Things To Do In Ventura

Up to 64% Off Sailing Lessons

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$160 $69

Students learn to sail with an introductory lesson or a complete certification course; couples relax on a two-hour ocean cruise

60% Off Group Fitness or Yoga Classes

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$100 $40

Sessions range from yoga and Zumba to boot camp and Cardio Core Express—a class designed to fit into a lunch hour

Up to 64% Off a Malibu Kayaking Trip

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$300 $119

Kayaking trips include a guide, all equipment, and basic instruction before groups take in Malibu's scenic coastline

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Ventura

$160 $25

Kids, teens, and adults will find age-appropriate tae kwon do and fitness classes on the gym's six-day schedule

52% Off Bounce-House Admissions

Ventura

$27 $13

Lauded by Parents magazine, center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during pop-in and evening admissions

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$85 $39

Kids aged 3-4.5 learn to move on age-appropriate gymnastics apparatuses, such as balance beams

50% Off

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$100 $50

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

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Ojai

$70 $35

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Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

50% Off Wine Tasting

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$54 $27

Panaro family, now in fifth generation of winemaking, draws on rich history as they transform grapes into single-varietal and blended wines

50% Off

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$125 $63

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

50% Off Music Lessons

Oak View

$30 $15

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

Up to 60% Off at The Bunker Indoor Golf Center

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$447 $180

Indoor golf-practice center fosters golf-game improvement in driving-range module of two golf simulators

Up to 80% Off Boot Camp Classes at Seaside Outdoor Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$195 $39

60-minute outdoor fitness boot camps tone muscles and torch fat with methods including HIIT, power-cardio and resistance training

Half Off Wine-Tasting Meal at Gone West Cellars

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$48 $24

Guests sample wines from Ventura County and the surrounding area; bar boasts friendly communal tables and Western flair

51% Off One-Month Children's Gymnastics Package

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$120 $59

One-month membership introduces youngsters to the basics of gymnastics and allows free time to explore the facility during open gyms

Up to 56% Off at Channel Islands Kayak Center

Hollywood

$79.95 $35

Expert guides lead basic lesson, furnish all equipment, and narrate the tour surveying history and wildlife within Channel Islands Harbor

40% Off Tour from Blue Ocean Kayaking

Channel Islands Harbor

$250 $149

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Groups hop aboard a custom-built boat before getting into kayaks and paddling through Anapaca Island's natural sea caves

Up to 61% Off at Strong and Steady CrossFit

Oxnard

$129 $59

Seasoned trainers challenge exercisers in intense, varied CrossFit classes

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Oxnard

$160 $25

Kids and adults learn self-defense skills from certified instructors while boosting their self-confidence and fitness levels

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Oxnard

$160 $25

Kids, teens, and adults learn discipline, build self-esteem, and strengthen muscles during tae kwon do and fitness classes

Half Off at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Ventura County Maritime Museum

$10 $5

Discover the history of the Channel Islands Harbor through artifacts, ship models, and art related to local maritime industry and culture

45% Off Services

Oxnard

$60 $33

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

51% Off Introductory Piano Lessons

Oxnard

$200 $99

Expert pianist with years of teaching experience starts with the fundamentals; all music materials and books included

Up to 68% Off at Paintball USA

Multiple Locations

$55 $20

Packages include all-day field access, gun rentals, unlimited air, and 200 paintballs

Up to 71% Off Kids' Dance Class at Premier Dance Studio

Oxnard

$85 $25

Students explore styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop with expert instructors, building confidence, discipline, and strength

50% Off from The Pirate Boat Ride

Hollywood

$30 $15

Boat rides showcase Channel Islands Harbor and Mandalay Bay, particularly birds and sea lions and breathtaking Anacapa Island

67% Off Unlimited Classes at Sasaki Kenpo Karate

Oxnard

$179 $59

Learn self-defense techniques and kick and punch your way into great physical shape during karate classes for kids, teens, and adults

Up to 60% Off “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Ballet

Oxnard Performing Arts Center

$25 $10

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Professional production of the classic tale of a young woman hiding from an evil queen and the seven dwarfs who take her in

