Things To Do In La Jolla

5 or 10 Tae Kwon Do Classes for Adults or Kids Aged 3 and Older at Eagle Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Eagle Martial Arts

La Jolla

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

$75 $20

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10 or 20 Kettlebell Classes at Revolution Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Revolution Fitness

Village

In a group setting, students perform exercises using kettebells that help sculpt and tone the entire body and improve strength and endurance

$200 $45

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Up to 47% Off Dance Lesson — Ooh La La Dance Academy; Valid Tuesday

Ooh La La Dance Academy

Village

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

$15 $8

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Women's Elite Yoga (70% Off)

Women's Elite Yoga

Village

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

$82 $25

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10 or 20 Yoga, Pilates, or Nia Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Eight Elements West (Up to 77% Off)

Eight Elements West

Beach Barber Tract

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

$165 $39

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10 or 20 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Sol Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Sol Yoga

UTC/La Jolla

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

$149 $35

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One or Two 3-Hour Painting Classes at Painting & Vino - San Diego (Up to 46% Off)

Painting & Vino

Multiple Locations

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

$45 $25

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Eagle Martial Arts - Yoga (Up to 78% Off)

Eagle Martial Arts - Yoga

Soledad South

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

$120 $26

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$39 for Six Group Pilates Classes at Vida Pilates (Up to a $150 Value)

Vida Pilates

La Jolla

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

$150 $39

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Half-Day Standup-Paddleboard or Surfboard Rental, or a Surf Clinic or Lesson at Surf Diva (Up to 53% Off)

Surf Diva

La Jolla Shores

Surfers or paddleboarders explore La Jolla’s coastline and get a look at marine life or learn to surf during a two-day clinic or coed lesson

$40 $19

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$43 for One Month of Unlimited Pilates Classes at Pilates of La Jolla ($159.95 Value)

Pilates of La Jolla

Multiple Locations

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

$159.95 $43

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90-Minute Double-Kayak Rental or 90-Minute Double-Kayak Tour for Two from Bike & Kayak Tours (Up to 56%)

Bike & Kayak Tours

La Jolla Shores

Kayak rentals allow clients to explore local waterways; tours take clients on 90-minute excursions

$99 $44

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Phillip Phillips With Special Guests Saints of Valory at RIMAC Arena – UCSD on December 5 (Up to 51% Off)

Phillip Phillips With Special Guests Saints of Valory

RIMAC Arena - UCSD

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The 11th-season winner of American Idol brings his rich, raspy voice to folk-rock hits such as “Home”

$59 $29

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Cook a Three-Course Italian Meal with a Professional Chef

Hands-On Italian Cooking Class

Harvard Cookin' Girl

Chef Bibi Kasrai guides you as you create dishes such as Tuscan salad, creamy risotto, and tiramisu

$60

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Among its two facilities in La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego houses an array of works made since 1950. Head here and you can explore everything from Pop Art and minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s to conceptual pieces from the last half-century, headlined by contemporary-art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.

Major figures aside, the MCASD strives to spotlight mid-career artists still looking for their big break, as well as pieces by Latin American artists and emergent talent. Between the museum's collection and rotating exhibitions, there are galleries that accommodate paintings, photographs, films, and multimedia installations. Outside both locations, there are more site-specific installations and sculptures by artists such as Richard Serra and Marcos Ramírez ERRE, whose father created the Caps Lock on the day his son was born.

There’s more to the place than its exhibitions: the museum engages visitors with events and programs such as art-making sessions and artist lectures. Held three evenings a year, the Thursday Night Thing series includes talks, hands-on activities, live music, and cocktails, all based on the latest museum exhibitions.

700 Prospect Street
San Diego,
CA
US

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

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

At La Jolla Shores, the ocean bottom slopes gently out to sea and the waves roll gently toward the beach, where seals can be found sleeping in the sun. This unique ecology makes the area an ideal entryway into the ocean, which the native La Jollan owners of La Jolla Kayak take full advantage of, leading kayaking excursions past the steep cliffs and through the secluded sea caves where humans first learned to douse fire. Alternatively, snorkel tours allow explorers to dive into the 6,000-acre Underwater Park to spy the leopard shark, garibaldi, and dolphins swimming underfoot. To facilitate journeys, La Jolla Kayak transports visitors' kayaks to the beach straight from its outfitting shop, which also houses complimentary lockers and rents out wetsuits to keep love-struck sea lions from slipping notes into divers' pockets.

2199 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla,
CA
US

In a heated, 4,000-square-foot facility, Bikram Yoga La Jolla’s instructors guide students in a body-bending curriculum that aims to cultivate strength, flexibility, and inner peace. These pliable pros help students hone the body and the mind by leading them through a flowing regimen of 26 poses. The classes are performed on clean, non-absorbent Lonseal floors situated in heated rooms that foster greater muscle fluidity and faster metabolic functioning. Other benefits of yoga may include stress reduction, improved concentration, pain relief, and increased self-esteem. After they are cooled down with ice cold lavender towels at class's end, students can head to the remodeled changing facilities, including an expanded women's room. The facilities provide cubbies for storing possessions and showers to sluice away sweat and caked-on pranas.

565 Pearl St
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