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Kayak Tomales Bay - San Francisco

Kayak Tomales Bay - San Francisco

Nearly 15 miles long and about 1 mile wide, Tomales Bay is a finger-shaped waterway burbling with wildlife. Get in the thick of it on a two-hour morning kayak tour with Blue Waters Kayaking. Starting from the Inverness put-in, paddle the western shore over undulating ribbons of thick eel grass, staying on the lookout for lion's mane and moon jellyfish, as well as elusive bat rays.

WHERE
Blue Waters Kayaking
12938 Sir Francs Drake Blvd
Inverness, CA 94937
(415) 669-2600
http://www.bluewaterskayaking.com/

WHEN
HOURS
Monday - Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Source
http://sosh.com/san-francisco/blue-waters-kayaking/kayak-tomales-bay/a/dyir/?ref=collection_item

12938 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, CA, United States.
Anytime
Events San Francisco, GoSF, Outdoor Activities, Get Outside

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Reflect & Relax by the Indoor Waterfall - NYC

Reflect & Relax by the Indoor Waterfall - NYC

Plenty of museums have fountains, but not every one has a waterfall. Pull up a bench and bliss out to the gentle trickle of this cultural institution’s indoor cascade, which feeds into a reflecting pool and is shaded by bamboo stalks. Be sure to wander through the galleries as well, which are thin on crowds and display ever-changing exhibits of modern and traditional Japanese art.

WHERE
Japan Society
333 E 47th St
New York, NY 10017
(212) 832-1155

WHEN
Tuesday - Thursday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday
11:00am - 5:00pm

Source
http://sosh.com/new-york-city/japan-society/reflect-relax-by-the-indoor-waterfall/a/viCf/?b=sr

333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017, United States.
Anytime
GoNYC, Events New York, Museums & Galleries

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Happy Hour-Fueled Salsa Class - San Francisco

Happy Hour-Fueled Salsa Class - San Francisco

Hit the second-story dance floor at the Neck of the Woods for drinks, food, and a twirl with a few new dance partners. After learning some salsa moves, get on the floor to show ‘em off.

Instructor Evan teaches as many as fifty people at a time in these casual salsa classes, but don’t be surprised if it feels more like a social event than a seminar. Participants always pick up new steps and turns, but the emphasis is really on having a blast while dancing.
There’s no need to bring a date as the class is designed to have you dancing with a new partner every couple minutes. Think speed-dancing but with salsa minus all that pressure. Regulars insist the classes are always easy to follow, and instructors bring humor and patience to all of lessons.

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Hit the second-story dance floor at the Neck of the Woods for drinks, food, and a twirl with a few new dance partners. After learning some salsa moves, get on the floor to show ‘em off.

Instructor Evan teaches as many as fifty people at a time in these casual salsa classes, but don’t be surprised if it feels more like a social event than a seminar. Participants always pick up new steps and turns, but the emphasis is really on having a blast while dancing.
There’s no need to bring a date as the class is designed to have you dancing with a new partner every couple minutes. Think speed-dancing but with salsa minus all that pressure. Regulars insist the classes are always easy to follow, and instructors bring humor and patience to all of lessons.

Sosh Insider Tip
Need some encouragement to get out on the dance floor? Stop by for the daily happy hour before class. All beers are $3 and all other drinks are $2 off from 4-8pm.
WHEN
Monday's
7:00pm - 9:30pm

WHERE
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement St
(415) 387-6343

Source
http://sosh.com/san-francisco/neck-of-the-woods/break-out-your-salsa-shoes-rockit-room/a/xK/?b=sr

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406 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA, United States.
Anytime
Classes Active Activity Arts & Entertainment Bars, GoSF, Events San Francisco, Dancing, Dance Classes

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10 FUN L.A. THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THAT DON'T SUCK FOR GROWNUPS - LOS ANGELES

10 FUN L.A. THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THAT DON'T SUCK FOR GROWNUPS - LOS ANGELES

Who's cool? Who still knows what's up? Not you. You used to rock and roll all night and party ev-er-ee day. Now you're home by eight o'clock on school nights, and weekends too. Because you've got kids.

