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Nancy’s San Francisco

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Hey there, city fans! Today’s city comes to us from Nancy Brown, who tells us why we should leave our hearts in San Francisco!

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San Francisco is My City

The first place I take a visitor from out of town is Fisherman’s Wharf.

When I crave dim sum I always go to Chinatown.

To escape people I head to Angel Island.

If I want to shop I go to Union Square.

If you come to my city, get your picture taken with the Golden Gate Bridge.

If you have to order one thing off the menu from Fisherman’s Wharf it has to be the clam chowder.

The Ferry Building is my one-stop shop for great food, Cowgirl Creamery for cheese and gourmet chocolate.

When I’m feeling cash-strapped, I go to one of the many Farmer’s Markets.

For a splurge, I go to Nancy Oakes’ Boulevard restaurant.

Photo ops in my city include boats and sea lions and the best vantage points are from Pier 39.

If my city were a celebrity it’d be Milk Oscar-winner Sean Penn–SF can take on many personalities and welcomes both gay and straight people.

The most random thing about my city is the Gay Pride Parade.

My city has the most professional single women wishing there were not so many gay men.

In my city, an active day outdoors involves running or walking up hills.

My city’s best museum is the de Young (and check out the Exploratorium with kids).

My favorite jogging/walking route is Marina Green.

You can tell a lot about my city from attending local street festivals in the many neighborhoods.

You can tell if someone is from my city if they wear sweatshirts in the summer.

In the spring you should visit Alcatraz or Tulipmania at Pier 39.

In the summer you should bring a sweatshirt & long pants.

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In the fall you should ride the Powell St. Cable Car.

In the winter you should spend the night in the city and go ice skating.

A hidden gem in my city is Stow Lake.

For a great breakfast joint try Sears Fine Food on Powell St.

Just outside my city, you can visit the Muir Redwoods in Marin.

The best way to see my city is by Zeppelin Airship Ventures.

If my city were a pet it would be a Labrador retriever; lots of energy, loves the water, and has an easygoing personality.

If I didn’t live in a city, I’d live in Contra Costa County: the burbs, yet only a BART ride away.

The best book about my city is San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 or Frommer’s San Francisco Day by Day.

When I think about my city, the song that comes to mind is Journey’s “When the Lights Go Down in the City.”

My city should be featured on your cover or website because everyone leaves their heart in San Francisco.

Photos: Steve W. Lee and jrodmanjr via Flickr
http://twitter.com/Nancydbrown


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