Things To Do In Winnetka

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 55% Off Northshore Fitness Studio

Wilmette

$20 $9

Rhythmic kicks send sweat beads flying during full-body workouts designed to sculpt lean physiques

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 50% Off Kids’ Bounce-House Visits

Glenview

$45 $22.50

Kids jump, play, and socialize aboard colorful inflatable slides and bounce houses, or through obstacle courses

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

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 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

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

76% Off Personal Training from Workout Wright

Evanston

$200 $49

Trainers focus on clients' individual goals and create a personalized regimen to transform bodies; nutritional coaching provides diet advice

78% Off Classes at Dharma Yoga Evanston

Evanston

$210 $59

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Physical challenges & spiritual guidance converge during classical multilevel Hatha classes

45% Off

Evanston

$375 $206

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

79% Off Muay Thai or MMA Classes

Multiple Locations

$185 $39

Tone bodies with Muay Thai Kickboxing or MMA Classes

50% Off

Evanston

$20 $10

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

67% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga Evanston

Evanston

$150 $49

Hot Bikram yoga classes help stretch out and detoxify the body; Yin yoga classes are still performed in a heated room but are less intense

74% Off Yoga Classes at Heaven Meets Earth

Evanston

$150 $39

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Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes in a green studio with an attached eco-boutique

Up to 65% Off Classes at Akemi Fitness Method

Evanston

$150 $59

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Classes incorporate yoga, Pilates, ballet, and strengthening moves that left a Time Out Chicago reporter “feeling taller [and] leaner”

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian – 50% Off Visit

Evanston

$10 $5

Visitors can view 8 exhibits highlighting the diverse cultures of American Indian and First Nation peoples from throughout the US and Canada

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 50% Off

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

$80 $40

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Maestro Leif Bjaland and Lyric Opera harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams lead pieces by Dvořák, Saint-Saëns, and Vaughan Williams

Up to 53% Off at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Skokie

$12 $6

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The museum honors Holocaust victims, telling their stories with artifacts and interactive exhibits that urge visitors to fight intolerance

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Morton Grove

$124 $29

Martial-arts classes for kids and adults promote fitness and discipline

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

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 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 70% Off at Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Niles

$130 $49

Certified masters lead students of all ages and abilities in modern and traditional martial arts techniques

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 55% Off Arcade Outing with Pizza

Niles

$33.70 $15

Entertainment facility houses platefuls of hand-tossed pizza, more than 62 arcade games, and a miniature carousal

72% Off Lessons at Chicagoland Baseball Academy

Niles

$348 $99

Group classes help players improve their games with video analysis and assessment of bat speed, exit speed, and throwing velocity

Up to 52% Off at Lynwood Roller Rink

Lynwood

$19 $9.50

Open-skating sessions on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays at the rink used for the shooting of the movie Roll Bounce

Up to 70% Off Boot Camp Sessions at Air Fitness

Park Ridge

$150 $49

Classes build strength and increase stamina with fitness regimens that incorporate free weights, kettlebells, and cardiovascular exercises

Up to 57% Off BYOB Art Class or Kids' Art Party

Park Ridge

$30 $16

A skilled artist-instructor leads two-hour BYOB art classes and kids' art parties, which can include painting or ceramics

Up to 53% Off Movie and Snacks at Pickwick Theatre

Park Ridge

$28 $15

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Historical building houses spacious auditoriums that showcase recently released Hollywood films as patrons snack on popcorn and soda

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

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes at ARC Performance

Wheeling

$72 $29

Combining plyometrics, cardiovascular workouts, and weightlifting, boot-camp courses put clients through the ringer at their own pace

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

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

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

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

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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

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

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

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 46% Off at Bliss Creek Golf Club

Sugar Grove

$70 $38

Tree-lined fairways and greens surrounded by water and bunkers test the skills of golfers on 5,436 yd., par 69 course

Up to 52% Off Trail Riding at Chain O' Lakes State Park

Chain O' Lakes State Park

$20 $10

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Explore rolling hills and meadows on scenic trail rides through a state park; kids 6 and younger enjoy pony rides under staff supervision

41% Off a Stunt-Airplane or Warplane Ride

Sugar Grove

$440 $259

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A seasoned flight instructor leads a 40-minute joy ride aboard an Extra 300L aerobatic plane or a T-6 Texan warplane

52% Off Introductory Firearm-Safety Class

River Grove Moose Lodge

$60 $29

Instructors inform students of all ages on how firearms and ammunition work along with safety protocol for gun ranges and in the home

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

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Founder Rick Sweitzer started the adventure travel company in 1983 before leading one of the first amateur dogsled expeditions to North Pole. Driven by his vision, the guides and instructors of The Northwest Passage lead travelers of all skill and fitness levels to some of the most dramatic terrain on the planet. Locally, the team leads outings around the Chicago area, ranging from stand-up paddleboarding classes on Lake Michigan to kayaking and camping trips in Door County, Wisconsin. As for the rest of the world, Northwest Passage sends it adventurers to conquer it locale by stunning locale during programs that include hiking across Europe, trekking to remote Polar regions, and dressing up like scientists to infiltrate Area 51.

1760 Tower Road
Winnetka,
IL
US

At Olly Olly Play Café, pirates bury treasure, knights rescue princesses from dragons, and parents watch as little ones develop social skills through creative play. The interior space looks like a storybook spilled over into reality, with troves of costumes and toys spread beneath a ceiling painted to resemble a cloud-filled sky. A castle stands at the entrance, serving as the junction between different rooms where roads wind through town houses and a kid-size pirate ship lets little ones imagine attacking all-you-can-eat cruise buffets.

Aside from open play, Olly Olly Play Café educates kids during music classes that range from Baby Signing to preteens belting out Broadway songs. Elsewhere, a menu of locally sourced salads and sandwiches fuels visitors and their health-conscious imaginary friends.

321 Park Ave
Glencoe,
IL
US

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530 Hibbard Rd
Winnetka,
IL
US

999 Green Bay Rd
Glencoe,
IL
US

Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.

335 Ridge Rd
Wilmette,
IL
US

Renovated in 2006, the nearly century-old Wilmette Theatre entertains theatergoers with a rotating slate of current and classic offerings, including Hollywood blockbusters and niche art films. Cylindrical light from a whirring projector flickers across two auditoriums, where movie-going duos can snack on buttery tubs of popcorn while sipping a soda and whispering spoilers into the facility’s pristine Soundfold curtain. The Wilmette underwent a key renovation in 2006, fortifying the century-old venue’s commitment to quality art with fresh coats of paint, an overhauled concessions center, and screenings of feature-length still lifes.

1122 Central Ave
Wilmette,
IL
US

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