Activities in California


Transportation to Big Bear Mountain for One, Two, or Four from Five Star Tours (57% Off)

Five Star Tours

Multiple Locations

A bus tour takes passengers to Big Bear Mountain; motor coaches are equipped with snow chains to get to the slopes on ideal days

$99 $49

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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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$38 for a Segway Tour of Fisherman's Wharf and the Waterfront from The Electric Tour Company ($70 Value)

Electric Tour Company

Fisherman's Wharf

A guide leads and narrates a 2.5-hour tour through the Fisherman’s Wharf and the waterfront past photo-worthy views and historic landmarks

$70 $38

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Two or Four Tickets to Fresno Home & Garden Show (Up to 50% Off)

Fresno Home & Garden Show

Fresno Home Shows

Plan landscaping and remodeling projects with help from celebrity experts

$18 $10

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$12 for Two One-Day Tickets to Sacramento Boat Show and Off Road Exposition, March 12–15 ($24 Value)

Sacramento Boat Show

Cal Expo

Four-day boat show features boats of all kinds, personal water crafts, motorcycles, and ATVs at Cal Expo

$24 $12

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$35 for One Admission to the EAT LBC Restaurant Week VIP Launch Party ($35 value)

EAT LBC

Hyatt The Pike Hotel

Enjoy tastings from participating restaurants and access to a wine bar and bier garten; all guests go home with a special Eat LBC swag bag

$35

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Guided Tour for Two, Four, or Six of the USS Potomac: FDR's Presidential Yacht (Up to 50% Off )

Presidential Yacht- USS Potomac

Potomac Association

Dockside tours of Franklin Roosevelt’s “Floating White House” provide stunning sights and insight into FDR’s life

$20 $11

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 57% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$32.38 $17

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Rio Roma at House of Blues Anaheim on Saturday, March 7 (Up to Half Off)

Rio Roma

House of Blues Anaheim

Latin Grammy-nominated duo of brothers romances audiences with swooning ballads and breezy hits such as “Mi Persona Favorita”

$36 $18

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10 or 15 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Boogie Box Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Boogie Box Fitness

Multiple Locations

Energized music fuels choreographed cardio and strength-training routines, burning calories with hip-hop, martial arts, and sports drills

$125 $29

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The Pink Floyd Experience at Fox Performing Arts Center on March 24 at 8 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Pink Floyd Experience

Fox Performing Arts Center

Tribute act perfects the Pink Floyd live experience with a light show and flying pig in a set of greatest hits and rarities

$35 $20

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One or Two Months of Circuit Training with Unlimited Specialty Classes at Curves (Up to 76% Off)

Curves

Multiple Locations

Circuit training and specialty classes for women of all fitness levels; exercises build core strength, tone arms & legs, and stretch muscles

$88 $21

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Brad Paisley at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista on Saturday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Brad Paisley

Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista

Award-winning country star puts on his white cowboy hat to play his litany of hits, including the recent “Perfect Storm”

$39.25 $19.50

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Four 30-Minute Daytime Indoor Lessons at American Swim Academy, Valid Monday–Friday (Up to 50% Off)

American Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

Certified instructors impart swim basics in classes kept to a small student-to-teacher ratio for optimum safety and learning

$44 $22

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NAUI Premier Scuba Certification Course at Wet Dog Scuba & Photo (Up to 50% Off)

Wet Dog Scuba & Photo

Wet Dog Scuba & Photo

Get certified for open-water dives around CA and around the world; certification allows for personal, unguided scuba dives

$500 $250

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Admission to Shamrocked Beerfest, Presented by BierBuzz and X103.9 (Up to 40% Off).