At least, that's how it feels during the dark moments. The moments in which you're alone and cringing in a hard plastic booth at a Chuck E. Cheese, counting the minutes before you can escape the animatronic caterwauling. The moments in which you find yourself at a Gymboree and realize that you paid good money to be surrounded by people you want nothing more than to strangle. The moments in which you strongly suspect that your childless friends whisper with pity about how much more interesting you used to be - in the time before.

But in the good moments - and admit it, there are plenty of them - your kids are fantastic. Their newne...

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Who's cool? Who still knows what's up? Not you. You used to rock and roll all night and party ev-er-ee day. Now you're home by eight o'clock on school nights, and weekends too. Because you've got kids.

At least, that's how it feels during the dark moments. The moments in which you're alone and cringing in a hard plastic booth at a Chuck E. Cheese, counting the minutes before you can escape the animatronic caterwauling. The moments in which you find yourself at a Gymboree and realize that you paid good money to be surrounded by people you want nothing more than to strangle. The moments in which you strongly suspect that your childless friends whisper with pity about how much more interesting you used to be - in the time before.

But in the good moments - and admit it, there are plenty of them - your kids are fantastic. Their newness, their curiosity, their wonder, their total lack of been-there-done-that, and their especially useful insistence that you get your ass of the couch and go out and actually see this miraculous city we call home.

Put down that leftover chicken nugget you were about to filch and get out on the town. There's plenty of fun to be had here - even before bedtime.

Best Place To See If You've Still Got It: Skateland

Opened in January of 1958, Northridge Skateland is now one of L.A.'s last remaining roller rinks, outliving all of its competitors. And there's a reason: Old as it is, this place doesn't feel like a relic - it's sparklingly well-maintained, and of course, the fact that DJs always spin whatever is in the top 40 this week always makes it feel current. Fabulous lighting, lots of video games and a lazer maze give you everything you'd want from a roller rink experience.

Little kids will like:
Learning how to roller skate, and doing the hokey pokey.

Older kids will like:
Feeling like they're in a nightclub, complete with lights, music, and flirting.

Grownups will like:
A much-needed opportunity to burn off the calories accrued from all of those pilfered chicken nuggets. Of course, if you're going to be a dud about it, you can bring your laptop and use the rink's free wifi while the kids skate. Or if you just can't get enough, come back for the 18-and-over adult night on Sunday and skate to Old School jams.

But does it have booze?
Sorry, no dice.

18140 Parthenia St., Northridge. (818) 885-7655. skateland.net.

Best Place To Introduce Absolute Beginners To Art: LACMA

As if LACMA weren't kid-friendly enough with their Family Days and free admission NextGen program for kids, the installation of Chris Burden's Metropolis II, basically the world's best Erector set / building blocks / Hot Wheels city that buzzes and zips on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, clinched the deal.

Then there's Richard Serra's Band, an expansive ribbon of rusted metal that creates flowing spaces which simultaneously intimidate with their immensity and enchant with their intimacy. The waves of metal invite hide-and-go-seek, yet also provide parents with a perfect opportunity to cultivate a young child's "look but don't touch" museum manners in a low-stakes setting. Throw in a ride in Barbara Kruger's romper-room-sized elevator and maybe a side trip to the cafe for a pastry, and you will have decisively buried the myth that museums have to be "hands on" to be interesting to children.

Little kids will like:
The rain of rubber tubing that is Penetrable in Neon Lime by Jesús Rafael Soto.

Older kids will like:
Pretty much a lot of the same stuff grownups would like.

Grownups will like:
How easy it is to get the kids enthused in a not precisely "for kids" setting.

But does it have booze?
Quite so, and in grand style (with grand prices to match, but hey, it's art) at Ray's. Grownups can sit and sip on the patio within visual distance of Urban Light, while kids delight in weaving in and out of rows of lampposts.

