Events & Activities in West Hartford

45% Off Personal Training

West Hartford

$200 $110

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Up to 48% Off Golf at Simsbury Farms

West Simsbury

$113.50 $59

18-hole, par 72 course hosts tournaments including the Connecticut State Women's Amateur Championship

92% Off Gym Membership to Big Sky Fitness

Multiple Locations

$329 $25

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Personal trainers root routines in science, propelling clients to noticeable results with the help of fitness classes and healthy shakes

51% Off Kids' Boot Camp and Parkour Classes

The Playgroum

$69 $34

Boys and girls ages 8–12 can have fun and get fit in age-appropriate boot camp-style classes and ninja-inspired parkour classes

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Avon

$150 $67

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87% Off at Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$145 $19

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

Half Off Knitting Classes at Yarnover in Avon

Avon

$45 $22.50

Classes teach basics as well as how to make sweaters, skirts & baby clothes

Up to 67% Off Mommy and Me Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$75 $29.99

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An intense outdoor bootcamp class that helps tone the body while kids play in sight

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown

$50 $25

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

The Mark Twain House and Museum – Up to 46% Off

Asylum Hill

$36 $20

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Hartford

$110 $49

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Up to 67% Off Kids' MMA Classes at Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Parkville

$80 $29

Ages 8–13 gain learn self-defense techniques from pros in an MMA program that combines striking, wrestling, and Brazilian jujitsu grappling

44% Off Dance Lessons

Parkville

$45 $25

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44% Off Yoga Classes

New Hartford

$18 $10

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Up to 71% Off Classes at Racquels Addiction Fitness

The Fitness Loft

$130 $39

A lineup of fun, focused fitness classes includes Zumba, piloxing, boot camp, circuit training, and more

49% Off Introductory Flight Lesson at Fly GForce

South Meadows

$285 $145

Gold Seal–certified instructors school aspiring pilots during introductory flight lesson that includes 30 minutes of in-air training

Half Off Brewery Tour and Tasting for Four

Bloomfield

$36 $18

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Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

Up to 77% Off Pole-Dance Classes

Downtown

$149.95 $39

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Engaging pole-dancing classes strengthen men or women while bolstering flexibility; parties introduce three to nine women to pole dancing

Up to 50% Off at Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

$16 $8

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First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

Up to 44% Off Guided Painting Night

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

Under the guidance of an experienced artist, guests reproduce copies of the night's painting while sipping drinks and listening to tunes

Up to 55% Off Movie and Popcorn from Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

$20 $9

Customers enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions from Dealflicks.com

Up to 79% Off Classes at Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Newington

$90 $19

Students ages four and up develop self-confidence and self-discipline as they master the art of taekwondo

Up to 69% Off Assessment or Personal Training

Newington

$89.99 $39

Metabolic testing measures a persons current fat burning ability and informs them how to maximize fat loss

Up to 63% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Farmington

$105 $39

Pilates Reformer classes, which target beginners as well as more experienced students, burn calories and create lean, sculpted bodies

Up to 74% Off Women's Kickboxing Classes

Farmington

$149.95 $39

Learn self-defense moves during kickboxing classes, which tone muscles and burn fat.

Up to 53% Off Trail Passes and Ski Equipment

Farmington

$62 $29

Groups of two or four can glide smoothly over wooded trails, outfitted with rented boots, skis, and poles

Up to 53% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Canton Green

$49.95 $25

Martial-arts classes for adults and kids aged 5 and older boost self-confidence, discipline, and patience

Up to 52% Off Kids' Bounce Playtime

Canton

$72 $36

Inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and bounce houses entertain kids during open play; the after-school program also offers tutoring

Up to 88% Off Karate Classes

Unionville / Farmington

$239.99 $29

Karate classes for children help foster discipline, respect, physical fitness, & self-defense in a fun & creative way

Up to 76% Off at CrossFit Gulls

Farmington

$125 $49

Trainers use functional-fitness exercises and scientific research to improve clients' athletic composition, with sessions geared toward kids

Up to 71% Off Dance Lessons + Practice Party

Canton Valley

$460 $135

Since 1990, the dance studio has provided private and group lessons in ballroom dancing

Up to 88% Off Group Fitness Training Classes

Farmington Professional Park

$599 $89

Certified trainers lead group training sessions inside a gym with locker rooms, flat-screen TVs, and a protein-shake bar

Up to 52% Off at Westwoods Golf Course

Farmington

$87.28 $43

18-hole course demands accuracy and consistency as golfers weave around bunkers and over rivers and lakes

Up to 45% Off Movie Ticket and Snacks

Simsbury

$23.50 $13

Theater nestles moviegoers snacking on large popcorn and soda into high-back rocking chairs for Dolby Digital–surround-sound presentations

45% Off Personal Training

Wethersfield

$400 $220

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Up to 85% Off Classes at RockFit Bootcamp

Wethersfield

$199 $29

Trainers organize functional, high-intensity workouts that incorporate boxing bags and kettlebells to help improve quality of life

50% Go-Kart Racing at Checkered Flag Raceway

Berlin

$30 $15

Quarter-mile track sends racers zooming in one of three types of go-kart designs, with on-track computerized timer keeping score.

