San Francisco is nonchalantly cool. From its hippie past to modern-day alternativeness, it's no wonder it's where today's tech geniuses and innovative thinkers flock. From Allen Ginsberg to Steve Jobs and Harvey Milk, San Francisco has long been the home of revolutionaries. Step foot on the notorious Alcatraz, vintage shop and drink boutique beers around Haight and Ashbury streets, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and wind your way down Lombard Street - San Fran is a pleasure from the bay to the hills. Book your cheap flights to San Francisco with Student Flights and you'll have extra dollars for eating authentic tacos in the Mission District. Want even more bang for your buck? Full-time students, teachers and under 26s can also get our exclusive Black Market Flights airfares to San Francisco.
Flights to San Francisco land at San Francisco International Airport, which is the largest airport in the Bay Area. Home to Virgin America's fleet, the airport is the fifth largest hub in the United States. Located 21 kilometres south of San Francisco, you can journey into the city from the airport by taxi, rapid transit train (BART) or shuttle. For more information about the airlines that service San Francisco International Airport, see our airline guide.
If you like to get the belly of a city and find the nitty gritty, you'll love San Fran's Mission District. Famous for its little coloured houses on the hill and its Latino vibe, enjoy the best Mexican food this side of the border along with colourful street art murals, hipsters with beards getting coffee,and record and boutique clothing stores, all perfectly complemented with loads of green space and people kicking around soccer balls or strumming a guitar under the tree.
As you ride across the Golden Gate Bridge with the wind blowing in your hair, you'll feel as inhibited as a hippie growing their armpit hairs out at Haight Ashbury in the swinging '60s. Take a cruise out on the bay and pass under the bridge and around Alcatraz (make sure you book a ticket to visit Alcatraz - word of warning, these sell out quick!) Our San Francisco tours and holidays deals will ensure you not only see the Rock from the shore, but actually step onto the island and uncover its tumultuous past.
For more things to see and do in San Fran, check out our San Francisco guide. And if you're after recommendations and packages for your San Francisco holiday, chat to our knowledgeable Student Flights consultants or fill out the enquiry form.