Activities in Texas


Learn About Foraging with a Wilderness Survival Instructor

3-Hour Wild Edible Foraging Tour

Mark Suter

Mark Suter explains how to identify and prepare edible plants, using Olmos Basin Park as his training ground

$30

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Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at The Great Bridal Expo (Up to 44% Off)

The Great Bridal Expo

Hyatt Regency Dallas

Great Bridal Expo gives you the opportunity to meet national and local businesses that aim to make your dream wedding come true

$16 $9

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Double-Decker-Bus Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Austin City Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Austin City Tours (Child Acct of Houston City Tours)

Austin City Tours (Child Acct of Houston City Tours)

The double-decker bus visits 15+ local landmarks on the hop-on-hop-off tour

$59.90 $29

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$29 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at TITLE Boxing Club ($100 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club - Fort Worth

Multiple Locations

During boxing and kickboxing classes, trainers teach jab, cross, and hook techniques to students who pummel the stuffing out of heavy bags

$100 $29

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Don Williams at The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Engelbert Humperdinck

The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center

Country legend Don Williams celebrates a new album with fresh hits and classics such as “That’s the Thing About Love”

$61.30 $31

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30-Minute Flight Simulator Experience for One or Two at Aviation Xtreme Flight Simulation Center (Up to 41% Off)

Aviation Xtreme Flight Simulation Center

Inside The Parks at Arlington

Learn how the pros pilot on a simulator that recreates WWI and WWII fighters along with modern crafts such as the F-15A Eagle

$35 $22

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One or Three 60-Minute Private Dance Lessons at Spotlight Dance (Up to 53% Off)

Spotlight Dance

Spotlight Dance

Experienced teacher James Eason teaches ballroom-dancing styles at the convenience of his students

$60 $29

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$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Multiple Locations

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$9.50 $5

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Sesame Street Live “Let's Dance!" at United Supermarkets Arena on March 31 (Up to 46% Off)

Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance!

United Supermarkets Arena

Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

$15.50 $12

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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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All-Day Admission for Two or Four to the National Scouting Museum (Up to 50% Off)

National Scouting Museum

Las Colinas

Official museum of the Boy Scouts of America houses more than 600,000 unique items

$16 $9

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Belay Class with All-Day Climbing and Gear Rental for 2 or 4 at Amarillo Rock Climbing House (Up to 48% Off)

Amarillo Rock Climbing House

Amarillo

Aspiring climbers learn basic belaying techniques with provided gear before practicing skills with facility day pass

$40 $22

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Third Day at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie on March 15 at 7 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Third Day

Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie

Award-winning Christian rock band unleashes Southern-rock infused licks and inspiring lyrics

$49.12 $34.40

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Foam N' Glow at Clayton's Beach Bar on Saturday, March 14 (Up to 55% Off)

Foam N' Glow South Padre Island "World's Largest Foam Party"

Clayton's Beach Bar

Foam N’ Glow fuses high-energy music, ultraviolet dancers, contortionists, stilt walkers, fire performers & aerial acts into a massive event

$55 $25

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Concealed-Handgun-License Class for One or Two at San Jac CHL (52% Off)

San Jac CHL

Pasadena

Courses comprise 4–6 hours in the classroom plus time spent on the range; before departing, students are helped with CHL-application process

$135 $65

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Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Presents Mesquite Symphony Series on September 13–May 2 (Up to 42% Off)

Mesquite Symphony Series

Mesquite Arts Center

Live_logo

Each concert has a different focus—including patriotic tunes, big-band music, and superheroes—and may offer audience interaction

$12 $7

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$20 for Registration for One Child in the Mud Factor Kidz Obstacle-Course Run ($40 Value)

Mud Factor Kidz

Myers Park

Pint-sized version of the Mud Factor 5K sends kids ages 4–13 racing through mud pits and over obstacles in a fun, friendly competition

$40 $20

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$19 for 2 Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes, Including Hand Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($55.99 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

North McAllen

Group boxing and kickboxing classes provide full-body workouts that combine cardio and strength training; open to all fitness levels

