Things To Do In Vista

38% Off Overnight Camp at Rawhide Ranch

Rawhide Ranch

Bonsall

$799 $499

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On an Old West–style ranch, kids ride horses, practice archery, sing around campfires, and sleep in covered wagons, teepees, or forts

Up to 83% Off at Way of Life Boot Camp

Way of Life Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$158.50 $29

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

Up to 62% Off Classes at Crossfit Purged

Crossfit Purged

Vista

$150 $59

Varied workouts performed at a high intensity help sculpt bodies; workouts are adjusted to each person's fitness level

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

Aura Skateboarding

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

The Wave Waterpark – Up to 47% Off 

The Wave Waterpark

Vista

$33.90 $20

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All-ages waterpark with diverse attractions, including a surfing simulator, five waterslides, and a competition pool with swim lessons

65% Off Personal Training

Elite Performance

Vista

$360 $126

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 Tastings at California Fruit Wine

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 70% Off Six-Week Boot Camp

First Step Athletics

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

CrossFit Irons

Vista

$120 $39

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

65% Off Personal Training

Tough Enough

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

Up to 59% Off Semi-Private Tennis Lessons

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Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Players learn detailed, modern technique from international team of former touring ATP professionals while having fun and getting fit

50% Off Taste of Vista on Main Street Tickets

Vista Village Business Association

Vista

$25 $12.50

Get access to tastings throughout the event, sampling food, microbrews, and wine from a variety of Vista restaurants and businesses

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As riders grip their boards and plunge into wavy planes, they’re almost certain to coast past the open jaws of a shark—but they won’t get bitten. The shark’s toothy sneer is part of a mural painted on one of the custom ramps in the Aura Skateboarding, which is one of the newest indoor skateparks in the country. Designed and built by Jim Bell, the competition-style street course sprawls within a private indoor skate park that hosts skaters, BMX bikers, and wheeled-suitcase riders. Visitors can drop in with single-day passes or secure monthly or annual memberships that include discounts on daily skate sessions, camps, demos, concerts, and contests. Accompanying family members can pass the time in the lounge area with pool, board games, and toys or relax on comfy furniture as they surf the free WiFi.

1074 La Mirada Court
Vista,
CA
US

The party committee prides itself on customizability and will gladly travel to a San Diego home, beach, or preferred park, though it regularly uses the beautiful setting of Brengle Terrace Park in Vista.

1200 Vale Terrace Drive
Vista,
CA
US

In the quiet, northern end of San Diego County lies the lush, green gem of Wild Wonders, Inc., a multipurpose facility that celebrates California's natural beauty and maintains artificial habitats for more than 150 exotic animals. The staff calls their charges "animal ambassadors," conditioning and training each of them to serve in close, educational encounters with wildlife enthusiasts of all ages. Although the facility is closed to the general public, through their Zoo Camp program educators give kids a chance try their hand at zoo keeping, including rare opportunities to help feed, clean, and care for the animal ambassadors during intimate interactions.

The onsite staff obtained the park's residents—many of which were deemed non-releasable native wildlife—from other educational facilities as well as more dangerous reaches, such as lands riddled by the illegal pet trade. Resident wonders include big-eared foxes, armored armadillos, giant centipedes, and talkative african gray parrots.

5712 Via Montellano
Bonsall,
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

In 1972, Al Heggelund was a world champion horse trainer with a stable full of award-winning horses he trained. His son Van Heggelund took over the business in 1978, following in his father's footsteps and raising world-show-qualifying horses. At the facility's new location in Valley Center, Heggelund's staff produces good-tempered working horses and teaches lessons in Western-style riding and horse training. Most of all, instructors lead adults and children in learning about the care and handling of the stable's gentle horses, including teaching them how to walk, trot, and roll over on the spacious mountain valley property.

1646 Little Gopher Canyon Road
Vista,
CA
US

At Boomers!, thrill-seeking families and fun-enabling friends can attack a variety of appealing attractions, including mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats, and the button-mashing joys housed inside the exhilarating game room. The Vista location entertains families of sharpshooters with a blacklight-illuminated laser-tag arena before little ones climb and crawl through the Kidopolis play area. The El Cajon and San Diego locations let rivals celebrate the spirit of competition as they fly past each other in speedy go-karts or have a snail-paced Ferris wheel race at the kid's county fair. Unlimited pass holders at the El Cajon location can also scale the 32-foot-tall climbing wall, which, like America, enables citizens to climb to the top via myriad routes.

1525 W Vista Way
Vista,
CA
US