4 Reasons to Visit San Francisco Right Now.

San Francisco is one of my favorite cities in the entire world. Every time I travel there for a shoot or project (or just for a break from the east coast), it’s like coming home. The people, the food, and the buzz of the city are unparalleled. There's definitely a reason so many flock there each year! 

Here are four reasons to visit San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area today:

1. The culture.

San Francisco is easily one of the most diverse cities in terms of culture. There are people from all different walks of life in the Bay Area, and there are hundreds of things to do whether you’re into fashion, the museum life, fitness, music, or art. A day's itinerary could easily include a trip to Alcatraz, dumplings in Chinatown, a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, shopping in Union Square, and tickets to the opera. Not too shabby, right?

2. The great outdoors.

It doesn't get much more beautiful than San Francisco. No, really. The Bay Area is seriously stunning. Like, if San Francisco was a model, it would be Tyra Banks. Boom. 

One of the absolute best things about the San Francisco Bay Area is that you're only ever about an hour away from a forest or ocean. How amazing is that? If you love nature, you're going to fall head over heels with the city. All it takes is a morning hike along Baker Beach or a walk through the forest surrounding the Presidio. I could also pretty much live in the Muir Woods or along the water in Sausalito! 

3. The food scene.

With over 4,500 restaurants in its seven square mile area, San Francisco is heaven for foodies. San Francisco even has three more Michelin starred restaurants than New York! Enjoy a sourdough bread bowl filled with clam chowder at the Embaracadero (touristy, but a must at least once), try Papalote’s Triple Threat burrito, split a tin roof sundae at Humphry Slocombe, and dive into the super burrito at El Farolito (special thanks to my best friend, Dom, for this rec). Bring your appetite! 

4. The people. 

A large part of what makes the San Francisco Bay Area so magical is the people. They're funky, friendly, and easily the most accepting bunch I've ever met. San Francisco is an eclectic city filled with people from all walks of life. 

Have you visited the Bay Area yet? What are your favorite things about big cities like San Francisco?

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