Sightseeing in California


Three-Hour Winter Whale-Watching Cruise for One or Two at H&M Landing (Up to 54% Off)

H&M Landing

H and M Sportfishing Landing

Three-hour voyage passes by Coronado North Island and the U.S. Naval Fleet on its way to view California gray whales, dolphins and sea lions

$45 $21

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$14 for Two Museum Admissions at Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose ($24 Value)

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

More than 150 exhibits let kids view mammoth bones, make giant bubbles, and create art

$24 $14

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Downtown Tour for One Adult or Child from City Sightseeing (Up to 55% Off)

City Sightseeing

Fisherman's Wharf

Tour buses whisk guests to downtown SF sights like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Chinatown gate

$32.99 $16

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Fresno Art Museum One-Year Individual or Family Membership, or Visits for Two or Four (Up to 68% Off)

Fresno Art Museum

Fresno Art Museum

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

$50 $16

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Historic, Ghost, or Shock Tours from Hysterical Walking Tours (Up to 38% Off)

Hysterical Walking Tours

Old Sacramento

Whether tours focus on ghost tales or historical fact, every step and story comes with a humorous edge

$40 $25

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Whale-Watching Tour with BBQ Lunch from Children's Maritime Foundation (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Children's Maritime Foundation

Rainbow Harbor, Dock #3

The three-hour tour cruises alongside migrating gray whales, and includes a barbecue or vegetarian lunch

$40 $20

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$49 for a One-Year Family Membership to Chabot Space & Science Center ($99 Value)

Chabot Space & Science Center

Oakland

Unlimited museum access and planetarium shows for one year, plus discounts on classes, gifts, and café fare

$99 $49

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Kern County Museum Visit for Two or Five (Up to 56% Off)

Kern County Museum

Kern County Museum

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

$50 $22

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Helicopter Tour of Newport Beach or Laguna Beach for Two from OC Helicopters (50% Off)

OC Helicopters

Atlantic Executive Terminal John Wayne Airport

Helicopter tours of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach unveil panoramas of Corona del Mar, the Newport dunes, and other sites

$398 $199

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Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children to the Living Coast Discovery Center (Up to 57% Off)

Living Coast Discovery Center

Chula Vista Nature Center

Observe and interact with native California creatures, such as sea turtles, sharks, and hawks, or explore 1.5 miles of nature trails

$28 $12

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Three-Hour Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Channel Islands Whale Watching (Up to 51% Off)

Channel Islands Whale Watching

Oxnard

Three-hour narrated tours educate voyagers as they spot whales, dolphins, and sea lions amid the waters of Channel Islands National Park

$50 $30

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$56 for $125 Worth of Art, Antiques, and Jewelry – Huntington Harbour Antiques & Art

Huntington Harbour Antiques & Art

Huntington Harbour Antiques & Art

From the merchant: At Huntington Harbour Antiques and Art we are now offering a special on one-of-a-kind animation production cels

$125 $56

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Admission for Two or Four or Private Tour for Up to 10 to Gibbon Conservation Center (Up to 70% Off)

Gibbon Conservation Center

Gibbon Conservation Center

Educational center houses endangered primates that sing and leap as visitors learn more about them and their plight

$30 $9

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$179 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast from Sonoma Valley Balloons ($235 Value)

Sonoma Valley Balloons

Santa Rosa

Bird’s-eye vistas of vineyards and distant mountains come into view as FAA-certified pilots whisk passengers away in a hot air balloon

$235 $179

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Guided "Entourage" Tour for One or Two from Entourage Tour (Up to 39% Off)

Entourage Tour

Hollywood

Hit the highlights and haunts as seen in the acclaimed HBO series, “Entourage”, in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Westwood

$69 $42

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Oceanside Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (Up to 47% Off)

Oceanside Museum of Art

Oceanside Museum of Art

Explore a wide variety of art forms from the 20th and 21st centuries, including a new special exhibition of quilts

$16 $9

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Admission for Two or Four to the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

American Museum of Ceramic Art

American Museum of Ceramic Art

Visit the largest ceramics-only museum in the U.S., observing rotating exhibits and the studio where the community makes art as well

$14 $8

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Cheers 2 Art Wine-Tasting and Painting Experience for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (Up to 59% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Uncorked Tours

Groups head out on 2.5-hour wine-tasting excursions before expressing themselves with a painting session that includes complimentary mimosas

$205 $85

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Visit for Two or Four or Membership to Pasadena Museum of California Art (Up to 50% Off)

