Things To Do In Half Moon Bay

87% Off Curves Gym Membership & Classes

Curves

Multiple Locations

$153 $19.97

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Curves workouts from Jillian Michaels are designed for women of all ages and help kick start weight loss in 30 minutes a day

26% Off Whale-Watching Tour

Huli Cat Sportfishing & Charter Boat

El Granada

$200 $149

From the deck of the Huli Cat, whale-watchers keep their lids peeled for the towering plumes of spray erupting from majestic humpbacks

75% Off Women's Expo

The Ultimate Women's Expo

San Mateo Event Center

$40 $10

Presentations on finance, entrepreneurship, style, and healthy living at an expo highlighting new designers and beauty innovations

Up to 84% Off Yoga Classes

Yoga at Change

Downtown

$144 $39

Yoga instructors demonstrate gentle to vigorous posing styles during classes that draw from Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, and other disciplines

50% Off Summer Camp at Core Taekwondo

Core Taekwondo

San Mateo

$379 $189

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Each week of camp includes field trips and outdoor activities focusing on a different theme, from ninja training to science and circus camp

Up to 63% Off Two-Hour Kiteboarding Lesson

Helm of Sun Valley

North Central

$60 $25

Instructors impart kiteboarding basics on land at Third Avenue, including launching, steering, and landing

38% Off Jungle-Gym Open Play at Safari Run

Safari Run

Shoreview

$40 $25

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Animal-themed jungle gym packed with slides, bridges, tunnels, and ladders combines fitness and play for kids aged 3–10 on Monday–Friday

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

Up to 77% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$60 $15

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During a VIP tour of the winery, a staff member guides groups through the nuances of five premium Clos LaChance wines

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

56% Off Boot Camp

Oro Fitness

Sugarloaf

$45 $20

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Up to 93% Off at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo

Hillsdale

$100 $10

Students learn practical self-defense techniques, such as grappling and ground fighting, in intensive Jiu Jitsu classes

Up to 84% Off Boot Camp

Reactor Personal Training

Western Hills

$300 $65

Group classes combine dynamic stretching with TRX training, interval training, lifting, plyometrics, and more for an intense workout

Up to 75% Off B Street Boxing

B Street Boxing

Downtown

$20 $5

An instructor draws on a diverse background in martial arts, incorporating techniques from wing chun and muay thai into a punishing workout

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Classes

EmpowerFIT

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

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Certified personal trainers push students through a series of functional exercises that change daily

Up to 74% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

Bikram Hot Yoga San Mateo

Hayward Park

$150 $39

Certified instructors lead students through 26 poses in a studio heated to 105 degrees

Up to 50% Off Pottery Painting at All Fired Up

All Fired Up

Downtown

$22 $12

Create your own functional art, such as dinnerware, figurines, and coffee mugs

GoKart Racer – 20% Off

GoKart Racer

Multiple Locations

$50 $40

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Sodi RX 7 go-karts burn rubber during 10-minute races around indoor road courses

Up to 51% Off Golf Lesson

Dennis Mitchell Golf

Burlingame

$120 $59

Professional instructor who has taught PGA and LPGA players helps golfers step up their game

Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at Aria Music Studio

Aria Music Studio

Burlingame

$70 $35

Lifelong pianist Wendy Liu teaches students of various skill levels to play everything from basic scales to solo sonatas

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons in Burlingame

Dave Atchison at Burlingame Golf Center

Burlingame

$150 $75

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Indoor/outdoor facility with full-length driving range hosts lessons with Dave Atchison, whose years of teaching include time at UCLA & UCSB

Up to 79% Off Fitness Classes

Malina Fitness

Belmont

$95 $25

Exercisers burn calories and sculpt muscle during a variety of group fitness classes

Up to 69% Off Kids' Obstacle Course Boot Camp

Youth Obstacle Bootcamp

Belmont

$147 $49

Kids build strength and learn to move by overcoming obstacles such as Ninja Warrior-style ramps

