San Francisco mayor and US senator James Duval Phelan built the Villa Montalvo in 1912 as a bastion of art, hosting such writers as Jack London and Edwin Markham in conversation-filled luncheons and creativity-fueling vacations. After his death, Phelan bequeathed the house and grounds to the public, asking that they continue its role as an incubator of inspiration. Today, the center hosts artist residencies, gallery exhibitions, and educational opportunities for visitors. Surrounding the wealth of culture, the 175-acre grounds include miles of hiking trails through woodlands densely populated with muses, a meticulously manicured Italianate garden, and a picnic-ready Great Lawn.
Go! GolfLessons is designed to offer you a personal golf lesson on the GO! It gives you the flexibility to take a lesson where ever you are in the world. In your home, backyard, any where that you can film your swing using your phone, camera or any video device. Each golf lesson is customized and tailored to your swing.
The wine enthusiasts at Signaturewines.com—a group of professionals from various industries—foster a community for other wine and food lovers to connect and share their oenophile experiences. They regularly notify their members of tours, tastings, and wine-related events at more than 20 Northern California wineries. They also orchestrate special deals that immerse visitors in settings such as the opulent gilded decor of Domenico Winery, the rustic wooden architecture of Guglielmo Winery, and the verdant vineyards and 200-horse stables of Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards.
Keeping abreast of local and national food events,SignatureWines.com also introduces members to regional wine bars, wineries, and restaurants, and provides an online community where members can read reviews and share wine experiences. VIP cards let customers take part in complimentary tastings and avoid standard hassles such as corkage fees and general-admission mosh pits. Proceeds for such events often go to charities involved in various initiatives.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Summer Camps
Recommended Age Group: Kids
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
We are a one-stop shop for parents to find and book summer camps and classes for kids. Parents can search for activities by their child's age, activity type, location, dates, find discounts all in one place. Once they find what they are interested in, they can add it to their ActivityHero calendar, share with friends and complete the booking using one form.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
We use ActivityHero to find and book summer camps and after-school classes for our kids all the time.
From its humble beginnings as a startup tutoring company in a Harvard University dorm room, C2 Education has blossomed into a nationwide network of more than 110 teaching centers that together serve over 12,000 students. Its expert instructors tailor lessons to each student, helping pupils reach their highest potential on SAT and ACT tests, master AP exams, and excel in any subject in school.
Individuals convene at Saratoga Bootcamp with the same goal in mind: to shape up. High-energy exercises work to strengthen cores, tone arms and legs, and blast through calories so that dreams such as running or bear-walking a marathon are attainable.