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Pasta cooking class
We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you. Last but not least: bring your own bottle of wine! Cheers! At the end you’ll can taste your handmade pasta!
Snorkel La Jolla Cove with a biologist
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.* La Jolla Cove is one of the most popular spots in San Diego, noted by a series of small caves created by the Pacific Ocean, where we can observe seals, sea lions, and an abundance of fish! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area, including the caves (if conditions permit), for one hour. Since La Jolla Cove is part of a Marine Protected Area all natural things (animals, shells, etc.) must remain where they are found. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience! Any living animals found will be left on their own; we do not interfere, touch, or handle any living marine life, following Airbnb's Animal Welfare Policy. If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!
Sunset Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay
Join us on board our sail yacht for a relaxing experience on San Diego Bay. Lounge in our bean bags as we sail the calm waters of San Diego Bay and sail past all the amazing sights in the Harbor, such as the Ballast Point Submarine Base, Sea Lion docks, North Island Coronado Naval Station, and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. White wine, sodas and water are available on board. If your planning on popping the question, let me know! I can help put you in just the right spot for an amazing moment and fantastic photos! For a private sailing experience for you and your friends only reserve 6 seats. With a orivste sailing it will just be your crew and the Captain on board. Our sailboat can accommodate up to 12 sailors, contact us to schedule a private sailing for you and your friends. If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note This sail yacht cruise stays in the calm waters of San Diego Bay where sicksickness shouldn't be a concern. Dress warm, it can get chilly once the sun sets!
Beach Yoga in San Diego
No Yoga experience is necessary! Whether a seasoned yogi or new to the mat, we can all gain peace and calmness in our minds through yoga. This yoga experience will guide you through a fun and energetic flow while finding your personal mind-body connection. We will gather at La Jolla Shores, one of the top-rated and most beloved beaches in San Diego. From our meeting point, we will walk together to a more quiet and secluded area on the beach. We'll begin with a brief meditation to quiet the mind. You'll feel all your cares melt away in this idyllic setting surrounded by palm trees and the gentle, soothing sound of the waves. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and gaze at the gorgeous La Jolla Cliffs as we dive into a blissful hour of yoga, custom-tailored to your needs and experience. The 1-hour session will conclude with an optional Lavender Essential oil forehead and temple massage, leaving you relaxed and refreshed. Please contact me directly if you would like a yoga session closer to your vacation home, at a different beach, or on a day/time that is not listed on the schedule. Great for groups, bachelorettes, family gatherings, and team bonding! Large group discounts are available upon request.
Marine Bio 101 Snorkel in Mission Bay!
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.* Mission Point Park is a great spot for beginner snorkelers and marine biology nerds! We will be snorkeling in Mission Bay, a calm, flat body of water that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. Being in the bay, we typically encounter small fish, interesting algae, and lots of invertebrates, including sea slugs, octopus, urchins, and sea stars! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area for one hour. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience! *If you are a non-swimmer, feel free to book a private tour and/or message me to see if this is the right experience for you. Sometimes guests can be overwhelmed by the water, but this is the perfect place to learn! I have hosted many non-swimmers and they have all loved their time on the water, just read some of the reviews below! Just communicate with me before booking and we can figure it out! Any living animals found will be left on their own; we do not interfere, touch, or handle any living marine life, following Airbnb's Animal Welfare Policy. If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!

