Things To Do In Walnut Creek

72% Off Weight-Loss Program

Downtown Walnut Creek

$349 $99

Registered dietician employs an online platform with diet tracking and monthly blogs; includes metabolic testing

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Walnut Creek

$80 $39

CHA-certified instructors impart essential riding skills to students mounted on ponies or horses at a ranch in the Mount Diablo foothills

Half Off Wine Tastings at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Sutter Creek

$42 $21

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Sip on reserve wines crafted by master winemaker Scott Harvey before taking home a bottle of zinfandel, barbera, or syrah

Up to 58% Off Irish Dance Classes

Walnut Creek

$100 $45

Instructors teach students the art of Irish dance at a school that's registered with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, Dublin, Ireland

Up to 84% Off at Martial Arts America

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

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Kids' program builds confidence and self-defense skills through tae kwon do strikes, jujitsu rolls, and eskrima stick exercises

Up to 67% Off Golf Instruction

Downtown Walnut Creek

$150 $49

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LPGA and PGA professionals employ wealth of technological analysis to evaluate swings and develop personalized goals

40% Off Capoeira

Downtown Walnut Creek

$10 $6

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$120 Off a Five-Day Kids' Science Camp

Multiple Locations

$369 $249

During five-day summer sessions, kids build robots, design moon buggies, create 3-D cartoons, or extract their own DNA

Up to 51% Off R&B Revue Dinner Theater

Zio Fraedo's

$119.50 $59

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Guests dine on a buffet with prime rib while enjoying a musical cabaret performance of R&B hits, then receive an autographed cast photo

Up to 50% Off Golf

Pleasant Hill

$6 $3

With Mount Diablo as a backdrop, golf complex offers an 18-hole putting course and 9-hole, par-3 course characterized by large greens

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Pleasant Grove

$60 $30

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Up to 51% Off Cable Wakeboarding at Wake Island

Sacramento

$49 $24

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Overhead motorized cables pull wakeboarders across a 9-acre lake on a 2-tower cable system or larger 5-tower cable system; lessons available

Up to 70% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Lafayette

$150 $49

Torch calories and sculpt muscles under the guidance of a professional trainer who tailors workouts to each client

68% Off Motor-Skills Classes for Kids

Multiple Locations

$157 $50

Educational-fitness instructors develop motor skills, social skills, and handwriting with activities designed by occupational therapists

Up to 75% Off Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$400 $99

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During a private dance lesson or fun group lessons, an experienced instructor teaches the basic technique and musicality of the tango

Up to 54% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Lafayette

$54 $27

Expert belly-dance instructor leads group in basic moves during calorie-burning classes; advanced classes available for experienced students

Up to 78% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Lafayette

$90 $25

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Certified trainers lead fun outdoor boot camps for women that combine cardio, strength training, and nutritional counseling

Half Off Painting Sessions

Alamo

$70 $35

Kids, teens, and adults stop in to take advantage of open-studio time to work on projects or start new artistic endeavors

Up to 91% Off Classes at Yoga Sol

Concord

$140 $25

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Yoga classes in various styles including Vinyasa, yin, power, restorative, and hot yoga

50% Off Wedding Fair for Two

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Bridal shows bring together couples and wedding professionals for networking and big-day planning

51% Off Kids' Sports and Adventure Camps

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Kids can opt for a morning full of sports or a day combining skateboarding or athletics with a broad array of camp activities like mini golf

Up to 87% Off at Dream Body Boot Camp

Concord

$157 $25

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Trained instructors challenge students with 60 minutes of cardio and strength-training moves

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

55% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Concord

$55 $25

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Renowned chocolatier with 30 years of experience personally leads chocolate-making workshops that incorporate seasonal ingredients

Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

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Group children's lessons teach stroke techniques and water safety in a self-paced instruction

Up to Half Off Membership and Training at The Big C Athletic Club

Concord

$200 $45

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The gym hosts Pilates, yoga, Zumba, and other fitness classes; sports courts and a temperature-controlled pool offer something for everyone

