Things To Do In Hercules

Up to 70% Off at 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 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

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

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

43% Off Services

Vallejo

$30 $17

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Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Richmond

$120 $55

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

47% Off Services

Richmond

$15 $8

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

Up to 64% Off CrossFit Classes at 510 CrossFit

Hilltop Bayview

$150 $59

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

Up to 53% Off at Crossfit Cypher

Richmond

$100 $50

After a consultation and movement evaluation, CrossFit beginners learn the ropes during two-week On-Ramp courses

41% Off Learn-to-Sail Class

Marina Bay

$745 $439

After this course, you will be able to sail 20-foot boat in familiar waters without supervision in light to moderate wind and sea conditions

Up to 80% Off Classes at Hughes Elite Fitness

Southwest Annex

$120 $29

Certified personal trainer leads up to 30 clients in high-energy workouts

51% Off Beginner Fencing Classes in Richmond

Richmond

$100 $49

Beginner fencing classes instill basics such as footwork, blade work, and stance on center's nine strips with electronic scoring

Up to 74% Off at Bridges Rock Gym

El Cerrito

$93 $24

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

Up to 51% Off Family Pool Passes

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

$120 Off a Five-Day Kids' Science Camp

Multiple Locations

$369 $249

During five-day summer sessions, kids build robots, design moon buggies, create 3-D cartoons, or extract their own DNA

54% Off Services

Martinez

$50 $23

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Up to 54% Off at #bouncefarm

Martinez

$50 $25

Children cavort about an indoor playground chock full of slides, obstacle courses, bounce areas, and arcade games

Up to 59% Off Membership with Yoga Classes at Type A Yoga

Type A Yoga

$50 $25

Membership with yoga classes such as Hatha, vinyasa flow, prenatal yoga, and wind-down yoga

Up to 88% Off Kids' Tae Kwon Do Classes

Martinez

$215 $29

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

Up to 68% Off Martial-Arts and Boxing Classes

Martinez

$80 $29

Instructors train students in basics of boxing, muay thai, karate, MMA, and Brazilian jujitsu on padded mats and in the ring

50% Off Kids' Contact Flag Football Registration

Multiple Locations

$195 $97

9-on-9 contact flag football leagues are broken down by age and location, and run from late February to May

Up to 76% Off Gym Membership or Weight Loss Program

Albany

$399 $199

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Memberships come with body-fat testing or two personal training sessions; weight loss program aims to increase metabolism to achieve results

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Albany

$105 $39.50

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

Up to 45% Off Bowling for Two

Albany

$30 $16.50

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

50% Off Six-Hour Bay Sailing Trip for Two

Berkeley Marina

$300 $149

Captain navigates yacht to popular sights and destinations across the Bay Area

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

50% Off Classes at 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

61% Off Pole and Aerial Fitness Classes

South Berkeley

$200 $79

Talented instructors teach students of all ability levels strengthening vertical tricks on the pole and the art of aerial contortion

Up to 57% Off Day Cruise for Two

North Bay

$390 $169

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Expert skipper certified by US Sailing and ASA leads scenic day cruises around the bay

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes

North Berkeley

$128 $39

Chic, eco-friendly yoga boutique hosts daily Power Vinyasa classes that accommodate students of all experience levels

Up to 73% Off at The Works

Berkeley

$144 $39

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Instructors motivate students in a variety of fitness classes such as Cardio Dance, Yoga, Pilates, and Total Body Challenge

67% Off Five Pilates Reformer Classes

Berkeley

$150 $49

Package of five Pilates Reformer classes help exercisers burn calories and strengthen muscles on the system's specialized machine

Up to 85% Off Unlimited Brazilian Jiujitsu

South Berkeley

$90 $19

Brazilian jiujitsu black belt teach submissions and take-downs to students of all sizes and skill levels

Up to 76% Off Turbo Kickboxing Classes

American Canyon

$80 $29

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

49% Off

American Canyon

$75 $38

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Up to 70% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Lafayette

$150 $49

Torch calories and sculpt muscles under the guidance of a professional trainer who tailors workouts to each client

68% Off Motor-Skills Classes for Kids

Multiple Locations

$157 $50

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

Up to 75% Off Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$400 $99

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

Up to 54% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Lafayette

$54 $27

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

Up to 78% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Lafayette

$90 $25

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Certified trainers lead fun outdoor boot camps for women that combine cardio, strength training, and nutritional counseling

65% Off Personal Training

Emeryville

$240 $84

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

83% Off Boot Camp, TRX, or Small-Group Fitness Classes 

Emeryville

$229 $39

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Personal trainers lead boot camp, TRX, and small-group classes in endurance training, kickboxing routines, resistance workouts, and running

