Things To Do In Half Moon Bay

Up to 70% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Half Moon Bay

$240 $89

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English-style riding lessons in spacious sand arena framed by ocean views, with optional complimentary wine or champagne and s'mores picnic

Up to 57% Off Pony Rides or Petting Zoo Party

Half Moon Bay

$70 $35

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Students can learn to ride ponies; or, bring a pony or barnyard animals to a party with the mobile petting zoo

Learn About 3D Printing and Watch a 3D Printer in Action

San Mateo

$45 $19

The team from HoneyPoint3D explains 3D printing technology and gives you an up-close view of a 3D printer in action; refreshments available

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

San Mateo

$80 $39

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

56% Off

Sugarloaf

$45 $20

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Up to 87% Off Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$175 $25

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Certified trainer Brien Shamp leads creative, constantly varied workouts and provides students with nutritional advice

50% Off Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$80 $40

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Duos sample five decadent chocolates along with five premium Clos LaChance wines after staff member explains pairing and winery

Up to 75% Off 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

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

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

Masterworks Chorale – Up to 29% Off Concert

Hillsdale High School Main Theater

$26.62 $19

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Guest orchestra, choirs, and dancers join Masterworks Chorale for their golden anniversary performance of Carl Orff's famous epic

55% Off Lap Swimming at Burlingame Aquatic Club

Burlingame

$175 $79

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Successful club responsible for renowned aquatic athletes welcomes lap swimmers for exercise or relaxation

Half Off Bikram Yoga

Burlingame

$30 $15

90-minute Bikram yoga classes can help to flush out toxins, strengthen muscles, and foster inner peace

Up to 51% Off Golf Lesson

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

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

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

92% Off Fat-Blast Program

Multiple Locations

$485 $39

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28-day program helps women jump-start their New Year’s resolutions with cardio-resistance core-training sessions and nutritional guidance

50% Off Five-Day Girls' Summer Art Adventure Camp

Belmont

$555 $275

Fun and educational art camps for girls combine creative opportunities with the chance to learn about business and culinary skills

Up to 79% Off Fitness Classes

Belmont

$95 $25

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

Up to 55% Off Rides and Games at Gama Ride

Belmont

$20 $10

After taking a ride on a 3D or 6D roller coaster, friends take their tokens and compete in air-hockey or races with super bikes and cars

Up to 63% Off Pilates Classes

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

51% Off Kids' Introductory Fencing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Experienced coaches teach foil and epee techniques to kids ages 7–16, with an emphasis on precise skills and fun

Up to Half Off One- or Two-Hour Flight Experience

San Carlos

$299 $149

After attending ground school, try your hand at operating a Cessna 172 or Piper Warrior aircraft while soaring high above the Bay Area

Up to Half Off Flight Tour or Lesson

San Carlos

$400 $199

FAA-certified pilots fly passengers over the scenic Bay Area or turn over the controls to students for flight instruction

45% Off Personal Training

San Carlos

$510 $281

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Up to 60% Off Intro Flight Tour from Fly Bay Area

San Carlos

$393 $159

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Pilots guide private planes over forests and mountains and give passengers time with the controls during laid-back flight lessons

51% Off at Peninsula Fencing Academy

San Carlos

$80 $39

Positive approach to teaching helps fencers of all ages and skill levels learn essential footwork, blade work, and bouting technique

59% Off Singing Workshop from Singingbelt

Multiple Locations

$69.99 $29

Workshop lessons use the Singingbelt to help students learn about breath support and the mechanics of singing

Up to 78% Off at Core Total Fitness

San Carlos

$180 $39

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Hybrid classes combine multiple forms of exercise, such as biking and TRX, in one session; 1,200 sq. ft. personal-training studio

Up to 52% Off at the Biggest Little Airshow

San Carlos

$28 $14

Stunt pilot Carl Liepold and his full-sized Yak-55 join realistic jet- and propeller-powered model planes, helicopters, and rockets

Up to 86% Off at 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

Up to 92% Off Boot Camp from Fit For Life Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$235.25 $22

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

Up to 53% Off Lunch at Angelica's

Centennial

$48 $25.25

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Chefs craft dishes such as vegetarian ravioli with house marinara, beer-battered fish and chips, and salmon with mango relish

50% Off Personal Training at 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 84% Off Yoga Classes from Yog-V 

Redwood Village

$150 $39

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

94% Off 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 76% Off at Pacifica Beach Yoga

Sharp Park

$85 $20

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

$25 for One-Day Surfboard and Wetsuit Rental

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 67% Off Tae Bo at Dojo USA

San Bruno

$75 $29

Tae Bo classes meld tae kwon do and boxing moves into an energetic cardio-kickboxing class

Up to 80% Off at Omine Yoga

San Bruno

$150 $39

Yoga classes use belts, chairs, and other props to assist moves based on students' abilities; Ageless yoga is available for older students

Up to 55% Off Golf Lessons in San Bruno

San Bruno

$110 $55

PGA professional David Suh coaches players on 20,000-square-foot grass hitting area

Up to 66% Off Batting-Cage Sessions

South San Francisco

$80 $29

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Indoor batting cages at a 17,000-square-foot facility staffed by professional coaches and professional baseball scouts

Up to 50% Off at 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

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

44% Off Pizza and Wine Packages at Woodside Vineyards

Menlo Park

$80 $45

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Sip on five varietals of locally-crafted wine made from grapes harvested off vines that have thrived in Woodside for nearly 130 years

