Things To Do In San Francisco


Arabian Nights Fashion Show and Cocktail Party at Carbon Lounge on Sunday, March 8 (Up to 47% Off)

Arabian Nights Fashion Show and Cocktail Party

Drake SF

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“Arabian Nights”-themed soiree features a fashion show by designer Rebecca Cahua and live music; proceeds benefit #HashtagLunchbagSF

$26.62 $15

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$45 for a One-Day Round-Trip Bay Area Ski Bus Ride from Bay Area Ski Bus ($79 Value)

Bay Area Ski Bus

Multiple Locations

Round-trip transportation to and from Bay Area ski locations with breakfast and more

$79 $45

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"Tree" at San Francisco Playhouse, February 28–March 6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Tree"

San Francisco Playhouse

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The arrival of an unknown white sister on a black family’s doorstep sparks an unflinching portrayal of race and family

$38.99 $22

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Three Barre Classes or One-Month Unlimited Membership at The Dailey Method (Up to 62% Off)

The Dailey Method

Ingleside Terraces

Workouts blend Pilates, yoga, and ballet to build lean muscle and improve posture

$66 $25

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$69 for Three-Hour Sailing Tour for Two from Golden Gate Sailing Tours (Up to $150 Off)

Golden Gate Sailing Tours

Treasure Island

A yacht sails through the San Francisco Bay as passengers enjoy the sights and sounds

$150 $69

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for A One Hour Lesson For $75 at MitchLoweGolf

MitchLoweGolf

Stonestown

For $5, receive a coupon for a one hour lesson for $75

$5

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Six-Hour Barbecue-Grilling and Smoking Class for One or Two at Bay Area BBQ and Grilling School (Up to 56% Off)

Bay Area BBQ and Grilling School

Treasure Island

Students work with Weber gas grills and three different smokers to prepare buffalo wings, pork tenderloin, rib racks, brisket, and more

$170 $79

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Group Ballroom or Latin Dance Class, or Private Dance Class for One or Two at Dance With Melissa (Up to 64% Off)

Dance With Melissa

Ingleside Heights

A beginner-friendly ballroom and Latin dance lesson teaches simplified techniques based on the TV show “Dancing with the Stars”

$25 $9

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Trampoline Bungee Jump for 1, 2, or 4 or Bungee & Bounce for 1 or 2 at Jumping Jack Bungee (Up to 53% Off)

Jumping Jack Bungee

Multiple Locations

Indoor trampoline bungee and bounce house offers thrills to kids and adults

$10 $5

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Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge’s winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$100 $45

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship (Up to 60% Off)

Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship

San Francisco

Historically accurate and still operational, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a National Historic Landmark that is open to the public year round

$24 $12

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Taste Truffles or Make Caramel Treats with a Pro Chocolatier

Chocolate Demo or Class

Bayview

Shawn Williams demonstrates how he makes his award-winning chocolate-caramel truffles or teaches students to make 3 caramel-based treats

$125 $59

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Adult, Child, or Youth General Admission at California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

Explore a four-story living rainforest, a planetarium with a 75-foot dome, a moving earthquake exhibit, a living roof, and much more

$24.95

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Interactive Laser-Shooting Experience for 2, 4, or Up to 15 at 7D Experience (Up to 56% Off)

7D Experience

Fisherman's Wharf

Experience the illusion of a roller coaster ride while zapping on-screen opponents on the DarkRide; Dodge laser beams during LaZer Challenge

$30 $15

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$49 for Four Kids' Introductory Fencing Classes at San Francisco Fencers' Club ($100 Value)

San Francisco Fencers’ Club

Multiple Locations

Experienced coaches teach foil and epee techniques to kids ages 7–16, with an emphasis on precise skills and fun

$100 $45

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One or Two Months of Yoga and Dance Classes at Purusha Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

Purusha Yoga Studio

Outer Richmond

Students gain strength and flexibility in community-oriented yoga, Zumba, and dance classes held in a sunny studio

$119 $29

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Children's Kung Fu Classes or Kickboxing Classes for Teens and Adults at Five Animals Kung Fu Academy (69% Off)

Five Animals Kung Fu Academy

Five Animals Kung Fu Academy

Students learn self-defense skills while simultaneously gaining physical and mental strength

$160 $49

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Walker Stalker Con 2015 at Fort Mason Center on January 31–February 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Walker Stalker Con 2015

Fort Mason Center

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Stars from AMC’s The Walking Dead join actors from other zombie and horror flicks to treat fans to panels and events

$38 $19

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$19.99 for a Holiday Lights Trolley Tour from Gray Line of San Francisco ($27.99 Value)

Gray Line of San Francisco

Fisherman's Wharf

Take in the twinkling lights of the Union Square Christmas tree, a decorated Fisherman’s Wharf, and more on this 90-minute tour

