Sightseeing in South San Francisco

$20 for Entry for One to CitySolve Urban Race (Up to $50 Value)

CitySolve Urban Race

San Francisco

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

$14 for a Contemporary Jewish Museum Visit for Two (Up to $24 Value)

Contemporary Jewish Museum

SoMa

$24 $14

(172)

Explore the history, culture, and ideas of the Jewish community through constantly rotating exhibitions of art and design

$59 for Scavenger Dash for a Team of 2 from Sierra Adventure Sports on Saturday, September 20 ($127.59 Value)

Sierra Adventure Sports

Red's Java House

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of San Francisco as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

The San Francisco Dungeon Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 40% Off)

The San Francisco Dungeon

Fisherman's Wharf

$52 $31

Actor-led show covers 200-plus years, including haunted Alcatraz & mine-themed mirror maze, in live-action journey through city's murky past

General-Admission or VIP Sunday Funday or Saturday Midnight Party Cruises from Fume Blanc Commedore (51% Off)

Fume Blanc Commedore

SB 40 RESTAURANT

$79 $39

Weekend party cruises with cash bar, supplemented by live DJs or sightseeing on Sunday afternoons

Historic Angel Island Tram Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Angel Island Company (Up to 50% Off)

Angel Island Company

Angel Island Café

$30 $15

(216)

One-hour tours travel across a picturesque state park with views of the Bay Area and stop at the historic US Immigration Station

$49 for a Russian River Vineyards Deluxe Segway Tour from Segway of Healdsburg ($99 Value)

Segway of Healdsburg

On Location

$99 $49

(72)

Expert tour guides lead groups of Segway-riding guests to wineries for vista views and optional tastings

Drag Queen-Led Historical Tour for Two or Four from Drag Me Along Tours (Up to 64% Off)

Drag Me Along Tours

San Francisco

$40 $19

Rick Shelton, a.k.a Countess Lola Montez leads walking tours full of flair, opening an imaginary porthole to old San Francisco

$45 for an Urban Hike from Urban Hiker SF ($45 Value)

Urban Hiker SF

Multiple Locations

$45 $45

Learn about the city and get in a workout by exploring San Francisco's many trails, hills, and public stairways

Museum Visit for Two or Four with Poster at The Beat Museum (Up to 61% Off)

The Beat Museum

North Beach

$31 $12

(57)

Artifacts and stories from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and other Beat Generation figures populate museum

Culinary Gems of North Beach Tour for 2, 4, or 6 from San Francisco Food Safari (Up to 64% Off)

San Francisco Food Safari

San Francisco

$40 $19

Tour takes guests through North Beach to learn about its rich heritage and Italian cuisine

Individual or Family Membership at the Cartoon Art Museum (40% Off)

Cartoon Art Museum

Yerba Buena

$45 $27

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

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship (Up to 60% Off)

Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship

San Francisco

$24 $12

Historically accurate and still operational, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a National Historic Landmark that is open to the public year round

Two-Hour Chocolate Tour with Eight Tastings for One, Two or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours

San Francisco

$50 $25

Explore the tastes of the 19th-century Ghirardelli shop, Tokyo-import Minamoto Kitchoan, and the traditional pralines of Leonidas

$30 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

$60 $30

(16)

Association membership entitles holders and guests to free entry into historic ships and a submarine, as well as event invites

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

$75 $35

70+ monthly tours offered year-round, each focused on the architecture, history, and legends of San Francisco

$30 for Armory Tour for Two at SF Armory (Up to $50 Value)

SF Armory

Mission

$50 $30

(238)

Employees lead 90-minute tours for guests aged 18 & older through five floors of historic armory & elaborate adult-film sets

One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Museum of the African Diaspora (Up to 46% Off)

Museum of the African Diaspora

Yerba Buena

$65 $35

(63)

Museum with permanent and rotating interactive exhibits on the history of the African diaspora and the artistic reactions it has inspired

Pub Crawl Admission for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl San Francisco (Up to 49% Off)

Pub Crawl San Francisco

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

Knowledgable guides lead guests to four San Francisco hot spots to enjoy free drinks and admission, party favors, and drink specials

$129 for a "Love Under the Lights' Yacht Tour of the Bay for Two from Just Dreaming ($200 Value)

