Activities in Watsonville


$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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$20 for 30 Fitness and Kickboxing Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

FIGHT2FITNESS

Multiple Locations

30-class pass allows students of all ability levels to gain access to a variety of fitness and Kickboxing classes at various locations

$299 $20

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $59

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$102 for $185 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons at Dreamor Ranch

Dreamor Ranch

San Juan Bautista

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$185 $102

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Four-Day Half- or Full-Day Kids' Horseback-Riding Summer Camp at Jeanette Arnaout Training (54% Off)

Jeanette Arnaout Training

Lightning Stables

Jeanette Arnaout channels more than 20 years of equine experience to guide students of all skill levels at half- or full-day summer camps

$325 $149

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10 or 20 Gym Passes Including Fitness Classes at Anytime Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Anytime Fitness

Multiple Locations

Day passes include use of all gym equipment and admission to daily Zumba, kickboxing, boot-camp, and other fitness classes

$100 $18

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60-Minute Archery Lessons with Equipment for Two or Four People at Predator's Archery (Up $50 to Off)

Predator's Archery

Predator's Archery

Students learn archery basics using provided equipment during 60-minute lessons, then practice their newfound skills on the indoor range

$50 $28

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Four Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two People at Synergy (Up to 73% Off)

Synergy

Aptos

ACE-certified sibling trainers host outdoor boot-camp classes that blend core strengthening, plyometric exercises, and light running

$149 $49

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Four Personal Training Sessions at Greg Gill Personal Training (65% Off)

Greg Gill Personal Training

Rio del Mar

From the merchant: One-hour personal training sessions by Greg Gill, certified personal trainer, ACSM at Seascape Park.

$198 $69

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Wine Flights & Snacks or Bottle of Champagne & Gourmet Chocolate at It's Wine Tyme (Up to 40% Off)

It's Wine Tyme

It's Wine Tyme

Flights include 3 two-ounce pours of wine, paired with appetizer of choice or romantic bottle of champagne and gourmet chocolate

$40 $24

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$19 for One Ballet Dance Class and a Ballet Dress at Agape Dance Academy ($50 Value)

Agape Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

Imagination and technique are at the center of these ballet classes for ages 3–7, which balance technique with the simple joys of dance

$50 $19

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Two Personal Training Sessions at Body Personal Training (65% Off)

Body Personal Training

Aptos

From the merchant: Trainer will help you realize your potential and achieve your fitness goals though amazing workouts and motivation.

$150 $53

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Five Pilates Mat or Three Group Pilates Reformer Classes at Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic

Joy of Movement Pilates and Gyrotonic

Certified instructors in eco-friendly studio help students hone mind-body health through Pilates mat and Reformer classes

$75 $29

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One or Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or Group Lesson for Two at Capitola Surf and Paddle (Up to 53% Off)

Capitola Surf and Paddle

Capitola

Group standup-paddleboard lessons focus on basic techniques in the calm waters along the coastline of Capitola Village

$40 $19

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Five Yoga Classes, Month of Unlimited Yoga, or Month of CrossFit and Yoga at Seabright CrossFit (Up to 75% Off)

Seabright CrossFit

Seabright CrossFit

CrossFit builds strength through scalable exercises based on functional movements; yoga classes boost flexibility and peace of mind

$75 $19

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$53 for Seascape Segway Tour from Segway Santa Cruz Tours ($89 Value)

Segway Santa Cruz Tours

Segway Santa Cruz

Segway tours glide along beautiful ocean seascapes past the historical surfing museum and lighthouse and back to the wharf

$89 $53

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$129 for a PADI Open-Water Scuba-Certification from Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel ($424 Value)

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Twin Lakes

After hours of practice in pool and in Monterey Bay’s open waters, receive PADI open-water certification and celebrate with barbecue party

$424 $129

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$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts at To The Point Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

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

$60 $30

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$55 for $100 Worth of Wildlife Watching at Shark Camp

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $55

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10 or 20 Classes at TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz (Up to 76% Off)

TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz

Downtown Santa Cruz

Wavelike spinal movements, rhythmic breathing, and sharp focus inspire relaxation and boost strength, flexibility, and endurance

$100 $29

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Eastside

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $50

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One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Santa Cruz Harbor

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Leisure-Park Visits — Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

Free lessons with a coach and a three-month membership with all equipment provided

$30 $15

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Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga at Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio (Up to 70% Off)

Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio

Midtown

Physically invigorating and meditation-based yoga styles for students of varying skill levels