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Tequila and Mezcal Tasting with an Agave Expert
Prepare for a unique spirits tasting unlike any you've done before. Guests will learn all about agave spirits like Tequila & Mezcal — including how to pick out a good one!! We will cover proper drinking etiquette, unique food pairings for each course, cultural & sustainability aspects + much more. Upon arrival you will be given a brief history of tequila and other agave spirits, we will then go through 3 different spirit tastings with customized food pairings and finish with a cocktail all on a rooftop bar with views of the San Diego Bay & Downtown Skyline. We believe there is an agave for everyone! So whether you're a tequila novice or agave aficionado, we're here to help you make educated choices when it comes to drinking this fine spirit. **if your desired date is not available, send a message & we can likely work it out! **Weather permitting
Create tiny ceramics on a miniature potters wheel
Join me in the land of miniatures. You will learn how and get to create tiny pottery on a mini pottery wheel. No previous pottery experience necessary! Overlooking a beautiful canyon with vistas of mountains east of San Diego, you will experience the green of fruit trees and birdsong, in this relaxing indoor outdoor art studio. This experience includes clay, glazing and firing of the clay. You will get to choose one color of glaze per pot. The clay cannot be taken home at the time of the class because it must be kiln fired. The turn around is about a week for drying, glazing, and firing. If you are visiting from out of town, I will be able to ship it to you for a minimum of $10/box. If you are local, I will contact you to know when they are ready to pick up. Depending on your location, we can also set up a time to meet up so I can get you back your miniature creations.
Qigong, Acupuncture, Sound Bath and Tea Experience
Join us for an enlightening qigong experience where you will learn about the history and benefits of this traditional Chinese movement and then be guided through a 30 minute practice. Then relax with community acupuncture cradled in zero gravity loungers. Enjoy a live sound bath as you rejuvenate and sip medicinal tea to complete your wellness journey. We have 6 chairs available so bring the whole family! Your restorative experience will last 90 minutes and our classically trained acupuncturists are available for all your questions. Acupuncture is open to all ages and community members.
All-inclusive Baja Wine Adventure
Ready to experience what all the hype is about!? Valle de Guadalupe is quickly becoming the most popular destination in Baja. We've created a 5-star experience just for you! Don't worry about a thing, crossing is safe and easy. From the beginning, as we head south in our private air conditioned van to our first stop, you'll take in the beauty of the beautiful ocean coast and rolling hills, while enjoying complimentary beer and water and listening to your favorite music while chatting with friends. Only 30 minutes in and we will be stopping for famous Rosarito tacos! After our first boutique winery stop, we will grab lunch at one of the amazing popular restaurants (at a winery). Designed to be on the best meals of your life, this coursed menu will leave you happy and eager to share photos with your friends and family! Then it's time for one more beautiful, boutique winery before heading back to the border. Mingle with friends and relax, as we will spend approximately 1-1.5 hour at each location, receiving unique "behind the scenes" access and countless photos. Upon return, guests will be escorted to the border entry on the Tijuana side for reentry into the U.S. Entry times vary but are usually quick. Don't see the dates you're looking for? Send us a message! More info @BajaSocietyTours (IG).
Quality Coffee & Ocean Views in Pacific Beach
One FREE coffee + pastry per guest! If you are a coffee lover and enjoy touring the local gems of a city, this café crawl will be your dream come true! Pacific Beach is a lively beach area that shows off San Diego’s special surf and skate culture. We have selected multiple local coffee shops around Pacific Beach that bring identity and stories through their craft. Indulge in quality coffee and spectacular ocean views for a true SoCal experience! Our first stop is an authentic French Café and Bakery serving daily favorites with unique flavors and fresh baked goods ranging from rose cardamom lattes to a variety of croissants to satisfy that sweet tooth. The next stop is a classic Cali café serving a full menu of coastal flavors, juices, and smoothies. Then we reach our hidden beach shack café that specializes in spirulina-based coffees. After our third stop, we will enjoy a walk by the beach for some photos and scenery before our last stop. We will end our tour with authentic Argentinian Mate tea and fresh empanadas in a photo-worthy patio setting. Every step of the way, you will experience not only quality coffee and views, but also a taste of the identity of each small business and their story communicated through the ancient art of coffee.

