Things To Do in California

Kidz Bop Kids – Up to 49% Off

Kidz Bop Kids

House of Blues San Diego

$29.50 $15

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Stars of longstanding series put on live show that might feature covers of songs by Pharrell Williams, One Direction, and Katy Perry

Up to 40% Off at San Jose Renaissance Faire

San Jose Renaissance Faire

Guadalupe River Green

$36 $21.50

One-day visit brings guests face-to-face with jousters, magicians, cosplayers, fantasy authors, and family games at 22nd annual fest

Up to 54% Off AT&T Park Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

San Francisco

$150 $69

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

$10 for Hydrobike Ride

Long Beach HydroBikes

Los Alamitos Bay Landing

$20 $10

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Floating bikes cart pedalers past scenic Alamitos Bay sites, such as a bird sanctuary and seasonal jellyfish cove; free parking

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Up to 52% Off Game

Los Angeles Angels

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

$20.50 $12

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Following the All-Star break, the Angels seek to prove themselves as one of the league's best teams during a homestand against top AL rivals

50% Off Scenic Flight of Sonoma County for Three

North Coast Air

Santa Rosa

$338 $169

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Soar above Sonoma County with an experienced pilot, who narrates about sights such as the coast and the Russian River Wine Appellations

69% Off Classes at Cardio Barre

Cardio Barre Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

$160 $49

Classes combine barre work with light weights for an aerobic, no-impact workout that helps sculpt the entire body

43% Off Roller Skating Summer Camp at Roller King

Roller King

Cresthaven

$139 $79

Summer camps entertain kids with games, movies, and craft while integrating skating sessions

55% Off Glass-Blowing Classes

Revere Glass School

Northwest Berkeley

$220 $99

Demonstrations and practice help students craft basic solid glassworks, more advanced blown-glass bottles, or multicomponent goblets

50% Off Equestrian Experience for Two

Via Cantata Ranch

Murrieta

$390 $195

English-style riding; trainers cover grooming, saddling, and bridling before giving couples a tour of the working show barn.

Up to 51% Off Cowboy/Cowgirl Riding Package

ML Performance Horses

Sanger

$200 $99

Learn how to bridle, ride and rope, as well as saddling and grooming basics, in lessons that culminate in a horsemanship obstacle test

50% Off Party Cruise

Tiki Mermaid Charters

Marina Del Ray

$58 $29

Yacht adorned with tiki torches and overstuffed sofas ferries up to 60 passengers into the harbor as they enjoy drinks, food, and tunes

Up to 57% Off Sunset Cruise & Drinks from Cruise Newport Beach

Cruise Newport Beach

Newport Beach

$60 $29

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Cruises coast along the Newport Beach waterfront and coastline for 90 minutes against a stunning sunset backdrop

BottleRock Napa Valley – Outkast, The Cure, Eric Church

BottleRock Napa Valley

Napa Valley Expo Center

$159 $99

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The Cure, Outkast, Eric Church, Weezer, LL Cool J, TV on the Radio, and 60+ other bands galvanize three days of Napa's finest food and wine

Up to 44% Off a Beginners' Surfing Lesson

Adventure Out

Multiple Locations

$99 $55

Fully insured and permitted instructors guide novice surfers through the fundamentals during three-hour sessions with gear included

Up to 80% Off the LA Connection Theater

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Woodland Hills

$10 $2

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

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting and Harbor Cruise for Two

OC Ocean Adventures

Dana Point

$98 $49

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A 63 ft. catamaran glides through Dana Point Harbor during 90-minute cruises as a convivial host serves snacks and The Organic Cellar wine

64% Off Stock-Car Rag Experience in Irwindale 

L.A. Racing

Irwindale

$399 $145

Jump into the driver's seat of a real stock car to streak around Irwindale Speedway's half-mile, 12-degree oval for 20 laps

51% Off Tandem Kayaking

River Journey

Multiple Locations

$69 $34

Self-guided trips down picturesque river encounter rapids and landmarks along 5 to 8-mile leg of Stanislaus

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“Marylle Koken is fantastic at performing major transformations with ease," says InStyle magazine. "Koken is one of the nation’s top performing media artists in hair making today," raves SalonCity. While most salon owners would revel in a single glowing review, The Harlot Salon’s owner, Marylle Koken, has had them rolling in since her career began at the tender age of 19. After growing up in Holland and training in France, she traveled to the United States to embark upon a storied career. Now, thanks to her reputation for spellbinding styles, she counts The Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Juliette Binoche, Claudia Schiffer, and Jack Nicholson as clients at her Parisian-themed salon.