Up to 63% Off Pilates Classes

Purely Pilates

Belmont

$160 $65

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Hour-long mat or Universal Reformer classes limber up spines and tone cores; one-on-one sessions focus on the client's personal goals

Up to 39% Admission to Filoli

Filoli

Woodside

$36 $22

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654-acre estate encompasses manicured gardens, nature preserve, and stately house filled with antiques and paintings

50% Off Intro Flight Tour from Fly Bay Area

Fly Bay Area

San Carlos

$318 $159

Pilots guide private plane over the San Francisco Peninsula and give passenger time with controls during laid-back flight experience

86% Off at Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

San Carlos

$108 $15

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Hammer away stress and calories by hurling punches and kicks into heavy bags

45% Off Personal Training

Dowling Fitness

San Carlos

$510 $281

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Up to 86% Off at Dynamic Personalized Training

Dynamic Personalized Training

Redwood City

$170 $29

Personal trainers help exercisers of all levels increase their flexibility, endurance, and strength and achieve their fitness goals

San Mateo County History Museum – Up to 60% Off Visits

San Mateo County History Museum

San Mateo County History Museum

$20 $11

Underneath the stately dome of Old County Courthouse, visitors and scholars pore over archives and engage with hands-on exhibits

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 68% Off Introductory Beekeeping Class

Round Rock Honey

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Honey makers impart beekeeping knowledge to students in hands-on classes that include all equipment and full-body keeper's suits

50% Off Personal Training at Infinity Fitness

Infinity Fitness

Redwood City

$139 $69

Personal trainer designs a fitness program that matches the client's goals, skills, and lifestyle during one-on-one coaching sessions

Up to 92% Off Boot Camp from Fit For Life

Fit For Life Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$235.25 $22

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Indoor boot-camp slim clients down using cardio, resistance training, and core work; health assessment and nutrition program enhance results

Up to 84% Off Yoga Classes from Yog-V 

YOG-V

Redwood Village

$150 $39

In small-group yoga sessions, an instructor guides yogis through a fluid series of poses

$25 for One-Day Surfboard and Wetsuit Rental

Nor Cal Surf Shop

Pedro Point

$36 $25

Seasoned surf experts match patrons with soft-top or NSP epoxy boards and custom branded Xcel wetsuits for full day of fun on waves

Up to 87% Off at Pacifica Beach Yoga

Pacifica Beach Yoga

Sharp Park

$150 $19

Certified instructors guide students through hot yoga poses in studio heated to 90–105 degrees

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Ocean Yoga

Pacifica

$150 $49

Community-oriented studio hosts yoga in myriad forms such as hot yoga, vinyasa, & hatha flow in addition to Pilates and belly dance classes

UFC Gym – Up to 76% Off

UFC Gym San Bruno

San Bruno

$120 $29

One-hour classes teach authentic boxing or kickboxing, honing muscles and technique

Up to 55% Off Golf Lessons with PGA Pro

San Bruno Golf Center

San Bruno

$110 $55

PGA pro David Suh breaks down swings and offers corrective advice to develop consistent, dependable swing mechanics

Up to 50% Off at Bay Badminton Center

Bay Badminton Center

Multiple Locations

$36 $18

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An electronic queuing system directs players to regulation courts with Robbins flooring systems

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

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

Bay Area Elvis Tribute – Up to 42% Off

Bay Area Elvis Tribute

Cubberley Community Center Theatre

$50 $29

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Acclaimed Elvis impersonator re-creates the famed "Aloha from Hawaii" concert

68% Off Fitness and Massage Package at Oshman Family JCC

Oshman Family JCC

Palo Alto

$215 $69

After a Zumba, boot-camp, or yoga class, relax during a massage and lounge on the sun deck by the outdoor pool

Up to 74% Off Yoga Classes at Be Yoga

Be Yoga

Downtown North

$140 $49

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Stretch and build strength in energizing yoga classes

