Local Services in San Diego

Up to 89% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

East Village

$399 $45

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

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

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

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

Studio Paris Photography – 92% Off Outdoor Family Packages

Carmel Valley

$695 $59

Leisurely portrait sessions at locations such as Del Mar beach generate dozens of images and combinations of parents, kids, and grandparents

Up to 57% Off Tarot-Card Reading

Bird Rock

$100 $49

A clairvoyant uncovers pasts and foresees possible futures during tarot-card and energy readins

Up to 76% Off Classes at Brainy Learning Center

Brainy Learning Center

$230 $59

Educational experts help kids get ahead in school with tutoring sessions and SAT prep programs

61% Off at Heritage Tax and Insurance Services Inc.

San Diego

$1,295 $499

Financial and legal professionals help their clients protect assets and estates for future generations with living trust

Up to 62% Off Moving Services from xtreme Movers

University City

$250 $99

Licensed and insured movers load clients' belongings into a truck and transport them safely to new destinations; wardrobe boxes included

Up to 64% Off from Bésame Photography

Multiple Locations

$250 $89

Dianna Ippolito captures family bonds or new love at Sunset Cliffs or Presidio Park

55% Off On-Location Photo Shoot

Multiple Locations

$199 $89

Skilled photographer coaxes candid images or poses customers, then loads 5-10 edited images onto a DVD; includes online gallery access

50% Off Fortune Telling

San Diego

$40 $20

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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

63% Off a Boudoir-Photography Session

San Diego

$337 $125

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Photo shoots with professional makeup application, sexy wardrobe, and multiple backdrops in woman-owned-and-operated studio

50% Off Marketing Consulting

Kearny Mesa

$199 $100

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52% Off Two-Week Bartending Certification Course

San Diego

$249 $119

Professional bartenders instruct 10–30 students in mixology, free pouring, and making garnishes during two-week certification courses

Up to 50% Off Introductory Flight Lesson

San Diego

$399 $199

Students and friends climb into a four-seater plane with a pilot who has been flying for two decades and teaching for three

Up to 53% Off Custom Banners at Ben Printing, Inc.

San Diego

$199 $99

Printers design and print banners bearing custom signs or preexisting business logos

Up to 80% Off from Professional Bartenders School

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

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Work with real glassware, bottles, and soda guns while learning to mix cocktails; an online course allows at-home certification

55% Off Counseling

San Diego

$300 $135

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Up to 89% Off In-Studio or Beach Photo-Shoot

East Village

$340 $39

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Photographers snap shots during in-studio or beach sessions, which result in two retouched prints and access to a private online gallery

Up to 51% Off iPhone Repair and Customization

Rancho Penasquitos

$100 $49

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Malfunctioning iPhones get screen, button, or speaker repairs, back-cover replacements, screen protectors, or bumper cases

Half Off Chapel Rental at Rose Creek Cottage

San Diego

$200 $100

90-year-old historic chapel accommodates up to 75 guests in cottage-like confines; outdoor garden patio and gazebo

46% Off Speed Dating

San Diego

$35 $19

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Up to 60% Off Photo Shoot or Printed Images

Downtown San Diego

$125 $50

One-hour in-studio photo shoots capture two people in dozens of poses; printed images present pictures with banded edges and wooden backing

Up to 52% Off Dry Cleaning

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Cleaners oust spots from pants, jackets, blouses, and other pieces with waterless treatments at two locations

74% Off Outdoor Photo Shoot from Good Eye Images

Multiple Locations

$190 $49

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Outdoor photo shoot at Balboa Park of Ocean Beach yields 50 digitally enhanced images sent via email, which customers can print themselves

70% Off at Old Town Psychic

Old Town

$100 $30

With experience for 15+ years, Kimberly uses the palm, tarot cards, and the body's energy channels to aid clients in life decisions

Up to 85% Off Photography Package

Multiple Locations

$400 $59

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Portrait photographer snaps memorable pics of families, single subjects, engaged couples, or weddings in high resolution

Up to 55% Off at Mixology Bartending Academy

San Diego

$299 $145

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A one- or two-week bartending course includes all supplies, nationwide job-placement assistance, and a lifetime of refresher practice

Up to 50% Off Photography Class

Grantville

$69 $35

Team of six instructors offer more than 10 photography classes for students of all skill levels

50% Off Services

Marina

$198 $99

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49% Off

Scripps Ranch

$95 $48

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Up to 69% Off from Jaime Murray Photography

Multiple Locations

$225 $70

Stylized photography from a shutterbug with experience in the advertising industry

50% Off Boudoir Photography

Serra Mesa

$300 $150

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50% Off

Kearny Mesa

$150 $75

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75% Off PADI Scuba-Certification Course

Pacific Beach

$550 $140

Combination of classroom, pool, and lake or ocean training prepares beginning divers to apply for PADI open-water certification

