Things To Do in South Carolina

"The Nutcracker" at Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston on December 19 (Up to 40% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$48 $29

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Nickelback at North Charleston Coliseum on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 29% Off)

Nickelback

North Charleston Coliseum

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Chart-topping rockers behind “How You Remind Me” deliver slick yet heavy hits in support of their latest album No Fixed Address

$54.90 $38.75

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One or Two Rounds of Golf for One with Cart on the Harbor Course at Wild Dunes Resort (Up to 57% Off)

Wild Dunes Resort

Harbor Course

The Harbor Golf Course presents a challenging path filled with lagoons, salt marshes, and views of the Intracoastal Waterway

$115 $49

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5 or 10 Zumba Fitness Classes from Queen City DanceOut (Up to 60% Off)

Queen City DanceOut

Multiple Locations

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

$35 $15

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$70 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour for Two from Greenville Glides ($130 Value)

Greenville Glides

West End

Segway tours glide through the city’s historic West End, Fluor Field, and Swamp Rabbit Trail

$130 $70

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Two or Four 18-Hole Rounds of Golf with Practice Facility Access at Legend Oaks Golf Club (Up to 77% Off)

Legend Oaks Golf Club

Summerville

Golfers launch drives through the wetlands, fragrant pines, and 300-year-old oak trees of an 18-hole golf course

$93 $24

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$49 for $110 Groupon — Keishi Dojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Shaw AFB-Horatio

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$110 $49

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Sushi-Making Class with Sake and a Bamboo Mat to Take Home for One or Two at Kurama (Up to 50% Off)

Kurama

Hilton Head Island

Instructors demonstrate how to make three different sushi rolls while narrating the history of sushi; students get a small carage of sake

$70 $40

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All-Day Rock-Climbing Packages for Two or Four at Climb Upstate (Up to 55% Off)

Climb Upstate

Spartanburg

All-day access and a full suite of equipment support climbers across an indoor cave with a 40 ft. roof and a 45-degree bouldering wall

$32 $16

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Three Games of Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Pizza, and Soda for Two or Four at Royal Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Royal Lanes

Goose Creek

36-lane bowling alley with automatic scoring, more than 20 TVs, a sports bar, an arcade, and billiards

$58 $29

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Bowling with Shoe Rental and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at StrikeHouse Bowl (Up to 54% Off)

StrikeHouse Bowl

Aiken

Roll strikes and spares on refurbished lanes at the former Aiken bowl; snack bar provides cold, refreshing drinks

$36 $18

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Tournament Show with Dinner for a Child or Adult with Optional VIP Package at Medieval Times (Up to 42% Off)

Medieval Times

Conway East

Ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal; VIP package with DVD and banner

$32.07 $25

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One, Three, or Five DIY Craft Workshops for One, or One Workshop for Two at Studio Made (Up to 57% Off)

Studio Made

Anderson

Expert-led workshops on jewelry, apparel, decor, and more help students make their DIY dreams into reality

$40 $19

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$49 for an Eight-Hour Concealed-Weapons-Permit Course at I Am Not A Victim ($100 Value)

I Am Not A Victim

Greer

Split between a lecture and an outdoor range session, the class covers gun laws, firearm safety, and shooting fundamentals

$100 $49

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Historical Walking Tour for Two or Four from Greenville History Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Greenville History Tours

Greenville

Led by author of A Guide to Historical Greenville, South Carolina, tours stop at landmarks such as Liberty Bridge and assorted statues.

$24 $12

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$143 for $298 Worth of Martial Arts — Sam Chapman's American Karate

Sam Chapman's American Karate

Mauldin

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

$298 $143

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Two or Four Horseback Riding Lessons at Belle Terre Farm (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Belle Terre Farm

Pine Drive Greer

Instructors teach students horseback riding basics and safety tips during one-hour lessons

$90 $46

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One Month of CrossFit for One or Two with Two-Week Intro Class at CrossFit North Augusta (Up to 65% Off

CrossFit North Augusta

Aiken

Varied Intense, functional exercises can be scaled to a person’s health and fitness

$135 $49

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$149 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump from Skydiving Charleston ($299 Value)

Skydiving Charleston

Andrews

Skydiver leaps from a plane and soars through the sky at 120 mph while safely strapped to an instructor; makes a great holiday gift

$299 $149

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at Southern Oaks (Up to 54% Off)

Southern Oaks

Powdersville-Piedmont

Lakes, streams, and more than 650 trees line 6,495 yards of bermuda-grass fairways and greens at an 18-hole, par-72 course

$86 $40

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Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at Indigo Creek Golf Club (Up to 59% Off). Three Options Available.

