Activities in Zanesville

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart, Range Balls, and Lunch at Vista Golf Course (Up to 49% Off)

Vista Golf Course

Muskingum

Recently renovated course showcases ponds and grasses incorporated into open fairways and sprawling vistas

$74 $39

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$89 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Longaberger Golf Course ($158 Value)

Longaberger Golf Course

Hanover

Arthur Hills-designed course that incorporates the area’s natural landscape to showcase the region’s beauty

$158 $89

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Two Weeks of Martial Arts Classes or a One-Month Lesson Package at Impact Family Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Impact Family Martial Arts

Downtown Newark

Instructors guide students of all ages and fitness levels through self-defense curriculum adopting moves from karate, jiujitsu and krav maga

$75 $24

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Hitting-Bay Session, or Performance Analysis with Optional Club Fitting at Golf Etc. Heath (Up to 52% Off)

Golf Etc. Heath

Avondale Park

3,000 sq. ft. studio fosters year-round golf practice with indoor hitting bays, advanced swing analysis, and club-fitting services

$30 $15

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One or Four Private Wedding Dance Sessions at The Dance (Up to 88% Off)

The Dance

Multiple Locations

Couples hone their skills in the style of their choice in preparation for their big day

$84 $19

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Spartan Race Entry with Spectator Pass for Ohio Beast on May 30 or Sprint on May 31 at The Wilds (Up to 59% Off)

Spartan Race

The Wilds

Ramble across challenging terrain and slippery obstacles on a choice of 3-mile or 12-mile courses

$145 $59

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45-Minute Jetpack or Flyboard Experience at Jet Pack Water Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

Jet Pack Water Adventures

Multiple Locations

Pressurized jetpacks or flybaords propel customers along the water and high into the air

$299 $149

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Wine-Tasting Experience for Two or Four at Rockside Winery and Vineyards (Up to 51% Off)

Rockside Winery and Vineyards

Lancaster

Try up to eight wines at tasting room with views of vineyard on rolling hills

$39 $19

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$53 for $150 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — 5-Star Martial Arts

5 Star Martial Arts

Lancaster

From the merchant: Individual and group martial art instruction for one month; includes full uniform and shoes

$150 $53

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit 740 (65% Off)

Crossfit 740 Llc

Lancaster

Instructors introduce beginners to CrossFit in a fun, friendly, and supportive atmosphere

$120 $42

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$19 for 12 Martial Arts, Self Defense, and Kimoodo Healing Arts Classes Plus a Uniform ($350 Value)

The Oriental Martial Arts College

Multiple Locations

Students learn the basics of martial arts while developing self-defense and health and fitness skills, plus confidence, focus, and respect

$350 $19

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$54 for $115 Worth of Martial Arts — Lancaster ATA Martial Arts

Lancaster Ata Martial Arts

Lancaster

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

$115 $54

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Tree Top Zipline Tour for Two or Four at Valley Zipline Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Valley Zipline Tours

Berne

A course speeds danglers through the air for more than 1 mi. along a series of ziplines, three of which stretch nearly 1,000 ft.

$160 $85

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes from True Fit Athletics (65% Off)

Truefit Athletics

Lancaster

From the merchant: Elite training lead by great coaches who will help you lose weight, get stronger, and accomplish goals.

$120 $42

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$25 for 10 Fit Over Fifty Boot-Camp Classes at Team Edge Performance and Fitness in New Albany ($100 Value)

Team Edge Performance and Fitness

New Albany

No-frills gym's boot-camp classes sculpt the core and physique, with slight modifications for exercisers aged 50+

$100 $25

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Classes at Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts & Focus Fit - Johnstown (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts & Focus Fit - Johnstown

Ernie Reyes

Learn self-defense and MMA moves or blast calories in cardio kickboxing and Zumba classes

$45 $18

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Golf Package for Two or Four with Balls, Food Credit, and Cart at Westchester Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Westchester Golf Course

South Columbus

Sprawling course with 7,100 yards of picturesque fairways, plus a bentgrass driving range and 10,000-square-foot putting green

$172 $85

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Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

South Columbus

Memorabilia and ephemera from the history of motorcycling, plus themed exhibits and programs

$20 $10

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga, Barre, and Pilates Classes at Evolve Fitness Club (Up to 63% Off)

Evolve Fitness Club

Pickerington

Classes include yoga, BODYPUMP, barre, Pilates, self defense, KRAV MAGA, boxing bootcamp, and more

