Shopping in Avenal

$10 for Children's Clothing at Sprockets

Hoover

$20 $10

Durable, stylish clothing for girls and boys from newborns to age 7; collections include Hippie Chick and Elementary Cool

47% Off Music CDs

Fresno

$15 $8

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

Up to 51% Off Tune-Up at Tri Sport Bicycles

Woodward Park

$50 $25

Seasoned bicycle repairmen restore rides to working order by lubing chains, adjusting brakes and derailleurs, and truing wheels

Up to 86% Off Laser Hair Restoration at Strut Hair Solutions

Multiple Locations

$694 $99

(10)

Licensed hair replacement specialists pair a hair and scalp analysis with low-level-laser therapy to combat clients' hair loss

50% Off

Downtown Clovis

$20 $10

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

42% Off Baby Accessories

Bakersfield

$50 $29

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

Up to 60% Off iPhone 5 Case or Phone Accessories

Marketplace

$25 $10

Red, white, or black iLuv dual-layer cases protect iPhone 5s; other phone accessories include various cases and cables

45% Off Arts and Crafts Supplies

Bakersfield

$125 $69

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

50% Off Standard Bike Tune-up

Bakersfield

$50 $25

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

50% Off Women's Apparel & Accessories at Bleu Lavender Boutique

Downtown Bakersfield

$60 $30

Shoppers can stock up on stylish apparel and accessories for women of all shapes and sizes as well as candles and organic skincare products

56% Off

Bakersfield

$25 $11

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

50% Off Electronic Cigarettes

Riviera/Westchester

$24 $12

Variety of e-cigarettes, which evoke the sensation of smoking but with vapor instead of tobacco smoke

50% Off at Andre Organic Lavender

Solvang-Santa Ynez

$30 $15

Farm-grown, organic lavender products, including sea salt, facial scrubs, and oils

Half Off Over the Counter Beauty Products

Lompoc

$60 $30

Beauty products include wrinkle-reducing bleach creams, eyelash conditioners, hair growth inhibitors, and topical pain relief for arthritis

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Every Saturday and Sunday, Air Warriors Paintball opens its four outdoor playing fields to the public for simulated combat. Three of the four battlegrounds play host to adrenaline-fueled matches that pit players against each other in scenario games. Obstacles include tire mounds, corrugated metal, and dugout trenches. The facility also features an inflatable-packed speedball arena that’s perfect for fast-paced games. Much like a college student who has trouble scrounging up quarters, Air Warrior’s speedball field changes once a week.

11900 17th Ave
Lemoore,
CA
US

Paso Robles doesn't have one climate. Instead, it encompasses a diverse cluster of microclimates and a correspondingly diverse array of wineries. The grapes that ripen on their vineyards here vary widely in flavor and harvest date, and the resulting wines are predictably eclectic even though they all hail from the same region.

With First Crush Wine Experience, wine enthusiasts can sample the region's bounty—and even stomp on its grapes. Hands-on, multi-day tours let participants follow a bottle of wine from vine to finished product and on some trips, participants get to custom blend their own bottle of wine. The company's seminars, meanwhile, focus on topics such as honing the palate to help wine drinkers better differentiate between wine and wine-flavored Gatorade.

2995 Pleasant Rd
San Miguel,
CA
US

The rolling hills of this 40-acre vineyard are home to 20 different varieties of grape, each possessing a unique flavor and subtle nuances that make them perfect for blending. The orderly rows are overseen by owner Hoy Buell, who also owns the nearby Greenheart Farms, which enjoys a reputation as one of the largest rose producers in the world. Buell brings more than 30 years of horticulture experience to his vineyard, using his technical knowledge of plant care, grafting, and cloning to help create the wine blends for which his vineyard is famous. After they’ve been harvested by hand, winemaker Paul Ayers works with the grapes in small batches to ensure quality. Ayers carefully monitors each step in the wine making process, from hand-sorting the grapes, to punching down the fermenting seeds and juice, to constantly acting out scenes from the wines' favorite TV shows as they stay locked in oak barrels to age for up to two-and-a-half years.

Guests can roam the vineyards with a guide or enjoy the view from the tasting room overlooking them. There, accompanied by artisan cheeses, guests can sip established varietals like Rhones or Zinfandels, or try the winery's signature blends such as the 2007 Profundo––a gold medal winner at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, and ripe with black-cherry cola, oak, and mint notes.

5070 Vineyard Dr
Paso Robles,
CA
US

Marianna’s stocks rhinestone-adorned wares ranging from flashy jeans and sandals to handbags for both women and girls. LA Idol jeans ($48.95) and a black-and-pink hoodie ($29.95) are among the many casual-chic garments crowding the racks. Stylish Yellow Box sandals ($45) appease basement-dwelling toes that yearn to see the sun, and the shop's array of handbags—most of which are priced at $45—threatens to bury indecisive shoppers under an avalanche of choices. Bling costume jewelry ($8¬–$20), along with hair accessories and cell-phone cases, all sport numerous sparkly gems to help guests convincingly impersonate disco balls.

122 S K St
Tulare,
CA
US

A Double Gold Medal award winner for its 2007 Lucas Vineyard Zinfandel at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Ramos Torres Winery produces several Central Valley–grown wines under the direction of Oscar Ramos, who holds a degree in enology and a minor in enosophy (the study of wine's thoughts). An in-store wine tasting will let you and a beverage buddy tiptoe your taste buds through a selection of Ramos's varietals and fermented concoctions, which include the 2007 Vino Tinto, a careful blend of zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, and petit sirah. The 2007 Branches brims with intense fruit flavors, delighting palates with its blackberry notes and toasty finish, while the 2009 Conversations blends apricot aromas, muscat blanc, and the citrus sensations of orange muscat—tailor-made for sipping atop a bucking bronco. To keep vino-tasters from floating away and damaging the store's new ceiling fans, Ramos Torres Winery will weigh down wine-soaked bellies with a hearty spread of appetizers, including an assortment of artisan cheese and meats, seasonal fruits and vegetables, prosciutto-wrapped melon, and crostini.

1665 Simpson St
Kingsburg,
CA
US

Di Cicco's was honored with the Best Italian in Fresno title in 2009 by the Fresno Bee. Six Yelpers give Di Cicco's Blackstone location a 3.5-star average, 80% of Urbanspooners recommend the Shaw Avenue location, and 83% of Urbanspooners recommend the Blackstone location.

935 Sierra St
Kingsburg,
CA
US