Things To Do in South Carolina

5KRunDead Zombie Race Entry for One or Two (Up to 61% Off)

5KRunDead

Legare Farms

Outrun and outwit zombies trying to steal your health flags along a 5K course; prizes awarded

$70 $29

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Third Day at North Charleston Performing Arts Center on March 19 at 7 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Third Day

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

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Award-winning Christian rock band unleashes Southern-rock infused licks and inspiring lyrics

$47.50 $33.25

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Dolphin Cruise at Sunset or Eco Tour of Capers Island for One or Two from Barrier Island Eco Tours (56% Off)

Barrier Island Eco Tours

Isle of Palms

Naturalists take guests out to undeveloped Capers Island, whose surrounding salt marshes host bottlenose dolphins and other wildlife

$34 $16

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$44 for Up to 3.5-Hour Zipline Tour ($89 Value)

Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour

Rock Hill, SC

Ziplines zigzag over the Catawba River and through the canopies of ancient oaks at heights of up to 70 feet

$89 $44

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

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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$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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Two or Four Admissions with Optional Food Tickets at Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest (Up to 50% Off)

Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest

Hilton Head Island

10 local restaurants dish out seafood specialties at a festival featuring live music, arts and crafts booths, a Kids Zone, and more

$12 $6

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Concealed-Weapon-Permit Class for One or Two at Oliver Arms LLC (Up to 58% Off)

Oliver Arms LLC

Spartanburg

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

$100 $45

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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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Harlem Globetrotters Game on March 11 or 13 at 7 p.m. (39% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Multiple Locations

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$71 $43

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Standup Comedy at Carolina Comedy Club (Up to 53% Off)

Carolina Comedy Club

Carolina Comedy Club

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Comedy club welcomes nationally touring standup acts

$34 $16

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Two or Four 45-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Omega Farms Equestrian Center (Up to 59% Off)

Omega Farms Equestrian Center

Anderson

Private English balanced seat training in horsemanship, grooming, and riding on an American Saddlebred horse; ages 5 to adult

$80 $35

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$6 for $10 Worth of Sporting-Venue Rental — Upstate Speedway

Upstate Speedway

Inman

From the merchant: Deal includes one hour of track time, car and controller rental as well as assistance learning and getting started.

$10 $6

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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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Flyboarding Experience for One or Two on a Weekday or Any Day of the Week with WNC Flyboard (Up to 29% 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 $71

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at North Augusta Martial Arts (55% Off)

North Augusta Martial Arts And Self Defense

Belvedere

From the merchant: Choose from karate, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, yoga, pilates, boot camp, and cardio kickboxing.

$100 $45

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$139 for One Tandem Skydiving Jump at South Carolina Skydiving ($299.99 Value)

South Carolina Skydiving

Andrews

Strapped to an instructor, skydivers plummet from a plane before opening their parachute and drifting back to earth

$299.99 $139

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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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Three or Five One-Hour Personal Training Sessions at Transformation Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Transformation Fitness

Murrels Inlet

Clients burn fat and tone muscle with customized personal training sessions

$120 $39

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$35 for a Valentine's Day Package for Two at The Gun Shop & Indoor Range ($70 Value)

The Gun Shop & Indoor Range

Simpsonville

Date night at indoor range with 15- and 20-yard lanes; rentals include brands such as Glock, and Beretta; good idea for Valentine’s Day

$70 $35

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3, 5, or 10 Outdoor Bootcamp Classes from Stacked Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

Stacked Fitness

Lexington

Instructor motivates client to reach goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises outside that improve stamina, muscle tone, and burn fat

$36 $18

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

Capital City Gymnastics, Inc

West Columbia

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

$130 $61

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$65 for Two-Hour Cooking Class from Upcountry Provisions ($135 Value)

Upcountry Provisions

Cooking Class Option Only

Chefs teach students to make bread, desserts, or pizza

$135 $65

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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

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

$350 $122

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$29 for $60 Worth of Horseback Riding — God It Made Ranch

God It Made Ranch

Cope

From the merchant: Get back in the saddle, 60-minute horseback trail ride for two, four or six; maybe even a corporate retreat

$60 $29

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Blossoming Soul Yoga & Integrative Wellness (65% Off)

The Blossoming Soul Center For Yoga & Integrative Wellness

Seneca

From the merchant: Classes offered 7 days/week. Many different times and styles to choose from. There is a yoga for every body!

