Things To Do In Salem

17th Century Salem Experience for 2 or Up To 5 at The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House (Up to 51% Off)

The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House

Salem

Home that housed the Corwin family, who were heavily involved in the Salem Witch Trials; Pioneer Village recreates colonial life

$28.50 $15

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One- or Three-Month Membership at Brickhouse Cardio Club Salem (Up to 54% Off)

Brickhouse Cardio Club Salem

Downtown Salem

Burn fat, tone muscle and vanquish stress with unlimited Zumba and yoga classes

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Yoga, TRX, Spin, and Fitness Classes at Yoga Sakti (Up to 53% Off)

Yoga Sakti

Salem Neck

Instructors lead a variety of fitness classes, which range from restorative yoga to sessions that combine TRX and spinning

$130 $65

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30 Days of Unlimited Gym Access from DiHard Fitness (45% Off)

Dihard Fitness

Salem

Spin, box, TRX, barbell, and sandbags all in the same hour; fun, fast-paced classes that cover head to toe

$75 $41

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10 Fitness Classes, or One or Three Months of Classes at Fit4Mom (Up to 54% Off)

Fit4Mom

Multiple Locations

Results-oriented Body Back classes empower all moms, whether they had a baby 6 months or 20 years ago

$120 $60

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$29 for One Month of Unlimited Kenpo Karate Classes with Uniform at D&A Fitness and Martial Arts Studio (64% Off)

D&A Fitness and Martial Arts Studio

South Peabody

Donning uniforms, students gather around a second-degree black belt to learn Kenpo karate, a discipline that emphasizes quick movements

$80 $29

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$20 for Five Pop-In Playtimes at Pump It Up ($40 Value)

Pump It Up

Peabody Town Center

Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides, and inflatables

$40 $20

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Personalized Diet Plan, Weight-Gain Plan, or Six-Point Body-Fat Test at Gym Warriors (Up to 74% Off)

Gym Warriors

Peabody Town Center

Powerlifting experts and personal trainers analyze body fat or design personalized weight plans for clients of all fitness levels

$380 $99

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One or Two Months of Martial Arts Classes for a Kid or Adult at K.I.C.K. Karate (Up to 84% Off)

K.I.C.K. Karate

KICK (Karate Inspires City Kids)

Instructor with 20+ years experience teaches students of all ages the basics of martial arts, such as discipline and health benefits

$150 $28

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10 or 15 Fitness Classes with a Lifestyle Evaluation at Studio 13 Pilates & Core Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Studio 13 Pilates & Core Fitness

Beverly

Certified instructors teach classes ranging from Pilates, barre, and P90X to bootcamp

$175 $55

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Boot Camp with Kelly (45% Off)

Boot Camp With Kelly

Danvers

Lead a healthier lifestyle; come join us early mornings or evenings for a great workout

$110 $61

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10 or 15 Fitness Classes or Club Passes at Beverly Athletic Club (Up to 75% Off)

Beverly Athletic Club

Beverly

Family-friendly fitness center hosts group fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, mat Pilates, Bodypump, and RPM indoor cycling

$200 $55

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Yoga and Pilates Classes at North Shore Yoga (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

North Shore Yoga

Beverly

Prenatal or postpartum yoga helps build mother-child bond; 10 styles of yoga & Pilates classes help improve strength, flexibility & balance

$85 $29

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Four Group Salsa-Dancing Classes at Stilo, Dance & More (Up to 50% Off)

Stilo, Dance & More

Lynn

Experienced Latin-dance instructor leads beginners and intermediate dancers through the steps of salsa dancing during one-hour lessons

$50 $25

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Five Karate Classes or One or Three Months of Karate Classes at Neves Karate Academy (Up to 75% Off)

Neves Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

Skilled instructor teaches students Okinawan karate

$75 $19

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Basic Firearm-Safety Training with Certification at MAGPRO Inc (Up to 55% Off)

MAGPRO Inc

Multiple Locations

Four-hour class includes firearm-handling exercises, complete review of state and federal firearm laws, and a Massachusetts certification

$95 $45

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VIP Combo Package with Optional Zombie Paintball Package for Two to Hysteria at Connors Farm (50% Off)

Hysteria

Danvers

Survive demented farmers, twisted clowns, and the dark turns of a corn maze; fire paintballs at zombies while riding in the back of a truck

