As a college student in California, any kind of financial relief is welcomed. That’s where student discounts come in! Whether you’re looking to save a few bucks on your next meal, discounted admission to a cool museum, or a reasonably-priced trip to the zoo, California’s student discount offers cover it all. Here are our favorites.
Note: As discount offers frequently change, please double check with the business before you go.
Panini Kabob Grill offers fresh Middle Eastern dishes at low prices. Healthier than the typical ramen and pizza diet famously favored by college kids. There are several locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area and the location in Downtown LA, near USC is said to offer student discounts when you show your student ID card.
Govinda’s has a daily buffet for great prices, but what makes the international buffet even tastier is the student discount. Organic vegetarian cuisine for a good price is hard to come by and the daily variety of options means that it can be more than just a weekly off-campus treat.
Iguanas Burritozilla has several locations throughout the Bay Area, including San Jose. Beyond the extraordinarily huge burrito sizes, Iguanas offers 10 percent student discounts off their menu. Just be sure to have your ID on you to get the discount.
Royal Rangoon is a Burmese-style restaurant that has a vast menu and a vast presence in the community. To make food more affordable for local students, Royal Rangoon offers a student discount, just be sure to ask for it and show your ID.
San Francisco’s Exploratorium is a lot more exciting than your average museum. The variety of programs and activities make it worth a visit or two. If you happen to have a student ID, then you can pay a student rate for tickets rather than the full price of admission, so that you can afford to check out the special programs and other events.
The Walt Disney Family Museum offers a unique look into the magical world of Disney. Special programs, exhibitions, and classes and films rotate regularly but you can save on general admission with a student ID.
The de Young museum is a favorite with art lovers because exhibitions focus on worldwide artists and niche artworks. The cultural epicenter can have odd hours due to closures for private events, so check the website for hours and be prepared to show your student ID for a special ticket price.
You can learn a lot from the animal kingdom and to make learning a little more affordable, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers a student discount. With a valid student discount, you can get a 10 percent discount off either a day pass or an annual pass, depending on how often you plan to visit the park.
Not your usual gym, Rockreation provides a different kind of workout for people of all ages, including college students. Use your student ID to get a discount off monthly rates so that you can climb and workout for cheap.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the leading resources on ocean conservation and sciences. Ticket prices are high to help maintain the amazing facility, but the aquarium does offer a student discount for kids too old to get in for the kids’ price as well as college students with an ID.
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