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Up to 52% Off at the Museum of Latin American Art

Museum of Latin American Art

Downtown Long Beach

$60 $29

Works from Latin America and the Caribbean fill the only museum in the country dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art

Up to 41% Off Cemetery Tour or History Museum Membership

Historical Society of Long Beach

Historical Society of Long Beach

$100 $59

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Tour covers some of Long Beach's most notable residents; history museum exhibits photographs, newspapers, documents, and other artifacts

Queen Mary Events – Up to 50% Off "Diana: Legacy of a Princess"

Queen Mary Events

Long Beach

$27.95 $14

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Explore a collection of Princess Diana's gowns, letters, and other artifacts along with royal-family history aboard The Queen Mary

Up to 50% Off Long Beach Harbor Tour from Harbor Breeze Cruises

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Downtown Long Beach

$24 $15

Views of sea lions, the Queen Mary, and Long Beach's coast and skyline

Up to 35% Off Hollywood Tour Package

Sunseeker Tours

Long Beach

$89 $59

For eight hours, luxury Mercedes buses explore Hollywood's most famous haunts such as celebrity homes and iconic movie locations

Up to 50% Petting Zoo Admission

Montebello Barnyard Zoo

Montebello

$28 $15

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

Ripley's Believe It or Not!—Up to 53% Off Odditorium Visit

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Hollywood

$33.98 $17

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The Odditorium includes exhibits across two floors, astounding visitors with everything from unnatural animals to jaw-dropping artifacts

52% Off Graffiti Tour of LA

Graff Tours

Los Angeles

$25 $12

Guides show groups iconic LA street art on 90-minute tours, sharing factoids about the LA graffiti scene of the '80s and the present day

Friends Of The Observatory at Griffith Observatory–51% Off

Friends Of The Observatory at Griffith Observatory

Online Deal

$100 $49

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Get early access to planetarium tickets, a 10% discount at the café and the Stellar Emporium, and invitations to members-only events

Up to 70% Off Celebrity-Home Tour

LA Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

$98 $35

Seated in an open-air van, tour-goers cruise by numerous celebrity mansions in picturesque Los Angeles

Up to 50% Off Railroad Museum Foundation Membership

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

$60 $30

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Support educational outreach and restoration programs with a year of gift shop discounts, admission to members-only events, and souvenirs

Up to 56% Off Membership to Chinese American Museum

Chinese American Museum

Chinatown

$50 $22

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In its 10th year, CAM's current exhibits include L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, documenting Chinese immigration to the States

56% Off at The Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art ( moca )

Downtown Los Angeles

$34 $15

Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other visual masters star in permanent collection at museum filled with post-1940 art

Up to 48% Off Helicopter Tour

Copter Pilot

Van Nuys Airport

$450 $299

Helicopter tours provide a bird's eye view of sights such as the Hollywood Sign, Encino, and Santa Monica Pier; custom tours also available

Up to 58% Off from Rockin Hollywood Tours

Rockin Hollywood Tours

Hollywood

$40 $20

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Knowledgeable guides lead guests on two-hour tours that visit over 70 famous Hollywood locations

Up to 58% Off LGBT Walking Tour

Out & About Tours

Los Angeles

$90 $39

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Walking tour explores Los Angeles' historic LGBT sites including Native American settlements and Golden Age hotels and bathhouses

Up to 51% Off Wine Tours from Zuri Wine Tasting

Zuri Wine Tasting

Westchester Shopping Center

$89 $44

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Luxury motorcoaches ferry tour-goers to historical wineries, opulent restaurants, and hip shopping destinations with views of the Pacific

Up to 70% Off from LA Club Crawl - NightClub Tour

LA Club Crawl - NightClub Tour

Los Angeles

$40 $20

Instead of long lines and covers, patrons snag an all-access pass from the crawl and boogie at Hollywood clubs such as Cosmo and Playhouse

Up to 55% Off Hollywood Open Bus Tours

Hollywood Tourz

Hollywood

$98 $44

Visit the Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, and go past the houses of dozens of celebrities with this star-seeing tour

Up to 50% Off a Bus-Tour Adventure

Esotouric

On Location

$58 $30

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Bus tours chart a course through Los Angeles’s lesser known locales, visiting hot spots frequented by actors, writers, and filmmakers

Up to 52% Off Celebrity Home Tour

Access Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

$49 $25

Narrated bus tour passes iconic Hollywood landmarks and stars' homes

Up to 42% Off Downtown Walking Tour

Downtown LA Walking Tours

Downtown Los Angeles

$30 $18

Stroll through areas such as Union Station and Grand Central Market while a guide shares the history of each spot

