Things To Do In Birdland

1 or 2 Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Outing with Popcorn and Soda for 2 or 4 at UltraStar Cinemas (32% Off)

UltraStar Cinemas

Mission Valley at Hazard Center

$35.50 $24

Hollywood hits dazzle patrons as they munch popcorn and sip sodas; refills on popcorn and soda included

$19 for $35 Worth of Speed Dating — Cloud9 Speed Dating- San Diego

Cloud9 Speed Dating / Speed Networking

San Diego

$35 $19

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$25 for Two Private Lessons and One Group Class at Infinity Dance Sport Center ($149 Value)

Infinity Dance Sport Center

Kearny Mesa

$149 $25

Expert dance instructors lead students of all levels through their choice of dancing style such as tango, Israeli folk dance, and swing

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($179 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$179 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

One Month of Martial Arts Classes at Black Belt Club USA (Up to 63% Off)

Black Belt Club USA

Kearny Mesa

$159 $59

Ages 4 and up choose from an array of fitness & self-defense classes including tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio kickboxing; uniform included

$38 for $75 Worth of Tennis — Jay Foronda Tennis

Jay Foronda Tennis

San Diego

$75 $38

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

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

Four 60-Minute Group Piano Lessons or Four 30-Minute Private Lessons at T.K. Musik Akademy (Up to 59% Off)

T.K. Musik Akademy

San Diego

$70 $29

Thai Khuong, who has had formal training from world-class jazz pianist Kamau Kenyatta, teaches aspiring pianists

Four or Eight One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at Flo Fusion Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Flo Fusion Fitness

Mission Valley East

$190 $49

Three-time Olympian incorporates yoga, Pilates, and resistance training into sessions customized to individual fitness abilities and goals

Unlimited Classes for 4 Weeks and 4 Private Lessons for One or Two at White Dragon Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

White Dragon Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Martial-arts classes for children, teens, and adults include kung fu, MMA, kickboxing, and grappling

Three-Hour Painting Class for One, Two, or Four from Crafts & Cocktails (Up to 52% Off)

Crafts & Cocktails

Multiple Locations

$45 $22.50

Learn painting techniques from a professional artist while creating your own masterpiece at an upscale restaurant

5 or 10 Fitness Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at NXPT Fitness Studio (Up to 82% Off)

NXPT Fitness Studio

Kearny Mesa

$125 $25

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Experienced trainers lead one-hour group instruction, strength-training, and body-weight exercise routines to tone muscles and burn calories

$199 for a 20-Lap Adventure Program at Allen Berg Racing School ($399 Value)

Allen Berg Racing School

Multiple Locations

$399 $199

After a drivers' mtg, review class from Formula One driver Allen Berg, & track-orientation, drivers will whip around the track for 20 laps

$30 to See the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 23 ($69.20 Value)

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium

$69.20 $30

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10th-annual bowl game likely to pit Navy against a top Mountain West team in a nationally televised football showdown

$33 for Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Four at Kearny Mesa Bowl (Up to $66 Value)

Kearny Mesa Bowl

Kearny Mesa Bowl

$66 $33

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Bowling alley with karaoke, full-service bar and Rock 'n' Bowl nights on Fridays and Saturdays

$48 for $190 Worth of Dance Lessons — TBD Dance

Dance For 2

Kearny Mesa

$190 $48

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Pass for Go-Karting, Mini-Golf, and Other Attractions for One, Two, or Four at Boomers! (Up to 47% Off)

Boomers!

Multiple Locations

$29.99 $16.99

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

One- or Two-Week Medically Supervised Weight-Loss Program at Coastal Medical Weight Loss Centers (Up to 83% Off)

Coastal Medical Weight Loss Centers

Multiple Locations

$229 $39

Weight-loss program includes exam, body-composition analysis, custom nutrition plan, and appetite suppressants

Ballroom Lessons and Parties at Fred Astaire Dance Studios - San Diego (Up to 89% Off). Two Options Available.

