Things To Do In San Luis Obispo

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Los Olivos

$48 $24

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Located in Los Olivos, Beckmen Vineyards' tasting room offers a quaint getaway with opportunity to picnic at gazebos near the duck pond

Up to 62% Off Wine Tasting at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room

Los Olivos

$66 $25

A 90-acre winery producing nine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon; taste five wines at the Los Olivos tasting room

Up to 49% Off American Hot Shots Extreme Run

Santa Ynez Valley

$175 $89

After the 10-mile mud run, racers shower and head to the afterparty with live music; 100% of profits benefit firefighter charities

Up to 50% Off at The Classic at Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach

$50 $25

Enjoy local bites and an open bar; enter your classic car or hot rod at a long-running auto show whose proceeds help veterans' families

66% Off at Ardy's Pilates Studio

Pismo Beach

$160 $55

Certified trainers customize private lessons; six-student Reformer classes allow for individual attention

Up to 50% Off at Avila Beach Golf Resort 

Avilla Beach

$140 $70

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An 18-hole course characterized by distinctly different front and back nines hugs the banks of a tidal estuary

Up to 51% Off Winetastings from Passport Central Coast

Multiple Locations

$39 $19

A passport lets you explore 12 different central-coast wineries and enjoy tastings at each

Up to 53% Off at Blacklake Golf Resort

Blacklake

$170 $80

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Three distinct nine-hole courses represent the varied challenges of golf in the Central Coast, from breezy valleys to towering oak trees

Up to 59% Off Mud Run Obstacle Course Race

Monterey County

$60 $29

Racers fight past obstacles along a 4-mile stretch full of mud, color, and physical challenges

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

$20 $11

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Tasters can imbibe half-ounce samples of the seven wines and pair them with cheese

Up to 72% Off Gym Memberships & Personal Training

Santa Maria

$279 $79

Each membership comes with two personal-training sessions and most fitness classes (excluding specialty classes, which cost an extra fee)

Up to 89% Off at Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 51% Off Paintball Package at The Shack

Santa Maria

$50 $25

Players don masks and harness paintball markers on fields filled with wooden obstacles, tractor tires, and industrial tubing

Half Off Wine-Tasting for Two or Four

Orcutt

$20 $10

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Tasting session focuses on the art of blending wines; guests receive a discount on bottles

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

52% Off Golf Packages

Downtown Lompoc

$500 $239

Course challenges players with 18 tree-framed holes stretched across 150 acres of Santa Barbara’s wine country

Up to 48% Off Round of Golf for Two or Four

Lompoc

$114 $59

Course listed among Golf Digest's 50 toughest demands precise shot selection across a par 72 layout in the heart of wine country

Up to 54% Off Segway Tours of Solvang

Downtown Solvang

$150 $89

Guided tours summit Figueroa Mountain, explore the culturally Danish city of Solvang, or stop at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards for a tasting

74% Off Tour and Tasting at Rideau Vineyard

Solvang

$134 $35

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Visit the vineyard, learn how wine is made and the etiquette of tasting it, and enjoy five samples of the winery's Rhône varietals

Wildling Museum – 50% Off

Downtown Solvang

$10 $5

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Museum has hosted more than 40 exhibitions such as Santa Ynez River Watershed and Patrick O’Hara’s Art of California Native Plants

Up to 62% Off Fitness Classes at Valley Alternative Healing

Solvang

$77 $29

Classes include Buns & Guns, which combines strength training and cardio, restorative yoga, and EnLighten Up yoga for mind, body, and spirit

Half Off Wine Blending Package at Avant Tapas & Wine

Buellton

$82 $39

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Learn to blend four different varietals using professional tools under the guidance of a blend-master; includes credit toward tapas

65% Off Krav Maga Classes

Downtown Goleta

$139 $49

Learn the fighting technique designed by the Israeli army to transform civilians into soldiers as quickly as possible

54% Off Capoeira

Goleta

$99 $46

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

80% Off Visits and Training at Spectrum Athletic Club

Multiple Locations

$250 $49

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Cardio equipment with individual screens, comfortable locker rooms, and kickboxing, cycling, and yoga classes enliven gym visits

83% Off Classes at Yasa Yoga

Santa Barbara

$170 $29

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Husband-and-wife team of yogis leads classes in Vinyasa flow and deep stretch in a Mission-style mansion once owned by Charlie Chaplin

Up to 80% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lessons

Santa Barbara Downtown

$125 $25

Students learn the ins and outs of standup paddleboarding, including how to balance on the board and how to maneuver through the tide