Up to 60% Off Cupcake Tour of Hollywood

Great Food Tours

Hollywood

$50 $25

Two-hour walking tours start at Georgetown Cupcake and include eight tastings from merchants such as Magnolia Bakery and Tartine O Chocolat

Up to 58% Off from Hollywoodland Tours

Hollywoodland Tours

Hollywood

$29 $14

Van tours of Hollywood shuttle camera-wielding sightseers past the iconic Hollywood sign, spots where movies are filmed, and stars’ homes

Up to 33% Off Beerbus.LA Tour

Beerbus.LA

Los Angeles

$100 $69

Tour guides lead groups to various local craft breweries where guests can sip craft beer, tour the brewery and learn the brewing process

Museum of Tolerance – Up to 56% Off

Museum of Tolerance

Beverlywood

$31 $17

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Interactive exhibits on the Holocaust and contemporary human-rights violations illustrate the consequences of intolerance

Up to 53% Off Helicopter Tour from Star Helicopters

Star Helicopters

Hawthorne Airport

$675 $375

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

Up to 49% Off Admission to ScareLA

ScareLA

The Reef (Formerly LA Mart)

$68 $39

Summer Halloween convention features panels, screenings, classes, and interactive exhibits for all ages

Half Off Urban Scavenger Hunt

CityRace Urban Adventure Hunts

Online Deal

$80 $40

In an event inspired by The Amazing Race, teams roam local neighborhoods to solve scavenger-hunt clues

Up to 51% Off a Narrated Harbor Tour and Nature Cruise

Shoreliner Cruises

22nd Street Landing

$90 $45

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The cruise has plenty of photo opps as it passes the SS Lane Victory, Battleship Iowa, lighthouses, and LA Harbor Points of interest

South Coast Botanic Garden – 48% Membership

South Coast Botanic Garden

Palos Verdes Peninsula

$40 $20.99

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Botanical garden's 87 acres support more than 2,500 plant species, as well as family-friendly musical performances

31% Off Spicy-Food Walking Tour

Curated Gnomes

Lucky Noodle King

$65 $45

During a four-hour excursion, traverse about six blocks and sample spicy Chinese delicacies on a tour lauded by the Huffington Post

Up to 56% Off Video Star Tours

Star Track Tours

Hollywood

$39 $19

Open-top stretch vehicles drive folks by the homes of stars such as Ellen Degeneres and Tom Cruise as 32" screens show the homes' interiors

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Spirit Expeditions

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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

Up to 45% Off Guided "Entourage" Tour

Entourage Tour

Hollywood

$69 $38

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

Up to 51% Off Electric-Bike Rental

Venice Beach Electric Bike Rentals

Marina Del Ray

$35 $17

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

50% Off Santa Monica Walking Tour

Santa Monica Conservancy

Downtown Santa Monica

$20 $10

Under the guidance of a local expert, tourists soak up the rich history and architectural beauty of downtown Santa Monica

Up to Half Off Visit to Museum of Flying

Museum of Flying

Santa Monica

$20 $10

Nearly two dozen planes chronicle aviation from the Wright brothers through the jet age, with emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company

Up to 58% Off at Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica

$55 $25

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One year of museum admission and events such as members' previews, book-club meetings, and workshops

Up to 65% Off Pedicab Tour for Two or Four

Pedicab-it

Downtown Santa Monica

$140 $65

Pedicab drivers take groups along the waterfront for an hour of shopping and sightseeing in Santa Monica

50% Off Admission to Santa Monica History Museum

Santa Monica History Museum

Downtown Santa Monica

$10 $5

Visitors can wander through a replica of a Douglas aircraft or digitally insert their photos onto historical front-page newspaper stories

Up to 52% Off Whale-Watching and Nature Cruise

Marina Del Rey Sportfishing

Marina Del Rey

$30 $15

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For about three hours, a sightseeing boat searches the ocean for whales, porpoises, dolphins, seabirds, seals, and sea lions

Pasadena Museum of California Art – Up to Half Off

Pasadena Museum of California Art

West Central

$50 $25

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Art museum features modern design, textiles, woodblock prints, and sculptures created by California artists

Rose Bowl Stadium – 43% Off Guided Tours

Rose Bowl Stadium

Pasadena

$35 $20

Led by experienced guides, walking tours hit all of the Rose Bowl Stadium's key landmarks, from the field to the original 1922 locker room

Martial Arts History Museum – Up to 62% Off Visit

Martial Arts History Museum

Burbank

$20 $9

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

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FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.

