San Francisco Private Jet Charter Flights and Jet Hire SF
Aside from the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco also offers distinct neighborhoods just waiting to be explored; notoriously steep, hilly streets; exquisite homes that constantly rank among the most expensive in the nation; unmatched arts, culture and theater; and a blend of high-powered, high-tech industries mixed with a liberal, bohemian lifestyle.
From the romantic images of cable cars and Fisherman's Wharf, to the stark island of Alcatraz, San Francisco is a unique, enticing tourist destination with travelers arriving on private jet flights from all around the world.
Any time is a good time to visit San Francisco, so when you go largely depends on the reason for your visit. For example, if you are interested in the San Francisco cultural season with world-renowned opera, ballet and theater, then late fall through early winter is the best time to travel to San Francisco. And, if you don't mind the cold weather, winter is also when you can find some of the best flight deals and some of the lowest rates on hotels.
San Francisco weather can surprise some visitors who naturally assume a city on the California coast will be sunny and warm throughout the year. While temperatures do tend towards the 80's and the fog subsides during the fall months, most of the year San Francisco weather barely reaches the 70's and the city is shrouded in morning fog. Winters can be particularly chilly, with temperatures dipping down to the 40's, and plenty of light rain and cool breezes will make you keep your coat on.
How to get there
Three nearby airports allow for plenty of San Francisco flight deals when booking your San Francisco vacation. The most popular arrival point for private jet flights to San Francisco is the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is 13 miles from downtown. Other area airports include Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Jose International Airport (SJC), which are also in close proximity.
Each of these San Francisco area airports offers shopping, dining and services to make your airport experience a positive one. And, with three airports to choose from, San Francisco private flight deals are easier to find.
After you arrive, you will find ample ground transportation from any of the three area airports to your hotel. Traffic can be an issue in San Francisco, and driving and parking in the city is not always an easy task. Because of this, most visitors will likely have the best experience if they explore the city on foot, by bicycle, via taxi or on the popular and efficient BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and Muni (San Francisco Municipal Railway) public transportation systems. Taxis are not always abundant, but taxi service is just a phone call away if you would like to take a taxi from your San Francisco hotel to one of the many San Francisco attractions.
For some attractions, or to explore nearby areas, you may also travel by ferry, and at least one ride on a famous San Francisco cable car is an absolute must.
If you do decide to rent a car, look for rental car discounts or San Francisco travel packages that include car rental. To ensure that your San Francisco vacation goes off without a hitch, book your rental car at the same time you book your hotel and flight.
Quick Facts about San Francisco
James Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848. Four short years later the city grew to almost 35,000 people. Today, San Francisco is home to over 800,000.
San Francisco's cable cars are the only moving National Historic Landmark. The city is also home to Angel Island, the Ellis Island of the west coast.
Alcatraz (meaning pelican in Spanish) was a military fort before it was a prison.
Where to stay
The Hotel Triton, located at 342 Grant Avenue San Francisco, CA 94108, is a great hip boutique hotel near Union Square and steps away from the gates of China Town. It's part of the Kimpton chain of hotels. It's not for those on a budget, although they have cheaper rates for special occasions (i.e. Spring Break). The staff is fabulous plus the hotel is only 4 -5 blocks away from the Muni underground & BART (public transit).
If you want to see San Francisco from a truly great vantage point, stay in Sausalito, across the bay. Hotel Sausalito, located at 16 El Portal (at Bridgeway) Sausalito, California 94965, is on the square in town, just steps away from the ferry landing. It is utterly charming and very posh without breaking your budget. There is no dining room, but there are plenty of places to eat to suit all prices, from pizza to seafood, all within walking distance of the hotel. Breakfast can be eaten at the cafe next door, and you get a voucher for a free meal from the hotel. The staff is wonderful and helpful. If you can, get a room overlooking the park, for $195.00 a night, room without view, $155.00. Very reasonable for the bay area. Each floor has fresh fruit and bottled water in the hallway. Sausalito itself is charming, albeit touristy, but is within driving distance of less crowded cities on the bay. And there is that view from the waterfront!
What to do
Ride a cable car, tour Alcatraz, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and explore what is perhaps the most famous Chinatown in the entire nation. Once you have accomplished these must-do tourist attractions, take a break to enjoy San Francisco's café culture, unwind over exquisite cuisine in one of the exceptional restaurants San Francisco has to offer, or take in some world-class shopping.
Then head back out on the town to enjoy more of San Francisco's rich history, culture and diversity. Some of the most popular San Francisco attractions include Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park, the Historic Ships Pier, the Cable Car Museum, the Mission Delores and, of course, the diverse and unique neighborhoods.
Chinatown is a well-known neighborhood with plenty of shopping, dining and cultural attractions to fill an entire day of exploring. Other popular neighborhoods – all of which can be explored on foot with a map – include The Castro, known for boutique shopping, year-round festivals, a lively nightlife and the center of San Francisco's gay culture; the exclusive Nob Hill with its luxurious mansions; North Beach, which is the former center of the Beatnik movement; Telegraph Hill with its famously steep staircases and spectacular views; and Russian Hill, home to the steep, zigzagging Lombard Street – a must-see for any visitor.