Kids Activities in Downtown

Guided Standup-Paddleboard Tour or Lesson and Rental for One or Two at Hana Paddle Boards (Up to 54% Off)

Hana Paddle Boards

Malibu Beach

$89.99 $45

Take a guided tour along the famed shores of Malibu, or master the workout that is standup paddleboarding at a lesson

Four Weeks of Private Music Lessons or Four-Month Clarinet Rental at Musician's Depot (Up to 63% Off)

Musician's Depot

Multiple Locations

$104 $39

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Practiced instructors teach adults and kids how to play a wide range of instruments; clarinet rentals last four months

One or Two Months of Group Piano Classes at Piano4Everyone (Up to 71% Off)

Piano4Everyone

Multiple Locations

$129 $39

Small groups of students meet for interactive piano lessons taught by seasoned instructors

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$38 for $69 Worth of Art Camp — Camp Carden

Camp Carden

Westlake Village

$69 $38

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Two or Four Private 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Atlantis Guitar (Up to 59% Off)

Atlantis Guitar

Thousand Oaks

$60 $25

Learn theory and technique in one-on-one lessons for all ages and skill levels

$90 for Four 30-Minute Private Music or Voice Lessons from Dream Music Studios (Up to $180 Value)

Dream Music Studios

Simi Valley

$180 $90

In-studio or in-home lessons provide fun musical education for students after school

90-Minute Standup Paddleboarding Lesson for Two at Paddle Surf Malibu (Up to 56% Off)

Paddle Surf Malibu

Malibu

$150 $75

Learn the basics of standup paddleboarding during 90-minute lesson

Ceramics Painting on Saturday Nights for Two or Four Adults at Make Meaning (Up to 45% Off)

Make Meaning

Thousand Oaks

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$25 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons at Playful Piano Lessons

Playful Piano Lessons

Woodland Hills

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Indoor-Playground Play Sessions at Kids Ahoy! (Up to 57% Off)

Kids Ahoy!

Woodland Hills

$45 $20

Kids aged 9 months to 12 years old can run and play in an indoor playground equipped with bounce house, swing set, and playhouse

One or Three Junior or Adult Go-Kart Races, or VIP Track Pass with Race Discounts at MB2 Raceway (Up to 54% Off)

MB2 Raceway

Multiple Locations

$23 $12

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High-performance electric European go-karts speed around quarter-mile indoor track at speeds of up to 45 mph

5 or 10 Kids’ Open-Play Sessions at The Jump Around (Up to 57% Off)

The Jump Around

Canoga Park

$35 $17

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5,000-square-foot playscape features four bounce houses, a padded castle, arcade games, and a separate room for toddlers

Two Hours of Bowling Plus Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Canoga Park Bowl (Up to 74% Off)

Canoga Park Bowl

Winnetka

$78 $20

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Bowling center is also outfitted with a lounge, billiards room, and arcade

Two-Hour Recording Engineer or DJ Clinic at The Sound Bakery (Up to 61% Off )

The Sound Bakery

Winnetka

$100 $49

The recording studio customizes clinics for wannabe recording engineers and DJs

Two or Four 45-Minute Music Lessons at Anthem Music Lessons (Up to 58% Off)

Anthem Music Lessons

Northridge

$90 $39

Make a joyful noise with music lessons on instruments such as the guitar, piano, and violin under the tutelage of professional musicians

Four or Eight Piano or Keyboard Lessons at The Piano Studio (Up to 59% Off)

The Piano Studio

Pacific Palisades

$179 $79

The Simply Music program of piano instruction helps new pianists build repertoire and skill sets in classical, blues, and contemporary

Paint Your Own Pottery for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

Admission for Two or Four to Santa Monica History Museum (50% Off)

Santa Monica History Museum

Downtown Santa Monica

$10 $5

Visitors can wander through a replica of a Douglas aircraft or digitally insert their photos onto historical front-page newspaper stories