Just Dreaming

Potrero

$200 $129

(14)

Couples cruise the harbor for up to two hours, marveling at the skyline and the twinkling lights on the Bay Bridge

Walking Tour for Two or Four or Private Walking Tour for Six from Haight is Luv Tour Company (Up to 59% Off)

Haight is Luv Tour Company

Chinatown

$40 $20

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

“USS Pampanito” Historic Submarine Tour for Two Adults, Family of Six, or Up to 15 (Up to 71% Off)

USS Pampanito

Fisherman's Wharf

$24 $10

(191)

Restored WWII submarine shares its history via audio tours, oral histories, letters, and educational programs for adults and kids

$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

$1,008 $599

Chartered ride aboard one of three luxurious yachts, including a 38-foot ocean-class catamaran

Individual or Family Membership to The Mexican Museum (Up to 48% Off)

The Mexican Museum

Fort Mason Center

$60 $35

A visit to the museum shows off centuries of art from artists with unique perspectives

Admission for 2, 4, 6, or Up to 15 at The GLBT History Museum (Up to 52% Off)

The GLBT History Museum

Castro

$10 $5

(19)

Encompassing 100 years of the city's GLBT history, the museum includes sections on drag culture, radical activists, and the AIDS epidemic

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Eastside West Restaurance

$90 $45

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

$49 for a One-Year Family Membership to Chabot Space & Science Center ($99 Value)

Chabot Space & Science Center

Oakland

$99 $49

(229)

Unlimited museum access and planetarium shows for one year, plus discounts on camps, classes, gifts, and café fare

Sightseeing Tour or Sunset Flight with Refreshments for Up to Two from Golden Gate Accessible Aviation (50% Off)

Golden Gate Accessible Aviation

Oakland

$350 $175

Experienced pilots take passengers on a flight past San Francisco landmarks such as Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge

Two or Four Adult Tickets or One-Year Family Membership to Oakland Aviation Museum (Half Off)

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland

$20 $10

(19)

Located on historic North Field, the museum features an array of aircraft, flight simulators, and the flying boat from Indiana Jones

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)

$14 $9

(33)

Children experiment with mixed media during open studio or create a themed project during parties; 1,000-sq.-ft. space for memorable events

General Admission for Two, Four, or Six Adults to Filoli (Up to 55% Off)

Filoli

Woodside, California

$40 $19.99

(282)

654-acre estate encompasses manicured gardens, nature preserve, and stately house filled with antiques and paintings

$25 for a Family Outing for Two Adults and Two Children ($44 Value)

Lemos Farm

Half Moon Bay

$44 $25

Pony rides and a petting zoo entertain families

Visit for Four or One-Year Individual or Archivist Membership to the San Mateo County History Museum (60% Off)

San Mateo County History Museum

San Mateo County History Museum

$20 $11

Underneath the stately dome of Old County Courthouse, visitors and scholars pore over archives and engage with hands-on exhibits

One Visit for 1 Adult and 2 Kids or Unlimited Visits for 3 People at Habitot Children's Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Habitot Children's Museum

Downtown Berkeley

$28 $14

(105)

Habitot builds infants’ and young kids' creative-thinking and problem-solving skills through exhibits, art studio, and educational programs

$25 for a Sunset Cruise for Two from Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ($40 Value)

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

Tiburon

$40 $25

On Fridays and Saturdays, 90-minute trips cruise around the bay as passengers enjoy sights, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Bay Area Discovery Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bolinas

$24 $12

(283)

Kids create art and explore interactive exhibits while learning about scientific concepts and local landmarks

Saturday City-Lights Sail, Friday Sunset Sail, or Sunday Afternoon Sail from SF Bay Adventures (Up to 49% Off)

SF Bay Adventures

Sausalito

$55 $33

78-foot, 1860s-replica schooner explores San Francisco Bay as guides point out landmarks including Angel Island and Alcatraz

Individual or Family Annual Pass to Golden State Model Railroad Museum in Point Richmond (Up to 51% Off)

Golden State Model Railroad Museum

Richmond

$45 $22

Passes grant free admission to shows in 10,000 sq. ft. museum of operational model trains & recreated Northern California terrain.

Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

$30 $15

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

Military Aviation Museum Visit for Two or Four at Moffett Field Historical Society (Up to 50% Off)

Moffett Field Historical Society

Mountain View

$16 $10

(8)

Peruse 13 exhibits that chronicle history of flight with artifacts such as a full P-3 cockpit and equipment from NASA aviation flight tests

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

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown San Jose

$50 $25

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

Visit for Two or Four to the Quarryhill Botanical Garden (50% Off)

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Sonoma

$20 $10

(27)

Glen Ellen hillside gardens stretch for 25 acres, blossoming with a vast collection of Asian flowers, trees, and rare plants

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 3 Seriously Great Summer Wines From Sonoma Loeb For $40

Sonoma Loeb

Napa

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 3 seriously great summer wines from sonoma-loeb for $40

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

$36 $18

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

Educational Spirit Tasting for Two or Four Plus Craft Spirits Credit at Napa Valley Distillery (50% Off)

Napa Valley Distillery

Cental Napa

$40 $20

(7)

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

$99 for Winery Bus Tour for Two with North Bay Winery Tours ($198 Value)

North Bay Winery Tours

Rohnert Park

$198 $99

(4)

Hop in a bus and head to four boutique wineries over five hours; complimentary beer served on the bus

$48 for a Culinary Walking Tour of Capitola from Santa Cruz Food Tour ($75 Value)

Santa Cruz Food Tour

Westside

$75 $48

(18)

Knowledgeable guides lead groups to multiple tasting locations and spotlight neighborhoods’ cultural and architectural histories

$55 for $100 Worth of Wildlife Watching at Shark Camp

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Tasting for One or Two, or Private Winery Tour for Up to Two or Four at Chateau Adoré Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Chateau Adoré Winery

Santa Rosa

$25 $13

Tasting features vintage white and red blends, while a tour gives an in-depth look at the vineyards, processing area, and barrel room

$179 for a Hot Air Balloon Flight for One with Champagne Toast from Wine Country Balloons ($235 Value)

Wine Country Balloons

Santa Rosa

$235 $179

(55)

FAA-certified pilots lift passengers on a gentle flight above California's breathtaking vineyards and farmland; includes champagne toast

Select Local Merchants

Drivers are only as good as their cars, which is why SFC Limo's ace chauffeurs keep a fleet of superior sedans and stretch limos on hand. They rev up the stretch limos during weddings and specialty group trips to Muir Woods, Napa Valley, and throughout downtown San Francisco. Passengers can customize the daylong jaunts by telling their driver to head toward a certain nightspot, park alongside a specific scenic view, or veer into a certain winery to get the ghosts of the California Raisins off their trail. For more business-minded migrations, the drivers hop into their sedans and transport guests to San Jose, Oakland, or San Francisco airports.

8 Howard Avenue
Burlingame,
CA
US

Traditionally, the zoo provides the comfort of seeing animals that could not make a surprise visit to your backyard; this is a comfort CuriOdyssey dispatches to give weight to its message of science education. The menagerie of nearly 100 mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds primarily showcases local species like the Channel Island fox and the red-shouldered hawk, which have relatively small niches that have been squeezed by environmental degradation and human encroachment. Native species can be glimpsed within a complex of 25 lush habitats, including a 4,000-square-foot walk-through aviary and a replica of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Sunny, outdoor gardens fill more than 1.3 acres with plots that rotate with the seasons and plants to attract butterflies and hummingbirds for live study. Among the science exhibits, Forces explores fundamental forces in nature such as gravity and magnetism. All the exhibits are designed to enable close observation and experimentation characteristic of the scientific method. This aim is supported by shows, such as daily otter feedings—spied from behind the glass of a cross-sectioned riverbank—and a variety of classes.

1651 Coyote Point Dr
San Mateo,
CA
US

Planted between mighty palms in Golden Gate Park is the oldest wood-and-glass conservatory in North America. The gleaming white Victorian structure has survived several boiler explosions, closure during World War II, and more than two decades of renovations. In 1998, it was deemed an endangered building—but it was quickly adopted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and completely rehabilitated by 2003. This century-old structure is home to the Conservatory of Flowers, a National Historic Landmark that connects visitors year-round with the exotic flora of the world's tropical regions.

