Things To Do In Orinda

Up to 70% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Lafayette

$150 $49

Torch calories and sculpt muscles under the guidance of a professional trainer who tailors workouts to each client

68% Off Motor-Skills Classes for Kids

Multiple Locations

$157 $50

Educational-fitness instructors develop motor skills, social skills, and handwriting with activities designed by occupational therapists

Up to 75% Off Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$400 $99

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During a private dance lesson or fun group lessons, an experienced instructor teaches the basic technique and musicality of the tango

Up to 54% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Lafayette

$54 $27

Expert belly-dance instructor leads group in basic moves during calorie-burning classes; advanced classes available for experienced students

Up to 78% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Lafayette

$90 $25

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Certified trainers lead fun outdoor boot camps for women that combine cardio, strength training, and nutritional counseling

Up to 65% Off Spin and Mat Classes at Star Pilates

Moraga

$130 $49

Get fit in Pilates classes that teach mat techniques or cycling sessions infused with group motivation

$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 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

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

50% Off Classes at YogaKula

North Berkeley

$90 $45

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Studio that incorporates a spa offers Pilates Reformer classes with poses for beginners and those in need of a challenge

61% Off Pole and Aerial Fitness Classes

South Berkeley

$200 $79

Talented instructors teach students of all ability levels strengthening vertical tricks on the pole and the art of aerial contortion

64% Off Yoga Classes

Berkeley

$14 $5

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Up to 57% Off Day Cruise for Two

North Bay

$390 $169

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Expert skipper certified by US Sailing and ASA leads scenic day cruises around the bay

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes

North Berkeley

$128 $39

Chic, eco-friendly yoga boutique hosts daily Power Vinyasa classes that accommodate students of all experience levels

Up to 73% Off at The Works

Berkeley

$144 $39

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Instructors motivate students in a variety of fitness classes such as Cardio Dance, Yoga, Pilates, and Total Body Challenge

67% Off Five Pilates Reformer Classes

Berkeley

$150 $49

Package of five Pilates Reformer classes help exercisers burn calories and strengthen muscles on the system's specialized machine

Up to 85% Off Unlimited Brazilian Jiujitsu

South Berkeley

$90 $19

Brazilian jiujitsu black belt teach submissions and take-downs to students of all sizes and skill levels

Up to 76% Off Gym Membership or Weight Loss Program

Albany

$399 $199

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Memberships come with body-fat testing or two personal training sessions; weight loss program aims to increase metabolism to achieve results

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

65% Off Personal Training

Emeryville

$240 $84

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83% Off Boot Camp, TRX, or Small-Group Fitness Classes 

Emeryville

$229 $39

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Personal trainers lead boot camp, TRX, and small-group classes in endurance training, kickboxing routines, resistance workouts, and running

65% Off Personal Training

Emeryville

$300 $105

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

Up to 55% Off Fitness Classes

Emeryville

$75 $39

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Strengthen the body sans joint stress in Reformer classes; burn calories with functional motion, dance, and martial arts in fitness classes

94% Off 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

72% Off Weight-Loss Program

Downtown Walnut Creek

$349 $99

Registered dietician employs an online platform with diet tracking and monthly blogs; includes metabolic testing

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Walnut Creek

$80 $39

CHA-certified instructors impart essential riding skills to students mounted on ponies or horses at a ranch in the Mount Diablo foothills

Half Off Wine Tastings at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Sutter Creek

$42 $21

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Sip on reserve wines crafted by master winemaker Scott Harvey before taking home a bottle of zinfandel, barbera, or syrah

Up to 58% Off Irish Dance Classes

Walnut Creek

$100 $45

Instructors teach students the art of Irish dance at a school that's registered with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, Dublin, Ireland

Up to 84% Off at Martial Arts America

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

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Kids' program builds confidence and self-defense skills through tae kwon do strikes, jujitsu rolls, and eskrima stick exercises

