Things To Do In La Jolla

Up to 50% Off Snorkeling or Shark Encounter

La Jolla Shores

$58 $29

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Strap on snorkeling gear and swim with gentle leopard sharks off La Jolla Shores

Up to 62% Off Sea-Cave Tour from Everyday California

La Jolla Shores

$65 $25

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Kayakers get up-close views of various sea creatures, such as seals, dolphins, and harmless leopard sharks

Up to 69% Off Standup Paddleboard or Surfboard Rentals

La Jolla Shores

$40 $19

Surfers or paddleboarders explore La Jolla's coastline and get a look at marine life, including dolphins and non-dangerous leopard sharks

Up to 80% Off Tae Kwon Do at Eagle Martial Arts

La Jolla

$75 $20

Develop confidence and self-discipline in classes for adults or tykes aged 3–16

Up to 67% Off Segway or Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$149 $55

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Segway instruction and entertaining tours through La Jolla or Gaslamp Harbor; tour of Gaslamp Harbor also available on foot

Up to 46% Off Ooh La La Dance Academy

Village

$15 $8

Ladies learn fun, flirty moves in an encouraging class that begins with the basics of rhythm and moves on to routines with chairs and boas

Up to 77% Off Yoga, Pilates, and Nia Classes

Beach Barber Tract

$165 $39

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Students stretch their limbs, strengthen their core, or simultaneously exercise their body and spirit with a mix of martial arts and dance

Up to 72% Off at Bikram Yoga La Jolla

Village

$140 $39

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Skilled instructors guide pupils through 26 exhilarating asanas in 90-minute Bikram-yoga classes held in heated rooms with specialized floor

Up to 78% Off Classes at Sol Yoga

UTC/La Jolla

$149 $39

A contemporary, eco-conscious studio with spa-like locker rooms including private showers hosts heated Vinyasa classes for all skill levels

Up to 69% Off Personal Training with Stretch Therapy

Del Mar

$240 $79

Personal training paired with stretching therapy helps clients develop their full range of motion by increasing flexibility and circulation

Up to 84% Off at Hammond Studio of Dance

Solana Beach

$125 $25

Dance classes teach students aged 2 and older the moves in styles such as tap, hip-hop, ballet, and even contemporary

Up to 50% Off Carruth Cellars

Solana Beach

$10 $5

Premier vineyard grapes are crushed on-site to craft award-winning wines served in tasting room with local artwork lining walls

Up to 69% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

NASM-certified personal trainer Pieter Jones encourages clients during these 60-minute one-on-one workouts

Up to 56% Off Del Mar Sunset Hot Air Balloon Tour   

North City

$299 $135

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Sprawling estates appear beneath balloons as the sun slowly settles into the Pacific

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts and Self-Defense Classes

Del Mar

$169 $59

Instructors teach kids and adults the grappling techniques of jiu jitsu and also lead classes focused solely on self-defense

Up to 67% Off ElliptiGO Rentals

Solana Beach

$38 $15

Low-impact exercise device combines movement of elliptical machines with road-ready nature of bikes

Up to 73% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Solana Beach

$140 $39

Brazilian jujitsu champion helms instructors who help students build strength and confidence in martial-arts, boxing, or kettlebell classes

Up to 46% Off Laser Tag

Miramar

$48 $26

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Wielding laser guns, players do battle in a foggy 5,000-square-foot laser-tag maze

Up to 50% Off William D. Evans

Bahia Resort Hotel

$20 $10

Live music and DJ tunes resonate from the decks of the sternwheeler William D. Evans during evening cruises on Mission Bay

42% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Bankers Hill

$130 $75

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Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

Up to 50% Off Half-Day Fishing Trip

Point Loma

$64 $32

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Track down yellowtail, bass, and barracuda aboard a luxurious vessel stocked with the necessary gear and a helpful crew

"Old Jews Telling Jokes" – Up to 34% Off Standup

Lyceum Theater (The Space Theater)

$58.50 $39

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Based on the popular web series, this off-Broadway revue shares wisecracks in a heartfelt celebration of Jewish humor

