Things To Do In Vista

Up to 50% Off Tastings at California Fruit Wine

Vista

$20 $11

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Winery breaks grape-based conventions with arsenal of handcrafted varieties crafted from such fruits as pomegranates and blueberries

Up to 51% Off Tour or Camp at Wild Wonders

Bonsall

$80 $40

Interact with exotic animals, from adorable foxes to enormous centipedes, under the supervision of zoologists and trainers

Up to 70% Off Six-Week Boot Camp

Vista

$180 $55

Tone muscles and burn fat with free weights, resistance bands and floor routines during small group workouts

Up to 75% Off CrossFit

Vista

$120 $39

CrossFit workouts challenge students with ever-changing routines that blend cardio, gymnastics, and weightlifting

Up to 60% Off All-Day Skate-Park Sessions

Vista

$10 $5

Single-day passes let skateboarders, BMX riders, and scooter riders drop in for open sessions on a competition-style indoor street course

65% Off Personal Training

Vista

$350 $122

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

Flambé Bananas Foster at Sea Salt Candy Company

Vista

$40 $40

In the kitchen of a sweet shop, learn to flambé a classic dessert with Boozy Caramel Sauce before digging into your creation

Up to 53% Off Rock, Blues, and BBQ Festival

Walnut Grove Park

$40 $19

Two-day festival including eight live rock and blues bands, BBQ, local craft brews, and wine

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

San Marcos

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 80% Off at San Marcos Yoga

San Marcos

$150 $39

Certified yoga instructors guide students of all levels through a progression of poses that build strength, balance, and flexibility

49% Off Services

San Marcos

$55 $28

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 Fitness Classes

Foundation Strength and Training

$75 $35

Burn fat and build muscle at a fitness center that focuses on correct movements

Up to 51% Off Golf Instructional Packages at JC Golf

Multiple Locations

$99 $54

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Adult and young adult beginners learn the basics with five group clinics, three buckets of range balls, and two discounted rounds of golf

Up to 55% Off Private or Group Golf Lesson

Lake San Marcos

$120 $59

Lessons with Canadian Tour professional and NCAA golf coach emphasize game aspects ranging from ball striking to course management

52% Off CrossFit Classes

San Marcos

$145 $69

Classes fuse cardio, weight training, and plyometrics to sculpt bodies with moves such as pushups, pull-ups, burpees, and running

Up to 87% Off at Way of Life Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$297 $49

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Upbeat workouts combine strength training, body-weight exercises, and cardio to transform the body

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 71% Off Classes at Evolve Fusion Fitness

Carlsbad

$90 $29

Cycling-based Ultimate Fusion classes come in four varieties that add strength training and circuit training to the cardio workout

64% Off Prenatal Pilates Classes

Carlsbad

$275 $99

Mothers-to-be stay fit and happy with specially designed Pilates classes, starting with private sessions before jumping into group classes

Up to 54% Off a Surfing or Paddleboarding Lesson

Carlsbad

$340 $155

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CPR-certified instructors with more than 10 years of experience teach traditional surfing or paddleboarding to small classes

55% Off Ninja Yoga Classes, Crosstraining or MMA-Style Classes

Carlsbad

$55 $25

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

Up to 74% Off at Mantra Yoga

Carlsbad

$99 $35

Center offers deep-relaxation and heated-flow yoga classes as well as nutrition-packed juices and smoothies

55% Off

Carlsbad

$150 $67

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

Up to 84% Off Fitness Classes at Shift Fitness

Carlsbad

$150 $39

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One-hour weekday group fitness classes tailor weight and resistance-training intensity to each student's unique skill set

Up to 74% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes

Carlsbad

$95 $25

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Yoga classes including introductory versions and flow, plus group exercise classes such as barre, boot camp, TRX, boxing and cycling

68% Off Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

TITLE Boxing Club - Carlsbad

$59.50 $19

One-hour workouts that focus on strengthening the core, honing balance, and burning fat and calories

Up to 49% Off Golf with Range Balls

Carlsbad

$68 $38

18-hole par 3 course with nary a hole longer than 165 yards makes things easy for inexperienced players and those without a lot of time

Up to 69% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

NASM-certified personal trainer Pieter Jones encourages clients during these 60-minute one-on-one workouts

Up to 74% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Carlsbad

$189 $49.99

Five- and six-week sessions put guests through rotating regimens of plyometrics, cardio, and kickboxing to work every muscle group

