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Get beyond the beach, the zoo, and the fish tacos to discover even more of the memorable, photogenic, and quirky treasures in San Diego. From whale watching in winter to baseball in one of America's favorite ballparks, and from off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities by day to evenings with a Tony Award-winning regional theater scene, there's no shortage of fun to discover. And with 100 Things to Do In San Diego Before You Die as your guidebook, you won't miss a single beat. Seasoned Southern Californians as well as first time visitors get the lay of the land, following in the footsteps of an experienced traveler who guides visitors to the best attractions and adventures. Go kayaking with leopard sharks and sea lions at the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park, and follow it up with an afternoon paragliding along the cliffs of beautiful Torrey Pines State Reserve. Explore a trove of museums in Balboa Park, the city's cultural jewel, and then dive into Little Italy's exciting restaurant row, where the menus extend well beyond pizza and pasta. Native San Diegan David Swanson shares historical insights about the oldest European settlement on the west coast. His knowledge and appreciation of his hometown inspires every one of these 100 things to do.