Things To Do In Smithfield

Up to 50% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf

Smithfield

$120 $60

Foursomes load into two carts and zigzag across 6,573 yards of rolling terrain on an 18-hole course dotted with mature trees and four ponds

Up to 60% Off Horseback Riding in Benson

Elevation

$45 $22

Trail rides meander through lush wilderness with max of four riders & lessons teach basics or advanced maneuvers such as barrel racing

Up to 76% Off Classes at Xpress Dance Academy

Selma

$100 $29

Hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes for students as young as three

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting

Pine Level

$47.49 $23

In 40 years, vineyard has had time to grow 87 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into wines, some as old as the vineyard itself

Ava Gardner Museum – Up to 55% Off Visit

Smithfield

$14 $7

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Museum with more than 20,000 artifacts from the actress's career and personal life

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club – Up to 84% Off Standup

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

$50 $10

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Club fills weekends with comics such as Jim Holder from The Bob & Tom Show and Pedro Lima from NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity

95% Off at Lee Brothers Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$395 $20

Age- and skill-specific martial arts classes led by experienced instructors at four studios

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 82% Off Classes at Majest Martial Arts

Knightdale

$149 $35

Experienced instructors teach tae kwon do to both children and adults, building martial-arts skills and helping students feel empowered

47% Off Intro Kids' Ice Hockey Course

Multiple Locations

$49 $26

Hockey course teaches kids aged 4–10 the ins and outs of hockey during four-week sessions that include all gear

Up to 69% Off at Body Sculpting by Gary

Garner

$160 $55

Body builder and trainer Gary Glossop works one-on-one with clients in order to help them achieve their ideal weight and fitness level

50% Off at CrossFit 4042

Cleveland

$40 $20

Coaches lead varied age-appropriate workouts that include weightlifting, gymnastics moves, and cardio drills geared toward kids ages 4–12

Up to 54% Off Golf Game Evaluation

Garner

$150 $75

Golf game evaluation includes assessment of skills in all facets of the game, from swing to physical fitness

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

75% Off Fitness Classes

Brier Creek

$99.99 $25

Classes include high-intensity interval training, boot camps, kickboxing, boxing, indoor rowing, and TRX training

Up to 51% Off at Barre Up

Raleigh

$70 $35

Experienced instructors lead students in barre fitness classes, helping them carve lean, dancer-like physiques

Up to 75% Off Golf-Instruction Packages

Umstead

$260 $65

Golf complex with year-round driving range, PGA professional instructors, and a practice putting green

Under the Sun Tour feat. Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth

Red Hat Amphitheater

$40 $20

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Sunny acts Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray join fellow genre-bending hit-makers Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker

Up to 62% Off a Standup-Paddleboarding Adventure

Multiple Locations

$99 $45

Guides impart paddling and water-safety tips before students glide solo along North Carolina's scenic shorelines

Up to 46% Off Bowling for Two at Buffaloe Lanes

Multiple Locations

$24 $12.99

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Classic lanes host bowling duos and provide rental shoes for two rounds each of pin-toppling revelry

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Up to 49% Off Summer Football Camp

Multiple Locations

$325 $175

Each participant receives a free T-shirt and trophy

The Pour House Music Hall – 50% Off Membership

Central Raleigh

$100 $50

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VIP membership opens up hundreds of concerts, complete with sound-check privileges and exclusive offers

Up to 61% Off Barre or Pilates Classes

North Raleigh

$110 $49

Classes use the barre and Pilates Reformer to aid in heart-pumping, leg-burning, and sculpting exercises for full-body workouts

Up to 80% Off a Fitness Package

Northeast Raleigh

$248 $49

Fitness packages combine customized personal training, weight-loss body wraps, and a six-week boot camp

79% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Master Chang’s Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$278 $59

Students of all ages build strength, endurance, and flexibility in martial-arts classes such as tae kwon do and hapkido

