Events & Activities in Santa Monica

94% Off 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

59% Off Body-Sculpting Classes

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

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Students sweat to indie and hip-hop tunes during high-intensity strength and flexibility workouts designed around ballet-barre exercises

45% Off Two-Hour Segway Tours

Multiple Locations

$84 $46

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Guided tours glide across sandy surfaces and historic waterfront, cruising past iconic landmarks

Up to 56% Off at Perfect Day Surf Camp

Multiple Locations

$125 $60

Certified instructors teach kids ages 8–17 water safety and basic surfing and boogie-boarding skills

51% Off Paint Your Guts Out! Intuitive Watercolor Courses

Multiple Locations

$65 $32

Paint Your Guts Out! teaches various watercolor techniques, coaching painters how to quiet their inner critics and trust their creativity

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

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

50% Off Santa Monica Walking Tour

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

Up to 67% Off Yoga Classes at Yoga Salt

Marina Del Ray

$70 $25

Yoga instructors guide students of every level through sessions that emphasize breath control and relaxation

Up to 62% Off Painting Class

McCabe's Bar and Grill

$45 $20

Experienced painter teaches students of all ability levels to create paintings with step-by-step instructions; supplies provided

Up to 76% Off Fitness and Surfset Classes at 220 Fitness

Ocean Park

$125 $35

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

Up to 59% Off Barre Fitness Classes

Wilshire Montana

$110 $45

With the help of a ballet barre, isometric movements tone the body, burn fat, and build long, lean muscles in abs, hips, and arms

Up to 72% Off Pilates Classes at 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

Up to 52% Off Toddler Music and Spanish Class

Santa Monica

$66 $33

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

Up to 58% Off Surfing

Ocean Park

$60 $25

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Staff members gear up students with rental soft surfboards and wetsuits for unassisted surfs or lessons taught by seasoned instructors

55% Off Services

Wilshire Montana

$135 $61

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87% Off Beach Boot Camp

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

Up to 75% Off Boxing Classes at The Stables

Santa Monica

$175 $49

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Renowned trainer and athlete Cary Williams shares expertise in small group boxing lessons

Up to 76% Off Karate Classes

Santa Monica

$120 $29

Students of all ages develop self-discipline and confidence during classes that teach traditional goju ryu karate

Up to 60% Off Aerial Tour of LA or Long Beach

Sunset Park

$300 $149

Experienced pilots take pairs of passengers soaring through the clouds for a bird's eye view of some of Southern California's famous sights

75% Off Eight-Week Personal-Training Program

Santa Monica

$1,200 $299

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Certified personal trainer and chiropractor Marc Golub develops customized workouts and healthy lifestyle strategies for his clients

Up to 84% Off Boot Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$175 $29

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12 outdoor locations host early-morning boot camps that eschew screaming and exhausting exercise in favor of motivating people for the day

Up to Half Off Visit to Museum of Flying

Santa Monica

$20 $10

Nearly two dozen planes chronicle aviation from the Wright brothers through the jet age, with emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company

Up to 60% Off Paddleboarding in Santa Monica

Ocean Park

$120 $49

Instructor with more than 30 years of experience; equipment provided

72% Off 10 Classes at YogaHop

Santa Monica

$160 $45

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Instructors invigorate students of all skill levels with dynamic yoga classes set to music by Kanye West and Nicki Minaj

Up to 77% Off Santa Monica Power Yoga

Santa Monica

$150 $39

Learn to connect the mind, body, and spirit in these invigorating yoga sessions taught at a popular studio

Up to 62% Surf Lesson or Board Rental

Santa Monica

$99 $49

Instruction at Santa Monica surfing outfit centers on safety and etiquette along with the basics of paddling, popping up, and wave selection

Up to 70% Off Photography Classes at Isla Studio

Downtown Santa Monica

$149 $59

Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

Up to 58% Off at Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica

$55 $25

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One year of museum admission and events such as members' previews, book-club meetings, and workshops

Up to 83% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Venice Beach Surf School

$160 $49

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

55% Off Services

Marina Del Ray

$80 $36

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60% Off Paddleboard or Kayak Rental

Marina Del Ray

$30 $12

Paddlers launch from Marina del Rey for a fun workout while taking in ocean sights

Up to 54% Off Golf Lessons

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

PGA-certified pro Kelli Ply imparts game-grooming wisdom from a lifelong career that includes experience as an NCAA Division-I golfer

Up to 81% Off Beach Boot Camp in Marina del Rey

Mothers Beach

$144 $29

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One-hour outdoor beach classes cover cardio, strength, and martial arts from second-degree black belt and NCCPT-certified trainer.

