Things To Do In Escondido

Up to 59% Off Private Music Lessons

North County San Diego

$100 $49

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

Up to 51% Off Trapeze Lessons at Trapeze High

Escondido

$140 $69

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Trained instructors teach students of all ages and skill levels to swing, fly, and catch with the help of lines and harnesses

Up to 51% Off Golf Instructional Packages at JC Golf

Multiple Locations

$99 $54

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Adult and young adult beginners learn the basics with five group clinics, three buckets of range balls, and two discounted rounds of golf

Up to 57% Off Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Oceanside-Escondido

$160 $69

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

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

San Marcos

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 80% Off at San Marcos Yoga

San Marcos

$150 $39

Certified yoga instructors guide students of all levels through a progression of poses that build strength, balance, and flexibility

49% Off Services

San Marcos

$55 $28

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Up to 56% Off Fitness Classes

Foundation Strength and Training

$75 $35

Burn fat and build muscle at a fitness center that focuses on correct movements

Up to 55% Off Private or Group Golf Lesson

Lake San Marcos

$120 $59

Lessons with Canadian Tour professional and NCAA golf coach emphasize game aspects ranging from ball striking to course management

52% Off CrossFit Classes

San Marcos

$145 $69

Classes fuse cardio, weight training, and plyometrics to sculpt bodies with moves such as pushups, pull-ups, burpees, and running

Up to 87% Off at Way of Life Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$297 $49

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Upbeat workouts combine strength training, body-weight exercises, and cardio to transform the body

Up to 67% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Vista

$85 $40

Trainer who successfully integrated exercise into a busy family life helps clients do the same during custom personal-training sessions

Up to 50% Off Tastings at California Fruit Wine

Vista

$20 $11

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Winery breaks grape-based conventions with arsenal of handcrafted varieties crafted from such fruits as pomegranates and blueberries

Up to 51% Off Tour or Camp at Wild Wonders

Bonsall

$80 $40

Interact with exotic animals, from adorable foxes to enormous centipedes, under the supervision of zoologists and trainers

Up to 70% Off Six-Week Boot Camp

Vista

$180 $55

Tone muscles and burn fat with free weights, resistance bands and floor routines during small group workouts

Up to 75% Off CrossFit

Vista

$120 $39

CrossFit workouts challenge students with ever-changing routines that blend cardio, gymnastics, and weightlifting

Up to 60% Off All-Day Skate-Park Sessions

Vista

$10 $5

Single-day passes let skateboarders, BMX riders, and scooter riders drop in for open sessions on a competition-style indoor street course

65% Off Personal Training

Vista

$350 $122

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Flambé Bananas Foster at Sea Salt Candy Company

Vista

$40 $40

In the kitchen of a sweet shop, learn to flambé a classic dessert with Boozy Caramel Sauce before digging into your creation

Up to 51% Off Kids’ Open Play or Camp

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Kids up to age 8 scamper through tunnels & play with enriching toys; campers age 2-8 make crafts and play games based around a weekly theme

Up to 87% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$123.50 $29

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

Up to 59% Off Classes at Poway Pilates

Poway

$110 $45

Instructors lead athletically paced Reformer sessions for varying skill levels, capping attendance at eight to ensure personalized direction

Up to 70% Off Small-Group Fitness Classes

Poway

$125 $39

In 30-minute sessions, a certified personal trainer leads small groups in exercises that build cardio endurance and tones muscles

Up to 62% Off Propel Pilates and Fitness

Multiple Locations

$35 $13

Instructor leads beginner class that fuses Pilates with unique fitness machine, aiming to improve joint mobility, flexibility & tone muscles

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 66% Off Lessons at San Diego Dance Centre

Poway

$100 $39

Ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap dance, and more; 9,000 sq. ft. facility with full-length mirrors and marley flooring

65% Off Fitness Classes

Encinitas

$60 $21

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Up to 74% Off Boot Camp Classes at Gut Check Fitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Outdoor fitness classes that mix running, calisthenic and body weight exercises helmed by world-record-holding endurance athlete Joe Decker

