I am a recently retired administrator for a private school for children with learning disabilities. My husband is also recently retired, a former management consultant. My 90+ year old mother lives in San Francisco, up the hill from Japantown. Now that we are retired, we hope to visit her more often. We much prefer renting an apartment instead of staying in a hotel. We have found lovely places through airbanb. We love to walk and eat, and few cities can compete with San Francisco in this regard. Saturday morning breakfast at the Ferry Building Farmers' Market is one of my SF rituals, in addition to exploring all its interesting neighborhoods.