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Best Active-Indulgent-Affordable Date (2012)
Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club
185 Robley Road, Corral De Tierra
Picture this afternoon in the golden heart of the Los Laureles Grade’s sunbelt: A little tennis overlooking Castle Rock, followed by a sauna-hot tub two-step, maybe even some yoga or lap-swimming stirred in. A day pass is but $20, and followed by some of Chef David Frappeia’s gourmet small bites—treats like stuffed dates and proscuitto-wrapped shrimp are half-price 4-6pm daily, with drafts or house wines also discounted to $3—you’ve got a balanced and nourishing experience for a very affordable asking price.