Fred Astaire Dance Studios - San Diego

Multiple Locations

$225 $25

Learn the basic steps of ballroom dancing in private or group lessons with a party to show off your skills

Improv or Sketch Comedy for Two or Four on Friday and Saturday Nights at Finest City Improv (Up to 45% Off)

Finest City Improv

San Diego

$20 $12

In its new home attached to the Lafayette Hotel, this comedy theater hosts everything from riffs on classic films to improvised musicals

Three Personal-Training Sessions for One or Two at The Move Strong Studio (67% Off)

The Move Strong Studio

San Diego

$150 $49.99

Experienced and multicertified fitness professional leads personal-training sessions to help clients build strength and alleviate pain

Painting Event for One, Two, or Four from Paint and Palate (Up to 58% Off) 

Paint and Palate

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

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Emulate Picasso or Van Gogh during three-hour painting sessions led by experts at local bars and eateries

Three-Hour Painting Class for One or Two by Wine and Palette (Up to 50% Off)

Wine and Palette

Multiple Locations

$35 $19

At local bars and restaurants, students can order drinks before diving into a three-hour painting tutorial, resulting in a finished canvas

$39 for Five Body-Sculpting Classes at Pop Physique (Up to 59% Off)

Pop Physique

North Park

$95 $39

Students sweat to indie and hip-hop tunes during high-intensity strength and flexibility workouts designed around ballet-barre exercises

5 or 10 Anti-Gravity Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Anti-Gravity Yoga at The Yoga Factory (Up to 60% Off)

The Yoga Factory

Hillcrest

$89 $39

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In aerial yoga classes, students of all ages perform poses while safely suspended from the ceiling in silks

10 or 20 Classes at Namaste Pacific Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Namaste Pacific Yoga

Multiple Locations

$100 $43

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Stress melts and muscles strengthen during expert-led Ashtanga Vinyasa classes filled with ancient poses and breathing exercises

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

BYOB Painting Class with Appetizers for One, Two, or Four at Live Art By Davina (Up to 59% Off)

Live Art with Davina

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Sip on a glass of wine while following along with artist Davina in re-creating a painting of Hawaiian sunsets or Van Gogh–like seascapes

2.5-Hour Street Art-Inspired Painting Class for One or Two at Art & Libations (Up to 52% Off)

Art & Libations

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

Groups create artwork inspired by tattoos, street art, and Southern Californian culture during classes; all art supplies provided

Four-Hour Group Surfboard-Shaping Class for One or Two at Shaper Studios (Up to 55% Off)

Shaper Studios

San Diego

$50 $25

Pro board shapers lead small groups through four-hour workshops in which they’ll use saws and sanders to shape a surfboard as a group

One, Two, or Four Three-Hour Painting Classes at Painting & Vino - San Diego (Up to 51% Off)

Painting & Vino

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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Professional artists give step-by-step instructions that teach guests how to recreate works of art while enjoying wine and cocktails

Private Pilates Session with 2 or 5 Semi-Private Sessions at Marshall Eklund Fitness and Pilates (Up to 74% Off)

Marshall Eklund Fitness and Pilates

Hillcrest/North Park

$165 $49

This STOTT-Pilates-certified fitness center hosts uniquely designed classes that combine classic Pilates principals with biomechanics

$39 for Five Pilates Classes at Club Pilates San Diego (Up to $85 Value)

Club Pilates San Diego

Multiple Locations

$85 $39

Five sunny studio locations host strengthening Pilates Reformer, sculpting, and stretching classes taught by certified instructors

Boot-Camp Program from Mission Fit Camp at Mission Hills Pioneer Park (Up to 82% Off). Four Options Available.

Mission Fit Camp

Multiple Locations

$125 $28

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Challenging one-hour cardio and strength workouts focus on different muscle groups each day of the week

5 or 10 Aerial Silks, Trapeze, and Acrobatics Classes at Aerial Revolution Entertainment (Up to 59% Off)

Aerial Revolution Entertainment

San Diego

$85 $38

Aerial arts facility’s expressive fitness classes include aerial silks, acroyoga, aerial yoga, and hand balancing

Six Training Sessions from Reds Power Play (65% Off)

Reds Power Play

San Diego

$150 $53

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$145 for a Multi-State Concealed-Carry-Permit Course at CCW USA ($240 Value)

CCW USA

San Diego

$240 $145

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The course covers the instructional requirements to apply for a Utah, Florida, and Arizona CCW permit

5 or 10 Drop-in Fitness Classes or 21-Day Weight-Loss Program at Grinder Gym (Up to 81% Off)

Grinder Gym

Morena

$99 $19

Personal trainer and nutritionist Dave leads a gym focused on hitting individual goals while cultivating a tribe-like community of support

$24 for $48 Groupon — san Diego Dance Now!