Indigo Creek Golf Club

Myrtle Beach

Waterways, wildlife, and oaks and pines shape 18-hole, 6,747-yard course that snakes through the Carolina Lowcountry

$110 $50

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Four Weeks of Kids' Classes or Birthday Party for Up to 12 at Simpsonville Gymnastics (Up to 59% Off)`

Simpsonville Gymnastics

Simpsonville

Tumbling, preschool, and gymnastics classes teach kids of any age basic gymnastic skills, improving strength, flexibility, and coordination

$70 $29

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Four or Eight Kids' Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at Columbia Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Columbia Martial Arts and Fitness

Lexington

Kids' classes teach the fundamentals of martial arts while improving fitness and building self-confidence

$109.95 $29

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$61 for $130 Worth of Gymnastics — Capital City Gymnastics

Capital City Gymnastics, Inc

West Columbia

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$130 $61

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Tour, Tasting, and Shot Glass for One, Two, or Four at Copperhead Mountain Distillery (Up to 45% Off)

Copperhead Mountain Distillery

Travelers Rest

Tour facility that produces small copper stills of whiskey, spiced rum, and moonshine before sampling 11-15 types of the finished product

$20 $12

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Skating and Snacks for 2 or 4 or Party Package for 11 at The Skate Place (Up to 52% Off). Five Options Available.

The Skate Place

Powdersville-Piedmont

Roller skaters of all ages have fun during open skate sessions or parties that include skate rental, pizza, and drinks

$21.50 $11

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from Firehouse Fitness Training (65% Off)

Firehouse Fitness Training

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

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$350 $122

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Golf Outing for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Lunch at Calhoun Country Club (Up to 49% Off)

Calhoun Country Club

St. Matthews

Relatively open fairways are juxtaposed by towering pines and hardwoods, intersecting waterways, and elevation changes throughout

$68 $35

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Bumper-Car Rides and Arcade Credits at The Factory (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

The Factory

Franklin

100+ arcade games, a two-story go-kart track, mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars, and the Foam Factory indoor play area thrill visitors

$32 $16

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Eli Young Band at House of Blues Myrtle Beach on December 4 at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Eli Young Band

House of Blues Myrtle Beach

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ACMA-winning country group behind #1 hits such as “Drunk Last Night” and “Crazy Girl” put it all on the stage in an electrifying performance

$26.50 $16

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Round of Golf Including Cart for Two or Four at The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes (Up to 58% Off)

The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes

Hardeeville

Par-72 course challenges with twisty greens and vengeful bunkers surrounded by lakes and wetland across 7,300 yards; cart included

$100 $42

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Bowling Packages for Two or Four at The Big E – Entertainment Outlet (Up to 52% Off)

The Big E – Entertainment Outlet

Gaffney

Games include shoe rentals and arcade tokens; nacho platter for two or large pizza for four

$35.50 $17

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Walking History or Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Beaufort Tours LLC (Up to 65% Off)

Beaufort Tours LLC

Northwest Quadrant

Walk through a 300-year-old town and learn about its history and pre-Civil War–era homes or spooky apparitions of Revolutionary soldiers

$40 $17

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$45 for $99 Toward 1 Month of Unlimited Aikido and Jiu-Jitsu Classes with One Free Uniform

Carter's Academy of Self-Defense

Multiple Locations

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$99 $45

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

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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Cooking Class for One or Two with Wine Tasting at The Presidential Culinary Museum (Up to 51% Off)

The Presidential Culinary Museum

Grover

Learn how to cook the same meals former presidents enjoyed from former White House chefs

$80 $40

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental and Optional Meals for Two or Four at Country Club of Newberry (Up to 53% Off)

