Things To Do In Wheeling

Up to 52% Off at Bravo Ballroom Dance Studio

Wheeling

$180 $89

Instructors teach students of all ages and abilities ballroom or Latin dance techniques

Up to 54% Off Cardio-Boxing and Fitness Classes

Wheeling

$40 $19

Cardio boxing puts a martial-arts spin on workouts that burn calories and tone muscles

50% Off Services

Wheeling

$198 $99

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

Up to 51% Off a Helicopter Tour of Chicago

Wheeling

$360 $199

Helicopters cruise 800 feet above the Chicago skyline past such famed sights as Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, and Navy Pier

Up to 78% Off Personal Training

Schaumburg

$150 $45

Custom personal-training sessions help build strength and boost metabolism

Up to 55% Off at Indoor Amusement Center in Wheeling

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Kids leap atop inflatables, ascend rock-climbing wall, race in go karts, and play games in video arcade

Up to 68% Off Tango or Ballet Classes

Multiple Locations

$65 $22

Lifelong dancers teach the Argentine tango and ballet with step-by-step instruction for all skill levels

Up to Half Off at Jeffery Lanes 

Wheeling

$240 $119

Vintage bowling alley with midcentury-modern-style ball returns and manual scoring

Up to 55% Off Playtime at Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

68% Off Boxing or Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$183 $59

Master proper form for jabs, crosses, and hooks—the boxer’s basic punches—before toning up with an intense core workout

51% Off Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session

Buffalo Grove

$100 $50.99

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater's movie screens

81% Off Fitness Classes at The Sweatshop

Buffalo Grove

$200 $39

Trainer Matt Kuhlman oversees an enthusiastic fitness community where dancing, singing, and laughing regularly accompany group workouts

Up to 91% Off Fitness Classes at Sky Fitness

Buffalo Grove

$150 $59

61,000-sq.-ft. gym hosts kickboxing, cycling, mat Pilates, Zumba, and water-aerobics classes

81% Off Classes at My Kempo Boxing Gym

Buffalo Grove

$99 $19

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Classes, for children 8-13 and for adults 14+, immerse students in disciplines such as boxing and kickboxing

Up to 83% Off Boot Camp at Fitness Revolution

Buffalo Grove

$249 $49

Combined with an initial fitness assessment, boot-camp sessions target individuals' fitness needs and goals through circuit training

Dennis Rodman – Up to $70 Off Autograph Packages

Arlington Heights

$149 $99

The famous bad boy of basketball meets fans and signs memorabilia

Up to 69% Off Functional Fitness Classes at Body Education

Arlington Heights

$85 $29

Group functional fitness full-body workouts burn calories, improve hormones, boost immune systems, detoxify the body, and build muscle mass

Up to 69% Off at Fitness 19

Arlington Heights

$119 $39

Members get fit with and arsenal of freeweights, weight machines, and cardio equipment, and with weekend sessions of boot camp

Up to 84% Off at YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness

Arlington Heights

$625 $99

Students rehearse real-life situations in krav maga classes; K.O. Bag Workouts challenge students to high-intensity cardio routines

Up to 77% Off Body-Transformation Program

Multiple Locations

$197 $49

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After attending a nutrition workshop and fitness assessment, clients enjoy unlimited access to body-sculpting group training sessions

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 79% Off Cardio Kickboxing Self-Defense Training

Deerfield

$240 $59

American Council on Exercise– and National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainer Donny gives his full attention to clients

55% Off Junior Lesson at Dynamic Golf Institute

Riverwoods

$110 $49

45-minute junior golf lesson includes golfer interview, multi angle video swing analysis, and video recap email

51% Off Scuba Course at Underwater Connection

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

PADI-certified instructors oversee classes in pool, teaching basics of safety, equipment use, and diving technique

Up to 61% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Ballroom dancing lessons in 12 available styles, including foxtrot, waltz, and salsa

61% Off Meditation Series at North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Three hour-long classes cover breathing and meditation techniques to help remove anxieties from minds

61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

ACE-certified personal trainer leads a mostly outdoor boot camp, employing everything from pushups to obstacle courses to shape up clients

55% Off Services

Multiple Locations

$200 $90

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

Up to 67% Off Personal and Group Training

Deerfield

$375 $149

Trainers work with clients of all ages and fitness levels to help them tone up, lose inches, and build muscle

Up to 55% Off Golf for Two or Four in Northbrook

Glenview

$44 $20

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Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

65% Off Personal Training

Northbrook

$198 $69

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

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

Up to 78% Off Golf Fitness Training

Northbrook

$150 $49

Nike-trained golf specialist shows golfers how to swing and otherwise move so they can avoid injuries and always come in under par

Up to 62% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Northbrook

$150 $59

Boot-camp classes help exercisers burn calories and build muscle, while nutrition counseling shows them how to maintain a healthy diet

