Things To Do In Novato

Up to 77% Off Gym Membership and Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

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

52% Off Adult Dance at Rhythms Dance Center

Novato

$60 $29

Choose from a variety of classes, including tap for beginners and cardio dance, to learn how to cut a rug while working out

84% Off CrossFit Classes

San Anselmo

$249 $39

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

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

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 88% Off Personal Training Sessions

San Anselmo

$240 $39

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

$120 Off a Five-Day Kids' Science Camp

Multiple Locations

$369 $249

During five-day summer sessions, kids build robots, design moon buggies, create 3-D cartoons, or extract their own DNA

Up to 54% Off Kid-Made Mother's Day Brunch

Renaissance

$100 $49

Kids show their appreciation on Mother's Day by crafting a delicious brunch with the help of staff before serving it to mom and family

Up to 83% Off at Red Dragon Yoga

Multiple Locations

$175 $30

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

Up to 80% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

San Rafael

$420 $99

Cardio and core classes sculpt muscles with high-intensity interval training and full-body exercises

Up to 85% Off CrossFit Classes at West Bay CrossFit

San Rafael

$200 $49

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

55% Off

San Rafael

$165 $74

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Up to 86% Off Classes and Uniform at 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

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

82% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$160 $29

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One month of unlimited yoga classes help strengthen and sculpt muscles

50% Off Art Class with Wine

San Rafael

$40 $20

Students sip glasses of wine as they learn from professional and expert artists during two-hour classes

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Boulevard Lanes - CA

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 53% Off Yoga for a Healthy Back

Petaluma

$50 $25

Classes integrate spinal alignments taught at the Balance Center into yoga poses, working to relieve back pain

Up to 89% Off Paintball

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

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

Up to 70% Off Paintball Outing

Petaluma

$80 $39

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Armed with rental gear, safety gear, and 200 paintballs each, players battle on new outdoor field

Half Off Pilates Classes

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

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Students learn to become aware of their breath and spinal alignment in Pilates classes that help strengthen the torso and abdominals

Up to 55% Off Outdoor Boot-Camp Classes

FitFabBody Bootcamp (Petaluma)

$60 $29

Certified personal trainer adjusts intense calisthenics, interval training and strength training exercises to suit clients of all abilities

87% Off from Petaluma Adventure Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$365 $49

Certified personal trainer leads ever-shifting lineup of outdoor cardio and strength drills; meal plan outlines dietary guidance

50% Off

Petaluma

$150 $75

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Up to 37% Off West Coast Elvis Tribute

Sheraton Hotel Sonoma

$30 $19

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Celebration of Elvis features live music, professional tribute artists, and the King's personal friends

Up to 87% Off Two-Month Gym Membership at Body By X

Corte Madera

$298 $39

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Free weights and machines are just the start of the offerings at this gym, that also hosts classes such as cycling, rowing, and TRX

45% Off

Corte Madera

$725 $399

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Up to 60% Off Kids' Surf Camps

Stinson Beach

$400 $189

Expert instructors teach kids how to surf during day-long summer camps that include beach games

Up to 51% Off Lap Swim Classes

Mill Valley

$66 $33

Fitness swim classes teach stroke techniques alongside flexibility training to boost coordination, mobility, and efficiency

Up to 69% Off Slow-Motion Strength Training

Mill Valley

$65 $20

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

Up to 52% Off Vintage Car Race

Sears Point

$25 $12

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Historic and vintage race cars from the '30s–'70s race around Sonoma Raceway as onlookers cheer, eat, or even purchase a ride-along

50% Off Quarryhill Botanical Garden Visit

Sonoma

$20 $10

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Glen Ellen hillside gardens stretch for 25 acres, blossoming with a vast collection of Asian flowers, trees, and rare plants

Up to 50% Off Vin Blanc at R2 Wine Company

Sonoma

$72 $54

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Crisp, bright Old World–style white wines; complimentary tasting with in-store pickup

Half Off Guitar or Bass Lessons

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Max Abrahams draws on his degree in music during 30-minute lessons for all ages; cover material ranging from simple songs to music theory

Up to 57% Off Wine and Chocolate in St. Helena

St. Helena

$45 $20

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Gourmet chocolates flecked with cherry, lemon, toffee, and chili pepper pair with wines produced on a Napa Valley family-owned winery

42% Off Wine Tasting for Two

Sonoma

$50 $29

Folks tipple their way through six 2-ounce pours of the winery's own varietals

Up to 52% Off Winery Tour and Chocolate or Wine Tasting for Two

Angwin

$125 $60

Napa Valley estate winery's expert vintners take pairs on a tour of the facility, where they sample chocolate or wine

40% Off a Two-Hour Sunset Sail

Sausalito

$55 $33

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78-foot, replica 1860s schooner Freda B explores San Francisco Bay as sun sets behind Golden Gate Bridge

