Things To Do In San Mateo

Up to 63% Off Two-Hour Kiteboarding Lesson

Helm of Sun Valley

North Central

$60 $25

Instructors impart kiteboarding basics on land at Third Avenue, including launching, steering, and landing

38% Off Jungle-Gym Open Play at Safari Run

Safari Run

Shoreview

$40 $25

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Animal-themed jungle gym packed with slides, bridges, tunnels, and ladders combines fitness and play for kids aged 3–10 on Monday–Friday

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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 77% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$60 $15

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During a VIP tour of the winery, a staff member guides groups through the nuances of five premium Clos LaChance wines

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

56% Off Boot Camp

Oro Fitness

Sugarloaf

$45 $20

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Up to 93% Off at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo

Hillsdale

$100 $10

Students learn practical self-defense techniques, such as grappling and ground fighting, in intensive Jiu Jitsu classes

Up to 84% Off Boot Camp

Reactor Personal Training

Western Hills

$300 $65

Group classes combine dynamic stretching with TRX training, interval training, lifting, plyometrics, and more for an intense workout

Up to 75% Off B Street Boxing

B Street Boxing

Downtown

$20 $5

An instructor draws on a diverse background in martial arts, incorporating techniques from wing chun and muay thai into a punishing workout

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Classes

EmpowerFIT

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

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Certified personal trainers push students through a series of functional exercises that change daily

Up to 74% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

Bikram Hot Yoga San Mateo

Hayward Park

$150 $39

Certified instructors lead students through 26 poses in a studio heated to 105 degrees

Up to 50% Off Pottery Painting at All Fired Up

All Fired Up

Downtown

$22 $12

Create your own functional art, such as dinnerware, figurines, and coffee mugs

GoKart Racer – 20% Off

GoKart Racer

Multiple Locations

$50 $40

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Sodi RX 7 go-karts burn rubber during 10-minute races around indoor road courses

Up to 51% Off Golf Lesson

Dennis Mitchell Golf

Burlingame

$120 $59

Professional instructor who has taught PGA and LPGA players helps golfers step up their game

Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at Aria Music Studio

Aria Music Studio

Burlingame

$70 $35

Lifelong pianist Wendy Liu teaches students of various skill levels to play everything from basic scales to solo sonatas

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons in Burlingame

Dave Atchison at Burlingame Golf Center

Burlingame

$150 $75

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Indoor/outdoor facility with full-length driving range hosts lessons with Dave Atchison, whose years of teaching include time at UCLA & UCSB

Up to 92% Off Boot Camp from Fit For Life

Fit For Life Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$235.25 $22

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Indoor boot-camp slim clients down using cardio, resistance training, and core work; health assessment and nutrition program enhance results

Up to 79% Off Fitness Classes

Malina Fitness

Belmont

$95 $25

Exercisers burn calories and sculpt muscle during a variety of group fitness classes

Up to 63% Off Pilates Classes

Purely Pilates

Belmont

$160 $65

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Hour-long mat or Universal Reformer classes limber up spines and tone cores; one-on-one sessions focus on the client's personal goals

Up to 69% Off Kids' Obstacle Course Boot Camp

Youth Obstacle Bootcamp

Belmont

$147 $49

Kids build strength and learn to move by overcoming obstacles such as Ninja Warrior-style ramps

Up to 39% Admission to Filoli

Filoli

Woodside

$36 $22

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654-acre estate encompasses manicured gardens, nature preserve, and stately house filled with antiques and paintings

50% Off Intro Flight Tour from Fly Bay Area

Fly Bay Area

San Carlos

$318 $159

Pilots guide private plane over the San Francisco Peninsula and give passenger time with controls during laid-back flight experience

86% Off at Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

San Carlos

$108 $15

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Hammer away stress and calories by hurling punches and kicks into heavy bags

45% Off Personal Training

Dowling Fitness

San Carlos

$510 $281

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UFC Gym – Up to 76% Off

UFC Gym San Bruno

San Bruno

$120 $29

One-hour classes teach authentic boxing or kickboxing, honing muscles and technique

