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$65 for a 2.5-Hour Lighthouse and Wharf Tour from Segway Santa Cruz Tours ($115 Value)

Segway Santa Cruz Tours

Segway Santa Cruz

Segway Tours glide along beautiful ocean seascapes past the historical Surf Museum & Lighthouse and back to the Santa Cruz wharf

$115 $65

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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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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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$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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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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Military Aviation Museum Visit for Two or Four at Moffett Field Historical Society (Up to 59% 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 $8.50

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Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 61% Off)

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

$30 $12

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Leal Vineyards (Up to 68% Off)

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

$30 $11

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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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Visit for Two or Four to the USS Hornet Museum (Up to 50% Off)

USS Hornet Museum

Alameda

Aircraft carrier that served in World War II and Apollo recovery holds four levels of ship quarters, exhibits, and panoramic views of bay

$40 $20

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Admission to the Oakland Zoo for One Child or Adult (Up to 32% Off)

Oakland Zoo

Oakland

Historic zoo houses more than 660 animals such as giraffes, lions, elephants, baboons, alligators, and Malayan sun bears

$11.75 $8

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Two or Four Adult Tickets or One-Year Family Membership to Oakland Aviation Museum (50% Off)

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland

Located on historic North Field, the museum features an array of aircraft, flight simulators, and the flying boat from Indiana Jones

$20 $10

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$599 for a Two-Hour Yacht Charter for Up to Six with America Cup Charters (Up to $1,008 Value)

America Cup Charters

Multiple Locations

Chartered ride aboard one of three luxurious yachts, including a 38-foot ocean-class catamaran

$1,008 $599

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Flight Tour from SF Air Tours (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

SF Air Tours

SF Air Tours

Enjoy views of landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Coast, Alcatraz Island, Sausalito, and Fisherman’s Warf day or night

$229 $115

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Segway Tour for One or Two from Segway of Oakland (Up to 54% Off)

Segway of Oakland

Merritt

Tours roam Oakland and pause at landmarks after video overview of Segway handling and Segway rentals allow self-guided exploration

$75 $39

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Open-Studio Admission, Art Party, or Facility Rental at The Museum of Children's Arts (Up to 36% Off)

The Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA)

The Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA)

Children experiment with mixed media during open studio or create a themed project during parties; 1,000-sq.-ft. space for memorable events

$14 $9

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$49 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Any Piece Of Art. at White Walls & Shooting Gallery

White Walls & Shooting Gallery

Civic Center

For $49, receive a coupon for 10% off any piece of art.

$49

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$39 for Two Holiday Nights and Sights Tickets from Classic Cable Cars ($60 value)

Classic Cable Cars

Fisherman's Wharf

70-minute holiday tour takes guests throughout the sights of the city during a motorized cable car tour

$60 $39

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$19.99 for a 90-Minute Holiday-Lights Trolley Tour from Gray Line of San Francisco ($27.99 Value)

Gray Line of San Francisco

Fisherman's Wharf

Groups take in the sights and sounds of the holidays with a 90-minute trolley tour that passes some of the city’s most notable landmarks

$27.99 $19.99

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Holiday-Lights Tour for One Child or Adult from City Sightseeing (Up to 53% Off)

City Sightseeing

Fisherman's Wharf

After a 90-minute holiday-lights sightseeing tour featuring Union Square and Pier 39, sightseers sip hot cocoa

$30 $15

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$38 for a Golden Gate Park Segway Tour from Segway Tours Electric Tour Company ($70 Value)

Segway Tours Electric Tour Company

Golden Gate Park Location

A guide leads and narrates a 7-mile tour through the Eastern section of Golden Gate Park past photo-worthy views and historic landmarks

$70 $38

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Drag Queen-Led Historical Tour for Two or Four from Drag Me Along Tours (Up to 64% Off)

Drag Me Along Tours

San Francisco

Rick Shelton, a.k.a Countess Lola Montez leads walking tours full of flair, opening an imaginary porthole to old San Francisco

$40 $19

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$45 for an Urban Hike from Urban Hiker SF ($45 Value)