Up to 67% Off Golf Instruction

Downtown Walnut Creek

$150 $49

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LPGA and PGA professionals employ wealth of technological analysis to evaluate swings and develop personalized goals

40% Off Capoeira

Downtown Walnut Creek

$10 $6

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Children's Fairyland – Up to 51% Off Children's Theme Park

Oakland

$32 $16

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Wander into a 10-acre fantasy realm with fairytale-inspired attractions, rides, storybook sets, animals, and a Storybook Puppet Theater

Up to 50% Off Guided Tour of FDR's Presidential Yacht

Oakland Alameda Ferry Dock

$20 $11

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Dockside tours of Franklin Roosevelt's "Floating White House" provide stunning sights and insight into FDR's life

57% Off Flight Lesson from Oakland Flyers

Oakland

$230 $99

Flight lesson includes ground and flight instruction from a professional pilot and a 35-minute flying session

75% Off Bikram-Yoga Classes

Lakeshore

$100 $25

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Bikram Choudhury protégé leads 90-minute yoga classes that explore 26 postures in heated room

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

Guests attempt to solve a mystery while dining on a four-course meal

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

Up to 84% Off Semi-Private Training Sessions

Jack London Square

$300 $55

Certified trainer James Robinson uses positive reinforcement to motivate clients through fun, challenging workouts

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Oakland

$120 $49

Intense boot-camp classes keep exercisers engaged by mixing it up with team games and a sense of humor

Up to 70% off Small-Group Fitness Training

Grand Lake

$200 $69

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KeepFit Together doesn't exceed 5 exercisers, so each gets attention while honing speed, strength, & other aspects of fitness

Up to 83% Off Membership to Body Mechanix

Multiple Locations

$340 $59

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Unlimited one-month membership grants access to gym equipment and group classes; expert personal trainers offer one-one-one motivation

Up to 68% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Kamiyo Dojo

Oakland

$120 $39

Classes on traditional Japanese and Chinese martial arts teach techniques for grappling, striking, and joint locking

48% Off Snowsports

Destination 1440

$50 $26

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Up to 57% Off Tennis Lessons

Mills College

$70 $35

USPTA-certified instructor and former D1 college player teaches tennis fundamentals during lessons at Mills College

Half Off Introductory Boxing for Health Course

Grand Lake

$75 $37.50

Participants learn the boxing fundamentals and incorporate the moves into cardio and strength-building exercises

Up to 82% Off at BayFit Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$160 $39

Kettlebells, weighted bags, push-up boards, and more at ever-changing boot-camp sessions

Up to 60% Off Wine Flights at Periscope Cellars

Oakland

$24 $12

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Taste three 3-ounce wine samples at a tasting room with up to 10 taps filled with Californian wines

55% Off

Grand Lake

$120 $54

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Up to 60% Off Tours from Segway of Oakland

Oakland

$150 $65

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Tours roam Oakland and pause at landmarks after video overview of Segway handling and Segway rentals allow self-guided exploration

Up to 80% Off Boxing Fitness Classes

Oakland

$125 $29

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Boxing coaches teach footwork, combinations, and punches in a gym with a regulation sized ring and 14 heavy bags

Half Off Admission to Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland

$20 $10

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Located on historic North Field, the museum features an array of aircraft, flight simulators, and the flying boat from Indiana Jones

Up to 87% Off at 30 Day-Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$130 $19

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Instructors lead women-only and coed boot camps focused on fitness and self-defense

50% Off Personal Training

Produce and Waterfront

$450 $225

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Up to 50% Off Vegan Cooking Class

Uptown

$140 $79.25

Learn to cook baked falafel and sun dried tomato pesto filled mushroom for dinner, or vegan brownie bites and chocolate mouse for dessert

Up to 73% Off Shaolin Kung Fu Lessons

Chinatown

$100 $30

Black-belt instructors train students in traditional Shaolin kung fu, with an emphasis on self-defense and self-discipline