Country Club of Newberry

Newberry

Water comes into play on nine holes at challenging but fair 6,530 yd. course characterized by rolling fairways and generous greens

$180 $90

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Jim Brickman: On a Winter's Night at Koger Center for the Arts on December 2 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Jim Brickman

Koger Center for the Arts

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Silky-voiced adult-contemporary singer and pianist plays Christmas hits such as “The Gift” and “If You Believe” on a holiday tour

$42 $21

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Santa Bar Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Carolina Nightlife on Saturday, December 13 (47% Off)

Carolina Nightlife

Mynt

Downtown Charleston bars host revelers as they crawl from spot to spot dressed in holiday-themed costumes

$15 $8

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5, 10, or Unlimited CrossFit Classes with CrossFit Swagger at Select Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

Select Fitness

North Charleston

Members shed calories and build muscle through group classes, a fully stocked cardio center, free weights, and functional training

$65 $23

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$20 for a Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Visit for Two (Up to $40 Value)

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Patriots Point

Historic vessels that fought in World War II, Vietnam, and the Korean War; retrieved the Apollo 8 astronauts; and earned many battle stars

$40 $20

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$76 for $170 Worth of Martial Arts — Universal Karate Studios

Universal Karate Studios

Lancaster

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

$170 $76

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Drink and Draw Event for One, Two, or Six from Pencil Portraits by Ashley (Up to 52% Off)

Pencil Portraits by Ashley

Greenville

Customers choose from a range of subjects during Drink and Draw events where a skilled artist helps them create a frame-worthy portrait

$30 $15

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Summerville (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Summerville

Summerville

Fitness-centric classes utilize kickboxing techniques to burn away calories

$90 $15

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$23 for $45 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Cross Training Martial Arts

Cross Training Martial Arts

Sumter

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

$45 $23

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5 or 10 Booty Barre Classes at Powerhouse Gym (Up to 54% Off)

Powerhouse Gym

Bluffton

Barre fitness classes tone physiques and tighten rears with ballet-inspired, isometric movements

$75 $35

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Concealed-Weapon-Permit Class for One or Two at Oliver Arms LLC (Up to 62% Off)

Oliver Arms LLC

Spartanburg

Learn gun safety through a state-approved concealed-handgun-training program

$100 $40

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One Month of CrossFit Classes for One or Two People at CrossFit Talem (Up to 70% Off)

CrossFit Talem

CrossFit Talem Goose Creek

In a supportive community with caring, pro coaches, pupils take advantage of free nutritional coaching and practice functional fitness

$125 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Carolina Fitness Concepts (Up to 59% Off)

Carolina Fitness Concepts

Aiken

ASFA-certified personal trainer Tom Clements incorporates yoga, plyometric, and strength-training exercises into boot camps

$40 $19

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$28 for 180 Minutes of Game-Play and Classic Wand at MagiQuest ($47.99 Value)

MagiQuest

Myrtle Beach

After selecting a magic wand, patrons roam the castle in a live-action adventure game

$47.99 $28

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Two-Hour Airsoft Game with Gear Rental for Two at BattleCat Sports (50% Off)

BattleCat Sports

Anderson

Players suit up with a rented mask, airsoft rifle, and BBs; 10,000-square-foot facility designed by military and law-enforcement members

$50 $25

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Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Wine & Beer (Up to 45% Off)

Wine & Beer

Greer

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

$20 $11

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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes and Five Foundation Classes at Upstate CrossFit (Up to 79% Off)

Upstate CrossFit

Mauldin

Instructors change up classes on a daily basis to help engage participants and push them to become faster and more powerful

$175 $44

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Flyboarding Experience for One or Two on a Weekday or Any Day of the Week with WNC Flyboard (Up to 41% Off)

WNC Flyboard

Bethlehem

Glide through air and water while a jet ski blasts water through your foot-mounted jet pack and an experienced instructor ensures safety

$100 $59

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for One Tandem Skydiving Jump at South Carolina Skydiving (47% Off)

South Carolina Skydiving

Andrews

After a 30-minute ground briefing, skydivers ascend to at least 10,000 ft. and jump while strapped to pros