Up to 80% Off Adult or Teen Parkour Classes

Concord

$145 $29

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Parkour and free-running gym houses a modular set of obstacles including jungle gyms, moveable bars, walls of many heights, and a foam pit

Up to 65% Off Spin and Mat Classes at Star Pilates

Moraga

$130 $49

Get fit in Pilates classes that teach mat techniques or cycling sessions infused with group motivation

47% Off Intro Reformer Pilates Classes

Danville

$150 $79

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Patented reformer equipment builds lean muscles and improves cardiovascular health

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Danville

$175 $59

Boot-camp classes tone muscle with interval training, exercise circuits, and other drills

Up to 85% Off at Alamo Zumba Fitness

The Danville Grange

$110 $19

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Dance-fitness routines burn calories and strengthen muscle during classes set to upbeat music

Up to 63% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Tassajara

$80 $39

Certified trainers lead private horseback-riding lessons at a facility featuring an indoor arena and lush gardens

54% Off Services

Martinez

$50 $23

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Up to 54% Off at #bouncefarm

Martinez

$50 $25

Children cavort about an indoor playground chock full of slides, obstacle courses, bounce areas, and arcade games

Up to 59% Off Membership with Yoga Classes at Type A Yoga

Type A Yoga

$50 $25

Membership with yoga classes such as Hatha, vinyasa flow, prenatal yoga, and wind-down yoga

Up to 88% Off Kids' Tae Kwon Do Classes

Martinez

$215 $29

Owner has been teaching martial arts for more than 35 years; instructors focus on instilling self-confidence, discipline, and respect

Up to 68% Off Martial-Arts and Boxing Classes

Martinez

$80 $29

Instructors train students in basics of boxing, muay thai, karate, MMA, and Brazilian jujitsu on padded mats and in the ring

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts for Kids or Adults

San Ramon

$125 $39

Both kids and adults develop discipline and self-confidence as they learn martial arts

53% Off Children's Martial-Arts Classes

San Ramon

$79.99 $37.49

Instructor with more than 15 years of experience emphasizes back-to-school safety with focus- and confidence-building lessons

81% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

San Ramon

$150 $29

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Twist, bend, and sweat in these hot yoga classes

Up to 76% Off Crossfit Classes in San Ramon

San Ramon

$160 $39

Fitness guru Travis Sleighter tailors high-intensity workouts to suit students of all fitness levels

Up to 71% Off Self-Defense Classes at Trucombat

San Ramon

$100 $30

Expert instructors teach kids and adults self-defense techniques that incorporate elements of fighting styles such as Kung Fu and MMA

55% Off Cross-Training and Yoga Classes

San Ramon

$100 $45

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81% Off Classes at The Yoga Fusion

San Ramon

$150 $29

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Experienced instructors impart strength-building poses and mind-calming breathing techniques during yoga classes

Up to 87% Off at 30 Day-Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$130 $19

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Instructors lead women-only and coed boot camps focused on fitness and self-defense

87% Off Yoga at Umang's Wellness Haven

San Ramon

$186 $25

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ERYT-certified instructor Umang Goel leads a seven-day schedule of yoga classes to help students stretch and strengthen muscles

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

50% Off Six-Hour Bay Sailing Trip for Two

Berkeley Marina

$300 $149

Captain navigates yacht to popular sights and destinations across the Bay Area

50% Off Classes at YogaKula

North Berkeley

$90 $45

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Studio that incorporates a spa offers Pilates Reformer classes with poses for beginners and those in need of a challenge

61% Off Pole and Aerial Fitness Classes

South Berkeley

$200 $79

Talented instructors teach students of all ability levels strengthening vertical tricks on the pole and the art of aerial contortion

64% Off Yoga Classes

Berkeley

$14 $5

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Up to 57% Off Day Cruise for Two

North Bay

$390 $169

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Expert skipper certified by US Sailing and ASA leads scenic day cruises around the bay

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes

North Berkeley

$128 $39

Chic, eco-friendly yoga boutique hosts daily Power Vinyasa classes that accommodate students of all experience levels

Up to 73% Off at The Works

Berkeley

$144 $39

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Instructors motivate students in a variety of fitness classes such as Cardio Dance, Yoga, Pilates, and Total Body Challenge

