Arriving early for check-in and security at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) just may elicit a sigh of contentment. The airport’s “jetiquette” makes traveling welcoming, interesting, fun, and — dare we say – relaxing. There are enough activities and sites to warrant placing the airport itself on a traveler’s itinerary.
San Francisco – SFO is a gateway to many San Francisco attractions. It previews the best of San Francisco in terms of restaurants, retail, art and culture. Visitors may discover the wonders of the Steinhart Aquarium and the California Academy of Sciences, learn about the history of aviation, or enjoy the renowned cultural art exhibits included throughout the airport.
Nearly all of the airport eateries are branches of local San Francisco restaurants, bars and cafés, providing travelers with an authentic taste of San Francisco. And if shopping is a pleasure, SFO features an eclectic mix of bookstores, gift shops, travel outfitters, designer brands and luxury boutiques, including the SFMOMA Museum Store.
SFO provides airport services that go far beyond the ordinary. Because time is valuable, SFO makes special efforts to ensure the airport experience is one of the highlights of the trip. Everything needed for travel is here, including currency exchange offices, banking services, and wireless Internet access. To keep looking and feeling at best, SFO features a hair salon, spa and medical clinic. Visit the full-service travel agency for last-minute bookings, tickets and tours. Travelers can even rent a DVD player with the latest movies to keep family entertained along the way. And to feed the imagination, SFO’s museum galleries, aquarium exhibit and reflection room will help spirits take flight.
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