Sightseeing in Del Mar Heights

Two-Hour Segway Tour of La Jolla or Balboa Park from We Love Tourists (72% Off)

We Love Tourists

Multiple Locations

$149 $42

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After an orientation, guides lead segway riders past La Jolla landmarks and surf beaches, or through scenic Balboa Park

Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or 10 from San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 57% Off)

San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego

$88 $39

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Three-hour tours include narration by a naturalist, snack bar, and indoor and outdoor seating for 149

Museum of Making Music Visit for Two Adults, or Two Adults and Two Children (Up to 50% Off)

Museum of Making Music

Carlsbad

$16 $8

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Interactive activities and exhibits showcase innovations in instrument construction and popular music through the 20th century

90-Minute Cruise with Appetizers or Fondue for Two or Six from Ship 'N a Bottle (Up to 64% Off)

Ship 'N a Bottle

San Diego

$155 $57

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Groups enjoy bottles of red or white wine paired with cheeses and fruit or sumptuous fondue as they tour around San Diego

Old Town Walking Ghost Tour with Stop Inside Whaley House for Two or Four from Ghostly Tours in History (Up to Half Off)

Ghostly Tours in History

Old Town

$50 $29.99

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Ghostly walking tour featured on Fodor’s Top 400 visits sites of haunted history, from the Whaley House to Old Town's oldest cemetery

Monster Mash Haunted House for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 54% Off)

Monster Mash

San Diego

$40 $20

Classic monsters such as vampires and mummies can entertain you with wicked performances in a six-room haunted house

Three-Hour Carlsbad Village Food Tour for Two or Four from Carlsbad Food Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Carlsbad Food Tours

in front of Caldo Pomodoro

$118 $59

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Walking tours stop at several restaurants in Carlsbad Village for tastings while guides share information about the village's history

Yacht Tour with Light Refreshments for Two or Up to Six from Shared Dreams (Half Off)

Shared Dreams

San Diego

$300 $150

See whales, seals, battleships, and other San Diego sights during this customizable tour aboard a plush yacht

Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Haunted City Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Haunted City Tours

Park West

$78 $35

Tours explore the Gaslamp District, an area once known as the city's Red Light District, complete with haunted brothels and saloons

One-Day Visit or Annual Membership at Women’s Museum of California (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Women’s Museum of California

Point Loma

$10 $5

Current exhibits on first-wave feminism, the women's liberation movement of the 60s & 70s, trailblazing California women & art exhibitions

San Diego Automotive Museum Visit for Two Adults, Two Adults and Two Kids, or Four Adults (Up to 53% Off)

San Diego Automotive Museum

Balboa Park

$17 $8

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Classic motorcycles join a 1928 Studebaker and a custom 1947 Cadillac to pay homage to collectable autos

General Admission or Family Membership to Veterans Museum & Memorial (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Veteran's Museum Memorial

Balboa Park

$14 $7

Veterans Museum & Memorial hosts exhibits on World War I, World War II, Pearl Harbor, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts

Two or Four Tickets to One or Five Interactive Walking Tours from Stray Boots (Half Off)

Stray Boots

Online Deal

$24 $12

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

Four-Hour San Diego City Tour for One or Two from Five Star Tours (50% Off)

Five Star Tours

San Diego

$46 $23

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A bus tour takes passengers to scenic and historical attractions, including La Jolla Bay, Little Italy, and Old Town San Diego

Two-Hour Harbor Cruise for Two, Four, or Six from Hornblower Cruises (40% Off)

Hornblower Cruises

Marina

$58 $35

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Cruise past barking sea lions and under the Coronado Bay Bridge on this two-hour cruise through San Diego’s picturesque harbor

Three-Hour Urban Scavenger Hunt for One, Two, or Four from City Cruiser (Up to 62% Off)

City Cruiser

Gaslamp

$60 $23

Pedal about town while visiting San Diego's best bars

Oceanside Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (Up to 47% Off)

Oceanside Museum of Art

Townsite

$16 $9

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Explore a wide variety of art forms from the 20th and 21st centuries, including a new special exhibition of quilts

Four-Hour Temecula Valley Wine Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (57% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Multiple Locations

$179 $79

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Four-hour tour of 3 wineries aboard a limo coach includes 5-6 tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary champagne and appetizers.