Pasadena Museum of California Art

San Gabriel Valley

Art museum features rotating exhibitions of historical and contemporary California artists, designers, and architects

$14 $7

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Admission to Wings of Freedom Tour for Two or Four from The Collings Foundation on April 24–26 (Up to 40% Off)

The Collings Foundation - Wings of Freedom tour

McClellan-Palomar Airport

Explore planes from throughout America’s military aviation history, including rare World War II aircraft; flight experiences available

$24 $15

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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

Golden State Model Railroad Museum

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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30-Minute Vineyard Flight and Wine Package for Two from AirOshinuga (Up to 60% Off)

Air Oshinuga

AirOshi

Pairs soar high over Temecula Valley wineries, returning to earth for a tour and tasting at Faulkner Winery

$630 $249

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Martial Arts History Museum Visit for Two or Four, or One Individual Membership (Up to 62% Off)

Martial Arts History Museum

Martial Arts History Museum

Exhibits explore martial arts’ role in the history of Asian countries and their influence on American pop culture

$20 $9

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Four-Hour Group Wine Tour for One or Two from VIP Temecula (56% Off)

VIP Temecula

VIP Temecula

$199 $87

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Hop On, Hop Off Wine-Tasting Tour from The Wine Line for Two or Four (Up to 35% Off). Six Options Available.

The Wine Line

Santa Maria

Choose between Santa Barbara or Paso Robles for your tour, then hop off the shuttle only at the wineries you want to visit

$140 $99

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Membership or Admission to Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Museum collections focus on farm equipment and tools from 1849 through the 1960s, including a blacksmith shop and a detailed model railroad

$60 $35

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Admission for Two or Four, or Feeding Frenzy Tour Admission at Hesperia Zoo (Up to 65% Off)

Hesperia Zoo

Hesperia Zoo

Tigers, lemurs, and other rare and endangered species from six continents living on a 10-acre zoo in the heart of California’s high desert

$20 $7

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Electric-Bike Rental or Beach-Cruiser Rental from Venice Beach Electric Bike Rentals (Up to 66% Off)

Venice Beach Electric Bike Rentals

Venice Beach Electric Bike Rentals

Electric bikes and beach cruisers allow riders to explore beachfront paths and see local sights

$35 $12

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Two-Hour Whale Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four at Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara (Up to 50% Off)

Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara

Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara

Seasoned captain and crew take passengers along Santa Barbara coastline on scenic afternoon tours

$45 $27

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One or Two Kid or Adult Tickets to Whale/Dolphin-Watching Cruise from Newport Landing Whale Watching (Up to 64%)

Newport Landing Whale Watching

Newport Beach

Spot giant blue whales, California gray whales, finback whales, dolphin pods, and other native creatures in their natural habitat

$36 $13

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Night Helicopter Tour for Two or Three from Star Helicopters (Up to 60% Off)

Star Helicopters

Star Helicopters

Treat yourself, friends, or loved ones to a sky-high ride above the entertainment capital of the world

$675 $315

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Whale-Watching Cruise Admission for Kid or Adult from First String Sportfishing (Up to 52% Off). Four Options.

First String Sportfishing

Central San Pedro

Whale-watching cruises follow the migration route of the Gray Whale for two hours; you might also see dolphins and sea lions

$15 $8

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Planes of Fame Air-Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 45% Off)

Planes of Fame

Chino

More than 150 aircraft and displays—including an N9MB Flying Wing—fill an aviation museum tracing flight history

$22 $12

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Educational Spirit Tasting for Two or Four Plus Craft Spirits Credit at Napa Valley Distillery (39% Off)

Napa Valley Distillery

Napa Valley Distillery

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

$40 $25

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$9 for a Visit for Up to Four to Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue (Up to $20 Value)

Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue

Marconi Automotive Museum Tustin

Rare Ferraris and classic American muscle cars share space with Jaguars, high-performance motorcycles, and historic Formula cars

$20 $9

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Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

$30 $15

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Visit for Two or Four to the USS Hornet Museum (Up to 65% Off)

USS Hornet Museum

USS Hornet Museum

Aircraft carrier that served in World War II and Apollo recovery holds four levels of ship quarters, exhibits, and panoramic views of bay

$40 $14

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Hot Air Balloon Ride for One or Two with Breakfast and Champagne from Adventure Balloon Rides (Up to 46% Off)

Adventure Balloon Rides

Perris

Help set up and launch the balloon for a 30- to 45-minute flight before touching down for breakfast at Bomb Shelter Cafe

