Sightseeing in Auburn

Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

Sample wines from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

$42.50 $20

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Aerospace Museum of California Visit for Two or Four or a Family Membership (Up to 49% Off)

Aerospace Museum of California

McClellan

Hands-on exhibits, flight simulators, and aircraft from the 1940s to now explore the history of flight and look to future of space travel

$16 $8.75

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Dual-, Family-, or Collectors-Memberships to Verge Center for the Arts (Up to 53% Off)

Verge Center for the Arts

Central Sacramento

Memberships include movie tickets, members-only receptions, and artist’s studio tours; new collector members also receive original artwork

$80 $38

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$49 for a Zoo Friends Membership to the Micke Grove Zoological Society ($ Value)

Micke Grove Zoological Society

Lodi

Two adults, three children, and up to two additional guests enjoy unlimited access to the Micke Grove Zoo

$100 $49

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Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Wine at Abundance Vineyard (56% Off)

Abundance Vineyard

Lodi

Taste up to five wines at this 50-year-old winery before taking home a bottle

$36 $16

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Admission for Adults and Children, Students, or Seniors at The Serpentarium (50% Off)

The Serpentarium

Lodi

Explore 2 floors and 3,000 square feet of space filled with more than 50 different species of reptiles, as well as insects and pet supplies

$10 $5

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Science-Museum Visit at World of Wonders (50% Off). Two Options Available.

World of Wonders

Lodi

More than 50 hands-on experiments and exhibits teach kids and adults how light, sound, sight, and motion work

$20 $10

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 3 Seriously Great Summer Wines From Sonoma Loeb For $40

Sonoma Loeb

Napa

For $5, receive a coupon for 3 seriously great summer wines from sonoma-loeb for $40

$5

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Haunted Interactive Walking Tour for One or Two at Napa City Ghosts & Legends Walking Tours (Up to 64% Off)

Napa City Ghosts & Legends Walking Tours

Napa Courthouse

Native of Napa guides guests through historic local sites rich with spooky history and allegedly occupied by spirits

$36 $16

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Educational Spirit Tasting for Two or Four Plus Craft Spirits Credit at Napa Valley Distillery (58% Off)

Napa Valley Distillery

Cental Napa

Guests sip craft spirits and learn about the creation process, as well as the history of the type of spirits they are tasting

$40 $17

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Two-Night Stay at Standard Campsite or in Large Cabin at Collins Lake Recreation Area (Up to 55% Off)

Collins Lake Recreation Area

Marysville Northeast

12 miles of shoreline set the scene for two nights of activities, such as renting a boat, fishing for trophy fish, or building a campfire

$94 $49

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Visit for Two or Four to the Quarryhill Botanical Garden (50% Off)

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Sonoma

Glen Ellen hillside gardens stretch for 25 acres, blossoming with a vast collection of Asian flowers, trees, and rare plants

$20 $10

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Historic Food-and-Wine Walking Tour from San Francisco Wine Group (Up to 63% Off). Five Options Available.

San Francisco Wine Group

Sonoma Plaza

Guided food and wine walking tours through historic downtown Sonoma cover up to 7 tasting rooms and restaurants over about 2.5 hours

$110 $46

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Tasting for One or Two, or Private Winery Tour for Up to Two or Four at Chateau Adoré Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Chateau Adoré Winery

Santa Rosa

Tasting features vintage white and red blends, while a tour gives an in-depth look at the vineyards, processing area, and barrel room

$25 $13

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Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Brunch from Up & Away Ballooning (Up to $235 Value)

Up & Away Ballooning

Sonoma County Airport

Watch the sunrise aboard a hot-air balloon helmed by an FAA-certified pilot; brunch follows the scenic ride

$235 $179

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$179 for a Hot Air Balloon Flight for One with Champagne Toast from Wine Country Balloons ($235 Value)

Wine Country Balloons

Santa Rosa

FAA-certified pilots lift passengers on a gentle flight above California's breathtaking vineyards and farmland; includes champagne toast

$235 $179

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Individual or Family Annual Pass to Golden State Model Railroad Museum in Point Richmond (Up to 51% Off)

Golden State Model Railroad Museum

Richmond

Passes grant free admission to shows in 10,000 sq. ft. museum of operational model trains & recreated Northern California terrain.

$45 $22

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$99 for Winery Bus Tour for Two with North Bay Winery Tours ($198 Value)

North Bay Winery Tours

Rohnert Park

Hop in a bus and head to four boutique wineries over five hours; complimentary beer served on the bus

$198 $99

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To Action Whitewater Adventures' guides, setting is everything. During their full-day excursions, guides and groups mounted in rafts battle Class III and IV rapids just to make their way to a gourmet deli lunch set against the backdrop of the lush Lotus River Valley. Of course, they might argue the fun part is getting there.

