Things To Do In San Diego

"The Nutcracker" Presented by California Ballet at San Diego Civic Theatre on December 13–21 (Up to 54% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

San Diego Civic Theatre

$47 $22

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Tchaikovsky's classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

General or VIP Admission to Pier Pressure SD Yacht Party for One from California Nightlife (57% Off)

California Nightlife

Spirit of San Diego Yacht

$39.55 $17

Luxury yacht tours the San Diego Bay as party-goers drink and dance to DJs spinning house music and top-40 hits

Sail on San Diego Bay and Sip Drinks on a Classic Yacht

Yacht Sailing on San Diego Bay

Midway District

$81.20 $81.20

Captain Kyle Corbett treats guests to a relaxing two-hour yacht cruise on San Diego Bay as a steward serves drinks and snacks

Four-Hour Standup Paddle Board Rentals for Two or Four at Cruiser King (Up to 51% Off)

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

One or Three One-Hour Horseback Riding Lessons at Liz Place Performance Horses (Up to 56% Off)

Liz Place Performance Horses

San Diego

$65 $32

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

One-Hour Jet Ski Rental for One or Two at Rent Jet Skis USA (Up to 51% Off)

Rent Jet Skis USA

San Diego

$200 $99

Explore San Diego Bay and Mission Bay on jet skis by Yamaha or Sea-Doo

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

One Month of Group Classes or 30-Day Training and Nutrition Program at Pacific Coast Kettlebells (Up to 68% Off)

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

$38 for $75 Groupon — Rebel Fitness

Rebel Fitness

San Diego

$75 $38

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

Sea-Cave and Leopard-Shark SUP Tour for Two or Four from San Diego Excellent Adventures (Up to 52% Off)

San Diego Excellent Adventures

San Diego

$140 $69

Explore La Jolla's sea caves and glide over leopard sharks on a 90-minute, beginner-friendly standup-paddleboard tour

5, 10, or 15 Barre Fitness Classes at Barre 59 (Up to 65% Off)

Barre 59

La Jolla Village

$110 $49

Students step up to a ballet barre to perform a series of small, isometric movements, building dancer-like physiques and flexibility

$49 for $110 Groupon — Apex Fitness

Apex Fitness

San Diego

$110 $49

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

One- or Two-Months worth of Rhythmic Gymnastics Lessons at Champion Rhythmics (Up to 53% Off)

Champion Rhythmics

San Diego

$69 $35

Choreographed gymnastics routines that use hoops, balls, ribbons, and other colorful props are developed in memberships and one-hour lessons

10 or 20 Women's Fitness Classes at KickForce Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

KickForce Martial Arts

Miramar

$150 $20

World champion instructors teach women self-defense techniques in classes that build muscle and burn fat

15- or 30-Minute Introductory Paraplane Flight at Inland Paraflite (Up to 54% Off)

Inland Paraflite

On Location

$150 $69

FAA-certified flight instructor teaches students how to climb, descend & steer at cruising altitude aboard Powrachute Pegasus 2 paraplane.

$30 for $60 Worth of Volleyball — San Diego Beach Volleyball League

San Diego Beach Volleyball League

Mission Beach

$60 $30

Qualified instructors teach guests how to play beach volleyball in a fun and supportive environment

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

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

One or Three Months of Combat-Fitness Classes to Undisputed Fitness & Training (Up to 85% Off)

Undisputed Fitness & Training

East Village

$335 $49

Professionally trained instructors host group classes and personal training sessions that highlight boxing MMA, jiu jitsu, and muay thai

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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 caf?. 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,
CA
US

