Things To Do In South Yarmouth

Up to 49% Off Parasailing or Jet-Skiing

East Dennis

$345 $175

Boats manned by USCG-licensed captains help riders soar up to 1,200 feet above Cape Cod Bay; hour-long jet-ski rental

49% Off from Great Marsh Kayak Tours

West Yarmouth

$175 $89

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Kayaking rentals and trips immerse groups in the area's natural beauty, brimming with different ecosystems and abundant wildlife

Up to 42% Off a Catboat Sail Off Cape Cod

Barnstable Town

$150 $90

Chartered sail or midday cruise on the Sarah, an 1886 Crosby catboat replica

Cape Cod Central Railroad – Up to 39% Off

Hyannis Depot

$40 $25

Hop aboard a vintage train to take in views of woodlands, bogs, and the Cape Cod Canal outside the gently rocking cars

Up to 79% Off All-Day Paintball

Multiple Locations

$132 $28

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Igudesman and Joo – Up to 52% Off Orchestra Comedy

Barnstable Performing Arts Center

$73 $35

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Virtuoso violinist and pianist who rose to fame on YouTube unleash their madcap show, a hybrid of comedy and classical music

Half Off at Kindermusik with Laura

Barnstable

$54 $27

Veteran music educator leads classes that lets kids and their parents play, dance, and sing while developing a love for music

Up to 56% SUP Rentals

Monument Beach

$158 $69

With transportation included, duos use stand-up paddleboards to traverse the cool waters of Buzzards Bay

36% Off at Skydive Barnstable

Barnstable Town

$249 $159

Skydive harnessed to a USPA-certified instructor while free-falling at up to 120 mph, then glide gently under a canopy over scenic Cape Cod

Up to 60% Off Two-Hour Kayak Tour

Sandwich

$150 $69

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Guides lead small groups through the marshlands and estuaries of Upper Cape and point out ospreys, herons, and terns.

50% Off

Buzzards Bay

$50 $25

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Up to 81% Off Paintball Package

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of two area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

East Wareham

$360 $198

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Up to 70% Off Classes at Broga Yoga

Multiple Locations

$140 $49

Judgment-free yoga classes for men of all skill levels

Up to 80% Off Yoga Classes at Neves Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Skilled instructor guides students of all skill levels through yoga poses to strengthen the core, improve breathing, and tone the physique

Up to 50% Off at Boomer’s Playland & Laser Tag

Carver

$30 $15

Players aim lasers at opponents’ sensors in the laser-tag arena; Playland boasts a climbing structure and arcade games

Up to 71% Off at Carabiner's Indoor Climbing

New Bedford

$65 $19

Certified climbers teach students rock-climbing basics and safety tips; five-visit pass includes belay course and equipment

75% Off at ClubFit Fitness Center

Dartmouth

$40 $10

Memberships unlock access to cardio gear, weights, personal training, saunas, and classes such as Zumba, spinning, piloxing, and kickboxing

Zeiterion Theatre – Up to 50% Off Modern Dance

Zeiterion Theatre

$53.50 $27

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Modern dance troupes merge classical ballet with high-tech digital projections and light shows

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing or Karate Classes

Multiple Locations

$119 $39

Kickboxing and Karate classes help kids and adults get fit while learning skills such as self-discipline and self-confidence

55% Off

North Pembroke

$228 $103

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50% Off Kids' Sports Program

Kingston

$124 $62

In age-appropriate classes, kids 2.5–6 years old learn the fundamentals of a variety sports through fun games and activities

63% Off Fitness Classes at Girls on the Go

Pembroke

$79 $29

Trainers build long, lean muscle and endurance six days a week in strength-training, cardio, and agility classes

61% Off Membership to Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum

Cohasset

$75 $37

Kids ages 1 to 6 explore educationally-themed playsets and touchable exhibits

50% Off

Bridgewater

$150 $75

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44% Off

West Bridgewater

$25 $14

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50% Off

Bridgewater

$150 $75

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Up to 67% Off at Wai Kru

Multiple Locations

$85 $36

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Classes in disciplines including MMA, jujitsu, boxing, and kickboxing

