Activities in Scottsdale

Pub Crawl, Treasure Hunt, or Night Hunt for One or Two from Real London Bus Company (Up to 55% Off)

Real London Bus Company

Multiple Locations

Taste drinks from four venues or vie for prizes in a treasure hunt aboard a London-style double-decker bus

$50 $25

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Two, Four, or Six Mirror-Maze and Laser-Maze Visits or a Birthday Package at OdySea Mirror Maze (Up to 48% Off)

OdySea Mirror Maze

Scottsdale

Rain forest-themed mirror maze leads visitors through false passages; laser maze challenges participants to crawl through web of laser beams

$27.80 $15

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Wine-Tasting Flights with Appetizer for Two or Four at Su Vino Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Su Vino Winery

Downtown Scottsdale

Winery dispenses tasting flights of award-winning wines alongside light appetizers such as caprese and warmed brie

$32.99 $15

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Wine Flight with Cheese & Pairings Plates for Two or Four at Vintner’s Circle (Up to 56% Off)

Vintner's Circle

Urban Winery Scottsdale

Each guest samples six 2-ounce glasses of wine, complemented by cheese and pairings

$35.98 $18

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$25 to Visit Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare (Up to $30 Value). 20 Dates Available.

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare

WestWorld of Scottsdale

Explore three haunted houses inspired by Rob Zombie’s cinematic oeuvre, take part in creepy activities, and listen to live music

$30 $25

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Two-Hour Play Session at Indoor Trampoline Park with Foam Pit for One, Two, or Four (Up to 60% Off)

AZ Air Time

Scottsdale

Kids leap from the floor and walls of a 5,000-square-foot trampoline and play in a cushiony foam pit

$13 $6

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Standup Comedy at Stand-Up, Scottsdale! (Up to 49% Off)

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Downtown Scottsdale

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Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

$49 $25

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Two or Four Kart Races with Day License for One or Two at Octane Raceway (Up to 53% Off)

Octane Raceway

Scottsdale

Zip around a 1/3-mile indoor/outdoor course at speeds of up to 45 mph in an imported electric Sodi RTX kart

$41.85 $20

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$35 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga in Scottsdale ($140)

Sumits Yoga

Greyhawk

Teachers focus on creating stronger, more toned bodies and improved states of mind with balancing and energizing poses in a heated room

$140 $35

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5 or 10 Youth Dance Classes at Adage Dance & Fitness Studios (Up to 76% Off)

Adage Dance & Fitness Studios

Northsight

Experienced instructors lead classes in jazz, tap, and hip-hop dance styles for students aged 2–18

$100 $39

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Yoga Village (Up to 73% Off)

Yoga Village

Multiple Locations

Students of all skill levels bend, stretch, and relax in nearly 60 yoga classes offered at two spacious studios

$70 $19

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Two Private Dance Lessons with Option for Two Weeks of Group Classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (Up to 82% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

Instructors school students during private lessons and group classes

$196 $39

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Machine-Gun-Shooting Packages for One or Two at Scottsdale Gun Club (Up to 35% Off). Three Options Available.

Scottsdale Gun Club

Scottsdale

Clients can try current models of machine guns or those from as far back as the WWII era; 32 shooting lanes split across four bays

$106.70 $69

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$28 for $50 Worth of Horseback Riding — Cactus Rose Ranch

Cactus Rose Ranch

Scottsdale

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

$50 $28

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One-Day Rock-Climbing Pass with Gear Rental for One or Two at Climbmax Climbing Gym (Up to 55% Off)

Climbmax Climbing Gym

Climbmax Gym

Climbers hoist themselves up numerous routes formed by endless combinations of holds at a state-of-the-art climbing facility

$21 $11

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Old Town Scottsdale Segway Tour for One, Two, Four, or Six from Segway of Scottsdale (Up to 55% Off)

Segway of Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Tour guides lead fleets of Segways on two-hour narrated scoots through Old Town

$99 $50

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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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$38.50 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga (Up to $175 Value)

Sumits Yoga

Scottsdale

During classes in a new 6,000-square-foot studio, students of all abilities flow through detoxifying and strengthening postures

