Activities in Goleta


10 One-Day Gym Visits with Optional Personal Training at Spectrum Athletic Club (Up to 80% Off)

Spectrum Athletic Club

Multiple Locations

Cardio equipment with individual screens, comfortable locker rooms, and kickboxing, cycling, and yoga classes enliven gym visits

$250 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Children's Fitness Classes for One or Two at Just 4 Fun Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Just 4 Fun Fitness

Multiple Locations

Programs encourage children aged 2 to 10 to run, jump, tumble, and move in classes that encourage physical fitness in a fun environment

$79 $39

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at Santa Barbara Krav Maga Family Self Defense Center (65% Off)

Santa Barbara Krav Maga Family Self Defense Center

Downtown Goleta

Learn the fighting technique designed by the Israeli army to transform civilians into soldiers as quickly as possible

$139 $49

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes or Three Months of Yoga Classes at Sino West Performing Arts (Up to 81% Off)

Sino West Performing Arts

Goleta

Vinyasa-style classes have students flowing between poses in a spacious studio with soft flooring

$100 $29

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5, 10, or 15 Yoga and Aerial Yoga Classes at Better Days Yoga (Up to 43% Off)

Better Days Yoga

Goleta

Below vaulted ceilings, teachers lead a wide variety of classes that include aerial yoga, kids’ yoga, and restorative/therapeutic yoga

$75 $45

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Two-Hour Whale Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four at Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara (Up to 50% Off)

Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara

Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara

Seasoned captain and crew take passengers along Santa Barbara coastline on scenic afternoon tours

$45 $27

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$269 for Five-Day Kids' Camp at Destination Science ($339 Value). Eight Options Available.

Destination Science

During five-day summer sessions, kids build robots, solve a galactic mystery, design chemical reactions, or create an invention

$339 $269

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5, 10, or 20 Zumba Classes at Curves (Up to 50% Off)

Curves

Santa Barbara

Exercisers boogie up a storm during high-energy dance-fitness classes set to uptempo Latin beats

$15 $10

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$29 for Private and Group Dance Lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio-Santa Barbara ($289 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio-Santa Barbara

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

$289 $29

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$135 for $300 Worth of Services at United Studios of Self Defense

United Studios Of Self Defense

Santa Barbara

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

$300 $135

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Santa Barbara Jujitsu Kai (Up to 67% Off)

Santa Barbara Jujitsu Kai

Santa Barbara

During jujitsu classes that teach both technique and coordination, students learn self-defense skills while also building confidence

$120 $49

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Two-Hour Open Jump Session for Two or Four at Cloud 10 Jump Club (Up to 44% Off)

Cloud 10 Jump Club

Cloud 10 Jump Club

Two-hours of open jumping time at Santa Barbara trampoline park

$34 $19

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One Month Family Membership with Optional Lesson or Racket Stringing at Dimitar Tennis Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Dimicar Tennis Academy

Ocean Side School of Tennis

Tennis lessons and services administered by professionals at seaside resort

$185 $78

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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for Two or Four (54% Off)

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara

A 72-ft. blue-whale skeleton stares down at you, and Chumash Indian relics wait for their secrets to be uncovered or hike a nature trail.

$24 $11

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Visit for Adults and Kids to Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Exhibits, historic sailing vessels, and films bring the California Coast and other areas of maritime history to life

$14 $8

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On the Rocks Package for Two at Santa Barbara Rock Gym (52%Off)

Santa Barbara Rock Gym

Lower State

Duos get to experience indoor climbing with help from a trained instructor

$60 $29

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Four or Eight Adult Ballet Classes at Santa Barbara Festival Ballet (Up to 51% Off)

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet

Santa Barbara Ballet Center

Classes broken out by skill level and no experience necessary for adults learning ballet; instructors with professional dance experience

$55 $27

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Five Boot-Camp Classes at BDfitlife (55% Off)

Bdfitlife

Eastside

Bootcamp is catered to your group, with only five people in each class! Can do prenatal to strength conditioning, cardio, and stretching.

