Things To Do In Sumter

49% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Sumter

$45 $23

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

Up to 50% Off Entry to BattleFrog Race Series

Carolina Adventure World

$109 $54

Race designed by Navy SEALs tests your strength and endurance on obstacles; real SEALs demonstrate action sequences inspired by their work

Up to 55% Off at Southern Sky Yoga

Pontiac

$120 $54

Instructors lead 60- to 90-minute classes for students of all skill levels, from beginners to those desiring the most difficult poses

Up to 61% Off Fitness, Dance, or Pilates Classes

Camden

$100 $39

Pilates, Zumba, and shag classes introduce vivacity to workouts with energetic moves and music

Up to 65% Off CrossFit at Warrior Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

CrossFit workouts employ varied, functional movements performed at high intensities

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

South Carolina State Museum - 50% Off

The Congaree Vista

$28 $14

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Museum details South Carolina’s culture, technology, and history with exhibits and artifacts ranging from ancient peoples to the civil war

Up to 73% Off a Gym Membership or Classes

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

$70 $30

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

55% Off Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Theatre Rowe at Fine Arts Center of Forest Acres

$44 $19.99

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

Half Off Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

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

Up to 85% Off Combat-Fitness Classes

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

$150 $29

Certified instructors draw on years of fight experience to lead students of all levels through boxing or conditioning classes

Up to 63% Off Shooting-Range Packages

Columbia

$55 $25

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

Half Off Private Session at Gyrotonic Columbia

Forest Acres

$70 $35

Gyrotonic is an exercise-machine-based routine that uses fluid circular motions to increase core strength, stamina, and flexibility

50% Off Lessons at Freeway Music

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

The studio's 20-plus instructors can cover any area of music, from reading notation and improvising to studying styles such as jazz or blues

Up to 54% Off Group Fitness Classes

Columbia

$50 $25

Group fitness classes led by experienced trainers maintain a positive atmosphere and dynamic workouts

50% Off Walking-Adventure Tour for 2 or 4

Columbia

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Columbia

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Columbia's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Half Off Music Lessons or Producing Session

Druid Hills

$135 $67

Learn to play and read music during lessons for guitar or keyboard, or get your demo off the ground with a music-producing session

Up to 76% Off Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes at US Taekwondo Academy

Multiple Locations

$140 $39

Tae kwon do, kickboxing, cardio, and boot-camp classes teach perseverance and self-control

Up to 56% Off Fitness Bootcamp Sessions

Downtown Columbia

$50 $25

Former Army Ranger Ronnie Stewart leads early morning, 45-minute bootcamp sessions that focus on full-body exercises

51% Off Gymnastics Day Camp at All Star Gymnastics

Northwest Columbia

$100 $49

Kids participate in gymnastics-based camp activities from morning to evening, with time for games, crafts, and socializing

Up to 90% Off from PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $15

Trainers motivate exercisers to tackle routines of calisthenics, plyometrics, and resistance training

Up to 60% Off Ballet Classes

Southeastern Columbia

$60 $30

Dance classes teach young kids how to move to music and instill proper technique in adults

Up to 57% Off Piano Lessons

West Columbia

$20 $10

Piano instructor Dawson Hill teaches students to play classical music, jazz songs, blues, and other genres, or to improvise their own tunes

Up to 50% Off Golf at Charwood Country Club

West Columbia

$58 $29.99

Golfers contend with sharp curves and challenging hazards on three nine-hole courses

Up to 53% Off River-Tube Rental 

Downtown Columbia

$40 $19.99

Floating down the river in cozy inner tubes, guests spot bald eagles, test waves and rapids, and take in stunning views

55% Off 1 Month of Unlimited Aikido

Multiple Locations

$99 $45

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

Up to 63% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

New Location

$90 $35

Instructor Justin Ray teaches students jiu-jitsu ground techniques that emphasize leverage, angles, and body mechanics for self-defense

Up to 70% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Northwest Columbia

$120 $59

Expert trainers challenge students with full-body functional training during small-group boot camps or private personal-training sessions