BierBuzz Events Inc

San Manuel Stadium

Festival attendees celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend with unlimited beer tastings from more than 25 breweries; souvenir glass included

$75 $45

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Three or Six Months of Unlimited Classes at Intersport Fitness Center (Up to 80% Off)

Intersport Fitness Center

Modesto

Indoor cycling and boot-camp classes at gym with dry saunas, tanning and massage services

$150 $39

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Three-Hour Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Channel Islands Whale Watching (Up to 51% Off)

Channel Islands Whale Watching

Oxnard

Three-hour narrated tours educate voyagers as they spot whales, dolphins, and sea lions amid the waters of Channel Islands National Park

$50 $30

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Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Auto Club Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$129 $64

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Kids' Dance Program or One or Two Months of Hip-Hop Classes at Dance image Dance Studio (Up to 78% Off)

Dance image Dance Studio

Moreno Valley

Skilled teachers help foster kids’ love of dance through classes that focus on traditional style as well as hip-hop moves

$88 $19

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga at Yoga Vibe at the Village (Up to 70% Off)

Yoga Vibe at the Village

Yoga Vibe at The Village

Community-focused yoga studio with fun, playful classes for students of all levels

$130 $39

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"Gefilte Fish & Chips" at Huntington Beach Library Theater, February 12–March 21 (Up to 48% Off)

Gefilte Fish & Chips

Huntington Beach Library Theater

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Piano-playing storyteller shares tales both hilarious and tender while reflecting on his British-Jewish heritage

$71 $37

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Ceramic-Painting Studio Fees for Two or Four at Color Me Mine Valencia (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine - Valencia

Valencia

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

$30 $15

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Four- or Six-Week Unlimited Pass for Kung Fu Classes and Uniform at HKB Tustin Martial Arts (Up to 93% Off)

HKB Tustin Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Experienced instructors teach authentic Chinese Wing Chun Kung Fu techniques to help students defend themselves and stay in shape

$195 $15

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$179 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast from Sonoma Valley Balloons ($235 Value)

Sonoma Valley Balloons

Santa Rosa

Bird’s-eye vistas of vineyards and distant mountains come into view as FAA-certified pilots whisk passengers away in a hot air balloon

$235 $179

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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$129.95 $49

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$82 for $149 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Small Axe Jiu Jitsu/Atos Oceanside

Small Axe Jiu Jitsu

Oceanside

From the merchant: One month of adult Brazilian jiu jitsu with unlimited access to our full schedule of classes!

$149 $82

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MainStreet Theatre Company’s "The Prince and the Pauper" at Lewis Family Playhouse on March 7–15 (Up to 33% Off)

Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper

Lewis Family Playhouse

Set in 1547, a rich boy and a poor boy—who happen to look alike—swap clothes and then trade lives

$18 $12

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"The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" at Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium on Saturday, March 7 (Up to 50% Off)

9 to 5: the Musical

Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium

Tribute to one of the most prolific modern composers runs from his earliest hits such as “Evita” through his latest, “Love Never Dies”

$78.25 $39

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Four or Eight Consecutive Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes at Force 5 Training Center (Up to 67% Off)

Force 5 Training Center

Lancaster

Boot-camp classes blend cardio and strength exercises for a challenging workout that’s anything but dull

$175 $59

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Indoor Surfing and Trampolining for One or Two, or Surfing Party for Up to 15 at Surf Xtreme (Up to 55% Off)

Surf Xtreme

Surf Xtreme

FlowRider’s fast, shallow water simulates waves indoors; 2,400 sq. ft. trampoline arena; members get discounted surf sessions

$51.85 $24

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Entry for One, Two, or Four or Spectator Ticket to Mud Pile 5K on May 30 (Up to 58% Off)

Mud Pile 5K

Mud Pile

Competitors run a 5k through rugged terrain and end the run with a live DJ concert and food truck festival

$70 $35

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Two Kids' or Teens' Cooking Classes, or One Adult Class for Two or Four at Get Cooking 101 (Up to 63% Off)

Get Cooking 101

Crossings at Corona

Seasoned instructors lead students in BYOB adult cooking classes; kids or teens learn to create a two- to three-course meal

$150 $65

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$79 for Spartan Race Entry and One Spectator Pass to the Monterey Super on June 6 ($170 Value)

Spartan Race

Toro Park

Toro Park hosts the more than eight-mile obstacle race full of rolling hills, water, and mud

$170 $79

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$29 for 5K Registration for One for Nocturnal Lands on Saturday, July 11 ($60 Value)

Nocturnal Lands

LA Fairplex

5K music festival has participants run to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows before a main-stage after party

$60 $29

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$75 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($200 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses combined with breathing exercises, uplifting music and heat energize the body and mind.