YWCA New Britain – Up to 53% Off Membership and Training

New Britain

$35 $17

Trainers help clients through an exercise regimen that includes circuit, cardio, and weight training; also track progress and set goals

New Britain Museum of American Art – Up to 48% Off Admission

New Britain

$24 $13

Collection of 10,000 works of art includes oils, acrylics, and sculptures culled from more than 300 years of American artistic endeavors

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

50% Off

New Britain

$40 $20

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Up to 53% Off Comedy Magic Show

Trinity-On-Main

$17 $8

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A hypnotist and an illusionist stage a show filled with eye-popping acts and plenty of humor

50% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Course

East Hartford

$50 $25

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In laid-back classes, hobbyists learn flavor theory before getting their hands dirty brewing their own beer and wine

49% Off Martial Arts

East Hartford

$99 $50

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Up to 51% Off Tennis Clinics

Glastonbury Center

$28 $15

Tennis players of any level can sign up for a clinic led by pros that teach the skills needed to improve strokes and game performance

50% Off 8 Drop-in Classes

Glastonbury Center

$60 $30

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Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Village Green Plaza

$215 $29

Professional martial-arts instructors focus on instilling both children and adults with skills, confidence, and self-discipline

Up to 51% Off at Hanafin's Public House

Glastonbury

$34 $17

In the spirit of Ireland's public houses, cooks prepare corned beef and cabbage and hearty Guinness stew

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Stanley G Workout

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

71% Off Group Personal-Training Sessions

Pride Fitness

$85 $25

Personal trainer specializes in core training, balance, flexibility and TRX suspension exercises

Half Off an Intro to Fencing Class

Bloomfield

$50 $25

Classes introduce students to the appropriate equipment and fundamental techniques of fencing

86% Off Youth Karate Classes

South Windsor

$205 $29

Kids’ karate classes teach tykes to block, strike, and grapple, as well as build confidence and respect for others

Up to 88% Off Strength and Conditioning Classes

South Windsor

$207 $29

Build lean muscle and boost your metabolism in these results-oriented small-group classes

45% Off Personal Training

Plainville

$150 $83

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Up to 88% Off Catalyst Boot Camp or Kids' After-School Fitness

Manchester

$234 $29

Boot camps build full-body muscle systems rather than isolated muscle groups; kids get fit and have fun as they learn about good nutrition

Up to 81% Off at Totally Kickin' Fitness

Manchester

$374 $79

Women learn saucy dance steps, body-sculpting calisthenics, or stamina-building kickboxing moves at female-focused fitness studio

Up to 64% Off at Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

Kids, teens, and adults are introduced to the sport of karate during classes led by Sensei Cheryl

Up to 67% Off Personal Training at Anytime Fitness Manchester

Manchester, CT

$100 $39

Work one-on-one with a personal trainer to meet fitness goals; customized workouts designed to maximize results

Up to 82% Off Injury-Prevention Training

Manchester

$180 $35

Individualized training reduces the risk of injury by addressing a client's flexibility, stability, strength, endurance, and power

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Manchester

$99 $35

Black belt masters lead students of all ages through self-defense techniques of tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio-kickboxing

Half Off an Indoor Rock-Climbing Package for Two

Manchester

$118.50 $59.25

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Climbers learn the basics during an instruction course before taking on walls aided by a suite of rented gear

Up to 75% Off Thai Kickboxing or Jiu-Jitsu Classes 

Manchester

$100 $25

Self-defense-focused jiu-jitsu classes or muay thai kickboxing classes for kids or adults

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries & medicinal herbs while learning about ecology of NYC's local parks & open space

81% Off Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bristol CT Yoga

Located inside The Zen Den

$100 $19

Registered yoga teacher Nisha, who has completed 500 hours of training, leads classes including Vinyasa, Core Flow, and candlelight yoga

Up to 69% Off Women’s Yoga Classes

Bristol

$150 $49

Expert instructors lead women of all fitness levels through gentle or power yoga classes

Up to 61% Off Golf Instruction

Cromwell

$75 $29

Proper swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination constitute the focal points of instructional sessions from a Class A PGA member

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Intro or Advanced Classes

East Windsor

$195 $59

Coaches cover the basic movements of CrossFit workouts in on-ramp classes; regular classes group these movements into challenging routines

Up to 55% Off Classes at Land Warrior CrossFit LLC

Windsor Locks

$65 $29

Cross-training system enhances power, speed, and agility during intense, ever-changing workouts that prep people for all physical activities

Up to 83% Off Fitness and Yoga Classes

Windsor Locks

$80 $15

Choose from seven fitness and yoga classes that include circuit-training and Zumba

61% Off Professional Song Recording

Windsor Locks

$1,000 $390

Experienced musicians and songwriters help visitors craft and professionally record tunes for special events or individuals

52% Off Intro Horseback-Riding Package

East Windsor

$135 $65

Glean fundamentals of horseback riding from experienced instructors on 52-acre farm with rings and arenas

Up to 56% Off Personal Training

Granby

$135 $67

Personal-training sessions are led by an expert in fitness, massage, and pain relief

Up to 54% Off Museum Admission or Class

Windsor

$14 $7

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Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

45% Off Services

Windsor

$200 $110

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Up to 52% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Middletown

$160 $80

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Learn to temper chocolate and craft ganaches while sipping champagne before taking home samples

Half Off Golf at Banner Country Club

Moodus

$84 $42

Carts traverse 6,015 yards of picturesque Connecticut countryside and golfers swat through tree-lined fairways and open pastures.

