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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Independent Living communities in San Francisco and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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The Broadmoor

1499 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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The Broadmoor offers the finest in senior living in San Francisco. We are centrally located in Cathedral Hill to shopping, banks, theatres, and the symphony. All our affordable rates include three meals per day prepared by our chef and served in our formal dining room, maid and linen service, on...

The Carlisle

1450 Post Street, Central Embarcadero Piers Historic District, CA 94109

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The Carlisle is a boutique retirement community in the heart of San Francisco. Residents are renters and as they age we provide care in the privacy of their apartment. Prospective residents must pass a health evaluation and be independent upon move in. The Carlisle is a licensed RCFE community...

Oakmont of Cardinal Point

2431 Mariner Square, Alameda, CA 94501

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Cardinal Point is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) which means that our residents move in when they are independent and active, truly being able to participate in all we have to offer! Additionally, we are also licensed for Assisted Living, so as the years go on, the resident can...

Lake Park a CCRC

1850 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

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This is the kind of place people dream of living in. With views of both Lake Merritt and the East Bay Hills, Lake Park is a retirement community in Oakland, CA that's ?lled with natural light, greenery and fascinating people. Here, a diverse collection of extraordinary residents enjoys a...

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The Lake Merritt

1800 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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A NEW HOME ON THE LAKE — Small and Intimate yet Grand The Lake Merritt is an independent lifestyle community designed especially for older adults who want to remain active and engaged with life yet are ready to relinquish daily tasks and home maintenance. Located directly on Lake Merritt,...

Brunswick Street Apartments

4619 Brunswick St, Brisbane, CA 94005

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Grand Lake Gardens

401 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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Grand Lake Gardens is a residential independent living community in the heart of the Grand-Lakeshore District, offering a lifestyle filled with engagement in and outside the community. Access to higher levels of care are available at our sister community Piedmont Gardens.The intimate,...

Belmont Village Albany

1100 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

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Belmont Village Albany, affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley*, offers a collaborative experience that embraces Albany’s community-oriented character while sharing the benefits of university affiliation. The best-in-class community offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and...

Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

5238 Coronado Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

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Merrill Gardens at Rockridge is designed to fit in with the beautiful homes in the area. Enjoy the local cafes, gourmet restaurants, bookstores, and antique shops. It's right across the street from The Ridge, a brand new upscale shopping center. The community features spacious apartments with...

The Point at Rockridge

4500 Gilbert Street, Oakland, CA 94611

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The Point at Rockridge, located in the Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland, is across street from a complete shopping center and only a few blocks from the unique shopping areas of Piedmont and College Avenues. Physician’s offices, medical facilities, churches and synagogues, as well as UC...

Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights

2361 E 29th Street, Oakland, CA 94606

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Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of seniors in all stages of life. They offer everything from independent living to dementia care. They even offer support services for family members, including support groups for those interested. Elderly...

Atria Daly City

501 King Drive, Daly City, CA 94015

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At Atria Daly City, you'll find a serene and welcoming senior community with all the comforts of home. Residents enjoy a diverse social calendar with an extensive continued learning program. Surrounded by beautiful wooded walkways, Atria Daly City provides views of the courtyard or of the...

The Paloma at Oakland Hills

4690 Tompkins Ave, Oakland, CA 94619

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Cadence Millbrae

1201 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

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Cadence Millbrae is ideally located across the street from Green Hills park and just 5 blocks from downtown Millbrae. Currently undergoing a top-to-bottom renovation, Cadence Living is transforming this majestic Spanish Colonial beauty into one of the most desirable lifestyle communities in all...

Marymount Villa

345 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

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At Marymount Villa we believe everyone can find meaning and joy in life, even when they need a little help with daily living. We offer independent, assisted living, respite, hospice care, and now our newly renovated memory care unit. Marymount Villa offers a gracious setting and well-appointed...

Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

348 W Juana Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

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Welcome Home to Pacifica Senior Living of San Leandro! We are located in the cozy downtown section of San Leandro below the Oakland foothills. With the cool evening breeze off the San Francisco Bay, you can sit outside in the patio courtyard and enjoy a beautiful Bay Area evening.Pacifica Senior...

Bay Park

2621 Appian Way, Pinole, CA 94564

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Holiday Retirement provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Perched atop hills overlooking San Francisco bay, you'll love our beautiful views, magnificent facilities and caring staff. Residents also appreciate the convenience of living in a community just minutes...

