tree lines of Pottawatomie Golf Course, a spectacular layout recognized by Golf World as the No. 15 nine-hole course in America in 2010. The course traces its roots back to 1939, when legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. capitalized on the area's natural splendor to design a course that originally charged golfers a quarter to play and was best conquered by clubs made from stale baguettes.

Recently, the par 35 course has been the subject of a vigorous renovation, including efforts to reshape greens and preserve native habitats for the deer, foxes, and egrets that populate the grounds. These conservation efforts were rewarded in 1997, when Pottawatomie Golf Course became the first nine-hole course recognized as a fully certified sanctuary by Audubon International.

The course's picturesque conditions are on full display at the par-four third hole, where a curving fairway vanishes into the river and golfers must launch approach shots onto a water-surrounded green. After a day of fore-hollering fun, golfers can peruse the pro shop for the latest gear and clubs to replace irons that ran away to chase dreams of one day growing into a cell-phone tower.

Course at a Glance:

  • Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
  • Nine-hole, par 35 course
  • Length of 3,007 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 34.9 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 122 from the farthest tees
  • Bent-grass greens, blue-grass fairways
  • Scorecard

845 N 2nd Ave
Saint Charles,
IL
US

With its bare hands, Norris Recreation Center tears through the piecemeal membership and class fees that keep exercisers from traditional gyms, and flings open the doors to its modern facility. A gift from the St. Charles–native Norris family, the nonprofit establishment makes living healthier a viable option. Within its stone walls, five dedicated rooms bustle with the whir of cardio and weight-training equipment, and swimmers careen down the 12 lanes of the 50-meter pool during lessons, lap swims, and open pool time. The squeaks of pivoting sneakers peal off the racquetball court's walls, and twosomes, foursomes, and Billie Jean King's army of clones descend on the four tennis courts, which guests rent by the hour. Members can simmer in the center's saunas or whirlpool, or shuck off tension with a swedish, sport-injury, orthopedic, or deep-tissue massage before showering and retrieving their gym bags from complimentary lockers.

Trained instructors lead 13 free classes throughout the week, with diverse aerobic curricula that include cycling, Zumba, and Pilates. For individualized guidance, personal trainers coach clients out of workout plateaus. As parents work out, childcare professionals engage lads and lasses with interactive games, toys, and movies in the center's nursery, where kids build social skills and imagination while pretending to be heroic astronauts, firefighters, or accountants.

1050 Dunham Rd
Saint Charles,
IL
US

tri-city Fitness keeps locals in shape with a 15,000-square-foot facility named one of the Best Places for a Workout in 2011 by Suburban Life Publications. In addition to weight machines and group classes, the facility houses The Spa at TCF, which invites guests to recline atop a plush treatment bed as an aesthetician uses Bioelements products in massages and facials. Sconces illuminate treatment rooms' gold accents, while the mani-pedi area hosts visitors settling into dark pedi thrones and white porcelain basins.

In the gym, the gray floor supports rows of cardio machines, free weights, and strength-training equipment from such brands as Striders and KrankCycle. More than 20 group fitness classes a week keep figures chiseled through Zumba, Pilates, and spin sessions, and personal training and nutrition programs teach healthy lifestyle habits to clients of any age. tri-city Fitness also boasts highly sanitized locker rooms equipped with digital lockers and showerheads that provide backing vocals when they detect a singing voice.

1505 W Main St
Saint Charles,
IL
US

Jump!Zone’s indoor playgrounds envelop kids aged 2–12 in an inflatable world filled with challenging obstacle courses, fun slides, and cardio-boosting bounce houses. While navigating the plush courses under the watchful eyes of air-filled dinosaurs and superheroes, kids burn off extra energy and participate in activities that may help develop motor skills. Jump!Zone’s energetic staff supervises all play as kids climb on pirate ships and trampoline inside princess castles. Specific inflatables may vary by location but often include towering bounce houses shaped like fire trucks or octopi as well as party rooms, games, pizza, soda, and other festive fare. The bouncy center also hosts birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events.

731 N 17th St
Saint Charles,
IL
US

From dual locations in West Dundee and St. Charles, Wild Fun Center delights fun-seekers of all ages with sports attractions and simulated rides. The West Dundee location houses a number of batting cages that bolster swing skills, and an enchanted-forest-themed mini-golf course is populated by colorful trees, twisting greens, faux rock formations, and wild packs of sports commentators. At the St. Charles center, batting cages host swings alongside an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini-golf course. A whirling hurricane simulator transports guests into the clutches of a tropical storm, blowing hair and superhero capes skyward with intense wind forces.

3800 E Main St
Saint Charles,
IL
US

Several times a day, students flock to the 105-degree studio of Bikram Hot Yoga in St. Charles and Palatine, striking confident poses under the direction of experienced instructors. Each 90-minute class helps students find inner peace and outer health as they sweat out toxins, lengthen muscles, and find respite from packs of predatory hockey players. The studio welcomes students of all abilities, as the balmy heat helps even the tightest of tendons sink into Bikram’s 26 postures and two breathing exercises.

255 38th Ave
Saint Charles,
IL
US

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