The so-called Paris of the West is one of California's best-loved cities. Imbued with the cutting-edge institutions of Berkley, blessed with the salt-filled airs of the Pacific Ocean, and draped over a topography of hills and bays, it's a metropolis unlike any other. You can spend mornings gawping at mists swirling around the Golden Gate Bridge, afternoons snapping shots of handsome Victorian mansions on Nob Hill, and evenings filled with seafood chowders on Fisherman's Wharf. And when it comes to cheap flights to San Francisco? You should never be short of options. Countless low-cost and premium airlines arrive here, thanks largely to the city's trio of major airports (San Francisco International, Oakland International Airport, and the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport).
The Golden Gate Bridge is nothing short of unmissable. Try to see it when mist swirls off the Pacific – talk about photogenic!
The dark history of Alcatraz the jail unfolds on tours of this strange and unique island in the Bay Area of San Fran.
Clam chowder stands meet crab kitchens and rattling trams down on fun-filled Fisherman's Wharf.
JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, Alaska Airlines, United, American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Frontier, Linear Air and Sun Country Air fly non-stop to San Francisco.
Iberia is the best airline to fly to San Francisco. For direct flights then JetBlue is best.