Up to 85% Off Fitness Classes at CORE Fitness Studio

Downtown Raleigh

$173 $39

Classes include HardCORE Circuit, Boot Camp, and TGIF, which updates its fun workouts weekly

56% Off Boxing

North Raleigh

$25 $11

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

Up to 53% Off Batting-Cage Sessions

Raleigh

$75 $35

Baseball academy headed by former big league catcher JD Closser helps players succeed at all levels of the game

Up to 88% Off Women's Fitness Classes

North Raleigh

$150 $20

Schedule packed with 140+ monthly classes engages women with yoga, Zumba, spinning, and weightlifting in a bright, spacious facility

Up to 64% Off Rock Climbing at Triangle Rock Club

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

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Skilled instructors teach climbers to ascend rock walls; once they get the hang of the sport, students can practice at the gym for two weeks

Up to 78% Off at Ladd Family Martial Arts

North Raleigh

$115 $25

Family members can kick and jab side by side during martial-arts classes that range in style from karate to kumdo

Up to 55% Off Dragon Boating

Raleigh

$100 $50

Savor the thrill of teamwork by working together to paddle a huge, brightly-colored dragon boat

83% Off Boot Camp Classes

Northwest Raleigh

$200 $35

Fast-paced boot camp-style workouts led by a fitness expert who specializes in personal training and pre- and post-pregnancy fitness

50% Off Services

University

$30 $15

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

Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Up to 55% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Experienced instructors teach individuals or couples ballroom, Latin, swing, and wedding dances during private and group lessons

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 91% Off Lesson Package

Multiple Locations

$312.50 $29

Students learn a variety of styles; practice parties let students try their moves in a social setting

Up to 58% Off Party or Visit with Concessions at Monkey Joe's

Northwest Raleigh

$13.18 $6

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Partygoers or playmates enjoy Indoor playground with slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, and separate toddler play area playground

Up to 53% Off at Carolina Elite Football

New Life Camp

$195 $95

Football players learn fundamentals of position skills, running routes, and defensive moves; includes daily workout and leadership drills

Up to 95% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Multiple Locations

$355 $20

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Instructors teach kids taekwondo, helping them master martial moves and mental discipline

70% Off CrossFit

Southwest Raleigh

$150 $45

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

55% Off Personal Training

Umstead

$320 $144

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

Up to 80% Off Group Fitness

Northwest Raleigh

$150 $39

Certified trainers lead small groups of students through fitness classes ranging from boot-camps and Tabata to TRX and yoga

73% Off at G.I. GYM Bootcamp 

North Raleigh

$75 $20

Instructors lead cross-training and boot-camp-style workouts infused with intervals of kickboxing, weight training, and kettlebell exercises

Half Off Fitness Classes

East Raleigh

$120 $60

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

Up to 58% Off Skating at United Skates of America

Northeast Raleigh

$26 $12

Twosomes and foursomes glide around a wooden rink with glow sticks before quenching thirsts with sodas

Up to 57% Off Cornhole-League Registration

Architect Bar and Social House

$35 $16

After cornhole matches, teams enjoy warm summer nights and strategize for championship games

66% Off Private Lessons at Falls River Music

Raleigh

$104 $35

Instructors guide students of all ages and proficiencies during 30-minute private guitar, bass, violin, trumpet, or drum lessons

Up to 57% Off Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps 

North Raleigh

$27 $12

A black-belt instructor leads droves of fitness students through intense kickboxing workouts

Up to 55% Off St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Architect Bar and Social House

$40 $18

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at bars all over Raleigh during a three-day pub crawl that includes beer and well-drink specials

Up to 48% Off Miniature Golf at Pelican’s SnoBalls

Cary

$20 $11

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The 18-hole miniature golf course winds around four small ponds and offers on-site shaved ice and ice cream with more than 100 flavors

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Tir Na Nog

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 41% Off Race Entry and Perks at Mud and Music Mayhem

Willow Oaks Plantation

$168 $99

Live bands provide the soundtrack as you propel yourself through muddy waters, climbing nets, and wide jumps in the name of personal glory