$55.99 $19

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2 Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Sessions from InnerTech Fitness and Nutrition (75% Off)

Innertech Fitness And Nutrtion

Killeen

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

$320 $80

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Texas Sports Hall of Fame (Up to 50% Off)

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Museum space holds more than 35,000 square feet of legendary sports memorabilia from Texas' best athletes and sports moments

$14 $7

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Learn Baking Fundamentals from a Master Chocolatier

Baking Fundamentals Class

Carrollton

Chocolatier, “New York Times” contributor, and dessert chef Zach Townsend shares tips and tricks for making world-class desserts

$75

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Gala of the Royal Horses at Ford Park on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 41%Off)

Gala of the Royal Horses

Ford Park

Flamenco artists dance with powerful Spanish horses that dazzle with classical dressage and playful routines

$35.58 $21

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Guided Tour of the Fort Griffin State Historic Site for Three, Four, or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Fort Griffin State Historic Site

Albany

Tour the ruins of a fort that defended the frontier of Texas from 1867 to 1881, exploring the former mess hall, barracks, and bakery

$21 $10

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"Cavalia: Odysseo" at Dr. Pepper Ballpark on February 27—March 8 (Up to 29% Off)

Odessyo

DR. PEPPER BALLPARK

International acrobats perform with 60+ horses under an enormous big top featuring a real carousel and advanced video scenery

$132 $108

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Wings of Freedom Tour Admission for Two or Four on March 18-22 from The Collings Foundation (Up to 40% Off)

The Collings Foundation- Wings of Freedom Tour

Multiple Locations

Explore planes from throughout America’s military aviation history, including rare World War II aircraft; flight experiences available

$24 $15

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Adult Kickboxing Fitness Classes at China Town Martial Arts Academy (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

China Town Martial Arts

Midland

Instructors lead groups through kicks and strikes during a kickboxing-inspired fitness workout

$75 $29

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$5 for $10 Worth of Open Jump Sessions — Jumping Party

Jumping Party

Odessa

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

$10 $5

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10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes with Boxing Gloves at Impact Fitness (Up to 85% Off). Four Options Available.

Impact Fitness

Impact Fitness

Gym led by Grandmaster of American Martial Arts hosts kickboxing classes that blend elements of combat with high-impact cardio work

$130 $20

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20 Martial Arts Classes at Vanguard Fighting Arts (52% Off)

Vanguard Fight Arts

Richardson

From the merchant: American Jujitsu blackbelts (4th and 3rd DAN) will teach takedowns, submissions, chokes,self defense, and striking.

$100 $48

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Paddleboard Rental and 60-Minute Lesson for One, Two, or Four at Tyler Paddle (Up to 52% Off)

Tyler Paddle

Tyler Paddle

Paddleboard rental allows guests to traverse the waters; lesson covers the fundamentals of stand-up paddleboarding technique

$50 $25

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$30 for One Month of Yoga Classes from Blue Anjou Yoga and Meditation Center ($150 Value)

Blue Anjou Yoga and Meditation Center

Lewisville

Strengthen and stretch your body while relaxing the mind with meditative yoga classes

$150 $30

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Innovative Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

Innovative Fitness

Innovative Fitness

Trainers lead a wide range of distinct fitness classes, from Zumba dance workouts to hot yoga to boot camps based around functional exercise

$100 $29

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Visit for One, Two, or Four to 13th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show on March 7 and 8 (Up to 50% Off)

13th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show

Waterway Marriott

Notable speakers and exhibitors showcase new ideas and products relating to all areas of home and garden improvement during two-day expo

$9 $5

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5, 10, or 20 Drop-In Workouts at Curves (Up to 74% Off)

Curves

Curves

Stop in for slimming and toning workouts in a motivating, female-focused gym

$73.50 $19

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One or Two Single Day Crawfish Festival Carnival Ride Pass (Up to 50% Off)

Pearland Crawfish Festival

Pearland

Chefs boil up fresh and spicy Gulf Coast crawfish, which visitors enjoy between rides on the ferris wheel and other carnival attractions

