Activities in Alum Rock


The Main Event: New Kids on the Block with Very Special Guests TLC & Nelly on May 3 at 7 p.m. (Up to 22% Off)

New Kids on the Block

SAP Center at San Jose

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Iconic boy band and R&B icons deliver hit after hit on an in-the-round stage, giving fans 360º views of the action

$38.25 $30

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Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at The Great Bridal Expo (Up to 44% Off)

The Great Bridal Expo

Downtown San Jose

Great Bridal Expo gives you the opportunity to meet national and local businesses that aim to make your dream wedding come true

$16 $9

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Bacon & Beer Classic at Municipal Stadium on Saturday, March 21 (Up to 17% Off)

Bacon & Beer Classic

Municipal Stadium

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Bacon and bacon-inspired tastes are served alongside craft beers at Municipal Stadium

$59 $49

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$37 for 4 Parent & Me, Three Semi-Private, or General Swim Classes at Waterworks Aquatics ($75 value)

Waterworks Aquatics

Willow Glen

Instructors help students of all ages become proficient swimmers in classes that teach muscle-memory movements and breathing control

$75 $37

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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

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

$75 $25

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$399 for an Exotic Car Sprint from Club Sportiva ($649 Value)

Club Sportiva

Club Sportiva - Silicon Valley

Drivers rotate between a selection of six supercars as they drive on forest-lined roads in Silicon Valley to the Lick Observatory

$649 $399

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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One Month of Unlimited Shinkendo, Bojutsu, Toyama Ryu, or Aikibujitsu Classes or Four Kids Classes at Tojokan Dojo (Up to 55% Off)

Tojokan Dojo

San Jose

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

$100 $45

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CrossFit Fundamentals Course or 10 or 20 CrossFit, TRX and Yoga Classes at ThirdSpace Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

ThirdSpace Fitness

Downtown San Jose

Prepare to start a CrossFit regimen with the Fundamentals course, or join regular CrossFit, TRX suspension training, and yoga classes

$200 $29

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Two or Four 50-Minute Group Piano Lessons at Exploring Music (73% Off)

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

Talented instructors with international performance credentials teach group piano lessons

$55 $15

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

Sai Tennis

San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $33

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Fei Si Fu Kung Fu Academy (59% Off)

Fei Si Fu Kung Fu Academy

San Jose

From the merchant: authentic shao lin kung fu, self-defense, kick boxing, tai chi and lion dance for all ages !

$110 $45

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

Tribull Mma

San Jose

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$159 $87

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$33 for One Month of Unlimited Women's Classes at IMC Martial Arts & Fitness Academy ($97 Value)

IMC Martial Arts & Fitness Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$97 $33

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$55 for $100 Worth of Services at Strongman Clay Strength & Conditioning

Strongman Clay's Strength & Conditioning

Fenton - McCollan

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$100 $55

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

ROQ Training

San Jose

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

$195 $45

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Beth Mid Fitness (51% Off)

Beth Mid Fitness

San Jose

Boot-camp classes combine resistance training, cardio workouts, plyometrics, and stretching and flexibility exercises

$49 $24

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines (Up to 46% Off)

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Shasta-Hanchett

Friday night wine and cheese tastings pair a flight of four J. Lohr wines with four specially paired gourmet cheeses

$30 $19

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10 or 20 Beginners' Fitness Group Classes or Five Personal-Training Sessions for Two at Bennett Fit (Up to 70% Off)

Bennett Fit

South San Jose

Beginners' classes help ease participants back into exercising; nutritional support supplements personal training

$115 $35

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

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

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

$160 $19

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One or Two Months of Master's Swimming Practice at QuickSilver Swimming (Up to 57% Off)

QuickSilver Swimming

Gunderson High School

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

$60 $27

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$56 for $125 Worth of Services at Camp Carter International Karate Association

Camp Carter International Karate Association

San Jose

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$125 $56

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kung Fu Classes at Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy

Willow Glen

Kids as young as 3 can learn hand and weapon forms during kung fu classes that emphasize self-defense, discipline, and respect

$220 $43

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Billiards, Bar Food, and Drinks or a Three-Hour Party-Room Rental at South First Billiards (Up to 47% Off)

