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Take Highway 101 to San Francisco International (SFO). Upon arrival, drop your car in one of the many onsite lots. Try to get some shut-eye in air, as typical flight times are just over 12 hours. Upon landing at Madrid Barajas (MAD), take the Metro to city center. Pick up the metro at terminal T4.
Immerse yourself in Madrid lifestyle by spending your time at Plaza Mayor. This square rests in the heart of Madrid and houses countless restaurants, bars and shops. For a break from the busy Madrid streets, spend time in Casa de Campo. This large park was once a royal hunting ground and is now a popular place to enjoy the beautiful weather. When it's time to dine, do so in Spanish style. Visit Mercado San Miguel and purchase some wine and tapas to eat picnic style. If you're a lover of soccer, don't miss the opportunity to take in a game at Bernabeu Stadium, home to Real Madrid FC.
For the best proximity to shops and restaurants, stay close to the Plaza Mayor area; for fewer tourists, stay in Chamartin and enjoy the boutique markets and rich gardens. Madrid experiences more seasonal weather changes than many other parts of Spain. If you visit in the winter, you will likely be met with temperatures in the mid-40s. Conversely, the summer months can be almost too hot. For the ideal climate, visit in the transitional seasons of fall and spring.