$150 $53

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Kongos at House of Blues Myrtle Beach on Friday, February 6, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50%Off)

Kongos

House of Blues Myrtle Beach

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Contemplative rockers behind “Come With Me Now” defy genre with poly-rhythms, four-part vocals, and Appalachian instrumentation

$30 $15

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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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Walking History or Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Beaufort Tours LLC (Up to 61% 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

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

$99 $45

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Three or Six 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons from Dave Bayko - PGA Professional (Up to 55% 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 $95

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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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One-Month Gym Membership, or 10 Boxing, Kickboxing, or Zumba Classes at Main Event Fitness Center (Up to 73% Off)

Main Event Fitness Center

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

One-month memberships allow exercisers to attend unlimited fitness classes and open gym; boxing, kickboxing, and Zumba classes are held

$70 $30

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Two-Hour Pirate-History Walking Tour for One or Two from Charleston Pirate Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Charleston Pirate Tours

Charleston Historic District

Pirate-garbed guide leads tours to historic buildings, telling tales of the crimes and exploits of Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, and Anne Bonny

$19.50 $11

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Kids' Art Classes at kreative Kidz Art Studio (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Kreative Kidz Art Studio

North Charleston

Classes introduce children to the basic elements and techniques of drawing and design. 

$40 $20

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Discover Scuba, Scuba Review, Project AWARE, or Coral-Reef Course at Lowcountry Scuba (Up to 51% Off)

Lowcountry Scuba

Mount Pleasant

Courses give diving newcomers a taste of the underwater world or teach participants about the fauna and flora they might see on dives

$150 $99

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Low Impact Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six at Paintball Central (Up to 51% Off)

Paintball Central

Multiple Locations

Players weave through wooded terrain and open fields shooting small-caliber paintballs that have less impact energy; ideal for new players

$73.90 $39

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$87 for $159 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Master Kim's World Class Tae Kwon Do

Master Kim's World Class Tae Kwon Do

Greenville

From the merchant: Choose from a flexible class schedule and enjoy one month of group lessons; programs start with a private lesson

$159 $87

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5 or 10 Classes at Kickboxing Mount Pleasant (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Mount Pleasant

Multiple Locations

Classes help clients achieve goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises while learning self defense to get fit

$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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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 or a One-Month Membership at Climb Upstate (Up to 55% Off)

Climb Upstate

Spartanburg

Rock-climbing gym access and full suite of gear support climbers across an indoor cave with a 160 ft. traverse and 45-degree bouldering wall

$32 $16

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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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Bowling with Shoe Rental and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at StrikeHouse Bowl (Up to 58% Off)

StrikeHouse Bowl

Aiken

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

$36 $17

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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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$199 for a Four-Hour Fishing Trip for Up to Four from Fish Tales Guide Service ($400 Value)

Fish Tales Guide Service

Anderson

Experienced anglers help groups reel in stripers, largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish

$400 $199

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Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions and a Meal Plan at Xfactor Sports and Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Xfactor Sports and Fitness

Powerhouse Gym

Personal-training sessions build strength, burn fat, and rely on intense intervals designed to speed up the metabolism

$79 $29

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Five Martial Arts Classes at Self Defense Academy (52% Off)

Self Defense Academy

Mauldin

Evening martial-arts instruction offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

$50 $24

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Jessica's Piano Studio

Multiple Locations

Owner draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

$50 $25

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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 with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Bear Valley Golf Club (Up to 45% Off)

Bear Valley Golf Club

North Pickens

Panoramic views of the natural landscape around Pinnacle Mountain serve as a backdrop for rounds on an 18-hole, 6,718-yard course

$72 $40

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Brookgreen Gardens (Up to 55% Off)

Brookgreen Gardens

Between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

Admission to first U.S. sculpture garden replete with exhibits, a film, and zoo

$28 $14

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Fox Run Country Club (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Fox Run Country Club

Simpsonville

6,556-yard course suitable for golfers of all skill levels

$80 $49

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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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$50 for One-Month Gym Membership with Personal-Training Session at 24/7 Health & Fitness Center ($100 Value)

