Sightseeing in La Mesa

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

Hornblower Cruises

Marina

$58 $35

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

90-Minute Cruise with Appetizers or Fondue for Two or Six from Ship 'N a Bottle (Up to 64% Off)

Ship 'N a Bottle

San Diego

$155 $57

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

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

Shared Dreams

San Diego

$300 $150

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

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

Five Star Tours

San Diego

$46 $23

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

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

Veteran's Museum Memorial

Balboa Park

$14 $7

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

Two-Hour Segway Tour of La Jolla or Balboa Park from We Love Tourists (72% Off)

We Love Tourists

Multiple Locations

$149 $42

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

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

$88 $39

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

Hour-Long Gaslamp Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Ghostly Tours in History (Up to 63% Off)

Ghostly Tours in History

Ghostly Tours

$40 $15

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

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

Stray Boots

Online Deal

$24 $12

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

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

$17 $8

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

Three-Hour Urban Scavenger Hunt for One, Two, or Four from City Cruiser (Up to 62% Off)

City Cruiser

Gaslamp

$60 $23

Pedal about town while visiting San Diego's best bars

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

$10 $5

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

Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Haunted City Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Haunted City Tours

Park West

$78 $35

Tours explore the Gaslamp District, an area once known as the city's Red Light District, complete with haunted brothels and saloons

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

$20 $10

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

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

$130 $89

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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

Del Mar Sunset Hot Air Balloon Tour for One, Two, or Four from Panorama Balloon Tours (Up to 56% Off)   

Panorama Balloon Tours

North City

$299 $135

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Sprawling estates appear beneath balloons as the sun slowly settles into the Pacific

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

$40 $20

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

Gold-Mining Experience for Two or Four or a Family of Four at Julian Mining Company (Up to 56% Off)

Julian Mining Company

Palomar-Julian

$18 $9

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After a lesson, participants pan through ore from a Banner Creak ore pile and collect gold and other findings in a vial

$219 for a Sunrise Balloon Flight for Two or Four-Hour Winery Tour for Two at Uncorked Tours ($438 Value)

Uncorked Tours

Murrieta

$438 $219

Drink a champagne toast on a 45- to 60-minute flight with receptions before and after, or tour three wineries in a limo coach with snacks

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

Museum of Making Music

Carlsbad

$16 $8

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

Three-Hour Carlsbad Village Food Tour for Two or Four from Carlsbad Food Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Carlsbad Food Tours

in front of Caldo Pomodoro

$118 $59

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Walking tours stop at several restaurants in Carlsbad Village for tastings while guides share information about the village's history

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

Oceanside Museum of Art

Townsite

$16 $9

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

Four-Hour Temecula Valley Wine Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (66% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Temecula Wine Country

$229 $79

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

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

VIP Temecula

Temecula

$199 $79

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

Bel Vino Winery

Murrieta

$77.85 $35

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Masia de Yabar Vineyard and Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Masia de Yabar Vineyard and Winery

Temecula

$24 $12

Guests taste five wines in an earth-toned tasting room with a stone fireplace and wine-barrel tables

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

A Vineyard Tour of Temecula

Old Town Temecula

$1,159 $579

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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

$37 for a Signature Winery Tour and Wine Tasting at Leoness Cellars in Temecula ($75 Value)

Leoness Cellars

Temecula

$75 $37

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

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

DeVine Tours

Temecula

$140 $79

All options include a chauffeur and tastings

Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two on a Weekday or Weekend from Sunrise Balloons (50% Off)

Sunrise Balloons

Temecula

$471 $235

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Sightseers float over wine country before enjoying decadent chocolates and a glass of crisp champagne

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

Europa Village

Murrieta

$108 $29

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

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

$40 $19

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

Wine Country Safari for One or Two from Legendary Tours of Temecula (Up to 42% Off)

Legendary Tours of Temecula

Frangipani Estate Winery

$119 $69

A prototype jeep-style Hummer limo transports visitors to two area wineries to sample 10-12 wines and enjoy a picnic lunch

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

The Temecula Carriage Company

Temecula

$75 $30

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

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

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Point

$25 $12

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

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

$98 $49

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

Visit for Two or Four Adults to Mission San Juan Capistrano (50% Off)

Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

$18 $9

Built by missionaries more than 200 years ago, the mission features 10 acres of living history, artifacts, and original architecture

Art-A-Fair Art Festival Season Passes for Two or Four in Laguna Beach (Up to 53% Off)

Art-A-Fair

Laguna Beach

$15 $7.50

Weave amongst works from 125 juried artists & soak up creativity behind a variety of work such as paintings, sculptures, & photography

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

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach

$14 $7

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

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

ClueHoo

Laguna Beach

$49 $24.50

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

Food Tasting & Historical Tour for One or Two from Flavors of Laguna (55% Off)

Flavors Of Laguna

Laguna Beach

$55 $28

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

$34 for Day of Fun with Rides, Petting Zoo, and Pumpkin Credit (Up to $65 Value)

Pumpkin City's Pumpkin Farm

Laguna Hills Mall

$65 $34

Thousands of pumpkins highlight a large harvest festival, which also includes kids' rides, a petting zoo, game booths, and other activities

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

Adventure Balloon Rides

Perris

$260 $129

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

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

California Balloon Rides

Perris

$260 $109

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

90-Minute Zoo Tour for 2, 5, or 10 at Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation (Up to 55% Off)

Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation

Silverado

$60 $29

A zookeeper leads groups past each exhibit and shares facts about tigers, zebras, and other animals, some of which are hand-fed by staff

Joshua Tree Adventure Tour for 2 or 4, or San Andreas Fault Explorer Tour for Up to 9 from Adventure Hummer Tours (Up to 44% Off)

Adventure Hummer Tours

Palm Desert

$338 $199

Climb aboard open-air military style hummers and depart for the oasis of the San Andreas Fault or off-road into Joshua Tree National Park

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

Desert Adventures - Eco Tours and Events

Palm Desert

$270 $129

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

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

$220 $99

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

Sunset Cruise for One, Two, Four, or 10 from Cruise Newport Beach (Up to 69% Off)

Cruise Newport Beach

Newport Beach

$25 $11

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

One or Two Junior or Adult Whale-Watching Cruise Tickets from Davey's Locker Whale Watching (Up to 63% Off)

Davey's Locker Whale Watching

Newport Beach

$30 $12

Cruises sail into the waters of Orange County to spy blue and finback whales during their summer migration

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

Catalina Flyer

Newport Beach

$70 $37

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

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

Newport Landing Sportfishing

Newport Beach

$36 $15

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

$69 for 90-Minute Electric-Boat Rental from Newport Fun Tours ($135 Value)

Newport Fun Tours

Newport Beach

$135 $69

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Up to eight passengers float across 880-acre Newport Harbor in a covered boat, taking in views of sandy beaches and waterfront mansions

$99 for a Two-Hour Chauffeured Cruise for Up to Six on Newport Harbor from Watts on the Harbor Cruises ($534 Value)

Watts on the Harbor Cruises

Newport Beach

$534 $99

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

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

Flavors of Newport Beach

Ruby's Diner

$67.50 $49

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

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

Balboa Fun Tours

Newport Pier

$75 $37

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

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

Coachella Valley History Museum

Indio

$50 $25

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

$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

$20 $10

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

General Admission for Two or Four to Bowers Museum of Cultural Art (Up to 52% Off)

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Downtown Santa Ana

$30 $15

Cultural museum showcasing a permanent collection of more than 120,000 artifacts and artwork from all across the world

Two or Four Tickets or One-Year Membership for Individual or Family at Lyon Air Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Lyon Air Museum

Orange County Airport

$24 $12

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

Private Helicopter Lesson or Extreme Helicopter Tour from Revolution Aviation (Up to 55% Off)

Revolution Aviation

Private Executive Terminal - Signature Flight Support

$349 $177

Lessons begin with ground school before students pilot a helicopter; tour ferries passengers over ocean waves and wilderness

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

OC Helicopters

Atlantic Executive Terminal John Wayne Airport

$398 $199

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

$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

$59 $32

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

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

Spirit Expeditions

Garden Grove

$50 $25

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

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Among its two facilities in La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego houses an array of works made since 1950. Head here and you can explore everything from Pop Art and minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s to conceptual pieces from the last half-century, headlined by contemporary-art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.

