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Why Fly to San Francisco?

Winner of the 'People & Hospitality' Award in the Conde Nast Readers' Travel Awards, San Francisco is one of the most visited cities in America, with attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the nearby Napa valley. It is also one of the key cities for accessing the west coast of the US, and San Francisco International Airport is a hub for international and domestic flights. You can use Travelzoo’s SuperSearch to find cheap and last-minute flights to San Francisco. 

Flying to San Francisco from the UK

It is possible to get cheap flight deals from several UK airports to San Francisco. London Heathrow offers direct flights to San Francisco which take approximately 10-11 hours. Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow and Edinburgh international airports offer one-stop services to San Francisco.

Which Airlines Fly to San Francisco?

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, BMI, United and Continental all operate direct services from London Heathrow to San Francisco. Although non-direct flights typically take longer than direct flights, they can be significantly cheaper. If you are looking for a cheap flight to San Francisco, KLM fly from London Gatwick via Atlanta, US Airways fly from Gatwick via Charlotte and Delta fly from London Heathrow via Atlanta. US Airways offer good fares from Manchester with a stopover in Philadelphia, or you can fly with American Airlines if you prefer a stopover at New York JFK. From Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow, Continental and United Airlines offer flights with a Newark stopover, or from Edinburgh the best fares are often with Air France, including a Paris pit-stop.

Mini Travel Guide to San Francisco

Over 150 years ago, a gold rush transformed this laid-back fishing village into a legendary city almost overnight, and it seems San Francisco has been a magnet for tourists ever since, although these days more suited to fun-seekers than fortune-seekers.

San Francisco is one of the biggest tourist hot spots in the US, renowned for it's eclectic architecture, multicultural inhabitants and famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz and Chinatown.

San Francisco covers a relatively small area, making it a great place to explore on foot. While the city may not be awash with grand monuments, days in San Francisco are better spent strolling the hilly streets, observing the eccentrics, and indulging in delicious seafood dinners. After a day scaling the 43 hills that make up the San Fran landscape, you'll be ready to join the sea lions belly-flopping on to Pier 39.

Explore the crooked Lombard Street, with nine hairpin bends; take a sight-seeing stroll to the Golden Gate Bridge, or give your credit card a workout in the shops of Union Square. Alcatraz Island is city's biggest attraction, a former prison and home to Al Capone, with daily guided tours from Pier 33. With its excellent collections of art and photography, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  is also well worth a visit.
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