Flights to San Francisco in 2019

Cheap Flights to San Francisco

The City by the Bay is one of California’s most popular destinations and serves as a major financial and cultural hub on the West Coast. The population in San Francisco is approximately 1 million people living in a 46 square mile area. As you can imagine, San Francisco gets its fair share of tourists and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the 7th busiest in the U.S.

Flying to San Fran (SFO)

United Airlines is the premiere domestic and international airline for SFO, a central transatlantic stopping point for Western-bound flights to Asia and Australia and a major hub of transportation for California. This is also the principal operating location for Virgin America, another well-known national airline business. Delta, American Airlines, US Airways, Southwest, JetBlue, and many more domestic airlines operate San Francisco flights as well.

International flights to San Francisco include such airlines as British Airways, Air France and KLM. San Francisco International’s 3 domestic and 1 international terminals transported a record 53.1 million passengers in 2016. These numbers are steadily on the rise in light of new, non-stop routes to popular destinations like Melbourne, Iceland, Fiji Copenhagen, Shanghai and more.

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San Francisco Travel Guide

Popular things to do in The Paris of the West

The famous Golden Gate Bridge is San Francisco’s most historic visiting spot and a winner of the Travelers’ Choice 2017 Top Landmarks award! The bridge is surpassed in age and dimensions by many other structures on the planet, but will forever remain a landmark American cultural icon.

Visitors can park on the bridge’s south lots for a fee or pay a toll to cross the bridge and park for free in the north lot. Crissy field or the Presidio are also green spaces nearby to catch stunning views. However you visit, don't forget your digital camera for some awesome scenery. The views afforded of the bay are memorable at all hours, but nothing looks better on a travel card than a sunrise/sunset from the Golden Gate Bridge. Nature lovers will be drawn to the Marin Headlands, featuring the old Point Bonita Lighthouse and a scenic hiking trail, your day trip has just been planned!

Tips for Travelers

It may come as a surprise to most , but the weather in San Fran stays close to 62 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The Pacific Ocean’s breezes maintain the city’s cool climate, so remember to pack a couple sweaters and a lightweight jacket. The city is also known for its steep streets and hills, so put an extra pair of supportive walking shoes in your carry-on, too! If you don’t quite feel like hoofing it around San Fran, use Skyscanner to help you compare prices on rental cars.

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