Things To Do In San Rafael

Up to 83% Off at Red Dragon Yoga

Multiple Locations

$175 $30

In heated eco-friendly studios, instructors lead Bikram and power yoga to help patrons build muscle and detoxify their bodies

Up to 77% Off Gym Membership and Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

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Members work out during open gym hours or classes such as Zumba and Power Sculpt; trainers develop personalized strength and cardio routines

Up to 80% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

San Rafael

$420 $99

Cardio and core classes sculpt muscles with high-intensity interval training and full-body exercises

60% Off Cooking Class from Big Jim's BBQ in San Rafael

Multiple Locations

$240 $95

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In five-hour classes, with supplies included, students master grill & barbecue smoking techniques before eating the fruits of their labor.

Up to 85% Off CrossFit Classes at West Bay CrossFit

San Rafael

$200 $49

CrossFit instructors motivate clients through an ever-changing rotation of high-intensity functional workouts

55% Off

San Rafael

$165 $74

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Up to 86% Off Classes and Uniform at Goju Karate

San Rafael

$100 $19

Students of all fitness levels participate in karate classes that teach basic techniques and test endurance

Up to 72% Off Wine Tasting & Bottles

San Rafael

$69.98 $23

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In a brand-new tasting room, guests leisurely sample a selection of wines, learn about the winery, and take home a bottle of wine each

82% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$160 $29

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One month of unlimited yoga classes help strengthen and sculpt muscles

50% Off Art Class with Wine

San Rafael

$40 $20

Students sip glasses of wine as they learn from professional and expert artists during two-hour classes

84% Off CrossFit Classes

San Anselmo

$249 $39

Intense workouts include exercises designed to torch fat, build muscle, enhance agility, and prep participants for all physical activity

Up to 88% Off Personal Training Sessions

San Anselmo

$240 $39

Certified personal trainer tailors an exercise regimen to clients' current condition and fitness goals

$120 Off a Five-Day Kids' Science Camp

Multiple Locations

$369 $249

During five-day summer sessions, kids build robots, design moon buggies, create 3-D cartoons, or extract their own DNA

Up to 87% Off Two-Month Gym Membership at Body By X

Corte Madera

$298 $39

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Free weights and machines are just the start of the offerings at this gym, that also hosts classes such as cycling, rowing, and TRX

45% Off

Corte Madera

$725 $399

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Up to 60% Off Kids' Surf Camps

Stinson Beach

$400 $189

Expert instructors teach kids how to surf during day-long summer camps that include beach games

Up to 51% Off Lap Swim Classes

Mill Valley

$66 $33

Fitness swim classes teach stroke techniques alongside flexibility training to boost coordination, mobility, and efficiency

Up to 69% Off Slow-Motion Strength Training

Mill Valley

$65 $20

Slow-motion strength training boosts strength, lean muscle mass, and metabolism in quick 30-minute sessions

40% Off a Two-Hour Sunset Sail

Sausalito

$55 $33

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78-foot, replica 1860s schooner Freda B explores San Francisco Bay as sun sets behind Golden Gate Bridge

50% Off Yacht Cruise

Sausalito

$80 $40

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A seasoned crew steers a 51-ft. yacht past Alcatraz and under Golden Gate Bridge during a festive cruise for up to 30

Up to 77% Off Membership to Bridgeway Gym

Sausalito

$170 $39

Personal trainers tailor workouts amid free weights and machines; group classes include Zumba, yoga, Cardio Step, and qi gong

Half Off Guitar or Bass Lessons

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Max Abrahams draws on his degree in music during 30-minute lessons for all ages; cover material ranging from simple songs to music theory

Up to 58% Off SF Bay Photo Club and Ecology Tours

Multiple Locations

$69 $34

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Travel through San Francisco Bay, searching for marine life or snapping pictures of Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, and the Palace of Fine Arts

Up to 53% Off Guided Kayak Tour for One or Two

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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

Up to 82% Off Boot Camp

Blackies Pasture

$187.50 $35

Ironman triathlete & personal trainer leads clients during outdoor boot camp sessions focused on cardio, strength, agility, and flexibility

Up to 65% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Novato Pilates

$200 $70

Instructor Gretchen Turzo shares the core-building workout that helped her become a gymnast, dancer, and trapeze artist