$200 $75

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp, Muay Thai, or Zumba Classes at KO1 Fitness Academy (Up to 67% Off)

KO1 Fitness Academy

Multiple Locations

Muay thai teaches standup striking moves, boot camp combines cardio, strength, and muscle endurance, and Zumba burns calories to music

$75 $29

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Two or Four Public Skate Sessions with Skate Rentals at Ice-Plex (Up to 50% Off)

Ice-Plex

Escondido

All-purpose ice-skating facility with two spacious rinks boasts a pro shop, restaurant, and expert staff

$40 $20

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Five Pilates Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Club Pilates (Up to 66% Off)

Club Pilates

Sunnyvale

Full-body Pilates workouts strengthen and tone muscles with the help of resistance-generating apparatuses such as the Reformer

$115 $39

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Celiac Disease Foundation Gluten-Free Expo for 1, 2, or 4 or Entry and Conference for 1 or 2 (Up to54% Off)

The Celiac Disease Foundation

Pasadena Convention Center

Event sponsored by Celiac Disease Foundation raises awareness and learn how to go gluten-free; Try great gluten-free products in the Expo

$20 $11

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10 or 20 TurboKick Classes at Fantastic Fitness Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Fantastic Fitness Studio

Orange

Exercisers chisel out muscles with a series of punches, kicks, and dance moves, all set to high-energy music

$100 $39

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$269 for a 5-Day Kids Science Camp from Destination Science ($339 Value) 5 Sessions Available

Destination Science

Fullerton Arboretum

During five-day summer sessions, kids build robots, solve a galactic mystery, design chemical reactions, or create an invention

$339 $269

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OakHeart Country Music Festival for One, Two, or Four on Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

OakHeart Country Music Festival

Conejo Creek Park South

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The family-friendly country-music festival offers live performances, line dancing, corn hole, and face painting

$35 $21

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Tennis 101 Clinic at Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport: Demaree (Up to 58% Off)

Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport

In-Shape: Demaree (Visalia)

Learn the fundamentals of tennis play with an introductory clinic or stay in shape with a tennis-influenced cardio workout

$60 $25

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One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Alison Curdt Golf (Up to 67% Off)

Alison Curdt Golf

Simi Valley

Golfers up their game during private lessons that can focus on their short game, putting, or full swing; video analysis included

$225 $79

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$15 for Admission for Two to a Bay Area Wedding Fair (Up to $30 Value). Eight Dates Available.

Bay Area Wedding Fairs

Multiple Locations

Bridal show brings together soon-to-be-weds and wedding production professionals for networking, big-day planning, and shopping

$30 $15

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$10 for Admission and Regular Skate Rentals for Two at Roller King ($20 value)

Roller King

Cresthaven

Dance and glide around a skate rink and play arcade games at family-run roller rink

$20 $10

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3 or 6 Week Bootcamp Program for 1 or 2 from Fit For Life Bootcamp (Up to 93% Off)

Fit For Life Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

Indoor boot-camp slim clients down using cardio, resistance training, and core work; health assessment and nutrition program enhance results

$235.25 $20

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$55 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for 2 with Cart Rental Mare Island Golf Club (Up to $116 Value)

Mare Island Golf Club

Mare Island Golf Course

$116 $55

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Four-Week Diet and Exercise Program at Afterburn Personal Training (45% Off)

Afterburn Personal Training

Victorville

From the merchant: Our four-week Fat Burner program includes four weeks of unlimited sessions, fat loss diet plan, and strategy session

$159 $87

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All-Day Airsoft Package with Gear Rental and Unlimited Ammo for 2 or 4 at Tac City Airsoft (Up to 64% Off)

Tac City Airsoft

Baldwin Park

Airsoft games built around scenarios such as capture the flag unfold on two indoor fields that total more than 60,000 sq. ft.

