Two great deals today form Groupon. The first is a $35 Asian Art Museum membership. This two-person membership lets you in free to the gorgeous Civic Center museum. Individal admission is normally $17 for adults, $7 for kids. Even if your kids don't love museums, please know that the Asian Art Museum has family programming, like one this Sunday (Mother's Day!!!). They're having a spring family festival, titled Stories from my Popo's Attic, on Sunday, from 10:30-4 pm. It's geared toward families, with a kid-friendly tour focused on animals in the afterlife (you'll learn why pigs are important in Chinese culture). Plus, there's dance and live music too. They have weekly story times and other family-friendly events too.
While you wouldn't get your Asian Art Museum membership card for two weeks, you can bring in a print-out of your Groupon purchase (or show it on your iPhone app) and they'll honor it until your card arrives.
Get your museum membership on this Groupon page (San Franisco page).
On the San Jose page, you'll find ocean kayak tours out of Santa Cruz, through Venture Quest Kayak. The $25 deal gives you a two-hour moonlight or nature paddle. These tours are normally $55 each, and you can buy two Groupoons. I'm not sure whether you can bring kids, though they do have double kayaks available.
Get this deal, and find details on the Groupon page. The loading page will likely be San Francisco, so go to the top where it says "visit more cities" and click on that. Then find San Jose, and click on it.
Both deals are good ALL WEEKEND.
Small print: Groupon is a Frisco Kids affiliate. If you are new to Groupon and purchase using this link, Frisco Kids gets a small credit toward a future purchase.