Rock Climbing in Hillsborough, CA

Four-Hour Beginning Rock Climbing Class for One, Two, or Three from Treks and Tracks (Up to 57% 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

$40 for a $50 Gift Card for Racing at GoKart Racer

GoKart Racer

Multiple Locations

Sodi RX 7 go-karts burn rubber during 10-minute races around indoor road courses

$50 $40

$35 for a 1-Hour Paddleboard or Single- or Double-Kayak Rental for 2 from Half Moon Bay Kayak ($65 Value)

Half Moon Bay Kayak Co.

El Granada

Aquatic revelers decked out in wetsuits and life jackets traverse the rolling waves of Pillar Point Harbor atop paddleboards or kayaks

$65 $35

Seals and Sea Otter Watch Kayak Tour of Elkhorn Slough for One or Two from Blue Water Ventures (Up to 50% Off)

Blue Water Ventures

Moss Landing

Trained naturalists lead explorers in stable kayaks through protected waters to view otters, harbor seals, and seabirds

$68 $37

2 or 4 Go-Kart Races for Adults or Kids with Mini Golf or Arcade Games at Driven Raceway (Up to 51% Off)

Driven Raceway

Multiple Locations

Electric go-karts hurtle along a winding track at speeds of up to 45 mph; mini golf and arcade games

$46 $22.99

Weekday Hot Laps Race Sessions for One or Two Adults or Youths at Umigo Indoor Go-Kart Racing (Up to 32% Off)

Umigo Indoor Kart Racing


During weekday hot laps sessions, participants race in high performance go-karts against the clock

$55 $39

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

Skydive Holister

Skydive Holister

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

$169 $99

Kayaking or Paddleboarding for Two at 101 Surf Sports (50% Off)

101 Surf Sports

Multiple Locations

Explore the bay atop a stand-up paddleboard or a classic kayak

$100 $55

Ground School and Tandem Jump for One or Two from 9,000 or 13,000 Feet from Skydive Sacramento (50% Off)

Skydive Sacramento

Skydive Sacramento

USPA-rated instructors explain skydiving basics, fit students for harnesses, and guide them through free fall and parachute steering

$200 $99

Hang-Gliding Lesson and Flight for One or Two at Dive High (Up to 50% Off)

Dive High Hang Gliding


Dive High’s trained professionals teach the fundamentals of hang-gliding with ground education and five minutes of real flight

$170 $89

Two-Hour Guided Kayak Tour for One or Two from San Francisco Kayak & Adventures (Up to 52% Off)

San Francisco Kayak & Adventures

Multiple Locations

Knowledgeable guide leads intimate two-hour kayak tour of San Francisco Bay or Sausalito’s waterfront

$100 $49

Weekday or Weekend VIP Tandem Jump for One, Two, or Four at Skydive Monterey Bay (Up to 37% Off)

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

$409 $289

One 10,000-Foot Tandem Skydive for One or Two from Bay Area Skydiving (Up to 16% Off)

Bay Area Skydiving

Bay Area Skydiving

Fly towards the earth at speeds of up to 120 mph during 10,000-foot tandem skydives over scenic Northern California

$175 $149

Stock Car Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

The New Stockton 99 Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$50 $39

One- or Two-Day Rafting Trip with Lunch or Wine for One or Two from Adventure Connection, Inc (Up to 51% Off)

Adventure Connection, Inc.


Adventurous guides lead groups of customers on single or multi-day trips that include a lunch on the river or local wine tasting

$161 $79

3-Lap Ride-Along or 10- or 15-Lap Driving Session with Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Antioch Speedway

Ride along with a dirt-track driver or take the wheel for a 10- or 15-lap experience in a Dirt Late Model car

$129 $64

Stock-Car Driving Experience at The Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

The Racing Experience

Stockton 99 Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting firsthand racing experiences

$50 $39

Bowling and Shoes for Two or Four at Manor Bowl (Up to 52% Off)

Manor Bowl

Washington Manor - Bonaire

Bowling center open since 1960 offers up 30 lanes for dates, groups of friends and families, and bowling leagues

$25 $13

$43 for Four Swimming Lessons at King's Swim Academy ($98 Value)

King's Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

Children ages five months and up attend lessons over the course of four weeks to develop and enhance swimming skills

$98 $43

Shooting-Range Package with Ammo for One or Two at Guns Fishing & Other Stuff (Up to 44% Off)

Guns Fishing & Other Stuff

Multiple Locations

One hour of practice on an indoor shooting range with a handgun rental and full eye and ear protection

$50.24 $29.99

Half- or All-Day Paintball Outing for 5, or 90-Minute Private Party for 12 at Midway Paintball (Up to 83% Off)

Midway Paintball


Referees match players by skill level and set up matches across six outdoor fields with buildings, inflatable cover, and natural terrain

$99 $19.99

$55 for a 90-Minute Trail-and-Beach Horseback Ride at Sea Horse Ranch ($80 Value)

Sea Horse Ranch

Half Moon Bay

Guided tours meander down the Coastal Equestrian Trail, explore oceanside bluffs, and then onto Poplar Beach

$80 $55

$29 for Entry to a Nighttime 5K Music Festival on Saturday, November 19 ($60 Value)

Night Nation Run

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

Run past different DJ stages on a 5K course amid interactive light shows, then celebrate at a main-stage after party with DJs spinning EDM

$60 $29

$39 for Four Weekly Beginners' Gymnastics Classes for One Child at Peninsula Gymnastics ($126 Value)

Peninsula Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

Youngsters learn the basics of tumbling and are introduced to gymnastics events over four weeks of classes

$126 $39

Entry to the Sacramento Super on November 12 or the Sacramento Sprint on November 13 from 2016 Reebok Spartan Races

