People like to tell Californians that we don’t really have seasons, because in their minds it’s just sunny and 75 here all the time. Alas, they are quite wrong. See, we have seasons, they just don’t conform to what seasons mean everywhere else in this country. Case in point: the seasons in San Francisco. Are you paying attention? Good, here’s your breakdown of seasons in SF: our coldest time of the year is summer, our warmest time is fall, our greenest time is winter and our rainiest time is spring. Yeah, it confuses us too. To make things easier, I’ve broken down what fall is like in SF versus everywhere else, with handy gifs for visual assistance.

 Fall outfits in San Francisco:

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And yes, we also go to the beach in fall because it’s the only time of year that temperatures exceed 60 degrees which is cold for us because we are very wimpy.

Fall outfits everywhere Else:

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Put a coat on in SF in fall and prepare for lots of sweating. Any other city, the coat is a fall essential.

Fall Beverages in SF

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Your PSL is consumed in iced or frappe form only.

Fall Beverages Everywhere Else:

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Any other city, a warm beverage serves to keep your hands and stomach warm and cozy.

Fall Activities in San Francisco

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Sub in a rooftop for a poolside, but this is the season we shave our legs and get our tan on.

Fall Activities Everywhere Else

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We don’t even have enough trees to create leaf piles in SF, come on now.

Fall Food in SF

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Yeah, we’ll just be over here, chillin’ and grillin’.

Fall Food Everywhere Else

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Everywhere else is busy making comfort food like soup, stew and chili.

Fall Sports in SF


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You can have your football, we’ve got flip cup over here

Fall Sports Everywhere Else

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Football is fine I guess, they’ve got hot dogs and beer there, right?

So there you have it, a handy guide to how fall is done in SF. Which is basically a handy guide to why California is superior and we do in fact have seasons, they’re just cooler than everyone else’s.  *Mic drop*


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