Drake Terrace

275 Los Ranchitos Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903

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Sycamore Hills By the Bay

1550 Sycamore Ave, Hercules, CA 94547

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Sycamore Hills by the Bay apartments is the San Francisco Bay Area's newest apartment community for the 55+ senior! Sycamore Hills By the Bay is located in Hercules, CA, and offers convenient access to pubic transportation, shopping, and dining.

The Stratford

601 Laurel Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

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Centrally located between San Francisco and Palo Alto, minutes from the airport, The Stratford is ideally situated in San Mateo. The ten-story structure offers spectacular views of the Bay and foothills, with 16 verdant acres of park across the street. A block away, San Mateo's comfortable...

Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

1010 Second St, Lafayette, CA 94549

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Situated between Berkeley and Walnut Creek in Contra Costa county, Merrill Gardens proudly offers senior living for the Lamorinda area in the heart of downtown Lafayette. Enjoy being centrally located within walking distance to local shops, restaurants and art galleries. The Lafayette Library and...

Atria at Foster Square

707 Thayer Ln, Foster City, CA 94404

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Atria at Foster Square residents enjoy contemporary, upscale surroundings in the heart of Foster Square, a new residential and retail neighborhood in Foster City just south of San Francisco. The community’s central location puts older people within easy walking distance of boutiques, cafés and...

Landmark Villa

21000 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541

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We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create...

Byron Park

1700 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

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Walnut Creek's Senior Residence of Choice!  Imagine living in a gracious, private apartment environment ideally located just 30 miles from San Francisco and minutes from downtown Walnut Creek, California.  Byron Park has been serving the community with independent and assisted living options...

Bethesda Christian Retirement Center

22427 Montgomery Street, Hayward, CA 94541

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The Bethesda Christian Retirement Center in Hayward, California is the perfect choice for seniors who love the Californian sun. Situated in the center of the city, it provides convenient access to all of the amenities that can be found therein. Simultaneously, its well-maintained system of...

Atria Valley View

1228 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

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With the classic California ambiance of a Mission-style lodge, Atria Valley View is a vibrant assisted living community nestled in the hills of Walnut Creek, conveniently located near downtown, shopping, banking and the John Muir Medical Center.Recently redeveloped to create strong indoor-outdoor...

Casa Sandoval Senior Living

1200 Russell Way, Hayward, CA 94541

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At Casa Sandoval, we promote independence through a vibrant, active and healthy senior living community.Our decisions and actions are rooted in an understanding of our residents’ needs, animated by the precepts within the MorningStar mission and core values (Casa Sandoval is managed by...

The Heritage Downtown

1785 Shuey Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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The Heritage Downtown offers active Senior Living within walking distance of the Broadway shopping center and amenities in the heart of Walnut Creek. Enjoy the beautiful swimming pool and sparkling spa, beautiful views from a luxury apartment home. Choose from a variety of floor plans, including...

Vista Terrace of Belmont

900 6th Ave, Belmont, CA 94002

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Oakmont of Concord

1401 Civic Ct, Concord, CA 94520

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About Oakmont of ConcordOakmont of Concord is a luxury retirement community situated on a lush campus with scenic views, industry renowned dining, and endless on-site amenities. We are also very close to shopping, fine dining, the arts, and world-class entertainment.If an active lifestyle is what...

Brookdale Diablo Lodge

950 Diablo Road, Danville, CA 94526

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Home Comforts with Luxury AmenitiesSome seniors might think retirement means falling asleep in an armchair and counting down the minutes until your next television program comes on. But that doesn’t have to be your experience. Instead of settling for a life of isolation and boredom, you can...

Deer Park

646 Canyon Road, Novato, CA 94947

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Deer Park is an affordable all-inclusive retirement community, located in beautiful Northern California, just minutes from shops, restaurants and hospitals. As a Sunshine Retirement Living Community, we offer a variety of amenities to simplify your life, including three chef-prepared meals daily,...

The Lodge at Glen Cove (Opening Late 2020)

140 Glen Cove Marina Rd, Vallejo, CA 94591

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Atria Tamalpais Creek

853 Tamalpais Avenue, Novato, CA 94947

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Atria Tamalpais Creek is an enriching senior living community in Novato that promotes independence and active lifestyles. With an event-filled social calendar and amenities like a fitness center, outdoor garden and salon and spa, our residents enjoy an environment that encourages them to remain...

Brookdale Redwood City

485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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Make the Most of Your Golden YearsOur warm and welcoming independent and assisted living community is nestled in one of the most scenic areas of the San Francisco Bay. With a convenient location between Palo Alto and San Mateo, you can embrace all the natural beauty and wonder California has to...

