Activities in Alum Rock

Three or Six Months of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga San Jose (59% Off)

Bikram Yoga San Jose

San Jose

$360 $149

Award-winning competitive yogis lead students through 26 postures held in a heated room for 90 minutes to stretch and strengthen muscles

10 Yoga Classes or a Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at 98point6 Yoga (Up to 51% Off)

98point6 Yoga

Cupertino

$150 $89

One-hour sessions come in relaxing or energizing styles, cover 26 poses, and welcome all skill levels

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 8 or 9 (Up to 55% Off)

Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival

San Jose Convention Center

$25 $12

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Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

Admission to Revelocity Auto Expo 2014 for One, Two, Four, or Six on Saturday, October 11, at Noon (50% Off)

Revelocity Events

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

$30 $15

Showcase of high-end exotics, one-off cars, race cars, and fully restored classics, plus cars from actor Paul Walker's personal collection

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Visit for Two or Four to the San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Art

Downtown San Jose

$16 $15

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Surprising and playful contemporary art dating back to the mid-20th century, including LED light sculpture, photography, and new media

5 or 10 Group Dance Lessons for One or Two at Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio (Up to 70% Off)

Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio

Santa Clara

$75 $25

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45-minute group lessons cover styles such as waltz, fox trot, swing, and salsa

$33 for $60 Worth of Tennis Lessons — SAI Tennis Training

Sai Tennis

San Jose

$60 $33

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Four- or Eight-Week Introductory Muay Thai Program for Kids Aged 6–12 at Team Rey`s (Up to 70% Off)

Team Rey`s

South San Jose

$160 $49

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

Month of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two, or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Ultimate Muscle Confusion (Up to 63% Off)

Ultimate Muscle Confusion

San Jose

$97 $45

Class created by a former college-football player; combines HIIT and muscle confusion to maximize resistance and cardio training

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Marina Gavric Health and Fitness Training (Up to 71% Off)

California Native Garden Foundation

California Native Garden Foundation

$100 $39

Fitness instructor leads small groups through high-intensity interval training that targets every muscle group to help burn more calories

5 or 10 Ballroom Dance Classes or 3 Private Classes for One or Two at CPAA Arts Center (Up to 67% Off)

CPAA Arts Center

San Jose

$50 $25

Brush up on footwork or reconnect with a loved one during ballroom dance classes and ballroom dance practice parties

One Month of Four Ballet Classes for One or Two at Bay Ballet Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Bay Ballet Academy

Canoas Garden

$59 $29

Former principal dancer of Ballet San Jose shares his decades of ballet expertise to students of all ages and skill levels

One or Two Months of Classes for One, or Month of Classes for Two at Battle Control Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Battle Control Martial Arts

Edenvale

$120 $35

Martial-arts students learn self-defense skills, up their fitness levels, and build both mental and physical strength and discipline

10 or 20 Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (93% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

San Jose

$270 $20

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$35 for $100 Worth of Services at Soul Pilates, Llc

Soul Pilates, Llc

San Jose

$100 $35

Soul Pilates' high-intensity interval training classes burn fat and help you detox

One or Three Flight Lessons and a Membership to AeroDynamic Aviation (Up to 68% Off)

AeroDynamic Aviation

Multiple Locations

$408 $129

Get behind the controls of an airplane and learn to take off, climb, and descend with an FAA-certified flight instructor as copilot

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Tribull MMA (45% Off)

Tribull Mma

San Jose

$159 $87

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$35 for One Month of Unlimited Women's Classes at IMC Martial Arts & Fitness Academy ($97 Value)

IMC Martial Arts & Fitness Academy

Multiple Locations

$97 $35

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Burn calories and tone muscle during classes such as kickboxing, Pilates, and women's self defense, which take place across three locations

One Month of Unlimited Shinkendo or Aikibujitsu Classes or Four Classes at Tojokan Dojo (Up to 81% Off)

Tojokan Dojo

San Jose

$100 $29

Shinkendo teaches swordsmanship rooted in samurai techniques and philosophies, whereas Aikibujitsu blends and redirects attackers' energy

One or Two Months of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

$155 $49

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Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that focuses on balance and leverage for effective self-defense

Batting Cage Practice or a Private Baseball or Softball Lesson at South Bay Sports Training (Up to 56% Off)

South Bay Sports Training

San Jose

$15 $7

Cages help build batting fundamentals; former professional and collegiate players help hone skills in 30-minute private lessons

$45 for One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at ROQ Training ($195 Value)

ROQ Training

San Jose

$195 $45

Burn calories and build lean muscle in these boot-camp-style classes led by an experienced trainer

$50 for $90 Worth of Martial Arts — Spartan MMA & Fitness Inc.

