Northern California February 28, 2017
Northern Californians Are The Best At These 12 Things, Hands Down
It’s pretty clear that we live in the best place in the entire country, but did you know that Northern Californians are the best at these 12 things? Take a look and see if you agree!
1. Supporting local business.
Why shop at a chain store when you can support a local business owner? Northern Californians are all about shopping local. Placerville Hardware has been in business since 1852 - it's the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi, and it's still open thanks to people who shop here instead of at national chains.
2. Northern Californians excel at being active.
You won't find many couch potatoes here - we have too many beautiful parks and scenic vistas to explore!
3. Standing up for ourselves, and others.
When we see injustice, we don't sit around crying about it - we get out there and make our voices heard!
4. Growing our own food.
Northern California is pretty much the epicenter for farm-to-fork and sustainable farming. There's nothing we love better than fresh, local produce!
5. Helping out in our community.
Northern Californians are always willing to pitch in and help - whether it's mowing the lawn for an elderly neighbor or planting trees on Public Lands Day. As you can see here, we start volunteering our time at a young age!
6. Northern Californians are the best at eating healthy.
Where else can you find so many vegetarian and vegan restaurants? These vegan tacos at Gracias Madre in San Francisco are to die for, and they're just one example of the many healthy options you'll find all over Northern California.
7. Taking care of our most valuable natural wonders.
Northern Californians going all the back to John Muir are dedicated stewards of our state's most incredible natural wonders. From the redwood forests to the rugged coastline, we take pride in keeping these places protected and pristine for everyone to enjoy.
8. We've got wine pretty much locked down.
Northern California is THE place for wine - no doubt about it.
9. Northern Californians are experts at dressing in layers.
It's cold in the morning, and hot in the afternoon...or vice versa. We're adept at dressing for changing weather conditions.
10. Saving the planet.
Northern Californians really care about the environment, and we don't just pay lip service to the cause.
11. We're clearly the best at sourdough bread.
Americans everywhere enjoy sourdough bread thanks to San Francisco bakers during the Gold Rush. While we didn't exactly invent it (it's a European thing), we certainly perfected it and shared it with the rest of the country.
12. Basking in the natural beauty of our state.
We love to get out there and explore our little piece of heaven.
What other things do Northern Californians do better than anyone else? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
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14 incredible spots that will bring out the explorer in you.