Things To Do In Mill Valley

Up to 83% Off at Red Dragon Yoga

Red Dragon Yoga

Multiple Locations

$175 $30

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

Up to 74% Off Classes at YogaWorks

YogaWorks

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

Yoga Alliance–trained instructors lead exercisers of all abilities through yoga classes that include Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Flow

Up to 77% Off Gym Membership and Personal Training

Body Kinetics

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

(27)

Members work out during open gym hours or classes such as Zumba and Power Sculpt; trainers develop personalized strength and cardio routines

65% Off Personal Fitness Program

Lautmans Gym

Mill Valley

$125 $44

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Up to 69% Off Slow-Motion Strength Training

Ultimate Fitness

Mill Valley

$195 $60

Slow-motion strength training boosts strength, lean muscle mass, and metabolism in quick 30-minute sessions

Up to 76% Off Gym/Pool Visits or Fitness Classes

Mill Valley Aquatics and Fitness Center

Mill Valley Community Center

$80 $19

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Make use of the gym's cardio and weightlifting machines; the pool's lap lanes, spa, and water slide; and classes like Spin and Body Sculpt

40% Off Baseball Viewing Party on Boat

SF Bay Adventures

Freda B

$99 $59

The 80-foot schooner drops anchor in McCovey Cove, near the baseball stadium; passengers watch the game on the boat's jumbo screen

38% Off a Sunset Cruise for Two

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

Tiburon

$40 $25

On Fridays and Saturdays, 90-minute trips cruise around the bay as passengers enjoy sights, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island

50% Off Yacht Cruise

Bay Breeze Charters

Sausalito

$80 $40

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A seasoned crew steers a 51-ft. yacht past Alcatraz and under Golden Gate Bridge during a festive cruise for up to 30

Up to 77% Off Membership to Bridgeway Gym

Bridgeway Gym

Sausalito

$170 $39

Personal trainers tailor workouts amid free weights and machines; group classes include Zumba, yoga, Cardio Step, and qi gong

Bay Area Discovery Museum – Up to 55% Off Visit

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Sausalito

$22 $10

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Kids create art and explore interactive exhibits while learning about scientific concepts and local landmarks

Up to 51% Off Scuba Experience

Harbor Dive Center

Harbor Dive Center

$50 $29

PADI professionals teach students how to wear and move around in scuba gear, breathe underwater, and master basic skills

Up to 53% Off Guided Kayak Tour for One or Two

San Francisco Kayak & Adventures

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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Knowledgeable guide leads intimate two-hour kayak tour of San Francisco Bay or Sausalito's waterfront

Up to 67% Off Children's Aikido Classes at Aikido of Tamalpais

Aikido of Tamalpais

Corte Madera

$135 $49

Master instructors train students in the graceful movements and flowing take-downs that characterize the non-aggressive art of aikido

Up to 90% Off Fitness Classes and Wellness Services

Body By X Skill Development & Training Center

Corte Madera

$335 $35

Fitness classes such as cycling, rowing, and TRX strengthen and tone muscles; bioDensity testing and infrared sauna access available

45% Off Personal Trainer Services

Marin Personal Trainer

Corte Madera

$725 $399

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Up to 91% Off Five Points Fitness Membership

Five Points Fitness

Corte Madera

$340 $29

Members have their run of exercise equipment and group workout classes, such as yoga and Zumba, as well as morning childcare Monday–Saturday

Up to 80% Off Heated Yoga & Fitness Classes

Bikram Yoga San Rafael

Bikram Yoga San Rafael

$150 $34

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Certified instructors challenge students of all levels with yoga and fitness classes held in heated rooms

51% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lesson in San Rafael

Demo Sport

San Rafael

$100 $49

After 2-hour lesson covering paddleboarding basics, students hang on to their board, paddle, and leash for a morning of exploring the bay.

Up to 57% Off at Marinwood Pool

Marinwood Pool

Lucas Valley-Marinwood

$30 $15

A double-flume waterslide sends kids cascading into the 25-yard-long pool located near a scenic green park and playground

82% Off 10 Yoga Classes at Embrace Yoga

Embrace Yoga

San Rafael

$160 $29

Teachers guide students through meditative breathing exercises and peaceful poses; minimalist studio keeps mind free of distractions

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

Big Jim's BBQ

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

West Bay CrossFit

San Rafael

$200 $49

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

Up to 60% Off Yoga or Boot-Camp Classes

Kentfield Fitness

Kentfield

$150 $65

Relax and rejuvenate in yoga classes, or test your physical strength in a high-intensity boot camp

