Activities in Gilroy

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Dailey Method (Up to 57% Off)

The Dailey Method

Morgan Hill

$100 $55

Ballet- and Pilates-inspired fitness classes, along with yoga and Ballet Barre taught in a sunny 2,800-sq.-ft. studio

6 or 12 CrossFit Classes at Morgan Hill Crossfit (Up to 79% Off)

Morgan Hill Crossfit

Morgan Hill

$100 $25

Instructors lead functional workouts that challenge the entire body and scale to exercisers of all stripes

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

$31 for a Seals and Sea Otter Watch Kayak Tour of Elkhorn Slough (Up to $62 Value)

Blue Water Ventures

Moss Landing

$62 $31

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Trained naturalists lead explorers in stable kayaks through protected waters to view otters, harbor seals, and seabirds

Two Large Buckets of Driving-Range Balls at Pacific Golf Centers (missing id 05275a1e-b2f7-360a-c6a1-fe9813e289ec Off). Two Options Available

Pacific Golf Centers

Watsonville

$26 $9

Well-tended practice course encompasses 9.5 acres and includes tees with TrackTee monitors that provide instant shot feedback

One or Three 60-Minute Golf Short Game Lessons with Bruce Michael Vieira, PGA Instructor (Up to 50% Off)

Bruce Michael Vieira PGA Instructor

Multiple Locations

$80 $45

Class-A PGA instructor breaks down the short game and teaches proper mechanics; lessons capped at three students

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Watsonville Winemakers Studios (Up to 58% Off)

Watsonville Winemakers Studios

Watsonville

$30 $15

At boutique-winery cooperative, staffers pour one-ounce tastings of multiple varietals from three wineries

9-Hole Golf Outing for Two or 10 9-Hole Rounds of Par-Three Golf at Casserly Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Casserly Golf Course

Watsonville

$90 $45

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9-hole, par 3 course rolls over terrain of former cattle ranch

$18 for $60 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — BellaMar Training Stables & Riding School

BellaMar Training Stables & Riding School

Interlaken

$60 $18

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All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for 4, 6, or 12 (Up to 89% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Leal Vineyards (Up to 68% Off)

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

$30 $11

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Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four, or 6 or 12 Bottles of Pinot Noir at Pietra Santa Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Pietra Santa Winery

Hollister

$70 $35

Tours explore winery, concluding with sampling of wines; wine options provide 6 or 12 bottles of 2009 Block H Pinot Noir

Tandem Skydive from 8,000 Feet for One or Two from Skydive Hollister (Up to 44% Off)

Skydive Holister

Hollister

$169 $99

Instructors help students steer and deploy parachutes in free falls from 8,000 feet over San Francisco and Monterey Bay

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles, or Tasting for Two with History at DeRose Winery (Up to 64% Off)

DeRose Winery

Hollister

$68 $25

Vineyard and winery that uses sustainable practices, including dry farming of vines that are more than 150 years old

Full-Day Rental of One, Two, or Four Single Bikes or Two Tandem Bikes at Jay's Cycles (Up to 71% Off)

Jay's Cycles

Jay's Cycles

$30 $10

Bikers rove beachside paths atop lovingly maintained single and tandem cycles

$102 for $185 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons at Dreamor Ranch

Dreamor Ranch

San Juan Bautista

$185 $102

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Five Pilates Mat or Three Group Pilates Reformer Classes at Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic

Aptos

$75 $29

Certified instructors in eco-friendly studio help students hone mind-body health through Pilates mat and Reformer classes

Two Personal Training Sessions at Body Personal Training (65% Off)

Body Personal Training

Aptos

$150 $53

From the merchant: Trainer will help you realize your potential and achieve your fitness goals though amazing workouts and motivation.