62% Off at My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Palo Alto

$154 $59

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Experienced, energetic instructors build strength and esteem for kids from 6 weeks to 13 years old with music, dance, and gymnastics

Up to 85% Off Cardio Kickboxing at Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Palo Alto

$198 $39

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Instructors trained by world-champion martial artist and film actor Richard Branden conduct energetic cardio kickboxing exercises

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

Up to 72% Off at Ananda Yoga

Ananda Yoga

Palo Alto

$65 $25

Classes accommodate all skill and fitness levels with sessions that primarily focus on meditation, healing, and inner peace

Up to 80% Off Personal Training at SiliconValleyFit

SiliconValleyFit

Palo Alto

$200 $45

Trainers take a holistic approach when creating training programs focused on issues such as weight loss, stress, fatigue, and strength

Half Off Flight Experiences

Advanced Flyers

Palo Alto

$119 $59

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Gain experience in a Redbird FMX-1000 simulator or strap into a real aircraft for a 35-minute flight in a Cessna Skyhawk

49% Off Design Camp from Young Outliers

Young Outliers

Palo Alto

$400 $205

Kids attend one of four design-centered summer camps that explore everything from archaeology to music to molecular science

Up to 83% Off Bikram-Yoga Classes

Bikram Hot Yoga Daly City

Westlake

$140 $25

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Certified instructors guide students through Bikram yoga's 26 postures to limber up and detoxify physiques in a heated studio

Up to 73% Off TRX Classes at Fitness Therapy

Fitness Therapy

Original Daly City

$75 $20

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One-hour TRX sessions strengthen core muscles and boost endurance through the use of body-resistance equipment

50% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA Lessons

Silver Dragon Kung Fu

Original Daly City

$100 $50

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48% Off at Pacifica Archery

Pacifica Archery

Original Daly City

$80 $42

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Instructors guide students' shots down 20-yard lanes during archery lesson and shooting session; hone skills with lane and gear rentals

65% Off Boot Camp

Los Altos Health And Fitness

Loyola Corners

$156 $55

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Up to 61% Off Stroller Fitness Classes

Baby Boot Camp

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

$100 $50

Each 60-minute Strollfit class combines strength, cardio, stretching & ab routines with workouts for mothers that incorporate strollers

Up to 63% Off at Evolve Classical Pilates

Evolve Classical Pilates

North Los Altos

$160 $65

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Reformers and towers let students practice Pilates the way it was originally devised, increasing core engagement and supporting joints

Up to 52% Off Computer History Museum Visit

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

$30 $15

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Kids Music Lessons

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

$50 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

Half Off Month of Dance Classes

For the Love of Dance

Address

$60 $30

Weekly schedule packed with various styles of dance for kids, teens, and adults

Half Off Toddler-Parent Dance Classes

Firebird Dance Studio

Mountain View

$70 $35

Bring your tot to high-energy 45-minute Little Feet classes to introduce them to rhythm, dance, and music

65% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Boss Barbell Club

Mountain View

$145 $51

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Up to 69% Off Training at Kaizen Fitness

Kaizen Fitness

Mountain View

$90 $29

A certified personal trainer customizes workouts for up to 8 students per class, leading a medley of strength and conditioning drills

Up to 51% Off Standup-Comedy Show

The Godfathers of Comedy: Paul Mooney & Dick Gregory

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

$50 $29

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Provocative comedians and activists take the stage for a night of irreverent anecdotes, side-splitting jokes, and history

Balboa Theatre – $2 Off Movies and Snacks

Balboa Theatre

Outer Richmond

$10 $8

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First-run Hollywood movies, classics, kids' matinees, and themed film series at a theater built in 1926

Pure Barre – 65% Off Fitness Classes

Pure Barre

San Francisco-Marina

$112 $39

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With the help of a ballet barre, isometric movements tone the body, burn fat, and build long, lean muscles in abs, hips, and arms

