Things To Do In Pleasant Hill

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

51% Off Kids' Sports and Adventure Camps

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Kids can opt for a morning full of sports or a day combining skateboarding or athletics with a broad array of camp activities like mini golf

50% Off Wedding Fair for Two

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Bridal shows bring together couples and wedding professionals for networking and big-day planning

Up to 87% Off at Dream Body Boot Camp

Concord

$157 $25

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Trained instructors challenge students with 60 minutes of cardio and strength-training moves

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

55% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Concord

$55 $25

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Renowned chocolatier with 30 years of experience personally leads chocolate-making workshops that incorporate seasonal ingredients

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

Up to Half Off Membership and Training at The Big C Athletic Club

Concord

$200 $45

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The gym hosts Pilates, yoga, Zumba, and other fitness classes; sports courts and a temperature-controlled pool offer something for everyone

Up to 80% Off Adult or Teen Parkour Classes

Concord

$145 $29

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Parkour and free-running gym houses a modular set of obstacles including jungle gyms, moveable bars, walls of many heights, and a foam pit

$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

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 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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Up to 54% Off Self-Defense Classes 

Multiple Locations

$129 $59

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Students learn to defend themselves using system designed for Israeli Defense Forces

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

54% Off Services

Martinez

$50 $23

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Up to 54% Off at #bouncefarm

Martinez

$50 $25

Children cavort about an indoor playground chock full of slides, obstacle courses, bounce areas, and arcade games

Up to 59% Off Membership with Yoga Classes at Type A Yoga

Type A Yoga

$50 $25

Membership with yoga classes such as Hatha, vinyasa flow, prenatal yoga, and wind-down yoga

Up to 88% Off Kids' Tae Kwon Do Classes

Martinez

$215 $29

Owner has been teaching martial arts for more than 35 years; instructors focus on instilling self-confidence, discipline, and respect

Up to 68% Off Martial-Arts and Boxing Classes

Martinez

$80 $29

Instructors train students in basics of boxing, muay thai, karate, MMA, and Brazilian jujitsu on padded mats and in the ring

Up to 63% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Tassajara

$80 $39

Certified trainers lead private horseback-riding lessons at a facility featuring an indoor arena and lush gardens

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 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

47% Off Intro Reformer Pilates Classes

Danville

$150 $79

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Patented reformer equipment builds lean muscles and improves cardiovascular health

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Danville

$175 $59

Boot-camp classes tone muscle with interval training, exercise circuits, and other drills

Up to 85% Off at Alamo Zumba Fitness

The Danville Grange

$110 $19

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Dance-fitness routines burn calories and strengthen muscle during classes set to upbeat music

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

50% Off 10-Week Basketball Session

San Ramon

$199 $99

Practices and Sunday league games teach boys and girls the fundamentals of basketball while they develop skills with a team

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts for Kids or Adults

San Ramon

$125 $39

Both kids and adults develop discipline and self-confidence as they learn martial arts

53% Off Children's Martial-Arts Classes

San Ramon

$79.99 $37.49

Instructor with more than 15 years of experience emphasizes back-to-school safety with focus- and confidence-building lessons

81% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

San Ramon

$150 $29

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Twist, bend, and sweat in these hot yoga classes

Up to 76% Off Crossfit Classes in San Ramon

San Ramon

$160 $39

Fitness guru Travis Sleighter tailors high-intensity workouts to suit students of all fitness levels

Up to 71% Off Self-Defense Classes at Trucombat

San Ramon

$100 $30

Expert instructors teach kids and adults self-defense techniques that incorporate elements of fighting styles such as Kung Fu and MMA

55% Off Cross-Training and Yoga Classes

San Ramon

$100 $45

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81% Off Classes at The Yoga Fusion

San Ramon

$150 $29

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Experienced instructors impart strength-building poses and mind-calming breathing techniques during yoga classes

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

87% Off Yoga at Umang's Wellness Haven

San Ramon

$186 $25

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ERYT-certified instructor Umang Goel leads a seven-day schedule of yoga classes to help students stretch and strengthen muscles

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

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 55% Off Yoga Classes at Aguirre Fitness