$279 $149

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Inner-Tube or Inflatable Kayak Rental for Two or Four at Saluda River Rafting Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Saluda River Rafting Adventures

Easley East

Duos leisurely float down the river inside rented inter tubes or inflatable kayaks

$50 $25

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Classes for One or Couples at Crossfit 576 (Up to 54% Off)

Crossfit 576

Crossfit 576

Five coaches can instill the fundamentals of CrossFit

$99.99 $49

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Concealed-Weapon-Permit Class or Shooting-Range Packages at The Gun Shop & Indoor Range (Up to 52% Off)

The Gun Shop & Indoor Range

Simpsonville

Indoor range with 15- and 20-yard lanes; rentals include guns from brands such as Glock, Smith & Wesson, and Beretta

$50 $29

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$50 for $99 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Lexington Jiu-Jitsu

Lexington Jiu Jitsu

Lexington

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

$99 $50

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp (Up to 84% Off)

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

Trainers motivate exercisers to tackle routines of calisthenics, plyometrics, and resistance training

$99 $26

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Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Six and Twenty Distillery

Powdersville

Craft distillers show off the hybrid still they use to make whiskey from wheat, not corn; each tour comes with a choice of souvenirs

$20 $11

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$27 for $50 Worth of Tennis — The Plantation Club At Longcreek

Windermere Racquet Club

Blythewood

USPTA professional instructor Tyler Simmons leads private and group tennis lessons

$50 $27

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Four Dance Classes from Elevation Dance Company (75% Off)

Elevation Dance Company

Pendleton

From the merchant: You will receive monthly tuition for one age and level appropriate dance class in the genre of your choice.

$40 $10

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Golf for One, Two, or Four Including Cart Rental at Azalea Sands Golf Club (Up to 59% Off)

Azalea Sands Golf Club

North Myrtle Beach

Course characterized by water hazards on 15 holes and strategically placed bunkers throughout

$110 $50

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Two-Hour Kayak Tour of Hilton Head Island for Two or Four from Marshgrass Adventures (Up to 56% Off)

Marshgrass Adventures

Bluffton

Knowledgeable guides lead two-hour kayak expeditions through Hilton Head Island waterways in search of dolphins, fish, and birds

$120 $55

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$17 for $30 Worth of Bicycle Rental — SLOWCOUNTRY RENTALS LLC

Slowcountry Rentals Llc

Beaufort

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

$30 $17

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One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes with Optional Martial-Arts Classes at U.S. Taekwondo Academy (Up to 55% Off)

U.S. Taekwondo Academy

Irmo

Tae kwon do and cardio kickboxing classes teach perseverance and self-control; gloves included

$80 $39

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Three or Six 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons from Dave Bayko - PGA Professional (Up to 60% Off)

Dave Bayko - PGA Professional

The Golf Depot

Based on each student’s athletic abilities, lessons focus on the fundamentals of the golf swing

$210 $85

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Gym Membership Package with Three or Six Personal Training Sessions at Pivotal Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Pivotal Fitness

Columbia

Gym patrons sweat on Life Fitness equipment, and take spinning and step aerobics classes; month-long memberships come with personal training

$228 $59

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One Month of Unlimited Classes or 10- or 20-Class Pass at The Yoga House Charleston (Up to 59% Off)

The Yoga House of Charleston

Charleston

Internationally trained yoga instructors lead all levels of classes – from beginners to advanced – in clean, spacious, spa-like atmosphere

$90 $39

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Classes for Kids or Adults at Masters Studios (Up to 76% Off). Three Options Available.

