Things To Do in California

1 or 2 Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Outing with Popcorn and Soda for 2 or 4 at UltraStar Cinemas (32% Off)

UltraStar Cinemas

Mission Valley at Hazard Center

$35.50 $24

Hollywood hits dazzle patrons as they munch popcorn and sip sodas; refills on popcorn and soda included

All-Star Dance Challenge at San Jose National Civic on Saturday, August 23, at 9 a.m. or 7 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

All-Star Dance Challenge

San Jose National Civic

$22.09 $12

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Professional and amateur ballroom dancers battle for the all-star title during morning and evening bouts

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort on September 30 at 6 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort

Davies Symphony Hall

$199 $89

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The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business

$29 for The Slime Run 5K on Saturday, June 21, at the Sacramento Raceway (Up to $54.68 Value)

The Slime Run

Sacramento Raceway

$54.68 $29

Get slimed as you make your way along a 5K path rife with slippery obstacles

$10 for a One-Hour Hydrobike Ride from Long Beach Hydrobikes ($20 Value)

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

One or Three 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Experiences at Fun With Horses (Up to 57% Off)

Fun With Horses

Anaheim

$60 $26

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Dedicated instructors lead students through one-hour private or group riding sessions on family-run farm in picturesque setting

"Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Shootout" on Saturday, June 21, Doors open at 7 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Shootout

Riverside Municipal Auditorium

$27 $12

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Weigh which British Invasion group reigns supreme while hearing detailed recreations of their hits

Santana at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine on Saturday, July 26 (Up to 44% Off)

Santana

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine

$35.50 $20

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Multiple Grammy Award-winning guitarist behind hits "Black Magic Woman," "Evil Ways," and "Smooth" shares guitar pyrotechnics

$169 for a Scenic Flight of Sonoma County for Three People from North Coast Air ($338 Value)

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

Full-Day Paintball Package for One or Two at Surf Xtreme in Elk Grove (Up to 50% Off)

Surf Xtreme

Elk Grove

$23.95 $12

Paintball package arms players with a marker, mask, unlimited air, and paintballs and sets them loose on field with customizable bunkers

Four-Hour Temecula Valley Wine Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (57% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Multiple Locations

$179 $79

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Four-hour tour of 3 wineries aboard a limo coach includes 5-6 tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary champagne and appetizers.

$49 for 10 Cardio Barre Fitness Classes ($160 Value)

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

$79 for Four-Day Kids' Roller Skating Summer Camp at Roller King ($139 Value)

Roller King

Cresthaven

$139 $79

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

$99 for a Four-Hour Glass-Blowing Class at Revere Glass School ($220 Value). Four Options Available.

Revere Glass School

Northwest Berkeley

$220 $99

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

Karmin or The Fresh Beat Band at The Pacific Amphitheatre (Up to 42% Off)

Karmin or Fresh Beat Band

Pacific Amphitheatre

$25.35 $15

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Youtube sensations behind "Brokenhearted" and Nick, Jr. musical quartet take the stage for a pair of summer concerts

$195 for a Half-Day Equestrian Experience for Two at Via Cantata Ranch ($390 Value)

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.

Weekend Pass to Central Coast Comic Con for One or Two from WTF Events on September 12–14 (Up to 39% Off)

WTF Events

Ventura County Fairgrounds

$40 $25

Celebrities from the comic-book, horror, and sci-fi universes converge for panels and autographs as fans enjoy gaming and cosplay

Hands-On Introductory Cowboy/Cowgirl Riding Package for Two or Four at ML Performance Horses (Up to 51% Off)

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

One Month of Morning Meltdown Fitness Classes for One or Two People at FitcampLA (Up to 64% Off)

FitcampLA

South Gate

$159 $59

High-energy morning workouts designed to help shed pounds; nutrition service included

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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

The thick September fog haunts the water like a lonely ghost, obscuring the boat’s passengers’ view of everything but their fellow riders. Convinced that they’ll see nothing more that day, Captain Joe Nazar turns his vessel around and heads back to shore when suddenly, out of the brume, a graceful hulk breaks through the rolling waters. The boat has unwittingly happened upon a pod of humpback whales, and everyone––including the seasoned naturalist guides aboard––suddenly falls into a stunned silence as the majestic creatures spout water and dive into the mist. Fostering humbling, awe-inspiring interactions with nature such as this is Captain Joe’s raisons d'être and the driving force behind the founding of San Francisco Whale Tours.

San Francisco Whale Tours demonstrates the beauty and diversity of the Bay’s bustling ecosystem with regular nature tours that trawl the coast. Captain Joe––aided by his expert crew and sage naturalists––shares his passion for aquatic adventures with his guests via leisurely excursions through the waters of the Farallon Islands aboard the Kitty Kat, his trusted watercraft. The catamaran ferries its curious passengers in style with a sun deck and enclosed cabin, and its low wake and gentle underwater noise make it a model marine houseguest. Aiding the crusade to preserve whale populations, San Francisco Whale Tours donates a portion of profits to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

2950 HYDE ST
SAN FRANCISCO,
CA
US

With eclectic backgrounds in ballet, Scottish Highland dancing, and environmental law, California Arts Academy co-owners and directors Julie Ann Keller and Christopher Campbell bring their students their own distinctive expertise and worldviews. Backed by a cadre of instructors, the duo strives to create a space where kids can freely express themselves through gymnastics and musical theater and can elaborate tap-dance routines that summon the ghost of Fred Astaire. California Arts Academy was also named Favorite for Children's Dance Classes, Art Classes, and Live Theater by the readers of the Central California Parent Magazine 2012-2014. Not content to just offer classes, Keller and Campbell hold semiannual auditions for their performances.

4750 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

Napoli Culinary Academy founder and international chef Hassi Sadri?whose infinite pizza knowledge earned him the head judge position at the international pizza competition in Las Vegas?leads culinary initiates along with his staff during fun-filled cooking classes, whether for fun or to achieve a culinary-arts diploma. During hands-on classes, groups of students learn useful tidbits on how to cook a variety delectable dishes. Academy students along with professional executive chefs serve lunch and dinner in the Napoli Culinary Academy Caf? and cater special events while showing off skills crucial to their future careers as gourmet chefs, from carving meats to plating entrees.

1401 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento,
CA
US

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