Local Services in San Carlos

59% Off Singing Workshop from Singingbelt

Multiple Locations

$69.99 $29

Workshop lessons use the Singingbelt to help students learn about breath support and the mechanics of singing

Up to 55% Off Horse-Assisted Therapy

BOK Ranch

$150 $75

Hands-on workshop helps participants connect with their feelings through interaction with friendly horses

Up to 50% Off Shoe Repair and Shines

Foster City

$30 $15

Longtime cobbler repairs and shines worn-out boots and shoes using high-quality materials

Up to 70% Off Photography Workshop

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

89% Off Photo Shoot & Pictures

Multiple Locations

$144 $16

Expert shutterbugs get to know photographees before snapping in front of colorful backdrops, with chosen portraits ready in about an hour

Half Off Frames at Cheap Pete’s

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Custom framing, ready-made frames, and framing supplies for concert posters, photos, and artwork

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

San Mateo

$80 $39

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

Up to 51% Off Consulting Sessions

San Mateo

$150 $75

A counselor-coach helps clients understand their subconscious motivation; she seeks to bring balance to their mind and body

70% Off Computer-Repair Services from ClickAway

Multiple Locations

$100 $30

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Computer experts remove viruses and spyware, recover data, and restore PC and Apple devices with onsite repairs

79% Off a Career Assessment and Academic Planning Session

Multiple Locations

$215 $45

After assessing career interest, personality, and academics, director creates academic program designed to address needs of K–12 students

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

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

89% Off One-on-One SAT or ACT Tutoring

Palo Alto

$440 $49

After an SAT or ACT practice test, tutors help struggling test-takers or work with good scorers to push their results past a plateau

56% Off Pet Care

Palo Alto

$50 $22

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77% Off Tutoring Sessions at Huntington

Palo Alto

$387 $89

After an academic evaluation, tutoring sessions with one teacher for four students help kids achieve success in exams or various subjects

55% Off Custom Framing from Frame-O-Rama

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

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Frame-O-Rama's staff offers framing services ranging from closed-corner frames to putting objects inside three-dimensional shadow boxes.

50% Off Services

Ingold - Milldale

$20 $10

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55% Off Makeup Lesson

Lyon Hoag

$150 $75

Makeup artists show women how to get the look they want, whether it's a two-minute morning routine or a smoky eye for a night out

Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at Aria Music Studio

Burlingame

$70 $35

Lifelong pianist Wendy Liu teaches students of various skill levels to play everything from basic scales to solo sonatas

Up to 79% Off Engagement or Family Photo Packages

Millbrae

$399 $99

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Skilled shutterbugs spend an hour photographing families or newly betrothed couples before producing 4"x6" prints

Up to 80% Off Pet Portrait Shoot

North Los Altos

$250 $49

Accomplished photographer Heather Lussier maintains a calm, welcoming demeanor to put pets at ease in a boutique studio

Up to 85% Off at Heather Lussier Photography

North Los Altos

$299 $49

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Babies attend photo shoots at newborn, 6, and 12 months old; certified professional photographer with more than 20 years of experience

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

Up to 70% Off at ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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Experienced mixologists impart bartending secrets as students shake up classic and popular drinks

Up to 65% Off Music Classes for Toddlers

Mountain View

$126 $59

Children explore sounds through singing, moving, listening & playing instruments, as well as verbalization & visualization of musical ideas

Up to 53% Off Generations

Rockaway Beach

$15 $7

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Up to 56% Off Cat Boarding

Vallemar

$90 $45

Cats stay overnight in private suites furnished with a climbing wall, bed, and private litter box

Up to 56% Off Math Classes

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Teachers lead students through interactive lessons that increase their ability to solve math problems without a calculator

Up to 58% Off Chinese Tutoring Sessions

Union City

$160 $75

English-speaking students in grades K-12 are immersed in Chinese language and culture at in-home and classroom tutoring sessions

Up to 83% Off Tutoring from Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

$350 $59

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills toward SAT or ACT test preparation

Up to 84% Off Media Transfers at Denevi Digital Imaging

Sunnyvale

$140 $22

Careful professionals convert home-video tapes, film, photos, and slides into DVD format and provide free editing software

55% Off Services

Hayward

$85 $38

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Up to 53% Off Dog Daycare at Good Dog Day Care

Hayward

$105 $49

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After successful prescreening, pups benefit from safely socializing with other dogs guided by experienced staff using positive reinforcement

93% Off Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package

Downtown Hayward

$550 $39

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Inside a sunlit loft, clients pose on beds and furniture for a sultry boudoir shoot, which yields proofs on the same day

Up to 82% Off Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

$403 $89

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Using a comprehensive academic evaluation and customized tutoring, certified tutors help students overcome their scholastic struggles

Up to 61% Off Office-Space Rental at Second Work Space

Fremont

$40 $19

Collaborative work environment with high-speed Internet, ergonomic chairs and desks, coffee, and a fax machine, scanner, copier, and printer

