This brings me to my question of the night - what is your favorite city in the WORLD? I personally love SF, but nothing can compare to Sydney, Australia. The two cities are actually quite similar - laid-back, cosmopolitan cities that are so cool that they do not need to flaunt their world-class status by being too snobby or rude. However, Sydney has a few things that SF does not - warmer weather, better beaches, better surfing, more sunshine, and a cool Aussie accent to boot. It is also a much larger city and has better universities. The harbor is basically the SF Bay, the Harbour Bridge might as well be the Bay Bridge, which would make the Opera House the iconic equivalent of the Golden Gate. But I am partial to the sunshine which makes Sydney win hands-down.
Other favorites include Denver, CO, Queenstown, New Zealand, Austin, TX, Chicago, and my beloved New York City. I'd also like to explore Boston more.
For that matter, LEAST favorites are Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, and Bangkok, Thailand.
How about you?