Introducing San Francisco

Fun, dazzling, unpredictable, trailblazing, and eclectic, there’s never a dull moment in San Francisco. A top contender for the status of America’s most beloved U.S. city, this West Coast thought-leader delivers more than its fair share of iconic moments and free entertainment; the breathtaking views from the Presidio of the Golden Gate Bridge, the salty boat ride out to Alcatraz, the Victorian homes of Pacific Heights, the belching sea lions and briny bowls of seafood chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf. A compact place, chock full of attractions, San Francisco also delivers the pleasurable pains associated with walking a city that just happens to be draped precipitously over no less than 43 hills. That’s where the historic trolleys come in, rattling through neighborhoods where irreverence, innovation, and artistry fuse to trendsetting effect. Gourmands gather every Saturday morning at the Ferry Building’s Farmer’s Market while the spirited Mission District is a heartwarming ode to the printed word with an incredible selection of independent bookshops lining streets emblazoned with fascinating street art. Union Street and Hayes Valley are where fashion-forward shopaholics get their fix with an interesting array of trendy boutiques, home décor stores, and purveyors of the unusual and the unique. Golden Gate Park warrants a day at least with stellar attractions, including the arts and crafts of the de Young Museum and every kid’s favorite, the California Academy of Sciences, a natural history museum with 40,000 animals in authentic habitats.

Airports within a 50-mile radius of San Francisco:

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    • Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
    • Hayward Executive Airport (HWD)
    • Livermore Municipal Airport (APC)

Popular aircraft charters* in the San Francisco area include:

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.