Kayaking in Joliet, IL

Intro to Climbing Class, Day Passes for Two, or Family Pass at Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym


Climbers of all experience levels learn to scale the rocks in this 20,000-square-foot climbing gym

$30 $15

Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

Entertainment Cruises


$39.38 $39.38

$15 For $30 Toward Sporting Goods & Apparel


Blackberry Countryside

$30 $15

Petting Farm and Animal Park Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jo-Don Farms (40% Off)

Jo-Don Farms


Guests greet more than 200 animals, from camels to tigers, at zoo open for 40 years

$20 $12

$29 for a Party or Individual Discovery Dive at Learn Scuba Chicago ($75 Value)

Learn Scuba Chicago

Multiple Locations

Exploratory dives for beginners led by dive expert Captain Bob

$75 $29

Scuba-Diving Course with Option for Certification at Berry Dive Center (Up to 75% Off). Four Options Available.

Berry Dive Center


Scuba instructors lead students in diving techniques during weekend lessons inside classrooms, pools, and open water

$75 $19

"Learning The Ropes" or "Learning To Boulder" Classes for One or Two at First Ascent Climbing (Up to 49% Off)

First Ascent Climbing

Multiple Locations

Learn rope skills for climbing up to 6 stories tall, or learn technique for bouldering, a more powerful style of climbing on shorter walls.

$73 $39

Registration for One, Two, or Four to the Charity Stair Climb by PEER Services, on November 6 (Up to 45% Off)

PEER Services

Far North Side

This annual event sends climbers up a 20-story building in downtown Evanston to stop stigma and to raise addiction treatment scholarships

$25 $15

$299 for Scuba Certification Course with Equipment Rental, Materials, and Gear Credit ($500 Value)

Got Air Scuba

Elk Grove Village

PADI instructors let students try out equipment or lead classroom, pool, and open-water instruction for open-water certification

$500 $299

One or Two Three-Hour Introductory Sailing or Racing Lessons from 3rd Coast Cruising (Up to 68% Off)

3rd Coast Cruising

DuSable Harbor

US Coast Guard–certified captains and certified instructors welcome sailors aboard 30-foot or larger boat

$300 $99

Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba (58% Off)

Chicagoland Scuba

Lake Zurich

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

$60 $25

$130 for a Computer Nitrox Diver Scuba Diving Course with Online Materials and Certification Card at Dive Right In Scuba ($250 Value)

Dive Right In Scuba


Open Water Diver certification holders learn to dive using Nitrox as a breathing gas to reduce post-dive fatigue and increase safety margins

$250 $130

$15 For $30 Toward Sporting Goods


Blackberry Countryside

$30 $15

Three-Hour Sailing Lesson for Two, Four, or Six at Sailboat-X (Up to 54% Off)


Multiple Locations

US Sailing–certified instructors teach students to rig the boat and take the helm on a 33-foot vessel

$250 $132

Two-Hour 21-Ft Electric or 22-Ft Pontoon Boat Rental for Up to 12 People from Vantage Boat Share (Up to 67% Off)

Vantage Boat Share

Vantage Boat Share

Luxury 21-foot electric boats or 22-foot pontoon boats host up to 12 guests in two-hour tours of area waterways

$250 $99

Rowing Machine, Scull Rowing, or Both Lessons for Up to Three People at Northshore Fitness Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Northshore Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

Rowing Machine class works upper-body strength on indoor ergometers; Scull Rowing teaches fundamental moves

$75 $30

Free Kids’ Event: Spooky Zoo Spectacular on Saturday, October 29

Free Kids’ Event: Spooky Zoo Spectacular

Lincoln Park Zoo

Kids of all ages don costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the zoo; rides, crafts in the animal houses, and a haunted house entertain

$0 $0

Up to 50% Off watersport rental at Apex Luxury Rental LLC

Apex Luxury Rental LLC

Far South Chicago

From the merchant: UNLIMITED Monthly Memberships, UNLIMITED Daily Wrist Bands & Tours for Half-Price Invest Today & begin your excursion

$230 $135

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

NASCAR Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Chicagoland Speedway

$129.99 $64

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around Chicagoland Speedway

$129.99 $64

Premier or VIP 5K Entry for One, Two, or Four to The Color BUZZ on Saturday, May 6 (Up to 72% Off)

