Things To Do in Washington

47% Off Beginner Golf Lessons

Downriver Golf Course

$149 $79

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Five-week Get Golf Ready program for up to ten beginners covers topics such as game rules and etiquette, putting, and wedge and iron play

Up to 55% Off Wine and Chocolate Affair

Tacoma

$50 $25

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Sip wines and browse chocolates in a 1920s campus while viewing vintage cars from a collection on display

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Up to 58% Off

Skyview Concert Hall

$72.25 $30

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Pianists Orli Shaham and Igal Kesselman join forces for Mozart's concerto; Shostakovich symphony explores the horrors of WWII

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp

Ford Sports Performance

$200 $49

10,000 sq. ft. gym where some of the championship-winning Seahawks players trained helps folks build athletic physiques

Anderlin Arts – $5 to See "The Music Man"

Everett PUD Auditorium

$10 $5

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Famous, family-friendly musical comedy about a charismatic con man’s romance and redemption

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 48% Off Ballet Performance

Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center

$13.41 $7

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Fairy tale about long-haired heroine, and story about transmogrifying lead into gold, get balletic re-tellings by Ensemble Ballet Theatre

Up to 57% Off Personal Training

Spokane Valley

$180 $89.99

Trainers work one-on-one with clients to design and carry out a personalized workout program aimed to achieve fitness and weight-loss goals

Up to 84% Off Boot Camp

Federal Way

$315 $56

Instructors use resistance bands, jump boxes, jump ropes, and free weights to train boot-camp students seven days per week

Up to 50% Off Whale-Watching Cruise

Bellingham

$129 $64

70- to 90-mile whale-watching cruise travels around San Juan Islands, launching from marina about 2 miles from I-5, with free parking

Up to 59% Off Yoga Workshops

Multiple Locations

$79 $35

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through intensive workshops designed to deepen and strength their yoga practice

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

Up to 68% Off Yoga Classes

Lakewood

$109 $35

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Wide range of classes for all experience levels held in a studio with zebra floors and a radiant heating system

Up to $47.96 Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

Redmond

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Up to 59% Tour of Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

Shoreline

$20 $10

Four-acre botanic garden creates a lush paradise of more than 2,000 species of exotic and native palnts

51% Off Segway Tour

Pioneer Square

$75 $37

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Auto-balancing personal transporters whisk guests off on tours of Seattle's green architecture and famous landmarks

45% Off Food and Wine at Nectar Tasting Room 

Spokane

$20 $11

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Sip on selections of wine from five wineries, paired with fare such as bacon-wrapped dates, pork wontons, and shots of chocolate mousse

Tacoma Rainiers – 59% Off Baseball and Burgers

Cheney Stadium

$85.96 $35

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The Rainiers return to the field at Cheney Stadium under the guidance of new manager Roy Howell

Up to 52% Off Ice-Skating Outings or Instruction

Cascade Park

$25 $12

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Ice rink that plays home to Vancouver Vipers hosts 35 hours of public-skate a week; lessons taught using USFSA Basic Skills Program

78% Off Three-Week Program at Impact Strength and Performance

Bel-Red

$156 $34

The program includes boot camps, an eating for rapid fat loss nutrition program, and a guide to good habits program

Up to 90% Off at CrossFit BB

Everett

$200 $29

Trainers create a new workout each day based on the principles of cardio, strength training, weightlifting, gymnastics, and plyometrics

50% Off NFL Flag Football

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

40-minute, 5-on-5 flag football games last 40 minutes and are coed or for girls only; four-day camps include drills and team-building skills

Seattle Festival Orchestra – Up to Half Off

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

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Season of concerts includes works by Brahms, Beethoven, and a new composition by Keith Van Kirk

Up to 87% Off Youth or Adult Karate Classes

UKO- Spokane Valley

$210 $39

1,700-sq.-ft. karate school with a 25-year history teaches Shitoryu, a traditional Okinawan style

