Sightseeing in Mount Vernon

46% Off Whale-Watching Trip

Multiple Locations

$109 $59

Veteran skippers welcome 12 tourists onto vessels and guarantee encounters with underwater giants during whale-watching tours

Up to 46% Off Orca-Watching Tour

Friday Harbor

$96 $59

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Certified marine naturalists helm 3.5- to 4-hour tours explaining stories about wildlife witnessed throughout trip

Up to 50% Off The Whale Museum

Friday Harbor

$12 $6

Beneath whale skeletons & family trees of local pods, patrons revel in haunting whale songs & videos of orcas bursting through surf

Up to 50% Off Whale-Watching Cruise

Bellingham

$129 $64

70- to 90-mile whale-watching cruise travels around San Juan Islands, launching from marina about 2 miles from I-5, with free parking

Half Off River Rafting from Triad River Tours

Happy Valley

$80 $40

Safety-focused rafting trips include energetic treks through Class III rapids

Up to 45% Off Tour of Dry County Distillery

Downtown

$30 $17

Guests tour facility that crafts small-batch liquors before selecting bottles to take home

Up to 51% Off Entry to Historic Flight at Kilo 7

HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION

$24 $13

Non-profit museum of fully restored, airworthy aircraft from 1927-1957 fill the airplane hangar

Up to 57% Off at Segway of Edmonds

City Of Edmonds

$75 $37

Learn about Edmonds history or snap pictures of beautiful waterfront sunsets during 90-minute Segway tours along Puget Sound

Up to 59% Tour of Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

Shoreline

$20 $10

Four-acre botanic garden creates a lush paradise of more than 2,000 species of exotic and native palnts

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Four Wineries

Eye of the Needle Winery

$80 $39.99

Four area wineries welcome guests with premium wine tastings and 10% off regularly priced bottles of wine

50% Off Whale-Watching Tour from Five Star

Downtown

C$105 C$52

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Humpback whales and seals play backup in a sea that draws one of the largest killer-whale gatherings in the world

Up to 53% Off at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

Victoria

C$22 C$11

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A 103-acre facility boasting nine acres of gardens divided into 30 unique areas that showcase Pacific Northwest horticulture

Up to 55% Off Tour at Dead Frog Brewery

Gloucester

C$30.98 C$15

Guests tour 10,000 sq. ft. factory before sampling some seasonal drafts such as Fearless IPA, Vienna Lager, Belgian Pale Ale & Nut Brown Ale

51% Off Segway Tour from Wild BC Tours and Guiding

Stave Falls

C$79 C$39

Sights give explorers a feel for the natural beauty along scenic trails as Segways propel them along

Up to 53% Off Bees & Bugs Lab

Cloverdale

C$15 C$7

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Kid-friendly interactive exhibits that teach about insects, arthropods, and bees, with honey tasting include; tea with pastries

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Visitors beware: a dinosaur lurks on the rooftop of Imagine Children’s Museum. Luckily, it's only a skeleton presiding over a dig site where kids can forage for fossils.

The simulacra don't end at the rooftop. Throughout the three-floor museum, kids might stumble upon life-size fire engines, pretend airplanes in need of a pilot, or a ferry where youngsters can splash about in a water area. Hands-on activities get their own areas as well. An art studio supplies the raw material for crafting origami and painting masterpieces, while a music station offers the opportunity to make up one's own tunes. Kids that prefer to act like adults, however, can nurse toy animals to health at a wildlife clinic, milk a toy cow at a farm, or explain their prissy coffee order to the doll at the coffee shop.

Throughout the year, the museum arranges a variety of activities and events. Day camps are built around themes such as rocks, insects, and music. Budding builders, meanwhile, master the basic concepts of construction during i-engineers.

1502 Wall St
Everett,
WA
US

A non-profit foundation dedicated to inspiring an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math, the Future of Flight Foundation spreads cheer while raising funds with its Wine & Wings events. During these, a selection of 20 wineries pour their red and white creations, which guests pair with the offerings that local chefs cook up. Thanks to events like these, the foundation is able to reach under-served and under-represented middle school and elementary students with their "Flight of Innovation" education program, an informal six-week STEM program in schools throughout Snohomish, King, and Island Counties. Proceeds benefit the Future of Flight Foundation.

8415 Paine Field Blvd
Mukilteo,
WA
US

"The Reptile Man" Scott Petersen melds his passions for both education and reptiles at his zoo, which he calls the Serpentarium, where kids can touch or hold most of the inhabitants. Inside, snakes, lizards, gators, and turtles slowly slither or amble around their enclosures, visible to curious eyes. Ten of the deadliest snakes in the world—such as the king cobra and the horned viper—live on site, all de-venomized with only their angry glares and angsty poetry left as weapons. The zoo is also home to invertebrates, including some of the planet's biggest spiders, centipedes, and cockroaches. An onsite party room hosts birthday bashes with a focus on education and absolutely no snakes hiding in the cake.

22715 State Route 2
Monroe,
WA
US

Yuen Lui Studios, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates photographic heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area Yuen Lui studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.

9919 NE 180th St
Bothell,
WA
US

Lilliputian Degases will be inspired to sculpt masterpieces in the energetic confines of this professional arts studio for children. Choose two of 4Cats Art Studio's many workshops, such as the Royal Oak location's Robot Polymer Clay or the Langford studio's Matisse Cards, in which highly trained curators teach young visionaries to express their creativity in seasonal motifs using paints, professional-quality polymers, modelling clay, and last night's meatloaf. Workshops vary by location, are intended for children ages 3–15, and include all art materials.

4500 W Saanich Rd
Victoria,
BC
CA

The Victoria Bug Zoo boasts a bountiful collection of live and robust multi-pedied insects, housing everything from warm and fuzzy tarantulas to the cold-hearted giant centipedes that wander the Sonoran Desert. Your Groupon is good for an annual pass to the insectorium, where you can freely roam the colony of more than 40 species of ’sects, bypassing the glow-in-the-dark scorpions to make a bumble-bee-line to the 400-leg millipede or the enormous ant farm. While bugs are kept safely in glass-enclosed insectariums, the friendly staff is known for hands-on education and often releases the friendlier of the bugs to mingle and wander up and down the arms of brave visitors.

631 Courtney St
Victoria,
BC
CA