Reebok Spartan Races

Van Vleck Ranch

Reebok-sponsored races pit competitors against natural and manmade obstacles, such as mud, fire, climbing walls, and barbed wire

$149 $99

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 54% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers Inc. (A Bowlmor AMF Company)

Multiple Locations

Long-time bowling industry leader with 200+ locations across the country offers two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$32 $18

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

Introductory Archery Lesson with Equipment and Practice Time for Two or Four at Archery Only (Up to 51% Off)

Archery Only


Learn how to sling arrows with recurve bows before practicing with friends; all necessary equipment is provided

$60 $30

Roller Skating for Two or Four at Paradise Skate Roller Rink (Up to 50% Off)

Paradise Skate Roller Rink


Hawaiian-themed roller rink invites duos and quartets to frolic on wheels, aided by a snack bar with hot dogs, nachos, and drinks

$25 $12.50

$55 for One 60-Minute Golf Lesson with PGA Pro David Suh at San Bruno Golf Center ($110 Value)

San Bruno Golf Center

San Bruno

PGA pro David Suh breaks down swings and offers corrective advice to develop consistent, dependable swing mechanics

$110 $55

Select Local Merchants

  • Bhangra Empire
    It's not often that anyone outside of the Beltway gets to visit the White House twice, but that's just what happened to Bhangra Empire. The co-ed troupe performs bhangra, a style of Punjabi folk dance, and when it's not putting on shows for VIPs, it teaches classes throughout the Bay Area. Read on to learn more: Notable Appearances In 2009, Bhangra Empire performed at a state dinner hosted by President Obama for the Indian prime minister. “I felt that we were bridging the cultural gap between the U.S. and India,” troupe cofounder Michelle Puneet Gill told Santa Clara Magazine. “We were representing a piece of Indian culture as Americans and helping President Obama showcase this to the prime minister of India.” The group was back again a year later. This time, they weren't dancing, but were photographed at the White House with Michelle Obama for an article in Harper's Bazaar about her favorite performers. Also in 2010, Bhangra Empire auditioned for America's Got Talent, where judge Howie Mandel proclaimed, "It was fun. It was colorful. You made me a fan." The group has danced at San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors games, and in Canada, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, and Kenya. Classes Bhangra Empire teaches classes to beginner and intermediate children and adults. It fuses traditional bhangra moves with contemporary touches, such as performing to modern Western and Indian music. The one-hour classes are taught by members of the troupe and meet weekly. At the end of the lengthier courses, students perform in the Dance Off to show off all the dance moves and smack talk they worked on for eight weeks.
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    Palo Alto, CA US
  • Planet Granite
    When the climbers of Planet Granite say that community anchors everything they do, they have a history of outreach to back it up. After Castle Rock State Park appeared on California’s closure list, Planet Granite’s team quickly organized a fundraiser to save the sanctuary. They pledged $10,000 in matching funds, threw an auction, scheduled guest speakers, and obtained support from companies such as REI. In one night, they raised $20,725. This kind of response has typified Planet Granite’s team since opening its first facility in 1994. One of the first climbing gyms in the country, Planet Granite has expanded to four locations in Belmont, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale and Portland. The diverse array of climbing resources at each location led Popsugar to name the gym conglomerate one of the top five in San Francisco in 2011. At the San Francisco location, members scale 25,000 square feet of climbable surfaces that ascend from top out bouldering to 50-foot walls. In keeping with their commitment to community, the staff tailors instruction and climbing routes to every ability level and affinity for hand sweatiness. They also supervise each gyms’ fully equipped fitness centers, including yoga, which provides a peaceful counterbalance to the full-body workout of rock climbing.
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    San Francisco, CA US
  • Publicis Hawkeye (Urbanathlon)
    Sponsored by Men's Health, the coed Urbanathlon race and festival is a fitting representation of the magazine's "work hard, play hard" mentality. Indeed, the courses are hard work. Whether competitors run the 3- to 5-mile sprint course or the 10- to 11-mile classic course, occasional obstacles, such as monkey bars, stairs, tires, barricades, and stacks of unfinished tax returns, stand in their way. But don't be too intimidated—Urbanathlon has created 4- and 12-week training plans to help participants get in shape for the race. All the hard work will pay off though, thanks in part to a post-race party with DJ sets, refreshments, and swag from sponsors. Plus, competitors will have the opportunity to donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation upon registration or with the $15 suggested donation for hair trims at the Paul Mitchell tent.
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    San Francisco, CA US
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
    Richard Bothwell has hiked Mount Kilimanjaro, scaled Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, and surfed the waves of four continents. But perhaps his greatest feat was establishing the Outdoor Adventure Club in 1996, where he leads others in conquering nature's challenges. He and a staff of seasoned outdoors enthusiasts escort visitors of all fitness and experience levels in local excursions and international vacations, all centered on exploring the great outdoors. On the local level, the guides lead rock-climbing classes at Castle Rock State Park in addition to hiking, backpacking, whitewater-rafting, kayaking, and skydiving excursions. International adventure vacations expose folks to surfing in Costa Rica, rafting in Patagonia, and mountaineering in Peru. The expeditions marry the camaraderie of a social club with the expertise of professional guides, who are each trained in emergency wilderness care in case of squirrel attacks.
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    San Francisco, CA US
  • 2015 Spartan Races
    Extreme athletes banded together to design Reebok Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of about 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.
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    San Francisco, CA US
  • Haunted Haight Walking Tour
    Led by the founder and president of the San Francisco Ghost Society (as seen on the History Channel), Haunted Haight tours take a peek into the paranormal. Learn about ghosts and ghost hunting, visit sites made infamous by cult leaders, and drop in on areas that were once witness to historic, brutal crimes.
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    San Francisco, CA US