San Diego Dance Now

North Park

$48 $24

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$39 for Five Pilates Classes at Club Pilates San Diego ($80 Value)

Club Pilates San Diego

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Sunny studio location hosts strengthening Pilates Reformer, sculpting, and stretching classes taught by certified instructors

Painting Class for One or Two at VIP Paints (Up to 50% Off)

VIP Paints

San Diego, North Park Art District

$45 $25

Artist-instructors help participants create their own colorful paintings with easy, step-by-step instructions

10 Personal Training Sessions at Marshal Gillen Fitness (45% Off)

Marshal Gillen Fitness

Grantville

$600 $330

Workouts by Marshal Gillen, a certified personal trainer, geared toward strength and conditioning, weight loss, or just staying active

Boot Camps and Nutrition Programs at San Diego Core Fitness (Up to 89% Off). Four Options Available.

San Diego Core Fitness

Multiple Locations

$179 $20

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Boot camps blend calisthenics with core and functional training; nutritional guidance includes assessment, menu planning, and grocery lists

One, Two, or Three Personal-Training or Yoga-Instruction Sessions from Ashley Lane Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

Ashley Lane Fitness

Mission Hills

$90 $29

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Personal training or yoga instruction held at Ashley Lane Fitness studio where clients can come; equipment is provided

10 Yoga Classes from Lokavindu Yoga (65% Off)

Lokavindu Yoga

Old Town

$100 $35

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10 Outdoor Fitness Classes, or One Month or Six Weeks of Unlimited Outdoor Fitness Classes (Up to 92% Off)

Wired Fitness

Multiple Locations

$225 $39

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Outdoor locales host award-winning workout classes that pack one hour with plyometrics, ab work, and obstacle courses

Three Hour Art Class for Two or Four at Inspire San Diego Studio (Up to 44% Off)

Inspire San Diego Studio

Multiple Locations

$70 $45

Complete a featured painting and learn artistic techniques with guidance from local artists; adults may buy food and libations on location

One, Two or Four 60-Minute Semi-Private Tennis Lessons at play tennis! San Diego (Up to 59% Off)

play tennis! San Diego

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Players learn detailed, modern technique from international team of former touring ATP professionals while having fun and getting fit

Old Town Walking Ghost Tour with Stop Inside Whaley House for Two or Four from Ghostly Tours in History (Up to Half Off)

Ghostly Tours in History

Old Town

$50 $29.99

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Ghostly walking tour featured on Fodor’s Top 400 visits sites of haunted history, from the Whaley House to Old Town's oldest cemetery

2 Months of Classes for One Child or a 2-Hour Party for Up to 20 Children at Pacific Martial Arts (Up to 51% Off)

Pacific Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Classes teach self-defense and discipline, and parties treat kids to headbands and playful sparring with punches, kicks, and toy swords

Up to 50% Off Fitness Gym — Fitness 360; Valid Monday - Saturday 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Fitness 360

North Park

$60 $30

Personal trainers customize exercise plans to help sculpt bodies & motivate for continued results

Five Group Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Majesty in Motion (Up to 54% Off)

Majesty in Motion

Multiple Locations

$65 $30

Social dance lessons that cover the basic and advance steps of salsa and cha cha

$33 for One In-Studio Private Yoga Session at Freebird Yoga Massage ($75 Value)

Freebird Yoga Massage - Leisure

Old Town

$75 $33

In one-on-one sessions, yoga instructor focuses on improving balance and posture to help beginners get started or recover from injuries

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Pilates Classes at Pilates of La Jolla ($159.95 Value)

Pilates of La Jolla

Multiple Locations

$159.95 $49

Studio's own modern body shaping techniques blend traditional Pilates with tested exercise-science techniques

5 or 10 Outdoor Boot Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Gut Check Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Gut Check Fitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Outdoor fitness classes that mix running, calisthenic and body weight exercises helmed by world-record-holding endurance athlete Joe Decker

One Month of Boot Camp Classes or 10 Classes at Work That Figure Outdoor Bootcamp (Up to 74% Off)

