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Summer Deals on San Fran Restaurants & Spas

Locals and out-of-towners can make the most of summer with these unique offers, handpicked by our Deal Experts and perfect for a long weekend in San Francisco. Get outdoors with a sunset kayak adventure on Lake Tahoe or take flight with a helicopter tour over Sonoma Valley; create a custom spa day at Modvellum and feast on praised fare at the quaint Sent Sovi. Spend the rest of the summer unwinding with these Local Deals starting at $10 for as much as 80% off.


  • The Potomac Association: Two can tour FDR's yacht once dubbed the "floating White House" ... $10 (reg. $20)
  • California's Great America: Beat the heat with thrill rides and water rides at the 100-acre park ... $35 (reg. $63)
  • Big Jim's BBQ: Sharpen your skills to become a grill master and feast on your creations ... $79 (reg. $185)
  • Tahoe Paddle and Oar: Paddle into the Crystal Bay and enjoy a post-trip lunch ... $45 (reg. $105)
  • Skydive Hollister: Take the leap over Monterey Bay with a certified instructor ... $99 (reg. $198)
  • SF Bay Adventures: Cheer on the Giants and catch the sunset aboard a schooner in McCovey Cove ... $49 (reg. $99)
  • Jillian's: Kick back with a friend for a night of pool, beer, and apps at the Best Bar to Shoot Pool (SF Weekly) ... $29 (reg. $80)



  • Bocadillo's: Tapas & wine for two that Frommer's calls "flat-out fabulous" ... $45 (reg. $85) 
  • The Caprice: Sit down to a leisurely brunch for 2 with sweeping views of the Golden Gate ... $39 (reg. $70)
  • Wellington's: The British-inspired wine bar invites two for flights and apps on the waterfront ... $25 (reg. $51)
  • Tiburon Tavern: Two can brunch on "approachable, local cuisine" (SF Chronicle) ... $39 (reg. $84)

    These acclaimed venues feature multi-course chef's tasting menus for 2

  • Sent Sovi: Zagat rates the French-inspired menu as "extraordinary to perfection" ... $115 (reg. $190)
  • Central Park: Chef George Garcias uses only the "freshest of ingredients" (Gayot) ... $75 (reg. $128)
  • Radio Africa: Lauded chef Eskender Aseged creates "inventive and elegant" Afri-Cali cuisine (SF Bay Guardian) ... $55 (reg. $96)


  • Zazen: Unwind with a massage and floating, the "latest thing" in relaxation (Channel 7) ... $69 (reg. $175)
  • Casa Madrona: Relax with a massage plus amenity access at this InStyle-praised spa ... $59 (reg. $105)
  • Modvellum: Save 80% on services at the spa voted Best Facial in the Bay Area (ABC7) ... $29 (reg. $150)
  • Fairmont San Jose: Slip away for a spa day with bubbly at the elegant Tova Day Spa ... $119 (reg. $240)


  • Blazing Saddles: Take a historic bike tour of popular landmarks and parks ... $29 (reg. $55)
  • Tahoe City Kayak: Marvel as the sun sets over the "stunning" crystal-clear waters (U.S. News) ... $35 (reg. $65)
  • Sonoma Helicopter: Up to three can take a helicopter tour of Sonoma and end with private wine tastings ... $265 (reg. $450)
  • Winebookings.com: Spend a leisurely afternoon sampling food and wine in Sonoma Valley ... $49 (reg. $120)


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Thursday, July 18, 2013
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