Up to 55% Off Golf Lessons with PGA Pro

San Bruno Golf Center

San Bruno

$110 $55

PGA pro David Suh breaks down swings and offers corrective advice to develop consistent, dependable swing mechanics

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 86% Off at Dynamic Personalized Training

Dynamic Personalized Training

Redwood City

$170 $29

Personal trainers help exercisers of all levels increase their flexibility, endurance, and strength and achieve their fitness goals

San Mateo County History Museum – Up to 60% Off Visits

San Mateo County History Museum

San Mateo County History Museum

$20 $11

Underneath the stately dome of Old County Courthouse, visitors and scholars pore over archives and engage with hands-on exhibits

50% Off Personal Training at Infinity Fitness

Infinity Fitness

Redwood City

$139 $69

Personal trainer designs a fitness program that matches the client's goals, skills, and lifestyle during one-on-one coaching sessions

Up to 68% Off Introductory Beekeeping Class

Round Rock Honey

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Honey makers impart beekeeping knowledge to students in hands-on classes that provide all equipment and full-body keeper's suits

Up to 84% Off Yoga Classes from Yog-V 

YOG-V

Redwood Village

$150 $39

In small-group yoga sessions, an instructor guides yogis through a fluid series of poses

Up to 50% Off at Bay Badminton Center

Bay Badminton Center

Multiple Locations

$36 $18

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An electronic queuing system directs players to regulation courts with Robbins flooring systems

Up to 70% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Maloney's Horses and Ponies

Half Moon Bay

$240 $89

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English-style riding lessons in spacious sand arena framed by ocean views, with optional complimentary wine or champagne and s'mores picnic

87% Off Curves Gym Membership & Classes

Curves

Multiple Locations

$153 $19.97

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Curves workouts from Jillian Michaels are designed for women of all ages and help kick start weight loss in 30 minutes a day

26% Off Whale-Watching Tour

Huli Cat Sportfishing & Charter Boat

El Granada

$200 $149

From the deck of the Huli Cat, whale-watchers keep their lids peeled for the towering plumes of spray erupting from majestic humpbacks

$25 for One-Day Surfboard and Wetsuit Rental

Nor Cal Surf Shop

Pedro Point

$36 $25

Seasoned surf experts match patrons with soft-top or NSP epoxy boards and custom branded Xcel wetsuits for full day of fun on waves

Up to 87% Off at Pacifica Beach Yoga

Pacifica Beach Yoga

Sharp Park

$150 $19

Certified instructors guide students through hot yoga poses in studio heated to 90–105 degrees

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Ocean Yoga

Pacifica

$150 $49

Community-oriented studio hosts yoga in myriad forms such as hot yoga, vinyasa, & hatha flow in addition to Pilates and belly dance classes

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

44% Off Pizza and Wine Packages at Woodside Vineyards

Woodside Vineyards

Menlo Park

$80 $45

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Sip on five varietals of locally-crafted wine made from grapes harvested off vines that have thrived in Woodside for nearly 130 years

Up to 83% Off Bikram-Yoga Classes

Bikram Hot Yoga Daly City

Westlake

$140 $25

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Certified instructors guide students through Bikram yoga's 26 postures to limber up and detoxify physiques in a heated studio

Up to 73% Off TRX Classes at Fitness Therapy

Fitness Therapy

Original Daly City

$75 $20

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One-hour TRX sessions strengthen core muscles and boost endurance through the use of body-resistance equipment

50% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA Lessons

Silver Dragon Kung Fu

Original Daly City

$100 $50

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48% Off at Pacifica Archery

Pacifica Archery

Original Daly City

$80 $42

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Instructors guide students' shots down 20-yard lanes during archery lesson and shooting session; hone skills with lane and gear rentals

68% Off Fitness and Massage Package at Oshman Family JCC

Oshman Family JCC

Palo Alto

$215 $69

After a Zumba, boot-camp, or yoga class, relax during a massage and lounge on the sun deck by the outdoor pool

