Things To Do in Washington


$36 for NCAA Women's Basketball Championship at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 28 and 30 ($52.75 Value)

NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship, Spokane Regional

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena - Spokane, Washington

Some of college basketball’s top women’s teams battle it out for a trip to the Women’s Final Four during regional action in Spokane

$52.75 $36

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Nine Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Pull Carts at Highlands Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Highlands Golf Course

North Tacoma

Nine-hole, par-27 course comprises nine par 3s that range from 100 to 200 yards for quick play and ample hole-in-one opportunities

$32 $16

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$25 for an Oregon Concealed Carry Course at Southwest Washington Surplus ($40 Value)

Southwest Washington Surplus

Central Park

NRA-certified pistol instructor covers topics essential to carrying and concealing firearms in the state of Oregon

$40 $25

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Six or Ten Dance Lessons for One or Two at Pacific Dance Center (Up to 91% Off)

Pacific Dance Center

Pacific Dance Center

Lessons teach the basics of popular social ballroom dances such as waltz, salsa, tango, and rumba

$387 $39

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$15 for a Shared Tasting for Two with Take Home Growler at Lazy Boy Brewing ($25 Value)

Lazy Boy Brewing

Everett Mall South

Award-winning brews are crafted in front of brewery guests as they traverse the facility and taste pours of five beers

$25 $15

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Seattle Festival Orchestra, March 21 or 22, or Season Pass (Up to 71% Off)

Seattle Festival Orchestra

Town Hall Seattle

Young artists star in concerts celebrating orchestral masterpieces and French composers

$15 $8

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$32 for Shooting-Range Package for One at The Range ($67 Value)

The Range

Yakima

The package includes rental of a lane, gun, and safety gear as well as ammunition and two targets

$67 $32

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10 or 15 Krav Maga Self-Defense Fitness Classes at Dojo 3 (Up to 95% Off)

Dojo 3

Renton

Instructors lead 17 weekly self-defense and hand-to-hand combat classes, teaching students to defend themselves in real-world scenarios

$200 $10

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$32.50 for Chalk Paint Workshop – Artworks Spokane, Artworks Garland, or Artworks Coeur d’Alene ($65 Value)

Artworks Spokane

Multiple Locations

Professional artisans lead workshops that teach how to transform ordinary surfaces into works of art

$65 $32.50

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Two or Four Piano, Sax, Guitar, Drum, or Voice Lessons at Live Music Academy (Up to 59% Off)

Live Music Academy

Live Music Academy

Private piano, sax, guitar, drum, or voice lessons help students hone their technique and musicality

$60 $25

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Kiteboarding Class for Two or Paddleboard Rental for One at Bellingham KitePaddleSurf (Up to 37% Off)

Bellingham KitePaddleSurf

Bellingham

Instructors teach students kiteboarding skills at Locust or Hunter Beach or turn them loose with paddleboards to explore Squalicum Harbor

$449 $299

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J. Cole Featuring Big Sean with Special Guests YG and Jeremih at White River Amphitheatre on July 12 (Up to 50% Off)

J. Cole – Forest Hills Drive Tour feat. Big Sean

White River Amphitheatre

Grammy-nominated rap star touts his latest #1 album, “Forest Hills Drive,” with all-star support from Big Sean, YG, and Jeremih

$41 $20.50

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Lakewood Panthers Game for Two or Four, or Season Pass for One at Pierce Community College (Up to 53% Off)

Lakewood Panthers

Pierce Community College

Live_logo

The Panthers dribble into a new season looking to defend their crown as champions of the ABA’s Pacific Northwest division

$16 $10

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$21 for Four Weeks of Children's Music Classes at HappyNest Play Centers ($40 Value)

HappyNest Play Centers

HappyNest Play Centers

Kids up to age 7 learn and play in music classes

$40 $21

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Five Fitness Classes at 2.0 | Next Level Fitness (72% Off)

2.0 | Next Level Fitness

Shoreline

From the merchant: We take the sexy out of the workout and put it in your body. Smart cardio, classic weight training and great support.

