Sightseeing in Downtown Chula Vista

Hour-Long Gaslamp Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Ghostly Tours in History (Up to 53% Off)

Ghostly Tours in History

Ghostly Tours

Paranormal walking tour visits various sites of haunted history, from eerie backstreets to the hangouts of gamblers and gunmen

$40 $19

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$25 for a Choice of Scavenger Hunt from Puzzling Adventures ($49.99 Value)

Puzzling Adventures

Multiple Locations

Scavengers enjoy the sights of the city while searching for clues and solving puzzles with friends

$49.99 $25

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General Admission or Family Membership to Veterans Museum & Memorial (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Veteran's Museum Memorial

Balboa Park

Veterans Museum & Memorial hosts exhibits on World War I, World War II, Pearl Harbor, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts

$14 $7

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Two-Hour Segway Tour of La Jolla or Balboa Park from We Love Tourists (67% Off)

We Love Tourists

Multiple Locations

After an orientation, guides lead segway riders past La Jolla landmarks and surf beaches, or through scenic Balboa Park

$149 $49

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San Diego Automotive Museum Visit for Two Adults, Two Adults and Two Kids, or Four Adults (Up to 53% Off)

San Diego Automotive Museum

Balboa Park

Classic motorcycles join a 1928 Studebaker and a custom 1947 Cadillac to pay homage to collectable autos

$17 $8

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Two or Four Tickets to One or Five Interactive Walking Tours from Stray Boots (Half Off)

Stray Boots

Online Deal

Clues, trivia, and riddles lead explorers through a vibrant neighborhood via the Stray Boots iPhone or Android app

$24 $12

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Wine Tasting Tour for One, Two, or Four in Baja Wine Country in Mexico from Ark Voyage and Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Ark Voyage and Tours

San Diego

A bilingual guide drives wine lovers to three Baja wineries in Mexico, where they’ll enjoy tastings and lunch; roundtrip transportation

$179 $99

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Four-Hour San Diego City Tour for One or Two from Five Star Tours (50% Off)

Five Star Tours

San Diego

A bus tour takes passengers to scenic and historical attractions, including La Jolla Bay, Little Italy, and Old Town San Diego

$46 $23

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Two-Hour Harbor Cruise for Two, Four, or Six from Hornblower Cruises (40% Off)

Hornblower Cruises

Marina

Cruise past barking sea lions and under the Coronado Bay Bridge on this two-hour cruise through San Diego’s picturesque harbor

$58 $35

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for Admission to USS Midway Museum (Up to 25% Off)

USS Midway Museum

Marina

29 restored military aircraft and 60 exhibits sprawled above and below the decks of an aircraft carrier that served from 1945 to 1992

$20 $15

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Downtown Gaslamp Waterfront or Balboa Park Segway Tour from San Diego Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals (Up to 51%Off)

San Diego Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals

San Diego

Knowledgable guides lead tours that glide past the cobblestones and Victorian-era homes of the Gaslamp Quarter, or scenic Balboa Park

$99 $49

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Yacht Tour with Light Refreshments for Two or Up to Six from Shared Dreams (Half Off)

Shared Dreams

San Diego

See whales, seals, battleships, and other San Diego sights during this customizable tour aboard a plush yacht

$300 $150

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Guided Goldmine Tour for Up to Four or Six People from Julian Gold Expedition (Up to 61% 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 $148

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$69 for a Harbor Speedboat Tour for Two from Speed Boat Adventures ($129 Value)

Speed Boat Adventures

San Diego

Passengers pilot mini speedboats and receive direction via two-way radio from an experienced guide; 13-mile harbor tour

$129 $69

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$1,300 for a Three-Hour Yacht Tour with Drinks and Snacks for Up to 12 from Zolna Yacht Charters ($1,800 Value)

Zolna Yacht Charters

Harbor Island

Three-hour excursion on luxurious yacht complete with beer or wine and snacks

$1,800 $1,300

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One-Day Visit or Annual Membership at Women’s Museum of California (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Women’s Museum of California