Standup-Paddleboard Rental or Lesson for One or Two at Malibu Paddle Surf in Santa Monica (Up to 60% Off)

Malibu Paddle Surf

Ocean Park

$120 $49

Instructor with more than 30 years of experience; equipment provided

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Mission Hills Bowl (Up to 65% Off)

MISSION HILLS BOWL

Mission Hills

$57.50 $20

24 lanes, each with automatic scoring machines and optional bumpers; onsite snack bar, pro shop, pool tables, and video arcade

One-Year Individual, Partner, or Family Membership at Santa Monica Museum of Art (Up to 58% Off)

Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica

$55 $25

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One year of museum admission and events such as members' previews, book-club meetings, and workshops

Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four, or 10-Week Skating School at Los Angeles Kings Valley Ice Center (Up to Half Off)

Los Angeles Kings Valley Ice Center

Panorama City

$22 $11

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Family ice-skating center with two rinks is run by a former Olympic medalist skater

$22 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Studio of Maegan Wais

Music Studio Of Maegan Wais

Newhall

$50 $22

One hour of learning to play piano and read music in a positive and encouraging environment

Standup-Paddleboarding Lessons or Four-Hour Rental for One or Two at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 83% Off)

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

$160 $49

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

Zoo Outing for Two or Four to Wildlife Learning Center (Up to $10 Off)

Wildlife Learning Center

Sylmar

$14 $9

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Visitors learn about conservation and animal rehabilitation by strolling past landscaped habitats that contain more than 50 animal species

Two-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental, or One or Three Lessons from Paddle Surf LA (Up to 65% Off)

Paddle Surf LA

Paddle Surf LA

$60 $26

Learn how to navigate the waters of Marina Del Rey while paddling sturdy longboards

Three or Six Music and Spanish Classes for Ages 8 Months to 3 Years and Parents at Baila Baila (Up to 52% Off)

Baila Baila

Santa Monica

$66 $33

Fun songs, dancing, and graphics introduce toddlers and parents to the Spanish language

Month-Long Membership, Good for One Kids' Class Per Week, at Gymboree Play & Music (60% Off)

Gymboree

Valencia

$124 $49

Memberships cover play sessions and classes on music, sports, and art, which develop creativity and physical skill in kids 5 and younger

Four or Eight Private Guitar Lessons at Westwood Carnaval Music School (Up to 52% Off)

Westwood Carnaval Music School

UCLA

$160 $79

Instructors teach students basic or more advanced guitar skills during private lessons

Museum Visit for Two Adults or Seniors, or Two Adults and Two Children at Museum of Flying (Up to Half Off)

Museum of Flying

Santa Monica

$20 $10

Nearly two dozen planes chronicle aviation from the Wright brothers through the jet age, with emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company

2 or 4 All-Day Passes or Party Package for Up to 20 Kids at We Rock the Spectrum- Santa Clarita (Up to 60% Off)

We Rock the Spectrum

Santa Clarita

$30 $15

Inclusive, nurturing play environment encourages children across the autism spectrum to explore, socialize, and have fun

Two Sunset Crusies or Two Group or Private Standup-Paddleboard Lessons from Pro SUP Shop (50% Off)

Pro SUP Shop

Marina Del Ray

$70 $35

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Pros teach the basics of standup paddleboarding; sunset cruises allow paddlers to view wildlife in calm ocean waters

$30 for $55 Worth of Sports Camp — CardioBody Fitness

Cardiobody Fitness

Valley Village

$55 $30

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One- or Two-Month Free Bird Membership or Three-Month Open-Play Membership at Pamper and Play (Up to 66% Off)

Pamper and Play

West Los Angeles

$69 $30

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Indoor play center offers parents playtime for kids; activities include a bubble machine and mini trampoline plus toys and games

One-Day Afterschool Robotics Workshop for One or Two Children at Rolling Robots (42% Off)

