Things To Do In Santa Cruz

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 42% Off Charter from California Classic Sail

California Classic Sail

Santa Cruz Harbor - West Side

$240 $139

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

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 65% Off Knit or Crochet Class

The Golden Fleece

Central Santa Cruz

$45 $17

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Beginner classes give students solid foundation in each craft; starter kit includes yarn with needles or crochet hook

Up to 60% Off Training at Santa Cruz Strength

Santa Cruz Strength

Central Santa Cruz

$140 $69

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

Up to 58% Off at Anavami Center

Anavami Center

Westside

$50 $25

Guests express themselves through freeform paintings, photographing and journaling their process along the way

Up to 49% Off at SUP Shack

SUP Shack

Santa Cruz Harbor

$20 $11

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

70% Off Scuba-Certification Course

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

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

50% Off Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

$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 78% Off Yoga Classes

Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio

Eastside

$75 $19

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

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

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

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

45% Off Wildlife Watching

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

$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 70% Off Dance Workout Classes

Motion Pacific

Central Santa Cruz

$130 $39

Rhythm & Motion classes combine inventive dance routines with engaging music to create an exhilarating, high-energy workout

Up to 63% Off Dance Classes

The Palomar Ballroom

Multiple Locations

$72 $29

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Professional instructors lead dance classes and series in salsa, swing, ballroom, and tango for all skill levels

Up to 50% Off Lessons with Bruce Vieira

Bruce Michael Vieira PGA Instructor

Multiple Locations

$80 $45

Class-A PGA instructor breaks down the short game and teaches proper mechanics; lessons capped at three students

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

Select Local Merchants

Trudie Ransom knows just how addictive the sensation of standing above the waves can be. After just a few trips out on her board, she not only began training with the standup-paddleboarding master Andy Whitman from Angulo boards, but also opened up SUP Shack. From her experience shadowing Whitman, she decided the best way to introduce people to the sport was with Angulo’s soft, 10-foot boards, which serve as an easy surface to learn on while spending a day on the waves or taking one of the shop’s classes or tours. Classes never contain more than six students, allowing each student to have the one-on-one attention needed to master the art of balancing and maneuvering the board. Once pupils are sure of their strokes, the shop’s instructors lead guided tours that slip out across the rippling blue mirror and past the sights of the harbor or tackle the more advanced paths past sea-lion habitats. Late-evening tours pause as the sun sets over the ocean, filling the sky with color like somebody inciting peacocks to riot.

2214 East Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz,
CA
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Studio 831's graffiti-clad interior greets guests with an impressive line-up of functional fitness equipment that includes climbing ropes, medicine balls, barbells, and weight machines. The studio's trainers eagerly customize their instructions during the studio's three offered classes. During CrossFit Workouts of the Day, they'll combine Olympic weightlifting with gymnastics and cardio to build routines whose movements are relevant to daily living, and run through staggered stretches, plyometrics, and strength work during X-Train circuit-style programs. For an aerobic workout and a way to condition muscles with low impact, they lead aerobics routines on trampolines in fun and effective Urban Rebound courses. During one-on-one sessions, they'll design entire fitness plans to help clients achieve their goals of looking slimmer or beating incumbent state politicians in gubernatorial body building contests.

2351 Mission Street
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

After 16 years spent with Kona Coffee, MJA Owner Marin Artukovich took up residence in Napa Valley, where he renovated an idyllic estate on the side of Howell Mountain before opening the MJA Tasting Room in March of 2010. With the help of local winemaker Mikael Wargin, Marin’s vineyard produces cabernets, sauvignon blancs, and pinot noirs reflecting the terroir of Napa Valley and the Santa Cruz mountains, with bottles for sale through its very own Serene and DaVine cellars. Cups of house-roasted Hawaiian Kona Coffee cap off each tasting, warming hands and souls inside MJA’s gorgeous brick-walled estate or on a heated patio overlooking the Santa Cruz mountains.

328 Ingalls Street
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Sand N Sea Fitness offers personal training and online fitness training. Group fitness classes include: Boot Camp, Core Blast!, Baby Boomer Fitness and Abs, Butt, Thighs. With over 20 years in the fitness industry, certified personal trainer, Jennifer Adams, is passionate about helping people achieve their goals.

3700 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

National Geographic named the Sierra High Route through the Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides one of the best American adventures and the company itself one of the best outfitters. Frommer's and USA Today recommend the company for tours of Yosemite National Park, as do many others. More than 600 Facebookers are fans of Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides.

621 Highland Avenue
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Almost all of the foodstuffs at Santa Cruz Local Foods hail from farms within a hundred-mile radius, making a weekly shopping trip as eco-friendly as it is convenient. After ordering online, you’ll have a box ready for either pickup or delivery the following Tuesday, packed with eight selections of the season's ripest produce, such as sweet potatoes, apples, avocados, pod-people pods, and lettuce. Bread, cheese, and olive oil might round out your pic-a-nic basketload of fresh, healthy vittles. Besides filling your body with fruit that doesn't have the waxy aftertaste of wax fruit, a box of goodies from Santa Cruz Local Foods fits your carbon footprint into the daintiest sandal and supports family farms in the community.

1900 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz,
CA
US