15. Ocean Beach isn't for swimming
And not just because it's freezing cold. Thanks to its insane riptides, it's known to be the most hazardous piece of urban shoreline in the entire US. So seriously, don't get in the water unless you're an incredibly experienced surfer. Instead, just invite all of your friends for a bonfire. 'Cause, yeah, those are still allowed. For now.
16. Kids used to play on a Vietnam-era F-8
The Larsen Park Playground (known as "airplane park") had a military jet-turned-play structure that disappeared in 1993 thanks to vandalism and corrosion. The good news? The legendary jet (or a similar replacement, anyway) is rumored to be returning soon.
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James King is a freelance writer who would totally be okay if he were stranded on a desert island with 100 years worth of San Tung chicken wings. Follow him on Twitter @jimbosf7.