Sightseeing in Lake Forest

Laguna Art Museum – Up to Half Off Visits

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

59% Off Laguna Beach Scavenger Hunt

ClueHoo

Laguna Beach

$49 $20

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

46% Off Food Tour from Flavors of Laguna

Flavors Of Laguna

Laguna Beach

$55 $35

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

Mission San Juan Capistrano – 50% Off Visit

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

$10 for an Auto-Museum Visit for Four

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

Discovery Science Center – 47% Off

Discovery Science Center

Santa Ana

$16.95 $9

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A suite of 120 interactive exhibits including WEEBLES Coast to Coast & Dino Quest Adventure inspire youngsters in a hands-on environment

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art—Up to 52% Off Admission

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

Up to 51% Off at Lyon Air Museum

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

50% Off a Helicopter Tour for Two

OC Helicopters

Atlantic Executive Terminal

$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

Up to 50% Off Helicopter Lessons and Tours

Revolution Aviation

Private Executive Terminal - Signature Flight Support

$349 $199

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

Up to 54% Off a Whale-Watching Cruise

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

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting and Harbor Cruise for Two

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

Up to 46% Off Culinary Walking Tour

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

Up to 69% Off Sunset Cruise from Cruise Newport Beach

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

Davey's Locker Whale Watching—Up to 63% Off Whale Watching

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

Up to 47% Off Boat Trip to Catalina Island

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

Up to 61% Whale Watching Cruise

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

49% Off Boat Rental from Newport Fun Tours

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

Up to 34% Off Culinary Walking Tour

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

Up to 51% Off Segway Tour from Balboa Fun Tours

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

Up to 49% Off Gondola Cruise for Up to Four People

Gondola Company of Newport

Newport Beach

$115 $59

A Venetian rowing gondola meanders through the bay and lazy canals as candlelight illuminates the gentle ripples on the water

Half Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Spirit Expeditions

The Colony

$50 $25

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

Up to Half Off to Planes of Fame Air Museum

Planes of Fame

Chino

$22 $11

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More than 150 aircraft and displays—including an N9MB Flying Wing—fill the aviation museum

Up to 41% Off at Yanks Air Museum

Yanks Air Museum

Chino

$32 $19

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More than 200, mostly American-made aircraft take museum visitors on trips through different eras of flight

Up to 51% Off Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast

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

Up to 59% Off Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

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

Up to 46% Off Admission to the American Museum of Ceramic Art

American Museum of Ceramic Art

Pomona

$14 $8

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

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

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 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

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 Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Auld Dubliner

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

66% Off Wine Tour from Uncorked Tours

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.

60% Off Four-Hour Group Wine Tour

VIP Temecula

Temecula

$199 $79

Up to 62% Off Horse-Drawn Trolley Winery Shuttle

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

Up to 55% Off Tastings at Bel Vino Winery

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

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

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

Up to 56% Off from Panorama Balloon Tours

Panorama Balloon Tours

Multiple Locations

$460 $230

Sprawling estates and vineyards appear beneath balloons as the sun slowly settles into the Pacific or rises from its depths

Half Off Balloon Flight or Winery Tour

Uncorked Tours

Temecula

$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

51% Off Winery Tour and Tasting in Temecula

Leoness Cellars

Temecula

$75 $37

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

Up to 47% Off Chauffeured Wine Tour

DeVine Tours

Temecula

$140 $79

All options include a chauffeur and tastings

50% Off Balloon Ride

Sunrise Balloons

Temecula

$471 $235

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

Up to 75% Off Winery Tour and Tastings

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

Up to 42% Off Winery Excursion

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

Up to 53% Off a Wine Tasting

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery

Temecula

$40 $19

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

Select Local Merchants

FastFrame outlines photographs and wall-worthy art with more than 1,000 frames in styles ranging from baroque gold trims to funky contemporary schemes. Dedicated to craftsmanship and creativity, professional framers help select matting hues that will complement a diploma or the neighborhood Declaration of Independence. All projects are completed onsite, ensuring that no materials get dented or lost by clumsy carrier pigeons, and clients can return any custom designs for complete retooling within 30 days if they don't match their home’s decor.