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. (323) 857-6000. lacma.org

Best Band To Blow A Little Girl's Mind: Pretty Little Demons

The duo of drummer Marlhy Murphy, age 10, and guitarist Lydia Night, age 12, were the youngest band to be invited to play at SXSW, where they wowed the 2013 crowd with their not-just-a-gimmick originals and a compelling cover of Hole's "Violet." Murphy is a jaw-dropping drumming prodigy who often steals the show, and Night cites Karen O., Regina Spektor and Amanda Palmer as influences. Actor Ryan Gosling shared the stage with the tweens at SXSW, but you don't have to fly to Austin to take your kids to see them. - they're doing a residency this month at Thee Escondite downtown. Check for their frequent gigs all over L.A. at their website, PrettyLittleDemons.com.

Little kids will like:
Jumping around like savages to wailing guitar.

Older kids will like:
Seeing kids their own age on stage, actually doing something very cool.

Grownups will like:
Watching their daughters latch on to new rock star role models who are about ten billion times cooler than Miley.

But does it have booze?
Yep! Thee Escondite has a full bar as well as some truly excellent burgers.

Thee Escondite, 410 Boyd St, Downtown. (213) 626-1800. theescondite.com.

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http://www.laweekly.com/arts/10-fun-la-things-to-do-with-kids-that-dont-suck-for-grownups-4473053

BY L.J. WILLIAMSON / LAWEEKLY

WHEN - ANYTIME

WHERE - LOS ANGELES

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Los Angeles, CA, United States.
Anytime
GoLA, Events Los Angeles, Kids, Parents

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James Turrell, Breathing Light - Los Angeles

James Turrell, Breathing Light - Los Angeles

James Turrell, considered one of the most important artists of the Southern California Light and Space movement, was born in Los Angeles in 1943 and attended Pomona College, where he studied art, art history, mathematics, perceptual psychology and astronomy. He took graduate courses at the University of California, Irvine, and received a master's degree in fine art from Claremont Graduate School. Breathing Light is one of the artist's Ganzfeld pieces: an installation designed to entirely eliminate the viewer's depth perception. James Turrell’s art is a nexus for the worlds of art, science, architecture, astronomy, mathematics, archaeology, and spirituality.

Free with general admission. Capacity is limited. Maximum occupancy: 8. Check in at a LACMA Ticket Office to reserve same-day access.

LACMA
http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibitio...

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James Turrell, considered one of the most important artists of the Southern California Light and Space movement, was born in Los Angeles in 1943 and attended Pomona College, where he studied art, art history, mathematics, perceptual psychology and astronomy. He took graduate courses at the University of California, Irvine, and received a master's degree in fine art from Claremont Graduate School. Breathing Light is one of the artist's Ganzfeld pieces: an installation designed to entirely eliminate the viewer's depth perception. James Turrell’s art is a nexus for the worlds of art, science, architecture, astronomy, mathematics, archaeology, and spirituality.

Free with general admission. Capacity is limited. Maximum occupancy: 8. Check in at a LACMA Ticket Office to reserve same-day access.

LACMA
http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/james-turrell-breathing-light

WHERE
LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

WHEN
Ongoing Installation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm
Friday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10 am–7 pm
Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

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5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States.
Anytime
GoLA, Events Los Angeles, Special Activities Arts & Entertainmen, Museums & Galleries

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Keith Haring's Study of Opposites - NYC

Keith Haring's Study of Opposites - NYC

New York City Legend
Keith Haring is now regarded as perhaps the most iconic artist of New York City's 1980s street culture with his colorful, cartoonish depictions of life, death, sex, and war.

Lesser-Known Works
The exhibition will uniquely present 5 major works on canvas, all at a monumental scale and dating from 1984-1985, exposing a lesser-known side to the iconic artist.

Heaven & Hell
The exhibition’s title, Heaven and Hell, recalls William Blake’s 18th century poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, exploring good and evil, angels and devils.

