Things To Do In Santa Clara

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

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

Up to 48% Off Krav-Maga Classes

Santa Clara

$95 $49

Students learn fearsome strikes, kicks, and defensive moves through the real-world combat of krav maga

Up to 69% Off Private Lessons at GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

$125 $39

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Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

Up to 81% Off Yoga or Wellness Workshop

Multiple Locations

$200 $39

Daily yoga classes and weekly informational workshops to promote holistic well-being

55% Off

Santa Clara

$245 $110

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

65% Off Personal Training

Santa Clara

$300 $105

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

55% Off Boot Camp

Santa Clara

$160 $72

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

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Tojokan Dojo

Santa Clara

$100 $29

Shinkendo teaches swordsmanship rooted in samurai techniques and philosophies, whereas Aikibujitsu blends and redirects attackers' energy

Up to 75% Off Meditation Classes

Santa Clara

$60 $20

Guided meditation sessions strive to help students increase their well-being and improve their quality of life

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

44% Off Vin12 Wine Event

Multiple Locations

$70 $39

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Sacramento event highlights pinot noir and zinfandel, Santa Clara spotlights pinot noir—both feature 15+ wineries and 40+ wines to sample

Up to 80% Off Standup at San Jose Improv

San Jose Improv

$96 $20

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Up-and-coming comics lure laughs in storied chain of comedy clubs that showcased such stars as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

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 Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Britannia Arms

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

24 Hour Fitness- San Jose

$110 $66

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

Up to 70% Off Group Dance Lessons for One or Two

Santa Clara

$75 $25

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45-minute group lessons cover styles such as waltz, fox trot, swing, and salsa

Up to 70% Off Kids' Muay Thai Classes

South San Jose

$160 $49

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Smash Gyms

San Jose

$125 $19

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Expert instructors lead a variety of classes that include jujitsu, kickboxing, kettlebell cardio, and mixed martial arts

Up to 56% Off at Heartbeat For Health

San Jose

$100 $49

Instructors motivate students to burn calories and build muscle with resistance band, cardio, and free-weight exercises

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp Classes

San Jose

$97 $45

Class created by a former college-football player; combines HIIT and muscle confusion to maximize resistance and cardio training

Up to 50% Off Kids' Indoor Open Play Visits at The Duck Pond

South San Jose

$50 $25

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Children play and learn through crafts, music, and camaraderie at a nonprofit play center

45% Off Services

Fenton - McCollan

$100 $55

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

Up to 71% Off Jiu-Jitsu Classes for Adults or Kids

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

$155 $49

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Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that focuses on balance and leverage for effective self-defense

Up to 56% Off Batting Cages at South Bay Sports Training

San Jose

$15 $7

Cages help build batting fundamentals; former professional and collegiate players help hone skills in 30-minute private lessons

Up to Half Off Pool at Cuetopia Billiard Cafe

Erikson

$42 $21

25 Brunswick pool tables host friendly games of pool with pitchers of frosty beer; day pass unlocks unlimited billiards for a month

77% Off Group Fitness Classes at ROQ Training

San Jose

$195 $45

Burn calories and build lean muscle in these boot-camp-style classes led by an experienced trainer

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

51% Off Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes

San Jose

$49 $24

Boot-camp classes combine resistance training, cardio workouts, plyometrics, and stretching and flexibility exercises

Up to 60% Off Fitness Classes at The Dailey Method

Willow Glen

$100 $55

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Hybrid workout blends core conditioning, yoga, strength training, and orthopedic exercise to work major muscle groups and improve alignment

Up to 70% Off at Bennett Fit

South San Jose

$115 $35

Beginners' classes help ease participants back into exercising; nutritional support supplements personal training

Up to 89% Off Paintball

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

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

Up to 51% Off Swimming Practice

Gunderson High School

$60 $30

Expert coaches lead adults of all swimming levels through swimming practice for either competitive or casual swimmers

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 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$139 $49

Martial-arts instructors lead all ages and skill levels in classes that teach self-defense, grappling, dynamic kicks, and boxing

Up to 63% Off Wine-Tasting Class or Bottles of Wine

South San Jose

$70 $35

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Sample cheese while learning about wines' provenance and flavors, or winery ships two bottles of a pinot noir with notes of plum and cherry

55% Off at Camp Carter International Karate Association

San Jose

$125 $56

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

Up to 79% Off Kung Fu Classes at Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy

Willow Glen

$220 $49

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

Up to 75% Off Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$400 $99

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During a private dance lesson or fun group lessons, an experienced instructor teaches the basic technique and musicality of the tango

Up to 91% Off Boot-Camp Package

Multiple Locations

$221 $25

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Expert personal trainers lead boot-camp sessions in which pupils sprint, lunge, and pass medicine balls

45% Off

Downtown San Jose

$125 $69

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

Up to 56% Off Tamale-Making Class at Guadalajara Restaurante

Downtown San Jose

$67.50 $30

Professional Mexican chef teaches you how to make and roll your own tamales; savor a batch over a drink afterward