Up to 74% Off Yoga Classes at Be Yoga

Be Yoga

Downtown North

$140 $49

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Stretch and build strength in energizing yoga classes

62% Off at My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Palo Alto

$154 $59

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Experienced, energetic instructors build strength and esteem for kids from 6 weeks to 13 years old with music, dance, and gymnastics

Up to 85% Off Cardio Kickboxing at Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Palo Alto

$198 $39

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Instructors trained by world-champion martial artist and film actor Richard Branden conduct energetic cardio kickboxing exercises

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

Up to 72% Off at Ananda Yoga

Ananda Yoga

Palo Alto

$65 $25

Classes accommodate all skill and fitness levels with sessions that primarily focus on meditation, healing, and inner peace

Up to 80% Off Personal Training at SiliconValleyFit

SiliconValleyFit

Palo Alto

$200 $45

Trainers take a holistic approach when creating training programs focused on issues such as weight loss, stress, fatigue, and strength

Half Off Flight Experiences

Advanced Flyers

Palo Alto

$119 $59

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Gain experience in a Redbird FMX-1000 simulator or strap into a real aircraft for a 35-minute flight in a Cessna Skyhawk

Bay Area Elvis Tribute – Up to 42% Off

Bay Area Elvis Tribute

Cubberley Community Center Theatre

$50 $29

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Acclaimed Elvis impersonator re-creates the famed "Aloha from Hawaii" concert

49% Off Design Camp from Young Outliers

Young Outliers

Palo Alto

$400 $205

Kids attend one of four design-centered summer camps that explore everything from archaeology to music to molecular science

Up to 57% Off at Kimura CrossFit

Kimura CrossFit

San Leandro

$150 $69

Coaches challenge and motivate CrossFit students to overcome fitness plateaus and achieve their goals in scalable classes

Up to 58% Off Intro to Archery Class

Ohlone Archery

San Leandro

$25 $12

In group lessons, students learn archery etiquette, stance, and basic form before unleashing arrows in the shooting gallery

Up to 83% Off Membership to Body Mechanix

Body Mechanix

Multiple Locations

$340 $59

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Unlimited one-month membership grants access to gym equipment and group classes; expert personal trainers offer one-one-one motivation

55% Off Fitness Classes

Elite Fitness Bay Area

Sheffield Village

$199 $90

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Up to 67% Off Eddie Griffin Comedy Show

The Legends of Comedy Tour starring Eddie Griffin

The Historic Bal Theatre

$106.74 $35

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Undercover Brother Eddie Griffin joins with local comedians to delight audiences with a night of hilarious standup

Up to 59% Off at Leela Yoga

Leela Yoga

Alameda

$70 $29

Yoga classes in styles such as hatha align, vinyasa flow, and ashtanga, plus special sessions for seniors and expectant mothers

Up to 50% Off Sailing Lessons at Nautic Sailing School

Nautic Sailing School

Alameda

$198 $99

3.5-hour sailing lessons for two or four people on top-of-the-line sailboats, including instructions on safety and operations

Up to 82% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes at Body Techniques

Body Techniques

Alameda

$120 $39

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Certified and experienced teachers lead boot-camp, Zumba, yoga, and reiki/meditation classes

Up to 50% Off Halau Makana

Halau Makana

Alameda

$20 $10

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Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

AquaTech Swim School

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

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Group children's lessons teach stroke techniques and water safety in a self-paced instruction

Up to 71% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Luke Training Conditioning

Alameda

$100 $29

Intense boot-camp classes keep exercisers engaged by mixing it up with team games and a sense of humor

Master the Art of Making Tapas with a Spanish Chef

BYOB Cooking Class

Alameda

$65 $65

Depending on the season, Patricia Gonzalez will teach you to make tortilla española, Spanish salads, cold tomato soup, and other dishes

Up to 62% Off at Barefoot Yoga Studio 

Barefoot Yoga Studio

Lower Bal

$90 $39

Classes offered seven days a week include 90-minute Vinyasa Flow or Power Flow, which is performed in a heated room

Up to 74% Off Cardio Kickboxing & Boot Camp

Dance Co.