Complimentary cookies, champagne, and cappuccino welcome guests into The Harlot, where they kick back in soft, leather chairs as they await treatments with Marylle or one of the salon’s other star stylists. Not to be outdone by their lauded leader, the staff also flaunts impressive resumés that include styling for LA Fashion Week and fitting the Hollywood sign for its new wig. With the help of Sebastian Professional and Moroccanoil products, they perform a traditional list of hair services with untraditional flair.

1641 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice,
CA
US

Property Location
With a stay at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego (Downtown - San Diego Intl Airport), you'll be close to Marine Corps Recruit Depot and San Diego Convention Center. This 4-star hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 1053 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private patios. 32-inch high-definition televisions with digital programming provide entertainment, while high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools, 3 spa tubs, and outdoor tennis courts. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can get around on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 4 mi.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.

1380 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego,
CA
US

Property Location
With a stay at Moorpark Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel in San Jose, you'll be in the business district and convenient to Winchester Mystery House and Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Mall. This hotel is within close proximity of Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Mall and Harris-Lass Historic Museum.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 80 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, while CD players help you enjoy your music in the comfort of your room. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÂ’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and billiards.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.

4241 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose,
CA
US

After one look at the pristine pools packed with toys, and it’s no surprise why La Petite Baleen’s four San Francisco–area swim facilities are so popular with kids. What may be surprising, however, is that the flourishing network of schools started humbly in the backyard pool of John Kolbisen and Irene Madrid.

In 1979, the public school teachers were brainstorming ways to integrate their passion for educating kids with their love of the water. Starting with their own three children, some neighborhood kids, and their logo–Waverly the Whale, John and Irene began teaching swim lessons with a rather progressive philosophy: They approached swimming not just as an extracurricular activity, but as a means to boost self-confidence, build friendships, and learn to overcome fears.

More than 30 years later, La Petite Baleen has become a renowned family of schools, partnered with the U.S. Swim School Association and the Swim for Life Foundation. Part of the success has to do with how children are grouped. In weekly sessions, pods of tots of similar age, skill level, and personality evolve at a similar pace—earning individual achievement ribbons as they do. Kids make friends in the group, and the recurring scheduling means that they can stay enrolled with their new buddies indefinitely or until they grow their own dorsal fins. Each location’s indoor pools are kept at an inviting 90 degrees, in an attempt to make even the most timid student to feel comfortable in the water. Perhaps most importantly, the teachers participate in ongoing training designed to encourage empathetic, yet firm teaching methods.

933 Mason St.
San Francisco,
CA
US

At Fresno Fencing Academy, head coach and former Soviet and Ukrainian champion fencer, Vladimir Ostatnigrosh, distills his experience to foster a new generation of duelers within a 4,200-square-foot facility that boasts electric fencing strips, a fitness room with weight machines, and changing rooms. Ostatnigrosh invites students of all levels, aged 7 and older, to discover the art of parrying and thrusting, which nurtures self-discipline while bolstering the cardiovascular system and developing the skills necessary to retrieve stolen lunch money from Zorro. The academy’s classes, which range from introductory to competitive levels, cover the three Olympic fencing weapons: the foil, the épée, and the saber. Those expert swordsmen and swordswomen who have mastered the fencing rules and refrained from detonating any last-resort grenades during a match defend the academy’s robust reputation at local, regional, and national tournaments.

5717 N 1st St
Fresno,
CA
US

Property Location
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel is in the heart of Sacramento, walking distance from Sacramento Convention Center and Community Center Theater. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Memorial Auditorium and Cesar Chavez Park.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 503 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and wedding services.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

1230 J St
Sacramento,
CA
US

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