51% Off Wedding Dance Group Class

Encinitas

$99 $49

Engaged couples learn three basic dance steps with variations and a grand finale twirl in preparation for their first dance at their wedding

Up to 69% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

NASM-certified personal trainer Pieter Jones encourages clients during these 60-minute one-on-one workouts

Up to 68% Off New Year's Weight-Loss Challenge

Encinitas Fitness

$220 $79

Get a jump-start on your New Year's resolution with this weight-loss challenge, which includes fitness classes, diet consults, and more

Up to 63% Off Yoga at Vinyasa Arts

Encinitas

$95 $35

Vinyasa yoga classes incorporate movements with breathing exercises, creating relaxing sessions that increase flexibility and strength

Up to 71% Off at Encinitas Boxing and Fitness

Encinitas

$135 $39

Boxing gym leads limited group size classes in boxing, MMA, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and aerobics

57% Off Barre Instructor Certification Course

Multiple Locations

$325 $139

Certification course readies budding instructors to teach BarreVite classes and adds to the expertise of existing instructors

Up to 53% Off Standup Paddleboard or Kayak Rentals

North San Diego

$60 $29

Outdoorsfolk ride the waves on kayaks or standup paddleboards from brands such as Naish, Ocean Kayak, Starboard, and BruSurf

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

Ramona

$20 $11

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Hand-picked grapes form the basis of different varietals that guests can sample in the tasting room alongside chocolates

Up to 51% Off at Velocity Paintball

Ramona

$70 $35

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Paintball games unfold on 14 different playing fields that span 40 acres

Up to 50% Off Vineyard Wine Tasting

Ramona

$20 $12

Groups sample wines cultivated from the beautiful vineyard's acres of grapevines

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Lenora Winery

Ramona

$20 $11

Join the winemaker and sample wines made from grapes grown at the vineyard and enjoy stunning views of the vineyard and rolling hills

45% Off Animal Rental

Ramona

$125 $69

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Up to 76% Off at Ramona Golf Lessons

San Vicente Golf Course

$204 $49

PGA-certified instructor uses video technology to break down swings and formulate a personalized plan for improvement

Up to 69% Off Personal Training with Stretch Therapy

Del Mar

$240 $79

Personal training paired with stretching therapy helps clients develop their full range of motion by increasing flexibility and circulation

Up to 84% Off at Hammond Studio of Dance

Solana Beach

$125 $25

Dance classes teach students aged 2 and older the moves in styles such as tap, hip-hop, ballet, and even contemporary

Up to 50% Off Carruth Cellars

Solana Beach

$10 $5

Premier vineyard grapes are crushed on-site to craft award-winning wines served in tasting room with local artwork lining walls

Up to 56% Off Del Mar Sunset Hot Air Balloon Tour   

North City

$299 $135

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Sprawling estates appear beneath balloons as the sun slowly settles into the Pacific

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts and Self-Defense Classes

Del Mar

$169 $59

Instructors teach kids and adults the grappling techniques of jiu jitsu and also lead classes focused solely on self-defense

Up to 67% Off ElliptiGO Rentals

Solana Beach

$38 $15

Low-impact exercise device combines movement of elliptical machines with road-ready nature of bikes

Up to 73% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Solana Beach

$140 $39

Brazilian jujitsu champion helms instructors who help students build strength and confidence in martial-arts, boxing, or kettlebell classes

Up to 71% Off Classes at Evolve Fusion Fitness

Carlsbad

$90 $29

Cycling-based Ultimate Fusion classes come in four varieties that add strength training and circuit training to the cardio workout

64% Off Prenatal Pilates Classes

Carlsbad

$275 $99

Mothers-to-be stay fit and happy with specially designed Pilates classes, starting with private sessions before jumping into group classes

Up to 54% Off a Surfing or Paddleboarding Lesson

Carlsbad

$340 $155

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CPR-certified instructors with more than 10 years of experience teach traditional surfing or paddleboarding to small classes

