Things To Do In Issaquah

Buys You a Coupon for $39 Off A 5 Yoga Class Package ($88 Value)

Novalife Fitness

Newport

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For $5, receive a coupon for $39 off a 5 yoga class package ($88 value)

Up to 88% Off Beginner's Karate Package

Karate West

Multiple Locations

$190 $25

During a month of classes, certified instructors lead beginner students through the basics of karate; packages include a uniform

Up to 57% Off Kids' or Adults' Painting Workshops

Museo Art Academy

Multiple Locations

$29 $14

Children dine on pizza before working on creative art projects; adults sip wine or beer while painting 11"x14" stretched canvases

60% Off a Firefighter-Themed 5K Obstacle Race

The Fire Dash

Lake Sammamish State Park

$88 $35

Unlike a typical mud run, this 5K features obstacles inspired by those a new firefighting recruit would have to negotiate at fire academy

GoFly Water Aviation – Up to 50% Off

GoFly Water Aviation

Multiple Locations

$134 $67

Soar above the water thanks to high-propulsion jets strapped to your feet on a flyboard or thrusting from a motorcycle-like jetovator

Up to 24% Off Tandem Paragliding

Big Air Soaring

Issaquah

$195 $149

Tandem paragliders get a bird's eye view of the Cascade mountains, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainer during one-hour introductory flights

66% Off at Cougar Mountain Zoo

Cougar Mountain Zoo

Montreux

$205 $69

After exploring cougar, macaw, and reindeer habitats, get up close and personal with ruffed lemurs of Madagascar for 15 minutes

Up to 88% Off Karate Classes with Uniform

Karate America

Issaquah

$339.95 $45

Students 3 and up work their way to black belt success in martial arts classes that also build character and confidence

Up to 52% Off Wine-Tasting Class with Food

Capri Cellars

Olde Town

$78 $43

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During Tuesday-evening tasting classes that include food, guests sample six wines under the guidance of experts

Gold's Gym Northwest – Up to 91% Off Membership

Gold's Gym Northwest

Multiple Locations

$318 $29.99

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Advanced equipment fortifies physiques; certified coaches lead hot-yoga and high-intensity interval-training sessions

Harlem Globetrotters – 50% Off Kids' Clinic

Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball Clinic

Multiple Locations

$111 $55

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

barre3 – Up to 51% Off Fitness Classes

Barre3

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

The barre3 workout combines yoga, Pilates, and the ballet barre to develop lean muscles, burn calories, and improve posture

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Backed by 30 total years of experience that includes teaching kayaking and selling equipment for REI, Barbara Gronseth shares her passion for the outdoors through Issaquah Paddle Sports. Profiled in the Issaquah Press, Barbara and her team—which includes husband George—rent stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and NuCanoe Kayaks to all ages of outdoorsmen. Since Issaquah Paddle Sports is located within Lake Sammamish State Park near Tibbetts Beach, its protected beach affords visitors a relaxed setting for launching into the lake.

Beyond supplying guests with equipment, Barbara's team also leads programs that range from guided tours to experiences designed exclusively for women and kids. Additionally, the staff arranges lessons in kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding through parent company Kayak Academy. Back at the clubhouse, attendants dispense replenishments such as Clif Bars, SmartWater, and caviar cupcakes.

2000 Northwest Sammamish Road
Issaquah,
WA
US

Stationed in Snoqualmie—just 2 miles from the golf course where it all started—Sigillo Cellars pumps out an assortment of bordeaux and rhone varietal wines. The facility utilizes local Washington vineyards to provide the grapes for its production, located in American Viticulture Areas including Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills, and Horse Heaven Hills. Visitors to Sigillo Cellars can taste the fruits of their labor during public wine tastings every weekend, or join the wine club for regular deliveries from the wine stork.

700 NW Gilman Blvd #122
Issaquah,
WA
US

To say Mark Coleman knows how to fish is an understatement. Coleman, the owner of All Rivers & Saltwater Charters, has mastered the art of side drifting, float fishing, hover fishing, back bouncing, and jigging during his more than 10 years exploring the Pacific Northwest’s waterways. In the process, he earned captain certification from the US Coast Guard, a distinction also earned by each member of his team.

Aboard vessels that range from the 29-foot Reel Tight to a 16-foot, nonmotorized drift boat, Coleman and his staff lead chartered fishing trips through fresh- and saltwaters. All Rivers & Saltwater Charters have caught fish on the Columbia and Olympic Peninsula rivers, traveled the waters outside Anacortes and the San Juan Islands, and explored Puget Sound. Voyages pursue salmon, steelhead, lingcod, sturgeon, and other types of fish. The team can also lead fishing lessons for newbies, teaching essential fly-casting techniques, including the correct grip, the different casting styles, and how to use homemade tiramisu as bait.

1907 NE Park Dr.
Issaquah,
Washington
US

Opened in Kirkland on Valentine's Day 2011, Palettes and Pairings celebrates the romantic interplay between art and wine. At each evening class, instructors offer tips on brushing life into a 15”x20” canvas while painters nibble appetizers and sip wine, beer, or nonalcoholic beverages. The studio also offers private parties for up to 75 guests, which can be completely customized from painting subject to dietary needs, and include smocks as well as plentiful opportunities to use the word smock.

Serving as a pensive counterpoint to the Kirkland location’s parties, the newer Issaquah studio holds open-house time for all ages four times a week.

317 Northwest Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah,
WA
US

Before Sandy Horvath retired from his career as a sales manager, he spent his spare time chronicling the lives of his loved ones and documenting his own travels throughout the world. Over time, his love for his craft blossomed into a thirst to become an admired photographer, so Sandy started submitting his action-packed sports photos to newspapers and magazines. With the publication of his work came professional status and a desire to share his knowledge with others. His first opportunity arose in 2009 when the Si View Metropolitan Park District asked him to teach a class. Soon after, the Issaquah Parks District clamored for Sandy's expertise; he now has over 1600 Club SnapShot students and more joining every day.

Today, Sandy teaches students of all ages and skill levels how to transform snapshots into high-quality pictures with lenses, settings, and exposures during his basic, advanced, and creative classes. He loves helping novice shutterbugs abandon automatic settings—the training wheels of photography—and create memorable images with nothing but manual settings and high-tech freeze rays. Sandy also transforms his own work into high-dynamic-range photo art and gallery-wrapped canvases. Students may do the same to decorate their homes, give as gifts, or hang inside windows to hide nature's flaws.

125 W Sunset Way
Issaquah,
WA
US

Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers in cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group sessions, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, bolster flexibility during yoga, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.

At the Gold's Gym Northwest locations, instructors lead water-aerobics sessions within 25-yard salt-purified pools before cooling off in spacious hot tubs. The gyms also boast innovative cardio cinema theaters, where popular films and concession-stand advertisements flicker across massive flat screens as guests peddle away on treadmills and elliptical machines. After lively rounds of racquetball, members can unwind in steam rooms and saunas or sip on replenishing smoothies at the juice bar. During the week, the gyms keep round-the-clock hours.

1025 NW Gilman Blvd.
Issaquah,
WA
US

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