$90 $35

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Three-Day or Five-Day Beginner Golf Lesson at Golf with Shawn at Westchester Golf Course (Up to 49% Off)

Golf with Shawn at Westchester Golf Course

Canal Winchester

Certified Impact Zone player teaches golf lessons; packages include range access with golf balls and access to an 18-hole course

$105 $55

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Ten or Twenty Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Cho's Martial Arts (Up to 92% Off)

Cho's Martial Arts

Pickerington

Accomplished instructor Grandmaster Cho has instilled students with self-confidence, spirit, and self-defense skills for over 40 years

$350 $27

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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10 or 20 Boot-Camp Sessions at Dynamic Performance (Up to 81% Off)

Dynamic Performance

Multiple Locations

Trainers lead boot camps through an ever-changing cycle of exercises

$120 $24

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Paintball Package with Gear and Lunch for Two or Four at SplatterPark (Up to 53% Off)

SplatterPark

Franklin

12 wooded fields spanning 40+ acres fill with players armed with Tippmann markers and Wrek paintballs and fueled by included lunches

$58 $29

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One or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit 101 at CrossFit Future (Up to 61% Off)

CrossFit Future

East Columbus

Trainers discuss goals with clients and introduce adult students to CrossFit in beginner-friendly sessions

$100 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fit Bodies (Up to 65% Off)

Fit Bodies

Reynoldsburg

Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and conditioning classes at a facility run by a trainer who went through her own weight-loss experience

$75 $35

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One Month of Fitness Classes or 10 Classes at Body Rebellion Boot Camp Fitness and Wellness Center (Up to 71% Off)

Body Rebellion Boot Camp Fitness and Wellness Center

East Columbus

Trainer and registered nurse assesses clients' current weight and helps slim and strengthen bodies through an array of fitness classes

$75 $25

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$15 for a 90-Minute Cooking Class for Kids or Teens at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna ($30 Value)

Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna

Gahanna

During 90-minute classes, instructors teach kids or teens recipes and basic techniques, and open their minds to new foods

$30 $15

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$54 for $99 Worth of Personal Fitness Coaching for 4 Sessions— Funcore Fitness

Funcore Fitness

Gahanna

Meet with an energetic and positive trainer who will act as your accountability partner to coach you toward your goals!

$99 $54

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5 or 10 Irish Step-Dance Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Irwin Academy of Irish Dance (Up to 71% Off)

Irwin Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

A veteran performer in Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, head instructor teaches the art of Irish step-dancing

$50 $15

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Karate Classes with Uniform at Rick Moore Karate Academy (Up to 83% Off)

Rick Moore Karate Academy

Whitehall

Students learn self-defense skills as well as self-discipline, self-control, and self-respect during classes for kids, teens, and adults

$139 $29

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Admission for Two or Four to Campus Martius Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Campus Martius Museum

Marietta

Three floors of exhibits focused on Northwest Territory and its first settlement, Marietta; guided tour of General Putnam’s house

$14 $8

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Wine-Education Experience with Cheese Plate for Two or Four at Good Vibes Winery (Up to 49% Off)

Good Vibes Winery

Westerville

Seated at the tasting bar or bistro tables, connoisseurs learn about wines while enjoying plates of cheese

$23 $12

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$20 for 30 Fitness and Kickboxing Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

FIGHT2FITNESS

Multiple Locations

30-class pass allows students of all ability levels to gain access to a variety of fitness and Kickboxing classes at various locations

$299 $20

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from CAMP RAW Studio (65% Off)

Camp Raw Studio

Westerville

From the merchant: Fitness Assessment Fitness Goals Tailor Workout to Fit You.

$120 $42

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$100 for $200 Worth of Services at World Martial Arts Academy

World Martial Arts Academy

Westerville

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

$200 $100

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$13 for Four Rounds of Mini Golf and Six Batting-Cage Tokens at Westerville Mini Golf ($29 Value)

Westerville Mini Golf

Westerville

Guests steer orbs across two 18-hole mini-golf courses lined by waterfalls & flowers before smashing pitches in one of eight batting cages

$29 $13

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$35 for a 7-Week Shape-Up Fitness Package from Shape 4 Life ($199 Value)

Shape 4 Life

Spectrum Commerce Center

14 classes in small-group settings help exercisers lose weight, in combination with a nutrition plan

$199 $35

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10 Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Koguryo Martial Arts (60% Off)

Koguryo Martial Arts Academy

Sunbury Woods

We blend fitness, self-defense, and fun to keep you sweating, safe, and smiling, while melting fat and getting fit

