Things To Do In San Mateo

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

50% Off Jungle-Gym Open Play at Safari Run

San Mateo

$80 $40

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Animal-themed jungle gym packed with slides, bridges, tunnels, and ladders combines fitness and play for kids aged 4–10 on Monday–Friday

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

San Mateo

$80 $39

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

56% Off

Sugarloaf

$45 $20

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Up to 87% Off Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$175 $25

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Certified trainer Brien Shamp leads creative, constantly varied workouts and provides students with nutritional advice

50% Off Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$80 $40

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Duos sample five decadent chocolates along with five premium Clos LaChance wines after staff member explains pairing and winery

Up to 75% Off 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

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

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

Masterworks Chorale – Up to 29% Off Concert

Hillsdale High School Main Theater

$26.62 $19

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Guest orchestra, choirs, and dancers join Masterworks Chorale for their golden anniversary performance of Carl Orff's famous epic

55% Off Lap Swimming at Burlingame Aquatic Club

Burlingame

$175 $79

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Successful club responsible for renowned aquatic athletes welcomes lap swimmers for exercise or relaxation

Half Off Bikram Yoga

Burlingame

$30 $15

90-minute Bikram yoga classes can help to flush out toxins, strengthen muscles, and foster inner peace

Up to 51% Off Golf Lesson

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

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

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

92% Off Fat-Blast Program

Multiple Locations

$485 $39

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28-day program helps women jump-start their New Year’s resolutions with cardio-resistance core-training sessions and nutritional guidance

50% Off Wedding Fair for Two

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Bridal shows bring together couples and wedding professionals for networking and big-day planning

Up to 92% Off Boot Camp from Fit For Life Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$235.25 $22

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

50% Off Five-Day Girls' Summer Art Adventure Camp

Belmont

$555 $275

Fun and educational art camps for girls combine creative opportunities with the chance to learn about business and culinary skills

Up to 79% Off Fitness Classes

Belmont

$95 $25

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

Up to 63% Off Pilates Classes

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

51% Off Kids' Introductory Fencing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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

65% Off at Xcel Fencing

Multiple Locations

$110 $39

Adults and kids alike can pick up foils under the guidance of instructors and learn the basics of fencing

Up to Half Off One- or Two-Hour Flight Experience

San Carlos

$299 $149

After attending ground school, try your hand at operating a Cessna 172 or Piper Warrior aircraft while soaring high above the Bay Area

Up to Half Off Flight Tour or Lesson

San Carlos

$400 $199

FAA-certified pilots fly passengers over the scenic Bay Area or turn over the controls to students for flight instruction

45% Off Personal Training

San Carlos

$510 $281

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Up to 60% Off Intro Flight Tour from Fly Bay Area

San Carlos

$393 $159

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Pilots guide private planes over forests and mountains and give passengers time with the controls during laid-back flight lessons

51% Off at Peninsula Fencing Academy

San Carlos

$80 $39

Positive approach to teaching helps fencers of all ages and skill levels learn essential footwork, blade work, and bouting technique

59% Off Singing Workshop from Singingbelt

Multiple Locations

$69.99 $29

Workshop lessons use the Singingbelt to help students learn about breath support and the mechanics of singing

Up to 78% Off at Core Total Fitness

San Carlos

$180 $39

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Hybrid classes combine multiple forms of exercise, such as biking and TRX, in one session; 1,200 sq. ft. personal-training studio

Up to 52% Off at the Biggest Little Airshow

San Carlos

$28 $14

Stunt pilot Carl Liepold and his full-sized Yak-55 join realistic jet- and propeller-powered model planes, helicopters, and rockets

Up to 67% Off Tae Bo at Dojo USA

San Bruno

$75 $29

Tae Bo classes meld tae kwon do and boxing moves into an energetic cardio-kickboxing class

Up to 80% Off at Omine Yoga

San Bruno

$150 $39

Yoga classes use belts, chairs, and other props to assist moves based on students' abilities; Ageless yoga is available for older students

Up to 55% Off Golf Lessons in San Bruno

San Bruno

$110 $55

PGA professional David Suh coaches players on 20,000-square-foot grass hitting area

Up to 53% Off Lunch at Angelica's

Centennial

$48 $25.25

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Chefs craft dishes such as vegetarian ravioli with house marinara, beer-battered fish and chips, and salmon with mango relish

50% Off Personal Training at 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 84% Off Yoga Classes from Yog-V 

Redwood Village

$150 $39

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

Up to 66% Off Batting-Cage Sessions

South San Francisco

$80 $29

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Indoor batting cages at a 17,000-square-foot facility staffed by professional coaches and professional baseball scouts

Up to 50% Off at Bay Badminton Center

Multiple Locations

$36 $18

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

50% Off Farm Day or Kids’ Party at Lemos Farm

Half Moon Bay

$40 $21

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Pony rides and petting-zoo visits entertain families, and youngsters celebrate milestones with farm-themed shindigs

