Activities in Live Oak


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

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

Seabright CrossFit

Eastside

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

$75 $19

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

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

Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio

Multiple Locations

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

$75 $25

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

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

Skydive Holister

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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Art Social: Social Painting Event for One or Two at Local Bar or Restaurant from Art Social (Up to 47% Off)

Social Painting Event for One or Two at Local Bar or Restaurant from Art Social (Up to 47% Off)

Art Social

Multiple Locations

Local artists unleash students’ creative sides during three-hour painting classes held in various local wine bars and restaurants

$45 $25

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Rockin' Jump: One Hour of Trampoline Time for Two, Four, or Six at Rockin' Jump (Up to 50% Off)

One Hour of Trampoline Time for Two, Four, or Six at Rockin' Jump (Up to 50% Off)

Rockin' Jump

San Jose

Ten thousand square feet of trampolines for kids and adults to bounce, play dodge ball or basketball, and dive into a foam pit

$24 $16

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

All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for Up to 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (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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Monterey Mirror Maze: Mirror Maze, Lazer Challenge, and Golf at Monterey Mirror Maze (Up to 52% Off)

Mirror Maze, Lazer Challenge, and Golf at Monterey Mirror Maze (Up to 52% Off)

Monterey Mirror Maze

Monterey

Unlimited Mirror Maze, laser challenge, and golf

$30 $15

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Ananda Yoga Scotts Valley: $19 for 10 Classes at Ananda Yoga Scotts Valley ($80 Value)

$19 for 10 Classes at Ananda Yoga Scotts Valley ($80 Value)

Ananda Yoga Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

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

$80 $19

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Sea Goddess Whale Watching: Up to 24% Off Whale Watching at Sea Goddess Whale Watching

Up to 24% Off Whale Watching at Sea Goddess Whale Watching

Sea Goddess Whale Watching

Moss Landing

From the merchant: Welcome aboard Sea Goddess, the premier whale watching vessel in the whale watching Capital of the World - Monterey.

$45 $34

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Fox Horsemanship: Horseback Riding Lessons at Fox Horsemanship (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Horseback Riding Lessons at Fox Horsemanship (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Fox Horsemanship

Los Gatos

Experienced instructors offer riding and horsemanship lessons for riders of all ages; after-school work exchange program also available

$250 $130

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Night Nation Run: $29 for Night Nation Run - Running Music Festival 5K Entry ($60 Value)

$29 for Night Nation Run - Running Music Festival 5K Entry ($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

$60 $29

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FILOLI: General Admission for Two or Four to Filoli (39% Off)

General Admission for Two or Four to Filoli (39% Off)

FILOLI

Woodside

654-acre estate encompasses manicured gardens and a stately house filled with antiques and paintings

$36 $22

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

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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Sea Goddess Whale Watching: Up to Three Hours of Whale Watching for One, Two, Four, or Six at Sea Goddess Whale Watching (24% Off)

Up to Three Hours of Whale Watching for One, Two, Four, or Six at Sea Goddess Whale Watching (24% Off)

Sea Goddess Whale Watching

Moss Landing

A marine biologist narrates a nearly three-hour cruise of Monterey Bay, during which Humpback, Grey, Killer, and Blue whales can be spotted

$45 $34

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Silver Creek Sportsplex: 90 Minutes of Inline Skating with Rentals at Silver Creek Sportsplex (Up to 55% Off)

90 Minutes of Inline Skating with Rentals at Silver Creek Sportsplex (Up to 55% Off)

Silver Creek Sportsplex

San Jose

Kids, teens, and adults enjoy open inline skating

$28 $14

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

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

$40 $22

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

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

Skydive Monterey Bay

Marina

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

$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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Rancho Canada Golf Club: $99 for One Day of Unlimited Golf for Two with Cart at Rancho Canada Golf Club ($178 Value)

$99 for One Day of Unlimited Golf for Two with Cart at Rancho Canada Golf Club ($178 Value)

Rancho Canada Golf Club

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Golfers traverse any of the 36 holes course as they encounter the Carmel River, rolling fairways, and sweeping views of Saint Lucia Mountain

$178 $99

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

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

Diversified Soft Tissue Therapy

Pacific Grove

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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Bottle & Bottega - SW San Jose: Two-and-a-Half Hour Painting Party for One, Two, or Four from Bottle & Bottega San Jose (Up to 32% Off)

Two-and-a-Half Hour Painting Party for One, Two, or Four from Bottle & Bottega San Jose (Up to 32% Off)

