Things To Do In Cannery Row

50% Off Full-Day Hybrid Bike Rental

Blazing Saddles

Monterey

$72 $36

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Deluxe hybrid rental bikes whisk riders away on self-guided tours of Monterey and surrounding landmarks

Up to 64% Off a Historical Tour of Monterey 

Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours

New Monterey

$48 $19

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A historian leads groups on a 2.5-hour walking tour, detailing the people and jobs that made Monterey Bay a fishing and cultural polestar

Up to 57% Off Introductory Glass-Fusing Class

Sand To Glass Design Studio/Gallery

Monterey

$90 $40

Create a dichroic pendant and ring of fused glass while learning basic glass fusing techniques.

41% Off Open Water Scuba Certification

Glenn's Aquarius II Dive Shop

Monterey

$425 $249

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Entry-level certification (up to 60 feet) includes classroom time, confined pool sessions, and four ocean dives; rental equipment included

Chris’ Whale Watching Tours – Up to 29% Off

Chris’ Whale Watching Tours

Monterey

$35 $24.99

During warmer months, Monterey Bay fills with several species of whale, along with dolphins, porpoises, and other wild creatures

Up to 45% Off at Osio Cinemas

Osio Cinemas

Old Monterey Business District

$29 $16

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Cinema screens foreign films, domestic documentaries, and independent features

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp from Kaizen Fitness 101

Kaizen Fitness 101

Multiple Locations

$89 $29

Outdoor boot camps forge stronger limbs and slimmer waists through high-intensity workouts that employ muscle confusion & variable exercises

My Attic – Up to 50% Off Specialty Drinks and Apps

My Attic

Old Monterey Business District

$35.95 $19

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Resurrected family business with roots in the 1930s serves up vintage cocktails and liquors with Italian cheese plates, olives, and salami

Up to 79% Off Pilates Classes

Diversified Soft Tissue Therapy

Pacific Grove

$120 $35

Pilates students fortify their cores and tweak techniques under close supervision, thanks to the studio's 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio

Up to 55% Off Personal Training Services

Mbay Pro Fitness Training

Monterey

$42 $19

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Up to 38% Off at Galante Vineyards Tasting Room

Galante Vineyards Tasting Room

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$40 $25

700-acre winery produces a broad range of red and white varietals that couples or quartets can sample before selecting take-home bottles

Up to 89% Off at Monterey Dance Studio

Monterey Dance Studio

Monterey Vista

$40 $19

Instructors teach a variety of dance styles to students of all ability levels in group or private settings

Up to 52% Off Comedy and Appetizers at Planet Gemini

Planet Gemini

Casanova Oak Knoll

$30.95 $14.98

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Duos or foursomes enjoy the comedic stylings of standup acts while munching on bar-style appetizers inside a warm, intimate club

38% Off Wine Tasting

Dawn's Dream Winery

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$40 $25

Taste flights featuring several different wines at a charming tasting room in the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Central Coast

44% Off All-Day Golf at Rancho Canada Golf Club

Rancho Canada Golf Club

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$178 $99

Golfers traverse any of the 36 holes course as they encounter the Carmel River, rolling fairways, and sweeping views of Saint Lucia Mountain

45% Off Pilates - Mat

Nexus Studio Of Monterey

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$210 $116

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44% Off All-Day Unlimited Golf at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch

Laguna Seca Golf Ranch

Seaside-Monterey

$178 $99

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18-hole course with elevated tees, several water hazards, and a bevy of bunkers to defend every hole

Up to 71% Off Rentals at Jay's Cycles

Jay's Cycles

Jay's Cycles

$30 $10

Bikers rove beachside paths atop lovingly maintained single and tandem cycles

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Carmel Valley Village

$20 $11

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Sample award-winning wines aged in French oak barrels and made from grapes grown in the vineyards that make the property so picturesque

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards

Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley

$20 $11

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Sample 7 wines, including the Black Mountain chardonnay with notes of pear, quince and pineapple, or the bold Pedregal cabernet sauvignon

Up to 68% Off Flight Lessons 

AeroDynamic Aviation

Multiple Locations

$408 $129

Get behind the controls of an airplane and learn to take off, climb, and descend with an FAA-certified flight instructor as copilot

Up to 65% Off Golf Practice

Pacific Golf Centers

Watsonville

$26 $9

Well-tended practice course encompasses 9.5 acres and includes tees with TrackTee monitors that provide instant shot feedback

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

Up to 50% Off Lessons with Bruce Vieira

Bruce Michael Vieira PGA Instructor

Multiple Locations

$80 $45

Class-A PGA instructor breaks down the short game and teaches proper mechanics; lessons capped at three students