Up to 66% Off Fitness Classes at Pulse Fitness Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

$209 $99

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Fitness classes emphasize strength, cardio, and endurance alongside flexibility and core strength in Pilates-based workouts

65% Off Dance Lessons

Santa Barbara

$85 $30

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

Up to 50% Off Classes at Barre 101

Multiple Locations

$95 $49

60-minute barre classes combine cardio with muscle-sculpting moves to tone the entire body while blasting calories

40% Off Boat Charter from Santa Barbara Water Taxi

Santa Barbara Harbor

$250 $149

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Groups of up to 19 enjoy a ride on a private chartered boat, and kids 10 or younger celebrate a birthday on the water aboard the Lil' Toot

55% Off Services

Santa Barbara

$300 $135

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

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Santa Barbara

$120 $49

During jujitsu classes that teach both technique and coordination, students learn self-defense skills while also building confidence

Up to 53% Off Martial Arts Classes

Lower State

$99 $49

Martial arts classes infused with karate techniques

Up to Half Off Indoor Climbing Class

Lower State

$40 $20

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Groups learn the basics of indoor-climbing safety and belaying, developing the skills to navigate the 8,500-sq.-ft. gym

Up to 79% Off Yoga Classes

Santa Barbara Downtown

$75 $19

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Physically invigorating and meditation-based yoga styles for students of varying skill levels

Up to 64% Off at Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara

Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara

$80 $29

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Bikram-certified instructors fill 90-minute routines with 26 Bikram postures in 105 degrees and 40% humidity to melt stress and calm minds

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – 50% Off

Santa Barbara

$24 $12

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A 72-ft. blue-whale skeleton stares down at you, and Chumash Indian relics wait for their secrets to be uncovered or hike a nature trail.

Up to 80% Off Dance or Drumming Classes

Capoeira Batuque

$100 $20

Energetic instructors lead Afro-Brazilian dance, drumming, and Afro-Brazilian martial-art classes that allow for self-interpretation

Up to 73% Off Dance Classes

Santa Barbara Downtown

$100 $29

Staff members blend cardio and dance during fun classes and disperse 100% of proceeds to local and global charities

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – Up to Half Off Visit 

Waterfront

$30 $15

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Exhibits, historic sailing vessels, and films bring the California Coast and other areas of maritime history to life

State Street Ballet – Up to $11 Off "Carmen"

Granada Theatre

$31 $20

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Adaptation of George Bizet's romantic masterpiece sees the seductress Carmen tempt the soldier Don José with original choreography

Up to Half Off Round of Golf for Two or Four

Lemoore

$64 $32

Twosomes and foursomes make their way along an 18-hole course with assistance from rental carts

53% Off Intro Rock-Climbing Class

Multiple Locations

$105 $49

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Experienced outdoor guides teach climbing and belaying techniques at two picturesque state parks and provide all safety gear

Up to 48% Off Infrared-Sauna Sessions

Soledad

$45 $25

Guests relax in the infrared sauna, which aims to relax and detox bodies with comfortable heat

45% Off a Wine-Tasting Package

Soledad

$20 $11

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Sample varietals such as chardonnay or pinot noir in a tasting room located in the heart of Santa Lucia Highlands

Up to 58% Off Wine Tastings at Hahn Estate

Soledad

$30 $15

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Sip on wine samples while absorbing the sights and sounds of the Salinas Valley wine country

Up to 71% Off Classes at CrossFit Carpinteria

Carpinteria

$125 $39

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CrossFit classes enhance strength, agility, and speed with constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity

Up to 51% Off Standup-Paddleboard and Wetsuit Rentals

Toro Canyon

$55 $27

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Clad in rental wetsuits, ride waves solo or as a pair aboard standup paddleboards from this surf shop nestled near Rincon Beach

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 33% Off Standup-Comedy Show

Shamrocks Irish Pub

$15 $10

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Pub hosts set by local and nationally touring comedians

Up to $141 Off at Inner Bodyworks Yoga Studio

Downtown Bakersfield

$200 $59

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Instructors lead students of all abilities through traditional postures and breathing exercises in a sunlit studio

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 51% Off Racing Experiences

Kern County Raceway Park

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 73% Off Group Exercise or Personal Training

Riverlakes ranch community park

$360 $99

Work out one-on-one with trainer Yvonne, or grab a few friends for a small group training session

Half Off Scuba Certification at Bakersfield Scuba

Bakersfield Scuba

$325 $162.50

The PADI-certification course includes five confined-water and four open-water dives as well as classroom studies