Spartan Mma & Fitness Inc.

San Jose

$90 $50

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All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for 4, 6, or 12 (Up to 89% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

One or Two Months of Master's Swimming Practice at QuickSilver Swimming (Up to 51% Off)

QuickSilver Swimming

Gunderson High School

$60 $30

Expert coaches lead adults of all swimming levels through swimming practice for either competitive or casual swimmers

Boot-Camp Package at Be Fit Boot Camps (Up to 91% Off). Three Options Available.

Be Fit Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$221 $25

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Expert personal trainers lead boot-camp sessions in which pupils sprint, lunge, and pass medicine balls

$69 for $125 Groupon — Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Downtown San Jose

$125 $69

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$440 for $800 Worth of Personal Training — Fitness with Fiona

One Republic Fitness

San Jose

$800 $440

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$12 for 12 Arcade Visits and 300 Prize Tickets Per Visit at Nickel City ($28 Value)

Nickel City

Branham - Kirk

$28 $12

More than 100 video and redemption games cost a nickel; more than 30 free arcade classics

$48 for $160 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Cambrian Community

$160 $48

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6, 8, or 10 Games of Laser Tag at Zaps Zone or NorCal Laser Tag, Courtesy of Laser Tag Tickets (Up to 56% Off)

Laser Tag Tickets

Multiple Locations

$48 $24

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Tromp through a two-level 6,200-sq.-ft. arena, or zap opponents with long-range lasers on an outdoor field

One-, Three-, or Six-Month Membership with Personal Training at The Right Stuff Health Club (Up to 81% Off)

The Right Stuff Health Club

Multiple Locations

$149 $29

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During a week or hour of one-on-one sessions, trainers help guests hone in on their fitness goals and get acclimated with the gym

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

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

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

Piano or Guitar Lessons at Exploring Music (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

One-Month After-School Program with Class Five, Four, or Three Days per Week at STEMpro Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Stempro Academy

San Jose

$499 $225

The after-school program focuses on STEM curriculum—or science, technology, engineering, and math—as well as homework help and play time

One or Two Private Pilates Reformer Classes, or Two or Four Group Pilates Classes at Core Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Core Fitness

San Jose

$100 $39

Pilates exercises aim to strengthen cores, slim waistlines, and firm muscle

$25 for 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Fit 2 Ripped Fitness ($100 Value)

Fit 2 Ripped Fitness

San Jose

$100 $25

Passionate instructors lead patrons in high-intensity boot-camp regimens in the outdoors

$24 for a 30-Minute Private Baseball or Softball Lesson at San Jose Batting Cages ($45 Value)

San Jose Batting Cages

San Jose

$45 $24

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Current or former high-school coaches or collegiate or minor-league players lead students during private baseball or softball lessons

Table-Tennis Lessons for Adults or Kids at 123 Ping Pong (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

123 Ping Pong

San Jose

$60 $30

Accomplished players with coaching experience lead students of all ages through table-tennis fundamentals during one-hour sessions

One-Month Child, Adult, or Teen Membership to Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy

San Jose

$95 $25

Founded in 1949, the school teaches kids, teens and adults self-defense through judo and jujitsu

Weekly Series of 4, 8, or 12 Level 1 Group Dance Classes at Dance Boulevard (50% Off)

Dance Boulevard

Rose - Sartorette

$50 $25

Group classes meet on weeknight evenings to steer feet through tangos, waltzes, and swing steps

Three Months of Unlimited Kids' Classes at CrossFit Willow Glen (67% Off). Three Options Available.

