Flights to San Francisco land at either San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport. San Francisco Airport is located 13 miles south of San Mateo. Oakland International Airport, meanwhile, is located 4 miles south of Oakland but serves San Francisco. CheapTickets can get you domestic flights from Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and a number of other airlines that serve both airports.
San Francisco offers several public transit methods to get from SFO to the city. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has a terminal on the Boarding Area G side. SamTrans, a bus system, stops at Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and the International Terminal. A single ride is $2, and a day pass is $6. If you have a rental car arranged, you can collect it in the Rental Car Center. CheapTickets offers discounts on rentals from companies such as Enterprise, Avis, and more.
San Francisco, because of its location near the ocean, has a mild climate. Temperatures rarely drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. The average summertime high is 74 degrees. Precipitation is highest in the winter months from January to March, but summers are very dry.
Two of the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco are Alcatraz and Chinatown. Alcatraz, once a highly secure prison, is now a museum colloquially known as The Rock. It lies on an island in San Francisco Bay. Chinatown is the closest you can get to experiencing traditional Chinese culture without flying to China. Schedule your flights to San Francisco during the Chinese New Year-late January to early February-for two weeks of exciting festivities.
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