9. We have one of the best craft beer industries in the nation
No matter where you live in San Diego, the chances are high that a brewery, tap room, gastropub, or beer bar either exists nearby, or is coming soon. There's some sort of beer event nearly every weekend, and there's no shortage of hop-heavy IPAs that have become synonymous with the area. But there's much more to the scene than that -- we're blessed with plenty of balanced brews, too. We may not have given birth to beer tourism (Oktoberfest anyone?), but it sure is booming… or should we say buzzing.
10. Zen is a way of life
The only thing that flows more heavily than hops in San Diego is the sun salutations. Yoga is a way of life in San Diego. You cannot visit a coffee shop without seeing at least one set of Lululemon workout pants, and people are more likely to have a spare yoga mat in their car than a tire. Yoga is in our elementary schools, old folk's homes, and even breweries.
11. Casual wear is acceptable everywhere
Thanks to all of that yoga, and other fun outdoor activities that everyone's so into, businesses have no choice but to be lax in their dress codes. Rocking up to your favorite juice bar or taco stand in nothing but swim trunks is completely acceptable. People are more likely to gape at you in a three-piece suit than if you were donning flip-flops and no shirt.