"This is a city full of people who really love it here. I ask almost everyone I meet, and only the ex-New Yorkers feel differently. Yes it's expensive, yes it's frustratingly leisurely for an ex-east coaster, and yes it's wicked cold. But it's also a friendly place with positive energy, it has an extraordinary exterior, and it offers as much opportunities as cities several times larger."
Aaah..... cold. *tear*
So - in no order whatsoever - here is what I miss (some of these things are not exclusive to San Francisco, but they are definitely not in Boston) :
-the zoo has Aye-ayes. I'm not even kidding. Real, honest-to-god Aye-ayes. They are so amazing.
-the Palace of the Legion of Honor -Manor Coffee Shop -
-veggie dogs at AT&T Park
-the Marin Headlands -
-Ano Nuevo and the elephant seals
-the entire GGNRA. It's one of the largest urban parks in the world and one of the most visited national parks in the US. And it contains more endangered species than any other park in the continental US.
-Rouge et Noir camembert -the Cowgirl Creamery grilled cheese at the Hog Island Oyster Co. -Really, all of the ferry building
-Jamba Juice -Louis’ -Bay to Breakers -the view of the Farallons -
-the murals -earthquakes -being near mountains -NO FUCKING SNOW -the weather -drag queens -vegan food -avocados
-our city motto; "San Francisco. Not smug. Just Better." (and our runner-up motto; "Back door. BACK DOOR! Step down. STEP DOWN!")
-Actually, Round table pizza, too
-concerts at Stern Grove -ACT and the
-Dude! Did you know there's a trampoline park in the Presidio?!? That. I miss that.
-the Blue Angels
-IT’S-ITs -people wearing leather, tattoos, vinyl, piercings, hell – TIE-DYE – I don’t care so long as it isn’t J. Crew.
Other facts to love about San Francisco: the most college degrees per capita (yay nerds!), the thinnest city in the US, the most walkable city in the US, the best large city for young professionals, the only American city in the global top 10 happiest cities (I love the description), the second best city for singles, the third most veggie friendly city, the third healthiest city in the US, the sixth best biking city, in the top 20 Green cities, we won the NL West, actually there's a whole list that is like Who's honoring Me Now? and hey! SF is one of the least bad areas in the state for unemployment... That's encouraging for a job seeker.... Kinda...