55% Off at Chuck Jefferson's Judo

West Valley

$120 $54

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

57% Off Arcade Visits and Prizes in San Jose

Branham - Kirk

$28 $12

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

Up to 81% Off at The Right Stuff Health Club

Multiple Locations

$149 $29

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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

Up to 63% Off Pilates Classes

San Jose

$100 $39

Pilates exercises aim to strengthen cores, slim waistlines, and firm muscle

75% Off at Fit 2 Ripped Fitness

San Jose

$100 $25

Passionate instructors lead patrons in high-intensity boot-camp regimens in the outdoors

64% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$97 $35

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

Club Sportiva – 30% Off Exotic-Car Tour

Multiple Locations

$999 $699

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Drivers rotate between a selection of six supercars as they tackle 120 miles of back roads and highways

47% Off Private Baseball or Softball Lesson

San Jose

$45 $24

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

47% Off Dance Lessons

Canoas Garden

$15 $8

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

50% Off Dance Lessons at Dance Boulevard

Rose - Sartorette

$50 $25

Group classes meet on weeknight evenings to steer feet through tangos, waltzes, and swing steps

71% Off at Yoga Belly

Multiple Locations

$140 $40.99

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Yoga Belly classes cater to beginners, while Power Yoga classes aim to challenge more advanced students; sessions held seven days a week

Up to 87%Off Jiu-Jitsu or Kickboxing Classes

Cambrian

$169 $29

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

Up to 70% Off Kids' Martial Arts

Downtown San Jose

$159 $49

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Kids’ antibullying and Brazilian jujitsu sessions provide improved physical fitness and self-defense skills; adult option available

55% Off Personal Training

Edenvale

$180 $81

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

Up to 83% Off at KB Fitness Exercise Studio

Almaden Plaza Shopping Center

$115 $29

Various group fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, and high-intensity boot camps tone bodies

63% Off Zumba

San Jose

$30 $11

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 at Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles

San Jose

$40 $19

Instructors teach students of all skill levels traditional Mexican folklorico dances in one-hour classes

Up to 62% Off Introductory Fencing Classes

San Jose

$120 $49

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Internationally decorated coaching staff shares swordsmanship fundamentals with new fencers

Up to 56% Off Introductory Flight Lesson

Alum Rock

$379 $169

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

Up to 78% Off Group Fitness Classes at ClackFit

Central San Jose

$175 $39

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Focusing on form and efficiency, Yusuf Clack's workouts help guests of all fitness levels reach their fitness goals

Half Off Kids' Gymnastics Open Gym

San Jose

$20 $10

Children frolic on the padded floors and gymnastics equipment during instructor-free open-gym sessions

55% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing

Sherman Cellars

$55 $25

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Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

Up to 63% Off Kids' Open Play or Skating

San Jose

$24 $10

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Kids aged 18 months–12 years cavort on the indoor play area's inflatable obstacle courses; kids, teens, and adults enjoy open inline skating

60% Off One-Hour Table-Tennis Lesson

San Jose

$60 $24

Accomplished players with coaching experience lead each student through table-tennis fundamentals during one-hour, one-on-one sessions.

Up to 88% Off Fitness Classes at Dark Horse Gym

Downtown San Jose

$200 $29

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Bolster health and fitness in daily classes led by a team of instructors with 40 years combined training experience

61% Off Fitness Classes from StrollerPower!

Multiple Locations

$90 $35

Instructors lead groups of moms with stroller-age kids through energetic workouts at local parks and trails

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Programs

San Jose

$120 $25

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Each program includes boot-camp classes, three-day detox menu, meal plans, and before-and-after photos

San Jose Youth Symphony – Up to 39% Off Concert

Califorina Theater

$16.52 $10

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Soloists Daniel Charif and Robert Collar join the symphony to perform works by Mozart, Artie Shaw, Bernstein and more

Beyond Business Live! – Up to 48% Off

Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown

$48.50 $25

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Veteran entrepreneur Daven Michaels teaches attendees how to increase their finances and free time with marketing and delegation techniques

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

San Pedro Street Market

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; participants gulp drink specials at after party

Up to 78% Off at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Heritage District

$40 $12

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Variety of comedians who've appeared on late-night talk shows and comedy specials entertain audiences in the intimate club

Up to 81% Off Boot-Camp Classes or Personal Training

Sunnyvale

$150 $29

Intense boot-camp classes whip participants into shape; one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer tailor a workout specifically to you

Half Off Martial-Arts Classes for Adults

Heritage District

$100 $50

Adult classes focus on self-defense techniques and might incorporate breathing exercises or practice with wooden swords

45% Off Martial Arts

Sunnyvale

$110 $61

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Up to 54% Off Fencing Classes for All Ages

Sunnyvale West

$140 $65

Fencing instructors teach épée, foil and sabre fencing programs for all ages and skill levels

Up to 50% Off Kid's Summer Camp

Campbell

$198 $99

Kids spend the summer building balance & agility through sports & wellness activities with a focus on fun; can choose from many activities

Up to 73% Off Yoga Classes

Campbell

$99 $49.99

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Yogis suspend themselves from cloth fabric hammocks or take part in nearly 25 available weekly yoga sessions

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The Dive & Adventure Travel Expo 2013 will connect scuba and snorkel enthusiasts with some of the industry's top experts, brands, and innovations. More than 50 seminars scheduled throughout the weekend will showcase the diving deftness of speakers from across the country, enabling attendees to net information on such topics as underwater photography and safety. ReefID founder and editor John Fifer will host two of these gatherings, sharing ways his online database of diver-captured photos is helping raise awareness for marine life. Fifer will also play host to the expo's signature Saturday Night Film Festival event at 7 p.m. alongside 3D photographer Mark Blum and other presenters.

