Sightseeing in Yuba City

$20 for State Capital or Pony Express Walking Tour at Sequoia Nature & Science Adventures ($40 Value)

Sequoia Nature & Science Adventures

Orangevale

$40 $20

Enjoy a tour of the capital or learn about those who rode the Pony Express; tours offered on weekends and weekdays May–September

Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

$42.50 $20

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

$59 for Scavenger Dash for a Team of Two from Sierra Adventure Sports on Sunday, September 21 ($127.59 Value)

Sierra Adventure Sports

River City Saloon

$127.59 $59

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

Tickets to a Courtyard Classic-Film Screening at Crocker Art Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Crocker Art Museum

Downtown

$16 $9

Classic, family-friendly films screened in the Crocker Art Museum courtyard; includes museum admission on the day of each screening

$29 for a One-Year Family Membership to UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Friends Group ($60 Value)

UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

University of California Davis

$60 $29

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Explore 100+ acres of plants from around the world, and take advantage of benefits such as plant-sale discounts and free parking

10.5-Mile Upper or Lower South-Fork Rafting Trip from Sierra Whitewater (Up to 50% Off)

Sierra Whitewater Rafting

Lotus

$128 $64

Guides and rafters careen down the cliff-lined Class III and Class III+ rapids of the American River

Wine Tastings for 2, 4, or 6–10 at Jodar Vineyards (Up to 63% Off)

Jodar Vineyards

Camino

$60 $25

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During reserve wine tastings guests taste four wines and food pairings; groups of 6–10 can taste with the winemaker on Thursday or Friday

$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

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

Napa Valley Distillery

Cental Napa

$40 $20

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

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

Abundance Vineyard

Lodi

$36 $20

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

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

The Serpentarium

Lodi

$10 $5

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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

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

World of Wonders

Lodi

$20 $10

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

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

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Sonoma

$20 $10

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

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

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

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

North Bay Winery Tours

Rohnert Park

$198 $99

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

$20 Buys You a Coupon for Wine Tasting for Two and 50% Off a Mixed Case of Wine at Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery

Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery

Hopland

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for wine tasting for two people at the tasting room and 50% off a mixed case of wine

Art, Wine, and Chocolate Tour or Lost Coast Eco Tour for Two or Four from Mendo Insider Tours (Up to 62% Off)

Mendo Insider Tours

Multiple Locations

$398 $199

Visit artists' studios while enjoying local wine and chocolates; explore Sinkyone Wilderness and Usal Beach to spot elk and have a picnic

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.

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

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

$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

90-Minute Walking Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Bats in the Belfry Ghost Tours (40% Off)

Bats in the Belfry Ghost Tours

Silver Queen Hotel

$40 $24

Outdoor walking tour guides spin tales as they lead groups up and down Virginia City's streets, stopping at purportedly haunted locales

Tickets for Two or Four Adults or Tickets for Two Adults and Two Kids to Comstock Gold Mill (50% Off)

Comstock Gold Mill

Virginia City

$20 $10

Guides offer facts and anecdotes while leading groups through a two-stamp gold mill first built in San Francisco in the 1860s

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

Spirit Expeditions

Carson City

$50 $25

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

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Breezes swirl down a corridor made by trees standing up to 100 feet and perched atop levees, which form the banks of the 200-year-old Bear River. Above rustling branches and the calls of nearby eagles, the hum of an engine cuts through the tranquil air. Dave Jewell of Blue Sky Powered Paragliding takes thrill-seekers—some as old as 80 years of age—soaring up to 500 feet above rolling, farm-dappled country and between Bear River's banks on propeller-powered parachutes. Though currently surveying Californian skies, Dave has led flights and organized clubs in Japan, Nigeria, Mexico, Germany, and France, and he continues to draw on knowledge of flight mechanics from extensive Air Force parachute training. Today, Dave takes off from 24 acres of campground, where a paragliding club meets occasionally to heckle poorly shaped clouds.

A sweeping bonfire pit, rustic picnic tables, and grassy swathes for RVs welcome campers waiting their turn to fly. Dave also mans a parachute and equipment shop where he conducts repairs and reanimates the corpses of dead kites. Dave insists that he never tires of his sport, as the weather and surrounding terrain are always changing, making his higher-altitude experiences "terrifying without being terrifying.” With a small wingspan, the motorized parachutes can also approach wildlife more closely than other aircraft; on one flight Dave found himself flanked by two bald eagles, beating their powerful wings just 20 feet away.

1617 Chateau Drive
Olivehurst,
CA
US

The nonprofit Heidrick Ag History Center harvests the rich history of agricultural machinery and transportation through an extensive collection of vintage tractors and trucks. The 130,000-square-foot space houses both the Hays Antique Truck Museum—home to such artifacts as a one-of-a-kind Breeding steam-powered truck and broccoli steamer from 1916—and the Fred C. Heidrick Antique Ag Collection, an assemblage of olden-day iron horses and golden cows collected over a period of 60 years.

Using skills acquired from his childhood days building his own planes and combines from scraps of wire and wood, Mr. Heidrick himself restored most of the equipment—some of which was formerly little more than heaps of rust—to its original condition. Palettes of green, red, and yellow pop from John Deere tractors from the 1930s to the 1950s, a Deering reaper machine from 1891, and a 120-horsepower Holt built in 1917 to tow artillery during World War I.

1962 Hays Ln
Woodland,
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

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.

111 I St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Behind the Victorian columns of Crocker Art Museum?s 126-year-old gallery building, ornate chambers house works that span six continents and several centuries. Established in 1885, it remains the first art museum in the Western United States, boasting collections that pay homage to the region?s cultural lineage with a robust Californian collection.

The museum updated its look and tripled both its exhibit space and running time for games of hide-and-seek in 2010 with the addition of the Teel Family Pavilion, a 125,000-square-foot building that boasts geometric designs and sunlit rooms. The expanded gallery furthers the museum?s mission to function as a community hub by hosting Art Mix, social events that feature live music, djs and a cash bar on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Studio-art classes keep adults informed, and children?s programs inspire young artists to commit their creativity to canvas, rather than living-room walls or ephemeral Mr. Potato Heads.

216 O St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Gina Rossi's art comes to life in a flurry of sparks and cauldrons of heat. A self-taught artist and certified metal-inert-gas (MIG) welder, her work incorporates fused glass, paintings, and organic metal figures, and has been featured in the Sacramento Press, as well as KCRA Channel 3 news. When she was young, Rossi's forays into art and imagination provided stable solace from her tumultuous and oft-troubled childhood, and her passion eventually flowered into a full-time endeavor. Through her growth as an artist, she adopted a trash-into-treasure approach, working with recycled metal and glass, and earning notoriety for getting Oscar the Grouch evicted to craft a piece from his former home. Her regular welding and fused-glass-art classes share her talents with eager students, as do her efforts with community art projects, which empower young, disabled, and elderly people to make their creative mark in the world.

1801 20th St
Sacramento,
CA
US