Sightseeing in Greenfield

$25.99 for a Three-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise from Chris’ Whale Watching Tours (Up to $37 Value)

Chris' Whale Watching Tours

Monterey

During warmer months, Monterey Bay fills with several species of whale, along with dolphins, porpoises, and other wild creatures

$37 $25.99

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Reserve-Wine Tasting for Four from Bargetto Winery (Up to $27 Off). Two Locations Available.

Bargetto Winery

Multiple Locations

Third-generation winemakers craft approachable, food-friendly wines from chardonnay, pinot noir, and traditional northern-Italian varietals

$48 $21

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Historical Walking Tour for Two or Four from Monterey's Waterfront & Cannery Row Tour (Up to 52% Off)

Monterey's Waterfront & Cannery Row Tour

InterContinental The Clement Monterey Main Lobby

A historian leads groups on a 2.5-hour walking tour, detailing the people and jobs that made Monterey Bay a fishing and cultural polestar

$48 $24

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Wine Tastings for Two or Four at 12 Wineries from Passport Central Coast (60% Off)

Passport Central Coast

Multiple Locations

A passport lets you explore 12 different central-coast wineries and enjoy tastings at each

$78 $32

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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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Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle and Optional Expiration Protection at Toretti Family Vineyard (Up to 61% Off)

Toretti Family Vineyards

Los Olivos

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

$62 $24

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Tasting for Two with Glasses and a Bottle of Wine at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room (Up to 53% 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 $31

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Visit for Two or Four to the San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Art

Downtown San Jose

Surprising and playful contemporary art dating back to the mid-20th century, including LED light sculpture, photography, and new media

$16 $15

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Fresno Art Museum One-Year Individual or Family Membership, or Visits for Two or Four (Up to 67% 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 $17

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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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Military Aviation Museum Visit for Two or Four at Moffett Field Historical Society (Up to 50% Off)

Moffett Field Historical Society

Mountain View

Peruse 13 exhibits that chronicle history of flight with artifacts such as a full P-3 cockpit and equipment from NASA aviation flight tests

$16 $10

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Hiller Aviation Museum (Up to 54% Off)

Hiller Aviation Museum

The Hiller Aviation Museum

53,000 sq. ft. museum traces history of flight with narrated tours, life-size planes, and simulated flight over San Francisco Bay

$28 $14

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With permanent exhibitions including an observation beehive, snake display, and touch pool full of wiggly aquatic life, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History appeals to both individuals and families looking to learn more about the naturally occurring world around them. The museum's current exhibition, Bones: An Inside Look at Nature, explores adaptation and biodiversity by looking at the skeletons of different animals, a bone-crown topped with the skelegem of a never before seen whale fossil, whose age is counted in the millions.

1305 E Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

The Museum of Art and History's magical meld of contemporary art and Santa Cruz County history came into being in 1996, when the art museum and the Santa Cruz Historical Society were fused. An individual membership gets you free admission to the museum's diverse collection, invitations to members-only exhibition previews, a discount to the museum's public programs, and, among other benefits, resistance to the wail of the banshee. Revisit the days of writing on paper and typing with one finger at the Don’t Forget to Write: Correspondence in the Pre-Electronic Age exhibit, which compares 1918 wartime letters with 2010 Facebook posts and showcases out-of-date communication methods, such as typewriters, fountain pens, and styrofoam cups connected by floss. Machines of Memory: Sculpture and Works on Paper by Joseph Zirker, an exhibit about the Bay Area printmaker's innovative work and methods, displays three- and two- dimensional compositions aglow with biomorphic shapes and symbols.

705 Front St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

The Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory has long been at the forefront of marine research. Opened in 1978, the UCSC-affiliated center is set on a bluff overlooking the rich natural laboratory of Monterey Bay, called the “Serengeti of the Sea” for its diversity of marine life. Complementing the laboratory's mission to advance knowledge of the marine environment, the 20,000-square-foot Seymour Marine Discovery Center opened in 2000 to educate the public about the bay and the process of scientific research. Carefully designed to resemble a lab rather than a traditional museum, the center's hands-on exhibits delve into specific research projects while colorfully answering such questions as "what is science?" and "why is science important?" Aquariums and touch tanks facilitate up-close encounters with marine life, and an 87-foot blue whale skeleton—one of the largest in the world—soars majestically outside.

100 Shaffer Rd
Santa Cruz,
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

The Los Gatos Weekly-Times profiled the Museum of Los Gatos and its new Duchamp exhibit and community outreach efforts. Culturevulture.net and VIA magazine featured the museum as part of profiles on Los Gatos. The Los Gatos Observer reviewed a number of exhibits at the Museum of Los Gatos.

4 Tait Ave
Los Gatos,
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