55% Off Ninja Yoga Classes, Crosstraining or MMA-Style Classes

Carlsbad

$55 $25

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Up to 74% Off at Mantra Yoga

Carlsbad

$99 $35

Center offers deep-relaxation and heated-flow yoga classes as well as nutrition-packed juices and smoothies

55% Off

Carlsbad

$150 $67

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Up to 84% Off Fitness Classes at Shift Fitness

Carlsbad

$150 $39

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One-hour weekday group fitness classes tailor weight and resistance-training intensity to each student's unique skill set

Up to 74% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes

Carlsbad

$95 $25

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Yoga classes including introductory versions and flow, plus group exercise classes such as barre, boot camp, TRX, boxing and cycling

68% Off Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

TITLE Boxing Club - Carlsbad

$59.50 $19

One-hour workouts that focus on strengthening the core, honing balance, and burning fat and calories

Up to 49% Off Golf with Range Balls

Carlsbad

$68 $38

18-hole par 3 course with nary a hole longer than 165 yards makes things easy for inexperienced players and those without a lot of time

Up to 74% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Carlsbad

$189 $49.99

Five- and six-week sessions put guests through rotating regimens of plyometrics, cardio, and kickboxing to work every muscle group

Up to 52% Off Yoga Class Packages

Carlsbad

$59 $29

Classes such as yoga power flow and yoga sculpt keep bodies in shape at the community-oriented studio

Up to 67% Off Barre Fitness Classes at Fit in 60

Multiple Locations

$110 $39

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Instructors lead workouts that blend Pilates-style isometrics and ballet-inspired barre exercises to sculpt lean, lithe physiques

48% Off Watercraft Rental

Carlsbad

$50 $26

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Kayaks, peddle boat, canoes, standup paddleboards, and aqua cycles ferry patrons over tranquil waters at a private beach

Up to 55% Off Standup Paddleboard Fitness Classes

Carlsbad

$35 $17

Add a new wrinkle to popular workouts such as yoga, Pilates, and TRX training by performing exercises while balancing atop a paddleboard

Up to 73% Off Barre Fitness Classes

The Forum Shops

$180 $69

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Classes combine ballet barre work, conditioning, and stretching to tone and strengthen muscles

Up to 54% Off SUP Yoga at Floating Yogis

Carlsbad

$40 $20

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Soak in the sounds of Carlsbad Agua Hedionda Lagoon as you move through yoga poses atop an included paddleboard

Up to 59% Off Video Game Trailer and Other Kids Attractions

Oceanside

$24.85 $12

Video game trailer includes Xbox One and Xbox 360 games in HD; attractions such as inflatable world and laser tag entertain tykes

Up to 51% Off Gym Membership

Loma Alta

$39 $19

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Family-friendly gym with childcare facilities and a CPR-certified staff; boxing classes for kids and adults

Up to 89% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Multiple Locations

$225 $25

Learn the basic steps of ballroom dancing in private or group lessons with a party to show off your skills

Up to 74% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Elite Conditioning

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

Exercisers build strength and endurance in intense boot-camp classes; offer includes a nutrition plan with a shopping list and cookbook

71% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes

Peacock

$200 $59

Highly-trained, certified instructors impart martial-arts fundamentals while emphasizing life skills

Up to 85% Off at Arrowood Golf Course

Oceanside

$321 $59

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18-hole course draped over coastal hills challenges players with frequent swings in elevation and numerous hazards

Up to 57% Off Tastings at Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

$70 $30

Each patron samples four wines; wines spend between 15 months and two years aging in oak barrels

Up to 73% Off Group Fitness Classes

Oceanside

$100 $29

A certified personal trainer builds healthier bodies through high-energy and supportive Zumba, Pilates, or cardio dance classes

Up to 55% Off Basic Diving Class or Scuba Course

Oceanside

$100 $45

Three-hour basic scuba diving class; open-water scuba course includes equipment, two-tank dive, and certification

Up to 64% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lesson

Oceanside

$80 $29

Nonprofit dedicated to cleaning area waterways offers standup-paddleboard lessons that teach balancing, maneuvering, and paddling