$140 $56

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Certificate for One Round of Golf for One or Two People from Course Caddy (56% Off)

Course Caddy

Multiple Locations

The certificate grants you access to play a round on one of four area courses

$50 $22

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Golf Lessons from PGA Professional Instructor Chuck Mayhew (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

Chuck Mayhew

Multiple Locations

A PGA pro instructs students of all skill levels on the golf swing, including: Short Game, Full Swing and Putting

$75 $37

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The Main Event: New Kids on the Block with Very Special Guests TLC & Nelly on Tuesday, June 16 (Up to 20% Off)

New Kids on the Block

Nationwide Arena

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Iconic boy band and R&B icons deliver hit after hit on an in-the-round stage, giving fans 360º views of the action

$36.35 $29

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Exclusive Presale: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on March 20 or 22

NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship 2nd/3rd Rounds, Sessions 1-3

Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH

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NCAA March Madness continues at Nationwide Arena in Columbus with a thrilling weekend of college basketball

$66

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$12 One-Day Expo Outing for Two to Columbus Fishing Expo ($24 Value)

Columbus Fishing Expo

Ohio Expo Center

Family-friendly expo with over 60 seminars and 100 vendors helps educate anglers of all ages and skill levels about the sport of fishing

$24 $12

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$10 for Two Admissions to the Columbus International Auto Show on March 19–22 ($20 Value)

Columbus International Auto Show

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Guests sneak a peak at new models and futuristic concept cars from both domestic and imported brands

$20 $10

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One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 51% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Columbus, Arena Grand

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.25 $5

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Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Columbus Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$99 $49

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Grand Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Wyandotte Winery (51% Off)

Wyandotte Winery

Columbus

Each guest tastes up to 8 of the winery’s wines and can snack on a cheese and cracker plate before taking home glasses with the winery logo

$39 $19

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Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

Columbus

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

$10 $5

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10 Music-Video Choreography Classes for One or Two at Danceville, U.S.A (Up to 67% Off)

Danceville, U.S.A

Columbus

Seasoned instructors teach students of all ability levels the basic routines and choreography used in music videos

$150 $59

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10 or 20 Yoga, Tai Chi, Cardio, or Meditation Classes at Shift (Up to 72% Off)

Shift

Grandview Heights

Focus on breath and body during gentle yoga, tai chi, and meditation classes held in a studio with heated floors

$98 $29

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Fitness Evaluation and One or Three Months of Boot Camp at The K Zone Fitness Studio (Up to 80% Off)

The K Zone Fitness Studio

Columbus

In 45-minute sessions, trainers take exercisers through a variety of moves that give each person an intense full-body workout

$159 $35

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$99 for a Two-Hour Party for Up to 20 with Private Room and Mini Golf at Four Seasons Golf Center ($200 Value)

Four Seasons Golf Center

East Columbus

Parties of up to 20 enjoy an 18-hole round of mini golf before heading to a private party room for an hour of celebrating

$200 $99

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Hot Box Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Hot Box Fitness

Village at Worthington

Instructors lead heated circuit-training classes designed to increase circulation while students build strength and stamina

$50 $18

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes at The Art of Yoga (Up to 63% Off)

The Art of Yoga

Columbus

Yoga studio, housed inside a renovated loft, primarily offers Vinyasa classes, which cater to students of various experience levels

$60 $35

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes, or One-Month Gym Pass with Personal Training at Ignite Health & Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Ignite Health & Fitness

Columbus

Get in shape with access to top-notch fitness equipment and group classes such as Zumba, Cycle Express, and Piloxing

$50 $25

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One 60-, 90-, or 120-Minute Thai Yoga Massage at Renew Wellness (Up to 35% Off)

Renew Wellness

Gahanna

Therapists compress and stretch the bodies of fully dressed clients lying on mats or futons to help them relieve tension

$75 $49

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All-Day Water-Park Passes for Two, Four, or Six at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark (Up to 50% Off)

Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

Columbus, OH

A 40-ft. tower with four dizzying slides, a 40-foot play structure with a water cannon, and an adult-only hot tub inside an 84-degree park.

