"Dress for SF weather!" Clothes For Layering Tip by USCgirlie
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Luggage and bags: Depending on where you are staying, there are many hills in San Francisco. Thus, for luggage, make sure you can adequately transport it without being tired from walking all over the hills to get to your hotel. Or, one can just take a cab or public transportation.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Too many tourists come to San Francisco wearing and packing only T shirts and shorts. That is a big mistake, as San Francisco weather is on average, much colder than most cities in the summer. Whichever season you come to SF, make sure you bring a jacket and clothes for layering (T shirt, long sleeve over, a sweater when it's winter time, and a jacket). Also check the forecast for rain. The fall tends to be the best season weather-wise for San Francisco (especially mid-to-late October when we have an Indian Summer). As for shoes, wear comfortable shoes, as there are many, many hills.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Unfortunately, almost all of the San Francisco beaches are too cold to sunbathe or swim in. Thus, only bring swim suits/trunks if you have access to a pool... This is true in the summer as well.
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