Activities in Gilroy

10 or 20 Gym Passes Including Fitness Classes at Anytime Fitness (Up to 86% Off)

Anytime Fitness

Multiple Locations

Day passes include use of all gym equipment and admission to daily Zumba, kickboxing, boot-camp, and other fitness classes

$100 $16

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60-Minute Archery Lessons with Equipment for Two or Four People at Predator's Archery (Up $50 to Off)

Predator's Archery

Gilroy

Students learn archery basics using provided equipment during 60-minute lessons, then practice their newfound skills on the indoor range

$50 $26

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$199 for Fairytale Tea Party for up to Eight Kids ($362 value) — Miss Ooh lala

Miss Ooh Lala

Gilroy

From the merchant: Savor pink lemonade and cookies with your guests who enjoy glitter hair, sparkly nails, dress-up, and wisps of makeup.

$362 $199

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One Month of One or All Martial Arts Classes at Seikishin Dojo (Up to 84% Off)

Seikishin Dojo

Morgan Hill

Instructors teach students of all levels traditional martial arts such as Jujutsu, Shinkendo, Aikido, or tactical street defense

$100 $25

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

The Dailey Method

Morgan Hill

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

$100 $55

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

Morgan Hill Crossfit

Morgan Hill

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

$100 $25

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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One or Three Horseback-Riding Lessons or Trail Ride for Two at Mt. Madonna Stables (Up to 45% Off)

Mt. Madonna Stables

Watsonville

Learn how to ride or join a guide and explore the beautiful California landscape

$60 $36

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Watsonville

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $59

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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

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

$80 $45

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

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

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

$300 $20

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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

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

$90 $45

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

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

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

$160 $19

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

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

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

$30 $11

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four, or 6 or 12 Bottles of Pinot Noir at Pietra Santa Winery (Up to 66% Off)

Pietra Santa Winery

Hollister

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

$70 $28

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

Skydive Holister

Hollister

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

$169 $99

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

DeRose Winery

Hollister

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

$68 $25

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Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Aimee June Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Aimee June Winery

San Juan Bautista

Boutique winery produces eight natural-yeast varietals, each bottle adorned with hand-crafted artwork

$29 $16

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

Dreamor Ranch

San Juan Bautista

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$185 $102

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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

Bikers rove beachside paths atop lovingly maintained single and tandem cycles

$30 $10

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Reserve-Wine Tasting for Four from Bargetto Winery (Up to $24 Off). Two Locations Available.

Bargetto Winery

Multiple Locations

Third-generation winemakers craft approachable, food-friendly wines from chardonnay, pinot noir, and traditional northern-Italian varietals

$48 $24

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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

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

$75 $29

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

Body Personal Training

Aptos

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

$150 $53

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One or Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or Group Lesson for Two at Capitola Surf and Paddle (Up to 53% Off)

Capitola Surf and Paddle

Capitola

Group standup-paddleboard lessons focus on basic techniques in the calm waters along the coastline of Capitola Village

$40 $19

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1, 5, or 10 Rides to Soquel Demonstration Forest, or Biking Class from Shuttle Smith Adventures (Up to 66% Off)

Shuttle Smith Adventures

Aptos

Shuttles take avid cyclists from Aptos to the highest point of Soquel Demonstration Forest, or instructors teach mountain biking to newbies

$25 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine Flights and Appetizers at It's Wine Tyme (Up to 55% Off)

It's Wine Tyme

Capitola

Wine tastings include one flight of wine per person, plus shared appetizers

$40 $19

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$79 for Spartan Race Entry and One Spectator Pass to the Monterey Super on June 6 ($170 Value)

Spartan Race

Toro Park

Toro Park hosts the more than eight-mile obstacle race full of rolling hills, water, and mud

$170 $79

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

AeroDynamic Aviation

Salinas Airport Terminal Building

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

$408 $129

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$60 for a Survival-Training Clinic with Adventure Out ($125 Value)

Adventure Out

Multiple Locations

Participants learn how to find shelter, water, and food, and make fire in the wild; clinic developed by survival expert Cliff Hodges

$125 $60

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

Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Boulder Creek

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$60 $34

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$25 for One Month of Preschool Ballet Dance Classes and a Ballet Dress at Agape Dance Academy ($65 Value)

Agape Dance Academy

Scotts Valley

Imagination and technique are at the center of these ballet classes for preschoolers, which balance technique with the simple joys of dance

$65 $25

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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 80% Off)

Wings School of Dance

Scotts Valley

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

$105 $21

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Four-Week Dance Series, or Six Drop-In Classes for One or Two at The Palomar Ballroom (Up to 67% Off)

The Palomar Ballroom

Multiple Locations

Professional instructors lead dance classes and series in salsa, swing, ballroom, and tango for all skill levels

$52 $17

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

Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Scotts Valley

This featured business is new to Groupon and may even be new to you.

