Things To Do in Texas

Up to 57% Off at Car-Vel Skate Center 

Leon Valley

$24 $12

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Adults and kids don rented roller skates and cruise across the glossy surface of this 40-year-old roller rink

Repticon – 50% Off

Knights of Columbus Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Up to 58% Off at Austin Sports Center

Multiple Locations

$225 $99

Instructors lead kids K–5th grade in a variety of sports, while focusing on developing sportsmanship, learning fundamentals, and having fun

Up to 35% Off at Cutting Edge Haunted House

Near East Side

$60 $39

Voted one of the top haunted attractions in the U.S., this Guinness World Record-breaking house populates a former meatpacking facility

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

Up to 65% Off Kids’ Ballet Classes

Southeast Arlington

$70 $29

Experienced instructor guides kids and teens through the various positions and graceful spins of ballet during one-hour classes

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Saratoga Lanes

$44 $17

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

Wonder What Will Come Next in an Eclectic BYOB Variety Show

Plano

$10 $10

Russ Sharek and his Circus Freaks host an eclectic evening of performance with acts ranging from singer-songwriters to burlesque dancers

Up to 64% Off Unlimited Group Training Sessions

Lubbock

$179 $69

Unlimited access to group training sessions and training, including TRABOKI sessions that fuse personal training, boot camp, and kickboxing

60% Off Robotics Camp at Robots-4-U

Multiple Locations

$399.95 $159

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

HP Byron Nelson Championship—53% Off PGA Event

Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas

$212 $99

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The world’s top golfers flock to the TPC Four Seasons to compete for a $6.9-million purse

57% Off Personal Training

Amarillo

$120 $59

Certified personal trainer and aerial acrobat injects fun into training sessions

Ripley's Believe It or Not! — Up to 47% Off Visit

Grand Prairie

$18.99 $10

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Take in 11 galleries of unusual and bizarre artifacts from across the world

Up to 42% Off Water-Sports Package for 2 or 4

SPI Water Sports

$233 $139

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Revelers tour the waters surrounding South Padre Island during one-hour Wave Runner tours and explore subsea-scapes during snorkel tours

52% Off Bowling at Armadilla Lanes

Multiple Locations

$42 $20

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Bowling facilities with optional bumpers and special music nights with DJs

87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

Up to 60% Off Wine Class from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history of wines such as chardonnay, malbec, and cabernet sauvignon

Up to 57% Off Piloxing Classes at V-Fit Studio

McAllen

$50 $25

Piloxing classes fuse boxing, Pilates, and dance into one fat-burning, high-energy workout

75% Off Boot Camp

Killeen

$320 $80

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Up to 86% Off at Next Generation Mixed Martial Arts

Waco

$200 $29

Decorated instructors lead Nogi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA Fitness, boxing, and Muay Thai kickboxing classes that meet up to four days a week

70% Off Jay Johnson’s Boot Camp Fitness

Multiple Locations

$195 $59

Elite athletes lead fitness obstacle courses and games during high-intensity boot-camp workouts favored by professional cheerleaders

55% Off Boxing

Beaumont

$100 $45

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Up to 57% Off at Maxwell Municipal Golf Course

South Treadaway Area

$35 $20

The creative course has a large lake and a stream snaking throughout; there's a driving range with a chipping area and snacks at the turn

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

50% Off Tandem Skydiving

Decatur

$319.99 $159

Free-fall strapped to an experienced instructor

72% Off Dance-Class Package at Elegance Ballroom

Polo Park

$125 $35

Seasoned instructors lead students through the steps, spins, and twirls of dance styles such as waltz, tango, and swing

45% Off Services

Odessa

$250 $138

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Up to 79% Off Outdoor Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$129 $29

At an outdoor park, trainers lead fitness beginners and experts alike through strength training workouts that aim to build lean muscle

52% Off Kids' Technology Classes

Multiple Locations

$288 $139

Kids get an introduction to advanced technology in fun classes that teach them the fundamentals of programming, robotics, and engineering

