Welcome to San Francisco
There are many reasons why San Francisco continuously rates as one of the most liveable cities in the USA. For starters, its residents retain a relationship between materialism and money on the one hand and cutting-edge thought and progressive politics on the other.
This dualism in San Francisco is played out in all facets of society: from eating, drinking and socialising, to art and design, music and culture, landscape and architecture. The reward for unleashing this creative and freethinking beast on everyday activity is a dynamic lifestyle on par with New York and streets ahead of most other cities in the country. Hotels are plentiful, including a wide choice offering government per diem rates andfederal per diem rates.
San Francisco is fortuitously positioned between the ocean and Sierra Nevada mountains to the east and west and redwood forests and the California desert to the north and south. On San Francisco’s doorstep, the Bay, which fits neatly between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge, is not only tantalisingly beautiful, it’s home to 14 small islands, including Alcatraz.
Not far away, the glorious vineyards of the Napa and Sonoma wine regions ensure weekend escapes are part of the San Francisco experience. The city has a mild year-round climate but it should not be confused with hot and sunny Southern California.
When the fog and cold sets in, as it often does in San Francisco, locals head indoors, to jazz venues, cozy restaurants, wine bars and old-school breweries to talk life, love, politics and people. Though steadfast in its bright future, the city’s past is always remembered with a collective nod.
Tolerance for all ways of life is perhaps what buoys San Francisco most today, and what inevitably makes it an unforgettable destination for people from all walks of life.