Lifestyle and Shopping in San Francisco

The cosmopolitan city of San Francisco is a friendly and fascinating city for expats to relocate to, and is positively brimming with attractions and activities to enjoy. San Francisco is well-known for its world-class shopping, vibrant nightlife and eclectic restaurant options, as well as its edgy entertainment venues, world-class sports facilities and sublime spas.

Featuring some seriously exciting shopping districts and a plethora of malls, markets and boutiques, San Francisco will not disappoint if you’re an aisle addict. Head to Union Square for all the top designer names and boutiques, while Haight Street offers all the hippie chic you can handle with a mish-mash of eccentric and independent stores. Chinatown is the place to go for cheap Asian products, while Hayes Valley is a great place to pick up a few art pieces to hang on the walls of your new San Francisco home.

Expats looking for a good night out will find there is no shortage of good bars and clubs in San Francisco. With everything from electronic music and hip hop clubs, to trendy lounges and stylish cocktail bars, the nightlife here sizzles and there is always something on the schedule. Head to the SOMA area for trendy hangouts, while gay-friendly bars and clubs can be found in the Castro area and Mission and Marina districts offer something for everyone!

Besides these regular occurrences, expats can also expect great annual festivals and events that attract people from all over San Francisco.

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