Things To Do In Sunnyvale

$39 for 10 One-Hour Jungle-Gym Open-Play Sessions at Safari Run ($80 Value)

Safari Run

Multiple Locations

Animal-themed jungle gym packed with slides, bridges, tunnels, and ladders combines fitness and play for kids aged 3–10 on Monday–Friday

$80 $39

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Eight-Class Pass or One Month Membership at CrossFit Tuff Luv (Up to 84% Off)

CrossFit Tuff Luv

Sunnyvale West

Scalable daily workouts build general fitness through high-intensity functional movements

$176 $28

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10 or 15 Fitness Classes at CrossFit ESV and American Kickboxing Academy (Up to 85% Off)

CrossFit ESV and American Kickboxing Academy

Sunnyvale

Certified coaches teach large roster of fitness classes including CrossFit, kickboxing, boxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

$200 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Youth or Adult Martial-Arts Classes at FTX Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

FTX Martial Arts & Fitness

Sunnyvale

Kids and adults alike can burn off energy and build their strength as they learn practical marital-arts and self-defense skills

$149 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes for Adults at Aikido Kokikai Silicon Valley (50% Off)

Aikido Kokikai Silicon Valley

Heritage District

Adult classes focus on self-defense techniques and might incorporate breathing exercises or practice with wooden swords

$100 $50

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Four Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Optimum Fitness (55% Off)

Optimum Fitness

Sunnyvale

From the merchant: Zac Burris Nasm CPT, PES, FNS& Olympic Weightlifting Coach will provide personalized, and detailed Personal Training.

$490 $220

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 15 Drop-In Classes at Yoga at Cindy's (Up to 72% Off)

Yoga at Cindy's

Multiple Locations

Warm temperatures ease tension and allow for deeper stretches during classes such as Vinyasa and Yin Yang Yoga

$165 $49

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$61 for $110 Worth of Martial Arts — Karate Masters

Karate Masters

Sunnyvale

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

$110 $61

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"A Chorus Line" at Sunnyvale Theatre at the Sunnyvale Community Center, November 1–16 (Up to 40% Off)

"A Chorus Line"

Sunnyvale Theatre at the Sunnyvale Community Center

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The Tony Award-winning musical follows a group of dancers as they audition for Broadway, revealing troubled pasts through song and dance

$30 $18

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Two-Day Access to the Silicon Valley Film Festival 2014 for Two or Four on November 8 and 23 (Up to 56% Off)

Silicon Valley Film Festival

Multiple Locations

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Two days of feature films, documentaries, and shorts from around the world highlight emerging technologies and social change

$40 $19

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A musician strums a ukulele onstage as hips sway around him in a hula dance. Laughing heartily with his friends at a nearby table, one man pinches seaweed-wrapped squares of sushi rice—authentic Hawaiian musubi—from shared plates as he talks up his latest adventures. At another table, the diners sing along with the ukulele player, eyes twinkling as the melody calls up memories of home.

This feeling of camaraderie, the spirit of aloha, is what owner Peter Be and his wife, Rena, wanted to capture when they opened Da Kine Cafe in 2010. When Rena, who was born in the Kalihi Valley on the island of Oahu, craved true Hawaiian eats, her choices were limited to lackluster mainland-style interpretations, such as lau lau wrapped in a tortilla instead of taro leaves. She put together a menu of authentic Hawaiian cuisine, with 10 variations of the hot noodle soup called saimin and 10 types of poke, which the head chef of the mainland's most famous Hawaiian restaurant dubbed the best in town. Classics such as the gravy-soaked beef patty of the loco moco fill the menu, waiting to be washed down with fresh-fruit smoothies and on-tap ales from the islands or local microbreweries. Gluten-free options are also available.

The décor reproduces the laid-back Hawaiian feel that Rena and Peter remember, so that even the restaurant’s stage wears a grass skirt. On Ohana Saturdays, visiting musicians take the stage, many of them winners of the Hawaiian islands' most prestigious music accolades, the Na Hoku Hanohano awards. Performers include slack-key-guitar player LT Smooth as well as the singer Mailani, accompanied by esteemed ukulele player Dr. Trey. Starting in the springtime, weekly festivals celebrate Hawaii's music, its dance styles, and its excessive number of festivals.