24/7 Health & Fitness Center

Multiple Locations

Strength and cardio equipment fill a gym open 24/7; personal-training sessions guide clients toward better fitness

$100 $50

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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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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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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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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Chickasaw Point Golf Course (Up to 46% Off)

Chickasaw Point Golf Course

Westminster

Dense foliage blocks out the surrounding world during 18-hole rounds on a par-72 course near the Georgia-South Carolina border

$53 $29

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$16 for $29 Worth of Fitness Classes — B.I.T. 2477 Fitness Center

B.i.t. 2477 Fitness Center

Longs

From the merchant: Complete access for one month of 24/7 Fitness Center. 2 Free private personal training sessions.

$29 $16

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Shooting-Range Packages at Palmetto State Armory (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

Palmetto State Armory

Ridgeland

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

$55 $27

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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 60% Off)

U.S. Taekwondo Academy

Irmo

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

$80 $35

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One or Two Introductory Horseback Riding Lessons with Annual Membership at Leg Up Equestrian (Up to 57% Off)

Leg Up Equestrian - Fort Mill

Fort Mill

Basic skills build on each other during beginner horseback riding lessons taught in small classes; holiday gift for horse lovers

$90 $39

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Archery Package with Rental, Range Time, and Instruction for One or Two at Jeffery Archery (Up to 50% Off)

Jeffery Archery

Southeastern Columbia

At a 12-lane indoor range, an instructor equips archers with all required gear and helps them fire arrows toward targets 5–20 yd. away

$30 $16

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Two-Hour Sunset Cruise or 90-Minute Private Charter Cruise from Charleston Sailing Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Prevailing Winds

Charleston

USCG certified captains deliver unfettered views of the sunset, or set sail on customizable private charter journeys; all trips are BYOB

$120 $69

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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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$12 for General Admission for One to The Big Fake Wedding Charleston on April 15 ($25 Value)

The Big Fake Wedding

Harborside East

Guests attend a mock wedding complete with ceremony and dinner to sample wedding vendors’ talents and gain inspiration for their own big day

$25 $12

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5 or 10 Zumba Fitness Classes from Queen City DanceOut (Up to 55% 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 $18.75

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Qi Works Studio (Up to 67% Off)

Qi Works Studio

Greenville

Classes include tai chi, qigong, Zumba, yoga, and toning with light weights

$99 $40

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Paintball Package for Two, Four, Six, or Eight from Paintball Promos (Up to 81% Off)

Paintball Promos

Compass Paintball

Paintball Promos packages includes admission to area field and all necessary equipment

$40 $10

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Two or Four Admissions to Wingfest with Food Tickets (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Wingfest

Hilton Head Island

Live music plays as crowds sample wings and other foods from local restaurants

$22 $12

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One, Three, or Six Private Golf Lessons or One Lesson for Two at Upstate Golf Schools (Up to 58% Off)

Upstate Golf Schools

Spartanburg

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

$70 $32

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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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Bucky's Bar-B-Q owner Wayne Preston honed his craft at a young age, spending boyhood afternoons in his father's meatpacking plant and Wednesday nights preparing suppers for his local church. Word about Wayne's saucy ribs and pulled pork spread shortly after he founded his own roadside barbecue stand, forcing him?like the barbecue-sauce barons of years past?to expand his operations to new frontiers. Today, each of Bucky's four locations fashions heaping plates of never-frozen Boston butt, tender chicken, and St. Louis?style ribs in the traditional country style: hand-rubbed with secret seasonings and slow-cooked over a smoky fire of hickory chips. Three housemade sauces garnish slices of juicy meat served alongside traditional sides of baked beans, coleslaw, and sweet potatoes. When they aren't dishing out meals in the restaurant, Bucky's tireless staff serves parties, formal events, weddings, and flash mobs as large as 1,500 people with fully catered barbecue feasts.

Wayne shares his more than 15 years of barbecuing expertise with aspiring grill masters during in-depth classes offered at his Roper Mountain and Donaldson Center locations. Students not only learn the art behind sauces and rub but also get to eat their class materials.

2010 Perimeter Rd
Greenville,
SC
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