50% Off Yacht Cruise

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

Sausalito

$170 $39

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

Up to 58% Off SF Bay Photo Club and Ecology Tours

Multiple Locations

$69 $34

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Travel through San Francisco Bay, searching for marine life or snapping pictures of Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, and the Palace of Fine Arts

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

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 82% Off Boot Camp

Blackies Pasture

$187.50 $35

Ironman triathlete & personal trainer leads clients during outdoor boot camp sessions focused on cardio, strength, agility, and flexibility

Up to 55% Off Yoga Classes at Aguirre Fitness

Hercules

$60 $29

Yoga classes stretch tight muscles, improve flexibility, and help tone bodies

Up to 70% Off at Hercules CrossFit

Hercules

$90 $32

Certified trainers build strong, lean bodies via dynamic, ever-changing workouts that include dead lifts, sprints, and body-weight exercises

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Richmond

$120 $55

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

47% Off Services

Richmond

$15 $8

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75% Off Boxing Lessons

Richmond

$160 $40

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Up to 64% Off CrossFit Classes at 510 CrossFit

Hilltop Bayview

$150 $59

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

Up to 53% Off at Crossfit Cypher

Richmond

$100 $50

After a consultation and movement evaluation, CrossFit beginners learn the ropes during two-week On-Ramp courses

41% Off Learn-to-Sail Class

Marina Bay

$745 $439

After this course, you will be able to sail 20-foot boat in familiar waters without supervision in light to moderate wind and sea conditions

Up to 80% Off Classes at Hughes Elite Fitness

Southwest Annex

$120 $29

Certified personal trainer leads up to 30 clients in high-energy workouts

51% Off Beginner Fencing Classes in Richmond

Richmond

$100 $49

Beginner fencing classes instill basics such as footwork, blade work, and stance on center's nine strips with electronic scoring

Up to 51% Off Golf for 2 at Mare Island Golf Club

Vallejo

$116 $57

Oldest course west of the Mississippi River features distinctive topography on the front and back nines, as well as a range and a pro shop

43% Off Services

Vallejo

$30 $17

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Up to 76% Off Turbo Kickboxing Classes

American Canyon

$80 $29

Learn self-defense and burn truckloads of calories with workouts that activate the entire body

49% Off

American Canyon

$75 $38

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Up to 67% Off Women's Core Training Classes or Bootcamp Session

Rohnert Park

$149 $49

Achieve fast, dramatic results with a whole body approach to fitness and healthy living; become leaner, stronger, and more flexible

Up to 80% Off Personal Training

Rohnert Park

$220 $49

Award-winning trainer with 20 yrs experience uses strength & conditioning exercises & emotional support to help clients reach fitness goals

Up to 50% Off Winery Bus Tour for Two

Rohnert Park

$198 $99

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Hop in a bus and head to four boutique wineries over five hours; complimentary beer served on the bus

Up to 55% Off All-Day Golf Outing

Petaluma

$43 $21

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Golfers enjoy day of unlimited play at two scaled-down nine-hole layouts with an included pull cart before unwinding with a beer or soda

51% Off Scuba Certificate Course at Sonoma Coast Divers

Rohnert Park

$384 $189

After classroom lessons and two days of pool dives, students embark on open-water excursions to earn their SSI scuba certification

Up to 84% Off at Sonoma County Martial Arts Center

Rohnert Park

$150 $29

Instructors teach the particulars of kickboxing, boxing, karate, muscle-awareness conditioning, tai chi, and qi gong

Up to 54% Off Pole-Dancing Classes

Rohnert Park

$131 $60

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Physically and mentally empowering pole-dancing movements taught during small group classes or a private party

Up to 51% Off Family Pool Passes

El Cerrito

$20 $10

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Single-day or summer pass to heated, outdoor pools with lap lanes, play areas, and a water slide; grounds offer picnic tables and bbq area

Up to 74% Off at Bridges Rock Gym

El Cerrito

$93 $24

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Scale rocks, kickbox, or flex muscles during yoga classes at this comprehensive climbing gym

46% Off Wine Tasting for Two

Downtown Napa

$70 $38

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This chic wine-tasting salon offers a multisensory experience complete with local art in downtown Napa

50% Off Standup Paddleboard Tour for Two with Wine

Napa

$258 $129

After an on-shore lesson, paddleboarders explore the Northern Napa River with their guides on tours that include a bottle of wine

Up to 56% Off Haunted Interactive Walking Tour

Napa Courthouse

$36 $18

Native of Napa guides guests through historic local sites rich with spooky history and allegedly occupied by spirits

Up to 54% Off at Sidekicks Martial Arts

Napa

$45 $21

Adults try their hand at martial-arts forms such as tae kwon do and jujitsu, while little ones learn the basics along with life skills