$25 $15

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Bryan Adams: The Reckless Tour at Allen Event Center on Sunday, April 12, at 8 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Bryan Adams

Allen Event Center

Adams celebrates his landmark album, Reckless, featuring smash hits such as “Summer of ‘69” and “Heaven”

$53.09 $30

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Visit for Two or Four to the Dream Weddings Bridal Show in League City on March 22 (Up to 63% Off)

Dream Weddings Bridal Show

South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center

The show helps simplify wedding planing, with 55+ of the city’s top nuptials vendors gathering to show off their dances, food, and clothes

$30 $12

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Admission for Four or Six or One General Membership to Longview Museum of Fine Arts (Up to 53% Off)

Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Open since 1958, the art museum prides itself on a varied collection of works, many created by regional artists

$20 $10

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5 or 10 Barre or Cardio Barre Classes at Reformed Body (Up to 59% Off)

Reformed Body

Reformed Body

Hour-long barre class combines ballet, yoga, and Pilates to work the arms, legs, abs, and glutes;

$90 $39

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Four Yoga, Pilates, Spinning, or Zumba Classes or Two Months of Classes at Breathe Studio (Up to 50% Off)

Breathe Studio

McAllen

Clients mix-and-match classes, choosing from Pilates, spinning, Zumba, or several styles of yoga

$48 $24

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$151 for $275 Worth of Volleyball — RGV Events, LLC

Rgv Events, Llc

Rgv Events, Llc

Six-player teams take on The OMG Mud Volleyball Tournament on June 14th at the Corn Maze in Donna. Children under 12 are free.

$275 $151

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Flying Trapeze Experience for One or Two at Lone Star Trapeze Academy (Up to 46% Off)

Lone Star Trapeze Academy

Bryan

Attached to safety gear, pupils learn the basics of the flying trapeze, starting with a simple knee hang and progressing to a mid-air catch

$70 $39

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45- or 75-Minute Muscle-Car-Driving Experience from Golden Era Motors (Up to 60% Off)

Golden Era Motors

Royal Purple Raceway

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as ‘69 Chevy Camaro or a ‘66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

$199 $79

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Two- or Five-Week Unlimited Women's-Only Boot Camp at Mind Body Total Fitness (Up to 93% Off)

Mind Body Total Fitness

Multiple Locations

Circuit of running, resistance training, weights, and varied exercises throughout 60-minute sessions

$300 $29

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Clay-Pigeon-Shooting Course for Two or Four at Clay Mound Sporting Center (56% Off)

Clay Mound Sporting

Clay Mound Sporting

Facility with two sporting-clays courses and a five-stand setup; more than 40 Promatic machines that can be controlled wirelessly

$130 $59

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$125 for Eight Wine Workshops with Wine-Glass Souvenir at WineStyles ($265 Value)

WineStyles

Flower Mound

Over the course of eight workshop sessions, budding sommeliers learn about varietals from various regions, enjoying tastings and appetizers

$265 $125

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5 or 10 TWRKIT Circuit-Fitness Classes or One Month of Classes at Force Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Force Fitness

Richland Hills

The movements of twerking, including hip rolls and pelvic tilts, combine into a core-toning workout

$50 $19

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$22 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga, Zumba, and Pilates Classes at Yoga Chicks Studio ($45 Value)

Yoga Chicks Studio

Victoria

A roster of enthusiastic female teachers lead yoga, Zumba, and Pilates classes that help lengthen and tone bodies; all ages welcome

$45 $22

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River Tubing for Two or Four at Comal Tubes in New Braunfels (Up to 53% Off)

Comal Tubes

Comal Tubes

Tree-lined shores slip past spring-fed Comal River on leisurely two-hour float through 72-degree waters, with free parking

$36 $18

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$69 for Spring-Break Kids' Camp at Spirals Gym & Ed-Venture Kids Center ($159 Value)

Spirals Gym & Ed-Venture Kids Center

Mansfield

Ages 6–13 practice good sportsmanship, create holiday-themed crafts, play games, and socialize