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

Belmont Park – Up to 48% Off Unlimited Ride Pass

Mission Beach

$26.95 $14

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At this beachside amusement park, a one-day ride pass grants all-access to roller coaster, Tilt-A-Whirl, Krazy Kars, Beach Blaster, and more

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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

San Diego Flash – Up to Half Off Soccer Matches

Mira Mesa High School

$20 $10

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Eying a fourth-straight trip to the playoffs, the Flash dash into a new season against National Premier Soccer League opponents

Seaforth Sportfishing – Up to 47% Twilight Fishing

Mission Bay Park

$54 $30

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While fishing for bass, barracuda, and rockfish for 4.5 hours, groups watch the sunset color the San Diego skyline

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $10

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Sample five wines made from San Diego–grown grapes at one of the oldest wineries in Southern California, which specializes in red wines

Up to 48% Off Bowling at Mira Mesa Lanes

Mira Mesa

$58 $30

Bowling alley with full-service bar and Rock 'n' Bowl nights on Fridays and Saturdays

Up to 52% Off Kayaking Tour

Multiple Locations

$88 $42

Kayakers paddle toward Point Loma to spot sea lions, blue herons & snowy egrets, or under Coronado Bay Bridge to see landmarks & wildlife

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

Up to 51% Off Segway Tours

Core-Columbia

$99 $49

Professional guides lead segway tours of downtown's Waterfront and Gaslamp Quarter or the picturesque Balboa Park

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 84% Off Yoga Classes

Midway District

$150 $35

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Yogis guide students in calming classes that incorporate elements of vinyasa, sunrise, and hatha fusion yoga

Up to 42% Off Pedal-Powered Bar Crawl

Tavern at the Beach

$45 $30

Pedal-powered bike seats up to 16 riders as they pedal through Pacific Beach, stopping off at local bars for drinks and socializing

Up to 80% Off Boot Camp or Fitness Classes at All Performance Fitness

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Outdoor boot camps and small-group fitness classes help clients of all fitness levels lose weight and burn fat

Up to 87% Off at San Diego Paintball

San Diego

$100 $25

On the NFL-quality turf field, opponents face off in battles of strategy, teamwork, and zipping-paintball barrages

Up to 58% Off Water-Sports Rentals

Pacific Beach

$50 $25

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Carve through the waters of Pacific Beach on a softop surfboard or stand-up paddleboard

Up to 90% Off Martial-Arts Classes

San Diego

$149 $19

Extreme karate classes impart practical self-defense training while also working to establish self-confidence and focus

65% Off Yoga Classes

San Diego

$130 $46

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Up to 51% Off Paddle Board Rentals at Cruiser King

Mission Beach

$80 $39

Explore the waters around San Diego atop a 10-foot paddle board, complete with paddle and life vest rental

Up to 56% Off Cruise for Two or Six

San Diego

$155 $69

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Groups enjoy bottles of red or white wine paired with cheeses and fruit or sumptuous fondue as they tour around San Diego

75% Off Fitness Classes

Midway District

$200 $59

Classes incorporate strength and conditioning, speed and agility, TRX, and boot-camp training

Up to 89% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Multiple Locations

$225 $25

Learn the basic steps of ballroom dancing in private or group lessons with a party to show off your skills

Up to 71% Off at Pacifica Sailing Charters

Harbor Island

$275 $80

Learn to sail from an experienced instructor & relax while watching dolphins & seals; enjoy a sunset trip with views of the bay & downtown

Up to 56% Off Horseback Riding

San Diego

$65 $32

A stable of retired show horses act as sure-footed training mounts for riders to study all aspects of horsemanship

Up to 87% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$123.50 $29

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to Half Off Ice-Skating

San Diego

$20 $12

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Skate around centrally located, year-round indoor ice arena that is part of a 12-acre community center with gyms, pools, and computer labs

Up to 60% Off at Skyblue Music

Normal Heights

$99 $49

Music instructor with more than 15 years of experience teaches students of all ages and abilities to play the piano

Half Off Personal Training

Miramar

$300 $150

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67% Off Personal Training at The Move Strong Studio

San Diego

$150 $49.99

Experienced and multicertified fitness professional leads personal-training sessions to help clients build strength and alleviate pain

