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; www.aarp.org), 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” (www.travel50andbeyond.com) 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.