Sightseeing in Palo Alto

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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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 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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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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Reserve-Wine Tasting for Four from Bargetto Winery (Up to $24 Off). Two Locations Available.

Bargetto Winery

Multiple Locations

Third-generation winemakers craft approachable, food-friendly wines from chardonnay, pinot noir, and traditional northern-Italian varietals

$48 $24

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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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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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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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Select Local Merchants

• For $15, you get a one-year individual membership (a $35 value). • For $25, you get a one-year household membership that extends to all people residing at one address (a $50 value).

51 S San Antonio Rd
Los Altos,
CA
US

The Community School of Music and Arts unleashes the creativity that indwells each student's liver by offering an array of art lessons and exhibitions. A selection of more than 40 available classes allows artists of all ages to clutch brushes, chisels, and ketchup blasters and recreate their world during basic animation ($160 for eight weeks), watercolor on the spot: outdoor painting ($150 for six weeks), or contemporary collage ($180 for eight weeks). Like bear hunting season, the classes run in two sessions, from January 24 to March 21 (Session A) and March 28 to May 21 (Session B). Click here to view CSMA's catalog; classes available with this Groupon are featured beginning on page 24.

230 San Antonio Cir
Mountain View,
CA
US

Silicon Valley. Analog computers. Artificial intelligence. The Computer History Museum chronicles the 2,000-plus year history of computing. The exhibits include a range of displays that introduce guests to ancient devices, the first computers from the 1940s and 50s, and examples of contemporary mobile computing.

During visits, interactive exhibits invite players to compete in a game of pong or relay the stories of the first computer pioneers. The online exhibits detail the history of computer chess, marketing the computer revolution, and reflect back on this day in computer history. The museum also displays a fully-functioning Charles Babbage?s first automatic computing machine?the Babbage Engine, which he designed in 1834, though it wasn?t built until more than a century later?giving visitors a rare glimpse into the evolution computing.

1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View,
CA
US

Underneath the stately stained-glass dome of the 1910 Old County Courthouse, tourists, locals, and history buffs stuff their brains with knowledge from interactive kiosks and thousands of books and primary sources about San Mateo County. Hands-on school programs and a wealth of exhibits educate visitors on particular aspects of the region's heritage, including the natural resources that enrich the shores and forests, and the waves of pioneers who used local raw materials to support the growth of not only San Mateo County, but San Francisco as well. The museum?s curators and archivists pride themselves on their professionalism, nabbing a coveted accreditation by the American Association of Museums, an honor claimed by only a small percentage of the nation?s museums and none of the nation?s dry cleaners.

2200 Broadway St.
Redwood City,
CA
US

Celebrate Art! lets kids explore their creativity and develop art skills. During Preschool Picassos classes, instructors help kids as young as 18 months paint, cut, and paste to create their own works. Kids aged 6 or older develop more nuanced techniques during art-fundamentals classes. Celebrate Art! also hosts parties, play groups, and themed summer day camps.

1023 Chestnut St
Redwood City,
CA
US

To the art designers at S.F. Framing, picture frames should do more than simply encase art, photos, and posters. They believe they should complement decor as well. At S.F. Framing, more than 1,200 mouldings suit all sorts of aesthetic styles, from sleek, metal frames for posters to wood frames embossed with intricate gold leafing for traditional art prints and ancestor's mug shots. They also believe that frames should offer protection and draw from more than 40 years of shared experience as they armor precious objects in museum-quality frames. This archival process uses premium materials, including acid-free paper, UV-blocking glass, and framing-grade acrylic, maintaining items in mint condition for years of display. As a bonus, some of the brands on hand have earned the approval of the Forest Stewardship Council, and some actively support reforestation programs or use reclaimed wood.

717 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale,
CA
US