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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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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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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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Rockin' Jump: One Hour of Trampoline Time for Two, Four, or Six at Rockin' Jump (Up to 57% Off)

One Hour of Trampoline Time for Two, Four, or Six at Rockin' Jump (Up to 57% 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

$28 $16

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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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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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Moss Landing Whale Watching (Kahuna Sportfishing): Two-Hour Whale Watching for One, Two or Four at Moss Landing Whale Watching (Kahuna Sportfishing) (Up to 40% Off)

Two-Hour Whale Watching for One, Two or Four at Moss Landing Whale Watching (Kahuna Sportfishing) (Up to 40% Off)

Moss Landing Whale Watching (Kahuna Sportfishing)

Moss Landing

A two-hour boat trip allows individuals or small groups to spot whales in their natural habitat

$42 $28

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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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Cinnabar Hills Golf Club: 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (Up to 45% Off)

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (Up to 45% Off)

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

San Jose

Three 9-hole layouts showcase a spectrum of topography variance, including rolling hills, elevation changes, and intersecting waterways

$210 $115

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Bacon and Beer Classic : Bacon and Beer Classic at Levi's® Stadium on Saturday, February 27

Bacon and Beer Classic at Levi's® Stadium on Saturday, February 27

Bacon and Beer Classic

Levi's® Stadium

Unlimited samples of 100-plus craft beers and ciders and 25 bacon-infused dishes, plus games, contests and music inside Levi’s Stadium

$93.65 $80

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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

Campbell

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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2016 Reebok Spartan Races: $79 for Reebok Spartan Race Entry to the Monterey Super on June 4 ($149 Value)

$79 for Reebok Spartan Race Entry to the Monterey Super on June 4 ($149 Value)

2016 Reebok Spartan Races

Toro Park

Held on the beautiful lawn in the midst of Monterey’s inland wine country, Spartans navigate 24–29 tricky obstacles during this race

$149 $79

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Sonoma Valley Balloons: $179 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast from Sonoma Valley Balloons ($360 Value)

$179 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast from Sonoma Valley Balloons ($360 Value)

Sonoma Valley Balloons

Santa Rosa

Bird's-eye vistas of vineyards and distant mountains come into view as FAA-certified pilots whisk passengers away in a hot air balloon

$360 $179

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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

$240 $28

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Paintball International: $49 for an All-Day Paintball Party with Equipment for Up to 10 at Paintball International ($350 Off)

$49 for an All-Day Paintball Party with Equipment for Up to 10 at Paintball International ($350 Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields; afterwards enjoy a discounted pizza

$350 $49

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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

$29.95

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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 49% Off)

Flights and Cheese Plate or Reserve Tasting for Two at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro (Up to 49% 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

$59 $30

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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

New Monterey

Unlimited Mirror Maze, laser challenge, and golf

$60 $29

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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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The Dinner Detective San Jose: The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery with Commemorative Mug Through April 30, 2016

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery with Commemorative Mug Through April 30, 2016

The Dinner Detective San Jose

Hilton San Jose

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

$89.90 $54

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

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

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Pleasure Point

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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Pierce Ranch Vineyards: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at Pierce Ranch Vineyards (52% Off)

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at Pierce Ranch Vineyards (52% Off)

Pierce Ranch Vineyards

New Monterey

Wine tastings held in a cozy bungalow near the coast of Monterey Bay; Portuguese and Spanish varietals

$27.95 $14

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

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

Archery Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Learn about form, safety, and skill development in a group archery lesson

$50 $28

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

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

$409 $289

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Argentine Tango School: Eight-Week Beginner's Tango Dance Program for One or Two at Argentine Tango School (75% Off)

Eight-Week Beginner's Tango Dance Program for One or Two at Argentine Tango School (75% Off)

Argentine Tango School

Multiple Locations

On their own, or in pairs, dancers learn the basics of the Argentine tango, including tango’s history as well as its elegant techniques

$79 $20

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Kayak Connection: Single Kayak, Double Kayak, or Stand Up Paddle Board Rental at Kayak Connection (Up to 37% Off). Four Options.

Single Kayak, Double Kayak, or Stand Up Paddle Board Rental at Kayak Connection (Up to 37% Off). Four Options.

Kayak Connection

Multiple Locations

Single and double kayaks let renters explore waterways

$35 $22

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National Steinbeck Center: General Admission or Family Membership at the National Steinbeck Center (Up to 50% Off). Three Options.

