Kayaking in Warrenville, IL

$15 For $30 Toward Sporting Goods & Apparel


Blackberry Countryside

$30 $15

Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

Entertainment Cruises


$39.38 $39.38

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

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

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

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

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

$15 For $30 Toward Sporting Goods


Blackberry Countryside

$30 $15

$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

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

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

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

Youth or Adult Classes at B1 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

B1 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness


All ages hone physical and mental discipline in jiu-jitsu classes that focus on technique over strength and kickboxing’s powerful strikes

$85 $29

One or Three Months of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Eagle Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Eagle Academy Of Martial Arts


Get fit and gain confidence while mastering traditional martial arts and practical self-defense in a family-friendly atmosphere

$492 $149

Private and Group Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at Comprido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 80% Off))

Comprido BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Multiple Locations

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes and private session emphasize grappling as a last resort, promoting sportsmanship and self-confidence first

$135 $39

Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four People at Fox Bowl (Up to 51% Off)

Fox Bowl


Players lace up their rental shoes and spend up to 90 minutes bowling at an alley that’s been in the community for more than 25 years

$32.90 $16

Ice-Skating Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Seven Bridges Ice Arena (Up to 52% Off)

Seven Bridges Ice Arena


Sports arena with one Olympic-size ice rink, one NHL-size ice rink, and a multisport turf field on the second floor

$40 $19

Roller-Skating Outing with Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Aurora Roller Skate Center (Up to 51% Off)

Aurora Roller Skate Center


Roller skates orbit polished wood rink at open skate, theme nights & DJ events

$24 $12

Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Lombard Roller Rink (Up to 52% Off)

Lombard Roller Rink


Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

$24 $12

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart and Draft Beers for Two or Four at Tamarack Golf Club (Up to 62% Off)

Tamarack Golf Club


Play an 18-hole championship course with challenging water hazards, then retire to the clubhouse to review the round over beers

$118 $49

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

Nine Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at River Bend Golf Club (Up to 38% Off)

River Bend Golf Course


58 acres of bent-grass tees, greens, and fairways weave through federally protected wetlands, which come into play on eight of nine holes

$50 $32

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

Shooting-Range Package for Two with an Intro Lesson, Targets, and Firearms at Article 2 Gun Range ($106 Value)

Article 2 Gun Range


Armed with rental firearms ranging from rifles to revolvers and instruction from experts, two shooters take aim at automatic targets

$106 $68

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

  • 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
  • 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