San Francisco is an internationally acclaimed city for many things. What thrills you about the city? This list could be endless and go on for days, but we have shortened it to 13 undeniable reasons to love the city.
1. The Beauty
Just look at this place. It’s gorgeous. This is a no-brainer because between the iconic attractions, hills, and nature, the city is beyond beautiful!
2. The Golden Gate Bridge
This is an obvious answer because it is one of the most recognizable attractions in the world. The Golden Gate Bridge has been described as the most beautiful and most photographed bridge in the world.
San Francisco is surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural landscapes on the West Coast. Here in the city you have plenty of beautiful landscapes in the Presidio, Sutro Baths, and more. Also, within a short distance of the city, you can find the Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, Point Reyes National Seashore, and much more! And within the city limits, you have numerous green spaces and miles of hiking and biking trails to discover.
4. Good Weather
We have a moderate winter, and we have lovely extended spring days any time of the year. The weather here typically stays around 60-65 degrees for most of the year. It’s never too hot or too cold. This is a city built for year-long outdoor activity.
5. Cable Cars
Yes, this is an icon of the city and it brings people joy. The cable car system of the city is operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway. This is the ultimate San Francisco experience!
6. The Giants
Of course there are bandwagon fans, but regardless of this fact the Giants are a big part of San Francisco. Some have even claimed that the Giants are the official church of San Francisco, so be sure to catch a game. Thus, the Giants are one of the undeniable reasons why many love Fog City.
7. World-Class Wine
This is an undeniable reason to love San Francisco. 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. Karl the Fog
The fog here has it's own name (it's Karl, by the way)! In all seriousness, San Francisco's fog is one of the more predictable and defining characteristics of what we like to call "Fog City." And most of all, people love the fog with a passion if they really love San Francisco.
9. Individuality & Wackiness
You won't feel more comfortable anywhere else. Why? From the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love, San Francisco has always attracted the weirdest and the wildest and most individualistic people, as well as some of the most revolutionary and innovative souls.
10. Great food everywhere!
This is a no-brainer. No matter what you may be craving—whether it’s a fat burrito, a vegan cupcake, tasty as sin Indian/Pakistani food, and of course artisinal pastries like Kouign Amann —San Francisco will have it. For a city only 7 by 7 miles, SF has a plethora of choices from incredible markets, ethnic food areas, and local health food stores like Rainbow Grocery, Real Food Company, Bi-Rite, and the countless farmer markets every day of the week.
11. Civic Pride
Many people love the fact that San Francisco is full of civic pride and social consciousness. Not many cities have the same sense of civic engagement despite all of the problems here. In addition, the large scale diversity, passion for social justice, and city pride has created a politically and culturally active community.
San Francisco is chock full of festivals from Bay to Breakers, SF Pride, and more. If celebration and political passion have any similarities or equivalent, then San Francisco does both with equal excitement. Check the calendar for any and all upcoming festivals and enjoy!
13. The Hills
The hills here are attractions like Twin Peaks and Bernal Hill. How could anyone put up with all of the beautiful and steep streets in the city? Easy, you just enjoy the stunning views from the hills of the city.