San Francisco is a very beautiful city with countless restored Victorians. There is probably no other city in the US that has taken the major effort and deep pride in restoring and protecting its historic Victorian architecture.
I'm from Savannah and we have our share of beautifully restored Victorians but my taste goes to Federal and Georgian. One thing I learned about the Victorians was that because most of the decoration is wood, it is a truly massive effort and expense to restore and maintain them. So when I see one beautifully done, I appreciate it as an act of love and commitment. They essentially need re-restoration about every eight years. At least in the muggy South.