WHERE
Skarstedt Gallery
550 W 21st St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 994-5200
http://www.skarstedt.com

NEIGHBORHOOD
Chelsea

WHEN
Through Apr 18
HOURS
Tuesday - Friday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm

Source
https://sosh.com/new-york-city/skarstedt-gallery/...

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New York City Legend
Keith Haring is now regarded as perhaps the most iconic artist of New York City's 1980s street culture with his colorful, cartoonish depictions of life, death, sex, and war.

Lesser-Known Works
The exhibition will uniquely present 5 major works on canvas, all at a monumental scale and dating from 1984-1985, exposing a lesser-known side to the iconic artist.

Heaven & Hell
The exhibition’s title, Heaven and Hell, recalls William Blake’s 18th century poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, exploring good and evil, angels and devils.

WHERE
Skarstedt Gallery
550 W 21st St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 994-5200
http://www.skarstedt.com

NEIGHBORHOOD
Chelsea

WHEN
Through Apr 18
HOURS
Tuesday - Friday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm

Source
https://sosh.com/new-york-city/skarstedt-gallery/keith-harings-study-of-opposites/a/m674/?ref=similar_activity_widget_2

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550 W 21st St New York, NY 10011 (212) 994-5200.
Anytime
GoNYC, Special Activities Arts & Entertainmen, Art

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Old Hollywood-Esque Spa With Geyser-Fed Pools - San Francisco

Old Hollywood-Esque Spa With Geyser-Fed Pools - San Francisco

Breeze through Napa and St. Helena and continue up the picturesque road to Calistoga, where this fixture of poolside relaxation has been operating since 1862.
PICTURE PERFECT
With its long driveway and palm-tree-dotted lawns, the resort emits the vibe and glamour of old Hollywood.

Sosh Add A Tip
Four natural thermal geysers feed the pool and deposits of volcanic ash enhance spa treatments on the idyllic property, which also features adorable bungalows and extra rooms in the lodge next door. You don't have to stay overnight to enjoy the pool, but you do have to book a spa treatment. Life is tough, right?

WHERE
Indian Spring Resort & Spa
1712 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4913

NEIGHBORHOOD
Calistoga

WHEN
Open 7 Days a Week

HOURS
Monday - Sunday 9:00am - 9:00pm

Source
https://sosh.com/calistoga/in...

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Breeze through Napa and St. Helena and continue up the picturesque road to Calistoga, where this fixture of poolside relaxation has been operating since 1862.
PICTURE PERFECT
With its long driveway and palm-tree-dotted lawns, the resort emits the vibe and glamour of old Hollywood.

Sosh Add A Tip
Four natural thermal geysers feed the pool and deposits of volcanic ash enhance spa treatments on the idyllic property, which also features adorable bungalows and extra rooms in the lodge next door. You don't have to stay overnight to enjoy the pool, but you do have to book a spa treatment. Life is tough, right?

WHERE
Indian Spring Resort & Spa
1712 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4913

NEIGHBORHOOD
Calistoga

WHEN
Open 7 Days a Week

HOURS
Monday - Sunday 9:00am - 9:00pm

Source
https://sosh.com/calistoga/indian-spring-resort-spa/old-hollywood-esque-spa-with-geyser-fed-pools/a/6Kfv/?ref=collection_item

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1712 Lincoln Ave Calistoga, CA 94515.
Anytime
GoSF, Spa, healthy body healthy mind, Events San Francisco

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A Redwood Forest Hike With Multiple Waterfalls - San Francisco

A Redwood Forest Hike With Multiple Waterfalls - San Francisco

Marin boasts one of the most popular waterfall paths around, Cataract Falls. A moderate 2.6-mile walk, the trailhead starts just off Bolinas Road at Alpine Lake at 680 feet, but quickly climbs another 500 in under half a mile. You’ll travel along a flowing creek with just the redwoods — and a mile-long series of seven waterfalls — for company.

