Things To Do In Woodstock

Up to 55% Off Riding Lessons at John White Stables

Woodstock

$175 $79

Year-round stable builds confident and knowledgeable horseback riders within its spacious indoor arena

Up to 60% Off Fitness, Martial-Arts, or Tai Chi Classes

Woodstock

$70 $35

Fitness classes such as yoga and TRX; calming tai chi; self-defense from karate and tae kwon do classes

Up to 50% Off Coffee Bar at 4th Fridays

Harvard

$20 $11

Open-house event exhibits the works of regional artists while attendees sip beer, wine, mixed drinks, or premium coffee

Up to Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons 

Woodstock

$40 $19.99

Private riding lessons teach brushing, tacking, and riding instruction for all skill levels

Up to 50% Off "Barefoot in the Park"

Raue Center for the Arts

$35 $17.50

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Theatre company with nearly 4 years of performances performs a Neil Simon classic about two newlyweds learning the value of compromise

57% Off at Yoga Seva Studio

Crystal Lake

$115 $49

Yoga studio offers classes such as multilevel, beginner, and Level 1 for students who have begun training and will advance at their own pace

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

55% Off Roller Skating

Crystal Lake

$22 $10

Skaters of all ages circle the gleaming 17,000 sq. ft. rink at family-centric fun center

Up to 61% Off Music Classes at Kindermusik By Lisa

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seasoned instructors lead parents and children up to 7 years of age through play activities incorporating music and movement

Up to 61% Off Instrument or Voice Lessons

Crystal Lake

$63 $29

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30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

Up to 65% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Superior Healthclub

Crystal Lake

$100 $40

Shed fat and build lean muscle in challenging indoor boot-camp classes

Up to 49% Off Alshon Jeffery Signing Event

McHenry West High School

$169 $109

Meet breakout wide receiver Alshon Jeffery as he signs a print, football, or canvas; photo ops available to fans who bring their own cameras

Up to 51% Off Hunter-Jumper Riding Lessons

Richmond

$40 $20

Riding lessons teach burgeoning equestrians how to handle riding obstacle courses in the hunter and jumper styles

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Nunda

$105 $49

Instructors help students develop confidence and coordination during 30-minute horseback-riding lessons suited for riders of all levels

Up to 56% Off at Mayer School of Irish Dance

Gilberts

$60 $27

Instructors teach beginners aged 5-19 traditional Irish step dance techniques and routines

Half Off Driving-Range Practice

Marengo

$30 $15

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20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

Up to 52% Off Private Horseback Riding Lessons

Hampshire

$60 $29

In a one-on-one setting, a horseback riding instructor teaches students the basic fundamentals of steering and controlling a horse

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Classes at K-Star Fitness

Lake in the Hills

$150 $39

Exercisers sweat their way through intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

Up to 74% Off Unlimited Kettlebell Classes at MMA Underground

Lake in the Hills

$100 $29

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

Up to 70% Off at FitChick Boot Camp

Lake in the Hills

$149 $49

Trainers challenge gals with indoor and outdoor fitness boot camps designed to build functional strength

Up to 55% Off Adult Krav Maga Classes

Lake in the Hills

$94 $45

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

Up to 63% Off Running Training Program

Sunset Park

$180 $72

Certified running coach develops personalized program with weekly tips, email and phone support, and Wednesday-night group runs at 6:30 p.m.

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 51% Off Roller Skating at Skate on Grand

Fox Lake

$43 $21

Splashes of color brighten the roller rink, arcade, and snack bar

Up to 56% Off Skate-Park Visits

Lake Bluff

$100 $49

Skaters test out new tricks and master old ones on ramps, bowls, and half-pipes

Up to 46% Off Sporting-Clay Outing for Two or Four

Richmond

$215 $118

Shooters take aim at clay pigeons and clay rabbits at 25 stations throughout three courses situated on 850 acres of wooded hunting terrain

46% Off Bicycle Rental

Wauconda

$35 $19

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

50% Off Private Yoga, Holistic Life Coaching, or Energy Healing

Wauconda

$80 $40

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

$50 for $100 One Month of Childrens Martial Arts

Wauconda

$100 $50

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 Kickboxing or Nit-Chi Classes

Wauconda

$100 $39

Nit-chi classes are rooted in the signature Gangi kung fu method, which blends yoga-inspired conditioning with martial-arts combat

Up to 55% Off Horse Riding Lessons in Wauconda

Wauconda

$40 $19

Lessons with successful, lifelong equestrian start beginners out with riding basics; lessons also help experienced riders hone their skills

Santa's Village Azoosment Park – Up to 49% Off

East Dundee

$39.50 $20

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Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with Santa-themed village, extensive zoo, and thrilling rides

Up to 59% Off Bowling with Drinks and Shoes

Carpentersville

$141.50 $59

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

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

Half Off at Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness

Carpentersville

$50 $25

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Martial-arts and fitness center hosts fast-paced Zumba classes and cardio kickboxing that uses actual boxing technique

45% Off Boot Camp

Volo

$99 $54

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 at Kristof's Entertainment Center

Round Lake Beach

$22 $11

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Bowlers compete across three games, then head to the arcade for games like pinball and Monster Drop

