Things To Do In Sacramento

47% Off The Slime Run 5K

Sacramento Raceway

$54.68 $29

Get slimed as you make your way along a 5K path rife with slippery obstacles

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

Dinner Detective Sacramento – 47% Off

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

$161.60 $85

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Dinner party descends into wacky madness as an interactive murder mystery unfolds; improv actors play detectives and suspects

80% Off Barre Fit or Hot and Vinyasa Yoga Classes

Arden - Arcade

$93 $19

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Instructors guide students through body-sculpting techniques on a ballet barre fit or yoga poses in flexibility-boosting heat

Up to 55% Off Admission to Sacramento Banana Festival 

William Land Park

$10 $5

Two-day festival celebrates the banana’s influence with performance from Velocity Circus Troupe, banana-themed activities & food tastings

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

Laughs Unlimited – Up to 75% Off Standup

Central Sacramento

$40 $10

Venerable club with alumni such as Jerry Seinfeld and Dennis Miller hosts established and rising comedians

Up to 76% Off Comedy Night at Sacramento Punch Line

Arden-Arcade

$74 $18

Nationally touring comedians, including Comedy Central veterans Mo Mandel and Darryl Lennox, at intimate and historic venue

Crocker Art Museum – 44% Off Classic-Film Screening

Downtown

$16 $9

Classic, family-friendly films screened in the Crocker Art Museum courtyard; includes museum admission on the day of each screening

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

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

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op – Up to 55% Off Cooking Class

East Sacramento

$49 $22

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Upcoming demonstrations and hands-on sessions cover everything from sushi and cheese making to pizza on the grill

Up to 70% Off Boot-Camp Program

Midtown Sacramento

$98.50 $39

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Instructors lead strength and cardio routines during boot-camp classes

Up to 53% Off from David Gums at Bing Maloney

Southwestern Sacramento

$80 $39

Assistant golf professional David Gums helps golfers perfect their swings and fits them with the proper equipment

Up to 87% Off Unlimited CrossFit Classes

CrossFit Sacramento

$150 $20

Coaches guide exercise routines that combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and track-and-field techniques to build strength and versatility

Up to 71% Off Kids' Conditioning Program

North Sacramento

$75 $22

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Conditioning program designed to combat childhood obesity helps kids build strength and encourages a more active lifestlye

76% Off Women's CrossFit Classes

North Sacramento

$120 $29

Certified Level 1 CrossFit coach leads ladies-only classes, which hinge on the system's high-intensity exercises and ever-changing workouts

Up to 81% Off Wine Tasting or Barrel Room Tour

Sacramento

$36 $19

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100+ year barn houses the tasting room, where guests sample wine after vineyard tour; Barrel Room tour explains entire winemaking process

78% Off Hot-Yoga Classes at Yoga Loka

East Sacramento

$135 $30

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Attentive instructors teach the tenets of yoga philosophy and lead students of all abilities through hot Bikram-style classes

55% Off Fitness Training

Downtown Sacramento

$85 $38

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

55% Off Boot Camp

Upper Land Park

$298 $134

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

Up to 71% Off Personal Training

East Sacramento

$30 $15

Small-group personal-training classes encourage clients get to fit; choose from Body Blast Bootcamp, Zumba Fitness, and Mod Squad.

Up to 77% Off Boot Camp

North Sacramento

$99 $25

Personal trainer leads 60-minute strength and cardio sessions that tone and strengthen the entire body

Up to 77% Off Classes at Prime Time Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$125 $29

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45-minute boxing classes teach basic boxing jabs and footwork while increasing stamina with cardio drills and muscle training

Up to 56% Off Prenatal or Postnatal Yoga Classes

Sacramento

$100 $49

One-hour yoga sessions help new and expecting moms relax and unwind

Up to 54% Off at Andy K. Muay Thai Academy

Sacramento

$115 $55

Learn muay thai—also known as "the art of eight limbs"—during classes that engage the core with standup striking moves

51% Off Dance, Gymnastics, or Tumbling

Rodina Elite Gymnastics Academy

$65 $32

Weekly classes include age-appropriate activities to help teach young students motor skills and older students coordination

Up to 75% Off at Fourth Power Fitness

Arden - Arcade

$99 $30

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Coaches host circuit-training and sports-performance classes inside a fitness facility that also offers open-gym time

