Some people think that the California Gold Rush of the 1840s was one reason why San Francisco became known as “The Golden State”. Whether this is true or not, the nickname itself is appropriate; San Francisco is one of the few cities in the US that give anyone a golden opportunity to relax, have fun, and generally enjoy life. Most San Francisco downtown hotels like Hotel Majestic are often fully-booked every month as a result. Here are the reasons why:
Unlike other cities in the United States, San Francisco is widely considered as one of the sunniest, both literally and figuratively. The weather is relatively mild and calm since it is surrounded by water on three sides and rain only happens about 73 days per year. On the other hand, the people in the city are generally considered to be very cheerful and tolerant, due in part to San Francisco’s cultural diversity.
Being a coastal city has both economic and social benefits. This is something that San Francisco surely capitalizes on since it is home to people who come from various ethnicities and walks of life. This diversity is also one reason why tourists flock to the city every year, relishing the city’s equally-diverse cuisine, which incorporates various recipes from across the world.
Although San Francisco is more famous for the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, there are plenty of other attractions in the city that anyone would love. Golden Gate Park and the Palace of Fine Arts’ Exploratorium are just some of these less-known sights. Union Square, which is regarded as the “heart” of San Francisco, often has something going on–be it a concert, a party, or an art exhibit.
These are what make the nightlife in San Francisco truly memorable. Everything from jazz musicians and indie artists, to the works of famous sculptors and surrealist painters, can be found here. This love of the arts is also a factor why tourists can find an Edwardian hotel in San Francisco.
There is always an event or celebration going on in San Francisco. The San Francisco Jazz Festival, which is held in October, is arguably the best of its kind in the world. On another note, the San Francisco LGBT Parade (the largest gay pride event in the world) is held annually in June.