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Kayak in La Jolla Sea Caves and Marine Reserve
La Jolla Bay is a Marine Protected Area that is home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts a high concentration of sea life, has a natural boat launch, which allows safe ocean entry year-round, and is famous for its Sea Caves and Marine Reserve. No experience is required. Great for all skill levels. Your guide will kick things off with a paddle tutorial on the beach. If surf exists, we will help push your kayak through any breakers. As we paddle through La Jolla’s Marine Reserve keep an eye out for Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphin and Gray whales in the fall/winter. Note: We cannot guarantee sea life. If conditions are safe, we will help guide your kayak into Emerald Cave. If it's not safe to enter Emerald Cave, we will still paddle out & explore La Jolla's World-Famous Marine Reserve. Note: if not safe we WILL NOT enter the Emerald Cave, we don't cancel if the cave isn't safe and spend about a minute inside. La Jolla Bay is an Uncontrollable Environment. Please come enjoy this place we love knowing each day is different than the last. La Jolla is a popular place to kayak, SUP and surf year long. Satisfaction Guarantee. Do not feel this was a 5-star trip, message me. Want to learn how to surf? Check out our Airbnb Surf Experience: Learn to Surf with San Diego's top voted Surf Shop of 2022.
Night Cooking class
Enjoy a Special Night! Choose your pasta and learn how to make it from scratch to dine with your handmade dish! Our date night is build like this: you get to choose one appetizer and one pasta from the menu, whichever you prefer no limits. we’ll teach how to make it from scratch and then cook it to have your dinner! After you can enjoy our special dessert
Pasta cooking class
We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you. Last but not least: bring your own bottle of wine! Cheers! At the end you’ll can taste your handmade pasta!
Snorkel La Jolla Cove with a biologist
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.* La Jolla Cove is one of the most popular spots in San Diego, noted by a series of small caves created by the Pacific Ocean, where we can observe seals, sea lions, and an abundance of fish! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area, including the caves (if conditions permit), for one hour. Since La Jolla Cove is part of a Marine Protected Area all natural things (animals, shells, etc.) must remain where they are found. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience! Any living animals found will be left on their own; we do not interfere, touch, or handle any living marine life, following Airbnb's Animal Welfare Policy. If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!
Sunset Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay
Join us on board our sail yacht for a relaxing experience on San Diego Bay. Lounge in our bean bags as we sail the calm waters of San Diego Bay and sail past all the amazing sights in the Harbor, such as the Ballast Point Submarine Base, Sea Lion docks, North Island Coronado Naval Station, and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. White wine, sodas and water are available on board. If your planning on popping the question, let me know! I can help put you in just the right spot for an amazing moment and fantastic photos! For a private sailing experience for you and your friends only reserve 6 seats. With a orivste sailing it will just be your crew and the Captain on board. Our sailboat can accommodate up to 12 sailors, contact us to schedule a private sailing for you and your friends. If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note This sail yacht cruise stays in the calm waters of San Diego Bay where sicksickness shouldn't be a concern. Dress warm, it can get chilly once the sun sets!
Beach Yoga in San Diego
No Yoga experience is necessary! Whether a seasoned yogi or new to the mat, we can all gain peace and calmness in our minds through yoga. This yoga experience will guide you through a fun and energetic flow while finding your personal mind-body connection. We will gather at La Jolla Shores, one of the top-rated and most beloved beaches in San Diego. From our meeting point, we will walk together to a more quiet and secluded area on the beach. We'll begin with a brief meditation to quiet the mind. You'll feel all your cares melt away in this idyllic setting surrounded by palm trees and the gentle, soothing sound of the waves. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and gaze at the gorgeous La Jolla Cliffs as we dive into a blissful hour of yoga, custom-tailored to your needs and experience. The 1-hour session will conclude with an optional Lavender Essential oil forehead and temple massage, leaving you relaxed and refreshed. Please contact me directly if you would like a yoga session closer to your vacation home, at a different beach, or on a day/time that is not listed on the schedule. Great for groups, bachelorettes, family gatherings, and team bonding! Large group discounts are available upon request.
Marine Bio 101 Snorkel in Mission Bay!