Up to 74% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform

Lexington

$109.95 $29

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

49% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Lexington

$99 $50

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

Up to 53% Off Childcare

Lexington

$17 $8

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

52% Off Lexington County Museum Family Membership

Lexington

$25 $12

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36 buildings, such as an original post office, populate the seven-acre museum, which recreates 19th century life in Lexington County

45% Off Services

Gilbert

$100 $55

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

55% Off Services

Lexington

$150 $68

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

Up to 54% Off Golf Rounds and Instruction

Lexington

$52 $24

12 holes ranging from 80 to 190 yards in length form 1,788-yard, par-three course; PGA-certified instructor imparts advice in two lessons

Up to 81% Off Jiu Jitsu or Kickboxing Classes

Lexington

$150 $29

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing help students get in shape while learning self-defense moves; classes meet six days a week

25% Off Race-Day Package

Darlington

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

75% Off CrossFit

Summerville

$125 $31

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

Up to 76% Off at Masters Studios

Multiple Locations

$70 $25

Masters Studios trains students to achieve goals, whether to get in shape, train, or to become a martial arts master

Up to 57% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Summerville

$80 $39

Students can work out as a group in boot-camp classes, or meet one-on-one with a personal trainer for in-depth coaching

Up to 50% Off Bowling at Royal Lanes

Goose Creek

$58 $29

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

Up to 62% Off CrossFit Classes

North Charleston

$65 $29

Members shed calories and build muscle through group classes, a fully stocked cardio center, free weights, and functional training

50% Off Flight-Simulator Flying Lesson

Charleston International Airport

$125 $62

Take to imitation skies inside a full-motion flight simulator that features wrap-around visuals and a realistic motion platform

55% Off Boot Camp

North Charleston

$119 $54

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 Group Fitness Classes

North Charleston

$60 $29

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

Cold Blooded Encounters Science Center – Up to 71% Off

Monroe

$100 $29

Science center features interactive science exhibits and fossil displays alongside 150+ species of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates

55% Off Dance Lessons

Monroe

$40 $18

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

Up to 60% Off at CrossFit MNC

Monroe

$99 $45

Athletes of all levels push themselves to the limit with routines of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio exercises that change constantly

Up to 52% Off Tour Package at Treehouse Vineyards

Monroe

$24 $12

Guides lead tour of winery’s inner workings and ply guests with two glasses of wine made from local grapes; souvenir glasses to take home

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting and Cheese Plate

Monroe

$32 $15

Guests can choose 8 wines to sample from a selection of 24 wines

54% Off Two Horseback-Riding Lessons or Trail Rides

Monroe

$130 $60

Horseback-riding under the tutelage of lifelong equestrian on farm with 20 acres of turnout, a large arena, and plenty of trails

Up to 59% Off a Supercar Driving or Ride-Along Experience

Carolina Motorsports Park

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

Up to 49% Off at Southern Medley Wine Cellar

Uptown Wadesboro

$27.50 $14

Choose from seven wines produced and bottled onsite; packages include tastings, bottle of wine, and appetizers or desserts

Up to 52% Off Jazz Concert and Wine

Wagram

$44 $22

Guests enjoy a bottle of muscadine wine of their choice while listening to live jazz or beach music at the vineyards depending on schedule

Up to 53% Off Golf with Optional Lunch

Newberry

$180 $90

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Water comes into play on nine holes at challenging but fair 6,530 yd. course characterized by rolling fairways and generous greens

Up to 59% Off at Indigo Creek Golf Club

Murrells Inlet

$110 $50

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Waterways, wildlife, and oaks and pines shape 18-hole, 6,747-yard course that snakes through the Carolina Lowcountry

Up to 55% Off Visit at Brookgreen Gardens

Pawleys Island

$28 $14

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

Up to 50% Off Historic Hendersonville Trolley Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Tour guide fascinates guests with little know facts about city landmarks, locations, and odd occurrences throughout history

