America's Great European City
SF is a truly International city, which explains both why so many Americans dislike it, and why it is such a desirable place to live, though not affordable to most because of the price of real estate. Visiting is no more expensive than eating, playing, buying souvenirs, and paying for museums in most large cities. If you don't have to pay rent or own a mortgage in San Francisco or anywhere close by, it's an amazing place. Not New York or L.A. or Chicago, and not to be missed.
Insider Tip:Dress for three seasons. It can be foggy, windy, cold, and spectacularly hot and crystal clear, all before lunch.