Things To Do In Palm Desert

Up to 79% Off Bikram Yoga

Palm Desert

$90 $20

Certified Bikram yoga instructors lead students through 26 poses and two breathing exercises in studio heated to 105 degrees

50% Off at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

Desert Center

$350 $175

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Students strap themselves into a 2013 Mustang GT and practice control tactics across 17 turns on a 2.68-mile traditional road course

50% Off

Palm Desert

$350 $175

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

Up to 92% Off Personal Training or Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$125 $10

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Expert instructors orient newcomers to the gym with a fitness plan and nutritional guidance; guests enjoy a month of yoga or Zumba classes

Up to 75% Off Outdoor Boot Camp at ADMA Elite Training

Poway / Rancho Bernardo

$200 $59

Engaging boot camp workouts built around fun exercises such as relay races, obstacle courses, and plyometrics

64% Off Classes at Love Yoga

Indio

$135 $49

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through a variety of yoga classes that focus on basic moves, core strength, or cardio

Up to 67% Off from Borrego Jeep Photo Tours

Anza-Borrego State Park

$220 $99

Explore the desert from within a climate-controlled Jeep Rubicon with photo-taking guidance from a professional photographer

75% Off Unlimited CrossFit Classes

Palm Springs

$100 $25

CrossFit classes challenge exercisers of all fitness levels with intense workouts that change daily

Up to 84% Off Tango Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $29

Students learn the sultry moves of Argentine tango in group or private lessons

52% Off Winery Tour and Tasting

Warner Springs

$60 $29

While on a private tour of the family winery, guests taste 5 to 7 varietals

Up to 50% Off Music-and-Yoga Festival

Joshua Tree Retreat Center

$400 $200

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Kirtan chants from Krishna Das and Saul David Raye join diverse yoga classes and lifestyle workshops

53% Off Music Lessons

Banning

$125 $59

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 Boot Camp and Private Training

San Jacinto

$150 $49

60-minute boot-camp classes incorporate a range of fitness techniques such as yoga, Pilates, and sports-performance exercises

43% Off Guided Rock-Climbing Session

Joshua Tree National Park

$280 $160

Experienced guides help climbers of all abilities reach the top and witness beautiful views of Joshua Tree National Park

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Up to 66% Off Private Violin or Clarinet Music Lessons

Beaumont

$100 $49

Experienced instructors help students expand their musical repertoire with techniques and practical skills

Up to 87% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$123.50 $29

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 75% Off CrossFit Classes

Calimesa

$175 $49

Functional-fitness workouts in an motivating communal atmosphere change every day so muscles and minds don't get bored

Up to 57% Off Riding Lessons at CreekSide Equestrian Center

Yucaipa

$90 $45

Horse enthusiasts gain English-style horseback-riding skills at an equestrian center specializing in dressage

Up to 71% Off Boot Camp at Crossfire Fitness

Downtown Yucaipa

$100 $29

Trainers lead one-hour sessions designed to sculpt and tone, offering classes starting from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m.

52% Off at Boogie Box Fitness

Sun City

$55 $28

Boogie Box Fitness classes combine cardio, strength training, dance, martial arts, and resistance training to build muscle and burn calories

Up to 94% Off Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, taekwondo, or krav maga

64% Off at The Riding Academy

Menifee

$80 $29

Family-owned-and-operated riding academy's seasoned instructors teach students aged 9 and older the finer points of horseback riding

Up to 41% Off a Wine Tasting at The Wine Room

The Wine Room

$56 $33

Sip on three red wines and three white wines and learn about the process of winemaking before taking home a souvenir glass

Up to 51% Off Watercraft Rentals in Fawnskin

Big Bear

$35 $17

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Small marina on Big Bear Lake's northern edge launches standup paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks toward the lake and bald-eagle nesting site

52% Off Full-Day Ski or Snowboard Rentals

Big Bear Lake

$25 $12

Head to the slopes solo or with friends for a full day of skiing or snowboarding; also get 20% off any in-store purchases

40% Off Membership to Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear Lake

