Things To Do In Winchester Center

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons in Amenia

Amenia

$50 $25

Hands-on horseback-riding lessons encourage students to learn how to groom, tack and ride horses

"All Shook Up" – Up to 40% Off Rock Musical

Warner Theatre

$26 $16

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Based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, this musical comedy of errors sets romantic entanglement to a soundtrack of Elvis hits

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Litchfield

$24 $12

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Wine tasting includes a sampling of the cheese of the day, a cellar tour, and keepsake glasses

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

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 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

Plainville

$150 $83

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

The New Children's Museum – Up to 44% Off

West Hartford

$29.50 $17

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Museum engages kids with hands-on and interactive activities and exhibits, including a wildlife sanctuary and planetarium shows

45% Off Personal Training

West Hartford

$200 $110

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

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

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

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

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

"Hair" – Up to 44% Off Musical

Palace Theater

$71.50 $43

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Tony Award–winning Broadway revival celebrates the cosmos and free love with such beloved songs as “Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In”

Up to 54% Off at Extreme Paintball

Waterbury

$79.98 $40

Six paintball fields stretch across 50 acres and are monitored by refs to ensure safe paintball excursions

Up to 65% Off at East Coast Training Systems

East Coast Training Systems

$115 $40

Martial arts instructors teach students of all ages and abilities American/Filipino Kun Tao techniques while motivating them to get fit

Up to 52% Off Racing Experience at The Racing School

Multiple Locations

$289 $139

Even people with no racing experience can get behind the wheel of a race-proven stock car and drive around a professional speedway

Up to 87% Off All-Day Paintball Package at Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

$140 $19

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

63% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Watertown

$40 $15

Burn calories and de-stress during one-hour kickboxing classes that teach self-defense, discipline, and centeredness

55% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Evolution Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

Indoor and outdoor interval routines use an array of mats, free weights, and nearby playground equipment to build strength and endurance

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 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

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 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

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

44% Off Yoga Classes

New Hartford

$18 $10

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 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

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 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 57% Off Golf for Two or Four 

Westfield

$80 $39

Golfers swing across 6,285 yards of emerald alleyways; includes golf cart and discounts on food, range balls, and gear

Up to 51% Off at The Blandford Club

Blandford

$60 $30

Beginner-friendly course situated in the Connecticut River Valley; no tee time required

Up to 52% Off Go-Kart Races or License

Northampton/Hatfield

$50 $25

Drivers zip around the 1,000-foot-long track in Sodi GT5 karts; licenses provide members with discounts on races all year long

Up to 59% Off Zumba Classes

Westfield

$70 $35

Heart rates rise to match pulsating rhythms of Latin music during one-hour Zumba classes in this spacious studio with hardwood floors.

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 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

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

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

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

Wethersfield

$400 $220

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

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

49% Off Martial Arts

East Hartford

$99 $50

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

51% Off Yoga at Balanced Body Chiropractic Center

Naugatuck

$120 $59

Yoga classes help burgeoning students explore exercise, breathing, and meditation to strengthen both their minds and bodies

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Six Flags

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 77% Off at U.S. Taekwondo Center

Multiple Locations

$209 $49

Led by an eighth-degree black belt & a former US National Team Head Coach, classes teach fundamentals, improve fitness & build confidence

Up to 59% Off Group Classes at Knock Out Fitness

Agawam

$60 $25

A bright, airy fitness studio leads up to 30 students in kickboxing, boot camps, Pilates, or Zumba's Latin-inspired dance workouts

57% Off Spring Trail Ride from Equine Boulevard

Agawam Town

$150 $65

Equestrians lead pairs on trail rides along wooded paths and other trails leading toward the surrounding state forest

51% Off at Second Wind Yoga

Agawam Town

$59 $29

Instructors lead styles including gentle yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, hot yoga, and chair yoga for all experience levels

Up to 59% Off at Xtreme Paintball

Agawam

$160 $79

Paint-slinging soldiers equipped with protective equipment speckle enemies on five playing fields scattered with manmade obstacles

Up to 53% Off Outdoor Fun in Woodbury

Woodbury

$79 $39

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Visitors enjoy activities such as swimming, tubing, ziplining, or rolling down a mountain inside a giant inflatable sphere

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An endless amount of stories flicker across the screen at these cinemas, which offer stadium seating and digital sound. The theater plays films chosen from Hollywood’s newest releases, featuring stars just plucked from the vines where they grow in the California hills. Between whispered critiques of each preview, audience members can wash down fluffy kernels of popcorn with soda from the concession stand. The theater also opens its doors for birthday parties and large private screenings for up to 300 guests.

