Things To Do In South Boston

Up to 65% Off BYOB Island Picnic to Spectacle Island

Boston

$120 $59

Three-hour excursion ferries passengers to a verdant island in Boston Harbor for picnicking, hiking, and more

Up to 56% Off Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl

The Bell in Hand Tavern

$40 $20

Participants don free t-shirts (1 per ticket package) and beads as they move from bar to bar, imbibing drink specials and snacks as they go

Big Apple Circus's "Luminocity" – Up to 41% Off

City Hall Plaza

$66 $39

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Circus troupe entertains with award-winning acrobats, contortionists, clowns, and humanely trained animals

50% Off Zombie Problem-Solving Game

Boston

$28 $14

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

Up to 50% Off Bridal-Tradeshow Admission

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Attend one of seven 2014 bridal tradeshows featuring wedding specialists, planners, and product vendors

Up to 53% Off at Evolve Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$192 $99

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Enthusiastic instructor motivates students of all fitness levels during high-intensity, outdoor boot-camp classes

Up to 45% Off "Star Trek" Convention

John B. Hynes Convention Center

$20 $12

Along with appearances by stars such as Karl Urban and Kate Mulgrew, the two-day Star Trek convention includes fan panels and costume party

Up to 58% Off from Boston Civil War Tours

Boston Common Visitor Center

$12 $6

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Tour highlights locations where abolitionists spoke, demanded fugitive slaves be freed, and united to save the Union

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 56% Off Two- or Three-Night Stay at Rock On Rentals

Boston Bay Marina

$989 $499

Guests spend nights in luxurious houseboats, and explore the city via unlimited complimentary water-taxi rides to the heart of downtown

Walker Stalker Con 2014 – Up to 62% Off

Westin Boston Waterfront

$31.60 $16

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The stars of AMC's The Walking Dead and The Boondock Saints treat fans to panels, events, and zombie fun

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Back Bay

$45.70 $22

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Intimate, 30-year-old venue hosts emerging and established comedians such as Mike Koutrobis and Orlando Baxter

40% Off Basketball or Volleyball Camp

Lower Roxbury

$350 $210

Boys an girls ages 8–17 hone basketball or volleyball skills during day-camp sessions led by experienced instructors

50%% Off Kayak Rental from Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at five locations

Up to 45% Off Speedboat-Captaining Experiences for Two

North End

$159.95 $99

Boston's skyline backdrops 90-minute self-piloted voyages across Boston harbor that pass famous vessels & Charleston Navy Yard

Up to 22% Off Sunset or Day Sail for Two

Boston

$104 $81

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Flagship vessel modeled after 1890s schooners takes up to 41 passengers on two-hour tours of the Boston Harbor

Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

Irish Famine Memorial

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of downtown Boston, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

Up to 55% Off Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise

Boston

$38 $20

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Historical sites headline a trolley tour and a 45-minute harbor cruise affords sweeping views of the city

The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum – 70% Off

Downtown

$20 $12

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Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

39% Off from City Wine Tours

Multiple Locations

$66 $40

Groups stroll through Harvard Square or the Back Bay area, stopping in at local restaurants to sample and learn about various wines

55% Off Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

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Up to 57% Off Boston Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour

North End

$50 $25

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Uncover the secret macabre history of Boston during a 90-minute guided nighttime tour

50% Off Services

Boston

$80 $40

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

50% Off New York Tour from Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

$70 $35

All-day tour takes groups around some of NYC's most famous sites including Times Square and Rockefeller Center

Up to 58% Off Lessons at City Golf Boston

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

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Year-round improvement with PGA instructors and video swing-analysis technology at three locations, including a downtown facility

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

Up to 56% Off Boot Camp

Boston

$80 $37

Professional trainers help students get into strong, sleek shape with up to four weeks of fitness bootcamp

45% Off

Boston

$180 $99

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Up to 82% Off Classes at Back Bay Fitness

Boston

$150 $39

Personal trainers lead small groups of no more than eight students through cardio and core-strengthening workouts

Up to 58% Off Freedom Trail Tour

Downtown

$29.90 $14.95

Costume-clad tour guides lead visitors along the Freedom Trail passing by historic landmarks and imparting facts about revolutionary figures

Up to 53% Off Zumba at The Z Spot

South End

$110 $52

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Licensed Zumba instructors engage exercisers with Latin-inspired dance-fitness numbers

Up to 55% Off at Women’s Fitness of Boston

Downtown

$50 $25

Group fitness classes such as Pilates, boxing, and Zumba burn calories and sculpt muscles in an all-female setting

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Boston

$40 $20

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Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson for 1 or 2

Bolton

$75 $35

Riding lessons led by positive instructors with an emphasis on basic skills for beginners or advanced jumps for more experienced riders