Up to 62% Off Tour and Tastings at Spelletich Family Wine Company

Napa Commons

$90 $39

A family owned and operated winery that has been in Napa Valley for 20 years

Half Off Chocolate and Wine

Napa

$28 $14

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Duos sip expertly paired chocolates & wines at marble-style tabletops, then nibble signature handcrafted truffles & dipped strawberries

Up to 84% Off Cross Training Classes

Cental Napa

$75 $15

Conditioning classes combine personal attention with motivational group work

50% Off Tasting at Napa Valley Distillery

Cental Napa

$40 $20

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Guests sip craft spirits and learn about the creation process, as well as the history of the type of spirits they are tasting

50% Off from: Tai Chi, Yoga, Karate, Chi Gong, or Kickboxing

Central Napa

$40 $20

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Up to 54% Off Lessons at Steve Trovao Drums

Napa

$60 $29

A drummer with more than three decades of live-performance experience teaches coordination and technique to students of all ages

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Albany

$105 $39.50

Eight different yoga classes focus on calming the mind and strengthening the body through various styles of movement

Up to 45% Off Bowling for Two

Albany

$30 $16.50

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36 gleaming lanes invite duos to bowl strikes then strike poses in rented shoes

50% Off Six-Hour Bay Sailing Trip for Two

Berkeley Marina

$300 $149

Captain navigates yacht to popular sights and destinations across the Bay Area

Up to Half Off at 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

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Surrounded by craggy peaks, three men in bright-red helmets stand in the midst of wilderness, surveying the mountains around them as their group of hikers break for a snack on the rocky ground. This interface with the majesty of nature is all in a day's work for this trio of adventurers—Paul Mangasarian and Jakob and Daniel Laggner. Still, their passion for open-air exploration grows with each expedition they lead. Paul, Jakob, and Daniel cofounded Treks and Tracks with the dream of orchestrating excursions into nature that combine ancient means of travel—such as sailing, horseback riding, and hitchhiking on a centaur—with modern sports ranging from surfing to rock climbing. Though they focus on introducing novice outdoorsfolk to unspoiled wilderness around the world, Treks and Tracks' cofounders also strive to leave the awe-inspiring surroundings they visit as pristine as they found them by rigorously upholding practices of environmental stewardship on each expedition.

1 Bear Valley Rd
Point Reyes Station,
CA
US

Dan Sacks and his team of veteran instructors at Bay Area Custom Golf boost swing skills and course confidence with custom club-fitting services and personalized instruction in a state-of-the-art 1,100-square-foot facility. During private 45-minute lessons, instructors use video analysis to help identify any quirks that may affect swing. Once grip, alignment, posture, and proper plaid pairings have been tweaked, students can send dimpled spheres soaring into a practice net. The facility also offers services for custom club fitting, pairing players with clubs by boiling down elements of a golfer's stroke and current club dynamics.

372 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard
Novato,
CA
US

During guided tours, the experienced staff at Willow Tree Stables herds a small group of riders along sun-dappled trails amid 3,000 acres of Marin County's Open Space. The tours, which depart four times daily Tuesday–Sunday, allow explorers to trot past statuesque redwoods and lush greenery aboard gentle horses who whinny out directions to tour guides. The equine emporium's perch near the ocean lends itself to prime sightseeing opportunities, and sweeping views of high hilltops inspire the particularly eloquent journal entries of stallions.

3777 Vineyard Rd
Novato,
CA
US

Point Reyes Outdoors leads hiking, biking, and kayaking expeditions through the unsown hills of the Point Reyes National Seashore and the tranquil waters of the California coast. During kayak tours, explorers jaunt through the tidal waterways of Drakes Estero and sunset forays into Tomales Bay. Guided nature hikes explore the local bounty of flora and fauna such as marine mammals, wildflowers, or migratory lawn gnomes.

Nature specialists, such as biologists, nurses, and certified kayak instructors, lead all tours and provide insight into the landscape and its inhabitants. Point Reyes Outdoors also rents out mountain bikes, which guests can use to pedal through a circuit of nearby trails that climb Fir Top mountain or stretch out to Wildcat Beach.

11401 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station,
CA
US

The Dailey Method centers on small movements that isolate key muscle groups, especially those that support the spine, but their effects are far from small. Over the course of many reps, these subtle movements can build lean muscle and improve posture—results that have been noted by magazines such as InStyle and Allure.

The Dailey Method often reminds people of Pilates, and rightfully so. Dailey Method founder Jill Dailey McIntosh was a Pilates trainer for many years. Her method blends Pilates with elements of ballet and yoga, but is also focused on customization. Instructors frequently suggest modifications personalized to their students, rather than insisting shorter students work out in heels.

450 Ignacio Blvd
Novato,
CA
US

1769 Grant Ave
Novato,
CA
US

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