Events & Activities in Shafter

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 58% Off Music Classes for Young Children

Bakersfield

$20 $10

45-minute classes use the power of music to boost cognitive development in students aged 6-months to 5-years old

50% Off Comfort Food at Ethel's Old Corral

Bakersfield

$20 $10

26-foot statue greets customers enjoying bar food on a 10-acre plot; live music on weekends

45% Off Drinks at Sports & Spirits

Amberton

$20 $11

Beer and cocktails served in a festive sports bar with flat screen televisions darts, billiards, and live music

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

52% Off Kids' Culinary or Engineering Class

Bakersfield

$29 $14

Kids aged 6–12 take a 90-minute introductory class based on culinary and crafts or science and engineering

Up to 86% Off Fitness Membership Enrollment

Tulare

$275 $39

Membership enrollment to Tulare Regional Medical Center's fitness facility grants access to more than 100 weekly classes and a lap pool

70% Off Try Scuba Class

Tulare

$50 $15

Certified diving instructors provide students with equipment and teach safety and diving basics

Up to 56% Off Personal Training

Tulare

$100 $49

Former Mr. USA Leo Costa, Jr.'s leads small groups in his micro circuit-training technique, which helps prevent workout plateaus

Up to 50% Off R/C Off-Road Racing

Exeter

$20 $11

Step behind the controls of a remote control while racing, jumping, and skidding rental trucks around an indoor off-road track

Up to 56% Off Personal Training

Visalia Industrial Park

$157 $69

Personal trainers work with clients to develop and achieve fitness goals, whether in a group setting or in small 2- to 5-person sessions

55% Off Services

Visalia

$270 $121

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

Half Off Personal Training

Central Visalia

$216 $108

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

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

Up to Half Off Round of Golf for Two or Four

Lemoore

$64 $32

Twosomes and foursomes make their way along an 18-hole course with assistance from rental carts

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 72% Off Gym Memberships & Personal Training

Santa Maria

$279 $79

Each membership comes with two personal-training sessions and most fitness classes (excluding specialty classes, which cost an extra fee)

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 55% Off at Willow Springs Racing

Rosamond

$325 $150

In go-karts outfitted with 4-stroke Honda engines, racers reach speeds up to 50-mph as they complete 100-laps around the track

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

83% Off Classes at Yasa Yoga

Santa Barbara

$170 $29

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Husband-and-wife team of yogis leads classes in Vinyasa flow and deep stretch in a Mission-style mansion once owned by Charlie Chaplin

52% Off Beginner Mosaic Workshop 52%

Santa Barbara

$165 $79

Groups of 12 or fewer adults learn to use tools, tiles, and grout to create a 9”x9” mosaic.

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

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

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

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

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 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 72% Off a Wine Class or Dinner at Giessinger Winery

Multiple Locations

$130 $65

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Best Tasting Room in Santa Barbara by the U.S. Commerce Association in 2013 offers wine and winemaking classes and a five-course dinner

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Fillmore

$80 $40

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

Up to 55% Off Trampoline Park

Santa Clarita

$22 $11

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Jumpers volley themselves off trampolines lining the floor and set at angles along the perimeter and leap into a foam pit

Up to 78% Off Introductory Tae Kwon Do Classes

Castaic

$300 $69

Students learn tae kwon do techniques and self-defense skills in energetic martial-arts classes

Up to 58% Off Paintball Outings with Gear

Warped Paintball Park

$80 $45

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Players equipped with semiautomatic marker & unlimited air enjoy full-day access to 40 acres of fields with 8-themed scenario battle zones

Up to 63% Off Classes at Gymnastics Unlimited

Santa Clarita

$245 $99

Weekly 45-minute gymnastics classes geared toward pre-school aged children in a 15,000-square-foot facility

74% Off at CrossFit Valencia

CrossFit Valencia

$150 $39

One-month access to CrossFit’s heart-pumping, full-body workout of the day

Up to 58% Off at Giant Paintball 

Castaic

$59 $29

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Volley of paintballs fill the air at wide-open battlefield populated by gigantic wooden spindles and forts