They lead excursions down both the South and Middle Forks of the American River, some of the most popular rafting waters in the nation. On the South Fork, they conduct the "Chili Bar" run, a trip that covers up to 21 miles favored for its rough-and-tumble class III rapids and stellar countryside. The Middle Fork provides even rougher-and-tumbler Class IV rapids, the 18-mile journey punctuated by clear-flowing stretches populated by trout and adorable baby Poseidons.

5461 Bassi Road
Lotus,
CA
US

A pilot sinks into her cockpit, buckles up, checks the controls, and gets ready for takeoff. The engine hums to life and soon the ground rolls beneath her, until she lifts away and the buildings nearby shrink to the size of dust motes. But there's something unusual with the scene: the pilot isn't old enough to see a PG-13 movie let alone pilot an aircraft. That's because the Aerospace Museum of California doesn't let age become a barrier to flight. Children of all sizes climb into airplanes, pilot virtual jets in simulators, and experiment with the physics of flight while adults do the same, exploring the history of aviation both on Earth and beyond.

More than 37,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits chronicle everything from the very first airplanes made of cloth and wood to futuristic Mars-destined craft made of space-wood. Some of the museum?s prize possessions include the McDonnell-Douglas A-4C Skyhawk I, better known as one of the Blue Angels? stunt rides, and the Grumman F-14D Tomcat, just like the one co-starring in the 1986 film Top Gun. The Fun with Physics exhibit hammers home the idea of hands-on learning, letting young engineers play with simple machines, whereas the engine room dishes up eye-candy for motorheads, including specimens from 1910?s Le Rhone to the marvels that propelled the Titan rockets.

3200 Freedom Park Dr
McClellan,
CA
US

Tropical Aquarium Specialties sales everything you need to make your aquarium happy whether it is a saltwater aquarium or freshwater aquarium. We have a wide variety of fish and corals. We sale a full line of dry goods from fish food to complete aquariums.

3346 Mather Field Rd
Rancho Cordova,
CA
US

A whirlpool drags boats into the watery abyss. Racecars vie for supremacy on a track. Inexorable gears grind in a vast and purposeless machine. These are not the dreams of a dozing Rube Goldberg, but the interactive exhibits at the Sacramento Children's Museum. Next to the fluid-dynamics room, where child Poseidons subject boats to their tidal whims, a solar-powered raceway and an interactive gear assembly teach important lessons about the forces that keep the natural world moving when it would much rather be eating Almond Joys. These entertaining, hands-on experiences with scientific fundamentals are bolstered by the museum's calendar of events. Regular showcases such as story time, cultural-history lessons, and exercise classes intersperse children's-museum interaction with traditional word-of-mouth learning sessions.

2701 Prospect Park Dr
Rancho Cordova,
CA
US

Breezes swirl down a corridor made by trees standing up to 100 feet and perched atop levees, which form the banks of the 200-year-old Bear River. Above rustling branches and the calls of nearby eagles, the hum of an engine cuts through the tranquil air. Dave Jewell of Blue Sky Powered Paragliding takes thrill-seekers—some as old as 80 years of age—soaring up to 500 feet above rolling, farm-dappled country and between Bear River's banks on propeller-powered parachutes. Though currently surveying Californian skies, Dave has led flights and organized clubs in Japan, Nigeria, Mexico, Germany, and France, and he continues to draw on knowledge of flight mechanics from extensive Air Force parachute training. Today, Dave takes off from 24 acres of campground, where a paragliding club meets occasionally to heckle poorly shaped clouds.

A sweeping bonfire pit, rustic picnic tables, and grassy swathes for RVs welcome campers waiting their turn to fly. Dave also mans a parachute and equipment shop where he conducts repairs and reanimates the corpses of dead kites. Dave insists that he never tires of his sport, as the weather and surrounding terrain are always changing, making his higher-altitude experiences "terrifying without being terrifying.” With a small wingspan, the motorized parachutes can also approach wildlife more closely than other aircraft; on one flight Dave found himself flanked by two bald eagles, beating their powerful wings just 20 feet away.

1617 Chateau Drive
Olivehurst,
CA
US

Each April, a tear in the space-time continuum opens up along the Sacramento River. Through it rolls a first-class locomotive right out of the 1940s and 50s. For 45 minutes, passengers in the train's coach and luxury first class car soak in the sights of California's fruit-growing deltas as the vintage diesel engine carries them into another time.

The California State Railroad Museum conducts these scenic, historic train rides. The excursions play a crucial role in the museum's mission to chronicle California's railroad history from the early days of the Gold Rush to modern agricultural transports and the proposed railroad to Mars. Spanning centuries, 21 restored locomotives and train cars blanket the museum's 225,000 square feet of exhibit space. A Pullman-style sleeping car and a dining car filled with fine china both sit on display, while the museum's Sierra Scene places a vintage steam locomotive next to a breathtaking mural of snow-dusted mountains. The popular Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains exhibit currently commands the second floor, and with hundreds of examples of early electric toy trains and accessories such as stations, signals, tunnels, and bridges, it should delight even the most discerning miniature conductor.

125 I Street
Sacramento,
CA
US