Things To Do In San Jose


$25 for Entry to San Jose Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, March 22 ($55 Value)

Challenge Nation

Gordon Biersch

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$55 $25

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Bacon & Beer Classic at Municipal Stadium on Saturday, March 21 (Up to 17% Off)

Bacon & Beer Classic

Municipal Stadium

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Bacon and bacon-inspired tastes are served alongside craft beers at Municipal Stadium

$59 $49

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$75 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga (Up to $205 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses combined with breathing exercises, uplifting music and heat energize the body and mind.

$205 $75

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$75 for a Four-Week Acting for Non-Actors Class at Bay Area Acting Studio ($275 Value)

Bay Area Acting Studio

Cambrian

Meisner-technique-trained instructors lead easygoing beginning acting classes that cover improv, scene work and basic camera exercises

$275 $75

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$55 for $220 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Chen Nan Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

Chen Nan Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

San Jose

From the merchant: Master Chen trains kid and adult students in Shaolin Kung Fu with emphasis on self-defense, self-discipline, and power.

$220 $55

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$30 for a Mixed-Media Sampler Class for Two at A Work of Heart ($60 Value)

A Work of Heart

A Work of Heart

Students learn to use a variety of materials to create beautiful handmade masterpieces

$60 $30

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$33 for $60 Worth of Tennis Lessons — SAI Tennis Training

Sai Tennis

San Jose

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

$60 $33

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Fei Si Fu Kung Fu Academy (59% Off)

Fei Si Fu Kung Fu Academy

San Jose

From the merchant: authentic shao lin kung fu, self-defense, kick boxing, tai chi and lion dance for all ages !

$110 $45

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$35 for One Month of Unlimited Women's Classes at IMC Martial Arts & Fitness Academy ($97 Value)

IMC Martial Arts & Fitness Academy

Multiple Locations

Burn calories and tone muscle during classes such as kickboxing, Pilates, and women's self defense, which take place across three locations

$97 $35

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120-Minute Painting Class from AZ Gallery (40% Off)

Az Gallery

Willow Glen

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

$80 $48

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$56 for $125 Worth of Services at Camp Carter International Karate Association

Camp Carter International Karate Association

San Jose

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

$125 $56

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kung Fu Classes at Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy

Willow Glen

Kids as young as 3 can learn hand and weapon forms during kung fu classes that emphasize self-defense, discipline, and respect

$220 $43

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$48 for $160 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Cambrian Community

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

$160 $48

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One-, Three-, or Six-Month Membership with Personal Training at The Right Stuff Health Club (Up to 81% Off)

The Right Stuff Health Club

Multiple Locations

During a week or hour of one-on-one sessions, trainers help guests hone in on their fitness goals and get acclimated with the gym

$149 $29

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Bowl- or Bead-Making Class for One, or Glass-Making Experience for 2 at Bay Area Glass Institute (Up to 55% Off)

Bay Area Glass Institute

Bay Area Glass Institute , Bagi

Glass-making classes teach students how to form bowls, shape decorative beads, or cut glass to make plates and coasters

$180 $81

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$24 for a 30-Minute Private Baseball or Softball Lesson at San Jose Batting Cages ($45 Value)

San Jose Batting Cages

San Jose

Current or former high-school coaches or collegiate or minor-league players lead students during private baseball or softball lessons

$45 $24

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One Month of Youth or Adult Jiu-Jitsu Classes or Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França BJJ (Up to 88%Off)

Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cambrian

Black-belt instructors demonstrate the grappling techniques and take-downs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or fast-paced kickboxing combos

$169 $26

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10 Drop-In Kids' Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kids' Classes at Three Sixty Training Center (Up to 86% Off)

Three Sixty Training Center

Three Sixty Training

Kids aged 5 and older can improve their self-defense, strength, and reflex skills

$200 $29

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10 Yoga Classes, or One or Six Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Branham Meridian (Up to 79% Off)

Bikram Yoga Branham Meridian

Bikram Yoga Branham Meridian

In a heated room, students sweat as they practice Bikram yoga’s 26 poses that help improve flexibility and eliminate toxins

