Sightseeing in Millville

50% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Wagonhouse Winery

South Harrison

$34 $17

Sample all 12 Wagonhouse wines during a tasting that includes souvenir glasses, Cherry Grove Farm cheeses, and truffles from Sweet Mary's

Up to 63% Off Whale and Dolphin Cruise in Wildwood

Big Blue Sightseer

Wildwood

$76 $35

Marine biologist narrates three-hour tours that traverse waters around Wildwood in search of dolphins & whales

Up to 51% Off High-Speed Boat Tour and Dolphin Watching

Stormin Speedboat

Ocean City

$54 $27

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Rides that leave every hour coast and speed through areas shared by majestic dolphin pods

Up to 48% Off Safari from Birding By Boat on the Osprey

Birding By Boat on the Osprey

Lower

$56 $30

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Binoculars help spot laughing gulls and ospreys throughout Cape Island Creek Preserve and the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway

Up to 52% Off Whale- and Dolphin-Watching

Cape May Whale Watcher

Cape May

$30 $15

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Guests may spot humpbacks, finbacks, bottlenose dolphins, and porpoises during a two- or three-hour whale-watching tour

Up to 65% Off a Meteor-Shower Boat Cruise

Mark's Tree Farm

The Cape May Whale Watcher

$300 $109

High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, constellations, giant red stars, and nebulae during guided astronomy boat tour

Up to 54% Off Whale- and Dolphin-Watching Cruise

Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

Utsch's Marina

$60 $30

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Boats ride up alongside playful dolphins and graceful whales for up-close viewing, and a guide points out marine life and historical sites

Up to 53% Off Whale- and Dolphin-Watching Tour 

Starlight Fleet

Wildwood Crest

$80 $40

See dolphins, whales, and sea turtles on a three-hour afternoon cruise aboard a ship with a touch tank filled with sea creatures

Up to 32% Off Tickets to the OC Air Show

OC Air Show

Ocean City

$50 $35

Marine Corps Harrier jets, biplanes, and Air Force Thunderbirds pull dazzling feats in the sky over a weekend of aerobatic displays

Up to 56% Off Winery Tour, Tasting, and Restaurant Fare

Renault Winery Resort & Golf

Galloway

$48 $24

Explore the vineyards & barrel rooms before tasting five estate wines; dine on Italian food, steaks, seafood & more at Joseph’s Restaurant

Up to 48% Admission to Absecon Lighthouse

Absecon Lighthouse

Atlantic City

$28 $15

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Renovated lighthouse and museum features lens dating back to 1857 and sweeping views of Atlantic City skyline

Up to Half Off Admission to the Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington

$24 $12

Museum houses over 12,000 pieces of Pre-Raphaelite art, American art, and illustration, along with rotating special exhibitions

47% Off a Concert at Hershey Vineyard

The Vineyard at Hershey

Londonderry

$15 $8

A popular summer series featuring jazz, soul, and tribute bands, performed amid the rolling hills of this Hershey-area winery

Battleship New Jersey – Up to 51% Off Visit

Battleship New Jersey

Central Waterfront

$37 $18

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Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

Up to 46% Off Guided Tour of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Germantown

$14 $8

Guides lead groups through 17-room restored Victorian mansion

Up to 45% Off to Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

Fairmount Park

$29 $16

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Traditional-style Japanese house and garden features koi pond and structures, showcasing the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia

51% Off Ghost or Historical Walking Tour

The Constitutional Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

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Guides lead the way through more than 20 sites tied to ghost stories and folklore or the city’s role in the American Revolution

Up to 53% Off from Chew Philly Food Tours

Chew Philly Food Tours

Manayunk

$74 $36

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Groups taste cheesesteaks, tomato pie & other Philly specialties at six family-owned establishments & guides offer historical facts

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

O'Shea's Pub

$90 $45

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

Up to 37% Off a Dark-History Tour

Grim Philly

Center City East

$29.99 $19

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Learned historians guide three-hour tour past sites of gangster and serial murders while divulging chilling facts and stories

Up to 37% Off Philly Tours

Philadelphia Trolley Works

Grays Ferry

$51 $32

London-styled double-decker busses rove to sites such as the Liberty Bell, the LOVE sculpture, and the Betsy Ross House

Insectarium – Up to 47% Off Visit or Birthday

Insectarium

Holmesburg

$18 $11

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Encounter some of nature’s smallest creatures at an insect museum full of mounted and live specimens; birthday parties include a guided tour

Up to 46% Off Admission to National Liberty Museum

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

$14 $8

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Museum celebrates American freedom with a collection of glass artworks, paintings, and sculptures

Half Off Historical Pedicycle Tour

Big Red Pedal Tours

Center City East

$100 $50

Riders power a pedicycle through Philadelphia's streets, seeing 10 historic sites, such as Elfreth's Alley, and stopping to visit four

