I am a product of the Bay Area and find it hard to imagine living anywhere else. Although I could spent half my time in Tahoe, that's fair!!
I got my hippy on up in Oregon for college and left there with a degree, some great friends and a green outlook on life. Hold on to your hats, but my current job has to do with my college degree! It wasn't just a four yr party.
I made the greatest decision ever after college.... I moved to Lake Tahoe. I spent 8 years chasing powder, groomers, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, beach days. It's really a heavenly place. I miss it so much.
But SF is equally awesome. So many things to do, cool things to see and wild public city events...