$75 $25

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One-Month Salsa Workshop for One or Two at Bailamos Salsa Rueda (Up to 55% Off)

Bailamos Salsa Rueda

Bailamos Salsa Rueda

Groups learn to dance salsa in a "wheel" of interchanging partners as a leader calls out different moves

$28 $14

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 74% Off)

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

$135 $35

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Four-Week Dance Series, or Six Drop-In Classes for One or Two at The Palomar Ballroom (Up to 67% Off)

The Palomar Ballroom

Palomar Ballroom

Professional instructors lead dance classes and series in salsa, swing, ballroom, and tango for all skill levels

$52 $17

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10 or 20 Rhythm & Motion Dance Workout Classes at Motion Pacific (Up to 70% Off)

Motion Pacific

Motion Pacific

Rhythm & Motion classes combine inventive dance routines with engaging music to create an exhilarating, high-energy workout

$130 $39

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One- or Three-Month Unlimited Membership with Personal-Training and Fitness Assessment at Curves (Up to 58% Off)

Curves

Live Oak

Women’s gym focuses on supportive environment and health; unlimited membership includes gym access and person-training, fitness assessment

$59 $29

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz (53% Off)

CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Learn foundational CrossFit weightlifting, gymnastics, and sprinting skills in a positive and encouraging environment with a certified coach

$125 $59

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Weight-Loss Plan or One- or Three-Month Chinese Medicine Program at Optimal Health and Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Optimal Health and Fitness

Optimal Health & Fitness

Comprehensive plan helps achieve weight loss via coaching sessions and body measurements; traditional Chinese techniques enhance wellness

$760 $149

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$189 for an Open-Water PADI Certification Course with Scuba-Equipment Rental ($510 Value)

Adventure Sports Unlimited

Central Santa Cruz

Earn PADI open-water certification after instruction in a heated pool and four ocean dives across Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

$510 $189

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One 45- or 90-Minute Golf Lesson from Former Touring Pro Bob Swinnerton at Santa Cruz Golf Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Santa Cruz Golf Academy

Swinnerton Bob

Former collegiate and Canadian PGA Tour golfer Bob Swinnerton proffers advice in an indoor studio with swing-analysis technology

$75 $37

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Weekday or Weekend VIP Tandem Jump for One, Two, or Four at Skydive Monterey Bay (Up to 39% Off)

Skydive Monterey Bay

Skydive Monterey Bay

Jump from 18,000 feet and enjoy a thrilling 90-second freefall while attached to an instructor; VIPs receive priority boarding and diploma

$399 $269

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One Month of One or All Martial Arts Classes at Seikishin Dojo (Up to 86% Off)

Seikishin Dojo

Morgan Hill

Instructors teach students of all levels traditional martial arts such as Jujutsu, Shinkendo, Aikido, or tactical street defense

$100 $22

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Two Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes or One-Month Unlimited at King's Martial Arts Academy (Up to 60% Off)

King's Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

Class aims to teach disciple and self-esteem as students focus on the physically demadning study of self-defense

$45 $19

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$78 for $170 Worth of Horseback Riding — Ligara Farms

Ligara Farms

Morgan Hill

From the merchant: A great experience for anyone who wants to learn to interact and ride horses at this award winning facility.

$170 $78

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6 or 12 CrossFit Classes at Morgan Hill Crossfit (Up to 79% Off)

Morgan Hill Crossfit

Morgan Hill

Instructors lead functional workouts that challenge the entire body and scale to exercisers of all stripes

$100 $25

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Dailey Method (Up to 52% Off)

The Dailey Method

The Dailey Method Morgan Hill

Ballet- and Pilates-inspired fitness classes, along with yoga and Ballet Barre taught in a sunny 2,800-sq.-ft. studio

$100 $61

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$79 for Spartan Race Entry and One Spectator Pass to the Monterey Super on June 6 ($170 Value)

Spartan Race

Toro Park

Toro Park hosts the more than eight-mile obstacle race full of rolling hills, water, and mud

$170 $79

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4 or 12 Children's Dance Classes at Dance Fuzion (Up to 55% Off)

Dance Fuzion

Dance Fusion

Classes build self esteem and a love of music with dance, Zumba, gymnastics, tap, folklorico and ballet options for kids ages 4–12

$35 $17

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One or Three Flight Lessons and a Membership to AeroDynamic Aviation (Up to 68% Off)

AeroDynamic Aviation

Salinas Airport Terminal Building

Get behind the controls of an airplane and learn to take off, climb, and descend with an FAA-certified flight instructor as copilot

$408 $129

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$39 for 10 Classes at Ananda Yoga Scotts Valley ($120 Value)

Ananda Yoga Scotts Valley

Ananda Yoga Scotts Valley

Practitioners of all skill levels & ages build flexibility with easily modified yoga poses, leaving students relaxed, revitalized & uplifted

$120 $39

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$34 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Boulder Creek

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

$60 $34

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$75 for $150 Worth of Boxing at Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Scotts Valley

This featured business is new to Groupon and may even be new to you.