Work That Figure Outdoor Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$110 $29

High-intensity boot-camp sessions provide well-balanced outdoor workouts that incorporate objects such as tires and ropes

Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard or Surf-Board Rental for Two or Four at SUP Diego (Up to 70% Off)

SUP Diego Excellent Adventures

Pacific Beach

$60 $19

Explore Mission Bay atop standup paddleboards or catch a wave on surfboards

$55 for $100 Groupon — Positive Mattitude Yoga

Positive Mattitude Yoga

San Diego

$100 $55

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One-Month Membership or Weekday or Weekend Birthday Package for 10 at San Diego Lawn Bowling Club (Up to 50% Off)

San Diego Lawn Bowling Club

Balboa Park

$30 $15

Club around since 1932 keeps lawn bowling traditions alive on grassy fields outfitted for the fun, social game

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two People at Evolution Fitness Coaching (Up to 74% Off)

Evolution Fitness Coaching

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

Group boot-camp classes include exercises that use kettlebells, resistance bands, ropes, medicine balls, and suspension-training equipment

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

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

Five Group or Two Private Zumba Classes at Party Fitness Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Party Fitness Studio

Grantville

$60 $29.99

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Zumba classes fuse calorie burning with Latin rhythms during fun dance-fitness classes with morning, afternoon, and night scheduling

$28 for $55 Groupon — Soul Warrior Yoga

Soul Warrior Yoga

Bay Ho

$55 $28

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$75 for Mystery Comedy Dinner Theater for Two with Magnets at Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater ($130 Value)

Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater

The Imperial House Restaurant

$130 $75

Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

Three- or Six-Week Fat-Loss Program at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 91% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

Pacific Beach

$227 $21

Women and men of all ages burn fat and calories while boosting metabolism during workouts; before and after pictures included

Eight-Hour Creativity Workshops for One or Two at Losina Art Center (Up to 52% Off)

Losina Art Center

Midway District

$397 $195

Artist-instructors guide students of all ages in ways of painting without psychological barriers with eight-hour workshop

Three Jiu-Jitsu Classes or One Month of Classes for a Child or Adult at University of Jiu Jitsu (Up to 81% Off)

University of Jiu Jitsu

Midway District

$60 $15

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Learn beginner, bully-proof, and self-defense jiu-jitsu tactics at a school co-founded by world-champion martial artists

General Admission or Family Membership to Veterans Museum & Memorial (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Veteran's Museum Memorial

Balboa Park

$14 $7

Veterans Museum & Memorial hosts exhibits on World War I, World War II, Pearl Harbor, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts

San Diego Automotive Museum Visit for Two Adults, Two Adults and Two Kids, or Four Adults (Up to 53% Off)

San Diego Automotive Museum

Balboa Park

$17 $8

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Classic motorcycles join a 1928 Studebaker and a custom 1947 Cadillac to pay homage to collectable autos

Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Haunted City Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Haunted City Tours

Park West

$78 $35

Tours explore the Gaslamp District, an area once known as the city's Red Light District, complete with haunted brothels and saloons

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at San Diego Cellars (Up to 45% Off)

San Diego Cellars

Little Italy

$20 $12

Tasting room hosts groups of two or four who sample six pours of wine apiece

Cook Two Kinds of Ravioli and Sip Wine with an Italian Chef

Hands-On Italian Cooking Class

Little Italy

$65 $65

Native-Italian Chef Annalisa teaches students to make two kinds of authentic ravioli; classes end with a meal and wine

One, Three, or Five Karate Classes at United States Karate Academy (Up to 64% Off)

United States Karate Academy

Point Loma

$22 $10

Third-degree black belts and masters of karate pass along their techniques to students of all ages in their state-of-the-art facility

Adult or Youth Mixed-Marital-Arts Packages at Victory MMA and Fitness (Up to 87% Off). Four Options Available.

