Things To Do In Santa Cruz


The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque: SuicideGirls: "Blackheart Burlesque" at The Catalyst on September 14 at 8 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

SuicideGirls: "Blackheart Burlesque" at The Catalyst on September 14 at 8 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

The Catalyst

Alternative burlesque celebrates Star Wars and Donnie Darko with slinky comedy, exposed skin, tattoos, and piercings

$31 $17

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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

Santa Cruz

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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Ultimate Pure Self Defense: $30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts at To The Point Martial Arts

$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts at To The Point Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

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

$60 $30

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Adventure Out: $55 for an Introductory 3-Hour Surf Lesson at Adventure Out ($99 Value)

$55 for an Introductory 3-Hour Surf Lesson at Adventure Out ($99 Value)

Adventure Out

Multiple Locations

Students learn from trainers that have up to ten years of surfing experience during 3-hour surfing lesson with all gear included

$99 $55

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Santa Cruz Bowls Club: Three- or Six-Month Lawn-Bowling Club Membership for Two or Four with Pizza at Santa Cruz Bowls Club (Up to 82% Off)

Three- or Six-Month Lawn-Bowling Club Membership for Two or Four with Pizza at Santa Cruz Bowls Club (Up to 82% Off)

Santa Cruz Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

Members get three or six months of unlimited practice rolling unbalanced bowls toward a target ball with precision

$74 $19

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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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The Palomar Ballroom: Four-Week Dance Series, or Six Drop-In Classes for One or Two at The Palomar Ballroom (Up to 63% Off)

Four-Week Dance Series, or Six Drop-In Classes for One or Two at The Palomar Ballroom (Up to 63% Off)

The Palomar Ballroom

Multiple Locations

Professional instructors lead dance classes and series in salsa, swing, ballroom, and tango for all skill levels

$52 $19

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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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SUP Shack: One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Santa Cruz Harbor

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

$20 $11

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Cosmo Chic: Two-Hour Sewing Class at Cosmo Chic SC (44% Off)

Two-Hour Sewing Class at Cosmo Chic SC (44% Off)

Cosmo Chic

Central Santa Cruz

From the merchant: Semi-private sewing classes for kids ages 9-16 years

$80 $45

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Segway Santa Cruz Tours: $53 for Seascape Segway Tour from Segway Santa Cruz Tours ($89 Value)

$53 for Seascape Segway Tour from Segway Santa Cruz Tours ($89 Value)

Segway Santa Cruz Tours

Segway Santa Cruz

Segway tours glide along beautiful ocean seascapes past the historical surfing museum and lighthouse and back to the wharf

$89 $53

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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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Shark Camp: $55 for $100 Worth at Shark Camp

$55 for $100 Worth at Shark Camp

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $55

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TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz: 10 or 20 Classes at TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz (Up to 76% Off)

10 or 20 Classes at TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz (Up to 76% Off)

TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Wavelike spinal movements, rhythmic breathing, and sharp focus inspire relaxation and boost strength, flexibility, and endurance

$100 $29

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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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CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz: One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz (53% Off)

One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz (53% Off)

CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Learn foundational CrossFit weightlifting, gymnastics, and sprinting skills in a positive and encouraging environment with a certified coach

$125 $59

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Yoga for Cancer Foundation: 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Yoga for Cancer Foundation (Up to 66% Off)

10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Yoga for Cancer Foundation (Up to 66% Off)

Yoga for Cancer Foundation

Westside

Designed with cancer patients in mind, yoga classes help rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit

$75 $35

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The Golden Fleece: Beginner Knitting or Crochet Class for One or Two with Optional Starter Kit at The Golden Fleece (Up to 65% Off)

Beginner Knitting or Crochet Class for One or Two with Optional Starter Kit at The Golden Fleece (Up to 65% Off)

The Golden Fleece

Central Santa Cruz

Beginner classes give students solid foundation in each craft; starter kit includes yarn with needles or crochet hook

$45 $17

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Bailamos Salsa Rueda: One-Month Salsa Workshop for One or Two at Bailamos Salsa Rueda (Up to 55% Off)

One-Month Salsa Workshop for One or Two at Bailamos Salsa Rueda (Up to 55% Off)

Bailamos Salsa Rueda

Central Santa Cruz

Groups learn to dance salsa in a "wheel" of interchanging partners as a leader calls out different moves

$28 $14

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Select Local Merchants

  • Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers
    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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    Pacific Ave.
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Venture Quest Kayaking
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Venture Quest Kayaking facet_type_id: 54a2fae0-5f37-1032-afff-281103dc47d2 html_text: Venture Quest Kayaking's owner and head guide Dave Johnston leads paddling excursions across Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, from the shimmering interiors of seaside caves to the open water where whales and other wildlife frequent. He sets the standard for a team of experienced paddlers that lead the company's many tours. These nature tours, moonlight paddles, and trips to other ports send paddlers through waves and estuaries as guides encourage participants to hone their paddling technique and give the right-of-way to any ghost ships. Kayaking camps and classes teach skills such as riding into curling waves and safe ways to launch or do self-rescue in the surf. Their shop on the Wharf also outfits customers with a variety of rentals, including open- or closed-top single and double ocean kayaks.
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    2 Municipal Wharf
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Art Social
    During three-hour classes at Art Social, instructors strive to foster an environment as lively as the paintings that inspire them. At various restaurants, wine bars, or galleries across the Bay Area, students begin the evening chatting with classmates against the backdrop of soft music and clinking wine glasses. Once students have settled into their personal painting stations, instructors delve into history, context, and scratch 'n' sniff features of the evening's chosen painting, which has included works such as Gustav Klimt's The Kiss or Van Gogh's Starry Night. Step-by-step instruction ensures students of all levels take home a personal masterpiece, whether it is a replica of the painting being taught or the bowls of fruit that haunt the student's mind.
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    1220 Pacific Ave, 2nd FL
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Affordable Chef
    Chef Mark Gallagher's food has been devoured in barns and pine forests, on beaches and amid vineyards. As a caterer, he customizes his menus to the setting and to his clients' every preference?the one uniform detail being the quality and nutrition value of the ingredients. Gallagher brings the same skill set and premium meats, fish, and produce to private kitchens, where he works alongside his clients in hands-on cooking lessons. The result is a totally unique four-course custom menu. Afterward, Gallagher composts food waste and any biodegradable plates and flatware, which can be provided upon request and an affidavit affirming one's willingness to be hugged by a tree.
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    on-site
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • DiviniTree Yoga and Arts Studio
    Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio's instructors seek to share their passion with the community, creating a welcoming atmosphere for students of virtually any skill level or yogic persuasion. The classes encompass a range of styles, from movement inspired Vinyasa classes to Hatha classes focusing on on alignment, new yin, restorative, and gentle flow classes—for injuries, the elderly and students looking for a quite class to focus on awareness. The more advanced sections of these energetic practices encourage students to push themselves physically while still keeping a mindful awareness of their breathing and posture throughout. Divintree welcomes their students to explore all styles offered.
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    1043 Water St
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Vino Prima
    At Vino Prima, the wine pours freely. Surrounded by 360-degree views of the Santa Cruz wharf and sparkling lights of the boardwalk, patrons soak in the views as they sip their choice of wine by the flight or glass, with a rotating selection of 30 wines pouring daily. Enclosed in their protective casings, more than 150 boutique wines are also available by the bottle, which can later be filled with a miniature version of your favorite 14th-century shipwreck. On some weekends, belly dancing and live-music sessions create a lively atmosphere to complement the always-flowing libations.
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    55 Municipal Wharf
    Santa Cruz, CA US

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