Up to 50% Off Public Skating with Skate Rental

Downtown Bakersfield

$22 $11

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Two or four guests strap on rental skates and glide around an indoor climate-controlled rink set to under 60 degrees

50% Off Large Buckets of Range Balls

Jose's Golf Range

$44 $22

Each large bucket of range balls can be shared between two people

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf and Go-Karts

Bakersfield

$30 $15

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Enjoy a go-kart track with stretches and wide curves and a mini-golf course with 18 holes, waterfalls, a pink castle, and a windmill

Kern County Museum – Up to 50% Off

Bakersfield

$50 $25

See 150-year-old buildings in the Pioneer Village and explore the history of California oil in the Black Gold exhibit

Up to 86% Off Fitness Membership Enrollment

Tulare

$275 $39

Membership enrollment to Tulare Regional Medical Center's fitness facility grants access to more than 100 weekly classes and a lap pool

70% Off Try Scuba Class

Tulare

$50 $15

Certified diving instructors provide students with equipment and teach safety and diving basics

Up to 56% Off Personal Training

Tulare

$100 $49

Former Mr. USA Leo Costa, Jr.'s leads small groups in his micro circuit-training technique, which helps prevent workout plateaus

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The Saucelito Canyon story begins in 1880, when three acres of Zinfandel vines were planted in the rugged terrain of the upper Arroyo Grande Valley on California’s Central Coast.

A new chapter was written a century later, when Bill Greenough painstakingly restored the abandoned old vineyard in 1974.

3080 Biddle Ranch Rd
San Luis Obispo,
CA
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4910 Edna Rd
San Luis Obispo,
CA
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Helmed by photo instructor Hal “Bull” Schmitt, Light Photographic Workshops simplify Adobe programs with single-day, eight-hour sessions designed to turn Photoshop neophytes into pic-enhancing masters. The course will delve into Lightroom’s powerful, easy-to-use sliders, tools, and basic editing functions for removing apparitional pic crashers. Though not required, students are welcome to bring their Lightroom 3–equipped laptop to the class to follow along with the lesson plan or a notepad and quill pen to take notes. Upon completing the course, each student takes home an instructional DVD with more than 8 hours of material for multimedia reminders of the class’s subject matter and a 40 percent discount on their first fine art, photo, or fine-art gallery canvas wrap print order through Light Workshops. Students are encouraged to bring either a bagged lunch or lunch money to save personal computers and fellow students from accidental ingestions.

1060 Los Osos Valley Rd
Los Osos,
CA
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1945 Solano St
Los Osos,
CA
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We are the Central Coasts premiere source for all your paddleboard needs. We offer rentals, tours, lessons, and sales. Our years of experience will ensure that your experience is the best possible!

501 Embarcadero
Morro Bay,
CA
US

At Monarch Dunes Golf Club, the links-style golf of coastal Britannia stretches out in the hills of California wine country. Amid windswept dunes and eucalyptus trees sweep coastal views speckled with amber hillsides and big blue skies. And this is just how architects Damian Pascuzzo and PGA Tour Pro Steve Pate wanted it. But they also wanted something beyond beautiful vistas. They wanted a unique 30-hole arena that tested the mettle of golfers.

On the 6,810-yard, par-71 Old Course, players unleash the full potential of their swings on the open expanses of the longer front nine before dialing back for close control on the back nine—a shorter tract made formidable by water hazards on all but two holes. Though the two halves have their own distinct flavors, both begin with mid-length par-4s. These are the course's two most difficult holes, so savvy golfers should spend extra time before the round and at the turn to give their driver an encouraging massage.

While the Old Course is a grassy homage to golf's most sacred traditions, Monarch Dunes' Challenge Course charts a much more unorthodox path—and not just in its unconventional 12-hole layout. While some par-3 courses are known as "pitch-and-putts" for their short holes, The Challenge—named among the Top 10 Par-3 Courses by Golf.com—will have some reaching for a driver or three-wood on holes 5 and 12, which measure 242 and 202 yards respectively. Golfers can expect to finish the round in two hours or less, freeing up plenty of time to relax at the Butterfly Grille or shop for flame decals to glue onto their golf bag.

Course at a Glance: The Old Course

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Total length of 6,810 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 73.0 from the back tees
  • Slope rating of 137 from the back tees
  • Five tee options
  • Scorecard

Course at a Glance: The Challenge

  • 12-hole, par 36 course
  • Total length of 1,858 yards from the back tees
  • Three tee options
  • Scorecard

1606 Trilogy Pkwy
Nipomo,
CA
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