Events & Activities in San Diego

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp Classes at 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

Up to 86% Off Painting Class

Town and Country Resort Hotel

$95 $40

Students decorate a 15" fabric square with So-Soft fabric paint, or learn basic techniques of oil or acrylic painting on a masonite surface

50% Off Spring Fling Dance Mixer

Handlery Hotel

$40 $20

Fun, quirky singles event for ages 35+ features Speedy Speed-dating and a DJ spinning everything from the '80s to current top tracks

42% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Bankers Hill

$130 $75

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

Up to 51% Off Painting Class

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

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

Up to 50% Off Half-Day Fishing Trip

Point Loma

$64 $32

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Track down yellowtail, bass, and barracuda aboard a luxurious vessel stocked with the necessary gear and a helpful crew

"Old Jews Telling Jokes" – Up to 34% Off Standup

Lyceum Theater (The Space Theater)

$58.50 $39

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Based on the popular web series, this off-Broadway revue shares wisecracks in a heartfelt celebration of Jewish humor

Sample American Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings at Venissimo Cheese

Marina

$40 $40

Learn about the art of making cheese and pairing it with American craft beer in a workshop that includes five cheese and beer samples

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

34% Off Frida Kahlo Exhibit

NTC At Liberty Station - Barracks 3

$25.90 $17

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View precise hand-painted replicas of each of Frida Kahlo's 123 paintings, displayed alongside photographs and other artifacts

Up to 50% Off Sternwheeler Cruise

The Bahia Resort Hotel

$10 $5

Live music and DJ tunes resonate from the decks of the sternwheeler Bahia Belle during evening cruises on Mission Bay

San Diego Flash – Up to Half Off Soccer Matches

Mira Mesa High School

$20 $10

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Eying a fourth-straight trip to the playoffs, the Flash dash into a new season against National Premier Soccer League opponents

Seaforth Sportfishing – Up to 47% Twilight Fishing

Mission Bay Park

$54 $30

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While fishing for bass, barracuda, and rockfish for 4.5 hours, groups watch the sunset color the San Diego skyline

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $10

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Sample five wines made from San Diego–grown grapes at one of the oldest wineries in Southern California, which specializes in red wines

Up to 48% Off Bowling at Mira Mesa Lanes

Mira Mesa

$58 $30

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

50% Off Ceramic Painting & Crafts at CeramiCafe

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Choose from more than 500 blank ceramic items to paint & glaze; additional materials on hand for clay prints & mosaic projects

Up to 52% Off Kayaking Tour

Multiple Locations

$88 $42

Kayakers paddle toward Point Loma to spot sea lions, blue herons & snowy egrets, or under Coronado Bay Bridge to see landmarks & wildlife

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

Up to 51% Off Segway Tours

Core-Columbia

$99 $49

Professional guides lead segway tours of downtown's Waterfront and Gaslamp Quarter or the picturesque Balboa Park

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 84% Off Yoga Classes

Midway District

$150 $35

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Yogis guide students in calming classes that incorporate elements of vinyasa, sunrise, and hatha fusion yoga

Up to 42% Off Pedal-Powered Bar Crawl

Tavern at the Beach

$45 $30

Pedal-powered bike seats up to 16 riders as they pedal through Pacific Beach, stopping off at local bars for drinks and socializing

Up to 80% Off Boot Camp or Fitness Classes at All Performance Fitness

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Outdoor boot camps and small-group fitness classes help clients of all fitness levels lose weight and burn fat

Up to 87% Off at San Diego Paintball

San Diego

$100 $25

On the NFL-quality turf field, opponents face off in battles of strategy, teamwork, and zipping-paintball barrages

Up to 58% Off Water-Sports Rentals

Pacific Beach

$50 $25

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Carve through the waters of Pacific Beach on a softop surfboard or stand-up paddleboard

Up to 90% Off Martial-Arts Classes

San Diego

$149 $19

Extreme karate classes impart practical self-defense training while also working to establish self-confidence and focus

65% Off Yoga Classes

San Diego

$130 $46

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Up to 51% Off Paddle Board Rentals at Cruiser King

Mission Beach

$80 $39

Explore the waters around San Diego atop a 10-foot paddle board, complete with paddle and life vest rental

75% Off Fitness Classes

Midway District

$200 $59

Classes incorporate strength and conditioning, speed and agility, TRX, and boot-camp training

Up to 89% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Multiple Locations

$225 $25

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

Up to 71% Off at Pacifica Sailing Charters

Harbor Island

$275 $80

Learn to sail from an experienced instructor & relax while watching dolphins & seals; enjoy a sunset trip with views of the bay & downtown