Up to 40% Off Tandem Skydive

Hanson

$249 $149

Instructors provide about 30 minutes of ground training before clients experience the thrill of freefall during tandem skydives

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 58% Off Cardio-Kickboxing Classes

Somerset

$30 $15

Cardio-kickboxing classes help exercisers build muscle and improve their reflexes in variable workouts

50% Off Services

Somerset

$50 $25

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Up to 62% Off Athletic-Performance Training

Taunton

$130 $49

Motivating trainers hone the speed, strength, and technique of athletes with fast-paced workouts that cycle through various training methods

Up to 70% Off at East Coast Fitness

Lakeville

$100 $35

Clients burn fat and build endurance in classes such as Zumba, yoga, and TRX 101, which hones core strength along with other muscle groups

Half Off Personal Training or Boot Camp

North Lakeville

$199 $99

Trainers lead groups of up to 10 students in twice-weekly bootcamp classes or work with clients one-on-one during personal training sessions

Up to 58% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Berkley

$179 $75

Learn basic belly-dance techniques in a class for beginners or sweat through festive dance-party sessions open to all skill levels

Up to 79% Off Kickboxing Classes

Lakeville

$170 $35

Burn up to 800 calories during high-intensity 60-minute class that combines punches and kicks with kettlebell and speed-ladder drills

50% Off Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

Taunton

$32 $16

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Up to 55% Off Gym Membership

Taunton

$105 $49

Members gain access to cardio machines, weight-training equipment, and fitness classes at a gym open 24 hours a day

Up to 54% Off Mini Golf or Kids Birthday Party

Whitman

$18.50 $9

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18-hole outdoor mini-golf course; frozen yogurt and ice cream plus toppings such as hot fudge, caramel, and peanut butter

Up to 59% Off Golf Round from Six Boston Area Courses

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Cart-borne clubbers traverse one of six Boston-area courses, hunting pars across 18 holes of New England countryside

45% Off Football Lessons

Hingham

$200 $110

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Up to 76% Off Small-Group Strength Training

Rockland

$90 $22

Fitness training and nutritional coaching administered in small groups for personalized attention; all fitness levels welcome

60% Off Candlepin Bowling at Timber Lanes

Abington

$60 $24

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24 candlepin lanes with computerized scoring and bumpers on every lane

Up to 71% Off Krav Maga Classes 

Raynham

$145 $45

Krav maga martial arts skills teach students techniques for dispatching armed assailants while boosting self confidence

Up to 57% Off Laser Tag or Mini Golf

Fall River

$68 $29

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Players navigate the 7,500 sq. ft. arena's two levels of catwalks, ramps, and mazes while avoiding laser mines and opposing players' beams

66% Off Four-Week Fitness Program

Fall River

$229 $79

Within four weeks, boot-camp and small-group training help clients quickly shed pounds

Up to 56% Off Archery

Fall River

$40 $20

Recurve bows launch arrows down 23 climate-controlled lanes toward targets placed 10 or 20 yd. away

50% Off

Fall River

$300 $150

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50% Off Martial Arts

Fall River

$100 $50

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Up to 66% Off Classes at TKO Fitness

Fall River

$100 $39

Group fitness classes jump-start exercise routines with kickboxing, cross-training, and boot camp

Up to 56% Off Bowling for Up to Six

Brockton

$60.49 $30

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Inside an alley over a century old, bowlers play tenpin, candlepin, or cosmic bowling on 62 lanes with automatic scoring

65% Off Small-Group Training at Next Level Fitness

Multiple Locations

$224 $79

Once a week for four weeks, clients spend 45 minutes working out in small groups that allow for personal attention from trainers

Up to 55% Off Gymnastics Classes or Preschool

Swansea

$77 $35

Gymnastics clases focus on competitive events, such as vault and floor exercise; preschool program develops motor skills and self-esteem

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Holbrook

$99 $45

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Up to 69% Off Fitness Classes at So Fly Fitness

South Braintree

$85 $35

Zumba, Kickboxing, yoga, piloxing, and So Fly classes—fitness dance with plyometrics—make for challenging and calorie-burning workouts