6451 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach,
CA
US

Rubber Duck Tours traverses both the blue and green portions of the globe to offer guests an amphibious exploration of Long Beach. With this tour, passengers will climb inside The Duck, a hydra-terra vehicle approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for dual-purpose travel. The tour route begins with an exploration of downtown Long Beach, as the tour guide shares the story of Long Beach's rags-to-boats transformation from farming community to port city. From there, The Duck hits the water to glide along the glassy surface of the harbor, with the elevated design of the boat keeping passengers dry, much to the delight of wicked witches and sightseeing housecats. The aqua-portion of the tour includes buoy's-eye views of the Queen Mary and other ships populating the harbor. The tour lasts 1.25 hours, with one-third of the tour spent on the water and two-thirds of the tour spent on land.

Shoreline Dr. and Pine Ave.
Long Beach,
CA
US

Soft lighting and tastefully modern music welcome guests to The Wine Bar, a comfortable library of libation where patrons pleasurably peruse wines, beers, and shrunken plates. Twenty-two wines from around the world gather to test tongues with grapey glugs of Fat Cat's 2008 pinot grigio and Parone's Chilean syrah (all bottles are $30). The Wine Bar's one score and five beers include a multitude of bottled options, such as North Coast Brewing Co.'s Old Rasputin—a cassock-black, Russian-style stout infused with complex flavors, 75 IBUs, 9% ABV, and imperviousness to bullets ($6)—or drafts such as Paulaner's German hefeweizen. Because the stomach cannot digest liquid without accompanying solids, customers can snack on assorted cheeses with olives and crackers ($10) or traditional hummus with a heated pita ($8).

250 W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach,
CA
US

PIEAM houses a huge assortment of ethnic art from all over Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, and Hypernesia. The museum was founded by the late medical doctor and Oceania enthusiast Robert Gumbiner, who wanted to preserve the various sculptures, paintings, jewelry, carvings, and tools forged by Pacific Islanders. Tour the facility for a day with a friend, significant other, or sentient shadow or opt for an ultimate membership, which gets two adults and any kids or grandkids under 18 a full year of access to the museum's chambers, as well as eight guest passes, a complimentary copy of The Birds of Yap, and recognition as a founding member in PIEAM promo materials. Click here for current and upcoming exhibitions.

695 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach,
CA
US

Aquarium of the Pacific

Betty’s favorite foods are shrimp, clams, and squid. She’s a little over a year old. She has brown hair, and her nickname is “Banshee,” because she wails when she doesn’t get her way. Named for Aquarium of the Pacific sponsor and legendary actress Betty White, she’s a recent addition to the aquarium’s BP Sea Otter Habitat. Betty was discovered in early 2012, a mere pup, without a mother. The staff at Aquarium of the Pacific nursed her back to health until October, when she was well enough to join her friends in the otter habitat. The otter habitat is just one of 19 habitats at Aquarium of the Pacific, which also includes 32 focus exhibits celebrating the diverse wildlife of the Pacific Ocean. In the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, more than 12 tuxedo-clad Magellanic penguins waddle around a rocky beach where guests can spy them nesting, eating, and practicing dance routines with Dick van Dyke, and a crawl space below their swimming pool provides a closer look at the birds as they go for a dip. Outside in Shark Lagoon, some 150-plus sand tiger, zebra, and whitetip reef sharks bare their menacing grins. But in the shallow touch pools, gentle bamboo and epaulette sharks discredit stereotypes by allowing visitors to pet them. For those more interested in the science of the sea, the Ocean Science Center helps visitors explore oceanic trends through its Science on a Sphere exhibit. The globe, a creation of the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, measures six feet in diameter and displays films about subjects such as rising sea levels and the connection between ocean health and human health.

100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach,
CA
US

While wandering the Museum of Latin American Art's permanent collection of works—from artists native to 20 Latin American countries—it might come as a surprise that the space was once home to a roller-skating rink and a silent-movie studio. Its transformation into one of the country's only museums dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art was the work of physician, philanthropist, and patron of the arts Dr. Robert Gumbiner. He acquired the properties and founded the museum in 1996, revamping the Hippodrome into galleries alive with Latin American music, paintings, and video.

Since that time, the museum has doubled in size, adding a 15,000-square-foot sculpture garden and expanding its collection to include masters such as Rufino Tamayo, Roberto Sebastián Matta, Los Carpinteros, and Tunga. The site now serves as a beacon of Latin American culture, showcasing artists who made names for themselves in their own countries but may not be well known in the United States.

Beyond the eye-catching exhibitions, which have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the museum offers educational programs and events such as concerts, film showings, and children’s art camps. Each is an outgrowth of the museum’s mission to stimulate the intellect and cultivate an appreciation for Latin America’s contributions to the world of art.

628 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach,
CA
US