Activities in Downtown

Movie Tickets and Popcorn for Two or Four at Osio Cinemas (Up to 45% Off)

Osio Cinemas

Old Monterey Business District

$29 $16

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Cinema screens foreign films, domestic documentaries, and independent features

Boot-Camp Classes from Kaizen Fitness 101 (Up to 74% Off)

Kaizen Fitness 101

Multiple Locations

$89 $23

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Credit Toward Wine Purchase at Galante Vineyards Tasting Room (Up to 38% Off)

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

Group or Private Dance Lessons for One or Two at Monterey Dance Studio (Up to 89% Off)

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Carmel Ridge Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Carmel Ridge Winery

New Monterey

$20 $10

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Guests sample wines made from grapes grown with a minimum of human intervention and fermented in small lots of French oak barrels

Historical Walking Tour with Souvenirs for Two or Four from Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours (Up to 64% Off)

Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours

InterContinental The Clement Monterey Main Lobby

$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

Mirror Maze and Highway1 Golf Games & Grub (Up to 57% Off). 6 Options Available.

Monterey Mirror Maze

New Monterey

$34 $17

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Attractions at Highway 1 and Monterey Mirror Maze include 3D black-light mini golf, Break the Vault Lazer Challenge, and a mirror maze

Comedy Show with Appetizers for Two or Four at Planet Gemini (Up to 52% Off)

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

4, 8, or 12 Pilates Mat, Reformer, or Springboard Classes at Diversified Soft Tissue Therapy (Up to 83% Off)

Diversified Soft Tissue Therapy

Pacific Grove

$120 $28

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

8 or 12 Barre Classes at Physique Exercise Salon (Up to 71% Off)

Physique Exercise Salon

Carmel

$160 $59

Instructors help exercisers build flexibility in limb-lengthening barre classes

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Purchase Credit at Dawn's Dream Winery (38% Off)

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

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

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 ($20 Value)

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

Full-Day Rental of One, Two, or Four Single Bikes or Two Tandem Bikes at Jay's Cycles (Up to 71% Off)

Jay's Cycles

Jay's Cycles

$30 $10

Bikers rove beachside paths atop lovingly maintained single and tandem cycles

$31 for a Seals and Sea Otter Watch Kayak Tour of Elkhorn Slough (Up to $62 Value)

Blue Water Ventures

Moss Landing

$62 $31

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Trained naturalists lead explorers in stable kayaks through protected waters to view otters, harbor seals, and seabirds

One or Three Flight Lessons and a Membership to AeroDynamic Aviation (Up to 68% Off)

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

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

Two Large Buckets of Driving-Range Balls at Pacific Golf Centers (missing id 05275a1e-b2f7-360a-c6a1-fe9813e289ec Off). Two Options Available

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

One or Three 60-Minute Golf Short Game Lessons with Bruce Michael Vieira, PGA Instructor (Up to 50% Off)

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Watsonville Winemakers Studios (Up to 58% Off)

Watsonville Winemakers Studios

Watsonville

$30 $15

At boutique-winery cooperative, staffers pour one-ounce tastings of multiple varietals from three wineries

One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Pleasure Point

$20 $11

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

$129 for a PADI Open-Water Scuba-Certification from Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel ($424 Value)

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

Two Personal Training Sessions at Body Personal Training (65% Off)

Body Personal Training

Aptos

$150 $53

From the merchant: Trainer will help you realize your potential and achieve your fitness goals though amazing workouts and motivation.

Five Pilates Mat or Three Group Pilates Reformer Classes at Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic Studio (Up to 63% Off)

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

$99 for an Ideal Protein Weight-Loss Program at Optimal Health and Fitness ($760 Value)

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

$55 for $100 Worth of Wildlife Watching at Shark Camp

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

$100 $55

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$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts at To The Point Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

$60 $30

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10 or 20 Rhythm & Motion Dance Workout Classes at Motion Pacific (Up to 70% Off)

Motion Pacific

Central Santa Cruz

$130 $39

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

Six-Week Beginner CrossFit Classes in the Morning, Mid-Day, or Evening at Studio 831 (52% Off)

Studio 831

Westside

$145 $69

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Learn how to safely and efficiently complete the exercises of CrossFit in a four-week session, followed by two weeks of classic classes

One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 74% Off)

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

$15 for $30 Worth of Leisure-Park Visits — Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

$30 $15

Free lessons with a coach and a three-month membership with all equipment provided

Six Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at The Palomar Ballroom (Up to 63% Off)

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

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio (Up to 78% Off)

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

9-Hole Golf Outing for Two or 10 9-Hole Rounds of Par-Three Golf at Casserly Golf Course (Up to 52% Off) 52%

Casserly Par 3 Golf Course

Watsonville

$100 $49

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

$18 for $60 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — BellaMar Training Stables & Riding School