$159 $69

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Family-Fun Outing for Two, Four, or Six with Fountain Drinks and Petting-Zoo Feed Cones at 7 Acre Wood (44% Off)

7 Acre Wood

7 Acre Wood

Families feed mini-goats, donkeys, and llamas at a petting zoo, zoom down a playground’s zipline and slides, and tackle a mini-golf course

$18 $10

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One, Two, or Three 2015-2016 Golf Passes from Blue Sky Media (Up to 77% Off)

Blue Sky Media

Multiple Locations

Enjoy rounds of golf at up to 35 different courses, including Horseshoe Bay, The Tribute, and Bridlewood golf course

$99 $39

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Two Tickets to Texas Crawfish and Music Festival (Up to 40% Off)

Texas Crawfish and Music Festival

Texas Crawfish Festival

Crawfish boilers serve up crawdads while crowds dance to live music and revelers enjoy a variety of carnival rides and games

$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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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit at CrossFit 3816 (Up to 72% Off)

CrossFit 3816

CrossFit 3816

Trainers mix and match exercises to create CrossFit workouts that keep brains interested and bodies burning calories

$175 $59

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$17 for a Texas Stars American Hockey League Game at Cedar Park Center on March 15 or 17 ($34.12 Value)

Texas Stars

Cedar Park Center

The defending Calder Cup champion Stars square off against a pair of Midwest Division foes as the AHL playoff race intensifies

$34.12 $17

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Up to 40% Off Red Cat Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10

Red Cat Jazz Festival

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, Golf Course and Convention Center

Mindi Abair, Peter White, and Rick Braun among the headlining jazz artists at outdoor music fest held Mother’s Day Weekend

$43.19 $29

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90-Minute Flight Lesson or Six Weeks of Ground Instruction at Genesis Flight Academy (Up to 51% Off)

Genesis Flight Academy

Georgetown

Ground instruction prepares students for written pilot’s license test; 90-minute flight lessons include 45 minutes in the air

$200 $99

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Two 60-Minute Polo Lessons for One or Two at Green Acres Polo (40% Off)

Green Acres Polo

Green Acres Polo

Kids, adults, or people who have never ridden a horse learn the sport of kings with included horse and equipment

$100 $60

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Kayak Rental, Lesson, or Fireworks Tour at Discover Kayak (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Discover Kayak

Grapevine

Certified instructors lead kayakers onto Lake Grapevine for lesson; guests also rent to explore on own or see fireworks after leisurely tour

$40 $20

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Admission for Two or Ten at Mom Expo and Ultimate Play Date (Up to 64% Off)

Mom Expo & Health Fair

Berry Center

Moms sample eco-friendly, organic products, then vote for their favorites, learn how to work from home, and have a tea party with their kids

$10 $5

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MMA or Karate Classes; or Power Kickboxing Classes at Twin Dragons Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Twin Dragons Mixed Martial Arts

Texas City

Students gain strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in MMA or karate classes, or torch calories in high-impact power kickboxing classes

$220 $100

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60-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Cara Barker Yellott Equestrian Services (Up to 48% Off)

Cara Barker Yellott Equestrian Services

Cara Barker Yellott Equestrian Services

Lessons for children or adults are taught by a specialist in English riding style

$110 $59

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Hot Air Balloon Ride for One, Two, or Six from Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides (Up to 58% Off)

Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides

Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides

Take flight in an 8-story-tall hot-air balloon, soaring over scenery for about one hour; trip ends with a traditional post-landing toast

$399 $199

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Concealed-Handgun-License Class and a One-Year Range Membership for One or Two at Armadillo Guns (Up to 52% Off)

Armadillo Guns

Armadillo Guns Pistol Range

Outdoor, members-only pistol range with 16 covered shooting bays; membership includes discounts on ammo and rentals

$125 $62

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Zipline Tour or Entry to the Great Obstacle Race with 1 Zipline Cable for 2 at DFW Adventure Park (45% Off)