Major figures aside, the MCASD strives to spotlight mid-career artists still looking for their big break, as well as pieces by Latin American artists and emergent talent. Between the museum's collection and rotating exhibitions, there are galleries that accommodate paintings, photographs, films, and multimedia installations. Outside both locations, there are more site-specific installations and sculptures by artists such as Richard Serra and Marcos Ramírez ERRE, whose father created the Caps Lock on the day his son was born.

There’s more to the place than its exhibitions: the museum engages visitors with events and programs such as art-making sessions and artist lectures. Held three evenings a year, the Thursday Night Thing series includes talks, hands-on activities, live music, and cocktails, all based on the latest museum exhibitions.

1001 Kettner Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

In 1991, the eponymous founder of Losina Art Center, Olya Losina, moved to La Jolla from Moscow, where she was raised among a vibrant artistic community and served as the art director for the Soviet Union's largest multilingual publishing facility. Losina's fine-art methods, which she honed while obtaining her master's degree at Moscow University, focus on teaching art as a science. While helping her students at the center to work toward mastery of portraiture, the human form, landscapes, and still-life subjects, she performs exercises that aim to reach them on a subconscious level. Together with Losina, the students examine the conscious thoughts that often intrude upon creative expression. They approach the artistic consciousness as a surgeon would approach a brain when trying to dislodge catchy pop tunes from the frontal lobe. With obstructions cleared, pupils find themselves able to work freely and efficiently.

3350 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

Ghostly Tours in History's passionate guides unlock a portal to the paranormal, leading visitors to haunted and eerie sites around San Diego's Old Town district and Gaslamp Quarter. Depending on the tour, stops include Victorian mansions, the Whaley House, known graveyards, and even unknown graveyards, below which lie the bodies of restless souls. Featured on both the Travel Channel and the Fodor’s Top 400, the company offers walking tours as well as bus and limousine tours for guests tired from giving their assigned ghost a piggyback ride.

In keeping with the historical nature of the tours, each guide dons a period costume and alter ego, ranging from reformed vagabonds to pioneering entrepreneur cowboys. In reality, the cast of guides is equally as diverse, encompassing trained actors, students, a Navy serviceman, and past and present members of the San Diego Historical Society.

2461 San Diego Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

The historic fountain at the east end of Balboa Park’s El Prado pedestrian walk is a lure for visitors, thanks to its majestic and cooling spray. But a quick turn to the right is the entrance to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, another local draw. For the young, it’s a two story, interactive science playground. For the young at heart, there are sophisticated displays, rotating exhibits and the new, NanoSeam IMAX Dome Theater. Films splayed across the 76-foot wraparound screen plunge viewers into the depths of the sea and out into space, through jungles and between skyscrapers around the planet. Resident astronomers also create new shows monthly, using the latest SkyScan System software. The café near the entrance takes care of hungry visitors with a modest menu, a few tables indoors and patio seating in front of the fountain.

1875 El Prado
San Diego,
CA
US

Where You Want to Be Tours was launched as a walking-tour company in 2003 and since then has offered tours of San Diego that take locals and visitors to spots such as Balboa Park and the shores of La Jolla. Most adventures last more than two hours, so tourists have plenty of time to stop and sightsee. Today, the company has formed a set of all new clues and hidden gems and has also expanded its offerings with bike tours of locations such as Pacific Beach and Mission Bay and urban challenge/scavenger hunts, which present a hands-on approach to urban exploration, turning tour routes into racecourses and throwing in physical challenges, including Frisbee-throwing contests.

611 K Street
San Diego,
CA
US

Even before you climb inside, the GoCar is clearly a car with a personality. The petite, three-wheeled two-seater has a hood that slightly resembles an eager-to-please smiley face, and an open top that seems custom-made for letting the breeze ruffle your hair. Then the real fun begins: built with the company's own software and a compassion for the voiceless robots of America, a talking GPS system guides two-seater GoCars through the city streets of San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon with cheerful, info-rich narration. Second only to having a knowledgeable local jog alongside your minivan, tours zip along at drivers' own pace and accommodate as many pit stops as time allows.

2100 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego,
CA
US