One or Three Flight Lessons and a Membership to AeroDynamic Aviation (Up to 68% Off)

AeroDynamic Aviation

Multiple Locations

$408 $129

Get behind the controls of an airplane and learn to take off, climb, and descend with an FAA-certified flight instructor as copilot

Boot-Camp Classes from Kaizen Fitness 101 (Up to 74% Off)

Kaizen Fitness 101

Multiple Locations

$89 $23

Outdoor boot camps forge stronger limbs and slimmer waists through high-intensity workouts that employ muscle confusion & variable exercises

$34 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Boulder Creek

$60 $34

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Four Creative Dance Classes or Four Level 1–3 Ballet, Jazz, or Tap Classes at Wings School of Dance (Up to 76% Off)

Wings School of Dance

Scotts Valley

$105 $25

Positive, nurturing dance classes instill the basics of classic dance techniques and new styles

$75 for $150 Worth of Boxing at Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Scotts Valley

$150 $75

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$40 for $99 Worth of Cardio Kickboxing— Choi's Tae Kwon DO

Choi's Tae Kwon Do Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

$99 $40

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One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Pleasure Point

$20 $11

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

$129 for a PADI Open-Water Scuba-Certification from Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel ($424 Value)

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Twin Lakes

$424 $129

After hours of practice in pool and in Monterey Bay's open waters, receive PADI open-water certification and celebrate with barbecue party

One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 74% Off)

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

$135 $35

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

One or Three Months of Strength and Conditioning Training at Santa Cruz Strength (Up to 60% Off)

Santa Cruz Strength

Central Santa Cruz

$140 $69

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Strength and conditioning training helps clients of all ages and skill levels gain muscle, lose fat, and increase endurance and flexibility

$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts at To The Point Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

$60 $30

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$55 for $100 Worth of Wildlife Watching at Shark Camp

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

$100 $55

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$189 for an Open-Water PADI Certification Course with Scuba-Equipment Rental ($510 Value)

Adventure Sports Unlimited

Central Santa Cruz

$510 $189

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Earn PADI open-water certification after instruction in a heated pool and four ocean dives across Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

10 or 20 Rhythm & Motion Dance Workout Classes at Motion Pacific (Up to 70% Off)

Motion Pacific

Central Santa Cruz

$130 $39

Rhythm & Motion classes combine inventive dance routines with engaging music to create an exhilarating, high-energy workout

Six-Week Beginner CrossFit Classes in the Morning, Mid-Day, or Evening at Studio 831 (52% Off)

Studio 831

Westside

$145 $69

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Learn how to safely and efficiently complete the exercises of CrossFit in a four-week session, followed by two weeks of classic classes

$99 for an Ideal Protein Weight-Loss Program at Optimal Health and Fitness ($760 Value)

Optimal Health and Fitness

Twin Lakes

$760 $99

Comprehensive, doctor-led plan helps achieve weight loss through one-on-one coaching sessions and weekly body measurements

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio (Up to 78% Off)

Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio

Eastside

$75 $19

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Physically invigorating and meditation-based yoga styles for students of varying skill levels

$15 for $30 Worth of Leisure-Park Visits — Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

$30 $15

Free lessons with a coach and a three-month membership with all equipment provided

One-Month Salsa Workshop for One or Two at Bailamos Salsa Rueda (Up to 55% Off)

Bailamos Salsa Rueda

Portuguese Hall (CDPES Building)

$28 $14

Groups learn to dance salsa in a "wheel" of interchanging partners as a leader calls out different moves

Admission for Two or Four to the Wicked Woods or Goblyns Glen (Up to 53% Off)

Wicked Woods and Goblyns Glen

Oak Meadow Park

$24 $13

Come for an evening of spooks in the mysterious and sinister Wicked Woods; Goblyns Glen offers children a magical trick or treat experience.

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

4 Beginner, 6 Intermediate, or 10 Advanced CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Los Gatos (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Los Gatos

Los Gatos

$120 $29

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Coaches guide clients of various levels in strength and conditioning program to boost muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility

Slow-Smoked BBQ and Drinks for Two or Four at The Cats Restaurant & Tavern (Up to 39% Off)

The Cats Restaurant & Tavern

San Jose

$40 $25

Pitmasters grill 16-ounce ribeye steaks, St. Louis style smoked ribs, and Atlantic salmon, and slow-smoke barbecue for 10 hours

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Dailey Method (Up to 60% Off)

The Dailey Method

Los Gatos

$100 $55

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Hybrid fitness technique unites core conditioning, yoga, and orthopedic exercise to tone muscles and improve alignment

$18 for $40 Groupon — Tavan Music Academy

Tavan Music Academy

Los Gatos

$40 $18

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Boot-Camp Package at Be Fit Boot Camps (Up to 91% Off). Three Options Available.

