Kids Activities in El Centro

Wolf Recovery Today Tour for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for Four at California Wolf Center (Up to 56% Off)

California Wolf Center

Palomar-Julian

Wolf Recovery Today program includes observation of wolf packs; membership includes program admission, newsletter, and wolf picture and bio

$40 $20

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$35 for Five Open Play Sessions at FUNbelievable ($55 Value)

FUNbelievable

Lakeside

Kids play inside a three-level play structure complete with slides, rock walls, ball pits, and aerial glides; open seven days a week

$55 $35

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$110 for a Themed Children's Birthday Party for Up to 15 Kids at Tumble Wee & Dance ($295 Value)

Tumble Wee & Dance

El Cajon

Kids receive 20 minutes of dance or gymnastics instruction during these two-hour parties; tables, chairs, and plates provided

$295 $110

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Two-Hour Visit for Two or Four to Urban Jungle Fun Park (Up to 39% Off)

Urban Jungle Fun Park

Santee

Young kids and teens alike explore attractions such as a climbable skyscraper model, an inflatable obstacle course, and a trampoline court

$36 $22

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Ukelele, or Bass Lessons with Diogo Andrade (Up to 64% Off)

Guitar Player

La Mesa

A classical guitarist since he was 12, Diogo Andrade teaches students the fundamentals of playing guitar, ukulele, or bass

$40 $16

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Pass for Go-Karting, Mini-Golf, and Other Attractions for One, Two, or Four at Boomers! (Up to 47% Off)

Boomers!

Cathedral City

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

$29.99 $16.99

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Two-Hour Adventure-Park Admission for Two or Four or VIP Booth Family Package at Jump Around Now (Up to 59% Off)

Jump Around Now

Chula Vista

35,000-square-foot indoor park welcomes children and grownups alike to let loose on custom-built equipment

$72 $33

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$35 for $70 Worth of Music Lessons — Hollywood Music 2

Hollywood Music

National City

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

$70 $35

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Four or Eight In-Home or In-Studio Private Music Lessons from Kenny Mathews Music (Up to 59% Off)

Kenny Mathews Music

North County San Diego

Band teacher with 20 years of experience coaches students on instruments such as the guitar, piano, trumpet, flute, and ukelele

$100 $49

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Horse-Drawn-Carriage Ride with Snacks for Two or Four at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon (Up to 57% Off)

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

Oceanside-Escondido

Excursions provide a view of picturesque vineyards and scenic vistas of the San Pasqual Valley while guests relax and enjoy light snacks

$160 $69

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90-Minute Travel Rings and Extreme Airbag Experience for Two, or Trapeze Lesson for Two at Trapeze High (51% Off)

Trapeze High

Escondido

Trained instructors teach students of all ages and skill levels travel rings or trapeze stunts with the help of lines and harnesses

$120 $59

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Fundamental Youth Basketball Camp at San Diego Sol (Up to 32% Off). Three Options Available.

San Diego Sol

San Diego

Coaches teach fundamentals, from proper defensive stance to protecting the ball while dribbling to a consistent shooting form

$175 $119

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One, Two, or Three 30-Minute Batting Cage Rentals at JP Longball (Up to 50% Off)

JP Longball

Morena

Hitters can hone their at-plate skills inside a batting cage equipped with variable-speed arm-action pitching machines

$22 $12

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Urban Adventure Race for a Team of Two or Four on Saturday, January 24 from Social City Dash (Up to 75% Off)

Social City Dash

Santa Fe Depot

Teams of two use social media to solve clues and complete tasks in a race that takes them all over the city

$40 $10

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Three-Hour Winter Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Fisherman's Landing (50% Off)

Fisherman’s Landing

Point Loma

Winter whale-watching tours take passengers out onto the high seas to catch glimpses of majestic cetaceans

$42 $21

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Ice-Skating with Skate Rentals for Two or Four at Kroc Center Ice (Up to Half Off)

Kroc Center Ice

San Diego

Skate around a public, year-round indoor ice arena that is part of a 12-acre community center with gyms, pools, and computer labs

$20 $12

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Three-Hour Winter Whale-Watching Cruise for One or Two at H&M Landing (Up to 54% Off)

H&M Landing

San Diego

Three-hour voyage passes by Coronado North Island and the U.S. Naval Fleet on its way to view California gray whales, dolphins and sea lions

$45 $21

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for Admission to USS Midway Museum (Up to 25% Off)

USS Midway Museum

Marina

29 restored military aircraft and 60 exhibits sprawled above and below the decks of an aircraft carrier that served from 1945 to 1992

$20 $15

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3.5-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Flagship Cruises and Events (Up to 47% Off)

Flagship Cruises and Events

Marina

Birch Aquarium naturalists point out migrating gray whales and share facts about sealife

$38 $22

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Thrilling Attractions and Arcade Credit for One, Two, or Four at Adrenaline Zone @ Belmont Park (Up to 58% Off)

Belmont Park

Mission Beach

The zipline, rock-climbing wall, and free-fall attraction invite guests to defy gravity before a trip to the arcade