50% Off All-Day Bike Rental for One or Two

Venice

$30 $15

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Individuals or couples can cruise the Venice Beach boardwalk with all-day bike rentals that include locks, helmets, and bike baskets

Up to 65% Off Pedicab Tour for Two or Four

Downtown Santa Monica

$140 $65

Pedicab drivers take groups along the waterfront for an hour of shopping and sightseeing in Santa Monica

Up to 85% Off Fitness Classes at Drive Cardio

Pacific Palisades

$260 $40

Exercisers rotate through treadmills, Bosu balls, and cable extensions as instructors guide high-impact interval-training workouts

70% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Santa Monica

$332 $100

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56% Off Small Group Training

Multiple Locations

$225 $99

Small group training classes help clients work toward fitness goals and are kept to five students to ensure personalized attention

50% Off Admission to Santa Monica History Museum

Downtown Santa Monica

$10 $5

Visitors can wander through a replica of a Douglas aircraft or digitally insert their photos onto historical front-page newspaper stories

Up to 53% Off Painting Class at Paint Lab

Santa Monica

$134 $69

Instructors demonstrate how to create a chosen painting with provided materials while student enjoy refreshments and cheese

Up to 51% Off Boxing and Kickboxing

Marina Del Ray

$100 $49

Chris and Patricia Steele train students in boxing, kickboxing, and body-sculpting techniques during one-on-one sessions

76% Off 10 Classes at Cardio Barre Brentwood

Brentwood

$170 $40.99

Cardio Barre blends the stretching and lengthening exercises of ballet with a high-energy workout that swiftly burns calories

50% Off Yacht Rental

Marina Del Ray

$850 $425

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Up to 52% Off Whale-Watching and Nature Cruise

Marina Del Rey

$30 $15

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For about three hours, a sightseeing boat searches the ocean for whales, porpoises, dolphins, seabirds, seals, and sea lions

50% Off Lessons and Cruises from 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

Club Sportiva – 30% Off Exotic-Car Tour

Multiple Locations

$999 $699

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Drivers rotate between a selection of six supercars as they tackle 120 miles of back roads and highways

65% Off Boot Camp

North of Montana

$300 $105

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Up to 50% Off Electric-Bike Adventure

Santa Monica

$65 $35

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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

Up to 57% Off Movie and Concessions for Two or Four

Multiple Locations

$37 $18

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Historic cinemas screen festival hits and revivals; upcoming shows include Raging Bull, Jaws, and The Shining

52% Off Tastings and Small Plates at Wine Expo 

Mid-City

$25 $12

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Wine shop and restaurant stocks shelves with varietals from around globe, and pleases palates with cheeses, meats, small plates, and flights

65% Off 5 or 10 Brazilian Boot-Camp Classes

Venice

$75 $26

Brazilian soccer player Tadeo leads 60-minute sessions on beach that blend soccer-training exercises with Latin dance movements

Boxing at Barker—Up to 53% Off Fight Night

Sunset Park

$173.25 $85

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Ten of the world's top up-and-coming pugilists take the ring in a fight night hosted by actor and comedian Kevin Pollack

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 64% Off Classes at Goda Yoga

Downtown Culver City

$210 $78

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Expert instructors lead small groups in yoga classes for every age and fitness level

Up to 71% Off Boot-Camp Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

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Trainers vary routines for every session of their 20-25 person outdoor boot camps

Up to 50% Off Sailing Lessons

Marina Del Ray

$75 $39

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Practiced instructors teach amateur sailors the basics of the sport and help them learn their way around the boat

55% Off Four Personal Training Sessions

Culver City

$260 $117

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Up to 87% Off from WorkoutLA

Multiple Locations

$199 $35

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Outdoor exercises such as hiking, Pilates, jumping rope, and sports drills help trim waistlines during motivational group classes

Up to 87 % Off at Workout LA Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$199 $35

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Bootcamps challenge students with a varried lineup of athletic drills, calisthenics, Pilates moves, and yoga poses

Up to 76% Off at The Secret Pole Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$150 $36

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Flirtatious and rigorous fitness classes taught in a nonjudgmental environment

45% Off

Fox Hills

$150 $83

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Up to 81% Off Self-Defense Fitness Classes

Lucerne - Higuera

$125 $25.99

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Functional fitness classes help students develop strength and endurance and teach them practical self-defense skills

Up to 89% Off at Lima Taekwondo & Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

$159 $19

Students of all ages and levels gain self-defense skills, discipline, and improved physical fitness in a positive, friendly environment

Half Off a Kayak Rental from Marina Paddle

Marina Del Rey

$30 $15

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Explore the Marina del Rey Harbor in a one- or two-person kayak

Up to 91% Off at Omulu Capoeira Los Angeles

Multiple Locations

$250 $25

400-year-old Afro-Brazilian art form combines martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics; improves strength, flexibility, and coordination

72% Off Fitness & Personal Training

Culver City

$319 $89

For 30 days, you will receive 4 Semi-Private Personal Training sessions and unlimited group classes, including spinning.