$175 $38.50

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One or Three Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at Twisted Tree Farm Equestrian Riding School (Up to 54% Off)

Twisted Tree Farm Equestrian Riding School

Scottsdale

Group horseback-riding lessons with lifelong equine enthusiast on ranch steeped in Southwest-style comfort

$65 $32

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One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Amenzone Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

Back-to-the-basics fitness routines motivate clients with workouts that use body weight and car tires

$180 $39

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21-Day Weight-Loss Boot-Camp Session for One or Two at Ultimate Body Boot Camp (Up to 86% Off)

Ultimate Body Boot Camp

South Scottsdale

Instructors vary boot-camp classes each day, drawing from TRX, kettlebell, olympic weightlifting, core work & functional training

$299 $45

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$25 for One Seat on a Pedaling Tour of Old Scottsdale from Tour De Tavern ($50 Value)

Tour De Tavern

Downtown Scottsdale

Tourists take to the streets on a 15-passenger pedaling contraption inspired by innovative bicycles that originated in the Netherlands

$50 $25

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One or Two-Day Kids' Horseback-Riding Camp at Witte Stables (Up to 56% Off)

Witte Stables

Central Scottsdale

Five-hour sessions teach horsemanship basics to young equestrians through barn tours and riding and grooming lessons

$100 $49

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Impax Ultimate Wellness (70% Off)

Impax Ultimate Wellness

Scottsdale

From the merchant: Live the Impax Lifestyle while you gain strength and burn calories in this group-fitness-centered gym.

$60 $18

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5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Go Figure (Up to 64% Off)

Go Figure

Scottsdale

Elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates fuse to form a regimen that tones muscles with slow, sustained movements

$90 $39

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Pizza- or Pastry-Making Class for One or Two at Classic Cooking & Test Kitchen (Up to 58% Off)

Classic Cooking & Test Kitchen

North Scottsdale

Students glean a full understanding of pizza dough or pastry creation as they craft treats to eat or take home

$100 $45

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at ANAHATA Yoga Sound and Energy Healing ($135 Value)

ANAHATA Yoga Sound and Energy Healing

North Scottsdale

Instructors enhance yoga classes with meditation, chanting, gongs, and crystal singing bowls

$135 $39

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Phoenix Fashion Week for Two, Four, or Six at Talking Stick Resort on October 2–4 (Up to 64% Off)

Phoenix Fashion Week

Talking Stick Resort

Runway shows join collections of luxury swimwear and accessories to highlight Arizona’s fashion industry and raise money for a nonprofit

$50 $25

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$29 for 30-Day Fat Flush Program with Unlimited Fit Camp Classes at Profile Fitness AZ ($249 Value)

Profile Fitness AZ

Multiple Locations

30-day challenge helps participants shed weight, increase strength, and develop healthy lifestyle habits with guidance from fitness experts

$249 $29

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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90-Minute Trail Ride for Two or Four or Summer Horse Camp at Arizona Cowboy College in Scottsdale (Up to 54% Off)

Arizona Cowboy College

Arizona Cowboy College

Ranch that founded Cowboy U hosts scenic trail rides through old cattle trails & Sonoran Desert and horsemanship camps for kids aged 5–16

$130 $65

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3, 6, or 10 One-Hour Group Golf Lessons at Troon North Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Troon North Golf Club

Scottsdale

PGA-certified Director of Instruction Doug Hammer and his staff lead classes of up to 12 students at an award-winning club

$90 $49

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$32 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga AZ – Paradise Valley and Scottsdale ($160 Value)

Bikram Yoga AZ – Paradise Valley and Scottsdale

Multiple Locations

Bikram yoga students move through 26 poses and two breathing exercises in a heated room, building strength, stamina, and flexibility

$160 $32

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$189 for a Helicopter Tour for Two with a Digital Photo from Arizona Helicopter Adventures ($270 Value)

Arizona Helicopter Adventures

Multiple Locations

Soar past Camelback Mountain and over Old Town Scottsdale on a Paradise Valley tour, or take in famous red rock formations over Sedona

$270 $189

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$45 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Forbidden ($115 Value)

CrossFit Forbidden

North Scottsdale

CrossFit gym houses weights, rings, rowing machines, jump ropes, and kettle bells to help exercisers get into shape during classes