Up to 58% Off Whale Watching

Oxnard

$50 $25

Three-hour narrated tours educate voyagers as they spot whales, dolphins, and sea lions amid the waters of Channel Islands National Park

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

78% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Camarillo

$115 $25

Choose from classes such as Baby Boomer Bootcamp, Core Stretch Fusion, Function Fitness, and Turbo Kick

Up to 67% Off Fit4Mom Classes

Multiple Locations

$75 $25

Classes include Fit4Baby, and stroller Strides

55% Off

Newbury Park

$209 $94

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

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes

Newbury Park

$100 $39

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Coaches motivate clients toward fitter physiques in small group classes such as TRX, and Pilates Reformer

53% Off Martial Arts

Camarillo

$125 $59

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 Wine Tasting

Camarillo

$20 $10

Artisanal winery introduces guests to samples that may include Syrah blends, Viognier, and Tannat

Up to 77% Off Kickboxing and MMA Classes

Camarillo

$160 $45

Cardio-kickboxing classes include total-body workouts that can improve strength, coordination, and flexibility

55% Off Martial-Arts-Based Aerobic Fitness Classes

Camarillo

$65 $29

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Core Strike fitness classes teach martial-arts-based areobic fitness in a non-competitive environment to improve physical fitness

51% Off One-Month Membership at CrossFit Camarillo

Camarillo

$120 $59

Become healthier and stronger during 30-minute workouts that integrate functional strength training and high-intensity cardio

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

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

45% Off

Moorpark

$120 $66

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

Up to 81% Off Martial Arts Lessons at Todai Bujinkan Dojo

Moorpark

$100 $25

Unlock the secrets of signature Japanese fighting style during martial arts lessons for kids and adults

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes at New Found Fitness

Mt. Meadows Park

$150 $59

Trainers work to help clients achieve fitness goals, whether they want to lose weight, gain muscle, or increase their overall athleticism

Up to 58% Off Paintball Package at Ambush Paintball & Airsoft Park

Moorpark

$80 $45

40-acre lot houses six scenario fields filled with buildings, winding WWI–style trenches, and spools, along with one tournament-grade arena

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

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 77% Off at Bas Rutten's Elite MMA

Westlake Village

$168 $39

Cardio-kickboxing burns calories and revs up energy levels; kids learn mixed-martial-arts basics in classes geared toward their abilities

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 85% Off Pool Membership Plus First Month's Dues

Thousand Oaks

$360 $79

Certified lifeguards watch over the pool during summer days; membership includes access to tennis courts, playground, and BBQ zone

Up to 71% Off Group Piano Classes at Piano4Everyone

Multiple Locations

$129 $39

Small groups of students meet for interactive piano lessons taught by seasoned instructors

Up to 56% Off Standup Paddleboarding Lessons

Malibu

$125 $55

Learn the basics of standup paddleboarding while teachers capture the action on a GoPro camera; includes photos and videos

Up to 84% Off Group Classes at Live Right Fitness

Thousand Oaks

$179 $29

Regimen of ever-changing workout cycles led by a certified personal trainer and nutrition expert helps students burn fat and keep it off

Up to 59% Off Private Lessons at Atlantis Guitar

Thousand Oaks

$60 $25

Learn theory and technique in one-on-one lessons for all ages and skill levels

Up to 70% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Thousand Oaks

$100 $40

Boot-camp classes blend kickboxing and cardio to burn fat and tone muscles

Up to 62% Off at I Love Karate for Kids

Thousand Oaks

$72.50 $29

Kids learn karate basics in age-appropriate classes designed to help them build confidence while also stressing discipline and concentration

80% Off Jiu Jitsu Classes

Thousand Oaks

$240 $49

1 month unlimited Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Paragon BJJ, a 15-year-old business & spin-off of the Alliance team with origins in Brazil

Up to 77% Off Yoga Classes

Newbury Park

$100 $25

Yoga classes teach students various postures to help strengthen muscles and calm minds

Up to 80% Off at Gus Gates Kung Fu and Fitness

Thousand Oaks

$65 $29

Learn kung fu moves from martial artist Gus Gates or burn calories during 60-minute fitness classes that incorporate cardio kickboxing

