Things To Do In Santa Maria

Up to 89% Off at Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

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

Up to 51% Off Paintball Package at The Shack

Santa Maria

$50 $25

Players don masks and harness paintball markers on fields filled with wooden obstacles, tractor tires, and industrial tubing

Half Off Wine-Tasting for Two or Four

Orcutt

$20 $10

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Tasting session focuses on the art of blending wines; guests receive a discount on bottles

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Solvang-Santa Ynez

$48 $24

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Located in Los Olivos, Beckmen Vineyards' tasting room offers a quaint getaway with opportunity to picnic at gazebos near the duck pond

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 53% Off at Blacklake Golf Resort

Blacklake

$170 $80

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Three distinct nine-hole courses represent the varied challenges of golf in the Central Coast, from breezy valleys to towering oak trees

Up to 50% Off at The Classic at Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach

$50 $25

Enjoy local bites and an open bar; enter your classic car or hot rod at a long-running auto show whose proceeds help veterans' families

66% Off at Ardy's Pilates Studio

Pismo Beach

$160 $55

Certified trainers customize private lessons; six-student Reformer classes allow for individual attention

Up to 50% Off at Avila Beach Golf Resort 

Avilla Beach

$140 $70

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An 18-hole course characterized by distinctly different front and back nines hugs the banks of a tidal estuary

52% Off Golf Packages

Downtown Lompoc

$500 $239

Course challenges players with 18 tree-framed holes stretched across 150 acres of Santa Barbara’s wine country

Up to 48% Off Round of Golf for Two or Four

Lompoc

$114 $59

Course listed among Golf Digest's 50 toughest demands precise shot selection across a par 72 layout in the heart of wine country

Up to 54% Off Segway Tours of Solvang

Downtown Solvang

$150 $89

Guided tours summit Figueroa Mountain, explore the culturally Danish city of Solvang, or stop at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards for a tasting

74% Off Tour and Tasting at Rideau Vineyard

Solvang

$134 $35

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Visit the vineyard, learn how wine is made and the etiquette of tasting it, and enjoy five samples of the winery's Rhône varietals

Wildling Museum – 50% Off

Downtown Solvang

$10 $5

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Museum has hosted more than 40 exhibitions such as Santa Ynez River Watershed and Patrick O’Hara’s Art of California Native Plants

Up to 62% Off Fitness Classes at Valley Alternative Healing

Solvang

$77 $29

Classes include Buns & Guns, which combines strength training and cardio, restorative yoga, and EnLighten Up yoga for mind, body, and spirit

Half Off Wine Blending Package at Avant Tapas & Wine

Buellton

$82 $39

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Learn to blend four different varietals using professional tools under the guidance of a blend-master; includes credit toward tapas

51% Off Unlimited Kettlebell or Krav Maga

San Luis Obispo

$120 $59

A team of strength and conditioning specialists including martial-arts practitioners and strength coaches lead classes and personal training

Up to 62% Off Wine Tasting at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room

Los Olivos

$66 $25

A 90-acre winery producing nine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon; taste five wines at the Los Olivos tasting room

Up to 49% Off American Hot Shots Extreme Run

Santa Ynez Valley

$175 $89

After the 10-mile mud run, racers shower and head to the afterparty with live music; 100% of profits benefit firefighter charities

Up to 51% Off Winetastings from Passport Central Coast

Multiple Locations

$39 $19

A passport lets you explore 12 different central-coast wineries and enjoy tastings at each

Up to 59% Off Mud Run Obstacle Course Race

Monterey County

$60 $29

Racers fight past obstacles along a 4-mile stretch full of mud, color, and physical challenges

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

$20 $11

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Tasters can imbibe half-ounce samples of the seven wines and pair them with cheese

65% Off Krav Maga Classes

Downtown Goleta

$139 $49

Learn the fighting technique designed by the Israeli army to transform civilians into soldiers as quickly as possible

54% Off Capoeira

Goleta

$99 $46

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

80% Off Visits and Training at Spectrum Athletic Club

Multiple Locations

$250 $49

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Cardio equipment with individual screens, comfortable locker rooms, and kickboxing, cycling, and yoga classes enliven gym visits

Up to 80% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lessons

Santa Barbara Downtown

$125 $25

Students learn the ins and outs of standup paddleboarding, including how to balance on the board and how to maneuver through the tide

Up to 66% Off Fitness Classes at Pulse Fitness Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