Up to 52% Off Yoga Class Packages

Carlsbad

$59 $29

Classes such as yoga power flow and yoga sculpt keep bodies in shape at the community-oriented studio

Up to 67% Off Barre Fitness Classes at Fit in 60

Multiple Locations

$110 $39

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Instructors lead workouts that blend Pilates-style isometrics and ballet-inspired barre exercises to sculpt lean, lithe physiques

48% Off Watercraft Rental

Carlsbad

$50 $26

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Kayaks, peddle boat, canoes, standup paddleboards, and aqua cycles ferry patrons over tranquil waters at a private beach

Up to 55% Off Standup Paddleboard Fitness Classes

Carlsbad

$35 $17

Add a new wrinkle to popular workouts such as yoga, Pilates, and TRX training by performing exercises while balancing atop a paddleboard

Up to 73% Off Barre Fitness Classes

The Forum Shops

$180 $69

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Classes combine ballet barre work, conditioning, and stretching to tone and strengthen muscles

Up to 54% Off SUP Yoga at Floating Yogis

Carlsbad

$40 $20

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Soak in the sounds of Carlsbad Agua Hedionda Lagoon as you move through yoga poses atop an included paddleboard

Up to 51% Off Kickball League Registration

Ivey Ranch / Rancho Del Oro

$70 $35

Co-ed kickball teams play around 8 to 10 games per season, and spend time mingling as well as competing

Up to 59% Off Video Game Trailer and Other Kids Attractions

Oceanside

$24.85 $12

Video game trailer includes Xbox One and Xbox 360 games in HD; attractions such as inflatable world and laser tag entertain tykes

Up to 51% Off Gym Membership

Loma Alta

$39 $19

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Family-friendly gym with childcare facilities and a CPR-certified staff; boxing classes for kids and adults

Up to 89% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Multiple Locations

$225 $25

Learn the basic steps of ballroom dancing in private or group lessons with a party to show off your skills

Up to 74% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Elite Conditioning

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

Exercisers build strength and endurance in intense boot-camp classes; offer includes a nutrition plan with a shopping list and cookbook

71% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes

Peacock

$200 $59

Highly-trained, certified instructors impart martial-arts fundamentals while emphasizing life skills

54% Off Music Lessons

Oceanside

$35 $16

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

Up to 85% Off at Arrowood Golf Course

Oceanside

$321 $59

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18-hole course draped over coastal hills challenges players with frequent swings in elevation and numerous hazards

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

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

Up to 57% Off Tastings at Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

$70 $30

Each patron samples four wines; wines spend between 15 months and two years aging in oak barrels

Up to 55% Off Basic Diving Class or Scuba Course

Oceanside

$100 $45

Three-hour basic scuba diving class; open-water scuba course includes equipment, two-tank dive, and certification

Up to 64% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lesson

Oceanside

$80 $29

Nonprofit dedicated to cleaning area waterways offers standup-paddleboard lessons that teach balancing, maneuvering, and paddling

Up to 55% Off Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Oceanside

$30 $15

Participants of all experience levels can skim the waters atop stand-up paddleboards that provide novel views of surrounding environment

Up to 59% Off Private Music Lessons

North County San Diego

$100 $49

Band teacher with 20 years of experience coaches students on instruments such as the guitar, piano, trumpet, flute, and ukelele

Up to 51% Off Trapeze Lessons at Trapeze High

Escondido

$140 $69

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Trained instructors teach students of all ages and skill levels to swing, fly, and catch with the help of lines and harnesses

Up to 57% Off Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Oceanside-Escondido

$160 $69

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Excursions provide a view of picturesque vineyards and scenic vistas of the San Pasqual Valley while guests relax and enjoy light snacks

65% Off Fitness Classes

Encinitas

$60 $21

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

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp Classes at Gut Check Fitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Outdoor fitness classes that mix running, calisthenic and body weight exercises helmed by world-record-holding endurance athlete Joe Decker

51% Off Wedding Dance Group Class

Encinitas

$99 $49

Engaged couples learn three basic dance steps with variations and a grand finale twirl in preparation for their first dance at their wedding

Up to 68% Off New Year's Weight-Loss Challenge

Encinitas Fitness

$220 $79

Get a jump-start on your New Year's resolution with this weight-loss challenge, which includes fitness classes, diet consults, and more