Up to 55% Off Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Oceanside

$30 $15

Participants of all experience levels can skim the waters atop stand-up paddleboards that provide novel views of surrounding environment

Up to 50% Off Two Nights of RV or Campsite Rental

Julian

$70 $35

Wilderness adventures during the day and a stunning night sky at this resort nestled among plenty of water-based and dry-land attractions

65% Off Yoga Classes

Bonsall

$100 $35

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Half Off Flying Lesson in Twin-Engine Aircraft at Aircraft Partner

Fallbrook

$539 $269

Learn to fly a twin-engine aircraft under the tutelage of experienced, certified instructor

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Situated along the meandering Moosa Creek, the fairways of Castle Creek Country Club sweep gracefully through the foothills of Temecula Wine Country and located near three major casinos. The 1948 Jack Daray blueprint escorts players through a 6,688-yard labyrinth, hemmed in by oak-forest barriers and mottled with bunkers of white sand. After completing a testy front nine that includes the 624-yard par 5 sixth hole, players embark on the most difficult stretch of the course in holes 10, 11, and 12. These holes—a 450-yard par 4 followed by back-to-back par 5s—demand that players demonstrate an ability to hit the ball far, leaving many contestants exhausted, bleary-eyed, and swinging at golf balls that don’t exist.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,638 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 134 from the back tees
  • Five sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

8797 Circle R Dr
Escondido,
CA
US

Ayurveda, a holistic health system native to India, considers that each individual is born with a unique psychosomatic constitution, known as a dosha. Each person has a combination of three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—and, according to Ayurvedic tradition, the dominant dosha can determine and affect the individual's appetite, body type, digestion, memory, and confidence to cry in public. Ayurvedic therapies—including massage, herbal oil treatments, detox programs, and meditation—all aim to boost a sense of overall well-being.

Monica Bhatia, an Ayurvedic practitioner and consultant at Ayurveda Yoga LLC, has studied the Ayurveda heritage extensively in India as well as the United States and is a cofounder of the San Diego College of Ayurveda. She taps into this vast background as she helps clients through energy medicine, meditation, and other healing practices.

430 N Cedar St
Escondido,
CA
US

Artist Rae Holton sees energy. The owner of Fire & Mud Studios and lifelong arts and nature enthusiast harnesses her inimitable sight of what she calls "the vein-like serpentine flow of atoms" to create offbeat works of art in a variety of mediums. Raised among artists and craftspeople, Holton has dabbled in jewelry making, photography, cooking, and ceramics, and cultivated a love for teaching after stints as a children's ski instructor and after-school program educator. Helming her pottery-focused studio, Holton helps others unleash their inner artists through classes and workshops as students learn the history of ceramics or how to remove the head off a classical sculpture with a hedge trimmer.

740 Metcalf St
Escondido,
CA
US

Escondido Country Club's 6,140-yard championship golf course rests in the rolling landscape of the long coastal mountain valley. Players can warm up swinging arms with range balls before heading out to the first tee. Designed by Harry and David Rainville, the rolling course has challenged generations of golfers since opening in 1963. After butting heads with sand traps and zooming a cart around the path, divot-diggers garbed in appropriate attire can imbibe frothy sips of draft beer or fizzy soda in the clubhouse. Golfers can complete their recharge by knocking back Angus beef burgers and telling longwinded tales of the hole-in-one that got away.

1800 W Country Club Ln
Escondido,
CA
US

The 18-hole Reidy Creek Golf Course covers 2,582 yards in the rugged hills of Escondido, supplying guests with a scenic backdrop for club-based revelry. The rolling terrain of the par 54 course—intertwined with manmade obstacles such as sculpted bunkers, sinuous lakes, and wind—challenges golfers as they attempt holes-in-one. The distinctive course, designed by the notable engineers at Cal Olson Golf Architecture not to contain any two identical holes, contains a golf shop, café, and golf clinics taught by PGA professionals.

2300 N Broadway
Escondido,
CA
US

317 E Grand Ave
Escondido,
CA
US

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