Boulder= No ocean.
I don’t know enough about boulder to defend it culturally, but they do have completely legal weed and beautiful mountains right next door. We have to drive 3 hours to get to the mountains, and if we want weed we either have to buy it illegally or get a cannabis card.
Seattle= Characterless Patagonia vests.
Seattle has as much culture as San Francisco, it’s just a bit less grimy.
New York= Enjoy the weather.
Also enjoy the capital of the entire world.
Sacramento= Enjoy the meth.
With a city that has a district like the Tenderloin can you really make a drug joke?
I love SF, but there’s unique positives about each city mentioned.