$75 $45

Animals include bears, wolves, owls, bobcats, and mountain lions; the zoo is a safe haven for injured, orphaned, and imprinted wild animals

50% Off Wine Tasting at Briar Rose Winery

Temecula

$22 $11

Vintners describe the flavors of house varietals as they pour samples of reds and whites made from grapes grown onsite

51% Off Winery Tour and Tasting in Temecula

Temecula

$75 $37

On a two-hour tour, guests learn the processes of traditional winemaking while sampling its fruits

Up to 51% Off a Horseback Tour and Wine Tasting

Temecula

$370 $185

Scenic ride through vineyards as guides unfurl historical facts precedes tasting of five wines at two wineries and a gourmet lunch

50% Off Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Temecula

$471 $235

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Sightseers float over wine country at sunrise as they enjoy a box of chocolate and crisp champagne

Up to 50% Off Kids' Horse Camp

Murrieta

$150 $79

Children interact with horses and ponies, learn about horse care and anatomy, and enjoy arts and crafts time

50% Off Equestrian Experience for Two

Temecula

$390 $195

English-style riding; trainers cover grooming, saddling, and bridling before giving couples a tour of the working show barn.

Up to 62% Off Horse-Drawn Trolley Winery Shuttle

Temecula

$75 $30

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Vintage horse-drawn trolleys roll down wine-country roads, pausing for tours at four wineries and vineyards

Up to 65% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$139 $49

Five- and six-week sessions put guests through rotating regimens of plyometrics, cardio, and kickboxing to work every muscle group

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Temecula

$24 $12

Guests taste five wines in an earth-toned tasting room with a stone fireplace and wine-barrel tables

64% Off Yoga Classes

Temecula

$50 $18

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

54% Off Wine Tour from Uncorked Tours

Temecula

$179 $89

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Four-hour tour of 3 wineries aboard a limo coach includes 5-6 tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary champagne and appetizers.

Up to 58% Off Group or Private Dance Lessons

Villa Incanta

$75 $35

Dancers in group classes mix and match dance classes in styles such as merengue and waltz; private lessons allow for one-on-one attention

Up to 56% Off from Panorama Balloon Tours

Multiple Locations

$460 $230

Sprawling estates and vineyards appear beneath balloons as the sun slowly settles into the Pacific or rises from its depths

Up to Half Off Wine Tasting at Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Temecula

$28 $15

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Visitors build their own tasting with a choice of six wines off of the premium tasting menu

Up to 54% Off 60-Minute Dance Lessons

Temecula

$250 $119

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Experience dancers and choreographers teach ballet, jazz, and modern hip-hop dance

55% Off Services

Temecula

$110 $49

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

Up to 56% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Temecula

$60 $30

English-style lessons at a 240-acre farm grant riders time and space to learn horsemanship principles from a dedicated team of instructors

Up to 52% Off Group Piano Lessons

Temecula

$230 $115

In lessons grouped according to age and skill, students learn to read notes, develop their ear, play chords, and understand music theory

Half Off a Wine Tour for Six

Old Town Temecula

$1,159 $579

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Up to four wine tastings include chocolate and gourmet cheese on a five-hour wine tour in a limo van with surround-sound and satellite radio

Half Off Wine Tastings

Murrieta

$30 $15

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Taste six wines and get a 15% discount on any wine purchased that day

57% Off Horseback Ride and Wine Tastings

Temecula

$300 $129

Guides lead gentle horseback rides through scenic wine-country foothills; tasting tickets grant entry to two nearby wineries

Up to 51% Off Golf Instructional Packages at JC Golf

Multiple Locations

$99 $54

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Adult and young adult beginners learn the basics with five group clinics, three buckets of range balls, and two discounted rounds of golf

Up to 64% Off Kickboxing Classes

Temecula

$135 $49

Students learn kickboxing self-defense fundamentals while blasting calories and toning muscle

50% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Temecula

$50 $25

Trainers strive to help exercisers achieve their goals through boot camps that mix training methods for an engrossing workout

Up to 77% Off VIP Winery Tour at Miramonte Winery

Temecula

$75 $20

VIP winery package includes winery tour, tasting of 10 wines, and a wine appreciation and food-pairing class

