Activities in California

$75 for Mystery Comedy Dinner Theater for Two with Magnets at Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater ($130 Value)

Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater

The Imperial House Restaurant

Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

$130 $75

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

San Jose Museum of Art

Downtown San Jose

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

$16 $15

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The San Francisco Dungeon Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 40% Off)

The San Francisco Dungeon

Fisherman's Wharf

Join the Trickster for a show that covers 200-plus years of history through Halloween-themed stories, including The Lady of Stow Lake

$52 $31

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Valley Comedy Presents Ha Has at the Hofbrau with Nema Williams for Two on Saturday, December 6 (Up to 50% Off)

HA HAs at the Hofbrau with Nema Williams

Silver Dollar Hofbrau

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Nema Williams shares his unique view on modern life, as seen on BET’s Comic View and Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up

$30 $15

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Galena Street East's "Holiday Tapestry" on December 5–6 (Up to 40% Off)

"Holiday Tapestry"

Hiram Johnson High School Theatre

Annual show celebrates international holiday traditions with music and dance from around the world

$15 $9

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Downtown or Extended Long Beach Segway Tour (Up to 51%Off)

Long Beach Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals

Downtown Long Beach

Knowledgable guides lead tours that cover Long Beach’s waterfront, scenic downtown area, and beyond

$85 $42

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$45 for One Flying Trapeze Class and One Trampoline or One Aerial Arts Class at Trapeze Arts ($80 Value)

Trapeze Arts

West Oakland

Flying trapeze and aerial arts classes teach aerial skills and build strength; 90-minute trampoline class provides an aerobic workout

$80 $45

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$20 for a Monster X Tour Package with a Pit Pass at Rabobank Arena on January 23 ($33.65 Value)

Monster X Tour

Rabobank Arena

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Roaring monster trucks thrill motorsports fans in an high-octane evening of races, wheelies, and car crushing

$33.65 $20

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De La Soul on December 2 or Andy McKee on December 3 at House of Blues Anaheim (Up to 51% Off)

De La Soul or Andy McKee

House of Blues Anaheim

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De La Soul made peace and love in hip-hop cool, and Andy McKee was just a guitar teacher until his videos started going viral

$26.50 $13

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Latin Dance Workshop for One or Two People with Rhythmic Fusion (Up to 68% Off)

Rhythmic Fusion

VIP Dance Studio

Train your body to respond to the music in fun, crash-course dance workshops for all skill levels

$55 $20

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"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus LIVE!" at Fox Performing Arts Center on Friday, December 19 (Up to 50% Off)

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus Live!"

Fox Performing Arts Center

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story’s live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

$72.50 $36

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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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$45 for Five Pilates Classes at Club Pilates San Diego ($85 Value). 13 Locations Available.

Club Pilates San Diego

Multiple Locations

13 sunny studio locations host strengthening Pilates Reformer, sculpting, and stretching classes taught by certified instructors

$85 $45

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Hot Yoga Central Fremont (Up to 74% Off)

Bikram Hot Yoga Central Fremont

Central Downtown

Students work through the 26-posture sequence of Bikram yoga in a room heated to 105 degrees, designed to detoxify and increase flexibility

$140 $39

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Nickelback at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine on Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 24% Off)

Nickelback

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine

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Chart-topping rockers behind “How You Remind Me” deliver slick yet heavy hits in support of their latest album No Fixed Address

$40 $31

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Four Weeks of Personal Training Two or Three Days Per Week at Veggie Life Fitness (Up to50% Off)

Veggie Life Fitness

San Bernardino

One-on-one training sessions combine workouts with grocery lists to promote healthier lifestyles

$80 $40

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One, Two, or Three Months of Classes at GymStars Modesto/Tibon's Goju Ryu Karate in Modesto (Up to 85% Off)

Tibon's Goju Ryu Karate Program at GymStars Modesto

Modesto

Kids ages 4 to 12 or adults aged 13 and older practice with Sensei Tibon, who is an expert in goju ryu karate

$165 $25

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Holiday Light Boat Tour for Two or Four Adults or a Family of Four from The Pirate Boat Ride (Up to 54% Off)

The Pirate Boat Ride

Oxnard

Family-friendly trips showcase boats and houses decorated for the holidays along Channel Islands Harbor

$60 $29

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$199 for a 20-Lap Adventure Program at Allen Berg Racing School ($399 Value)

Allen Berg Racing Schools

Auto Club Speedway

After a drivers' mtg, review class from Formula One driver Allen Berg, & track-orientation, drivers will whip around the track for 20 laps

$399 $199

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$40 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Exhilarate Fitness Studio ($99 Value)

