San Francisco. It's an American icon for many reasons: it's the city that gave birth to gay rights with Harvey Milk, it's a Hollywood favorite for shooting urban style films, SF is the hometown of many a great comedians, it's a flagship of American history for housing the famous gold rush, it's the meeting place for many politically active Latin-Americans, and now it's the dream destination of every techie in the world. Of course, there are many more reasons for the city's popularity, but these are just the few that come to mind to me, a girl who spent much of her teenage years in the East Bay Area.
This summer, Tomy and I spent three weeks in San Francisco. It was a trip that as a couple working in tech, needed to make together. Although I warned Tomy of the viciously high prices of basically everything, he didn't get it till we got there. We spent three weeks in a room in the Fillmore/Japantown area with a friendly couple and their cat. Although neither of them grew up in the Bay Area, they definitely had embraces the city's vibe. I mean, I'm from the Bay Area and didn't even know people called the fog "Karl!"
Over the course of those few weeks, we had a good time exploring much of what the city has to offer in terms of food, parks, coworking-style cafes, and more. And although we don't see ourselves moving there anytime soon, I think it's fair to say that it's very obvious why anybody else would want to. Keep scrolling to see what some of the greatest icons of our time have to say about California's foggy city.