Things To Do In Modesto

One or Two Private One-Hour Golf Lessons from Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside (Up to 51% 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 $59

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$22 for Three Private Music Lessons at Barker's Music ($75 Value)

Barker's Music

Modesto

Talented instructors help students master the guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, or piano

$75 $22

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10 or 20 Classes at Modesto Tai Chi Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Modesto Tai Chi Academy

Modesto

Tai chi classes begin with a slow set of movements designed to improve health while providing students with a base knowledge of self-defense

$200 $39

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One, Three, or Five Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Cornerstone (Up to 69% Off)

Cornerstone

Modesto

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

$90 $31

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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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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at West Coast Martial Arts (Up to 67% Off)

West Coast Martial Arts

Modesto

Master Rick Jones—a 7th degree black belt—and his staff teach martial-arts skills to both kids and adults of all skill levels

$139 $49

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$28 for Three Introductory Pole-Fitness Classes at Venus Pole Fitness ($84 Value)

Venus Pole Fitness

Modesto

Beginners burn calories while learning basic pole-dancing choreography such as poses, fillers, and transitions

$84 $28

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Shooting-Range Outing for Two or Four at California Shooting Sports (Up to 46% 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 $25

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4- or 12-Week Body Transformation Program at The Fit Factory (Up to 66% Off)

The Fit Factory

Modesto

Twice-weekly circuit training and nutritional guidance help participants make strides toward their fitness goals

$250 $106

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Three-Month Full-Service Athletic Club Membership at SOS Club (Up to 73% Off). Three Options Available.

SOS Club

Modesto

Athletic club membership offers a gym, 3 pools, several sports courts including basketball and group exercise classes, & bar and restaurant

$150 $43

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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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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Full Circle Fitness Inc. (Up to 70% Off)

Full Circle Fitness Inc.

Modesto

Tone muscles, burn fat, and have fun with group classes in TRX, yoga, and high-energy cardio workouts

$125 $46

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Three-Hour Painting Class for One or Two at Van Gogh and Vino (46% Off)

Van Gogh and Vino

Green's on Tenth

An art instructor hosts a three-hour painting lesson over conversation, food, and wine

$65 $35

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One, Two, or Three Months of Classes at GymStars Modesto/Tibon's Goju Ryu Karate in Modesto (Up to 88% 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 $21

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30-Day Trial to Modesto Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 67% Off)

Modesto Fit Body Boot camp

Multiple Locations

Highly trained coaches guide group and circuit training for all fitness levels, changing workouts daily for a varied and effective program

$247 $82

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Beer- or Wine-Making Class for One or Two at Barley & Wine (Up to 64% Off)

Barley & Wine

Modesto

Beer- and wine-making classes dive into topics ranging from proper equipment to choice of grapes and hops

$25 $10

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Three or Six Private-Music Lessons at Modesto Music Instruction (67% Off)

Modesto Music Instruction

Modesto

Instructors offer lessons in theory, reading, and performance technique in private classes that focus on each individual student

$75 $25

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The Summoning Halloween Street Party for Two on October 31 at 7 p.m. (Up to 68% Off)

The Summoning Halloween Street Party

Modesto

Heavy metal, monster wrestling, and barbecue made with Texas chainsaws welcome Halloween alongside 15 haunted rooms

$20 $10

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"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus LIVE!" at The State Theatre on November 13 (Up to 50% Off)

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus"

The State Theatre

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story’s live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

$54 $27

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At age 6, when most little boys are obsessed with their toy trucks and plastic dinosaurs, Ken Miller was interested in playthings with steel shafts and the ability to send a ball soaring over the grass. Young Miller?s passion for golf didn?t wane as he grew older: after making a splash on the junior golf scene, he attended Fresno State University on a golf scholarship and toured competitively before retiring to teach. But after 10 years of working for someone else, Miller was ready to realize his own dream: a family-friendly range that satisfied even the pickiest golfer. So, with his kids and wife in tow, Miller spent a year sculpting 19 acres of land into what is now McHenry Golf Center.