Point Loma

Current exhibits on first-wave feminism, the women’s liberation movement of the 60s & 70s, trailblazing California women & art exhibitions

$10 $5

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Monster Mash Haunted House for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 54% Off)

Monster Mash

San Diego

Classic monsters such as vampires and mummies can entertain you with wicked performances in a six-room haunted house

$40 $20

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Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or 10 from San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 57% Off)

San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego

Three-hour tours include narration by a naturalist, snack bar, and indoor and outdoor seating for 149

$88 $39

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90-Minute Cruise with Appetizers or Fondue for Two or Six from Ship 'N a Bottle (Up to 56% Off)

Ship 'N a Bottle

San Diego

Groups enjoy bottles of red or white wine paired with cheeses and fruit or sumptuous fondue as they tour around San Diego

$155 $69

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30- or 60-Minute Discovery Flight and 20-Minute Video at Apus Air (Up to 44% Off)

Apus Air

El Cajon

Instructors accompany students as they take to the air over downtown San Diego

$159 $89

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Three-Hour Segway Rental for One or Two at Segway Of Pacific Beach (Up to 44% Off)

Segway Of Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach

Zip around San Diego catching views of the coast and skyline on easy-to-navigate Segways

$105 $59

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Del Mar Sunset Balloon Tour Monday–Thursday or Friday-Sunday for One or Two from Panorama Balloon Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Panorama Balloon Tours

Del Mar

Sprawling estates spread out beneath balloons as the sun slowly settles into the Pacific

$598 $296

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Visit With a Feed a Big-Cat- or Bear-Feeding Experience for One or Two at Lions Tigers & Bears (Up to 39% Off)

Lions Tigers & Bears

Alpine

Visit over 50 animals at a no-breed, no-kill, no-sell sanctuary for rescued exotic animals and learn responsible animal care along the way

$130 $89

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Museum of Making Music Visit for Two Adults, or Two Adults and Two Children (Up to 50% Off)

Museum of Making Music

Carlsbad

Interactive activities and exhibits showcase innovations in instrument construction and popular music through the 20th century

$16 $8

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Four-Hour Temecula Valley Wine Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (57% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Multiple Locations

Four-hour tour of 3 wineries aboard a limo coach includes 5-6 tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary champagne and appetizers.

$179 $79

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

Oceanside Museum of Art

Townsite

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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Wolf Recovery Today Tour for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for Four at California Wolf Center (Up to 56% Off)

California Wolf Center

Palomar-Julian

Wolf Recovery Today program includes observation of wolf packs; membership includes program admission, newsletter, and wolf picture and bio

$40 $20

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Guided Tour for 4 or 8, Private Tour for 2, or Halloween Party for 2 at Wild Wonders, Inc. (Up to 50% Off)

Wild Wonders

Bonsall

Interact with exotic animals, from adorable foxes to enormous centipedes, under the supervision of zoologists and trainers

$90 $49

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Two or Four Days of Tent Camping or One or Two Days of RV Parking at The Oaks at Sacred Rocks (Up to 56% Off)

The Oaks at Sacred Rocks

Boulevard

Enjoy stunning high altitude desert views or explore 163 acres of trails

$20 $10

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Two Nights at Stagecoach Trails RV Park and Resort (Up to 50% Off). Six Options Available.

Stagecoach Trails RV Park and Resort

Julian

Wilderness adventures during the day and a stunning night sky at this resort nestled among plenty of water-based and dry-land attractions

$74 $37

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Wine Tour with Tastings for Six from A Vineyard Tour of Temecula (Half Off)

A Vineyard Tour of Temecula

Old Town Temecula

Up to four wine tastings include chocolate and gourmet cheese on a five-hour wine tour in a limo van with surround-sound and satellite radio

$1,159 $579

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Four-Hour Group Wine Tour for One or Two from VIP Temecula (60% Off)

VIP Temecula

Temecula

$199 $79

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Private Wine Tasting for Two with Take-Home Bottle at Bel Vino Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Bel Vino Winery

Murrieta

Private tastings highlight award-winning and rare wines; guests are treated to domestic and imported cheeses or chef-prepared tapas