Upper B Street

$90 $29

High-intensity cardio kickboxing and boot-camp classes offer varied exercises to help work up a sweat, tone muscles, and lose weight

Half Off Flight Packages from Hayward Flight

Hayward Flight

Hayward

$99 $49.50

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Ground training helps students fully enjoy a flight simulator or understand the controls of a flying plane

Up to 81% Off Classes at A&R Martial Arts Training Center

A&R Martial Arts Training Center

North Hayward

$120 $25

Certified martial arts trainer imbues students of all levels with self-defense fundamentals

Up to 81% Off Muay Thai Classes

KO1 Fitness Academy

Downtown Hayward

$100 $29

Students engage their core muscles while learning standup striking moves

Madame Tussauds – Up to 40% Off

Madame Tussauds

Fisherman's Wharf

$52 $31

Interact with lifelike wax figures including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Zuckerberg & President Obama at a brand new waterfront wax attraction

San Francisco Dungeon – Up to 40% Off Dark-History Attraction

The San Francisco Dungeon

Fisherman's Wharf

$52 $31

Actor-led show covers 200-plus years, including haunted Alcatraz & mine-themed mirror maze, in live-action journey through city's murky past

"Funky Town" – Up to 39% Off '70s Musical

John Bisceglie Presents: "Funky Town"

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

$80 $49

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Musical salute to the '70s stirs up nostalgia as more than 60 performers play iconic stars singing, dancing, and skating to classic hits

Up to 54% Off AT&T Park Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

San Francisco

$150 $69

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

VIP or General Admission Tickets to Eat Drink SF Food Fest

Eat Drink SF

Fort Mason Center

$125 $95

Afternoon and evening events present food tastings, cocktail pairings, and demos from dozens of top Bay Area chefs; VIP wine area

$2 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off a Family Winemakers Wine Tasting

Family Winemakers of California

Fort Mason

$2 $2

For $2, receive a coupon for 10% off a ticket to the Family Winemakers of California 2014 San Mateo Wine Tasting on August 17

Hand-Make Your Own Paper with Local Plant Fibers

Hands-On Papermaking Class

San Francisco

$40 $40

Professional papermaker Rhiannon Alpers shows you different techniques and plant fibers before you make several sheets of your own paper

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Where as many people prefer to chat with others during lunchtime, patrons of Yoga at Change look forward to quieting their minds. These 30-minute meditation sessions occur three times a week, and like the rest of the non-profit's curriculum, strive to inject some introspection into otherwise bustling days. Though "yoga" is in the studio's title, meditation figures heavily in many of its class and workshop offerings—Slow Flow yoga mixes it with Hatha poses, and Integral lessons combine chanting, meditation, and restful movements. Mothers can also channel meditative energy during Mom Baby Yoga and Yoga with Babysitting, specialty classes that allow them to engage in relaxing postures and meditation while staying connected to their little ones, who spend the sessions stretching out with their parent, sleeping, or playing.

The holistic philosophy of Yoga at Change is that all people have the right to spiritual insight, a healthy body, and a peaceful mind. The instructors strive to accomplish this through a blend of self-reflection, breath, and physical balance. The staff believes that there are several roads to wellness, and that all of them should be accessible, regardless of the client's skill level. They schedule several discounted or free demonstrations, and also offer a scholarship program to fund yoga practice for those in need of financial aid. Students attend classes based on their desired intensity—gentle, moderate, or vigorous. They can also register for workshops that address a slew of alternative health topics, which in the past have included treating lower back pain.