87% Off CrossFit Classes

CrossFit Natomas

$199 $25

Coaches guide exercise routines that combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and track-and-field techniques to build strength and versatility

Up to 65% Off Classes at Adventure Boot Camp

Washington Park & Elementary School

$99 $35

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Certified trainers lead women in energetic and creative full-body exercise routines in local parks

Up to 61% Off Golf Lessons at Natomas Golf Center

Sacramento

$75 $35

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Full-service practice facility features covered hitting bays, 18-hole putting course, putting and chipping area, and practice bunker

84% CrossFit Classes

Fitness Rehab

$160 $25

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Ever-changing interval workouts help students boost endurance and increase total body strength

50% Off

Carmichael

$40 $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 92% Off at Elite Fitness and Performance

Multiple Locations

$266 $29

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Trainer motivates clients during one-hour group boot camp and one-on-one training sessions that meld bodyweight and cardio exercises

63% Off 3D Golf-Swing Analysis

Sacramento

$79 $29

Trainers use a wireless K-Vest to understand how your body affects your swing, then they offer solutions for the most improvement

Up to 52% Off Roller-Skating at The Rink

Sacramento

$25 $12

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Roller-skating with traditional quad skates under a light show to the sounds of DJ’ed music

87% Off Croxx Fit Core Training Classes

Central Sacramento

$150 $20

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Trainers customize routines to all fitness levels to strengthen cores without any heavy lifting or overexertion

Up to 51% Off Wine and Small Plates

Central Sacramento

$40 $20

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Urban winery pours out glasses of artisan red and white wines that are paired with small artisan plates of seasonal bistro fare

92% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$485 $39

Certified instructors combine cardio, resistance, and core-strengthening drills into ever-varied boot-camp sessions

Up to 82% Off CrossFit Classes

Arden - Arcade

$150 $29

Trainers specialize in strength and conditioning training, inventing new workouts daily to reach optimal performance at any fitness level

Up to 87% Off Kickboxing Classes

Arden - Arcade

$140 $19

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Courtesy, discipline & respect backbone Laotian art of muay thai that cyclones hands, elbows & knees in self-defense combat workouts

Up to 55% Off Billiards and Snacks at Hot Shot Billiards

Arden - Arcade

$23.25 $12

Pool sharks and pool guppies enjoy hours of 8-ball and plates of nachos and soda at old-fashioned pool hall

Up to 77% Off Classes at Rise Yoga Studio

Southwestern Sacramento

$70 $20

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Instructors lead students in Hatha, rigorous Vinyasa, and the gentler restorative yoga with hot stones

Up to 58% Off at Dragon Fire Martial Arts, Inc.

Natomas

$90 $39

Family-oriented martial-arts studio offers programs for kids & adults; blended program combines tae kwon do, street defense, judo & weaponry

62% Off Two Golf Lessons at Haggin Oaks

Sacramento

$39.95 $15

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Introductory small-group golf lessons help newcomers learn skills, rules, and etiquette under the tutelage of a seasoned golf professional

75% Off Program at Mama Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

Six weeks of unlimited boot camp sessions get bodies into shape, along with nutritional guidance and personal coaching

Up to 56% Sushi or Karaoke Party

Downtown

$25 $15

Cocktails complement menu of specialty rolls, fresh sashimi, and sushi and fuel karaoke performances in private rooms

50% Off

Downtown

$150 $75

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

Up to 75% Off Classes at The Yoga Solution

East Sacramento

$75 $19

Supportive environment invites students of all skill levels to improve body and mind through a variety of yoga classes

Up to 62% Off at Fusion Yoga Studio Sacramento

Arden - Arcade

$130 $49

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Traditional yoga, prenatal yoga, mom & baby yoga, introductory sessions, and other classes

75% Off at Fit 2 Ripped Fitness

Sacramento

$100 $25

Passionate instructors lead patrons in high-intensity boot-camp regimens in the outdoors

Up to 85% Off at Punching Mama

Upper Land Park

$150 $25

MMA classes designed to improve muscle tone and promote cardiovascular health; self-defense classes help students evade assailants

Up to 82% Off Yoga Classes

Carmichael / Citrus Heights

$80 $19

2,200-square-foot practice room with 40-foot murals; instructors help students improve their strength, stamina, and flexibility

