Activities in Santa Cruz

Up to 74% Off at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

$135 $35

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

Up to 60% Off Training at Santa Cruz Strength

Santa Cruz Strength

Central Santa Cruz

$140 $69


Strength and conditioning training helps clients of all ages and skill levels gain muscle, lose fat, and increase endurance and flexibility

50% Off Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense


$60 $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 49% Off at SUP Shack

SUP Shack

Santa Cruz Harbor

$20 $11

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

Up to 44% Off a Beginners' Surfing Lesson

Adventure Out

Multiple Locations

$99 $55


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

Up to 76% Off Yoga Classes

TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz

Downtown Santa Cruz

$100 $29

Wavelike spinal movements, rhythmic breathing, and sharp focus inspire relaxation and boost strength, flexibility, and endurance

Up to 78% Off Yoga Classes

Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio


$75 $19


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

Up to 36% Off a Capitola Food Tour

Santa Cruz Food Tour


$75 $48


Knowledgeable guides lead groups to multiple tasting locations and spotlight neighborhoods’ cultural and architectural histories

Up to 42% Off Charter from California Classic Sail

California Classic Sail

Santa Cruz Harbor - West Side

$240 $139


A vintage-style yacht, designed according to a 1890's blueprint, skims Monterey Bay on cruise with optional hands-on sailing instruction

Up to 46% Off Lessons at Santa Cruz Golf Academy

Santa Cruz Golf Academy

Santa Cruz

$80 $45

Former collegiate and Canadian PGA Tour golfer Bob Swinnerton pro offers advice in a private indoor studio with swing-analysis technology

63% Off Open-Water Scuba Certification

Adventure Sports Unlimited

Central Santa Cruz

$510 $189


Earn PADI open-water certification after instruction in a heated pool and four ocean dives across Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

87% Off Weight-Loss Program

Optimal Health and Fitness

Twin Lakes

$760 $99

Comprehensive, doctor-led plan helps achieve weight loss through one-on-one coaching sessions and weekly body measurements

Up to 55% Off Salsa Dance Workshop

Bailamos Salsa Rueda

Portuguese Hall (CDPES Building)

$28 $14

Groups learn to dance salsa in a "wheel" of interchanging partners as a leader calls out different moves

Up to 82% Off Lawn-Bowling Club Membership

Santa Cruz Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

$74 $19

Members get three or six months of unlimited practice rolling unbalanced bowls toward a target ball with precision

Ian Harris – Up to 40% Off Standup

Ian Harris: Critical & Thinking Tour 2014

The Rio Theatre

$20 $12


Skeptical standup comic seen on Comedy Central and Jimmy Kimmel Live! skewers religion and society on his latest tour

Christopher Titus – Up to 40% Off Comedy Show

"The Angry Pursuit of Happiness," with Christopher Titus and Rachel Bradley

Rio Theater

$26.62 $16


Comedian shares brutally honest stories of his unconventional life and tackles topics including terrorism and his dysfunctional family

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 50% Off Kayak Rentals or Tour

Venture Quest Kayaking

Santa Cruz

$60 $30

Paddle across the peaceful waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary during three-hour rentals or two-hour nature tours

50% Off Bounce-House Rental

Fiesta Jumpers

On Location

$90 $45

Standard 13"x13" bounce houses themed after popular cartoons and comic-book characters enliven chuldren's parties and events

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• For $59, you get one month of adult fitness classes (up to 10 classes, a $140 value). This option is redeemable at the Downtown, Live Oak, or Westside locations or at the Cabrillo Fitness Club in Aptos. Zumba classes are not valid Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at Live Oak. • For $49, you get one month of kids' and teen fitness classes (up to 10 classes, a $140 value). This option is redeemable only at the Westside and Live Oak locations.

1200 17th Ave
Santa Cruz,

Students at Motion Pacific learn innovative dance techniques by artfully moving limbs in classes ranging from tap dance to Afro Caribbean contemporary, as well as watching professionals glide onstage during Santa Cruz Dance's fall season. In a new facility, which combines 1,200- and 1,400-square-foot studios with sprung ash floors, Motion Pacific students learn how to shuffle-ball-change and pirouette from American Ballet Theatre–certified teachers and world-class hokey-pokey medalists. Motion Pacific’s Flex Dance Company class brings in company dancers to lead students, and its Pilates class provides an opportunity to strengthen and condition dancing limbs. Students can observe the graceful moves of Santa Cruz Dance pros in acts to be announced mid-August, and Motion Pacific’s fall session begins September 12.

131 Front St
Santa Cruz,

Five Yelpers give Santa Cruz Stand Up Paddle Board Co. a perfect five-star average, and it's been featured on NBC Bay Area:


Author, massage therapist, former dancer, and world-reaching Pilates educator Lisa Graham oversees Agile Monkey Pilates Studio, aiming to provide the tools for students to fine-tune their physiques and better understand their bodies. In a spacious, light-filled studio annex, four senior instructors with years of teaching experience lead evening and morning group mat classes.

128 Pearl Aly
Santa Cruz,

A California native, Bud Freitas has surfed the Santa Cruz seas since he was knee-high to a tidal wave, eventually segueing into a career as a professional surfer and member of the Fox Head surf team. During lessons, surfers tread the foamy waves of Santa Cruz in order to cultivate their board balance. Adept at addressing the concerns of sea skimmers of all skill levels, Freitas helps beginners overcome their fears of judgmental jellyfish and furnishes aspiring professionals with nuanced tips on developing advanced skills and participating in competitions. Two-hour group and individual lessons seek to expand surfers' skillsets, both physically and mentally. Surf School Santa Cruz equips wave-riders with surfboards and wetsuits so that they don't have to wear snowpants and ride a water-treading donkey.

130 34th Ave
Santa Cruz,

Today’s Groupon replaces your normal hands and feet with highly skilled climber appendages. For $35, you get five day-passes to Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, including climbing equipment rental and use of the facility's fitness equipment and sauna (a $93 value), plus a two-hour beginner or technique climbing class (a $31.50 value) and one yoga class (a $12 value), a $136.50 total value. Pacific Edge is co-owned and run by a staff of instructors with years of climbing and yoga experience, and was the Best Outdoor Sports School winner in 2009.2000 Feet: The nagging feeling that you’ve left your oven on is misguided. You haven’t. 5000 Feet: Breathing becomes labored; earthly memories fade. 10,000 Feet: Why does it smell like Christmas? 20,000 Feet: Weight of the treasured Elf Stones lifted only by inspiring visions of the Gates of Shamagor. 30,000 Feet: Break for lunch.

104 Bronson St, Ste 12
Santa Cruz,