$124 $52

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$25 for a One-Year Friend-Level Membership at The Lawrence Hall of Science ($55 Value)

The Lawrence Hall of Science

The Lawrence Hall of Science

Members can build their own engineering projects, hold live animals, and learn from puzzles, interactive displays, and inspiring 3-D films

$55 $25

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Flag Football League Membership for One or Team of 6-10 at Harris Sports (Up to 57% Off)

Harris Sports

Downey High School

Make new friends and get in shape with regular games of flag football

$100 $43

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Fitscope (82% Off)

Fitscope

Costa Mesa

From the merchant: Better than your ordinary bootcamp! We train small group classes to ensure a personalized service and BIG results!

$450 $81

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One or Two 30-Minute Private Guitar or Piano Lessons at Delian Music (Up to 58% Off)

Delian Music

Delian Music

During one-on-one lessons, students take advice from accomplished musicians sporting degrees

$30 $15

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes from CrossFit West Covina (65% Off)

Crossfit West Covina

West Covina

From the merchant: Motivating instructors that push you to your limits for ultimate body transformation using the CrossFit methodology.

$165 $58

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit, 10 Introductory OnRamp Classes, or Both at CrossFit Live (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Live!

CrossFit LIVE

CrossFit workouts enhance 10 facets of fitness, including strength training, speed, cardio, and agility

$159 $59

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5K/10K Run and World Water Day Fest for One, Two, or Four from Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (Up to 50% Off)

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Carlsbad

Celebrate the health of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon by completing a fun run, enjoying a provided lunch, and learning about water conservation

$50 $31

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Paintball with Gear Rental and 200 Paintballs for One, Two, or Four at Fairfield Extreme Sports (Up to 51% Off)

Fairfield Extreme Sports

Fairfield

Equipped with rental markers and protective gear, players conquer rivals during colorful skirmishes

$45 $22

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$55 for Four Aerial Yoga Classes at UP Flying Yoga (a $100 Value)

UP Flying Yoga

Studio City

Seasoned instructors guide up to 16 students through yoga and Pilates-infused classes performed on soft fabric hammocks

$100 $55

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$105 for $300 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Anouphab MMTL

Me Time Llc

Richmond

From the merchant: Private fighter training with former WEC and UFC Muay Thai trainer.

$300 $105

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3, 5, or 10 Personal-Training Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Training at Streamline Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Streamline Fitness

Murrieta

Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to develop custom workouts that might utilize weightlifting, cardio work, and more

$150 $75

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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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3-Lap Ride-Along or 10- or 15-Lap Driving Session with Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Ride along with a dirt-track driver or take the wheel for a 10- or 15-lap experience in a Dirt Late Model car

$129 $64

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Two or Four Weeks of TRX Suspension-Training Fitness Classes at Fitness Therapy (Up to 73% Off)

Fitness Therapy

Original Daly City

One-hour TRX sessions strengthen core muscles and boost endurance through the use of body-resistance equipment

$75 $20

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Circus Vargas, March 12–April 11 (Up to 52% Off)

Circus Vargas

Multiple Locations

An animal-free, family friendly cast of aerialists, acrobats, and clowns sing, dance, and perform tricks meant to delight the young and old

$37 $19

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Hop On, Hop Off Wine-Tasting Tour from The Wine Line for Two or Four (Up to 35% Off). Six Options Available.