$209 $99

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Fitness classes emphasize strength, cardio, and endurance alongside flexibility and core strength in Pilates-based workouts

65% Off Dance Lessons

Santa Barbara

$85 $30

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

40% Off Boat Charter from Santa Barbara Water Taxi

Santa Barbara Harbor

$250 $149

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Groups of up to 19 enjoy a ride on a private chartered boat, and kids 10 or younger celebrate a birthday on the water aboard the Lil' Toot

55% Off Services

Santa Barbara

$300 $135

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

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Santa Barbara

$120 $49

During jujitsu classes that teach both technique and coordination, students learn self-defense skills while also building confidence

Up to 53% Off Martial Arts Classes

Lower State

$99 $49

Martial arts classes infused with karate techniques

Up to Half Off Indoor Climbing Class

Lower State

$40 $20

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Groups learn the basics of indoor-climbing safety and belaying, developing the skills to navigate the 8,500-sq.-ft. gym

Up to 79% Off Yoga Classes

Santa Barbara Downtown

$75 $19

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

Up to 64% Off at Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara

Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara

$80 $29

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Bikram-certified instructors fill 90-minute routines with 26 Bikram postures in 105 degrees and 40% humidity to melt stress and calm minds

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – 50% Off

Santa Barbara

$24 $12

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A 72-ft. blue-whale skeleton stares down at you, and Chumash Indian relics wait for their secrets to be uncovered or hike a nature trail.

Up to 80% Off Dance or Drumming Classes

Capoeira Batuque

$100 $20

Energetic instructors lead Afro-Brazilian dance, drumming, and Afro-Brazilian martial-art classes that allow for self-interpretation

Up to 73% Off Dance Classes

Santa Barbara Downtown

$100 $29

Staff members blend cardio and dance during fun classes and disperse 100% of proceeds to local and global charities

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – Up to Half Off Visit 

Waterfront

$30 $15

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Exhibits, historic sailing vessels, and films bring the California Coast and other areas of maritime history to life

Up to 50% Off Classes at Barre 101

Multiple Locations

$95 $49

60-minute barre classes combine cardio with muscle-sculpting moves to tone the entire body while blasting calories

State Street Ballet – Up to $11 Off "Carmen"

Granada Theatre

$31 $20

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Adaptation of George Bizet's romantic masterpiece sees the seductress Carmen tempt the soldier Don José with original choreography

Up to 71% Off Classes at CrossFit Carpinteria

Carpinteria

$125 $39

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CrossFit classes enhance strength, agility, and speed with constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity

Up to 51% Off Standup-Paddleboard and Wetsuit Rentals

Toro Canyon

$55 $27

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Clad in rental wetsuits, ride waves solo or as a pair aboard standup paddleboards from this surf shop nestled near Rincon Beach

Up to 75% Off at Bikram Yoga Ventura CA

Shiva Shanthi Studio

$140 $35

Bikram yoga instructor leads groups of beginning and advanced students through stimulating yoga poses for 90 minutes in a heated room

Up to 64% Off Sailing Lessons

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$160 $69

Students learn to sail with an introductory lesson or a complete certification course; couples relax on a two-hour ocean cruise

60% Off Group Fitness or Yoga Classes

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$100 $40

Sessions range from yoga and Zumba to boot camp and Cardio Core Express—a class designed to fit into a lunch hour

Up to 64% Off a Malibu Kayaking Trip

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$300 $119

Kayaking trips include a guide, all equipment, and basic instruction before groups take in Malibu's scenic coastline

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Ventura

$160 $25

Kids, teens, and adults will find age-appropriate tae kwon do and fitness classes on the gym's six-day schedule

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$85 $39

Kids aged 3-4.5 learn to move on age-appropriate gymnastics apparatuses, such as balance beams

50% Off

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$100 $50

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

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Ojai

$70 $35

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Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

50% Off Wine Tasting

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$54 $27

Panaro family, now in fifth generation of winemaking, draws on rich history as they transform grapes into single-varietal and blended wines

50% Off

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$125 $63

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

50% Off Music Lessons

Oak View

$30 $15

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

Up to 60% Off at The Bunker Indoor Golf Center

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$447 $180

Indoor golf-practice center fosters golf-game improvement in driving-range module of two golf simulators

Up to 80% Off Boot Camp Classes at Seaside Outdoor Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$195 $39

60-minute outdoor fitness boot camps tone muscles and torch fat with methods including HIIT, power-cardio and resistance training

