Things To Do In San Jose

$399 for an Exotic Car Sprint from Club Sportiva ($649 Value)

Club Sportiva

Club Sportiva - Silicon Valley

Drivers rotate between a selection of six supercars as they drive on forest-lined roads in Silicon Valley to the Lick Observatory

$649 $399

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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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"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus LIVE!" at Montgomery Theater on January 28–31 (Up to 50% Off)

Montgomery Theater

Montgomery Theater

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story’s live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

$68 $34

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Table-Tennis Lessons for Adults or Kids at 123 Ping Pong (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

123 Ping Pong

San Jose

Accomplished players with coaching experience lead students of all ages through table-tennis fundamentals during one-hour sessions

$60 $24

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Introductory Flight Lesson in Option of Remos or Cessna 172 Aircraft from Trade Winds Aviation (Up to 56% Off)

Trade Winds Aviation

San Jose

After providing training on the ground, FAA flight instructors let students take the controls of Remos or Cessna planes

$379 $169

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Four-Session Sewing or Fashion Drawing Course or a Single Class at Camp Fashionista (Up to 42% Off

Camp Fashionista

Willow Glen

Learn how to draw or to bring your designs to life in classes with instructor Dori, a designer and fashion industry veteran

$165 $109

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One or Three Months of Taekwondo (Up to 73% Off)

Leejon Taekwondo

San Jose CA

Traditional taekwondo school with belt-rankings, brick-breaking, and sparring

$125 $43

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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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One or Three Flight Lessons and a Membership to AeroDynamic Aviation (Up to 68% Off)

AeroDynamic Aviation

Multiple Locations

Get behind the controls of an airplane and learn to take off, climb, and descend with an FAA-certified flight instructor as copilot

$408 $129

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

A Work of Heart

Willow Glen

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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$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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$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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$12 for 12 Arcade Visits and 300 Prize Tickets Per Visit at Nickel City ($28 Value)

Nickel City

Branham - Kirk

More than 100 video and redemption games cost a nickel; more than 30 free arcade classics

$28 $12

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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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The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

396 South 1st Street
San Jose,
CA
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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
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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

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