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.* Mission Point Park is a great spot for beginner snorkelers and marine biology nerds! We will be snorkeling in Mission Bay, a calm, flat body of water that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. Being in the bay, we typically encounter small fish, interesting algae, and lots of invertebrates, including sea slugs, octopus, urchins, and sea stars! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area for one hour. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience! *If you are a non-swimmer, feel free to book a private tour and/or message me to see if this is the right experience for you. Sometimes guests can be overwhelmed by the water, but this is the perfect place to learn! I have hosted many non-swimmers and they have all loved their time on the water, just read some of the reviews below! Just communicate with me before booking and we can figure it out! Any living animals found will be left on their own; we do not interfere, touch, or handle any living marine life, following Airbnb's Animal Welfare Policy. If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!
Surf lessons
First, I will get you situated into wetsuits, stretch and get to know about your path to surfing. Next, we typically spend the first 20 minutes on the sand talking surfing techniques, pop ups, terminology, and some ocean knowledge. Once we feel comfortable, it's our time to get in and enjoy mother nature. Beginners will start on the waves closer to shore. Intermediate-Experts we will progress towards the bigger waves. If you already have a bit more experience we can paddle out side by side. Please ask about the photo package! :) or my explore package (multiple surf spots in sd + a hike half day experience) to make this possible.. if you have fun 75$ for 90 minutes if you leave STOKED 100$ for 90 minutes and if it Changed YOUR Life 122$ for 90 minutes ALL equipment included I ask that upon beach arrival you show up with an open mind and a positive attitude, and I will promise the same. Surfing is meant to break us out of our comfort zone so lets enjoy the process. Look forward to meeting soon!
Tequila and Mezcal Tasting with an Agave Expert
Prepare for a unique spirits tasting unlike any you've done before. Guests will learn all about agave spirits like Tequila & Mezcal — including how to pick out a good one!! We will cover proper drinking etiquette, unique food pairings for each course, cultural & sustainability aspects + much more. Upon arrival you will be given a brief history of tequila and other agave spirits, we will then go through 3 different spirit tastings with customized food pairings and finish with a cocktail all on a rooftop bar with views of the San Diego Bay & Downtown Skyline. We believe there is an agave for everyone! So whether you're a tequila novice or agave aficionado, we're here to help you make educated choices when it comes to drinking this fine spirit. **if your desired date is not available, send a message & we can likely work it out! **Weather permitting
Photos experience by the beach, Donation based
PLEASE, MESSAGE ME BEFORE BOOK IT! I Kindly Ask if you: Like the experience and photos, donate - $125 (per person) Love the experience and photos, donate - $150 (per person) Had the best experience and photos ever - $200 (per person) * THERE’S NO FEE FOR KIDS* I will send you 15 edited photos, let me know if you need more. Don't see a date you want? No worries! Message me with how many people you'd like to book and the dates you're available. Let's explore the most beautiful parts of La Jolla. We will start by enjoying the landscape of California. Amongst the palm trees there is one that stands taller than any other and creates the perfect backdrop for our first shot. Afterward, we'll go down to my favorite beach in San Diego (Scripps Beach), where we'll take photos at the famous Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier. We can continue walking along the beach and finish at Caroline's Seaside Cafe a wonderful place for a few more photos. I will offer helpful tips for posing in order to get the best results. Let's capture unique moments that you can fondly remember forever.
Create tiny ceramics on a miniature potters wheel
Join me in the land of miniatures. You will learn how and get to create tiny pottery on a mini pottery wheel. No previous pottery experience necessary! Overlooking a beautiful canyon with vistas of mountains east of San Diego, you will experience the green of fruit trees and birdsong, in this relaxing indoor outdoor art studio. This experience includes clay, glazing and firing of the clay. You will get to choose one color of glaze per pot. The clay cannot be taken home at the time of the class because it must be kiln fired. The turn around is about a week for drying, glazing, and firing. If you are visiting from out of town, I will be able to ship it to you for a minimum of $10/box. If you are local, I will contact you to know when they are ready to pick up. Depending on your location, we can also set up a time to meet up so I can get you back your miniature creations.
