Things To Do In Swampscott

"50 Shades! The Musical" – Up to 31% Off

Lynn Auditorium

$50.85 $35

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Parody of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey sees original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

Up to 75% Off Karate Classes at Neves Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

$75 $19

Skilled instructor teaches students Okinawan karate

Up to 70% Off at DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center

Multiple Locations

$180 $59

Students of all ages gain self-defense skills and build strength, mental and physical discipline, and confidence in tae kwon do classes

Up to 58% Off Harbor or Brunch Cruise

Salem

$50 $24

Cruises cast off from Pickering Wharf and sail around Salem Sound; Mother's and Father's Day cruises include onboard brunch for two

40% Off Sail on Schooner "Fame"

Downtown Salem

$35 $21

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Passengers board replica of early 1812 privateer schooner Fame for a 90-minute sailing trip on historic Salem Sound

55% Off at B&S Fitness Program

B&S SPORT SCIENCE

$550 $245

USAT Coaches prepare athletes for triathlons with multiple sessions of training each week, nutritional planning, lectures and clinics

Up to 50% Off Bridal-Tradeshow Admission

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Attend one of seven 2014 bridal tradeshows featuring wedding specialists, planners, and product vendors

64% Off Month of Kenpo Karate Classes

South Peabody

$80 $29

Donning uniforms, students gather around a second-degree black belt to learn Kenpo karate, a discipline that emphasizes quick movements

Half Off Pop-In Playtime at Pump It Up

Peabody Town Center

$40 $20

Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides, and inflatables

Up to 74% Off Weight-Loss or -Gain Packages

Peabody Town Center

$380 $99

Powerlifting experts and personal trainers analyze body fat or design personalized weight plans for clients of all fitness levels

Up to 80% Off Classes at K.I.C.K. Karate

KICK (Karate Inspires City Kids)

$150 $35

Instructor with 20+ years experience teaches students of all ages the basics of martial arts, such as discipline and health benefits

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes

Peabody

$50 $19

Fifth-degree black belt Jeff Burger helms a mix of MMA, kickboxing, Zumba, and yoga classes

Up to 55% Off Personal or Semiprivate Training

Downtown Saugus

$50 $25

Personal trainers tailor 60-minute workouts to each participant’s fitness goals, whether they’re exercising solo or with a friend

Up to 55% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

West Revere

$110 $50

Martial-arts classes include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing

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 71% Off Fitness Classes and Evaluation

Beverly

$175 $55

Certified instructors teach classes ranging from Pilates, barre, and P90X to bootcamp

Up to 67% Off at North Shore Yoga

Beverly

$85 $29

Prenatal or postpartum yoga helps build mother-child bond; 10 styles of yoga & Pilates classes help improve strength, flexibility & balance

Up to 49% Off One-Woman Show

The Larcom Theatre

$39 $20

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A one-woman show explores the lives of history's most famous—and infamous—bad girls

Up to 71% Off Kickboxing at Cervizzis Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$59 $19

Fitness kickboxing classes cover basic self-defense techniques that also help burn calories and boost cardiovascular health

Up to 65% Off from Tom Gillis Golf Instruction

Wenham

$255 $99

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience helps students improve their golf swing and overall game

Up to 79% Off at Bikram Yoga Danvers

Danvers

$85 $29

Students perform a series of 26-postures in a heated room, which helps oxygenate the body and improve flexibility

Up to 51% Off a Martial-Arts Party or Lessons

Danvers

$195 $99

Birthday parties include 90 minutes of martial-arts instruction and games; lessons teach kids respect and self-confidence through kung fu

Up to 62% Off Private Music Lessons

Danvers

$60 $29

Family owned music school in business for nearly two decades teaches students how to play the drums, piano, guitar, bass, sax, and more

56% Off

Danvers

$90 $40

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60's Rock Revival Festival – Up to 42% Off