25800 Jeronimo Rd
Mission Viejo,
CA
US

Founded in the mid-1980s, The California Women's Conference boasts a long and proud tradition of lectures and discussion panels aimed especially at women in business. Some highlights from past years include a panel and sack race featuring Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Cindy McCain, and Elizabeth Edwards in 2007 and a historic address from the Dalai Lama and Maria Shriver in 2006. Beyond annual conventions, The California Women’s Conference offers news and resources with a lively online community.

27741 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo,
CA
US

The Laguna Art Museum began in 1918 as a small gallery in a converted cottage, where local artists would display and sell their pieces to the public. As the exhibits and collections grew larger over the next several decades, the founders moved the gallery into a larger, custom space, and eventually transformed it into a museum celebrating the development of Californian art from the 19th century to the present. The museum currently boasts a permanent collection of more than 3,500 works, as well as rotating exhibits that track the evolution of artistic expression.

To further its mission of spreading public appreciation for local art, the museum hosts informative lectures and open-house receptions. The museum’s Carole Reynolds Art Research Library also intrigues readers with more than 5,000 books, many of which chronicle the history of Californian art.

307 Cliff Dr
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center offers its visitors the chance to add a sea lion to their family trees. Through symbolic adoptions, the non-profit organization funds its mission to locate, rehabilitate, and release injured marine mammals—including seals, sea lions, and dolphins—back home in the wild. After admitting one of these animal patients, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center's animal-care director and a veterinary medical director can administer antibiotics, nurse mammals back to health or go through treatment plans for various diseases and illnesses. Aside from adoptions, the center educates the public about these efforts through programs such as field trips and day camps for kids.

20612 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

Flavors of Laguna's tasting tours meander to well-known Laguna Beach restaurants as well as eateries kept quiet by locals, with tastings of a wide variety of cuisines along the way. Though stops can vary, past trips have seen tour-goers dig spoons into Dolce Gelato's creamy handcrafted treats, sample sizzling dishes at La Sirena Grill, or cozy up to the horseshoe island bar at Lumberyard. (Wine or beer tastings are available for an extra fee.) Between bites, guides point out major sights during casual strolls around Laguna's streets, ensuring that tours, like city maps made of chocolate, are informative as well as delicious.

347 Mermaid St.
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

A rustic Spanish-style farm in the heart of San Juan Capistrano that's been standing since 1890 promises more creatures than just the area's famous swallows. The picturesque estate is part of Zoomars—an all-ages petting zoo that's USDA-approved for cleanliness and the place where more than 100 animals call home. The residents range from the familiar to the exotic: goats, sheep, and potbelly pigs mingle alongside exotic emus, zebus, and zedonks that greet visitors for pets and feeding. One of the zoo's most popular areas is the guinea-pig patch, where some of the farm's fuzziest and friendliest creatures reside. Zoomars also features family-friendly attractions ranging from a miniature train and pony rides to the rustic Miner's Gulch, where panning the water reveals rare treasures such as gemstones and T-shirts from the Led Zeppelin '75 tour.

Meet the Owner

Owner Carolyn Franks started down the path to animal care in college when she created her own line of dog toys. She soon moved from New Jersey to California where her passion snowballed: developing a full line of pet products, hosting an animal show for kids, running a chain of exotic bird stores, and even traveling to Brazil to learn about animal conservation. In 2005, she used her knowledge to take over the Jones Farm petting zoo, expanding its pens and transforming its brand into Zoomars.

Franks is joined by a well-trained staff of zookeepers and wranglers who share her vision in entertaining kids—and teaching them how to interact with the animals—as they are in caring for and shepherding mammals and birds.

31791 Los Rios St
San Juan Capistrano,
CA
US