Activities in Dublin

Up to 66% Off Bowling

Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl

Dublin

$70 $24

Bowlers compete on one of 40 championship lanes equipped with automatic scoring

68% Off Motor-Skills Classes for Kids

Pediatric Motor Playground

Multiple Locations

$157 $50

Educational-fitness instructors develop motor skills, social skills, and handwriting with activities designed by occupational therapists

Harvest Park Bowl – Up to 57% Off

Harvest Park Bowl

Brentwood

$47 $20

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Bowl on one of 32 lanes while eight big-screen TVs, a snack bar, and a game room vie for attention

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Carmel Valley Village

$20 $11

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Sample award-winning wines aged in French oak barrels and made from grapes grown in the vineyards that make the property so picturesque

Up to 60% Off Kids' Indoor Play Sessions

PartiPalooza

Livermore

$50 $25

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Indoor play arena feeds all appetites for activity with a climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, bowling alley, and karaoke stage

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards

Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley

$20 $11

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Sample 7 wines, including the Black Mountain chardonnay with notes of pear, quince and pineapple, or the bold Pedregal cabernet sauvignon

Up to 97% Off Adventures Passes

Adventures Pass

Multiple Locations

$1,500 $59

Passes give holders discounts on activities such as fly fishing, clay shooting, paragliding, horseback riding, wakeboarding, and paintball

Up to 80% Off Adult or Teen Parkour Classes

APEX Movement NorCal

Concord

$145 $29

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Parkour and free-running gym houses a modular set of obstacles including jungle gyms, moveable bars, walls of many heights, and a foam pit

Up to 67% Off Eddie Griffin Comedy Show

The Legends of Comedy Tour starring Eddie Griffin

The Historic Bal Theatre

$106.74 $35

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Undercover Brother Eddie Griffin joins with local comedians to delight audiences with a night of hilarious standup

87% Off Yoga at Umang's Wellness Haven

Umang's Wellness Haven

San Ramon

$186 $25

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ERYT-certified instructor Umang Goel leads a seven-day schedule of yoga classes to help students stretch and strengthen muscles

Up to 67% Off at Nicolana Dance

Dance with Nicolana

Newark

$75 $29

Dance instructors help students tone and isolate muscles; classes for serious dance students to those looking for better nightclub moves

Up to 48% Off Trampoline Birthday Party

Great Jump Sports

Milpitas

$250 $129

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Party package invites up to 10 youngsters to work up an appetite during trampoline time, and then slay it with pizza and pop

Half Off Wine Tastings at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Sutter Creek

$42 $21

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Sip on reserve wines crafted by master winemaker Scott Harvey before taking home a bottle of zinfandel, barbera, or syrah

76% Off Classes at Worlds Yoga

Worlds Yoga

Union City

$120 $29

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Instructors guide students through the time-honored poses and sequences of Hatha flow, restorative yoga, Ashatanga, and yin yoga

Up to 50% Off Golf

Grayson Woods Golf Course

Pleasant Hill

$6 $3

With Mount Diablo as a backdrop, golf complex offers an 18-hole putting course and 9-hole, par-3 course characterized by large greens

Up to 58% Off Irish Dance Classes

Dillon Magh Adhair Academy of Irish Dance

Walnut Creek

$100 $45

Instructors teach students the art of Irish dance at a school that's registered with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, Dublin, Ireland

Up to 63% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Earthquake Arabians

Tassajara

$80 $39

Certified trainers lead private horseback-riding lessons at a facility featuring an indoor arena and lush gardens

Up to 88% Off Smartraining Package at Koko FitClub

Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

$190 $29

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Automated exercise stations steer clients through 30-minute workouts that match body type, target fitness goals, and adapt with progress

Up to 52% Off at Boomers!

Palace Entertainment

Livermore

$24.99 $12

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

Up to 57% Off at Dragonfly Yoga + Wellness LLC

Dragonfly Yoga + Wellness LLC

Livermore

$99 $45

Students of all levels practice yoga barefoot; varied classes include Yin, restorative, and heated Vinyasa yoga

Up to 54% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance Studio

Lafayette

$54 $27

Expert belly-dance instructor leads group in basic moves during calorie-burning classes; advanced classes available for experienced students

Up to 87% Off Krav Maga Classes

Krav Maga Official Training Centers

Multiple Locations

$150 $19

Beginner and advanced krav maga classes offer full-body workouts to teenagers and adults while teaching them methods of self-defense

Up to 85% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp

Dublin

$185 $39

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

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

925Bootcamp

Pleasanton

$197 $35

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Instructors lead students of all fitness levels through kettlebell and punching-bag exercises during weeks-long boot camps