Half Off Photography Workshop from The Workshoppe

Balboa Park

$98 $39

Small groups roam Balboa Park in walking snapshot workshops led by working photographers

Up to 55% Off Private Music Lessons

Rancho Bernardo

$140 $65

Experienced music instructors help students begin or continue their exploration of drums, piano, guitar, bass, and voice

50% Off

Midtown

$175 $88

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Up to 56% Off Group Spanish Classes

Kearny Mesa

$100 $49

Skilled instructors aid students of all levels in Spanish vocabulary and grammar, as well as oral and written communication skills

50% Off Childcare

Colina Del Sol

$40 $20

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50% Off San Diego Kids' Party Rentals

Pacific Beach

$50 $25

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Carnival games for parties such as basket toss, pinball, and fun-house mirrors

50% Off Moving Supplies at One Stop Moving & Storage

Sorrento Valley

$100 $50

Stock up on moving essentials such as boxes, packing material, and packing tape

Half Off Digitization Services

Kearny Mesa

$20 $10

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A DVD filled with up to 120 minutes of VHS or Mini DV tape, or a Blu-Ray disc filled with up to 60 minutes of 8mm or Super 8mm film

Up to 75% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot Package and CD

Clairemont

$350 $89

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Female photographer captures playful and tasteful private images

56% Off a Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab

North Park

$135 $59.99

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

Up to 51% Off Real-Estate License Course

Carmel Valley

$507 $249

Instructors help students earn real-estate licenses through self-study online or in-person courses with included textbooks

50% Off Flight Lesson from San Diego Beach Flights

Otay Mesa

$149 $74

Flight lesson over the beach from veteran pilot with 30 years of experience as an FAA-certified flight mechanic

Up to 59% Off at The Pet Lounge

Hillcrest

$50 $24.99

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Groomers bathe, clip, and dye pets’ hair; overnight boarding in cage-free area or pet suite; daycare includes unlimited play and three walks

60% Off Scuba Instruction from Unified Team Diving

UTD San Diego Training Center

$125 $50

Try Scuba classes welcome newbies; certification classes require six four-hour classes and dives

Half Off Kids’ Intro to Robotics Class at Robolink

Sorrento Valley

$300 $149

Using a beginner kit, students learn robotics fundamentals as they build bots that can trace lines or play games

87% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot and Prints

San Diego

$377 $49

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn two poses into 5"x7" and wallet-sized prints and retouched digital images

Up to 70% Off Boudoir Photography Packages

Mission Valley

$325 $99

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Relaxed, elegant photo shoots capture subjects in pinup and boudoir poses; each package includes three outfit or set changes and prints

Up to 51% Off Technology Education Classes

Miramar

$30 $15

Instructors show students how to use social media, apps, and smartphones

Expose Photography Fundamentals Along the San Diego Waterfront

Harborview

$75 $75

Mark Holmes, a photographer with over 25 years of experience, shows you camera basics as you capture images at landmark locations

44% Off Photo Shoot from The Boudoir Divas

San Diego

$195 $109

All-female boudoir-photography staff captures inner vixens on classic white sheet set and leaves clients with 8"x12" print

55% Off Services

Coronado

$500 $225

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52% Off Basic Individual Income-Tax Preparation

North Chula Vista

$60 $29

A tax specialist with a Bachelors degree in accounting carefully prepares individual income-tax returns

50% Off Financial Consulting

Sunbowl

$120 $60

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Up to 61% Off Photo Shoot at DeSerra Photography

Otay Ranch

$90 $35

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The photographer works with you to create the feel you desire in your portraits, all in the comfort of the studio

50% Off Tailoring

Rancho / Del Rey

$16 $8

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82% Off Studio Photography

Lemon Grove

$225 $41

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50% Off

Lemon Grove

$30 $15

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50% Off Computer Repair

Spring Valley

$50 $25

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86% Off First-Time Homebuyers' Class

Kearny Mesa

$200 $29

Two-hour class covers all the basics of homebuying and teaches students essential things they need to know about owning a house

55% Off Private Flight-Lesson Package

El Cajon

$535 $239

One-hour private flight lesson includes an additional hour of training, logbook, picture, inspection, and 45-minutes of flight time

Up to 54% Off Preschool Programs

Lakeside

$195 $89

Three- and five-day programs teach motor, cognitive, and social skills for kids as young as 6 weeks and kindergarten prep for kids 3–6

Select Local Merchants

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,
CA
US

After pursuing a media-focused career, during which she worked for MTV and in marketing, advertising, and special events for an entertainment company, Jennie Channer collaborated with her father and brother to open a full-service salon and spa in 2007. Today, the Chicago native's team of skilled stylists, colorists, and spa specialists attracts an assortment of clientele, including a woman who's been coming in every other week since opening day and a 4-year-old girl who refers to each staffer as "girlfriend" or "boyfriend." Clients can choose from a variety of salon-spa services, ranging from haircuts with coloring to pampering packages specifically designed for expectant mothers. Because Blueberry Moon is an Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa, all products are composed of 96%-naturally derived ingredients extracted from high-quality botanicals and distilled Mother Nature kisses.