380 New Hartford Road
Barkhamsted,
CT
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For Armando Maestre and his family, vacations always meant a trip to play laser tag. In their hometown, however, options were scarce, so in 2005, Armando designed his own arena. Pulling together all his favorite aspects of other battlefields, he converted a warehouse into a 3,300-square-foot maze of fog, obstacles, and hideouts. Now, the pounding beat of techno rattles ribcages as blacklights blink to the bassline in Fusion Zone's arena. In the darkness, the walls seem to disappear, except for day-glo paint tracing graffiti-like images. Up to three teams fire green beams of light, with each hit rumbling in the target's vest. Players avoid detection by ducking behind barrels or learning the native language of barrels, and 10 variations on basic play invigorate competition. Zone Ball sessions borrow some rules from basketball, and in Vampire games, players attempt to fire at the designated bloodsucker before being turned themselves. Through games such as these, Armando says, laser tag teaches the concept of teamwork. Ready to rest weary trigger fingers, warriors wander towards the digital babble of video games with 42-inch screens and thundering soundtracks. H2Overdrive and Terminator Salvation elicit happy squeals, and racing simulators prepare drivers to deal with sharp corners and motorcycle gangs that refuse to wear their glasses. A photo collage surrounds the Road Trip prize machine, commemorating winners of standout prizes that have included an Xbox Kinect.

380 New Hartford Rd
Barkhamsted,
CT
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Having set up camp at The Mount Brace Outdoor Club and Flight Park, Let’s Go Paragliding sends its students skyward under the guidance of owner Benoit Bruneau. A certified instructor, Benoit was named the 2010 paragliding instructor of the year by the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. At his facility, Benoit oversees introductory paragliding lessons, and for more advanced students, tandem flights, personal training, and training programs. Let’s Go Paragliding also stocks high-quality paragliding equipment and gear.

1691 Boston Corners Road
Millerton,
NY
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Internal Network Group’s Fly Fishing Adventures introduces anglers to the Farmington River. On half- and full-day fly-fishing trips, guides and their charges wade through its tree-lined waters, casting for trout, which run rampant in the river. The guides boast intimate knowledge of the fish’s favorite gathering spots and help their fishing adventurers capture them with ease. Fly Fishing Adventures also serves the community at large by donating a portion of its profits to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

110 New Hartford Road
Barkhamsted,
CT
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A three-day lineup stocked with jazz legends and emerging talents blasts through more time signatures than a clock’s checkbook to usher in the 16th incarnation of the Litchfield Jazz Festival. The Springs Center stage kicks off Friday with genre luminaries The Clayton Brothers, whose silky sounds light a fire under the crowd that fellow Grammy nominees Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue stoke with brassy flares. Saturday hosts a veritable who’s-who of mind-blowing musicians with NEA Jazz Master grant winner Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band blasting buttery sounds after a Ray Charles tribute featuring Davell Crawford belts harmonies more memorable than “Happy Birthday” sung in Klingon. A collection of performers worthy of a Gatsbyan soiree closes out the festival on Sunday, with a hip-swinging finale from Jimmy Heath.

30 South Main Street
Kent,
CT
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Manny Miranda learned the art of winemaking from his father and grandfather, who hand-pressed their grapes in the courtyard of his childhood home in Portugal. Fifty years later, with the help of his wife Maria, Manny finally opened his own winery, Miranda Vineyard, and began fermenting delicately balanced vintages. In the past few years, wine-competition judges have taken notice: Miranda’s seyval blanc earned a 2010 Gran Harvester Award silver medal for its fruity taste, as light and crisp as a helium-filled apple. In addition, the Vinho Fino collected a 2010 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition gold medal. The sprawling grounds of the winery play host to soft picnic blankets topped with lunching visitors, live concerts, Shakespearean performances, and tour groups of parched raisins.

42 Ives Rd
Goshen,
CT
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