Urban Hiker SF

Multiple Locations

Learn about the city and get in a workout by exploring San Francisco’s many trails, hills, and public stairways

$45

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Museum Visit for Two or Four with Poster at The Beat Museum (Up to 61% Off)

The Beat Museum

North Beach

Artifacts and stories from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and other Beat Generation figures populate museum

$31 $12

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship (Up to 60% Off)

Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship

San Francisco

Historically accurate and still operational, the SS Jeremiah O’Brien is a National Historic Landmark that is open to the public year round

$24 $12

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Chocolate Tour with Seven Tastings for One, Two or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours

San Francisco

Explore the tastes of Ghirardelli, Chocolatier Blue, Tokyo-import Minamoto Kitchoan, and more during chocolate tour

$50 $25

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$27 for an Introductory One-Year Membership for the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association ($60 Value)

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association

Fisherman's Wharf

Association membership entitles holders and guests to free entry into historic ships and a submarine, as well as event invites

$60 $27

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Membership for 1 or 2, or Private Tour for Up to 10 from San Francisco City Guides (Up to 54% Off)

San Francisco City Guides

Civic Center

70+ monthly tours offered year-round, each focused on the architecture, history, and legends of San Francisco

$75 $35

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$27 for Armory Tour for Two at SF Armory (Up to $50 Value)

SF Armory

Mission

Employees lead 90-minute tours for guests aged 18 & older through five floors of historic armory & elaborate adult-film sets

$50 $27

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One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Museum of the African Diaspora (Up to 51% Off)

Museum of the African Diaspora

Yerba Buena

Museum with permanent and rotating interactive exhibits on the history of the African diaspora and the artistic reactions it has inspired

$65 $32

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There's More to the Mission Than Burritos Tour for 2, 4, 6, or 15 from San Francisco Food Safari (Up to 57% Off)

San Francisco Food Safari

Mission District

Tour takes guests through the Mission District to learn about multicultural cuisine

$40 $20

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Pub Crawl Admission for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl San Francisco (Up to 49% Off)

Pub Crawl San Francisco

Multiple Locations

Knowledgable guides lead guests to four San Francisco hot spots to enjoy free drinks and admission, party favors, and drink specials

$18 $10

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Segway Tours of San Francisco from City Segway Tours (10% Off)

City Segway Tours

Fisherman's Wharf

Take guided Segway tours through the landmarks of San Francisco

$25 $22.50

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$125 for a "Love Under the Lights' Yacht Tour of the Bay for Two from Just Dreaming ($200 Value)

Just Dreaming

Potrero

Couples cruise the harbor for up to two hours, marveling at the skyline and the twinkling lights on the Bay Bridge

$200 $125

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San Francisco Ghost Walk for One, Two, or Four from The Celebrity Planet (Up to 67% Off)

San Francisco Ghost Walk

San Francisco

Spooky tour visits Chinatown, locations from Vertigo, and haunted hotels in search of eerie apparitions

$35 $16

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Walking Tour for Two or Four or Private Walking Tour for Six from Haight is Luv Tour Company (Up to 64% Off)

Haight is Luv Tour Company

Chinatown

Tours focus on the people who made the magic happen, and use 100+ photographs in order to complete the picture of the corner in 1967

$40 $18

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Admission for Two or Four to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium (Up to 45% Off)

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Fisherman's Wharf

10,000-square-foot emporium of oddness collects real-life wonders to provide strange delight for all ages

$41.98 $23

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“USS Pampanito” Historic Submarine Tour for Two Adults, Family of Six, or Up to 15 (Up to 67% Off)

USS Pampanito

Fisherman's Wharf

Restored WWII submarine shares its history via audio tours, oral histories, letters, and educational programs for adults and kids

$24 $12

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Individual or Family Membership to The Mexican Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Mexican Museum

Fort Mason Center

A visit to the museum shows off centuries of art from artists with unique perspectives

$60 $31

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Admission for 2, 4, 6, or Up to 15 at The GLBT History Museum (Up to 52% Off)

