5 reasons San Francisco is the best city on the west coast

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San Francisco is the best city

San Francisco is America’s most exciting city. Its attractive beauty attracts people from all over the globe. Millions of people visit San Francisco every year. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler have voted San Francisco as one of America’s favorite cities year after year. San Francisco is known for its unique culture, fantastic scenery, unusual climate, and amazing city. It also has excellent food and friendly people. There are many things to do in San Francisco.

Below are 5 reasons why San Francisco is a fantastic place worth visiting at least once in your life. These reasons will provide enough information for anyone to decide that San Francisco is the right destination for them.

1. Unpredictable climate


Every visitor to San Francisco is amazed by its unusual and varied climatic patterns. Weather can change dramatically from one neighborhood to the next. These variations in climate are due to San Francisco’s high topography and maritime environment. You can expect to experience both mildly humid winters and dry, cool summers. Visitors can’t predict San Francisco’s weather for four seasons. But this Fog City offers spectacular skies, signature curls of white fog, and stunning sunsets.

San Francisco’s coastal climate is cool and only averages 80 degrees F on 21 days per annum. You can still feel the fog in the eastern neighborhoods, but it isn’t as strong. There’s no need to scrape ice off windshields. It is 50 degrees F in January, which is the perfect temperature that the city has ever seen. The rainy season in San Francisco, November through April, is slightly more relaxed. There are about 70 rainy days each year and average annual precipitation of 24 inches. It’s not too bad.

2. Heaven for foodies

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San Francisco boasts more than 4500 restaurants within its 7-square-mile region. The food is as good as the artwork. It is a paradise for your tastebuds. Bon Appetit has named it the “Best Food City in The Country.” Six local eateries are listed among the top 50 restaurants in the country, which is more than any other U.S. location.

The culinary scene in San Francisco is dedicated to excellence. There are many great restaurants all around the city. San Francisco offers a wide variety of food options so that you can satisfy your taste buds as well as your stomach.

Bon Appetit voted San Francisco the country’s best food city last year. There are also a lot of James Beard Award winners, Michelin stars, and one of the World’s Top 50 Restaurants.

3. Mixing diverse cultures and people

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San Francisco is a city that welcomes all people, and it’s the birthplace of gay rights and the 1960s counterculture movement. It is home to a large minority population and a diverse community. Everyone is welcome. This forward-thinking city was an early investor in the exciting high-tech world and is still a leader in this industry. You don’t need to be a techie to make it in the community. SF loves to be weird at the Folsom Street Fair, How Weird Street Faire, or the many Burnings Man pre-and post-parties.

San Francisco is incomplete without a cultural experience. Internationally recognized opera, ballet, and symphony companies are all in the city. San Francisco has been home to many playwrights who have translated their works. The city is home to meditation, yoga, and Eastern philosophy. San Francisco is home to many people, including Whites and Asians, African Americans, Latinos, Latinos, and others. San Francisco is a city of open-minded, friendly people who welcome all with their hearts.

4. Rich History

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The Handlery Union Square Hotel puts you in the middle of the city. This is where you will find the essential pieces of San Francisco’s past. It is the home of the Vietnam peace movement and the hippy culture. Union Square is named after Union soldiers who rallied the city for their cause. The rest is history. Every holiday to San Francisco must be complete without it. A homeless man gave me all of this information. He appeared like a Civil War ghost and told me about San Francisco icons, including Alcatraz, the prison island that once housed Al Capone. My homeless companion vanished before I could say a word of thanks.

5. Outdoor Lifestyle

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It is no accident that the Bay Area has a lot of Patagonia vest-wearing people. Because of its stunning natural beauty, outdoor enthusiasts are attracted to this area. Muir Woods is just 12 miles from San Francisco and offers an authentic California redwood experience.

Marin County’s Mount Tamalpais is 2,571 feet high and is believed to be where the mountain bike was first invented. Angel Island is a short ferry ride from the Bay. Here you can bike along the elevated trail and enjoy stunning views. The Sigmund Stern Recreational Grove’s tall pines, fragrant eucalyptus, and beautiful views provide a picturesque backdrop for the popular free summer Sunday concert series that features San Francisco’s top symphony.

There’s no reason to move from the city. There are many parks in San Francisco. The Presidio’s 11 miles of winding hiking trails provide breathtaking views over the Bay. City parks, also known as Dolores Park, offer a hipster oasis for families with stunning views and a Disneyland-esque playground.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.