Activities in Hercules

Chabot Space & Science Center — Up to 54% Off LaserMania

Chabot Space & Science Center

Oakland Park

$28 $14

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Enjoy a fusion of art and science with a 360-degree laser-light show set to the music of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, or U2

Up to 45% Off Bowling for Two

Albany Bowl

Albany

$30 $16.50

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36 gleaming lanes invite duos to bowl strikes then strike poses in rented shoes

Half Off Admission to Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland

$20 $10

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Located on historic North Field, the museum features an array of aircraft, flight simulators, and the flying boat from Indiana Jones

68% Off Motor-Skills Classes for Kids

Pediatric Motor Playground

Multiple Locations

$157 $50

Educational-fitness instructors develop motor skills, social skills, and handwriting with activities designed by occupational therapists

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Six Bottles of Reserve Wine

Viano Winery

Vine Hill

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off six bottles of wine from the reserve selection.

Up to 80% Off Adult or Teen Parkour Classes

APEX Movement NorCal

Concord

$145 $29

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Parkour and free-running gym houses a modular set of obstacles including jungle gyms, moveable bars, walls of many heights, and a foam pit

Up to 72% Off Wine Tasting & Bottles

Mountain View Winery

San Rafael

$69.98 $23

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In a brand-new tasting room, guests leisurely sample a selection of wines, learn about the winery, and take home a bottle of wine each

Up to 97% Off Adventures Passes

Adventures Pass

Multiple Locations

$1,500 $59

Passes give holders discounts on activities such as fly fishing, clay shooting, paragliding, horseback riding, wakeboarding, and paintball

Up to 69% Off Yoga at Hercules Yoga

Hercules Yoga

Hercules

$220 $69

Yoga classes stretch tight muscles, improve flexibility, and help tone bodies

Up to 54% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance Studio

Lafayette

$54 $27

Expert belly-dance instructor leads group in basic moves during calorie-burning classes; advanced classes available for experienced students

Half Off Wine Tastings at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Sutter Creek

$42 $21

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Sip on reserve wines crafted by master winemaker Scott Harvey before taking home a bottle of zinfandel, barbera, or syrah

50% Off Wedding Fair for Two

Bay Area Wedding Fairs

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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

Up to 81% Off 90-Minute Classes at El Cerrito Yoga

El Cerrito Yoga

El Cerrito

$120 $29

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Studio features new floor system with recycled cork underlay and waterproof, slip-resistant, antimicrobial covering

Up to 51% Off Golf for 2 at Mare Island Golf Club

Mare Island Golf Course

Vallejo

$116 $57

Oldest course west of the Mississippi River features distinctive topography on the front and back nines, as well as a range and a pro shop

Up to 78% Off Dance Lessons

Escuela de Tango

Multiple Locations

$440 $99

During a private dance lesson or fun group lessons, an experienced instructor teaches the basic technique and musicality of the tango

Up to 70% Off Trap Shooting Lessons

Martinez Gun Club

Central Contra Costa

$159 $79

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One-hour lessons taught by an NRA-certified shotgun instructor and three-time national champion

Up to 74% Off at Bridges Rock Gym

Bridges Rock Gym

El Cerrito

$93 $26

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Scale rocks, kickbox, or flex muscles during yoga classes at this comprehensive climbing gym

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

Up to 47% Off an 18-Hole Round of Golf

Eagle Vines Vineyards & Golf Club

Eagle Vines Vineyard & Golf Club

$178 $99

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Surrounded by 27 acres of working vineyards, 18-hole course fills the Napa Valley countryside with a layout designed by Johnny Miller

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Vara Healing Arts

Albany

$105 $39.50

Eight different yoga classes focus on calming the mind and strengthening the body through various styles of movement

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

The Dinner Detective

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

Guests attempt to solve a mystery while dining on a four-course meal

Up to 58% Off Irish Dance Classes

Dillon Magh Adhair Academy of Irish Dance

Walnut Creek

$100 $45

Instructors teach students the art of Irish dance at a school that's registered with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, Dublin, Ireland

Up to 65% Off Gym Membership and Personal Training

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

$64 $25

Get in shape at the 24/7 gym, with a trio of optional personal training sessions to help clients safely jumpstart fitness routines

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Luke Training Conditioning

Oakland

$120 $49

Intense boot-camp classes keep exercisers engaged by mixing it up with team games and a sense of humor