The Conservatory houses four main galleries. In the aquatic plants gallery, cascading water gurgles into pools beneath a glass-and-metal sculpture of a six-foot Victoria amazonica water lily. The mist-filled highland gallery mimics the high-altitude forests of tropical mountaintops with clusters of orchids and ferns. Showcasing another side of the tropics, the rainy lowland gallery replicates lush jungles, housing a 100-year-old imperial philodendron and several cycads, which date to the days when most dinosaurs were just tiny salamanders. The potted plants gallery incorporates man-made works such as copper planters from India, ceramic pots from Burkina Faso, and an urn from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Around the fragrant stillness of these halls, the Conservatory hosts special events such as gardening workshops.

Groupon Celebrates Pride Month

Over the last 50 years, the gay-rights movement in America has overcome tremendous obstacles to become a powerful voice for inclusion and diversity. Even as it has grown, the movement—like Groupon—is local at heart, and we applaud the commitment to real change that improves everyday lives.

At Groupon, we are happy to add our voices to those celebrating PRIDE, their achievements as a social movement and a continued march to equality for the LGBT community. Plus, we love a chance to dig that rainbow wig out of storage.

This month—and throughout the year—we salute our merchants and customers who support PRIDE and all efforts that promote dignity, respect, and equal opportunity. We're highlighting these merchants' deals with a special badge to show Groupon's pride in working with people who share our values.

100 John F Kennedy Dr
San Francisco,
CA
US

Since 1963, the Chinese Historical Society of America has collected the documents and artifacts that chronicle the history of Chinese American citizens. The society's permanent collections are typified by pieces such as One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America, a vivid mural by Chinatown native James Leong that charts the progress of Chinese Americans over the course of 100 years. On a smaller scale, the Chinatown Miniatures Collection depicts three-dimensional scenes of San Francisco's Chinatown as it looked before artist Frank Wong built his shrink ray. Other exhibits change frequently, often in conjunction with special events hosted for members and their guests.

The museum can't contain every bit of Chinese American history, however. With that in mind, the society’s guides lead school groups on walking tours through the bustling streets and alleyways of San Francisco's Chinatown. Free from the confines of the museum, they point out the neighborhood’s distinct architectural landmarks and underlying social significance. Throughout the year, the museum also puts out publications such as the CHSA Bulletin, which chronicles different stories within the Chinese American community.

965 Clay St
San Francisco,
CA
US

For the past three decades, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has celebrated Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas while remaining constantly relevant. A non-collecting organization, the CJM sparks dialogue and unites people from all walks of life through lectures, classes, films, and constantly rotating exhibitions commonly centered around art. In the past, the CJM has displayed photographs of Allen Ginsberg, trained its lens on the magic of Harry Houdini and the art he inspired, and responded to Hitler's Mein Kampf with artist Linda Ellia's exhibition of 600 pages altered by artists, writers, victims, students, and other Jewish people. More recently, the CJM featured an exhibit on the contribution of Jewish architects, designers, and merchants to creative communities around the US, post-World War II.

Holding all these different facets of culture and design is a building that is itself a work of art. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the 63,000-square-foot CJM combines the legacy of the historic Jessie Street Power Substation with the dynamic angles and arresting shapes of contemporary architecture. Accompanying its overall shape is a blue metallic exterior and symbolic references to Jewish concepts, such as the Hebrew phrase "L'Chaim," meaning "to life."

736 Mission St
San Francisco,
CA
US

"If you want to aggressively snack your way through a neighborhood as you walk it," says Fodor's, "consider hanging with cookbook author Tom Medin or one of his local guides." Medin is one of the founders of Local Tastes of the City Tour/SF Food Tours, and he personally leads many of the company's walking tours, which seek out the soul of the city in its bakeries, restaurants, and cafes. The hunt for hidden gems might lead to Chinatown's oldest bakery and a fortune cookie-making demonstration, or through an authentic Western saloon. The North Beach tour, which has been recommended by Lonely Planet, presents a behind-the-scenes look at coffee-roasting by way of the favored hangouts of the Beat Generation. Even when a tour skirts the city's iconic landmarks via painted bus, each stop is replete with tastings and demos, which is why the guides recommend that visitors avoid eating before a tour or swallowing their backpacks for safekeeping.

2179 12th Avenue
San Francisco,
CA
US