87% Off Curves Gym Membership & Classes

Curves

Multiple Locations

$153 $19.97

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Curves workouts from Jillian Michaels are designed for women of all ages and help kick start weight loss in 30 minutes a day

Up to 62% Off at Barefoot Yoga Studio 

Barefoot Yoga Studio

Lower Bal

$90 $39

Classes offered seven days a week include 90-minute Vinyasa Flow or Power Flow, which is performed in a heated room

Half Off Tomato Battle

Tomato Battle

Alameda County Fairgrounds

$49.99 $25

Participants hurl roma tomatoes at each other as live music and beer flow all afternoon

Up to 78% Off Dance Lessons

Escuela de Tango

Multiple Locations

$440 $99

During a private dance lesson or fun group lessons, an experienced instructor teaches the basic technique and musicality of the tango

Up to 87% Off at 30 Day-Bootcamp

30 Day-Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$130 $19

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Instructors lead women-only and coed boot camps focused on fitness and self-defense

Up to 58% Off Intro to Archery Class

Ohlone Archery

San Leandro

$25 $12

In group lessons, students learn archery etiquette, stance, and basic form before unleashing arrows in the shooting gallery

Up to 53% Off Musical-Instrument Lessons

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

$170 $85

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

Half Off Flight Packages from Hayward Flight

Hayward Flight

Hayward

$99 $49.50

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Ground training helps students fully enjoy a flight simulator or understand the controls of a flying plane

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Castle Rock Arabians

Walnut Creek

$80 $39

CHA-certified instructors impart essential riding skills to students mounted on ponies or horses at a ranch in the Mount Diablo foothills

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons

Golf With Ren

Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center

$125 $59

PGA professional Ren Chang incorporates 20+ years of golf prowess to enhance swing mechanics and lower scores

81% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

Bikram Yoga East Bay

San Ramon

$150 $29

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Twist, bend, and sweat in these hot yoga classes

Up to 76% Off Crossfit Classes in San Ramon

Crossfit Drive

San Ramon

$160 $39

Fitness guru Travis Sleighter tailors high-intensity workouts to suit students of all fitness levels

Up to 51% Off Archery Lesson

Archery Only

Newark

$60 $30

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Learn how to sling arrows with compound and recurve bows before practicing with friends; all necessary equipment is provided

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Made Up Theatre – Up to 57% Off Improv

Made Up Theatre

Grimmer

$28 $12

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Alternating teams perform long- and short-form improv fueled by audience suggestions

Up to 57% Off at Kimura CrossFit

Kimura CrossFit

San Leandro

$150 $69

Coaches challenge and motivate CrossFit students to overcome fitness plateaus and achieve their goals in scalable classes

81% Off Muay Thai, Boxing, or MMA Classes

Crispim BJJ Barra Brothers

Pleasanton

$149 $29

Trainers lead students through traditional mixed-martial-arts moves—sans the sparring—to help build muscle and burn fat.

Up to 87% Off Martial Arts for Kids or Adults

Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts and Fitness

Multiple Locations

$300 $39

Fighting system melds Brazilian jiu-jitsu with judo and wrestling, with sessions offered in self-defense and bullying prevention

Up to 79% Off Gym Membership

Tuff Girl - Livermore

Livermore

$167 $39

Gym membership includes unlimited access to fitness classes, including boot-camp sessions and cardio interval training

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

Up to 71% Off Self-Defense Classes at Trucombat

Trucombat

San Ramon

$100 $30

Expert instructors teach kids and adults self-defense techniques that incorporate elements of fighting styles such as Kung Fu and MMA

(Up to 90% Off Kickboxing Boot Camp

Elite Training Center

Pleasanton

$210 $20

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Instructors help students get in shape fast while learning self-defense techniques with intensive cross-training sessions

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Continuance

Crossfit Continuance

Brentwood

$160 $49

CrossFit uses varied functional movement, weights, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning to provide full-body workouts with maximum results

Up to 81% Off Muay Thai Classes

KO1 Fitness Academy

Downtown Hayward

$100 $29

Students engage their core muscles while learning standup striking moves

Up to 74% Off Cardio Kickboxing & Boot Camp

Dance Co.

