Things To Do In Ventura

Three-Hour Sailing Lesson for One or Two, or Seven-Day Sailing Course from Pacific Sailing (Up to 64% Off)

Pacific Sailing

Pacific Sailing Ventura

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

$160 $69

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Admission for Two or Four to Dead Zone 805 (Up to 50% Off)

Dead Zone 805

The House of Magic

Intrepid guests navigate through a post-apocalyptic village infested with zombies

$26 $15

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Malibu Kayaking Trip for Two or Four from 4Points Expeditions (Up to 64% Off)

4Points Expeditions

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

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

$300 $119

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10 or 20 Group Fitness or Yoga Classes at The Studio (61% Off)

The Studio

Ventura

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

$100 $39

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Three Pop-In Playtime or Family Fun Night Bounce-House Admissions at Pump It Up (52% Off)

Pump It Up

Ventura

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

$27 $13

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One Month of Kids' KinderGym Classes with Optional Kids' Night Out at Gold Coast Gymnastics (Up to 55% Off)

Gold Coast Gymnastics

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

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

$85 $39

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Flex Fitness

Flex Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

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

$100 $50

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Dance-Lessons Package for an Individual or Couple (Up to 59% Off). Two Options Available.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Trained and certified dance instructors guide students through styles such as the cha-cha, waltz, or jitterbug in private and group lessons

$150 $65

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One-Hour Trail Ride or Two-Hour Forest Ride for Two or Four from Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company (Up to 58% Off)

Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company

Ojai

Enjoy views of the Topa Topa mountain range during rides along the river valley trail or through the verdant forest on a friendly mount

$150 $75

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine to Take Home at Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room

Ojai

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

$70 $35

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5 or 10 Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Ventura CA (Up to 56% Off)

Bikram Yoga Ventura CA

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Bikram yoga instructor leads groups of beginning and advanced students through stimulating yoga poses for 90 minutes in a heated room

$80 $35

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$63 for $125 Worth of One Month of Group Training Classes — VCF3 Personal and Cross Training Gym

VCF3 Personal & Cross Training Gym

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

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

$125 $63

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$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Mountain Dog Musicworks Recording Studio

Mountain Dog Musicworks

Oak View

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

$30 $15

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Fifteen Boot Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Seaside Outdoor Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Seaside Outdoor Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

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

$195 $39

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Wine Flight with Cheese Plate or Sandwich and Glass of Wine for Two or Four at Gone West Cellars (Half Off)

Gone West Cellars

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

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

$48 $24

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$59 for One-Month Children's Gymnastics Package at Delano Athletica ($120 Value)

Delano Athletica

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

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

$120 $59

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$38 for a Six-Week Introduction to Ballroom Dancing at House of Dance ($69 Value)

House of Dance

Ventura

Dancers learn ballroom styles such as the cha-cha and waltz

$69 $38

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5, 10, or 15 Dance-Fitness Classes at Dancing Into Wellness (Up to 74% Off)

Dancing Into Wellness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Instructor teaches Nia—a combination of dance and fitness mingled with martial arts and yoga—while listening to uplifting music

$75 $22

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One-Month Membership with Optional Four-Week Climbing Class at Vertical Heaven Rock Climbing (Up to 50% Off)

Vertical Heaven Climbing

Vertical Heaven Climbing

Membership for one month with optional four-week climbing class, which introduces new climbers to basic techniques, strategy, and safety

$75 $39

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The instructors at Airealistic Circus & Flying know a thing or two about gravity, having defied it on behalf of Cirque de Soleil, De La Guarda, and Franco Dragone productions. For example, program director Carmen Curtis uses a foundation in gymnastics to elevate her cirque routines, which she showcases as a member of Airealistic Theater Company. These experiences grant her the expertise to lead her aerial classes, which are taught alongside gymanstics and yoga classes. Whether teaching family circus or acroyoga classes, all staff members prioritize safety as they introduce kids and adults to aerial apparatuses.

