Things To Do In West Raleigh

One-Week Pool Membership at Crabtree Swim & Tennis Club (55% Off)

Crabtree Swim Club

Raleigh

$400 $180

Family membership for one month and a $20 credit for snacks and drinks; movie nights, volleyball, water aerobics, and more

$35 for Four Private Music Lessons at Falls River Music ($104 Value)

Falls River Music

Raleigh

$104 $35

Instructors guide students of all ages and proficiencies during 30-minute private guitar, bass, violin, trumpet, or drum lessons

$10 for Downtown Raleigh Home Show Visit for 2 at the Raleigh Convention Center Sept 5–7 (Up to $20 Value)

Downtown Raleigh Home Show

Raleigh Convention Center

$20 $10

Hundreds of exhibitors plus local and celebrity designers share tips for home design and renovation

$19.50 for Two-Hour BYOB Painting Class with Materials at Artistic Abandon ($35 Value)

Artistic Abandon

North Raleigh

$35 $19.50

Professional artist leads painting classes, encouraging students to put their unique touch on the work selected for the group

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes with Six Foundations Classes at CrossFit Goliath (Up to 77% Off)

CrossFit Goliath

Raleigh

$200 $59

CrossFit students build strength, stamina, and flexibility in ever-changing, scalable workouts rooted in movements from everyday life

1-Week Track Out Camp or 7 Weeks of Cheer, Dance, or Tumbling Classes at Elite Cheer and Dance (Up to 71% Off)

Elite Cheer and Dance

South East Raleigh

$169 $49

Kids build fitness and friendships with cheer, dance, or tumble classes; week-long camps give a sample of each activity

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" Live Show on Friday, October 31, or Saturday, November 1 (Up to 51% Off)

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus"

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

$54.88 $27

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

$5.50 for a Movie Admission for Two at Raleighwood Cinema Grill (Up to a $11 Value)

Raleighwood Cinema Grill

North Raleigh

$11 $5.50

Upscale cinema serves dinner, appetizers, beer, and wine brought to tables by friendly staff during mid- and second-run films

$59 for Six Weeks of Gracie Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Forged Fitness ($225 Value)

Forged Fitness

Northeast Raleigh

$225 $59

Twice-weekly Jiu-Jitsu lessons cover a wide range of grappling techniques

$30 for a 90-Minute Segway Tour from Triangle Glides ($55 Value)

Triangle Glides

Downtown Raleigh

$55 $30

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Roll effortlessly on self-balancing Segways as guides lead trips focusing on local history, landmarks, and specialty themes

Visit and Drinks for One, Two, or Four, or a Jumping Jubilee Party for Up to 24 at Monkey Joe's (Up to 58% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Northwest Raleigh

$11.99 $6

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Partygoers or playmates enjoy Indoor playground with slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, and separate toddler play area playground

One Class for Two or One Month of Aerial-Boot-Camp Classes at Cirque de Vol Studios (Up to 55% Off)

Cirque de Vol Studios

Downtown Raleigh

$40 $18

Instructors lead circus and fitness classes, including Aerial Boot Camp, Acro Play Yoga, Hoop Dance, Hand Balancing, Meditation, and Zumba

5 or 10 Boot-Camp and Cross-Training Classes at G.I. GYM Bootcamp & Cross Training (73% Off)

G.I. GYM Bootcamp & Cross Training

North Raleigh

$75 $20

Instructors lead cross-training and boot-camp-style workouts infused with intervals of kickboxing, weight training, and kettlebell exercises

$8 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Open Bounce Session at Pump It Up ($14 Value)

Pump It Up

Raleigh

$7 $4

Inflatable playground of bounce houses, tall slides, obstacle courses, and cyclone blasters; open play sessions held throughout the week

Skating Package with Skates, Pizza, and Soda for Two, Four, or Six at Interskate Roller Skating (Up to 55% Off)

Interskate Roller Skating

Raleigh

$26 $14

Roller Skaters glide around indoor rink on rented skates and sate appetites with sodas & pizza at family-owned facility

Private Training, Boot Camp, and Body Wraps at Raleigh Personal Training (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

Raleigh Personal Training

Northeast Raleigh

$248 $49

Fitness packages combine customized personal training, weight-loss body wraps, and a six-week boot camp

Intro to Climbing Class with a Two-Week Club Membership for One or Two at Triangle Rock Club (Up to 64% Off)

Triangle Rock Club

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

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Skilled instructors teach climbers to ascend rock walls; once they get the hang of the sport, students can practice at the gym for two weeks

One, Three, or Five Months of Unlimited Karate and Fitness Classes at Triangle's Best Karate (Up to 79% Off)

Triangle's Best Karate

Northwest Raleigh

$125 $29

Karate classes include both pre-choreographed kata and sparring techniques; fitness classes include Zumba, bootcamp, kickboxing & jazzercise

10 or 15 Women's Classes at Ladies Fitness & Wellness (Up to 88% Off)

Ladies Fitness & Wellness

North Raleigh

$150 $20

Schedule packed with 140+ monthly classes engages women with yoga, Zumba, spinning, and weightlifting in a bright, spacious facility

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According to a 2009 Newsobserver.com profile, Backyard Bistro knows a thing or two about ribs. To create this St. Louis?style specialty, the Bistro encrusts the pork in a dry spice rub and leaves it to bask in heat and hickory smoke for three hours. They then wrap each rack in aluminum foil with a splash of apple juice, returning them to the smoker for another four hours before charring them on the grill under a glaze of tangy or sweet barbecue sauce. The Bistro also stokes up the smoker to tenderize the dry-rubbed pork shoulder??another specialty??for 12 whole hours, while slices of juicy beef brisket await to be smothered between hefty slabs of white bread and saddled next to sides such as crisp coleslaw, Mama T's potato salad, and baked beans.