Up to 61% Off Pilates at YogaLove Oakland

Prescott

$90 $35

Gain flexibility and greater strength in these small group Pilates classes in West Oakland

83% Off Yoga Classes

Lakeshore

$150 $26

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Yoga classes offered morning and evening

75% Off Boot Camp at Kinesthetic Exercise Sciences

Oakland

$100 $25

One-hour small-group boot camps burn calories and build lean muscle with high-intensity workouts

Half Off Boot Camp

Oakland

$120 $60

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Up to 59% Off at Earth Tribe Yoga

Downtown

$45 $19

Spacious, downtown studio sets the stage for a variety of yoga classes such as Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Hatha

Up to 60% Off "Groom's Room" Bridal Show

Imagine Affairs Art Lounge

$24 $12

Event tailored specifically to grooms, best men, and groomsmen with vendors representing everything from tuxedos to honeymoons

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

Up to 51% Off R&B Revue Dinner Theater

Zio Fraedo's

$119.50 $59

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Guests dine on a buffet with prime rib while enjoying a musical cabaret performance of R&B hits, then receive an autographed cast photo

Up to 50% Off Golf

Pleasant Hill

$6 $3

With Mount Diablo as a backdrop, golf complex offers an 18-hole putting course and 9-hole, par-3 course characterized by large greens

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Pleasant Grove

$60 $30

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Up to 51% Off Cable Wakeboarding at Wake Island

Sacramento

$49 $24

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Overhead motorized cables pull wakeboarders across a 9-acre lake on a 2-tower cable system or larger 5-tower cable system; lessons available

$30 to Attend the Apollo 11 Anniversary featuring Buzz Aldrin

Alameda

$30 $30

WWII aircraft carrier celebrates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a science festival where Buzz Aldrin himself is the guest of honor

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

Up to 59% Off at Leela Yoga

Alameda

$70 $29

Yoga classes in styles such as hatha align, vinyasa flow, and ashtanga, plus special sessions for seniors and expectant mothers

Up to 50% Off Sailing Lessons at Nautic Sailing School

Alameda

$198 $99

3.5-hour sailing lessons for two or four people on top-of-the-line sailboats, including instructions on safety and operations

Up to 82% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes at Body Techniques

Alameda

$120 $39

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Certified and experienced teachers lead boot-camp, Zumba, yoga, and reiki/meditation classes

45% Off

Alameda

$400 $220

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Up to 50% Off Halau Makana

Alameda

$20 $10

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

Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

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Group children's lessons teach stroke techniques and water safety in a self-paced instruction

Half Off Painting Sessions

Alamo

$70 $35

Kids, teens, and adults stop in to take advantage of open-studio time to work on projects or start new artistic endeavors

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

Select Local Merchants

Absolute Center's smorgasbord of fitness classes spans fields from Pilates to TRX and yoga, with all instructors bolstering their teacher certification with ongoing in-house training. The expansive studio is flush with the equipment necessary to help students accomplish physical and mental fitness, with CoreAlign posture-improving equipment sidekicked by Pilates reformers and roaming herds of yoga mats. In addition to a thorough screening to capture educational experience and personality, each Absolute Center trainer graduates from custom-tailored lessons on practical exercise, human anatomy, and cursive writing.

3658 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes, in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, sports classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class.

3482 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

The certified CrossFit trainers at Lamorinda CrossFit want their clients to be in the best shape of their lives. Whether their goal is weight loss, building strength, or becoming more athletic and agile in general, the center has everything members need to become stronger, faster, and leaner. Using everyday, functional movements, such as squats, lifts, and pulling, in conjunction with weights and gymnastics, CrossFit works all the major muscle groups for a full-body workout. Clients begin by taking four Basics classes, after which they move onto the Workout of the Day, which can be customized for each individual’s fitness level. Members can choose to work out alone or in one of Lamorinda CrossFit’s classes, which offer the motivational boost of group energy.