In addition to engaging activities, the Dive & Adventure Travel Expo 2013 is also home to the best in dive-related gear and information. Approximately 140 exhibit booths connect attendees with purveyors of international adventure from global hotspots including Palau, Yap, the Virgin Islands, and Fiji. In addition to resort representatives, booths also house all of the equipment needed for undersea excursions, with new products ranging from snorkel and scuba innovations to travel accessories and luggage. During face-to-face conversations, dive skills clinics, or snorkel sword fights, expo-goers can get travel tips or plan dive vacations around the globe. While parents research, younger visitors can decamp to a youth section filled with interactive attractions designed for youngsters aged 8–12.

Attendees who come for the education should probably stick for the prizes; the expo plans to give away over $50,000 in door prizes, including a massive grand prize: a full set of dive gear including a drysuit, Weezle undergarments, ScubaPro G260 regulator, Aqua Lung BCD, a TUSA mask, fin, and snorkel set, an Oceanic dive computer, and trips including weeklong Philippine dive adventure from the Marco Vincent Resort.

5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara,
CA
US

The instructors at Bikram Yoga Santa Clara take Bikram very, very seriously. During the run of their 90-minute sweat sessions, students cannot leave the room or speak, and they keep still between asanas. Cell phones and other external distractions stay outside. It's this intense focus, concentration, and pursuit of self-control that distinguish this style of yoga. 

As sweltering heat engulfs the room, instructors encourage students to explore the limits of their body and mind by guiding them through 26 postures and two breathing exercises. The poses are simple enough that even yoga initiates can perform them, but at a humid and challenging 105 degrees, the body begins to sweat almost immediately. As the class progresses, heart rates speed up and the flow of the poses demands every ounce of mental energy to maintain focus. Eventually, toxins flush out of the pores, tension stretches out of the muscles and ligaments, and the heat begins to enable practitioners to perform deeper movements with a diminished risk of injury.

Bikram Yoga Santa Clara has onsite showers for a postworkout cooldown. Students are encouraged to bring plenty of water, a mat, and a towel.

1500 Norman Ave
Santa Clara,
CA
US

For more than three decades, ABC Tree Farms have provided the Bay Area with seasonal fun October through December. Summer inspires the first round of recreation in the form of Summer Fun Zones packed with inflatable bounce houses masquerading as castles and slides and fresh harvests of local cherries, peaches, melons, and other fruits. During October, they run 20 pumpkin-themed locations, some of which also feature inflatable bounce houses and other attractions. Once Thanksgiving passes, groves of Christmas trees spring up, having made their way south from Oregon and Washington. There they will stand until Christmas Eve, hoping to decorate homes or become the model that inspires a revamped line of evergreen air fresheners.

2464 El Camino Real
Santa Clara,
CA
US

The self-defense system of krav maga is most closely associated with the Israeli Defense Forces, which has taught the efficient and easy-to-learn combat technique to its members since the 1940s. The system is also popular among civilians, who in the Bay Area can learn beginner through professional level defensive moves from instructors led by veteran Master Shlomi Katz, who was head of krav maga training for the counter terror school of the IDF. In addition to learning krav maga, students can opt for training in other martial arts—MMA for adults and karate for kids—as well as intense fitness classes that combine cross-training, MMA conditioning, weight training, TRX resistance, and more.

2181 El Camino Real
Santa Clara,
CA
US

From November 23 through January 6, inside California’s Great America theme park will be transformed into a Global Winter Wonderland complete with twinkling displays of rainbow Christmas trees, snowmen, and Santa Town. A highlight of the seasonal event, the Holiday Lantern Festival sets the night aglow with eco-friendly LED and fluorescent lanterns, some of which stand more than 50 feet tall. Joining the lanterns—which have graced international sites including the Statue of Liberty, the London Bridge, and an Egyptian pyramid—are laser light shows, martial-arts displays, and acrobatic performances, all of which enhance the festive atmosphere of the holiday celebration.

4701 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara,
CA
US

Pruneridge Golf Club’s nine-hole par 30 course features few obstacles and just two holes longer than 300 yards so that golfers can concentrate on making solid contact with the ball and enjoying their round instead of worrying about extreme distance or hazards such as “Sink Holes Probable” signs. Meanwhile, range balls spray from both levels of a two-tier driving range with 44 stalls, and Class A PGA professionals dole out advice throughout indoor and outdoor lessons. During these sessions, Visual Golf stop motion video technology helps golfers see their own bad habits and instructors make recommendations on how students could improve.

400 Saratoga Ave.
Santa Clara,
CA
US

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