VIP or General Admission Tickets to Eat Drink SF Food Fest

Eat Drink SF

Fort Mason Center

$125 $95

Afternoon and evening events present food tastings, cocktail pairings, and demos from dozens of top Bay Area chefs; VIP wine area

Learn the Art of Block Printing from a Professional Designer

Block-Printing Class

Mission

$45 $45

Danielle Broder teaches students how to carve a custom design into a rubber block and then use it to decorate paper or fabric

$2 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off a Family Winemakers Wine Tasting

Family Winemakers of California

Fort Mason

$2 $2

For $2, receive a coupon for 10% off a ticket to the Family Winemakers of California 2014 San Mateo Wine Tasting on August 17

"Funky Town" – Up to 39% Off '70s Musical

John Bisceglie Presents: "Funky Town"

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

$80 $49

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Musical salute to the '70s stirs up nostalgia as more than 60 performers play iconic stars singing, dancing, and skating to classic hits

50% Off Lessons at SG Kiteboarding

SG Kiteboarding

San Francisco

$60 $30

Learn about the fundaementals of kitreboarding, such as using your knowledge of weather and wind, during one-hour, on-land lessons

The New Stage – Up to 44% Off Performance Art

The New Stage presents "Patterns"

Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion

$32.04 $18

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Theater meets film, music, and performance art in Amy Munz's lyrical seven-character exploration of the elegance and pain of love

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Eastside West Restaurance

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

San Francisco

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Aquarium of the Bay – Up to 47% Off Membership

Aquarium of the Bay

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

$110 $59

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Membership to 20,000-animal aquarium includes one year of free admission and discounted gift-shop purchases

Contemporary Jewish Museum – Up to 42% Off

Contemporary Jewish Museum

SoMa

$24 $14

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Explore the history, culture, and ideas of the Jewish community through constantly rotating exhibitions of art and design

Sip Wine and Sail the Bay with a USCG-Licensed Captain

Wine and Cheese Sailboat Tours

The Embarcadero

$75 $75

US Coast Guard–certified Captain Josh Waldman welcomes you aboard his sailboat for a scenic tour of the Bay, complete with wine and cheese

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After one look at the pristine pools packed with toys, and it’s no surprise why La Petite Baleen’s four San Francisco–area swim facilities are so popular with kids. What may be surprising, however, is that the flourishing network of schools started humbly in the backyard pool of John Kolbisen and Irene Madrid.

In 1979, the public school teachers were brainstorming ways to integrate their passion for educating kids with their love of the water. Starting with their own three children, some neighborhood kids, and their logo–Waverly the Whale, John and Irene began teaching swim lessons with a rather progressive philosophy: They approached swimming not just as an extracurricular activity, but as a means to boost self-confidence, build friendships, and learn to overcome fears.

More than 30 years later, La Petite Baleen has become a renowned family of schools, partnered with the U.S. Swim School Association and the Swim for Life Foundation. Part of the success has to do with how children are grouped. In weekly sessions, pods of tots of similar age, skill level, and personality evolve at a similar pace—earning individual achievement ribbons as they do. Kids make friends in the group, and the recurring scheduling means that they can stay enrolled with their new buddies indefinitely or until they grow their own dorsal fins. Each location’s indoor pools are kept at an inviting 90 degrees, in an attempt to make even the most timid student to feel comfortable in the water. Perhaps most importantly, the teachers participate in ongoing training designed to encourage empathetic, yet firm teaching methods.

775 Main St.
Half Moon Bay,
CA
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At Maloney's Horses and Ponies, majestic steeds graze and buck in open pastures backed by a landscape of picturesque rolling hills and whispering ocean waves. Standing in the sea breeze is Cheryl Maloney, the proprietor and head riding instructor. Before opening her school, Cheryl taught throughout the United States and England, most recently directing the Stanford Riding School for 12 years. She is joined by fellow instructors Sara Williams, Sarah Platshon, and Jack Gosse-Fuchs; together, the team leads lessons in English-style riding for students of all ages and skill levels.