$27.99 $19.99

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The Love Lab founder and renowned massage-industry expert Meagan Holub has helped some pretty discriminating clientele to relax and unwind. From Forbes CEOs and professional athletes to rock stars and royalty, her therapeutic massages have melted away the stress that is inherent in any A lister's life. According to Holub's blog, gift certificates for one of her massages were given away in VIP gift bags at the 2012 MusiCares event honoring Paul McCartney, so they made their way into the hands of celebrity musicians, such as the Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, and Coldplay. But Holub talks massage with as many down-to-earth, everyday people as she does famous folks, thanks to a compassionate streak she's demonstrated since childhood. As a young girl and teenager, she rescued stray animals, volunteered at Easter Seals camp, became a physical-therapy assistant, and served as an aide for a person with paraplegia. Today her passion for helping others translates into The Love Lab's services, including group massage classes and private massage lessons that teach individuals and couples to execute the same techniques so sought after by Hollywood stars. Holub and her team of certified massage therapists also instruct employees at workplace events, where they demonstrate stress-relief techniques, which come in handy the next time the boss requires mandatory overtime to help her solve the Sunday crossword.
1690 Union Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Seated in your kayak, you're surrounded by cerulean waters that stretch out into the horizon. To your left, the San Francisco skyline looms in the shimmering afternoon sun. You drift by a raucous Giants game, a village of houseboats, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Led through undulating waters by American Canoe Association– and Wilderness First Aid–certified guides, San Francisco Kayak & Adventures' nautical tour groups traverse the San Francisco Bay or Sausalito waterfront during the day, at sunset, and under the light of the full moon. The guides lead their groups through calm costal waters in sturdy, closed-deck tandem kayaks, which keep legs dry and don't require typical Flintstone-style paddling. The guides regale their group with area history while pointing out local marine life. They only shepherd about eight paddlers to keep tours intimate and personal and customize paddling instruction to the ability levels of the group. Guides also help visitors explore the natural world on land during hiking excursions between redwood trees in Muir Woods, along a coastal trail in the Tennessee Valley, and past ghost-town buildings at China Camp Village. To expand visitors' wilderness exposure, they also lead adventures such as sailing, rock-climbing, cycling in the city, horseback riding on the beach, and sleeping in phone booths.
489 Terry A Francois Boulevard
San Francisco,
CA
US
Since 1963, the Chinese Historical Society of America has collected the documents and artifacts that chronicle the history of Chinese American citizens. The society's permanent collections are typified by pieces such as One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America, a vivid mural by Chinatown native James Leong that charts the progress of Chinese Americans over the course of 100 years. On a smaller scale, the Chinatown Miniatures Collection depicts three-dimensional scenes of San Francisco's Chinatown as it looked before artist Frank Wong built his shrink ray. Other exhibits change frequently, often in conjunction with special events hosted for members and their guests. The museum can't contain every bit of Chinese American history, however. With that in mind, the society’s guides lead school groups on walking tours through the bustling streets and alleyways of San Francisco's Chinatown. Free from the confines of the museum, they point out the neighborhood’s distinct architectural landmarks and underlying social significance. Throughout the year, the museum also puts out publications such as the CHSA Bulletin, which chronicles different stories within the Chinese American community.
965 Clay St
San Francisco,
CA
US
The Polk Street Gym is a boxing gym. It telegraphs its pugilistic philosophy to fitness by center-staging a large, full-size boxing ring just inside the sidewalk storefront windows that stretch from matted floor to lofted ceiling. Both aspiring sparers and everyday Joes, who only have thrown punches at dollar stealing vending machines, train like boxers. Members jump rope, run hills, hit bags, and shadowbox. These drills and exercises firm not just boxing skills, but also general cardio and strength capacity. With 29 classes to choose from, men and women, kids and adults find a fighter's heart in circuit training or boxing classes. Dublin-bred, former Golden Gloves champion Simon Redmond leads a roster of trainers who are all current or past Golden Gloves champs, whose knuckles turn food, jaws, parking meters, and all they touch to gold. After immigrating to San Francisco in the mid-90s, Simon trained and fought for several years before opening a gym with a partner. At the start of 2010, Simon broke off on his own to open Polk Street Gym. He strives to whip people into shape through boxing, affirming his mission and his passion by writing that despite broken ribs, a broken nose, burst eardrums, and spilt blood, he has loved every minute of his boxing lifestyle.
1436 Polk St
San Francisco,
CA
US
For the past three decades, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has celebrated Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas while remaining constantly relevant. A non-collecting organization, the CJM sparks dialogue and unites people from all walks of life through lectures, classes, films, and constantly rotating exhibitions commonly centered around art. In the past, the CJM has displayed photographs of Allen Ginsberg, trained its lens on the magic of Harry Houdini and the art he inspired, and responded to Hitler's Mein Kampf with artist Linda Ellia's exhibition of 600 pages altered by artists, writers, victims, students, and other Jewish people. More recently, the CJM featured an exhibit on the contribution of Jewish architects, designers, and merchants to creative communities around the US, post-World War II. Holding all these different facets of culture and design is a building that is itself a work of art. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the 63,000-square-foot CJM combines the legacy of the historic Jessie Street Power Substation with the dynamic angles and arresting shapes of contemporary architecture. Accompanying its overall shape is a blue metallic exterior and symbolic references to Jewish concepts, such as the Hebrew phrase "L'Chaim," meaning "to life."
736 Mission St
San Francisco,
CA
US
[Owen Walker](http://www.insideoutimprov.com/page9/page9.html#!owen-walker/c60z has been teaching the Action Theater method for more than 15 years. Originally a visual artist, Owen found a more immediate medium?the human body?and began to experiment with physical improv as a method to further explore his creative impulses. He studied extensively with Ruth Zaporah, the guru of the Action Theater method, and he is now one of the method?s six designated senior teachers. The Action Theater method approaches physical improvisation and theater from three angles: language, voice, and movement. Classes give special attention to being fully present, connecting with a scene partner, and urging students to focus on how they do something, rather than what they do. The end result not only can transform a student?s performance on the stage, it can also enhance everyday skills such as empathy and spontaneity. Thus, though the technique is rooted in the theater, it can also benefit non-actors, much like a playhouse?s cell-phone-activated trap door. Though Action Theater sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available
975 Howard Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

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