Wine Tour with Tastings for Six from A Vineyard Tour of Temecula (Half Off)

A Vineyard Tour of Temecula

Old Town Temecula

$1,159 $579

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Up to four wine tastings include chocolate and gourmet cheese on a five-hour wine tour in a limo van with surround-sound and satellite radio

Four-Hour Group Wine Tour for One or Two from VIP Temecula (60% Off)

VIP Temecula

Temecula

$199 $79

Winery Tour, Tastings, and Class for One, Two, or Four at Europa Village (Up to 75% Off)

Europa Village

Murrieta

$108 $29

More than 30 acres of vineyard nourish French, Spanish, and Italian grapes; a vineyard tour guide leads each guest through 12 tastings

Four-Hour Temecula Valley Wine Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (66% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Temecula Wine Country

$229 $79

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Four-hour tour of 3 wineries aboard a limo coach includes 5-6 tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary champagne and appetizers.

Private Wine Tasting for Two with Take-Home Bottle at Bel Vino Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Bel Vino Winery

Murrieta

$77.85 $35

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Private tastings highlight award-winning and rare wines; guests are treated to domestic and imported cheeses or chef-prepared tapas

Wine Country Safari for One or Two from Legendary Tours of Temecula (Up to 42% Off)

Legendary Tours of Temecula

Frangipani Estate Winery

$119 $69

A prototype jeep-style Hummer limo transports visitors to two area wineries to sample 10-12 wines and enjoy a picnic lunch

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Credit Toward Wine at Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery

Murrieta

$40 $19

Tasting of five premium wines is enhanced by panoramic views of Temecula Valley at a rustic, Western-influenced winery

$37 for a Signature Winery Tour and Wine Tasting at Leoness Cellars in Temecula ($75 Value)

Leoness Cellars

Temecula

$75 $37

On a two-hour tour, guests learn the processes of traditional winemaking while sampling its fruits

Horse-Drawn Trolley Winery Shuttle for One, Two, or Four from Temecula Carriage Company (Up to 62% Off)

The Temecula Carriage Company

Temecula

$75 $30

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Vintage horse-drawn trolleys roll down wine-country roads, pausing for tours at four wineries and vineyards

Gold-Mining Experience for Two or Four or a Family of Four at Julian Mining Company (Up to 56% Off)

Julian Mining Company

Palomar-Julian

$18 $9

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After a lesson, participants pan through ore from a Banner Creak ore pile and collect gold and other findings in a vial

Hot Air Balloon Ride or Wine Tour for Two on a Weekday or Weekend from Sunrise Balloons (Up to 55% Off)

Sunrise Balloons

Temecula

$438 $198

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Sightseers float over wine country at sunrise or travel to three wineries in limo party coach for a day of hors d’oeuvres & wine tastings

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Masia de Yabar Vineyard and Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Masia de Yabar Vineyard and Winery

Temecula

$24 $12

Guests taste five wines in an earth-toned tasting room with a stone fireplace and wine-barrel tables

Visit With a Feed a Big-Cat- or Bear-Feeding Experience for One or Two at Lions Tigers & Bears (Up to 39% Off)

Lions Tigers & Bears

Alpine

$130 $89

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Visit over 50 animals at a no-breed, no-kill, no-sell sanctuary for rescued exotic animals and learn responsible animal care along the way

Chauffeured Wine Tour for One, Two, or Four with Tastings from DeVine Tours (Up to 47% Off)

DeVine Tours

Temecula

$140 $79

All options include a chauffeur and tastings

Two-Hour Blue Whale–Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Up to 54% Off)

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Point

$25 $12

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Experienced crew guides sightseers on two-hour evening tours to catch views of scenic seascapes and blue whales

Wine Tasting and Harbor Cruise for Two or Four on Friday or Sunday from OC Ocean Adventures (Up to 52% Off)