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Up to 52% Off Indoor Climate controlled Paintball at Gatsplat

Lewisville

$30 $15

Climate controlled indoor paintball arena with professional refs and lighter-weight markers available for kids as young as 6

Big Country Fest – Up to 56% Off Country Music

Wolf Pen Creek

$22.75 $10

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Cold beers and local grub join a lineup of Texas stars such as Aaron Watson, Kyle Park, and JB and the Moonshine Band

Up to 80% Off Private and Group Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$195 $39

Learn the steps to classic and contemporary dance styles from seasoned dance instructors

Up to 79% Off VIP Entries to Trunk Show

Wells Fargo Pavilion

$20 $10

The shopping extravaganza takes place Friday, June 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; the first 100 shoppers in the door receive a vendor goody bag

Half Off at Dionisio Winery Wine Festival

Pearland

$50 $25

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Local businesses join local wineries for an outdoor festival full of music, award-winning fruit wine, and delicious food

Up to 50% Off Paintball

Fort Paintball

$50 $25

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More than 40 acres of open meadowland transform into a giant battleground as competitors let rounds rip across nine fields

Up to 83% Off Boot Camp at Next Level

League City

$225 $60

Trainers combine cardio, speed, balance, core, and resistance training into one boot-camp-style workout

Up to 53% Off at Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Longview

$20 $10

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

Up to 62% Off Barre Classes

Sugar Land

$90 $35

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

61% Off Boot Camp or CrossFit at Alpha Fit

Edinburg

$100 $39

CrossFit and boot camp both employ high-intensity methods to quickly reshape bodies within the span of a four-week session

Up to 40% Off Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$199 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

76% Off at Dahn Yoga

Multiple Locations

$160 $39

Instructors lead students of all ages & fitness levels in yoga & tai chi classes designed to strengthen the body while quieting the mind

50% Off Clay-Shooting Course

Clay Mound Sporting

$130 $65

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

Win Kids – 48% Off Summer Camp

Flower Mound

$92 $48

Kids burn energy in choice of themed half-day summer camps involving obstacle courses, gymnastics, playful pets, and water games

Up to 85% Off Indoor Boot Camp and Meal Plan

Richland Hills

$199 $39

Exercisers attend bootcamp sessions of core workouts, plyometrics, and boxing drills while meal plan complements workouts

51% Off Yoga, Zumba, and Pilates Classes

Victoria

$45 $22

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

Anytime Fitness – 89% Off One-Month Workout Package

Multiple Locations

$268.20 $29.99

Professional staff aids clients with 24-hour gym access, boasting such equipment as treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights

Up to 79% Off Karate and Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Mansfield

$118 $25

Children, teens, and adults learn the grappling techniques of jiu-jitsu or the skills and discipline of karate at state-of-the-art facility

51% Off Guided Freshwater Fishing Tour

Willis

$375 $185

30-year kayaking and fishing veteran helps anglers catch bass, catfish, and crappie using provided equipment

Up to 52% Off Kayaking or Paddleboarding

Rowlett

$60 $32

Seasoned kayakers lead sightseeing tours across Lake Ray Hubbard's scenic waters; an individual kayak or standup-paddleboard rental

Cook Globally Inspired Vegan and Vegetarian Food with a Chef

The Woodlands

$85 $85

Chef Kala Ganapathy shows you how to make delicious vegan and vegetarian meals from a global lineup of grains, lentils, and vegetables

Up to 74% Off Fitness Programs

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Youth training helps athletes succeed on the field; bootcamps run three times per week and include progress tracking and a T-shirt

Up to 60% Off Indoor PGDC Bootcamp Classes

De Soto

$100 $40

Indoor fitness classes meet twice a week

JumpStreet – Up to 57% Off Indoor Play

Lakeline Mall

$42 $19.99

Trampolines, dodge ball, and arcade games supply kids with two hours of fun; fun-pass activities include a foam pit and mechanical bulls