During lessons, students learn the fundamentals of riding—from sitting in a basic balancing position to standing while singing the horse anthem—along with necessary horsemanship skills such as grooming and tacking. The lessons take place in Maloney's all-weather back sand arena, where picturesque ocean views frame a colorful jumping course, and a front arena dedicated to dressage and flat exercises. The school also has access to more than 7 miles of beach trails that lead riders on explorations of the bluffs or trots down to the surf. The school also boards horses, sells and leases new mounts, and holds summer camps for riders up to 15 years old.

1820 Cabrillo Hwy. N
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

Once a bootleggers' haven frequented by the sister of Al Capone, today Cameron's Inn & Restaurant celebrates its 100-year history with old-fashioned hospitality and eclectic vintage décor. The restaurant harks back to English pub traditions with Inglenook-style seating crafted from old church pews and a menu that includes bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, and burgers flame-grilled over fragments of Big Ben. Near the bar, which touts 18 beers on tap and more than 60 bottled ales, walls are stacked to the ceiling with more than 2,000 beer cans, which owner Cameron Palmer began collecting at age 10. A functioning fireplace and five big-screen TVs cast a warm glow across the dining room, whose stage hosts occasional live music, karaoke contests, and shadow-puppet beauty pageants. Overnight guests snooze soundly within the rustic timber-lined walls of the inn’s three rooms, or at an RV park and campground near scenic ocean cliffs.

1410 Cabrillo Hwy S
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the shoreline of San Mateo County, Moss Beach Ranch forms a hub for many miles of riding trails that branch out across more than 4,200 acres of Rancho Corral de Tierra. The ranch's director of instruction and training, Jeanette Jacobi, leads a team of experienced instructors and a stable of nearly 30 gentle horses, which students can ride during private or group lessons. Instruction can focus on either Western or English riding styles, and students pick up skills that range from jumping to dressage.

In addition to lessons, an experienced guide leads riders on trail rides across the surrounding terrain five times per week. On each excursion, parties climb rolling hills and traverse verdant ravines, even riding to spots that, like the private drinking clubs at Churchill Downs, are accessible only by horse.

1862 Etheldore Street
Moss Beach,
CA
US

Tucked into the hills of Rancho Corral de Tierra lies Ocean View Farms, where sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean combine with the expertise of Agnes Sadeghi, an instructor accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association, to attract equine enthusiasts for lessons and trail rides. Agnes brings a lifetime of experience to the farm, as she began to ride at the age of 6 and went on to master British horsemanship exams as a teen—earlier than most riders and just after most centaurs. Her goal for students is to turn them into independent riders through dressage and jumping lessons conducted atop palomino paint horses and arabian thoroughbreds. Beginning riders can show off advancing skills on Two for Trail rides through the hills of Rancho Corral de Tierra and McNee Ranch State Park, whereas more advanced riders can take on longer, more difficult routes.

331 Main St
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

What started as a creative way to pay a debt led to the founding of Lemos Farm. Owner Bob Lemos' grandfather was repaid with a cow, so he bought land for the cow and her new calf in 1942, and over the years, the property morphed into a dairy farm, an alien robot, back into a dairy farm, and then a space for horses. Eventually Bob and his father, Arnold, peppered the land with Christmas trees, pumpkins, pony rides, and haunted houses, beckoning families to the sprawling grounds.

Visitors escape urban drudgery and revel in the decidedly country ambience, whether aboard hayrides or visiting the petting zoo for an introductory course in farm-animal massage therapy. During the holiday season, families wander the aromatic rows of the Christmas tree farm, where Douglas fir, incense cedar, and other pines await.

12320 San Mateo Rd
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

Half Moon Bay Scene