The magnificent City by the Bay is in our top five healthiest cities in America and ranks No. 6 on the ACSM list. The Bay Area has one of the lowest smoking and obesity rates in the U.S. San Francisco’s iconic hilly streets provide plenty of opportunities for turning a daily walk into an endurance exercise. The extensive public transit system offers easy access to charming urban parks, miles of beachfront and top-notch recreational facilities.
Regional parks and protected seashores north of the Golden Gate Bridge and the rolling hills of the Napa and Sonoma wine country to the northeast provide an outdoor respite within easy driving distance. San Francisco also has a keen focus on primary care and maintains solid urban clinics. Well-respected tertiary care centers providing advanced specialty care include the University of California, San Francisco, one of the nation’s finest medical schools and hospitals; and Stanford University, in Palo Alto, 40 miles to the south.
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