Topsfield Fairgrounds

$43.19 $25

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Tribute acts celebrate the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania, the British Invasion, and '60s culture in a family-friendly festival

68% Off Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio

Downtown Everett

$60 $19

Expert instructors pass on their skills to both children and adults during classes in Ballroom and Latin dance

Up to 53% Off Classes at CrossFit RBP

1 mile from the Wellington MBTA station

$209 $99

Exercisers take Fundamentals course to learn how to do functional fitness workouts; CrossFit sessions constantly change to challenge muscles

Up to 67% Off at Red House Martial Arts

Malden

$100 $39

Learn to kick and spar in these martial-arts classes designed to build strength and confidence

45% Off Fitness Classes

Malden

$95 $52

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Up to 50% Off at Mel's Funway Park

Litchfield

$27.50 $16.50

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Amusement park with laser tag, driving range, go-karts, mini golf, and batting cage with Green Monster replica, arcade, and full restaurant

Up to 47% Off Classes at Centre Yoga

Lynnfield

$70 $49

Instructors lead gentle introductory classes, detoxifying hot yoga sessions, and early-bird classes

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

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

55% Off

Wakefield

$220 $99

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Up to 76% Off Classes at MG Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

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Calories melt and muscles ripple during group fitness classes for exercisers of all levels

Up to 38% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Hormel Stadium

$16 $10

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After winning the league title and posting an undefeated record last season, the Whitecaps continue their pursuit of perfection

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$450 $248

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Up to 68% Off Muay Thai Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

Up to 56% Off Classes at Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$540 $297

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Up to 61% Historical European Martial Arts Classes

Medford

$100 $49

Historical European martial arts classes, derived from 15th- to 19th-century writings, including longsword, broadsword, and military sabre

55% Off Boot Camp

West Medford

$129 $58

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50% Off Zombie Problem-Solving Game

Boston

$28 $14

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

Walker Stalker Con 2014 – Up to 62% Off

Westin Boston Waterfront

$31.60 $16

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The stars of AMC's The Walking Dead and The Boondock Saints treat fans to panels, events, and zombie fun

Big Apple Circus's "Luminocity" – Up to 41% Off

City Hall Plaza

$70 $42

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Circus troupe entertains with award-winning acrobats, contortionists, clowns, and humanely trained animals

Up to 27% Off from Boston Super Tours

Boston

$33.33 $25

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Hop on and off a trolley tour that stops at Boston's most iconic landmarks, or see the city by land and sea during amphibious Duck tours

Up to 53% Off at Evolve Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$192 $99

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Enthusiastic instructor motivates students of all fitness levels during high-intensity, outdoor boot-camp classes

Up to 58% Off from Boston Civil War Tours

Boston Common Visitor Center

$12 $6

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Tour highlights locations where abolitionists spoke, demanded fugitive slaves be freed, and united to save the Union

Up to 45% Off "Star Trek" Convention

John B. Hynes Convention Center

$20 $12

Along with appearances by stars such as Karl Urban and Kate Mulgrew, the two-day Star Trek convention includes fan panels and costume party

Up to 56% Off Two- or Three-Night Stay at Rock On Rentals

Boston Bay Marina

$989 $499

Guests spend nights in luxurious houseboats, and explore the city via unlimited complimentary water-taxi rides to the heart of downtown

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Back Bay

$45.70 $22

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Intimate, 30-year-old venue hosts emerging and established comedians such as Mike Koutrobis and Orlando Baxter

40% Off Basketball or Volleyball Camp

Lower Roxbury

$350 $210

Boys an girls ages 8–17 hone basketball or volleyball skills during day-camp sessions led by experienced instructors

Up to 45% Off Speedboat-Captaining Experiences for Two

North End

$159.95 $99

Boston's skyline backdrops 90-minute self-piloted voyages across Boston harbor that pass famous vessels & Charleston Navy Yard