OC Ocean Adventures

Dana Point

$98 $49

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A 63 ft. catamaran glides through Dana Point Harbor during 90-minute cruises as a convivial host serves snacks and The Organic Cellar wine

Visit for Two or Four Adults to Mission San Juan Capistrano (50% Off)

Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

$18 $9

Built by missionaries more than 200 years ago, the mission features 10 acres of living history, artifacts, and original architecture

Wolf Recovery Today Tour for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for Four at California Wolf Center (Up to 56% Off)

California Wolf Center

Palomar-Julian

$40 $20

Wolf Recovery Today program includes observation of wolf packs; membership includes program admission, newsletter, and wolf picture and bio

$34 for Day of Fun with Rides, Petting Zoo, and Pumpkin Credit (Up to $65 Value)

Pumpkin City's Pumpkin Farm

Laguna Hills Mall

$65 $34

Thousands of pumpkins highlight a large harvest festival, which also includes kids' rides, a petting zoo, game booths, and other activities

Food Tasting & Historical Tour for One or Two from Flavors of Laguna (55% Off)

Flavors Of Laguna

Laguna Beach

$55 $28

Learn about Laguna history and taste specialties from local restaurants on 3.5- to 4-hour walking tour

Laguna Beach Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four Adults or a Family of Up to Five from ClueHoo (51% Off)

ClueHoo

Laguna Beach

$49 $24.50

Groups take in the sights while solving clues that bring them from one city spot to another

Art-A-Fair Art Festival Season Passes for Two or Four in Laguna Beach (Up to 53% Off)

Art-A-Fair

Laguna Beach

$15 $7.50

Weave amongst works from 125 juried artists & soak up creativity behind a variety of work such as paintings, sculptures, & photography

Laguna Art Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach

$14 $7

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Museum chronicles the history of Californian art with a 3,500-piece permanent exhibit that spans the 19th century to the present

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride for 1 or 2 from California Balloon Rides (Up to 59% Off). 4 Options Available.

California Balloon Rides

Perris

$260 $109

Become the envy of the earthbound masses on a sunrise flight that affords panoramic views of the ocean and desert

Hot Air Balloon Ride for One or Two with Breakfast and Champagne from Adventure Balloon Rides (Up to 51% Off)

Adventure Balloon Rides

Perris

$260 $129

Help set up and launch the balloon for a 30- to 45-minute flight before touching down for breakfast at Bomb Shelter Cafe

90-Minute Zoo Tour for 2, 5, or 10 at Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation (Up to 55% Off)

Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation

Silverado

$60 $29

A zookeeper leads groups past each exhibit and shares facts about tigers, zebras, and other animals, some of which are hand-fed by staff

Culinary Walking Tour for One or Two from Flavors of Newport Beach (Up to 34% Off)

Flavors of Newport Beach

Ruby's Diner

$67.50 $49

Take in the sights and tastes of Balboa as guides regale you with historical and cultural insights

One or Two Junior or Adult Whale-Watching Cruise Tickets from Davey's Locker Whale Watching (Up to 63% Off)

Davey's Locker Whale Watching

Newport Beach

$30 $12

Cruises sail into the waters of Orange County to spy blue and finback whales during their summer migration

$37 for a Round-Trip Boat Ride to Catalina Island on the "Catalina Flyer" in 2014 (Up to $70 Value)

Catalina Flyer

Newport Beach

$70 $37

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Enjoy a comfortable 75-minute voyage from Newport Beach to Catalina Island on a vessel complete with sun decks and two cocktail lounges

Sunset Cruise for One, Two, Four, or 10 from Cruise Newport Beach (Up to 69% Off)

Cruise Newport Beach

Newport Beach

$25 $11

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Cruises coast along the Newport Beach waterfront and coastline for 90 minutes against a stunning sunset backdrop

2.5-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Landing Whale Watching (up to 61%)

Newport Landing Sportfishing

Newport Beach

$36 $15

Spot giant blue whales, California gray whales, finback whales, dolphin pods, and other native creatures in their natural habitat