67% Off Five Pilates Reformer Classes

Berkeley

$150 $49

Package of five Pilates Reformer classes help exercisers burn calories and strengthen muscles on the system's specialized machine

Up to 85% Off Unlimited Brazilian Jiujitsu

South Berkeley

$90 $19

Brazilian jiujitsu black belt teach submissions and take-downs to students of all sizes and skill levels

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Albany

$105 $39.50

Eight different yoga classes focus on calming the mind and strengthening the body through various styles of movement

Up to 45% Off Bowling for Two

Albany

$30 $16.50

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36 gleaming lanes invite duos to bowl strikes then strike poses in rented shoes

65% Off Personal Training

Emeryville

$240 $84

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83% Off Boot Camp, TRX, or Small-Group Fitness Classes 

Emeryville

$229 $39

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Personal trainers lead boot camp, TRX, and small-group classes in endurance training, kickboxing routines, resistance workouts, and running

65% Off Personal Training

Emeryville

$300 $105

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Up to 55% Off Fitness Classes

Emeryville

$75 $39

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Strengthen the body sans joint stress in Reformer classes; burn calories with functional motion, dance, and martial arts in fitness classes

Children's Fairyland – Up to 51% Off Children's Theme Park

Oakland

$32 $16

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Wander into a 10-acre fantasy realm with fairytale-inspired attractions, rides, storybook sets, animals, and a Storybook Puppet Theater

Up to 50% Off Guided Tour of FDR's Presidential Yacht

Oakland Alameda Ferry Dock

$20 $11

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Dockside tours of Franklin Roosevelt's "Floating White House" provide stunning sights and insight into FDR's life

57% Off Flight Lesson from Oakland Flyers

Oakland

$230 $99

Flight lesson includes ground and flight instruction from a professional pilot and a 35-minute flying session

75% Off Bikram-Yoga Classes

Lakeshore

$100 $25

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Bikram Choudhury protégé leads 90-minute yoga classes that explore 26 postures in heated room

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

Guests attempt to solve a mystery while dining on a four-course meal

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 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

Up to 84% Off Semi-Private Training Sessions

Jack London Square

$300 $55

Certified trainer James Robinson uses positive reinforcement to motivate clients through fun, challenging workouts

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Oakland

$120 $49

Intense boot-camp classes keep exercisers engaged by mixing it up with team games and a sense of humor

Up to 70% off Small-Group Fitness Training

Grand Lake

$200 $69

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KeepFit Together doesn't exceed 5 exercisers, so each gets attention while honing speed, strength, & other aspects of fitness

Up to 83% Off Membership to Body Mechanix

Multiple Locations

$340 $59

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Unlimited one-month membership grants access to gym equipment and group classes; expert personal trainers offer one-one-one motivation

Up to 68% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Kamiyo Dojo

Oakland

$120 $39

Classes on traditional Japanese and Chinese martial arts teach techniques for grappling, striking, and joint locking

48% Off Snowsports

Destination 1440

$50 $26

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Up to 57% Off Tennis Lessons

Mills College

$70 $35

USPTA-certified instructor and former D1 college player teaches tennis fundamentals during lessons at Mills College

Half Off Introductory Boxing for Health Course

Grand Lake

$75 $37.50

Participants learn the boxing fundamentals and incorporate the moves into cardio and strength-building exercises

Up to 82% Off at BayFit Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$160 $39

Kettlebells, weighted bags, push-up boards, and more at ever-changing boot-camp sessions

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Harnessing a minimum of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance training, YogaWorks's expert instructors build lean muscles with traditional Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa flows enhanced by inspiring music, ambient candlelight, meditation, and props. Their fitness classes further the body-shaping results of yoga, strengthening core muscles with Pilates, increasing endurance and lean muscles with TRX classes, and building stamina with resistance-based SculptWorks. Instructors also host exotic yoga retreats, which marry the excitement of travel to far-away locales with the benefits of yoga to bestow students with the confident grace required to approach a foreign yoga mat without startling it.

