Things To Do In Palo Alto

68% Off Fitness and Massage Package at Oshman Family JCC

Oshman Family JCC

Palo Alto

$215 $69

After a Zumba, boot-camp, or yoga class, relax during a massage and lounge on the sun deck by the outdoor pool

Up to 74% Off Yoga Classes at Be Yoga

Be Yoga

Downtown North

$140 $49

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Stretch and build strength in energizing yoga classes

62% Off at My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Palo Alto

$154 $59

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

Up to 85% Off Cardio Kickboxing at Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Palo Alto

$198 $39

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Instructors trained by world-champion martial artist and film actor Richard Branden conduct energetic cardio kickboxing exercises

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

Up to 72% Off at Ananda Yoga

Ananda Yoga

Palo Alto

$65 $25

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

Up to 80% Off Personal Training at SiliconValleyFit

SiliconValleyFit

Palo Alto

$200 $45

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

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Classes

EmpowerFIT

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

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Certified personal trainers push students through a series of functional exercises that change daily

Half Off Flight Experiences

Advanced Flyers

Palo Alto

$119 $59

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

49% Off Design Camp from Young Outliers

Young Outliers

Palo Alto

$400 $205

Kids attend one of four design-centered summer camps that explore everything from archaeology to music to molecular science

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

44% Off Pizza and Wine Packages at Woodside Vineyards

Woodside Vineyards

Menlo Park

$80 $45

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Sip on five varietals of locally-crafted wine made from grapes harvested off vines that have thrived in Woodside for nearly 130 years

65% Off Boot Camp

Los Altos Health And Fitness

Loyola Corners

$156 $55

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Up to 61% Off Stroller Fitness Classes

Baby Boot Camp

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

$100 $50

Each 60-minute Strollfit class combines strength, cardio, stretching & ab routines with workouts for mothers that incorporate strollers

Up to 63% Off at Evolve Classical Pilates

Evolve Classical Pilates

North Los Altos

$160 $65

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Reformers and towers let students practice Pilates the way it was originally devised, increasing core engagement and supporting joints

Up to 52% Off Computer History Museum Visit

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

$30 $15

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Kids Music Lessons

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

$50 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

Half Off Month of Dance Classes

For the Love of Dance

Address

$60 $30

Weekly schedule packed with various styles of dance for kids, teens, and adults

Half Off Toddler-Parent Dance Classes

Firebird Dance Studio

Mountain View

$70 $35

Bring your tot to high-energy 45-minute Little Feet classes to introduce them to rhythm, dance, and music

65% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Boss Barbell Club

Mountain View

$145 $51

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Up to 92% Off Boot Camp from Fit For Life

Fit For Life Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$235.25 $22

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Indoor boot-camp slim clients down using cardio, resistance training, and core work; health assessment and nutrition program enhance results

Up to 69% Off Training at Kaizen Fitness

Kaizen Fitness

Mountain View

$90 $29

A certified personal trainer customizes workouts for up to 8 students per class, leading a medley of strength and conditioning drills

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 86% Off at Dynamic Personalized Training

Dynamic Personalized Training

Redwood City

$170 $29

Personal trainers help exercisers of all levels increase their flexibility, endurance, and strength and achieve their fitness goals

San Mateo County History Museum – Up to 60% Off Visits

San Mateo County History Museum

San Mateo County History Museum

$20 $11

Underneath the stately dome of Old County Courthouse, visitors and scholars pore over archives and engage with hands-on exhibits

Up to 68% Off Introductory Beekeeping Class

Round Rock Honey

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Honey makers impart beekeeping knowledge to students in hands-on classes that include all equipment and full-body keeper's suits

50% Off Personal Training at Infinity Fitness

Infinity Fitness

Redwood City

$139 $69

Personal trainer designs a fitness program that matches the client's goals, skills, and lifestyle during one-on-one coaching sessions

Up to 84% Off Yoga Classes from Yog-V 

YOG-V

Redwood Village

$150 $39

In small-group yoga sessions, an instructor guides yogis through a fluid series of poses

38% Off Jungle-Gym Play Sessions at Safari Run

Safari Run Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale

$40 $25

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Animal-themed jungle gym packed with slides, bridges, tunnels, and ladders combines fitness and play for kids aged 3–10 on Monday–Friday

Up to 29% Off at Sunnyvale Golf Course

Sunnyvale Golf Course

Sunnyvale

$102 $72

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Relatively flat course sprinkles the layout with tree-lined fairways, bunkers, and ponds that come into play

Up to 75% Off Martial-Arts Classes

FTX Martial Arts & Fitness

Sunnyvale

$149 $39

Kids and adults alike can burn off energy and build their strength as they learn practical marital-arts and self-defense skills

Up to 82% Off Yoga Classes

Yoga at Cindy's

Sunnyvale

$180 $39

Warm temperatures ease tension and allow for deeper stretches during classes such as Vinyasa and Yin Yang Yoga