The Wine Line

Santa Maria

Choose between Santa Barbara or Paso Robles for your tour, then hop off the shuttle only at the wineries you want to visit

$140 $99

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Admission to the EC Craft Beer Invitational or Admission to Invitational and 5K from RunEC (Up to 39% Off)

RunEC

EC Craft Beer Invitational

EC Craft Beer Invitational includes access to 40+ local craft beers, gourmet snacks, and live music; 5K includes t-shirt and medal

$40 $29

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Rialto "Drop in" Jazz Festival at Frisbie Park on Saturday, April 25, at 12 p.m. (Up to 20% Off)

Rialto "Drop in" Jazz Festival

Rialto "Drop in" Jazz Festival

Comic Tommy Davidson hosts an outdoor benefit for the Rialto Youth Collaborative, featuring headliners Sheila E. and David Benoit

$65 $52

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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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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Panaro Brothers Winery (50% Off)

Panaro Brothers Winery

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Panaro family, now in fifth generation of winemaking, draws on rich history as they transform grapes into single-varietal and blended wines

$66 $33

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$99 for a Four-Session Horsemanship Course at ML Performance Horses ($210 Value)

ML Performance Horses

ML Performance Horses

Instructors meet with riders for 90-minute sessions that focus on fine-tuning horse-riding skills in the Western or English disciplines

$210 $99

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4, 8, or 12 Semi-Private Personal Training with Consultation at 181 Fitness (up to 59% Off)

181 Fitness

Vista

Trainer motivates client to meet goals; group creates a supportive community; cardio, strength, and core exercises improve physical fitness

$200 $99

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$29 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Active Performance (Up to $205.50 Value)

CrossFit Active Perfomance

Mission Viejo

Classes fuse elements of strength training, cardio, gymnastics, and plyometrics to create a potent new functional workout each day

$205.50 $28

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Half- or All-Day Paintball Outing for 5, or 90-Minute Private Party for 12 at Midway Paintball (Up to 83% Off)

Midway Paintball

Vacaville

Referees match players by skill level and set up matches across six outdoor fields with buildings, inflatable cover, and natural terrain

$99 $19.99

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Two-Hour Wristband for One or Two at Go Kart World (36% Off)

Go Kart World

Go Kart World

Six go-kart tracks entice families and celebrities alike with sprint-car and euro-car racing

$40 $26

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Admission for Two or Four, or Feeding Frenzy Tour Admission at Hesperia Zoo (Up to 60% Off)

Hesperia Zoo

Hesperia

Tigers, lemurs, and other rare and endangered species from six continents living on a 10-acre zoo in the heart of California’s high desert

$20 $8.50

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Rainbow-Trout Fishing Trip for Two or Four from Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service (Up to 35% Off)

Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service

Downtown

Traverse the Sacramento River on a 24-foot jet boat to catch between 25 and 40 wild rainbow trout

$400 $280

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$13 for Unlimited Rides for One at Pacific Park (Up to $24.95 Value)

Pacific Park

Downtown Santa Monica

Admission to oceanfront amusement park’s rides such as solar-powered ferris wheel, scrambler, and pirate ship