Up to 56% Off Sewing Class

Culver City

$60 $29

Students learn basic sewing skills including operating sewing machine, creating patterns, and threading

Up to 55% Off Mosaic Classes

Beverly Hills

$125 $59

Beginners learn how to use tools to cut glass and put mosaics together while advanced artists can delve right into making their works

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Multiple Locations

$149 $82

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Up to 71% Off at Bodyline Pilates Studio

Beverly Hills

$175 $59

Students develop long, lean muscles, better posture, and abdominal strength in private or small-group Pilates classes

$20 Off Pilates Class at Align Beverly Hills Pilates

Beverly Hills

$60 $40

Expert instructors lead pupils through one-on-one Pilates and Gyrotonics classes, teaching core-strengthening form in a bright, airy studio

Up to 60% Off One-On-One Women's Yoga Sessions

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned instructor leads personalized sessions at scenic public parks, leading women through invigorating, flexibility-boosting yoga poses

50% Off

Beverly Hills

$60 $30

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Up to 60% Off Beverly Hills Chocolate Tour

Beverly Hills

$50 $25

Two-hour walking tours start at Sprinkles and include seven tastings from merchants such as K Chocolatier, Bouchon Bakery, and Vosges

Up to 68% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Beverly Hills

$135 $59

Skilled teachers blend high-tech equipment, muscular sequencing, and traditional Pilates techniques to improve flexibility and strength

76% Off at Cardio Barre Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

$160 $39

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Cardio Barre classes combine traditional ballet-barre work with light free weights for total-body sculpting and cardio exercise

Up to 60% Off Children's Learning Classes

El Segundo

$104 $49

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Developmental classes combine fun activities with stimulating exercises to stimulate cognitive skills

Up to 58% Off Swing Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

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Award-winning instructors impart essential moves in beginners' lesson before dancers enjoy a night of live music, or lead four-week sessions

Up to 68% Off Pilates Reformer, Barre, or Yoga Classes

Playa Del Rey

$120 $39

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Create a lean physique while strengthening core muscles and improving balance with Pilates, Barre, or yoga classes

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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,
CA
US

At Top Notch Express Car Wash, customers can choose their preferred degree of cleaning control. Each of the four locations abides by a flex system, enabling owners to drive by for a full- or express-service scrubbing. Express washes cleanse and jet-dry exteriors before patrons vacuum the interiors themselves, whereas full-service washes employ the staff to vacuum, clean windows, and oversee the application of add-ons such as wax and tire shine. Frequent clients can even sign up for a monthly unlimited wash plan, a prudent asset for autos that are regularly sullied by off-road excursions or ice-cream-truck demolition derbies.

Technicians further primp vehicles with meticulous detailing at all venues, and oil changes at West Augusta and Evans. Their focus on speed and convenience has earned them the Best of Augusta award for 14 years straight in Augusta magazine, and prompted the installment of handy amenities, including auto-pay machines and a fleet account program for company cars.

2621 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US

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
US

Lauren Bruns began singing in an oldies cover band in her early teens before branching out in college as a solo artist on Austin's Sixth Street. After four years in Los Angeles—during which she won V05's Red Hot Rising Star contest and signed a deal with Sony—Lauren decided to focus on working with children. She realized that kids had no access to music programs with songwriting components, so she spent three years teaching youngsters at in-home lessons and schools, all the while shaping a curriculum that encouraged kids to express themselves with original lyrics, finely tuned eyebrow raises, and music.

In 2011, Lauren opened her kids-only songwriting studio where expert teachers imbue children aged 4 and up with sight-reading, improvisation, and music-recording fundamentals. Music makers can learn basic guitar chords at private or group lessons, record an original song in the recording booth, belt out a tune on the performance stage, and practice for life on the road in the hotel-room trashing simulator. Youngsters can also experiment with different rhythms and vocal effects at GarageBand tutorials and learn a new instrument or write a new song at one-week summer-camp sessions.

1739 Berkeley St, Ste 101
Santa Monica,
CA
US

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
US