Up to 55% Off Fitness Classes

Emeryville

$75 $39

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Strengthen the body sans joint stress in Reformer classes; burn calories with functional motion, dance, and martial arts in fitness classes

Up to 51% Off R&B Revue Dinner Theater

Zio Fraedo's

$119.50 $59

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Guests dine on a buffet with prime rib while enjoying a musical cabaret performance of R&B hits, then receive an autographed cast photo

Up to 50% Off Golf

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

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Pleasant Grove

$60 $30

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Up to 51% Off Cable Wakeboarding at Wake Island

Sacramento

$49 $24

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Overhead motorized cables pull wakeboarders across a 9-acre lake on a 2-tower cable system or larger 5-tower cable system; lessons available

Up to 54% Off Kid-Made Mother's Day Brunch

Renaissance

$100 $49

Kids show their appreciation on Mother's Day by crafting a delicious brunch with the help of staff before serving it to mom and family

Up to 83% Off at Red Dragon Yoga

Multiple Locations

$175 $30

In heated eco-friendly studios, instructors lead Bikram and power yoga to help patrons build muscle and detoxify their bodies

Up to 77% Off Gym Membership and Personal Training

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

Up to 80% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

San Rafael

$420 $99

Cardio and core classes sculpt muscles with high-intensity interval training and full-body exercises

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

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 85% Off CrossFit Classes at West Bay CrossFit

San Rafael

$200 $49

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

Up to 86% Off Classes and Uniform at Goju Karate

San Rafael

$100 $19

Students of all fitness levels participate in karate classes that teach basic techniques and test endurance

Up to 72% Off Wine Tasting & Bottles

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

82% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$160 $29

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One month of unlimited yoga classes help strengthen and sculpt muscles

50% Off Art Class with Wine

San Rafael

$40 $20

Students sip glasses of wine as they learn from professional and expert artists during two-hour classes

50% Off Wedding Fair for Two

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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

Up to 87% Off at Dream Body Boot Camp

Concord

$157 $25

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Trained instructors challenge students with 60 minutes of cardio and strength-training moves

Up to 68% Off Two Hours of Bowling at Diablo Valley Bowl

Concord

$56.90 $18

Practice your release during two-hour bowling sessions, with included shoe rental

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Concord

$130 $50

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

55% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Concord

$55 $25

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

Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

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

Up to Half Off Membership and Training at The Big C Athletic Club

Concord

$200 $45

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The gym hosts Pilates, yoga, Zumba, and other fitness classes; sports courts and a temperature-controlled pool offer something for everyone

Up to 80% Off Adult or Teen Parkour Classes

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

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

72% Off Weight-Loss Program

Downtown Walnut Creek

$349 $99

Registered dietician employs an online platform with diet tracking and monthly blogs; includes metabolic testing

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

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

Half Off Wine Tastings at 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

Up to 58% Off Irish Dance Classes

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 67% Off Golf Instruction

Downtown Walnut Creek

$150 $49

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LPGA and PGA professionals employ wealth of technological analysis to evaluate swings and develop personalized goals

40% Off Capoeira

Downtown Walnut Creek

$10 $6

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Up to 54% Off Self-Defense Classes 

Multiple Locations

$129 $59

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Students learn to defend themselves using system designed for Israeli Defense Forces

Children's Fairyland – Up to 51% Off Children's Theme Park

Oakland

$32 $16

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Wander into a 10-acre fantasy realm with fairytale-inspired attractions, rides, storybook sets, animals, and a Storybook Puppet Theater

Up to 50% Off Guided Tour of FDR's Presidential Yacht

Oakland Alameda Ferry Dock

$20 $11

(28)

Dockside tours of Franklin Roosevelt's "Floating White House" provide stunning sights and insight into FDR's life

57% Off Flight Lesson from Oakland Flyers

Oakland

$230 $99

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

75% Off Bikram-Yoga Classes

Lakeshore

$100 $25

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Bikram Choudhury protégé leads 90-minute yoga classes that explore 26 postures in heated room

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

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

62% Off Guitar Lessons at 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

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

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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

2720 Pinole Valley Rd
Pinole,
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

Where Fit Happens! -ALL workouts are SCALED to YOUR fitness level. -Nutrition counseling INCLUDED w/ membership. -CERTIFIED TRAINERS work with you EVERYTIME -FUN and MOTIVATING group setting -BURN FAT while BUILDING MUSCLE

145 Valle Vista Ave
Vallejo,
CA
US

Established in 2004, the B.ay A.rea D.erby (BAD) Girls are a full contact, women's flat track roller derby league consisting of five teams: The San Francisco ShEvil Dead, The Oakland Outlaws, The Richmond Wrecking Belles, The Berkeley Resistance, and a traveling all-star team, the nationally-ranked Golden Girls.

1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond,
CA
US

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