Those in search of further training can access online videos by subscribing to myyogaworks.com, which offers a free, 14-day trial for new users. Students can search for videos by workout duration, skill level, and the targeted area of the body.

1131 Locust St
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

The fitness instructors, personal trainers, and nutritionists at ClubSport wield the foundations of total-body wellness: detailed knowledge and cutting-edge equipment. Group classes such as cardio kickboxing, cycling, and circuit training showcase routines for all fitness levels, seven days a week. Personal-training sessions, meanwhile, bring help exercisers develop their own fitness plans and face down the imaginary knight that guards every piece of weight-training equipment.

ClubSport also transforms bodies outside the fitness studio and weight room. A self-described resort-style aquatic center features several lap and exercise pools where swimmers can fine-tune their breaststrokes and favorite shark calls. At an on-site spa, massage therapists ease muscle tension with modalities ranging from hot stone and prenatal to trigger point and reflexology.

3737 Valley Vista Rd
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

UFC Gym - Walnut Creek’s fight-centric gyms ditch the polished look of wood-floored workout studios for gritty, competitive spaces filled with 150-pound punching bags and intense workouts. Like a baker molding gingerbread men, UFC Gym- Walnut Creek sculpts six-packs with boxing and kickboxing classes. Although instructors and students agree that the gym’s atmosphere may enkindle intimidation in first-time attendees, most experience boosted self-confidence after conquering their first class. Private training sessions further stoke courage with workouts that leave patrons with the exhilaration of having survived 12 rounds in the ring or five minutes in a high-school lunchroom.

1501 N Broadway, Ste 150
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

Forma is still sparkling from the recent updates to its facility, which complements its class schedule with future-compliant equipment. Real Ryder bikes challenge core muscles to a bitter, spandex-laden duel with lateral movement during the spinning class. In TRX suspension classes, straps extend from the ceiling to lift your backside into the air, and a high-energy strength and core workout keeps it lifted all day long. Happy feet and yummy hips alike can shake off stress and stubborn ticks with a Latin-dance-inspired Zumba class. Forma can also banish flab from life-sized action figures with martial arts and Pilates classes. Stretch out beforehand with a one-on-one yoga session with an expert instructor, who will engage every muscle with flowing asanas or by proposing to them on the Jumbotron. Forma provides complimentary parking for up to two hours.

1410 N California Blvd
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

Walnut Creek Sports and Fitness Club whips members into top shape with racquetball courts, personal training, and more than 70 fitness classes each week. One-on-one width-whittling sessions take place under the expertly trained eyes of an experienced personal trainer. After going over health history, training goals, and lifetime thumb-wrestling records, girth-evicting gurus help clients develop a personalized exercise program before overseeing two full workout sessions (a $70 value each). Full-access membership (a $96 value per month) also nets access to unlimited group classes including cycling, step, Pilates, yoga, and strength-based sessions.

1908 Olympic Blvd
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

In the 1880s, historian and publisher Hubert Howe Bancroft started a 400-acre fruit farm in the Ygnacio Valley that produced walnuts and award-winning Bartlett pears. After being passed down through his family, the farm was rezoned for residential use and sold to developers. The final owner, Philip Bancroft, Jr. Cut down the last walnut orchard in 1971 and gave the remaining three acres of land to his wife Ruth to plant a new garden. Motivated by her lifelong passion for plants, Ruth filled the garden with her large collection of potted succulents and water conserving plants. Through the garden, she discovered how to protect tender plants from winter rains and hard freezes. Her efforts created a dynamic environment with contrasting textures and colors, and Ruth's original succulent, the aeonium 'Glenn Davidson' still grows in the garden, demonstrating the lasting benefits of water conserving plants   Today, with the help of a dedicated conservancy, The Ruth Bancroft Garden serves as an example of water conversation with it's range of succulents and 92 varieties of trees including eucalyptus, yucca, aloes, and palm. Visitors can explore the garden's diverse flora through self- and docent-guided tours or attend regular plant sales to take home their own salesman-eating plant. The garden also organizes special events including a fruit-tasting tour and a holiday centerpiece-making workshop.

1552 Bancroft Rd
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

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