Nearly every attraction in San Francisco offers a senior discount; age requirements vary. Public transportation and movie theaters also have reduced rates. Don’t be shy about asking for discounts, but always carry some kind of identification, such as a driver’s license, that shows your date of birth.

Members of AARP, 601 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20049 (tel. 888/687-2277;, get discounts on hotels, airfares, and car rentals. AARP offers members a wide range of benefits, including “AARP The Magazine” and a monthly newsletter. Anyone 50 and over can join.

Recommended publications offering travel resources and discounts for seniors include the quarterly magazine “Travel 50 & Beyond” ( and the best-selling paperback “Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can’t Get Unless You’re Over 50 2009–2010 Edition” (McGraw-Hill), by Joann Rattner Heilman.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.