Rolling Robots

Multiple Locations

$50 $29

After school, children learn to design, program, and create robots during a 1 hour lesson, followed by 90 minutes of open build time

Four Fitness Classes, Four Play Sessions, and Lifetime Membership for One or Two Kids at My Gym (Up to 73% Off)

My Gym

Santa Clarita Valley

$145 $49

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In classes calibrated to age group, tykes from 6 weeks to 10 years learn physical, cognitive, and social skills

Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental at Phins Water Sports Club (50% Off)

Phins Water Sports Club

Marina Del Ray

$60 $30

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Paddlers launch from Marina del Rey for a fun workout while taking in ocean sights

Two-Hour Group Standup-Paddleboard Lesson for One, Two, or Four from Marina Paddle (Up to 75% Off)

Marina Paddle

Marina Del Ray

$80 $20

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Group lessons introduce participants to safe maneuvering techniques for surfing-and-paddling hybrid

5 or 10 Open-Play Visits at Under the Sea Indoor Playground (Up to 55% Off)

Under the Sea Indoor Playground

Multiple Locations

$55 $27

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Imagination and energy run wild as kids traipse through climbing structures and turbo slides surrounded by colorful ocean-themed murals

Whale-Watching and Nature Cruise for One or Two from Marina Del Rey Sportfishing (Up to 52% Off)

Marina Del Rey Sportfishing

Marina Del Rey

$30 $15

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For about three hours, a sightseeing boat searches the ocean for whales, porpoises, dolphins, seabirds, seals, and sea lions

Admission for Two or Four to the California Oil Museum (50% Off)

California Oil Museum

Santa Paula

$8 $4

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Interactive exhibits walk guests through history of petroleum in California, from geologic formation to old-fashioned oil siphoning

$77 for $140 Worth of Sports Camp — Active Kidz Camp

Active Kidz Camp

Los Angeles

$140 $77

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Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" at Beverly Wilshire on September 20 or 27 or October 25 (Up to 59% Off)

Intimate Illusions

Beverly Wilshire Hotel

$73 $30

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Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Single-Day Admission or Membership to Museum of Tolerance (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available.

Museum of Tolerance

Beverlywood

$31 $17

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Interactive exhibits on the Holocaust and contemporary human-rights violations illustrate the consequences of intolerance

$36 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$80 $36

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$38 for $75 Toward piano, violin, voice, music production, or acting lessons

Renacer Entertainment Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$75 $38

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Zimmer Children's Museum Visit for Two Adults and Two or Three Children (Up to 49% Off)

Zimmer Children's Museum

Mid-Wilshire

$28 $15

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Two floors house 10+ interactive art and science exhibits and programs such as sing-alongs and art time, all geared toward kids ages 0–8

Two Games of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Jillian's – Universal City (Up to 55% Off)

Jillian's

Universal City

$27 $15

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Cosmic neon lit bowling alley with 10 lanes, four pool tables, full bar and club nights

Arcade Games at PanIQ Entertainment (45% Off)

Paniq Entertainment

Los Angeles

$159 $87

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$20 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Daniel Amalm Guitar Tuition

Daniel Amalm

Los Angeles

$50 $20

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Admission for Two or Four or Private Tour for Up to 10 to Gibbon Conservation Center (Up to 50% Off)

Gibbon Conservation Center

Canyon Country

$30 $15

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Educational center houses endangered primates that sing and leap as visitors learn more about them and their plight

Martial Arts History Museum Visit for Two or Four, or One Individual Membership (Up to 62% Off)

Martial Arts History Museum

Burbank

$20 $9

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Exhibits explore martial arts' role in the history of Asian countries and their influence on American pop culture

Two or Four Music Lessons or a Toddler Rock Course for One or Two at Neighborhood Rock School (Up to 59% Off)

Neighborhood Rock School

Burbank

$60 $29

Specialists instruct students of all ability levels in playing the guitaor, drums, bass, piano, or violin, or using their voice