Bolinas - Fairfax Rd, Bolinas, CA, United States.
Anytime
Outdoor Activities, hiking, GoSF

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Surf Trip in Costa Rica - Costa Rica

Surf Trip in Costa Rica - Costa Rica

Need a getaway? Love to surf? Want to learn to surf? Great for the Family or a Solo Trip!
Everything…All Right Here at Witch’s Rock Surf Resort and Camp
Founded in 2001, Witch’s Rock Surf Camp at Playa Tamarindo has become the most trusted Surf Camp and premier surf destination in Costa Rica and all of Central America.
You can stay at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp and never even need to leave, or you can explore the dozens of shops, restaurants, and attractions that make Tamarindo a great vacation destination. Our friendly concierge staff will help you find whatever you need. We are the local experts!
Our beachfront surf resort features:
18 rooms (singles, doubles, and two penthouses)
Waves for everyone, from beginner to advanced, right out front
Affordable dining at our two on-site restaurants, Eat at Joe’s and El Vaquero
Free transp...

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Need a getaway? Love to surf? Want to learn to surf? Great for the Family or a Solo Trip!
Everything…All Right Here at Witch’s Rock Surf Resort and Camp
Founded in 2001, Witch’s Rock Surf Camp at Playa Tamarindo has become the most trusted Surf Camp and premier surf destination in Costa Rica and all of Central America.
You can stay at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp and never even need to leave, or you can explore the dozens of shops, restaurants, and attractions that make Tamarindo a great vacation destination. Our friendly concierge staff will help you find whatever you need. We are the local experts!
Our beachfront surf resort features:
18 rooms (singles, doubles, and two penthouses)
Waves for everyone, from beginner to advanced, right out front
Affordable dining at our two on-site restaurants, Eat at Joe’s and El Vaquero
Free transportation to and from Liberia airport on Saturdays
Our very own microbrewery
Friendly, bi-lingual staff and surf instructors
No rental car needed! Tamarindo is small and fully walkable. Surf lessons are right out front and all our surf tours are by van and boat.
A concierge staff to help you plan activities such as massages, catamaran trips, zipline tours and yoga
A stocked & loaded surf shop
Oh, and did we mention there is no better place to view the surf and sunsets? Contact us to find out about availability and pricing.

More Info
http://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/

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Costa Rica.
Anytime
Getaway, Surftrip

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Culinary Tour of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market - San Francisco

Culinary Tour of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market - San Francisco

Meet the Farmers
Join CUESA Market Chef Carrie Sullivan and a special guest chef for an insider’s tour of the farmers market. It’s an hour-long, rain-or-shine, whirlwind meet-and-greet with farmers while you sample their freshest seasonal items that week.

Learn the Trade
From persimmons and pomegranates to tangy greens, you’ll learn not only what it takes to grow great produce, but also why these products appeal to chefs and home cooks alike. You’ll even pick up little cooking and shopping tips along the way, as well as leave with a market recipe.

Logistics

Participants should meet at the market's information booth at 11am.

WHEN
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
11:00AM

WHERE
THE FERRY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET
FERRY PLAZA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111

SOURCE
https://secure.sosh.com/san-francisco/marketplace/culinary-tour-ferry-pla...

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Meet the Farmers
Join CUESA Market Chef Carrie Sullivan and a special guest chef for an insider’s tour of the farmers market. It’s an hour-long, rain-or-shine, whirlwind meet-and-greet with farmers while you sample their freshest seasonal items that week.

Learn the Trade
From persimmons and pomegranates to tangy greens, you’ll learn not only what it takes to grow great produce, but also why these products appeal to chefs and home cooks alike. You’ll even pick up little cooking and shopping tips along the way, as well as leave with a market recipe.

Logistics

Participants should meet at the market's information booth at 11am.

WHEN
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
11:00AM

WHERE
THE FERRY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET
FERRY PLAZA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111

SOURCE
https://secure.sosh.com/san-francisco/marketplace/culinary-tour-ferry-plaza-farmers-market/m/pE5s/?promo_type=marketplace_promo&ref=new_homepage_promo&content_type=3

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FERRY PLAZA SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111.
Anytime
Go SF, Events San Francisco, Get Outside, Farmers Market

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