Sightseeing in Costa Mesa


Davey's Locker Whale Watching: Tickets for a Whale Watching and Dolphin Cruise from Davey's Locker Whale Watchings (Up to 70% Off)

Tickets for a Whale Watching and Dolphin Cruise from Davey's Locker Whale Watchings (Up to 70% Off)

Davey's Locker Whale Watching

Newport Beach

Cruises sail into the waters of Orange County to spy blue whales and finback whales during their annual May–October migration

$30 $9

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Ocean Explorer Cruises: One or Two Junior or Adult Whale-Watching and Drink Tickets from Ocean Explorer Cruises (Up to 63% Off)

One or Two Junior or Adult Whale-Watching and Drink Tickets from Ocean Explorer Cruises (Up to 63% Off)

Ocean Explorer Cruises

Newport Beach

2.5-hour tour takes passengers around the Newport and Laguna Beach coastlines in search of whales, dolphins, and other marine life

$35.50 $14

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San Diego Whale Watch: Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or 10 from San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 61% Off)

Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or 10 from San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 61% Off)

San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego

3-hour tours include narration by a certified marine biologist, snack bar, and indoor and outdoor seating for 128

$48 $22

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Zoomars: 
$25 for a Petting Zoo Admission for Four with Train Rides and Pumpkins for Two at Zoomars ($58 Value)

$25 for a Petting Zoo Admission for Four with Train Rides and Pumpkins for Two at Zoomars ($58 Value)

Zoomars

San Juan Capistrano

Meet an array of friendly farm animals before taking a ride on the mini-train and snagging some take-home pumpkins

$58 $25

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

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

Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

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

$18 $9

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

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

ClueHoo

Laguna Beach

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

$75 $37.50

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Newport Landing Whale Watching: 2.5-Hour Blue Whale-Watching Cruise for One or Two from Newport Landing Whale Watching (Up to 65%)

2.5-Hour Blue Whale-Watching Cruise for One or Two from Newport Landing Whale Watching (Up to 65%)

Newport Landing Whale Watching

Newport Beach

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

$36 $13

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

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

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

$24 $14

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The Reptile Zoo: General Admission for Two or Four and Photos with a Snake at The Reptile Zoo (Up to 56% Off)

General Admission for Two or Four and Photos with a Snake at The Reptile Zoo (Up to 56% Off)

The Reptile Zoo

Fountain Valley

Discover the many animals the zoo has on display, participate in hands-on activities, and get a picture with one of the resident snakes

$34 $16

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LA Waterfront Cruises: Up to 51% Off Whale Watching Boat Tour  at LA Waterfront Cruises

Up to 51% Off Whale Watching Boat Tour at LA Waterfront Cruises

LA Waterfront Cruises

Berth 79

From the merchant: Aquarium of the Pacific educators will guide you in search of the majestic blue whales & other marine life

$25 $15

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Dana Wharf Whale Watching: Two-Hour Blue Whale–Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Up to 52% Off)

Two-Hour Blue Whale–Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Up to 52% Off)

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Point

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

$29 $14

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Harbor Breeze Cruises: Harbor Tour for Two or Four Adults, or Two Adults and Two Kids from Harbor Breeze Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

Harbor Tour for Two or Four Adults, or Two Adults and Two Kids from Harbor Breeze Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Downtown Long Beach

Views of sea lions, the Queen Mary, and Long Beach’s coast and skyline

$24 $15

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Rockin Hollywood Tours: Two-Hour Hollywood-Sights Tour for One or Five from Rockin Hollywood Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Two-Hour Hollywood-Sights Tour for One or Five from Rockin Hollywood Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Rockin Hollywood Tours

Hollywood

Knowledgeable guides lead guests on two-hour tours that visit over 70 famous Hollywood locations

$40 $20

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OC Ocean Adventures: Wine Tasting and Harbor Cruise for One, Two, or Four from OC Ocean Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

Wine Tasting and Harbor Cruise for One, Two, or Four from OC Ocean Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

OC Ocean Adventures

Dana Point

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

$49 $25

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Dana Wharf Whale Watching: Two-Hour Evening Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Up to 52% Off)