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons at Live Music Academy

Federal Way

$115 $49

Private drum, piano, saxophone, or guitar lessons afford students enough one-on-one attention to tackle easy melodies and rhythms

65% Off Yoga Classes

Bellingham

$80 $28

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

45% Off Personal Training

Auburn

$700 $385

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

Up to 45% Off Tour of Dry County Distillery

Downtown

$30 $17

Guests tour facility that crafts small-batch liquors before selecting bottles to take home

58% Off Wine Tasting for Two

Lakeview

$55 $23

Sample small batch wines such as a dark and fruity syrah amber-hued roussane with hints of poached peaches

51% Off Rock-Climbing Courses

Multiple Locations

$92.61 $45

Learn climbing fundamentals, improve rope-handling skills, or seek new heights in an advanced technique class

Up to 77% Off at Richmond Beach Yoga

Shoreline

$125 $29

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Certified instructors help students of all abilities boost strength, flexibility, and balance with Hatha yoga and meditation

Harness the Ancient Art of Meditation at a Guided Workshop

Montlake

$54 $54

Bruce Davis demystifies the Vedic practice of meditation and how it can improve your focus and energy during your daily life

Up to 53% Off Bowling at Lilac Lanes & Casino

Nevada/ Magnesium Rd

$53 $25

Share a large pizza while throwing strikes and spares at one of eastern Washington's largest bowling centers

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Tacoma Dome

$47 $23.50

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colourful dyes as they cross the finish line

Up to 93% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$225 $19

Trained instructors teach kids and adults the basics of martial arts, improving their confidence, discipline, and agility in the process

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes

Bellevue

$130 $39

Yoga classes help improve strength and flexibility while also helping relieve stress and calm the mind

Up to 73% Off Outdoor Personal Training for 1 or 2

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

Certified personal trainers customize sessions to individual's fitness goals and abilities

Up to 72% Off Golf Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$130 $39

Golf professionals help golfers groom their games with lessons that include video analysis; choice of two locations

Up to 88% Off Self-Defense Classes

Dojo 3

$250 $35

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

Half Off at North Pines Yoga and Pilates

Spokane Valley

$60 $30

Strengthen core muscles and recenter energies with Pilates and yoga classes taught by seasoned instructors

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 82% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$432 $79

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Certified instructors teach dance styles such as West Coast swing and salsa in private and group lessons; parties allow for casual practice

50% Off

Bellingham

$130 $65

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

Half Off Three-Month Membership Plans

Multiple Locations

$135 $67

Instructors teach the fundamentals of Isshinryu-style karate during 90-minute classes twice a week

70% Off Lessons at The Art and Science of Guitar 

Marysville

$120 $35.99

Private guitar lessons teach theory and performance technique for a variety of genres and guitar types

Up to 74% Off Personal Training

Redmond

$90 $29

Intense, semi-private workouts sculpt muscles and burns calories with TRX bands, medicine balls, and support from experienced trainers

Up to 59% Off Adult or Kids' Tae Kwon Do Classes

Shoreline

$60 $29

Two-time World Taekwondo Championship gold medalist Master Han teaches tae kwon do skills to participants of all ages and experience levels

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Imperial Lanes

$32 $17

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

Up to 69% Off Yoga or Pilates Mat Classes at Team Pilates

Nevada / Lidgerwood

$75 $29.99

Yoga and Pilates mat classes emphasize form and breathing to help tighten cores and improve flexibility

Up to 53% Off Golf

West End

$37 $18

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

65% Off Boxing Lessons

Vancouver

$80 $28

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

Up to 61% Off CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Bellevue

Richards Valley

$250 $179

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Work all the parts of your body into great shape while running, jumping, lifting, and throwing in workouts for any exercise level

Up to 90% Off at PEAK Health & Fitness

Downtown Everett

$290 $29

17,000 sq. ft. facility boasts 2 group exercise studios, state-of-the-art cardio deck, weight training area, & a staff of personal trainers