Up to 42% Off Winery Excursion

Frangipani Estate Winery

$119 $69

A prototype jeep-style Hummer limo transports visitors to two area wineries to sample 10-12 wines and enjoy a picnic lunch

Up to 53% Off a Wine Tasting

Temecula

$40 $19

Tasting of five premium wines is enhanced by panoramic views of Temecula Valley at a rustic, Western-influenced winery

Up to 56% Off Group Salsa Classes from Espie Hernandez Dance

Temecula

$35 $17

Certified dance instructor with 14-plus years of professional dance experience teaches students sultry salsa moves

56% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Temecula

$45 $20

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 Barrel Tasting at Frangipani Estate Winery

Murrieta

$110 $55

Try three reds and one dessert wine in the barrel room, accompanied by paired meats, cheeses, and chocolate, then try two tasting-room pours

Up to 54% Off Dance Classes

Temecula

$75 $35

Dance styles include ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, and lyrical; students may also substitute a theater class

Up to 60% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Temecula

$90 $39

Personal trainers help trainees set and meet fitness goals during one-on-one sessions

Up to 69% Off at Miss Sue's Dance Company

Temecula

$110 $35

Learn jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical dance, hip-hop, or the signature fairytale princess dance during weekly classes

Up to 63% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Temecula

$55 $25

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Winery tour and wine class with tastings and appetizer pairings on a 35-acre estate with a Spanish-mission-style clubhouse

Up to 89% Off at Yamashita Karate Studios

Multiple Locations

$139 $19

Karate classes are good for students of all ages and abilities; this Groupon includes a uniform

Up to 42% Off at North Golf Course

Sun City

$78 $45

Relatively short course features 11 par 3s and 7 par 4s, allowing golfers to hone their accuracy and short-game skills

Up to 51% Off Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast

Perris

$260 $129

Help set up and launch the balloon for a 45-minute flight before touching down for breakfast at Bomb Shelter Restaurant

Up to 52% Off at California Balloon Rides 

Perris

$260 $129

30-45-minute hot air balloon ride includes a post-flight breakfast at The Bomb Shelter Restaurant at the Perris Valley airport.

Up to 91% Off Karate Classes and Uniform

Murrieta

$220 $20

Led by a 13-year US karate-team member, karate classes teach self-defense skills and include a uniform and a belt test

Up to 52% Off Go-Kart Racing

Multiple Locations

$59.85 $29

Emission-free electric go-karts zip around an indoor raceway equipped with computerized speed tracking

Up to 52% Off Dance and Fitness Classes

Murrieta

$78 $39

Build strength and flexibility during conditioning classes or learn all levels of dance during classes such as jazz and ballet

86% Off Membership to UFC Gym

Murrieta

$278 $39

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Martial-arts gym stocked with cutting-edge cardio and weight machines and a host of boxing, kickboxing, and MMA classes

Up to 55% Off Fitness Classes

Murrieta

$70 $34

High-intensity INSANITY fitness classes use interval training to help people of all fitness levels get in shape and burn up to 1000 calories

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp

Winchester - Silverhawk

$79 $30

Expert trainers lead students of all fitness levels through intense boot-camp classes

Up to 64% Off Golf Package for Two

Murrieta

$219.60 $79

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David Rainville–designed course incorporates towering trees, intervening ponds, and oversized bunkers

Up to 80% Off at Trinity Martial Arts

Murrieta

$248 $49

Children aged 3–14 learn the fundamentals of martial arts in a supportive environment and gain strength, speed, and self-discipline

76% Off Boot-Camp and/or Kickboxing Classes at Solid Fit Club

Murrieta

$165 $39

Personalized classes torch calories; choose between boot-camp session led by military-bred coach John Davis or kickboxing

63% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Murrieta

$104 $38

Former D1 college soccer player and Major Beach Soccer champion leads students of all ages and fitness levels in boot-camp classes

Up to 53% Off at MommyFit

Murrieta

$80 $40

Certified personal trainers run a group boot camp for moms of all fitness levels; children are welcome

