San Francisco October 28, 2016
Here Are 10 Things You’ll Never Catch Anyone From San Francisco Doing
San Francisco is high on every traveler’s must-visit list. However, if you’re from San Francisco or living here long enough you definitely would not be caught doing any one of these things. Of course, there will always be disagreement, but these are generally no-no’s. To help you avoid the common pitfalls most first-timers make in Fog City, here’s our list of 10 things you’ll never catch anyone from San Francisco doing:
1. Going to Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf to see the waterfront.
Why? Pier 39 is filled with tourists shopping for tacky souvenirs. If you live in San Francisco you seek the waterfront elsewhere with less tourists. However, tourists are in every corner of the city.
2. Getting Chinese food or culture on Grant Avenue in Chinatown.
There are many other streets and pockets with more reasonably priced and authentic Chinese food in San Francisco. Of course, Grant Avenue is popular as it leads right into downtown and toward Union Square. However, this is just a popular photo stop for tourists.
3. Riding a cable car for fun.
Particular cable car lines are solely made up of tourists and a few commuters. Of course, there are exceptions!
4. Wearing shorts in the summer.
It can be funny to see tourists shivering in shorts on a cool summer day in Fog City. This is San Francisco 101.
5. Going in the ocean
For most of the year, beaches here are cold, windy, and the waves are rough. Take pictures or walk on the beach, but go for a swim?! Unless you're a surfer, this is not popular.
6. Complaining about the food in San Francisco
San Francisco is number one with the most restaurants per capita, no other city is close. Every type of food is available in here. Eat up!
7. Cheering for the Los Angeles Dodgers
The Giants are special in San Francisco, so it is unthinkable to a real San Franciscan to cheer for the Dodgers. Beware!
8. Dressing up for work.
Not even work. The guy or gal in the flannel and hoodie is probably the CEO of a well invested startup.
9. Calling San Francisco "San Fran"
Only visitors like to say San Fran. That really marks you, so locals don't say it.
10. Shopping in Union Square
Union Square is the easiest place in SF to shop, with big names like Neiman Marcus, Marc Jacobs and Gucci. But, you can find those stores almost anywhere.
Did we miss something? Please let us know. Also, here are
13 Reasons Why People In San Francisco Should Be Proud Of Their City.