I enjoy things like farmer's markets, antique stores, and botanical gardens. When dreaming of a trip to California, Sexy Nerd shot down all of these activities as being "boring". Disneyland, the San Diego Zoo, and Universal Studios were also considered borderline boring.
I googled California tourist attractions for nerds. The La Brea Tar Pits came up - perfect!
Sexy Nerd was intrigued. His response to this suggestion?
"Do you actually get to see the tar?"
Photo from the La Brea Tar Pits site - family fun at its best!