Sightseeing in Placerville

Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

Sample wines from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

$42.50 $22

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Aerospace Museum of California Visit for Two or Four or a Family Membership (Up to 49% Off)

Aerospace Museum of California

McClellan

Hands-on exhibits, flight simulators, and aircraft from the 1940s to now explore the history of flight and look to future of space travel

$16 $8.75

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Dual-, Family-, or Collectors-Memberships to Verge Center for the Arts (Up to 50% Off)

Verge Center for the Arts

Central Sacramento

Memberships include movie tickets, members-only receptions, and artist’s studio tours; new collector members also receive original artwork

$80 $40

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$29 for Zoo Fun-Day for Four with Carousel and Train Rides at Sacramento Zoo (Up to $60 Value)

Sacramento Zoo

Land Park

Lions, chimpanzees, reptiles, and around 500 other animals preen across a 14.5-acre zoo

$60 $29

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Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Wine at Abundance Vineyard (44% Off)

Abundance Vineyard

Lodi

Taste up to five wines at this 50-year-old winery before taking home a bottle

$36 $20

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Admission for Adults and Children, Students, or Seniors at The Serpentarium (50% Off)

The Serpentarium

Lodi

Explore 2 floors and 3,000 square feet of space filled with more than 50 different species of reptiles, as well as insects and pet supplies

$10 $5

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$49 for a Zoo Friends Membership to the Micke Grove Zoological Society ($ Value)

Micke Grove Zoological Society

Lodi

Two adults, three children, and up to two additional guests enjoy unlimited access to the Micke Grove Zoo

$100 $49

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Science-Museum Visit at World of Wonders (50% Off). Two Options Available.

World of Wonders

Lodi

More than 50 hands-on experiments and exhibits teach kids and adults how light, sound, sight, and motion work

$20 $10

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Two-Night Stay at Standard Campsite or in Large Cabin at Collins Lake Recreation Area (Up to 62% Off)

Collins Lake Recreation Area

Marysville Northeast

12 miles of shoreline set the scene for two nights of activities, such as renting a boat, fishing for trophy fish, or building a campfire

$94 $41

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Educational Spirit Tasting for Two or Four Plus Craft Spirits Credit at Napa Valley Distillery (45% Off)

Napa Valley Distillery

Cental Napa

Guests sip craft spirits and learn about the creation process, as well as the history of the type of spirits they are tasting

$40 $22

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Haunted Interactive Walking Tour for One or Two at Napa City Ghosts & Legends Walking Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Napa City Ghosts & Legends Walking Tours

Napa Courthouse

Native of Napa guides guests through historic local sites rich with spooky history and allegedly occupied by spirits

$36 $18

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Napa River Kayak Tour for Two or Four or Kayak Rental for Two at Enjoy Napa Vally (Up to 51% Off)

Enjoy Napa Valley

Cental Napa

Guides answer questions and offer insight on kayak tours of Napa River, and kayak rentals also offer self-guided tours

$99 $49

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To Action Whitewater Adventures' guides, setting is everything. During their full-day excursions, guides and groups mounted in rafts battle Class III and IV rapids just to make their way to a gourmet deli lunch set against the backdrop of the lush Lotus River Valley. Of course, they might argue the fun part is getting there.

They lead excursions down both the South and Middle Forks of the American River, some of the most popular rafting waters in the nation. On the South Fork, they conduct the "Chili Bar" run, a trip that covers up to 21 miles favored for its rough-and-tumble class III rapids and stellar countryside. The Middle Fork provides even rougher-and-tumbler Class IV rapids, the 18-mile journey punctuated by clear-flowing stretches populated by trout and adorable baby Poseidons.

5461 Bassi Road
Lotus,
CA
US

Tropical Aquarium Specialties sales everything you need to make your aquarium happy whether it is a saltwater aquarium or freshwater aquarium. We have a wide variety of fish and corals. We sale a full line of dry goods from fish food to complete aquariums.