Two-or Three-Hour Borrego Jeep Photo Adventure for Two or Four from Borrego Jeep Photo Tours (Up to 67% Off)

Borrego Jeep Photo Adventures

Anza-Borrego State Park

$220 $99

Explore the desert from within a climate-controlled Jeep Rubicon with photo-taking guidance from a professional photographer

$99 for a Two-Hour Chauffeured Cruise for Up to Six on Newport Harbor from Watts on the Harbor Cruises ($534 Value)

Watts on the Harbor Cruises

Newport Beach

$534 $99

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Captains highlight historic sites and points of interest as passengers nibble hors d’oeuvres on cruises available from morning to sunset

Two-Hour Balboa Peninsula Segway Tour for One or Two from Newport Fun Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Newport Fun Tours

Newport Pier

$90 $39

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Segways glide along Newport Beach coastline, past historic sites of Balboa Peninsula and its piers, harbors, homes, and fish market

90-Minute Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from Balboa Fun Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Balboa Fun Tours

Newport Pier

$75 $37

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Segways glide along Newport Harbor, as tour-goers take in picturesque views of harbor islands and the local fish market

Helicopter Tour of Newport Beach or Laguna Beach for Two from OC Helicopters (50% Off)

OC Helicopters

Atlantic Executive Terminal John Wayne Airport

$398 $199

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Helicopter tours of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach unveil panoramas of Corona del Mar, the Newport dunes, and other sites

Private Helicopter Lesson or Extreme Helicopter Tour from Revolution Aviation (Up to 55% Off)

Revolution Aviation

Private Executive Terminal - Signature Flight Support

$349 $177

Lessons begin with ground school before students pilot a helicopter; tour ferries passengers over ocean waves and wilderness

Two or Four Tickets or One-Year Membership for Individual or Family at Lyon Air Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Lyon Air Museum

Orange County Airport

$24 $12

Authentic planes and rare automobiles that trace back to World War II are on display at this museum, located within John Wayne Airport

Two or Four Days of Tent Camping or One or Two Days of RV Parking at The Oaks at Sacred Rocks (Up to 56% Off)

The Oaks at Sacred Rocks

Boulevard

$20 $10

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Enjoy stunning high altitude desert views or explore 163 acres of trails

$10 for a Visit for Up to Four to Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue (Up to $20 Value)

Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue

Tustin

$20 $10

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Rare Ferraris and classic American muscle cars share space with Jaguars, high-performance motorcycles, and historic Formula cars

General Admission for Two or Four to Bowers Museum of Cultural Art (Up to 52% Off)

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Downtown Santa Ana

$30 $15

Cultural museum showcasing a permanent collection of more than 120,000 artifacts and artwork from all across the world

$32 for a Culinary Walking Tour from Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours (Up to $59 Value)

Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours

Multiple Locations

$59 $32

Foodies tour through unique eateries and farmers' market as guests sample ethnic, artisan, and specialty foods

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Garden Grove

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Joshua Tree Adventure Tour for 2 or 4, or San Andreas Fault Explorer Tour for Up to 9 from Adventure Hummer Tours (Up to 44% Off)

Adventure Hummer Tours

Palm Desert

$338 $199

Climb aboard open-air military style hummers and depart for the oasis of the San Andreas Fault or off-road into Joshua Tree National Park

$129 for a San Andreas Fault Jeep Eco-Tour for Two from Desert Adventures ($270 Value)

Desert Adventures - Eco Tours and Events

Thousand Palms

$270 $129

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Pile into one of Desert Adventures' signature red jeeps before heading into the San Andreas fault to learn about the area and its history

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Even at 2,500 feet in the air, you may have never have felt as still as you do inside one of Skysurfer's balloons. It's quiet—"There's no noise from engines," one passenger remarked—and balloons follow the wind's lead instead of resisting it, making the colorful aircraft's motion hardly noticeable. And because there are no windows between you and the sky, as team member Kaleena Brundage says, "You can reach out and feel the clouds that you're next to."

