Top Educational and Creative Activities in South Bay

The South Bay is often synonymous with Silicon Valley, the center for technology and innovation, as well as breathtaking scenery and rich culture and history. Needless to say, there’s much to learn and do in the area — here are a few activities that are local approved and recommended.
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Introduction to Wilderness Survival Clinic in Santa Cruz

Boulder Creek Scout Reservation , 250 Scout Ranch Rd, Boulder Creek
Price: $139
Take a a 5 hour hands-on wilderness survival skills class located in a coastal redwood forest where you’ll learn everything you need to know about surviving without the luxury of modern tech. Learn how to start a fire by friction, create shelter, identify edible plants, collect water and purify it, and find/cook food in the wild.
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Capitola Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA
Price: $30
Come discover the quaint, aesthetically pleasing beach town Capitola. On this private tour, find all the hidden gems and gorgeous sites such as the heart of Capitola Village, Capitola Wharf, Shadowbrook, the iconic wharf, and more.
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Silicon Valley Private 2-Hour Driving Tour

Meta Headquarters , 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park Or select a pick-up location convenient for you
Price: $75 per group (up to 5)
Sightsee the most iconic parts of Silicon Valley on this 2 hour private tour and learn about the history and culture from a local legend. With the app provided, you can pause whenever needed, stop at locations as long as you like, or even skip places that don’t seem interesting to you.
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Mermaid Experience and Photoshoot

1 Rockview Dr, Santa Cruz CA 95062
Price: $190
Make a splash as you and your group turn into mermaids on the beautiful beaches of Santa Cruz. Have a professional photoshoot and take home memories to last a life time!
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Capitola Watercolor Journaling Experience

Capitola Beach, Capitola Beach, Capitola, CA 95010
Price: $297
Join a professional art teacher in the picturesque seaside town Capitola and learn tips and tricks to becoming an artist on the go. Let your creativity flow as you watercolor by the beach, and show off your art when you return home.

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