Victory MMA and Fitness

Midway District

$150 $25

Classes in boxing, kickboxing, MMA, CrossFit, and jujitsu taught by experienced instructors; six-week program taught by famed UFC fighter

$29 for 8 Pilates Classes at Pilates Room Studios ($120 Value)

Pilates Room Studios

Multiple Locations

$120 $29

50-minute sessions are scheduled daily, with variety of Pilates Reformer and other apparatus classes

$55 VIP Tickets to San Diego Beer and Music Festival for Two on October 25 ($100 Value)

San Diego Beer and Music Festival

Waterfront Park

$100 $55

Sample more than 65 craft beers and access the Stone VIP Park while grooving to live music and fueling up from food trucks

$49 for $110 Groupon — Apex Fitness

Apex Fitness

San Diego

$110 $49

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10 Yoga Classes from Arii Yoga (50% Off)

Arii Yoga

Pacific Beach

$50 $25

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Crepes or Cheese and Chocolate Fondue Class for Two or Four at Fabrison’s French Creperie (Up to 47% Off)

Fabrison’s French Creperie

Little Italy

$160 $85

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Students learn to make French-style cheese and chocolate fondue or crepes before tasting the fruits of their labor

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If you see people dangling from lampposts in San Diego parks, chances are that Kevin LaCourte is responsible. The certified personal trainer finds creative uses for the outdoor landscape and architecture during his group classes, commonly hooking TRX Suspension Trainers to railings and streetlights for resistance drills. He calls upon 16 years of experience in the fitness industry to help plan his unpredictable routines, which blend calisthenics, cardio intervals, functional exercises, and core work into holistic sweat sprees. This thorough approach has helped almost 2,000 clients shed weight and gain muscle, including the creative and editorial director of Living in Style magazine, Lisa DeMarco, who attended and chronicled a six-month FitCamp endeavor.

Kevin's program sprung from his desire to lead athletic workouts for those with little to no sports background. The classes, now held at five locations, are intensely challenging, although he never yells or embarrasses his students. He instead chooses to motivate participants through honesty, supportive words, and complimentary nutrition tips. He also adjusts his techniques to accommodate clients of all skill levels. Beginners can gain coordination and strength with simplified exercises, while more advanced students can ask Kevin for heavier medicine balls and aerobic bands with higher cement content.

2559 Escondido Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

Nationally certified personal trainer Diana Salom helms Dynamic Shape, where the experienced wellness and fitness coach leads personal-training and group sessions. During ongoing boot-camp classes, exercisers gather at Celestine Park to partake in a blend of toning, flexibility, and cardio exercises. She also offers training programs that help individuals achieve personal goals and corporate boot-camp programs geared toward employee fitness.

2549 Escondido Ave.
Serra Mesa,
CA
US

Before Chris Lumpkin founded Body by Discipline, the University of Montana football team recruited him to play quarterback. After a year, he transferred to New Mexico State University, where he continued to develop his athletic skills and won a fair share arm-wrestling contests against the school's mascot, Pistol Pete. Now, he helps others achieve their fitness goals with the help of a team of instructors. Students can improve reflexes and build strength in boxing or kickboxing classes or fine-tune the muscles during body-conditioning sessions. Personal-training classes provide one-on-one attention with an expert trainer.

2250 Cardinal Drive
San Diego,
CA
US

Established: 2000

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Brands Used: Yamaha

3290 Ashford St.
San Diego,
CA
US

In bar classrooms outfitted with real equipment and experienced instructors, the students at Professional Bartenders School learn to mix, pour, and serve their way into the barkeeping industry. Courses ranging from six hours to two weeks instill pupils with the tenets of professional drinksmanship, such as free pouring, drink recipes, and customer service. Students fill glasses with spurts from soda guns, simulated liquor from real bottles, and garnishes carved from organic plastic lemons as they learn drink recipes and mixing techniques. Upon certification, newly minted bartenders receive lifetime job-placement help, with access to a database of hospitality employers.

7850 Mission Center Court
San Diego,
CA
US

Bursting with beads and jewel-crafting necessities, South Sun Products' inventory equips do-it-yourself jewelers with the tools to craft delicate adornments at home or in myriad classes. South Sun Products manufactured jewelry for two decades before opening its enormous retail store, giving the public access to its colorful treasure trove of rare and natural gemstones and beads. The staffers also stock chains, earwires, and other necessary parts to help crafters easily affix their beaded creations to a loved one's wrist without painful hot glue. An ever-rotating schedule of classes keeps curious beaders enthralled with wire-working, beading, and other jewelry-smithing workshops.

8601 Aero Dr
San Diego,
CA
US