$115 $45

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Entry to Urban Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from CityScape Adventures (Up to 61% Off)

CityScape Adventures

American Junkie

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

$100 $40

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One or Four 30-Minute Riding Lessons with Roping Cattle or a Mechanical Steer at 4 G Ranch (Up to 58% Off)

4 G Ranch

Scottsdale

Learn the ins and outs of rodeo riding and roping with a mechanical steer and live cattle, depending on your experience level

$80 $40

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Two Private Music Lessons from Music Lessons Arizona (50% Off)

Music Lessons Arizona

Scottsdale

Learn to jam, be creative, and express yourself during two one-hour music lessons for guitar, bass guitar, or drums

$100 $50

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10 or 15 Boxing Fitness Classes at Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women (Up to 83% Off)

Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women

North Scottsdale

Ladies alternate from heavy bags and medicine balls to reflex drills and battle ropes as they burn calories in 16-round circuit workouts

$138 $24

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$12 for a Friday- or Saturday-Night Comedy Show for Two at The Speakeasy Comedy Club (Up to $24 Value)

The Speakeasy Comedy Lounge

South Scottsdale

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Local comics share the stage with national headliners at a comedy lounge inside Papi Chulo's Mexican Cantina

$24 $12

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Lessons from Rohan Teasdale at McCormick Ranch Golf Club (Up to 66% Off). 3 Options Available.

Rohan Teasdale at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

McCormick Ranch

Lessons cover swing mechanics to create effortless power and control; playing lessons cover course management and strategy

$110 $49

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit BLUR (65% Off)

Crossfit Blur

Scottsdale

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

$175 $61

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Entry for One, Two, or Four at UV Splash Color Dash 5K on Saturday, September 13, in Tempe (Up to 45% Off)

UV Color Splash

Kiwanis Park

Runners are splashed with UV-colored water throughout a 5K course lit with black lights, making their clothing glow

$45 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at floo-id Yoga (Up to 78% Off)

floo-id Yoga

Scottsdale

Certified instructors lead hot yoga as well as the more gentle hot flow yoga classes for students of all levels

$160 $39

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Dance Lessons, or Beginner or Intermediate Tumbling at Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy

North Scottsdale

Students learn impressive dance skills and tumbling moves in facility equipped with nine-panel cheer floors and a tumble track

$150 $69

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5 or 10 Drop-In Martial-Arts and Boxing Classes Classes at UFC Gym Scottsdale (Up to 86% Off)

UFC Gym Scottsdale

South Scottsdale

Drop-in beginner or advanced classes in areas such as boxing, kickboxing, MMA, Brazilian jiu jistu and Muay Thai; all ages & fitness levels

$100 $19

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$20 for $45 Worth of Road Cycling — Giant Scottsdale

Giant Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Basic tune-up includes brake, shifter, and derailleur adjustments, plus lubrication service to the drivetrain

$45 $20

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10 or 20 Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Goshin Karate & Judo Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Goshin Karate & Judo Academy

Paradise Valley

During high-energy classes, students burn up to 800 calories per hour while learning self-defense moves such as rapid-fire punches and kicks

$125 $19

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Improv Show for Two or Four at Outliars Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Outliars Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

Improv players trained at Second City and iO explore the unexpected in short- and long-form scenes

$40 $20

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Giant Strides Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Giant Strides Fitness

Multiple Locations

Outdoor workouts focus on a different body part each session; boot camps for men and women work on the upper body, lower body, and abs

$85 $15

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Four Half-Hour Private Guitar, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin, or Songwriting Lessons at Hermes Studio ($100 Value)

Hermes Studio

McClintock

Tutor Bob Hermes helps players enhance their musical skills with the same knowledge he shared with a former student and current pop-star

$100 $34

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One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Bart Barnard Golf Academy (60% Off)

Bart Barnard Golf Academy

Scottsdale

Experts assist golfers of all ages in improving their swing and short game

$95 $38

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5 or 10 Kickboxing or Cage-Fitness Classes at Lee’s ATA Martial Arts (Up to 69% Off)

Lee’s ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

In two distinct classes, students combine punches and kicks to devastating effect or train for non-contact MMA bouts in 5-minute rounds