Exhilarate Fitness Studio

Moreno Valley

Certified fitness instructors lead Zumba, piloxing, and circuit-training classes

$99 $40

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Posada Navidena con El Dasa at Giggle Night Club on Friday, December 5, at 9 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Posada Navidena con El Dasa

Giggles Night Club

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Cowboy-hatted singer behind romantic Mexican chart-toppers such as “Amor de los Dos” and “Por Ser Bonta”

$38.26 $22

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"The Un-Royal Ball" Improv Comedy Dinner Show and Souvenir Wine Glasses for Two on Saturday Evenings (Up to 40% Off)

Belly Laugh Productions

Muelle Peruvian Cantina at The Hotel Huntington Beach

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Audience members enjoy a gourmet 4-course meal while witnessing high-jinks explode during an interactive spy-comedy dinner show

$132.12 $79

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Range Practice at Robinson Ranch Golf Club (Up to 39% Off)

Robinson Ranch Golf Club

Santa Clarita

Rolling terrain characterizes course with water hazards, oversized greens, and deep pot bunkers; natural beauty and challenges abound

$183 $115

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$49 for One Month of Yoga, Spin, Zumba, and Boot-Camp Classes at Next Level Sports Complex ($145 Value)

Next Level Sports Complex

Garden Grove

Group fitness classes help students get in shape whether through the relaxing stretches of yoga or the intense cardio workouts of spin class

$145 $49

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

MetaBody

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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$20 for One Ticket to "Smoke & Mirrors" Play at The Road Theatre (Up to $37.20 Value)

"Smoke & Mirrors"

The Road Theatre

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Albie Selznick performs impossible stunts on his journey to becoming a master illusionist

$37.20 $20

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$65 for Golf with Cart and Driving Range Tokens for Two at Marine Memorial Golf Course (Up to $104 Value)

Marine Memorial Golf Course

Oceanside

6,865-yard course runs a path around the rippling foothills and towering trees of Windmill Canyon

$104 $65

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15 or 30 Small-Group MixFit Classes at Shark Tank MMA Gym (68% Off)

Shark Tank MMA Gym

Rancho Cucamonga

Fitness instructors challenge exercisers with a blend of Crossfit, boot camp, and MMA techniques designed to tone bodies and test endurance

$375 $119

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$88 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Souvenir Mugs from The Dinner Detective ($161.60 Value)

The Dinner Detective Ontario

Ontario

Four-course chicken, salmon, or pasta meal accompanies humor-studded modern mystery theater as guests scramble to find a killer among them

$161.60 $88

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$25 for One Month of Beginner Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes at ATA Martial Arts ($248 Value)

ATA Martial Arts

North Antelope Valley

Instructors help students of any age master tae kwon do

$248 $25

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One or Two Private Dance Lessons for One or Wedding-Dance Lessons for Two at Malia In Motion (Up to 78% Off)

Malia In Motion

Sing Inc. Studio

Dancers practice ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, latin ballroom moves during private lessons; couples can prepare for their first dance

$65 $25

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Karate Classes at United Self-Defense Academy - Palmdale (Up to 87% Off). Three Options Available.

United Self-Defense Academy - Palmdale

Palmdale

All options include a T-shirt and mouth guard

$225 $29

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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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Pop Diva or PJ Bash Party for Up to 6 or 10 Girls at Sugar & Spice Studios (52% Off)

Sugar & Spice Studios

Toro Park

Specialists host experiential parties with makeup, hairstyling, nail art, and a dance party

$156 $75

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Admission for Two or Four to the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

American Museum of Ceramic Art

Pomona

Visit the largest ceramics-only museum in the U.S., observing rotating exhibits and the studio where the community makes art as well

$14 $8

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One or Two Months of Early Bird Beginner's CrossFit Classes at Torrance CrossFit (Up to 90% Off)

Torrance CrossFit

Torrance

Classes are held Monday through Friday at 6:30 A.M. to help CrossFit newbies learn the skills to safely participate in CrossFit classes

$240 $29

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One or Three Months of Cardio-Kickboxing and Boot-Camp Membership at Dance Co. (Up to 74% Off)

Dance Co.

Upper B Street

High-intensity cardio kickboxing and boot-camp classes offer varied exercises to help work up a sweat, tone muscles, and lose weight

$90 $29

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Cheers 2 Art Wine-Tasting and Painting Experience for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (52% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Multiple Locations

Groups head out on 2.5-hour wine-tasting excursions before expressing themselves with a painting session that includes complimentary mimosas

$205 $99

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$39 for 10 One-Hour Jungle-Gym Open-Play Sessions at Safari Run ($80 Value)

Safari Run

Multiple Locations

Animal-themed jungle gym packed with slides, bridges, tunnels, and ladders combines fitness and play for kids aged 3–10 on Monday–Friday

$80 $39

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Standup for Two with Nachos and Tickets to a Future Show at The Ice House (Up to 79% Off)

The Ice House

West Central

Club carries on a 50-year tradition of hilarity that has included Robin Williams, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld

$94.50 $20

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Two or Four VIP Tickets to Premier Bridal Shows (Up to 56% Off). Multiple Dates Available.

