Activities in California

Up to 57% Off Yacht Party from California Nightlife

California Nightlife

Spirit of San Diego Yacht

$39.55 $17

Luxury yacht tours the San Diego Bay as party-goers drink and dance to DJs spinning house music and top-40 hits

Up to 48% Off at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

San Jose

$210 $109

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Three 9-hole layouts showcase a spectrum of topography variance, including rolling hills, elevation changes, and intersecting waterways

Aquarium of the Bay – Up to 47% Off Membership

Aquarium of the Bay

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

$110 $59

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Membership to 20,000-animal aquarium includes one year of free admission and discounted gift-shop purchases

46% Off Fighter Jet Flight-Simulator Experience

Flightdeck Air Combat Center

Southeast Anaheim

$59 $32

After a brief flying lesson, a pilot straps into a fighter-jet simulator for a 40-minute combat session against other guests

Up to 57% Off Sunset Cruise & Drinks from Cruise Newport Beach

Cruise Newport Beach

Newport Beach

$60 $29

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Cruises coast along the Newport Beach waterfront and coastline for 90 minutes against a stunning sunset backdrop

64% Off Stock-Car Rag Experience in Irwindale 

L.A. Racing

Irwindale

$399 $145

Jump into the driver's seat of a real stock car to streak around Irwindale Speedway's half-mile, 12-degree oval for 20 laps

51% Off Tandem Kayaking

River Journey

Multiple Locations

$69 $34

Self-guided trips down picturesque river encounter rapids and landmarks along 5 to 8-mile leg of Stanislaus

Up to 39% Off an $80 Groupon and Lunch

Mother Lode River Center

Lotus

$80 $49

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Participants face mental and physical challenges while conquering activities 20–40 feet up in the trees

42% Off Full-Day Middle Fork Rafting Trip

Action Whitewater Adventures

Camp Lotus

$239 $139

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Battle class-4 rapids on an 18-mile excursion down the American River's Middle Fork with stunning river valley views; includes gourmet lunch

50% Off an ATV Rental

Enjoy The Mountain

On Location

$399 $199

Armed with maps, suggested routes, fuel, and all the needed gear, drivers enjoy rocky terrain on ATVs

Up to 55% Off a Jetpack-Flight Lesson

Jetpack America

Multiple Locations

$179 $115

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A Jetlev R200 jetpack elevates riders up to three stories above the water’s surface

7D Experience - Up to 56% Off Laser-Shooting Experience

7D Experience

Fisherman's Wharf

$30 $15

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Experience the illusion of a roller coaster ride while zapping on-screen opponents on the DarkRide; Dodge laser beams during LaZer Challenge

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Up to 43% Off Game

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

$20.50 $12

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The Angels take on a foursome of AL foes behind a lineup that has produced the most home runs in the majors and the third-most runs scored

44% Off an Intro Hang-Gliding Lesson

Windsports Soaring Center

Los Angeles

$140 $79

The introduction to hang-gliding lesson includes seven beach flights from a 30-foot sand dune

Up to 60% Off WaveRunner Coastline Tour

Seaforth Boat Rentals

Mission Bay Park

$249 $99

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WaveRunners carry up to two passengers as guides chart course some 2 mi. offshore to garner views of La Jolla Cove and the local sea life

Up to 54% Off AT&T Park Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

San Francisco

$150 $69

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

Up to 58% Off Guided Sunrise Hike

Malibu Discovery Tours

On Location

$118 $59

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Guides lead a 3-mile tour through Will Rogers State Park and up to Inspiration Point for 360-degree views of LA and the Pacific Ocean

56% Off Two Entries to Margarita 5K on Sunday, May 18

Margarita 5K

San Diego

$80 $35

This beach-based 5K rewards entrants with t-shirts, medals, award, and post-race margaritas

50% Off California Sunset Cruise

Red and White Fleet - Pier 43

Fisherman's Wharf

$116 $58

Vessels with cozy indoor cabins sail beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and explore waters near Alcatraz Island during tour

