Whether they’ve been here or not, East Coasters tend to have pretty strong opinions about what it’s like “out west.” And, sure, a lot of the cliches are true; we’re bad dressers, flakiness is kind of our thing, we consume an ungodly amount of avocado, and when we insist In-N-Out is better than Five Guys and Shake Shack, it’s because it is. Still, there are some things people “back east” (looking at you, Northeast) just don’t seem to understand about what it’s like to live here, especially the fact that the West Coast is unquestionably the Best Coast.
1. The “West Coast” is not just California
Los Angeles may be the biggest city on the West Coast with 3.8 million people, and everyone knows San Francisco has impossibly great weather year-round, but there are actually a plethora of other cities worth visiting outside of CA: Portland, Seattle, hell, even Tacoma. Have you seen the behemoth that is Mount Rainier?