Things to See and Do in the City

Bay Bridge by Thierry Cohen

The way to see the city starts right here.

Each day you’ll find new fun things to do — researched, reviewed, recommended — in a city you love. Plus, you’ll find curated special offers from trusted sources, and possibly some savvy exclusives. Find out what, where, when, and how. Then when you go, you’ll go out smarter.

Activities Attractions Free

Today’s Top 10 Sights to See

(All with special offers)

  1. JM Barrie Peter Pan Tickets J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan - Review + Deals: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Threesixty. Who doesn’t love a good retelling of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. But I think this one is the best I’ve seen. My husband and I went to see this production when it was in San Francisco, and we were HOOKED. I’m happy to report that this popular production of Peter Pan […]
  2. Legoland-Chicago-discount-coupon LEGOLAND Chicago - LEGOLAND Chicago Ticket Deals:  6+ Ways To Save. Here’s how to save on LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago tickets in 2015. You have a choice of deals for one-day admission (up to 25% Off), annual pass savings, adult-only admission, a military deal, a library pass program, and more ways to save. LEGOLAND Chicago is located in The […]
  3. International Spy Museum Discount International Spy Museum - International Spy Museum in Washington, DC — Review of Ticket Deals. The International Spy Museum, in Washington, DC, is the only public museum in the United States that’s all about espionage. You’ll get your secret identity at the door and test your spy savvy throughout the museum’s themed areas and activities. But first, we had to […]
  4. MLB Baseball Discount Tickets San Francisco Giants - Up to 60% Off SF Giants Tickets + Exclusive Promo Code. With the following discount ticket offer for the San Francisco Giants MLB games, there’s no reason not to go and cheer on the Giants in person at AT&T Park. Can they do it again this year? In the SF Bay area, we love all our […]
  5. Matilda Discount Matilda the Musical - Matilda the Musical Discount Tickets: 2 ways to save. Time magazine calls Matilda the No. 1 show of the year. Matilda the Musical tickets are the hottest seats on Broadway. Still, we looked and found a few good deals on tickets for the New York show at Shubert Theatre in New York City. The show is […]
  6. La Jolla Kayak Tour La Jolla 7 Caves Kayak Tour - Kayaking through La Jolla’s Seven Caves can be a cool adventure, especially when you can get one of these ultra-cool discounts on a guided kayak tour. You’ll get up-close views of the beautiful marine life, sea cliffs and seven caves of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. No experience is necessary. The discount offers listed below, although from different […]
  7. Long Beach Aquarium Aquarium of the Pacific - 8 ways to save on Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets from 50% off. Need a new reason to visit the Aquarium in Long Beach? I’ll give you a few. The first male harbor seal pup born at the Aquarium of the Pacific recently joined the rest of the seals and sea lions in the Seal and Sea […]
  8. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway coupon Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Coupon Code — Best Discount Now. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a great way to enjoy a spectacular view and get out of the sweltering heat on the valley floor during the summer, or to go play in the snow in the winter. The Tramway is only a couple of hours […]
  9. California Academy of Sciences Coupon California Academy of Sciences - Cal Academy of Sciences Discount Tickets + Skip The Line + Free Days. Discount Tickets — 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 Conde’ Nast Traveler named it one of the “New Wonders of the World.” The Cal Academy […]
  10. Franklin Institute Discount The Franklin Institute - Franklin Institute: Discount Tickets 50% Off + Free Days. If you’re looking for discount tickets to The Franklin Institute, in Philadelphia, you can get them for now for half price with this online ticket promo. You can also get discount tickets for special exhibits at Franklin Institute. Ticket deals for this popular museum, named after Ben Franklin, will […]

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Museum & Attractions

Attraction Ticket Deals

Find out what’s happening at your favorite museums, theme parks and attractions plus the best way to get tickets, with reviews and tips for enjoying the day.

Savvy 7: New Attraction Deals

  1. The Queen Mary | Long Beach
  2. LEGOLAND Chicago
  3. International Spy Museum
  4. LEGOLAND Dallas / Fort Worth
  5. Best Cruises for SoCal Seafarers
  6. Washington DC Cruise Deals
  7. San Diego Bay Cruises

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Theater & Performing Arts

Shows come and go so fast, it’s a good to know what’s coming up soon in theater, musicals, dance, circus, shows on ice, and family shows, with the best deals on tickets.

Savvy 7: All the Rage On Stage

  1. Circus Vargas
  2. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan
  3. Lincoln Center New York Events
  4. Big Apple Circus
  5. Matilda the Musical
  6. Into The Woods
  7. UniverSoul Circus

See All Show Reviews & Deals


Savvy Side Trips

Hotel Deals

Sometimes you want to get away from the City for a day or a weekend. Here’s where you’ll find suggestions for savvy ways to go when you just want to drive away for a day or three.

Savvy Side Trips + Special Offers

  1. Side Trip: Catalina Island
  2. Side Trip: Monterey / Carmel
  3. Side Trip: Point Reyes CA
  4. Napa & Sonoma Wine Tasting
  5. Wine Country Hot Air Balloon
  6. Washington Wineries & Waterfalls
  7. Seattle Side Trip: Mount Rainier

See All Side Trips from the City

Sports Events

Sports Ticket Deals

Each season, you’ll find promos and coupon codes for MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, and motorsports. Why not go out and see your favorite stars live and for less.

Savvy 7: Top Sports Promos

  1. San Francisco Giants
  2. Oakland Athletics
  3. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers
  5. San Diego Padres
  6. Baltimore Orioles
  7. Arizona Diamondbacks

See All Sports Reviews & Deals


Free Activities

Free Events and Activities

Every major city has its share of free fun, like annual festivals, parades, holiday celebrations. Plus some local attractions are free to visit, or offer special free days.

Savvy 7: Upcoming Free Events

  1. SAN FRANCISCO 4th of July 2015 Fireworks Celebration
  2. LOS ANGELES 4th of July 2015: Fireworks, Parades, Celebrations
  3. SAN DIEGO 4th of July 2015: Fireworks, Parades, Celebrations
  4. SOUTH BAY/PENINSULA 4th of July 2015: Fireworks, Parades, Celebrations
  5. EAST BAY 4th of July 2015: Fireworks, Parades, Celebrations
  6. NORTH BAY 4th of July 2015: Fireworks, Parades, Celebrations
  7. ORANGE COUNTY 4th of July 2015: Fireworks, Parades, Celebrations

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Savvy Sightseeing

SoCal Attractions - Universal Studios

Most of the great museum and attraction offers featured on Savvy Cities are available À la carte, but locals and visitors to the city often want to visit more than one venue over a few weeks.

Top Combo Pass Deals:

  1. San Francisco Sightseeing
  2. Los Angeles Sightseeing
  3. San Diego Sightseeing
  4. New York Sightseeing
  5. Washington DC Sightseeing
  6. Chicago Sightseeing
  7. Orlando Sightseeing

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Photo Credit: Currently showing up top is an image of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, presented as part of a series of art photographs called Darkened Cities, by French photographer Thierry Cohen. A composite of two images—one of the city and one of the sky — the series shows both what we’ve gained and what we’ve lost by the way we live in urban landscapes today. “By combining two realities, I am making a third that you cannot see … but it exists! I am showing you the missing stars,” says Cohen, in Wired.