$149 for $298 Groupon — LA Voice & Music

La Voice & Music

Crenshaw

$298 $149

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$46 for Four 16-Lap Go-Kart Races at Racer's Edge Indoor Karting ($92 Value)

Racer's Edge Indoor Karting

Burbank

$92 $46

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Electric Sodi go-karts zip around a 2.5-mile, 16-lap race

Four Children's Development or Music Classes, or Mobile Music Party from Wondertree Kids (Up to 60% Off)

Wondertree Kids

El Segundo

$104 $49

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Developmental classes combine fun activities with stimulating exercises to stimulate cognitive skills

Family or Individual Travel Town Museum Foundation Membership (Up to 50% Off)

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

$60 $30

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Support educational outreach and restoration programs with a year of gift shop discounts, admission to members-only events, and souvenirs

One, Three, or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Piano Studies LA (Up to 55% Off)

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

$40 $20

Each lesson covers both technical and musical aspects of piano-playing, focusing on the student's choice of classical or popular songs

120-Minute Painting Class from Art of Bella (44% Off)

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

$45 $25

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Miniature Golf, Arcade Tokens, Popcorn, and Sodas for Two or Four People at Golf N Stuff (50% Off)

Golf N Stuff

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$30 $15

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Play one of two miniature golf courses before hitting the arcade, home to more than 100 games

Visit for Two or Four to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum (Half Off)

Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Ventura County Maritime Museum

$10 $5

Discover the history of the Channel Islands Harbor through artifacts, ship models, and art related to local maritime industry and culture

Standup-Paddleboarding Lesson with Rental for One or Two at Channel Islands Kayak Center (Up to 64% Off)

Channel Islands Kayak Center

Hollywood

$89.95 $35

Expert guides lead basic lesson before solo or paired paddleboarders explore the harbor

Three Pop-In Playtime or Family Fun Night Bounce-House Admissions at Pump It Up (52% Off)

Pump It Up

Ventura

$27 $13

Lauded by Parents magazine, center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during pop-in and evening admissions

90-Minute SUP Lesson Package for 1 or 2 or Birthday-Party Package for Up to 10 at Paddle House (Up to 67% Off)

Paddle House

Redondo Beach

$90 $45

Guests learn the basics of easy-to-master standup paddleboards, enjoying a yoga lesson or party that lets them revel on a yacht post paddle

Five or Ten All-Day Play Passes or Birthday Party for Up to 20 Kids at We Rock The Spectrum Glendale LLC (Up to 51% Off)

We Rock The Spectrum Glendale LLC

Pacific - Edison

$50 $25

At an indoor playground/sensory gym with trampolines, climbing structures, & zipline, kids across the autism spectrum socialize and have fun

Two or Four Tickets to GRAMMY Museum (Up to 50% Off)

GRAMMY Museum

Downtown Los Angeles

$25.90 $13

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Donna Summer and the greats of 1960s Los Angeles are the centerpiece of this summer's exhibitions at the GRAMMY Museum

Admission for Two or Four with $10 or $20 Off at Gift Shop at The Museum of Contemporary Art (56% Off)

The Museum of Contemporary Art ( moca )

Downtown Los Angeles

$34 $15

Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other visual masters star in permanent collection at museum filled with post-1940 art

$38 for $85 Toward one hour guitar lesson (with extra 15 minute "how to practice" coaching session)

Zotzinmusic

Atwater Village

$85 $38

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In-Home Music Lessons from Heritage Home Conservatory (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

Heritage Home Conservatory

On Location

$140 $59

Flute, piano, banjo, guitar, and voice are just a few of the options students can choose to practice during in-home music lessons

$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

$21 for $38 Worth of Music Lessons — Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Redeem from Home

$38 $21

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$30 for $60 Toward One Hour Guitar Lesson — Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $30

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Three or Five One-Hour At-Home Kids' Music Lessons from Seth Jeremy Productions (Up to 58% Off)