Two-Hour Evening Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Up to 52% Off)

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Point

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

$29 $14

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Laguna Art Museum: Laguna Art Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Laguna Art Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach

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

$14 $7

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Planes of Fame: Planes of Fame Air-Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 45% Off)

Planes of Fame Air-Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 45% Off)

Planes of Fame

Planes of Fame Air Museum

More than 150 aircraft and displays—including an N9MB Flying Wing—fill an aviation museum tracing flight history

$22 $12

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Ship 'N a Bottle: 90-Minute Cruise with Appetizers & Wine or Fondue & Wine for Two or Six from Ship 'N a Bottle (Up to 56% Off)

90-Minute Cruise with Appetizers & Wine or Fondue & Wine for Two or Six from Ship 'N a Bottle (Up to 56% Off)

Ship 'N a Bottle

Mission Bay Park

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

$155 $69

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Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary: General or Guided Tour at Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary (Up to 38% Off). Five Options Available.

General or Guided Tour at Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary (Up to 38% Off). Five Options Available.

Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Phelan

See exotic reptiles, birds, and big cats that were rescued while learning the importance of preserving these species for future generations

$16 $10

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

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

Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation

Irvine-Lake Forest

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

$60 $29

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Panorama Balloon Tours: Sunrise or Sunset Hot Air Balloon Tour for Two or Four from Panorama Balloon Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Sunrise or Sunset Hot Air Balloon Tour for Two or Four from Panorama Balloon Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Panorama Balloon Tours

Multiple Locations

Sprawling estates and vineyards appear beneath balloons as the sun slowly settles into the Pacific or rises from its depths

$460 $230

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

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

OC Helicopters

Atlantic Executive Terminal John Wayne Airport

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

$398 $199

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Flavors of San Juan Capistrano: Food and History Tour with Tastings for One or Two from Flavors of San Juan Capistrano (Up to 37% Off)

Food and History Tour with Tastings for One or Two from Flavors of San Juan Capistrano (Up to 37% Off)

Flavors of San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

Groups of up to 12 will enjoy six food tastings at renowned area restaurants and see San Juan Capistrano’s historical sites in between

$55 $35

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Voyagers Rentals: Two- or Three-Hour Boat Rental on Weekends or Weekdays from Voyagers Rentals (Up to 63% Off)

Two- or Three-Hour Boat Rental on Weekends or Weekdays from Voyagers Rentals (Up to 63% Off)

Voyagers Rentals

Newport

Enjoy scenic voyages on Newport Bay with rentals of a electric boat.

$170 $69

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South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation: New Individual or New Family Membership for One Year to South Coast Botanic Garden (Up to 42% Off)

New Individual or New Family Membership for One Year to South Coast Botanic Garden (Up to 42% Off)

South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Botanical garden’s 87 acres support more than 2,500 plant species, as well as family-friendly musical performances

$40 $24

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Balboa Fun Tours: All-Day Beach Cruiser Rental for One or Two at Balboa Fun Tours (Up to 58% Off)

All-Day Beach Cruiser Rental for One or Two at Balboa Fun Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Balboa Fun Tours

Newport Pier

Cruise down the beach with colorful bikes designed for easy riding

$30 $15

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Sunrise Balloons: Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two on a Weekday or Weekend from Sunrise Balloons (47% Off)

Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two on a Weekday or Weekend from Sunrise Balloons (47% Off)

Sunrise Balloons

Temecula

Sightseers float over wine country before enjoying decadent chocolates and a glass of crisp champagne

$471 $250

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Davey's Locker Sportfishing: Half-Day Fishing Trip for One or Two with Optional Meal from Davey's Locker Sportfishing (Up to 54% Off)

Half-Day Fishing Trip for One or Two with Optional Meal from Davey's Locker Sportfishing (Up to 54% Off)

Davey's Locker Sportfishing

Newport Beach

Fish for yellowtail, halibut, sand bass, calico bass, barracuda, and many more

$41.50 $20

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Leoness Cellars: Vineyard Tour and Tasting for One, Two, or Four at Leoness Cellars (53% Off)