35% Off Whale-Watching Helicopter Tour in Monterey

Specialized Aviation

Watsonville

$675 $438

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Professional pilots take passengers on 45-minute flights over Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary for optimal whale watching

Up to 46% Off Lessons at Santa Cruz Golf Academy

Santa Cruz Golf Academy

Santa Cruz

$80 $45

Former collegiate and Canadian PGA Tour golfer Bob Swinnerton pro offers advice in a private indoor studio with swing-analysis technology

70% Off Scuba-Certification Course

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Twin Lakes

$424 $129

After hours of practice in pool and in Monterey Bay's open waters, receive PADI open-water certification and celebrate with barbecue party

87% Off Weight-Loss Program

Optimal Health and Fitness

Twin Lakes

$760 $99

Comprehensive, doctor-led plan helps achieve weight loss through one-on-one coaching sessions and weekly body measurements

Up to 63% Off Pilates Classes

Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic

Aptos

$75 $29

Certified instructors in eco-friendly studio help students hone mind-body health through Pilates mat and Reformer classes

Up to 49% Off at SUP Shack

SUP Shack

Santa Cruz Harbor

$20 $11

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

40% Off at California Beer Festival's Hamburger and Hops Day

California Beer Festival's Hamburger and Hops Day

100 Aptos Creek Rd

$48 $29

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Chomp on gourmet hamburgers and sliders and sip craft beers during a full day of live music

45% Off Wildlife Watching

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

$100 $55

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Up to 42% Off Charter from California Classic Sail

California Classic Sail

Santa Cruz Harbor - West Side

$240 $139

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A vintage-style yacht, designed according to a 1890's blueprint, skims Monterey Bay on cruise with optional hands-on sailing instruction

50% Off Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

$60 $30

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

Up to 70% Off Dance Workout Classes

Motion Pacific

Central Santa Cruz

$130 $39

Rhythm & Motion classes combine inventive dance routines with engaging music to create an exhilarating, high-energy workout

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

Santa Cruz Fairgrounds

$35 $22.75

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colorful dyes as they cross the finish line

Up to 74% Off at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

$135 $35

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

Up to 58% Off at Anavami Center

Anavami Center

Westside

$50 $25

Guests express themselves through freeform paintings, photographing and journaling their process along the way

Up to 76% Off Yoga Classes

TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz

Downtown Santa Cruz

$100 $29

Wavelike spinal movements, rhythmic breathing, and sharp focus inspire relaxation and boost strength, flexibility, and endurance

Up to 63% Off Dance Classes

The Palomar Ballroom

Multiple Locations

$72 $29

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Professional instructors lead dance classes and series in salsa, swing, ballroom, and tango for all skill levels

Up to 82% Off Lawn-Bowling Club Membership

Santa Cruz Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

$74 $19

Members get three or six months of unlimited practice rolling unbalanced bowls toward a target ball with precision

Ian Harris – Up to 40% Off Standup

Ian Harris: Critical & Thinking Tour 2014

The Rio Theatre

$20 $12

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Skeptical standup comic seen on Comedy Central and Jimmy Kimmel Live! skewers religion and society on his latest tour

Christopher Titus – Up to 40% Off Comedy Show

"The Angry Pursuit of Happiness," with Christopher Titus and Rachel Bradley

Rio Theater

$26.62 $16

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Comedian shares brutally honest stories of his unconventional life and tackles topics including terrorism and his dysfunctional family

Up to 36% Off a Capitola Food Tour

Santa Cruz Food Tour

Westside

$75 $48

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Knowledgeable guides lead groups to multiple tasting locations and spotlight neighborhoods’ cultural and architectural histories

Up to 78% Off Yoga Classes

Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio

Eastside

$75 $19

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Physically invigorating and meditation-based yoga styles for students of varying skill levels

Up to 65% Off Knit or Crochet Class

The Golden Fleece

Central Santa Cruz

$45 $17

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Beginner classes give students solid foundation in each craft; starter kit includes yarn with needles or crochet hook

63% Off Open-Water Scuba Certification

Adventure Sports Unlimited

Central Santa Cruz

$510 $189

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Earn PADI open-water certification after instruction in a heated pool and four ocean dives across Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Up to 55% Off Salsa Dance Workshop

Bailamos Salsa Rueda

Portuguese Hall (CDPES Building)

$28 $14

Groups learn to dance salsa in a "wheel" of interchanging partners as a leader calls out different moves

Up to 60% Off Training at Santa Cruz Strength

Santa Cruz Strength

Central Santa Cruz

$140 $69

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Strength and conditioning training helps clients of all ages and skill levels gain muscle, lose fat, and increase endurance and flexibility

Up to 52% Off at Casserly Golf Course

Casserly Par 3 Golf Course

Watsonville

$100 $49

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9-hole, par 3 course rolls over terrain of former cattle ranch

70% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

BellaMar Training Stables & Riding School

Interlaken

$60 $18

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45% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Dreamor Ranch

San Juan Bautista

$185 $102

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 Wings School of Dance

Wings School of Dance

Scotts Valley

$105 $25

Positive, nurturing dance classes instill the basics of classic dance techniques and new styles

Half Off Boxing

Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Scotts Valley

$150 $75

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60% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Choi's Tae Kwon Do Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

$99 $40

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45% Off a Wine-Tasting Package

Manzoni Estate Vineyard

Soledad

$20 $11

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Sample varietals such as chardonnay or pinot noir in a tasting room located in the heart of Santa Lucia Highlands

Up to 78% Off Beekeeping Workshop

Gerard'z Honey Bees

Multiple Locations

$90 $25

The workshop demystifies beekeeping and gives guests a taste of local monofloral honeys such as star thistle and wildflower

Up to 57% Off Tasting and Tour or Bottles of Wine

Pietra Santa Winery

Hollister

$70 $35

Tours explore winery, concluding with sampling of wines; wine options provide 6 or 12 bottles of 2009 Block H Pinot Noir

Anytime Fitness – Up to 83% Off Gym Passes

Anytime Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $19.99

Day passes include use of all gym equipment and admission to daily Zumba, kickboxing, boot-camp, and other fitness classes

Up to 77% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$60 $15

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During a VIP tour of the winery, a staff member guides groups through the nuances of five premium Clos LaChance wines

Up to 56% Off Wine Tasting

DeRose Winery

Hollister

$78 $35

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Vineyard and winery that uses sustainable practices, including dry farming of vines that are more than 150 years old

Up to 57% Off Fitness Classes

The Dailey Method

Morgan Hill

$100 $55

Ballet- and Pilates-inspired fitness classes, along with yoga and Ballet Barre taught in a sunny 2,800-sq.-ft. studio

Up to 89% Off Paintball

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

41% Off Glider Ride

Bay Area Glider Rides

Hollister

$299 $175

Gliders can fly next to hawks and eagles, reaching elevations of a mile or more as they soar over the Diablo Range and Freemont Peak area

Up to 44% Off from Skydive Hollister

Skydive Holister

Hollister

$169 $99

Instructors help students steer and deploy parachutes in free falls from 8,000 feet over San Francisco and Monterey Bay

Up to 48% Off at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

San Jose

$210 $109

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Three 9-hole layouts showcase a spectrum of topography variance, including rolling hills, elevation changes, and intersecting waterways

Up to 79% Off at Morgan Hill Crossfit

Morgan Hill Crossfit

Morgan Hill

$100 $25

Instructors lead functional workouts that challenge the entire body and scale to exercisers of all stripes

Up to 58% Off Wine Tastings at Hahn Estate

Hahn Estate

Soledad

$30 $15

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Sip on wine samples while absorbing the sights and sounds of the Salinas Valley wine country

Up to 68% Off Tasting at Leal Vineyards

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

$30 $11

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Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

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

Up to 68% Off Outdoor Laser Tag at Laser Recon

Laser Recon

Morgan Hill

$80 $29

Players scramble across outdoor field and strive to complete challenging and fun missions

Up to 48% Off Infrared-Sauna Sessions

The Circuit Family Fitness

Soledad

$45 $25

Guests relax in the infrared sauna, which aims to relax and detox bodies with comfortable heat

Up to 51% Off Outing at The Bridal Soiree

The Bridal Soiree

Coyote Creek Golf Club

$100 $49

Hit up the beauty bar for a mini makeover, see a bridal fashion show, and ask wedding planners about budgets

Up to 82% Off Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes

Studio Kicks Training Center

Los Gatos

$57 $10

Burn calories in high-energy cardio kickboxing classes or master the 5,000-year-old techniques of martial arts

Up to 91% Off Boot-Camp Package

Be Fit Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$221 $25

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Expert personal trainers lead boot-camp sessions in which pupils sprint, lunge, and pass medicine balls

Up to 56% Off at Heartbeat For Health

Heartbeat For Health

San Jose

$100 $49

Instructors motivate students to burn calories and build muscle with resistance band, cardio, and free-weight exercises

58% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Chris Bryant Guitar School

Los Gatos

$225 $95

Musician bases his curriculum on simple chords and chord progressions, teaching students in whatever genre of music most interests them

61% Off Fitness Classes from StrollerPower!

StrollerPower!