The GLBT History Museum

Castro

Encompassing 100 years of the city's GLBT history, the museum includes sections on drag culture, radical activists, and the AIDS epidemic

$10 $5

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$69 for Three-Hour Sailing Tour for Two from Golden Gate Sailing Tours (Up to $150 Off)

Golden Gate Sailing Tours

Treasure Island

A yacht sails through the San Francisco Bay as passengers enjoy the sights and sounds

$150 $69

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Individual or Family Membership at the Cartoon Art Museum (40% Off)

Cartoon Art Museum

Yerba Buena

A year of admission and other perks at a museum that celebrates all cartoons, from anime and video games to TV shows and Sunday funnies

$45 $27

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City Tour for One or Two from Left Coast Tours (Up to 39% Off)

Left Coast Tours

Noah's Bagels

Three-hour tour winds past photogenic views of Treasure Island, Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, and Haight Ashbury

$45 $29

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Hybrid Bike Rental for One, Two, Three, Four, or Five from Bay City Bike (Up to 47% Off)

Bay City Bike

Fisherman's Wharf

Self-guided tours let guests choose whatever route they like through San Francisco’s famed 1,017-acre vernal paradise

$32 $19

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$55 for a 90-Minute Walking Photography Class in Golden Gate Park from Saano Adventures ($85 Value)

Saano Adventures

Golden Gate Park

Professional photographer teaches pupils to capture stunning images with their DSLRs or point-and-shoots in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

$85 $55

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Individual or Family Annual Pass to Golden State Model Railroad Museum in Point Richmond (Up to 51% Off)

Golden State Model Railroad Museum

Richmond

Passes grant free admission to shows in 10,000 sq. ft. museum of operational model trains & recreated Northern California terrain.

$45 $22

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Historic Angel Island Tram Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Angel Island Company (Up to 50% Off)

Angel Island Company

Angel Island Café

One-hour tours travel across a picturesque state park with views of the Bay Area and stop at the historic US Immigration Station

$30 $15

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Sunday Evening Sunset Sail or Friday Night Bay Lights Sail from SF Bay Adventures (49% Off)

SF Bay Adventures

Freda B

80 ft. 1860s-replica schooner explores San Francisco Bay on Sundays at sunset and on Friday nights when the Bay Bridge is lit up

$65 $33

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Bay Area Discovery Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Sausalito

Kids create art and explore interactive exhibits while learning about scientific concepts and local landmarks

$24 $12

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Bike Rental for Two or Four from Sausalito Bike Rentals and Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Sausalito Bike Rentals and Tours

Sausalito

Check out the area’s natural beauty on a mountain, an electric, a road, a tandem, or a hybrid bike

$60 $30

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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

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

Its name may contain the word "museum," but The Tech Museum of Innovation prefers not to wallow in the past. Since its earliest days in 1978, it has exhibited the timeless principles of science while also celebrating the latest in technological achievement. In doing so, the institution inspires visitors to apply that same spirit of creative problem-solving to all aspects of life.

  • Size: the mango-and-azure domed building fills 132,000 square feet with hundreds of interactive exhibits and six labs
  • Hands-On Experiments: ride in a jet-pack chair worthy of NASA, feel what it's like to experience an earthquake, or grow jellyfish DNA in a lab
  • Eye-Catchers: the creations inside Social Robots, where visitors design and build robots before dressing them up in hats that a human could never pull off
  • Permanent Mainstay: The Tech Awards Gallery, a showcase of past inventions and inventors from the museum's annual Tech Awards
  • Visiting Exhibit: REBOOT:music lets you create modern music with high-tech devices; try the L?HA! Laser Harp, which substitutes laser light for strings
  • Don't Miss: The Tech Studio, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the prototypes and fabrication of upcoming exhibits?and lets visitors be among the first to test them
201 S Market St
San Jose,
CA
US

The Willow Glen Resident featured Silica Valley Glass Studio. Three Yelpers give it a five-star average.

99 N Almaden Blvd
San Jose,
CA
US