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Reviewed on Nov. 7, 2019
Here’s an open secret: It’s often cheaper and easier to fly into Oakland International Airport (OAK) when you’re looking to vacation in San Francisco. Located only 34 km from downtown, staying in Oakland, California, is also a good option when you want to freshen up before hitting the city.
Landing in Oakland puts you close to a number of great attractions.
Stretch your airplane seat legs at the Metropolitan Golf Links. This course is perfect for any new golfers looking to improve their skills or pro golfers ready to work on their putting skills. Despite being so close to the city, there’s nothing but an expansive green feel to the fairway. If you’d like to wear greens rather than play on them, make your way over to the Oakland Coliseum. This is the home of the Oakland A’s baseball team, where you’ll see plenty of green and gold jerseys on die-hard fans during the season. If you’re arriving late at night, no worries. OAK airport hotels are more than used to newly arrived travellers, and will often offer amenities like 24/7 room service and in-house spas so you can unwind after your day on the plane.
Once you’re ready to head into the city, you’re only a bus and BART ride away from the skyscrapers of San Francisco. Feel free to de-board at the popular attractions, like the Transamerica Pyramid, Rincon Park, and the San Francisco Museum of Art. And not to worry about your travel fund. Book your hotel in San Francisco right here on Expedia.ca so there’s more to spend on museum tickets and souvenirs in town.
Get your vacation off to a flying start with a great airport experience and even better discounts on accommodations once you arrive.