$77.85 $35

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Winery Tour, Tastings, and Class for One, Two, or Four at Europa Village (Up to 75% Off)

Europa Village

Murrieta

More than 30 acres of vineyard nourish French, Spanish, and Italian grapes; a vineyard tour guide leads each guest through 12 tastings

$108 $29

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$39 for a Signature Winery Tour and Wine Tasting at Leoness Cellars in Temecula ($75 Value)

Leoness Cellars

Temecula

On a two-hour tour, guests learn the processes of traditional winemaking while sampling its fruits

$75 $39

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Credit Toward Wine at Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery

Murrieta

Tasting of five premium wines is enhanced by panoramic views of Temecula Valley at a rustic, Western-influenced winery

$40 $19

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Horse-Drawn Trolley Winery Shuttle for One, Two, or Four from Temecula Carriage Company (Up to 62% Off)

The Temecula Carriage Company

Temecula

Vintage horse-drawn trolleys roll down wine-country roads, pausing for tours at four wineries and vineyards

$75 $30

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Chauffeured Wine Tour for One, Two, or Four with Tastings from DeVine Tours (Up to 47% Off)

DeVine Tours

Temecula

All options include a chauffeur and tastings

$140 $79

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Hot Air Balloon Ride or Wine Tour for Two on a Weekday or Weekend from Sunrise Balloons (Up to 55% Off)

Sunrise Balloons

Temecula

Sightseers float over wine country at sunrise or travel to three wineries in limo party coach for a day of hors d’oeuvres & wine tastings

$438 $198

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Two-or Three-Hour Borrego Jeep Photo Adventure for Two or Four from Borrego Jeep Photo Tours (Up to 67% Off)

Borrego Jeep Photo Adventures

Anza-Borrego State Park

Explore the desert from within a climate-controlled Jeep Rubicon with photo-taking guidance from a professional photographer

$220 $99

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Two-Hour Blue Whale–Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Up to 54% Off)

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Point

Experienced crew guides sightseers on two-hour evening tours to catch views of scenic seascapes and blue whales

$25 $12

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Wine Tasting and Harbor Cruise for Two or Four on Friday or Sunday from OC Ocean Adventures (Up to 52% Off)

OC Ocean Adventures

Dana Point

A 63 ft. catamaran glides through Dana Point Harbor during 90-minute cruises as a convivial host serves snacks and The Organic Cellar wine

$98 $49

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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride for 1 or 2 from California Balloon Rides (Up to 59% Off). 4 Options Available.

California Balloon Rides

Perris

Become the envy of the earthbound masses on a sunrise flight that affords panoramic views of the ocean and desert

$260 $109

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Hot Air Balloon Ride for One or Two with Breakfast and Champagne from Adventure Balloon Rides (Up to 51% 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 $129

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Food Tasting & Historical Tour for One or Two from Flavors of Laguna (46% Off)

Flavors Of Laguna

Laguna Beach

Learn about Laguna history and taste specialties from local restaurants on 3.5- to 4-hour walking tour

$55 $35

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Laguna Beach Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four Adults or a Family of Up to Five from ClueHoo (51% Off)

ClueHoo

Laguna Beach

Groups take in the sights while solving clues that bring them from one city spot to another

$75 $37.50

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Laguna Art Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach

Museum chronicles the history of Californian art with a 3,500-piece permanent exhibit that spans the 19th century to the present

$14 $7

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Culinary Walking Tour for One or Two from Flavors of Newport Beach (Up to 34% Off)

Flavors of Newport Beach

Ruby's Diner

Take in the sights and tastes of Balboa as guides regale you with historical and cultural insights

$67.50 $49

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$37 for a Round-Trip Boat Ride to Catalina Island on the "Catalina Flyer" in 2014 (Up to $70 Value)

Catalina Flyer

Newport Beach

Enjoy a comfortable 75-minute voyage from Newport Beach to Catalina Island on a vessel complete with sun decks and two cocktail lounges

$70 $37

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Orange County Museum of Art Membership with Exhibition Catalogs (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Orange County Museum of Art