Up to 56% Off Horseback Riding

San Diego

$65 $32

A stable of retired show horses act as sure-footed training mounts for riders to study all aspects of horsemanship

Up to 87% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$123.50 $29

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

43% Off a Painting Class at PaintNVineyard

Scripps Ranch

$35 $20

Professional artists teach classes of up to 40 people how to paint

Up to Half Off Ice-Skating

San Diego

$20 $12

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Skate around centrally located, year-round indoor ice arena that is part of a 12-acre community center with gyms, pools, and computer labs

Up to 60% Off at Skyblue Music

Normal Heights

$99 $49

Music instructor with more than 15 years of experience teaches students of all ages and abilities to play the piano

Half Off Personal Training

Miramar

$300 $150

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67% Off Personal Training at 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

Half Off a Yacht Tour from Shared Dreams

San Diego

$300 $150

See whales, seals, battleships, and other San Diego sights during this customizable tour aboard a plush yacht

Up to 53% Off at Noah's Bay Watch Boot Camp

Mission Bay Park

$40 $19

Students imbibe beachfront vistas while staying motivated through cardio and cross-training routines

Up to 54% Off Friday Night Party Cruise

Harborview

$30 $15

Friday night party cruise caps the workweek with drinks, dancing, and DJ music aboard the Adventure Hornblower yacht

67% Off Yoga Classes at Galaxy Lifestyle

Clairemont Mesa

$75 $25

Students flow through asanas and yogic breathing exercises while on mats or suspended above the studio floor in aerial yoga slings

55% Off Kids' Cake-Baking Birthday Party

San Diego

$330 $149

Kids put their creative energy to work while baking and decorating colorful cakes

Up to 56% Off Whale-Watching and Nature Cruises

Mission Bay Park

$280 $129

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A 70-foot boat ferries passengers on eight-hour tours for whale and dolphin sightings; tours include breakfast, lunch, and drinks

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp from Fit2Pla

San Diego

$125 $49

The trainer keeps boot camp both effective and engaging by mashing up fun exercises, such as kickboxing and calisthenics

65% Off Yoga Classes at Yoga Gal

San Diego

$100 $35

Classes cover strength-oriented Vinyasa flows, Hatha stretches, and restorative poses; pose modifications accommodate different skill levels

64% Off Classes at Shafa Yoga

Plaza Rancho Penasquitos

$108 $39

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Sixty-minute beginner- through advanced-level Hatha yoga is taught in small classes

Up to 68% Off Martial Arts Classes

Loma Portal

$125 $49

Class types include Brazilian jiujitsu, muay thai, mixed martial arts, and more

50% Off Services

Sorrento Valley

$165 $83

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Up to 47% Off Class at 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

55% Off Services

Carmel Valley

$40 $18

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Up to 91% Off at 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

Up to 80% Off at Kettlebell X Training

San Diego

$97 $29

Shave off pounds, build core strength, and de-stress through fun kettlebell workout; boot-camp challenge includes nutrition program

50% Off Group Keyboard Lessons

San Diego

$90 $45

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50% Off Martial Arts

Kearny Mesa

$159 $80

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60% Off Classes at Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

$198 $79

Children develop athletic skills and engage with hoops, balls, and ribbons in age-appropriate rhythmic gymnastic classes

70% Off Personal Training

San Diego

$280 $84

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Up to 93% Off at Xplicit Fitness

San Diego

$300 $29

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In a daily-rotating lineup of fitness classes, instructors focus on muscle groups to sculpt toned physiques with boxing drills incorporated

Half Off a Sailing 101 Course

Mission Bay Park

$299 $149

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Students learn to sail on 22 ft. boats amid San Diego Bay's moderate wind and sea conditions; focus on commands, basic sail trim, and safety

Up to 68% at Pacific Coast Kettlebells

Pacific Beach

$149 $47

Fast-moving kettlebell classes challenge exercisers with intense cardio and strength training; 30-day program includes meal plan and manual

46% Off Speed Dating

San Diego

$35 $19

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49% Off

San Diego

$75 $38

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50% Off

Sorrento Valley

$80 $40

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Up to 76% Off Classes at The Pilates Room

Multiple Locations

$120 $29

50-minute sessions are scheduled daily, with variety of Pilates Reformer and jump classes available

Up to 64% Off at Hardcore Fitness Bootcamp and Yoga

Bay Ho

$125 $55

Gym brimming with equipment hosts boot camps using personal-training-style workouts for best results; yoga builds strength and flexibility