The menu of barbecue and American comfort food represent the efforts of several local businesses. Brioche rolls for burgers and english muffins for benedicts are sourced from La Farm Bakery, then crowned with organic, hydroponic bibb lettuce and beef from Angus Barn or poached eggs and canadian bacon. The bar's 16 taps pour Bud Light and Belgian-style Backyard Brew, the locally brewed house draft, to cool meals taken out on the patio or into a neighbor's hot tub, while inside it's all about sports. Five big-screen TVs broadcast every play in high definition, and speakers at each table give diners the option of turning down the volume if they'd rather tune out

1235 Hurricane Alley Way
Raleigh,
NC
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Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

500 S McDowell St
Raleigh,
NC
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Dead Broke Farm's name derives not only from the cost of owning horses, but also from the terminology for teaching a horse to wear a saddle—known in the industry as “breaking a horse to ride.” Trainers stable “dead broke,” or thoroughly saddle-trained, horses, alongside more spirited animals on the 110-acre farm. They also house steeds saved through their horse-rescue program, with more than 70 of their mounts avoiding fates in slaughterhouses and other undesirable ends since 2004.

Horses show off their trotting chops during farm trail rides, carrying riders on explorations of the rolling hills and whispering creeks scattered across more than 10 miles of bridle trails cut through woods populated by deer, cranes, and other wildlife. Private rides allow for more personalized routes and can incorporate stops at scenic ponds for proposals or more challenging terrain for advanced riders. Instructors also schedule horseback-riding lessons, teaching balance through rides over undulating terrain rather than through exercises such as riding a horse that is riding a seesaw.

6921 Wildlife Trl
Raleigh,
NC
US

Deep in the Umstead Industrial Park, something stirs. Amid the clank of modern machinery, a group of workers busy themselves with one of the world's oldest crafts: brewing. At Gizmo Brew Works, this meeting of contemporary technology and ancient know-how produces a tempting slate of small-batch beers. Inside tanks that hold the equivalent of 1,000 pints each, brewers prep favorites including the smooth and sweet Black Stiletto Stout and the complex Palisade Wasp India Pale Ale with the same care that has earned many of their past beers medals at the Carolina Championship of Beer. They also save room for seasonals, carefully adding a sweet caramel flavor and spicy Noble hops to their altbier, which they serve in a traditional stange glass or a large mug in celebration of Oktoberfest. These beers and more make frequent appearances in the brewery's taproom, gracing pint glasses for impromptu toasts or filling up growlers for at-home sips. Never ones to shy away from curious guests, brewers also open up their facility for Saturday tours, walking groups through the beer-making process during 30-minute explorations.

5907 Triangle Dr
Raleigh,
NC
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Melanie Dale?s passion for dance is infectious. After graduating college with a degree in ballet performance, she extended her repertoire by exploring partnership dancing. She has since seasoned her artistry with over 29 years of experience in ballroom and Latin styles, participating in international competitions and becoming a certified championship judge. Today, the former ballerina shares her love of dance with her pupils at her studio A Step to Gold International Ballroom. She welcomes tentative and experienced dancers alike, teaching them fancy footwork to debut at an upcoming party or wedding. Along with a full staff of professional dance instructors, she whisks students to their feet to execute dozens of styles including the beat-driven cha-cha, passionate tango, and elegant Viennese waltz. In addition to technique-centered classes, she offers dance-inspired workouts such as Zumba, which fuses Latin music with body-sculpting dance moves.

6278 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh,
NC
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Sculpted through undulating, woodland terrain, Eagle Ridge Golf Club's par 71 course is a 6,904-yard testament to the inventive design of 1992 U.S. Open Champion Tom Kite, who made roughly two dozen trips to the site while crafting the layout. Multiple high-risk, high-reward shots manifest themselves throughout the round, creating a pin-hunting experience that—unlike trying to guess where the valet hid your car keys—challenges players without sacrificing fun. With many shots into elevated or downhill greens, the course places sound wedge and short-iron shots at a premium.

Before or after rounds, clubbers can warm up at the practice green or swing to their heart's content at the driving range, where practice balls paint racing stripes on themselves in anticipation of their trip into the clouds. To further promote score-shaving form, the club's pro shop peddles the latest in technologically enhanced golf gear, a PGA staffer offers lessons and clinics, and the dining facility fuels muscles for the next tape-measure drive.

555 Competition Rd
Garner,
NC
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