$100 $28

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$31 for 10 Hot Yoga Classes at Firehouse Hot Yoga ($130 Value) 

Firehouse Hot Yoga

Totem Square Mall

A heated room loosens muscles as seasoned teachers impart poses that cultivate strength and pump oxygen through the body

$130 $31

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Trinity Martial Arts Academy (60% Off)

Trinity Martial Arts Academy

Richland

One month of karate classes and a free gi (uniform)

$100 $40

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18 Holes with Cart for Two or Four, Valid Any Day or Monday–Friday at Capitol City Golf Course (Up to 44% Off)

Capitol City Golf Course

Capitol City Golf Club

A dry course that remains playable year-round, allowing golfers to traverse its 6,578 yards of narrow fairways and charming foliage

$71 $45

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Five or Ten Martial Arts Classes at True Martial Arts (Up to 87%Off)

True Martial Arts

True Martial Arts

Martial arts students gain strength, stamina, and self-defense skills; registration fee and uniform with top, pants, and belt included

$214.37 $29

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$200 for $400 Groupon — South Puget Sound Scuba Diving

South Puget Sound Scuba

Olympia

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

$400 $200

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Four-Hour Fishing Trip for One, Two, Four, or Six from Puget Sound Sports Fishing (45% Off)

Puget Sound Sports Fishing

Edmonds

Experienced sportsman leads year-round saltwater-fishing expeditions in local waterways to catch coho salmon and king salmon

$180 $99

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$25 for $46 Groupon — Elite Danse Studio

Elite Danse Studio

Bremerton

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

$46 $25

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Two Hours of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six with Shoe Rental at Daffodil Bowl (Up to 71% Off)

Daffodil Bowl

Daffodil Bowl

Groups of up to six strap on bowling shoes and take to 24 glossy lanes for rounds of bowling in family-friendly atmosphere

$65.50 $19

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Classes at The Wellness Garden (Up to 72% Off)

The Wellness Garden

Seaside

Low-impact yoga, qigong, or tai chi classes use meditation and gentle movements to help relieve stress and energize the body

$125 $39

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$24 for a 2-Hour Painting Class Plus Drink at Palettes and Pairings ($40 Value)

Palettes and Pairings

Kirkland

Intimately sized classes of aspiring artists work to reproduce featured paintings while they drink wine or consume appetizers

$40 $24

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One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at Lenderman's Academy of Martial Arts (67% Off)

Lenderman Academy of Martial Arts

Lenderman's Academy of Martial Arts

Martial arts classes for all ages get participants punching, kicking, and learning self-defense

$160 $53

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10 or 20 Outdoor Boot-Camp Fitness Classes from Pulse Boot Camp (Up to 86% Off)

Pulse Boot Camp

Pulse Boot Camp - Forsgren Park

Amid fresh air, Coach Cassie pushes her clients through strength, core, and cardio routines that are both fun and powerful

$200 $29

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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 Adult Tickets with Optional Two Kids' Tickets to the Wenatchee Valley Renaissance Faire (Up to 35% Off)

Wenatchee Valley Renaissance Faire

West field of Wenatchee Valley College Campus

In-character performers demonstrate blacksmithing and fighting skills in between archery contests, crafts projects, and other activities

$20 $13

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$22 for an Introduction to Sewing Class and 10% Off Purchases at Quality Sewing & Vacuum ($49.99 Value)

Quality Sewing Centers

Multiple Locations

Students learn to create their own tote bags using basic techniques such as sewing seams, topstitching, and handle placement

$49.99 $22

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Wine-Tasting Tours for Two or Four at Canoe Ridge Vineyard (Up to 54% Off)

Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Walla Walla

Winemakers with over two decades of experience showcase a variety of different wines with a complimentary bottle at the tours completion

$60 $29

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Skating, Pizza, and Soda for Two or Four, or One Day of Summer Camp at Rollin' 253 Skate Center (Up to 50% Off)

Rollin' 253 Skate Center

Tacoma

Newly renovated center entertains guests with skates and snacks during outings or summer camp

$28 $14

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$45 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off the First 3 Months of a Membership at Novalife Fitness

Novalife Fitness

Newport

For $45, receive a coupon for 25% off the first 3 months of a month to month membership at Novalife Fitness

$45

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10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Raindrop Yoga Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Raindrop Yoga Studio

Lake Stevens

Yoga classes such as heated flow, candlelit yin, and vinyasa aim to challenge the body and calm the spirit

$80 $39

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Golf Round for Two with Cart Rental and Two Beers at RMG Club (Up to 50% Off). Six Options Available.

