Things to Do and See 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 discount ticket 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.

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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. Aquarium of the Pacific
  2. The Butterfly Place
  3. Top Of The Rock
  4. Adventure Aquarium
  5. Cruise the San Francisco Bay
  6. AZ Sea Life Aquarium
  7. Waterworld California

See All Attraction Reviews & Deals


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. Kinky Boots the Musical
  3. Matilda the Musical
  4. The Book Of Mormon
  5. UniverSoul Circus
  6. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan
  7. Cinderella Ticket Deals

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. Half Moon Bay: Kayak or Paddleboard
  2. Somona Valley’s Russian River by Canoe
  3. Side Trip: Catalina Island
  4. Side Trip: Monterey / Carmel
  5. Side Trip: Point Reyes CA
  6. Napa & Sonoma Wine Tasting
  7. Wine Country Hot Air Balloon

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. Seattle Seafair Fleet Week
  2. Stern Grove Festival Concerts
  3. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
  4. Griffith Park Observatory
  5. Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  6. Calistoga Free Concerts In The Park
  7. Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival

See All Free Things To Do


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

See All Sightseeing Passes


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.