52% Off Adult Dance at Rhythms Dance Center

Novato

$60 $29

Choose from a variety of classes, including tap for beginners and cardio dance, to learn how to cut a rug while working out

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Richmond

$120 $55

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

47% Off Services

Richmond

$15 $8

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75% Off Boxing Lessons

Richmond

$160 $40

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

Up to 64% Off CrossFit Classes at 510 CrossFit

Hilltop Bayview

$150 $59

Movements and techniques from across the fitness spectrum—from powerlifting to sprinting—combine to form ever-changing CrossFit regimens

Up to 53% Off at Crossfit Cypher

Richmond

$100 $50

After a consultation and movement evaluation, CrossFit beginners learn the ropes during two-week On-Ramp courses

41% Off Learn-to-Sail Class

Marina Bay

$745 $439

After this course, you will be able to sail 20-foot boat in familiar waters without supervision in light to moderate wind and sea conditions

Up to 80% Off Classes at Hughes Elite Fitness

Southwest Annex

$120 $29

Certified personal trainer leads up to 30 clients in high-energy workouts

Up to 51% Off Family Pool Passes

El Cerrito

$20 $10

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Single-day or summer pass to heated, outdoor pools with lap lanes, play areas, and a water slide; grounds offer picnic tables and bbq area

Up to 74% Off at Bridges Rock Gym

El Cerrito

$93 $24

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Scale rocks, kickbox, or flex muscles during yoga classes at this comprehensive climbing gym

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 55% Off Yoga Classes at Aguirre Fitness

Hercules

$60 $29

Yoga classes stretch tight muscles, improve flexibility, and help tone bodies

Up to 70% Off at Hercules CrossFit

Hercules

$90 $32

Certified trainers build strong, lean bodies via dynamic, ever-changing workouts that include dead lifts, sprints, and body-weight exercises

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Albany

$105 $39.50

Eight different yoga classes focus on calming the mind and strengthening the body through various styles of movement

Up to 45% Off Bowling for Two

Albany

$30 $16.50

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36 gleaming lanes invite duos to bowl strikes then strike poses in rented shoes

Up to 82% Off at 108 Heroes Kung Fu

Financial District

$160 $29

Kung fu lessons teach essential self-defense moves as well as confidence and skills useful for a lifetime of overall wellness

Aquarium of the Bay – Up to 55% Off Membership

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

$110 $49

Membership to 20,000-animal aquarium includes one year of free admission and discounted gift-shop purchases

#HellaFunny – Up to 41% Off Standup

The Great Star Theatre

$16.82 $10

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San Francisco comedian and three-time winner of Laugh Factory's Fresh Faces Comedy Competition cracks jokes in a BYOB showcase

50% Off Movie Red Carpet Movie Gala

Marina Theatre

$50 $25

Get caught up in this movie shot in a 100 year old haunted house

Up to 68% Off Pilates or G.I.T. Fit Classes

Mission

$75 $24

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Instructors improve posture and strengthen cores with Pilates, or provide full-body strength and endurance training in G.I.T. Fit classes

42% Off Walking Food Tour

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

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Guides share facts about local history and culture while participants taste pizza, falafel, and bakery treats

Tour and Photograph Vibrant Neighborhoods with a Storyteller

San Francisco

$45 $45

Garry Bowden kicks things off with a Chinese tea ceremony, then shares photography tips as he guides you through several neighborhoods

58% Off Jewelry-Making Class

Market Street

$235 $99

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Students use included materials to make copper bracelets or silver rings while working at a traditional jewelry bench inside a pro studio

50% Off Wedding Fair for Two

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Bridal shows bring together couples and wedding professionals for networking and big-day planning

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 51% Off Summer Theater Camp

Mission

$325 $160

Children will explore through movement, improvisation, trust building and teamwork.