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Port Barrington

$195 $95

Lessons focus on the basics or skills such as cantering and jumping with a patient approach and the incorporation of dressage principles

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 67% Off Belvidere Family YMCA Membership

Belvidere

$180 $59

Community center helps improve individuals' well-being with fitness center and indoor pool and entertains families with free event nights

Up to 50% Off Fine Wine

Grayslake

$20 $11

Variety of wine made in small batches, including table wine, seasonal wine, and fortified wine

Up to 59% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Wauconda

$90 $40

Netta Schleden channels her British Horse Society training to teach riders to safely pilot their steeds

Up to 61% Off Fitness or Karate Classes

Grayslake

$74.95 $29

With classes available for all fitness levels, the schedule includes six kinds of Zumba lessons, body pump, insanity, karate, and boot camp

51% off Cemetery Ghost Hunt from Haunted Hometowns

Elgin

$90 $45

Ghost-seekers walk through moon-lit cemeteries in the dead of night during tour as guides relate tales of local specters

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Southwest Elgin

$150 $29

Kickboxing and muay thai classes both employ punching and kicking techniques while teaching students discipline and fitness

Up to 55% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Elgin

$60 $29

Students of all ages, sizes, and abilities learn to shimmy and sway during bellydancing classes that are also challenging workouts

Up to 91% Off Shaolin Kempo Karate Classes

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

Shaolin kempo karate classes for all ages blend elements of jujitsu, kung fu, and Shaolin temple boxing into a single self-defense style

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

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

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 76% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

South Elgin

$200 $49

Experienced instructors teach students the Korean martial art of tae kwon do, focusing on self-defense, fitness, and self-confidence

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Postursizer, Inc.

Family Chiropractic and Posture Center

$120 $34

Workouts use the Postursizer bar to target posture, flexibility, core muscles, cardio fitness, and bone density

68% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Streamwood

$150 $48

ACE-certified trainer Mario Perez motivates clients through one-on-one workouts

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 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

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 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

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

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 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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Designed by famed golf-course architect Joseph L. Lee, Plum Tree National Golf Club delights par pursuers with a picturesque, 18-hole course intertwined with more than 200 acres of unspoiled McHenry County forestland. Host to numerous Illinois PGA events and national qualifying events, the verdant fairways challenge club swingers with 105 sand traps, demanding water obstacles, and distractingly seductive grass. More than 4,000 trees stand perched along the rolling terrain, and players can rely on well-kept fairways and greens thanks to a recently completed maintenance-and-drainage program that required no less than 17 hedge trimmers and one very large wet/dry vacuum cleaner.

19511 Lembcke Rd
Harvard,
IL
US

Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

1231 S Division St
Harvard,
IL
US

Lead by a crew of experienced professionals, including 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Don Essig III, Hickory Stick Golf Club challenges its visitors with a rippling course of Ireland-inspired greens and rolling fairways. Choose from a trio of instructors to help fine-tune swings with two 30-minute private lessons. The trained club swinger will aid students in modifying underperforming hits while instilling proper techniques to help avoid sand traps and feral golf carts. The TrackMan Pro club analysis is designed to further enhance newfound follow-through with video-capturing radar. This visual data helps golfers see their stance in slow motion, as well as the swing trajectory with 1982 holographic overlays.

4422 Thompson Road
Wonder Lake,
IL
US

The Golf Club at Waters Edge presents golfers of every stripe with a nine-hole layout that puts iron accuracy and short-game touch to the test. The Randy Wirkus design extends to 1,700 yards for a par of 33—an ideal setup for beginners who want to focus on fundamentals and ex-players who want a reason to sport their bygone golf fashions. After the round, golfers can unwind at the onsite restaurant, which offers a full-service bar, a Friday fish fry, and a pool table.

4005 N Il Route 23
Marengo,
IL
US

H.G. Wells first imagined a ray gun in his 1898 novel, The War of the Worlds. It took almost a century, though, before Milton Bradley’s first Star Trek-inspired electronic phasers allowed people to zap someone else with a ray of light. Now officially living in the future, these light-wielding marksmen settle their duels in the darkened halls of Lightning Lazer Tag, downing opponents with a mixture of Wild West bravado and whiz-bang space-age weaponry.

If players tire of navigating murky passageways and blasting friends, they can decamp to a nine-hole indoor miniature-golf course, which challenges bodies and minds with devious obstacles cast in the permeating glow of a black light. Competitive shouts and digital chatter drifts from linkable video game systems, which let players choose from more than 40 games.

19 East Berkshire Drive
Crystal Lake,
Illinois
US

In 1976, busy California mother Joan Barnes wanted nothing more than to find a play place where she and her kids could enjoy age-appropriate, educational activities. Finding none, she developed her own innovative play environment within a developmental-based program structure now known as Gymboree Play & Music. Today, kids tumble and learn in more than 650 locations in 33 countries around the world, engaging in open play and classes designed to build cognitive and motor skills. As parents participate in their children's development, their kids learn to paint, play music, and interact socially outside of their preschool knitting circles.

30 North Williams Street
Crystal Lake,
IL
US