Up to 69% Off Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$238 $79

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Group dance lessons introduce beginner couples or singles to the basic moves, and private lessons let students work on more advanced skills

Up to 57% Off Golf at Atlantic Country Club

Plymouth

$76 $39

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Bent-grass fairways and greens spread across tree-lined terrain make for challenging rounds of golf at acclaimed course

36% Off a Helicopter-Flying Lesson

Plymouth

$250 $159

Introductory flight lesson begins with a 20-minute briefing before student and instructor take off on a 30-minute helicopter flight

Up to 42% Off Plymouth Whale-Watching Tour

Plymouth

$43 $25

Guides narrate whale-watching tours as guests rest amid a 100 ft. boat with open decks and an enclosed cabin

Up to 65% Off a Meteor-Shower Boat Cruise

Plymouth

$300 $109

High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy boat tour

Up to 53% Off Wedding or Kids' Dance Classes

Weymouth

$100 $49

Brides- and grooms-to-be learn the best moves for their first dance; a month of kids' dance classes teach children an array of styles

Up to 53% Off at The Jenney Museum

Plymouth

$36 $18

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Local historian and guide leads walking tour that includes views of Plymouth Rock and the historical town square

Up to 75% Off at Personal Best Karate

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Students boost their physical and mental strength, discipline, endurance, flexibility, and coordination in karate classes

Up to 63% Off Women's Fitness Membership

Easton

$129 $59

Women's kickboxing, boot-camp, and TRX suspension classes at co-ed gym

Up to 55% Off Private Piano Lessons

The Stedfast School of Music and Arts LLC

$55 $25

A pianist for groups including The Drifters and Al Jardine of The Beach Boys teaches students of all ages in styles such as jazz and blues

Up to 67% Off at The Butterfly Zoo 

Tiverton

$135 $45

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A perfect educational experience for kids, an enclosed greenhouse features native species and butterflies from the tropics

Up to 58% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Tiverton

$180 $75

Lauded professional instructor Barbara Donahue imparts personalized belly-dance expertise

Up to Half Off Kayaking Tour or Lesson

Norton

$110 $55

Patrons kayak around 530-acre reservoir with many coves and clusters of islands known for fall foliage and spotting bald eagles and ospreys

Up to 79% Off at ClubWest Dance Studio

Norton

$238 $49

Instructors teach both private and group lessons in styles such as swing, salsa, and waltz for beginner–advanced dancers

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$75 $19.99

Classes combine kickboxing exercises with high-intensity interval training to help clients burn calories and lose weight

Up to 85% Off at Boston Tae Kwon Do Academy

Randolph

$139 $29

Kids gain focus, confidence, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

50%% Off Kayak Rental from Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at five locations

44% Off Fitness Classes

Bristol

$50 $28

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50% Off Services

Bristol

$70 $35

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69% Off Drop-In Fitness Classes

Bristol

$96 $30

Barre, Yoga, and TRX classes give guests an array of options for getting into shape

44% Off Yoga Classes

Bristol

$50 $28

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50% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Rehoboth

$50 $25

Instructors teach English or Western riding principles during private lessons on indoor and outdoor rings

Up to 61% Off Barre Fitness Classes

Rehoboth

$75 $35

Barre-based cardio, muscle-toning, and yoga exercises for groups of 18 students

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Before the invention of modern nautical technology, sudden storms, dense fog, and strong currents provided a challenge for even the most seasoned sailors. These treacherous conditions proved insurmountable for many navigating the waters surrounding Nantucket, dashing vessels against the shoals and sinking more than 700 ships over the centuries. So many wrecks began to fill the floor of the waters around Nantucket Island that the area was referred to as "a graveyard of the Atlantic."

The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum honors the bravery of the local islanders—often members of organizations such as the Massachusetts Humane Society, United States Life-Saving Service, and the United States Coast Guard—who placed their own lives in danger by attempting to rescue the crews stranded aboard sinking ships. The museum's permanent collection, which consists of more than 5,000 pieces, gives guests an opportunity to learn more about these individuals' heroic efforts.