3346 Mather Field Rd
Rancho Cordova,
CA
US

A whirlpool drags boats into the watery abyss. Racecars vie for supremacy on a track. Inexorable gears grind in a vast and purposeless machine. These are not the dreams of a dozing Rube Goldberg, but the interactive exhibits at the Sacramento Children's Museum. Next to the fluid-dynamics room, where child Poseidons subject boats to their tidal whims, a solar-powered raceway and an interactive gear assembly teach important lessons about the forces that keep the natural world moving when it would much rather be eating Almond Joys. These entertaining, hands-on experiences with scientific fundamentals are bolstered by the museum's calendar of events. Regular showcases such as story time, cultural-history lessons, and exercise classes intersperse children's-museum interaction with traditional word-of-mouth learning sessions.

2701 Prospect Park Dr
Rancho Cordova,
CA
US

A pilot sinks into her cockpit, buckles up, checks the controls, and gets ready for takeoff. The engine hums to life and soon the ground rolls beneath her, until she lifts away and the buildings nearby shrink to the size of dust motes. But there's something unusual with the scene: the pilot isn't old enough to see a PG-13 movie let alone pilot an aircraft. That's because the Aerospace Museum of California doesn't let age become a barrier to flight. Children of all sizes climb into airplanes, pilot virtual jets in simulators, and experiment with the physics of flight while adults do the same, exploring the history of aviation both on Earth and beyond.

More than 37,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits chronicle everything from the very first airplanes made of cloth and wood to futuristic Mars-destined craft made of space-wood. Some of the museum?s prize possessions include the McDonnell-Douglas A-4C Skyhawk I, better known as one of the Blue Angels? stunt rides, and the Grumman F-14D Tomcat, just like the one co-starring in the 1986 film Top Gun. The Fun with Physics exhibit hammers home the idea of hands-on learning, letting young engineers play with simple machines, whereas the engine room dishes up eye-candy for motorheads, including specimens from 1910?s Le Rhone to the marvels that propelled the Titan rockets.

3200 Freedom Park Dr
McClellan,
CA
US

The growl of lions and tigers will be replaced by the growls of guitars as the Sactopalooza Spring Party lights up the Sacramento Zoo with music from tribute bands and DJ Rigatony. No Duh blasts a high-energy pop set based on the music of No Doubt with a number of visuals, costumes, and props from the band’s music videos. Nominated for Best Tribute Band at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards, the Red Not Chili Peppers fill the air with classic funk-rock melodies and the four-chord password that grants entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to the concerts, attendees can partake in hands-on activities such as mechanical bull riding and gladiator jousting with foam poles.

The Sactopalooza Spring Party is the largest annual fundraising event for the Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento. This group of 20- to 30-year-old volunteers works year-round to improve the lives of local children with special needs. In addition to raising funds for children, the group organizes hands-on events to interact with children at an annual picnic, winter clothing drives, and a holiday party at the UC Davis cancer center. Proceeds from the party helps support these events and the organization’s work with children throughout the region.

3930 West Land Park Drive
Sacramento,
CA
US

Each April, a tear in the space-time continuum opens up along the Sacramento River. Through it rolls a first-class locomotive right out of the 1940s and 50s. For 45 minutes, passengers in the train's coach and luxury first class car soak in the sights of California's fruit-growing deltas as the vintage diesel engine carries them into another time.

The California State Railroad Museum conducts these scenic, historic train rides. The excursions play a crucial role in the museum's mission to chronicle California's railroad history from the early days of the Gold Rush to modern agricultural transports and the proposed railroad to Mars. Spanning centuries, 21 restored locomotives and train cars blanket the museum's 225,000 square feet of exhibit space. A Pullman-style sleeping car and a dining car filled with fine china both sit on display, while the museum's Sierra Scene places a vintage steam locomotive next to a breathtaking mural of snow-dusted mountains. The popular Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains exhibit currently commands the second floor, and with hundreds of examples of early electric toy trains and accessories such as stations, signals, tunnels, and bridges, it should delight even the most discerning miniature conductor.

125 I Street
Sacramento,
CA
US