San Francisco September 11, 2017
10 Ways San Francisco Quietly Became The Coolest City In The West Coast
Read more to discover why San Francisco has become the hippest city in the West Coast. Portland, Oregon may be hip as well, but San Francisco will long be the favorite for many heading to the West Coast. Discover how spectacular food, wine, views, and more made San Francisco the best city.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Technology and Innovation
Depending who you ask, usually millennials, San Francisco is attractive and popular for technology and innovation. Like the techies or not, San Francisco, and of course Silicon Valley, has always been a hub for world-changing innovation, from any number of web publishing innovations to Youtube and more.
2. Wacky and Irreverent
Not many cities can challenge the 415 when it comes to wackiness. Walking around naked or being in costume is not uncommon here. Between all of the festivals, city traditions, music history, and more you'll see many people dressed up here. It's what makes San Francisco so great and attractive!
3. The Golden Gate Bridge
The most iconic and popular bridge in the world is quite popular for many reasons. Moreover, many feel a connection to the city based on this wonderful bridge that dazzles continually.
4. Weekly Organic-Certified Farmers Markets
There are not many days or places in San Francisco you can't get some of the best quality and ripe produce, finished goods and prepared foods. The most popular farmers markets are at the Ferry Building and at Fort Mason. Food lovers converge in the city constantly.
5. The Wine Culture
There are not many big cities on the West Coast that can compete with SF for wine. The proximity to Napa Valley and the popularity of wine here is unsurpassed. If you'd rather swig a glass of red wine than beer then San Francisco is perfect for you.
6. The Most Scenic Ball Park
You can't find a stadium in baseball with better views. And better yet, AT&T Park is easily accessible to Downtown San Francisco. If you love baseball and passionate fans then San Francisco is a perfect home for you.
7. Unsurpassed Beauty
The beauty here is no secret, especially of the Victorians in certain areas like Haight Ashbury, Alamo Square, and more. It’s gorgeous. Between the Golden Gate Bridge, the Painted Ladies, and the cable cars you're always awe-struck here. This beauty brings many people wanting to live within the paradise of San Francisco.
8. Artisanal Food & Crafts
Love it or hate it, the artisanal craze and obsession in San Francisco is a part of San Francisco. Whether you crave artisanal cupcakes, macarons, crafts, or whatever suits your fancy you'll be drawn to San Francisco.
9. Spectacular Views from the Hilltops
The views in San Francisco are unbeatable and highly addictive. Whether you like to hike hills or simply drive around and admire the city, San Francisco is an ideal town for priceless views and photo opportunities.
10. World-Renowned Coffee
In the West Coast and certainly the USA, San Francisco is seen as one of the most innovative towns for coffee. The third wave of coffee, a movement to produce high-quality coffee, was integral in the city. Also, there are great old school cafes in North Beach.
Now, if you’re into local food and want to learn a few things then check out
8 Food & Drink Faux-Pas No San Franciscan Should Ever Commit.