$57 $19

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10 or 15 Classes at True Hot Yoga (Up to 86% Off)

True Hot Yoga

Multiple Locations

With more than 100 all-level classes weekly, yogis perform poses and breathing exercises inside heated room

$140 $19

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at Urban WarFit CrossFit (Up to 77% Off)

Urban WarFit CrossFit

Multiple Locations

CrossFit-certified coaches lead workouts that use functional movements to help participants work up a sweat, burn calories, and get in shape

$149 $49

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Five Semiprivate or Private Pilates Sessions at Mira Pilates (Up to 53% Off)

Mira Pilates

Downtown Scottsdale

Certified instructors offer individualized mat or Reformer sessions for Pilates practitioners of all skill levels

$175 $85

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5 or 10 Group Pilates Classes at Pilates Joe (Up to 76% Off)

Pilates Joe

Scottsdale

Traditional and New Age Pilates classes sculpt and lengthen muscles

$100 $29

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$49 for One Month of Swim Lessons at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools ($94 Value)

Aqua Tots

Multiple Locations

Four swim lessons for kids aged 6 months and older; lessons geared toward infants and beginners, as well as skilled swimmers working on form

$94 $49

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Two, Four, or Six Personal Training Sessions with Meal Plan at MadSweat (Up to 78% Off)

MadSweat

Scottsdale

Workout with two of the first master trainers certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, sharing more than 18 years of experience

$120 $39

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10 or 20 One-Hour Pilates Reformer, Zumba, or TRX Classes at Fitness Dynamics Studio (Up to 64% Off)

Fitness Dynamics Studio

North Scottsdale

Pilates reformer, Zumba, and TRX classes help students sculpt long, lean muscles

$150 $59

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$47 for $85 Worth of Services at Inspire to Change LLC

Enerjoy Fitness

North Scottsdale

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

$85 $47

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Four or Six One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at Independence Personal Training (Up to 80% Off)

Independence Personal Training

South Scottsdale

Certified personal trainers help exercisers push past fitness plateaus and achieve their goals with custom workout plans

$180 $39

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$6 for Octoberfest at Salt River Fields on Saturday, October 11 ($10 Value)

Salt River Fields

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Outdoor Octoberfest event celebrates the autumn season with more than 50 seasonal brews, live music, food, and a corn hole tournament

$10 $6

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Personal Conditioning Sessions at Fitness By Design (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Fitness By Design

North Scottsdale

Sculpt your physique during personal conditioning sessions with David Ashley, a fitness expert and personal trainer to singer Jordin Sparks

$135 $39

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Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on October 3–November 1 (Up to 33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre

Orange Tree Golf Resort

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Murder mysteries inspired by Clue and Desperate Housewives turn audiences into detectives as they feast on a three-course meal

$97.47 $65

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Two, Four, or Six Semi-Private or Six Private Personal-Training Sessions at Underground Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Underground Fitness

Multiple Locations

A trainer takes the reins during workouts, which are made to suit your needs whether you're in a small group or one on one

$160 $39

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5 BarFitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at BarFitness Ballet Bar Studio (Up to 71% Off)

BarFitness Ballet Bar Studio

Scottsdale

BarFitness classes combine yoga, Pilates, core-conditioning, and orthopedic moves that are performed with the aid of a ballet barre

$70 $24

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Two Pickup Soccer Games for One or Two People from Arizona Major Soccer League (50% Off)

Arizona Major Soccer League

Multiple Locations

Amateur soccer players play friendly matches on Wednesday evenings

$14 $7

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Barre and Zumba Fitness Classes at Karve Studio North Scottsdale (Up to 66% Off). Two Options Available.

Karve Studio North Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Barre classes blend precise muscle work and stretching with a ballet barre and free weights, while Zumba uses upbeat Latin music and dance

$95 $36

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Admission for One, Two, or Four at Macdonald Ranch (Up to 40% Off Off). Five Options Available.

