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Cheap flights from Washington to San Francisco

Cheap flights from Washington DC to San Francisco

Flying across the country to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a long journey, but the atmosphere of this urban gateway to Northern California makes the trip well worth it. San Francisco is one of America’s most beautiful cities, and it’s definitely worth exploring. Starting at Union Square and working out to Marin and points beyond, the Bay Area tells a story unlike anywhere else in the United States.

Key Facts

The easiest way to get around the San Francisco area is by car, and the airport has an array of options to choose from for car rental. Once you’re on the road, Highway 101 north will take you into the city. The highway turns into Van Ness Avenue for a couple of miles in central San Francisco, but if you follow the signs you can take 101 all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge, and into fantastic Marin County. The marina in the city of Marin has some of the best crab legs on the West Coast, and the local beaches are secluded and quite beautiful.

Hints and Tips

The plane trip from Washington Dulles International (IAD) to SFO takes about five hours if you fly direct. From San Francisco you can easily travel by car to Santa Cruz, Napa Valley, Oakland, and Silicon Valley. Free parking around SFO is hard to find, but street side parking is widely available on Market Street in San Francisco, and from there you can easily catch a cable car up into the more walkable areas of the city.

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Hotels in San Francisco

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Serrano Hotel

Serrano Hotel

405 Taylor St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (7 reviews)

The Serrano Hotel is steps away from Union Square, perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco, 2 blocks from the Powell Street cable car.

$158

$158
Handlery Union Square Hotel

Handlery Union Square Hotel

351 Geary St, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (52 reviews)

A half-block from cable cars, this hotel is 2 blocks from Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre; the Moscone Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern ...

$169

$169
Hotel Whitcomb

Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market St, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (80 reviews)

Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile ...

$169

$169
The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square

The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square

335 Powell Street, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (33 reviews)

This elegant and historic 1904 hotel offers a prime location across from San Francisco's Union Square; cable cars stop right at the front door, and the Financial ...

$195

$195
Villa Florence

Villa Florence

225 Powell St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Infused with the spirit of Italy, this romantic downtown San Francisco retreat is on the Powell Street cable car line, less than a block from Union Square; theaters ...

$205

$205
Pullman San Francisco Bay

Pullman San Francisco Bay

223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Set along a tranquil lagoon, this contemporary resort-style hotel is 11 miles south of San Francisco International Airport and an equidistant 25 miles from San ...

$169

$169
Hotel Zephyr

Hotel Zephyr

250 Beach Street, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (5 reviews)

This family-friendly San Francisco hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pier ...

$179

$179
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square

345 Stockton St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Rising 36 stories above Union Square, this sleek, contemporary hotel is 1 block from cable cars, 3 blocks from Westfield San Francisco Centre shopping mall, ...

$209

$209
Travelodge San Francisco Airport-North

Travelodge San Francisco Airport-North

326 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco
2.0 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (73 reviews)

This 200-room hotel is 2 miles north of San Francisco International Airport and 10 miles from downtown San Francisco.

$118

$118
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Built around a skylit open atrium, this fully renovated 9-story hotel on San Francisco Bay features an onsite restaurant and is located 2.5 miles from the airport, ...

$109

$109
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