Upper B Street

$90 $29

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

Up to 49% Off Lessons at American Swim Academy

American Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

$72 $39

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

Up to 52% Off Bingo at Livermore Bingo

Livermore Bingo

Livermore

$30 $15

Friendly volunteers lead exciting and unlimited rounds of bingo with guaranteed payouts

Up to 44% Off Water Park Outing with Lunch

Aqua Adventure

Irvington

$55.54 $31

This family-friendly water park features all-ages water slides, pools for tots and adults, and other watery attractions

63% Off Martial Arts

Twin Tigers Academy Of Self Defense

Brentwood

$120 $44

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

50% Off Personalized Fitness Program

Crazi Fitness

Milpitas

$720 $360

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

Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

AquaTech Swim School

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

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Group children's lessons teach stroke techniques and water safety in a self-paced instruction

$10 for Batting-Cage Practice at San Ramon Sports

San Ramon Sports

San Ramon

$20 $10

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Batting cages lob softballs or hurl baseballs at 35–80 mph

45% Off Baseball - Recreational

California Prospects Baseball

Dublin

$65 $36

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

Up to 84% Off Boxing and Muay Thai Classes

Darcio Lira Martial Arts

Livermore

$150 $29

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Boxing classes burn calories through heavy-bag work; muay thai classes teach blistering bevies of punches, kicks, and elbow strikes

55% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Rachel Dunn Chocolates

Concord

$55 $25

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Renowned chocolatier with 30 years of experience personally leads chocolate-making workshops that incorporate seasonal ingredients

"Murder on the Rebound"

"R&B Revue"

Zio Fraedo's

$127.06 $59

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Guests dine on a buffet with prime rib while unraveling a comical murder mystery, then receive an autographed cast photo

50% Off Table Tennis

Itabletennis

East Industrial

$60 $30

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

50% Off Basketball Lessons

Tri Valley Sports Academy

San Ramon

$300 $150

Three-hour classes split between scrimmages and skill development cover ball-handling, shooting, defense, and teamwork

Up to 50% Off Sailing Lessons at Nautic Sailing School

Nautic Sailing School

Alameda

$198 $99

3.5-hour sailing lessons for two or four people on top-of-the-line sailboats, including instructions on safety and operations

50% Off One-Week Youth Baseball Camp

Bronco Baseball Academy

Walnut Creek

$300 $149

Drills, games, and one-on-one coaching help players build fundamental skills; a certified athletic trainer ensures safe training

40% Off Capoeira

Omulu Capoeira Group

Downtown Walnut Creek

$10 $6

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

Up to 50% Off at Bay Badminton Center

Bay Badminton Center

Multiple Locations

$36 $18

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An electronic queuing system directs players to regulation courts with Robbins flooring systems

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

Up to 84% Off at Martial Arts America

Martial Arts America

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

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Kids' program builds confidence and self-defense skills through tae kwon do strikes, jujitsu rolls, and eskrima stick exercises

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts for Kids or Adults

TriValley ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Both kids and adults develop discipline and self-confidence as they learn martial arts

45% Off

Espinosa Martial Arts

Pleasanton

$100 $55

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

Up to 81% Off Classes at A&R Martial Arts Training Center

A&R Martial Arts Training Center

North Hayward

$120 $25

Certified martial arts trainer imbues students of all levels with self-defense fundamentals

47% Off Intro Reformer Pilates Classes

IM=X Pilates Studio

Danville

$150 $79

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Patented reformer equipment builds lean muscles and improves cardiovascular health

78% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu or Muay Thai at Roots Kickboxing

Roots Kickboxing

Union City

$139 $30

Instructor teach take-downs, chokes, holds and defense techniques to students of all skill levels

Up to 88% Off at Hernandez Martial Arts

Hernandez Martial Arts

Union City

$160 $19

Kids learn discipline, physical skills, self-defense, and hard work during children's karate classes

Up to 72% Off at Cannon Fitness Studio

Cannon Fitness Studio

Livermore

$100 $45

Selection of upbeat classes run the gamut from All About Abs and step to yoga and Zumba, helping lean bodies in an energetic environment

51% Off Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes

Beth Mid Fitness

Multiple Locations

$49 $24

Boot-camp classes combine resistance training, cardio workouts, plyometrics, and stretching and flexibility exercises

Up to 75% Off Boot-Camp Classes

All In 1 Fitness Studio

Livermore

$110 $29

This coed boot camp is designed for all sizes, ages, and fitness levels, offering a fun, effective workout

Up to 63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

West Coast Martial Arts

Fremont

$80 $35

Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels in a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, and Grappling to improve strength and confidence

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Lavender walls evoke a tranquil dusk sky as students and yogis make the transition through the ancient poses of the Hatha, Ashtanga, and Bikram traditions. Here, experienced teachers guide groups toward states of intense focus and increased physical fitness with a series of stretches, bends, and deep-breathing exercises. An emphasis on safety abounds as the instructors help students align their bodies properly, and padded, Zebra floor coverings absorb joint pressure that would otherwise build up in knees and backs until it took over bodies and forced them to be spokespersons for aspirin.