$150 $75

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1 Month of Unlimited WingChun Self-Defense Classes for 1, 2 at International Academy of WingChun (Up to 82% Off)

International Academy of WingChun

Scotts Valley

WingChun self-defense classes teach a system of strategies for overcoming an assailant, all while heightening physical fitness and awareness

$117 $22

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$40 for $99 Worth of Cardio Kickboxing— Choi's Tae Kwon DO

Choi's Tae Kwon Do Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

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

$99 $40

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Mixed Martial Arts for Ages 4–14, or Ages 15 and Older at Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off).

Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts

Hollister

MMA classes teach life skills as well as exciting techniques from tae kwon do, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Filipino martial arts

$99 $19

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All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for 4, 6, or 12 (Up to 89% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$160 $19

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four, or 6 or 12 Bottles of Pinot Noir at Pietra Santa Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Pietra Santa Winery

Hollister

Tours explore winery, concluding with sampling of wines; wine options provide 6 or 12 bottles of 2009 Block H Pinot Noir

$70 $35

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Tandem Skydive from 8,000 Feet for One or Two from Skydive Hollister (Up to 44% Off)

Skydive Holister

Adventure Center Skydive IN Hollister

Instructors help students steer and deploy parachutes in free falls from 8,000 feet over San Francisco and Monterey Bay

$169 $99

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles, or Tasting for Two with History at DeRose Winery (Up to 64% Off)

Derose Winery

De Rose Vineyards

Vineyard and winery that uses sustainable practices, including dry farming of vines that are more than 150 years old

$68 $25

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Leal Vineyards (Up to 68% Off)

Leal Vineyards

Leal Vineyards

Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

$30 $11

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Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Aimee June Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Aimee June winery

Aimee June winery

Boutique winery produces eight natural-yeast varietals, each bottle adorned with hand-crafted artwork

$29 $15

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4, 8, or 12 Pilates Mat, Reformer, or Springboard Classes at Diversified Soft Tissue Therapy (Up to 79% Off)

Diversified Soft Tissue Therapy

Diversified Soft Tissue Therapy

Pilates students fortify their cores and tweak techniques under close supervision, thanks to the studio’s 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio

$120 $35

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Two or Three Group Dance Lessons at Pacific Grove Dance (Up to 63% Off)

Pacific Grove Dance

Shall We Dance Ball Room Swing Salsa and Yoga

Expert dancing instructors lead students of all levels through small group lessons in rumba, foxtrot, or tango

$20 $9

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Flights and Cheese Plate or Reserve Tasting for Two at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro (Up to 45% Off)

A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro

Heart of Monterey's Historic Cannery Row

Enjoy your choice of one of our five Wine Flights or Reserve Wine Tasting as you look out onto Monterey Bay through floor-to-ceiling windows

$51 $28

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Mirror Maze Sessions and Blacklight Mini Golf at Monterey Mirror Maze (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Monterey Mirror Maze

New Monterey

Attractions at Monterey Mirror Maze and Highway 1 include 3D black-light mini golf, Break the Vault Lazer Challenge, and a mirror maze

$30 $11

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$25.99 for a Three-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise from Chris’ Whale Watching Tours (Up to $37 Value)

Chris' Whale Watching

Chris's Fishing Trips

During warmer months, Monterey Bay fills with several species of whale, along with dolphins, porpoises, and other wild creatures

$37 $25.99

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8 or 12 TRX Classes at Physique Exercise Salon (Up to 51% Off)

Physique Exercise Salon

Carmel

Instructors help students of all fitness levels build strength with the TRX suspension-training program, which was designed by a Navy SEAL

$200 $99

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$9 for $25 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Krav Maga Revolution

Krav Maga Revolution

Monterey

From the merchant: Learn to protect yourself and others. We focus on real skills for real people to feel safe and good about themselves!

