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Old 07-04-2007, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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If you come to L.A. and don't have lots of time, stick around one area. There's soooo much to see here, I don't know where to start. I really love San Francisco but the weather doesn't agree with me. Mark Twain once said "My coldest winter day was a summer afternoon in San Francisco" or something like that. Without fail, I always get sick. I typically stay a weekend.

The two places are polar opposites. Regarding the L.A. bashing above, I've found L.A. residents more approachable but I could never label an entire city as rude. As long as you're not from L.A., SF residents are pretty nice.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:12 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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SF is always a great place to visit. But at the end of the day, what makes it good for visiting, i.e., it's compact size, makes it boring real fast. As people already said, SoCal is just a more energetic frenetic place that offers whatever SF does and then some in a nice sunny package. When it comes to culture, SF does not hold a candle to LA. I'm simply dumbstruck when people say otherwise. SF is a predomninantly homogenuous place that has three kinds of people: tourists, rich white people, and the homeless. Its museums hold no collections of note. L.A.'s the Getty (both museums), the LACMA, Norton Simon, and the Huntington are destinations onto themselves. Trust me, you will have more stories to tell about your visit to L.A.
Well said.
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:21 PM
 
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San Francisco any day.

Los Angeles is much too dirty, spread out, and chaotic for my taste. The people aren't friendly (they're egotistical and quite rude), the drivers remind me of Boston, and it's just not a friendly place.

San Francisco, on the other hand, is compact and easily navigated, the culture is incredible, and it has such a unique flair and character that it makes for a great vacation.

I'm thinking about SF for college myself! I'm looking into the conservatory there. I went to visit the place and also L.A. on the same trip (family) and was astounded by how vibrant and fun SF was.
Well, you already have the typical San Francisco attitude about LA, so you'd probably fit right in.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:31 AM
 
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San Francisco is a city.
LA is a subdivision with delusions of grandeur.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:15 AM
 
Location: yeah
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San Francisco is a city.
LA is a subdivision with delusions of grandeur.
You do a good impression of San Franciscans.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:31 AM
 
Location: CA Coast
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This is a question revolving around our homestead. Daughter A has looked at the two campuses of the school she wants to attend, one in LA and one in SF.

She has decided on SF, She says, "it is my town", this from a small town mountain girl. She likes the urban sophisticated feel, plans live to live in Pacific heights down the street from Danielle Steele!

She is driving down next week to check things out. Pretty scary for the parents, scary and exciting for the girl.

That she can get around without a car, that there are shops and cafes and hangouts everywhere appeals to her.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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Hands down...San Francisco. If you want culture and beauty then it's the city by the bay.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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San Francisco any day.

Los Angeles is much too dirty, spread out, and chaotic for my taste. The people aren't friendly (they're egotistical and quite rude), the drivers remind me of Boston, and it's just not a friendly place.

San Francisco, on the other hand, is compact and easily navigated, the culture is incredible, and it has such a unique flair and character that it makes for a great vacation.

I'm thinking about SF for college myself! I'm looking into the conservatory there. I went to visit the place and also L.A. on the same trip (family) and was astounded by how vibrant and fun SF was.
Well, I'm a native Southern Californian and I take exception to your statement above about L.A. people being egotistical and rude.

As someone else already said, you already have the San Francisco attitude, so you'd fit right in.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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This is a question revolving around our homestead. Daughter A has looked at the two campuses of the school she wants to attend, one in LA and one in SF.

She has decided on SF, She says, "it is my town", this from a small town mountain girl. She likes the urban sophisticated feel, plans live to live in Pacific heights down the street from Danielle Steele!

She is driving down next week to check things out. Pretty scary for the parents, scary and exciting for the girl.

That she can get around without a car, that there are shops and cafes and hangouts everywhere appeals to her.
Pacific Heights is gorgeous. I love the movie Sudden Fear with Joan Crawford and Jack Palance. Awesome Film Noir. One of the locations is a house there.

Lots of kids from the boonies come to the city and thrive. She's gonna have a blast!
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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San Francisco. It's easily one of the nicest cities in the US. Really a unique and pretty city. LA is appealing to a lot of people and no doubt there is a lot to do there but it has too many problems. You will have people that prefer SF and others that prefer LA. It really depends on what type of person you are. However, San Francisco is just a much nicer city and someone would have to make a damn good argument to convince me otherwise.
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