Museums in La Jolla, CA

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

Museum of Making Music


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

$16 $8

$20 for Admission for One to The San Francisco Dungeon and Madame Tussauds (Up to $36 Value)

The San Francisco Dungeon

Fishermans Wharf

Experience a unique, thrilling, and fun theatre experience at the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, as well as a celeb-filled wax museum

$36 $20

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

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

$17 $8

Visits to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Historic Ford Island

One of TripAdvisor’s top 10 aviation attractions in the US, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor boasts 45+ vintage and modern aircraft

$25 $12

Membership or Admission to Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum


Museum collections focus on farm equipment and tools from 1849 through the 1960s, including a blacksmith shop and a detailed model railroad

$16 $10

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

Oceanside Museum of Art


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

$16 $9

"The Sky Tonight" Planetarium Show

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Central San Diego

$16.95 $14.85

Adult, Child, or Youth General Admission at California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

Explore a four-story living rainforest, a planetarium with a 75-foot dome, a moving earthquake exhibit, a living roof, and much more

$24.95 $24.95

General Admission or Family Membership to The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

Balboa Park

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

$14 $7

Membership for Two or Four to California Automobile Museum (Up to 42% Off)

California Automobile Museum

Old Sacramento

Adults and children explore 72,000 square feet of classic cars, including Shelby Cobras, GTOs, and classic Model Ts

$59 $34

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

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

$20 $10

$219 for $399 Worth of Museum Visits — Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology

Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology

Central Escondido

From the merchant: our best membership level, which includes one year of free admission for up to four people and a guided tour

$399 $219

$40 for Admission for Two to Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival at Palm Springs Air Museum ($80 Value)

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum

Sample beers from dozens of breweries, listen to live music, and watch vintage aircraft takeoff and land; extra drink tickets sold on-site

$80 $40

Electric Bike Tour of La Jolla - Any Thurs-Mon Through Dec 31, 2016 (Reserve in Advance)

San Diego Fly Rides

Northern San Diego

$59 $35.75

Four-Course Wine-and-Cheese Pairing for Two or Four at Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar (Up to 51% Off)

Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar

Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar

Learn how to pair cheese and wine with preselected Trinitas wines and artisanal cheeses

$152 $75

Electric Bike Rental - Any Thurs-Mon Through Dec 31, 2016 (Reserve in Advance)

San Diego Fly Rides

Northern San Diego

$65 $39.50

Two-Hour Segway Tour of La Jolla or Gaslamp Harbor from We Love Tourists (63% Off)

We Love Tourists

Multiple Locations

After an orientation, guides lead segway riders past La Jolla landmarks and surf beaches, or through the scenic and historic Gaslamp Harbor

$150 $55

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Scavenger Hunt from Puzzling Adventures (60% Off)

Puzzling Adventures

Multiple Locations

Scavengers enjoy the sights of the city while searching for clues and solving puzzles with friends without the pressure of hurrying through

$49.99 $30

Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or 10 from San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 55% Off)

San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego

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

$48 $25

Two-Hour Harbor Tour for One, Two, or Four from Flagship Cruises and Events (Up to 46% Off)

Flagship Cruises and Events

Flagship Cruises and Events

Narrated cruise takes passengers on a 25-mile tour past sights such as Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, and North Island Naval Air Station

$56 $30

One, Two, or Four Pedal-Pub Tours from Social Cycle (50% Off)

Social Cycle

San Diego

16 passengers bike from bar to bar during two-hour tours in San Diego

$60 $30

Tickets for a Whale Watching and Dolphin Cruise from Davey's Locker Whale Watchings (Up to 69% Off)

Davey's Locker Whale Watching

Newport Beach

Cruises sail the waters of Orange County to spy blue whales and finback whales during May–October migration and gray whales December-April

$30 $9.50

Meadery Visit and Tasting with Flights for One or Two at Golden Coast Mead (Up to 46% Off)

Golden Coast Mead

Golden Coast Mead

Craft brewers use California honey and San Diego spring water to make light-bodied, easy-drinking mead, the world’s oldest alcoholic drink

$13 $7

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at Salerno Winery

Salerno Winery


From the merchant: Taste 4 wines of your choice along with our special port while enjoying live entertainment on the shaded patio.

$60 $29

$25 for a Wine Tasting and Artisanal Cheese Pairing for Two at Wine A Bit Coronado ($44 Value)

Wine A Bit Coronado

Wine A Bit Coronado

Friends enjoy a selection of wine samples and artisanal cheeses at a cozy shop that often features live music

$44 $25

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

Uncorked Tours

Escondido, CA

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

$179 $79

VIP Winery Tour and Tasting Experience for One, Two, or Four at Miramonte Winery (Up to 60% Off)

Miramonte Winery


VIP winery package includes winery tour, tasting of 10 wines, and a wine appreciation and food-pairing class

$75 $30

Wine Tasting with Cheese and Patatas Bravas for Two or Four at Solterra Winery & Kitchen (Up to 40% Off)

Solterra Winery & Kitchen


Sip wines paired with cheese, olives, and patatas bravas at a beautiful winery that is 2 blocks from the beach

$47 $28

Tour and Whiskey Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at San Diego Distillery (Up to 46% Off)

San Diego Distillery

Spring Valley

Independent distillery invites guests to learn about the “Grain to Glass” concept that guides each of its craft-beer-inspired whiskeys

$24 $15

$39.99 for Club Crawl with VIP Club Access, Drink Tickets, and Food from World Crawl San Diego ($84.34 Value)

World Crawl San Diego

San Diego

The five-hour tours stop at roughly five clubs, ultralounges, and bars, where revelers skip lines and sip drink specials