$79.90 $45

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Five or Ten Yoga and Aerial Yoga Classes at Yoga on High (Up to 67% Off)

Yoga on High

Columbus

In Aerial yoga, move through creative flow sequences based on dance and vinyasa yoga using aerial hammocks that suspend you in the air

$100 $39

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Bikram Hot Yoga Columbus (51% Off)

Bikram Hot Yoga Columbus

Grandview Heights

Students work through 26 poses in a heated room during 90-minute classes led by certified instructors

$65 $31.99

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Four or Eight Introductory Lightsaber Classes at Royal Arts Fencing Academy (Up to 67% Off)

Royal Arts Fencing Academy

East Broad

Students learn basic fencing moves that mimic the lightsaber duels from the “Star Wars” films

$75 $25

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Get Fit for Fall Package with Bootcamp, Meal Plan, and Fat Test at Improvement Warrior Fitness ($300 Value)

Improvement Warrior Fitness

Multiple Locations

Certified nutritionist and strength trainer lead patrons fall fitness package that includes a month of bootcamp, meal planning, and fat test

$300 $59

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to The Kelton House Museum & Garden (Up to 50% Off)

The Kelton House Museum & Garden

Downtown Columbus

Beautifully restored house and garden present a glimpse of Victorian life through the lens of a family that lived it

$12 $7

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Six-Week GreatShape Non-Impact Bootcamp at Body By Todd (93% Off)

Body By Todd

Worthington

Workout with a partner or friend to burn calories with exercises that are easy on the back & joints; bootcamp includes dietary support

$399 $29

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Six Training Sessions from Trina Hostetler Personal Trainer (50% Off)

Trina Hostetler Personal Trainer

Golfview Woods

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

$125 $63

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$25 for $50 Groupon — Xcel Martial Art & Fitness

Xcel Martial Arts And Fitness

Northgate

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

$50 $25

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Four Weeks of Boot Camp for One or Two at SpeedDoctorz2 (Up to 56% Off)

SpeedDoctorz2

Independence Village

Our trainers help clients tone their bodies, lose weight and increase energy along the way.

$79 $39

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8 or 16 Boot Camp 1 Classes at Get Fitt 41 (Up to 66% Off)

Get Fitt 41

Eastland

Experienced instructors motivate groups through results-driven boot camp workouts; social, welcoming environment

$100 $35

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5, 10, or 20 Ballroom-Dance or Salsa Classes for an Individual or a Couple at Columbus Dance Centre (Up to 81% Off)

Columbus Dance Centre

Gahanna

During group classes, instructors use a 6,000 sq. ft. studio to teach popular ballroom and Latin dance moves to students of all levels

$60 $19

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Indoor Rock Climbing for Two or Four, or One Month of Unlimited Climbing at Kinetic Climbing & Fitness (56% Off)

Kinetic Climbing & Fitness

Columbus

Shoe rental and chalk is included, so climbers of all experience levels can scramble up and down the gym’s walls

$36 $19

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Private and Group Salsa Dance-Lesson Package for Two at Salsamante Dance Academy (Up to 82% Off). Two Options Available.

Salsamante Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

Couples learn the basics during private dance lessons and gradually improve their moves during upbeat, social group classes

$135 $29

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$15 for a Distillery Tour and T-Shirt for One at Watershed Distillery ($30 Value)

Watershed Distillery

Tri-Village

Watch distillers handcraft microbatches of gin, vodka, and bourbon with an optional sampling of the spirits at the tasting room

$30 $15

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Five Personal Training Sessions at fitafter40 (65% Off)

Fitafter40

Highpoint-Glen

Personal-training programs and instruction with free assessments from Dane Phillip Smith, an ACE-certified personal trainer

$350 $122

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Four Dance Classes from Charisma Centre for the Arts (64% Off)

Charisma Centre For The Arts

North Linden

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

$73 $26

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Zombie or Regular Archery Shoots at Velocity Archery Range (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Velocity Archery Range

Southeast Columbus

Certified instructors oversee archery lessons and group outings; practice your skills during open sessions at the indoor range

$58 $29

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3-D Movie Package for Two or Four with Tickets, Popcorns, and Sodas at The Screens (63% Off)

The Screens

Columbus

Spacious theater projects second-run flicks with all of the first-run perks, including huge screens, clean projection, and digital sound

$24 $9

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Wine-Flight Education Experience at Camelot Cellars (Up to 55% Off). Six Options Available.