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA - Activities

Mount Tam Mma

San Rafael

$165 $74

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Up to 86% Off Classes and Uniform at Goju Karate

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

Mountain View Winery

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

73% Off Group Pilates Apparatus Classes

Marin Pilates at Body Kinetics

Body Kinetics San Rafael

$180 $49

Instructors teach small groups of students how to safely perform basic exercises on the Pilates Reformer, Wall Tower, and mat

84% Off CrossFit Classes at Ross Valley Cross Fit

Ross Valley CrossFit

San Anselmo

$249 $39

Intense workouts include exercises designed to torch fat, build muscle, enhance agility, and prep participants for all physical activity

Up to 88% Off Personal Training Sessions

Stamina Fitness Training

San Anselmo

$240 $39

Certified personal trainer tailors an exercise regimen to clients' current condition and fitness goals

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

$120 $55

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

75% Off Boxing Lessons

Anouphab Mud Muay Thai Lao Academy

Richmond

$160 $40

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46% Off Learn-to-Sail Class

Tradewinds Sailing School & Club

Marina Bay

$745 $399

After this course, you will be able to sail 25-foot boat in familiar waters without supervision in light to moderate wind and sea conditions

61% Off CrossFit Classes at 510 CrossFit

510 CrossFit

Richmond

$75 $29

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

Golden State Model Railroad Museum – Up to 51% Off

Golden State Model Railroad Museum

Richmond

$45 $22

Passes grant free admission to shows in 10,000 sq. ft. museum of operational model trains & recreated Northern California terrain.

San Francisco Dungeon – Up to 40% Off Dark-History Attraction

The San Francisco Dungeon

Fisherman's Wharf

$52 $31

Actor-led show covers 200-plus years, including haunted Alcatraz & mine-themed mirror maze, in live-action journey through city's murky past

Up to 51% Off Standup-Comedy Show

The Godfathers of Comedy: Paul Mooney & Dick Gregory

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

$50 $29

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Provocative comedians and activists take the stage for a night of irreverent anecdotes, side-splitting jokes, and history

Balboa Theatre – $2 Off Movies and Snacks

Balboa Theatre

Outer Richmond

$10 $8

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First-run Hollywood movies, classics, kids' matinees, and themed film series at a theater built in 1926

"Funky Town" – Up to 39% Off '70s Musical

John Bisceglie Presents: "Funky Town"

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

$80 $49

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Musical salute to the '70s stirs up nostalgia as more than 60 performers play iconic stars singing, dancing, and skating to classic hits

Up to 54% Off AT&T Park Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

San Francisco

$150 $69

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

VIP or General Admission Tickets to Eat Drink SF Food Fest

Eat Drink SF

Fort Mason Center

$125 $95

Afternoon and evening events present food tastings, cocktail pairings, and demos from dozens of top Bay Area chefs; VIP wine area

$2 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off a Family Winemakers Wine Tasting

Family Winemakers of California

Fort Mason

$2 $2

For $2, receive a coupon for 10% off a ticket to the Family Winemakers of California 2014 San Mateo Wine Tasting on August 17

Up to 60% Off Classes at RicaSalsa Dance Company

RicaSalsa Dance Company

Potrero

$48 $19

Instructors focus on the connection between leading and following as they teach beginning dancers basic steps during one-hour classes

Hand-Make Your Own Paper with Local Plant Fibers

Hands-On Papermaking Class

San Francisco

$40 $40

Professional papermaker Rhiannon Alpers shows you different techniques and plant fibers before you make several sheets of your own paper

50% Off Lessons at SG Kiteboarding

SG Kiteboarding

San Francisco

$60 $30

Learn about the fundaementals of kitreboarding, such as using your knowledge of weather and wind, during one-hour, on-land lessons

The New Stage – Up to 44% Off Performance Art

The New Stage presents "Patterns"

Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion

$32.04 $18

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Theater meets film, music, and performance art in Amy Munz's lyrical seven-character exploration of the elegance and pain of love

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Eastside West Restaurance

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

San Francisco

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Aquarium of the Bay – Up to 47% Off Membership

Aquarium of the Bay

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

$110 $59

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Membership to 20,000-animal aquarium includes one year of free admission and discounted gift-shop purchases

Sip Wine and Sail the Bay with a USCG-Licensed Captain

Wine and Cheese Sailboat Tours

The Embarcadero

$75 $75

US Coast Guard–certified Captain Josh Waldman welcomes you aboard his sailboat for a scenic tour of the Bay, complete with wine and cheese

Contemporary Jewish Museum – Up to 42% Off

Contemporary Jewish Museum

SoMa

$24 $14

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Explore the history, culture, and ideas of the Jewish community through constantly rotating exhibitions of art and design

