If you’ve never been to California, and you associate the state with palm trees, beach shots, surfers, and lots of blonde hair, then you might end up packing all the wrong items if you’re traveling to San Francisco. As someone who has made this exact mistake, allow me to help you.
While the Hollywood crowd loves to bask in the sun of Southern California, they fail to mention that much of the northern and coastal part of the state can experience much chillier weather. During my own trip to San Francisco in the middle of July, I spent much of time in a leather jacket, and found it to be quite foggy and cool for the majority of the day. I didn’t even need the shorts I brought along with me. So avoid these packing mistakes that I made, and learn how to pack for San Fran the right way.