Things To Do In Palo Alto

$65 for a Two-Hour Couples-Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Multiple Locations

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

$135 $65

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5 or 10 Drop-In Vaganova Ballet Classes at Dance Visions (Up to 51% Off)

Dance Visions

Palo Alto

Professional instructor guides students through routines that teach the fundamentals of classical Vaganova ballet

$70 $35

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One or Two Two-Hour Couples-Massage Classes at The Love Lab (Up to 54% Value)

The Love Lab

Palo Alto

Partners learn the essentials of professional back, scalp, & foot massage or the basics of arms, legs, and hand massage as they enjoy treats

$135 $65

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Lifetime Family Membership with Four Classes and Four Play Sessions at My Gym Children's Fitness Center (66% Off)

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Palo Alto

Experienced, energetic instructors build strength and esteem for kids from 6 weeks to 13 years old with music, dance, and gymnastics

$154 $53

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Flying Lesson Packages for up to Two People at Advanced Flyers (50% Off)

Advanced Flyers

Palo Alto

Gain experience in a Redbird FMX-1000 simulator or strap into a real aircraft for a 35-minute flight in a Cessna Skyhawk

$119 $59

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Ananda Yoga (Up to 72% Off)

Ananda Yoga

Palo Alto

Classes accommodate all skill and fitness levels with sessions that primarily focus on meditation, healing, and inner peace

$65 $25

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Be Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

Be Yoga

Downtown North

Stretch and build strength in energizing yoga classes

$140 $46

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Two or Three One-Hour Personal Training Sessions at SiliconValleyFit (Up to 80% Off)

SiliconValleyFit

Palo Alto

Trainers take a holistic approach when creating training programs focused on issues such as weight loss, stress, fatigue, and strength

$200 $45

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Creative edibles such as eggplant polpette in truffle sauce and baked cauliflower au gratin accompany classic Italian cheese platters and salami plates on this spot’s small-plate menu. With a glass of Italian wine, these dishes create a meal on their own, but are equally appetizing as a prelude to authentic Neapolitan pizza—the pizzeria has been certified as the real deal by the Associazone Verace Pizza Napolitana.

448 S California Ave
Palo Alto,
CA
US

The Ives Quartet's musicians—violinists Bettina Mussumeli and Susan Freier, violist Jodi Levitz. and cellist Stephen Harrison—wash two intimate venues with unexpected selections. One of Haydn's famous Prussian quartets opens the program with rich interplay between instruments and instantly accessible melodies before Quincy Porter's String Quartet no. 6 spotlights a 20th-century take on the classical form. To help perform Tchaikovsky's energetic Souvenir of Florence sextet and feed the metronomes during the earlier pieces, violist and co-founder of the Moab Music Festival Leslie Tomkins wields her bow alongside guest cellist Tanya Tomkins of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

600 Colorado Avenue
Palo Alto,
CA
US

The Love Lab founder and renowned massage-industry expert Meagan Holub has helped some pretty discriminating clientele to relax and unwind. From Forbes CEOs and professional athletes to rock stars and royalty, her therapeutic massages have melted away the stress that is inherent in any A lister's life. According to Holub's blog, gift certificates for one of her massages were given away in VIP gift bags at the 2012 MusiCares event honoring Paul McCartney, so they made their way into the hands of celebrity musicians, such as the Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, and Coldplay.

But Holub talks massage with as many down-to-earth, everyday people as she does famous folks, thanks to a compassionate streak she's demonstrated since childhood. As a young girl and teenager, she rescued stray animals, volunteered at Easter Seals camp, became a physical-therapy assistant, and served as an aide for a person with paraplegia. Today her passion for helping others translates into The Love Lab's services, including group massage classes and private massage lessons that teach individuals and couples to execute the same techniques so sought after by Hollywood stars. Holub and her team of certified massage therapists also instruct employees at workplace events, where they demonstrate stress-relief techniques, which come in handy the next time the boss requires mandatory overtime to help her solve the Sunday crossword.

705 Cowper St.
Palo Alto,
CA
US

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.

Page Mill Road
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Darryl Kalthof of Bay Area Flying Lessons holds an FAA certificate as an airline transport pilot and ratings as an advanced ground instructor, honors earned over a distinguished two-decade career as a certified flight instructor. Today, he oversees a fleet of Cessna and Piper airplanes that act as airborne classrooms for his pupils, who range from 10-year-olds taking their first mechanical flights to advanced pilots earning certificates in commercial, multi-engine, and tail-wheel aviation. Lessons make use of the airspace surrounding San Francisco Bay, yielding panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean as well as many notable landmarks, including Dumbarton Bridge’s low ribbon of road and Stanford Stadium’s 70-foot animatronic statue of Bill Walsh.

1901 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Having shot more than 30,000 subjects throughout his career as a photographer, including many Silicon Valley business figures, Eric Gould understands how to create a good photo in any setting. His adeptness at communicating with subjects carries into his photography workshops, where he conveys difficult concepts clearly and methodically, saving students from such rookie mistakes as shooting with the lens cap on or turning the flash on while taking pictures of your imaginary friend's third grade graduation. In his own photo sessions, he frames professional clients in business portraits and headshots, high-school seniors in youthful poses, athletes in midaction, and a wide spectrum of people and places encountered on international travels.

2298 High Street
Palo Alto,
CA
US

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