South First Billiards

Downtown San Jose

Rack up billiards in a hall with nearly 30 tables while fueling up on microbrews or cocktails; 3-hour party room for up to 100

$20 $12

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

Be Fit Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

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

$221 $25

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$69 for $125 Groupon — Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Downtown San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$125 $69

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Two Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes or One-Month Unlimited at King's Martial Arts Academy (Up to 60% Off)

King's Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

Class aims to teach disciple and self-esteem as students focus on the physically demadning study of self-defense

$45 $19

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

Nickel City

Branham - Kirk

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

$28 $12

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Reaper ($150 Value)

CrossFit Reaper

South San Jose

Certified Level-1 instructors lead participants through scalable, high-intensity workouts

$150 $39

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

Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Cambrian Community

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$160 $48

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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

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

$149 $29

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

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

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

$300 $20

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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

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

$499 $225

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One or Two Private Pilates Reformer Classes, or Two or Four Group Pilates Classes at Core Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

Core Fitness

San Jose

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

$100 $35

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

Fit 2 Ripped Fitness

San Jose

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

$100 $25

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Four or Eight Weeks of Indoor Group Fitness Training at Heartbeat For Health (Up to 56% Off)

Heartbeat For Health

San Jose

Instructors motivate students to burn calories and build muscle with resistance band, cardio, and free-weight exercises

$100 $49

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

San Jose Batting Cages

San Jose

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

$45 $24

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Wine-Tasting Class for One or Two or Winemaking Class for One with Wine at Coterie Cellars (Up to 54% Off)

Coterie Cellars

South San Jose

Students sample wine and cheese in tasting session or learn how the winery makes pinot noir ; all classes include bottles of wine

$55 $29

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One-Month Child, Adult, or Teen Membership to Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy (Up to 77% Off)

Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy

San Jose

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

$95 $22

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$8 for $15 Worth of Dance Lessons — Bay Ballet Academy

Bay Ballet Academy

Canoas Garden

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 $8

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

Dance Boulevard

Rose - Sartorette

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

$50 $25

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Three Months of Unlimited Kids' Classes at CrossFit Willow Glen (73% Off). Three Options Available.

CrossFit Willow Glen

South San Jose

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

$300 $85

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

Trade Winds Aviation

San Jose

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

$379 $169

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One Month of Youth or Adult Jiu-Jitsu Classes or Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França BJJ (Up to 88%Off)

Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cambrian

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

$169 $26

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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

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

$200 $29

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Eight-Week Youth Antibullying or Fundamentals of Brazilian Jujitsu Session at Heroes Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

Heroes Martial Arts

Downtown San Jose

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

$159 $40

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

Exercise Concepts

Edenvale

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$180 $81

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

My Fitness

San Jose

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

$120 $25

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

Silicon Valley Strength And Conditioning

San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$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

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

$150 $34

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Three or Six Weeks of Unlimited Fitness Classes at KB Fitness Exercise Studio (Up to 86% Off)

KB Fitness Exercise Studio

Almaden Plaza Shopping Center

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

$115 $21

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$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

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

$140 $39

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

Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles

San Jose

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

$40 $19

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

Almaden Yoga

Multiple Locations

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

$120 $29

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Four or Six Introductory Fencing Classes at The Fencing Center (Up to 62% Off)

The Fencing Center

San Jose

Internationally decorated coaching staff shares swordsmanship fundamentals with new fencers

$120 $49

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Five Drop-In Group Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at ClackFit (Up to 78% Off)

ClackFit

Central San Jose

Focusing on form and efficiency, Yusuf Clack's workouts help guests of all fitness levels reach their fitness goals

$175 $39

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Scuba Lesson for One, Two, or Four at Carmel Bay Divers (60% Off)

Carmel Bay Divers

San Jose

Lessons cover the basics of recreational scuba diving and include minor gear rental

$245 $99

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Two or Four Kids' Gymnastics Open-Gym Sessions at Paramount Tumbling & AcroGymnastics (50% Off)

Paramount Tumbling & AcroGymnastics

San Jose

Children frolic on the padded floors and gymnastics equipment during instructor-free open-gym sessions

$20 $10

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

StrollerPower!