BellaMar Training Stables & Riding School

Interlaken

$60 $18

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$189 for an Open-Water PADI Certification Course with Scuba-Equipment Rental ($510 Value)

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

One-Month Salsa Workshop for One or Two at Bailamos Salsa Rueda (Up to 55% Off)

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

$102 for $185 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons at Dreamor Ranch

Dreamor Ranch

San Juan Bautista

$185 $102

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One or Three Months of Strength and Conditioning Training at Santa Cruz Strength (Up to 60% Off)

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

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Wineglasses and Gift Card at Manzoni Estate Vineyard ($20 Value)

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

Four Creative Dance Classes or Four Level 1–3 Ballet, Jazz, or Tap Classes at Wings School of Dance (Up to 76% Off)

Wings School of Dance

Scotts Valley

$105 $25

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

$75 for $150 Worth of Boxing at Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Scotts Valley

$150 $75

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$40 for $99 Worth of Cardio Kickboxing— Choi's Tae Kwon DO

Choi's Tae Kwon Do Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

$99 $40

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four, or 6 or 12 Bottles of Pinot Noir at Pietra Santa Winery (Up to 57% Off)

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

10 or 20 Gym Passes Including Fitness Classes at Anytime Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles, or Tasting for Two with History at DeRose Winery (Up to 64% Off)

DeRose Winery

Hollister

$68 $25

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

$34 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Boulder Creek

$60 $34

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Reserve Wine Tasting for Two, or Four with Option for Wineglasses at Hahn Estate (Up to 58% Off)

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

All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for 4, 6, or 12 (Up to 89% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

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

Tandem Skydive from 8,000 Feet for One or Two from Skydive Hollister (Up to 44% Off)

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

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Dailey Method (Up to 57% Off)

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

Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Leal Vineyards (Up to 68% Off)

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

6 or 12 CrossFit Classes at Morgan Hill Crossfit (Up to 79% Off)

Morgan Hill Crossfit

Morgan Hill

$100 $25

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

Infrared-Sauna Sessions at The Circuit Family Fitness (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

The Circuit Family Fitness

Soledad

$45 $25

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

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

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

10 or 15 Classes at Almaden Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Almaden Yoga

Multiple Locations

$120 $29

Certified yoga instructors lead 15 class styles to help students of all abilities strengthen mind, body, and spirit

Outing for One or Two at The Bridal Soiree (Up to 51% Off)

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

Slow-Smoked BBQ and Drinks for Two or Four at The Cats Restaurant & Tavern (Up to 39% Off)

The Cats Restaurant & Tavern

San Jose

$40 $25

Pitmasters grill 16-ounce ribeye steaks, St. Louis style smoked ribs, and Atlantic salmon, and slow-smoke barbecue for 10 hours

4 Beginner, 6 Intermediate, or 10 Advanced CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Los Gatos (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Los Gatos

Los Gatos

$120 $29

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Coaches guide clients of various levels in strength and conditioning program to boost muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility

Cardio Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes at Studio Kicks Training Center (Up to 82% Off). Three Options Available.

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

Boot-Camp Package at Be Fit Boot Camps (Up to 91% Off). Three Options Available.

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

$95 for Five 30-Minute Private Guitar Lessons at Chris Bryant Guitar School ($225 Value)

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

One or Three Months of Taekwondo (Up to 69% Off)

Leejon Taekwondo

San Jose CA

$125 $49

Traditional taekwondo school with belt-rankings, brick-breaking, and sparring

$35 for Four Stroller-Fitness Classes from StrollerPower! ($90 Value)

StrollerPower!

Multiple Locations

$90 $35

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

$28 for $80 for 2 hours of Golf Simulator Rental — Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Los Gatos

$80 $28

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One-, Three-, or Six-Month Membership with Personal Training at The Right Stuff Health Club (Up to 81% Off)

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

$49 for a 28-Day Fat-Blast Program at Performance Science Training Institute ($485 Value)

Performance Science Training Institute

Multiple Locations

$485 $49

28-day program helps women jump-start their weight-loss goals with metabolic movement training sessions and nutritional guidance

$81 for $180 Worth of Personal Training — Exercise Concepts

Exercise Concepts

Edenvale

$180 $81

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$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Dailey Method (Up to 60% Off)

The Dailey Method

Los Gatos

$100 $55

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Hybrid fitness technique unites core conditioning, yoga, and orthopedic exercise to tone muscles and improve alignment

One or Two Private Pilates Reformer Classes, or Two or Four Group Pilates Classes at Core Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Core Fitness

San Jose

$100 $39

Pilates exercises aim to strengthen cores, slim waistlines, and firm muscle

Three or Six Weeks of Unlimited Fitness Classes at KB Fitness Exercise Studio (Up to 87% Off)

KB Fitness Exercise Studio

Almaden Plaza Shopping Center

$115 $23

Various group fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, and high-intensity boot camps tone bodies

