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Cheap Flights to San Francisco

Cheap Flights to San Francisco

Most beautiful, most innovative, most extravagant; San Francisco has always been a city of superlatives. With its gold rush beginnings, its historical place as the center of American counterculture, and now the world’s hub for high-tech innovation, the City, as locals call it, occupies a special place in the public imagination. If you’re lucky enough to spend some time there, you’ll see why; San Francisco is one of the most dynamic and fascinating destinations on the planet.

Most visitors are easily able to book cheap flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), a thoroughly modern hub conveniently nestled between Silicon Valley and the city of San Francisco. Given the importance of this region as a financial, business, and tourism powerhouse, it takes little effort to find a direct flight from any major city, and every national airline maintains a presence there. You can take BART, the Bay Area’s metro system, from the airport to downtown for about $13. If you have luggage and would prefer more comfort, taxis and rideshares can be taken for about $60.

What to Expect When Arriving in San Francisco

No matter when you visit San Francisco, be sure to have a jacket ready when you exit the airport. If anything shocks visitors to the city, it’s usually the weather. Don’t expect to find the stereotypical California filled with sunshine and bikinis – even in the middle of summer, daytime highs rarely exceed 20 degrees, while nighttime temperatures drop below 10 and weather often include high winds and thick, heavy fog. September and October are sometimes exceptions, as the fog often clears and the sun might come out while the city residents fire up their barbecues for these early fall months. Otherwise, expect cool and possibly wet weather year-round.

What to do in San Francisco

If weather doesn’t concern you, then you’ll find no end of fascinating events throughout a year in San Francisco. Street fairs, quirky races, and city-wide parties happen regularly, and San Francisco remains one of the premier music festival spots in North America. Other activities abound for people with all tastes and interests. The most famous sights in San Francisco, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, and the Cable Cars, are fun to experience at least once and they tend to appeal to children. Adults often prefer sampling the city’s world-class food, hopping around the great selection of bars, and perusing dozens of outstanding museums and galleries.
You can enjoy these cultural adventures best simply by exploring the city’s neighborhoods, as San Francisco is a community-oriented place offering unique and interesting micro cultures. Residents proudly identify with the areas of the city that they live in, such as SoMA and Nob Hill, and you’ll quickly discover that each of these sections is like a small town where everyone knows everyone. It’s fun to explore vintage clothing stores in Haight-Ashbury, hipster bars and cafés in The Mission District, gay pride in the Castro, and the elegance of the homes in Pacific Heights and Russian Hill. All this excitement and you haven’t even left town yet. Any trip to San Francisco should include a visit to the surrounding areas to escape the urban hustle and bustle, like crossing the Golden Gate Bridge for hiking among giant redwoods or heading over the Bay Bridge to enjoy the progressive college town of Berkeley.
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San Francisco lures millions of tourists each year. The hills of the city famously peep through the fog to reveal the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, colorful Victorian buildings, and cable cars. With attractions such as Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, green spaces, and numerous bars, restaurants, and nightlife opportunities, you will ... San Francisco city guide

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