Up to 49% Off Moody Gardens Aquarium and Discovery Museum Visit

Galveston

$37.90 $20

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Aquarium Pyramid displays 10,000 exotic marine animals; Discovery Museum features Real Pirates Exhibition with contents of a real shipwreck

Up to 50% Off Activities from The Williamson Museum

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Kids' summer camp and cemetery tours take curious guests on fun history jaunts and family memberships get you and loved ones special perks

Up to 91% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Bedford Meadows

$220 $20

Adults and kids aged 3 and older learn tae kwon do skills at a school focused on encouraging positive mental attitudes and high goal setting

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

49% Off at Bikram Yoga North Texas

Multiple Locations

$49 $25

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Shed sweat and build muscle with 26 yoga postures and two breathing exercises amid 105-degree heat; great gift for holidays

Up to 52% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Hit Fit

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Trainers lead energetic and challenging workouts in the morning and evening at local parks

Up to 66% Off Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Texas City

$120 $45

Instructors teach stand-up paddleboard basics, and then lead groups on a 2.5-mile journey through shallow waters and bird sanctuaries

Up to 54% Off Paintball Packages

Cedar Hill

$80 $38

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Squads equipped with paintball guns & gear head to four fields encompassing two speedball courses & wooded area

50% Off CrossFit

San Marcos

$130 $65

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Up to 70% Off Boat Rental from Silver Image Boat Club

Multiple Locations

$400 $119

Crews of up to 7 or 10 board a ski-boat or pontoon rental and enjoy five hours gliding across local waterways

50% Off Archery VIP Pass

Cinnamon Creek Ranch Archery

$199 $99

Range fees and equipment discounts at Cinnamon Creek Ranch Archery

Up to 83% Off Taekwondo Classes with Uniform

Coppell

$273 $49

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Black belt instructors guide students of all ages through martial arts classes designed to instill confidence and discipline

88% Off Classes at Zumba Rocks!

Multiple Locations

$200 $25

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

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Spark Fitness Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$112 $37

Trainers guide students through exercises designed to burn up to 1,000 calories during one-hour classes that meet three times weekly

78% Off at White Tiger Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$90 $20

Students learn tae kwon do skills in one private lesson and four group classes led by master instructors with decades of training

44% Off

North Richland Hills

$90 $50

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Up to 63% Off Guitar Lessons

burleson

$40 $15

Rock guitarist with national touring experience teaches basic guitar skills during private or semi-private lessons

Up to 54% Off Music Lessons

Lancaster

$40 $20

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

Up to 78% Off at Uptown Yoga

Multiple Locations

$135 $39

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

50% Off Admission to Friendswood Crawfish Festival

Friendswood

$20 $10

Live music, local art, and copious amounts of crawfish fill the streets of Friendswood during Memorial Day weekend

Up to 56% Off Membership to San Jacinto Museum of History

Southeast Harris

$75 $35

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

Up to 40% Off Ziplining

Nacogdoches

$80 $50

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Fly through a forest setting at day or night with speedy glides down five ziplines that range from 225 feet to the 900-foot dual line

Up to $9 Off at Skate World

Multiple Locations

$17 $11

Skaters zip round rinks with music, arcade games, and snack bars

Up to 65% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Schertz

$139 $49

Early-morning boot-camp for all fitness levels boost endurance and strength

Rosenberg Railroad Museum – Up to Half Off Visit

Rosenberg

$10 $5

Explore Rosenberg’s railway-ridden past through a collection of historic railcars and model trains

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Jutting above the street, the modernist lines of Rafael Moneo's Audrey Jones Beck Building echo the eclectic collection found within. Under sky openings that let in natural light and the bitter gazes of pigeons who can’t seem to get their work shown, visitors meander through galleries that span the breadth of human artistry, from ancient sculpture to modern painting. Noteworthy works from the more than 64,000 pieces include Pablo Picasso's colorful cubist Two Women in Front of a Window, Edgar Degas's achingly expressionistic Woman Drying Herself, and an untitled sketch by Jackson Pollock that shows his wild, abstract genius evolving toward his celebrated drip paintings. A treasure trove of cultural artifacts from Africa, Asia, and the Americas expands the museum’s scope and transports visitors back in time as they gaze on a palpably pensive ceramic ballplayer from Mexico's Classic Veracruz culture or a life-size royal head forged from copper for a Nigerian royal court.