Madame Tussauds – Up to 40% Off

Madame Tussauds

Fisherman's Wharf

$52 $31

Interact with lifelike wax figures including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Zuckerberg & President Obama at a brand new waterfront wax attraction

51% Off Weekend Party Cruises

Fume Blanc Commedore

SB 40 RESTAURANT

$79 $39

Weekend party cruises with cash bar, supplemented by live DJs or sightseeing on Sunday afternoons

Up to Half Off a Historic Angel Island Tram Tour

Angel Island Company

Angel Island Café

$90 $45

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One-hour tours travel across a picturesque state park with views of the Bay Area and stop at the historic US Immigration Station

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

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

"Foodies! The Musical" – Up to 53% Off

"Foodies! The Musical"

The Shelton Theater

$36.18 $17

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Musical revue’s cast skewers eating habits, kitchen gadgets, and over-attentive waiters

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

$10 for Standup at Punch Line Comedy Club

SF Comedy Showcase

Punch Line San Francisco

$25 $10

Sunday show running for more than 30 years brings together lineups of local up-and-comers

51% Off Tour from Segway of Healdsburg

Segway of Healdsburg

On Location

$99 $49

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Expert tour guides lead groups of Segway-riding guests to wineries for vista views and optional tastings

Up to 40% Off at Eagle Club Indoor Golf

Eagle Club Indoor Golf

Downtown

$20 $13

(25)

Each hitting bay has a GC2 Smart Camera launch monitor, which provides statistical feedback to help goflers make corrective adjustments

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

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 64% Off Drag Queen Historical Tour

Drag Me Along Tours

San Francisco

$40 $19

Rick Shelton, a.k.a Countess Lola Montez leads walking tours full of flair, opening an imaginary porthole to old San Francisco

Up to 70% Off Ballroom or Latin Dance Classes

Dance With Melissa

Ingleside Heights

$65 $25

Beginner-friendly ballroom- and Latin-dance lessons teach simplified techniques based on the TV show Dancing with the Stars

Urban Hike from Urban Hiker SF

Urban Hiker SF

Multiple Locations

$45 $45

Learn about the city and get in a workout by exploring San Francisco's many trails, hills, and public stairways

The Beat Museum – Up to 61% Off Admission

The Beat Museum

North Beach

$31 $12

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Artifacts and stories from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and other Beat Generation figures populate museum

50% Off at Film Event at Sistah Sinema

Sistah Sinema

San Francisco

$12 $6

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

$100 $45

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

83% Off Beginner Jiu Jitsu Classes

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

SoMa

$150 $25

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Developed and taught by award-winning martial artists, beginner jiu jitsu classes follow the facility's martial-arts philosophy

Up to 64% Off Food Tour

San Francisco Food Safari

San Francisco

$40 $19

Tour takes guests through North Beach to learn about its rich heritage and Italian cuisine

72% Off Boxing Classes at Polk Street Gym

Polk Street Gym

Civic Center

$175 $49

Classes help beginning boxers tone their cores, arms, and legs while practicing jabs, hooks, footwork, and head movement

70% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu

SoMa

$120 $36

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Up to 80% Off Fitness Classes

The Park Gym

Mission

$160 $39

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CrossFit and boxing classes help participants get into shape

Up to 71% Off Personal Training at Jeffrey Yu Fitness

Jeffrey Yu Fitness

West Portal

$200 $65

Clients work one-on-one with a trainer to achieve goals; fitness consultation, full-body measurements, and nutritional counseling included

40% Off Membership at Cartoon Art Museum

Cartoon Art Museum

Yerba Buena

$45 $27

A year of admission and other perks at a museum that celebrates all cartoons, from anime and video games to TV shows and Sunday funnies

Up to 88% Off REACTT Boot Camp

REACTT Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$315 $39

Instructors blend high-energy athletic training to create an intense workout

75% Off 60 Days of Hot Yoga

California Yoga Company

San Francisco

$280 $69

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In a room heated to 90–95 degrees, students stretch and sweat as they hold Hatha yoga poses

73% Off Acting for Non-Actors Class

Bay Area Acting Studio

Multiple Locations

$275 $75

Meisner-technique-trained instructors lead easygoing beginning acting classes that cover improv, scene work and basic camera exercises

Up to 63% Off Yoga Tai Chi Qigong Course

Dao Yoga Studio

Sunnyside

$120 $49

Classes are non-competitive and aimed at increasing flexibility, strengthening muscles, balancing hormones, and calming the mind