RMG Club

Oakbrook Golf Club

Golfers tee off at one of three courses, including McCormick Woods, which was highly rated by Golf Digest and Golf Week

$110 $55

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$10 for Two Beer Flights for Two at Zythum Brewing ($16 Value)

Zythum Brewing

Fairfield

Two guests get five 4-ounce samples of local beers made the old-fashioned way

$16 $10

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$5 for $10 Worth of Services at Graham Fitness

Graham Fitness

Graham

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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Movie, Popcorn, and Soda for Two from Far Away Entertainment Theaters and Cinemas (Up to 53% Off)

Far Away Entertainment Theaters and Cinemas

Multiple Locations

At seven theaters, moviegoers can enjoy popcorn and soda while catching the latest Hollywood films, second-run flicks, or foreign cinema

$34.50 $16

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Five Martial Arts Classes at Mercer Island Martial Arts (60% Off)

Mercer Island Martial Arts

Mercer Island

From the merchant: Get attached to, and enjoy your workout. Join in, learn new things, with a supportive group, of like minded people.

$255 $102

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Two or Four Horseback-Riding Lessons at Punk Rock Pony (Up to 55% Off)

Punk Rock Pony

Punk Rock Pony

Learn riding and tacking skills from a lifelong horse enthusiast in a spacious training area, and interact with a pony born just recently

$150 $69

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$13 for $25 Worth of American Cuisine and Drinks at Hackers Bar & Grill

Hacker's Bar & Grill

Hackers Bar & Grill

Menu includes alaskan cod and chips, Reubens, breakfast burritos, BLTs, pulled pork sliders, veggie omelets, wedge salads, and french toast

$25 $13

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$50 for $100 Worth of Martial Arts at Team Mean MMA

Team Mean MMA & Fitt Camp

Snohomish Business Park

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

$100 $50

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All-Day Paintball Package with a Gun and Mask for Up to 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (Up to 89% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

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

$160 $20

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Four Weeks of Beginner Karate Classes with Uniforms for One or Two from Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts - Seattle

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach kids the fundamentals of karate, helping them build discipline and strength while releasing pent-up energy

$199 $25

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$22 for $40 Worth of Horseback Riding — Legacy Farm and Stable

Legacy Farm And Stable

Loon Lake

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

$40 $22

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5 or 10 Island Grooves Hula Classes at A Honu World of Hula (Up to 55% Off)

A Honu World of Hula

Mukilteo

Classes combine traditional Hula and Tahitian dance techniques, working cores with low-impact moves

$50 $25

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Three Months of Thai Kickboxing Classes or Three-Month Tae Kwon Do Program at Seattle Tae Kwon Do (Up to 94% Off)

Seattle Tae Kwon Do

Seattle Tae Kwon DO

Thai kickboxing burns calories while stressing proper martial arts technique; tae kwon do classes instill discipline and focus

$450 $29

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One or Three One-Hour Lessons for One or Two at NW Golf Academy (Up to 56% Off)

NW Golf Academy

NW Golf Academy

PGA Class A professional teaches the basics like proper setup before helping students build their swing one element at a time

$75 $59

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Dance Workshop or One-Month Drop-In Classes at The Dance Within (Up to 58% Off). Eight Options Available.

The Dance Within

Multiple Locations

Instructors from diverse dance backgrounds lead welcoming classes ranging from burlesque to belly dancing

$60 $30

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Two-Hour On-Ramp Session with Optional One Month of Regular Classes at CrossFit Tukwila (Up to 60% Off)

CrossFit Tukwila

Tukwila Commerce Center

Small classes welcome newcomers in learning the basics of CrossFit with personal coaching to help each individual reach their full potential

$50 $20

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$35 for Survivor Mud Run with T-Shirt, Race Bib, and Postrace Refreshments on June 6 (Up to $75.96 Value)

Active Life Events

Remlinger Farms

20 obstacles built by licensed contractors test the stamina, physical fitness, and mental determination of runners and athletes

$75.96 $35

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Sporting Clays Outing for Two with Optional Equipment Rental and Safety Class at Red's Fly Shop (Up to 65% Off)