The 18-hole Reidy Creek Golf Course covers 2,582 yards in the rugged hills of Escondido, supplying guests with a scenic backdrop for club-based revelry. The rolling terrain of the par 54 course—intertwined with manmade obstacles such as sculpted bunkers, sinuous lakes, and wind—challenges golfers as they attempt holes-in-one. The distinctive course, designed by the notable engineers at Cal Olson Golf Architecture not to contain any two identical holes, contains a golf shop, café, and golf clinics taught by PGA professionals. ______________ Operating out of five courses throughout the greater San Diego area, JC Golf's Intro2Golf program fosters pin-hunting prowess with a shrewd blend of hands-on instruction, individual practice, and on-course experience designed to introduce the basics of golf to beginners. During the pressure-free sessions, JC Golf equips pupils with all the necessary equipment, saving neophytes the hassle of rustling up their own sets of clubs or graphite shaft bananas. Three additional buckets of range balls grant golfers the spherical tools necessary to implant newly learned concepts into muscle memory. The package also allows clubbers to loop the links at their chosen course twice after 4 p.m. for an additional $10 per round, allowing them to test their mettle amid the brambly hazards and sand-trap curmudgeons found on every real course.

12602 Oaks North Drive
San Diego,
CA
US

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
US

In 1997, Amy Caldwell discovered yoga. As she backpacked through Asia, Australia, and parts of Europe, she stopped to train with yogis she met along the way, exploring the styles of Vinyasa flow, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Ashtanga. As she learned, she blended these styles into her own dynamic flow. Since this nomadic journey, Amy's rapidly developing skills have earned her a spot on two Yoga Journal covers. Today, as owners of Yoga One studio, she and her husband Michael incorporate their own unique yoga and meditation styles into their teachings.

The flexible duo leads a team of experienced instructors, who foster a positive, non-competitive environment and also specialized in different styles of yoga, such as sunrise flow, Vinyasa flow, and gentle flow. Inside the main studio, where natural light from skylights casts a glow onto hardwood floors and saffron curtains, instructors lead groups through classes that cover optimal alignment, breath, and present-moment awareness. They also guide students outside the studio to stretch and align on a sunny rooftop in Little Italy. Inside softly lit massage rooms, therapists help visitors release tension from aching muscles.

1150 7th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

At Dream Body Boot Camp, which was voted San Diego A-List's best boot camp of 2012, trainer Matthew Johnson and his staff of specialized trainers help patrons to quickly sculpt physiques into top form during indoor and outdoor workouts that pair cardio moves with strength-boosting exercises. Instead of painting muscle ripples onto participants’ abs, each of Johnson’s instructors draws from a kinesiology degree or a national personal-training certification when designing a new 60-minute workout each day. Before their first class, students meet with Johnson to get acquainted and set their fitness goals, such as looking good in a bikini or ripping through a T-shirt to reveal their swimsuit with one powerful body flex. In the course of 10 minutes, he asks clients what they’d like to achieve in class and how they’ve pursued their goals in the past.

Once the talking ends, the training begins, and the motivational instructors put patrons to work hefting dumbbells, straining against Trx suspension gear, and flipping giant tires end over end. Johnson and his trainers leave long runs out of their workouts, opting instead for tire hopping, jumping rope, and other dynamic exercises to elevate heart rates.

2751 Roosevelt Rd
San Diego,
CA
US

Hapa Yoga takes its name from a Hawaiian term for a blend of Asian and European heritage, fitting for a studio that prides itself on an all-inclusive embrace of multiple yoga traditions performed in the welcoming aloha spirit. The team of certified instructors arrived at its yoga mastery from many paths, from dealing with the stresses of military life and conditioning for amateur boxing matches to healing from serious injuries. The instructors now help their students work toward self-set wellness goals, including toning muscles through mat Pilates, Zumba, and TRX classes, sweating away unwanted fat during heated power-yoga sessions, preparing bodies for child-birth with prenatal yoga, or strengthening core groups with Vinyasa flow. 

In addition to adult yogis, kids master breathing exercises, tumbling feats, and new ways to reach countertop cookie jars during children’s yoga classes, or play with toys and read books at the onsite childcare facility. No matter their age, visitors feel the 2,700-square-foot space’s welcoming vibes as soon as they see the glittering lights bouncing off the studio’s cool greens and grays.

4242 Camino Del Rio N
San Diego,
CA
US