Up to 76% Off Bootcamp at Pasifika Fitness

Southeastern Sacramento

$100 $25

Led by a certified CrossFit trainer, high-intensity workouts help students build lean, powerful muscle with ever-changing daily routines

Up to 76% Off at South Sacramento CrossFit

Freeport Manor

$100 $29

CrossFit sessions build muscle and burn calories with reps of functional cardio and weight-training workouts

51% Off Instruction at Scuba World

Scuba World Sacramento

$100 $49

Guests frolic underwater for two hours, learning the basics of scuba diving under the eye of a seasoned instructor

Up to Half Off Military Museum Visit

Central Sacramento

$20 $10

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March through California's long tradition of military service while exploring photos, themed exhibits, and more than 33,000 artificats

Up to 78% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Curtis Park

$125 $29

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Expert trainer leads small groups of students of all fitness levels through intense, 45-minute boot-camp workouts

Up to 85% Off Group Cross-Training Fitness Classes

Vineyard

$187 $29

Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through TRX suspension training and cardio drills to help achieve fitness goals

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp Classes

McKinley Park

$100 $39.99

Boot-camp classes work outdoors and follow a different workout every week, incorporating cardio, strength training, and agility elements

Up to 57% Off Latin Dance Classes

Arden - Arcade

$80 $39

Instructors with backgrounds in dance and education teach students of all levels salsa routines amid a spacious studio

47% Off

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

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

Up to 78% Off Adult or Children's Dance Classes

Midtown Sacramento

$275 $100

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Veteran actress, model, and Broadway dancer molds students through individual attention to strengths and weaknesses

"Dr. Heckle & Mr. Ed Comedy Show" – Up to 68% Off

Shenanigans in Sacramento

$61.99 $20

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Comedians Matt Black and Ed Hill perform sets marked by dry wit and risqué humor

Up to 50% Off Taste of the Little City for 1, 2, or 4

Sacramento

$40 $20

Adults sample wine, microbrews, and local cuisine in support of children’s safety and health programs

72% Off a Five-Week Women's Fitness Program

Multiple Locations

$139 $39

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20-session women-only fitness program combines cross-training, yoga, morning runs, and nutrition planning with a focus on teamwork

44% Off Vin12 Wine Event

Multiple Locations

$70 $39

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Sacramento event highlights pinot noir and zinfandel, Santa Clara spotlights pinot noir—both feature 15+ wineries and 40+ wines to sample

50% Off Kids' Obstacle-Course Mud Run

Granite Regional Park

$40 $20

Kids aged 4–13 zip through a 1- to 2-mi. course of hills, muddy pits, and dirt paths before celebrating with finisher medals

Up to 55% Off West Coast Swing Classes

West Sacramento

$50 $25

Beginners learn the basics of West Coast Swing and extension-compression techniques during weekly, one-hour classes

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

West Sacramento

$65 $29

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

Up to 68% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Superior Fighting Academy

$140 $49

Professional martial artists train students of all ages in Brazilian jiu-jitsu or Muay Thai kickboxing

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

50% Off Towards one month of unlimited Adult or Junior classes

Arden -- Carmichael

$120 $60

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

88% Off Boot Camp at FitRanX

North Sacramento

$250 $30

Boot-camp classes adhere to an eight-level ranking system that sets concrete goals for participants at each fitness level

Aerospace Museum of California – Up to 49% Off

McClellan

$16 $8.75

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Hands-on exhibits, flight simulators, and aircraft from the 1940s to now explore the history of flight and look to future of space travel

Up to 84% Off Fitness Boot Camp at Basic Training

Multiple Locations

$357.99 $59

Torch calories and tackle goals during challenging functional workouts designed by a military drill instructor and master fitness trainer

84% Off at Anatolia Family Taekwondo

Rancho Cordova

$179 $29

Staff led by duo of fourth-degree black belts teaches the tenets of taekwondo to students of all ages

Up to 52% Off at Granite Arch Climbing Center

Rancho Cordova

$28 $14

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Instructors teach the basics of tying in ropes and securing your partner’s rope during the class; day passes include unlimited climbing

Up to 53% Off at NorCal Mud Run

Sloughhouse

$60 $30

Racers climb through monkey bars, cross a balance beam, or swing on a rope over pools of sticky mud waiting below

Half Off at Sacramento Children's Museum

Rancho Cordova

$28 $14

Families explore hands-on exhibits featuring kid-friendly science, math, art, and social learning activities

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Founded with the goal of bolstering childhood development via confidence- and fitness-boosting programs, Tricks Gymnastics, Dance, and Swim's team of instructors keeps kids of all ages active and engaged via a host of high-energy classes. The highly skilled and friendly crew works hard to foster a nurturing environment within each class, keeping a close eye on the kids while teaching them new skills via positive reinforcement and recognition of effort. All three locations offer dance classes that introduce preschool Baryshnikovs to the world of movement and grant school-aged pupils a chance to explore various styles ranging from ballet to jazz to ballroom hokey pokey.

