Activities in Santa Monica

Board and Wetsuit Rentals, Lessons, or Five-Day Camp at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 70% Off). Six Options Available.

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

$60 $29

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience teaches students to master surfing basics before taking them on the water

$425 for $850 Worth of Yacht Rental — Charter L.A. Yachts

Charter La Yachts

Marina Del Ray

$850 $425

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

Two Sunset Crusies or Two Group or Private Standup-Paddleboard Lessons from Pro SUP Shop (50% Off)

Pro SUP Shop

Marina Del Ray

$70 $35

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Pros teach the basics of standup paddleboarding; sunset cruises allow paddlers to view wildlife in calm ocean waters

Two-Day Pass to Newport Folk Presents Way Over Yonder Feat. Jackson Browne at Santa Monica Pier (Up to 38% Off)

Newport Folk presents Way Over Yonder

Santa Monica Pier

$96.82 $60

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Jackson Browne, Local Natives, and Lucinda Williams are among the rock, folk, and blues acts at this outdoor festival

Malibu Stars' Homes and Beach Tour for Two, Four, Six, or Eight from Surf City Tours (Up to 55% Off)

Surf City Tours

Santa Monica

$80 $39

An open-air van trundles past opulent celebrity mansions and gorgeous Malibu beaches, providing ample opportunities for photos

Five Dailey Method Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at The Dailey Method (Up to 78% Off)

Dailey Method Barre Studio

The Dailey Method

$100 $35

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Workouts blend Pilates, yoga, and ballet to build lean muscle and improve posture

The Dollface Dames at Magicopolis on September 13–January 10 at 10:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Dollface Dames

Magicopolis

$30 $15

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Foxy burlesque team enthralls audiences with evening of striptease, song, comedy, and vaudeville

Standup-Paddleboard Rental or Lesson for One, Two, or Four at Malibu Paddle Surf in Santa Monica (Up to 65% Off)

Malibu Paddle Surf

Ocean Park

$60 $30

Instructor with more than 30 years of experience; equipment provided

Electric-Bike Tours and Rentals from Active Movement (Up to 75% Off). Seven Options Available.

Active Movement

Santa Monica

$80 $20

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Riders are guided through the beach community of Santa Monica & Venice Beach on electric bikes with pedal-assist & full-throttle capability

Electric-Bike Rental or Beach-Cruiser Rental from Venice Beach Electric Bike Rentals (Up to 63% Off)

Venice Beach Electric Bike Rentals

Marina Del Ray

$35 $13

Electric bikes and beach cruisers allow riders to explore beachfront paths and see local sights

Two-Hour Walking Tour of Santa Monica for Two or Four at Santa Monica Conservancy (50% Off)

Santa Monica Conservancy

Downtown Santa Monica

$20 $10

Under the guidance of a local expert, tourists soak up the rich history and architectural beauty of downtown Santa Monica

5 or 10 Fitness and Surfset Classes at 220 Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

220 Fitness

Ocean Park

$125 $35

Pick from more than 25 fitness classes, including Zumba, Surfset, and TRX training

5, 10, or 15 Pilates Classes at Sumbody Studio (Up to 72% Off)

Sumbody Studio

Santa Monica

$175 $49

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Pilates mat and equipment classes meet seven days a week, helping students build lean muscle tone and flexibility over time

Three or Six Music and Spanish Classes for Ages 8 Months to 3 Years and Parents at Baila Baila (Up to 52% Off)

Baila Baila

Santa Monica

$66 $33

Fun songs, dancing, and graphics introduce toddlers and parents to the Spanish language

One or Two Private Tennis Lessons at Beach City Tennis (Up to 55% Off)

Beach City Tennis

Marina Del Rey

$100 $49

Beginners age 5+ hone strokes and refine strategies during private lessons that focus on their strengths and weaknesses

$61 for $125 Worth of Services at Yoga And Fitness To Go

Yoga and Fitness To Go

Wilshire Montana

$135 $61

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

Chocolate Tour of Santa Monica with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours

Santa Monica

$50 $25

Two-hour walking tours start at Soda Jerks and include six tastings from merchants such as Vanilla Bake Shop and Huckleberry Bakery

Fitness Package with Assessment, Nutritional Plan, Home Work-Out Plan and 8 or 20 Fitness Classes at StrongBoard Balance (Up to 84% Off)

StrongBoard Balance

Burton Chace Park

$900 $149

Clients also receive a personal-training session and nutritional plan; one-hour core-strengthening classes are led by certified instructors

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camps at Big Mike's Ultimate Beach Workout (87% Off)

Big Mike's Ultimate Beach Workout

Santa Monica Beach

$295 $39

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Total-body workout pushes participants to their limits as the waves on Santa Monica beach crash beside them