$89.98 $44.99

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$175 for Three Lessons with PGA Member for One or Two at Parformance Golf ($400 Value)

Parformance Golf

Danvers

PGA member Tim Kilcoyne can teach one or two students how to find their swing

$400 $175

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Twilight or Full-Day Visit with Arcade Gaming at CoCo Key Water Park (Up to 50% Off)

CoCo Key Water Park

Danvers

Slides, a lazy river, and an arcade for kids fill a 65,000-sq.-ft. indoor water park; indoor/outdoor whirlpools for adults

$40 $19.99

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Connection (Up to 62% Off)

The Music Connection

Danvers

Family owned music school in business for nearly two decades teaches students how to play the drums, piano, guitar, bass, sax, and more

$60 $29

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$40 for $90 Groupon — Fenix BJJ Danvers

Fenix Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Danvers

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

$90 $40

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$18 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to $36 Value)

Monster Mini Golf

Danvers

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

$36 $18

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5 or 10 Drop-In Visits at Mall Tots at Play (Up to 55% Off)

Mall Tots at Play

Liberty Tree Mall

20,000 square foot indoor playground is dedicated to kids 6 and under and features bounce houses, slides, and crawl tunnels

$50 $25

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One-Month Membership with Eight or Unlimited Group Classes at North Shore Performance Training (Up to 81% Off)

North Shore Performance Training

Danvers

Train like an athlete by using TRX equipment, kettlebells, and free weights with guidance from professional coaches

$190 $37

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$54 for $99 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Saugus

From the merchant: Start a lifelong journey in the Korean art of tae kwon do. Includes registration, orientation, first month of classes.

$99 $54

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Bowling, Billiards, and Bocce Ball at Kings Lynnfield (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings Lynnfield

Lynnfield

Fun center offers 16 lanes, two pool tables, bocce court, and shuffleboard table amongst 50 HDTVs, two bars, and a restaurant

$40 $19.99

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VIP Visit for Two to Spookyworld's Nightmare New England at Mel's Funway Park (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Spookyworld

Litchfield NH

Five outdoor haunted attractions plus live entertainment, a DJ, carnival concessions and more on the banks of the Merrimack River

$79.98 $48

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One, Three, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at ConFITence (Up to 69% Off)

ConFITence

Lynnfield

Personal trainers motivate their clients to achieve a healthier lifestyle, and give them the guidance they need to maintain those results

$70 $22

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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$99 for $220 Groupon — Synergy Dance Studio

Synergy Dance Studio

Wakefield

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

$220 $99

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Martial Arts Classes at Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center (Up to 84% Off). Three Options Available.

Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center

Wakefield

Center dedicated to building up confident, skilled fighters helps students train for their goals with specialized equipment and programs

$125 $20

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Four-Week or Eight-Week Martial Arts Membership at North Shore Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

North Shore Martial Arts Center

Melrose

Students study kenpo and jiu-jitsu as they learn discipline and self-defense, with cost of uniforms included

$234 $29

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Classes at Fitness Together Melrose (Up to 57% Off)

Fitness Together Melrose

Melrose

Work to build strength and endurance in small groups, allowing you to receive more customized attention from a skilled trainer

$75 $35

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10 or 15 Cross Training Classes at Strength Discovery (Up to 69% Off)

Strength Discovery

Revere

Small group training classes at a studio focus on devising personal workout plans based around each individual's unique physical needs

$150 $69

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Greater Boston Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Greater Boston Fitness

West Revere

Martial-arts classes include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing

$110 $50

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Revere CrossFit (50% Off)

Revere Crossfit

Revere

From the merchant: At Revere CrossFit you will not find any machine; instead you will find kettlebells, barbells, and medicine balls.