Up to 39% Off a Wine Tasting at Dashe Cellars

Dashe Cellars

Jack London Square District

$90 $59

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At the winery and tasting room founded by an enologist couple, taste the specialty zinfandel, grenache, and other fine wines

Up to 50% Off Golf

Grayson Woods Golf Course

Pleasant Hill

$6 $3

With Mount Diablo as a backdrop, golf complex offers an 18-hole putting course and 9-hole, par-3 course characterized by large greens

Up to 87% Off at 30 Day-Bootcamp

30 Day-Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$130 $19

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Instructors lead women-only and coed boot camps focused on fitness and self-defense

Up to 77% Off Gym Membership and Personal Training

Body Kinetics

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

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Members work out during open gym hours or classes such as Zumba and Power Sculpt; trainers develop personalized strength and cardio routines

60% Off Cooking Class from Big Jim's BBQ in San Rafael

Big Jim's BBQ

Multiple Locations

$240 $95

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In five-hour classes, with supplies included, students master grill & barbecue smoking techniques before eating the fruits of their labor.

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

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

$120 $55

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Castle Rock Arabians

Walnut Creek

$80 $39

CHA-certified instructors impart essential riding skills to students mounted on ponies or horses at a ranch in the Mount Diablo foothills

Up to 50% Off Vegan Cooking Class

Collard Gal

Uptown

$140 $79.25

Learn to cook baked falafel and sun dried tomato pesto filled mushroom for dinner, or vegan brownie bites and chocolate mouse for dessert

50% Off Sightseeing Tour or Flight

Golden Gate Accessible Aviation

Oakland

$350 $175

Experienced pilots take passengers on a flight past San Francisco landmarks such as Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge

Up to 70% Off at Hercules CrossFit

Hercules CrossFit

Hercules

$90 $32

Certified trainers build strong, lean bodies via dynamic, ever-changing workouts that include dead lifts, sprints, and body-weight exercises

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

Up to 73% Off Youth and Adult Martial Arts

DELTA Martial Arts & Athletics

Concord

$99 $39

Kids learn basics of karate, focusing on athletics, discipline, and respect; wing tsun and escrima classes teach Chinese and Filipino arts

48% Off Snowsports

Destination 1440

Destination 1440

$50 $26

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61% Off CrossFit Classes at 510 CrossFit

510 CrossFit

Richmond

$75 $29

Movements and techniques from across the fitness spectrum—from powerlifting to sprinting—combine to form ever-changing CrossFit regimens

82% Off 10 Yoga Classes at Embrace Yoga

Embrace Yoga

San Rafael

$160 $29

Teachers guide students through meditative breathing exercises and peaceful poses; minimalist studio keeps mind free of distractions

57% Off Flight Lesson from Oakland Flyers

Oakland Flyers

Oakland

$230 $99

Flight lesson includes ground and flight instruction from a professional pilot and a 35-minute flying session

Yanni — Up to 43% Off Concert

Yanni

Oracle Arena

$61.85 $35

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Globally famous composer and pianist performs classic favorites and new album tracks backed by a full orchestra

Up to 76% Off Turbo Kickboxing Classes

Canyon Kajukenbo Martial Arts Institute

American Canyon

$80 $29

Learn self-defense and burn truckloads of calories with workouts that activate the entire body

75% Off Boxing Lessons

Anouphab Mud Muay Thai Lao Academy

Richmond

$160 $40

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51% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lesson in San Rafael

Demo Sport

San Rafael

$100 $49

After 2-hour lesson covering paddleboarding basics, students hang on to their board, paddle, and leash for a morning of exploring the bay.

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

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA - Activities

Mount Tam Mma

San Rafael

$165 $74

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Up to 80% Off Boxing Fitness Classes

Boxing for Health

Oakland

$125 $29

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Boxing coaches teach footwork, combinations, and punches in a gym with a regulation sized ring and 14 heavy bags

Up to 85% Off CrossFit Classes at West Bay CrossFit

West Bay CrossFit

San Rafael

$200 $49

CrossFit instructors motivate clients through an ever-changing rotation of high-intensity functional workouts

73% Off Group Pilates Apparatus Classes

Marin Pilates at Body Kinetics

Body Kinetics San Rafael

$180 $49

Instructors teach small groups of students how to safely perform basic exercises on the Pilates Reformer, Wall Tower, and mat

Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

AquaTech Swim School

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

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Group children's lessons teach stroke techniques and water safety in a self-paced instruction

55% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Dedicated 2 Fitness

Hercules

$600 $270

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Up to 51% Off Family Pool Passes

El Cerrito Swim Center

El Cerrito

$20 $10

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Single-day or summer pass to heated, outdoor pools with lap lanes, play areas, and a water slide; grounds offer picnic tables and bbq area

50% Off Classes at YogaKula

YogaKula

North Berkeley

$90 $45

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Studio that incorporates a spa offers Pilates Reformer classes with poses for beginners and those in need of a challenge

50% Off Personal Fitness Program

Healthy Living Clinic

Pinole

$500 $250

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65% Off Personal Training

Jameson Cassidy Personal Training

Emeryville

$240 $84

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Up to 57% Off at Marinwood Pool

Marinwood Pool

Lucas Valley-Marinwood

$30 $15

A double-flume waterslide sends kids cascading into the 25-yard-long pool located near a scenic green park and playground

55% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Rachel Dunn Chocolates

Concord

$55 $25

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Renowned chocolatier with 30 years of experience personally leads chocolate-making workshops that incorporate seasonal ingredients

65% Off Personal Training

Famous Physique

Emeryville

$300 $105

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"Murder on the Rebound"

"R&B Revue"

Zio Fraedo's

$127.06 $59

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Guests dine on a buffet with prime rib while unraveling a comical murder mystery, then receive an autographed cast photo

Up to 58% Off Tennis Classes

Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Learn the fundamentals of tennis play with an introductory clinic or stay in shape with a tennis-influenced cardio workout

50% Off One-Week Youth Baseball Camp

Bronco Baseball Academy

Walnut Creek

$300 $149

Drills, games, and one-on-one coaching help players build fundamental skills; a certified athletic trainer ensures safe training

46% Off Learn-to-Sail Class

Tradewinds Sailing School & Club

Marina Bay

$745 $399

After this course, you will be able to sail 25-foot boat in familiar waters without supervision in light to moderate wind and sea conditions

45% Off Movie and Beer at The New Parkway Theater

The New Parkway Theater

Uptown Oakland

$29 $16

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Viewers recline on cozy couches and love seats while enjoying popcorn, craft beer, and local wine while watching movies on the big screen

Up to 57% Off Tennis Lessons

D2 Tennis

Mills College

$70 $35

USPTA-certified instructor and former D1 college player teaches tennis fundamentals during lessons at Mills College

45% Off Personal Training

Akoteu Fitness

Emeryville

$600 $330

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Belmont Stakes Wine Festival—42% Off Admission

2014 Belmont Stakes Wine Festival

Berkeley Marina

$86.51 $50

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Light food and wines from a host of vintners accompany full slate of live horse racing held on the same day as the Belmont Stakes

Oakland A's – Up to 50% Off Baseball Game 

Oakland A's

O.co Coliseum

$26 $13

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The A's continue to defend their AL West crown and current division lead during matchups against the Royals, Mets, and division-rival Angels

40% Off Capoeira

Omulu Capoeira Group

Downtown Walnut Creek

$10 $6

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Up to 46% Off Open-Play Times at Pump It Up of Oakland

Pump It Up of Oakland

Oakland Waterfront

$45 $29

Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bounce houses, slides, and inflatables

Up to 58% Off Badminton Session

Eastbay Badminton Association

Emeryville

$46 $22

Players serve and volley shuttlecocks on professional Robbins Flooring Systems courts with 11 millimeters of padding

Up to 88% Off Kids' Tae Kwon Do Classes

Fitness Innovations & Tae Kwon Do

Martinez

$215 $29

Owner has been teaching martial arts for more than 35 years; instructors focus on instilling self-confidence, discipline, and respect

BANFF Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour – Up to 40% Off

2014 BANFF Mountain Film Festival "Radical Reels Tour"

California Theatre

$40 $24

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Short-film festival celebrates extreme athletes from around the world

Up to 78% Off Yoga and Pilates

Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga

South Berkeley

$130 $35

Pilates mat classes are offered for students of all levels, along with Forrest, Stellarflow Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga

Up to 76% Off Health Consultation and Oxygen Therapy

Breathe Health Center and Services

Berkeley

$415 $105

Regular sessions of oxygen therapy infuse bodies with this vital element, helping to sustain life and heal

Groove Yoga – 87% Off Classes

Groove Yoga

Berkeley

$150 $19

Instructors lead over 40 heated and non-heated yoga classes each week, open to all experience and ability levels

