Looking for some fun things to do this summer that don't cost a fortune?
Goldstar has a bunch of discounted tickets (and look under the "comp" section because some are free). Here are some ideas:
Red and White Fleet's Golden Gate Bay Cruise - want to play tourist for a day or have family/friends visiting? Tickets are $14 (half off) for this narrated boat ride.
Rocket Boat - this one is more the kids' speed, because it goes really fast! Tickets are $12 (half off) for the 30 minute speed ride in the bay. We did something like this in NYC and it was a blast.
Ride the Ducks - this land and sea based tour takes you in one vehicle from the road to the water. Tickets are $17.50 (half price) for the 90 minute ride.
The Tech Museum - one of our favorite places, The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Tickets are $10 (normally $15) which buys you hours of fun and education.
The Bead Show - from July 12-14 is the bead show in San Mateo. Tickets are free!
The International Gem & Jewelry Show - coming up in September in San Mateo, this is a fun one to go to - and it's also free.