Be Fit Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$221 $25

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Expert personal trainers lead boot-camp sessions in which pupils sprint, lunge, and pass medicine balls

$28 for $80 for 2 hours of Golf Simulator Rental — Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Los Gatos

$80 $28

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$49 for a 28-Day Fat-Blast Program at Performance Science Training Institute ($485 Value)

Performance Science Training Institute

Multiple Locations

$485 $49

28-day program helps women jump-start their weight-loss goals with metabolic movement training sessions and nutritional guidance

Cardio Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes at Studio Kicks Training Center (Up to 82% Off). Three Options Available.

Studio Kicks Training Center

Los Gatos

$57 $10

Burn calories in high-energy cardio kickboxing classes or master the 5,000-year-old techniques of martial arts

$95 for Five 30-Minute Private Guitar Lessons at Chris Bryant Guitar School ($225 Value)

Chris Bryant Guitar School

Los Gatos

$225 $95

Musician bases his curriculum on simple chords and chord progressions, teaching students in whatever genre of music most interests them

$35 for Four Stroller-Fitness Classes from StrollerPower! ($90 Value)

StrollerPower!

Multiple Locations

$90 $35

Instructors lead groups of moms with stroller-age kids through energetic workouts at local parks and trails

Five or Eight Kids' Sports Training Sessions, or One Month of Unlimited Training at KidSportzUSA (Up to 51% Off)

KidSportzUSA

Campbell

$99 $49

Children ages 3–12 play indoor sports including soccer, basketball, and karate; agility training aimes to improve balance, speed and agility

Four or Eight Dance Classes for Kids, Teens, or Adults at Ariel Dance Productions (Up to 67% Off)

Ariel Dance Productions

Campbell

$85 $35

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Kids, teens, and adults select from a broad variety of classes including jazz, tap, contemporary, hip-hop, and musical theater

One-, Three-, or Six-Month Membership with Personal Training at The Right Stuff Health Club (Up to 81% Off)

The Right Stuff Health Club

Multiple Locations

$149 $29

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During a week or hour of one-on-one sessions, trainers help guests hone in on their fitness goals and get acclimated with the gym

$70 for $140 Worth of Guitar Lessons — Ryan Acosta Music

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

$140 $70

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One Month of Regular Martial Arts Classes for Little Rhino for Ages 3–6 at PRO Martial Arts (Up to 50% Off)

PRO Martial Arts

Campbell

$159 $79

Motivation martial arts classes instill students aged 3 and up with confidence, poise, self-respect, and self-defense skills

One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Extreme Fitness and Sports (Up to 75% Off)

Extreme Fitness and Sports

Campbell

$150 $39

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense boot-camp classes

Eight Classes or Month of Unlimited Rapid Results Sports X Bootcamp at MED-X Health & Fitness Center (80% Off) 

MED-X Sports & Fitness Center

Campbell

$148 $29

45-minute classes focus on maximum calorie burn in a short time by combining elements of TRX, kickboxing, functional fitness, and karate

5 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center (Up to 72% Off)

Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Campbell

$75 $25

Tone bodies while learning courtesy, discipline & respect with muay thai or X-Fit Kickboxing Classes for adults and teens

Outing for One or Two at The Bridal Soiree (Up to 51% Off)

The Bridal Soiree

Coyote Creek Golf Club

$100 $49

Hit up the beauty bar for a mini makeover, see a bridal fashion show, and ask wedding planners about budgets

Three or Six Months of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga San Jose (59% Off)

Bikram Yoga San Jose

San Jose

$360 $149

Award-winning competitive yogis lead students through 26 postures held in a heated room for 90 minutes to stretch and strengthen muscles

10 Yoga Classes or a Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at 98point6 Yoga (Up to 51% Off)

98point6 Yoga

Cupertino

$150 $89

One-hour sessions come in relaxing or energizing styles, cover 26 poses, and welcome all skill levels

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 8 or 9 (Up to 55% Off)

Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival

San Jose Convention Center

$25 $12

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Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

Admission to Revelocity Auto Expo 2014 for One, Two, Four, or Six on Saturday, October 11, at Noon (50% Off)

