Sightseeing in Ventura

Half Off at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Ventura County Maritime Museum

$10 $5

Discover the history of the Channel Islands Harbor through artifacts, ship models, and art related to local maritime industry and culture

50% Off from The Pirate Boat Ride

Hollywood

$30 $15

Boat rides showcase Channel Islands Harbor and Mandalay Bay, particularly birds and sea lions and breathtaking Anacapa Island

Up to 58% Off Whale Watching

Oxnard

$50 $25

Three-hour narrated tours educate voyagers as they spot whales, dolphins, and sea lions amid the waters of Channel Islands National Park

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – 50% Off

Santa Barbara

$24 $12

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A 72-ft. blue-whale skeleton stares down at you, and Chumash Indian relics wait for their secrets to be uncovered or hike a nature trail.

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – Up to Half Off Visit 

Waterfront

$30 $15

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Exhibits, historic sailing vessels, and films bring the California Coast and other areas of maritime history to life

Up to 78% Off Wine Appreciation Class

J. Hamilton Wines

$80 $19

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Award-winning winemaker Justin Tatum shares insights into the winemaking process as guest taste varietals and create their own blends

Gibbon Conservation Center – Up to 50% Off

Canyon Country

$30 $15

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Educational center houses endangered primates that sing and leap as visitors learn more about them and their plight

Wildlife Learning Center – Up to $10 Off Visit

Sylmar

$14 $9

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Visitors learn about conservation and animal rehabilitation by strolling past landscaped habitats that contain more than 50 animal species

Up to 50% Off Bike Tour

Downtown Santa Monica

$138 $69

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Groups embark on city-wide journeys that take them past renowned street art, various sweet shops, or sustainable urban farming locales

45% Off Two-Hour Segway Tours

Multiple Locations

$84 $46

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Guided tours glide across sandy surfaces and historic waterfront, cruising past iconic landmarks

50% Off Santa Monica Walking Tour

Downtown Santa Monica

$20 $10

Under the guidance of a local expert, tourists soak up the rich history and architectural beauty of downtown Santa Monica

Up to 60% Off Aerial Tour of LA or Long Beach

Sunset Park

$300 $149

Experienced pilots take pairs of passengers soaring through the clouds for a bird's eye view of some of Southern California's famous sights

Up to Half Off Visit to Museum of Flying

Santa Monica

$20 $10

Nearly two dozen planes chronicle aviation from the Wright brothers through the jet age, with emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company

Up to 58% Off at Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica

$55 $25

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One year of museum admission and events such as members' previews, book-club meetings, and workshops

Up to 65% Off Pedicab Tour for Two or Four

Downtown Santa Monica

$140 $65

Pedicab drivers take groups along the waterfront for an hour of shopping and sightseeing in Santa Monica

50% Off Admission to Santa Monica History Museum

Downtown Santa Monica

$10 $5

Visitors can wander through a replica of a Douglas aircraft or digitally insert their photos onto historical front-page newspaper stories

Up to 52% Off Whale-Watching and Nature Cruise

Marina Del Rey

$30 $15

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For about three hours, a sightseeing boat searches the ocean for whales, porpoises, dolphins, seabirds, seals, and sea lions

Select Local Merchants

The walls don’t look the same for long at Red Brick Gallery. Since opening in 2006, the space has featured works by more than 150 different artists, exposing the public to paintings, metal sculptures, woodwork, glass pieces, and more. The gallery almost exclusively seeks the talent of emerging and mid-career artists, with an emphasis on locally commissioned works. “At any given time,” co-founder Jennifer Livia told Food and Home Magazine, “about seventy percent of our art is by local artists.” To bolster the public’s appreciation for art, Red Brick Gallery also teaches students of all ages and skill levels how to paint with acrylics and watercolors, create mosaics, and even take and edit photographs.

315 E Main St
Ventura,
CA
US

Gull Wings Children's Museum appeals to many childhood aspirations as it teaches—the Blast Off area lets kids pretend to be astronauts, the Home Town Hero exhibit lets them play firefighters, and the Lego-a-Go-Go room lets them portray immobile plastic bricks. Aside from the many exhibits, there are a series of regular programs in reading, science, and other subjects. The museum also hosts special events such as storytellers and dance groups.

418 W 4th St
Oxnard,
CA
US

With more than two decades in the industry, FCI Aviation jets passengers into the heavens above the Malibu coast and Southern California's rippling hills and valleys. The company appeals to varying interests with an assortment of different tours, including wine tastings in the sky, whale watching, and shark pursuits that track great whites and mako sharks.

1601 W 5th St.
Oxnard,
CA
US

Museum Quality Framing’s staff encases cherished photos, artwork, and three-dimensional objects in materials ranging from polished wood to leather. Ready-made photo frames ($10+) clasp snapshots in a wood-and-glass embrace, protecting them from wrinkles, stains, and the scratchy nuzzles of sentimental lumberjacks. Lackluster walls can find colorful companionship in preframed artwork and a vehicle for deep self-reflection in mirrors ($100+). Ensconce valuables in custom framing packages ($69.99+), which can accommodate sports memorabilia, or preserve fine art with archival mats and backing boards. Handcrafted frames add a Renaissance flair to photos, utilizing materials such as 22-karat gold leaf to create one-of-a-kind frames.

2120 E Ponderosa Dr
Camarillo,
CA
US

Kiska the wolf was the first wild animal to roam the grounds at Moorpark College. She soon became part of the Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program. With the addition of landscaping and enclosures that mimic natural habitats, the program transformed into a 5-acre zoo with primates, coyotes, emus, and an African lioness. The zoo currently houses almost 135 animals and caters to students in the EATM. In addition to class work, they visit the zoo daily, learning how to train and care for exotic animals. Patrons can witness these interactions with the animals at the shows or during the animal demonstrations where student trainers present animals performing behaviors they have trained.

7075 Campus Rd
Moorpark,
CA
US

FastFrame outlines photographs and wall-worthy art with more than 1,000 frames in styles ranging from baroque gold trims to funky, contemporary schemes. Dedicated to craftsmanship and creativity, professional framers help select matting hues to complement a diploma or the original Bill of Rights banning knuckle cracking. All projects are completed onsite, ensuring that no materials get dented or lost by clumsy carrier pigeons, and clients can return any custom designs for complete retooling within 30 days if they don't match homes' décor.

140 W Hillcrest Dr
Thousand Oaks,
CA
US