Flights to San Francisco – Gold Rush country
Once a quiet, chilled fishing village, San Francisco boomed into a city over a few short months during the gold rush in the 1800s. Flights to San Francisco land you in a US city with a cosmopolitan and unusually tolerant personality; open to suggestion, open minded and a lovely city to look at. Take the humble fortune cookie. Chinese, right? Nope. They were invented here by a Japanese chap, Makato Hagiwara. Take flights to San Francisco and discover the home of denim; jeans were invented in San Francisco by Gold Rush miners. Irish coffee… Irish, right? Wrong again. Irish coffee was invented here too. San Francisco airport is 14 miles or so south of the city, a huge place. So big that they’ve paid on an AirTrain light rail service runs 24/7 between the international and domestic terminals.
San Francisco Flights – Formerly Yerba Buena
Flights to San Francisco deposit you in yet another US city with a load of name changes and nicknames in its history. The city’s original name was Yerba Buena, Spanish for ‘good herb’ or ‘good grass’. Despite the city’s hippy connections the name related to a local mint plant rather than the naughtier kind of weed. Choose flights to San Francisco and you might notice that there are a lot of people begging. Sadly the city has more homeless people than any other city in the US.
Flights to San Francisco – Imagine you’re Al Capone
Alcatraz actually means ‘pelican’ in Spanish and the prison island, once a military fort, is visible in San Francisco Bay on smog free days. Today it is deserted, inhabited only by deer (how did they get there?), mice and creepy crawlies. Take flights to San Francisco and imagine you’re Al Capone or George Machine Gun Kelly. There’s an enormous amount of things to do and see in the city and you’ll find friendly people staffing information booths in the arrivals areas of all the airport’s terminals. If there’s nobody home you can always use a computerised information kiosk, and there are also Travellers Aid kiosks in all departure lounges.
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