45% Off Personal Training

Flex Fit-personal Training

Sunnyvale West

$999 $549

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Up to 78% Off at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Heritage District

$40 $12

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Variety of comedians who've appeared on late-night talk shows and comedy specials entertain audiences in the intimate club

Up to 81% Off Boot-Camp Classes or Personal Training

3Fit

Sunnyvale

$150 $29

Intense boot-camp classes whip participants into shape; one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer tailor a workout specifically to you

45% Off Martial Arts

Karate Masters

Sunnyvale

$110 $61

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Up to 39% Admission to Filoli

Filoli

Woodside

$36 $22

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654-acre estate encompasses manicured gardens, nature preserve, and stately house filled with antiques and paintings

50% Off Intro Flight Tour from Fly Bay Area

Fly Bay Area

San Carlos

$318 $159

Pilots guide private plane over the San Francisco Peninsula and give passenger time with controls during laid-back flight experience

86% Off at Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

San Carlos

$108 $15

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Hammer away stress and calories by hurling punches and kicks into heavy bags

45% Off Personal Training

Dowling Fitness

San Carlos

$510 $281

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Up to 49% Off Lessons at American Swim Academy

American Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

$72 $39

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Certified instructors impart swim basics in classes kept to a small student-to-teacher ratio for optimum safety and learning

Up to 69% Off at Tri City Aikido

Tri City Aikido

Newark

$160 $59

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience teaches students the graceful movements and flowing take-downs that characterize aikido

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

KOA Fitness

Newark

$125 $19

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Muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, and mixed-martial-arts classes in a gym with full-size boxing rings and octagonal cages

Up to 51% Off Archery Lesson

Archery Only

Newark

$60 $30

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Learn how to sling arrows with compound and recurve bows before practicing with friends; all necessary equipment is provided

Up to 79% Off Fitness Classes

Malina Fitness

Belmont

$95 $25

Exercisers burn calories and sculpt muscle during a variety of group fitness classes

Up to 69% Off Kids' Obstacle Course Boot Camp

Youth Obstacle Bootcamp

Belmont

$147 $49

Kids build strength and learn to move by overcoming obstacles such as Ninja Warrior-style ramps

Up to 63% Off Pilates Classes

Purely Pilates

Belmont

$160 $65

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Hour-long mat or Universal Reformer classes limber up spines and tone cores; one-on-one sessions focus on the client's personal goals

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

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

40% Off Drinks at Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Cupertino

$30 $18

Full-service sports bar with 25 draft and bottled beers, HDTVs, and lively karaoke inside a 32-lane bowling alley

45% Off Martial Arts

Jkr Okaigan Dojo

Cupertino

$420 $231

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Up to 80% Off Boot-Camp Classes at 2B Fit

2B Fit

Cupertino

$150 $39

Certified trainer helps jump-start weight loss through a high-intensity blend of cardio, resistance training, and team training

Up to 48% Off Movie Package for Two

BlueLight Cinemas

Cupertino

$36.50 $19

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Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn feeds movie fans during second-run flicks projected in theaters with DTS and Dolby surround sound

Up to 45% Off Golf at Blackberry Farm Golf Course

Blackberry Farm Golf Course

Cupertino

$38 $22

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Course measures 1,544 yards and challenges short iron and putting skills with narrow fairways and small greens

Up to 44% Off Water Park Outing with Lunch

Aqua Adventure

Irvington

$55.54 $31

This family-friendly water park features all-ages water slides, pools for tots and adults, and other watery attractions

Made Up Theatre – Up to 57% Off Improv

Made Up Theatre

Grimmer

$28 $12

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Alternating teams perform long- and short-form improv fueled by audience suggestions

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons

Golf With Ren

Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center

$125 $59

PGA professional Ren Chang incorporates 20+ years of golf prowess to enhance swing mechanics and lower scores

Up to 63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

West Coast Martial Arts

Fremont

$80 $35

Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels in a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, and Grappling to improve strength and confidence

70% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Usa Wuchi Kungfu Academy

Fremont

$135 $41

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Up to 66% Off Fitness and Yoga Classes

Mission Peak Fitness

Fremont

$150 $59

BodyPump classes provide a full-body barbell workout, while Vinyasa-flow yoga sessions help build core strength and flexibility

Up to 81% Off Yoga Classes

Wellness By All Means

Fremont

$49 $19

Daily yoga classes and weekly informational workshops to promote holistic well-being

50% Off Table Tennis

Itabletennis

East Industrial

$60 $30

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Up to 84% Off at Martial Arts America

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 66% Off San Francisco 49ers Football Game and Memorabilia

Official Fan Package

Levi's Stadium

$353 $299

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San Francisco begins their trek back to the playoffs during two preseason games and a regular-season clash with a division rival

Up to 62% Off One Month of Boot Camp

D1 Sports Training

Santa Clara

$180 $69

Trained coaches push participants to build strength and endurance through metabolic training, resistance exercises, and circuit training