Macdonald Ranch

Scottsdale

Take a horse-drawn hayride to the pumpkin patch, a stroll through the petting zoo, or play Western-themed games, including panning for gold

$10 $6

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One Ticket, Tailgating Pass, or RV Pass to the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships on October 25–26 (Up to Half Off)

Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horespower

Omni Scottsdale Polo Field at WestWorld

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Two days of festivities at the US's largest polo event, including a collector car show, a horse show, and US and international polo stars

$30 $15

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Three or Six Early-Learning or Youth-Self-Defense Classes at AZ Tiger MMA (Up to 85% Off)

AZ Tiger MMA

Central Scottsdale

Little ones jump-start their education with classes that teach phonics and martial arts; Bully Proof classes show kids how to handle bullies

$110 $17

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One Month of Adult Fitness Classes for One or Two or Kid's Classes for One at Infinity Fitness AZ (Up to 85% Off)

Infinity Fitness AZ

North Scottsdale

Adult classes focus on weight loss and muscle gain, and classes for kids develop speed, agility, and confidence.

$159 $29

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$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club ($49.50 Value)

Title Boxing Club

Scottsdale

Experienced trainers teach boxing and kickboxing skills that sculpt muscle and burn up to 1,000 calories during total-body workouts

$49.50 $19

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 Classes at Spa Lamar (Up to 70% Off)

Spa Lamar

South Scottsdale

Nine varieties of yoga classes cater to all levels with gentle Yin classes, beginner lessons, and intermediate Vinyasa flow classes

$129 $39

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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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One-Month Martial Arts or Kickboxing Program with Uniform for One or Two at Premier Martial Arts (Up to 68% Off)

Premier Martial Arts

North Scottsdale

Improve your conditioning and learn some self-defense over the course of a one-month martial arts or kickboxing program

$179 $69

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$75 for $150 Groupon — Certified Fitness L.L.C

Certified Fitness

North Scottsdale

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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$82 for $149 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Mountain View Karate

Mountain View Karate

Scottsdale

Mountain View Karate is celebrating its 20th year of teaching martial arts to students of all ages in Scottsdale, AZ

$149 $82

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?One of Arizona Helicopter Adventures' copters as it soars high above Sedona's red rock formations. Arizona Helicopter Adventures tours Sedona and Scottsdale. Here are just a few things you can expect to see while looking out the helicopter's windows:
####Landing Sites In addition to their standard helicopter tours, Arizona Helicopter Adventures offers packages that include other activities: dinner theater, a zip line course, or even an African wildlife park. In each case, the pilot lands right at the site of the attraction.
####Fast Facts * FAA-Certified Air Carrier * Perfect safety record since 1985 * Eurosafety-trained pilots * Pilots narrate tours through noise-canceling headphones * Arizona Helicopter Adventures shot their own movie called _Aerial Sedona: A Breathtaking Journey_, which is available in the gift shop
Sedona

* Red Rock Formations
* Chapel of the Holy Cross
* Oak Creek & The Mogollon Rim
Scottsdale

* Paradise Valley?s mansions
* Camelback Mountain & Old Town Scottsdale
* Several World Class Golf Courses

7430 E Butherus Dr Suite B
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Heidi Lamar didn't know much about spas when she first purchased Spa Lamar. As she explained to reporters from Skin Inc., "not coming from a spa background, there were things I didn't know I couldn't do." Unhindered by industry conventions or previously fixed ideas, Heidi set about filling her 14,000-square-foot spa with innovative amenities—from a luxurious waterfall-fed pool to an onsite yoga and dance studio. She also cultivates locals instead of the typical resort crowd, banishing cacti from the decor in favor of a Caribbean-style ambiance that, as she told the Arizona Republic, caters to those who already live in Arizona and want to get away to a tropical island. Today, her media-lauded spa is the largest privately owned spa in Scottsdale and is frequented by locals, including members of the Phoenix Suns Dancers.

Before treatments that include massages, acupuncture, mani-pedis, and facials, guests garbed in fluffy complimentary robes duck into the steam room. They sample wholesome lunches and fruit plates from the tropical tea bar and relax in the sauna while waiting for a haircut or warm algae wrap. Sunbathers float around the pool on loungers, whereas others simmer in a bubbling whirlpool. Unlike many traditional spas, Spa Lamar is completely coed, making it an ideal place for couples that are on a first date or permanently trapped together inside a horse costume with a broken zipper.