Revelocity Events

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

$30 $15

Showcase of high-end exotics, one-off cars, race cars, and fully restored classics, plus cars from actor Paul Walker's personal collection

Visit for Two or Four to the San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Art

Downtown San Jose

$16 $15

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Surprising and playful contemporary art dating back to the mid-20th century, including LED light sculpture, photography, and new media

5 or 10 Group Dance Lessons for One or Two at Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio (Up to 70% Off)

Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio

Santa Clara

$75 $25

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45-minute group lessons cover styles such as waltz, fox trot, swing, and salsa

$33 for $60 Worth of Tennis Lessons — SAI Tennis Training

Sai Tennis

San Jose

$60 $33

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Four- or Eight-Week Introductory Muay Thai Program for Kids Aged 6–12 at Team Rey`s (Up to 70% Off)

Team Rey`s

South San Jose

$160 $49

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

Month of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two, or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Ultimate Muscle Confusion (Up to 63% Off)

Ultimate Muscle Confusion

San Jose

$97 $45

Class created by a former college-football player; combines HIIT and muscle confusion to maximize resistance and cardio training

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Marina Gavric Health and Fitness Training (Up to 71% Off)

California Native Garden Foundation

California Native Garden Foundation

$100 $39

Fitness instructor leads small groups through high-intensity interval training that targets every muscle group to help burn more calories

5 or 10 Ballroom Dance Classes or 3 Private Classes for One or Two at CPAA Arts Center (Up to 67% Off)

CPAA Arts Center

San Jose

$50 $25

Brush up on footwork or reconnect with a loved one during ballroom dance classes and ballroom dance practice parties

One Month of Four Ballet Classes for One or Two at Bay Ballet Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Bay Ballet Academy

Canoas Garden

$59 $29

Former principal dancer of Ballet San Jose shares his decades of ballet expertise to students of all ages and skill levels

One or Two Months of Classes for One, or Month of Classes for Two at Battle Control Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Battle Control Martial Arts

Edenvale

$120 $35

Martial-arts students learn self-defense skills, up their fitness levels, and build both mental and physical strength and discipline

10 or 20 Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (93% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

San Jose

$270 $20

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$35 for $100 Worth of Services at Soul Pilates, Llc

Soul Pilates, Llc

San Jose

$100 $35

Soul Pilates' high-intensity interval training classes burn fat and help you detox

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Tribull MMA (45% Off)

Tribull Mma

San Jose

$159 $87

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$35 for One Month of Unlimited Women's Classes at IMC Martial Arts & Fitness Academy ($97 Value)

IMC Martial Arts & Fitness Academy

Multiple Locations

$97 $35

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Burn calories and tone muscle during classes such as kickboxing, Pilates, and women's self defense, which take place across three locations

One Month of Unlimited Shinkendo or Aikibujitsu Classes or Four Classes at Tojokan Dojo (Up to 81% Off)

Tojokan Dojo

San Jose

$100 $29

Shinkendo teaches swordsmanship rooted in samurai techniques and philosophies, whereas Aikibujitsu blends and redirects attackers' energy

One or Two Months of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

$155 $49

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Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that focuses on balance and leverage for effective self-defense

Select Local Merchants

Managing 27 grocery stores and more than 2,500 employees is a stressful task. Nob Hill Foods owner Michael Bonfante learned that the best way for him to manage that stress was to retreat to a shady, secluded spot surrounded by majestic trees. These occasional escapes into nature inspired Bonfante to found a park dedicated to teaching visitors of all ages?but especially children?how to appreciate horticulture, wildlife, and trees in particular. Along with his wife, Claudia, Bonfante eventually sold his grocery stores and committed all of his efforts to educating the public and spreading his love for nature.

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park receives virtually all of the Bonfantes' attention now, and it attracts visitors with combination of educational exhibits, carnival games, and amusement-park rides. The map features more than 40 possible destinations where guests can learn something new about local horticulture, enjoy an adrenaline-pumping joy ride, or simply enjoy the scenery. With family-friendly attractions available for all ages, the park includes everything from carousels to paddleboats to a mine-cart roller coaster that takes passengers through a thrilling series of dips and speedy turns. An interactive water attraction called Water Oasis and the Octonauts live show were just added to the roster in 2014.