Seth Jeremy Productions

Redeem from Home

$210 $89

In the comfort of home, kids study a choice of piano, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, music production, composition, theory, or voice

Two or Five 30-Minute Private Guitar Lessons from Los Angeles Guitar Instruction (Up to 63% Off)

Los Angeles Guitar Instruction

On Location

$120 $45

Guitarist with 17 years of experience and two albums teaches students of all ages and skill levels

One or Three One-Hour In-Home Guitar Lessons from Craig's Guitar Lessons (Up to 56% Off)

Craig's Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $29

Guitarist of 25+ years tailors lessons to each student's interests, such as learning lead-guitar techniques or their favorite songs

Three or Five Hours of Guitar Lessons at Sly Mark Music (Up to 78% Off)

Sly Mark Music

On Location

$150 $45

Guitarist teaches students of all ages and abilities tricks that professional guitarists use, customizing lessons to each student

Two 30- or 60-Minute Onsite Music or Voice Lessons at Right Start Music (Up to 65% Off)

Right Start Music

On Location

$80 $29

Instructors who specialize in teaching beginners travel to teach onsite lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, or flute

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The Play Destination is a celebration of childhood, and not just because of its bounce houses. Owners Nicole Hirsty Saine and Keri Stein designed their play center to encourage kids to engage in unstructured play. Games, toys, and activities—all chosen to build physical and mental skills—allow youngsters to make their own decisions and think creatively as they dream up fantastic new worlds and imaginary friends with even fuzzier tentacles. But adults aren't forgotten about—complimentary coffee, WiFi, magazines, and ample seating keep parents occupied.

Structured events do occasionally take place amidst the free play. The Play Destination hosts birthday parties and activities such as art and story time. With kids busy, parents can participate in adult classes, such as yoga or sessions that educate first-time mothers.

28501 Canwood St
Agoura Hills,
CA
US

California's hills paint a jagged horizon in the distance. Catalina Island sits regally in the sparkling water. Famed Malibu beaches teem with surfers. These are a few of the sights you'll see on a Hana Paddle Boards tour around Malibu Pier. Workout enthusiasts can also opt for a 5-mile, three-hour trip to aptly named Paradise Cove, and beginners can learn the basics of paddleboarding at a lesson.

5796 Chesebro Road
Agoura Hills,
CA
US

Professional tennis player Sam Querrey has been ranked in the ATP’s top 20 players in the world—but that may never have happened if it wasn’t for Tim Schnaible. Schnaible served as Querrey’s personal coach in the tennis star’s formative years of 10–16, helping mold his big serve and net-charging game into one of the world’s most formidable talents. Today, as the owner and director of tennis at Match Tough Tennis Academy, Schnaible continues to train players with the help of a staff of former high school, college, and USTA standouts. The Academy offers group lessons for adults and juniors of all abilities, as well as pro-shop services including racket stringing with a 24-hour turnaround.

5719 Lake Lindero Drive
Agoura Hills,
CA
US

When it comes to musical instruction, Musician's Depot's field of talent is deep. Practiced instructors, many of whom work as studio musicians and perform in their own bands, teach almost every instrument imaginable, from guitar and drums to flute, violin, and french horn. Kids and adults alike can stop in for a lesson, peruse the stock of instruments for sale, or rent an instrument month-to-month before they commit to full ownership.

30837 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Westlake Village,
CA
US

Rock and Roll High turns children into rockstars through lessons and summer camps that mold eager novices into capable maestros. Popular week-long summer camps help kids assemble bands, practice their instrument and write songs, and even shoot a music video. At-home lessons for children or adults cover a choice of instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, and voice.

27040 Malibu Hills Road
Agoura Hills,
CA
US

At Paddle Surf Malibu, students can go from learning basic standup paddleboarding techniques to advanced maneuvers. During lessons, teachers capture all the action with a GoPro camera, giving students full footage afterward. That way, paddleboarders can relive their lesson at home or share it on social media.

3835 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite R427
Westlake Village,
CA
US