DFW Adventure Park

Justin-Roanoke

Cruise down four 230- to 400-foot ziplines hanging 30–40 feet above the ground or compete against teams in a 1.5-mile obstacle race

$55 $30

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Up to 50% Off Fitness Gym — Velocity Sports Performance Southlake/Coppell; Valid Monday - Saturday 7 AM - 10 AM

Velocity Sports Performance Southlake/Coppell

Multiple Locations

Coaches push all-women classes through 60 minutes of high intensity training, focusing on flexibility, movement & strength

$20 $10

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Admission for Two, Four, or Up to Eight to Sam Houston Memorial Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Huntsville

15-acre museum honors the life and times of Sam Houston through artifacts and historical exhibits relating to the legendary Texan

$8 $5

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$27 for 25 Zumba Classes at ZumbaRocks.org ($200 Value)

ZumbaRocks.org

Multiple Locations

Certified instructor helps guests achieve fitness goals via international dance moves set to high-energy tunes

$200 $27

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Two-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for One or Two at Lazyrockingkp.Ranch (Up to 52% Off)

Lazyrockingkp.Ranch

Lazyrockingkp.Ranch

Riders of all ages and skill levels can relax and take in the sights during slow-paced, guided trail ride through wooded trails and pastures

$120 $59

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Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Spark Fitness Bootcamp (Up to 69% Off)

Spark Fitness Bootcamp

Spark Fitness

Trainers lead exercises designed to burn up to 1,000 calories during one-hour classes that students can attend up to seven times a week

$112 $37

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5 or 10 Youth or Adult Boot-Camp Fitness Classes at Studio Fitness (Up to 54% Off)

Studio Fitness

Rockwall

Boot-camp fitness classes blend plyometrics, agility training, cardio, and weight lifting; youth classes focus on fundamentals

$50 $25

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Get Motivated! Business Seminar on Tuesday, May 12, at 8 a.m. (Up to 76% Off)

Get Motivated! Business Seminar

The Hurst Conference Center

Exciting skill-building seminar delivers motivating and income-building strategies from a cast of America’s leading business experts

$79 $19

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Three or Five Private, One-Hour Horseback-Riding Lessons at Rancho La Rosa (Up to 60% Off)

Rancho La Rosa

Alvarado

An instructor leads private lessons for beginners, speed events, or trail disciplines; younger riders can enroll in grooming sessions

$150 $69

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One or Three 30-Minute Piano, Guitar, or Voice Lessons at Just Rock Enterprises (Up to 54% Off)

Just Rock Enterprises

Lancaster

Lessons introduce students to techniques for playing the piano or guitar, or help develop singing skills

$40 $20

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 or 20 Classes at Uptown Yoga (Up to 78% Off)

Uptown Yoga

Multiple Locations

Studios emphasize Vinyasa-style yoga in 85-degree rooms and offer other classes, such as core strengthening, suitable for all skill levels

$135 $39

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$15 for Entry for Two to Friendswood Crawfish Festival ($30 Value)

Friendswood Crawfish Festival

Friendswood Centennial Park

Live music, local art, and copious amounts of crawfish fill the streets of Friendswood

$30 $15

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One-Year Membership for Two Adults or Family to San Jacinto Museum of History (Up to 56% Off)

San Jacinto Museum of History

Southeast Harris

Artifacts and artwork from Mexican Texas, the Texas revolution, and the Republic of Texas; memberships include gifts and discounts