CrossFit Willow Glen

South San Jose

$300 $99

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High-intensity workout sessions test physical limits with strength work and functional-movement exercises

Introductory Flight Lesson in Option of Remos or Cessna 172 Aircraft from Trade Winds Aviation (Up to 56% Off)

Trade Winds Aviation

San Jose

$379 $169

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After providing training on the ground, FAA flight instructors let students take the controls of Remos or Cessna planes

One Month of Youth or Adult Jiu-Jitsu Classes or Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França BJJ (Up to 87%Off)

Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cambrian

$169 $29

Black-belt instructors demonstrate the grappling techniques and take-downs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or fast-paced kickboxing combos

10 Drop-In Kids' Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kids' Classes at Three Sixty Training Center (Up to 86% Off)

Three Sixty Training Center

St. Leo's

$200 $29

Kids aged 5 and older can improve their self-defense, strength, and reflex skills

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (Half Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown San Jose

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Eight-Week Youth Antibullying or Fundamentals of Brazilian Jujitsu Session at Heroes Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Heroes Martial Arts

Downtown San Jose

$159 $49

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Kids’ antibullying and Brazilian jujitsu sessions provide improved physical fitness and self-defense skills; adult option available

5, 10, or 20 Fitness Classes at Morning Crane Healing Arts and Fitness Center (Up to 61% Off)

Morning Crane Healing Arts and Fitness Center

Willow Glen

$125 $49

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Healing methods such as qigong and tai chi join heart-pumping classes that include cardio kickboxing, TRX, and Pilates

$81 for $180 Worth of Personal Training — Exercise Concepts

Exercise Concepts

Edenvale

$180 $81

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Three- or Six-Week Boot-Camp Programs at My Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

My Fitness

San Jose

$120 $25

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Each program includes boot-camp classes, three-day detox menu, meal plans, and before-and-after photos

$42 for $150 Worth of Personal Training — Silicon Valley Strength And Conditioning

Silicon Valley Strength And Conditioning

San Jose

$150 $42

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10 Yoga Classes, or One or Six Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Branham Meridian (Up to 79% Off)

Bikram Yoga Branham Meridian

San Jose

$150 $34

In a heated room, students sweat as they practice Bikram yoga's 26 poses that help improve flexibility and eliminate toxins

Three or Six Weeks of Unlimited Fitness Classes at KB Fitness Exercise Studio (Up to 87% Off)

KB Fitness Exercise Studio

Almaden Plaza Shopping Center

$115 $23

Various group fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, and high-intensity boot camps tone bodies

$39 for 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Belly and YBX Classes at Yoga Belly San Jose ($140 Value)

Yoga Belly San Jose

Downtown San Jose

$140 $39

Yoga Belly classes cater to beginners, while YBX classes aim to challenge more advanced students; sessions held seven days a week

One or Two Months of Mexican Folklorico Dance Classes at Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles (Up to 53% Off)

Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles

San Jose

$40 $19

Instructors teach students of all skill levels traditional Mexican folklorico dances in one-hour classes

10 or 15 Classes at Almaden Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Almaden Yoga

Multiple Locations

$120 $29

Certified yoga instructors lead 15 class styles to help students of all abilities strengthen mind, body, and spirit

$35 for Four Stroller-Fitness Classes from StrollerPower! ($90 Value)

StrollerPower!

Multiple Locations

$90 $35

Instructors lead groups of moms with stroller-age kids through energetic workouts at local parks and trails

One or Three Months of Taekwondo (Up to 69% Off)

Leejon Taekwondo

San Jose CA

$125 $49

Traditional taekwondo school with belt-rankings, brick-breaking, and sparring

Two Hours of Open Play or 90 Minutes of Inline Skating with Rentals at Silver Creek Sportsplex (Up to 50% Off)

Silver Creek Sportsplex

Edenvale

$28 $14

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Kids aged 18 months–12 years cavort on the indoor play area's inflatable obstacle courses; kids, teens, and adults enjoy open inline skating

Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four with Credit Toward Bottles of Wine at Sherman Cellars (39% Off)

Sherman Cellars

Sherman Cellars

$45 $29

Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

9-Hole Round of Golf for One or Two with Range Balls at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course (Up to 44% Off)

Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course

Mayfair

$34 $19

9-hole executive course with bunkers, crisp fairways, and ponds lined with cattails