$24.95 $13

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If you've ever stood on the second floor of the Los Angeles Central Public Library and marveled at the explosion of color within the rotunda or the 12 adjacent murals depicting California history, then you have the Los Angeles Conservancy to thank. When the library was scheduled for demolition in the mid-1970s, concerned citizens formed the Conservancy to save the rotunda, the exterior limestone sculptures, and the library's many other architectural treasures. The group finally convinced the City Council to preserve the library in 1983, after years of public discussion, debate, and book-sniffing sit-ins. Ever since, it has advocated for greater Los Angeles's historic sites and educated people about the city's architectural heritage. The Conservancy is responsible for saving and revitalizing landmarks such as the former Cathedral of St. Vibiana, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, and the world’s oldest remaining McDonald’s restaurant. To accomplish its mission, the membership-based nonprofit offers a number of ways people can experience these beautiful and storied places. The Last Remaining Seats series earned a Reader Recommendation for Best Film Series and Best Downtown Event in the Los Angeles Downtown News' 2012 poll, in which the conservancy’s walking tours also earned the title of Best Downtown Tour. But the organization does more than save grandiose public buildings: increasingly, it also focuses on smaller community projects such as garden apartments and sites that reflect the area's rich Latino culture. Executive director and 20-year Conservancy veteran Linda Dishman explained to Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times, "People are becoming more vocal. …That's one of the great secrets about Los Angeles: People really identify with their neighborhoods." The Conservancy also presents annual preservation awards to honor the efforts of individuals who fight to save places such as Pann’s Coffee Shop and Griffith Observatory.
523 West 6th Street
Los Angeles,
CA
US
When Kate Danta opened P.B. Yoga & Healing Arts, she envisioned more than a simple yoga studio. Her holistic health center would offer both Pilates and yoga classes that explored different types of practice along with a range of wellness services such as massage and acupuncture. Kate is a holistic health practitioner, a massage therapist, and a yoga instructor with 30 years of experience, herself, so she was in a unique position to make her dream become reality. Rather than doing everything herself, Kate assembled a staff of certified massage therapists, naturopathic healers, and yoga instructors to add their knowledge of Svaroopa, Kripalu, and Kundalini yoga to the studio's repertoire. Visitors to the holistic studio can choose to better their bodies and minds by choosing to attend classes or visiting one of the staff's variety of physical and spiritual healers. During yoga sessions, instructors lead students through guided relaxations, breathing techniques, and yoga poses to help clients build flexibility and relax deep spinal muscles. Pilates mat classes are taught by an experienced instructor who sold her thriving studio in order to move to San Diego and join the staff at PB Yoga and Healing Arts to challenge clients' muscles with small isometric movements, which work to improve posture and protect the back by building strength throughout the core. The studio also has a Pilates Specialist whose background includes the New York Ballet Co. She works one-on-one with the help of the Gyrotonic equipment and the Pilates Reformer. The studio's on-staff licensed acupuncturist specializes in sports medicine, and can relieve chronic pain by carefully placing needles in strategic points along the body. Clients can achieve spiritual balance with visits to a Sunday morning meditation class facilitated by an ordained Zen Buddhist monk, Tenshin; who also teaches the Tai Chi classes. The center also offers sessions with an on-staff practitioner who can deliver both psychic readings and spiritual counseling to help clients reach inner peace.
961 Turquoise St
San Diego,
CA
US
C.J. Easter understands the value of physical fitness. As a former defensive back who faced some of college football's most fearsome offenses during a four-year stint with the Stanford Cardinal, he could only be as effective as he was lean. With visions of sleek physiques in mind, Easter earned his personal-training certification from the American Council on Exercise, founded Performance Science Training Institute, and set to work devising a fitness system of his own. The gym's exclusive Metabolic Movement Training (MMT) System is the result of all that hard work. The system is designed to jump-start the metabolism, so it continues working long after the session is complete by helping the body burn fat all day long. After a dynamic warmup to boost flexibility and coordination, trainers lead students through progressive resistance training to strengthen bones and muscles. Next, exciting, short-burst cardio intervals work to condition the heart and lungs and boost endurance, and a final core-training session chisels the midsection. Every exercise includes modifications and progressions to ensure students at every fitness level will glean benefits, and every session ends with a cool-down and stretch to leave bodies feeling better than when they came in. The institute's team of instructors also augment MMT exercises with counseling on how to make responsible nutritional decisions and set goals that are both challenging and achievable. This all-over approach doesn't simply help people get fitter; it helps them remake their entire lives in a healthier, happier image.