$84.34 $39.99

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  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
    Among its two facilities in La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego houses an array of works made since 1950. Head here and you can explore everything from Pop Art and minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s to conceptual pieces from the last half-century, headlined by contemporary-art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Major figures aside, the MCASD strives to spotlight mid-career artists still looking for their big break, as well as pieces by Latin American artists and emergent talent. Between the museum's collection and rotating exhibitions, there are galleries that accommodate paintings, photographs, films, and multimedia installations. Outside both locations, there are more site-specific installations and sculptures by artists such as Richard Serra and Marcos Ramírez ERRE, whose father created the Caps Lock on the day his son was born. There’s more to the place than its exhibitions: the museum engages visitors with events and programs such as art-making sessions and artist lectures. Held three evenings a year, the Thursday Night Thing series includes talks, hands-on activities, live music, and cocktails, all based on the latest museum exhibitions.
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    La Jolla, CA US
  • Women’s Museum of California
    With ever-changing exhibits that explore the story of women in America, the Women's Museum of California hopes to inspire future generations about the women who came before them. Only one of five such museums in the United States, the museum's staff diligently curates its collection to preserve evidence of these women's experiences. History: Mary Maschal, a lecturer on women's history, was an avid collector of related historical memorabilia—so avid, in fact, that her friends urged her to share this collection with the public. The original collection was displayed in her home, but moved to its current space in 1997, where it soon evolved into a legitimate women's history museum. Permanent Mainstay: Every year, the museum hosts the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and honors all winners in a permanent exhibit. Past Exhibits: Beautiful, Brilliant, and Brave: A Celebration of Black Women highlighted the contributions of local African-American women to their communities. Pro Tip: Visitors who want to delve deeper into women's history can make an appointment to peruse the museum's archives, which include the collection of Nancy Reeves, an influential feminist author and lecturer and San Diego Women's Hall of Fame inductee. Special Programs: The museum hosts regular speaking events, workshops, and film screenings related to women's history.
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    San Diego, CA US
  • U.S.S. Midway Museum (USS Midway)
    The USS Midway is a floating fortress. During its years of operation—including a decade as the largest ship ever commissioned—the aircraft carrier had around 225,000 sailors serve above and below its decks. Today, it takes up permanent residence in San Diego's harbor, where it lets visitors walk in the boots of sailors and pilots from World War II up to Operation Desert Storm. Size: a full aircraft carrier, with 29 restored military aircraft and 60 exhibits sprawled above and below its deck Eye Catcher: WWII planes on the flight deck, including the SBD Dauntless dive bomber  Below Deck: crew's quarters; the engine room; and everything else that kept the floating city operational Museum Guides: docents who tell naval stories, or an included audio tour narrated by Midway sailors Don't Miss: the Enlisted Uniform exhibit, which shows how sailors and wistful seagulls have dressed throughout the years Hands-On Activities: full-motion flight simulators; climb-aboard cockpits; knot-tying demonstrations Pro Tip: It takes a while to see everything in the museum; most visitors spend three–four hours aboard the carrier. Special Programs: air shows and fireworks displays from the flight deck; WWII veteran meet-and-greets on select days
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    San Diego, CA US
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
    Some cars seem to have every amenity except a kitchen sink. At San Diego Automotive Museum, there's a car that has even that. Louie Mattar souped up his 1947 Cadillac to make it his dream cross-country roadster, adding an electric stove, refrigerator, chemical toilet, public address system, and an ironing board. He further outfitted it to hold more than 50 gallons of water and 230 gallons of gas, then, in 1952, drove it 6,320 miles from San Diego to New York and back without stopping (a moving gas truck refueled it three times). Mattar's home on wheels is just one of the classic cars that inspire road-rambling daydreams at San Diego Automotive Museum. Started by renowned automobile collector and racer Briggs Cunningham in 1980, this historic Balboa Park staple showcases antique vehicles, ranging from a 1928 Studebaker that was found in a shed in Imperial Beach to a collection of George M. Hendee's Indian motorcycles. Past exhibits have also explored Lowrider Legends, Steam Punk transportation, and even car toys, enticing everyone from the casual car fan to the engineer looking for ways to pack a car with even more clowns.
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    San Diego, CA US
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
    The ace fighter planes of World War I and II. The barnstormers of the 1920s. Jet fighters of the modern age. Every era of flight has its place in the galleries of San Diego Air & Space Museum, which preserves significant artifacts of aviation and space history. Size: more than 120 aircraft and aircraft-related artifacts lead guests on a journey through increasingly complex technology. Eye Catcher: the Gee Bee racer which won the 1932 Thompson Trophy Race Don't Miss: a chance to view the Apollo 9 capsule Hands-On Activities: fly in an interactive Max Flight Simulator Pro Tip: it takes most guests one or two hours to see the museum collections, so plan more time if you want to fit in simulators, special attractions, and especially long statements of "wooooow" Crown Jewel: a flight-capable replica of the Spirit of St. Louis Special Programs: an annual Hall of Fame induction that has celebrated more than 200 pioneers since 1965
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    San Diego, CA US
  • Philippine Library & Museum
    Indulge Wine School's staff of educators, such as Kris in Jacksonville, a wine expert and blogger, expands wine knowledge with ease, having turned the revelry-steeped tassels of nearly 3,000 graduates. Classes of 12–20 take place in venues throughout the United States, as students swirl and sip their study materials and nibble complimentary appetizers. Every class ends with a Q&A session, during which potation professors shine a light on oenophilic mysteries including tannin content and regional differences. Afterward, students continue to ferment knowledge at home with a complimentary electronic copy of Indulge's book A Fun and Informative Introduction to the Wonderful World of Wine, a food-and-wine-pairing chart, and a top-10 list of wine-buying tips.
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    San Diego, CA US