San Francisco October 25, 2016
by Julian Garr 10 Things People Miss Most About San Francisco When They Leave
When you’re in San Francisco—walking the hills, eating your way around the world, dressing in layers—you may not appreciate how good life can be here. It’s easy to take for granted everything that’s great about this city—until you have to leave it. Here are just 10 things people miss about San Francisco when they leave. You can only guess what they could be, but realize everyone will miss something different. So, read our top ten:
1. Complaining about the weather, but secretly loving Karl the Fog
The lack of a proper summer annoys us, but seeing the fog come in off of Ocean Beach and slowly blanketing the Avenues is always a classic San Francisco moment.
2. The Beauty of San Fransisco is undeniable
Compared to all American cities and even choice capitals around the world, Fog City is beautiful during the day or night. Any angle of this city, from the top of Alamo Square to the edge of the Bay, offers breathtaking beauty.
3. Public art—everywhere
San Francisco is brimming with colorful murals. And we're not just talking about the Mission—you'll find fun and funky art throughout nearly every neighborhood.
4. The casual dress code
A hoodie, fleece, jeans, and sneakers is the standard uniform among techies. Even in the Financial District there is a measured sense of casualness. Everyone is thinking about the fickle weather here, too. Never forget your layers!
5. The city's hills that keep you in shape
Even if you're walking several blocks you'll likely encounter some brutal hills. Believe us, you'll miss those, as well as all of the city's spectacular stairways... or maybe you won't?!
6. Civic pride and engagement
The large scale diversity, social causes, and city pride has created a politically and culturally active community that you'll miss as soon as you leave.
7. The San Francisco Giants
The Giants eclipse every other sports team here. And you won't just miss the baseball, but all that orange and black pride.
8. San Francisco eccentrics showing off their true colors
It’s hard not to miss the feeling of openness and tolerance in Fog City, where people can be who they want to be and not have to worry about being judged for it.
9. Having world-class wine at your doorstep
Napa Valley is only an hour and 15 minute drive away. The wine here is some of the best in the world.
Many American cities are not pedestrian-friendly, but San Francisco is a fairly walkable city. And where it's not, you can (typically) rely on public transportation to get you to your destination. Imagine that in LA?!
Is there another thing you miss most about San Francisco? Please let us know! Also, if you are thinking about moving here then check out
15 Reasons Living In San Francisco Is The Best.
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