Meanwhile, experienced coaches man gymnastics programs designed to combat inactivity and encourage healthy lifestyles. Young ones aged 0–5 burn excess energy and hone flexibility during Tumblebunny classes, and big kids build strength and character thanks to both noncompetitive and competitive programs. A variety of special events include date nights that enable parents to sneak off for an evening of fun while their progeny plays at the gym. The Folsom location further fortifies its kinetic curriculum with swim programs focused on teaching pupils the essentials of water safety and basic swimming techniques. Paddlers grouped into classes by age hop into the crystalline pool, splashing about in waters kept at a balmy 89 degrees to ward off loitering snowflakes.

4440 Marconi Ave
Sacramento,
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The press certainly likes California Family Fitness, granting the exercise venue such awards as a top spot on KCRA-3's 2012 A-List and Sacramento News and Review's Best of Sacramento 2012 Award. The press, however, isn't the top priority for the gym's staff; they believe that, to quote their about CFF page, “awards don't greet you at the door.” Instead, they depend upon their dedicated staffers at the front desk, chaperones at the Kidz Club play zone, and personal trainers to make families of clients feel at home. Certified personal trainers take aspiring exercisers of all ages through regimens that make use of the 16 available locations' ample workout machinery. Seasoned instructors, meanwhile, hold group fitness classes, free with a membership, fostering community as they incinerate calories during high-energy Zumba, step aerobics, Turbo Kick, and Hip Hop Hustle. Nine of the locations boast pools that host swim lessons taught by certified water-safety instructors.

While hitting the gym, parents can drop wee ones at childcare havens lined with playgrounds and age-appropriate investment manuals. After breaking a sweat on the exercise floor, clients can also shed excess body moisture in saunas and tanning beds.

1335 Fulton Ave
Sacramento,
CA
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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,
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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

During her college years, Kristin Walton—like most students—gave into the lure of alcohol and fast food, which led to the dreaded freshman 15...and then some. With her jeans fitting a bit too snuggly, the former competitive synchronized swimmer knew she needed to make a change. She started with yoga a few times a week, but it wasn’t downward dog that sparked her weight-loss—it was a local boot camp. From there, Kristin cleaned up her diet, enhanced her muscle definition, eventually shed 40 pounds, and gained a NASM personal training certification.

Today, she returns the favor by running her own boot camp and personal training facility, where she coaches students of all ages and athletic abilities through circuit-style training that uses body-weight exercises, kettlebells, and TRX training machines. Unlike traditional boot camps, Kristin trades in a hoarse throat and steam-emitting ears for heart-pumping music and constructive motivation; she never lets a student perform a move incorrectly and always helps less experienced exercisers make adjustments. She also doles out one-on-one advice and motivation during personal training sessions and directs clients to a blog full of healthful recipes.

1920 T St
Sacramento,
CA
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Walking into the weight room at The Capital Athletic Club, visitors may think they’ve stepped into a European cathedral. Vaulted wood ceilings soar above resistance machines and free weights, immersing exercisers in a light, airy atmosphere and allowing trainers to participate in the annual Bring Your Giraffe to Work day. Dozens of classes cater to group fitness in four wood-floored studios and a heated, outdoor pool ensures comfortable laps regardless of outside temperature. Enthusiastic, highly qualified personal trainers collaborate with members, helping craft new programs for beginners or enlivening veterans' tired routines.

The club's amenities mirror its luxurious appointments, with each full member receiving a permanent locker for stashing clothes and parking meters you tore out of the ground with your bare hands. The staff launders workout clothes overnight, freeing up members’ time for relaxing in the expansive saunas and steam rooms. WiFi facilitates impromptu business meetings and spa services offer relaxing treatments.

1515 8th St
Sacramento,
CA
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