$219 $110

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American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

$40 $21

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$58 for One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy ($159 Value)

Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

Trained instructors demonstrate kickboxing, karate, and mixed martial arts in courses separated by age and ability

$159 $58

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5, 10, or 20 Indoor Playground Admissions at Celebration Kingdom (Up to 64% Off)

Celebration Kingdom

North Reading

Large, indoor playground erupts with laughter as children bounce, scramble through an obstacle course, and race on scooters

$45 $19

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Fit Revolution (Up to 70% Off)

Fit Revolution

North Reading

Burn calories during Body Pump, Cardio Sport, and other aerobic workouts, or adjust bike tension in cycling sessions

$70 $29

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Yoga or Tai Chi at Tai Chi Wellness Center (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Tai Chi Wellness Center

North Reading

Learn balance control, body relaxation, body coordination, and mind calming during yoga and tai-chi classes

$70 $25

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$52 for $95 Worth of Fitness Classes at IMPACT Boston

IMPACT Boston

Malden

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

$95 $52

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5, 10, or 20 Boxing, Kickboxing, or MMA Fitness Classes at Red House Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Red House Martial Arts

Malden

Fight your way to fitness during high intensity workouts that employ the movements of boxing, kickboxing, and MMA

$100 $29

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Four Ballroom or Latin-Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio (68% Off)

Champion's Dance Studio

Downtown Everett

Expert instructors pass on their skills to both children and adults during classes in Ballroom and Latin dance

$60 $19

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Fundamentals Course with One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit RBP (Up to 53% Off)

CrossFit RBP

1 mile from the Wellington MBTA station

Exercisers take Fundamentals course to learn how to do functional fitness workouts; CrossFit sessions constantly change to challenge muscles

$209 $99

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Dance Classes or Pole-Dancing Party at SuperShag Dance Studios (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

SuperShag Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

Private and group dance lessons help students perfect their moves in a variety of styles; pole dancing is a exciting theme for a party

$132 $69

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Five Yoga Classes at Chelsea Yoga (50% Off)

Chelsea Yoga

Chelsea

Introductory-level yoga classes help beginners and new students start their practice

$50 $25

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$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

$195 $69

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One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 63% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

$180 $77

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at School of Oom Yung Doe (45% Off)

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

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

$450 $248

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6 or 10 Muay Thai Classes with Personal Training at Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense (Up to 68% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

Multiple Locations

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

$120 $39

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Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Borealis Yoga (Up to 56% Off)

Borealis Yoga

Medford

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

$75 $39

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Firearms-Safety Course for One or Two at Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training (50% Off)

Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

Students learn about marksmanship and firearms safety at a four-hour, state-approved class taught by military and law enforcement veterans

$90 $45

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Roshankish Tae Kwon DO (45% Off)

Roshankish Krav Maga

Medford

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

$540 $297

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10 or 20 Indoor Boot-Camp Classes from Boston Bootcamp Guy (75% Off)

Boston Bootcamp Guy

Medford

Personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience challenges boot campers to burn fat and build muscle in regular 45-minute sessions

$160 $40

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Fitness Classes at Gold's Gym (Up to 87% Off)

Gold's Gym-Medford

Wellington

Classes range from Zumba and yoga to mixed martial arts, boxing, cardio training, and aerobics

$75 $29

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10 or 20 Yoga, Pilates, Step, Muscle, or Aerobics Classes at Winchester Aerobics (Up to 60% Off)

Winchester Aerobics

Multiple Locations

Exercisers can get in shape with choice of group fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, or aerobics

$100 $50

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Four Full-Day Admissions or Annual Membership for Two at Griffin Photography Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

$28 $14

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18-Hole Round of Golf Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Winchendon Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Winchendon Golf Club

Winchendon

Course architect Donald Ross designed this 5,512-yard layout, which challenges golfers with narrow fairways framed by dense woodlands

$87 $43

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Firearms-Certification Class with Simulator Session for One or Two at Massachusetts Gun Safety (Up to 53% Off)

Massachusetts Gun Safety

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors delve into gun safety, loading, storage, and transport, and a shooting simulator allows students to practice

$95 $47

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense (Up to 63% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense

Downtown Woburn

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

$129 $49

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6, 12, or 18 Body Infusion or Skinny Jean Fitness Classes at Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch (Up to 78% Off)

Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch

Woburn

Skinny Jean classes use bodyweight exercises to sculpt curves; Body Infusions classes use the barre and yoga straps for core conditioning

$180 $49

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10 Kids' Martial-Arts Classes or Month of Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at New England Small Circle JuJitsu (Up to 83% Off)

New England Small Circle JuJitsu

Woburn

Kids learn how to recognize potential threats and give bullies the slip with practical martial-arts and jujitsu moves

$250 $49

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$75 for $150 Toward 10 Boot Camp Training Classes at Gridiron Training LLC.

