I fell in love with the city on my first visit, solo, in my mid-20s and was even interviewed for a job there, which I decided I didn’t want. I’ve been there four times, most recently in June 2022. It has such elegance.

A good friend and much respected fellow Canadian journalist in the States has just published Oldest San Francisco, a fascinating dive into the city and its history. He lists 68 cool spots, and admits it was hard to choose.