Up to 63% Off Yoga at Vinyasa Arts

Encinitas

$95 $35

Vinyasa yoga classes incorporate movements with breathing exercises, creating relaxing sessions that increase flexibility and strength

Up to 71% Off at Encinitas Boxing and Fitness

Encinitas

$135 $39

Boxing gym leads limited group size classes in boxing, MMA, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and aerobics

57% Off Barre Instructor Certification Course

Multiple Locations

$325 $139

Certification course readies budding instructors to teach BarreVite classes and adds to the expertise of existing instructors

Up to 53% Off Standup Paddleboard or Kayak Rentals

North San Diego

$60 $29

Outdoorsfolk ride the waves on kayaks or standup paddleboards from brands such as Naish, Ocean Kayak, Starboard, and BruSurf

65% Off Yoga Classes

Bonsall

$100 $35

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

Half Off Flying Lesson in Twin-Engine Aircraft at Aircraft Partner

Fallbrook

$539 $269

Learn to fly a twin-engine aircraft under the tutelage of experienced, certified instructor

Up to 76% Off Women’s Fitness Program

Fallbrook Gymnastics School

$139 $39.99

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Women-only camps use goal sheets, meal plans, and body assessments to personalize five- or six-week workout programs

84% Off Martial-Arts Class Package

Fallbrook

$300 $49

Private martial-arts instruction complemented by group classes; uniform included

Up to 60% Off Personal Training 

Fallbrook

$110 $49

The personal trainer uses strength conditioning and 20 years of experience, some with bodybuilders, to create new fitness regimes

50% Off at San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

Del Mar Fairgrounds

$36 $18

Children and adults bond over indoor-outdoor activities such as zip-lines, paintball, and live kid-focused shows on four stages

Up to 69% Off Personal Training with Stretch Therapy

Del Mar

$240 $79

Personal training paired with stretching therapy helps clients develop their full range of motion by increasing flexibility and circulation

Up to 76% Off Aerial Hammock Pilates Classes

Solana Beach

$160 $39

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Silk hammocks support students as they stretch, improve balance, and perform postural inversions for low-impact cardio and conditioning

Up to 84% Off at Hammond Studio of Dance

Solana Beach

$125 $25

Dance classes teach students aged 2 and older the moves in styles such as tap, hip-hop, ballet, and even contemporary

Up to 50% Off Carruth Cellars

Solana Beach

$10 $5

Premier vineyard grapes are crushed on-site to craft award-winning wines served in tasting room with local artwork lining walls

Up to 56% Off Del Mar Sunset Hot Air Balloon Tour   

North City

$299 $135

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Sprawling estates appear beneath balloons as the sun slowly settles into the Pacific

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts and Self-Defense Classes

Del Mar

$169 $59

Instructors teach kids and adults the grappling techniques of jiu jitsu and also lead classes focused solely on self-defense

Up to 67% Off ElliptiGO Rentals

Solana Beach

$38 $15

Low-impact exercise device combines movement of elliptical machines with road-ready nature of bikes

Up to 73% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Solana Beach

$140 $39

Brazilian jujitsu champion helms instructors who help students build strength and confidence in martial-arts, boxing, or kettlebell classes

Up to 51% Off Kids’ Open Play or Camp

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Kids up to age 8 scamper through tunnels & play with enriching toys; campers age 2-8 make crafts and play games based around a weekly theme

Up to 87% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$123.50 $29

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 59% Off Classes at Poway Pilates

Poway

$110 $45

Instructors lead athletically paced Reformer sessions for varying skill levels, capping attendance at eight to ensure personalized direction

Up to 70% Off Small-Group Fitness Classes

Poway

$125 $39

In 30-minute sessions, a certified personal trainer leads small groups in exercises that build cardio endurance and tones muscles

Up to 62% Off Propel Pilates and Fitness

Multiple Locations

$35 $13

Instructor leads beginner class that fuses Pilates with unique fitness machine, aiming to improve joint mobility, flexibility & tone muscles

Up to 60% Off at Poway Fun Bowl

Poway

$28 $14

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32-lane bowling alley with a sports lounge that boasts a full-service bar, dartboards, pool tables, and 10 big-screen TVs

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As 2010's winningest graphite-shaft company, Fujikura enables golf-club buffs to get the most out of their game through a comprehensive swing analysis and appraisal of equipment needs. Developed by NASA to help Alan Shepard hit more moon fairways, an advanced flight monitor and proprietary-fitting software deconstruct performance and enable Fujikura's wizards of the woods to make recommendations based on each golfer's swing. Once fitting is complete, lab rats will be given a comprehensive printout delineating club data and the appraisals specifically suited to one's swing, along with a DVD recording of all hooks, slices, and green-jacket poses. This Groupon can also be used toward the cost of the 90-minute woods fitting ($150).

