Things To Do In Half Moon Bay

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

50% Off at Film Event at Sistah Sinema

Sistah Sinema

San Francisco

$12 $6

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

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

Up to 64% Off Food Tour

San Francisco Food Safari

San Francisco

$40 $19

Tour takes guests through North Beach to learn about its rich heritage and Italian cuisine

51% Off Weekend Party Cruises

Fume Blanc Commedore

SB 40 RESTAURANT

$79 $39

Weekend party cruises with cash bar, supplemented by live DJs or sightseeing on Sunday afternoons

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

Half Off Maritime Parks Association Membership

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association

Fisherman's Wharf

$60 $30

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Association membership entitles holders and guests to free entry into historic ships and a submarine, as well as event invites

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

Victorian Home Walk – 30% Off Tour

Victorian Home Walk

Union Square

$50 $35

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Learn about Victorian architecture while walking down quiet residential streets & past filming locations, such as the Mrs. Doubtfire home

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

44% Off Pizza and Wine Packages at Woodside Vineyards

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

Urban Hike from Urban Hiker SF

Urban Hiker SF

Multiple Locations

$45 $45

Learn about the city and get in a workout by exploring San Francisco's many trails, hills, and public stairways

$10 for Standup at Punch Line Comedy Club

SF Comedy Showcase

Punch Line San Francisco

$25 $10

Sunday show running for more than 30 years brings together lineups of local up-and-comers

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 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

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

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

$100 $45

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

Up to 60% Off Chocolate Tour with Eight Tastings

Great Food Tours

San Francisco

$50 $25

Explore the tastes of the 19th-century Ghirardelli shop, Tokyo-import Minamoto Kitchoan, and the traditional pralines of Leonidas

Up to 76% Off at Pacifica Beach Yoga

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

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

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

51% Off Tour from Segway of Healdsburg

Segway of Healdsburg

On Location

$99 $49

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Expert tour guides lead groups of Segway-riding guests to wineries for vista views and optional tastings

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 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

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 70% Off Ballroom or Latin Dance Classes

Dance With Melissa

Ingleside Heights

$65 $25

Beginner-friendly ballroom- and Latin-dance lessons teach simplified techniques based on the TV show Dancing with the Stars

7D Experience - Up to 56% Off Interactive Laser-Shooting Experience

7D Experience

Fisherman's Wharf

$30 $15

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Choose one of two interactive rides that combine roller-coaster movement with interactive laser shooting, surround sound, and 3-D visuals

Up to 79% Off Fitness Classes

Malina Fitness

Belmont

$95 $25

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

56% Off Boot Camp

Oro Fitness

Sugarloaf

$45 $20

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

Up to Half Off a Historic Angel Island Tram Tour

Angel Island Company

Angel Island Café

$90 $45

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One-hour tours travel across a picturesque state park with views of the Bay Area and stop at the historic US Immigration Station

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

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

55% Off Five-Hour Barbecue Class

Big Ed’s Buzzard BBQ

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

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

51% Off Lessons at 1st Russian Ballet School

1st Russian Ballet School

Lower Pacific Heights

$200 $99

Director Julia Zharova and a team of Russian-trained dancers help adults and children master the graceful, precise movements of ballet

"I Hate Children Children's Show" – Up to 50% Off

I Hate Children Children's Show

Hotel Rex

$22 $11

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Unscripted magic show featured at the Edinburgh Festival astonishes and cracks up families while inviting kids ages 8+ onstage

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 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

Up to 70% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Maloney's Horses and Ponies

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

Master the Art of Pickling with the Founder of McVicker Pickles

Master the Art of Pickling with the Founder of McVicker Pickles

Panhandle

$60 $60

Meet the owner of McVicker Pickles, Kelly McVicker, as you learn the ins and outs of pickling before getting hands-on to create your own jar

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

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 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 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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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 64% Off Drag Queen Historical Tour

Drag Me Along Tours

San Francisco

$40 $19

Rick Shelton, a.k.a Countess Lola Montez leads walking tours full of flair, opening an imaginary porthole to old San Francisco

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

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

72% Off Boxing Classes at Polk Street Gym

Polk Street Gym

Civic Center

$175 $49

Classes help beginning boxers tone their cores, arms, and legs while practicing jabs, hooks, footwork, and head movement

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

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 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

"Foodies! The Musical" – Up to 53% Off

"Foodies! The Musical"

The Shelton Theater

$36.18 $17

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Musical revue’s cast skewers eating habits, kitchen gadgets, and over-attentive waiters

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

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

45% Off Personal Training

Dowling Fitness

San Carlos

$510 $281

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

Up to 40% Off at Eagle Club Indoor Golf

Eagle Club Indoor Golf

Downtown

$20 $13

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Each hitting bay has a GC2 Smart Camera launch monitor, which provides statistical feedback to help goflers make corrective adjustments

83% Off Beginner Jiu Jitsu Classes

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

SoMa

$150 $25

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Developed and taught by award-winning martial artists, beginner jiu jitsu classes follow the facility's martial-arts philosophy

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

43% Off an 8-Night, 75-Mile Trans-Sierra Trek to Mt. Whitney

Trans-Sierra Club

Sports Basement

$1,750 $990

Two guides lead up to 12 hikers on an eight-night, 75-mile hike across the Sierra to Mt. Whitney; includes meals in the backcountry.

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

Up to 54% Off AT&T Park Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

San Francisco

$150 $69

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

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

55% Off Services

Bay Jiu-Jitsu

Lower Pacific Heights

$100 $45

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

Learn About 3D Modeling & 3D Printing at Autodesk Headquarters

3D Printing Demonstration

The Gallery at Autodesk - South Beach-San Francisco

$100 $39

The experts from HoneyPoint3D and Autodesk explain 3D modeling and printing technology and lead a tour of the onsite gallery

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

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

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

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

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

$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 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

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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
US

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

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

Half Moon Bay Scene