When someone says “in this movie, the city is like another character,” they usually don’t mean Anchorman. This week Hack Your City goes to San Diego, a city that sure sounds comfortable right now. Look at their average monthly temperatures—my apartment has a more volatile climate. OK, what’s your best advice for visiting and living in San Diego?
What’s underrated and unexpected? What are the best alternatives to overrated spots? What’s the weirdest, craziest, or nerdiest thing you like there?
How should a visitor approach the city? What are the important local traditions, behaviors, and laws? How do you describe the vibe to an outsider? Which clichés are true or false?
What’s it like long-term? Residents, what do you love and hate about the area? How do you hack daily life there? What’s a good hole-in-the-wall for locals? What took you years to learn? Where do you go when you want to get out of town?
How has the area changed in recent years? What old advice no longer applies here, and what new advice does?
Leave your tips in the comments below, and we’ll highlight the best ones. (Read some other comments to make sure yours is unique.) Come back Thursday for a new post full of highlights and lazy Ron Burgundy quotes.
About the author
Staff Writer, Lifehacker | Nick has written for Gawker, the Awl, the Toast, the Daily Dot, Urlesque, and the web series "Jaywalk Cop." He currently runs the horror-comedy podcast "Roommate From Hell."