Up to 55% Off Tour at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Washington Square West

$28 $16

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Colorful tiles stretch across 3,000 sq. ft. work of mosaicked art that includes indoor and outdoor spaces with whimsical accents

Up to 45% Off at Philadelphia History Museum

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

$20 $12

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

Up to 69% Off Walking Tours from Stray Boots

Stray Boots

Online Deal

$24 $8

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

Up to 52% Off Architecture Walking Tour

Philadelphia Center for Architecture

Center City East

$30 $15

Guides relay expertise as up to 25 guests stroll past notable architecture dating back to 1870

African American Museum in Philadelphia – Half Off

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

$56 $28

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Museum dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs, and historical artifacts

Savor Regional Chinese Cuisine in a Chinatown Walking Tour

Jamie Shanker

Philadelphia

$45 $45

Try an eclectic variety of foods from various regions of China during a walking tour led by food writer Jamie Shanker

Uncover an Abandoned Gold Mine Hidden Under the City

Historical Walking Tour

Parkland

$20 $20

Urban explorer John Vidumsky leads you to a forgotten gold mine inside Philadelphia's city limits and reveals its wild history

Up to 53% Off Admission to Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Newtown Square

$16 $9

The 112 acres of farmland present a living history of the 1700s via a farmhouse, blacksmith, and animals including cows, sheep, and horses

50% Off Living-History Experience

Tuckerton Seaport

Tuckerton

$16 $8

Attraction with people, exhibits, and activities that bring the area's maritime heritage to life; 40 acres with a boardwalk and nature trail

Up to 46% Off at Abington Art Center

Abington Art Center

Jenkintown

$50 $30

Individuals, duos, or families enjoy discounts on art-center classes, workshops, and shop items, as well as advance notice of special events

Glencairn Museum – Up to 50% Off Tour

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

$20 $11

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Medieval-style castle houses religious art dating from ancient Egypt to the 20th century

Up to 60% Off at Roebling Museum

Roebling Museum

Roebling

$30 $12

Marvel at preserved industrial artifacts such as photographs, wire ropes, and machine parts, as well as everyday life in the company town

New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium – Up to 58% Off

New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium

Downtown

$14 $7

Planetarium's dome with 6,000 stars shows presentations about space and astronauts; museum houses collections on state history and art

Up to 55% Off from Mill Hill Garden Tour

Mill Hill Garden Tour

Trenton

$20 $10

Homes in a historic neighborhood open their garden gates for a walking tour that focuses on sustainability and urban farming

Up to 52% Off Cabin or Camp-Site Rental

Turtle Run Campground

Egg Harbor City

$160 $79

Campgrounds in New Jersey Pine Barrens offer rustic getaway that's still close to nearby attractions and modern conveniences

Up to 42% Off Historical Train Tours

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

New Hope

$37.90 $22

Tours offer narration about Bucks County and the New Hope Line

Up to 53% Off Watershed Butterfly Festival

Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association

Hopewell

$20 $10

Kids learn about butterflies and other insects at interactive festival that also includes nature walks, live music, and local artists

Up to 47% Off a Saltwater Safari Ecotour

Manasquan Water Taxi

Brielle

$50 $29

Saltwater safari ecotour glides along the Manasquan River, past Treasure Island and Millionaire's Row

Up to 53% Off Arboretum Membership or Visit

Adkins Arboretum

6, Hillsboro

$75 $35

More than 600 species of native plants on a picturesque, 400-acre garden and preserve filled with streams and meadows

50% Off Fourth of July Haunted House

Kim's Krypt

Essex

$40 $20

Ghoulish apparitions roam as couples explore the full-featured haunted house during a Fourth of July–themed visit

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When Frank Wheaton, Jr. first visited the Corning Museum of Glass in the early 1960's, it caught his ire. On display were many marvelous works of glass—treasures forged of sand, wood, soda ash, and silica that represented the dawning of the American glass industry. Frank's problem? Those shiny, fragile masterpieces were being exhibited in New York and not where they were birthed: New Jersey.

As the grandson of glass magnate Dr. Theodore Corson Wheaton—whose glass pharmaceutical bottles were instrumental in giving rise to the Millville glass monarchy of Wheaton USA—Frank claimed his birthright and created the WheatonArts and Cultural Center. Sprawling across 65 wooded acres, WheatonArts features a fully functioning glass studio with daily demonstrations of glassblowing wizardry; artist studios where craftsmen branch out into pottery and woodworking. The jewel of the WheatonArts retreat, and the fulfillment of Frank Wheaton's dream to usurp New York, is the [Museum of American Glass(http://www.wheatonarts.org/museumamericanglass). The magnum opus of luminescence charters the history of the medium from its brittle infancy to its latest mutations. The circulating collection typically includes up to 7,000 objects, ranging from early American bottles and mason jars, clever Art Nouveau creations, and stunning works from Dale Chihuly and other contemporary glass-working artists.