Up to 57% Off a Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Westlake Village

$64 $29

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Winery produces three unique blends of red wine each year

Up to 76% Off Karate

Newbury Park

$100 $29

Students aged 3.5 through adult learn to channel aggression and improve confidence during classes that teach valuable self-defense moves

Up to 78% Off Wine Appreciation Class

J. Hamilton Wines

$80 $19

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Award-winning winemaker Justin Tatum shares insights into the winemaking process as guest taste varietals and create their own blends

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Instructors at Paragon Jiu Jitsu & Kickboxing channel personal sparring experience into Brazilian jiujitsu, kickboxing, and boxing classes. Jiujitsu classes ease exercisers into fitness and the ability to physically overpower unmanned fire-hydrant hoses with beginner, intermediate, and advanced tiers of Greco-Roman wrestling, judo, and submission wrestling maneuvers. Fists slam heavy bags and feet pummel targets in kickboxing, which fuses Western-style boxing and muay thai kickboxing for a blood-pumping workout that, when combined with jiujitsu, makes for an MMA-medal-winning brew. Tiny tendons spring into action in kids' classes and MMA summer camps, arming tykes with self-confidence and the ability to quickly take down invisible frenemies.

83 S Palm St
Ventura,
CA
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Pump It Up's Inflatable Party Zone balloons kids’ excitement with an enormous playspace that welcomes open-play sessions and private parties. Tots 34" and taller run and leap in huge bounce houses, soar down an inflatable slide, and practice for future zero-gravity triathlon events in a bouncy jousting arena and basketball court. Various open-play sessions give kids of all ages free rein to the fun zone while accompanying parents stand by to officiate bounce-house property-line disputes. Pump It Up also boasts myriad celebratory and special-event shindigs, with friendly staffers supervising jumpers, and serving pizza and favors in a vibrant party room.

5120 Ralston St
Ventura,
CA
US

The sound of crashing pins draws equally loud cheers from players at Ventura Bowling Center as their progress is tallied via an automatic scoring system. Arcade games and dartboards entice them to take a break from alleyways, while hunger draws them toward the snack bar. Meanwhile, a full onsite bar supplies players with enough bubbly soda and ice-cold beer to celebrate a big win or an impressive moonwalk made possible by a pair of smooth-soled bowling shoes.

1888 E Thompson Blvd
Ventura,
CA
US

At House of Dance, a 3,200-square-foot floating dance floor, a professional sound system, and lights combine to create an entertaining dance ambience. Experienced instructors ensure that the clean, safe ballroom is a great place for guests to move and groove while burning calories along the way. Zumba fitness classes blend Latin and international dance moves with the music of salsa, merengue, and more to bring the best beats to the cardiovascular party, allowing singles to salsa their way into new friendships, couples to add cha-cha to their relationships, and seniors to release their inner break dancer before it smashes another vase. Click here to view the class schedule.

3007 Bunsen Ave
Ventura,
CA
US

At Java Joe's, guests sip freshly made coffee drinks and graze baked goods, rummage through a collection of eclectic clothing and merchandise, and tap toes to live tunes. Baristas blend aromatic shots of espresso with frothy milk riddled with chocolaty notes to create a 16- or 20-ounce café mocha ($3.85–$4.25). Utilitarian cups of joe ($1.95 for 16 oz.; $2.25 for 20 oz.) fill mugs for on-the-go sippers and bulk beans ($13.95/lb.) allow customers to bring robust flavors and caffeine-jolts home. Pluck a pastry from a bakery filled with treats, such as scones ($2.45), chocolate-filled croissants ($2.95), and cheesecakes ($3.75) that quench food cravings and hush grumbling tummies like a swallowed Paul Simon 8-track.

2950 Johnson Dr
Ventura,
CA
US

Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can. For 30 minutes, limber ladies move around a circuit that positions machines inward so that they'll have a chance to share laughs and secret handshakes with fellow fitness frontierswomen.

236 W Ojai Ave
Ojai,
CA
US

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