Cogir of Vallejo Hills Senior Living

350 Locust Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591

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Vallejo Hills Retirement Community is an Independent and Assisted Living community located in a wooded, hillside setting in Vallejo, California with sweeping views from the Carquinez Strait, across San Pablo Bay to Mount Tamalpais, and over to Mare Island. Vallejo is a vibrant and thriving city...

Cogir of North Bay Senior Living

2261 Tuolumne Street, Vallejo, CA 94589

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North Bay Retirement community is an independent living and assisted living community in Vallejo, California. Our community boasts stunning views that overlook the Mare Island Straits and the Napa River. Located near Richardson Park and Dan Foley Park, North Bay Retirement Community has a prime...

Acacia Creek

34400 Mission Boulevard, Union City, CA 94587

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Acacia Creek is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Community (CCRC) located on the beautiful 305-acre site of the Masonic Home in Union City, and offers a truly rewarding retirement lifestyle - one that is filled with friendship and fun. One that is filled with with vitality, excitement, security...

Oakmont of Montecito

4756 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521

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Montecito is a premier retirement community situated on a lush five-acre campus with views of the rolling hills and direct access to Galindo Creek and Newhall Park. Montecito provides quality, comfort and a continuum of care with five-star services and amenities. Here, an active lifestyle...

Sunrise Villa San Ramon

9199 Fircrest Ln, San Ramon, CA 94583

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Welcome to Sunrise Villa San Ramon! Enjoying life at Sunrise Villa San Ramon is easy. It shows in the smiles that are everywhere. Our residents take full advantage of exciting programs and outings, enjoy wonderfully prepared meals, and have every convenience of luxury accommodations. Since our...

Vi at Palo Alto

620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley California, Vi at Palo Alto is a Life Plan community, also known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), situated on 23 lush acres of Stanford Property. Our assisted and independent living community offers a wide array of amenities and benefits to...

Cogir of Fremont Senior Living

2860 Country Drive, Fremont, CA 94536

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Fremont Retirement Community is an independent and assisted living community in Fremont, California. Our luxurious and active community is ideally situated in a residential area of the city, giving residents all the comforts of a small town near the amenities of a large city. Residents enjoy our...

Palo Alto Commons

4075 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Palo Alto Commons is family owned and has been operating since 1990. Providing premier assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and exclusive, specialized higher levels of care in a lovely, residential setting. A month to month rental structure allows for flexibility and peace of mind. Our...

Lincoln Villa

41040 Lincoln Street, Fremont, CA 94538

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Lincoln Villa is a lovely community dedicated to assisted senior living. Not only is the community a wonderful place for seniors to live together and enjoy their golden years, but it is a safe environment where adult children can be assured that their parents are well taken care of. The goal of...

BridgePoint at Los Altos

1174 Los Altos Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022

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BridgePoint at Los Altos is a full-service month-to-month rental retirement community offering independent and assisted living. Conveniently located just one block from El Camino Real on Los Altos Avenue, and just minutes from Interstates 101 and 280, BridgePoint at Los Altos is just two miles...

Redwood Villa

1981 Montecito Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043

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Redwood Villa is a happy, active, independent Retirement Facility. It has been owned and operated by the Cappelletti Family for over 30 years. Our restaurant style dining room serves three meals a day and provides a comfortable atmosphere with great food. You will appreciate the weekly...

Fremont Warm Springs

250 Franciscan Ct., Fremont, CA 94539

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Sunrise Villa Sonoma

91 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

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Welcome to Sunrise Villa Sonoma! Independent Senior Living, Assisted Living, Memory and Hospice Care in Sonoma, California.Make yourself at home at Sunrise Villa Sonoma, located in Sonoma, California. It's a friendly, flexible environment that celebrates your individuality and nurtures your soul....

Sonoma Hills Retirement

405 W. MacArthur St., Sonoma, CA 95476

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Sonoma Hills is a luxury retirement apartment facility located 46 miles northeast of San Francisco in the historic town of Sonoma, CA. Sonoma's climate is ideal for retirement living; the temperature in summer seldom reaches 95 degrees and in the winter seldom falls below 38 degrees. Tourism is...

Valley Orchards Retirement Community

2100 E. Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94954

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Valley Orchards is active retirement living in beautiful Sonoma County. We are a family owned and operated community that specializes in people. We do not require long term lease commitment or 'buy-in'. We ask for a deposit equal to one month's rent and a 'calendar month notice' should you choose...