Bottle & Bottega - SW San Jose

Los Gatos

Patrons drink, paint, and mingle as an experienced artist leads them step-by-step through the creation of their own painting masterpiece

$35 $25

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Midway of Fun: $15 for Carnival Rides at Santa Cruz County Fair ($30 Value)

$15 for Carnival Rides at Santa Cruz County Fair ($30 Value)

Midway of Fun

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

The 30 ride tickets or unlimited-ride wristband grants access to carnival rides in fair packed with food and fun

$30 $15

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iLoveKickboxing.com: 4 or 10 Kickboxing Classes with Personal-Training Session and Boxing Gloves at iLoveKickboxing.com ( 74% Off )

4 or 10 Kickboxing Classes with Personal-Training Session and Boxing Gloves at iLoveKickboxing.com ( 74% Off )

iLoveKickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

Kickboxing classes combine boxing and martial arts to help tone and trim physiques, and one-on-one training helps refine style and results

$105 $30

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Nickel City: $12 for 12 Arcade Visits and 300 Prize Tickets Per Visit at Nickel City ($28 Value)

$12 for 12 Arcade Visits and 300 Prize Tickets Per Visit at Nickel City ($28 Value)

Nickel City

Branham - Kirk

More than 100 video and redemption games cost a nickel; more than 30 free arcade classics

$28 $12

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Randy's Fishing and Whale Watching Trips: Three-Hour Whale-Watching Expedition with Randy's Fishing and Whale Watching Trips (Up to 35% Off)

Three-Hour Whale-Watching Expedition with Randy's Fishing and Whale Watching Trips (Up to 35% Off)

Randy's Fishing and Whale Watching Trips

Monterey

Whale watching trip to see whales breaching within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

$40 $26

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Joyce Vineyards: $11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards ($20 Value)

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards ($20 Value)

Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley Village

Sample 7 wines, including the Black Mountain chardonnay with notes of pear, quince and pineapple, or the bold Pedregal cabernet sauvignon

$20 $11

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Computer History Museum: Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

$30 $15

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

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

APTOS

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

$75 $29

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Heller Estate Organic Vineyards: Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Carmel Valley Village

Sample award-winning wines aged in French oak barrels and made from grapes grown in the vineyards that make the property so picturesque

$20 $11

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

$20 for 30 Kickboxing and Fitness 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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Randy's Fishing Trips and Whale Watching: Salmon- or Cod-Fishing with Optional Rental Gear from Randy's Fishing and Whale Watching Trips (Up to 55% Off)

Salmon- or Cod-Fishing with Optional Rental Gear from Randy's Fishing and Whale Watching Trips (Up to 55% Off)

Randy's Fishing Trips and Whale Watching

Monterey

Fishing trip to fish for salmon or cod in the Monterey Bay; all levels from novice–advanced anglers are welcome

$80 $38

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CrossFit Watsonville: Up to 72% Off Crossfit  at CrossFit Watsonville

Up to 72% Off Crossfit at CrossFit Watsonville

CrossFit Watsonville

Watsonville

From the merchant: Get fit with an hour of certified CrossFit coaching of safe and intense workout of the day to build functional strength

$350 $99

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

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

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Almaden Yoga: 10 or 15 Classes at Almaden Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

10 or 15 Classes at Almaden Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Almaden Yoga

Multiple Locations

Certified yoga instructors lead 15 class styles to help students of all abilities strengthen mind, body, and spirit

$120 $29

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Archery Santa Cruz: Group Lesson and Range Time for Two or Four or Private Party for Up to 10 at Archery Santa Cruz (Up to 45% Off)

Group Lesson and Range Time for Two or Four or Private Party for Up to 10 at Archery Santa Cruz (Up to 45% Off)

Archery Santa Cruz

Downtown Santa Cruz

Learn about form, safety, and skill development in a group lesson or while aiming at novelty targets in a private birthday party

$50 $28

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

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

Motion Pacific

Central Santa Cruz

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

$130 $39

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The Yoga Studio: 5 Aerial Yoga Classes or 10 Non-Aerial Yoga Classes at The Yoga Studio (Up to 74% Off)

5 Aerial Yoga Classes or 10 Non-Aerial Yoga Classes at The Yoga Studio (Up to 74% Off)

The Yoga Studio

Campbell

Yogis suspend themselves from cloth fabric hammocks or take part in nearly 25 available weekly yoga sessions

$149 $39

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California Academy of Sciences: Adult, Child, or Youth General Admission at California Academy of Sciences

Adult, Child, or Youth General Admission at California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