1501 Glasstown Rd
Millville,
NJ
US

In 1881, arriving by water or rail, visitors to the Jersey Shore met a rather startling sight: an elephant, trunk lowered in a feeding position, towering six stories high. The elephant–shaped building, nicknamed "Lucy," was designed to attract prospective real-estate buyers to Margate, New Jersey. The brainchild of the elephant, James V. Lafferty Jr., actually had designed three gigantic elephants, but by 1969, only a derelict Lucy was left. Thanks to the dedicated Save Lucy Committee, which formed in 1970, the landmark—now listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks—reopened in 1974.

Constructed from wood and metal, Lucy weighs 90 tons; her ears each weigh 2,000 pounds alone. Every 30 minutes, guided tours enter the spiral stairway in her hind legs, which climbs through her insides up to the howdah on her back. This perch affords a stunning 360-degree view of Josephine Harron Park and the surrounding shore, where beachgoers sunbathe, splash in the water, and struggle to pay the mortgage on their sandcastles.

9200 Atlantic Avenue
Margate City,
NJ
US

The Biggs Museum of American Art showcases late founder Sewell C. Biggs's impressive collection that focuses on the evolution of American and especially Mid-Atlantic art from the 18th century up to the present. Steal some time inside the museum's 18 intimate galleries and peruse the permanent collection’s early American furniture, regional silver, and sculptures needled by the famously opposable-thumbed Hiram Powers. Although admission is free, the Biggs Museum fills a bustling calendar with programs such as art classes and kids’ activities that members can enjoy at a discount, along with events such as the annual member appreciation breakfast. With a rotating cast of exhibitions, current offerings include the Award Winners XI exhibition running through October 23, 2011, which displays works by the Individual Artist fellows of the Delaware Division of the Arts. The upcoming Delaware By Hand: Masters Competition exhibition, on display from November 4, 2011 to February 19, 2012, features contemporary work chosen by a panel of judges and presented in tandem with an array of public programs, art sales, and grassroots movements to line public spaces with paint-spewing fire hydrants.

406 Federal St
Dover,
DE
US

Howard Pyle's unexpected death in 1912 brought a group of artists, entrepreneurs, and businessmen together to grieve their friend. They couldn't let the artist's passion for teaching and illustration disappear as quickly as he had; so, they decided to form the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts with the sole purpose of preserving his legacy. They gathered funds from locals who felt just as strongly as they did—family members, friends, students, fans—and purchased approximately 100 pieces of his artwork.

Little did they know that, with these 100 pieces, they were starting something greater than a memorial for a good friend. The Wilmington Society of Fine Arts would, over time, add more and more artwork to its collection, growing into an 80,000-square-foot space and out of its original name. The Delaware Art Museum, as its called today, now counts more than 12,000 works of art as part of its collection. Permanent features showcase British pre-Raphaelites, the urban landscapes of John Sloan, modern American art, and, of course, Howard Pyle. The masterpieces don't stop when visitors venture outside—the Copeland Sculpture Garden adorns its lush natural scenery with nine works from the museum's permanent collection, along with a massive outdoor labyrinth.

2301 Kentmere Pkwy
Wilmington,
DE
US

The area’s only living history museum with a focus on the New Republic Era from 1790 to 1830, Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm pulls the wool away from visitors’ eyes to reveal the development of grain and textile milling in America. Two breeds of sheep, leicester longwools and delane merinos, call Greenbank home, and visitors can follow sheepish locks from shearing through dyeing, as textile transmogrifiers spin them into gossamer strands destined for warm winter shawls and giant webs designed to ensnare skateboarders. Or guests can delve into Greenbank's 300-year history as a working mill by grinding grain by hand into floury heaps of summer snow.

500 Greenbank Rd
Wilmington,
DE
US

Nestled inside a former railroad-car factory, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts took shape in 1979, led by a small group of artists and art patrons. The DCCA moved to a permanent location in 2000—one with 35,000 square feet of space, seven galleries, and individual studios for 26 artists—but still clings to its original mission of building public appreciation for contemporary art through exhibitions and educational programs.

Although the center is a noncollecting museum, it does feature roughly 30 exhibits each year from regional, national, and international artists. These shifting collections explore relevant societal themes such as the public obsession with celebrity, the flippant nature of consumerism, and the effects urban metropolises have on how humans relate to nature and each other. The exhibits can use any variety of media, and the studio artists embrace this same freedom by using everything from paints to video in their works.

To engage visitors outside the gallery spaces, the DCCA hosts educational programs for adults as well as exploratory classes for children, which help wee ones create their own relevant, meaningful pieces. Tours allow groups to learn more about the exhibits while an informed guide tries to recite every single anagram of Delaware.

200 S Madison St
Wilmington,
DE
US