Every Way to Traverse the City from SoMa
San Franciscans enjoy many ways to get around the city—no matter the time of year—and perhaps more than any other city in the US. Unlike New York City or Chicago, where pedaling around on a bike is all but impossible come winter, and even just walking can be a challenge, San Francisco is a commuter’s haven throughout the seasons. Whether you’re getting around on two wheels, four wheels, public transit or your own two feet, your options are seemingly endless. And, when adjacent to the beauty and expanse of the bay in SoMa, getting around can be both pleasant and effortless. So, however you please to traverse the city, get your start right here.
One of the easiest and healthiest ways to traverse the city is via foot. Whether you’re headed north or south, SoMa is the perfect locale from which to begin your walk. In fact, immersing yourself in the fresh air and being near the water on a daily basis has proven to improve one’s health and happiness. So consider walking to and from work, make dinner plans with friends at Fisherman’s Wharf or stroll with your pup by the water each morning.
BART & Muni
When you simply want to relax and have someone else lead the way, look no further than San Francisco’s BART and Muni transportation systems. BART, the city’s primary rapid public transportation, is the fastest and most inexpensive way to get from SFO or OAK to San Francisco and SoMa is seamlessly accessed via the Embarcadero Bart Station. Or, you can utilize the ever-simple bus and metro system, known as Muni. So, if you lack a bike, car or directional savvy, don’t worry—there are countless ways to traverse the city both seamlessly and affordably.
At The Harrison, we’re just moments from the San Francisco Bay Trail, which is comprised of an impressive 500 miles around the entire bay running through all 9 counties, 47 cities and across seven toll bridges. Of course, you needn’t conquer it all, but having a bike makes seeing and experiencing the city a whole lot easier. Commute on wheels—whether its your own bike or a Ford GoBike—or head out for an ambitious ride on the weekend; cycling by the water is sure to offer both calm and cardio. What’s better? If you live at The Harrison, you have a safe spot to park your bike right at home.
Navigating San Francisco in a car isn’t always ideal, but when you’re able to stick by the bay, traffic becomes exponentially less stressful. And, when you have valet services at home, getting behind the wheel can actually be a breeze. At The Harrison, our residents have the luxury of dropping their car off and avoiding the dread of street parking; so, for those with a lengthy commute, the ease of simply handing over the keys after a long day is, perhaps, one of the greatest urban luxuries of all.