Skysurfer's team of FAA-certified pilots, many of whom have been with the company since its inception more than 35 years ago, boast a perfect safety record. They embark on two flights daily, one around sunrise over Temecula wine country, and one at sunset in Del Mar. Each flight can accommodate up to 12 people in the balloons' roomy wicker baskets, which are large enough for each passenger to comfortably stand at the basket's side and look out over the Pacific Ocean and surrounding countryside. Pilots pour chilled champagne to celebrate the excursion, each of which lasts from 45 to 60 minutes depending on conditions and the balloon's curfew.

2658 Del Mar Heights Rd
Del Mar,
CA
US

The ROC Race is a 5K fun run with a catch?a dozen of them, to be exact. Twelve giant obstacles stand in the way of victory, including a wrecking ball that threatens to knock runners off their path. The various challenges draw their inspiration from the world's most extreme game shows, where contestants have to run through tires, swing on ropes, and swoosh down giant slides. To make things even more exciting, ROC's organizers encourage participants to dress up in wacky costumes like tutus or outfits inspired by superheroes such as the Fantastic 5K Finisher.

This epic event descends on cities across the U.S., welcoming runners ages 13 and up to fend off water and foam before greeting crowds of spectators at the finish line. A post-race experience keeps things going with even more foam and festivities.

2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar,
CA
US

Since the age of 7, Dr. Robert Stonebreaker shared a special affinity with all birds. Wanting to bring people closer to his feathered friends, he lent his passion to Free Flight in 1989, helping evolve the avian boarding-and-breeding center into a sanctuary where visitors could interact with the exotic creatures. Amid open air and emerald palm fronds, guests can let a yellow, orange, and green sun conure perch on their arm or pet a timneh grey while trading info on which local bird store carries the best sunflower seed. The tropical oasis also teems with koi lagoons, where schools of shimmering carp swim under the flaps of eclectus parrots and fluffy white cockatoos soaring through the aviary.

Dr. Stonebraker tragically passed away in 2010, but the team at Free Flight has upheld his tireless work by fostering human-avian relations and furthering visitors' understanding of parrots. Free Flights also encourages involvement through donation, membership, volunteer opportunities, and most notably, education programs.

2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar,
CA
US

Pumpkin Stations turn pumpkin shopping and family-park excursions into a one-stop trip. Each of the five Pumpkin Station locations houses a variety of family-fun activities, from giant slides and mini-trains to sky fighter rides and carousels. Mission Valley, for instance, enables visitors to get their sea legs with an on-site boat ride, while the El Cajon game zones gives them a place to rest in between activities. No matter the location, families, friends, and groups can stroll through an asphalt pumpkin patch to seek out a large, plump gourd to take home and carve into a jack-o-lantern.

15555 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar,
CA
US

Across the nation, the skies are filled with giant, kaleidoscopically colored balloons languidly soaring over snowcapped peaks and green valleys. This is partly due to Balloon Rides Online, whose network of nationwide hot-air balloons paints the sky each day. Employing a FAA-approved basket and a professional pilot who has completed at least 500 flight hours, the company floats passengers over mountains, forests, and streams of caramel for one hour. While gliding with the ease of a cloud, pilots encourage guests to snap photos of sprawling landscapes and capture the moment. After landing, crew members and passengers celebrate with a champagne, mimosa or orange-juice toast?an important tradition in hot-air ballooning and preparing for inevitable hovercraft uprisings. With passengers' safety in mind, Balloon Rides Online also keeps a minimum insurance liability of $100,000 per guest.

2707 Via De La Valle
Del Mar,
CA
US

Commercial pilots certified by the Federal Aviation Administration welcome guests to tours of Southern California aboard hot air balloons. As guests enter into sheared baskets, the pilots offer them complimentary champagne and non-alcoholic beverages before taking off. Sightseeing trips include flights over Temecula Wine Country at sunrise as well as romantic rides along the Pacific coast at sunset.

2683 Via De La Valle
Del Mar,
CA
US