$26 $11

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$39 for Half-Day Sport Fishing Trip for One with Equipment at Chubasco II Sportfishing ($60 Value)

Chubasco II Sportfishing

San Diego

Hit the high seas on a 60’ ship to catch Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, and Halibut

$60 $39

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Admission for Two Kids with Option for Admission for One Adult at Inflatable World (Up to 37% Off)

Inflatable World

Mission Valley East

Kids 2-12 can slide down inflatable water slides and play in inflatable castles and amusements with all-day access to the wet and dry parks

$34 $22

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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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Two-Hour Standup Paddleboard Rental and Lesson for One, Two, or Four at Harmony Fitness (Up to 54% Off)

Harmony Fitness

Spanish Landing Park West

Learn the proper techniques for standing, dismounting, and remounting a standup paddleboard

$65 $32

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General Admission or Family Membership to Veterans Museum & Memorial (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Veteran's Museum Memorial

Balboa Park

Veterans Museum & Memorial hosts exhibits on World War I, World War II, Pearl Harbor, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts

$14 $7

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$45 for $90 Toward Group Keyboard Lessons at Sing, Move and Play Music Academy

Sing, Move And Play Music Academy

San Diego

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

$90 $45

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Rhythmic Gymnastic Classes at Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics (60% Off). Two Options Available.

Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

Children develop athletic skills and engage with hoops, balls, and ribbons in age-appropriate rhythmic gymnastic classes

$198 $79

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Paddleboard Tour for One, or Paddleboard Class and Rental for One or Two from Paddle Dive San Diego (Up to 69% Off)

Paddle Dive San Diego

Torrey Preserve

Paddlers learn the fundamentals of paddleboarding during classes, or follow knowledgable guides through local waterways during tours

$99 $39

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$8 for $14 Worth of Ice Skating — ICE at Mission Valley

Ice At Mission Valley

San Diego

From the merchant: Come and enjoy a fun and affordable holiday experience!

$14 $8

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Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or 10 from San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 61% Off)

San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego

Three-hour tours include narration by a naturalist, snack bar, and indoor and outdoor seating for 128

$48 $22

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$65 for Four 30-Minute Private Sessions at US Music Lessons ($140 Value)

US Music Lessons

Rancho Bernardo

Experienced music instructors help students begin or continue their exploration of drums, piano, guitar, bass, and voice

$140 $65

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San Diego Automotive Museum Visit for Two Adults, Two Adults and Two Kids, or Four Adults (Up to 53% Off)

San Diego Automotive Museum

Balboa Park

Classic motorcycles join a 1928 Studebaker and a custom 1947 Cadillac to pay homage to collectable autos

$17 $8

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Public Ice-Skating Session for Two or Four with Skates at San Diego Ice Arena (54% Off)

San Diego Ice Arena

Mira Mesa

Indoor ice-skating arena in business more than 34 years with weekly public skating sessions that include family party nights and teen nights

$24 $12

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One-Month Membership or Weekday or Weekend Birthday Package for 10 at San Diego Lawn Bowling Club (Up to 50% Off)

San Diego Lawn Bowling Club

Balboa Park

Club around since 1932 keeps lawn bowling traditions alive on grassy fields outfitted for the fun, social game

$30 $15

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Standup-Paddleboard and Scuba Class for One, Two, or Four from Unified Team Diving (Up to 64% Off)

Unified Team Diving

Torrey Preserve

Classes have students learn the ropes of both standup-paddleboarding and scuba diving

$190 $69

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One-Day Visit or Annual Membership at Women’s Museum of California (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Women’s Museum of California

Point Loma

Current exhibits on first-wave feminism, the women’s liberation movement of the 60s & 70s, trailblazing California women & art exhibitions

$10 $5

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Four or Six Aerial Classes, or Four Classes for Two People at San Diego United Training Center (Up to 61% Off)

San Diego United Training Center

Miramar

In high-flying aerial classes, adults and kids take to the silks, trapeze and other aerial apparatus under the guidance of pro performers

$60 $26

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Standup Paddleboarding Lesson Package for One or Two at Resort Watersports (Up to 56% Off)

Resort Watersports

Bahia Hotel

During lessons, students learn proper foot placement, surf stance and posture, foot steering, and several types of strokes

$50 $22

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24-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or 2-Hour Group Lesson for One or Two at Surfari Surf School (Up to 57% Off)

Surfari Surf School

Mission Beach

Learn the proper techniques for standing, dismounting, and remounting a standup paddleboard on calm, flat waters

$100 $43

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$25 for a Choice of Scavenger Hunt from Puzzling Adventures ($49.99 Value)

Puzzling Adventures

Multiple Locations

Scavengers enjoy the sights of the city while searching for clues and solving puzzles with friends

$49.99 $25

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$4 for Two Hours of Gaming at GameSync Gaming Center ($14 Value)

GameSync Gaming Center

Miramar

Play games such as Minecraft, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. and classic arcade cabinets for up to two hours

$14 $4

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Gymnastics Classes or Open Gym at Bounce California (Up to 48% Off)