46% Off Gift Basket from Aviator Brewing Company

Fuquay-Varina

$63 $34

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Gift beer-lovers with six-packs, seasonal brews, pint glasses, and a brewery tour to learn each step of the beer-making process

53% Off Driving-Range Membership

Angier

$40 $19

Visitors challenge their accuracy on a lush 150-acre farm with golf clubs, hitting unlimited range balls onto 419-bermuda-grass fields

50% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Angier

$40 $20

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

49% Off at Black River Paintball

Multiple Locations

$44.95 $23

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All-day admission for games of speedball, woods play, and simulated urban warfare on more than 85 acres of wooded terrain

Up to 57% Off at Fuquay Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Fuquay Varina

$75 $35

Through training and drills, participants learn the art of Brazilian jujitsu

Up to 58% Off Paintball for Two, Four, or Eight

Pleasant Grove

$92 $45

The 3-acre woodsball field features hills and ravines, and the compact speedball field challenges players’ quick reactions

Imagination Station Science and History Museum – Up to 60% Off

Wilson

$10 $5

Visitors browse more than 20 permanent and temporary science exhibits, including Nano!, which explores the microscopic world

Up to 84% Off CrossFit Classes

Holly Springs

$150 $29

Holistic health and fitness center helps trainees of all levels tobuild core strength and improve conditioning through variable workouts

Up to 57% Off Play Visits, Camp, or Party

Esteem Me

$18 $9

Kids enjoy creative play during visits or explore various themes during one-week camps; staff works with birthday child's chosen theme

Up to 56% Off Success4School - Camps

Cary

$195 $95

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Interactive camps with themed activities led by educators, designed to increase social and academic skills

Up to 60% Off Private Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Cary

$95 $39

Studio run by instructors with professional dance experience; ballroom, Latin, and swing styles

Up to 67% Off Jazzercise Classes

Cary

$35 $16

Instructors lead choreographed routines in 60-minute full-body workouts that help burn calories, build flexibility, and tone muscles

Up to 82% Off White Tiger Taekwondo

Cary

$483 $89

Classes for all ages six days a week at massive martial-arts center with koi pond, rock-climbing wall, and full gym facilities

Up to 79% Off Scottish Dance Classes

Dry Property

$85 $20

Teachers with more than two decades of experience lead classes in traditional Scottish steps set to the sounds of pipes, pianos, and fiddles

51% Off Self-Defense Classes at RDU Wing Chun

Cary

$99.95 $49

In an open gym, pupils learn self-defense in the Wing Chun discipline, a style popularize by Bruce Lee

49% Off Bootcamp Classes

Ruritan Park - Cary

$95 $48

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

76% Off Championship Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$139 $34

Martial-arts studio offers programs for students aged 4 and up that teach self-defense moves, life skills & more

73% Off CrossFit Foundations Package

Cary

$260 $69

Huge facility with trained CrossFit coaches; introductory-level Foundations classes help students prepare for traditional CrossFit workouts

Up to 53% Off Archery

Cary

$37 $18

One-hour archery sessions allow one or two guests to hone their bow skills

Up to 77% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform

Cary

$150 $35

Official USAT teachers offer traditional and Olympic-style conditioning and training for all ages with a focus on discipline and confidence

Up to 51% Off Tennis Lessons

Cary

$60 $30

Instructors focus on specific aspects of the game in private lessons, introduce kids to tennis through games, or develop technique

83% Off a Ballroom-Dance Package

Cary

$146 $25

Private lessons, a group class, and a practice party let dancers learn new moves and practice them in a social environment

Up to 79% Off Golf Lessons

Cary

$195 $45

Instructors help hone your game in lessons held in an indoor practice facility, with an option for a playing lesson on a nine-hole course

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes

Cary

$100 $35

Coaches lay strong foundation for future workouts in introductory classes before leading group sessions through high-intensity exercises

Up to 73% Off Classes at Excel Body Fitness

Cary

$100 $35

Traditional fitness classes, such as Zumba and yoga, or original X-Series classes that incorporate boot camp, CrossFit, and martial arts