$500 $225

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One Month of Martial Arts Classes with Optional Two Weeks of Fitness Classes at Martial Arts Family Fitness (53% Off)

Martial Arts Family Fitness

Lower State

Martial arts classes infused with karate techniques

$99 $49

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Dance Classes at World Dance for Humanity (Up to 76% Off)

World Dance for Humanity

Santa Barbara Downtown

Staff members blend cardio and dance during fun classes and disperse 100% of proceeds to local and global charities

$100 $26

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60-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson for One or Two from Soma Get Fit (Up to 80% Off)

Scott Crawford of Soma Get Fit

Scott Crawford of Soma Get Fit

Students learn the ins and outs of standup paddleboarding, including how to balance on the board and how to maneuver through the tide

$125 $25

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$86 for a Flight-Simulator Package at Above All Aviation ($149 Value)

Above All Aviation

Santa Barabara Municipal Airport

A certified pilot gives personal instruction to students, who further their education in a full-motion flight simulator

$149 $86

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes with Nutritional Counseling at Sirens Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Sirens Fitness

Sirens Fitness

Before starting, an in-depth evaluation helps clients create effective, science-based regimens; guests also meet with nutrition coaches

$310 $120

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Four or Eight Weeks of Boot Camp with Nutritional Guidance at WAC (Up to 64% Off)

WAC

Santa Barbara

Your trainer can help you strengthen your body in boot camp and eat better with nutritional guidance

$175 $65

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes Yasa Yoga (77% Off)

Yasa Yoga

Downtown Santa Barbara

Team of yogis guides students through series of poses in a Mission-style mansion once owned by Charlie Chaplin

$170 $39

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5, 10, or 15 Classes at CrossFit Carpinteria (Up to 79% Off)

CrossFit Carpinteria

CrossFit Carpinteria

CrossFit classes enhance strength, agility, and speed with constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity

$75 $19

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Panaro Brothers Winery (50% Off)

Panaro Brothers Winery

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Panaro family, now in fifth generation of winemaking, draws on rich history as they transform grapes into single-varietal and blended wines

$66 $33

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The Dinner Detective at Pierpont Inn Through August 29 (Up to 46% Off)

The Dinner Detective

The Pierpont Inn

Interactive comedic murder mystery unfolds during a four-course dinner, with prizes for the guest who solves the crime

$82.90 $45

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10 or 20 Group Fitness or Yoga Classes or One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes at The Studio (63% Off)

The Studio

Ventura

Sessions range from yoga and Zumba to boot camp and Cardio Core Express—a class designed to fit into a lunch hour

$100 $39

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One Month of Kids' KinderGym Classes with Optional Kids' Night Out at Gold Coast Gymnastics (Up to 55% Off)

Gold Coast Gymnastics

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Kids aged 3-4.5 learn to move on age-appropriate gymnastics apparatuses, such as balance beams

$85 $39

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Flex Fitness

Flex Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

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

$100 $50

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$30 for $120 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Tae Ryong Taekwondo Ventura

Tae Ryong Taekwondo Ventura

Ventura

From the merchant: Students enjoy 30 days of unlimited classes, including a free uniform

$120 $30

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One-Month Membership with 5 or 10 Practices or Beginner BMX Clinic at Ventura BMX (Up to 63% Off)

Ventura BMX

Ventura

BMXers of all ages hone their racing and tricking skills on a 5-acre park with a track and practice area

$60 $25

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Wine Flight with Cheese and Hummus Plate, and Glass of Wine for Two or Four at Gone West Cellars (57% Off)

Gone West Cellars

Gone West Cellars

Guests sample wines from Ventura County and the surrounding area; bar boasts friendly communal tables and Western flair

$55.50 $24

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine to Take Home at Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room

Ojai

Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

$70 $35

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5 or 10 Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Ventura CA (Up to 59% Off)

Bikram Yoga Ventura CA

Bikram Yoga-Original Hot Yoga

Bikram yoga instructor leads groups of beginning and advanced students through stimulating yoga poses for 90 minutes in a heated room

$80 $33

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$63 for $125 Worth of One Month of Group Training Classes — VCF3 Personal and Cross Training Gym

VCF3 Personal & Cross Training Gym

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

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

$125 $63

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$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Mountain Dog Musicworks Recording Studio

Mountain Dog Musicworks

Oak View

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

$30 $15

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Fifteen Boot Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Seaside Outdoor Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Seaside Outdoor Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

60-minute outdoor fitness boot camps tone muscles and torch fat with methods including HIIT, power-cardio and resistance training

$195 $39

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One- or Three-Month Bronze Gym Membership or One-Month Silver Membership to Laced Fitness (Up to 54% Off)

Laced Fitness

Ventura

In classes designed specifically for women, exercisers burn fat and tone up in just minutes each day

$40 $19

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Jonnynuanes Fitness (70% Off)

Jonnynuanes Fitness

Jonnynuanes Fitness

From the merchant: Visualize your dream body as we go over fitness principles and design a plan suited for YOUR success!

