I have been wanting to say this for some time but until I read a couple of posts stating the same feelings, I was reluctant to do so.
I have traveled all over the US and to many foreign countries in Europe and South America. By in large, I find people very friendly, even places one doesn't expect it. Certain cities are notable for their friendliness, for example, Chicago is great! However, San Francisco seems to be an oddity. I have been there many, many times and have to say there is a prevelant attitude of snobbery and a coolness towards outsiders. There seems to be this feeling amonst the locals that the rest of us are rubes, lack culture and "just don't get it".
Certainly the Bay Area is a beautiful place and the unfriendliness I feel is confined mainly to the City of SF itself but come on, it ain't Paris. Curiously SF seems rather parochial.
Anybody else sense this??