A TASTE OF SAN FRAN

LIB­ERAL VIEWS, A VI­BRANT MIX OF PEO­PLE AND A CON­TEM­PO­RARY HIS­TORY PROUDLY AS­SO­CI­ATED WITH COUN­TER­CUL­TURE AND GAY AC­TIVISM - THE CITY BY THE BAY IS A TRUMP SUP­PORTER’S WORST NIGHT­MARE. WHICH IS WHY IT’S TIME TO PAY A VISIT.

GQ (Australia) - - TASTE + TRAVEL -

Just an hour’s flight from LA, San Fran­cisco feels like it could be a world away. This Cal­i­for­nian city is Tin­sel­town’s more charm­ing, less wheat­grass-ob­sessed hip­ster brother who’s not only cooler (cli­mate and vibe), but more eclec­tic. Squeezed into 121km2 – an area roughly 100 times smaller than Syd­ney – it’s an ever-evolv­ing melt­ing pot of global cul­tures. It’s also post­card pretty. Framed by the spec­tac­u­lar bay, San Fran­cisco is rich in both nat­u­ral and man­made beauty – from the lush green­ery of Golden Gate Park to the views atop the famed zigzag Lom­bard Street – a city that seems to have been cre­ated with In­sta­gram in mind. It’s also the place that gave us Soy­lent, the meal-re­place­ment pow­der that aims to do away with food al­to­gether. But don’t be fooled – San Fran is one of the world’s great foodie cap­i­tals, with an end­less ap­petite for new gas­tro­nomic trends and in­ven­tive restau­rants. Be sure to pack your eat­ing trousers.

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