Two or Four Private Dance Lessons for One or Two People or Four Group Lessons at Escuela de Tango (Up to 78% Off)

Escuela de Tango

Multiple Locations

$440 $99

During a private dance lesson or fun group lessons, an experienced instructor teaches the basic technique and musicality of the tango

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

$40 $17

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

$129 for a Two-Hour Trampoline Birthday Party Package for 10 Kids at Great Jump Sports (Up to $250 Value)

Great Jump Sports

Milpitas

$250 $129

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Party package invites up to 10 youngsters to work up an appetite during trampoline time, and then slay it with pizza and pop

$28 for $50 Worth of Services at Reciprocal Energy Fitness

Reciprocal Energy Fitness

Milpitas

$50 $28

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One- or Three-Month Aqua Platinum Membership at Milpitas Star Aquatics and Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

Milpitas Star Aquatics and Fitness

Milpitas

$50 $25

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Aqua Platinum members are granted access to the gym, two large indoor swimming pools, and fitness classes

Badminton for Two or Four at Bay Badminton Center (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Bay Badminton Center

Multiple Locations

$36 $18

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An electronic queuing system directs players to regulation courts with Robbins flooring systems

Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 39% Off)

Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

Santa Clara Convention Center

$80 $49

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Guests including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Congresswoman Judy Chu speak at this annual convention

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Two Hours of Trampoline Jump Time at Sky High Sports (Up to 33% Off). Four Options Available.

Sky High Sports

Multiple Locations

$18 $12

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Bounce on wall-to-wall trampolines, dodge-ball courts, and a cushiony foam pit

Three- or Six-Month Unlimited Membership to Bikram Yoga Santa Clara (Up to 59% Off)

Bikram Yoga Santa Clara

Santa Clara

$360 $149

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90-minute series of 26 basic postures pushes mental and physical limits by being performed in rooms heated to 105 degrees

One Round of FootGolf for Two or Four at Pruneridge Golf Club (Up to 59% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

$48 $20

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A combination of soccer and golf involves kicking a regulation soccer ball into oversized holes on a shortened course

$79 for a Five-Hour Competition-Level Barbecue Class at Big Ed's Buzzard BBQ Inc. ($175 Value)

Big Ed's Buzzard BBQ Inc.

Multiple Locations

$175 $79

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Learn how to smoke and spice eight styles of meat in a five-hour barbecue course, which includes homestyle side sampling and a full meal

10- or 25-Round Play Card at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara (Up to 46% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

$240 $139

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Punch card for 10 or 25 rounds on nine-hole, par 31 golf course

One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons with Swing Analysis and Digital Recording at GolfSmarts (Up to 69% Off)

GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

$125 $39

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Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

One Month of Unlimited Yoga, 10 Yoga Classes, or a Wellness Workshop at Wellness By All Means (Up to 81% Off)

Wellness By All Means

Multiple Locations

$200 $39

Daily yoga classes and weekly informational workshops to promote holistic well-being

$49 for a 28-Day Fat-Blast Program at Performance Science Training Institute ($485 Value)

Performance Science Training Institute

Multiple Locations

$485 $49

28-day program helps women jump-start their weight-loss goals with metabolic movement training sessions and nutritional guidance

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Cinnabar Hills Golf Club is named after the rich, red ore mined from its hills in the 19th century. Its three 9-hole layouts?The Canyon, The Lake, and The Mountain?foreshadow the property's topographical variety. Elevation changes and scenic overlooks are a constant across this 27-hole complex sculpted into San Jose's southern foothills. The 9-hole layouts can be combined into six different 18-hole playing experiences, keeping the adventure fresh as players select from multiple tee boxes, putt on exceptional Northern California greens, and relish scenic views throughout the course. Oak trees fill the landscape and attract a diverse population of wildlife, including red-tail hawks known for preying on unsuspecting bunker rakes. The enchanting layout and location have helped the course garner numerous awards, including the title of Best Public Golf Course from the San Jose Mercury News, San Jose Magazine, Metro, and the Silicon Valley Concierge Association for many years in a row.

After rounds, golfers can refuel at the full-service restaurant and bar, or bask in the game's rich history at the Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum. Full-size replicas of the four major championship trophies glisten in the display cases, along with a host of other golf artifacts.