55% Off Services

Bay Jiu-Jitsu

Lower Pacific Heights

$100 $45

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Craig Fruchter and Stephanie Schreiber, a husband-and-wife duo, team up with an impassioned troupe of instructors to lead students toward mental and physical health through a lineup of Bikram and power-yoga classes. Their dual locations swirl with balmy temperatures to loosen tight ligaments and help students ease deeper into the tension-relieving stretches. The warm air pricks beads of sweat on shoulders and brows while flushing out toxins and the spleen's discarded Funyun bags. With an eye on preserving the environment, both studios are scrubbed with nontoxic cleaning products each day and feature textured rubber floors and fresh-air ventilation systems. Marin Magazine in 2010 named Red Dragon one of the best yoga studios in Marin, and Pacific Sun named the business the best Marin yoga studio in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

438 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley,
CA
US

Guided by a mission of embracing every student's quest for personal growth, the team at YogaWorks offers programs for all ages and walks of life. Harnessing a minimum of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance training, expert instructors build lean muscles with traditional Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa flow classes enhanced by inspiring music, ambient candlelight, meditation, and props. Their fitness classes further the body-shaping results of yoga, strengthening core muscles with Pilates, increasing endurance and lean muscles with TRX classes, and building stamina with resistance-based SculptWorks.

Instructors also host exotic yoga retreats, which marry the excitement of travel to far-away locales with the benefits of yoga to bestow students with the confident grace required to approach a foreign yoga mat without startling it. Those in search of further training can access online videos by subscribing to myyogaworks.com, which offers a free, 14-day trial for new users. Students can search for videos by workout duration, skill level, and the targeted area of the body.

650 E. Blithedale Ave.
Mill Valley,
CA
US

With rolling hills and lush, green woods in the background, expert instructors lead students out into the great blue Pacific for custom surfing lessons. During lessons, wave tamers certified in CPR, first aid, ocean safety, and mermaid diplomacy bestow burgeoning surfers with all necessary skills and ocean awareness, which helps surfers to keep their bearings and tackle whitecaps safely. Surf techniques and etiquette can be tailored to ease rookies into their comfort zones or amped up to challenge and heighten the skills of more experienced boarders.

Tamalpais Surf Club also rents boards and wetsuits for surfers looking to paddle out on their own, and their lending inventory includes vintage boards from renowned shapers. To throw more adventure into the mix, the team organizes yoga-surf retreats and surf camps in exotic locales such as Costa Rica and Hawaii, where groups can immerse themselves in the country's culture, cuisine, and bilingual waves.

1 Calle Del Sierra
Stinson Beach,
CA
US

The echoes of hooves clopping against loose dirt carry across California Riding Academy’s expansive training arena, where founder and director Jessica Harrell can often be found jumping warmblood ponies over fences or leading lessons in various riding styles. Jessica helms a staff of experienced instructors and trainers who all specialize in one area, technique, or style of horse-riding; students can team up with resident cowgirl Joanne Morrison for lessons in the Western riding style or trot alongside silver medalist Teri Dosen and her dutch warmblood during dressage lessons. Though their combined experience adds up to more than 100 years, the instructors would be nowhere without their stable of well-trained horses and ponies, who carry themselves with poise and dignity through competitions, summer camps, and stagecoach robberies.

100 Ansel Ln
Portola Valley,
CA
US

Every month, the staff at Body Kinetics selects a member to honor. They summarize this member's workout program and results on a Member of the Month announcement, which describes the challenges that he or she has faced and includes notes from trainers. It also serves as a recurring reminder of the gyms' communal, encouraging approach to wellness.

This supportive vibe permeates all aspects of both Body Kinetics' clubs, from the dance-fueled Booty Beat routines in Novato to the outdoor cycling sessions at Mill Valley. In addition to yoga, Pilates, and body-sculpting fitness classes, each gym also hosts small-group and private training workouts. They complement their strength and cardio regimens with other wellness services, such as massage and nutrition consultations.

639 E Blithedale Ave
Mill Valley,
CA
US

Having shot more than 30,000 subjects throughout his career as a photographer, including many Silicon Valley business figures, Eric Gould understands how to create a good photo in any setting. His adeptness at communicating with subjects carries into his photography workshops, where he conveys difficult concepts clearly and methodically, saving students from such rookie mistakes as shooting with the lens cap on or turning the flash on while taking pictures of your imaginary friend's third grade graduation. In his own photo sessions, he frames professional clients in business portraits and headshots, high-school seniors in youthful poses, athletes in midaction, and a wide spectrum of people and places encountered on international travels.

300 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley,
CA
US

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