Red's Fly Shop

Kittitas

Built along the Yakima River Canyon, seven sporting-clays stations simulate real hunting conditions for game-bird species such as chukars

$100 $48

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Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Gleneagle Golf Course (59% Off)

Gleneagle Golf Course

Gleneagle

18-hole, 5,851-yard course winds through towering cedars and firs and scenic waters

$85 $35

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Two or Four 60-Minute Private or Couples Riding Lessons at The Cameron Ranch (Up to 65% Off)

The Cameron Ranch

Woodland

Lessons within the ranch’s covered arena focus on grooming, saddling, and bridling the horse as well as proper riding posture

$120 $52

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Music Lessons at Pro Music Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Pro Music Academy

Redeem from Home or In-Studio

Professional musicians from famed rock, country, Christian, and pop groups teach how to sing, write a song, or master instruments

$160 $49

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Wine Tasting and Appetizers for Two or Four at Scatter Creek Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Scatter Creek Winery

Tenino

Sample the family-run winery’s reds, whites, and dessert wines, such as their award-winning dry gewurztraminer with hints of elderberry

$30 $15

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Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Evergreen Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$99 $49

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Paintball Package at Elma Paintball (64% Off)

Elma Paintball

Elma

From the merchant: The best birthday-party package ever for up to 10 players. Each player receives all the necessary equipment.

$80 $29

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$21 for $60 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Full Impact Fitness and Training

Full Impact Fitness And Training

Chehalis

From the merchant: A great opportunity to learn one of the fastest growing and oldest sport in the world, while having a great time.

$60 $21

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One or Two Winery Passports, Valid at 15 Wineries from Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail (50% Off)

Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail

Yakima Valley

Winery passport unlocks benefits at more than 15 wineries; completion of passport warrants exclusive invitation to an event in August

$10 $5

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$59 for a 3.5-Hour Whale-Watching Trip from Outer Island Expeditions ($109 Value)

Outer Island Expeditions

Multiple Locations

Veteran skippers welcome 12 tourists onto vessels and guarantee encounters with underwater giants during whale-watching tours

$109 $59

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$49.50 for an All-Day San Juan Island Whale-Watching Tour from Puget Sound Express ($98.50 Value)

Puget Sound Express

Port Townsend

Vivid, daylong sightseeing experience led by naturalists tours habitat of 88 resident orcas; includes two-hour Friday Harbor stopover

$98.50 $49.50

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

Mud Factor Kidz

Washougal MX 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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Three Pilates Reformer Classes at Pilates Revolution (65% Off)

Pilates Revolution

Kingston

From the merchant: Classically trained Pilates Instructor, utilize both Apparatus and Mat work to help you evolve your body!

$150 $53

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10 CrossFit Classes at North Bend CrossFit (79% Off)

North Bend Crossfit

North Bend

From the merchant: CrossFit-certified Coaches lead class through constantly varied, high-intensity movements that work every muscle group.

$130 $27

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Wine-and-Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at Hoodsport Winery (Up to 68% Off)

Hoodsport Winery

Hoodsport Winery

Five samples of rhubarb, loganberry, and grape varietals harmonize with raspberry-wine chocolate truffles amid sweeping mountain views

$40 $17

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CrossFit Class Packages at Out of Bounds CrossFit (Up to 81% Off). Three Options Available.

Out of Bounds CrossFit

Lake Forest Park

Certified strength and conditioning coach with 15 years of industry experience leads groups through high-intensity CrossFit workouts

$200 $39

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"Farm to Glass" Distillery Tour for Two or Four at BelleWood Distilling (Up to 50% Off)

BelleWood Distilling

Lynden

Sample spirits and learn how the distillery makes them using the products of its own orchards during a one-hour tour

$20 $12

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5K Entry for One, Two, or Four to The Color Dash 5K on Saturday, August 1 (Up to 45% Off)

The Color Dash 5k

Kelso

Run or walk along a noncompetitive 5K course while getting covered in bursts of electric colors

$45 $29

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$11 for One Pint of Beer and One 64-Ounce Growler at Northwest Brewing Company (Up to a $23 Value)

Northwest Brewing Company

Trade Route Brewing Co.

