Sightseeing in Lemon Grove

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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Two-Hour Harbor Cruise for Two, Four, or Six from Hornblower Cruises (43% 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 $33

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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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Three-Hour Segway Rental for One or Two at Segway Of Pacific Beach (Up to 54% Off)

Segway Of Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach

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

$105 $48

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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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$195 for a Champagne Sunset Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Champagne from Skysurfer Balloon Company Inc. ($ Value)

Skysurfer Balloon Company

San Diego

Riders admire the sunset and sip in-flight champagne during a balloon flight that lasts up to 60 minutes

$255 $195

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Two-Hour Harbor Tour for One, Two, or Four from Flagship Cruises and Events (Up to 46% Off)

Flagship Cruises and Events

San Diego

Narrated cruise takes passengers on a 25-mile tour past sights such as Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, and North Island Naval Air Station

$28 $16

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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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Yacht Tour with Light Refreshments for Two or Up to Six from Shared Dreams (50% 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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Four-Hour San Diego City Tour for One or Two from Five Star Tours (58% 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 $20

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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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Two-Hour Sunset Cruise with a Drink for Two or Four from San Diego Prestige (Up to 51% Off)

San Diego Prestige

San Diego

Board a yacht for a leisurely cruise around San Diego Bay that reveals stunning views of the Pacific sunset and a drink for each passenger

$400 $199

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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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Haunted San Diego Tour for One, Two, or Four from Haunted City Ghost Tours (Up to 62% Off)

Haunted City Ghost Tours

Meeting Point: In Front of the Horton Grand Hotel

Visit notorious former brothels, haunted houses, and other sordid hangouts during a guided walking tour of the Gaslamp District

$39 $19

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Hour-Long Gaslamp Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Ghostly Tours in History (Up to 48% 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 $21

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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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Three-Hour Urban Scavenger Hunt for One, Two, or Four from City Cruiser (Up to 52% Off)

City Cruiser

Gaslamp

Pedal about town while visiting San Diego's best bars

$60 $29

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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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$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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$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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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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Feed a Big-Cat- or Bear-Feeding Experience for One or Two on a Saturday at Lions Tigers & Bears (Up to 33% Off)

Lions Tigers & Bears

Laguna-Pine Valley

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 $95

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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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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

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

$299 $135

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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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Two Nights at Stagecoach Trails RV Park and Resort (Up to 59% 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 $30

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Cheers 2 Art Wine-Tasting and Painting Experience for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (52% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Multiple Locations

Groups head out on 2.5-hour wine-tasting excursions before expressing themselves with a painting session that includes complimentary mimosas

$205 $99

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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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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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Botanical Garden Admission for Two or Four to Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens (47% Off)

Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens

Fallbrook

18 acres of flowers and plants organized into three themed gardens, complete with ponds and waterfalls

$15 $8

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Helibiking for One or Two from Sunrise Balloons (Up to 53% Off)

Sunrise Balloons

Temecula

Cyclists enjoy a leisurely helicopter ride to a drop off point, taking a casual ride back down

$399 $199

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Wine Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Lorimar Vineyards and Winery (51% Off)

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery

Temecula

Take a chauffeured tour through the 22-acre estate, and enjoy a guided tasting of six hand-selected library wines from the vineyard

$80 $39

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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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$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 Tour with Tastings for Six from A Vineyard Tour of Temecula (50% 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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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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Whale-Watching Cruise from Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Up to 61% Off). Four Options Available.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Dana Point

Captains narrate two-hour tours through the Pacific in search of gray whales, dolphins, and sea lions

$45 $19

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Wine Tasting and Harbor Cruise for One, Two, or Four from OC Ocean Adventures (Up to 50% 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

$49 $25

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Annual Pass, Christmas Tree and Petting-Zoo Visit for 10, or Holiday Gift Package at Zoomars (Up to 65% Off)

Zoomars

San Juan Capistrano

Families revel in the twinkling, Christmasy wonderland full of kid-friendly activities, seasonal merriment, and friendly animals

$250 $125

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Laguna Art Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% 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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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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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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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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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride for 1 or 2 from California Balloon Rides (Up to 55% 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 $119

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$105 for a San Andreas Fault Jeep Eco-Tour for Two from Desert Adventures ($270 Value)

Desert Adventures - Eco Tours and Events

Palm Desert

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 $105

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One or Two Kid or Adult Tickets to Whale/Dolphin-Watching Cruise from Newport Landing Whale Watching (Up to 60%)

Newport Landing Whale Watching

Balboa Peninsula Point

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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Boat Parade of Lights or Holiday Lights Cruise with Optional Drinks at Davey's Locker Cruises (Up to 53% Off)

Davey's Locker Holiday Cruises

Balboa Peninsula Point

The holidays fill Newport Harbor with lights, decorations, and sightseeing boats that take passengers up and down the waterfront

$72 $35

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1.5-Hour Corona Del Mar Submarine-Views Cruise for One or Two Adults from Sea Life Discovery (Up to 38% Off)

Sea Life Discovery

Newport Beach

Boat with above- and below-water viewing explores Corona del Mar coast to Arch Rock in search of sea lions, fish, and the Giant Kelp Forest

$60 $39

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Newport Beach Christmas Lights or Parade of Lights Cruise with One Drink from Deo Juvante (Up to 79% Off)

Newport Fun Tours

Newport Beach

Boats glide along Newport Beach past festive sites of Balboa Peninsula and its piers, harbors, homes, and markets

$89 $19

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$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

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

$534 $99

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Culinary Walking Tour for One or Two from Flavors of Newport Beach (Up to 28% 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 $53

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90-Minute Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from Balboa Fun Tours (Up to 60% 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 $30

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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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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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$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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Helicopter Tour of Newport Beach or Laguna Beach for Two from OC Helicopters (59% 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 $162

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Two or Four Tickets or One-Year Membership for Individual or Family at Lyon Air Museum (Up to 69% 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 $8

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Private Helicopter Lesson or Coastal Helicopter Tour from Revolution Aviation (Up to 50% Off)

Revolution Aviation

Private Executive Terminal - Signature Flight Support

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

$349 $199

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General Admission for Two or Four and Photos with a Snake at The Reptile Zoo (Up to 51% Off)

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

$34 $17

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"Quilts" Exhibit Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Eight from MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center (Up to 56% Off)

MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center

The Colony

International Quilt Study Center & Museum–curated exhibit examines quilt styles such as pieced block, crazy, and Colonial Revival

$21 $10

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At Get Centered Clay Studio, instructors teach fledgling clay artisans the basics of slinging, spinning, and molding ceramic works in a fully equipped facility. During each two-hour private instructional class, participants will learn a brief history of clay making, as well as the foundational skills necessary to hand form clay, spin symmetrical pieces on the potter's wheel, or sculpt lifelike busts with their minds. Budding artists can then hone their craft on amorphous clay blobs, becoming familiar with the materials and the wheel. Although students will not create a fully finished piece, they will leave equipped with the know-how to make ceramic water jugs and full-scale concept cars in the future.

8186 Center Street
La Mesa,
CA
US

Fusionglass Company, is a local gallery and working studio focused on promoting the arts through exhibitiing, teaching, & hosting Art events. Come tour our gallery & studio or book an event, from Afterhours shopping to birthday parties & fundraisers. Groups up to 20 people. Bring your own snacks and make it an event

8872 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa,
CA
US

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