Up to 41% Off Bounce Visit or Bounce + Lego Kids' Party

Apex

$8 $4.75

Inflatable bounce playground, endorsed by Carolina Parent readers, lets kids leap, tumble, and expend energy under watchful eyes

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Within Tag Ur It’s family-owned indoor play center, youngsters glide down slides, rock atop spring horses, and leap about in bounce houses. After emerging from the inflatable obstacle course, kids scamper off to the arcade to battle fictional opponents or challenge their less-pixilated playmates to rounds on the mini-golf course, bouts in the laser-tag arena, and bean-bag flinging at the corn-hole station. Along with open-play sessions, Tag Ur It accommodates guests with a trio of birthday-party packages where up 20 children can enjoy a two-hour party block.

505 S Brightleaf Blvd
Smithfield,
NC
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Course architect David Postlethwait designed the dramatic fairways of the course at Riverwood Golf Club to reward both distance and accuracy. Nestled alongside the Neuse River, the course’s Bermuda grass fairways lead to newly renovated bentgrass greens, and golfers aim away from two ponds, a smattering of water hazards, and the ball-hungry salamanders that lurk in sand bunkers. The 27-hole complex has served as the host course for a handful of tournaments, including the 1999 National Junior Golf Championship and the Annual Riverwood Amateur. Before hitting the fairways, players can warm up at one of the driving range’s 36 hitting stations.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 7,012 yards
  • Course rating of 73.2
  • Slope rating of 129

400 Riverwood Dr
Clayton,
NC
US

Shrouded in groves of leafless trees, Darkside Haunted Estates looms ominously. Dilapidated black shutters hang from the two-story house's white, weather-beaten siding, and behind its black door, nightmares have stirred to life for more than two decades. Throughout its eerie grounds, the staff has installed dynamic special effects on a collection of attractions that has ballooned to more than a dozen, including a quarter-mile haunted trail and a backwoods hayride. Unsettling sites tell the estate's sordid story through the Darkside Mortuary, Rottenkorr Cemetery, and The Manor. They’ve also installed a "Fame of Shame" board, which keeps track of visitors who bail early and of monsters who faint at the sight of their own fake blood.

11875 NC Hwy. 222 West
Middlesex,
North Carolina
US

Pine Hollow Golf Club's 18-hole, par 71 course winds through 6,503 yards of Bermuda fairways hemmed by proximate waters and tucked in the shadows of mature arbors. Though players may be intimidated by the course's tight, tree-lined fairways, the round's real test awaits at each green, where Crenshaw bentgrass surfaces coalesce with subtle undulations to form breaks more difficult to negotiate than a peace treaty between long-competing golf carts and caddies. Water comes into play on six different holes, including the signature 17th hole, a 473-yard par 5 that doglegs gently to the left, setting up a treacherous forced-carry into a green guarded by water on the right and front and flanked by a left-side bunker. Four tee options temper the difficulty of this moderately challenging course, providing an enjoyable outing for players of all abilities and those attempting to complete a round with modified mannequin legs instead of clubs.

3300 E Garner Rd
Clayton,
NC
US

Fitness classes for everyone from the beginner looking to start a fitness program to the elite athlete. We offer everything from Zumba to Personal Training and Bootcamps

131 Guy Road
Clayton,
NC
US

With 18 sparkling lanes, fully automatic scoring, a pro shop, and a full bar and grill, Rainbow Lanes entices rollers of all ages to enjoy a classic pastime in a timeless environment. Quartets of bowlers lace up rented kicks before lobbing giant marbles down slicked-up lanes, with gutters guarded by optional bumpers to aid beginners and those writing dissertations on ricochets. While crashing through cliques of pins, groups can slake hungers with slices of a gooey two-topping pizza, great for pairing with conversations about celebratory dance techniques and sips from a pitcher of soda or beer.

850 Nc Highway 42 W
Clayton,
NC
US