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Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica,
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Whether navigating Pebble Beach’s oceanside links or exploring the birthplace of golf at St. Andrews in Scotland, golfers know that a little rain can turn a trip of a lifetime into a water-logged disappointment. Players Club Golf removes sogginess from the equation; the center’s three full-screen golf simulators unlock instant access to more than 60 global courses without the hassles of commuting, fickle weather, and long round times. The facility smoothes the oft-difficult road toward better scores with practice configurations that allow players to immediately see a wealth of shot parameters on each swing, including launch angle, ball speed, and carry. The virtual driving range facilitates improvement through repetition and target practice, which also helps when trying to ring the doorbell of a neighbor across the street without getting off the couch.

When improvement reaches a plateau, players can enlist the expert instruction of teaching professional Brent Mann. Members also enjoy access to a facility gym stocked with $40,000 worth of equipment. Here, golfers improve their endurance on elliptical machines and strengthen postround handshake grips on a full complement of weight machines.

3211 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Perhaps the only thing as impressive as Roy Elghanayan?s reign as a two-time Israeli Krav Maga National Champion is the students with whom he?s shared his incredible skill. He first was hand-chosen to devise the Israeli Special Forces? training program. In 2011, the Argentinean Marines enlisted him to teach the sport to their soldiers. He even trained actress Jessica Chastain for her role in the movie The Debt. Today, he continues to travel the world to teach Krav Maga and works out of his studio, Krav Maga L.A. | REKM.

Krav maga is a more rigorous form of self-defense developed by the Israeli military when they realized that ancient martial arts would translate to modern battlefields. Roy and his staff helm classes for both adults and children as part of a six-day schedule that divides students by their skill level. Beginners? classes corral 18 participants or less so that instructors can easily oversee technique while still having enough bodies to build a human pyramid if morale is low. With continued practice, the instructors at Krav Maga L.A. | REKM hope to imbue their students with the physical and mental skill to escape threatening situations should they ever arise.

1643 10th St
Santa Monica,
CA
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New York-native John Cassese's motto is, "If you can walk, you can dance." The celebrity dance instructor and choreographer's own quick-stepping career began at the tender age of 10, jumpstarting a passion that would eventually take him careening across the stages of off-Broadway productions, nightclubs, dance competitions, and the occasional monster-truck rally. It wasn't until he relocated to Los Angeles that an agent dubbed him "The Dance Doctor," and soon after, he found his fleet-footed prowess and teaching abilities in high demand amongst production studios such as Sony, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox.

Between choreographing a Charleston dance sequence on AMC's Mad Men and singing at the 50th birthday parties of Billy Crystal and Wolfgang Puck, John leads a team of instructors as they teach celebs and everyday Tinseltowners the finer points of styles ranging from ballet to hip-hop. Despite all the fanfare, his biggest praise comes from his work with soon-to-be-married couples, who seek his advice on everything from basic steps and song selection, to the length of the post-cake-cutting conga line.

1440 4th St
Santa Monica,
CA
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Guided by a mission of embracing every student's quest for personal growth, the team at YogaWorks offers programs for all ages and walks of life. Harnessing a minimum of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance training, expert instructors build lean muscles with traditional Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa flow classes enhanced by inspiring music, ambient candlelight, meditation, and props. Their fitness classes further the body-shaping results of yoga, strengthening core muscles with Pilates, increasing endurance and lean muscles with TRX classes, and building stamina with resistance-based SculptWorks.

Instructors also host exotic yoga retreats, which marry the excitement of travel to far-away locales with the benefits of yoga to bestow students with the confident grace required to approach a foreign yoga mat without startling it. Those in search of further training can access online videos by subscribing to myyogaworks.com, which offers a free, 14-day trial for new users. Students can search for videos by workout duration, skill level, and the targeted area of the body.

15327 W Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades,
CA
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For more than three decades, locally owned Spectrum Athletic Clubs have aimed to create a resort-like experience for patrons with upscale perks and personalized care. After workouts, gym-goers can avail themselves of unlimited towel service and change in comfortable locker rooms. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, healthy cafes, specialized workout areas, and complimentary Internet access.

In addition, racquetball courts let athletes improve their game independently, and patrons can sweat solo on cardiovascular equipment with individual viewing screens. Group classes, more than 1,200 of which are held daily, include Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat, and CXWorx sessions and enable trainees to draw motivation from each other or from each exercise studio's complimentary tank of moxie. The Spectrum Kids Club gives kids a place to play while adults work out and hosts such events as pool parties and pizza parties throughout the year.

17383 W Sunset Blvd
Pacific Plsds,
CA
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