$260 $142

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Two-Hour Segway Tour of Redondo Beach for One or Two from South Bay Mobile Segway Tours (55% Off)

South Bay Mobile Segway Tours

South Bay Mobile Tours

The two-hour guided tour takes clients 5 to 6 miles down the Redondo Beach strand alongside the oceanfront and harbor

$82 $37

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Food Walking Tour of San Clemente for One or Two from San Clemente Sights and Bites (40% Off)

San Clemente Sights and Bites

San Clemente Sights and Bites

Explore some of the best in local dining that San Clemente offers while a guide leads you from spot to spot along a 2.5-mile scenic stroll

$65 $39

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Admission with Pony, Train, and Merry-Go-Round Rides for Two or Four at Montebello Barnyard Zoo (Up to 50%)

Montebello Barnyard Zoo

Montebello Ponytail Girls Softball Association

A rustic farm setting features pony rides, a merry-go-round, and up-close interactions with zebras, llamas, cows, and various farm animals

$28 $15

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

Micke Grove Zoological Society

Micke Grove Zoo

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

$100 $49

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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership at The Children's Museum at La Habra (Up to 38% Off)

The Children's Museum at La Habra

The Children's Museum - La Habra

Kids discover their own love of learning during trips to this hands-on children’s museum

$16 $10

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$55 for $100 Worth of Wildlife Watching at Shark Camp

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $55

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Guided Goldmine Tour for Up to Four or Six People from Julian Gold Expedition (Up to 51% Off)

Julian Gold Expedition

La Mesa

Groups can choose four- or eight-hour outings, during which they hike or drive to historic mines and pan for gold

$375 $185

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General Admission for Two or Four and Photos with a Snake at The Reptile Zoo (Up to 51% Off)

The Reptile Zoo

The Reptile Zoo

Discover the many animals the zoo has on display, participate in hands-on activities, and get a picture with one of the resident snakes

$34 $17

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$16 for Two Tastings and $25 Towards Wine and Accessories at Las Flores Family Winery ($39 Value)

Las Flores Family Winery

Las Flores Family Winery

Enjoy tastings of Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and sparkling wines made from local grapes

$39 $16

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35-, 50-, or 60-Minute Aerial Tour of Los Angeles for Up to Three People from Corsair Aviation (Up to 52% Off)

Corsair Aviation

Corsair Aviation

Get a bird’s-eye view of the Hollywood sign, Dodger Stadium, and other LA sights during an airplane tour with an experienced pilot

$750 $375

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Lunch With the Wine Maker and Tour for One or Two at Emerald Creek Winery (Up to 78% Off)

Emerald Creek Winery

Emerald Creek Winery

Perfect for novice and aficionados alike, this tour-and-lunch covers a slew of wine-related topics and features wine samples throughout