Up to 85% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Kent

$185 $39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

GoFly Water Aviation – Up to 51% Off

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Soar above the water thanks to high-propulsion jets strapped to your feet on a flyboard or thrusting from a motorcycle-like jetovator

Half Off at Mount Spokane Martial Arts

Mead

$20 $10

Tae kwon do classes teach kicking and punching techniques; krav maga classes cover self-defense in real-world situations

55% Off

Federal Way

$99 $45

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

Up to 52% Off Group Personal Training

Central Business District

$59 $29

Certified personal trainers guide participants through group-based personal training sessions, making adaptations for individual need

Avenged Sevenfold, Korn & More – Up to 48% Off

White River Amphitheatre

$38.50 $20

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, and more

53% Off Martial Arts

South Redmond

$130 $61

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

Up to 86% Off Bikram Yoga at The SweatBox

Multiple Locations

$135 $29

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In a heated studio, instructors lead pupils through 26 postures & 2 breathing exercises that stretch & strengthen arms, legs & core muscles

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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

Up to 51% Off Racing Experiences

Spokane County Raceway

$99 $49

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

Up to 52% Off Bowling for Four

Parkland

$29 $14

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Lanes send balls bellowing down the 32-lane alley; made-to-order pizza comes from on-site full-service restaurant

50% Off Black-Light Yoga-Dance Parties at Point of Balance

Get Twisted Yoga

$16 $8

During 90-minute Glowga parties, students flow through asanas, dance, and munch light snacks—all under black lights

Up to Half Off Music Lessons or Instruments

Donn Bennett Drum Studio

$125 $65

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Seasoned musicians help budding instrumentalists of all skill levels during private lessons

Up to 89% Off at Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

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

Up to 51% Off Handgun-Safety Class

Kent

$140 $69

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Students spend 2.5 hours in the classroom reviewing the fundamentals of marksmanship before practicing for 1 hour on the range

Up to 68% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Renton

$30 $15

Constantly rotating coed workouts, held twice a week, fuse rigorous aerobics with muscle building

49% Off

Spokane Valley

$79 $40

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

Up to 71% Off Personal Training

Bellingham

$50 $19

Expert personal trainers work one on one with students of all fitness levels to customize fitness routines

Up to 70% Off Personal Training Sessions

Redmond

$210 $69

Personal trainer Steven Hicks creates customized workouts tailored to each client's specific goals

Up to 55% Off Bowling and Pizza

Shoreline

$45.95 $22

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Big-box speakers, video screens, and lights turn bowling into a club-like activity as groups enjoy pizza and drinks between frames

Up to 55% Off Fitness Classes at Kettlebility

Roosevelt

$779 $349

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Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through intense and engaging kettlebell fitness and strength endurance classes

Up to 52% Off at Total Fit Spokane

South Hill

$50 $29

The gym's interior is populated by cardio equipment, weight machines, and useful contraptions for getting into great shape

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons

Meadow Park Golf Course

$120 $50

Lessons taught at a 27-hole facility, which features an 18-hole Championship Course and a 9-hole Williams course

Up to 67% Off Semiprivate Fitness Training

Hudson's Bay

$105 $49

Trainers lead exercisers through varying workouts in semiprivate sessions capped at 6 people

Up to 57% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Nationally certified personal trainers schedule workouts at their fitness studio or a location of your choice

Up to 67% Off Roller Skating at Everett Skate Deck

Seattle Hill-Silver Firs

$55 $19.99

Sip on slushies or sodas at a family-friendly rink with a live DJ, modern light system, and big-screen TV that broadcasts sporting events

Up to 83% Off Classes at United Fitness Center

Kent

$50 $19.99

Dance to Latin rhythms, strike yoga poses in a heated room, train in high-intensity intervals, or blend MMA and Brazilian jujitsu

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Dancers of all ages can mix and match styles with a series of classes, which include the dramatic musical theater, the percussive rhythms of tap dance, the swinging-waltzing-fox-trotting of ballroom dance, hip-hop, Irish step dance, ballet, modern dance, parent-toddler dance (18 months to 3.5 years), and nurturing baby (baby). Rediscover a favorite form from memories past or try a style that's gone untapped with classes scheduled throughout the afternoon and evening seven days a week. Unlimited enrollment lets you get greedy with your rhythmic workout and add an entire arsenal of moves to your leg bones.

