San Francisco Layover Guide
If you have a layover at San Francisco International Airport, instead of just hanging around for hours for your connecting flight, you should consider heading out to the city and explore all the great things it has to offer.
Before we explain all the great things that you can explore outside of the airport in San Francisco, we will first share some of the wonderful things that the airport has to offer for those that don’t have a long enough layover to make it into the city and back.
If you are an aviation geek, then make sure to head over to Aviation Museum and Library. Here you can spend some time exploring the history of the airport and all the wonderful things that have happened at this airport. If you are with kids, be sure to check the San Francisco’s Exploratorium and the Christian Science Reading Room. Those that have experienced a long day can treat themselves to a massage in Terminal 3 at XpresSpa. Just don’t forget to miss your connecting flight by over pampering yourself.
Just 13 miles from SFO is downtown San Francisco, you can either tax a Taxi, Uber or the BART train from the airport. It takes about 40 minutes via the BART from SFO to the Montgomery Station, while a car ride could take about 30 minutes.
What To Do In San Francisco During Layover
Make sure to check out the iconic Lombard Street, you have probably seen pictures of videos of it online or in the movies. This is a bustling part of town where you can get a great bite to eat. From here you will be within walking distance of Fisherman’s Wharf where you can great some of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and some other landmarks like Alcatraz Island.
Cable Car Ride
There probably isn’t anything more classic than cable cars in San Francisco. You can explore the town by hoping on and off these at different stopping points around town. Catch the cable cars down to Union Square where you can do some shopping, visit some museums or relax at a café.