In addition to gymnastics, booty bar, and Vinyasa yoga sessions, the trainers teach AIReal Yoga, Acro and Tumbling, Hatha yoga, Power Barre, Barre Fitness, Contemporary Dance, Pilates and Afro-Brazilian Dance, believing that one's choice of style reflects his or her own unique character. Their aerial and acro-yoga variations also encourage students to test their notions about human flight in a noncompetitive setting. Each class incorporates a fitness component into its exhilarating routine, and the schedule includes classes at all times of day.

4476 Dupont Ct
Ventura,
CA
US

The rising sun bathes the expanse of turquoise water in a golden glow, and a lone figure breaks its still surface during her morning swim. So begins another day at the Ventura Aquatic Center, where meticulously maintained facilities and engaging programs coax swimmers of all ages into the refreshing depths. A 50-meter competition pool fields the backstrokes of lane swimmers, and a 25-meter recreation pool enables laid-back play sessions. Delighted squeals and giggles drift from the kids’ activity pool, where splashes of water keep little faces smiling and a pair of water slides facilitates high-speed entries. Throughout each day, a crew of American Red Cross–certified lifeguards patrols the premises to ensure the safety of all those frolicking in and around the pools.

Dedicated to educating and entertaining patrons, Ventura Aquatic Center’s seasoned instructors also host group and private swim lessons and water-safety classes. Synchronized-swimming lessons teach pupils the art of tandem movement, and lifeguard training prepares would-be rescuers for real-world rescue situations. Diving and water-polo teams unite players for in-pool athletics, and aquatic summer camps stave off the boredom and nostalgic re-readings of last year’s report cards inherent to the summer months.

901 S Kimball Rd
Ventura,
CA
US

Everything at Ojai Beverage Company revolves around their drinks. That's because cousins and owners Jorge Alem and Joby Yobe grew up in the liquor business, and wanted to create a space for fellow aficionados to sample, purchase, and pair their wide selection of wines and beers. Their guests sample glasses of wine from local vineyards, cleanse palates between sips with bites of the kitchen's pulled pork sliders, olive tapenade, or burgers blended with a cabernet and rosemary reduction. Bartenders pour out 20 local and international beers such as Ninkasi's Sasquath Legacy WheatWine or Rodenbach Grand Cru's sour red ale. Once guests have found a vintage or beer they like, they can purchase it in the shop. To keep up to date on the shop's newest and most unique flavors, guests can also sign up for their monthly beer club which sends bottles of beers picked for their flavor or ability to christen a ship.

655 E Ojai Ave
Ojai,
CA
US

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
US

Kids bounce off the walls of inflatable bouncers, cascade down air-filled slides, and squirm through plush obstacle courses at Pump It Up's indoor playground. Designed with safety in mind, this staff-supervised funhouse excites children's imaginations while they burn off extra energy at open jump.

Also designed as a party venue, the interactive party experiences involve interactive themes such as Pirate Quest and Superhero Training Camp, which challenges kids to decode secret messages as they listen to an adventuresome soundtrack. To fuel parties, parents can purchase pop, pizza, and cake, alongside balloons and goodie bags. Strengthening both imagination and body, Pump It Up also offers Jump-N-Art summer camps, where kids replicate Picasso's creative process of painting, then getting dizzy in an inflatable mansion.

5120 Ralston St
Ventura,
CA
US

For more than a decade, Bridget Malmstedt worked as a master aesthetician at a luxury resort. Currently she flaunts that expertise inside FaceForward Skin and Body Care?a Victorian home repurposed as a salon. These historic surroundings are a charming antithesis to Bridget's services, which draw on all the latest approaches to skincare. Her facials exfoliate pores and help clear up acne and signs of aging, and her customized peels minimize the appearance of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. When she isn't treating skin, Bridget soothes muscles by blending Swedish and deep-tissue massage techniques. Her enviable skill set even extends to eyebrows, which she shapes into perfect arches for clients who want to look sophisticated or into perfect umlauts for clients who want to look Danish.

53 S California St
Ventura,
CA
US