Things To Do In Modesto

Festival Admission for Two or Four to Tresetti’s Mardi Gras (Up to52% Off)

Tresetti’s Mardi Gras

Modesto

Bead-laden revelers watch a procession of floats, fire-dancers, and a concert fueled by DJs and live bands

$30 $15

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30-Minutes in Batting Cage or a Batting-Cage Party with Pizza and Sodas for 4 or 12 at Funworks! (Up to 56% Off)

Funworks Modesto

Modesto

The 18-acre park enthralls guests ages 6 and older with batting practice, large one-topping pizzas, and 16-ounce sodas

$22 $12

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One or Two Private One-Hour Golf Lessons from Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside (Up to 60% Off)

Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside

Modesto

PGA Class A pro Joe Smith draws from more than a decade of coaching experience and a competitive playing career to help golfers improve

$120 $48

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Tour, Tasting, and Vodka Lessons for Two or Four at Cold House Vodka (Up to 56% Off)

Cold House Vodka

Valley Spirits

VIP tour of hand-made mico-batches includes vodka, moonshine, and whisky tasting; martini glass or 50ml of vodka or moonshine to take home

$40 $20

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Two Horseback-Riding Lessons at Hope Ranch

Hope Ranch

Modesto

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

$75 $19

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$49 for Three Intro to Pole-Fitness Classes and Three Goddess Body Boot Camp Classes at Venus Pole Fitness ($144 Value)

Venus Pole Fitness

Modesto

Burn calories while learning basic pole-dancing choreography or a mixture of cardio and strength exercises in boot-camp classes

$144 $44

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Three or Six Months of Unlimited Classes at Intersport Fitness Center (Up to 80% Off)

Intersport Fitness Center

Modesto

Indoor cycling and boot-camp classes at gym with dry saunas, tanning and massage services

$150 $39

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Shooting-Range Outing for Two or Four at California Shooting Sports (Up to 50% Off)

California Shooting Sports

Modesto

Try a range of firearms in calibers ranging from .22 to .45; all-day access to an indoor range with an advanced ventilation system

$45 $23

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One, Three, or Five Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Cornerstone (Up to 65% Off)

Cornerstone

Modesto

Staff leads detail-oriented lessons in equitation riding in a relaxed, low-key atmosphere

$90 $35

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One, Two, or Three Months of Classes at GymStars Modesto/Tibon's Goju Ryu Karate in Modesto (Up to 87% Off)

Tibon's Goju Ryu Karate Program at GymStars Modesto

Modesto

Kids ages 4 to 12 or adults aged 13 and older practice with Sensei Tibon, who is an expert in goju ryu karate

$165 $22

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During her childhood, Cheryl Brown learned everything she could about horses. She joined the Hacienda Hi-Riders horse drill team and participated in 4-H club meetings before majoring in animal science for her first year at Cal Poly, Pomona and writing Mr. Ed's memoirs. Eventually, Brown's love of animals took a back seat to her love for the arts as she switched gears and graduated with a master's degree in art education, which blossomed into a 15-year career as an art teacher as well as a YMCA instructor and a Girl Scout leader.

At Art and More Day Camp, she aims to excite and enlighten youngsters with an endless array of art classes, outdoor activities, and horseback-riding lessons. The spacious facility, which brims with cats and other four-legged friends, comes outfitted with a fenced-in pool, a bounce house, and foosball tables and welcomes kids as young as 3 for one-hour sessions or half- or full-day camps.

Brown's favorite class, Parent with Young Child Art Time, has adults and their preschoolers joining creative forces as parents learn the stages of development and little ones create and play. More than 17 art classes provide an outlet for mini adults to learn a range of art skills that include the basics of drawing, how to create collages, and the art of papier-mâché-ing a younger sibling's mouth shut. Brown also teaches youngins how to properly ride a horse during private and group lessons, during which she bestows her many years of riding experience.

3731 McReynolds Avenue
Modesto,
CA
US

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 1995

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Wear something loose and comfortable.

Robert Taylor, owner and head instructor at Robert Taylor's Shudo-Kan Karate, has a simple philosophy on teaching martial arts and fitness: "We make it fun," he says. "We understand each person has a different pace, so we push them at their pace, not the pace of the other person." He carries that style of teaching over into all of his classes, from training kids in the earliest steps of karate to helping adults get fighting-fit with muay thai or Zumba classes. He rounds out the schedule with judo, grappling, and weapons form classes, giving students a complete spectrum of training in martial arts both ancient and modern.

3900 Pelandale Avenue
Modesto,
CA
US

The experienced staff at POWER trains athletes of all ages at three Central Valley locations. Boot camp classes get grown-ups fit with thrice-weekly workouts designed to help them reach fitness goals. Participants bring hand weights to each session, and leave with instructions for at-home workouts for days off. Meanwhile, across padded floors and rows of trampolines, kids and teenagers in cheerleading classes tumble and spring their way to pep-rally mastery. Lead by USASF-certified instructors, each class focuses on team-energizing spirit and nurtures the dedication, commitment, and level of fitness that cheerleading requires. Whether practicing cheers or building human pyramids to astonish archeologists, students learn gymnastics skills that boost both strength and flexibility, readying them for school functions and competitions.

4200 Bangs Ave
Modesto,
CA
US

Unlike mud runs before it, the 5K course of the Recon Run is adorned with boot-camp-style obstacles such as piles of tires, muddy trenches, and walls that runners must jump, scramble, and pull themselves over. The military theme comes as no surprise; after all, proceeds from this charity race support the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to injured and ill members of the US Armed Forces and their families. Upon completing the course, successful recruits earn T-shirts, dog tags, and beer that they can enjoy with fellow racers at the finish line.

1200 Tioga Drive
Modesto,
CA
US

Brimming behind a curved glass exterior, painstakingly crafted bisque pieces perch on sleek black squares while original drawings and paintings cascade across the light-strewn walls of The Chartreuse Muse. Inside, local artists showcase their pièces de résistance and helm classes in the dynamic space's art school. Sessions for all ages and levels tackle a bevy of media, such as clay, charcoal, and acrylic paints, and inspire students to draw, paint, or create mixed-media collages of their tax-return documents.

918 10th Street
Modesto,
CA
US

Melinda Stevens founded Van Gogh and Vino in order to combine her two passions: painting and teaching. She leads upbeat painting sessions at some of the area's best restaurants to create a relaxing, yet upscale atmosphere for participants to unwind and explore their creative sides. Whether attending as a group or making new friends, students can enjoy the laidback lessons as well as food and drink from that night's host restaurant.

1004 Stanford Avenue
Modesto,
CA
US