Up to 53% Off Kayak or Paddleboard Rental

Roseville - Fleet Ridge

$30 $15

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Solo and paired paddlers explore San Diego Bay by gliding on kayaks or standup-paddleboards

Up to 69% Off Paddle-Boarding Tour or Rental

Torrey Preserve

$99 $39

Paddlers learn the fundamentals of paddleboarding during classes, or follow knowledgable guides through local waterways during tours

Up to 75% Off Classes at OPEN MAT Fight & Fitness

University City

$99 $29

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Black-belted instructors emphasize practical self-defense skills in classes for all ages and skill levels

49% Off

Bay Ho

$55 $28

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Up to 74% Off Personal Training at Kelly Johnson Fitness

Liberty Station

$210 $59

Kelly Johnson customizes personal-training sessions to fit the needs and ability levels of her clients

50% Off Haunted History Walking Tour

Cygnet Old Town Theater

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy haunted history of San Diego's Old Town district

Up to 60% Off Anti-Gravity Yoga

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

Up to 67% Off Segway or Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$149 $55

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Segway instruction and entertaining tours through La Jolla or Gaslamp Harbor; tour of Gaslamp Harbor also available on foot

Up to 57% Off Jewelry Making

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

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Instructors teach students the basics of cutting, assembling, and fusing glass to create jewelry

55% Off Pilates Classes

San Diego

$100 $45

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Pilates SPX classes for all fitness levels. This effective method of training strengthens the core while sculpting muscles and burning fat

Up to 60% Off Personal Training or Yoga Instruction

Mission Hills

$70 $29

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

Up to 81% Off Fitness Classes at Grinder Gym

Morena

$99 $19

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

50% Off

North Park

$48 $24

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Up to 56% Off Wine Tasting at The Wine Bank

Gaslamp

$40 $20

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Taste five wines from noteworthy vineyards selected from a temperature-controlled wine cellar

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When Kate Danta opened P.B. Yoga & Healing Arts, she envisioned more than a simple yoga studio. Her holistic health center would offer both Pilates and yoga classes that explored different types of practice along with a range of wellness services such as massage and acupuncture. Kate is a holistic health practitioner, a massage therapist, and a yoga instructor with 30 years of experience, herself, so she was in a unique position to make her dream become reality. Rather than doing everything herself, Kate assembled a staff of certified massage therapists, naturopathic healers, and yoga instructors to add their knowledge of Svaroopa, Kripalu, and Kundalini yoga to the studio's repertoire.

Visitors to the holistic studio can choose to better their bodies and minds by choosing to attend classes or visiting one of the staff's variety of physical and spiritual healers. During yoga sessions, instructors lead students through guided relaxations, breathing techniques, and yoga poses to help clients build flexibility and relax deep spinal muscles. Pilates mat classes are taught by an experienced instructor who sold her thriving studio in order to move to San Diego and join the staff at PB Yoga and Healing Arts to challenge clients' muscles with small isometric movements, which work to improve posture and protect the back by building strength throughout the core. The studio also has a Pilates Specialist whose background includes the New York Ballet Co. She works one-on-one with the help of the Gyrotonic equipment and the Pilates Reformer. The studio's on-staff licensed acupuncturist specializes in sports medicine, and can relieve chronic pain by carefully placing needles in strategic points along the body. Clients can achieve spiritual balance with visits to a Sunday morning meditation class facilitated by an ordained Zen Buddhist monk, Tenshin; who also teaches the Tai Chi classes. The center also offers sessions with an on-staff practitioner who can deliver both psychic readings and spiritual counseling to help clients reach inner peace.

961 Turquoise St
San Diego,
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Navy SEAL veteran and MMA coach Brian Sargent had a vision of a cutting-edge mixed-martial-arts facility. He knew what equipment was needed, but it was not until 2007—when he teamed with Joe Mannino, a 30-year owner and operator of a health club—that the nitty-gritty details fell into place. With Mannino’s newly envisioned facility and Sargent’s training know-how, the two built Victory MMA and Fitness, bringing on a staff of top-notch trainers to teach a burgeoning clientele of professional MMA fighters.

The sounds of pumping hearts and fists swooshing through the air that Brian and Joe love to hear can be sensed between the glass walls and doors that divide the 22,000-square-foot facility into eight training areas, and there’s room left over for a retail shop and ringside café. A 20-foot mixed-martial-arts cage and 7,000 square feet of mats host aspiring pugilists as they train their wrists and fists among a forest of hanging punching bags, while students in Jiu Jitsu and MMA classes learn the practical art of self defense. The nearby cardio and weightlifting areas are the metaphorical psychologist’s couch upon which personal trainers condition their clients, and a cordoned-off yoga studio breaks the black-and-red patterning of the gym with bright white walls and a pale hardwood floor.