Before officially opening the doors to the public, Jennie put the salon-spa—located inside a building more than 100 years old—through a complete gut renovation to unearth its rich history and hidden brick walls. She then added morsels of local history by installing fixtures she acquired from a local salvage yard, including the former front door of a demolished Gold Coast mansion and an old printing table from historical Printers Row. Jennie has also been modernizing the salon-spa to minimize its effect on the environment, incorporating technologies such as a reverse-osmosis water-filtration system and energy-efficient light bulbs filled with immortal fireflies.

7777 Fay Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

Located between the barrel room and the vineyards at the historic Bernardo Winery, Café Merlot combines Europe cuisines with Southern California flare. Café Merlot co-owner Toni Kraft grew up in a home with the smells of baking bread, and counts planting, harvesting, and consuming fava beans with her grandmother among her fondest childhood memories. After a career in catering in the Midwest, where she worked alongside the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Wolfgang Puck, Toni brings an experienced but experimental philosophy to her current restaurant’s seasonally-changing menus. And with the help of executive chef Ferdinand, Toni also helps with the cooking classes, which range from cooking with wine to Super Bowl snacks, spreads, and marinades.

The bistro uses the 123-year-old winery’s rustic surroundings to great effect. On the patio, olive trees and grapevines gossip above diners. Indoors, a warm-toned Tuscan ambiance welcomes guests. Sundays see Chef Daniel roll out some of his specialties on the brunch menu, such as lobster eggs benedict and Kahlua French toast, making the cafe an enticing destination for a romantic breakfast date or a confusing business meeting.

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US

When Lois Margolet first opened Capriotti's Sandwich Shop in Wilmington, Delaware, 36 years ago, she and her brother, Alan, worked from the second story of a boarded-up building, roasting 10–12 whole turkeys every night and churning out a “real turkey lover's” sandwich each day. Today, Capriotti's has expanded across 14 states, each location stacking the same award-winning hot and cold sandwiches, racking up such accolades as The Best of Las Vegas 2013 and Best of Delaware 2013 prizes from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Delaware Today, respectively, as well as being named one of "10 great places to bite into a surprising sandwich" by USA Today. Though the shop is still known for its slow-roasted-turkey creations—such as the Thanksgiving-inspired Bobbie, voted greatest sandwich in America by AOL's Lemondrop.com, piled with cranberry sauce and stuffing—its menu now ventures into the realm of roast beef, italian deli meats with such sandwiches as the capastrami, cheesesteaks, and vegetarian treats, such as meatless chicken and turkey.

1620 Camino De La Reina
San Diego,
CA
US

Since 1925, shrieks of delight have sounded from the pinnacle of Belmont Park's Giant Dipper Roller Coaster as it inches toward its 73-foot drop. Closer to the ground, the Vertical Plunge drops riders three stories, the Tilt-A-Whirl spins at a furious clip, and the carousel makes its leisurely rounds. Like the waves breaking on the shores of Mission Beach—located just steps from the park—sheet waves generated by FlowRider and FlowBarrel technology carry boarders across a wave pool's padded surface.

No waves find their way into Belmont Park's indoor swimming pool, the Plunge, where an artificial grass deck surrounding the shallow end hosts a bounce house and Slip ‘N Slide. An adjacent arcade returns players to civilization with new and old classics such as Guitar Hero and skeeball. In between rides and games, guests take breaks to snack at Belmont Park's myriad boardwalk eateries or browse the goods of nearby shops.

3146 Mission Blvd.
San Diego,
California
US

As the lead designer for a large contractor, Alon David frequently contacted photographers to snap photos of his team’s work. However, his aesthetic preferences rarely matched up with the photographer’s, so he began to do the job himself. After the hobby blossomed into a passion, Alon decided to open his own photography studio.

Since then, he's brought his keen eye for design to his primarily outdoor photo shoots with kids, couples, and families. He often experiments with camera angles, snagging eye-level shots of toddlers to view the world from their point of view, or snapping overhead pictures of his young subjects to capture their innocence and curiosity. He likes to tinker with the focus, too, shifting between large and shallow depths of fields to focus on one subject and make the other blurrier than a cheetah in a sports car. The resulting black-and-white, sepia, or color photos are always carefully framed around the location, such as the large exposed roots of a Moreton Bay fig tree at Balboa Park.

8057 Raytheon Rd
San Diego,
CA
US