When you participate in a local class or workshop, you won’t just enjoy a new experience, you’ll also bring home the ultimate souvenir: a new skill or hobby.

The Coastside offers numerous options that allow you to tap the expertise of local artisans and outdoor enthusiasts, and experience the region the way locals might. Learn to surf from a Mavericks big wave pro, master an open-water kayak roll, or try your hand at blowing a glass terrarium that you can fill with local foliage.

Guided tours also provide an opportunity for tips and insight from the folks that know it best. Check out our extensive listings of the many individual and group tours available to visitors.