3666 Midway Dr
San Diego,
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While trekking across New Zealand, Matt Baker and PJ Lamont stumbled upon a burger shack in Queenstown and immediately became addicted to the eatery’s organic, grass-fed beef patties. According to a profile in Beach & Bay Press, the duo often dined there more than once a day and eventually convinced the chef to both part with his recipes and train them how to make them. Upon returning home, the pair recruited PJ’s brother Martin for their budding endeavor: a gourmet burger place that would rely entirely on organic, grass-fed beef from New Zealand. After finding the right spot for their gastropub, the three put their own sweat into renovating it; PJ carved the wooden menu himself without using a woodpecker even once.

That menu quickly garnered its fair share of media buzz and awards by combining beef patties, ground fresh daily, with unique ingredients such as pesto aioli, grilled pineapple, and beetroot. Organic, local vegetables make up the condiments and the house tomato chutney, New Zealand’s hardier version of ketchup. But Bare Back Grill does more than burgers, satisfying appetites with natural chicken and lamb, tempura tofu, and seared ahi tuna coupled with a wide selection of beers and wines. Guests can gulp down Kiwi Steinlagers or sip Australian and New Zealand wines while lounging at either Bare Back location.

4640 Mission Blvd
San Diego,
CA
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As he trains his eye on the target's innermost ring, the archer retrieves an arrow from his quiver. He exhales, crooking his fingers around the bowstring and pulling it back until the feathery fletches tickle his cheek. He will only have one shot to win the contest and finally earn his family's respect—but his elbow is off, and his aim will suffer. "Cut!" comes the call from the director, and the cameras stop rolling for a moment as an archery coach enters the scene. She tilts the actor's arm and adjusts his stance so that his form is truer to life, breathing accuracy into the portrayal. When "Action!" sounds, the archer is ready, and the tension achieves new heights.

Sending its nationally certified coaches to such television clients as CSI: Miami and The Discovery Channel is just one way that Archery House spreads an appreciation of the sport. Company leaders Lorinda Cohen and Tara “Robey” Folz—both of whom hold national titles—ally their combined 36 years of archery experience with marketing savvy to plan classes for all ages, promotional events, and athletic counseling. At multiple outdoor ranges, they outfit beginners with the equipment and know-how to pop a balloon at an impressive remove, and challenge advanced archers to do so with a balloon that’s farther away and filled with wasps.

2221 Morley Field Drive
San Diego,
CA
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The percussive clacking of club and ball welcomes club-toting compatriots to City Golf of America's indoor training facility, a golfer’s haven with more than 23,000 square feet of swing-honing amenities. Inside the vast facility, students of golf can gain valuable reps at 1 of the 18 hitting bays of the indoor driving range, plant spiked shoes into the soft grains of a real sand bunker, and inoculate themselves against outbreaks of the yips on two nine-hole putting greens. The immense screens of high-tech golf simulators channel the lush landscapes of 60 of the world’s most renowned courses, whisking golfers to the famed greens of Amen Corner of Augusta National, the windswept heathers of St. Andrews, or near the loudmouth porpoises of Pebble Beach. The facilities are rounded out by a fitness area and members' lounge, where golfers can sink into divot-free leather furniture while noshing on snacks from the café, surfing free WiFi, or watching flat-screen TVs. A staff of teaching professionals and PGA pros leads students through private lessons. The staff makes use of JC video-analysis technology to deftly diagnose swings and proffer both onsite corrective tips and longer-term practice strategies to streamline swing mechanics.

9401 Waples St
San Diego,
CA
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Among its two facilities in La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego houses an array of works made since 1950. Head here and you can explore everything from Pop Art and minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s to conceptual pieces from the last half-century, headlined by contemporary-art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.

Major figures aside, the MCASD strives to spotlight mid-career artists still looking for their big break, as well as pieces by Latin American artists and emergent talent. Between the museum's collection and rotating exhibitions, there are galleries that accommodate paintings, photographs, films, and multimedia installations. Outside both locations, there are more site-specific installations and sculptures by artists such as Richard Serra and Marcos Ramírez ERRE, whose father created the Caps Lock on the day his son was born.

There’s more to the place than its exhibitions: the museum engages visitors with events and programs such as art-making sessions and artist lectures. Held three evenings a year, the Thursday Night Thing series includes talks, hands-on activities, live music, and cocktails, all based on the latest museum exhibitions.

1001 Kettner Blvd
San Diego,
CA
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