Camelot Cellars

Short North Columbus

Compare sips of three 2 oz. tasting portions in rustic winery, with family-style table or private room for larger groups

$28 $13

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Yoga, Pilates, Barre & Boot-Camp Classes at Seven Studios (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Seven Studios

Columbus

Range of yoga, Barre, Pilates, and fitness classes such as Power Pilates, Hot Yoga, Barre 7 and boot-camp sessions

$72 $31

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When the morning fog clears, a bridge fashioned out of five rustic corncribs appears to pay homage to EagleSticks Golf Club's roots. Originally used to feed the horses that grazed on the erstwhile farm, the wood from the corncribs now arches over a creek that splits the fairway on the 11th hole—a 591-yard par 5 dubbed the course's signature attraction for its bending fairway, elevated tee box, and visible ties to a bucolic past. Designed by renowned Ohio architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan, the 6,508-yard course challenges golfers with constant elevation changes—some of which exceed 100 feet—that demand accuracy, sound course management, and the ability to activate the cart's hang-gliding wings. Throughout the round, bentgrass fairways and greens present a much more hospitable landing place than the course's thick, bluegrass rough. At various hillcrests and elevated tees, players can take in a full view of the course's scenery, which includes several waterfalls and woodlands populated by oak, maple, ash, locust, and cherry trees ripe for the hugging.

After a day on the links, golfers can gather at Mac's Sports Bar to quiet rumbling bellies with a menu of classic American food such as burgers, sandwiches, and pizza. Guests can unwind in Mac's dining room—which features eight televisions, an open-beam ceiling, and other contemporary touches—or at the adjoining patio, which attracts summertime breezes and ghostly golf balls trying to reconnect with their long-lost owner.

Course at a Glance:

  • Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan

  • 18-hole, par 70 course

  • Length of 6,508 yards from the farthest tees

  • Bentgrass fairways and greens, bluegrass rough

  • Scorecard

2655 Maysville Pike
Zanesville,
OH
US

Any golfer who played a round at Vista Golf Course between 1973 and 2010 may not recognize the course's current vistas. In 2010 the course underwent a major overhaul that saw the replacement of many ponds and tee signage. Though still not an especially long golf course?care was taken to keep it manageable for beginners?several par 4s extend more than 400 yards, giving longer hitters the chance to gain an advantage. A driving range and putting green also give every visitor the chance to work toward improving their swing mechanics.

2600 Hennessey Dr
Nashport,
OH
US

Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and manage arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help to manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lifting and lowering motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses pushing and pulling motions to develop toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

3590 Maple Ave
Zanesville,
OH
US

The awards continue to pile up for Longaberger Golf Course, which in 2014 was named the top public course in Ohio by both Golfweek and Golf Digest. Located about 40 miles outside of downtown Columbus, this Arthur Hills-designed masterpiece meanders gracefully from ridge top to valley. The imaginative design incorporates the area's natural layout into its wide, rolling fairways, and panoramic views around every turn truly immerse golfers into the area's beauty.

Visitors can also appreciate stunning views of the course from inside the 60,000-square-foot clubhouse, where elegant furnishings, cathedral ceilings, and a dramatic stone fireplace wait to greet tired players or thirsty golf carts. Those luxurious details carry over into The Overlook restaurant, whose floor-to-ceiling bay windows and outdoor verandah overlook the 18th hole.

1 Long Drive
Nashport,
OH
US

With a temperature of 84 degrees every day, CoCo Key Water Resort creates a tropical atmosphere for year-round amphibious amusement. With 50,000 square feet of attractions, families and other social units are sure to find something to suit every swimsuit, from the adventurous Parrot's Perch armed with water cannons to soothing giant whirlpools in the Palm Grotto indoor spa. With its balmy climate control, swimmers can spite the weather and enjoy a tropical paradise that's far more relaxing than trying to cram a palm tree and a tube slide into their shower.

2299 Cherry Valley Road
Newark,
OH
US

Like a museum of living landscape paintings, The Dawes Arboretum combines the delicate beauties of a Japanese garden, a cypress swamp, and an azalea glen, creating a colorful haven of native plants. But this 1,800-acre wonderland wasn’t always so expansive. In 1929, when nature lovers Beman and Bertie Dawes first transformed their woodland property into an arboretum, it was just a 293-acre swath of Licking County. This stretch, with its rolling hills and mature trees, was so calm that it drew visitors from across the state and instilled a love of nature in the Dawes’ children.

Today, many of the arboretum’s more than 16,000 labeled trees and shrubs are representative of types native to central Ohio, such as the 17 Ohio buckeyes planted to form the number 17. Elsewhere, more than 100 bonsai trees adorn the courtyard by the visitors’ center. Along with plants, the grounds entice explorers with more than 12 miles of hiking trails and a 4-mile auto tour. Antiques and memorabilia from the 19th and 20th centuries adorn the Daweswood House Museum, and the Discovery Center enthralls youngsters with bird watching, crafts, and fun facts about honeybees and frogs.

7770 Jacksontown Rd
Newark,
OH
US