Explore a four-story living rainforest, a planetarium with a 75-foot dome, a moving earthquake exhibit, a living roof, and much more

$24.95

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San Jose Batting Cages: 24 Batting-Cage Rounds with Optional Lesson or 70 Batting-Cage Rounds at San Jose Batting Cages (Up to 53% Off)

24 Batting-Cage Rounds with Optional Lesson or 70 Batting-Cage Rounds at San Jose Batting Cages (Up to 53% Off)

San Jose Batting Cages

South San Jose

Indoor batting cages and optional half-hour lessons help players hone their batting skills

$24 $12

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Pump It Up of Morgan Hill: Admission for Two or Four or 10-Pack Card to Pump It Up of Morgan Hill (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two or Four or 10-Pack Card to Pump It Up of Morgan Hill (Up to 50% Off)

Pump It Up of Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill

Kids climb inflatables, crawl through padded obstacle courses, and barrell down slides

$16 $8

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

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

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

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

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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Myka Cellars & Bunter Springs Winery: Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Myka Cellars & Bunter Springs Winery (Up to 45% Off)

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Myka Cellars & Bunter Springs Winery (Up to 45% Off)

Myka Cellars & Bunter Springs Winery

Carmel Valley Village

Guests taste six different small-batch wines, each made from grapes sourced from local, family-run vineyards

$20 $12

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

$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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CPAA Arts Center: 5 or 10 Ballroom Dance Classes or 3 Private Classes for One or Two at CPAA Arts Center (Up to 67% Off)

5 or 10 Ballroom Dance Classes or 3 Private Classes for One or Two at CPAA Arts Center (Up to 67% Off)

CPAA Arts Center

Joaquin Miller

Brush up on footwork or reconnect with a loved one during ballroom dance classes and ballroom dance practice parties

$50 $25

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Carmel Ridge Winery: Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Carmel Ridge Winery (Up to 42% Off)

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Carmel Ridge Winery (Up to 42% Off)

Carmel Ridge Winery

Monterey

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

$20 $12

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My Fitness: Three- or Six-Week Boot-Camp Programs at My Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Three- or Six-Week Boot-Camp Programs at My Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

My Fitness

San Jose

Each program includes boot-camp classes, three-day detox menu, meal plans, and before-and-after photos

$120 $25

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The Coastview Vineyard: Wine Tasting for Two or Four, or Private Tasting Party for 10 at Coastview Vineyard Tasting Room (Up to 57% Off)

Wine Tasting for Two or Four, or Private Tasting Party for 10 at Coastview Vineyard Tasting Room (Up to 57% Off)

The Coastview Vineyard

Carmel Valley Village

Tour the winery and sip samples of wine before using up to $40 in credits to purchase bottles; private parties include wine and food

