27. Go to the aquarium
It’s full of screaming children on field trips most weekdays and screaming children and their tired parents on weekends, but braving young heathens is a small price to pay to marvel at the sheer beauty of Pacific Ocean sea life. More than 11,000 fish, sharks, penguins, and other water creatures call the Aquarium of the Pacific home (tanks on tanks on tanks). And with the new jellyfish exhibit, you can pet the creepy, spineless animals and then eat one cooked at the on-site cafe.
28. Ride a bike
Seriously, this should be something on your bucket list no matter where you are, but there are billions of dollars now dropped into bicycle infrastructure in this town, meaning it’s easier and safer than ever to roll around on two wheels. Go down Broadway or Third Street on Southern California’s first separated bike lanes (with their own traffic lights too!), and if you’re on the East side, there’s the Vista Bike Boulevard, which lets you blaze through roundabouts all the way to Belmont Shore.