Up to 77% Off Boot-Camp Lite Classes

Menlo Park

$75 $25

Designed for beginners, low-intensity, outdoor boot-camp classes push clients for a full hour in an energetic, social environment

55% Off Five-Hour Barbecue Class

Multiple Locations

$175 $79

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Learn how to smoke and spice eight styles of meat in a five-hour barbecue course, which includes homestyle side sampling and a full meal

40% Off Pacific Coast Power-Glider Flight

Palo Alto

$200 $120

Take in breathtaking aerial views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Monterey Bay, and the coast from a whisper-quiet glider

Up to 74% Off Yoga Classes at 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

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 51% Off Vaganova Ballet Classes

Palo Alto

$70 $35

Professional instructor guides students through routines that teach the fundamentals of classical Vaganova ballet

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

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

Palo Alto

$65 $25

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

Half Off Flight Experiences

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

Up to 73% Off TRX Classes at 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

Original Daly City

$100 $50

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48% Off at 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

Up to 61% Off Stroller Fitness Classes

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

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 66% Off Western Ballet's "La Fille Mal Gardée"

Foothill College-Smithwick Theatre

$50 $17

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Classic comedic ballet follows two lovers as the maiden's mother attempts to keep them apart

Rascal Flatts and Sheryl Crow – Up to 48% Off

Shoreline Amphitheatre

$37 $20

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Country hitmakers Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, and Gloriana bring their award-winning stylings to an outdoor venue

Up to 52% Off Computer History Museum Visit

Mountain View

$30 $15

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

Half Off Month of Dance Classes

Address

$60 $30

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

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$139 $49

Martial-arts instructors lead all ages and skill levels in classes that teach self-defense, grappling, dynamic kicks, and boxing

Half Off Toddler-Parent Dance Classes

Mountain View

$70 $35

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

Up to 65% Off Music Classes for Toddlers

Mountain View

$126 $59

Children explore sounds through singing, moving, listening & playing instruments, as well as verbalization & visualization of musical ideas

71% Off at Yoga Belly

Multiple Locations

$140 $40.99

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Yoga Belly classes cater to beginners, while Power Yoga classes aim to challenge more advanced students; sessions held seven days a week

Up to 69% Off Training at 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 68% Off Pilates or G.I.T. Fit Classes

Mission

$75 $24

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Instructors improve posture and strengthen cores with Pilates, or provide full-body strength and endurance training in G.I.T. Fit classes

2014 San Francisco artMRKT – Up to 60% Off Expo

Fort Mason Center

$50 $20

Three-day art festival showcases works and installations from more than 70 galleries

#HellaFunny – Up to 41% Off Standup

The Great Star Theatre

$16.82 $10

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San Francisco comedian and three-time winner of Laugh Factory's Fresh Faces Comedy Competition cracks jokes in a BYOB showcase

42% Off Walking Food Tour

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

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Guides share facts about local history and culture while participants taste pizza, falafel, and bakery treats

50% Off Movie Red Carpet Movie Gala

Marina Theatre

$50 $25

Get caught up in this movie shot in a 100 year old haunted house

Tour and Photograph Vibrant Neighborhoods with a Storyteller

San Francisco

$45 $45

Garry Bowden kicks things off with a Chinese tea ceremony, then shares photography tips as he guides you through several neighborhoods

58% Off Jewelry-Making Class

Market Street

$235 $99

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Students use included materials to make copper bracelets or silver rings while working at a traditional jewelry bench inside a pro studio

50% Off Wedding Fair for Two

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Bridal shows bring together couples and wedding professionals for networking and big-day planning

Aquarium of the Bay – Up to 55% Off Membership

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

$110 $49

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

Up to 38% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Boxer Stadium

$16 $10

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After advancing to the league championship last year, the Dogfish reload with their sights set on bringing home a trophy

Up to 51% Off Summer Theater Camp

Mission

$325 $160

Children will explore through movement, improvisation, trust building and teamwork.

Up to 50% Off Indian Cooking Class

SoMa Cookloft

$150 $79

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Culinary expert teaches guests to cook traditional Indian cuisine

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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 one cleverly disguised frog, 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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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

Members at Curves, a fitness center designed for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, strengthen bones, and increase metabolism. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottles to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions can create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to help create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

101 Main St
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

A round of putting ($5 per person) at Kings and Knights' always-seasonable indoor course sends golf balls through 18 labyrinthine holes of props, traps, and vibrant décor. After braving nine holes of train crossings and piratical perils, golfers arrive at the black-light room, where ghosts and cobwebs glow amid a neon loop-the-loop and fluorescent barriers that illuminate the putting path. Open seven days a week, Kings and Knights allows the busiest of friends and familiars to navigate miniature fairways, keep score with miniature pencils, and high-five with regular-size hands.

270 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

Like the sea turtles she swims with daily, Vanessa Floyd feels as comfortable in the ocean as she does on land. For nearly a decade, she has taught people how to surf the waves of the Pacific beside the chilly California coast and the warm sands of Hawaiian shores at her pair of Jetty Betty Surf School locations. She focuses on helping beginners overcome their fear of the water and enjoy the rush of riding the surf beneath the open sun. She and her fellow instructors begin their group and private lessons by meeting students at the beach, where they familiarize them with the equipment and the basics of safe surfing. Afterwards, students take to the waves, which instructors monitor to make sure they are suitably small for novice surfers—if not, they’ll either postpone the lesson or unplug Mother Nature's wave machine.

551 Alsace Lorraine Avenue
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US