Half Off a Yacht Tour from Shared Dreams

San Diego

$300 $150

See whales, seals, battleships, and other San Diego sights during this customizable tour aboard a plush yacht

Up to 53% Off at Noah's Bay Watch Boot Camp

Mission Bay Park

$40 $19

Students imbibe beachfront vistas while staying motivated through cardio and cross-training routines

Up to 54% Off Friday Night Party Cruise

Harborview

$30 $15

Friday night party cruise caps the workweek with drinks, dancing, and DJ music aboard the Adventure Hornblower yacht

67% Off Yoga Classes at Galaxy Lifestyle

Clairemont Mesa

$75 $25

Students flow through asanas and yogic breathing exercises while on mats or suspended above the studio floor in aerial yoga slings

55% Off Kids' Cake-Baking Birthday Party

San Diego

$330 $149

Kids put their creative energy to work while baking and decorating colorful cakes

Up to 56% Off Whale-Watching and Nature Cruises

Mission Bay Park

$280 $129

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A 70-foot boat ferries passengers on eight-hour tours for whale and dolphin sightings; tours include breakfast, lunch, and drinks

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp from Fit2Pla

San Diego

$125 $49

The trainer keeps boot camp both effective and engaging by mashing up fun exercises, such as kickboxing and calisthenics

65% Off Yoga Classes at Yoga Gal

San Diego

$100 $35

Classes cover strength-oriented Vinyasa flows, Hatha stretches, and restorative poses; pose modifications accommodate different skill levels

64% Off Classes at Shafa Yoga

Plaza Rancho Penasquitos

$108 $39

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Sixty-minute beginner- through advanced-level Hatha yoga is taught in small classes

Up to 68% Off Martial Arts Classes

Loma Portal

$125 $49

Class types include Brazilian jiujitsu, muay thai, mixed martial arts, and more

50% Off Services

Sorrento Valley

$165 $83

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

55% Off Services

Carmel Valley

$40 $18

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

Up to 91% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Pacific Beach

$227 $21

Women and men of all ages burn fat and calories while boosting metabolism during workouts; before and after pictures included

Up to 80% Off at Kettlebell X Training

San Diego

$97 $29

Shave off pounds, build core strength, and de-stress through fun kettlebell workout; boot-camp challenge includes nutrition program

50% Off Group Keyboard Lessons

San Diego

$90 $45

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Up to 59% Off Private Tennis Lessons

San Diego

$80 $39

Certified coach passes down tennis wisdom during one-hour private lessons

50% Off Martial Arts

Kearny Mesa

$159 $80

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60% Off Classes at Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

$198 $79

Children develop athletic skills and engage with hoops, balls, and ribbons in age-appropriate rhythmic gymnastic classes

70% Off Personal Training

San Diego

$280 $84

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Up to 93% Off at Xplicit Fitness

San Diego

$300 $29

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In a daily-rotating lineup of fitness classes, instructors focus on muscle groups to sculpt toned physiques with boxing drills incorporated

Half Off a Sailing 101 Course

Mission Bay Park

$299 $149

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Students learn to sail on 22 ft. boats amid San Diego Bay's moderate wind and sea conditions; focus on commands, basic sail trim, and safety

Up to 68% at Pacific Coast Kettlebells

Pacific Beach

$149 $47

Fast-moving kettlebell classes challenge exercisers with intense cardio and strength training; 30-day program includes meal plan and manual

49% Off

San Diego

$75 $38

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

50% Off

Sorrento Valley

$80 $40

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

Up to 76% Off Classes at The Pilates Room

Multiple Locations

$120 $29

50-minute sessions are scheduled daily, with variety of Pilates Reformer and jump classes available

Up to 64% Off at Hardcore Fitness Bootcamp and Yoga

Bay Ho

$125 $55

Gym brimming with equipment hosts boot camps using personal-training-style workouts for best results; yoga builds strength and flexibility

Up to 53% Off Kayak or Paddleboard Rental

Roseville - Fleet Ridge

$30 $15

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Solo and paired paddlers explore San Diego Bay by gliding on kayaks or standup-paddleboards

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp Classes at Gut Check Fitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Outdoor fitness classes that mix running, calisthenic and body weight exercises helmed by world-record-holding endurance athlete Joe Decker