Multiple Locations

$90 $35

Instructors lead groups of moms with stroller-age kids through energetic workouts at local parks and trails

Up to 81% Off at The Right Stuff Health Club

The Right Stuff Health Club

Multiple Locations

$149 $29

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During a week or hour of one-on-one sessions, trainers help guests hone in on their fitness goals and get acclimated with the gym

Select Local Merchants

Pierce Ranch Vineyards is a boutique winery located in a highland valley at the southern border of Monterey County, but its wines have the robust characteristics of those from the Iberian Peninsula. That's because the family that operates the vineyard specializes in Spanish and Portuguese varietals. They use careful growing methods and fermentation techniques to craft a wide range of limited-run wines. Each and every one of their yearly production of 2,000 cases is grown on the estate. While lesser-known varieties such as touriga, tempranillo, and albariño are emphasized, more familiar grapes such as cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel are represented as well. Previous vintages have included their 2010 albariño that was awarded Best in Show at the Central Coast Wine Competition and a 2007 petite sirah that was declared Best in California at the California State Fair Wine Competition.

Flowers and ornamental vines surround the winery's tasting room, which occupies a cozy bungalow near the coast of Monterey Bay. Servers jot the day's wine offerings on a chalkboard and fill glasses behind a wooden bar. In addition to wine tastings, visitors can stop by for live music or open-house events.

499 Wave St
Monterey,
CA
US

Since 1994, Chef Dilip of Loose Noodle Pasta House has treated diners as he would treat guests at his own home, always making sure they feel welcome and leave with a full belly. With the help of his kitchen staff, Dilip sends out familiar Italian favorites, such as lasagna with layers of beef, tomatoes, and béchamel sauce or wild mushroom–stuffed ravioli in a garlic-herb sauce.

538 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey,
CA
US

1933 was a banner year for Phillip and John Bargetto. Prohibition finally ended, and the brothers were able to reopen their winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Originally from Piedmont, Italy, Phillip and John embraced their passion for growing northern-Italian varietals, twining their hillsides with vines of dolcetto, nebbiolo, and refosco grapes.

Now run by the Bargetto family's third generation, the winery continues to cultivate these same grapes as well as two of Santa Cruz's more well-known varietals, chardonnay and pinot noir. Its most heralded wines hail from the 40 acres of trellised vines at Regan Estate Vineyards, which produces balanced yet concentrated fruit thanks to its sunny hilltop location, loamy soil, and cool breezes from thousands of naturally occurring ceiling fans.

Controlled aging in new-French- or American-oak barrels imbues some of the winery's reds with lingering finishes and toasty sweetness, and stainless-steel barrels ensure that the whites retain their vibrant acidity. Although most of the wines display a more approachable style, the La Vita line embraces the family's Old-World routes, featuring complexly tannic and age-worthy blends of Phillip and John's favored dolcetto, nebbiolo, and refosco grapes.

700 Cannery Row
Monterey,
CA
US

As the vineyard manager for Carmel Ridge Winery, Paul Stokes prefers to let nature take its course. He and his team intervene in the grapes' growth as little as possible, instead allowing the weather and the grapes themselves to let them know when to prune and pick. They also let the flavors of the soil seep into the vines, enhancing the grapes' character and flavor nuances. The winery's resident winemaker, Lynn Sakasegawa Stokes, is decidedly more hands-on when the fruit reaches her; she transfers the pressings to small lots of barrels for fermentation. Even then, the barrels are filled by a gravity-based flow system rather than by mechanical pumps—a system invented by Isaac Newton when he brewed his own small-batch cider—so the grapes maintain their earthy taste.

700 Cannery Row
Monterey,
CA
US

Since 1961, Bamboo Reef has been unlocking the depths of the ocean by training scuba adventurers, outfitting them with gear and repairing equipment on the fritz. Skilled instructors guide swimmers during diving classes that range from paddling in an 82-degree pool to advanced night navigation in the Pacific's dunk tank. Refresher and specialty courses continue students’ aquatic education after they’ve mastered the basics of gliding through the deep blue. Bamboo Reef also coordinates dives off the shores of Monterey, Carmel, and international coasts that count toward specialty, advanced, and master diver ratings as well as black belts in underwater kickboxing.

The water wizards also rent and sell gear from brands such as Aqua Lung and Mares. Professional technicians—who maintain more than $10,000 in parts inventory—stand at the ready to repair all major brands of scuba equipment.

614 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey,
CA
US

Sultry red hanging lights decorate Ms. Tryss Boutique's ceiling, spotlighting the racks of sensual cocktail dresses and lingerie that stand alongside cubed shelves of glittering high heels. Past the rows of flirty merchandise, a curtained threshold leads to a private, 1,000-square-foot dance studio equipped with 12 spinning and stationary poles. Here, instructors helm advanced and intermediate pole-dancing fitness classes designed to tone muscles, burn fat, and boost confidence. The shop also rents out this studio space for private parties, where up to 50 guests can don heels and their most sensual porkpie hats for evenings of pole-dancing instruction and open practice.

639 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey,
CA
US