5115 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Randy Long entered the working world as a travel agent, a vocation that whet his appetite for globetrotting, adventure, and haggling with airlines. When he became a father and husband, he passed a passion for thrill seeking on to his family, and their recent escapades include scuba diving in Barbados and dog sledding in Alaska. It was this thirst for exploration and a love of aviation that drove Randy to become an FAA-certified powered-parachute instructor and found Arizona Powerchutes.

Powered parachutes are comprised of two-seater, wheeled carts that float 20 feet beneath 40-foot parachutes. At sunrise—or sunset during the cooler months—Randy and a passenger climb aboard the cart, and Randy hits the throttle, gathering speed for about 100 feet before the parachute fully inflates and hoists the cart into the air. Randy adjusts the altitude to his patron's comfort level and steers crafts over the exotic plants and mountain silhouettes of the Sonoran Desert, averaging a speed of 26 miles per hour. After journeys, powered parachutes float to land safely, as they are inspected by the pilot prior to each flight and by an FAA-approved facility after every 100 hours of operation.

27231 North 71st Place
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

At the age of 14, Baltimore Yoga Village founder Anjali Sunita traveled to India, where she discovered the joys of simple living mixed with the sorrows of yearning for a greater purpose. After years of expanding her education and worldview through reading and the guidance of a college mentor, Anjali found peace within the rigid discipline and spiritual focus of a South Indian ashram. Soon setting her mind to sharing the physical and mental benefits of yoga with others, she taught in private homes and underserved schools before opening her own pair of studios known collectively as Baltimore Yoga Village.

There, a team of certified yoga instructors oversees a supportive community dedicated to peace, health, and spiritual growth. Whereas many studios’ teachers spend too much time teaching students to knit their own mats, Baltimore Yoga Village’s programs focus on the ancient practice of Hatha yoga, which includes deep breathing techniques, yoga postures with attention to physical alignment, and guided relaxation. The staff also leads regular workshops in a variety of topics, from Thai-yoga bodywork to meditation through devotional songs.

8241 E Evans Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

It's hard to say which is more distinctive: the karts zipping around Octane Raceway or the track itself. During each lap on the 1/3-mile course, drivers zoom through an indoor area, then weave around an outdoor section that's covered by a permanent steel canopy, making for a hybrid experience rarely found in American go-kart tracks not owned by bored supervillains.

An equally rare find in the U.S. is the raceway's fleet of 32 Sodi RTX karts, all imported from France, whose electric motors give off zero emissions while reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Drivers who can stay in control at these top speeds are in for success: the winner of each race is determined not by who finishes a given number of laps first, but by who puts up the fastest single lap time, a result that's posted both at the track and online for posterity.

Races take place in a 65,000-square-foot space that doubles as a gathering place for parties and corporate events for up to 500 attendees. In addition to racing, the raceway is also home to off-track activities that include shooting pool in the billiards room, scaling a 21-foot rock-climbing wall, and melting burgers and pizza into rocket fuel at the Trackside Bar and Grill.

9119 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Although La Vita E Bella Cafe is physically distant from its Italian roots, it preserves one of the most important parts of home: the coast. Seafood infuses its menu—from appetizers of garlic-marinated octopus to the Siciliana pizza, topped with tuna, onions, kalamata olives, and capers. The kitchen's emphasis on freshness persists beyond its sautéed prawns, though. Owner Giuseppe Forte heads out multiple times a week to purchase groceries for his chefs, ensuring that their bruschetta and pollo cacciatora contain crisp veggies and fresh herbs. Then there’s the crepes—three kinds enveloping such Old-World ingredients as champignon mushrooms and prosciutto di parma.

Yet it’s pizzas that form the base of the menu. More than 20 specialty-topping combinations include the salsiccia, which boasts sausage and broccoli, and the gorgonzola, which mixes its namesake cheese with walnuts. As diners match their slices to a selection from the sprawling wine list, they can tune in to the lilt of live accordion music, which evokes the ambiance of Italy's streets and keeps dates from trying to fill conversational pauses by reciting their favorite Matlock plotlines.

10810 E Via Linda
Scottsdale,
AZ
US