I'm sure someone could get used to the SFO living, but I don't think I could ever. The homes are tall, narrow, and deep. No yards. No grass. And it's cold as heck. It's fine until the wind blows and one gust sends chills down your spine. There are many modes of transportation around this town but just the bus maps alone send you in a tizzy. It's not easy to get around using the cable car, bus, or trains around the area when you're completely unfamiliar with the routes and such.
For those coming to visit for the first time be prepared to spend at least $40+ a night for parking in the area. The cable car ride is $6 one way. The food is at least $10-$15 per head on average. And gas? $5 a gallon.
I enjoyed the touring and the sights. I liked that majority of the tourist trap sections were walking distance so I didn't have to drive ANYWHERE. But having to pay $45 a day to have the car sit completely killed me. Honestly, had I known how bad it was to drive or have a car there, I would've stayed ONE day and drove back down to Modesto to spend the rest of my trip with my family who I hated to leave.
I can now cross this city off of my bucket list and move on to another location to visit in the future. I highly doubt I will ever stay in this city again. Maybe outside of it? But never near the wharf or anywhere near this area again. I'm so glad to be going home.
No disrespect to those who live in the area. Takes a certain breed to live here. Just like in Hawaii. Not everyone can handle living on an island. For me, as much as the traffic is harsh and we don't see the seasons change, I'm glad to say that I have had the opportunities to see those with the travels I've had in the past. I can say that I've been there and done that. Now back to my island.
Aloha O'e SFO.