Half Off Wine-Tasting Meal at Gone West Cellars

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$48 $24

Guests sample wines from Ventura County and the surrounding area; bar boasts friendly communal tables and Western flair

51% Off One-Month Children's Gymnastics Package

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$120 $59

One-month membership introduces youngsters to the basics of gymnastics and allows free time to explore the facility during open gyms

Up to 33% Off Standup-Comedy Show

Shamrocks Irish Pub

$15 $10

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Pub hosts set by local and nationally touring comedians

Up to $141 Off at Inner Bodyworks Yoga Studio

Downtown Bakersfield

$200 $59

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Instructors lead students of all abilities through traditional postures and breathing exercises in a sunlit studio

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Up to 51% Off Racing Experiences

Kern County Raceway Park

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 73% Off Group Exercise or Personal Training

Riverlakes ranch community park

$360 $99

Work out one-on-one with trainer Yvonne, or grab a few friends for a small group training session

Half Off Scuba Certification at Bakersfield Scuba

Bakersfield Scuba

$325 $162.50

The PADI-certification course includes five confined-water and four open-water dives as well as classroom studies

Up to 50% Off Public Skating with Skate Rental

Downtown Bakersfield

$22 $11

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Two or four guests strap on rental skates and glide around an indoor climate-controlled rink set to under 60 degrees

50% Off Large Buckets of Range Balls

Jose's Golf Range

$44 $22

Each large bucket of range balls can be shared between two people

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf and Go-Karts

Bakersfield

$30 $15

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Enjoy a go-kart track with stretches and wide curves and a mini-golf course with 18 holes, waterfalls, a pink castle, and a windmill

Kern County Museum – Up to 50% Off

Bakersfield

$50 $25

See 150-year-old buildings in the Pioneer Village and explore the history of California oil in the Black Gold exhibit

75% Off Fitness Classes for Adults and Children

Santa Paula

$100 $25

Two separate-but-neighboring fitness rooms allow diverse instructors to meet the fitness needs of adults and children

55% Off

Santa Paula

$75 $34

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 at Channel Islands Kayak Center

Hollywood

$79.95 $35

Expert guides lead basic lesson, furnish all equipment, and narrate the tour surveying history and wildlife within Channel Islands Harbor

40% Off Tour from Blue Ocean Kayaking

Channel Islands Harbor

$250 $149

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Groups hop aboard a custom-built boat before getting into kayaks and paddling through Anapaca Island's natural sea caves

Up to 61% Off at Strong and Steady CrossFit

Oxnard

$129 $59

Seasoned trainers challenge exercisers in intense, varied CrossFit classes

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Oxnard

$160 $25

Kids and adults learn self-defense skills from certified instructors while boosting their self-confidence and fitness levels

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Oxnard

$160 $25

Kids, teens, and adults learn discipline, build self-esteem, and strengthen muscles during tae kwon do and fitness classes

Half Off at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Ventura County Maritime Museum

$10 $5

Discover the history of the Channel Islands Harbor through artifacts, ship models, and art related to local maritime industry and culture

45% Off Services

Oxnard

$60 $33

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

51% Off Introductory Piano Lessons

Oxnard

$200 $99

Expert pianist with years of teaching experience starts with the fundamentals; all music materials and books included

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The Wine Line's pricing is currently outdated on their website. The pricing quoted in this deal is correct as of Monday, November 15, 2010.

6020 Foxen Canyon Rd
Santa Maria,
CA
US

Even while running the Studio Grill in Hollywood, Ardison Phillips committed himself as an artist and a winemaker as well as a restaurateur. He bolstered the grill's menu by adding his own private-label wines in 1976, and their popularity with diners inspired him to found McKeon-Phillips Winery in 1982.

The winery continues to embrace Ardison's legacy by crafting single-vineyard wines with the same dedication to approachable New- and Old-World flavors. Although the selection emphasizes Bordeaux-style wines, including single-varietal bottlings of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the current winemaker also experiments with robust Nebbiolo and silken Pinot Noir.

Besides creating crowd-pleasing wine, the staff also pays homage to Ardison Phillips's work as an artist by adorning each bottle with vibrant, impressionistic labels. The tasting room even functions as a gallery, featuring a rotating display of works by local artists and extraterrestrial postmodernists.

