San Francisco is filled with a plethora of wonderful things. These things that people can’t live without include attractions, food, and so much more. This list could have been longer, but we wanted to concentrate on these things that locals really need. Marvel at these amusing and heartfelt things that many locals more than adore.
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. City Parks
The parks in San Francisco are numerous and unforgettable and very important to residents here. What other city can boast a park as beautiful as the Presidio? With only 49 square miles to work with, San Francisco has managed to squeeze in over 220 parks throughout the city.
2. A Jacket
It may seem trivial in most cities, but a jacket is amazing to have in the city. Why? It could be warm in Embarcadero yet quite windy and chilly in the Richmond or worse yet Ocean Beach. Dressing in layers and having a jacket is handy and quite vital to being in Fog city.
3. World Class Food
San Franciscans are much more serious about food than most other cities. San Franciscans enjoy mouthwatering breads, seafood, burritos, ice cream, fries, and a few other iconic San Francisco foods — and, yes, we have no qualms about standing in line or waking up early for them. Food is one of the many very important things of this city.
4. San Francisco Fog
Yes, San Franciscans love their fog. There is even a popular social media account named, Karl the Fog! If you live in Fog city long enough you may even get obsessed with the fog and marine layer. The beloved Pacific Ocean is the main cause of the fog by providing atmospheric moisture and by its temperature.
5. Sourdough Bread
San Franciscans love their bread. Sourdough is associated with the 1849 Gold Rush era and the birth of the Golden State in general. Boudin Bakery Bread is a classic icon of the city, so this is a favorite spot in the city.
6. The San Francisco Bay
The Bay is what makes this city so stunning and special for many. One fun fact, the waterway entrance to San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean is called the Golden Gate. Many San Franciscans may feel lost without the Bay.
Lucky for San Franciscans, this city is practically flowing with wine, thanks to its proximity to the world-famous wine regions of Napa and Sonoma. But no need to even leave the city with all its cozy wine bars, luxurious lounges, and even spots where the wine is poured from a tap.
8. Culture, Music, and Art
San Franciscans are ardent fans of music, art, culture, and more, so this is something they can't live without. Live music, art, theater, and literary events are happening daily all over San Francisco.
Why are burritos essential in San Francisco? Well, this is the city that created the Mission burrito (aka the San Francisco burrito or Mission-style burrito). So, burritos are serious business in San Francisco. The best place for burritos is the Mission of course.
10. Coffee & Cafes
San Franciscans love their coffee and cafes. Between the classic cafes of North Beach and the hipper spots in the Mission and beyond, coffee is serious business here. San Francisco helped foster the American coffee industry, and better yet artisanal coffee is appreciated and supported. San Franciscans take coffee seriously, just visit Ritual Coffee, Blue Bottle, Peets, Philz, or just go to any diner for a good cup of Joe.