Multiple Locations

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

$90 $35

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One or Three Months of Taekwondo (Up to 73% Off)

Leejon Taekwondo

San Jose CA

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

$125 $43

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10 or 20 Classes or Six Months of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga San Jose (Up to 78% Off)

Bikram Yoga San Jose

San Jose

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

$150 $34

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Four- or Eight-Week Introductory Muay Thai Program for Kids Aged 6–12 at Team Rey`s (Up to 74% Off)

Team Rey`s

South San Jose

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

$160 $43

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Two or Four Private Music Lessons at Pacific Piano School (Up to 64% Off)

Pacific Piano School

Pacific Piano School

30- to 60-minute private music lessons cover a choice of piano or voice

$94 $39

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$109 for $199 Worth of Personal Training — Sierra Strength

Sierra Strength

Castro

From the merchant: I offer a highly effective, results-driven, group fitness program meant for both men, women, and young athletes.

$199 $109

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Month of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two, or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Ultimate Muscle Confusion (Up to 67% Off)

Ultimate Muscle Confusion

San Jose

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

$97 $40

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$55 for $220 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Chen Nan Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

Chen Nan Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

San Jose

From the merchant: Master Chen trains kid and adult students in Shaolin Kung Fu with emphasis on self-defense, self-discipline, and power.

$220 $55

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5 or 10 Ballroom Dance Classes or 3 Private Classes for One or Two at CPAA Arts Center (Up to 71% Off)

CPAA Arts Center

San Jose

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

$50 $22

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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

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

$120 $35

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

Soul Pilates, LLC

San Jose

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

$100 $35

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

AeroDynamic Aviation

Multiple Locations

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

$408 $129

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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

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

$15 $7

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

Spartan Mma & Fitness Inc.

San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$90 $50

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Assessment or Speed, Agility, and Vision Classes at Sensory Speed Inc. (Up to 61% Off). Four Options Available.

Sensory Speed Inc.

San Jose

Increase your visual, cognitive, and physical athletic skills

$100 $49

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

One Republic Fitness

San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$800 $440

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10 Hot Yoga Classes or a Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga Classes at 98point6 Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

98poin6 YOGA

Cupertino-Saratoga

One-hour sessions come in relaxing or energizing styles, cover 26 Bikram yoga poses and 40 hot Vinyasa poses, and welcome all skill levels

$160 $39

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Four or Eight Weeks of Dance Classes at DanCyn Studio (Up to 54% Off)

DanCyn Studio

San Jose

Register for dance classes such as jazz, ballet, or tap

$112 $55

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

Sherman Cellars

Sherman Cellars

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

$45 $29

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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

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

$34 $19

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Two or Four Private Dance Lessons for One or Two People or Four Group Lessons at Escuela de Tango (Up to 80% Off)

Escuela de Tango

Multiple Locations

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

$440 $88

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Presented in part by Dan Clark, also known as Nitro, of American Gladiator fame, the Gladiator Rock'n Run is a unique and challenging event, pairing an obstacle-heavy running course and an attempt at breaking the record for the world?s longest mud pit with post-race entertainment, including beer, music, and food. Those prepared to race must dance through tires, army-crawl through mud, and clamber up rope ladders to avoid barrels thrown by giant apes. The roar of spectators rings throughout the course as bystanders cheer on runners to inspire strong finishes.

18405 Mount Hamilton Road
Mount Hamilton,
CA
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The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

396 South 1st Street
San Jose,
CA
US

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

Since 1969, the San Jose Museum of Art has acquired works that define the art of the time. Over the decades, that has included abstract paintings from the mid-20th century, sculptures from Bay Area artists, and new media works that echo the rise of Silicon Valley. Many have been drawn to the museum's artistic cause; in fact, more than 95% of the permanent collection has come from donations.

  • Inside the Rotating Collection: paintings, sculpture, installations, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist's books. Exhibits this fall include Robert Henri's California Portraits, Momentum: an experiment in the unexpected, David Levinthal: Make Believe, and more.

  • Hands-On Activities: Visitor photography encouraged; free Art Packs filled with gallery activities; sketching and poem-writing activities
  • The Building: a 19th-century library with a new wing added in 1991 to accommodate the growing collection

  • Pro Tip: the museum stays open late (until 8 p.m.) on the third Thursday of every month
  • Special Programs: free guided tours, artist interviews, and a kids' art camp
110 S Market St.
San Jose,
CA
US

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