General Admission or Family Membership at the National Steinbeck Center (Up to 50% Off). Three Options.

National Steinbeck Center

Steinbeck Center

Personal artifacts, exhibits, and programs honor the legacy of the author of “East of Eden,” “The Grapes of Wrath,” and “Of Mice and Men”

$29.90 $15

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Treasure Island Flea: Single-Day Admission for Two or Four with Two or Four Beverages to Treasure Island Flea (Up to 55% Off)

Single-Day Admission for Two or Four with Two or Four Beverages to Treasure Island Flea (Up to 55% Off)

Treasure Island Flea

Treasure Island

Peruse 300+ vendors with food, antiques, and vintage and handmade goods while sipping locally crafted drinks

$22 $11

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

$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

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Bikram Yoga San Jose: 10 or 20 Classes or Six Months of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga San Jose (Up to 78% Off)

10 or 20 Classes or Six Months of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga San Jose (Up to 78% Off)

Bikram Yoga San Jose

San Jose

Award-winning competitive yogis lead students through 26 postures held in a heated room for 90 minutes to stretch and strengthen muscles

$150 $35

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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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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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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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Sycamore Creek Vineyards: Wine Tastings for Two, Four, or Six at Sycamore Creek Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Wine Tastings for Two, Four, or Six at Sycamore Creek Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Sycamore Creek Vineyards

Morgan Hill

Groups of up to six sample award-winning varietals in a tasting room with gorgeous views of the Santa Cruz Mountains hillsides

$20 $12

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Santa Cruz Core: 4, 8, or 12 Semiprivate Training Sessions at Santa Cruz Core (Up to 76% Off)

4, 8, or 12 Semiprivate Training Sessions at Santa Cruz Core (Up to 76% Off)

Santa Cruz Core

Central Santa Cruz

Trainers lead groups of 2–5 through customized workouts that aim to boost muscle, speed, and power while shedding pounds

$160 $39

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

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

Chris' Whale Watching Tours

Monterey

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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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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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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Cowgirl Winery: Wine Tasting with Bread and Cheese Tray for Two or Four at Cowgirl Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Wine Tasting with Bread and Cheese Tray for Two or Four at Cowgirl Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Cowgirl Winery

Carmel Valley Village

Taste bold reds or lighter blends while hanging out on the eclectic patio or in the sunny interior of this redwood-barn tasting room

$26 $15

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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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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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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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Kaiwa Art and Play Space: Five-Hour Open Studio and Play Time for One, Two, or Four Children (Up to 58% Off)

Five-Hour Open Studio and Play Time for One, Two, or Four Children (Up to 58% Off)

Kaiwa Art and Play Space

Santa Cruz

Unique play environment encourages children to explore their creative side while engaging in conversation with other budding artists

$25 $12

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Agape Dance Academy: $39 for $85 Worth of Childrens Ballet Classes at Agape Dance Academy

$39 for $85 Worth of Childrens Ballet Classes at Agape Dance Academy

Agape Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

From the merchant: Tutu dreams really do come true! Young dancers will be inspired to dance , twirl, leap, pile and just LOVE ballet!

$85 $39

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Santa Cruz Fit Body Boot Camp: Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Santa Cruz Fit Body Boot Camp (61% Off)

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Santa Cruz Fit Body Boot Camp (61% Off)

Santa Cruz Fit Body Boot Camp

Downtown Santa Cruz

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

$247 $96

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  • 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 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
  • Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers 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 Court
    Aptos, CA US
  • Santa Cruz Baseball School
    Local coach Bob Kittle is both a fixture and good omen in Santa Cruz baseball. He nabbed the position of head coach at Cabrillo College after a 13-year stint at Santa Cruz High School, where he passed 47 players—12 of whom carried Division I scholarships—on to four-year schools. After seven Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League title wins and a community effort that saw Bill Dodge Field built, he now guides college players toward burgeoning baseball careers. He prefers to focus on the willpower behind the sport, telling the Santa Cruz Sentinel that "winning and success will take care of itself" when his students are devoted. Bob runs the Santa Cruz Baseball School as a year-round venue for players to hone their on-the-field skills. Through the nonprofit organization, he coaches kids with private lessons, high-school leagues, and recruiting tips to impress colleges, such as how to tell the difference between a diamond and a parallelogram. The school's summer camps engage 7- to 14-year-olds with game-play drills and speed-boosting techniques. Past instructors include Neil Walton of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Lauren Gagnier of the Detroit Tigers.
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    6500 Soquel Drive
    Aptos, 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

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