Surf Lessons with Videos & Photos Included - Flavio Crisi
SURF LESSON FOR BEGINNERS WITH VIDEOS & PHOTOS INCLUDED ON MISSION BEACH - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. I’M FLAVIO CRISI, a Brazilian Personal Trainer & Surf Coach with 30 years of experience and 2 postgraduate degrees in sports science. MY DESIRE is after just one class you will be able to buy your own surfboard and keep surfing alone! A TWO HOURS LESSON for a maximum of 3 students. Text me if you prefer to book a private lesson or a big group. A COMPLETE SURF CLASS FOR BEGINNERS: • I will teach you how to catch a wave from zero, step by step with a lot of patience. • How to read the waves. • Paddling with effective strokes. HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT INCLUDED: • The most stable surfboards for beginners in the world from XS to 3XL. • Beautiful & very thick wetsuits from XS to 3XL. • Besides… SURF PHOTOSHOOT: I will take dozens of videos & hundreds of photos with my GoPro 11. With that you can not only check your posture & technique of surfing, but many clients say that is the best souvenir from their trip:) SCHEDULE: I have between 4 and 6 surfing experiences everyday from the sunrise to sunset, 365 days per year. SURFING HOMEWORK: After the lesson, I will give you a document with 5 exercises which you can do in your house for preparing your body & mind for your next surfing session. You’ll also have MY CONTACT if in the future you want to ask anything about surfing & health.
Specialty Coffee Tasting
Indulge in the rich, complex world of specialty coffee with our expert-led workshop. From the seed to the cup, we'll take you on a journey through the nuances of flavor, aroma, and taste. You'll learn how to taste, describe, and analyze a cup of coffee like a pro, as we guide you through 8 tastings on 4 flights, using manual pour-over methods. First, we will start by tasting 3 different origins and introduce the coffee farming practices. Secondly, we will taste the same coffee processed in 2 different methods all while pairing it with fruits to enhance the notes. The second part of the workshop will be focused on coffee brewing and the sensory experience. Then, I will introduce 2 different home brewing techniques using the same coffee to show how we can modulate the different attributes of a coffee. We will also learn about ratios, grind size, water chemistry, and techniques. The final flight will feature a rare micro-lot consumed in two different glasses to showcase the importance of the overall coffee experience. Don't miss out on this sensory adventure - book your spot now!
Glow Boat Ride in San Diego Bay
We are happy to introduce you all to the 60-minute Glow Boat Experience on pedal boats! Romantic night date idea in San Diego! The boat is illuminating 360 degrees inside and outside, and it's a lot of fun riding it after dark. To complete your experience, it will be a speaker and a small disco ball to make your boat rock'n'roll. Our crew will guide you through night Bay to make sure you feel safe and know where to go. We will start at America's Cup Harbor, and after short pedaling, you will find yourself in San Diego Bay with a beautiful Night view of Downtown. On a typical night is no traffic and very peaceful. We will spend time playing music, cruising around, and enjoying the skyline. Pedal boats have a capacity of up to 3 adults (600lb maximum weight). No experience is necessary to maneuver these pedal boats; you are good to go if you can ride a bike! Our staff will take care of you and make sure you enjoy your pedal boat ride with us from start to finish. Each group will get their personal pedal boat, or a couple of boats depends on group size.
Surfing for All
We will meet at 708 Oliver Pl, in Pacific Beach in the morning or afternoon to talk about the surf conditions. Then we will walk down to the beach together. Next I will give a land lesson on the basics of surfing, we will practice different pop-up techniques so you're more comfortable in the water. Then we will go out into the water and I will help you get some waves and start surfing! Afterwards we'll carry the boards back to where we started. Other things to note Bring your own towel, water, swimsuit, and sunscreen! I will provide surfboards, wetsuits. Its ok if you would like to request a different time and date Gopro videos and pictures available for additional $15