I’ve always loved the Bay Area more so than S.D. I like the rush-go go go attitude and the general push to be innovative and do new things (at least in my field).
For activity, there’s probably more places one can go too, because there’s the marin county stuff, Tahoe’s not to far away for winter, sacramento isn’t too far for great water rafting in the summer..It’s close to where there’s a nice race track in sonoma where there’s Skip Barber classes.
I would say that from a quality of life with a family, it would be better here in S.D. Too many days with too much overtime…And these days I’d prefer to spend time with my kid.
Still I have dreams of returning to SF one of these days if my side company ever takes off. I’m pretty much hitting the glass ceiling here in S.D. wrto by career. Short of moving into a director level position (not gonna happen, I’m not really going to be advancing much in any position in S.D. Oh well.
Side note…If you’re a single male and already have problems getting laid in San Diego… good luck getting any in the Bay Area. (no disrespect intended to the women on this board…there’s no other way to put it bluntly)