Up to 77% Off Academic Tutor

Multiple Locations

$210 $49

Math or English assessment helps tutors develop lesson plans to aid students from pre-K through high school with 75-minute weekly sessions

56% Off Kids' Creative Writing Class

Fremont

$630 $275

Kids ages 8–15 learn a variety of writing styles and processes to develop creative paragraphs and essays

50% Off Tax Preparation

East Industrial

$175 $88

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47% Off Party Supplies

Sunnyvale

$15 $8

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55% Off Studio Photography

Sunnyvale

$134 $60

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55% Off Financial Consulting

Sunnyvale

$175 $79

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50% Off Pets

Castro Valley

$100 $50

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Up to 66% Off Dog Boarding or Dental Services

Castro Valley

$38 $19

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Vets scrub away tartar and bacteria from dogs under sedation; dogs stay in spacious accommodations while their owners are away

50% Off Computer-Skills Classes

Daly City

$600 $300

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Sylvan Learning – 82% Off Tutoring

Multiple Locations

$499 $89

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

Up to 67% Off After-School Care

Milpitas

$150 $69

After-school care includes classes in everything from Bollywood dance and yoga to science and cooking

Up to 51% Off Child Yoga or Phonics Classes

Milpitas

$160 $79

Students enrich themselves physically or mentally in yoga or phonics classes

90% Off a Modeling-Portfolio Package

Milpitas

$687 $69

Before auditioning for a commercial, aspiring models strike poses during 30-minute photo shoots whose images are retouched

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 51% Off at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Inner Sunset

$80 $40

Expert sewing and vacuum technicians clean up or repair hard-working household appliances

Up to 60% Off Custom Framing at Framed and Cornered

San Francisco

$100 $40

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An experienced framing technician can carefully preserve a diploma, sports jersey, or other collectibles with a custom frame

60% Off Intro to Filmmaking Workshop

SoMa

$199 $79

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The one-day intensive workshop covers the basics of filmmaking such as screenwriting, directing, producing, lighting, shooting, and editing

67% Off Group Spanish Class

San Francisco

$60 $20

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Experienced bilingual instructors teach group Spanish classes at six levels, taking students from basic present tense to fluency

Up to 62% Off Tarot-Card and Aura Readings

Inner Sunset

$60 $24

A psychic with 25 years of experience gives insight into finance, romantic relationships, and more during intuitive readings

50% Off Computer Repair

San Francisco

$20 $10

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Up to 89% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

Downtown

$399 $45

With lingerie outfits, women bring their sensuality to the surface, posing for 60 minutes to create unique, romantic gifts

Up to 61% Off Custom Framing

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

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Custom framers preserve a wide range of keepsakes and offer complementary onsite consultations

Up to 56% Off Memory-Improvement Workshop

Bay Club San Francisco Tennis

$397 $189

US Memory Champion Chester Santos's one-day workshop instills participants with sturdy techniques of memory retention

50% Off Eight Hours of Arabic Classes ($400 value)

Nob Hill

$400 $200

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Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

75% Off Photo Session with Print Credit

Multiple Locations

$320 $79

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Lifelong photographer makes sure his clients have fun as he renders their portraits at photogenic locations across the city

Half Off Tax and Accounting Services

San Francisco

$200 $100

Tax returns, QuickBooks training, and estate planning are a few of the services that accountants offer to both individuals and businesses

Up to 88% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

San Francisco

$250 $29

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn one pose into a retouched 8"x12" print and digital image

Up to 51% Off Dog Daycare or Boarding at Citipets

San Francisco

$40 $20

CPR- and First Aid-certified staff care for pets, who bunk down in communal sleeping rooms and play in a huge indoor-outdoor facility

54% Off Mixology 101 Class

Mission Bay

$195 $89

Students learn how different flavor notes complement each other while creating eight staple cocktails and tasting exotic cordials

50% Off Psychic Readings

Pacific Heights

$60 $30

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Up to 76% Off Photo-Shoot Package

San Francisco

$405 $99

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Photo shoots staged outdoors at local spots, such as Baker Beach or the Lyon Street Steps; boudoir shoots embrace ladies' sultry sides

Up to 88% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

San Francisco

$300 $39

Photographers let subjects dress and pose to their comfort level during one- or two-hour shoots

Up to 75% Off Mixology Class at SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

$199 $69

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A cocktail guru helms courses in a nightclub setting, teaching the history of cocktails and techniques for mixing and preparation

Up to 44% Off DJ Workshop and Mixer

SoMa

$135 $75

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90-minute courses introduce students to keeping a dance floor full and using a turntable as an instrument

Up to 70% Off Photography Classes at Isla Studio

Civic Center

$149 $59

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Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

61% Off Framing at Back to the Picture

SoMa

$100 $39

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Framing experts set artwork within custom frames complete with mats and glass

83% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints

SoMa

$568 $99

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45-minute photo shoot captures ethereal-looking boudoir poses; clients get access to designer accessories