23600 McKean Rd
San Jose,
CA
US

After marinating some beef tenderloin with galangal herb, chef Richard Yu finishes off the succulent cut with a sweet-and-spicy cambogee sauce. This signature dish is emblematic of the China-born cook's creative work at Mosaic, where his Asian-fusion and American meals stand out with locally grown produce, hand-cut meats, and fresh seafood. He also puts his unique stamp on other classic Eastern and Western dishes, such as his orange chicken with sun-dried mandarin-orange peels and his 8-ounce salmon stuffed with crab, shrimp, and cheese.

To complement Chef Richard's cuisine, bartenders craft a variety of hand-shaken cocktails such as Mosaic's signature Mosaic-Tini, a blend of muddled strawberries, simple syrup, and organic riesling. Many of those cocktails come spiked with house-infused vodkas, and other imported liquors also stock the bar alongside wines and domestic and imported beers.

Meals unfold on Mosaic's outdoor plaza or in its chic lounge inside the historic Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown hotel, which affords stunning views and often hosts late-night entertainment. A nightclub sets up residency Thursday–Saturday nights, and jazz musicians improvise their way through tunes in the dining room each Friday and Saturday.

211 S 1st St.
San Jose,
CA
US

Its name may contain the word "museum," but The Tech Museum of Innovation prefers not to wallow in the past. Since its earliest days in 1978, it has exhibited the timeless principles of science while also celebrating the latest in technological achievement. In doing so, the institution inspires visitors to apply that same spirit of creative problem-solving to all aspects of life.

  • Size: the mango-and-azure domed building fills 132,000 square feet with hundreds of interactive exhibits and six labs
  • Hands-On Experiments: ride in a jet-pack chair worthy of NASA, feel what it's like to experience an earthquake, or grow jellyfish DNA in a lab
  • Eye-Catchers: the creations inside Social Robots, where visitors design and build robots before dressing them up in hats that a human could never pull off
  • Permanent Mainstay: The Tech Awards Gallery, a showcase of past inventions and inventors from the museum's annual Tech Awards
  • Visiting Exhibit: REBOOT:music lets you create modern music with high-tech devices; try the L?HA! Laser Harp, which substitutes laser light for strings
  • Don't Miss: The Tech Studio, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the prototypes and fabrication of upcoming exhibits?and lets visitors be among the first to test them
201 S Market St
San Jose,
CA
US

Rich Taylor and George Silvey run San Jose Batting Cages camps. In fact, running baseball and softball camps is what these two have been doing for more than 30 years. Rich has spent more than 35 years developing Little League and D1 players at Pepperdine University, which is where he coached three All Americans. Twenty of his players signed professional contracts during his tenure as a pitching coach. George has more than 40 years of coaching experience and is the current Varsity Softball Pitching and Assistant Head Coach for Los Gatos High School. With a relentless focus on practice, San Jose Batting Cages lets players improve their hitting, pitching, defense, and all-around game to better prepare for their next outing on the diamond.

Whether working through in-season regimens or off-season training, baseball and softball players can perfect their swing within San Jose Batting Cages' batting cages and training facility, which stays open until 9 p.m. during the week. Instructors offer hitting and pitching lessons as well as team and group clinics to help athletes develop all aspects of their game.

474 Piercy Rd
San Jose,
CA
US

At Almaden Yoga, owners Ron Victor and Anuja Chaudhri work alongside a team of instructors to reach out to those who have always wanted to practice yoga but never thought they could. Targeting the mind and body, their classes ensure that everyone, from beginning pupils to experts to expectant mothers, can find a course that suits their needs.

Aside from a way to stay in shape and lengthen limbs, the instructors see yoga as a philosophy for navigating the world. They believe that a combination of postures, focused breathing, and meditation is a method for discovering calmness in any uncomfortable situation, be it an all-night study session or a postapocalyptic decade trapped in a fallout shelter. Their life-changing approach has extended to charity events, such as a sun-salutation event to benefit St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, and their positive influence on health and mental wellness made them a Talk of the Town winner in 2012.

6471 Almaden Expressway
San Jose,
CA
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

5128 Stevens Creek Blvd.
San Jose,
California
US

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