Up to 22% Off Sunset or Day Sail for Two

Boston

$104 $81

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Flagship vessel modeled after 1890s schooners takes up to 41 passengers on two-hour tours of the Boston Harbor

Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

Irish Famine Memorial

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of downtown Boston, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

Up to 55% Off Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise

Boston

$38 $20

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Historical sites headline a trolley tour and a 45-minute harbor cruise affords sweeping views of the city

The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum – 70% Off

Downtown

$20 $12

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Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown

$50 $25

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

55% Off Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

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Up to 57% Off Boston Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour

North End

$50 $25

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Uncover the secret macabre history of Boston during a 90-minute guided nighttime tour

50% Off Services

Boston

$80 $40

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50% Off New York Tour from Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

$70 $35

All-day tour takes groups around some of NYC's most famous sites including Times Square and Rockefeller Center

Up to 58% Off Lessons at City Golf Boston

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

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Year-round improvement with PGA instructors and video swing-analysis technology at three locations, including a downtown facility

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

45% Off

Boston

$180 $99

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Up to 75% Off from Boston's Bootcamp

Boston

$89 $35

Personal trainer fills one-hour classes with cardio intervals, resistance-band exercises, and agility drills

Up to 82% Off Classes at Back Bay Fitness

Boston

$150 $39

Personal trainers lead small groups of no more than eight students through cardio and core-strengthening workouts

Up to 58% Off Freedom Trail Tour

Downtown

$29.90 $14.95

Costume-clad tour guides lead visitors along the Freedom Trail passing by historic landmarks and imparting facts about revolutionary figures

Up to 53% Off Zumba at The Z Spot

South End

$110 $52

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Licensed Zumba instructors engage exercisers with Latin-inspired dance-fitness numbers

Up to 55% Off at Women’s Fitness of Boston

Downtown

$50 $25

Group fitness classes such as Pilates, boxing, and Zumba burn calories and sculpt muscles in an all-female setting

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Boston

$40 $20

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Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson for 1 or 2

Bolton

$75 $35

Riding lessons led by positive instructors with an emphasis on basic skills for beginners or advanced jumps for more experienced riders

Up to 80% Off at Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

Up to 54% Off at Animal Adventures

Bolton

$24 $12

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with visitors during tours led by wildlife experts

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes

South Boston

$139 $49

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on grappling and ground-fighting techniques; Muay Thai focuses on stand-up striking and clinching maneuvers

Up to 51% Off Discover Scuba Class

Allston

$100 $50

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In-pool sessions cover the basics of scuba diving with all essential gear provided

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Boston

$450 $225

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Up to 82% Off at The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

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Fast Frame originated in Europe and now has more than 300 locations worldwide. With the understanding that people are prone to changing their minds, the teams at these 300 Fast Frame stores back up all their custom-framing projects with a 30-day design guarantee, giving patrons a month to decide if they want to swap their memorabilia for one of more than 2,000 other frame styles, paying the price difference if applicable. For each project, a team with more than 60 years of combined experience performs the work onsite, generally completing designs in less than a week and sometimes on the same day. In addition to photos and diplomas, customers can commission shadowboxes or framing of bulkier items, such as jerseys or baby’s first rap sheet. For all finished projects, Fast Frame secures its craftsmanship with a lifetime warranty.

1016 Paradise Rd
Swampscott,
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At the Lynn YMCA, members can workout in the gym and then record a song about it. Thanks to recent upgrades made possible by the Boston Celtics Foundation, professional-grade music equipment aids aspiring artists in their musical endeavors. Elsewhere at the Lynn Y, the usual amenities abound, including a six-lane, 25-yard lap swimming pool, an indoor track, a basketball gym, and two racquetball courts. The expansive gym has men-only and women-only workout areas, as well as a coed Nautilus Center stocked with free weights and cardio equipment. Lynn Y also boasts an air-conditioned aerobics studio that holds more than 30 classes each week.

