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San Francisco flights offer cable-cars, hilly streets, Victorian architecture, luxury boutiques, nouveau restaurants, walkable beaches, and a laid-back liberal lifestyle. In fact, San Francisco was the first city in the U.S. to allow gay marriage. In 2004, hundreds of gay couples from around the nation boarded flights to San Francisco and waited in line to say “I do.” Today, the city maintains its laissez-faire ambience and treats its visitors to the same type of carefree manner.

Book a window seat on your flight to San Francisco and you might be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco served as the birthplace of the dot.com birth, and subsequently the dot.com bust, and continues to thrive today as a city of entrepreneurs and invention. 

Book a flight to San Francisco to be in a city that is constantly on the list of America’s most expensive cities to live in, and property values continue to rise to some of the highest in the nation. With all the entertainment options and the wide range of culture and diversity in San Francisco, it’s no wonder the city of San Francisco thrives on tourism. Flights to San Francisco are always filled with travelers seeking a reprieve from life’s everyday chaos.

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San Francisco climate

If you’re looking for tank-top weather and margaritas on the beach, cancel your flight to San Francisco. San Francisco is surprisingly chilly, even in summer. Summer temperatures occasionally go above 70 degrees and usually start with a morning fog over the city. Because of the fog, the city rarely sees more than a few hot days in a row, but just a few miles inland it’s clear, hot, and dry. Book flights to San Francisco in the fall when clear skies and temperatures in the 80s grace the city. Winter temperatures are usually in the 40s and 50s and rarely go below freezing. But the winter rain combined with ocean breezes can make it feel cold.San Francisco is a popular vacation destination and has visitors, festivals, and events year-round. It’s advisable to book San Francisco flights and hotels at the same time to ensure your San Francisco vacation is complete.

Getting around San Francisco

Renting a car in San Francisco is more trouble than it’s worth. The city is covered with steep hills and one-way streets, traffic backups can be a nightmare and parking is scarce and expensive. You’ll only need a car if you’re heading out of town. It’s easy to get around on foot and the public transportation system can get you anywhere else. San Francisco’s main transportation network is the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni). It has 100 bus lines with electric trolley buses and the famous historic cable cars. Riding one of the cable cars from the Nob Hill down to Fisherman’s Wharf is an integral part of the San Francisco tourist experience. Check out the Muni Passports that offer unlimited rides for several days. Biking is a popular way to get around, but you’ll have to steel yourself to get up and over some of the hills. The easiest way to get a cab is calling ahead or lining up for one at a hotel stand. To get out of the city, you can hop aboard the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the fast and efficient subway linking the city to the East Bay. You can also catch one of the many ferries sailing for Sausalito, Larkspur and Tiburon.

Airport Overview

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco and is the largest airport in the Bay Area and the second-busiest airport in California.

Comprising four terminals – Terminals 1, 2, 3 and the International Terminal – that form a ring around a multi-story Domestic Airport parking garage, San Francisco International is easy to navigate. Terminals 1-3 handle all domestic flights, while the International Terminal mainly manages international flights. Customs, immigrations and baggage claims are generally fast; staff are friendly, signage is good and transport to and from the airport is excellent.  Delays are common, though, due to the region’s adverse weather patterns; however, there are plans to extend the runways in order to aid aircraft flying in low visibility conditions.

San Francisco International is clean and modern. With its newly revamped Terminal 2 housing an award-winning aviation museum and library, along with an extensive array of retail, dining, entertainment and health establishments, it is truly a world-class facility.

Flights to San Francisco International Airport comes from a number of destinations worldwide, including Toronto, Paris, Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Lima, Frankfurt, Singapore, San Salvador, Beijing, Mexico City, Sydney and Cancun, in addition to numerous domestic routes.

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Useful information about San Francisco International

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Temp on Avg for this month inSan Francisco International74.7 °FSource: World Weather Online
Avg rainfall for this month inSan Francisco International0.13 inSource: World Weather Online
Average flying time toSan Francisco International6 hrs 47 mins
Airlines that fly toSan Francisco InternationalDelta Air Lines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines
Deals on flights toSan Francisco International3974
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 How much do things cost in San Francisco?

  • Cheap meal: $14.00
  • Imported beer (0.33 liter): $6.00
  • 1 mile taxi journey: $2.75
  • One-way ticket (local transport): $2.00
  • 1 hour taxi waiting fee: $30.00
  • Taxi - fixed fee: $3.50
  • 3 bedroom apartment in the suburbs: $3385.83
  • Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle): $3.81
  • 3 bedroom apartment downtown: $4576.39
  • 3 course meal for 2: $76.00
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