$125 $33

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  • Los Angeles Conservancy
    If you've ever stood on the second floor of the Los Angeles Central Public Library and marveled at the explosion of color within the rotunda or the 12 adjacent murals depicting California history, then you have the Los Angeles Conservancy to thank. When the library was scheduled for demolition in the mid-1970s, concerned citizens formed the Conservancy to save the rotunda, the exterior limestone sculptures, and the library's many other architectural treasures. The group finally convinced the City Council to preserve the library in 1983, after years of public discussion, debate, and book-sniffing sit-ins. Ever since, it has advocated for greater Los Angeles's historic sites and educated people about the city's architectural heritage. The Conservancy is responsible for saving and revitalizing landmarks such as the former Cathedral of St. Vibiana, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, and the world’s oldest remaining McDonald’s restaurant. To accomplish its mission, the membership-based nonprofit offers a number of ways people can experience these beautiful and storied places. The Last Remaining Seats series earned a Reader Recommendation for Best Film Series and Best Downtown Event in the Los Angeles Downtown News' 2012 poll, in which the conservancy’s walking tours also earned the title of Best Downtown Tour. But the organization does more than save grandiose public buildings: increasingly, it also focuses on smaller community projects such as garden apartments and sites that reflect the area's rich Latino culture. Executive director and 20-year Conservancy veteran Linda Dishman explained to Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times, "People are becoming more vocal. …That's one of the great secrets about Los Angeles: People really identify with their neighborhoods." The Conservancy also presents annual preservation awards to honor the efforts of individuals who fight to save places such as Pann’s Coffee Shop and Griffith Observatory.
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    523 W Sixth St.
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Bernardo Winery
    In 1927, after seven years of Prohibition, Vincent Rizzo had an idea. He would buy a winery. While this may have been an unconventional move, he knew he could get Bernardo Winery at a lower price and keep the business thriving with an unlikely product: olive oil. In a stroke of cunning and arguable genius, the first-generation Rizzo owner made use of the olive trees growing on his property, selling the cold-pressed virgin oil to many of the tuna canneries in downtown San Diego. He also continued production of sacramental wine and grape juice that was, according to the winery's website, "guaranteed to ferment by the end of the road." The winery grew to be one of San Diego County's major wine suppliers in the late 1940s, and Vincent turned the family business over to his son, Ross, in 1962. Ross's passion and dedication fueled the winery's success until his passing in 2008. Ross Rizzo, Jr., along with his family now keeps his father and grandfather's legacies alive, adding new varietals and winemaking techniques to the company's repertoire while paying homage to the old ways. Ross still sources his grapes from local vineyards and produces and cellars his wine to develop each variety?s distinct flavor. Guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic winery during tours and tastings, and the scenic spot also hosts private parties at several outdoor venues and in the Barrel Room, where wooden rafters and huge redwood wine-storage vats create a rustic feel. Once they are done tasting, visitors can wander through a micro village of shops and studios or get a bite to eat at Cafe Merlot. The sprawling property features nods to its storied past with accents such as wagon wheels and an antique thresher machine and events such as grape stompings, otherwise known as do-it-yourself purple pedicures.
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    13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
    San Diego, CA US
  • The Moorpark Hotel
    Property Location With a stay at Moorpark Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel in San Jose, you'll be in the business district and convenient to Winchester Mystery House and Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Mall. This hotel is within close proximity of Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Mall and Harris-Lass Historic Museum. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 80 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, while CD players help you enjoy your music in the comfort of your room. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities DonÂ’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and billiards. Dining Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.
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    4241 Moorpark Avenue
    San Jose, CA US
  • Conservatory of Flowers
    Planted between mighty palms in Golden Gate Park is the oldest wood-and-glass conservatory in North America. The gleaming white Victorian structure has survived several boiler explosions, closure during World War II, and more than two decades of renovations. In 1998, it was deemed an endangered building—but it was quickly adopted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and completely rehabilitated by 2003. This century-old structure is home to the Conservatory of Flowers, a National Historic Landmark that connects visitors year-round with the exotic flora of the world's tropical regions. The Conservatory houses four main galleries. In the aquatic plants gallery, cascading water gurgles into pools beneath a glass-and-metal sculpture of a six-foot Victoria amazonica water lily. The mist-filled highland gallery mimics the high-altitude forests of tropical mountaintops with clusters of orchids and ferns. Showcasing another side of the tropics, the rainy lowland gallery replicates lush jungles, housing a 100-year-old imperial philodendron and several cycads, which date to the days when most dinosaurs were just tiny salamanders. The potted plants gallery incorporates man-made works such as copper planters from India, ceramic pots from Burkina Faso, and an urn from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Around the fragrant stillness of these halls, the Conservatory hosts special events such as gardening workshops. Groupon Celebrates Pride Month Over the last 50 years, the gay-rights movement in America has overcome tremendous obstacles to become a powerful voice for inclusion and diversity. Even as it has grown, the movement—like Groupon—is local at heart, and we applaud the commitment to real change that improves everyday lives. At Groupon, we are happy to add our voices to those celebrating PRIDE, their achievements as a social movement and a continued march to equality for the LGBT community. Plus, we love a chance to dig that rainbow wig out of storage. This month—and throughout the year—we salute our merchants and customers who support PRIDE and all efforts that promote dignity, respect, and equal opportunity. We're highlighting these merchants' deals with a special badge to show Groupon's pride in working with people who share our values.
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    100 John F Kennedy Drive
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Crossroads Tours & Limo
    On one side of the Wawona Tunnel, city life, with all its rush and bustle. On the other, the majestic natural splendor of Yosemite National Park's rock faces, waters, and flora. Crossroads Tours & Limo takes nature seekers to the park for one- and two-day trips. Tours can include Glacier Point, the Yosemite Valley, and the Cathedral Spires, and provide plenty of time to remember your day with photo ops and impromptu tattoos. Private tours and wine tours are also available. Crossroads Tours also offers limousine service for any occasion, from weddings to girls' nights out.
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    7065 N Ingram Ave (Walmart parking lot)
    Fresno, CA US
  • California State Railroad Museum
    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.
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    125 I Street
    Sacramento, CA US
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