Bounce California

San Diego

This fully equipped facility makes it easy for kids to learn the ropes in gymnastic sports, with professional coaches at the helm

$132 $69

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Piano Lessons from Music Pillars (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Music Pillars

San Diego

Professional pianist blends Classical and Suzuki methods to teach students in their choice of genre, from Bach to pop

$45 $17

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Single- or Tandem-Kayak Rental or Paddleboard Rental or Lesson for Two from OEX Point Loma (Up to 47% Off)

OEX Point Loma

Roseville - Fleet Ridge

Explore San Diego Bay via kayak or standup paddleboard; classes cover paddleboard fundamentals, such as stance, safety, and paddling basics

$30 $16

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Four 60-Minute Group Piano Lessons or Four 30-Minute Private Lessons at T.K. Musik Akademy (Up to 70% Off)

T.K. Musik Akademy

San Diego

Thai Khuong, who has had formal training from world-class jazz pianist Kamau Kenyatta, teaches aspiring pianists

$70 $21

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$15 for 90-Minute Stand-Up Paddleboard or Kayak Session at Crown Cove Aquatic Center ($30 Value)

Crown Cove Aquatic Center

Coronado

Cruise the surrounding beaches atop a stand-up paddleboard or kayak during 90-minute rentals

$30 $15

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Two-Hour Kayak Whale-Watching Tour for One or Two from Everyday California (Up to 63% Off)

Everyday California

Everyday California

Kayakers can get up-close views of whales and dolphins during two-hour tour

$80 $30

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Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $4.39 value).

950 N Imperial Ave
El Centro,
CA
US

Giant Paintball Parks' five locations spider across Southern California, causing flickering rainbows of color that splatter players failing to find cover. Shelter such as castle walls or Old West storefronts dot fields at the Alpine and [Lakeside](http://www.giantsportzoutlet.com/shop/-c-100.html locations, and in Bellflower, Hollywood Sports places players in a 23-acre universe populated with authentic movie sets from the likes of Starship Troopers and Godzilla. At SC Village in Chino, camouflaged paintballers trek through 25 fields of jungle and desert landscape, popping off rounds from behind mesh-covered tanks and army-green helicopters. The wide open battle zones of California Paintball Park in Castaic, meanwhile, challenges competitors' long-distance sharpshooting as they navigate gigantic wooden spindles and wooden forts. At each of Giant Paintball's sprawling venues, teams rent gear such as Tippmann guns and buy battle-proven equipment at their pro shops.

25 Browns Rd
Alpine,
CA
US

"The haunting melody of a howling wolf pack is heard in only a handful of states, as wolves have been exterminated from a vast majority of their original range," explains the California Wolf Center's website. Though these howling cries are harder to find than they once were, one place to witness their grandeur is at the California Wolf Center.

The non-profit was founded in 1977 to educate the public about wildlife and ecology, specifically the history and behavior of the gray wolf. Located 50 miles east of San Diego, it houses two subspecies of wolves: the Alaskan gray wolf and the endangered Mexican gray wolf. The center also participates in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan, which aims to help the endangered species recover in the wild. At the facility, wolves live in enclosures that can help retain their natural behavior, as some of them will eventually be released back into the wild.

K Q Ranch Rd.
Julian,
CA
US

• For $25, you get a two-night campsite tent stay with water and electrical hookups (a $50 value). • For $35, you get a two-night RV stay with water, electrical, and sewage hookups (a $70 value).

58075 Jefferson St
La Quinta,
CA
US

Before Coachella Valley became the incubator for modern design that it is today, it was an agricultural center, a major railroad stop, and home to the indigenous Cahuilla people. In 1965, valley residents formed The Coachella Valley Historical Society to preserve each of these eras, and opened the Coachella Valley History Museum nearly two decades later as the embodiment of that mission.

  • Size: the museum campus includes four sprawling outdoor gardens, three buildings, and all the air that surrounds them
  • Eye Catcher: the historic water tower that looms over the outdoor gallery
  • Permanent Mainstay: the 1926 adobe Smiley-Tyler House?this building, once owned by Dr. Smiley and his wife, houses the main exhibits, including a kitchen straight from the 1930s and 1940s
  • Visiting Exhibits: Footsteps in the Sand: The Cultural Heritage of Our Native Americans, which shares the culture and traditions of the five tribes indigenous to the valley through photographs and artifacts
  • Don't Miss: amid the gardens, which surround visitors in working date groves, desert flora, and roses, is Liberty Tree, Coachella Valley's oldest cork tree
82616 Miles Avenue
Indio,
CA
US

Having spent her early years on an alfalfa ranch, Sabrina Fortyune of Vineyard Trail Rides has spent most of her life around livestock, and developed a special appreciation for horses at a young age. That equine enthusiasm never abated, and today she can look back on a three-decade career as a professional horse trainer and competitor, working with breeds ranging from arabians to quarter horses. Riders in search of a relaxing jaunt can head out into the surrounding countryside on a trail ride among oak trees and ponds more peaceful than the ocean during a shark conference.

18750 Littlepage Rd.
Ramona,
CA
US