$80 $24

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Dance-Lessons Package for an Individual or Couple (Up to 64% Off). Two Options Available.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Trained and certified dance instructors guide students through styles such as the cha-cha, waltz, or jitterbug in private and group lessons

$150 $57

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5, 10, or 15 Dance-Fitness Classes at Dancing Into Wellness (Up to 74% Off)

Dancing Into Wellness

Dancing Into Wellness

Instructor teaches Nia—a combination of dance and fitness mingled with martial arts and yoga—while listening to uplifting music

$75 $22

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One-Month Membership with Optional Four-Week Climbing Class at Vertical Heaven Rock Climbing (Up to 54% Off)

Vertical Heaven Climbing

Vertical Heaven Climbing

Membership for one month with optional four-week climbing class, which introduces new climbers to basic techniques, strategy, and safety

$75 $35

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Malibu Kayaking Trip for Two or Four from 4Points Expeditions (Up to 60% Off)

4Points Expeditions

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Kayaking trips include a guide, all equipment, and basic instruction before groups take in Malibu’s scenic coastline

$300 $131

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Two Weeks or One Month of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Way of Orient Martial Arts (Up to 62% Off)

Way of Orient Martial Arts

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Students get in shape and learn tenets of martial arts such as integrity, self-control, and perseverance through taekwondo and hapkido

$79 $39

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Three Pop-In Play or Family Fun Night Bounce-House Admissions at Pump It Up (52% Off)

Pump It Up

Ventura

Lauded by Parents magazine, center’s giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during pop-in and evening admissions

$27 $13

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One-Month Membership from The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING (Up to 47% Off). Six Courses Available.

The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING

Multiple Locations

Memberships grant one month of unlimited range practice, greens fees, and golf clinics at picturesque local courses

$39.99 $25

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Golf Package for One, Two, or Four Including Cart, Range Balls, and Food Voucher (46% Off)

Village Country Club

Downtown Lompoc

Course challenges players with 18 tree-framed holes stretched across 150 acres of Santa Barbara’s wine country

$100 $55

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Wine Tastings for Two or Four with Bottles of Wine at Presidio Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Presidio Winery

Downtown Solvang

Visitors sample six organic, biodynamic red and white wines before taking home bottles of syrah rose or barrel-aged Hallauer syrah

$56 $25

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Segway Tour of Solvang City from Segway Tours of Solvang (Up to 54% Off)

Segway Tours of Solvang

Segway Tours In Solvang

Guided tours explore the culturally Danish city of Solvang, following the town’s river; includes orientation and necessary equipment

$170 $78

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Tour, Wine-Tasting Class, Snacks, and Wine Credit for Two or Four at Rideau Vineyard (74% Off)

Rideau Vineyard

Solvang

Visit the vineyard, learn how wine is made and the etiquette of tasting it, and enjoy five samples of the winery’s Rhône varietals

$134 $35

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Entry for Two, Four, or Six at the Wildling Museum (50% Off)

Wildling Museum

Downtown Solvang

Museum has hosted more than 40 exhibitions such as Santa Ynez River Watershed and Patrick O’Hara’s Art of California Native Plants

$10 $5

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One or Three Months of Fitness and Yoga Classes at Valley Alternative Healing (Up to 62% Off)

Valley Alternative Healing

Solvang

Classes include Buns & Guns, which combines strength training and cardio, restorative yoga, and EnLighten Up yoga for mind, body, and spirit

$77 $29

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Paintball Outing with Equipment for Two, Four, or Eight from River Park Paintball (Up to 56% Off)

River Park Paintball

River Park Paintball

Outdoor fields challenge all levels of marksmen with terrain evoking urban warfare or inflatable speedball-style obstacles

$63 $30

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Case of Red, White, or Mixed Wine with Custom Label at Avant Tapas & Wine (Up to 49% Off)

Avant Tapas & Wine

Buellton

Choose one out of 18 personalized labels to be applied to your full case of wine; 10% off tapas meal

$216 $115

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10-Class Pass or 30-Day All-Access Pass at Buellton Recreation Center ($ Off)

Buellton Recreation Center

Buellton

Recreation center offers fitness classes such as Pilates, cycle spin, and hula dance; all-access pass includes classes and weight room

$40 $19.99

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Three-Hour Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Channel Islands Whale Watching (Up to 50% Off)

Channel Islands Whale Watching

Oxnard

Three-hour narrated tours educate voyagers as they spot whales, dolphins, and sea lions amid the waters of Channel Islands National Park

$50 $30

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$149 for a Guided Kayak Tour of Anacapa Island from Blue Ocean Kayaking ($250 Value)

Blue Ocean Kayaking

Channel Islands Harbor

Groups hop aboard a custom-built boat before getting into kayaks and paddling through Anapaca Island’s natural sea caves

