Local Services in Parkway

50% Off from Home of the $80 Tax Return

East Sacramento

$80 $40

Homeowners rest easy during tax season knowing that a registered tax-return preparer is handling their federal and state return

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Up to 60% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Central Sacramento

$375 $149

Photographer Tammy Nguyen Le creates a comfortable atmosphere as guests pose in make-up and lingerie during boudoir shoots

94% Off an Outdoor Photo-Shoot Package from Portrait Memory

Multiple Locations

$340 $19

A team of passionate photographers captures portraits of families, couples, and infants in the outdoor setting of their choice

87% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot and Prints

Downtown

$377 $49

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn two poses into 5"x7" and wallet-sized prints and retouched digital images

Up to 56% Off Psychic Readings

Sacramento

$80 $39

Licensed psychic and life coach makes predictions about her clients' future using tarot cards, a crystal ball, or a crystal wand

Up to 65% Off Anger-Control or Parenting Therapy

Sacramento

$65 $29

Licensed and state-certified marriage and family therapist; focus on managing and communicating anger in a more effective way.

50% Off Fortune Telling

Sacramento

$60 $30

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Half Off Guided Meditation at Sol Mind Body

The Natural Health Center

$345 $172.50

A therapist leads 35- to 45-minute guided-meditation sessions, which focus on relaxation & balance of the mind & body through hypnotherapy

$10 for Shoe Repair at Russo's Shoe Repair

Downtown

$20 $10

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The cobblers at Russo's fix heels, replaces soles, and perform specialty preventative repairs such as installing rubber sole protectors

54% Off Therapy and Biofeedback at The Attach Place

Arden - Arcade

$150 $69

Therapists provide therapy and neurofeedback to help clients cope with relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression, and parenting

50% Off

Arden - Arcade

$100 $50

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Up to 67% Off Photo Shoot and Images

Southeastern Sacramento

$150 $49.99

Digital image capture moments from an on-location or in-studio photo shoot

83% Off Photo-Shoot Package from Bill Mahon Photo

North Sacramento

$525 $89

Professional shutterbug photographs subjects on-location or in-studio and captures lasting memories

55% Off

North Sacramento

$29 $13

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50% Off Custom Suits and Shirts

Downtown

$1,000 $500

The master bespoke tailor at an award-winning menswear store handcrafts suits and shirts according to customers' exact measurements

51% Off Intro to Scuba Class

North Sacramento

$80 $39

PADI-certified instructors demonstrate how to use scuba gear to breathe underwater in a heated indoor pool

55% Off Twin-Sized Mattress at Mattress Studio

Sacramento

$199 $90

Imperial-brand twin-sized mattress makes for blissful sleep with cozy quilted construction and a five-year warranty

Up to 69% Off Photo-Shoot Package at Isis Media

Southeastern Sacramento

$137.50 $49

Experienced photographers snap pics of clients in a fun, upbeat environment

Up to 71% Off Digital Photography Class 

Midtown

$129 $49

Designed for DSLR cameras, the class covers creating dramatic effect with natural lighting, shutter speed, and different lens settings

Up to 63% Off Locksmith Services

Sacramento

$40 $15

Rekeys and repins secure homes without replacing entire locks; other services include lock installation and car lockout service

Up to 76% Off Tax Preparation

West Sacramento

$250 $59

Get help from a registered tax professional with your personal federal 1040 and state 540 tax returns.

Up to 86% Off Boudoir Photos at Pink Butterfly

Elk Grove

$340 $49

Photographer cultivates a friendly, comfortable atmosphere for her subjects to reveal their flirtier side

Sylvan Learning of Elk Grove – 72% Off Assessment and Tutoring

Multiple Locations

$320 $89

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student's learning needs

Half Off Kindermusik Classes

Elk Grove

$60 $30

Kindermusik classes take kids aged 0–7 on a learning adventure with songs, stories, movement, and fun activities

Up to 73% Off Academic Assessment and Tutoring

Stonelake Landing

$179 $59

After an academic assessment determines areas that need work, tutors create a custom program based on the child's actual school curriculum

80% Off Tax Preparation Services

Elk Grove

$400 $79

Tax preparation services from a certified expert

77% Off Life-Coaching Sessions

Franklin

$600 $139

Transformational life coach and consultant helps clients build skills in alternative ways of thinking, acceptance, and understanding purpose

51% Off Zyto Scan Nutritional Assessment

Rancho Cordova

$120 $59

A Zyto scan evaluates which of the body's wellness markers are lacking and how to correct them with nutritional supplements

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Carmichael

$129.95 $49

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

Up to 53% Off Dog Grooming with Haircut

Carmichael

$55 $27

Groomers gently bathe dogs of all sizes, before trimming nails, cleaning out ears, and cutting hair in a style of the owner's choice

Up to 86% Off Palm and Tarot-Card Readings

Arden - Arcade

$125 $19

Psychic reads palms and tarot cards, then dispenses spiritual advice to customers

45% Off Services

Foresthill-Back Country

$450 $248

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Up to 64% Off Estate Planning

Fair Oaks

$749 $299

Experienced attorneys help customers through the estate-planning process, providing them with a basic will package

Up to 57% Off Pet Care

Fair Oaks

$110 $49

Electrodermal screenings scan pets' organs, glands, and systems to identify energetic imbalances