$75 $35

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While many children learn by performing hands-on tasks, school systems have yet to figure out how to incorporate gardens, imagination workshops, and towering aqueduct mazes into their budgets. With 90,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits, the Children's Museum of Houston, which was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, sparks creativity by allowing kids to explore 14 learning stations. Ranked No. 1 among the 10 best children's museums in the nation by Parents magazine, named one of the 12 best children's museums in the country by Forbes.com and one of the 10 best by USA TODAY, and voted Best Museum in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by the Houston A-List Poll, the museum has accrued a lot of praise. The Huffington Post has also given a nod to the Children's Museum of Houston, which encourages children to explore their curious nature with a variety of interactive exhibits. Exhibits include the interactive EcoStation, a solar-powered outdoor utopia with activities such as stream creation and leaf rubbing that inspire kids to think about environmental responsibility. At the Invention Convention workshop, kids can explore engineering possibilities with building blocks, propellers, and even basic robotics. The sprawling cityscape of Kidtropolis invites children to participate in a simulated economy. The experience requires them to earn paychecks, budget money on pretend debit cards, vote for political candidates, and learn how to obsessively check milk expiration dates at the onsite grocery store. Their newest cultural exhibit, Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea, explores the county's fashion, film, music, and cuisine, aiming to bring modern-day South Korea to the Houston area.
1500 Binz St
Houston,
TX
US
Albert Friedrich poured the first foamer at The Buckhorn Saloon in 1881. Early in his bartending days, Friedrich began accepting horns and antlers in exchange for whiskey and beer, leading to a unique collection now exhibited in The Buckhorn Museum. The historic tavern claims that Teddy Roosevelt once recruited Rough Riders from among its patrons, and it is also rumored as the place where Pancho Villa plotted the Mexican Revolution. An original handcrafted marble-and-cherry-wood back bar and other historic furnishings still reside in the saloon, where guests now swig locally brewed beers and challenge each other to taser duels. Visitors come face to face with the taxidermal heads and other artifacts from more than 520 species, including a 1,056-pound black marlin and a prehistoric irish-elk skull and antlers. The museum also lays claims to a preserved whitetail deer and the rattlesnake rattle artwork of Friedrich’s wife, which guests can show to their own pet snakes as a cautionary example of what happens to misbehaving reptiles. Adjacent to The Buckhorn Museum, The Texas Ranger Museum houses Texas Ranger paraphernalia such as sawed-off shotguns, badges, and photographs. At Ranger Town, young whippersnappers delight in glimpses of life during turn-of-the-century San Antonio, as depicted by a re-created jail, smith, and telegraph office, as well as the Bonnie and Clyde exhibit, where a '34 Ford V8 Deluxe sits anxiously awaiting its next adventure. On their way out, visitors can drop in at a museum gift shop that traces its own origins to 1920, when it was a curios store.
318 East Houston Street
San Antonio,
TX
US
Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill: A User's Guide Steak and Seafood | Chicago-Style Chophouse Atmosphere | Freshly Baked Popover Starters Sample Menu Entree (meat): filet mignon with roquefort-bacon-walnut butter and port demi-glace Entree (seafood): miso-glazed salmon with ginger-sake butter Side: mac and cheese with smoked gouda, ham, and white-truffle oil Sunday brunch: crab-cake benedict and a bloody mary While You're Waiting Try not to fill up on the popovers. These flaky, fresh-from-the-oven treats begin every meal, and they're known to be quite addictive. Nurse one of the house-specialty cocktails: a Grey Goose martini. The vodka is served at a chilly 28 degrees thanks to the restaurant’s frozen-tap system. Inside Tips At Kenny's, the owners pride themselves on their laid-back atmosphere, where their only policy is "to have no policy." If you want to make substitutions, the chef can do that. If you want to split a check, the server can do that, too. Reservations are recommended. While You're in the Neighborhood Before: Select a predinner drink from the dizzying selection of draft beers at Flying Saucer (14999 Montfort Drive). After: Head down the street to Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar (4980 Beltline Road) for a night of dancing to the ivory-tickling tunes of A-list pianists. If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Kenny’s Burger Joint (1377 Legacy Drive, Suite 120, Frisco, TX), where the owners of Kenny's Wood Fired Grill shift the spotlight to handcrafted burgers.
5000 Belt Line Rd