Up to 38% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Boxer Stadium

$16 $10

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After advancing to the league championship last year, the Dogfish reload with their sights set on bringing home a trophy

71% Off at Purusha Yoga

Outer Richmond

$99 $29

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Students gain strength and flexibility in community-oriented yoga, Zumba, and dance classes held in a sunny studio

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Eastside West Restaurance

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

"Foodies! The Musical" – Up to 53% Off

The Shelton Theater

$36.18 $17

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Musical revue’s cast skewers eating habits, kitchen gadgets, and over-attentive waiters

Roll Your Own Sushi with a Japanese Chef

Chinatown

$89 $89

Kaz Matsune shows you how to handcraft hand rolls and Rainbow and California maki; your creations are shared during a communal dinner

$10 for Standup at Punch Line Comedy Club

Punch Line San Francisco

$25 $10

Sunday show running for more than 30 years brings together lineups of local up-and-comers

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

83% Off Beginner Jiu Jitsu Classes

SoMa

$150 $25

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Developed and taught by award-winning martial artists, beginner jiu jitsu classes follow the facility's martial-arts philosophy

Up to 64% Off Food Tour

San Francisco

$40 $19

Tour takes guests through North Beach to learn about its rich heritage and Italian cuisine

Up to 70% Off Cardio-Boxing Classes

Third Street Boxing Gym

$100 $29.99

Golden Gloves champions lead classes that include cardio drills, jump-rope practice, shadowboxing, and core toning

72% Off Boxing Classes at Polk Street Gym

Civic Center

$175 $49

Classes help beginning boxers tone their cores, arms, and legs while practicing jabs, hooks, footwork, and head movement

70% Off Cardio Kickboxing

SoMa

$120 $36

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7D Experience - Up to 56% Off Interactive Laser-Shooting Experience

Fisherman's Wharf

$30 $15

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Choose one of two interactive rides that combine roller-coaster movement with interactive laser shooting, surround sound, and 3-D visuals

55% Off Services

Lower Pacific Heights

$100 $45

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Up to 76% Off Boot Camp from Functionally Fit SF

San Francisco

$400 $99

Results-driven training that combines cardio- and strength-based exercises; designed for trainees of all ability levels

Up to 83% Off Membership to Body Mechanix

Multiple Locations

$340 $59

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Unlimited one-month membership grants access to gym equipment and group classes; expert personal trainers offer one-one-one motivation

88% Off Fitness Classes at I Luv My Body Fitness

I Luv My Body Fitness

$250 $29

A certified personal trainer helps clients tone their bodies and burn calories with challenging, action-packed workouts

Up to 60% Off Chocolate Tour with Eight Tastings

San Francisco

$50 $25

Explore the tastes of the 19th-century Ghirardelli shop, Tokyo-import Minamoto Kitchoan, and the traditional pralines of Leonidas

51% Off Lessons at 1st Russian Ballet School

Lower Pacific Heights

$200 $99

Director Julia Zharova and a team of Russian-trained dancers help adults and children master the graceful, precise movements of ballet

Half Off Maritime Parks Association Membership

Fisherman's Wharf

$60 $30

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Association membership entitles holders and guests to free entry into historic ships and a submarine, as well as event invites

Up to 76% Off Cardio-Boxing Classes

Mission

$60 $19

Certified trainers lead exercisers through a routine of kicks and punches

Up to 71% Off Filipino Martial Arts Classes

San Francisco

$185 $59

Experts guide students through Filipino self-defense techniques, a versatile fighting style utilizing weapons and bare hands

Up to 54% Off Pilates or Barre Classes

Mission

$150 $69

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Pilates mat classes strengthen core muscles while Booty Barre blends Pilates, yoga, and dance; private Pilates sessions with skilled teacher

Up to 51% Off Two-Hour Kayak Trips from City Kayak

South Beach

$64.16 $32

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Paddlers drift past city views on the way to Brannan Street Wharf

73% Off Chauffeured Wine-Country Tour

Civic Center

$750 $199

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Chauffeurs guide groups to wine country destinations inside SUVs

Up to 54% Off from San Francisco City Guides

Civic Center

$75 $35

70+ monthly tours offered year-round, each focused on the architecture, history, and legends of San Francisco

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Healdsburg Golf Club carves through Wine Country, loping over undulating terrain marked by mature fir trees and views of Dry Creek Valley. Before taking the course, limber up on the all-weather driving range, with 18 stalls spread over three tiers that allow golfers to smack 300-yard drives or attempt to sink a two-story practice putt. The nine-hole course wraps well-manicured fairways around doglegs and surrounds greens with an entourage of bunkers and rolling mounds. Though suited for beginners, the course is a test for players of abilities, challenging golfers to hit a variety of shots, from long drives down par 5s to bicycle kicks past the goalkeeper on the eighth green. Golfers can relax after their rounds with a relaxing meal at the club’s bar and outdoor patio. The elevated patio overlooks the course as it fades into a sea of trees, misty mountains lining the horizon, and a wormhole leading to a secret nine-hole course on the moon.