Up to 80% Off at Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

Up to 54% Off at Animal Adventures

Bolton

$24 $12

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with visitors during tours led by wildlife experts

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes

South Boston

$139 $49

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on grappling and ground-fighting techniques; Muay Thai focuses on stand-up striking and clinching maneuvers

Up to 51% Off Discover Scuba Class

Allston

$100 $50

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In-pool sessions cover the basics of scuba diving with all essential gear provided

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Boston

$450 $225

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Up to 82% Off at The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

Up to 27% Off from Boston Super Tours

Boston

$33.33 $25

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Hop on and off a trolley tour that stops at Boston's most iconic landmarks, or see the city by land and sea during amphibious Duck tours

Up to 75% Off from Boston's Bootcamp

Boston

$89 $35

Personal trainer fills one-hour classes with cardio intervals, resistance-band exercises, and agility drills

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 40% Off Mahler's Ninth

Symphony Hall

$88 $56

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Mahler's final completed symphony meditates on death with distorted waltzes and a dissonant sendup of Baroque counterpoint

Up to 38% Off Mozart's "Don Giovanni" Opera

Boston University Theatre

$40 $25

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Mozart's opera follows the adventures of an unrepentent playboy antihero

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Bell-in-Hand Tavern

$90 $45

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

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den – Up to 52% Off

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians at energetic venue

50% Off Model Behavior Workshop

Golden Fox Studios

$120 $60

Professional model teaches students how to walk the runway and apply makeup; event includes meet-and-greet with fashion photographers

Up to 50% Off Fine Art Show

The Boston Center for The Arts

$15 $8

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Peruse and purchase modern to contemporary furnishings, fine art, jewelry and more from 50 galleries and dealers

Up to 46% Off Body Worlds Exhibit at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall

$23 $12.50

More than 200 authentic human specimens give spectators a look at organs, muscles, and blood vessels during this exhibit at Faneuil Hall

Up to Half Off at CraftBoston Spring

South End

$30 $15

90 artists display & sell unique & limited-edition work in furniture, jewelry, clothing & home décor

Up to 52% Off All-Access St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

$50 $24

All-access pass gives revelers wristbands for unlimited entry to pubs and drink discounts for all four days of the Boston Pub Crawl

Up to 51% Off Sushi-Making Class or Party at Sea To You Sushi

Multiple Locations

$160 $79

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Adept sushi chefs instruct on how to construct and serve rolls during events that include all-you-can-eat sushi

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

Up to 65% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Brookline Village

$115 $45

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Pilates Reformer classes grouped by skill level emphasize form while toning muscle; Learn Pilates package includes private and group classes

Up to 80% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

Class options include Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, strength and conditioning, and striking

Up to 70% Off Yoga Therapy Sessions

Jamaica Plain

$120 $59

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

Boston Chamber Music Society – Up to 41% Off Concert

Sanders Theatre - Harvard University

$27 $16

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Acclaimed chamber ensemble performs works by Beethoven, Mozart, and others

Charles Riverboat Company - Up to 41% Off

East Cambridge

$17 $11

Captain and crew lead river tour or sunset cruise past Harvard, Fenway Park, and historic sights along Charles River

50% Off Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge

$30 $15

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Guides dressed in period clothing lead guests around famous locations, sharing more than 400 years of history

Up to 76% Off MMA-Style Fitness Classes

Central Square

$120 $39

Choose from several programs that blend strength and aerobic training with natural movements to prepare for MMA or other combat sports

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

Classes for all fitness and experience levels emphasize breath control, gentle movements, and body alignment

Up to 75% Off Adult and Youth Martial Arts Classes

Cambridge

$190 $49

Instructors impart self-defense techniques to adults and kids in spacious gym equipped with bags, pads and a regulation ring

Up to 43% Off Harvard Walking Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

Up to 53% Off Harvard Walking Tour for 2, 4, or 6

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

Half off Salsa Classes at Salsa y Control

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Five-week course develops salsa basics, patterns, techniques, and etiquette

Up to 61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Danehy Park

$96 $45

Twice a week at Danehy Park, nationally certified trainer Derek Arledge leads boot camps that emphasize proper form and function

Up to 60% Off Hot Yoga at Prana Power Yoga

Multiple Locations

$145 $58

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Cheery studio heated to 95–99 degrees hosts daily, all-level Vinyasa classes taught by team of certified yoga instructors

Join Legends of the Boston Jazz Scene for an Intimate Evening Concert

Winter Hill

$40 $40

Head to a private studio to hear the sounds of Agachiko, a local band featuring renowned jazz and big band musicians

