Timothy Sandefur has a brief description up of his overnight trip to San Fran, one of my favorite cities. He says:
San Francisco is a kind of heaven. Not the boring sort of cotton-wadded hell that they told you about in Sunday school, but a vibrant, living place with lights and style. It is the only city I know, with the possible exception of Boston, that has a personality. Los Angeles has no personality; just plastic surgery. But San Francisco is alive. I consider it proof, by the way, that liberalism is better than conservatism. No sane person would prefer to live in Salt Lake City than San Francisco, notwithstanding the socialism.
I couldn’t agree more. San Fran has a life and a style and a personality that LA will never have. The only city in the US at all comparable, in my view, is New Orleans. He’s also right that Ruth’s Chris is worth the trip for a meal. I’ve eaten at several of them around the country and the quality has always been excellent. I’m a big fan of high-end steakhouses and Ruth’s Chris is consistently top notch.