Hercules

$60 $29

Yoga classes stretch tight muscles, improve flexibility, and help tone bodies

Up to 70% Off at Hercules CrossFit

Hercules

$90 $32

Certified trainers build strong, lean bodies via dynamic, ever-changing workouts that include dead lifts, sprints, and body-weight exercises

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 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

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

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

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

Up to Half Off at Paradise Skate Roller Rink

Antioch-Pittsburg

$25 $12.50

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Hawaiian-themed roller rink invites duos and quartets to frolic on wheels, aided by a snack bar with hot dogs, nachos, and drinks

Up to 89% Off Paintball

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 65% Off Zumba Classes

Antioch

$50 $19

Students have fun shredding calories in an energetic dance class set to pulse-pounding Latin music and led by an enthusiastic instructor

Up to 51% Off Golf for 2 at Mare Island Golf Club

Vallejo

$116 $57

Oldest course west of the Mississippi River features distinctive topography on the front and back nines, as well as a range and a pro shop

43% Off Services

Vallejo

$30 $17

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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

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Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District gives families all the motivation they need to get outside for open-air fun. The park district puts youngsters on the path to athleticism and good sportsmanship with youth sports leagues, including soccer, flag football, and karate. Adults can even get in on some old fashioned, friendly competition in leagues of their own, feeling the satisfaction of connecting with a kickball or the sense of accomplishment in lawfully taking possession of your opponent’s 401K by stealing his flag football flag. Aquatic aspirations take shape at the community pool, which offers public swimming, swim lessons, summer camps, and a place for rubber duckies to live out their retirement in peace. For more intellectually oriented endeavors, kids and adults can sign up for a slew of classes, such as art, dance, and music. In addition to homegrown activities, the park district organizes adult field trips to far-flung locales. You can register for an Alaskan cruise, a railroad trip through the Colorado Rockies, or a safari in Kenya.

147 Gregory Ln
Pleasant Hill,
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.

1231 Diamond Way
Concord,
CA
US

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.

1220 Diamond Way
Concord,
CA
US

If the punching bags that line the workout rooms at Max Combat Fitness could talk, they would probably still keep their mouths shut. That’s how scared they are of the professional and amateur fighters who inflict a beating on them every day during the gym’s muay thai and mixed-martial-arts classes. Led by chiseled combatant George Tsutsui, the team of instructors leads students of all ages and skill levels through the basics of hand-to-hand martial arts. If they aren’t interested in learning MMA strikes or jujitsu grappling techniques, students can burn calories in cardio-kickboxing classes that eschew contact in favor of aerobic dance moves. Similarly, the gym’s conditioning classes improve strength, speed, stamina, and flexibility through stretching exercises and explosive bursts of movement.

981 Bancroft Rd
Concord,
CA
US

Recognized by the Green Yoga Association for its eco-friendly space, Sol Yoga helps students trim down and limber up while treading lightly on the environment. Inside the softly lit practice room, yogis stretch in the sun-like warmth that shines down from overhead radiant heat panels, loosening up tight muscles, and escorting toxins from the body through pores. HEPA filters fill the studio with fresh air while sustaining a relentless, merciless rampage against odors, airborne contaminants, and dust bunnies disguised as dust people. After cleansing their bodies and minds during vigorous Vinyasa power flows, students relax in the spa-like locker room complete with hardwood lockers, slate-tiled floors, and private showers.

5416 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Concord,
CA
US

CrossFit’s creator, Greg Glassman, sought to fuse the skills and training regimen of a gymnast, sprinter, weightlifter, and rower. At Concord CrossFit, a staff of CrossFit certified trainers continues this mission during rigorous workouts. With a chorus of kettlebells and jump ropes clattering in the background. Members hoist their body weight on pull-up bars, rope climbs, and gymnasts rings or pull pounds on the horizontal weight sled. Over the sounds intense workouts, instructors expound upon proper weightlifting form or explain where there is a gulch full of phonebooks to rip apart. Concord's staff also hosts CrossFit competitions, during which teams and individuals compete at events such as clean and jerk and kettlebell squat.

2956 Treat Blvd
Concord,
CA
US

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