San Francisco January 04, 2018
10 Undeniable Habits That No San Franciscan Can Ever Unlearn
San Franciscans have a reputation, rightly so, for being quite particular. Techies, hippies, and environmentally conscious make up the collective image of San Francisco. Here are at least 10 things people from San Francisco do that are hard to avoid.
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1. Relying on apps.
Apps are popular all over, but San Francisco is renowned for their apps. Today, the first thing anyone in SF wants to tell you about is their super cool app? Well, there are apps for meeting people, dating, hobbies, and much more that locals love.
2. Packing an extra layer before leaving home.
Why do locals always try to pack a layer? Because the fog and winds make any San Franciscan leave home with a jacket, no matter the weather. Whether it is fleece, a sweater, or an extra jacket — a San Franciscan knows that they need to be prepared for the elements. Even if it is 70 degrees in the Mission, it could very well be windy and much cooler elsewhere in the city.
3. Complaining about rent and the cost of living.
San Franciscans can talk for hours about rent. Everything in a pricey town can be related back to the absurd rent prices, so once you leave you're scarred. Also, how can you not fall into this habit in such an expensive city.
4. Referring to the city as the 415.
San Francisco is known as the 415 as well. Because the area code for San Francisco, the 415, is often used as another nickname for the city. For example: Always bring a jacket when you're out in the 415.
5. Paying too much for "artisanal" food.
San Francisco is known for artisanal coffee, chocolate, bread, and countless other things. It seems only Portland takes anything "artisanal" as the holy grail. San Franciscans love their food done in a very specific way.
6. Voting overwhelmingly liberal in the city.
In fact, San Francisco is the most liberal major city in the USA. A study in 2015 found that San Francisco is the land of progressive dreams, or nightmares, depending on your political beliefs.
7. Taking partying very seriously.
San Francisco has a lot of street parades and get-togethers. San Franciscans really know how to party — just check out all of the festivals and parades held in our relatively small city and you'll be amazed.
8. Taking recycling very seriously.
Whether you need to recycle waste or throw out something permanently, this city is a leader in recycling and trash collection. The green image of San Francisco is strong due to the passionate zeal to protect the earth for all.
9. Exercising regularly.
San Francisco is full of diehard fitness addicts, so exercise is a necessity. San Franciscans don't just like to workout —they enjoy a challenge. San Franciscans are hardcore when it comes to running, biking, Crossfit, yoga, and more.
10. Not being afraid to be strange and expressive.
You won't meet zanier or more irreverent people anywhere else. If you want to meet people full of creativity or who march to their own drummer then look no further! We even have a festival called the 'How Weird Street Faire.'
What do you think of these habits? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with your friends and family. If you’re curious about fun and wintry things to do around the city then check out
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