Three- or Six-Week Boot-Camp Programs at My Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

My Fitness

San Jose

$120 $25

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Each program includes boot-camp classes, three-day detox menu, meal plans, and before-and-after photos

$12 for 12 Arcade Visits and 300 Prize Tickets Per Visit at Nickel City ($28 Value)

Nickel City

Branham - Kirk

$28 $12

More than 100 video and redemption games cost a nickel; more than 30 free arcade classics

10 Yoga Classes, or One or Six Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Branham Meridian (Up to 79% Off)

Bikram Yoga Branham Meridian

San Jose

$150 $34

In a heated room, students sweat as they practice Bikram yoga's 26 poses that help improve flexibility and eliminate toxins

One-Month Child, Adult, or Teen Membership to Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy

San Jose

$95 $25

Founded in 1949, the school teaches kids, teens and adults self-defense through judo and jujitsu

One or Two Months of Master's Swimming Practice at QuickSilver Swimming (Up to 51% Off)

QuickSilver Swimming

Gunderson High School

$60 $30

Expert coaches lead adults of all swimming levels through swimming practice for either competitive or casual swimmers

One Month of Youth or Adult Jiu-Jitsu Classes or Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França BJJ (Up to 87%Off)

Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cambrian

$169 $29

Black-belt instructors demonstrate the grappling techniques and take-downs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or fast-paced kickboxing combos

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The López family owns three local liquor stores and a restaurant; Francisco Jacobo manages a local radio station. Together, they join forces for a common interest: tequila. Beginning this year, they are hosting their annual Salinas Tequila and Mezcal Grand Tasting, an event that gathers a variety of aged agaves for the tasting.

500 Del Monte Avenue
Monterey,
CA
US

In high school, Tammy Hunziker was asked to describe the perfect man for a class assignment. Her answer—a gingerbread man—had little impact on her future personal life, but everything to do with her future career. Nowadays, Hunziker still bakes batches of gingerbread cookies, alongside oatmeal cookies, snickerdoodles, and meringues at her specialty bakery, Room for Dessert. Some cookies are frosted to resemble smiling faces, and others depict tasseled mortarboards, wedding dresses, and jack-o’-lanterns wondering if they’ll ever grow up to be a pie. An array of frosted cakes and cupcakes complement the cookies in flavors such as brown sugar, lemon, and dark chocolate.

398 E Franklin St
Monterey,
CA
US

Although Easy Street Billiards welcomes players of all skill levels, its 12 Rebco tables?built from solid cherry with leather pockets?have attracted many legends of the game. Billiard Congress of America Hall of Famers Mike Massey and Nick Varner have both practiced and taken naps on Easy Street?s emerald surfaces, each one blanketed in wool cloth under its own light. During games, players can take advantage of the venue?s Lucasi house cues; two pieces of maple adjoined by a steel screw.

In addition to pool, visitors can play darts and shuffleboard or catch a game on one of six flat-panel TVs. A mahogany bar constructed in the 1880s invites patrons to sidle up and order domestic and import beers or pub fare.

511 Tyler St
Monterey,
CA
US

In honor of the nearby Laguna Seca Raceway?s 11 turns, Turn 12 Bar & Grill adorns its innards with racing-flag red walls, photographs of roadsters, and vintage motorcycles and steering wheels. Appropriately, motorcycle enthusiasts gather at the 50-foot pewter-top bar for broadcasts of races and the weekly Bike Night, which features a live radio show. Once their adrenaline is racing, patrons can down fresh New American food like fire-roasted artichokes, burgers topped with a balsamic onion compote, prosciutto and arugula pizza, and chipotle-rubbed chicken breasts. During brunch hours, chefs customize omelets and top pizzas with eggs, bacon, and swiss chard.

400 Tyler St.
Monterey,
CA
US

The staff at Om Oasis promote physical fitness and stress-free mental states during engaging workouts and calming spa services. The fitness class schedule brims with energetic spinning classes, Pilates sessions, and fitness-focused yoga modalities, all of which help firm muscles and torch calories, and some of which can defrost Antarctic snow-globe souvenirs by occasionally meeting in a heated practice space. The studio's massage therapist dissolves muscular tension with an arsenal of serenity-inducing techniques, and an aesthetician doles out waxing and facial services to keep skin as youthfully radiant as a baby glow stick.

631 Cass St
Monterey,
CA
US

An old-fashioned marquee sign hangs above the entrance to Osio Cinemas, its hand-placed letters broadcasting the six films currently being screened. While the selection changes weekly, the theater always carefully curates a selection of popular films, documentaries, and independent features. That eye for artistry even extends to the refreshments?besides classic popcorn scooped at the concession stand, the on-site Cafe Lumiere serves up slices of cheesecake, squares of brownies, and generally round cups of espresso, all of which may be brought into the theater.

350 Alvarado St
Monterey,
CA
US