$250 $149

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$25 for One Month of Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes at Legacy Martial Arts & Karate for Kids (Up to $160 Value)

Legacy Martial Arts & Karate for Kids

Oxnard

Kids and adults learn self-defense skills from certified instructors while boosting their self-confidence and fitness levels

$160 $25

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$25 for One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes at West Coast ATA ($160 Value)

West Coast ATA

Oxnard

Kids, teens, and adults learn discipline, build self-esteem, and strengthen muscles during tae kwon do and fitness classes

$160 $25

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Visit for Two or Four to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum (50% Off)

Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Ventura County Maritime Museum

Discover the history of the Channel Islands Harbor through artifacts, ship models, and art related to local maritime industry and culture

$10 $5

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All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (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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$33 for $60 Groupon — Studio 805 Fitness

Studio 805 Fitness

Oxnard

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

$60 $33

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40-Minute Boat Ride for Two, Four, or Six from The Pirate Boat Ride (Up to 50% Off)

The Pirate Boat Ride

Oxnard

Boat rides showcase Channel Islands Harbor and Mandalay Bay, particularly birds and sea lions and breathtaking Anacapa Island

$30 $15

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Round of FootGolf for Two, Four, or Eight with Ball Rentals at River Ridge Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

River Ridge Golf Course

Golf Course

Soccer and golf come together in FootGolf, a hybrid sport played by kicking a soccer ball into oversized holes throughout the golf course

$30 $15

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Beginner Ninja or Intermediate Basic-Training Paintball Package One, Two, or Five at Paintball USA (Up to 68% Off)

Paintball USA

Multiple Locations

Packages include all-day field access, gun rentals, unlimited air, and 200 paintballs

$55 $20

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Standup-Paddleboarding Rental for One or Two at Channel Islands Kayak Center (Up to 68% Off)

Channel Islands Kayak Center

Channel Islands Kayak Center

Expert guides lead basic lesson before solo or paired paddleboarders explore the harbor

$89.95 $32

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$59 for One Month of Unlimited Beginner Karate Classes Plus a Uniform at Sasaki Kenpo Karate ($179 Value)

Sasaki Kenpo Karate

Oxnard

Learn self-defense techniques and kick and punch your way into great physical shape during karate classes for kids, teens, and adults

$179 $59

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Paintball with Full-Day Admission and All Equipment for 5 or 10 from Paintball Hotline (50% Off)

Paintball Hotline

Multiple Locations

The company partners with online marketing businesses to expose parks across the country to players who want to frequent them

$25 $12.50

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at The Fit Life Bootcamp (65% Off)

The Fit Life Bootcamp

Oxnard

From the merchant: In this boot camp, the focus is fat loss, strength, and fun

$80 $28

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Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Small Group Fitness Classes at Edge Fitness Club (Up to 73% Off)

Edge Fitness Club

Channel Islands

Up to 8 students push themselves and perspire during half-hour fitness classes that engage the entire body

$179 $49

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Paintball Package for 2, 4, 6, or 8 from Paintball Promos International. (Up to 81% Off). Multiple Locations.

Paintball Promos International

Multiple Locations

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment besides paintballs and air

$40 $10

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One-Month Group Personal Training Class from Anacapa Fitness (Up to 68% Off). Three Options Available.

Anacapa Fitness

Seabridge Marina

National Academy of Sports and Medicine certified trainer, with 13 years’ experience, motivates outdoor fitness group to reach goals

$59 $19

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Admission for Two or Four to the California Oil Museum (50% Off)

California Oil Museum

Santa Paula

Interactive exhibits walk guests through history of petroleum in California, from geologic formation to old-fashioned oil siphoning

$8 $4

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One or Two 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Horseman's Hangout (Up to 52% Off)

Horseman's Hangout

Santa Ynez

Teacher instructs students of all skill levels horsemanship techniques such as communicating with the horse, how to balance, and more

$60 $29

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$23 for $65 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Trail Rides of Ojai

Trail Rides of Ojai

Ojai-Mira Monte

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

$65 $23

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Paintball Package for One or Two at Stryker Paintball & Airsoft (Up to 51% Off)

Stryker Paintball & Airsoft

Santa Paula

Paintballers challenge opponents on six distinct battlefields with varying obstacles as they don provided safety masks

$40 $20

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$34 for $75 Groupon — Donatoni Frost Training Stables