Up to 70% Off Classes at Broga Yoga

Multiple Locations

$140 $49

Judgment-free yoga classes for men of all skill levels

Up to 51% Off Swing Dancing Lessons and Party

The Crosby Whistle Stop

$20 $10

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

Up to 71% Off Kickboxing at Cervizzis Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$59 $19

Fitness kickboxing classes cover basic self-defense techniques that also help burn calories and boost cardiovascular health

68% Off Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio

Downtown Everett

$60 $19

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

Up to 53% Off Classes at CrossFit RBP

1 mile from the Wellington MBTA station

$209 $99

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

42% Off at Skydive Barnstable

Marstons Mills

$249 $145

Skydive harnessed to a USPA-certified instructor while free-falling at up to 120 mph, then glide gently under a canopy over scenic Cape Cod

Up to 56% Off Private Golf Lessons

Paradise Driving Range

$595 $259

PGA master pro analyzes students' swing tendencies with a variety of tools to develop correct form and course-management skills

60% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Middleton

$150 $60

Seasoned session musician, performer, and School founder helps students of all ages and skill master the guitar or bass with private lessons

Up to 70% Off at DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center

Multiple Locations

$180 $59

Students of all ages gain self-defense skills and build strength, mental and physical discipline, and confidence in tae kwon do classes

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Owner Richard Lanza began Open Doors as a metaphysical healing center and store in 1992, and he carried that healing spirit into the yoga studio he opened in 2003. At Open Doors Yoga Studios, Richard's goal is to create a space where people feel empowered to explore their personal beliefs on a path toward self-healing. Thus, yoga instructors at the studio's numerous locations help practitioners achieve their personal goals through accessible classes, each designed to build core strength while quieting the mind and increasing body awareness. From slow-flow heated classes to unheated Hatha sessions, students can participate in a variety of yoga styles geared toward beginners, more experienced participants, and those who only feel comfortable in a 98-degree room.

960 William T Morrissey Boulevard
Boston,
MA
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820 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester,
MA
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Masacote Entertainment is an internationally renowned Latin Music & Dance company with a specialty in Salsa.

The company is comprised of 3 entities: Masacote Latin Dance Company; The Masacote Dance School, and the Ritmo Masacote Orchestra.

Masacote offers instruction, performances, concerts, events, travel, and more.

14 Ginita St
Dorchester,
MA
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Fists fly amid a regulation sized boxing ring as the stern commands of an on looking coach keep the fighters in check. Though there may be gravel in his voice, each demand is intended to motivate students of all levels as they hone their boxing skills during small group boxing sessions at Peter Welch's Gym. And leading the pack of coaches who "… will motivate you, but never intimidate you," as told to the Boston Common by Melinda Sarkis—is the owner himself, Peter Welch, a Golden Gloves champion and fighting coach for UFC fighters Kenny Florian and Brock Lesnar. With decades of "old school" boxing experience tucked into his belt, Peter has developed a hands-on boxing program that teaches novice fighters using the same workout as professionals, while instilling confidence through effective conditioning and coaching.

His namesake gym recently moved to a new location that boasts a free weight area, flat screen TVs, and spacious locker rooms. The gym's week-long schedule is open to all including men and women of any age, and has even had visitors such as Anthony Bourdain.

371 Dorchester Ave
Boston,
MA
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Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

28 Arlington St
Boston,
MA
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Above all else, Sifu K.L. Brown understands two things: first, that a physical change can trigger a spiritual change; and second, that most martial-arts training caters more to men than to women. K.L. discovered that first truth as a boy in the Bronx, where his passion for the Boy Scouts, martial arts, and dance led him to several defining accomplishments. Namely, he was one of first African-Americans from his borough to earn the rank of an Eagle Scout and won both Silver Mittens and Golden Gloves titles before going on to a career as a professional boxing coach.This experience contributed to his second realization, that women needed a style of martial-arts training tailored for their fitness needs and style of learning.

Thus, K.L. designed Sweat Box, a form of martial-arts-based fitness training that dispenses with the rigidity of formal training studios in favor of a high-energy, celebratory atmosphere. As he leads participants through exercises, he also mixes in hip-hop moves and gymnastics. Leading each class, he adjusts exercises for all fitness levels, scaling difficulty where needed. In addition to helping students attain an improved physique, his fitness programs—which include classes, personal training, and competition training—encourage students to expand their perceptions of who they are and what they're capable of.

Still upholding the humanitarianism he learned with the Boy Scouts, K.L. also uses Sweat Box to promote community mindedness. Through his philanthropic venture Sweat Box, Inc. Rose Foundation, he donates proceeds from Sweat Box and Sweat Box Couture toward research into breast cancer, diabetes, and how to make donuts less delicious.

800 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
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