Gridiron Training

Woburn

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

$150 $75

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Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes from Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team

Multiple Locations

Experienced coaching staff teaches adults and kids techniques from Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, boxing, and other martial-arts styles

$100 $35

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6 or 10 Fitness Classes at FT Extreme Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

FT Extreme Fitness

Woburn

Work up a sweat in intense fitness classes at a martial-arts school in business since 1982, headed by a certified personal trainer.

$120 $39

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Beer-, Wine-, and Cheese-Making Products or Beer-Making Kit and More for One at Beer & Wine Hobby (50% Off)

Beer & Wine Hobby

Woburn

Craft a home brew with beer-making equipment and an ingredient kit, learn how in a brewing class, use a voucher for any product in the shop

$178.90 $89

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Introductory Climbing Package, 5 Kids' Climbing Classes, or 10 Gym Visits at Boston Rock Gym (Up to 57% Off)

Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

$125 $55

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$99 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Lando ($209 Value)

CrossFit Lando

Woburn

Trainers design a new workout each day based on CrossFit’s principles of varied, functional fitness

$209 $99

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Basic Firearms Training or a Concealed-Carry Class for One or Two at Down Range Firearms Training (Up to 66% Off)

Down Range Firearms Training

Downtown Woburn

Via classroom and simulator time, certified instructors train students and satisfy the application requirements for a concealed-carry permit

$100 $39

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Boston Comedy Festival Sneak Peak With Jim McCue for One or Two at Davis Square Theatre on October 2 (Up to 49% Off)

Boston Comedy Festival Sneak Peek With Comedian Jim McCue

Davis Square Theater

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Boston Comedy Festival preview stars quick-witted standup from Last Comic Standing; local favorite Dan Boulger opens

$13.65 $8

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1-Month Membership or 6-Week Intro Fencing Class at Moe Wen Fencing Club (Up to 62% Off). Five Options Available.

Moe Wen Fencing Club

Winter Hill

Instructors teach students of all ages basic blade work, footwork, and tactical skills with a saber or foil

$130 $65

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ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

$30 $15

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Learn to Snorkel, Intro to Scuba, Scuba Skills Update, or Scuba Refresher Class at United Divers (Up to 51% Off)

United Divers

East Somerville

Learn to snorkel or scuba dive during three-hour course or brush up on scuba skills during three- or six-hour class

$75 $38

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Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

$249 $29

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Swing Dance Class and Dance Party for 1 or 2, or Boot-Camp with Party from Boston Swing Central (Up to 51% Off)

Boston Swing Central Incorporated

The Crosby Whistle Stop

Hour-long group dance class or three-hour workshop teaches basic swing moves that you can put to use at Friday night dance party

$20 $10

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Four or Eight "Learn to Play Ice Hockey" Sessions from MA Hockey League (Up to 56% Off)

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

$100 $49

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Rock-Climbing Packages at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville

Ward Two

Climbers become acquainted with techniques and safety procedures to effectively scale gym’s walls; day passes include full access and gear

$83 $29

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In 1799, Salem’s weathered seafarers founded the East India Marine Society and began to assemble “natural and artificial curiosities” brought back from their journeys to Asia, Africa, and other distant lands. Over the following centuries, the collection grew, and while it did, the Society evolved through various shapes until it became the Peabody Essex Museum. Today, more than 1.8 million of these works invite visitors to explore the world in a facility that underwent a $200 million transformation in 2003.

The majority of works now rest in a Moshe Safdie–designed glass-and-brick building, focused around a sunny atrium whose various architectural silhouettes echo local forms. This new building joins the East India Marine Hall, built by the seafarers’ society in 1825 and dedicated in a ceremony attended by President John Adams. Today, that National Historic Landmark hosts society-member portraits and a number of the hall’s original objects; in other galleries, paintings and sculptures by Japanese, Indian, and Chinese artists hang on the walls or perch in glass cases like pies with personal-space issues. Guests can also tour Yin Yu Tang, the only complete Qing Dynasty house outside of China and a 200-year-old structure with intricate carvings.

In 2013, the Peabody Essex Museum will add exciting new displays to its rotating special exhibitions, from Faberge treasures to impressionistic masterpieces from the likes of Monet, Renoir, and Manet, as well as modern African-American art and contemporary art from India. After marveling at the skill and diversity of the artwork, visitors can drop by the Atrium Café or the Garden Restaurant for a bite to eat.