Up to 70% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

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

Up to 57% Off Pony Rides or Petting Zoo Party

Half Moon Bay

$70 $35

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Students can learn to ride ponies; or, bring a pony or barnyard animals to a party with the mobile petting zoo

Half Off Kayak or Paddleboard Rental

Half Moon Bay

$60 $30

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Aquatic revelers decked out in wetsuits and life jackets traverse the rolling waves of Pillar Point Harbor atop paddleboards or kayaks

Up to 44% Off a Beginners' Surfing Lesson

Multiple Locations

$99 $55

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Fully insured and permitted instructors guide novice surfers through the fundamentals during three-hour sessions with gear included

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 76% Off at Pacifica Beach Yoga

Sharp Park

$85 $20

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

$25 for One-Day Surfboard and Wetsuit Rental

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 Half Off at 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

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 77% Off Boot-Camp Lite Classes

Menlo Park

$75 $25

Designed for beginners, low-intensity, outdoor boot-camp classes push clients for a full hour in an energetic, social environment

Up to 73% Off TRX Classes at 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

Original Daly City

$100 $50

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48% Off at 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

55% Off Five-Hour Barbecue Class

Multiple Locations

$175 $79

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Learn how to smoke and spice eight styles of meat in a five-hour barbecue course, which includes homestyle side sampling and a full meal

40% Off Pacific Coast Power-Glider Flight

Palo Alto

$200 $120

Take in breathtaking aerial views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Monterey Bay, and the coast from a whisper-quiet glider

Up to 74% Off Yoga Classes at 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

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 51% Off Vaganova Ballet Classes

Palo Alto

$70 $35

Professional instructor guides students through routines that teach the fundamentals of classical Vaganova ballet

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

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

Palo Alto

$65 $25

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

Half Off Flight Experiences

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

Up to 57% Off Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert

Historic Bal Theatre

$35.24 $15

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Band praised by Mick Fleetwood faithfully recreates the sound, passion, and fashion of Fleetwood Mac

70% Off at Square One Yoga San Leandro

Estudillo Estates - Glen

$130 $39

Collective of certified instructors flows through relaxing, invigorating poses with intimate groups of students in a community-driven studio

Up to 83% Off Membership to 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

Half Off Fitness Dance Classes

Upper Bal

$50 $25

Fitness dance classes provide fun calorie-burning workouts while learning the latest jazz steps; routines change every two weeks

55% Off Fitness Classes

Sheffield Village

$199 $90

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Up to 55% Off Visit to USS Hornet Museum

Alameda

$64 $29

Aircraft carrier that served in World War II and Apollo recovery holds four levels of ship quarters, exhibits, and panoramic views of bay

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

Up to 59% Off at 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

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

Alameda

$120 $39

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

45% Off

Alameda

$400 $220

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Up to 50% Off Halau Makana

Alameda

$20 $10

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

Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

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 62% Off at 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

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

$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 Half Off Intro Flight Lesson at California Airways

Hayward

$298 $159

Flight instructors offer 30 minutes of ground lessons, 30 minutes in the simulator, and nearly 40 minutes actually piloting a plane

Up to 81% Off Classes at 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 80% Off at Hot Box Yoga

Downtown Hayward

$120 $29

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Instructors lead sessions in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Hot Yoga classes in a 2,200 sq ft. studio

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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
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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

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

Bel Mateo Bowl, home to 24 newly-installed Murrey synthetic alleys, fully automatic scoring, brilliant LCD monitors, and automated bumper bowling, provides family-friendly pin pulverizing seven days a week. Black-lit lanes illuminate bowling balls as they travel down the center's slick alleys during Planet Bowl, held each Friday and Saturday evening and fueled by colorful lights, upbeat tunes, and gravity. In addition to hosting leagues and bowling camps for kids, the colorful bowling center stocks a snack bar and serves drinks at a cocktail lounge punctuated by big-screen TVs. The alley's arcade room, complete with glowing air-hockey table, driving games, and pinball, hosts gaming kids and inner children alike, and karaoke on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday encourages lively covers of popular tunes and somber odes to fallen bowling pins.

4330 Olympic Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

Resort Fitness eliminates the superficial atmosphere of a giant fitness club by limiting membership, keeping instructors and students on a first-name basis. College-educated, nationally certified trainers lead class sizes of 24 people in a studio with limited mirrors and warm lighting, creating a relaxed environment for working out. Inside the brick-walled, fully ADA-compliant fitness area, a state-of-the-art, 30-foot TRX training rack, resistance bands, kettlebells, and rows of dumbbells replace heavy weight machines to help patrons burn off calories. Resort Fitness focuses on high-intensity interval training that challenges and targets the whole body to achieve faster results.

113 S B St
San Mateo,
CA
US