Vineyard Tour and Tasting for One, Two, or Four at Leoness Cellars (53% Off)

Leoness Cellars

Temecula

During walking tours of the vineyard, guests learn the processes of traditional winemaking while sampling its fruits

$70 $33

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City Safari Hollywood: 24-Hour Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Passes for 2 or 4 Adults or 1 or 2 Kids from City Safari Hollywood (Up to 51% Off)

24-Hour Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Passes for 2 or 4 Adults or 1 or 2 Kids from City Safari Hollywood (Up to 51% Off)

City Safari Hollywood

Hollywood

Hit Hollywood hot spots such as the Sunset Strip, Chinese Theater, and Walk of Fame with easy-to-use, hop-on, hop-off bus pass

$35 $18

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

$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

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

$20 $10

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Long Beach Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals: Downtown or Extended Long Beach Segway Tour (Up to 51%Off)

Downtown or Extended Long Beach Segway Tour (Up to 51%Off)

Long Beach Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals

Shoreline Village

Knowledgable guides lead tours that cover Long Beach’s waterfront, scenic downtown area, and beyond

$85 $42

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Adventure Balloon Rides: Hot Air Balloon Ride for One or Two with Breakfast and Champagne from Adventure Balloon Rides (Up to 46% Off)

Hot Air Balloon Ride for One or Two with Breakfast and Champagne from Adventure Balloon Rides (Up to 46% Off)

Adventure Balloon Rides

Perris

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

$260 $142

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

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

Balboa Fun Tours

Newport Pier

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

$75 $37

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Yanks Air Museum: VIP Admission for Two or Four or a One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Yanks Air Museum (Up to 41% Off)

VIP Admission for Two or Four or a One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Yanks Air Museum (Up to 41% Off)

Yanks Air Museum

Chino

More than 200, mostly American-made aircraft take museum visitors on trips through different eras of flight

$32 $19

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Orange County Ghosts and Legends Tours: $28 for Ghost Walk for Two from Orange County Ghosts and Legends Tours ($40 Value)

$28 for Ghost Walk for Two from Orange County Ghosts and Legends Tours ($40 Value)

Orange County Ghosts and Legends Tours

Multiple Locations

Tour guides take guests on an excursion to notoriously haunted locales known for regular paranormal activity

$40 $28

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Ghost Tours of Catalina: Two or Four Tickets to Ghost Tours of Catalina (Up to 31% Off)

Two or Four Tickets to Ghost Tours of Catalina (Up to 31% Off)

Ghost Tours of Catalina

Avalon

One-hour walking tours take guests through historic Avalon in search of paranormal activity

$40 $28

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Segway Orange County: 90-Minute Weekday Balboa Peninsula Segway Tour for Two or Four from Segway Orange County (44% Off)

90-Minute Weekday Balboa Peninsula Segway Tour for Two or Four from Segway Orange County (44% Off)

Segway Orange County

Balboa Peninsula Tour

Guides escort guests on a 90-minute segway trek past Balboa Peninsula’s beachfront houses and panoramic Pacific Ocean views

$139.90 $79

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Sky Combat Ace: Recon or Afterburner Flight for 1 or 2, Hangar Lounge Entry & Souvenir at Sky Combat Ace (Up to 40% Off)

Recon or Afterburner Flight for 1 or 2, Hangar Lounge Entry & Souvenir at Sky Combat Ace (Up to 40% Off)

Sky Combat Ace

SCA SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Spend 12–21 minutes on an aerobatic thrill ride as pilots—some former Air Force members—take you through loops, rolls, stalls, and spins

$309 $199

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Museum of Latin American Art: Basic, Family, or Friends Membership to the Museum of Latin American Art (Up to 53% Off)

Basic, Family, or Friends Membership to the Museum of Latin American Art (Up to 53% Off)

Museum of Latin American Art

Downtown Long Beach

Works from Latin America and the Caribbean fill the only museum in the country dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art

$60 $29

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LA Sailing: One Introductory Sail for Two or Two Introductory Sails for One or Two  at L.A. Sailing (Up to 50% Off)

One Introductory Sail for Two or Two Introductory Sails for One or Two at L.A. Sailing (Up to 50% Off)

LA Sailing

Los Angeles

Practiced instructors teach amateur sailors the basics of the sport and help them learn their way around the boat

$200 $99

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California Balloon Rides: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride for 1 or 2 from California Balloon Rides (Up to 54% Off). 4 Options Available.

