California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, has so much to offer we want to go again and again. Maybe that’s why Condé Nast Traveler named it one of the “New Wonders of the World.” The museum features a world of fun, with an aquarium, planetarium, living rain forest, and more. Here’s the savvy way to plan a visit.
California Museums Worth Visiting
California is known for its diverse cultural venues, from large to small, classic to quirky. You can enjoy and experience art, science, history, ocean, sky and more in interesting architectural settings. Here are my favorite California museums, plus some savvy tips for visiting and finding discount tickets.
The Exploratorium tops our list of fun things to do this month in San Francisco. Why? First, because of their shiny new 300 million dollar 330,000-square-foot location at Pier 15, along waterfront. That means new exhibits to help fill up three times more space than the previous location. The Exploratorium offers a few ways to save on tickets. […]
Southern California can be generous with their free days and discounts at local attractions. Good thing, too. It can get pretty expensive to take the whole family out for a day of enlightenment and education at SoCal’s wonderful institutions. Here’s my rundown of free days in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and Desert cities. Note: For any […]
San Diego museums often offer free admission days so you can spend the day visiting the city’s cultural institutions without spending a dime. Can’t go on the free days? Sometimes you can go for less by taking advantage of deals. Here are the best options. But do make sure you check with the venue for any changes or […]
The San Francisco Bay Area has some of the coolest museums and attractions around. Many offer special opportunities to go free. Top picks include my favorite SF attractions: California Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, and Aquarium of the Bay. But many other SF museums provide unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else. ALSO SEE: 22 Ways […]
On a slow day around the San Francisco Bay, why not check out what the South Bay has to offer. Some offer free days and/or discounts, making them a little savvier to see, although they are all worth a look. Here’s my diverse list of 22 amazing museums and attractions to visit, including my faves: The Tech Museum, Santa […]
Some of the museums and attractions in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay are among the most popular for both visitors and locals, and for good reasons — especially for families, from Habitot to Children’s Fairyland to the Oakland Zoo and USS Hornet Museum. But don’t overlook the science centers — Chabot Space and […]
The San Francisco Bay Area’s North Bay has more to offer than wine tasting. The following 12 museums and attractions are a great way to spend day. Some of the following venues offer free admission days, coupons, and ticket deals, making them a savvy choice any day. FYI: Wherever possible, you’ll see my referral links to […]
Balboa Park, not far from downtown San Diego, is one of the city’s main attractions, featuring museums, arts venues, a zoo, trails, many gardens, common areas, restaurants, and too many worthwhile places to list here. If you’re visiting the area, you can’t go wrong putting this on your to-do list on a sunny San Diego day. I […]