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

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

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 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

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 74% Off Tastings at Agua Dulce Winery

Agua Dulce

$74 $19

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Tour a wine cellar containing 2,300 oak barrels filled with reserve wines from the renown estate and sample two straight from the barrel

90% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

North Antelope Valley

$248 $25

Instructors help students of any age master tae kwon do

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Lancaster

$109 $60

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 VIP Winery Package with Tasting for Two

Lancaster

$80 $40

Savor locally-crafted rich reds, dry and fruity whites, and sweet sparkling wines during a private tasting

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Designed by international golf architect Robert Dean Putman, the challenging 18-hole course spans more than160 acres. During the game (up to a $20 value per person), golfers refusing to hitchhike can navigate the terrain in one of Valley Rose's quality golf carts (up to a $10 value), finely tuned for scaling hills, making sharp turns, and morphing into a time traveling robot should the need arise. After conquering the course's lush landscape and tricky topography, golfers are encouraged to visit Valley Rose's Pro Shop to compare their scores with other recent players, or wind down in their clubhouse which features a restaurant, meeting rooms, and banquet facilities.

301 Leonard Ave
Wasco,
CA
US

Tucked amid the shadows of eucalyptus trees and mexican palms, Buena Vista Golf Course roams across 6,710 yards of dramatically undulating terrain. Throughout the par-72 layout, golfers grapple with uneven lies wrought by the hilly topography, as well as large, contoured greens that require a soft touch with the putter. As players make their way from tee to green, hillcrests offer glimpses of the surrounding farmland, the two lakes that comprise Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Center, and distant mountains as they ripple out into the horizon and hide the unsightly edge of the earth. Guests looking to polish their game can consult Buena Vista's two PGA Class A professionals, who offer private lessons and club-fitting services.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Total length of 6,710 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72.9 from the back tees
  • Slope rating of 124 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

29338 Golf Course Rd
Taft,
CA
US

The male and female firearm experts of American Home Defense shape their shooting and self-defense classes around legal regulations with an emphasis on personal safety. In private shooting lessons, students learn to handle three of the most common handguns and home-defense classes equip participants with the know-how to protect their families from intruders or a neighbor's moat monster.

500 Airport Rd
Taft,
CA
US

For more than 50 years, wheels have rolled across the hardwood rink at the original Rollerama on 34th Street. People who learned how to skate there as children—or shared a first kiss at the rink's edge—can now bring their own children to make new memories. The sport itself seems as popular as ever, given the crowds that routinely show up to glide around on rented skates and leisurely practice their triple axels. Both of Rollerama's current locations offer plenty of open skate times, along with classic food options such as pizza and hot dogs.

1004 34th St
Bakersfield,
CA
US

The annual Kern County Fair brings families together to marvel at a host of educational attractions, livestock exhibits, and seven stages of live music spread across 168 scenic acres. Visitors study the fair's schedule to make sure they don't miss the mind puzzling tricks performed by quick-handed magicians or the untamed heroics of a pro BMX stunt team. Shout out words of encouragement to Alaskan pigs as they race around a track and exchange gobble-gobbles with a flock of turkeys to defuse Thanksgiving-related tension.

1142 S P St
Bakersfield,
CA
US

Crunching metal and the sweet smell of burning rubber prevail as the Monster X Tour invades the Ocean Center, thrilling all ages in an action-packed motorsports showcase. Bigfoot, the forefather of all station-wagon smashers, leads a fleet of competitive 10,000-pound monster trucks, including Bear Foot and Black Knight, through jaw-dropping races, wheelie contests, and freestyle car composting. Transaurus, a two-story transforming robot that never learned to love, buries his woes by chomping entire cars in his massive jaws while watching reruns of Felicity. Before the show, VIP tickets also grant access to the Pit Party, where fans can have autographs signed by the drivers. During intermission, fans get the opportunity to eschew sea level with a ride inside a monster truck or visit General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and learn its true feelings about excessive hood sliding.

1001 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield,
CA
US