Dallas,
TX
US
In 1912, George Kamburis set sail from Patmos, Greece. Once in America, he made his way to Montgomery, Alabama, and began peddling ice cream from a cart. He eventually saved enough money to buy a fruit stand and then a caf??the Coffee Pot. Sadly, that eatery burned down, but with the help of his brother, George soon opened a new restaurant, the Normandy Caf?. Today, George?s grandchildren have recreated his vision, this time giving the restaurant a contemporary name and contemporary cuisine: Satellite Bistro & Bar. Although the bistro?s menu pays homage to the Kamburis family's Greek roots with Mediterranean dishes such as steak gyros and flaming saganaki cheese, its chefs draw inspiration from around the globe. Entrees of oven-roasted chicken, seared diver scallops, and bone-in french-cut pork chops are glazed in sauces ranging from an orchid beurre blanc to a cognac cream sauce. Latin influences show in fish tacos and enchiladas, and Asian traditions yield thai stir-fry and jumbo shrimp paired with mango and wontons. During weekend brunches, innovative creations such as ice-cream-battered french toast and panko-breaded salmon croquettes grace the table. These modernized dishes are surrounded by equally modern decor dreamt up by Michael Hsu. Photomurals featuring an astronaut and a cityscape surround diners who perch on azure seats amid cherry-red countertops and stone pillars. On summery days, guests lounge on stuffed couches on the patio and pretend the sun is more than just a giant light bulb screwed into the sky. When the weekend comes round, musicians tickle the ivories on a baby grand in the lounge, evoking Ray Charles and Harry Connick Jr. As they listen, audiences sip wines from California and Argentina or martinis and specialty cocktails.
5900 W Slaughter Ln
Austin,
TX
US
More than 325 bottles of international wine fill Zambrano Wine Cellar’s shelves and its climate-controlled wine cellar, arranged by chef, wine enthusiast, and owner Cef Zambrano. When not hobnobbing with celebrities such as Harrison Ford, Nolan Ryan, and Katie Couric, Zambrano coordinates a menu of bistro fare to harmonize with his library of wine selections, which received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2009. Zambrano presents updated takes on Mediterranean favorites, crafting small plates of escargot broiled in garlic butter and shallots, as well as four types of bruschetta topped with tomato, chicken, duck, or fillet tips. Diners can dive into shared nibbles with custom plates of international meats and cheeses or pizzas topped margherita-style or with signature spanish ham. Zambrano’s prized glass wine cellar sits behind a smooth stone bar, inlaid with variegated amethyst that glows as it catches the light better than an outfielder with a magnifying glass. While perched at its high-backed leather banquettes, diners can sip from the 50-plus list of wines by the glass while gazing at a flat-screen TV in the corner or admiring the custom art on the dining room’s exposed-brick walls. In the front of the dining room, gauzy orange curtains frame sheets of sunlight that illuminate simple wooden tables, each adorned with a single flower that provides color and an amuse-bouche for hungrier guests. A sidewalk patio offers al fresco dining and bustling sights of Sundance Square.
910 Houston St
Fort Worth,
TX
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The grappling fighting style known as jujitsu first came to Brazil in 1914 stored in the hands and mind of Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese immigrant and master of the art. He only stayed a year, but it was enough time to plant the seeds for a new jujitsu academy in Brazil. One of the first students at that academy was Hélio Gracie. Hélio absorbed the fighting style quickly, adapting many of the techniques to suit his small frame. He discovered methods of leverage that allowed him to execute joint locks, choke holds, and takedowns on much larger opponents, forming the core of his new Gracie jujitsu method. Ultimately, Hélio's son Royce brought the fighting style to America, famously winning UFC 1, 2, and 4 by defeating opponents many times his own size. Suddenly, Americans lined up to learn this newly unveiled Brazilian fighting style, demonstrating their eagerness by folding themselves inside a box and shipping themselves south. Relson Gracie, Hélio's second oldest son, chose to be an ambassador of his family's fighting style. He was already teaching abroad when his little brother Royce skyrocketed Brazilian jujitsu to popularity. He founded his first school under the name Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Hawaii, and as the art became popular, he opened new branches of his academy all across the United States. Today, he visits more than 40 academies and associations, sharing his knowledge with thousands of students. In his absence, he leaves instructors whom he personally trained to oversee the education of aspiring fighters.
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