Even while visitors are standing in line or buckled into a ride, they are still surrounded by nature at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park. Five waterfalls?representing the five major styles of waterfalls that occur in nature?gush with torrents of water. The grounds also feature 19 of Axel Erlandson's famous Circus Trees, which he created by grafting saplings so that they grew to form shapes such as hearts, lightning bolts, and basket weaves. In addition to touting the importance of animals such as monarch butterflies and honeybees, the park features six distinctive gardens brimming with informative displays and everything from conifers to tropical and subtropical flowers.

3050 Hecker Pass Rd
Gilroy,
CA
US

Johnny 6 offers full-service training for aspiring equestrians, its barn stocked to the rafters with expert instructors. Your horseback riding experience will include closely guided instruction and four 30-minute private, one-on-one lessons with a trained horse. Learn the ropes of horseback riding as you gallop on your way to becoming sensei of the saddle. All riders should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during their lessons—for safety and so they don’t embarrass the horse's oddly specific fashion sense. Whether you're an advanced rider looking to get back on your high horse or a total neophyte who believes horses are no more real than Sasquatch or Richard Nixon, Johnny 6 will help you reach your quest for horse-riding success. Once the riding lesson is complete, your experience may include (if eligible) grooming, tacking, and putting the horse away in the stable. Classes are offered throughout the day, from the morning to the early evening, seven days a week.

9655 New Ave
Gilroy,
CA
US

Bought by brothers Alex and Charlie Larson after an award-winning stint in the restaurant business, Rapazzini Winery tickles tongues with an eclectic collection of wines drawn from California's vineyards. After bottling, most Rapazzini wines rest for an additional one to two years, mellowing tannins, developing fruity bouquets, and finishing majors in art history. Unique wines include the almond champagne, created by Alex Larson using his training at the California Culinary Institute, and the Arpibella, blending sweet wine, apricots, and peach into a delectable aperitif or dessert wine. Guests to the winery can taste 21 of the 22 available wines, guided through the selection by resident grape expert Adam and his airedale, Butters. Behind the beaten copper bar, Adam and the brother Larson can also whip up wine-based cocktails, amusing mouths with more complex flavors.The two-story, open-beamed tasting room lulls guests into placid relaxation while sipping on palate-pleasing pours, whereas a stained-glass window depicting the winery's whimsical mascot reassures eyes that the sun has not been devoured by a dragon-shaped cloud.

4350 Monterey Rd
Gilroy,
CA
US

• For $20, you get an hour-long introductory riding lesson (up to a $45 value). • For $90, you get a five-ride lesson package (up to a $180 value).

1290 Masten Ave
Gilroy,
CA
US

Nestled in the scenic Hecker Pass region of the Santa Clara Valley, the family-owned winery focuses on crafting exemplary grape concoctions unlike anything inside a juice box or peanut butter sandwich. Solis has produced dozens of award-winning wines, baiting a 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition gold medal for its 2008 Muscat Canelli, 2009 Fiano Estate, and 35,000 B.C. Chateau de Cro-Magnon. Grab a pal and perambulate the charming winery premises while sampling a variety of palate-stimulating wines during your tasting for two ($5 value per person). Five wines are included in the tasting. Additionally, budding winecionados will be able to take home a bottle ($12 to $30), such as the red 2006 Seducente ($20) or white 2007 Chardonnay ($24).

3920 Hecker Pass Rd
Gilroy,
CA
US

Nestled in among redwood trees at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Fernwood Cellars prides itself on its high-quality processes, using only grapes grown on-site and only premium oak barrels for aging. Veteran vintner Matt Oetinger oversees the winemaking process from grapes to bottle, looking after each batch of fermented nectar like a proud parent at a children’s roller-derby bout. Great for a spending a romantic afternoon with a wine-loving date or boldly confronting a grape phobia before it ruins another trip to the supermarket, a visit to the estate allows sippers to get a taste of potable delight before toting home a chosen bottle. Today’s Groupon can be redeemed for a bottle of chardonnay, zinfandel, syrah, or il cane.

7137 Redwood Retreat Rd
Gilroy,
CA
US