$25 $9

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Carmel Ridge Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Carmel Ridge Winery

Carmel Ridge Winery

Guests sample wines made from grapes grown with a minimum of human intervention and fermented in small lots of French oak barrels

$20 $10

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Comedy Show with Appetizers for Two or Four at Planet Gemini (Up to 52% Off)

Planet Gemini

Casanova Oak Knoll

Duos or foursomes enjoy the comedic stylings of standup acts while munching on bar-style appetizers inside a warm, intimate club

$30.95 $14.98

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Purchase Credit at Dawn's Dream Winery (31% Off)

Dawn's Dream Winery

Dawn's Dream Winery

Taste flights featuring several different wines at a charming tasting room in the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Central Coast

$40 $28

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Billiards, Appetizers, and Drinks for Two or Four at Easy Street Billiards (Up to 45% Off)

Easy Street Billiards

Old Monterey Business District

Pool hall encourages friendly competition atop solid cherry tables from Rebco, each one with leather pockets and a soft wool surface

$27.50 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Credit Toward Wine Purchase at Galante Vineyards Tasting Room (Up to 38% Off)

Galante Vineyards Tasting Room

Carmel-by-the-Sea

700-acre winery produces a broad range of red and white varietals that couples or quartets can sample before selecting take-home bottles

$40 $25

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Two Dance Classes from Monterey Tango Academy (47% Off)

Monterey Tango Academy

Monterey

From the merchant: Argentine Tango classes and lessons in Monterey for Absolute beginners who want to try this passionate dance

$15 $8

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$249 for Open-Water Scuba Diver's Certification from Glenn's Aquarius II Dive Shop ($425 Value)

Glenn's Aquarius II Dive Shop

Monterey

Entry-level certification (up to 60 feet) includes classroom time, confined pool sessions, and four ocean dives; rental equipment included

$425 $249

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Group or Private Dance Lessons for One or Two at Monterey Dance Studio (Up to 89% Off)

Monterey Dance Studio

Monterey Peninsula Dance

Instructors teach a variety of dance styles to students of all ability levels in group or private settings

$40 $19

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$159 for PADI Open-Water Scuba Certification with Equipment Rental at Aquarius Dive Shop ($649 Value)

Aquarius Dive Shop

Aquarius Dive Shop

Learn how to dive in open water in a certification course that includes equipment rentals and 30+ hours of instruction

$649 $159

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Surfboard and Wetsuit Rental or Two-Day Snowboard Rental at On the Beach Surf Shop (Up to 49% Off)

On the Beach Surf Shop

On The Beach Surf Shop

Surfboard and wetsuit rentals help set surfers of all levels up for a day in the water, while snowboard rentals help equip the snow-bound

$45 $23

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Historical Walking Tour for Two or Four from Monterey's Waterfront & Cannery Row Tour (Up to 52% Off)

Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours

InterContinental The Clement Monterey Main Lobby

A historian leads groups on a 2.5-hour walking tour, detailing the people and jobs that made Monterey Bay a fishing and cultural polestar

$48 $24

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Movie Tickets and Popcorn for Two or Four at Osio Cinemas (Up to 45% Off)

Osio Cinemas

Old Monterey Business District

Cinema screens foreign films, domestic documentaries, and independent features

$29 $16

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Four-Hour Beginning Rock Climbing Class for One, Two, or Three from Treks and Tracks (Up to 60% Off)

Treks and Tracks

Multiple Locations

Experienced outdoor guides teach climbing and belaying techniques at two picturesque state parks and provide all safety gear

$105 $49

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$3 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Of First 4 Music Lessons at Rockin' Kidz

Rockin' Kidz

Rockin' Kidz

For $3, receive a coupon for 25% off of first 4 music lessons

$3

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Yoga Hike for One from Hiking Yoga (Up to 50% Off)

Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting

$20 $9.99

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Performance Science Training Institute (59% Off)

All-pro Tae Kwon Do

Los Gatos

From the merchant: Come in with the entire family & enjoy unlimited classes in Tae Kwon Do. Parents & children can attend the same class.

$180 $74

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One, Three, or Five Private Pilates Sessions at Pilates Effect (Up to 59% Off)

Pilates Effect

Los Gatos

Private Sessions designed to develop lean muscles and core strength

$95 $39

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Dailey Method (Up to 60% Off)

The Dailey Method

Los Gatos

Hybrid fitness technique unites core conditioning, yoga, and orthopedic exercise to tone muscles and improve alignment