Masters Studios

Multiple Locations

Masters Studios trains students to achieve goals, whether to get in shape, train, or to become a martial arts master

$70 $25

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Five Rounds of Golf with Range Balls at Dunes West Golf and River Club (Up to 76% Off)

Dunes West Golf and River Club

Mount Pleasant

Players drive balls across 6,781-yard course that runs along marshland water hazards

$205 $49

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10 or 20 Pilates Classes, or Three Private Pilates Classes at Body Synergy (Up to 82% Off)

Body Synergy

Flat Rock

Build core strength while improving balance, posture, and flexibility during group or private sessions

$195 $49

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Shooting-Range Packages at Palmetto State Armory (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Palmetto State Armory

Greenville

Air-conditioned range at an outfitter staffed by experts in all manner of firearms

$55 $29

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One or Three 60-Minute Golf Lessons with a PGA Teaching Pro from Rtaylor Golf (Up to 52% Off)

Rtaylor Golf

The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation

PGA teaching pro helps players perfect their golf game with one or three private lessons

$80 $39

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All-Day Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Adventure Cove (Up to 53% Off)

Adventure Cove

Hilton Head Island

Two 18-hole courses challenge mini golfers with waterfalls, contoured greens, and quirky challenges on each green

$29.90 $15

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One, Three, or Six Private Golf Lessons or One Lesson for Two at Upstate Golf Schools (Up to 53% Off)

Upstate Golf Schools

Spartanburg

PGA instructor helps golfers groom their game in private or two-person sessions

$70 $35

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BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Aiken Center for the Arts (Up to 63% Off)

Aiken Center for The Arts

Aiken

Customers can bring wine, cocktails, and refreshments to painting classes, creating works of art in a step-by-step process

$30 $15

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Hypnosis Comedy Show at Big Laughs Theatre Through May 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Big Laughs Theatre

Big Laughs Theatre

Rich and Elizabeth Wylde use the power of hypnosis to create laughs during family-friendly and adults-only shows

$25 $12.50

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Though built in 1893 to manufacture textiles, the Columbia Mills’ storied stone halls now weave tapestries of knowledge with exhibits on everything from lasers and space travel to South Carolina's role in the Civil War. Boasting accolades by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Smithsonian, South Carolina State Museum devotes each of its four floors and part of its fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology represented by more than 70,000 artifacts.

Through a series of permanent exhibits, curators lead visitors on a cultural and geological voyage. Guests stroll through years of traditional and contemporary art by state artists, marvel at a 43-foot white shark display and full dinosaur skeletons, or cast imaginations back in exhibits on turn-of-the-century transportation, laser technology, and aviation. The museum also excavates the surrounding landscape to present 14,000 years of local culture in Native American tools and colonial-era lifestyle items.

Five galleries also house changing exhibits featuring assemblages of artifacts from Civil War–era Charleston or 300 years of American-made telescopes, each carefully monitored to ensure they contain just the right amount of science. While museum staffers frequently rotate their exhibits, they also host traveling displays and send others on the road through the Traveling Exhibits Program. Various education displays such as interactive children's labs, living-history reenactments, and lectures from visiting scholars further enrich all-ages visitors.

301 Gervais St
Columbia,
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Trees draped in spanish moss catch the wind along the edges of the fairways at Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, where designer Russell Breeden sculpted a 6,701-yard course into the verdant grounds of a former plantation. Throughout the par-72 layout, ponds and streams ripple on the borders of nearly every hole, often forcing golfers to choose from taking a conservative line, challenging the hazard with a big swing, or releasing their golf ball to a family of catfish. Breeden's artful use of waterways is most noticeable at the par-5 eighth hole, where a stream splits to cut across the center of the fairway and wraps two watery prongs around both sides of the hole to add pressure as golfers contemplate their approach to the green. Bermuda-grass fairways and greens await golf balls that steer clear of the course's water hazards and the various sand traps occasionally populated by disoriented sunbathers.

Before taking to the first tee, clubbers can warm up their swings and rehearse their putter-twirling routine at a practice complex that includes a driving range and a putting green. To keep golfers fresh during rounds, the club offers on-course beverage service and a full-service snack bar and lounge.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 6,701 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 72.3 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees * Five tee options * Scorecard

20 Dunvegan Dr
Charleston,
SC
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It was February 17, 1864. The USS Housatonic floated in Charleston Harbor atop calm, cold waters. Below the surface, a group of Confederate soldiers sweated bullets as they cranked the propellers of the H. L. Hunley, speeding toward the Union's Housatonic on a historic mission: they would become the first submarine crew ever to sink an enemy ship. A 135-pound torpedo struck the Housatonic's stern, detonating a fiery explosion that sank the vessel within minutes. The Hunley then surfaced just long enough for the crew to flash a blue magnesium light, signaling to fellow forces on the shore that the mission succeeded and the submarine would return. And it did—but not until almost 140 years later, when it was raised from the harbor's sandy bottom on August 8, 2000, after author Clive Cussler discovered the wreck intact.