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Horsin' Around

Pleasant Grove

$60 $30

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Wake Island Watersports – 45% Off Mud Run

Wake Island Watersports

Sacramento

$159.47 $88

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Registration for a 5K run filled with muddy obstacles, plus entry to a beach party and wakeboarding passes

Up to 80% Off Heated Yoga & Fitness Classes

Bikram Yoga San Rafael

Bikram Yoga San Rafael

$150 $34

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Certified instructors challenge students of all levels with yoga and fitness classes held in heated rooms

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For more than three decades, ABC Tree Farms have provided the Bay Area with seasonal fun October through December. Summer inspires the first round of recreation in the form of Summer Fun Zones packed with inflatable bounce houses masquerading as castles and slides and fresh harvests of local cherries, peaches, melons, and other fruits. During October, they run 20 pumpkin-themed locations, some of which also feature inflatable bounce houses and other attractions. Once Thanksgiving passes, groves of Christmas trees spring up, having made their way south from Oregon and Washington. There they will stand until Christmas Eve, hoping to decorate homes or become the model that inspires a revamped line of evergreen air fresheners.

4000 San Pablo Ave.
Hercules,
California
US

Recycled, earth-friendly materials lay the groundwork for Tierra Yoga’s studio. Reclaimed wood turned art adorns the jade-green walls, and natural, biodegradable rubber yoga mats rest on the recycled flooring. Tierra Yoga’s instructors lead Hatha-based classes within the serene, open, thoughtfully designed space, breathing in time with their students as they practice self-awareness and connectivity to nature. Their classes, like phone calls to various ex-spouses, range in difficulty. This range provides a space for students of all fitness levels, from gentle yoga that focuses on perfecting foundational steps to athletic, vigorous classes in power-yoga sessions.

2192 Railroad Ave
Hercules,
CA
US

At Hercules Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the instructors have one small goal: to change each of their student's lives. The enormity of such a task takes a simple approach––teach pupils to develop self-confidence, get in great shape, and most importantly, learn the art of self defense. Unique in that practitioners of jiu jitsu can challenge other martial artists of any discipline, the Brazilian-hailing sport prepares students for real-world situations, such as defending yourself or another person against an opponent of any strength or size.

1581 Sycamore Ave. #5
Hercules,
CA
US

1580 Pinole Valley Rd
Pinole,
CA
US

Mare Island Golf Club, whose 1892 founding makes it one of the oldest courses in the country, attracts golfers with breathtaking island scenery. Built near old Marine barracks, the course—which wasn't expanded into an 18-hole layout until 2000—originally sported sand greens, dry fairways, and a cast of unusual inhabitants including a Marine lieutenant's horse, who was drawn to the grounds by career aspirations of becoming a golf cart.

Today, the par-70 course begins with nine traditional, tree-lined holes before opening up on the back nine with a links-style layout designed by renowned Pacific Rim architect Robin Nelson. As golfers swing toward distant greens, views of San Pablo Bay and—on a clear day—the Golden Gate Bridge appear from certain vantages and sand-trap oases.

To perfect a backswing or spell out a marriage proposal with golf balls, players head to the 225-yard driving range with a bucket of balls. Patrons should arrive at least 20 minutes before tee times and can grab a bite in the restaurant or look for one of the 10 ammunition bunkers scattered throughout the course, which serve as a reminder of its connection to the military during World War I and II.

1800 Club Dr
Vallejo,
CA
US

Golf legend Arnold Palmer, known in the cleated world as the King and winner of the PGA Tour's Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, designed the undulating ryegrass fairways at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club. Ranked as one of Golf Digest’s Readers’ Choice Top 50 Public Courses in 2009, the course unfolds scenic views of rolling hills as players give their balls detailed directions, hand them compasses and trail mix, and send them hiking toward the pin. The 12th hole’s pin challenges orbs with one of the toughest locations on the course, and eight sand bunkers guard three sides of the 18th hole’s green. After working up a sweat, swingers can remove their gloves and Kevlar vests and celebrate or commiserate their score at The Grille, where diners gaze out over the greens while munching sandwiches and quaffing beer.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Length of 6,678 yards
  • Course rating of 72.8
  • Slope rating of 142
  • 25 hitting stations at driving range
  • See helpful course map and notes
1095 Hiddenbrooke Pkwy
Vallejo,
CA
US

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