1031 Blackwood Ln
Lafayette,
CA
US

A group of teachers and parents founded Habitot Children's Museum in 1998 with one specific mission in mind: to foster children up to 6 years old by encouraging their creativity and natural curiosity. Today, the 4,000-square-foot museum backs up this mission with research—gleaned from studies by scientists, psychologists, and educators—positing that healthy play spurs social skills, creative thinking, and problem solving, laying the foundation for kids to succeed later in life and imprison boogeymen in their booby-trapped closet tomorrow.

At Habitot, kids find such opportunities at small-scale exhibits and themed play areas throughout the museum. Aspiring firefighters steer a small-scale truck, race through a pretend burning building, and maneuver the hose and nozzle from a fire hydrant, all while donning coats, boots, and helmets. Young explorers press buttons, turn dials, and issue commands for pretend space launches inside a 13-foot model rocket ship or navigate a vertical floor-to-ceiling maze designed to mimic worm tunnels. At the waterworks table and pumping station, young engineers manipulate water using buckets, funnels, waterwheels, and pitchers to help them understand H2O’s unique properties, such as how it keeps boats afloat on the arms of a thousand mermen. (At different times throughout the year, the staff transforms this area with a different theme; at times it’s been a car wash, a marine-science lab, or the racing grounds for a rubber-ducky regatta.) Visitors can tap into their inner Van Goghs at the art studio, where they play with soft clays and go nuts on a paintable wall. Habitot also hosts year-round children's camps with themes such as beaches, transportation, space, castles, and science.

2065 Kittredge St
Berkeley,
CA
US

As the father of a 2-year old, Tim Alley found himself running around to playdates scattered throughout the Bay Area, scooting to toddler-friendly lessons in art, gymnastics, and dance. While he loved the programming, he wished that he and his daughter weren't confined to such a tight schedule. So, he turned to his brother-in-law, Tom Limbert, head teacher at a local preschool, and they began to work on their own children's studio at Studio Grow—a supplementary preschool atmosphere with a focus on unstructured learning where children can play throughout the day. True to its name, Studio Grow now welcomes tots at three area studios. Though programs and amenities vary by location, kids might frolic through a color-splashed dance room, construct crafty masterpieces from watercolors, play-doh, and crayons in an art room, or plunge into ball pits. At all three locations, kids can tinker in a room filled with puzzles, toy trucks, dress-up clothes, and lego building sets. in a slide-filled run room. Instructors stay on hand throughout each romp, ready to lead Berkeley guests through sing-alongs or immerse Concord’s small listeners in story time. Teachers may also balloon a giant primary-colored parachute over the playroom for kids to scurry under and use to shield themselves from sudden broccoli storms. Though staffers emphasize unstructured play, they also lead summer camps for children up to aged 6 with guided romps through the studio; as well as Friday-night babysitting sessions, where kids of all ages can play sans parents until 10 p.m.

1235 10th St
Berkeley,
CA
US

Established in 1968 in honor of Ernest Orlando Lawrence, UC-Berkeley's first Nobel laureate, The Lawrence Hall of Science aims to inspire the scientists and innovators of the future. Their hands-on exhibits allow children and adults to see and touch a fascinating variety of displays and projects. The animated, interactive Science On a Sphere globe, for example, uses actual scientific data to depict the expanding wave patterns of tsunamis and the massive storms triggered by thoughtless butterflies. To learn more about seismic activity, guests head to the Forces That Shape the Bay outdoor park to ride an earthquake simulator. Kids can climb atop a life-size model whale or through the double helix of a huge DNA sculpture, or work with students from the Berkeley Engineers and Mentors program to design and build a prototype in the Ingenuity Lab.

The museum also sparks imaginations with an interactive planetarium and 3-D theater. Its affiliation with the university makes it an ideal spot for educational camps and classes, as well as community events, including robotics competitions.

1 Centennial Dr
Berkeley,
CA
US

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