East India Square, 161 Essex St
Salem,
MA
US

Captain William Webb bellowed to his crewmen, "Ready cannons, bring her to starboard!" as they rounded on the English ship Concord. He wasn't born a soldier, but the English had press-ganged some of his closest friends into slavery on their warships, stolen his family's livelihood, and set his home of Salem, Massachusetts, on the path to financial ruin. Like many other merchants, fishermen, and ship owners, Webb and his crew outfitted whatever boats they could find to fight the English during the War of 1812, and the 70-foot Fame was no exception. The original Fame went on 11 more journeys before being wrecked in 1814 and now lives on as a luxurious home for the retired actors of The Little Mermaid.

The Fame seen around Salem today is a direct replica of that heroic ship, built exactly as the original was in the early 19th century. Passengers on the ship's daily public sails relive the experience of navigating the Atlantic in an traditional, wooden, gaff-rigged schooner. The boat also plays host to weeklong camps, during which kids learn how to sail, tie essential knots, and read charts and maps before camping out for an evening of dumping tea in the ocean.

Pickering Wharf Marina
Salem,
MA
US

One might leave Red Lulu Cocina & Tequila Bar, which was named this year's best new restaurant north of Boston by Boston Magazine, with some sense of the broad scope of Mexican cuisine, geography, and culture. That epiphany might come from the selection of 180 tequilas, which slip down in shots, release bell peals of clicking ice in glasses, or blend with lime in thick margaritas rimmed with salt. The tantalizing menu also parades traditional Mexican ingredients, though they are tangled into surprising configurations.

Red chandeliers glow, bringing to life the colors of chipotle peppers on plates at plush black booth seating, all beneath red wallpaper. In the tequila lounge, ample couches create a circle around red, candlelit tables for resting a glass of sangria or a mojito muddled with strawberries or cucumber. A row of inset shadowboxes displays the colorful lucha libre masks typically used in overblown battles and attempts to go out in public without being recognized as Kevin Bacon.

94 Lafayette St
Salem,
MA
US

Jocelyn’s Restaurant's menus offer up healthy, reverently crafted Lebanese and American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Playful palates can begin a meal with bouncing kibbee balls, volleying seasoned ground beef, crushed wheat, and pine nuts and spiking hunger in the face ($8). Sea-sourced entrees include baked haddock topped with tahini, cilantro, garlic, and pine nuts ($18) and grilled shrimp skewers transfixing six jumbo shrimp with garlic-paprika spice ($21). Jocelyn's falafel plate satisfies stomachs with creamy ground chickpeas, seasoned and fried fava beans with tahini sauce, and promises of meat-free dreams ($15). The mixed mediterranean grill compiles one beef skewer, one chicken skewer, and two kafta skewers—a kebab comprising a mixture of lean ground beef and lamb—nicely charred over an open flame ($24).

355 S Broadway
Salem,
NH
US

Recipients of Northshore magazine’s 2010 Best of North Shore award for Best Movie Theater, CinemaSalem fills four screens with first-run, art, and documentary films. Evening flicks after 6 p.m. offer stargazing opportunities for adults ($9.50) and kids ($7.50); 3-D films levy an additional $2 to compensate the hardworking technician who throws props and actors at the audience. Take in a morning movie before 12:30 p.m. ($6), or escape incessant summer sun by ducking into a matinee ($8 for adults, $7.50 for children). While you watch, crunch popcorn or traipse to the café for movie-minded concoctions such as the Vanilla Sky, a froth of espresso, vanilla, and clouds of foam ($3.50–$4), or the Holy Grail ($4.50), a peanut-butter-and-banana milkshake.

1 E India Square Mall
Salem,
MA
US

Rockafellas delights diners by dishing up a menu of fresh steaks, seafood, and gourmet pizzas in a casual, historic setting. Stop by for lunch to try a fresh lobster roll ($17) or a Missing Staircase, a shredded-chicken panini named for the building's grand foyer staircase ($8), which was demolished after the simultaneous invention of fireman's poles and jetpacks. Evening eaters can placate their palates with entrees such as the 12-ounce, brown-sugar-smothered grilled harvest pork chop, which comes plated with cranberry chutney ($21), or the fresh crab-stuffed haddock, served buttered and lightly seasoned ($17).

231 Essex St
Salem,
MA
US

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