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Long-time La Jolla residents Gerhard Gessner and Alexandra Oehmigen-Gessner founded Prana Yoga Center in 2001 as a way to share their mutual passion for the ancient practice with fellow certified instructors, yogis undergoing teacher training, and students of all experience levels. Fluent in the styles of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Iyengar, Gerhard puts his 28 years of practice and training to use, leading challenging yet accessible classes, adopting an integrated, nondogmatic approach to the form. Known for his signature all-level Vinyasa Flow course, he is no stranger to tailoring course regimens to suit the diverse needs of his students. Gerhard and Alexandra, along with a massive team of 19 other instructors, also fill their robust class schedule with gentler Hatha yoga and specialty classes, such as prenatal yoga for mothers-to-be, teen yoga for girls, and kids yoga for little ones and overly stressed teddy bears.

1041 Silverado Street
San Diego,
CA
US

Melanie has been active in the health community—as a fitness consultant, personal training, and yoga and Pilates teacher—for more than 14 years. But it wasn’t until she discovered pole fitness while mining that she was able to combine all her passions into one activity. As she started experimenting with pole fitness, she felt her experience with yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes coming together into one comprehensive workout. She knew that with her background in health and fitness, and passion for pole fitness, she would be able to help students achieve their fitness goals. And so PoleFIT Revolution was born. Today, she and a team of instructors teach a variety of classes, such as pole fitness, aerial yoga, boot camp, and stretching classes to ensure all students are receiving the workout that best suits their body.

7447 Girard Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

Muscular instructors help exercisers of all fitness levels slim silhouettes and chisel muscles with motivating boot camps, one on one personal training, and fat-evicting nutrition plans. During boot camps, a certified fitness coach draws on more than 15 years of experience to build up bodies with a series of high-intensity interval and metabolic resistance training. The encouraging trainer conducts a symphony of grunts as students strain to lift sandbags and tires within the indoor gym before hitting the fresh air to hurdle over motionless freeze-tag players and other outdoor obstacles. They’ll also compliment their rigorous workout regimes with nutrition guidance that equips students with grocery lists and recipes that ensure balanced meals.

7447 Girard Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

What started as a camp founded and staffed by schoolteachers has turned into a year-round surf school for one reason: people love to surf. Today, the school offers everything from lessons for first-timers to professional surf clinics for advanced surfers. Their teaching model focuses on private and small group lessons, which they believe is the quickest and easiest way to learn to ride the waves. And for their graduates, they’ve even created a surf team that is cheered on by countless adoring seagulls.

2246 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla,
CA
US

A colony of seals suns itself on the rock ledges of La Jolla Cove while seabirds preen themselves a few feet above. Below, bright-orange garibaldi fish and california spiny lobsters scuttle about the cove’s reefs and kelp beds. This biologically rich landscape sets the stage for La Jolla Dive & Snorkel’s scuba-diving lessons, which range from beginner discovery classes to dive-master-certification courses that adhere to the training standards of the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI). They also lead four shore dives to various sites, such as one located near The Marine Room restaurant, where the shallow reefs and smell of lobster bisque attract gentle leopard sharks in the early summer. Along with scuba diving, instructors also teach students how to strut in fashionable snorkeling gear and how to stoically gaze into the horizon during standup-paddleboarding tours.

1133 Coast Boulevard
La Jolla,
California
US

When Larisa Hall was born, the doctors were not sure she'd ever be able to walk. She was born with severely clubbed feet and spent the next nine months wearing casts on both legs. But within six months, Larisa was up on her feet; and by the time she was five, she had discovered dance and never wanted to stop. Dancing proved to be a useful physical therapy—helping her gain coordination and overcome ankle pain.

Spurred on by her own triumph, Larisa founded Tap Fever Studios with the belief that everyone—no matter their age or level of ability—should have the opportunity to dance. To that end, she holds workshops for the hearing and listening impaired, as well as those who are developmentally disabled. Larisa also recently created a new method of dance called hand tap, which allows people with limited mobility to use special gloves and a wooden board to tap out rhythms while seated.

683 Turquoise Street
La Jolla,
CA
US

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