Course at a Glance

  • Nine-hole, par 35 layout
  • Three sets of tees
  • Length of 2,622 yards from farthest tees
  • Course rating of 65.4 from farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 114 from farthest tees

350 Smith Ranch Road
San Rafael,
CA
US

Most gyms don't limit their membership enrollment, which is why Meridian's Bodies in Motion does. By managing their member count, the workout areas are less crowded and visitors can step right up to machines without wasting precious calorie-burning minutes waiting in line. The staff can focus on keeping the facility clean and getting acquainted with clients, adding personal touches such as greeting members by name every time they enter and swipe their membership card, which means "hello" in several languages.

At each facility, a team of certified fitness instructors encourages exercise efforts during an array of group classes, including Zumba, spin, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and cross-training. The certified personal trainers devise customized workout routines and monitor exercisers' forms as they carve muscles lifting free weights and slim down on cardio and strength-training equipment from Icarian, Hammer Strength, Precor, and FreeMotion. Special features—such as racquetball courts, swimming pools, saunas, indoor basketball courts, boxing rings, childcare, and cuddly kitten pits—vary depending on location.

1001 4th St
San Rafael,
CA
US

At Marin Murder Mysteries, dinner mates may ask you to pass the rolls just before they begin chipping away at your alibi. That’s because guests are both suspects and sleuths during the theater troupe’s interactive performances, attempting to tally the clues and pinpoint the culprit's motive. Each year, the cast and crew serve up three to four different shows that inject generous portions of slapstick into the familiar detective genre. The writers and directors have a particular fondness for the noir-soaked era of the 1950s, with such past plays as Remains to be Seen, Murder Me, Always, and Death of a Doornail. During the show, guests have the option to dine on a gourmet dinner or sip cocktails from a cash bar.

931 4th St
San Rafael,
CA
US

Tamalpais CrossFit's coaches are not content to teach the same curriculum day in, day out. Instead, the CrossFit specialists mix up their routines on a regular basis, linking innovative sequences of exercises that increase strength and prevent fitness plateaus. Whether leading students through deadlifts, pull-ups, or lunges, the trainers keep students on their muscle-bristled toes. In addition to leading training sessions at various levels, the gym's fitness experts dish nutritional advice for complete body-revamping programs.

555 Francisco Blvd E
San Rafael,
CA
US

Today’s Groupon uses the power of laser for the good of looking good via laser. For $185, you get three laser hair-removal sessions at The Laser Center of Marin in Marin County. Turn your body into a flawlessly smooth surface that will become even more slippery when covered in ultra-premium motor oil.1804: Vice-President Aaron Burr singes off Alexander Hamilton’s eyebrows at 30 yards.1865: John Wilkes Booth and Abraham Lincoln awkwardly brush hands while sharing armrest at Ford’s Theatre Laser-Zeppelin Night.1990: The Hubble Telescope becomes self-aware, prompting the launch of the Hubble-Response Death Ray.2006: Ryan Seacrest carves own face into moon.2010: September 17, Hubble-Response Death Ray becomes self-aware.

10 Avenue Of The Flags
San Rafael,
CA
US

Dance Arts Studios' instructors get fleet feet flying with a panoply of dance classes set within a studio that Pacific Sun named the best place for dance lessons in 2007 and 2008. The accommodating schedule of ballroom, Latin, and swing dances lets beginners and more sure-footed students build stepping and twirling skills with social dance classes. The Dance for Fitness course centers around fun, upbeat routines that strengthen cores and improve flexibility, teaching students to stylishly retrieve fallen items with a graceful dip. Although not included in today's Groupon, guest instructors and 2011 U.S. Argentine-tango stage champions Gustavo Hornos and Jesica Salomon help to inspire more seasoned dancers to take their tango to the next level in an intermediate/advanced Argentine-tango class.

704 Mission Ave
San Rafael,
CA
US

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