$150 $75

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1 Month of Unlimited WingChun Self-Defense Classes for 1, 2 at International Academy of WingChun (Up to 81% Off)

International Academy of WingChun

Scotts Valley

WingChun self-defense classes teach a system of strategies for overcoming an assailant, all while heightening physical fitness and awareness

$117 $25

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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

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$99 $40

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$12 for $20 Worth of Wine and Food at Vino Prima

Vino Prima

Santa Cruz

Surrounded by 360-degree views of Monterey Bay, the bar features more than 150 botique wines from California in the bottle

$20 $12

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Punch Card for Five All-Day SUP Rentals or $30 for $60 Worth of Surf Gear at Covewater Paddle Surf

Covewater Paddle Surf

Santa Cruz

Choose from a wide selection of sturdy standup paddleboards to take to a beach of your choice on any car; SUP gear, sandals, and sunglasses

$175 $105

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$65 for a 2.5-Hour Lighthouse and Wharf Tour from Segway Santa Cruz Tours ($115 Value)

Segway Santa Cruz Tours

Segway Santa Cruz

Segway Tours glide along beautiful ocean seascapes past the historical Surf Museum & Lighthouse and back to the Santa Cruz wharf

$115 $65

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

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Twin Lakes

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

$424 $129

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

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

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$60 $30

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

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

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$100 $55

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10 or 20 Classes at TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz (Up to 76% Off)

TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz

Downtown Santa Cruz

Wavelike spinal movements, rhythmic breathing, and sharp focus inspire relaxation and boost strength, flexibility, and endurance

$100 $29

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Eastside

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $50

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

Motion Pacific

Central Santa Cruz

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

$130 $39

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Six-Week Beginner CrossFit Classes in the Morning, Mid-Day, or Evening at Studio 831 (61% Off)

Studio 831

Westside

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

$145 $56

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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

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

$75 $19

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

Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

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

$30 $15

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

Bailamos Salsa Rueda

Portuguese Hall (CDPES Building)

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

$28 $14

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One- or Three-Month Unlimited Membership with Personal-Training and Fitness Assessment at Curves (Up to 62% Off)

Curves

Live Oak

Women’s gym focuses on supportive environment and health; unlimited membership includes gym access and person-training, fitness assessment

$59 $26

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz (60% Off)

CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Learn foundational CrossFit weightlifting, gymnastics, and sprinting skills in a positive and encouraging environment with a certified coach

$125 $50

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Weight-Loss Plan or One- or Three-Month Chinese Medicine Program at Optimal Health and Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Optimal Health and Fitness

Optimal Health & Fitness

Comprehensive plan helps achieve weight loss via coaching sessions and body measurements; traditional Chinese techniques enhance wellness

$760 $134

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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

Eastside

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

$20 $11

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 77% Off)

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

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

$135 $31

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

Adventure Sports Unlimited

Central Santa Cruz

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

$510 $189

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Single or Double Kayak or Standup-Paddleboard Rental at Kayak Connection (Up to 37% Off)

Kayak Connection

Santa Cruz

Standup paddleboards and single and double kayaks let renters explore waterways

$35 $22

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Weekday or Weekend VIP Tandem Jump for One, Two, or Four at Skydive Monterey Bay (Up to 42% Off)

Skydive Monterey Bay

Marina

Jump from 18,000 feet and enjoy a thrilling 90-second freefall while attached to an instructor; VIPs receive priority boarding and diploma

$399 $253

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Four-Hour Beginning Rock Climbing Class for One, Two, or Three from Treks and Tracks (Up to 60% Off)

Treks and Tracks

Multiple Locations

Experienced outdoor guides teach climbing and belaying techniques at two picturesque state parks and provide all safety gear

$105 $49

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

CrossFit Los Gatos

Los Gatos

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

$120 $29

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

The Dailey Method

Los Gatos

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

$100 $55

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$18 for $40 Groupon — Tavan Music Academy

Tavan Music Academy

Los Gatos

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$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

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

$221 $25

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

Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Los Gatos

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$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

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

$485 $49

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

Studio Kicks Training Center

Los Gatos

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

$57 $10

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

StrollerPower!

Multiple Locations

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

$90 $35

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Two-and-a-Half Hour Painting Party for One, Two, or Four from Bottle & Bottega San Jose (Up to 51% Off)

Bottle & Bottega - SW San Jose

Los Gatos

Patrons drink, paint, and mingle as an experienced artist leads them step-by-step through the creation of their own painting masterpiece

$35 $20

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One or Three Private Sessions of Pilates at Heart Of A Rose Pilates Healing Arts (Up to 65% Off)

Heart Of A Rose Pilates Healing Arts

Los Gatos

Clients can tone muscles, prevent injury, and promote overall well-being with Stott Pilates techniques

$175 $65

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 1 Free Month Of Dance Classes at T & Company Dancer Center Inc.

T & Company Dancer Center Inc.

Dry Creek

For $5, receive a coupon for 1 free month of dance classes

$5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for $400 Off A Package Of 8 Personal Training Sessions at Renew Yourself Fitness

Renew Yourself Fitness

Campbell

For $5, receive a coupon for $400 off a package of 8 personal training sessions

$5

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Wine and Wine Tastings, or Four Bottles of Cellar Wine at Travieso Winery (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Travieso Winery

Campbell

House blends and vintages include California-style sangiovese, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon, which are often poured at Saturday tastings

$50 $25

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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

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

$149 $29

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

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

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$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 60% Off)

PRO Martial Arts

Campbell

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

$159 $64

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

Extreme Fitness and Sports

Campbell

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

$150 $39

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Eight Classes or Month of Unlimited Rapid Results Sports X Bootcamp at MED-X Health & Fitness Center (82% Off) 

MED-X Sports & Fitness Center

Campbell

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

$148 $26

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Two Hours of Sports Play for Up to Two or Four Children at MED-X Sports & Fitness Center (Up to 68% Off)

MED-X Sports & Fitness Center

Campbell

Children aged 5 to 12 increase activity levels as they choose from sports and wellness fun aimed at building balance and agility

$30 $12

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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

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

$75 $25

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$45 for a San Jose Giants Baseball Package with 10 General-Admission Tickets and a Four-Ticket Family Pack ($90 Value)

San Jose Giants

San Jose Municipal Stadium

Live_logo

As six-time California League champions, the Giants defend Municipal Stadium against opponents all summer amid promotions and theme nights

$90 $45

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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 Hwy.
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 Road
Gilroy,
CA
US