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San Francisco International Airport (SFO) can be accessed via BART, which provides airport transportation from San Francisco, Oakland and San Mateo. Driving the 101-S takes 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco.
Flights from SFO to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) usually last for just under four hours. From MSY, you can get to New Orleans in 10 minutes via I-10 E. The Consolidated Car Rental Facility is walking distance from West Terminal baggage claims 12 through 14.
New Orleans is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the southern United States. The French Quarter offers insatiable history with places like the Beauregard-Keyes House, 1850 House and the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans.
Indulge in the plentiful culinary delights of the city, from seafood at GW Fins to French cuisine at Gautreau's and coveted Creole fare at Commander's Palace. Night owls will enjoy live jazz music at many local venues in the city that birthed the Jazz movement.
Mardi Gras is a huge seasonal celebration in New Orleans, with Fat Tuesday falling the day before Ash Wednesday in February or early March. If you are traveling during this time, be sure to secure accommodations beforehand and be ready for parades galore!