In addition to vintage photographs and exhibits recounting famous shipwrecks and the ensuing rescue attempts, the museum also features period artifacts that helped save lives. Additionally, the museum is a great place to take a bike ride or picnic on the beautiful grounds with views of the water.

158 Polpis Rd
Nantucket,
MA
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Blackbeard and his notorious friends run the adventure-golf show at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. It's easy to imagine the pirates hiding across the cove's two courses—maybe inside a cave, lurking behind a waterfall, or waiting under a bridge. In reality, it's only pirate legends and themes that inhabit each hole's obstacles and winding greens. Plaques display exciting pirate tales, and a large, wooden pirate ship looms out on the water, its deck transformed into an adventure-golf hole. Nearby, Pirate's Cove Marketplace carries the apparel and accessories needed to strut a plank in style. The shop stocks pirate-themed costumes, books, and even treasure chests.

728 Route 28
South Yarmouth,
MA
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Sailing daily from MacMillan Wharf and stretching 39 feet lengthwise and 16 feet abeam, the Coast Guard–approved Viking Princess accommodates up to 42 passengers and two crewpersons per cruise. Several different cruise formats introduce water wanderers to coastal views of varying sites, such as Cape Cod’s prime real estate, well-known lighthouses, and hidden Provincetown gems. The Princess also embarks on festive holiday-themed voyages, such as Fourth of July or Tax Day cruises. Cape Cod Life's 2010 Gold winner for Best Kids' Activity, the Critter Cruise invites wee ones to pull up lobster pots and bottom dredges from the waters and safely inspect and handle the findings— such as blue fish, sea turtles, or humpback whales—alongside an expert naturalist. The Princess is wide enough to facilitate groups dancing to the sounds of the ship’s overhead stereo or to the tunes of local musicians during live-music cruises.

MacMillan Wharf
Provincetown,
MA
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Stretching across immaculate greenery and pristine waters that run alongside Cape Cod’s Melody Tent, Twin Brooks Golf Course’s 18-hole, par 3 layout is a treat for players of all abilities. Only one hole exceeds 200 yards in length on the par 54 course, though the design still manages to fit in plenty of obstacles, including five ponds and 36 strategically placed sand traps, each one filled to the lip with soft Cape sand and disoriented sunbathers. Players who have stepped into the tee box recently may have noticed a difference: the teeing grounds have all been leveled, reshaped, and covered with new turf. The improvement is just one of many the course has undertaken in the last several months. Others include repairing the cart paths, upgrading the landscaping with railroad ties and new plantings, and reshaping the tree line along the fairways to make the course feel more open and remove potential obstructions. Players can expect a round to take between two and three hours, and Twin Brooks offers both pull carts and gas-powered carts for an additional fee.

35 Scudder Ave
Hyannis,
MA
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In 1958, Ryan Family Amusements founder James A. Ryan opened a simple, eight-lane bowling alley, planting the foundation for a slew of entertainment centers throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. At 10 locations, visitors enjoy a variety of arcade and skill games in addition to traditional candlepin, tenpin, or duckpin bowling. Every Friday and Saturday evening from 9 p.m. until midnight, bowling lanes take on an incandescent glow, allowing bowlers to experience futuristic entertainment without the inconvenience of rising jetpack-fuel prices. Bumper bowling is available for younger players, and an onsite concession stand refreshes responsible adults with glasses of beer and wine.

441 Main St
Hyannis,
MA
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Safety-trained staff man all aspects of Atlantis's clubs, whether stationed near the free weights and resistance machines or leading group classes in practices such as yoga and Pilates. Treadmills, stationary bikes, and stairmasters set pulses racing without the need to keep convincing oneself that the oven's still on at home. As high windows set indoor pools sparkling at the Braintree, Danvers, and Hyannis locations, tykes reclaim their amphibious heritage in swim classes and adults aggressively burn calories as they cradle tender joints in aqua fitness classes. Afterward, guests can put in an intensive lounging session in the steam room or sauna.

35 Scudder Ave
Hyannis,
MA
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