Up to 65% Off Functional Training

Murrieta

$70 $25

Workouts build strength and increase flexibility using an array of compound movements while instructors ensure proper form is used

54% Off Personal Training at Personal Training with Veronica

Murrieta

$150 $69

Veronica leads exercisers in 45-minute custom personal-training sessions, helping clients gain strength, lose weight, and build muscle

Up to 73% Off Personal Training at Gustavo's Fitness

Murrieta

$300 $99

Bilingual former body builder works with individuals on customized goals such as losing weight or gaining muscle

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Gold's Gym's amiable staff oversee an army of fitness amenities well equipped to spice up tedious workouts. Cardio equipment and resistance machines work together to burn calories, tone muscles, and tag-team unwitting video-game bosses. For human camaraderie, group fitness classes corral exercisers into sessions that deploy styles such as Pilates ($4/session), GroupCycling ($3/session), and Zumba (no extra charge). Add variety with an intense hour of BodyCombat (no extra charge), which torches calories with martial-arts fighting moves, or BodyPump (no extra charge), which wields weighted devices such as barbells and prize pumpkins to build lean muscle.

77900 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert,
CA
US

With his white hair and mustache and his penchant for hot air balloons, Wil LaPointe often jokes that he looks like the Wizard from The Wizard of Oz. On every balloon ride, LaPointe wants to create an unforgettable experience for his basket of passengers, peppering historical tidbits about early ballooning with jokes and stories such as the history of the white tiger adorning one of the balloons in his fleet. The white tiger, a ward of LaPointe’s friend—a wildlife caretaker—was one of three cubs abandoned by their mother and eventually raised by an open-minded golden retriever.

Though LaPointe is a self-proclaimed “balloonatic,” he got into the business of ballooning by chance when he bought a hot air balloon to advertise for his cellular-phone business. Today, LaPointe works as a master instructor of ballooning, training new pilots in addition to travelling to schools with miniature balloons, which he uses to teach hands-on lessons about mathematics, physics, and engineering.

LaPointe was featured on CNN.com after donating a balloon ride in his deceased wife’s name to Cy Breen, who raises funds for cancer research, on Breen's 100th birthday. Breen, who raises money each year by shooting one hole of golf for each birthday he’s had, did a little jig as he walked over to the white-tiger balloon, eager to check another item off his list of lifelong dreams.

74900 Gerald Ford Drive
Palm Desert,
CA
US

78-200 Miles Ave.
Indian Wells,
CA
US

• For $25, you get a two-night campsite tent stay with water and electrical hookups (a $50 value). • For $35, you get a two-night RV stay with water, electrical, and sewage hookups (a $70 value).

58075 Jefferson St
La Quinta,
CA
US

Don’t let the stunning backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains induce a false sense of security: the links at SilverRock Resort are riddled with challenges. The home course for the Bob Hope Classic from 2008 to 2011, SilverRock sends players past massive bunkers and intersecting water hazards. Hole 12 reserves the title as the course’s longest, where players must wallop drives or construct tiny kayaks to get their golf balls across a canal. The course finishes with a dramatic 18th hole, as a lake alongside the fairway devours misguided shots. After rounds, players can visit the clubhouse, a charming renovation of a former working-ranch hacienda nestled into the rocky outcroppings.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 7,587 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 76.3 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 139 from the back tees
  • Six sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

79179 Ahmanson Ln
La Quinta,
CA
US

UltraStar Cinemas cossets moviegoers in cushy seating as they enjoy Hollywood hits alongside buttery servings of popcorn. Film buffs can peruse the current showtimes by location to handpick an action-packed flick, romantic comedy, or chilling thriller featuring inexplicably aggressive hamsters. The concession stand outfits moviegoers with snacks, drinks, and buckets filled with warm kernels, keeping stomach grumblings to a minimum during showings and providing crunchy projectiles in case of sudden younger-sibling attacks. UltraStar Play it Again Cinemas also offers a selection of Hollywood hits for patrons to enjoy in high-back reclining chairs alongside snacks from the concession stand.

36850 Pickfair Street
Cathedral City,
CA
US