76% Off One-Month Full-Access Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Well-stocked gym with name-brand gear, childcare house, personal-training sessions, and group classes such as BodyPump, Zumba, and spin

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Multiple Locations

$35 $18.75

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

50% Off a Tour of Historic White Home

East Town

$12 $6

Visitors tour exhibits and the well-preserved White Home, built in 1839 by one of Rock Hill's founding families

55% Off Yoga

Flat Rock

$100 $45

In a unique studio located on tranquil grounds, students can practice yoga styles to attain health and well-being

55% Off Martial Arts

Lancaster

$170 $76

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

Up to 53% Off Bowling in Rock Hill

Rock Hill

$25.30 $14

Groups lace up included rental shoes and roll through two games on laser-lit lanes adjacent to onsite snack bar

Up to 60% Off Morgan Ridge Vineyards Tour

Morgan

$40 $18

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

Up to 82% Off Pilates Classes at Body Synergy

Flat Rock

$195 $49

Build core strength while improving balance, posture, and flexibility during group or private sessions

Up to 58% Off Children's Gymnastics Lessons

Rock Hill

$57 $24

Children learn social skills while building strength and coordination in age-grouped gymnastics classes

Up to 62% Off 5K Mud Run

TNT Motorsports

$79 $30

Mud run confronts entrants with 20–40 minutes of challenging terrain and various obstacles, ending in party and Facebook album

Up to 54% Off from Zombie Race

TNT Motorsports

$95 $44

Pursued by costumed zombies, runners conquer military-style obstacles from monkey bars to a mud mountain en route to the post-race party

Up to 91% Off Gym Membership

Indian Trail

$316 $29

24/7 access to free weights, fitness machines, and cardio equipment; membership package kicks off with fitness assessment

Up to 62% Off at CrossFit Indian Trail

Indian Trail

$130 $49

Instructors help exercisers of all ability levels build functional strength at an inclusive, community-oriented gym

Up to 52% Off Fitness-Center Memberships

Indian Trail

$105 $50

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Work out in a facility with Cybex and Power Lift cardio and strength-training equipment; personal training and group classes are available

Up to 42% Off Kids' Basketball Camp

Carolina Courts

$300 $175

Kids learn the basics of the sport, take them to the next level, and apply newly gleaned skills during competitions; lunch is provided daily

Up to 63% Off at The Yoga House of Charleston

Charleston

$90 $40

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"Internationally trained yoga instructors lead beginner classes, gentle yoga, flow sessions, and hot yoga in heated rooms

57% Off Aquatic Memberships at Charleston JCC

Charleston

$250 $109

Individuals and families can splash around in the pool, play tennis and basketball, and work out in group classes at the renovated center

Bikram Yoga Charleston – Up to 71% Off

Multiple Locations

$120 $35

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Physically challenging yoga classes meet in 105-degree practice spaces with 40% humidity, promoting healthy bodies and focused minds

Up to 81% Off Paintball Package

Mt. Pleasant Paintball

$40 $10

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

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Inside South Carolina’s 47 state-registered parks, visitors explore secluded forest trails, sweeping cerulean lakes, roiling saltwater surfs crashing on white beaches, and streams and rivers overgrown with thick canopies of trees. The protected areas, many of which were assembled nearly a century ago by the Civilian Conservation Corps, encompass more than 80,000 acres and span turf from the rambling Blue Ridge Mountains to the sandy Atlantic-coast beaches. Abundant activities for guests include canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and accidentally startling long-forgotten lumberjacks wearing headphones.

Visitors experience colonial history up close at some parks, where registered historic homes, plantations, and landmark buildings stand preserved or in their natural state. These structures grant a glimpse into the lives of European settlers, Native Americans, and African Americans through building tours, archaeological collections, and live history demonstrations. Overnight camping is available at many parks, ranging from primitive campsites to cabins, villas, and tent sites that offer running water. Much like a scientist designing a soda-can-powered robot, park administrators follow a rigorous recycling program to ensure the preservation of the wilderness.

