San Francisco March 16, 2017
10 Things Everyone In San Francisco Should Avoid At All Costs
San Francisco is full of charm, beauty, and risks. Of course, there’s a lot to love about living in San Francisco, but there are things everyone should avoid too. San Francisco is full of beauty and notable achievements, but also things that everyone should avoid at all costs.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Driving downtown San Francisco during games for the Giants
The Giants are the most popular sports team for San Franciscans and even newcomers too. When there is a home game at AT&T Park, the already bad traffic is much worse. Don't worry; the Giants are worth the fuss!
2. FIsherman's Wharf
Once you've lived in SF for a while and definitely if you're a local, this part of town is known to be quite touristy. Most locals tend to avoid it unless dragged by visiting family or friends. However, the views from here are stunning despite this being a tourist hot spot.
There have been sinkholes that have almost swallowed up cars, people, and even homes. San Francisco has had more sinkholes recently. If you're curious, a sinkhole is technically a pit in the ground that forms in areas where water gathers without external drainage.
4. Bay Bridge Traffic
The Bay Bridge is beautiful to admire, but absolutely nightmarish to drive. The traffic in the San Francisco Bay area has become worse and worse, so if you live in the city and use the Bay Bridge, then be prepared.
5. Outdoor parades and events while in a rush
When you're in the city and want to get from point A to Point B, the likelihood of a street parade or even protest delaying you is very possible. We love the celebrations here in the city, but make sure they don't mess up your plans.
6. Dog poo on the sidewalk
According to the Census and Animal Care and Control Department data, San Francisco has around 10,000 more dogs than children. And not all of those dogs have responsible owners. All we'll say is watch where you're walking at all times! The risk of being here can be cruel and funny.
7. Confusing cable cars with streetcars
Mistaking a streetcar for a cable car and vice versa. Unlike the mechanical cable cars, streetcars are pushed by on-board electric motors and require a trolley pole to produce power from an overhead wire.
8. Construction sites
The frustration and risks of living near a construction site in San Francisco are high. As the city economy is booming, so is the construction industry. There are as many cranes, as people in the city know.
9. Wearing shorts, especially during summer
It is not completely unreasonable, but rather silly in San Francisco. It can be funny to see tourists shivering in shorts on a cool summer day in Fog City. This is San Francisco 101.
San Francisco does not have a harsh winter, but it does suffer from a serious pothole problem. There are parts of town that drivers and even cyclists need to heed warning. Of course, this is a general problem that has affected many parts of the country too.
Do you agree with any of these things? Let us know about your experiences. Share this too. If you’re curious about odd San Francisco attractions then check out
The 10 Steepest Streets In San Francisco that will Make You Sweat.