1493 Poinsettia Ave
Vista,
CA
US

A flurry of jabs, hooks, and uppercuts is always in the forecast at Rhino’s Boxing’s 5,000-square-foot facility, where beginners and pros alike can throw calories against the ropes in classes that impart focus, discipline, and proper techniques. Skilled instructors don weathered gloves and whip sparring students into fighting shape, leading coed cardio workouts wherein adults and kids aged 6 and older can take out their stresses on punching bags stuffed with poorly graded school essays and traffic lights that refuse to turn green. Boxers with dreams of one day hoisting heavyweight belts can step into the USA Boxing legal-size ring with the amateur team or can conduct their own private workouts five days a week. The schedule also hosts open sparring on Tuesday and Friday nights, during which self-disciplined students can use the ring for practice or settle long-standing disputes over who should take out the trash.

1411 S Santa Fe Ave
Vista,
CA
US

In the middle of The Wave Waterpark, people lie upon colorful rafts that float gently down the lazy river. It’s a serene way to soak up some rays and keep cool. But in the center of the lazy river, separated by raised concrete and a foot bridge, an adventure awaits: the Flow Rider. This simulated surfable ocean wave dares visitors to try and hang ten without falling off their boards into the safe, if rollicking waters.

These two attractions represent the broad spectrum of activity at The Wave, a family-friendly destination equally suited to mild-mannered relaxation, adventurous fun, or something in between. Other rides include a tangle of waterslides, such as the Slam Dunk, an enclosed-tunnel body slide with plenty of twists, and Rippity’s Rainforest, a kid-friendly playground gushing with fountains and waterfalls.

From April to September, lifeguards teach swim lessons in the park’s competition pool for kids as young as 6 months, as well as adults. The Wave is also an ideal spot for birthday parties, with rental cabanas that can fit as many as 30 people or one enormous birthday clown, and a Surf Spot Grill that refuels revelers with burgers, burritos, and pizza.

101 Wave Dr
Vista,
CA
US

The Christiansen family's roots in the carnival industry run deep, stretching back to Ralph B. Christiansen's 1920s amusement business, which his hard-working sons kept running through World War II. Today, Ralph's grandson, Buzz, hosts more than 80 Christiansen Amusements events per year and rents out carnival rides for parties and gatherings. Events pop up throughout Southern California and feature an assortment of family-friendly excursions ranging from mild kids' rides to more intense rides such as the Skydiver or Kamikaze. Carnival games challenge guests' hand-eye coordination, rewarding feats of strength or accuracy with stuffed animals to give to dates or mount on the hood of one's car.

600 North Santa Fe Avenue
Vista,
CA
US

The clatter of toppling pins resounds through the walls of the 89 locations of Bowling Centers of Southern California, which are scattered across Southern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Each alley abounds with modern lanes and equipment, and many boast concession stands, lounges, and game rooms. The family-friendly centers host regular public bowling sessions and league tournaments. Many of the centers also host private birthday parties, which science has proven to be more fun than birthday parties covered by the paparazzi.

435 W Vista Way
Vista,
CA
US

Sculpted into the coastal foothills of San Diego County, Lake San Marcos Country Club’s North Course spans 6,426 yards of lush fairways and well-manicured greens. Throughout the course, mature trees await wayward orbs on the edges of fairways, and serpentine bodies of water crisscross fairways, punishing duffers for errant shots. Before taking to the links, golfers can prepare with a stint at the club’s full-length driving range, where all-grass hitting stations emulate on-course conditions as well as an opportunity to seek vengeance on Mother Earth for a lifetime of traumatizing grass stains. Casual eats at Gordon’s on the Green help restore energy after rounds that include the treacherous trek up the 12th hole—a 606-yard par 5 that runs almost entirely uphill. Those looking for a quick golf experience akin to reading the abridged version of Jack Nicklaus’s cookbook can take to the South Course, a par 58 executive layout.

1750 San Pablo Dr
San Marcos,
CA
US

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