2115 S Blosser Rd, Ste 114
Santa Maria,
CA
US

At Monarch Dunes Golf Club, the links-style golf of coastal Britannia stretches out in the hills of California wine country. Amid windswept dunes and eucalyptus trees sweep coastal views speckled with amber hillsides and big blue skies. And this is just how architects Damian Pascuzzo and PGA Tour Pro Steve Pate wanted it. But they also wanted something beyond beautiful vistas. They wanted a unique 30-hole arena that tested the mettle of golfers.

On the 6,810-yard, par-71 Old Course, players unleash the full potential of their swings on the open expanses of the longer front nine before dialing back for close control on the back nine—a shorter tract made formidable by water hazards on all but two holes. Though the two halves have their own distinct flavors, both begin with mid-length par-4s. These are the course's two most difficult holes, so savvy golfers should spend extra time before the round and at the turn to give their driver an encouraging massage.

While the Old Course is a grassy homage to golf's most sacred traditions, Monarch Dunes' Challenge Course charts a much more unorthodox path—and not just in its unconventional 12-hole layout. While some par-3 courses are known as "pitch-and-putts" for their short holes, The Challenge—named among the Top 10 Par-3 Courses by Golf.com—will have some reaching for a driver or three-wood on holes 5 and 12, which measure 242 and 202 yards respectively. Golfers can expect to finish the round in two hours or less, freeing up plenty of time to relax at the Butterfly Grille or shop for flame decals to glue onto their golf bag.

Course at a Glance: The Old Course

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Total length of 6,810 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 73.0 from the back tees
  • Slope rating of 137 from the back tees
  • Five tee options
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Course at a Glance: The Challenge

  • 12-hole, par 36 course
  • Total length of 1,858 yards from the back tees
  • Three tee options
  • Scorecard

1606 Trilogy Pkwy
Nipomo,
CA
US

Sort This Out Cellars combines the wine selection of a boutique specialty store with the aesthetic of a Vegas diner in the 1950s. Chrome and red stools line up at the bar, and sleek vinyl loveseats are juxtaposed against wine barrels in the lounge. The winery’s aesthetic was inspired by a 1961 Rat Pack photo that recalled times of unapologetic fast living, glamour, and gambling. Because the founders wanted to avoid the sleepy, pastoral vibe of most wineries and all roadside hay-petting zoos, they embraced the rockabilly aesthetic to ensure that their digs were as exciting as their customers and wines.

Those small-batch wines are created from grapes purchased from Californian vineyards and crushed by Sort This Out’s proprietor. “This means,” a writer for Wine Country This Week noted, “he can search the state for the best grapes to crush, or in some cases the best juice from another winery to purchase, and then finish it into his own wine.” The aesthetics surrounding the wine are also important. Mid-century gentlemen’s playing cards inspired a line of bottles with pin-ups on the label matched to flavors within. Other elixirs borrow their names from poker and Vegas table games, hinting at inventive combinations of pinot grigio, viognier, and sauvignon blanc grapes. Some evenings, toasting glasses punctuate the sounds of live music. True to form, the guest bands play oldies and rockabilly tunes.

1636 Copenhagen Dr
Solvang,
CA
US

Vintage Paintball Park’s speckled outdoor arena unfurls seven different fields, including the Thunderdome, where players aged 10 and older engage in colorful combat under the watchful eye of trained referees ensuring safety. Amid the paintball crossfire, sharpshooters weave in and out of a variety of obstacles situated around urban landscapes, hilly terrain, and moms yelling to come inside for supper. The park hosts myriad battle scenarios that keep guests entertained throughout the day or for the duration of season passes. Private paintball lessons help players improve shooting accuracy before releasing them into the line of fire during Saturday and Sunday afternoon open play. An onsite concession stand replenishes body fuel with snacks and drinks so that players can jump back into games with the energy of a superhero bit by Ben Franklin.

2 River Park Rd.
Lompoc,
California
US

The first chapter of Brett Escalera’s and Tom Daughters’ foray into the wine industry begin in 1999 when they released their first varietal under the Consilience label—a 1997 Santa Barbara County Syrah. Eight years later, they partnered with Tom's brother Ken to found the sister label, Tre Anelli. Comparatively speaking, the two labels are very different, with Consilience drawing upon the intensity and depth of Rhone varietals and Tre Anelli emulating flavors from Italy and Spain. Both, however, are produced with grapes sourced from Santa Barbara County's top vineyards. At their shop, Brett, Tom, and Ken host daily tastings and dramatic recreations of famous spit-takes within their spacious, dog-friendly tasting room.

2933 Grand Ave
Los Olivos,
CA
US