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride for 1 or 2 from California Balloon Rides (Up to 54% Off). 4 Options Available.

California Balloon Rides

Perris

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

$260 $120

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Freelance Ocean Tours: Whale Watching with Binocular Rental for One or Two Adults or Kids from Freelance Ocean Tours (Up to 70% Off)

Whale Watching with Binocular Rental for One or Two Adults or Kids from Freelance Ocean Tours (Up to 70% Off)

Freelance Ocean Tours

Newport Beach

Groups survey the waters off Newport Bay in search of giant blue whales, gray whales, dolphins, and more

$41 $15

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DeVine Tours: Chauffeured Wine Tour with Tasting from DeVine Tours (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Chauffeured Wine Tour with Tasting from DeVine Tours (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

DeVine Tours

Temecula

Chauffeurs lead guests throughout the Temecula Valley to four wineries to taste a variety of wines

$140 $79

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Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours: Food Tour from Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Food Tour from Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours

 

Foodies tour through unique eateries and farmers’ markets as guests sample ethnic, artisan, and specialty foods

$59 $32

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Skysurfer Balloon Company: $195 for a Champagne Sunset Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Champagne from Skysurfer Balloon Company Inc. ($ Value)

$195 for a Champagne Sunset Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Champagne from Skysurfer Balloon Company Inc. ($ Value)

Skysurfer Balloon Company

Carmel Valley

Riders admire the sunset and sip in-flight champagne during a balloon flight that lasts up to 60 minutes

$255 $195

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Rideau Vineyard: Wine Tasting, Class, and Tour for Two or Four at Rideau Vineyard (Up to 76% Off)

Wine Tasting, Class, and Tour for Two or Four at Rideau Vineyard (Up to 76% Off)

Rideau Vineyard

Ballard

Each guest samples a flight of five two-ounce fine wines, learn about the details of winemaking, and tour a family vineyard

$134 $32

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

$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

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

$534 $99

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

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

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

$98 $49

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  • Southcoast Art Framing
    Spend time in Costa Mesa with the beautiful pieces of art and culture at Southcoast Art Framing's museum. With food just the way you like it, this museum elevates your restaurant experience just on the level of taste. At this museum, kids of all ages are welcome. Don't ditch your four-legged pal outside — dogs are more than welcome at Southcoast Art Framing. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    3303 Harbor Blvd
    Costa Mesa, CA US
  • Mesa Art and Framing
    Looking for a new date idea? Check out Mesa Art and Framing in Costa Mesa and enjoy a peaceful night of art browsing. When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this museum has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    789 W 19th St
    Costa Mesa, CA US
  • Molly's Music
    Molly's Music preserves and exhibits the artifacts of culture at their museum in Costa Mesa. Next time you're in the neighborhood, this museum should be at the top of your list with their amazing restaurant. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this museum — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    711 W 17th St
    Costa Mesa, CA US
  • Studio
    The museum at Studio hosts amazing pieces of art and culture from the past in Costa Mesa. The doors are open for you at this museum with their people friendly restaurant and great, home-cooked food. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1667 Placentia Avenue
    Costa Mesa, CA US
  • Wicked
    When you want to admire the great works of culture, head on over to the museum at Wicked in Costa Mesa. While you're enjoying this museum, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this museum just as much as their parents do. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1846 Fullerton Ave
    Costa Mesa, CA US
  • Preferred Graphics
    Whether you're solo or with a group, Preferred Graphics in Costa Mesa is a great place to explore and indulge in works of art. While you're enjoying this museum, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal. With its kid-friendly vibe, this museum is a great spot for families. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    333 E 17th St
    Costa Mesa, CA US

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