Local Services in Santa Cruz

$129 for a PADI Open-Water Scuba-Certification from Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel ($424 Value)

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Twin Lakes

$424 $129

After hours of practice in pool and in Monterey Bay's open waters, receive PADI open-water certification and celebrate with barbecue party

$99 for a Project Management Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($795 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$795 $99

Nationally recognized PMP certification trains projects managers on running projects from pre-planning to completion

$111 for $222 Toward Remote Healing Session from Natasha Psychic Spiritual Healing

Natasha Psychic Spiritual Healing

On Location

$222 $111

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Photo, Audio, and Video Digitization Services at Transfer Ninjas (Up to 62% Off)

Transfer Ninjas

Online Deal

$100 $45

Specialists transfer contents from formats including VHS, Betamax, 8 mm., audio cassettes, and photo negatives to CDs or DVDs

$94 for $375 Worth of Studio Photography — Sandyseyecatcher

Sandyseyecatcher

Santa Cruz

$375 $94

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$59 for a 60-Minute On-Location Photo-Shoot Package from Taylor Jean Photography ($300 Value)

Taylor Jean Photography

On Location

$300 $59

Experienced photographer travels to shoot 60 minutes' worth of photos before turning the best shots into web images and prints

120-Minute Photo Shoot with Up to 50 Edited Images at Storytime Pictures (70% Off)

Storytime Pictures

Redeem from Home

$250 $75

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Two or Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons for Children or Adults at Forte Vocal Performance Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Forte Vocal Performance Academy

Downtown Santa Cruz

$60 $19

Children and adults learn singing techniques, stage presence, and characterization from accomplished international performer Audrey McDonald

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

60- or 90-Minute On-Location Photo Shoot with Edited Digital Images from MommieRazzi (Up to 60% Off)

MommieRazzi

On Location

$150 $69

At location of client's choice, photographers snap posed photos and preserve them in digital file of edited images

$5 for $10 Worth of Photo Services — JH Seniorportraits

Jh Senior Portraits

Redeem from Home

$10 $5

U.S. passport or ID photo. You will receive two 2x2 high-quality photos.

Forty-five Minute On-Location Photo Shoot from Linda's Photography (70% Off)

Linda's Photography

Redeem from Home

$150 $45

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$79 for an In-Studio or On-Location Photo Shoot with One 11"x14" Print from Kaemmerling Photography ($591 Value)

Kaemmerling Photography

Downtown Santa Cruz

$591 $79

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An unlimited number of subjects pose during hour-long shoots held either in the studio or on location

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Property Location
When you stay at Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel in Santa Cruz, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Santa Cruz Wharf and Main Beach. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 165 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Dining
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Planning an event in Santa Cruz? This resort has 3,500 square feet (325 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

175 W Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Professional photographer Portia Shao's artistic intuition imbues everything she captures on film, from her evocative portraiture to her impressionistic Polaroid SX-70 snap shots. Dividing her time between watercolor painting and photography, Portia seamlessly melds the two disciplines and exercises her skills across a wide range of subjects. Her landscapes portray the vastness of natural sites around the world, stitching multiple photos together to create panoramic scenes of the Himalayas at sunrise, and her portraiture draws out the essence of each subject she shoots, which makes for pictures more personal than a monogrammed set of headgear.

Beyond her own artistic vision, Portia strives to craft images that please her clients. Before each shoot, she leads visitors around her studio, leafing through samples, discussing clothing ideas, and devising lighting schemes. After each pop of the flash bulb, images show up directly on a high-definition TV, allowing for instantaneous feedback. Even with these fail-safe client-satisfaction measures in place, Portia stands by her work with a Be Thrilled or Bust guarantee, which promises a complimentary re-shoot or reprint if clients are unsatisfied with their shots.

303 Potrero St, Ste 45-201
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Sick of buying expensive supplies and having to adhere to a class schedule just to create art, Jennifer Kurtz Rubin started the first of her chain of ceramic lounges in 1993. Each Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge is designed as a social and creative space, one that all customers can use to express themselves artistically while catching up with friends. The lounge throws open its doors for both kids and adults to decorate clay bisque pieces, such as mugs and salad bowls, with a bounty of colorful supplies, never worrying about cleanup afterward. Once they’re complete, the art pieces are glazed, fired, and ready for pickup in a few days. And because artists can stay for a whole afternoon or just 30 minutes, the lounge even grants a few moments of creativity to patrons with the busiest schedules. The company also goes beyond casual art making to host parties for kids and adults, in which they can bring in live music, serve food, and train scoops of ice cream to paint their own bowls.

125 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

After Camille Smith-Ballon was struck by a car, she refused to treat her neck, back, and shoulder injuries lying down. Instead, she hit the gym. As she pushed through rehabilitative exercise and resistance routines, she accumulated numerous fitness certifications and acquired the knowledge that would one day fuel her own training business. Now, as the owner of CruzFit, she stands by the belief that willpower trumps all other circumstances on the road to wellness. She leads private- and group-training sessions based on her clients’ preferences, asserting that fitness should stem from the activities you love to do. She also hosts Aqua Running classes at neighborhood pools, utilizing water resistance to tone the body's sprinting muscles and prepare runners to finally outpace showoff mechanical rabbit lures.

415 Walnut Avenue
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Californian abodes can emulate the relaxing, laid-back atmosphere of the tropics with the island-inspired, eco-friendly home accoutrements found at Element Home Furnishings. Many of the items in the shop's unique collection were imported from exotic locales or supplied by local businesses. Multicolored flip-flops, banana-leaf journals, and scented candles immediately evoke vacations on the beach, and a selection of artwork invites a second look with signs made of surfboards and vibrant paintings of Hawaiian landscapes. The shop's furniture show room unveils beds and tables constructed out of sustainable materials, such as plantation-grown mahogany and teak, and towering divider screens made of bamboo wrestled from the jowls of a panda.

723 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Out through the harbor and into the gorgeous Monterey Bay, the skippers of Pacific Yachting & Sailing navigate their sailboats onto the open waters during lessons and chartered boat rides. They lead a variety of classes here, catering to uncertain beginners and seasoned sailors alike. They also leave Monterey Bay on chartered trips to exotic locales, including Greece, the British Virgin Islands, and Tahiti.

790 Mariner Park Way
Santa Cruz,
CA
US