Up to 71% Off at Personal-Training Sessions

Northbrook

$240 $69

Personal trainers tailor workouts to each student's ability levels and goals during one-on-one sessions

50% Off Golf at Old Orchard Country Club

Mount Prospect

$156 $78

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Water hazards frame narrow fairways and even bisect certain holes on this 6,119-yard course

Up to 61% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Vernon Hills

$75 $29

Led by a seasoned collegiate athlete who blends cardio and strength training into each session

Up to 67% Off Paintball from Paintballtickets.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Paintballers splatter opponents with pigment on a regulation field and scenario arena with whitewashed obstacles

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

Up to 59% Off Playground Visits in Schaumburg

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

77% Off Boot-Camp Classes 

Multiple Locations

$150 $35

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Personal trainers lead ever-changing lineup of indoor and outdoor calisthenic, aerobic, and teamwork-based exercises

51% Off Boot Camp at Goality Fitness Club

Multiple Locations

$65 $32

Workouts challenge the body with various workouts that include cardio and strength training in small groups

Up to 74% Off at Jai Yoga Studio

Palatine

$150 $39

Instructors lead a variety of yoga classes—including gentle, therapeutic, and Vinyasa—for students of all levels

Up to 50% Off Roller Skating

Palatine

$22 $11

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Skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs

50% Off

Palatine

$50 $25

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

Up to 84% Off Classes at FLO CrossFit

Palatine

$150 $29

Martial arts training and CrossFit training using speed, power, coordination, agility, balance, and endurance challenges

Up to 61% Off at Golf Nation

Palatine

$30 $13.50

Fitness center, bunker area, multiple chipping areas, and a driving range with heated bays foster golf skills

85% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Schaumburg

$300 $45

Former Division I soccer athlete helps clients rise above their routine workout with TRX suspension training, kettlebells, and battle ropes

62% Off at Oasis Summer Day Camp

Highland Park

$465 $179

Kids ages 5–12 keep active with fun events such as sand volleyball, science labs, and trips, including one to an indoor trampoline park

Up to 78% Off Personal Training

Highland Park

$90 $25

Fitness experts help you tighten and tone or lose weight with a custom exercise program

70% Off Personal Training at Trainer Troy Smith

Highland Park

$240 $72

Certified trainer Troy Smith helps clients tone muscle and burn fat using kettlebells, free weights, TRX equipment, and boxing workouts

Up to 81% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Fit Stop Inc.

$175 $45

These classes use the Pilates reformer machines, which allow you to conduct more than 100 exercises using your own weight as resistance

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes

Highwood

$150 $49

CrossFit classes build stamina and endurance with foundational movements such as deadlifts, shoulder presses, and overhead squats

Up to 63% Off Group or Private Self-Defense Training

Highland Park

$200 $89.99

Instructor leads crushalo training, a hand-to-hand style of combat used by the Soviet military; classes meet five days a week

54% Off at Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$85 $39

Expert instructors lead beginners of all ages through the basic steps of Irish dance

Up to 65% Off at Reach Yoga

Glencoe

$20 $7

Certified yoga instructors teach beginners during a 1.5-hour Intro to Yoga workshop or a four-class yoga series

Up to 52% Off Kids' Art or Music Classes

Glenview

$25 $12.50

Kids' art classes in painting, drawing, or sketching; students can learn music basics during introductory drum or percussion sessions

54% Off PADI Open-Water Diving Course

Glenview

$325 $149

Classroom sessions & pool dives with experienced instructors prepare students to receive PADI open-water diving certification

78% Off VIP Fitness

Mundelein

$125 $29

Burn fat and tone muscle during group sessions that rotate through workout stations between short, intensive intervals

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$150 $69

Horseback-riding lessons that focus on safety and efficient riding

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastic Classes

Mundelein

$121 $55

Students learn stretching, tumbling, balance beam, and bars, as well as life skills such as hand-eye coordination and cooperation

Up to 51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$90 $45

Riding lessons also incorporate grooming, handling, tacking, and communicating with the horse

50% Off Martial Arts

Mundelein

$130 $65

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

43% Off at Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls

Lake Forest College Athletic Campus

$1,400 $799

During girls' only summer-camp sessions, girls of all skill levels learn and play multiple sports while building confidence & healthy habits

65% Off CrossFit

Lake Forest

$200 $70

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

Up to 66% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes

Lake Forest

$160 $59

Trampolines, foam pits, and an obstacle course comprise the facilities here, where kids learn to tumble and improve skills

50% Off Indoor Play-Place Visits

Lake Zurich

$52.50 $26

Kids roam free in 7,700 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swings, and soft basketball court

Up to 60% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Hawthorn Woods

$110 $49

Two or four 30-minute lessons cover the essentials of horseback riding

50% Off Indoor Paintless Paintball

Lake Zurich

$50 $25

Reball markers fire soft, reusable balls that are similar to paintballs but without paint; players duck & cover behind inflatable obstacles