Premier Bridal Shows

Multiple Locations

Bridal shows held at six locations throughout the year connect brides-to-be with dozens of top vendors

$20 $10

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Five Personal Training Sessions at Next Level Fitness (65% Off)

Next Level Fitness

Fullerton

From the merchant: Have you ever been interested in Personal Training? This is your chance to try it for the lowest cost ever!

$250 $88

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Premier Seating for Two with Optional Appetizer and Bottle of Wine at Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 (Up to 49% Off)

Muvico Thousand Oaks 14

Muvico Theaters Thousand Oaks 14

The vast theater boasts 4K digital projection in all auditoriums, where VIPs watch the latest blockbusters from oversized seats

$44 $22.99

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Tennis 101 Clinic or Cardio Tennis 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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5K Entry for One, Two, or Four to The Color Dash 5K on Saturday, January 10 (Up to 45% Off)

The Color Dash 5k

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School

Run or walk along a noncompetitive 5K course while getting covered in bursts of electric colors

$45 $29

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Swim Camp or Four Swim Lessons at Little Dipper Aquatic Center (Up to 60% Off). Eight Options Available.

Little Dipper Aquatic Center

Concord

Swim camps or lessons for toddlers through adults, including special-needs students, take place in a heated saltwater pool

$100 $49

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$69.99 for Golf with Cart at Woodcreek Golf Club and Diamond Oaks- Valid 7 days a week ($122 Value)

Woodcreek Golf Club and Diamond Oaks Golf Course

Multiple Locations

Enjoy 18 holes of golf at picturesque Woodcreek course or Ted Robinson-designed Diamond Oaks course

$122 $69.99

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Children's Cooking Class for One or Two from Chef Koochooloo on 12/16 from 4-5:30PM (Up to 54% Off)

Chef Koochooloo

Yeganeh Bakery & Cafe

Kids learn not only how to cook and eat healthy but also how to appreciate different cultures and put math and science skills into practice

$75 $35

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$44 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for 2 with Cart Rental Mare Island Golf Club (Up to $116 Value)

Mare Island Golf Course

Vallejo

Oldest course west of the Mississippi River features distinctive topography on the front and back nines, as well as a range and a pro shop

$116 $44

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$22 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Cheese Platter and Take-Home Bottle at D'Vine Wine Bar ($40 Value)

D'Vine Wine Bar

Victorville

Wine bar known for its live jazz serves up choice of seven wine flights paired with cheese

$40 $22

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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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Impact Theatre's "The Dragon Play" for Two with Souvenir Glasses on November 13–December 14 (Up to 44% Off)

The Dragon Play

La Val's Subterranean

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This darkly whimsical tale weaves together stories about a struggling married couple and a boy in love with a 300-year-old dragon girl

$63 $35

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Flag Football League Membership for One or Team of 6-10 at Harris Sports (Up to 66% Off)

Harris Sports

Downey High School

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

$100 $34

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A Golf Lesson from Impact Position Golf (65% Off)

Impact Position Golf

Costa Mesa

From the merchant: Introductory 40-minute video lesson

$95 $33

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$25 for One Ticket to a Spar Star Promotions MMA Event at Hollywood Park Casino ($54.16 Value). Three Dates Available.

Spar Star Promotions Presents "Fight Night"

Hollywood Park Casino

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A title fight and a super heavyweight showdown highlight the first of three upcoming MMA events

$54.16 $25

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21-Day Boot Camp or Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at West Covina Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 74% Off)

West Covina Fit Body Boot Camp

West Covina

Trainers motivate patrons to burn fat and build muscle in a non-intimidating atmosphere

$117 $29.99

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

CrossFit Live!

Norwalk

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

$159 $59

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5 or 10 Kettlebell Classes at Peter's Personal Training (Up to 54% Off)

Peter's Personal Training

Carlsbad

Kettlebell trainer guides students through safe, effective kettlebell workouts designed to tone muscle and burn fat

$75 $35

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for One Month Of Yoga For $29 at Yoga Etc

Yoga Etc

Fairfield

For $5, receive a coupon for one month of yoga for $29

$5

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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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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

$120 $44

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions or Five Weeks Plus a Fitness E-Book at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 87% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

$123.50 $29

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Standup Comedy at Flappers Comedy Club (Up to 57% Off)