The schedule of classes meets students of all skill levels where they live. Easy-going Vinyasa classes weave poses and breaths into a graceful, dance-like sequence, and more demanding Bikram sessions explore 26 classical poses in a 95-degree room, which helps loosen muscles and oust pent-up toxins. After class, students retire to an ADA–compliant changing room, where they can bask in showers and relax like a kitten reclining on a pillow made of sunbeams.

6930 Village Pkwy
Dublin,
CA
US

Koko FitClub Smartraining system, which debuted in Entrepreneur magazine's 33rd annual Franchise 500 rankings, gives patrons personalized control over their own fitness with 30-minute custom workouts at automated stations. Each person's tailored regimen begins with a body-composition test, which helps trainers to build a program based on weight loss, toning, or whale-wrestling goals. Staff members then load workout plans onto the client's Koko key, which plugs into Smartraining machines. The workout equipment greets guests by name and instructions steer limbs through a medley of strength and cardio maneuvers, all of which take place at a single station. Because the system stores each visitor's progress, workouts adapt daily to keep muscle groups from starting a fight club out of boredom. A personal website tracks fitness data for at-home viewing.

4542 Dublin Blvd
Dublin,
CA
US

As strobe lights slice across the stage, masked dancers descend from scaffolding and undulate to Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance.” Minutes later, a troupe of 6-year-olds takes to the same stage in traditional Indian shalwar, or loose trousers, and launch into a frenetic dance set to fast-paced bhangra music. These divergent routines—performed at Mona Khan Company’s student showcase—hint at the scope of dance styles that instructors bring to their classes. Though traditional folk and classical South Asian dance make an appearance, instructors also incorporate styles such as salsa, modern, and hip-hop.

This Bollywood dance philosophy has propelled Mona Khan Company into the national spotlight. The company’s professional dance troupe has performed with Bollywood demigod Shah Rukh Khan and dancer Shaan, and dazzled a live audience on America’s Got Talent.

Though classes at Mona Khan Company occasionally lead to professional dance careers, the studio strives to make Bollywood dance accessible to every aspiring dancer. For example, Jollywood dance classes train performers age 65 and older, and the Jeena program trains special-needs students. “It’s more than just dance,” says Ms. Shankar, the company’s dance captain. “We try to build a whole community around it."

7373 Village Pkwy
Dublin,
CA
US

Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl is an homage to champion bowler Earl Anthony, a six-time PBA Player of the Year and a member of the PBA and ABC Halls of Fame. Fittingly, Anthony's namesake bowling alley takes the sport as seriously as he did—it features 40 championship lanes, each equipped with Brunswick Vector automatic scoring to prevent players from having to borrow their neighbors' fingers and toes for adding purposes. In between games, players can wet their lips in the full-service bar, chow down on pizzas and sandwiches at the snack bar, and catch the game on the lounge's big screen TV. And, on Saturday nights, the lights drop and lasers flare during Solar Extreme bowl, a cosmic event that features a light show with music and videos, and rages until 1:30 a.m.

6750 Regional St.
Dublin,
CA
US

All across California, Western Bowling Proprietors Association sends pins scattering at a network of bowling alleys, each with its own personality. In addition to open bowl on automatically scored lanes, many locations host special events that heighten the experience with enhancements such as vibrant lights, lively music, and laser systems that do double duty protecting the alleys' diamond collections. The alleys also house refreshment facilities, pro shops, and diversions that range from arcade games to billiards.

6750 Regional Street
Dublin,
CA
US

Studio Seven Arts, voted Best Art Gallery of 2011 by Diablo magazine's readers, is bedecked in one-of-a-kind fine art, handcrafted jewelry, and eclectic crafts, fostering an inspiring backdrop to their custom-framing services. The staff members curate a collection of American art pieces, including locally made creations, displaying handcrafted fine jewelry and skillfully made crafts that can be both functional and decorative—much like a scarecrow in a sundress. The gallery’s in-house framing artisans draw upon 25 years of experience to build custom frames for such treasures as paintings, photos, diplomas, and mirrors of any shape or size. Frames can be outfitted with wood to match any room’s décor, and with a variety of glass options that can block the bleaching effects of sunlight and scribblings of pets who feel they ought to be in all the family photos.

400 Main St
Pleasanton,
CA
US

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