Things To Do In La Jolla

51% Off Kayak Tour

Bike & Kayak Tours

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Sunset tours take clients on 90-minute excursions through the La Jolla caves or along the Coronado shore

Up to 61% Off Snorkel or Kayak Tour from Everyday California

Everyday California

La Jolla

$50 $25

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

The Comedy Store – Up to 72% Off Standup

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

$32 $9

Comedy club once home to Jim Carrey and George Carlin incites laughter with acts such as Sam Tripoli and Mo Mandel

Up to 78% Off Classes at Sol Yoga

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 51% Off Painting Class at Painting & Vino

Painting & Vino - San Diego

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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Professional artists give step-by-step instructions that teach guests how to recreate works of art while enjoying wine and cocktails

70% Off Unlimited Yoga Classes

Women's Elite Yoga

Village

$82 $25

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 at Eagle Martial Arts - Yoga

Eagle Martial Arts - Yoga

Soledad South

$120 $29

Yoga classes focus on improving both body and mind, relieving stress and toning and stretching muscles

Up to 46% Off Ooh La La Dance Academy

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

Eight Elements West

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

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 80% Off Tae Kwon Do at Eagle Martial Arts

Eagle Martial Arts

La Jolla

$75 $20

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

Up to 74% Off Pilates Classes

Vida Pilates

La Jolla

$150 $39

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Certified instructors help students tone the body with exercises that focus on the core muscles

69% Off One Month of Unlimited Pilates Classes

Pilates of La Jolla

Multiple Locations

$159.95 $49

Studio's own modern body shaping techniques blend traditional Pilates with tested exercise-science techniques

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When twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi decided to pursue a career that combined their passion for surfing and their love of the ocean, their calling came in the form of starting Surf Diva. Before long, they were on course to becoming a lauded school for coed surfers in California and Costa Rica. Augmenting the pair's teachings is their team of certified instructors, all graduates of their school's intensive training program and certified in CPR and first aid. Committed to their expertise in surfing, many of the instructors also hold down careers as firefighters, paramedics, and snowboarders, granting them the combined know-how to put out beach bonfires with a casual backflip.

The team's instruction ranges from coed group lessons and competitive coaching sessions to two- or five-day women’s weekend surf clinics. When they're not teaching surfing, crew members commit themselves to alternative teaching programs in yoga and standup paddleboarding, helping surfers to conquer the water with their bodies as well as with their very buoyant hearts. The twins' Costa Rica program also helps women and families hone boarding skills abroad while becoming fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture.

2160 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla,
CA
US

"Music is my diet and dance feeds my soul," says "Salsa Susie" Ngyen, who quit a six-figure career at Xerox to start Ooh La La Dance Academy—in the midst of an economic crisis. Her risk paid off, because since then, the company's dance troop, the Cosabellas, earned the title of Best 2010 Performing Artist of the Year by Raw Artist and sparkled onstage for celebrity judges during a live-taping of America's Got Talent in 2011.

The Cosabellas not only entertain; they share their enthusiasm of dance with others by teaching kids and adult dance classes at Ooh La La Dance Academy. Boasting over 15 years of experience each, the instructors teach the dance they pioneered, a blend of Latin and burlesque, as well as fitness-inspired classes and classical dance forms such as ballet and The Beethoven Shuffle.

7877 Herschel Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

Founded by Bibi Kasrai, Harvard Cookin' Girl's team combines a love of cooking with a passion for healthy eating to instruct kids during summer cooking camps, which have reaped notice from NBC San Diego. Hoping to empower youth to improve their lives and that of their families' through nutrition, participants are motivated to explore the kitchen by making such ambrosial masterpieces as pesto pasta, zucchini pancakes, and smoothies. Each weeklong session varies by theme, such as under the sea and tropical week to expose mini-chefs to multiple interests. The culinary camp also includes yoga to focus on overall health, arts and crafts to further captivate imaginations, and freedom from parents to allow kids to mastermind plans for federally subsidized cotton-candy farms. The Harvard Cookin' Girl's bright-green-and-orange studio is furnished with an open kitchen area and plentiful counter space, so all participants can watch and learn as the culinary conjurers whip up tasty treats.

7441 Girard Ave
La Jolla,
CA
US

At the ¡Latin Food Fest! Grand Tasting Village, Latin culinary aficionados Richard Sandoval, Roberto Alcocer, and Javier Plascencia join with restaurants, distillers, artisan food makers, brewers, and winemakers for the annual Latin food grand tasting event in California. Guests rub elbows with the likes of TV host chef George Duran, or share a wave with Baja culinary icon and Misión 19 owner Javier Plascencia. Throughout the festival, dedicated pavilions focus on specific topics, ranging from the Wine Tasting Tent and Beer Cabana to the ¡Taste Baja! Pavilion and the Craft Spirits Expo & Awards, where distillers and mixologists hold tastings. In addition to the tastings, the festival holds competitions for Top Chef, Best Restaurant, and Best Dish to showcase local culinary excellence. Other senses are delighted by live music from Latin sensation QUATTRO and an art show, and a silent auction of culinary supplies and memorabilia will benefit non-profit partner Feeding America.

500 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego,
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