25% Off Membership to Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club

Middlebury

$1,836 $1,385

Families gain access to state-of-the art swim, tennis, and fitness facilities, with water-spray features and a playground for the kids

Up to 60% Off CrossFit and On-Ramp Classes at CrossFit Meriden

Meriden

$90 $45

Trainers design constantly changing workouts based on principles of strength training, plyometrics, cardio, and gymnastics

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp

Thomaston

$99 $39

High-energy classes include intense 45-minute workouts that use tires, gymnastics rings, and weightlifting to strengthen the entire body

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When Arnold Palmer’s architectural firm set out to design the 18-hole course at Gillette Ridge Golf Club, it incorporated a long, wooded layout that would showcase the 19th-century politician and reformer Francis Gillette’s original homestead. Today, the course continues to showcase its beautifully crafted layout that has maintained the elegance of a bygone era while opting to share its charming characteristics with the public. Gillette Ridge welcomes all golfers to take on the blistering 7,191-yard tract that integrates groves of mature trees, placid water hazards, and white-sand bunkers that surround contoured greens.

Much of the course's difficulty comes from its length, as demonstrated on the par 5 seventh and 12th holes, which stretch 612 yards and 607 yards from the tips, respectively. Both holes make it nearly impossible to reach the green in two, though for different reasons: the seventh green prevents run-ups with a front side stream, whereas the 12th hole has an early dogleg right that demands more conservative tee shots and golf carts that are pro-environment. The course's premium on distance continues right through the finishing hole, a par 4, 478-yard straightaway that splits two fairway bunkers and forces players to carry the green's front side pond on their approach shot or hope that a friendly frog will lend a lily pad for safe passage. Three practice putting greens, two practice bunkers, and an all-grass driving range provide ample space for golfers to stretch their swings before rounds.

After rounds, players can unwind in Gillette Ridge’s 6,000-square-foot clubhouse, where the course restaurant serves up sandwiches such as the philly cheesesteak and chicken-salad sliders, and starters such as Maryland crab cakes and quesadillas—the late Mrs. Gillette’s specialty that has carried on since the 19th century.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 7,191 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 74.8 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 135 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

1360 Hall Blvd
Bloomfield,
CT
US

It’s considered normal for a restaurant to enter a float or banner in a town parade, but in general, these contributions are all made by humans. Corner Pug breaks this tradition each year during West Hartford’s Park Road Parade, gathering local pugs to march down the street with their owners, each pup dressed to the nines in an attempt to win an award for best costume or most flattering hemline.

This annual spectacle is in keeping with the whimsy that surrounds the pub all year long. Framed photos of pugs brought in by devoted owners line the walls to form a canine shrine, and these pups peer enviously at the endless line-up of thick burgers, organic strip steaks, and English pub classics that parade to tables. In between sips of 20-ounce draft beers, visitors should keep their eyes peeled for sightings of Corner Pug’s mascot—Mac, the pug—whose likeness graces everything from the menu to T-shirts, mugs, and bottles of housemade dressing.

Despite the pub’s jocular ambiance, the kitchen staff takes its job seriously—albeit with a wink and a nod, reportedly employing a macaroni technician to make sure each noodle is standing upright. But Corner Pug’s attention to detail (they even serve the fish ’n’ chips on London newspaper print) has paid off, earning the eatery a perennial spot on the Hartford Advocate’s Best-Of list.

1046 New Britain Ave
West Hartford,
CT
US

Healthtrax is a different kind of fitness center - one that offers something for everybody. Everyone on our team is dedicated to working with you toward one goal: your improved health, for life.

100 Simsbury Rd
Avon,
CT
US

The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

1128 New Britain Ave
West Hartford,
CT
US

• For $7, you get $15 worth of Irish pub fare and drinks during lunch. • For $12, you get $25 worth of Irish pub fare and drinks during dinner.

37 Lasalle Rd
West Hartford,
CT
US

After finding that her yoga practice helped her overcome her own personal health issues and depression, studio founder, macrobiotic chef, and certified instructor Barbara Ruzansky maintains a passion for introducing “yoga and healthful eating to people, so they can continue to grow and reach their full potential.” Held within a warehouse-like studio with two technicolored practice spaces, Barbara's classes offer a dynamic combination of Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa flow, and Forrest yoga. She and her large team of equally passionate instructors also helm a selection of slower and gentler yoga styles that cater to three-toed sloths and students recovering from injuries.

23 Brook St
West Hartford,
CT
US