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$130 $49

Beginner-friendly yoga classes or challenging classes such as Vinyasa Flow and Sculpt classes enable students to work at their own pace

50% Off

Lake Zurich

$40 $20

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

58% Off Pilates or Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$140 $59

Group mat pilates and yoga sessions help improve flexibility and fitness

68% Off Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba

Lake Zurich

$60 $19

Discover Scuba offers a brief introduction of all the ins and outs of underwater excursions

Up to 50% Off Day Passes to Farmyard at Lambs Farm

Libertyville

$12 $7

Farmyard run by non-profit organization houses a petting zoo, an old-fashioned train ride, and a 600-pound pig

Up to 62% Off Private and Group Dance Lessons

Libertyville

$95 $39

Experienced instructors lead ballroom dance classes in a variety of styles including waltz, salsa, tango, and foxtrot

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

Up to 51% Off Lego Robotics Class at C&A Robot Factory

Libertyville

$60 $30

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Thousands of Lego bricks let kids create cars, towers, or anything else they imagine

Up to 80% Off at Toughman Bootcamp

Libertyville

$149 $35

Extreme-style military drills overseen by experienced staff; boxing classes cover proper form and technique for both speed and power punches

Up to 55% Off Arcade Games and Pizza

Libertyville

$22 $11

Arcade lounge lets gamers socialize as they battle against foes in classic and next-gen games on consoles from Nintendo to XBox 360

Select Local Merchants

Palwaukee Lanes houses four vintage wood-planked pathways where bowling balls can collide explosively into their curvy, well-arranged counterparts. During the four hours of unlimited bowling (a $250 value), three-holed projectiles can glide across greased lanes while fighting the temptation to fall into a gutter's semi-circle embrace. The private party includes shoe rentals (a $3/pair value), perfect for party guests without their own pair of frictionless toe coverings or those looking to flaunt their ability to tie shoelaces using only elbows. Not open to the public, Palwaukee Lanes is often rented for private events such as birthday parties, corporate gatherings, and 100-year high school reunions. A personal bartender (a $150 value) mans the cash bar, which is open for the duration of the party, helping to hydrate bowlers parched from singing Turkish love ballads after knocking down three consecutive strikes.

1090 S Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling,
IL
US

Rudolph Valentino DiTommaso has 5,000 growing children to look after. That's how many vines are on the viticulturist's estate, a 20-acre stretch of ripening grapes in Long Grove. Throughout the season, Rudolph and his team harvest their fruits and age their elixirs in barrels made of French and American oak to yield more than 20 types of wine, instead of just one weird smoothie. And they take just as much delight in showing off their libations as they do in making them. The vineyard regularly hosts seminars and tastings, which guests can pair with tours of the vineyard.

5175 Aptakisic Rd
Long Grove,
IL
US

With hands gripped to the wheels of karts capable of cresting 45 miles per hour, up to 12 racers hum around the hairpin turns and straightaways of K1 Speed's indoor track during adrenaline-spiking sprints toward the podium. This brand of excitement can be found at all 20+ locations, where racers eschew the fumes and inflammatory skywriting of gas kart exhaust for European, eco-friendly electric karts designed to instantly accelerate out of curves, which are bordered by safety barriers that absorb impacts.

301 Hastings Dr
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

Par-King Skill Golf has been churning out rounds of family-friendly fun for the Chicagoland area since the 1950s. With two separate 18-hole courses, six water challenges, twelve moving obstacles, numerous curbs, and surprising elevation changes, Par-King is a step up from the flat mini-greens of yesteryear, and 3 club-lengths more entertaining than the regulation-sized greens of normal-sized golf. Play a full 18 holes as you gape and gander at twirling clowns, roller-coaster ramps in the vein of Rube Goldberg, elaborately-painted totem poles, and recreations of famous landmarks such as Mt. Rushmore and the Sears Tower. This colorful landscape of golf-based adventure is refurbished and repainted every winter to provide a consistently-beautiful, clean, and safe experience during April to October operations. Although the park is family-oriented, they maintain a stout 48-inch height requirement to play or playact in the playing area; this is enforced purely with safety in mind, as the challenging course terrain may prove hazardous to the diminutive.

21711 N Milwaukee Ave
Lincolnshire,
IL
US

Star Dance Studio's repertoire encompasses a diverse array of toe-tapping genres, from classical Viennese waltz and sultry samba to contemporary hip-hop and two-step techniques. The staff has extensive experience teaching and performing ballroom dance competitively. During private lessons, students can benefit from personalized one-on-one instruction.

Star Dance also hosts fitness classes geared toward women, and kids' group dance classes that help youngsters develop social skills, coordination, flexibility, and a set of extra legs to master advanced dance moves. The spacious studio features mirrored walls and a sprung wood floor for better mobility. You can also rent the space for birthday parties, bridal showers, and other celebrations.

400 West Dundee Road
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

700 Armstrong Dr
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

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