Taproom serves pints, samplers, and bottles of brews such as Ginger Pale Ale and Mango Weizen alongside chicken wings, hot dogs, and pizza

$23 $11

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Six-Week Karate Program for One or Two at UKO Karate (Up to 76% Off)

UKO Karate

Parkwood

3,400 sq. ft. karate school with a 25-year history teaches Shitoryu, a traditional Okinawan style

$210 $59

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2.5-Hour Aerial-Adventure-Park Package from Adventura (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Adventura

Woodinville Wine Country

Scale a 50-foot cargo net, balance high in the air, and zoom down a zipline; taste wines or take home a T-shirt

$100 $49

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Twisted Bliss Studio (Up to 70% Off)

Twisted Bliss Studio

Twisted Bliss

Yoga classes in styles such as hatha, vinyasa, and toning sculpt

$120 $36

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10 CrossFit Classes at Acme CrossFit (65% Off)

Acme Crossfit

Enumclaw

From the merchant: 10-class punch card for CrossFit Striking, a unique workout that combines CrossFit and boxing.

$150 $53

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$249 for a Kids' Spring-Break Sleep-Away Camp at Camp Sealth on April 13–18 ($500 Value)

Camp Sealth

Vashon

Kids explore 400 acres of forest and coastline during structured games and activities such as boating, archery and crafts

$500 $249

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18 Holes for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Range Balls at The Fairways Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

The Fairways Golf Course

Greater Spokane Area

Wetlands and native grasses line player-friendly, 18-hole course that features forward tee option for juniors and beginners

$98 $49

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$33 for a Skagit Rafting Float and Wine Tasting from Triad River Tours ($66 Value)

Triad River Tours

Howard Miller Steelhead Park

Float along a calm stretch of the Skagit River as you’ve enjoyed a wine tasting at Eagle Haven Winery

$66 $33

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Standup at Comedy Underground on January 2–March 31 (Up to 60% Off)

Comedy Underground

Comedy Underground

Touring pros and up-and-coming comedians share witticisms and social commentary in club graced by Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

