Things To Do in South Carolina


"Bus Stop" at The Footlight Players Theatre on February 27–March 15 (Up to 50% Off)

"Bus Stop"

Footlight Players Theatre

William Inge’s play explores the bus passengers stranded inside a Kansas restaurant during a blizzard

$30 $15

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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 56% Off)

Lowcountry Scuba

Lowcountry Scuba

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

$150 $87

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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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$45 to See a Harlem Globetrotters Game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. ($74.40 Value)

Harlem Globetrotters

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

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

$74.40 $45

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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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$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 Seafood Fest

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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Rock-Climbing Package for 2 or 4, Intro Class for 2, or One-Month Membership at Climb Upstate (Up to 55% Off)

Climb Upstate

Climb Upstate

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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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Goose Creek (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Goose Creek

Multiple Locations

Kickboxing classes combine self-defense techniques with core-strengthening exercises

$90 $15

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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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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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Valentine's Day Tasting or Wine or Beer Tasting at Wine & Beer & More (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Wine & Beer & More

Wine, Beer, & More

Established in 2012, the wine and craft-beer place hosts tastings, including one for Valentine’s Day

$20 $12

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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

Lake Hickory

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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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart 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 this 18-hole, par-72 course

$86 $40

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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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"Murdering Mr. Perfect" at The Old Mill, February 26–March 15 (Up to 47% Off)

"Murdering Mr. Perfect"

The Old Mill

Local talent acts out a murder mystery scenario and tries to solve the crime with help from the audience

$60 $32

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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.

Skate Place

Skate Place

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

God It Made Ranch

God It Made Ranch

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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Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime at House of Blues Myrtle Beach on Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Badfish - A Tribute to Sublime

House of Blues Myrtle Beach

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Long-running Sublime tribute perfectly replicates the ska-rock legends, rolling out hits such as “What I Got” and Santeria”

$13 $6.50

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Standup-Paddleboarding Rental with Instruction for Two or Four from Palmetto Paddle Sports (Up to 63% Off)

Palmetto Paddle Sports

Bluffton

Knowledgeable instructors teach the basics of paddleboarding before setting students free to explore the Hilton Head Island waterways

$130 $49

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 57% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$32.38 $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

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 53% 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 $99

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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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Elisabeth von Trapp Vocal Show on March 22 at 3 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Elisabeth von Trapp

Newberry Opera House

Maria and Baron von Trapp’s granddaughter serenades Sound of Music favorites at the opera house

$26 $15

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Nine-Hole Round of Golf with Push Cart and Range Balls for Two or Four at The Golf Center (48% Off)

The Golf Center

The Golf Center

Par 3 course covered in lush Bermuda grass plus driving range with large grass hitting area

$40 $21

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"Tape" by Stephen Belber at Threshold Repertory Theatre on March 19–April 4 (Up to 47% Off)

Tape by Stephen Belber

Threshold Repertory Theatre

Playwright Stephen Belber’s drama about three old high school friends confronting unresolved issues unfolds in a Michigan hotel room

$28.38 $16

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$39 for $70 Groupon — Personal Training

Performance Nutrition

North Charleston

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$70 $39

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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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Haunted Pub Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Greenville Ghost Tour (Up to 50% Off)

Greenville Ghost Tour

Pettigru Street Area

Guide leads tour-goers inside several haunted watering holes to have a few drinks and listen to stories of violence and mayhem

$20 $12

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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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$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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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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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 Charleston, SC

Royal Z Lanes

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

$58 $29

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

Carolina Fitness Concepts

Carolina Fitness Concepts

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

$40 $19

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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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$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 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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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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4 or 19 Weeks of Tumbling or Gymnastic Classes, or Birthday Party at Palmetto Gymnastics Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Palmetto Gymnastics Academy

Simpsonville

Children who've just learned to walk can learn to tumble in gymnastic classes; birthday party includes a free class pass for each guest

$65 $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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$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 50% 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 $11

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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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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CannonFit Transformation Center (50% Off)

Cannonfit Transformation Center

Bluffton

Metabolic boot camps are designed to burn more fat and keep metabolisms fast.

$139 $70

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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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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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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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Mega Mud Run Challenge Entry for One or a Four-Person Team at Legare Farms on Saturday, May 2 (Up to 54% Off)

Mega Mud Run Challenge

Johns Island

Obstacles such as tightropes, webs, and crawl nets impede racers’ progress as they dash through a muddy 5K course

$65 $32

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10 Group Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at 4Ever Fit Studio (Up to 52% Off)

4Ever Fit Studio

North Charleston

Passionate, licensed fitness trainer uses her own experience at weight loss to lead people of all fitness levels in entertaining classes

$60 $29

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$35 for Entry to the Spring Jam Music Fest for Two ($50 Value)

Spring Jam Music Fest

The Grove at Patriots Point

Listen to bluegrass, rock, indie, and Americana bands while browsing arts and crafts, food, and beer from vendors at an all-ages event

$50 $35

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$15 for $50 Worth of Dance Lessons — New Attitude Performing Arts Center

New Attitude Performing Arts Center

Rock Hill

From the merchant: Every dancer shines at New Attitude! We specialize in all forms of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, &hip hop

$50 $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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4 Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit, Boxing, and Boot Camp Classes at CrossFit Talem (75% Off)

Crossfit Talem

Summerville

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

$125 $31

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

Upstate Golf Schools

Upstate Golf Schools

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,
SC
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Property Location With a stay at Market Pavilion Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Charleston, steps from Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and minutes from Charleston Legends and Lore Ghost Theater. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Charleston Waterfront Park and The Powder Magazine. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 70 air-conditioned rooms featuring CD players and flat-screen televisions. Your bed comes with triple sheeting and Frette Italian sheets. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and high-definition televisions with digital programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Dining Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Charleston? This hotel has 3000 square feet (279 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. Secure parking is available onsite.
225 East Bay Street
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
US
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
US
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
US
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
US
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