The Color BUZZ


Runners start out in white and travel through a fun 5K course of colored foam waterfalls, snow, bubbles, and foam jet cannons

$49 $15

Martial-Arts Class Package or Ultimate Fitness Kickboxing Class Package at TM Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

TM Martial Arts

TM Martial Arts

Students obliterate calories while honing self-discipline in hapkido, karate, kickboxing, and tae kwon do classes

$81.85 $19

Two, Four, or Six Boxing Personal Training Sessions at Round One Boxing and Fitness Center (Up to 78% Off)

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center


Boxing Trainer helps clients beef up their skills in the ring with personal training sessions

$180 $49

$49 for $140 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — SUDA International Training Center

SUDA International Training Center


From the merchant: 1 Month Elite Martial Arts Membership. Try out one or all of our class offerings per your respective age group.

$140 $49

10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Apex Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Apex Martial Arts and Fitness


Instructors lead a packed, seven-day schedule of jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, and muay thai classes

$150 $39

Superspeedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

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

$50 $39

Superspeedway Driving Experience at The Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

The Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting firsthand racing experiences

$50 $39

Zombie Paintball Safari and Flashlight Corn Maze for Two or Six at Odyssey Fun Farm (Up to 46% Off)

Odyssey Fun Farm

Odyssey Fun Farm

Shoot hoards of brain-hungry zombies or venture through a corn maze at night on a 110-acre farm

$168 $90

Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Rocket Ice Arena (Up to 55% Off)

Rocket Ice Arena


Skaters of all levels hone their moves during open skates while supporters cheer them on from lodge with fireplace, free WiFi & café

$40 $18

4 or 10 Kickboxing Classes with Personal-Training Session and Boxing Gloves at iLoveKickboxing.com ( 74% Off )


Multiple Locations

Kickboxing classes combine boxing and martial arts to help tone and trim physiques, and one-on-one training helps refine style and results

$105 $30

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  • Kayak Morris
    Janée Matteson is a little wary of technology. The more ubiquitous it becomes, she finds, it has more potential to keep kids indoors (a trend she has dubbed “acute nature deficit disorder”). Janée, whose family’s roots have been growing in Morris for nearly 200 years, basically spent her entire childhood outside, learning fur trapping and duck hunting with her father on the banks of the Illinois River. So in addition to her deep passion for the outdoors, founding Kayak Morris was largely inspired by doing whatever she could to help kids, their families, and domesticated teddy bears spend more time in nature. Kayak Morris offers kayak and canoe lessons, and in addition, patrons can borrow their largely new fleet for leisurely trips along the Illinois River, Mazon River, or Illinois and Michigan Canal, which are home to wildlife such as great-blue herons, bald eagles, coyotes and red-tailed hawks. The staff also lead guided ecotours, which teach kids and adults about natural resources and what they can do to preserve and protect them for future generations. Family-focused private campgrounds is adjacent to the State Park along the rivers’ sandy shores invite groups to stay for monthly Glampouts (glamorous campouts) and spend their days taking advantage of potluck dinners, hiking, fishing, bike rentals, or guided kayak tours and to spend their nights watching a movie on Morris’ outdoor projection screen as campfires crackle nearby.
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    Hinsdale, IL US
  • Midwest Paddlesport Adventures
    With an armada of kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards at their command, Midwest Paddlesport Adventures' team spearheads expeditions to bodies of water across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Frequent trips include calming floats down the Fox River––which is densely populated by local wildlife––and Lake Andrea, a former quarry characterized by local rocks. The expert navigators safely guide groups to their destinations, pointing out animal tracks and majestic waterfowl and they commute to the office.
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    Yorkville, IL US
    (847) 767-4244
  • Geneva Kayak Center
    The die-hard paddlers of Geneva Kayak Center stay on the move throughout the year—both in their watercraft and across the globe. From May to September, they are headquartered in and around Chicago, where they teach kayaking during courses, workshops, and quick orientations, and dole out kayaks, canoes, and tubes for those who want to explore the Fox River's whitewater on their own. When cold breezes start to blow through the Windy City, they head to Saint Marys, Georgia, to lead kayak camps and sea adventures on the Cumberland Island National Seashore. They also lead curated adventures off the costs of Alaska and Maine and in Wisconsin's idyllic Door County, where kayakers might spot deer grazing on grass or nibbling on cheese curds.
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    Geneva, IL US