Newport Center

Modern museum showcases Californian artists and more than 3,400 works; membership grants invites to artist talks and other special events

$74.95 $37

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2.5-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Landing Whale Watching (up to 61%)

Newport Landing Sportfishing

Newport Beach

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

$36 $15

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$159 for a 2-Hour Private Chauffeured Cruise for Up to 6 from Watts on the Harbor Cruises ($300 Value)

Watts on the Harbor Cruises

Bayside

Captains highlight points of interest as passengers nibble hors d’oeuvres on private cruises available from morning to sunset

$300 $159

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Two-Hour Balboa Peninsula Segway Tour for One or Two from Newport Fun Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Newport Fun Tours

Newport Pier

Segways glide along Newport Beach coastline, past historic sites of Balboa Peninsula and its piers, harbors, homes, and fish market

$90 $39

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90-Minute Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from Balboa Fun Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Balboa Fun Tours

Newport Pier

Segways glide along Newport Harbor, as tour-goers take in picturesque views of harbor islands and the local fish market

$75 $37

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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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Two or Four Tickets or One-Year Membership for Individual or Family at Lyon Air Museum (Up to 63% Off)

Lyon Air Museum

Orange County Airport

Authentic planes and rare automobiles that trace back to World War II are on display at this museum, located within John Wayne Airport

$24 $9

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Nine Ride Tickets, Two Zoo Passes, and Zoo Food, or Birthday Party for 10 at The Pumpkin Factory (Up to 47% Off)

The Pumpkin Factory

Westminster Mall

Hay-covered pumpkin patch inside a park filled with rides, a petting zoo, and family-friendly attractions

$45 $25

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$10 for a Visit for Up to Four to Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue (Up to $20 Value)

Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue

Tustin

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

$20 $10

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$20 for Admission for Two Adults to the Palm Springs Air Museum ($31.90 Value)

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum

Three hangars staffed by expert volunteers let you get close to dozens of still-flyable WWII aircraft and other memorabilia

$31.90 $20

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Nine Ride Tickets, Two Zoo Passes, and Zoo Food, or Birthday Party for 10 at The Pumpkin Factory (Up to 47% Off)

The Pumpkin Factory

Westfield Main Place Mall

Hay-covered pumpkin patch inside a park filled with rides, a petting zoo, and family-friendly attractions

$45 $25

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$129 for a San Andreas Fault Jeep Eco-Tour for Two from Desert Adventures ($270 Value)

Desert Adventures - Eco Tours and Events

Thousand Palms

Pile into one of Desert Adventures’ signature red jeeps before heading into the San Andreas fault to learn about the area and its history

$270 $129

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$33 for General Admission for Four and Photos With a Snake at The Reptile Zoo ($68 Value)

The Reptile Zoo

Fountain Valley

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

$68 $33

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Single or Family Membership at Coachella Valley History Museum (50% Off)

Coachella Valley History Museum

Indio

Sprawling museum that includes four outdoor gardens and three historic buildings traces the history and heritage of Coachella Valley

$50 $25

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$32 for a Culinary Walking Tour from Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours (Up to $59 Value)

Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours

Multiple Locations

Foodies tour through unique eateries and farmers’ market as guests sample ethnic, artisan, and specialty foods

$59 $32

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Garden Grove

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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Kayaks glide serenely through the South Bay as the sightseers dip paddles into the water or stop to take pictures of migrating birds. Led by a docent for the Living Coast Discovery Center with five years of experience, Chula Vista Kayak’s tours navigate these oft-overlooked waters in search of rare sights, such as the local Pacific green sea turtles coming up for air or the abundant wildlife including raptors, great blue herons, and egrets. Tours welcome beginners and seasoned kayakers alike; no matter their experience level, guests brush up on water safety with a 15-minute introduction before they’re clear to push off and explore.

