Things To Do In South Portland Gardens

70% Off Personal-Training Experience

The Body Architect

East End

$199 $59

Semiprivate personal training, unlimited team training and yoga, and assessments and check-in encompass personal training experience

$14 for Family Games, Attractions, and Snacks

Joker's Family Fun and Games

Riverton

$26 $14

(520)

Vast indoor play areas serve housemade pizza as kids play with jungle gyms, inflatable air bounces, train rides, and arcade games

Up to 57% Off Fitness Classes at Magnolia Fitness

Magnolia Fitness

Downtown

$99 $45

Knowledgeable instructors lead small-group barre, boot camp, and yoga classes that include Hip Hop Vinyasa and Yoga Flow

Up to 80% Off Personal Training

Body By John

Body By John

$50 $10

An intense personal training session led by fitness experts who sculpt muscles with an arsenal of kettlebells, TRX bands, and free weights

Up to 64% Off Exercise Program Design or Gym Basics 101 Seminar

Mobile Fitness

East Bayside

$69 $25

(12)

Private exercise design sessions help clients draft a fitness plan; Gym Basics 101 teaches clients how to exercise properly on their own

45% Off Fitness Classes

O'Brien Sport and Fitness

Portland

$40 $22

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

Up to 52% Off Painting Experience

Muse Paintbar

Portland

$39 $20

Artist-instructors give step-by-step instructions; paint, canvas, apron, and tools included; guests bring their work of art home

Up to 45% Off Bailey Island Day Cruise

Casco Bay Lines

Old Port District

$50 $30

Narrated tour tells the history of Casco Bay as passengers sail past lighthouses and forts; 2-hour stopover allows strolls along the beaches

Victoria Mansion — Up to 58% Off Visits

Victoria Mansion

Portland

$30 $15

This National Historic Landmark showcases elaborate Italian-villa-style architecture and 19th-century interiors that are 90% original

Up to 57% Off Ice-Skating at Portland Ice Arena

Portland Ice Arena

Portland

$14 $7

More than 60,000 people visit the arena every season to skate on the same ice rink used for practice by the AHL's Portland Pirates

Up to 75% Off Comedy Show for Four

Headliners Comedy Club at The Gold Room

Riverton

$60 $15

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Standup comics from Comedy Central and NBC perform as guests watch from private tables

Up to 50% Off Hip-Hop and Jazz Summer Camp

Maine Academy of Modern Music

Back Cove

$300 $165

Kids learn the ins and outs of hip-hop music production or polish their jazz skills during summer camps led by industry professionals

80% Off Yoga Classes at Bhakti in Motion

Bhakti in Motion

West End

$99 $20

Between hardwood floors and 12-foot ceilings, pupils strike Hatha and Vinyasa-inspired poses

50% Off Bowling for Two or Four

Spare Time

Spare Time

$24 $12

LCD screens keep score as bowlers lace up shoes and send balls hurtling down polished lanes

Up to 50% Off Yoga Classes

Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio

Rosemont

$110 $55

Family focused yoga studio provides classes for many age groups that range from Flow Yoga for all levels to Pre-Natal Yoga

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At The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program, classes are geared toward kids and adults with varied artistic levels. Friday afternoon and Saturday-morning children's lessons introduce age-appropriate projects to improve painting and sculpture skills while encouraging creative problem-solving. Adults, meanwhile, receive step-by-step painting instruction through intimate BYOB evening workshops.

152 US Route 1
Scarborough,
ME
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Bubbles break the surface of the water as the beast makes its way upward for a breath of fresh air. Suddenly, her back can be seen atop the waves as her spout releases a geyser-like explosion of air and water. From the decks of Odyssey Whale Watch’s vessels, passengers take in sights such as these and further their understanding of the creatures with the help of an on-board naturalist, who identifies humpback, finback, and minke whale species. His job is made all the easier by the cruise ship’s captain, an experienced mariner who has committed to memory the most densely populated feeding areas for Maine’s massive mammalian residents, which often hang out about 20 miles off shore. In addition to whale-watching tours, Odyssey Whale Watch takes passengers out on deep-sea fishing trips to reel in cod, haddock, and mackerel.

170 Commercial St
Portland,
ME
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From their outposts in Portland and Falmouth, Maine Surfers Union outfits aquatic adventurers with surf and paddle boards before sending them off to enjoy watery recreation. The staff boasts more than a decade of experience in the surfing industry, lending them the confidence to recommend specific gear from an inventory of boards by Hobie, McDermott, and Bing. They also set thrill-seekers up with rental surf and paddle boards, available in time increments from two-hour blocs to week-long rentals—long enough for beginners to get the hang of standing up, catching waves, and scaring off feral dolphins by shouting "cowabunga."

36 Market Street
Portland,
ME
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In order to reach the finish line of the Urban Raid obstacle course, participants must hoist a sandbag, leap over marine hurdles, and scale a cargo net. The course is designed to emulate a run through the city streets, right up to the finish line, which is actually a climbing wall. It's one branch of The Raid Series, a trifecta of terrain-inspired 5Ks that also include the Mountain Raid and Beach Raid.

28 Danforth Street
Portland,
ME
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Artist Adria Moynihan brings her creative visions to life as she lavishes canvases with bright daubs of paint and helps students realize their artistic potential during lessons that empower with fun and constructive artistic exploration. As her pupils take brushes or charcoal in hand, Adria helps them unlearn old, constrictive rules or inspires them to add personal, fanciful twists to realistic depictions, such as nestling a magic 8 ball among the apples in a fruit bowl. Students can steer their learning toward shading landscapes with pastels or fluttering acrylics and oils over canvases as they get acquainted with color theory, paint mixing, and how to document their work for a digital portfolio. Adria's encouraging style of positive reinforcement and periodic showerings from her watering can ensure that brush wielders of all skill levels blossom and develop their own artistic niche.

54 Cove Street
Portland,
ME
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The logo for the International Cryptozoology Museum is a coelacanth, one of the science's great success stories. Believed to have gone extinct 65 million years ago, a specimen of the armored fish was caught off the coast of South Africa in 1938 and identified by museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer despite its false mustache. In the optimistic spirit of that amazing discovery, the International Cryptozoology Museum displays exhibits profiling such mysterious creatures as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Jersey Devil, along with lesser known beasties such as the Dover Demon, the Montauk Monster, and the Fiji Mermaid.

11 Avon Street
Portland,
ME
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