153 E Fremont Ave
Sunnyvale,
CA
US

When the climbers of Planet Granite say that community anchors everything they do, they have a history of outreach to back it up. After Castle Rock State Park appeared on California’s closure list, Planet Granite’s team quickly organized a fundraiser to save the sanctuary. They pledged $10,000 in matching funds, threw an auction, scheduled guest speakers, and obtained support from companies such as REI. In one night, they raised $20,725.

This kind of response has typified Planet Granite’s team since opening its first facility in 1994. One of the first climbing gyms in the country, Planet Granite has expanded to three gyms in Belmont, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale. The diverse array of climbing resources at each location led Popsugar to name the gym conglomerate one of the top five in San Francisco in 2011. At the Sunnyvale location, members scale 25,000 square feet of climbable surfaces that ascend from low bouldering terrains to 60-foot walls.

In keeping with their commitment to community, the staff tailors instruction and climbing routes to every ability level and affinity for hand sweatiness. They also supervise each gyms’ fully equipped fitness centers, ranging from CrossFit to yoga, which provides a peaceful counterbalance to the full-body workout of rock climbing.

815 Stewart Dr
Sunnyvale,
CA
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

781 East El Camino Real
Sunnyvale,
CA
US

Smiling terra-cotta statues, forever posing, and potted orchids caught in a heliotropic stretch mirror the stillness and intensity inherent in Yoga at Cindy's challenging sessions. At both locations, skilled yogis guide groups through warm- and hot-yoga classes, sweating out toxins and loose change caught in pores in up to rooms that range from 82 to 95 degrees. Practitioners of all skill levels bend their way through a variety of poses in the 60-, 75-, and 90-minute sessions as the heat helps to keep muscles malleable, improve blood flow, and promote detoxification. Classes include heated Vinyasa-flow that focuses on the synchronization of breath and movement. Yin Yang Yoga, therapeutic flow, yin and gentle yoga consist of slower movements, while power flow and dynamic yoga sculpting also attract a loyal fitness base. In between classes, the studio is cleaned daily, and deep cleaned every other week to avoid the notoriously judgmental eye of the full and half moons.

500 Lawrence Expy
Sunnyvale,
CA
US

Weak bodies are whittled into lean, muscular fighting machines as instructors at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teach the martial arts styles used for UFC competition, self-defense, and overall conditioning. Men, women, and kids train in the company of students such as professional fighter Cain Velasquez and instructor Daniel Cormier, a former Olympian. AKA splits its MMA, jujitsu, and muay thai kickboxing classes among four facilities, with group-training sessions and private professional sessions taking place in modern training studios with heavy bags, speed bags, and Olympic-grade mats. The Hillside location also features a professional-size ring for sparring or marriage-proposal practice, and the two-story AKA headquarters on Realm Avenue highlights an MMA cage, TRX suspension room, and cardio theater stocked with StairMasters and Jacobs Ladder machines.

168 E Fremont Ave
Sunnyvale,
CA
US

Master beersmith Peter Catizone discovered his passion for brewing while making homebrewed batches of beer in the 1980s. Eventually, he developed his hobby into a craft and his do-it-yourself recipes into a microbrew powerhouse with a mantel full of awards. Today at Faultline Brewing Company?s lively taphouse, the staff pours samples from a smorgasbord of more than 20 beers, ranging from the clear, clean taste of a Rhineland-style k?lsch to the malty richness of an inky-black irish stout. Offerings from the lunch and dinner bills of fare complement the local brews with Louisiana-style seafood gumbo,Thai inspired Salmon Shoo-Shee, and generously portioned Angus beef burgers. On Friday and Saturday nights, live musicians serenade guests as they enjoy beer flights and frosty pints on the open-air patio or in the lounge.

1235 Oakmead Pkwy
Sunnyvale,
CA
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