50% Off at A New Beginning Preschool

Fair Oaks

$100 $50

Tots aged 2–6 learn in a healthy, supportive environment through activities such as story time, sing-alongs, and guided lesson plans

61% Off Custom Framing at FastFrame

Fair Oaks

$100 $39

Art and photo custom framing that may also be applied to a current $99 poster special that includes one of 10 metal or wood frame styles

Glass Screen Repairs for iPhone or iPad (Up to 50% Off)

Citrus Heights

$49.99 $29

Highly trained technicians replace the damaged glass screens for certain iPhones and iPads often in as little as an hour

Up to 91% Off Boudoir-Photography Package

Folsom

$645 $59

Photographer Jeffery Warren, who specializes in boudoir and wedding photography, snaps sensual pics immortalized on disks and as prints

Up to 60% Off Preschool and After-School Care

Folsom

$325 $129

Child care experts give kids a leg up with preschool and after-school programs

46% Off

Folsom

$48 $26

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Up to 88% Off Lifetouch Portrait Packages at Target Portrait Studio

Roseville North Target

$204.95 $25

Photographers customize backdrops and props before capturing images with professional gear; posting images in online gallery within 24 hours

45% Off a 45-Minute Psychic Reading

Roseville

$100 $55

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The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

116 N 16th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

The growl of lions and tigers will be replaced by the growls of guitars as the Sactopalooza Spring Party lights up the Sacramento Zoo with music from tribute bands and DJ Rigatony. No Duh blasts a high-energy pop set based on the music of No Doubt with a number of visuals, costumes, and props from the band’s music videos. Nominated for Best Tribute Band at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards, the Red Not Chili Peppers fill the air with classic funk-rock melodies and the four-chord password that grants entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to the concerts, attendees can partake in hands-on activities such as mechanical bull riding and gladiator jousting with foam poles.

The Sactopalooza Spring Party is the largest annual fundraising event for the Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento. This group of 20- to 30-year-old volunteers works year-round to improve the lives of local children with special needs. In addition to raising funds for children, the group organizes hands-on events to interact with children at an annual picnic, winter clothing drives, and a holiday party at the UC Davis cancer center. Proceeds from the party helps support these events and the organization’s work with children throughout the region.

3901 Land Park Drive
Sacramento,
CA
US

RPM Indoor Kart Racing indulges a driver's need for speed with two connectable indoor racecourses, refereed by staff members during high-octane heats. After stepping into the spacious lobby with high ceilings and a two-story window overlooking the track, adult drivers slap down a valid driver's license and sign a liability form in exchange for a racing suit and helmet. Once suited up, they climb into a 9-horsepower race kart that reaches speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, roughly the speed of an ostrich riding a moped.

The raceway's two sweeping thoroughfares—the Monster Energy Track and the Unbound Energy Track—send amateur IndyCar drivers zooming around adrenaline-filled turns. On Mondays, the two courses unfurl into one gargantuan raceway—the Lost Big Gun Track. Races include sprint and grand prix competitions with 8–10 racers, or Hot Laps that pit drivers against the clock, which despite one hand being smaller than the other, is actually a pretty good driver.

Guaranteeing maximum safety, referees keep their eagle eyes peeled during every race to enforce the courses' rules of the road. After heated competitions, former enemies bury the hatchet and become lifelong frenemies over refreshments in the Skybox, a windowed lounge that overlooks the tracks.

3130 Bradshaw Rd
Sacramento,
CA
US

At G'nique's Spa Services, owner, aesthetician, and massage therapist Genique Freeman guides her team with the conviction that total wellness is achieved when each patient feels beautiful, relaxed, and cared for. Freeman's staff makes a point of opening communication lines with each client, welcoming both English and Spanish speakers and discovering their patients' treatment preferences and favorite Kevin Bacon films via a simple online health-history form. Organic and wild-harvested ingredients from product lines such as De La Terre ease health concerns, and skin-purifying treatments are frequently paired with massages to heighten the therapeutic effects of both. Calm lighting and soft music welcome clients to leave their workplace stresses at the door, and a no-walk-in policy ensures patient comfort by safeguarding against overcrowding or a sudden influx of encyclopedia salesmen. Also supporting the spa's philosophy that physical and psychological health go hand in hand, G'nique's encourages veterans and their families to take respite in pampering by offering military discounts on specialty services, such as massages and facials.

1022 P St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Andy Siebert floated in the water, weightless—almost as if in outer space—and watched as all 40 feet of a Galapagos Island whale shark drifted past him. It’s moments like that one that Andy lives for, having devoted his life to scuba diving. He took his first dive as a teenager, but didn’t take the sport seriously until he turned 42, at which point he began his journey to log more than 3,000 dives.

Now, as owner of Scuba World, Andy works to help others discover their love of the underwater sport. One part retail shop and one part scuba-diving school, the PADI five-star IDC dive center is chock-full of gear for purchase and rental, as well as expert instructors who teach classes for divers of all levels, including instructor-level classes. Their classes range from beginner discovery sessions to open-water-certification courses to rescue-diver classes for the more advanced diver who is worried about all those fish in the ocean who need help getting out. Andy’s wife and partner, Lynn Siebert, plans trips that take divers to waters all over the world, including the nearby Monterey Bay and more far-flung expeditions in Micronesia.

5114 Madison Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

Smashburger isn't just the name—it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

1735 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US