HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
35 Things Only True San Franciscans Know About the City by the Bay
by Zoe Samuel
pixabay

If you're going to San Francisco, word is that you you should wear flowers in your hair. But getting the best out of a city is about more than just the correct sartorial choices (and besides, a place as open-minded as San Francisco would never discriminate based on whether or not you have enough hair to put flowers in it). The most important thing to do, if you want to get the best out of the city, is to talk to a native son or daughter. That way, whether you're a tourist or a local, you won't end up just trapped in the loudest, most expensive areas doing all the same sorts of things that you could do back at home.

How well do you know one the wealthiest cities in sunny California? Could you find your way around? Identify the steepest street? What do you know about how they opened the Golden Gate Bridge, and when? Do you know about the various social movements that started in San Francisco, or how it became a hub for technology? If you can answer all these questions, then whether or not you were born there, you're a true native of San Francisco!

Read More
Scroll to Begin Quiz

ABOUT HOWSTUFFWORKS

How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!