Things To Do in South Carolina

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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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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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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A Golf Lesson from Accelerated Golf Academy (65% Off)

Brent Reneau at Accelerated Golf Academy

Swingbox

From the merchant: AGA will teach true golf improvement emphasizing swing plane, clubface control, and the ball struck before the ground.

$140 $49

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Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Greenville Shrine Club on January 24 or 25 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Greenville Shrine Club

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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4 Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit, Boxing, and Boot Camp Classes at CrossFit Talem (75% Off)

Crossfit Talem

Summerville

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$125 $31

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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 55% 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 $36

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The Australian Bee Gees at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, January 31 (Up to 37% Off)

The Australian Bee Gees Show

Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

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Amidst a multimedia spectacle, the lookalikes chronicle all eras of Bee Gees popularity, from early deep cuts to later-year hits

$40.75 $27

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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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5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Aiken (81% Off)

CrossFit Aiken

Aiken

CrossFit trainers teach safe workouts that use functional activity via weightlifting, cardio, and gymnastics

$80 $15

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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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One- or Three-Month Unlimited CrossFit Membership at Foothills CrossFit (Up to 58% Off)

Foothills Crossfit

Anderson

Recently opened 4,800-square-foot gym offers varied high-intensity workouts for beginners, athletes, and everyone in between

$115 $50

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$44 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 $44

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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

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$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 36% 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 $64

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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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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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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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Concealed-Weapon-Permit Class or Shooting-Range Packages at The Gun Shop & Indoor Range (Up to 57% 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 $26

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Four or Eight Kids' Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at Columbia Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Columbia Martial Arts and Fitness

Lexington

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

$109.95 $24

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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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$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

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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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Bowling Games for Two or Four with Shoes, Pizza, and Soda at Franklin Lanes and Skateway (Up to 63% Off)

Franklin Lanes and Skateway

Franklin

Family entertainment haven holds 24 lanes with automatic scoring alongside tiki bar that dishes up pizza and soda

$40 $15

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New Years Eve 80's Dance Party with Rubix Kube at House of Blues Myrtle Beach on December 31 (Up to 48% Off)

New Years Eve 80's Dance Party with Rubix Kube

House of Blues Myrtle Beach

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’80s tribute act channels everyone from Cyndi Lauper to MC Hammer in a dance party loaded with colorful costumes, wigs, and ace musicianship

$27 $14

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Round of Golf Including Cart for Two or Four at The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes (Up to 51% 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 $49

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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 56% 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 $19

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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 Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes and Personal Training for One or Two at Carolina Sweat (Up to 86% Off)

Carolina Sweat

Multiple Locations

Fitness classes include cardio exercises, athletic conditioning, strength training, or upper-body trials; personal trainers help set goals

$199 $35

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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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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Columbia

Listen to live music and munch on quesadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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Cheeses and Small Plates at O'Hara & Flynn (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

O'Hara & Flynn

Downtown

Share plates of five-year-aged Gouda, imported charcuterie, and smoked salmon at a wine bar with 700 bottles to choose from

$30 $18

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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 $24

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90-Minute Semiprivate Christmas-Themed Harbor Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Captains Source (Up to 54% Off)

Captains Source

Mount Pleasant

USGC–licensed captains navigate up to 6 passengers through waterways and spin tales of historical events on Christmas-themed cruise

$140 $70

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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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One- or Two-Month Gym Membership at Studio SI (Up to 62% Off)

Studio SI

Multiple Locations

More than a dozen instructors lead group fitness classes, such as Zumba, Insanity, and PiYo, at studio with three locations

$65 $29

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

Cross Training Martial Arts

Sumter

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$45 $23

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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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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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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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Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

NASCAR Racing Experience

Myrtle Beach Speedway

Give the gift of of adrenaline this holiday season with a drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Myrtle Beach Speedway

$129.99 $64

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Firearms Classes at Palmetto Strategic Defense (47% Off). Four Options Available.

Palmetto Strategic Defense

Multiple Locations

Instructors with law-enforcement backgrounds and experience with SWAT teams instruct students in courses on firearms safety and training

$85 $45

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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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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 65% 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 $22

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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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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at D & D Fitness (70% Off)

D & D Fitness

Murrells Inlet

Certified, experienced coaches lead group sessions that can be modified to any fitness level.

$150 $45

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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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Parents' Night Out Childcare for One, Two, or Three Kids at Palmetto Athletic Center (Up to 53% Off)

Palmetto Athletic Center

Lexington

Kids entertain themselves with inflatable obstacle courses and games under adult supervision as parents enjoy evenings out

$17 $8

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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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Bumper-Car Rides and Arcade Credits at The Factory (Up to 46% 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 $18

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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

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$30 $17

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One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes with Optional Martial-Arts Classes at U.S. Taekwondo Academy (Up to 62% Off)

U.S. Taekwondo Academy

Irmo

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

$80 $33

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions for One or Two at Faith Fitness Studio (Up to 87% Off)

Faith Fitness Studio

Fort Mill Boot Camp

Trainers tailor sessions to help clients achieve goals including weight loss, strength building, cardiovascular conditioning, or athletics

$319 $45

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One-Month Gym Membership, or 10 Boxing, Kickboxing, or Zumba Classes at Main Event Fitness Center (Up to 75% 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 $29

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$99 for a Two-Hour Trail Ride for Two from Middleton Equestrian Center ($200 Value)

Middleton Stables

Summerville

The two-hour trail ride explores 65 acres of gardens, woods, riverbanks, and rice fields at Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark

$200 $99

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$39 for $70 Groupon — Personal Training

Performance Nutrition

North Charleston

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$70 $39

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Five Rounds of Golf with Range Balls at Dunes West Golf and River Club (Up to 77% Off)

Dunes West Golf and River Club

Mount Pleasant

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

$205 $47

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Winery Tour with Tasting and Cheese Plate, or Craft Beer Flight at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 56% Off)

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

Morgan

Winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin welcome guests to newly built winery with views of charming vineyards and tasty cheese plates.

$26 $12

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Improv Show, December 5–March 28, or Six-Week Improv Class, January 6–March 31 at Alchemy Comedy Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Alchemy Comedy Theater

Coffee Underground

Four different improv shows throughout the week; classes teach long- and short-form improv, as well as scene-work, to students of all levels

$10 $8

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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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One Day of Unlimited Mini Golf for Two Children or Adults at Legendary Golf (50% Off)

Legendary Golf

Multiple Locations

Players can traverse three courses and challenge their skills as they encounter curved tracks, water hazards, trees, and other obstacles

$90 $45

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Concealed-Weapon-Permit Class for One or Two at Oliver Arms LLC (Up to 66% Off)

Oliver Arms LLC

Spartanburg

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

$100 $36

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Carolina Fitness Concepts (Up to 66% Off)

Carolina Fitness Concepts

Aiken

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

$40 $16

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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,
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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,
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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,
SC
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