8. There is more to California than LA and San Francisco.
California is not just our big cities. There are the vineyards of Sonoma, the stunning beaches of Big Sur, and the redwood forests of Humboldt. You’re missing out if you don’t go anywhere else.
9. People smile all the time, even if they don’t like you.
We like to be friendly and it is rude to be otherwise. Your waiter/waitress will definitely act like you are their new best friend.
10. Flip-flops are acceptable footwear year-round.
Cold outside? Keep those flip-flops and just throw on an REI sweater. Why would you wear SOCKS?!
11. Weed is basically legal.
Ok, technically not, but it’s extremely rare for the police to give a damn, especially at big events or festivals.