Thanksgiving is here, and as we prepare a delicious feast to celebrate, it’s a good time to cherish the little things. While SF gets a lot of negative press, we love highlighting how wonderful the city can be, so we want to take some time this holiday to share what makes SF a special place. We asked our Facebook and Instagram followers to share reasons why they’re thankful to San Francisco and had a heartwarming outpouring of responses! Here are a few of our favorites.
Finish this sentence: I’m so grateful to San Francisco for…
…Constant source of creativity, interest, and surprises.
…Oh so much…..beautiful sunsets, delicious dining options, magnificent views, (almost) perfect weather, amazing arts and entertainment, and yes…..even love the fog.
…Gorgeous bridges, amazing sights that have led to wonderful memories!
…Art museums and them nice places.
…The time i spent there with my parents in the late 60’s & early 70’s. Truly was the most beautiful & magical city then.
…The gay community
…The diverse group of people in school together.
…It’s-its, SOTA and every bar/club from my youth Memories of listening to foghorns as a kid w/my mom
…The Grateful Dead
…My elopement. We had the best time. I love this city. I’ve never felt so welcome anywhere else.
…My early childhood! Moved to East Bay at 6 years old for a warmer climate. Spent a lot of my childhood in The City visiting friends and relatives. I love The City by the Bay!
…For all the Arts…museums, theatre, music…the diversity of all the great foods…and the diversity of always having a place to go and explore in all the great districts.
…Spending the best years of my life here
…for the wonderful week I spent walking through its streets and neighborhoods, making me discover that SF is not just Golden Gate & Alcatraz.
…public transportation, beautiful city, summer weather
…giving me a place to belong, to grow, to realize my fullest potential
…Accepting the differences
…Meeting my husband
…My childhood of education and cultural diversity.
…Where do I start? Love isn’t a big enough word to describe how I feel about this town
…The weather, the activities, the parks, the beaches and all the conveniences.
…making me feel like its home
…Everything. the memories. the Golden Gate Bridge. the fog. the architecture.
… It’s diversity and culture
… The creative Friends I’ve met here
… Being so inclusive
…The presidio being such a beautiful area in a major city
… Being a part of this beautiful city
… Being the most loving, open-minded, compassionate city ever!
… All its beauty and sunny park days
…Showing life could be so much fun
…The way I could explore places in the 80’s. You could go anywhere…nothing was off limits.
…The Parrots that fly around laughing happily
…Almost too much to thank S.F. for ! Meeting my husband and letting me grow into the person I wanted to be!
… The Golden Gate Bridge
We know San Francisco isn’t perfect, but we wanted to remind you there are so many great things about the city, its a place where people fall in love, grow, meet new friends, and feel welcomed. What are you grateful to San Francisco for?
Small edits made to quotes for spelling