$50 $20

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Mulleady’s Irish Pub: A User’s Guide Gourmet Irish Pub Cuisine | Irish Whiskey Flights | Craft Cocktails | Stone Fireplace A Taste Small plate: Mac & Blue with orecchiette and fourme d’ambert cheese sauce Sandwich: The Plan B burger with a fried egg, Beecher’s Flagship cheddar, bacon, and garlic aioli Entree: The Traditional with ham, bacon, black pudding, Irish knocker, scone, grilled tomato, two eggs, grilled potatoes, and baked beans To Drink: Alongside local draught beers from Washington and Oregon brewers such as Odin’s Gift, tenders pour out spirit flights, including the Cooley Distillery Collection with Greenore 8 year, Connemara 12 year, and Tyroconnel single-malt Irish whiskey. In the mixology department, artisans whip up potions such as Liam's Libation: Jameson, banana, spiced syrup, lemon, and bitters. When to Go: * Saturday and Sunday during brunch, when they serve up boxty, a pancake of potatoes and scallions popular in the north Midlands. Where to Sit: Grab a sturdy wooden table near the towering stacked-stone fireplace, or belly up to the bar on a cherry-stained stool to admire the dozens of Irish whiskeys and scotches. While You Wait Play a game of darts. Explore both levels of the cavernous pub. Inside Tip Don’t be disappointed if your favorite dish from last time isn’t available on the menu when you visit next. Both the food menu and the drink menu change regularly to incorporate fresh ingredients and to give local psychics some business. If You Can’t Make It, Try This: If you don’t mind forgoing the food and hopping right into the revelry, head to Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Avenue NW), an Irish-style watering hole that marries exposed brick walls, chandeliers, and live music.
3055 21st Ave W
Seattle,
WA
US
Property Location With a stay at The Davenport Hotel and Tower, you'll be centrally located in Spokane, steps from Bing Crosby Theater and Steam Plant Square. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Knitting Factory and Spokane Symphony. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 612 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with Frette Italian sheets. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. 32-inch high-definition televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands. Dining You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of The Davenport Hotel and Tower, or find a snack in a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
10 S Post St
Spokane,
WA
US
The Dive & Adventure Travel Expo 2013 will connect scuba and snorkel enthusiasts with some of the industry's top experts, brands, and innovations. More than 50 seminars scheduled throughout the weekend will showcase the diving deftness of speakers from across the country, enabling attendees to net information on such topics as underwater photography and safety. ReefID founder and editor John Fifer will host two of these gatherings, sharing ways his online database of diver-captured photos is helping raise awareness for marine life. Fifer will also play host to the expo's signature Saturday Night Film Festival event at 7 p.m. alongside 3D photographer Mark Blum and other presenters. In addition to engaging activities, the Dive & Adventure Travel Expo 2013 is also home to the best in dive-related gear and information. Approximately 140 exhibit booths connect attendees with purveyors of international adventure from global hotspots including Palau, Yap, the Virgin Islands, and Fiji. In addition to resort representatives, booths also house all of the equipment needed for undersea excursions, with new products ranging from snorkel and scuba innovations to travel accessories and luggage. During face-to-face conversations, dive skills clinics, or snorkel sword fights, expo-goers can get travel tips or plan dive vacations around the globe. While parents research, younger visitors can decamp to a youth section filled with interactive attractions designed for youngsters aged 8–12. Attendees who come for the education should probably stick for the prizes; the expo plans to give away over $50,000 in door prizes, including a massive grand prize: a full set of dive gear including a drysuit, Weezle undergarments, ScubaPro G260 regulator, Aqua Lung BCD, a TUSA mask, fin, and snorkel set, an Oceanic dive computer, and trips including weeklong Philippine dive adventure from the Marco Vincent Resort.
1500 Broadway
Tacoma,
WA
US
From the outside, the nonprofit, 100% volunteer-run Kids Cooking Corner has the whimsical appearance of a fairy-tale cottage, its white siding accented by baby-blue paint and surrounded by fresh flowers and topiaries. The interior of the century-old house is equally exciting to youngsters, though not because of a prince or fairy godmother willing to do all of the heavy lifting. Children work hard at The Kids Cooking Corner, but the work is disguised in fun and rewarded with tasty snacks. Instructors warmly welcome foster children and children with special needs into their classrooms. Helmed by chef, health enthusiast, and mother of three Heidi O'Connor, the volunteers at The Kids Cooking Corner strive to educate whippersnappers on nutrition, food safety, and food prep, often helping picky eaters try new foods along the way. Instructors incorporate math, science, and reading into curricula, teaching real-world applications for kids' school-sourced skills. Children definitely get their hands dirty, however: in spring and summer, they spend time in The Kids Cooking Corner garden, getting firsthand experience working with ingredients from seed to plate. Brightly painted walls, a playful party room, and a fully stocked kitchen provide a safe, exciting environment for kids to get crafty with edibles during each class, as well as during summer camps, parties, and peaceful games of food baseball.
5206 NE 78th St.
Vancouver,
WA
US
An osprey hovers 30 feet in the air over Lake Washington, virtually silent until it spots something beneath the water's surface. Quickly, it folds its wings and plunges into the water, emerging seconds later with a fish ripped firmly between its talons. Nearby, Cascade Canoe & Kayak Centers' founder, Dan Henderson, floats by silently. This slice of the pristine outdoors happens to be his workplace, but none of it would have happened if his mother hadn't forced him to take a canoeing lesson in 1972. Despite his initial reluctance, Mr. Henderson took to the water like a robot to a magnet store. He went on to race whitewater canoes and flat-water Olympic-style canoes, eventually earning four medals as a member of the U.S. national team. Later, Mr. Henderson became a coach and set out to train a new crop of water athletes. To this end, Cascade Canoe & Kayak Centers serves as the natural continuation of Mr. Henderson's journey: a place to, in his words, "share paddling with the community in a manner that is fun and safe." Under the leadership of expert guides—many of whom learned their trade directly under Dan Henderson's wing—visitors embark on day trips into inlets and bays, paddling in the shadow of the Olympic Mountains or tailgating orca whales. The staff also leads canoe and kayak classes that aim to take novices from beginner to expert. Their efforts have proved fruitful, as three of Cascade Canoe & Kayak Centers' students have made it to international-level competitions.
3519 108th Avenue Southeast
Bellevue,
WA
US
With a total of 13 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as , Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.
10121 Evergreen Way
Everett,
WA
US

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