$100 $55

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  • Moss Landing
    Blue Water Ventures owner and naturalist Kim Powell and her trained staff of naturalists lead adventurous groups on tours of trails and waterways from the East Bay of California to Monterey's Elkhorn Slough, exploring caves, forests, and wildlife-rich areas on the way. On protected Elkhorn Slough, groups of up to 22 make their way on stable kayaks as their attentive tour guides give rich history of the area and point out wildlife including seals and sea otters. In Florida's Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, groups snorkel and canoe to observe wild west indian manatees and their notorious poker habits. The company also does specialty tours for school groups that include tide-pooling adventures and trekking through a redwood forest to see some of the country's oldest trees. Tours for women-only groups include private cruises where ladies can spy whales and a variety of seaborne wildlife, including fish, dolphins, and long-lost swim fins.
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    2360 California 1
    Moss Landing, CA US
  • Pajaro Valley Golf Club
    Pristine fairways gently rise and fall across 6,664 yards of undulating terrain at Pajaro Valley Golf Club's 18-hole course. Located a mere Goliath's drive from the Pacific Ocean, golfers can smell the crisp sea air and hear the hushed whispers of heist-planning pelicans throughout the picturesque par 72, once the verdant kingdom of 1930s golf legend Olin Dutra. The club’s E-Z-Go golf carts ferry about the arsenal of woods and irons needed to triumph over the transition from shorter par 3s and 4s to the lengthy fairways at the 1st, 4th, 15th, and 17th holes, all par 5. After looping the horticultural haven, golfers can retreat to the club's full-service restaurant, where frothy beers and hamburgers refuel weary bodies and famished 9-irons. Spiky-shoed journeymen can place their order ahead of time at the 9th or 18th tees, ensuring their meal will be ready for them at the turn or shortly after the round.
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    967 Salinas Rd
    Royal Oaks, CA US
  • Dave Bruno School of Golf
    Dave Bruno School of Golf's trio of talented teachers enhances stances and spruces swings with in-depth one-on-one how-tos. Each golf guru targets the lesson to the player's skill level, whether they need a comprehensive overview of golfing basics or focused refinement of their long game, short game, putting, or fending off of were-caddies during full moons. Each lesson comes with an equipment evaluation to ensure golfers have the appropriate gear to suit their physique and playing style, sparing newbies the frustration of trying to escape a sand trap with a plastic wiffle bat.
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    101 Ramport Rd.
    Watsonville, California US
  • Mica Cellars
    Born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains region, winemaker Mica Raas spent his childhood soaking up knowledge of the hills around his home—many of which were speckled with vineyards and small wineries. After working for years in wineries up and down the spine of California’s wine country, Mica returned to those familiar hills to make his own wine. Today, all grapes used in Mica Cellars’ wines come from small, family-run vineyards around Monterey Bay. In order to instill each wine with character and a “sense of place,” the winemakers only blend grapes that grew together in a single vineyard. Mica describes his approach to creating wine as “careful management of microbial chaos,” treating it as an art that requires him to be attuned to the strengths of the grapes as well as their common weaknesses, such as chocolate and men in cowboy boots. Mica Cellars keeps production small—no fermentor is larger than one ton—and blends techniques from Old and New World winemaking to craft each vintage. The winery use oak barrels for aging, which allows for a light touch of the wood’s personality to enter the grapes, and they steer clear of the 1980s experiments that led to raisins coming to life and starting their own musical groups. Among their current wines is a 2009 cabernet franc from Babcock Winery in the Suisun Valley, with a nose of stone fruits that leads into a full-bodied dance of chocolate and coconut and a finish with hints of allspice and licorice.
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    18 Hangar Way Suite C
    Watsonville, CA US
  • Pacific Golf Centers
    Practice is only beneficial if a player is disciplined. In other words, sloppy practice produces sloppy performance on the course, while true gains are only realized by concerted effort and repetition. The same goes for practice facilities: lots of experience hitting off of dirt or putting on shag carpeting isn't going to do much good when it comes to playing on a well-tended course. Recognizing this, Pacific Golf Centers tends to its 9.5 acres with the same precision and care as would an exclusive country club. It keeps its 15 grass tees laser leveled at 5/16" and equips 17 of its 43 synthetic tees with TrackTee monitors, which provide immediate feedback on shot parameters such as ball speed and overall distance. Three putting greens, meanwhile, let players get their fill of practice rolls and no-look chips, and teaching pro Bruce Vieira is always ready to step in when players are in need of some extra help. Once hooks have been straightened and iron accuracy calibrated, players should head into the Tap House for a well-deserved beer while enjoying sports programming on HD televisions.
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    101 Ranport Rd.
    Watsonville, CA US
  • Sportations
    Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.
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    160 Aviation Way
    Watsonville, CA US
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