400 Ben Franklin Ct
San Mateo,
CA
US

Traditionally, the zoo provides the comfort of seeing animals that could not make a surprise visit to your backyard; this is a comfort CuriOdyssey dispatches to give weight to its message of science education. The menagerie of nearly 100 mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds primarily showcases local species like the Channel Island fox and the red-shouldered hawk, which have relatively small niches that have been squeezed by environmental degradation and human encroachment. Native species can be glimpsed within a complex of 25 lush habitats, including a 4,000-square-foot walk-through aviary and a replica of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Sunny, outdoor gardens fill more than 1.3 acres with plots that rotate with the seasons and plants to attract butterflies and hummingbirds for live study. Among the science exhibits, Forces explores fundamental forces in nature such as gravity and magnetism. All the exhibits are designed to enable close observation and experimentation characteristic of the scientific method. This aim is supported by shows, such as daily otter feedings—spied from behind the glass of a cross-sectioned riverbank—and a variety of classes.

1651 Coyote Point Dr
San Mateo,
CA
US

With the help of her kids, certified personal trainer Jodi Hamilton-Eichensehr designed a family-friendly playspace celebrating the fun of fitness with games and obstacle courses centered on a giant animal-themed jungle gym. Guarded by a toucan and gorilla, the gym's labyrinthine interior conceals bridges, tunnels, ladders and slides, as well as a trapdoor to the Fountain of Youth. As kids traverse the gym, their bodies covertly enjoy a full cardio workout while building balance, hand-eye coordination, and confidence. Small-group fitness classes teach children about nutrition before building up their appetites with activities such as dashes through the jungle gym or sprints across a running track peppered with hurdles. Jodi also hosts adult classes, which emphasize fun, varied fitness, from cardio to strength training, to build parents' stamina during capture-the-flag tournaments at the office. Staffers also host unforgettable soirees for birthdays, which split guests' time between the jungle gym, party room, and video arcade.

341 N Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo,
CA
US

Junior Gym's instructors believe that physical activity and self-confidence go hand in hand. That's why they keep all of their gymnastics, tumbling, and fitness programs noncompetitive. Kids aged 6 months to 7 years old can step through the entrance's blue archways and into the 4,600-square-foot fitness facility, where, under the tutelage of seasoned instructors, they might learn to walk a balance beam or partake in social-development activities replete with music, movement, and parachute games. These activities unfold amid a maze of mats, bars, and obstacles, which the instructors rearrange weekly to confuse any infants plotting a mutiny.

As an alternative to regular fitness classes, Junior Gym's instructors also host camps and the Terrific Tots program. During these loosely structured sessions, CPR- and first-aid-certified teachers tell stories, help kids make arts and crafts, and serve healthy snacks.

101 S B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

Fitness industry veteran Dulcinea Lee Hellings's goal is to bring a high-quality, effective exercise regimen to people who don't love big gyms or can't afford personal trainers. In 2004, she realized that mornings could be used for more than hitting the snooze button over and over for two hours, and founded Boot Camp "Morning Crunch!" to help fledgling exercisers whip into shape.

She designs her all-levels programs to be scream-free morning motivators⎯the first stop in her patrons' journey of daily accomplishments. The fast-paced, ever-changing circuit of strength and cardio exercises keeps bodies guessing and minds from becoming bored. Each of the boot camp's 12 outdoor locations has a different dedicated trainer who gets to know each student personally, remembering their names and memorizing any interesting freckle patterns. They complement their morning routines with a smattering of evening options for those who prefer to work out after the day's activities.

1150 Park Pl
San Mateo,
CA
US

After an eye injury took boxing and martial-arts champion Eddie Croft out of the ring, he set himself a new goal: becoming the first person to train a boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts champion. Having already trained a world kickboxing champion and five San Francisco Golden Gloves winners, he is well on his way.

Croft plies his trade at B Street Boxing, where his team of instructors teaches professionals and amateurs the arts of boxing, muay thai, kickboxing, Brazilian jiujitsu, and tae kwon do. In the red, white, and blue ring of B Street Boxing’s gym, students jab and spar, practice their skills on punching bags, or check their form in a mirrored wall. Conditioning and boot-camp sessions also keep students from all backgrounds fit while imparting dedication, discipline, and the desire to wear boxing gloves even in the shower.

223 S B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

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