$40 $19

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

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

Stockton Dirt Track

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

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  • Santa Cruz Dance Company
    As she twinkle-toed her way across stages in countries from France to Brazil to Japan, internationally lauded dance teacher and choreographer Joy Smith's moves have enraptured audiences in music videos, TV shows, and music tours. At her studio, Santa Cruz Dance Company, she strives to impart a similar passion for dance in students of all ages and abilities. She fosters an encouraging environment in which they can learn the steps and lay the foundations for a lifetime of fitness. Along with a team of instructors, she teaches budding performers the fundamental techniques of ballet, contemporary jazz, acrobatics, and musical theater. The instructors incorporate these techniques into choreographed dance pieces and help students learn to express themselves through the movements—a skill they can use to show their feelings about their favorite roller coaster being put to sleep. She also calls on her years of dance experience to help whip adults into shape during Zumba classes, an effort which has earned her Good Times' award for Best Aerobic Instructor. As a master trainer, she fires up fitness dance parties with her easy-to-follow blend of aerobics and Latin dance. She takes her training a step further by certifying and licensing Zumba trainers throughout Northern California as a Zumba Education Specialist.
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    2800 Porter St.
    Soquel, CA US
  • Farley's Kickboxing Academy
    Martial-arts master Francis Farley conquered his childhood timidity by studiously practicing martial arts. He went on to win the North American middleweight title in 1989, and by 1993, he had won the International Sport Karate Association middleweight championship, holding on to that title for five years. He decided to open Farley's Kickboxing Academy, a dojo with a full weight room and boxing ring, in order to teach others various kicks and jabs gleaned from his successful 27-win, 2-loss career, which featured 17 knockouts and one intimidating finger wag. Francis's passion for martial arts—and fitness in general—led him to pair up with instructors such as Joey Thomas, a professional surfer and black belt in Brazilian jujitsu; Willow Brown, the facility's yoga expert, who has more than 10 years of teaching experience; and MMA coach Mike Roberts. These gurus help fitness seekers of all levels blast calories, learn self defense, or gain spiritual tranquility, and they adhere to the motto, "You don't have to be a fighter to train like one," as opposed to, "Once a couch potato, always a couch potato."
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    2551 South Rodeo Gulch Rd.
    Soquel, CA US
  • Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel
    The team at Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel teaches classes, repairs equipment, and plans diving trips, all with a focus on building an active scuba community. Seasoned instructors with NAUI and PADI certification lead beginners from the classroom to the ocean, where they meander through kelp forests and master the art of underwater basket weaving. Experts coordinate travel to premier international and local dive sites such as Catalina Island, aiming to make the three to five yearly trips affordable and fun. The crew also recommends new and used gear for purchase or rental, including Oceanic booties, Tusa masks, and radar equipment that helps divers avoid traveling mermaid salesmen.
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    3921 Soquel Dr.
    Soquel, CA US
  • California Classic Sail
    When Forest Roberts was 9 years old, he built a boat in his backyard with money saved from his paper route. Since 1989, Roberts has participated more officially in the maritime industry, working water-related jobs from commercial diving to boat building—and often living aboard boats—before opening his sailing-charter company in 2006. Today, California Classic Sail operates from Santa Cruz on the shores of Monterey Bay, earning praises from previous passengers and a Santa Cruz Sentinel feature story. Roberts’s background in the building industry helped him recognize the superb craftsmanship in his current yacht, Sarah. The builder, William Garvie—who named the vessel after his granddaughter—constructed the 52-foot-long boat based on a line drawing published in an early 20th-century yachting-magazine spread. Made of wood instead of the fiberglass many modern boats are made of, its vintage style and wood hull set it apart from other Santa Cruz charter vessels. Dubbed a “Sharpie” for its long, narrow shape, rather than an ability to leave permanent wakes, the graceful yacht zips through the bay waters on chartered trips for groups of up to six. Passengers can relax onboard as Roberts steers, or choose to learn basic sailing maneuvers through hands-on instruction. Roberts can also tailor trips to special occasions such as engagements and birthdays, and can sail during many times of day, including more-scenic mornings and sunsets.
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    1400 Wharf Rd.
    Capitola, California US
  • Bargetto Winery
    1933 was a banner year for Phillip and John Bargetto. Prohibition finally ended, and the brothers were able to reopen their winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Originally from Piedmont, Italy, Phillip and John embraced their passion for growing northern-Italian varietals, twining their hillsides with vines of dolcetto, nebbiolo, and refosco grapes. Now run by the Bargetto family's third generation, the winery continues to cultivate these same grapes as well as two of Santa Cruz's more well-known varietals, chardonnay and pinot noir. Its most heralded wines hail from the 40 acres of trellised vines at Regan Estate Vineyards, which produces balanced yet concentrated fruit thanks to its sunny hilltop location, loamy soil, and cool breezes from thousands of naturally occurring ceiling fans. Controlled aging in new-French- or American-oak barrels imbues some of the winery's reds with lingering finishes and toasty sweetness, and stainless-steel barrels ensure that the whites retain their vibrant acidity. Although most of the wines display a more approachable style, the La Vita line embraces the family's Old-World routes, featuring complexly tannic and age-worthy blends of Phillip and John's favored dolcetto, nebbiolo, and refosco grapes.
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    3535 N Main St.
    Soquel, CA US
  • Santa Cruz Mntns Wngrwrs Association
    At 2,600 feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one might expect to find sprawling views of the ocean and surrounding forest and not flourishing vineyards. Yet there are more than 70 wineries dappling the hills at various altitudes, privy to the dewy, cooling breezes of the sea and the richness of the rocky soil. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks to their scattered presence, deeming them "less a cohesive wine region than a patchwork of vineyards." Still, this characteristic isolation has resulted in "a perfect laboratory for winemaking not held hostage to fashion"—no one style dominates in this rustic setting. Pinot noirs and chardonnays populate the western front, and the east yields cabernets, merlots, and zinfandels. The majority of the vineyards are small and family owned—a fact reflected in their meticulously bottled libations and the matching sweaters of their holiday photos—but though they exist in chosen hermitage, many of them welcome visitors to their scenic sites. They host weddings, festivals, and open events such as Pathway to Pinot Paradise, a self-guided tour of the pinot noir hotspots.
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    7605 Old Dominion Ct
    Aptos, CA US

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