620 W Manor Dr
Chula Vista,
CA
US

It's hard to imagine a seaside dining experience more complete than the one at Dolphins Restaurant, Bar & Banquet. Sailboat masts bob in the harbor just beyond floor-to-ceiling windows, a red canoe hangs from the ceiling to complement nautical flags on the walls, and at the entrance visitors are greeted by a bronze sculpture depicting a human pyramid of dolphins. And that's before you get a look at the menu. Classic seafood dishes such as lobster tails and grilled teriyaki mahi mahi fill plates during dinner service but also during weddings, when tables are draped in white cloth, decorated with floral arrangements, and cleared of all single people. The restaurant also offers a weekly Sunday brunch, with more than 50 items to choose from.

At the sushi bar, chefs wrap colorful seafood and vegetable combinations into 25 largely simple rolls, including the Chef's Marina, which contains tempura rock shrimp and avocado, and the Tijuana, which pairs spicy tuna with roasted jalapenos. In the evening, a tree-studded patio glows with light from several fire-pits, and occasionally the whole restaurant fills with music from live bands, mariachi bands, and DJs.

570 Marina Pkwy
Chula Vista,
CA
US

Step into to a bird's house. Get eye-to-eye with a moray eel. Greet a sea turtle as he swims up to say hello. The Living Coast Discovery Center isn't a nature museum?it's a chance to hang out with Southern California's plants and animals on their own turf. The Discovery Center's "living, breathing, flapping, buzzing, and splashing home" sits on the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, the ideal location for exploration of the region's most memorable residents in their native habitats.

A walk-through aviary encompasses the tidal slough habitat of black-crowned night herons, red-breasted mergansers, and endangered clapper rail chicks, freshly hatched from the in-house breeding program. Bald and golden eagles await up-close encounters at the Eagle Mesa, but the rays get even closer: an interactive touch pool puts the aquatic creatures beneath your fingertips. Raptor Row hosts the Center's rescued birds of prey, all of which have injuries or other conditions that prevent them from surviving outside the refuge on their own. Visitors are also free to pursue their own wildlife adventure along the center's 1.5 miles of walking trails.

1000 Gunpowder Point Dr
Chula Vista,
CA
US

Pumpkin Stations turn pumpkin shopping and family-park excursions into a one-stop trip. Each of the five Pumpkin Station locations houses a variety of family-fun activities, from giant slides and mini-trains to sky fighter rides and carousels. Mission Valley, for instance, enables visitors to get their sea legs with an on-site boat ride, while the El Cajon game zones gives them a place to rest in between activities. No matter the location, families, friends, and groups can stroll through a pumpkin patch to seek out a large, plump gourd to take home and carve into a jack-o-lantern.

3030 Plaza Bonita Road
National City,
CA
US

Shared Dreams' boat docks at Sunroad Resort Marina's pier, which is just a short jaunt away from nearly all of San Diego's seaside sights and attractions. Because of that, it's not difficult for the boat's licensed captain to customize trips. Depending on what customers want to see?whether it's whales, seals, battleships, the Coronado Bridge, or Olly, the city's beloved thicket of seaweed?he'll steer the boat in the appropriate direction.

3201 Marina Way
National City,
CA
US

Perhaps with the exception of a high-school prom, The Gondola Company can put almost any romantic event on the water. Its vessels ferry passengers across the canals of the Coronado Cays on several types of cruises, all of which spark a romantic ambiance with Italian music and BYOB amenities. The classic 50-minute Pasaporto jaunts depart for relaxing voyages day and night. As an optional add-on, a live mandolin or violin player can tag along to strum charming, traditional melodies.

The gondoliers do not exclusively transport small groups; they also pilot Venetian caorlinas, larger boats that can accommodate up to 14 people during family-style celebrations. For even grander gatherings, a fleet cruise dispatches as many as six separate gondolas, which can smoothly support entire wedding parties atop the water. Other specialized cruises treat passengers to more than scenic views and the melancholy mating croons of wild sturgeons. On a wine-tasting cruise, a sommelier lectures on a flight of six libations. Alternatively, a Voga massage cruise lays two beds inside the boat, permitting massage therapists to coax tension from couples' torsos and limbs as they skim along the canal surface.

4000 Coronado Bay Rd
Coronado,
CA
US