$150 $34

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The Intro to Photography class is produced by Monte Zucker Photographic Education (MZPE), which provides quality professional photographic instruction. More than 30,000 enthusiastic students of all levels have attended their photographic tours on three continents over the past seven years to learn how to combine the power of technical expertise and artistic vision to create beautiful photos and films. In addition to offering the tours, MZPE produces instructional books and DVDs, as well as teaching in-depth photo-master classes around the world. The 2002 United Nations Photographer of the Year, celebrated photographer and mentor Monte Zucker once stated, "I don’t photograph the world as it is. I photograph the world as I would like it to be." Continuing on in his memory, current instructor Bob Ray teaches with an entertaining, passionate presentation that focuses on learning immediately in class. The experience provides an aspiring photographer a comprehensive set of tools to reach his or her artistic potential.
301 South Market Street
San Jose,
CA
US
As CEO and chief instructor of Condition and Competition Kickboxing, Ed Carpio draws from a victory-studded background of competitive fighting. Though he came to the art of Chinese kickboxing (also called sanshou) at 21, later than many greats, he rose through successive bouts to become a national lightweight champion. Ed then turned to training others with his expertise, remaining devoted to his sanshou students throughout his sporadic returns to the ring, a study in judo, and a government summons to deflect an impending asteroid. CCK preaches acceptance and positivity through programs for all ages, from toddlers to adults. Its gym has been highlighted on one of KRON 4's "Best of The Bay" segments for casting a familial air over martial-arts learning. Bordered by camouflage-painted walls, guests can launch strikes at bags, pads, and partners during kickboxing courses, or focus on classical conditioning with weights and fitness machinery.
1754 Junction Ave
San Jose,
CA
US
In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities. Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.
1375 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose,
CA
US
The San Jose SaberCats were a part of professional sports history even before they stepped on the field. On October 26, 1994, San Jose, along with four other cities, earned the approval of the Arena Football League to create an expansion franchise. The five-team expansion was one of the largest seen in American professional sports; not since the NHL added six teams in 1967 had a league experienced such growth. They chose the SaberCats moniker to pay homage to the large prehistoric predators known to stalk the hills of California in search of mankind's first dentists. With a heated fan base behind them, the SaberCats refused to let that first headline be their sole achievement. Under head coach Todd Shell, the 1995 SaberCats went on to win eight games and their division as an expansion team, a feat no other AFL team has repeated. Since then, the boys in green have launched the careers of many notable players and won three ArenaBowl championships, the most recent in 2007.
525 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose,
CA
US
AeroDynamic Aviation co-owner and chief pilot Zdravko took his first flight at the ripe old age of 2 weeks. As his baby eyes looked out the window of the DC-3 airliner, watching the houses grow smaller and smaller and the clouds become his companions, the idea of flight bored itself into his mind. Zdravko has now racked up more than 7,000 flight hours?most of them as a flight instructor?and completed taildragger and acrobatics training with Amelia Reid, a pioneer of female flying and the 1960 founder of the location's original flight school. Together with his fellow FAA-certified instructors, Zdravko shares his passion for flight via sport, private, commercial, and aerobatics training. The staff is dedicated to educating pilots on tailwheel aircraft and teaching true stick-and-rudder flying, which is much more reliable than using leather reins attached to each wing.
2650 Robert Fowler Way
San Jose,
CA
US
16: how many hours it takes to set up The Greatest Show On Earth 10: how many hours it takes to tear it down 2,500: average pounds of popcorn consumed in between 85: the number of animals, which include Asian elephants, tigers, lions, leopards, and llamas; all receive superlative animal care 61: the number of cars in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train that carries the show from city to city; that?s more than a mile long 20,000: the number of miles that train will cover in one year 3: the miles the train master walks each day as he tends to the animals (all seated at the front of the train for the smoothest ride) and gives them regular water and exercise stops
135 West San Carlos Street
San Jose,
CA
US

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