Northern California September 28, 2017
11 Foolproof Ways to Make Someone from Northern California Cringe
Those who live in Northern California are a pretty fun and friendly bunch. But there are surefire ways to make us cringe. Here are 11 foolproof ways to make someone from Northern California wrinkle their nose.
1. Thinking it's never cold here.
NorCal folks are accustomed to the familiar sight of out-of-town guests arriving with nothing but tank tops and cargo shorts. It actually does get chilly here at night, people.
2. People who don't recycle.
Come on — we've all got two garbage cans for a reason. Recycle!
3. Ordering Mexican fast food.
Why oh why would you go to a Mexican fast food joint when there are so many authentic Mexican restaurants all over Northern California?
4. Gym workouts
You've got gorgeous hikes, beautiful coastline, and mild weather. Why would you want to work out indoors?
5. Believing NorCal ends with San Francisco.
Sure, SF is an awesome city, but there's much more to NorCal than just the city.
6. Not having a glass of red wine with dinner.
Why would you skip the red wine? Napa Valley is a stone's throw away and produces some of the world's best vino.
7. Constant roadwork
There's constantly construction going on in the roadways. Constantly.
8. People who think we all know celebrities.
Hollywood is a day's drive away. So no, we don't know Harrison Ford or Paris Hilton.
9. Confusing NorCal with SoCal
Most California residents would argue that NorCal and SoCal are as different as night and day.
10. Long lines at our favorite In-N-Out location
At all hours of the day or night, you can expect there to be a long line at your favorite In-N-Out location.
11. And of course, the traffic
Traffic has gotten pretty bad in the Bay Area in recent years, and it keeps getting worse.
If you visit Northern California, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. Just don’t make the folks there cringe! For some awesome destinations in our state, check out these.