Flappers Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

Comedy club features sets from nationally touring standups seen on television

$58 $25

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One or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at D-1 & Only Martial Arts Academy (Up to 78% Off)

D-1 & Only Martial Arts Academy

Antioch

Martial-arts lessons for all age groups teach age-appropriate skills in areas such as karate, kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

$149 $39

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10 or 15 Classes at Bikram Hot Yoga Daly City (Up to 83% Off)

Bikram Hot Yoga Daly City

Westlake

Certified instructors guide students through Bikram yoga's 26 postures to limber up and detoxify physiques in a heated studio

$140 $25

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$60 for a Wine Tasting and Tour Experience for Two at Keyways Vineyard & Winery ($246 Value)

Keyways Vineyard & Winery

Temecula

After touring the vineyard, guests can sample pours of wine in the barrel room, then select 12 samples of wine paired with gourmet snacks

$246 $60

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All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (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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30- or 60-Minute Discovery Flight and 20-Minute Video at Apus Air (Up to 44% Off)

Apus Air

El Cajon

Instructors accompany students as they take to the air over downtown San Diego

$159 $89

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10 or 20 Boxing Fitness Classes at Westside Boxing Club (Up to 68% Off)

Westside Boxing Club

Peninsula

Learn boxing basics while burning calories in non-contact class characterized by high-intensity cardio

$120 $39

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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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Five Private Dance Classes from Glamorous Productions (65% Off)

Glamorous Productions

Compton

Hip-hop, African, modern, praise, and jazz dance classes are offered for children aged 9–18

$250 $88

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A Slice of Comedy with Dean Delay on Saturday, November 29, or Mike Wirtz on Saturday, December 27 (Up to 44% Off)

A Slice of Comedy

Mother Mary's

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See standup from Dean Delay or high-energy comic Mike Wirtz, who appears with Keith Carey and ultra-blue jokester Danny Minch

$21.60 $12

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga and Fitness Classes at YogaWorks ($149 Value)

YogaWorks

Multiple Locations

Yoga Alliance–trained instructors lead exercisers of all abilities through yoga classes that include Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Flow

$149 $39

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Two-Hour Jump Pass or a Birthday Package for Up to 10 Guests at Get Air (Up to 49% Off). Five Options Available.

Get Air

Vista

Leap on a gigantic court of wall-to-wall trampolines and watch replays of your tricks on flat-screen monitors

$24 $13

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Four Weekly Group or Parent & Me Swim Classes at Evolution Swim Academy (49% Off)

Evolution Swim Academy

Mission Viejo

Little ones as young as 3 months perfect their paddles during four weekly swim lessons at a new year-round, indoor, learn-to-swim facility

$92 $47

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5- or 10-Class Pass at Akasha Yoga (Up to 55% Off)

Akasha Yoga - Under New Ownership

Vacaville

Students stretch toward better health in a variety of yoga classes, including hot hatha yoga and yin yoga

$60 $29

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$19 for Four Beginner Tennis Lessons for Kids Aged 6–12 at RAMP Tennis ($40 Value)

RAMP Tennis

Carson

Beginner tennis lessons for kids aged 6–12; pick any four Saturdays between 11/29 and 1/31

$40 $19

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One Month of Gymnastics or Tumbling Classes for One or Two at Gymnastics Express (Up to 77% Off)

Gymnastics Express

Hesperia

Instructors teach kids skills on trampoline, bars, vault, and beam

$140 $35

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$21 for $60 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Saiko Fitness

Saiko Fitness

Pacheco

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

$60 $21

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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
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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

Bodies twist and arch through space in a series of progressive rotations. Participants cycle their shoulders, leap into crouches, and even swing club-shaped weights that resemble a clown's juggling pins. Watching a Circular Strength Training class at Chrome Fit might call to mind scenes of a mesmerizing circus performance, but the intent of the workout is anything but laughable. Rather, its dynamic actions help to broaden range of motion while simultaneously building muscle.

Circular Strength Training is one of five specialized classes led by Chrome Fit's coaching team. Though they utilize different tools—including gymnastics rings, kettlebells, and yoga techniques—they all have a holistic focus on increasing poised and powerful mobility. Their practical applications range from reducing chronic pain and competing in marathons to, in the case of TACFIT sessions, learning to tackle and safely recover from the crisis situations faced by police, military, and emergency personnel.

Owner Sheri L. Covey and her staff supplement these group classes with private personal-training sessions, as well as customized duo or small-group seminars. They adapt their instructions to suit clients of all fitness backgrounds, instead of simply telling newer students to watch the older ones until they feel ready to lift the same weights. Through boot-camp and corporate-wellness programs, they also encourage achievements in a more general community setting, drawing from the entirety of their class curriculum to plan varied drills.

1701 S 7th St, Ste 7
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 Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

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