6660 Poinsett Park Road
Wedgefield,
SC
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The water hazards at Lakewood Links may seem innocuous at first glance—until golfers realize that they are seemingly everywhere. Waterways come into play on 11 holes throughout the round, often in positions that leave golfers little room for error. On the ninth hole—a 421-yard par-four rated the most difficult on the course—a pond intersects the fairway right down the middle, making golfers think twice about hitting their driver off the tee. The par three 13th hole is the course's signature track, and for good reason: from the tee box, golfers take aim at a scenic island green stationed 173 yards in the distance. Before rounds, golfers can warm up with practice strokes at the driving range or by using their tees as chopsticks over lunch at the Bamboo Bar.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,826 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 73.8 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 124 from the tips
  • Four tee options

3600 Green View Pkwy
Sumter,
SC
US

Shannon Greens Golf Club's emerald-tinged fairways and lush, well-trimmed greens highlight this challenging par 72 course, which sends adventurous pairs on an 18-hole odyssey across its many lakes and slopes. Send pearly projectiles hurtling over water hazards on seven holes lined by watery shores, where ball-eating oysters greedily wait. Golfers cast picture-picture tee shots onto the course's signature island green, which players can travel back and forth to in a zippy cart. The course’s 18 holes are as well rounded as the dimpled spheres that litter their ridges, featuring an equal ratio of five par 3 and five par 5 holes. A slightly above average slope rating of 120 presents a formidable challenge for newcomers and experts alike. Shannon Greens Golf Club also offers a luxurious outdoor clubhouse deck, where golfers can enjoy a drink under a thick shade of palm trees.

1435 Davenport Dr
Manning,
SC
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Bear Creek Stables, three-time winner of the U.S. Commerce Association’s Best of Columbia Award for horseback riding, pairs equestrians with noble steeds for a scenic jaunt down the trails surrounding Florabrook Farms. To ensure compatibility between trail mates, riders approach their hoofed cohorts in the pasture, selecting their mounts based on essential criteria, such as temperament and eyelash length. Once saddled up, small groups of six or fewer follow the lead of a knowledgeable guide down 1 of the 20 available trails designated by experience level. Beginners might take the reins for a trot along the glittering pond-edged Homestead path, winding past old home sites before dovetailing with the Pine Ridge trail for a 0.7-mile trek, on which deer are often spotted relaxing after a long day of practicing startled looks. The intermediate Holly Haven trail meanders through holly trees, and the intensive Stepping Creek trail sends advanced riders bounding over four streams and galloping across an open field.

4240 Longtown Road
Ridgeway,
SC
US

With certifications in golf instruction and club fitting and a degree from the Golf Academy of America, assistant pro Adam Sanford fosters smooth swings and improved skills in each club-toting trainee. Adam imparts hard-won golf wisdom at the Club's comprehensive practice facility, which features areas to hone full swings, putts, chips, and scissor-kick approaches. The 45–60 minute lesson helps iron out on-course kinks by giving special attention to short-game fundamentals, the most critical facet to holistic golf improvement and overcoming the taunts from rival fans sitting in the sand-bunker bleachers.

1084 Langford Rd
Blythewood,
SC
US

Buck Baker Racing School allows speed-hungry race fans to strap into an authentic Sprint Cup stock car and take it out for a leisurely spin around the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The school's masters of acceleration will instruct motorpupils during a roughly one-hour pre-drive class. Afterward, take shotgun while wearing the provided helmet and fire suit along with tennis shoes inside a bona fide, previously driven Sprint Cup Ford, Chevy, or Dodge. You’ll ride along as your instructor powers around the speedway, during which they'll dish out informative tips on driving and snappy catch phrases such as, "Zounds! I own 300 shares of Apple stock!" Once rookie racers are ready, they'll switch seats with instructors and kindle rubber with 10 full laps around the speedway's 24-degree banked turns, imagining that 53,000 spectators are cheering them on as they take a respectable 17th place out of 12,000 cars.

1301 Harry Byrd Highway
Darlington,
SC
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