Sightseeing in Avenal

$100 for Ground Introduction and a 30- to 40-Minute Flight at Fresno Flyers ($151 Value)

Fresno Flyers

Edison

Students get introduced to the wonders of flight under the guidance of an experienced instructor during ground introduction and short flight

$151 $100

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Fresno Art Museum One-Year Individual or Family Membership, or Visits for Two or Four (Up to 62% Off)

Fresno Art Museum

Fresno

Modern and contemporary art, as well as pre-Columbian ceramics exhibits; membership includes guest passes and discounted special events

$50 $19

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Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle and Optional Expiration Protection at Toretti Family Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Toretti Family Vineyards

Los Olivos

Sample wines pressed from grapes grown in the on-site vineyard

$62 $29

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Tasting for Two with Glasses and a Bottle of Wine at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room (Up to 62% Off)

Malibu Family Wines

Los Olivos

A 90-acre winery producing nine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon; taste five wines at the Los Olivos tasting room

$66 $25

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Wine Sensory Experience for Two or Four at Roblar Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Roblar Winery

Solvang-Santa Ynez

The Experience includes sips of five wines, which are paired with small complementary bites

$60 $39

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Kern County Museum Visit for Two or Five (Up to 50% Off)

Kern County Museum

Bakersfield

See 150-year-old buildings in the Pioneer Village and explore the history of California oil in the Black Gold exhibit

$50 $25

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Leal Vineyards (Up to 68% Off)

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

$30 $11

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Wine Tasting, Class, and Tour for Two or Four at Rideau Vineyard (Up to 74% Off)

Rideau Vineyard

Ballard

Each guest samples a flight of five two-ounce fine wines, learn about the details of winemaking, and tour a family vineyard

$134 $35

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Segway Tour of Solvang City from Segway Tours of Solvang (Up to 54% Off)

Segway Tours of Solvang

Downtown Solvang

Guided tours explore the culturally Danish city of Solvang, following the town's river; includes orientation and necessary equipment

$170 $78

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Entry for Two, Four, or Six at the Wildling Museum (50% Off)

Wildling Museum

Downtown Solvang

Museum has hosted more than 40 exhibitions such as Santa Ynez River Watershed and Patrick O’Hara’s Art of California Native Plants

$10 $5

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In the late 1940s, a group of artists came together to create the Fresno Arts League?a forum for art exhibition and critique. Their inspiration lives on today at Fresno Art Museum, a hub for artistic culture. The museum houses a permanent collection of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican art exhibits by the likes of Norman Rockwell and Ansel Adams. Members get more than entry to the museum; they also receive free access to opening receptions and Conversations with The Artists events, among other benefits.

2233 N 1st St
Fresno,
CA
US

Hundreds of reenactors from several western states descend on Kearney Park for a living-history lesson that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the civil war. Wander through a civilian town and military encampments housing battle-weary soldiers as live music from the period drifts through the air and artisans craft non-anachronistic wares. Time-traveling visitors may stumble upon Abraham Lincoln for a chat about emancipation or about how he plans to decorate his beard for Halloween as a collection of stagecoaches gleams in the sun nearby.

7160 W Kearney Blvd
Fresno,
CA
US

Arte Américas is a nonprofit cultural emporium of Latin-Americana that integrates more than 10,000 square feet of eclectic artwork, theater classes, live music, book readings, poetry slams, and many workshops. This season's summer concerts in the Plaza give you a chance to gyrate your hips to the sizzling cumbia of La Sonora Explosion Dinamitera (August 6); groove to the songs of Santana as delivered by Zebop (September 3); or anachronistically Charleston to 40-Watt Hype's fusion of hip-hop, Latin, soul, and R&B (September 10). And come Mother's Day, your membership puts you y tu mama tambien on the VIP list for the perpetually sold-out Rebozo Festival, which recognizes the achievements of Hispanic women in categories other than Being Salma Hayek. The laid-back atmosphere of Arte Américas is reflective of the vibrant Hispanic and Latino influences found throughout the museum as you stroll around, absorb the creative energy, and daydream about siestas where you're dreaming about siestas.

1630 Van Ness Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

Swirls of sauce and meticulously placed herbs adorn the outer edges of the platters at Sushi Go Round, epitomizing the chefs' creative leanings. Patrons can play it safe with standard rolls that include cucumber, spicy tuna, and california, or venture into new territory with specialty creations such as the spicy Volcano roll, which, just like a real volcano, erupts with tuna and calamari. Bento boxes pair chicken, salmon, or beef teriyaki with sidekicks of soup, salad, tempura, rice, and a soft drink. Also leaving the kitchen in small plumes of heat is bulgogi, or Korean barbecue beef, served beside a california roll and shrimp and veggie tempura.

6471 N Blackstone
Fresno,
CA
US

Helmed by photo instructor Hal “Bull” Schmitt, Light Photographic Workshops simplify Adobe programs with single-day, eight-hour sessions designed to turn Photoshop neophytes into pic-enhancing masters. The course will delve into Lightroom’s powerful, easy-to-use sliders, tools, and basic editing functions for removing apparitional pic crashers. Though not required, students are welcome to bring their Lightroom 3–equipped laptop to the class to follow along with the lesson plan or a notepad and quill pen to take notes. Upon completing the course, each student takes home an instructional DVD with more than 8 hours of material for multimedia reminders of the class’s subject matter and a 40 percent discount on their first fine art, photo, or fine-art gallery canvas wrap print order through Light Workshops. Students are encouraged to bring either a bagged lunch or lunch money to save personal computers and fellow students from accidental ingestions.

1060 Los Osos Valley Rd
Los Osos,
CA
US

Zip Yosemite

The designers of Zip Yosemite, Experience Based Learning, focuses on adventure and safety in building their courses, but they also take care to look after the environment. The company uses Professional Ropes Course Association–accredited builders, who anchor single cables to trees using an environmentally-friendly system. Using this system, the company can string seven ziplines up to 1,000 feet long at heights of up to 80 feet through the aromatic canopies of incense cedars and ponderosa pine trees. Guides take visitors darting down these single-cable paths and across three suspension bridges. Then, they rappel toward the forest floor at one of two rappelling stations. As visitors glide through the forest, they can catch glimpses of wildlife as well as the Fresno Dome and other natural rock formations.

45800 Calvin Crest Road
Oakhurst,
CA
US