The roads are clear. Parking is easy to find. I walk into restaurants without waiting in line. Crowds thin out as everybody left town. Those of us who stay enjoy a much quieter town.
People return home to spend time with their family. While some folks who have left San Francisco maybe returning to their family here, on the balance there must be more people who go away then returning. As the city feels so quiet during the holidays.
Since people migrates to large city region for economic opportunities. Perhaps one indicator of the city's vibrancy and the degree it attracts migrant workers is to see if it turns into a ghost town during long holidays.
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