Up to 51% Off at Knet Karaoke

Inner Parkside

$19.50 $12

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Groups of friends croon tunes in small room, which holds between two and six people, or medium room, which holds between six and nine people

45% Off Life Coaching

Diamond Heights

$125 $69

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Up to 61% Off Matchmaking Services

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

Hand-selected groups based on an initial matchmaker meeting meet for first-date drinks

Up to 59% Readings at SF Psychic

Inner Richmond

$45 $22

Psychic practioners seek answers to life, love, or career in tarot cards, Chinese fortune-telling methods, or clients' electromagnetic auras

57% Off iPhone 3G or 3GS Screen Repair at Citicomm Wireless

SoMa

$58 $25

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Skilled technicians replace defunct iPhone 3G or 3GS screens and service charging ports, batteries, and essential components

Select Local Merchants

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.

795 Skyway Rd
San Carlos,
CA
US

Bedroom & More spiffs up sleep shacks with plump mattresses. Let a queen-size Serta Perfect Day pillow-top mattress ($1,299) caress the curves of bedridden bowling balls, or snuggle into a Simmons Beautyrest Classic twin sleep sponge ($449–$499). Spend $499 or more and Bedroom & More will deliver and set up your dream-inducing duo for free (limited to 30-mile radius).

280 El Camino Real
San Carlos,
CA
US

BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground where they can bounce from side to side in a safe, secure environment. Children can practice for future careers as catapult payloads during open-bounce sessions scheduled at various times throughout the week, and the five open-bounce sessions can be split among multiple children and multiple visits. Bounce-U designates specialized play times including Preschool Playdate for mini-yous 7 and younger and Sensory Rebound, where autistic youngsters and their families can enjoy a night of safe and fun bounces. Adults are welcome to act like 8-year-olds and join vivacious youngsters in the playground, where they can mount the climbing structures while imagining they're synchronized leapers in Michael Flatley's Riverbounce.

848 Brittan Ave
San Carlos,
CA
US

Committed to truly green practices, Blu White Cleaners freshens up soiled duds with chemical-free wet-cleaning processes that deodorize and clean finicky fabrics. Using biodegradable detergents, staffers soak shirts ($1.85–$2.15), pants ($6.50–$7.50), suits ($12.95–$14.95), dresses ($11.95–$14.95) and other garments in a water-based cleaning solution that provides a CEPA-approved alternative to harsh dry-cleaning chemicals that is safe for fabrics too delicate for machine washings or wind scrubbings from busy skydivers. De-soiled duds can be picked up within 72 hours, allowing patrons to keep wardrobes stocked with outfits as sparkling and fresh as a germaphobe's disco ball.

1161 Brittan Ave
San Carlos,
CA
US

On the southern banks of Crystal Springs Lake sits a stately manse that hearkens back to the turn of the 20th century—Filoli. Neither a Latin word nor a mystic incantation to reveal the true form of the home's owner, the name of this estate has a simpler origin in the credo of the original inhabitant, William Bowers Bourn: "Fight for a just cause; love your fellow man; live a good life."

Bourn passed away in 1936, but on the 654-acre estate he once called home, the fruits of his life continue to blossom—literally. Filoli is perhaps best known for its immaculately maintained garden, which features almost 650 fruit trees, an olive orchard that boasts trees from the original estate, and a magnificent magnolia tree stripped of it's original steel encasing. And then there's the Nature Preserve, where Gaia's garden of wildflowers blossoms, and a menagerie of wild animals runs free.

But the jewel in the crown that is Filoli is surely the house, a sprawling country estate that manages the gap between classic and contemporary by melding familiar styles into something new. Tuscan order-style columns greet visitors at the portico, reflecting the rustic nature of the home's surroundings, and the expansive, golden-glowing reception room mirrors the palace at Versailles. French notes continue into the dining room in Louis XIV sconces, but the 1917 Italian silk curtains scream art moderne elegance. As visitors explore these halls, they will encounter centuries-old English antiques, richly textured paintings from the Dutch masters, and hidden doors that were used by the staff when Filoli was in its heyday and then by crotchety old Mr. Cruthers to scare off nosey kids during the restoration.

86 Canada Rd
Woodside,
CA
US

As parents themselves, the team behind Comic Jumps understands the importance of creating memorable moments for their children. To this end, they haul party products certified and manufactured by engineers to exceed standards set by The American Society of Testing and Materials to birthday parties and special events, arriving early to set everything up and take it down once the party’s over. With a lot of huffing and puffing, they blow up giant inflatable slides and bounce houses with themes such as Hello Kitty and Toy Story. Additionally, their ensemble of characters, including red-headed mermaids and Peter Pan, keeps kids entertained, while margarita machines provide parental entertainment. The staff also helps customers plan parties from beginning to end, and supply everything from tables and chairs to balloons, cotton-candy machines, and generators.

370 Industrial Road
San Carlos,
CA
US