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1001 Bissonnet St
Houston,
TX
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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 E Houston St
San Antonio,
TX
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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

The percussive sounds of water drums and rattling gourds echo across limestone bluffs and the grassy banks of a meandering creek. A cedar-post fence creaks in the breeze. An elegant Victorian farmhouse towers over livestock corrals. Pioneer Farms' themed history sites sprawl across 90 wooded acres, immersing visitors of all ages in exhibits and living demonstrations of Texas history. The grounds also serve as a haven for historic 1800s buildings, many of which were transplanted from their original plots throughout the state and reconstructed with rubber cement.

Offering a snapshot of central Texas's Native American population, an authentic Tonkawa encampment dating back to 1841 welcomes guests to visit tepees and dance to tribal music under a centuries-old oak tree. An 1873 Texian farm, which includes a log-and-board cabin on its original site, provides livestock care and tractor-throwing demonstrations, and the restored rural village of Sprinkle Corner introduces visitors to carpenters, blacksmiths, a general store, and a 19th-century stagecoach house from which more than 12 horse-drawn wagons convey passengers across the farm throughout the day. Wild animals raise their heads above lush grasses near Walnut Creek, and the Scarborough Barn allows children to meet their favorite farm animals. Visitors can further connect to history and nature through the farm's many programs and classes, including workshops focused on traditional blacksmithing, cooking in the buildings' original kitchens, and basic photo red-eye correction using squid ink.

10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
Austin,
TX
US

After becoming an all-American at the University of Houston, qualifying for the U.S. Open twice, and making the cut at The Masters during his professional career, seasoned golf instructor Jim McLean has added one more accomplishment to his resumé: Jim McLean Golf Schools was touted as one of the country's top 25 golf schools in 2008 by Golf magazine.

Following Jim's innovative philosophy of biomechanics, a team of instructors—with levels ranging from certified, master, and lead master—teach the components of a successful golf swing, focusing on each player's physical capabilities and limitations and developing a tailored lesson plan. In order to become a Jim McLean golf instructor, pupils must pass a rigorous certification process that includes one to three years of teaching at the club, conducting their own extensive golf-swing-research projects, and learning to grow natural spikes out of their feet. During private lessons and clinics, golf gurus use 3-D graphical imaging and data analysis to provide instant feedback.

At Jim McLean Golf Schools, players hone their games with indoor and outdoor practice facilities that include a 50,000-square-foot short-game range, a lit driving range, and a practice bunker. The complex is also home to the Legends Scoring Nine course, which, along with the practice facilities, has been a training ground and putter-jousting arena for rising PGA star Jason Day, who placed 3rd at the 2013 Masters.

8940 Creek Run Rd
Fort Worth,
TX
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In 1931, aviation legends such as Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart traversed the hallowed halls of Floyd Bennett Field, New York City's first municipal airport. Today, the same site harbors Aviator Sports and Events Center, which accommodates recreation in all of its forms, equipped with 20,000 square foot indoor field house, which includes newly resurfaced hardwood courts and new turf field, two outdoor synthetic-turf fields, and an outdoor space for events that can seat up to 4,000 people—the same number of people it takes to crack open a life-size Big Bird piñata. Twin NHL-regulation rinks host open-skate sessions, a majority of which are held on Rink B, every day of the week, with skates as late as 11 p.m. on weekends. Inside the center is a brand new CrossFit gym, which offers workout classes Monday through Saturday. Only youngsters enjoy summer or after-school camps, but adults and kids alike can take advantage of a roster of sports and leagues, including flag football and rock climbing, ideal for those looking to shorten morning commutes by cutting through the quarry.

4100 E Paisano Dr
El Paso,
TX
US

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