Sign up for a trip with PLAY it Forward Adventures and you can combine outdoor adventure with volunteerism. In Peru, go on a three-day, fully-supported hike through the Andes Mountains, stopping in Peruvian weaving communities en route, and visit the ruins at Machu Picchu. Then spend several days helping rebuild farms and school furniture in the village of Taray, where mudslides that occurred in January left many residents homeless. Or cycle through Mayan villages near Antigua, kayak on Lake Atitlan, and hike through towns like Panajachel and San Marcos in Guatemala. Then help a family construct a new home. PLAY it Forward Adventures also runs trips in the Nepal, Tanzania, and Peru’s Amazon region. Rates run $1,500 to $5,000. 651-493-8817, www.pifadventures.com
Under San Francisco skies
Catch a performance by the San Francisco Symphony, hum along to a libretto with the San Francisco Opera, watch movies under the stars, or enjoy a Shakespeare performance in the park, all for free. San Francisco hosts more than 470 free films and concerts through October. Bring a picnic and join more than 15,000 moviegoers at parks throughout the city for fresh-air flicks on outdoor screens, as part of the Film Night at the Park series. Learn how to salsa dance or tango during the Jewels in the Square series at Union Square. Enjoy a performance by The Golden Gate Park Band every Sunday through Sept. 26. And don’t miss the all-female Shakespeare company Women’s Will, which performs “Much Ado About Nothing’’ in Dolores and McLaren parks in August. 415-391-2000, www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com
Airfare credit for spa stay
Book a four-night, all-inclusive stay at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson and you’ll receive up to $500 toward your flight. Show your airline receipt when you arrive and your guest account will be credited. The resort also offers a $130 resort credit per person, per night, which can be applied to spa services, private sessions with health or adventure specialists, chef’s dinners, zip-line adventures, horseback riding, and golf.
You must book by Aug. 15 and complete your trip by Oct. 1. Rates start at $375 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and include airport transfers, lodging, three meals a day, and fitness and yoga classes. 800-232-3969, www.miravalresorts.com
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