Donatoni Frost Training Stables

Santa Paula

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

$75 $34

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Twin Lakes Golf Course is much more than the sum of its parts. With a 9-hole, par 28 executive golf course and practice facilities that include a driving range, 8,500-square-foot putting green, and chipping area, it gives players countless ways to better their game. Visiting players can hone short, half-swing approaches and full, walloping drives on holes ranging from as close as 70 yards to as far as 360, much as they would on a full-length course. The driving range also expedites the learning curve with full-flight Pinnacle range balls primed and ready to be pummeled from real grass or synthetic tees. In the short-game area, Titleist Pro V1 golf balls simplify the act of chipping onto the green or into target nets, even as players line up shots from nearby bunkers, slopes, and grasses akin to the rough and fairway. And when players are left with nothing else to do but admire themselves in the reflection of the nearest water hazard, Twin Lakes’ resident instructors—Don Parsons, Buff Platt, and PGA head professional Jim Ley—are there to take the reins and help clients shave off a few more strokes.
6034 Hollister Ave
Goleta,
CA
US
Sino West Performing Arts serves as the meeting place of two disciplines: dance and kung fu. Under the tutelage of four experienced instructors, kids and adults learn, hone, and perfect skills in a variety of art forms. Atop sprung floors of recycled rubber and beneath ceilings of repurposed clouds, they practice in one of two airy, well-lit studios. Curricula under the dance umbrella include Chinese dance, tai chi, ballet, Zumba, and yoga, while martial-arts practitioners take classes in Shaolin kung fu, MMA, and weaponry, among others. The class selection is diverse, but no matter the chosen course, enrollees report increased levels of confidence, self-discipline, and bragging rights.
5718 Hollister AveSte 105
Goleta,
CA
US
The Spanish architecture. The bustling wharf. The cerulean ocean. There are countless sights to see in the Santa Barbara area, which is why Nanco Helicopters tailors each of their aerial tours to the client's need. Passengers take in the passing landmarks and 747 drag races from inside a Robinson R-44, helmed by commercial pilot Taylor Nancarrow.
629-H Norman Firestone Road
Goleta,
CA
US
In bowling, the perfect strike requires a careful calculation of force, spin, and positioning—but Zodo's - Bowling & Beyond injects fun into the physics lesson with 24 gleaming lanes ready to take whatever you can throw at them, provided you've donned the proper fluorescent footwear (each rented shoe half-red, half-green). Healthy competition and the joy of yelling 'strike!' are pretty entertaining all on their own, but Zodo's doesn't stop there—Glow Bowling's atmospheric touches include black lights, a live DJ, and fog. Twice-daily happy hours, wine by the barrel, 40 on-tap beers keep spirits high, and a menu of gourmet pizza, fresh salads, burgers, and more creative fare provide more sustenance than a feast of felled pins. Bowlers can also take a break for other games in the arcade.
5925 Calle Real
Goleta,
CA
US
Family owned and operated since 1923, Metropolitan Theatres unspools blockbuster and art-house independent films at 19 locations in the U.S. and Canada using superior film presentation and digital sound systems. Theatre concession stands dole Coca-Cola products and detonate kernels of popcorn to fill bellies and share with encroaching Godzillas. Snacks in hand, customers sink into seats inside conventional or stadium-style theatres to laugh, gasp, and grimace at star-studded titles, such as The Grey, War Horse, or Hugo. Independent films such as The Artist and The Descendants appease creative tastes.
7040 Market Place Drive
Goleta,
CA
US
Mestre Mariano Silva, a dancer and student of the Brazilian martial art capoeira, has always believed that "if you can walk, then you can dance." This positivity permeates everything he does, from his work with underprivileged youth to his time professionally dancing. It was this contagious optimism that caught the attention of master Amen Santo in Brazil, who invited him to tour globally with the renowned Ballet Folclorico do Brasil. As it turned out, Mariano was a huge hit, playing to sold-out crowds all over the world. His skill and popularity on the stage led Amen to convince him to relocate to Southern California and bring his passion for Afro-Brazilian dance to the States. Today, Mariano owns Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara along with the Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara, sharing his talents and affirmative worldview with adults and children through a slew of classes and community-outreach programs. Each of mestre Mariano's fast-paced classes introduces pupils to the rhythmic techniques and cultural significance of traditional Afro-Brazilian dance forms. Capoeira—considered Brazil's second national sport—fuses martial-arts techniques with the rhythmic and collaborative elements of dance. He teaches stylistic combat maneuvers, which weave in aerial acrobatics and various instruments. During his Afro-Brazilian dance class, he'll calibrate students' hips to swivel to movements that fuse traditional African dance with Brazilian moves, and in his Samba classes, he introduces students to the history, culture, and traditions inextricably linked to each movement. He also lets dancers try their hand or fourth toe at banging timbaus, repiniques, and other Brazilian drums in the Brazilian batucada drumming course.
5370 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara,
CA
US
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