Events & Activities in 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

55% Off Rowing Lesson and Rental

Marina Del Ray

$110 $49

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Pairs learn to navigate area waters while piloting a sleek Whitehall rowboat, then explore on their own during one hour of rowing time

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

Up to 77% Off Cardio Barre Classes

Santa Monica

$170 $39

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Each of these 60-minute, high-intensity classes consists of ballet, barre, and resistance exercises

Up to 52% Off Unlimited Rides at Pacific Park

Downtown Santa Monica

$22.95 $11

Admission to oceanfront amusement park’s rides such as solar-powered ferris wheel, scrambler, and pirate ship

55% Off

Mid-City

$150 $68

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

51% Off Scavenger Dash

Barney's Beanery Santa Monica

$120 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Santa Monica as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

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An AT&T ad executive hangs up the phone, grabs his jacket, and heads toward the subway to Hell's Kitchen. It's the late '80s, and at the New York comedy institution The Improv, a slew of up-and-coming talent, including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, are testing jokes and honing timing. In the next few years, they'll perform on television for millions. But for now, they're changing the life of one ad executive.

The founder of LA Stand-Ups, Joe Falzarano, quit his promising advertising career because he "hated being a suit" and preferred to nurture promising young comedians. With accomplishments that include producing the CableACE Award–winning Caroline's Comedy Hour for A&E, Falzarano helped launch the performing and writing careers of entertainers including Jon Stewart and Louis C.K. Today, Falzarano imparts his more than 20 years of industry experience to aspiring joke-tellers, teaching them tactics for perfecting a punch line, calming nerves, and subduing hecklers with a marshmallow gun. Falzarano maintains a supportive atmosphere where students learn how to use who they are to connect with an audience, and even lets students try out material at the Hollywood Improv.

400 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica,
CA
US

In 1999, Matt Rosas made a decision. He traded in his corporate career working in marketing for Fortune 500 businesses to share his passion for surfing, which he felt since making his first surfboard in seventh grade. Now the owner and head instructor of the Malibu LongBoards Surf School, Rosas has more than a decade of full-time teaching under his belt. His fellow instructors, Christian Andersen and Jerry Angel, have a combined 45 years of teaching experience between them. Together, they demonstrate how to glide atop waves during private and group standup paddling and surfing lessons. They have teaching permits for Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, Malibu, Ventura, and Santa Barbara, so students can surf the waves and mow the seaweed at an array of beaches. Alternatively, the trio also maintains a fleet of rental boards and the gear to go with them, so surfers can enjoy unassisted sessions on the water.

2030 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Harnessing a minimum of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance training, YogaWorks's expert instructors build lean muscles with traditional Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa flows 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.

1426 Montana Ave
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Yogis Anonymous offers classes taught by top quality teachers, and is set in a relaxed, laid back environment with a welcoming community. They offer in-studio and online yoga classes, as well as events and workshops with guest teachers. Experienced instructors lead a variety of classes for practitioners of all levels, including Basic, Moderate, and Strong, which offer ascending breath work and pose challenges. Inside the studio, class-goers will find a soaring ceiling, honey-colored hardwood floors, and plenty of natural light to aid them on their yogic journeys towards strength, flexibility, and quiet minds. Yogis Anonymous was recently rated as "The Best Yoga in LA" by The Huffington Post.

1221 2nd St
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Trapeze School New York’s expansion west meant Angelenos no longer had to cross the country to join the circus. At their outdoor studio on the Santa Monica Pier, highly trained instructors teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced maneuvers during classes on the flying trapeze, aerial silks, lyra, trampoline, and Spanish web. All of Trapeze School New York’s countrywide facilities in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, and LA hold themselves to high safety standards that account for everything from equipment to instructors and safety belts. In an effort to bring their flying-trapeze instruction to surrounding communities regardless of funding, the school also gives lessons through their nonprofit branch of operations.

1207 7th St
Santa Monica,
CA
US

From 18 studios scattered around Los Angeles, Lori Moran Music Studios’ armada of instructors offers all-ages voice, piano, guitar, violin, and composition classes. With teachers who have worked on films such as Dreamgirls and Dance Flick, world-touring operatic productions, and Grammy-nominated choral CDs, the school can cater to virtually every musical taste—from classical to jazz to pop. Students choose the emphasis of their lessons, whether they want to work on their public performance skills, write their own songs, sight-read scores, or simply be able to play musical chairs during a power outage. Many will also get the chance to show off in recitals, concerts, and showcases.

3019 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica,
CA
US