8001 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle,
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By the time he was in fifth grade, Physzique Fitness’s founder, Zach Hunt, weighed 200 pounds. Not being able to fit into school clothes, avoiding family photos—his weight became an obstacle he thought he might never overcome. After years of ineffective diets, exercise techniques, and fitness equipment, he decided that the only option left was to create a program that would work for him. Devoting himself to the study of exercise and nutrition finally helped him cut through the mist of misinformation and marketing gimmicks, and arrive at a straightforward formula for lasting fitness.

After friends began asking how they could achieve the same weight loss and muscle gain they’d noticed, Zach founded Physzique Fitness to share the same simple plan he’d discovered: intense but varied workouts, performed in groups large enough to form a network of support and accountability, but small enough for attention to each person’s needs. Physzique Fitness’s trainers supplement training sessions with realistic nutrition guidance that works in tandem with the exercises to tone muscle, reduce inches, and restore depleted energy reserves more effectively than a post-workout coffee bath.

9301 North Division Street
Spokane,
WA
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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
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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
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The inside of ViaVita Café & Wine Bar traces the timeline of a single day. Floor-to-ceiling windows cast morning light onto a display case of pastries and cheeses—an addendum to the counter that bears morning coffee orders. Nearby, granite-topped tables sit far enough apart to suggest an open, Parisian patio, but close enough together to support a cross-stream of chatter over lunchtime sandwiches. The day ends on the other side of a semicircular wine bar. There, walls wearing distressed paint encapsulate a rustic alcove, where hanging plants and Greco-Roman-style pottery evoke the dining room of a hillside villa.

The decor and seasonal menu at ViaVita Café & Wine Bar champion a European-flavored escape, where diners can stop at any time for a meal, a snack, or a glass of wine. From the crepes and omelets of brunch—served with duck-fat potatoes and chocolate-orange butter—to afternoon paninis and dinners of pan-seared Alaskan salmon, meals realized by imaginative chefs spark and fuel long conversations. Imported and domestic beers, as well as wines from small vineyards on multiple continents, complement the diverse bouquet of flavors and pair especially well with cheese and charcuterie boards. During special events, guitar music acts as a soothing soundtrack for bites, and sommelier seminars instruct patrons on how to age libations without sending them to PG-13 movies alone.

1032 106th Ave NE
Bellevue,
WA
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On a childhood fishing trip with his dad in the San Juan Islands, Shane Aggergaard noticed a group of orcas swimming toward his boat. Rather than steering clear of human contact, they swam directly under the boat—one even looked Shane right in the eye. It was a moment of whale-human connection he never forgot, and nowadays tries to approximate through Island Adventures. The whale-watching tour company, which Shane founded with his wife, Jennifer, brings passengers into close contact with the aquatic mammals of the Pacific Northwest.

Depending on the season, wilderness-savvy guides—who’ve led more than 6,000 collective wildlife tours during their careers—can introduce passengers to minke whales and the San Juan’s three resident orca pods, migrating gray whales, or humpbacks. Their 101-foot vessel, The Island Explorer 3, boasts a large bow pulpit and a viewing deck with more than 400 feet of railing, ideal for seeing whales in their entirety, from their tails to their trusty sets of water wings. The team backs each tour with a whale-sighting guarantee and strives to ensure future sightings by making sustainable choices, from its ecofriendly cleaning products to the boat's cabin floor made from recycled tires.

1726 West Marine View Drive
Everett,
WA
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