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Six Taste co-owner Jeff Okita succinctly described his TripAdvisor Top 10 Pick tours to the Daily Trojan in 2011, calling them "a way for people to connect to different communities through an accessible medium, which is food." During four-hour excursions, in-the-know guides walk with fellow explorers through iconic Los Angeles–area neighborhoods—including Little Tokyo and the heart of downtown—stopping into gems to sample the eatery's cuisine and learn about the area. This cultural education is paramount for Jeff, who told the Christian Science Monitor in 2010 that "we choose the restaurants based on their story and what they add to the understanding of a neighborhood, its people and its history."

Guides currently lead more than 15 tours a week through eight different neighborhoods, with most tours meeting between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the regularly scheduled excursions, the staff also leads specialty outings that focus on more adventurous cuisines, including intensely spicy dishes in Thai Town and lost seafood recipes in Atlantis.

4970 Highland View Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Property Location
Located in San Diego, Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego - La Jolla is in the business district and convenient to University of California-San Diego and Geisel Library. This hotel is within close proximity of Birch Aquarium and Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 340 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. Digital programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary manager's reception, held daily at evening. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Limited parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

4550 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego,
CA
US

Winchester Mystery House is an imposing Victorian mansion built by Winchester Rifle heiress Sarah Winchester. The house's floor plan is a study in eccentricity, boasting details including twisting hallways, secret passages, and stairways that lead nowhere. Sarah Winchester built her profoundly odd home in an effort to drive away bad spirits, including that of her late husband, whom she believed cursed her upon his death. While Sarah compulsively remodeled the house until her death in 1922, historians estimate there must have been between 500 and 600 rooms built in total. Due to the extensive remodeling and the ravages of time, only 160 rooms remain—though, by any standard, the house remains a sprawling homage to Sarah Winchester's tormented mind.

Today, visitors make their pilgrimage to the house to witness in person all its peculiar glory. The home is lovingly restored and now plays host to a number of fun, bone-chilling excursions each day. Thrill seekers can stalk through the halls by flashlight during guided tours that divulge the sordid details of Sarah Winchester's nightly séances. History buffs can explore rooms dedicated to period furniture, antique trinkets, and vintage firearms found in the home. A gift shop and café onsite give guests the opportunity to purchase souvenirs, some more edible than others.

525 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose,
CA
US

Property Location
A stay at The Westin San Francisco Market Street places you in the heart of San Francisco, steps from Museum of the African Diaspora and Academy of Art University. This 4-star hotel is close to Union Square and Lombard Street.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 676 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and down comforters. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including a concierge desk and babysitting/childcare. Additional amenities include wedding services and tour/ticket assistance.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, an Internet point, and a computer station. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is conveniently located nearby.

50 3rd St
San Francisco,
CA
US

With eclectic backgrounds in ballet, Scottish Highland dancing, and environmental law, California Arts Academy co-owners and directors Julie Ann Keller and Christopher Campbell bring their students their own distinctive expertise and worldviews. Backed by a cadre of instructors, the duo strives to create a space where kids can freely express themselves through gymnastics and musical theater and can elaborate tap-dance routines that summon the ghost of Fred Astaire. California Arts Academy was also named Favorite for Children's Dance Classes, Art Classes, and Live Theater by the readers of the Central California Parent Magazine 2012-2014. Not content to just offer classes, Keller and Campbell hold semiannual auditions for their performances.

4750 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

Under the guidance of an experienced team of yoga instructors, students of all abilities come to Arden Hot Yoga's expansive practice space seven days a week to increase their flexibility, strengthen their muscles, and reduce stress. Classes available include Bikram yoga, power Vinyasa flow, yin yoga, and Barre Fit, a fusion of yoga and Pilates techniques that helps build core strength using a ballet barre. Arden is now located in a larger facility, housing two studios and offering free childcare for specific classes.

4397 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US

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