Today, the leaders of the nonprofit H. L. Hunley Submarine seek to conserve, restore, and ultimately exhibit this historic vessel, as well as solve the mystery of how it completed its mission only to vanish moments later. They welcome visitors to see the submarine in its current condition—within a 90,000-gallon conservation tank—and educate guests on the vessel's many details. Guides walk guests through features such as the manual-propulsion system and automatic moon roof, and illuminate exhibits such as a lifesize model from the TNT movie The Hunley.

1250 Supply St
North Charleston,
SC
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When sports nutritionist and Coastal Body Studio Director Lauren Dauscher was training for the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis, she sought a workout that not only conditioned the entire body, but also focused on preventing injury. What she discovered was an enduring passion for Pilates training. Lauren began her studies with Penelope Wyer Barrow, who was taught by the master eye of Joseph Pilates?s prot?g? Romana Kryzanowska, and Lauren has since gone on to learn from countless luminaries of the Pilates universe. Her resulting program helps student build strength, control, and flexibility, a trio of physical abilities ideal for those competing in sports, seeking rehabilitation, or lifting their couch to look for a misplaced gift receipt.

Lauren?s studio blends mat training with work performed on the reformer, barrels, and the wunda chair. She complements workouts with one-on-one nutritional counseling, which includes coaching, meal planning, and dietary support. Lauren also currently partners with Dr. Donald Layman, who, oxymoronic name aside, is an author and a professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois who has developed the Metaboliq weight-loss system. :m]]

2700 North Highway 17
Mount Pleasant,
SC
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Angie Acosta, founder of Queen City DanceOut, has a simple motto for her students: "If you're moving, you're doing it right." This encouraging, low-pressure attitude attracts people of all ages to her dance-inspired fitness classes, which meet at 18 public locations. Angie and her instructors aim to make exercise feel like a celebration and a refreshing break rather than a dreaded routine. To this end, their classes incorporate intuitive dance moves and invigorating music. DanceOut, the signature course, blends genres as diverse as swing, hip-hop, and reggae into a workout, relying on repetition and basic choreography to keep everyone grooving. Other highlights of the curriculum include the Latin rhythms of Zumba; the Dance Impact class, which fuses dance and kickboxing; and JamStrong, a mixture of core-conditioning, dance, and fun.

Community is a central aspect of every DanceOut class. As pupils practice their twirls, they can follow both the teacher and the Jam Crew—a team of regulars who help make the steps easy to follow and can assist fellow dancers. In addition to group workouts, instructors host skill workshops such as Booty Bootcamp, where attendees learn rump-shaking techniques and how to turn any chair into a rocking chair. They also put on performances and lead private classes for special events and parties.

1067 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill,
SC
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Certified trainer Heather Coley has been immersed in fitness for her entire life. From a childhood spent kicking soccer balls, she has muscled her way into becoming a qualified, multi-level fitness instructor certified by the American Council on Exercise, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association, and Mad Dogg Athletics just to name a few. With the help of Kelli Calabrese—a certified trainer, wellness writer, and degreed physiologist—Coley combined the years of research, instruction, and nutritional wisdom behind Dr. John Spencer Ellis's original Adventure Boot Camp with her own extensive experience. It's through these motivating boot camps that she hopes to help her clients reshape their lifestyles and waistlines. Pulling from a wealth of exercises and plyometrics, Coley helps her students reach their fitness goals as they sprint, jump, and pump iron through obstacle courses, weight training, and cardio drills. She changes up her workouts daily to keep muscles on their toes and minimize body boredom so that muscles don’t start mindlessly doodling all over the bones. She aims to boost attendees' self-confidence with motivating words that summon images of a slimmer physique, well-toned muscles, and a straighter posture.

1421 Laurens Road
Greenville,
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