Learn More About Independent Living in San Francisco, CA

A city prone to fog, where mountains meet the ocean and man-made modern marvels seamlessly blend into the landscape, San Francisco has the appearance of an impressionist painting or a hundred-year-old postcard, no matter which direction you turn. The Golden Gate City’s dreamlike qualities have helped make it one of the most desirable — and expensive — destinations in the country.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in San Francisco are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of San Francisco retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in San Francisco, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living in San Francisco is about $1,900 in the city proper and $3,500 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of California is around $3,000.

Learn More About San Francisco, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in San Francisco are rated 47 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated significantly higher than average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing147181143145138134

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate$107,199 per year$58,299 per year$91,557 per year$40,830 per year$61,992 per year$6,374 per year$2,411 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service San Francisco include:

UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 780+
  • Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement, ICU

Chinese Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 60+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, inpatient surgery

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 230+
  • Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement, ICU

Weather and Climate

Like much of coastal California, San Francisco has a Mediterranean climate with warm winters and cool summers, where temperatures are moderated throughout the year by ocean breezes. Summers in San Francisco are known for cool winds and fog — an effect of low pressure from California’s interior valleys — so unlike most of the country, July in San Francisco tends to have cooler temperatures than October. The city also has many different microclimates as a result of varying elevation levels and weather influences from the Pacific, which means that certain parts of San Francisco are noticeably sunnier on a regular basis, whereas other areas tend to receive much more rainfall.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum49.4°F55.9°F42.9°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum62.8°F71.1°F54.5°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 116

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 20.11”

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size4115.1%320,9565,383.8 per square mile2.89

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.3%34.2%5.2%15.2%0.3%5.4%40.6%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in San Francisco, CA: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election

DemocraticRepublicanOther61.5%31.5%7.0%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

A few U.S. cities have a look and feel so distinctive that they seem like their own separate country — or maybe even a dream. “You wouldn’t think such a place as San Francisco could exist,” the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas once observed. “The wonderful sunlight here, the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific at your shoes.” A city prone to fog, where mountains meet the ocean and man-made modern marvels seamlessly blend into the landscape, San Francisco has the appearance of an impressionist painting or a hundred-year-old postcard, no matter which direction you turn.

Sightseers will have their hands full. San Francisco’s cable cars — part of the world’s only remaining manually operated system — are one of the city’s signature tourist attractions, carrying passengers up and down the steep city streets of the downtown area. Cable car riders have easy access to the garden-lined zig-zags of Lombard Street, the pastel Victorian mansions called the “Painted Ladies” along Alamo Square, and the popular restaurants and shops at the Fisherman’s Wharf. The city’s most well-known landmarks, however, are first viewed from afar and are unmistakable when spotted. Offshore from the mainland, the jagged, weathered exterior of Alcatraz Island — home to the now-shuttered federal prison nicknamed “The Rock” — sits in San Francisco Bay in stark contrast to the undeniable beauty of the surrounding terrain and metropolis. And just to the west of Alcatraz, like an entry point to the Pacific Ocean, stand the burnt orange, art deco towers of the Golden Gate Bridge, a symbol of San Francisco which seems to disappear into the sunset like a fiery, steel mirage.

Naturally, San Francisco has remained a mecca for both artists and outdoors enthusiasts since its founding. Distinguished San Francisco museums include the Asian Art Museum, the de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor, the Museum of the African Diaspora, and the Museum of Modern Art. Even Alcatraz features art exhibitions in addition to its historical museum. The gigantic Golden Gate Park spans half the San Francisco Peninsula and includes museums, ponds, trails, nature preserves, a botanical garden, a carousel, and countless other attractions. A convenient escape to the wilderness, Muir Woods National Monument is only about a 30-minute drive north of the city and allows visitors to hike among redwoods on pristine trails and forest boardwalks. An added treat is a baby-boomer favorite called the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, built in 1945 around the indoor pool of the historic downtown hotel Fairmont. This nostalgically tropical restaurant and tiki bar transports patrons to the South Pacific with its dimly lit, lush interior and often showers guests with artificial rainfall.

Transportation

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) provides many options for residents and visitors to get around the city with ease and safety. The Muni is San Francisco’s network of trains, buses, cable cars, and streetcars. SFMTA provides paratransit for riders with disabilities, as well as many discounts and accessibility options for seniors.

San Francisco is also known for its walkability and is one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the country, with ongoing plans for increasing the safety and quality of bike lanes.

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