Up to 59% Off Group Golf Lessons

Chris Roffi, LPGA

Santa Clara

$120 $59

Groups of two and three learn to improve their swings and scores with the help of a PGA professional

Up to 59% Off at Bikram Yoga Santa Clara

Bikram Yoga Santa Clara

Santa Clara

$360 $149

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90-minute series of 26 basic postures pushes mental and physical limits by being performed in rooms heated to 105 degrees

Up to 59% Off FootGolf

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

$48 $20

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A combination of soccer and golf involves kicking a regulation soccer ball into oversized holes on a shortened course

50% Off Personal Training

Accessible Fitness

Santa Clara

$259 $130

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Up to 46% Off at Pruneridge Golf Club

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

$240 $139

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Punch card for 10 or 25 rounds on nine-hole, par 31 golf course

Up to 69% Off Private Lessons at GolfSmarts

GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

$125 $39

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Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

55% Off Personal Trainer Services

Norcal-fit

Santa Clara

$245 $110

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65% Off Personal Training

Hyper-active Monkey Fitness

Santa Clara

$300 $105

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55% Off Boot Camp

Norcal-fit Bootcamp

Santa Clara

$160 $72

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45% Off Capoeira

Santa Clara Movement Arts / Capoeira

Santa Clara

$100 $55

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87% Off Curves Gym Membership & Classes

Curves

Multiple Locations

$153 $19.97

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Curves workouts from Jillian Michaels are designed for women of all ages and help kick start weight loss in 30 minutes a day

76% Off Classes at Worlds Yoga

Worlds Yoga

Union City

$120 $29

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Instructors guide students through the time-honored poses and sequences of Hatha flow, restorative yoga, Ashatanga, and yin yoga

78% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu or Muay Thai at Roots Kickboxing

Roots Kickboxing

Union City

$139 $30

Instructor teach take-downs, chokes, holds and defense techniques to students of all skill levels

Up to 88% Off at Hernandez Martial Arts

Hernandez Martial Arts

Union City

$160 $19

Kids learn discipline, physical skills, self-defense, and hard work during children's karate classes

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Amid the mythical landscapes and thrilling martial-arts battles in the film Mortal Kombat, you might see Richard Branden performing swift punches and mighty kicks as an outland warrior. Richard’s role in Mortal Kombat is just one of his many motion-picture credits, which include a stunt-double role in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Yin-Yang Man in WMAC Masters. The internationally renowned warrior has been practicing in martial arts since 1976, earning more than 35 international titles and six gold medals in chinese kung fu. A firm believer in the practice’s ability to enhance discipline and focus, as well as strength and agility, Branden opened Studio Kicks Palo Alto to help students of all ages reap martial arts’ many benefits.

Bright red and blue mats sweep across the floor of the expansive studio, where Branden's staff conduct a variety of combat-centric classes. The trainers lead energetic circuit-training routines and kickboxing combinations in adult fitness classes, helping students improve form and technique as they work toward sliming their physiques and toning their muscles. Youngsters and adults alike can enroll in the martial-arts program, where instructors guide students through movements, techniques, and training exercises that aim to boost power, flexibility, and strength. In addition to improving physical fitness, the program’s curriculum seeks to bolster self-confidence, much like an Armani blazer with the padded shoulders and biceps already sown in.

796 San Antonio Rd.
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

Although Ananda Yoga's introductory classes begin by teaching new students how to master the fundamental asanas, the studio's practice strives to promote more than physical development. Self-actualization and personal, spiritual growth lay the foundation, and the instructors help attendees work toward these goals by incorporating enlightening affirmations, breathing exercises, and centering meditation into the classes. These classes may vary in physical intensity as advanced students challenge their strength and stamina with deeper, longer stretches, but each sequence encourages the attendees to focus on their mind-body connection and calm their thoughts.

2171 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Originally founded in 1970 to give high-school and college students a chance to hone their onstage skills, TheatreWorks dedicated itself early on to promoting new work that grappled with America's changing social landscape. Exploring the experiences of ethnic and cultural minorities, the group built a following throughout the subsequent decades, growing to its present size of 41 permanent staffers, an annual budget of $7 million, and 8,000 subscribers. Its New Works Initiative continues to seek out up-and-coming voices from around the country, helping new playwrights find their footing and prompting embittered older writers to test new pseudonyms.

1305 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto,
CA
US

At Pasta Q, chefs roll out homemade pastas and gnocchi and douse their doughy exteriors with creamy sauces and redolent spices. Eighteen diverse pasta renditions share table space with classic Italian-style meats buffered by roasted potatoes. An eclectic selection of imported Italian wines pair with bites, and homemade desserts ease the burden of spaghetti strands trying to shape themselves into the form of tiramisu. The menu’s Mediterranean flourishes extend to the décor, with its deep-burgundy and mustard-yellow walls punctuated by mosaic-tiled benches and billowy white fabric suspended from the ceiling.

326 University Ave
Palo Alto,
CA
US

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