555 Dana Ave.
San Jose,
CA
US
Planted between mighty palms in Golden Gate Park is the oldest wood-and-glass conservatory in North America. The gleaming white Victorian structure has survived several boiler explosions, closure during World War II, and more than two decades of renovations. In 1998, it was deemed an endangered building—but it was quickly adopted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and completely rehabilitated by 2003. This century-old structure is home to the Conservatory of Flowers, a National Historic Landmark that connects visitors year-round with the exotic flora of the world's tropical regions. The Conservatory houses four main galleries. In the aquatic plants gallery, cascading water gurgles into pools beneath a glass-and-metal sculpture of a six-foot Victoria amazonica water lily. The mist-filled highland gallery mimics the high-altitude forests of tropical mountaintops with clusters of orchids and ferns. Showcasing another side of the tropics, the rainy lowland gallery replicates lush jungles, housing a 100-year-old imperial philodendron and several cycads, which date to the days when most dinosaurs were just tiny salamanders. The potted plants gallery incorporates man-made works such as copper planters from India, ceramic pots from Burkina Faso, and an urn from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Around the fragrant stillness of these halls, the Conservatory hosts special events such as gardening workshops. Groupon Celebrates Pride Month Over the last 50 years, the gay-rights movement in America has overcome tremendous obstacles to become a powerful voice for inclusion and diversity. Even as it has grown, the movement—like Groupon—is local at heart, and we applaud the commitment to real change that improves everyday lives. At Groupon, we are happy to add our voices to those celebrating PRIDE, their achievements as a social movement and a continued march to equality for the LGBT community. Plus, we love a chance to dig that rainbow wig out of storage. This month—and throughout the year—we salute our merchants and customers who support PRIDE and all efforts that promote dignity, respect, and equal opportunity. We're highlighting these merchants' deals with a special badge to show Groupon's pride in working with people who share our values.
100 John F Kennedy Dr
San Francisco,
CA
US
Art "The Shark" Correa has a history of surmounting life's challenges in pursuit of his business and fitness goals. While earning his bachelor's degree in kinesiology—thereby becoming his family's first college graduate—Art yearned to apply his knowledge toward other people's physical betterment, and gained national certification as a personal trainer. He then used his health expertise to found The Bod-e² Shop, a wellness sanctuary for all fitness levels, and has since trained such elite clients as NFL players Zack Follett and Ricky Manning, Jr. The Bod-e2 Shop functions as an all-purpose workout zone, manned by personal trainers and instructors who run kickboxing, Zumba, and intense boot-camp classes. Private sessions with the trainers can focus on sports-performance or toning goals, providing encouragement with motivating words rather than drill sergeant mantras or shyly suggestive fireworks displays. The gym's roster of advanced equipment has been highlighted on KMPH's Valley Life, and includes core-tightening air benches alongside Jacob's Ladder, a machine whose cycling rungs simulate climbing.
2065 East Shepherd Avenue
Fresno,
CA
US
Founded with the goal of bolstering childhood development via confidence- and fitness-boosting programs, Tricks Gymnastics, Dance, and Swim's team of instructors keeps kids of all ages active and engaged via a host of high-energy classes. The highly skilled and friendly crew works hard to foster a nurturing environment within each class, keeping a close eye on the kids while teaching them new skills via positive reinforcement and recognition of effort. All three locations offer dance classes that introduce preschool Baryshnikovs to the world of movement and grant school-aged pupils a chance to explore various styles ranging from ballet to jazz to ballroom hokey pokey. Meanwhile, experienced coaches man gymnastics programs designed to combat inactivity and encourage healthy lifestyles. Young ones aged 0?5 burn excess energy and hone flexibility during Tumblebunny classes, and big kids build strength and character thanks to both noncompetitive and competitive programs. A variety of special events include date nights that enable parents to sneak off for an evening of fun while their progeny plays at the gym. The Folsom location further fortifies its kinetic curriculum with swim programs focused on teaching pupils the essentials of water safety and basic swimming techniques. Paddlers grouped into classes by age hop into the crystalline pool, splashing about in waters kept at a balmy 89 degrees to ward off loitering snowflakes.
4440 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento,
CA
US

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