Today, the practice facility?which was named one of the Top 100 Ranges in America in 2009 by Golf Range?presents players with an all-grass driving range whose lighting makes it possible to play with balls that are afraid of the dark. After landing shots on the range?s seven target greens, which taunt them from 50 to 250 yards away, golfers can work on their short game at an 11,000-square-foot putting green, then head over to a practice green guarded by five circular and kidney-bean-shaped bunkers. If they want help with their chipping technique or sand play, they can take lessons with Miller and other PGA pros. Golfers can refuel with fare from the center?s snack bar after a lesson or independent practice.

While creating McHenry Golf Center, Ken Miller designed a pro shop to meet the needs of both casual and dedicated golfers, whether they carry a standard coin purse or suitcases filled with golden golf balls. Customers can get an expert fitting before picking their clubs, thanks to the center's TaylorMade SelectFit System and Ping Advanced Fitting System. For putters and woods that need attention, Golfsmith Clubmakers?trained Jim Tocco awaits at the repair center, where he fixes grips and shafts, working quickly enough to offer next-day service.

5150 McHenry Avenue
Modesto,
CA
US

The upbeat exercise enthusiasts at Kid Time Fitness steer tykes into tip-top shape by leading an array of fun and active recreational classes. Through 40 weekly sessions, the CPR- and first-aid-certified staff helps pintsize patrons of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels develop new skills and uncover dormant passions, such as dance, gymnastics, yoga, or competitive napping. During For The Boys, instructors teach boys hip hop, tumbling, and breakdancing to a fast-paced beat. Gym-Fit, yoga, hip-hop, cheer, ballet, music, and art round out the roster of classes, which is more jam-packed with activities than Leonardo da Vinci?s secret lab, where to this day he still writes software applications to teach children art lessons. Kid Time Fitness also offers adult programs.

3217 Tully Road
Modesto,
CA
US

Since 1978, Brenda Athletic Clubs has stood out from other gyms for its staff?s focus on offering all the amenities of a modern fitness facility while still fostering an inviting atmosphere. Its founder, Al Brenda, believed in fitness programs for all age groups, a mantra that the club continues today with youth fitness programs, including basketball clinics and yoga lessons, as well as a SilverSneakers fitness program for seniors. In addition to tennis, swimming, and standard strength and cardio equipment, the fitness centers supply its members with an ample amount of group classes including cycling, Zumba, and kickboxing.

200 Norwegian Avenue
Modesto,
CA
US

The cooks at Sips Bistro and Wine Shop use locally acquired and organic ingredients where possible in their classic menu of small plates, varietals, and espresso drinks. The intimate bistro setting—rendered warm by colorful murals of pastoral settings and elegant wood wine racks—hosts guests as they try refined eats such as a chicken, brie, and caramelized onion quesadilla, or a brined and herb-crusted bone-in pork chop. During wine flights, vino sippers may choose their own drinks from a temperature-controlled wine bar or the frigid palms of a grape-eating sprite. The company also occasionally hosts events such as champagne Sundays and special tastings.

901N Carpenter, Ste 39
Modesto,
CA
US

Students enroll in Community Business College not just to prepare for a new career, but often to enrich the one they have or just pursue an interesting hobby. Online and in-person training programs provide crucial skills in growing fields such as medical billing and solar panel technology. Enrichment classes cover everything from cooking to conversational Japanese, navigating Microsoft Office to profiting from eBay. Relationships with a bevy of local businesses let Community Business College offer post-graduate job placement, on-the-job training for those already employed, and a definite edge in popular party game "Name 20 Local Businesses."

3800 McHenry Ave
Modesto,
CA
US

In the tradition of mixed martial arts, experienced fighter Paul Mendoza and his expert instructors fuse boxing, weight lifting, and calisthenics to create whole-body workouts in their signature Fighter Fit Conditioning program. In addition to improving heart and lung function, the aim of the classes is to create leaner, more toned bodies of both men and women in a communal atmosphere. Matted training areas cover the 8,200-square-foot facility, where heavy bags and treadmills await pounding. Locker rooms for men and women store personal items.

518 Kiernan Ave
Modesto,
CA
US