San Francisco October 20, 2017
by Julian Garr 10 Unwritten Rules Every San Franciscan Lives By ‘Til Death
Regardless of where you live, there are certain rules that should be followed at all times… even if you don’t get a rulebook upon moving to a new city. If you live in San Francisco, you probably follow these unwritten rules without even thinking twice about it. This is a whimsical and honest look at some of San Francisco’s unwritten rules:
1. Pack an extra layer, jacket, or hoodie before leaving home.
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.
2. Don't confuse trash with recycling.
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.
3. Always be ready for a party.
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.
4. Food must be of the utmost quality.
If you know a San Franciscan, then there is a good chance he or she will be a foodie. Food is important —especially anything touted as healthy, organic, or just downright delicious. Many San Franciscans are all about the newest and greatest in food and wine.
5. Stay calm for any earthquake under 6.0.
Earthquakes are a part of life in California, but a San Franciscan is not too spooked by a shake or tremble. However, everyone feels the anxiety of the big one. Between the earthquake retrofitting and talk of seismic activity, San Franciscans know how to relax even in the face of mother nature.
6. Don't be afraid to let your freak flag fly.
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.'
7. Inspire through innovation.
Innovation is what San Francisco is now known for — perhaps due to our emphasis on technology. The zeal to innovate is what makes San Francisco tick. Like the techies or not, San Francisco, and of course Silicon Valley, has always been a hub for world-changing innovation.
8. Stay fit by enjoying the great outdoors.
San Francisco is full of diehard fitness addicts, so if you want to meet people who will energize you, then this is the place to be. 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.
9. Face the numerous hills with gusto.
Our city is full of hills and many try to avoid walking or driving them. However, when you get around the city you have to face the hills, so you might as well utilize them and stay strong.
10. If you go to the Mission, you must eat a Mission Burrito.
The Mission burrito became popular during the 1960s in the Mission District of the City. So, the Mission put the burrito on the map in California. This special and big sized burrito connected to San Francisco is a must-try in the Mission. Check out restaurants like Cancun Taqueria and Farolito for great burritos.
What do you think? Let us know what you think of these unwritten rules? Share this story too. Also, if you’re into city pride then check out
This Awesome Ball Park Tour Every San Franciscan Must Take At Least Once.
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