20 Neptune Blvd
Lynn,
MA
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In 1799, Salem’s weathered seafarers founded the East India Marine Society and began to assemble “natural and artificial curiosities” brought back from their journeys to Asia, Africa, and other distant lands. Over the following centuries, the collection grew, and while it did, the Society evolved through various shapes until it became the Peabody Essex Museum. Today, more than 1.8 million of these works invite visitors to explore the world in a facility that underwent a $200 million transformation in 2003.

The majority of works now rest in a Moshe Safdie–designed glass-and-brick building, focused around a sunny atrium whose various architectural silhouettes echo local forms. This new building joins the East India Marine Hall, built by the seafarers’ society in 1825 and dedicated in a ceremony attended by President John Adams. Today, that National Historic Landmark hosts society-member portraits and a number of the hall’s original objects; in other galleries, paintings and sculptures by Japanese, Indian, and Chinese artists hang on the walls or perch in glass cases like pies with personal-space issues. Guests can also tour Yin Yu Tang, the only complete Qing Dynasty house outside of China and a 200-year-old structure with intricate carvings.

In 2013, the Peabody Essex Museum will add exciting new displays to its rotating special exhibitions, from Faberge treasures to impressionistic masterpieces from the likes of Monet, Renoir, and Manet, as well as modern African-American art and contemporary art from India. After marveling at the skill and diversity of the artwork, visitors can drop by the Atrium Café or the Garden Restaurant for a bite to eat.

East India Square, 161 Essex St
Salem,
MA
US

Recipients of Northshore magazine’s 2010 Best of North Shore award for Best Movie Theater, CinemaSalem fills four screens with first-run, art, and documentary films. Evening flicks after 6 p.m. offer stargazing opportunities for adults ($9.50) and kids ($7.50); 3-D films levy an additional $2 to compensate the hardworking technician who throws props and actors at the audience. Take in a morning movie before 12:30 p.m. ($6), or escape incessant summer sun by ducking into a matinee ($8 for adults, $7.50 for children). While you watch, crunch popcorn or traipse to the café for movie-minded concoctions such as the Vanilla Sky, a froth of espresso, vanilla, and clouds of foam ($3.50–$4), or the Holy Grail ($4.50), a peanut-butter-and-banana milkshake.

1 E India Square Mall
Salem,
MA
US

Despite many obvious differences, new yogis and fighter pilots share a common fear: turning upside-down for the first time. At Yoga Sakti, however, instructors have installed a yoga wall that acts as a fail-safe for students who want to practice their inversions. A system of straps and props support pupils as they attempt advanced postures or strive to overcome physical difficulties, such as back problems. An aid for beginners and experts alike, the wall also acts as a symbol of the large studio's welcoming, encouraging atmosphere.

When they aren't manning the wall, yoga instructors lead classes in a wide variety of styles, from heated Vinyasa sequences to mellow gentle-stretch sessions or even mellower Nap in Your Parked Car seminars. Variety is a major theme running through the gym's curriculum: TRX routines bookend spin classes and ballet-barre workouts or combine with kettlebell swings to form one of several combo classes. For a more meditative visit, guests can explore the onsite wellness center, where massage, acupuncture, and hypnosis therapy aim to calm the mind.

29 Bridge St
Salem,
MA
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Jason D. Boucher, a 2nd-generation FAA-certified commercial hot-air-balloon pilot, helms Serendipity_—his trusty hot air balloon—as it lifts passengers to the skies to reveal aerial views of southern New Hampshire's picturesque scenery. Taking flight 365 days a year––weather permitting––the _Serendipity allows passengers an unparalleled view of their favorite season, whether they prefer to take in spring's colorful blossoms, spot the glowing foliage of fall, or drag race flying reindeer during snowy months. Additionally, passengers can choose to summit the sky first thing in the morning and watch the sun rise or embark on a romantic evening flight as it dips down to illuminate the treeline.

15 Ermer Road
Salem,
NH
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