If you've never been to San Francisco or the areas surrounding it, perhaps you don't know that it has a transformative effect on ...
Some of my favorite things about San Francisco in no particular order: epic parks/playgrounds, art everywhere, ginormous trees, bridges, quirky shops, gardens and Christmas decorations. What an exciting place. There were things to do every single night. We went to an art festival, a comedy show, a festival of sorts that had games for adults (the simulated burglary with lasers that set off an alarm when touched was a big hit; I lasted about two seconds before hitting a laser with my shoulder. Fail.), Drag Queens on Ice, a philanthropic gallery opening, a Japanese tea garden and we even saw a man walking around wearing only a vest and some sneakers. There are far more recycling bins than trashcans and vegetarian options even at burger joints. This place is crazy, crowded, creative, expensive, forward-thinking and wonderful. Very exciting.