Archery is often cited as an early form of stress relief, forming the evolutionary roots of modern practices like punching a pillow or leisurely doing one's taxes. Today's Groupon taps into the ancient practice: for $35, you get gear rental, 30 minutes of instruction, and a one-hour shooting session for two at Pacifica Archery (a $70 value) in Daly City. One person could also use this Groupon for two solo lessons.
Pacifica Archery provides top-quality archery equipment along with the patient instruction and safe arena necessary to enjoy them. Flick a finger and send arrows soaring down any of fifteen 20-yard lanes on-site, or poke smug bulls-eyes easier on a 10-yard lane. Pacifica Archery pairs trainees with experience-appropriate equipment, including a variety of brands of bows and arrows. Use the facility's rain-defying indoor field to get to know your new coworker, mail-ordered elf, or recently excised twin. In addition to a novel afternoon, archery also provides invigorating upper-body exercise.
Devoted arrow-flingers Joseph and Beth Snell opened Pacifica Archery in 1998, and kept the name after changing locations to Daly City in 2005. The wheelchair-accessible facility handily hosts group parties and events, and is open for anyone aged eight and older on Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Yelpers give Pacifica Archery an average of four stars:
- I went to here yesterday to spend what I thought would be a quick afternoon with my archery lessons. I was so incredibly wrong. I stayed till closing time. I am officially addicted. – Sindy W.
- The staff was really friendly and helpful. They have a great selection of equipment. My girlfriend had never shot before. They go over some shooting form and the basics which was really helpful for her. – Nick R.
Archers Joseph and Beth Snell opened Pacifica Archery as an all-purpose shop for shooters of any age. Now, the pair stays busy supervising 15 lanes, scheduling lessons for various skill levels, and hosting league events. The Snells rent out equipment for visitors to use on the 20- and 10-yard lanes, whether they are students attending a seminar or competitors honing their form. The Snells cater to young enthusiasts with archery-development programs, which instruct 8- to 18-year-olds on the finer points of arrow-launching. The onsite pro shop furnishes patrons with long, recurve, and compound bows as well as shooting accessories. Channeling their own hunting expertise, the Snells stock camouflage gear and decoys in the shape of common game, including elk, turkey, and dartboards that have escaped from dive bars.
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2995 Junipero Serra Blvd.
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