"There is a reason people travel from all over to visit"
Score 5.0 / 5
San Francisco has all of the culture, creativity, passion, industriousness, and individuality of a true 'city of the world' ... compressed into a 7x7 mile square. There is a reason people travel from all over to visit, and many of the best minds and talents stay for good. This city constantly impresses me - there is ALWAYS something happening, something to see or do or participate in. Any quick search of local events will turn up concerts, parades, film screenings, art shows, and much more, literally on a daily basis. Despite its small size, San Francisco feels like 20 cities packed into one. They say each neighborhood has its own unique flair... I think it's more accurate to say that they are each their own micro-world. Anyone visiting for the first time should try to see as many corners of the city as possible. You will be amazed how drastic a change a 15 minute walk in any direction can make. Do the tourist-y things... go to Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, ect... but don't forget to leave some time just to wander around. You'll be happy you did. San Francisco is also home to some of the warmest and outgoing people I have encountered (credit the infections feeling of excitement and acceptance), so don't be afraid to start up a conversation with someone you don't know. San Francisco is renowned for its restaurants (every type of food) so ask for some local suggestions and make your meals count. Come hungry and with a sense of adventure and you will have a fantastic time in this city!