Rowing in North Chicago, IL

$28 for $50 Worth of Kayak Rental — Leslie's Kayak & Paddleboard Rental

Leslie's Kayak & Paddleboard Rental

Twin Lakes

From the merchant: Four hours (half day) paddleboarding or kayaking with access to Lake Elizabeth and Lake Mary. Must reserve ahead.

$50 $28

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

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

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

"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

Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

Entertainment Cruises


$39.38 $39.38

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

$15 For $30 Toward Sporting Goods & Apparel


Blackberry Countryside

$30 $15

$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

Two-Hour Kayaking for One or Two from Lake Katherine Nature Ctr/Botanic Garden (Up to 31% Off)

Lake Katherine Nature Ctr/Botanic Garden

Palos Heights

Guests rent kayaks for paddling past beavers, herons, and turtles of Lake Katherine, with walks through scenic botanical gardens afterwards

$16 $12

$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

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

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

$15 For $30 Toward Sporting Goods


Blackberry Countryside

$30 $15

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

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

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

18-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four at Deerpath Golf Course (Up to 60% Off)

Deerpath Golf Course

Onwentsia View

Golfers enjoy 18 holes on manicured greens, then hit up The Sandwedge Grill for a bite to eat

$136 $69

Lift Ticket with Optional Equipment Rental or a Beginner Package or Tubing at Cascade Mountain (Up to 52% Off)

Cascade Mountain Ski & Snowboard Area

Wisconsin Dells

Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels sample 44 unique runs with a 460-foot vertical drop at outdoor hotspot undergoing expansion

$60 $29

$35 for 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental and Golf Balls at Bonnie Dundee Golf Course ($78 Value)

Bonnie Dundee Golf Course

East Dundee

Golfers are challenged by small greens well-guarded by sand hazards, forcing players to master their shot making

$78 $35

18 Holes of Golf, Cart Rental, and Lunch for Two or Four at Village Green Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

Village Green Golf Course

Vickery Manor

Play 18 holes on Village Green’s smooth fairways before retreating to the chalet-style clubhouse for a hearty lunch

$100 $54

9-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart and Hot Dogs at Mission Hills Country Club (Up to 38% Off)

Mission Hills Country Club(New Owners)


Clusters of thick forest and intersecting waterways line the fairways of this mature course open since 1926

$52 $32

Bike Rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals (Up to 49% Off)

Wheel Fun Rentals

Multiple Locations

Group and solo pedalers mount bicycles, surreys, and other wheeled contraptions to cruise the waterfront and city

$35 $18

$49 for 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental and Range Balls at Randall Oaks Golf Club ($80 Value)

Randall Oaks Golf Club

West Dundee

18-hole championship golf course challenges players with water and sand hazards and multiple teeing areas for all skill levels

$80 $49

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

Snowboarding Packages or Skiing at Raging Buffalo (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available

Raging Buffalo

Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park

Lessons and equipment for snowboarders and lift tickets for skiers or snowboarders eager to get out there and shred the slopes

$45 $22

Round of Golf, Beer, and Range Balls for Two or Four at Whisper Creek Golf Club (Up to 66% Off)

Whisper Creek Golf Club


Par 72 course certified as a cooperative sanctuary by Audubon International challenges golfers with pine tree lined bentgrass fairways

$159 $59

Mini Golf for Two or Four at Wheaton Park District's Prairie Path Mini Golf Course (50% Off)

Wheaton Park District


Prairie-themed, ADA-accessible course with a central water feature where guests can practice their putting skills across 18 holes

$12 $6

Select Local Merchants

  • Larsen Marine Service
    Float away on the waters of Waukegan as you take a relaxing cruise with Larsen Marine Service. With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this center boasts among the best eats this side of the city. At this center, everyone will find something they love — kids included! Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Waukegan, IL US
  • Shogren Performance Marine
    Whether you're a sailor, fisher, or just a pleasure-cruiser, Shogren Performance Marine in Waukegan has many vessels for rent that are sure to float your boat. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Waukegan, IL US
  • Atkinson Fishery
    Take your family on a high-seas adventure for the afternoon! Rent one of the many ship-shape vessels available at Atkinson Fishery in Waukegan. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Waukegan, IL US
  • Wind Line Sales
    Get your sea legs ready! Wind Line Sales in Libertyville provides quality vessels so you can have a boating experience that is both relaxing and fun. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Libertyville, IL US
  • Skipper Bud's Marina
    Refreshing zephyrs glide off freshwater lochs and onto SkipperBud's, an all-purpose marina on the shores of Lake Mendota. New and used boats from high-end brands such as Starcraft and Sea Ray bob beside the sprawling facilities, where savvy salespeople bring decades of know-how to the 40-year-old company. Engine parts, safety tackle, and watersports equipment are also on hand, as are adept boat mechanics trained to tinker on most boat models and engine types. Indoor storage facilities fend off the icy barks of Old Man Winter, and, in the summer, make for easy access to Lake Mendota's launch points.
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    Winthrop Harbor, IL US
  • SkipperBud's Lakemoor
    Size is no object at SkipperBud's, where all forms of aquatic fun line their shelves, from water-wings on up to yachts. Though the shop doesn't actually line the walls with multi-ton vessels, it does store smaller recreational vehicles in dry stack, pulling entire boats off high shelves with an enormous, specially outfitted forklift. Inside the store proper, staff keeps neat displays of more conventionally-sized gear, including watersporting apparel such as skis and life vests to boating accessories, such as anchors and bumper stickers to slap on the bottom of a ship's hull that say, "If you can read this, you are a really smart fish." To keep boaters covered in the office, SkipperBud's deals in a variety of storage and maintenance packages. They shield private vessels from the elements during winter months in vast warehouses, and perform tune-ups and major repairs to engines and fiberglass hulls.
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    Lakemoor, IL US