Welcome to San Francisco International Airport, the largest airport in Northern California and second busiest in the entire state, after LAX. Commonly referred to as “SFO,” this international airport is a major gateway for European and Asian flights. It spans across 13 miles of San Francisco bay, and hosts numerous shops, eateries, and places you don’t want to miss. As an extremely large airport, you can easily lose your way or end up in a completely different terminal than the one you need to be in. Avoid getting lost in the crowded corridors and instead follow our guide on which spots to hit when passing through. We’ve also mentioned some essential gadgets throughout to make your journey more convenient, all of which can be found at the nearest InMotion store. Check them out now!
With eight locations, InMotion is located wherever you may be within SFO airport. If you haven’t heard about this store yet, know that it is perfect for the business traveler. InMotion is only available in airports, offering convenient access for any tech-savvy traveler shopping for the newest in travel gadgets and electronic accessories. The sales staff is trained to help you find exactly what you need, whether you know all about the latest in sound technology or you just forgot your headphones. Either way, InMotion can help. Some of their coolest gizmos? Plantronics PRO 2 Headphones and the Swissgear Patriot Rolling 2-Piece Business Set. Pick them both up on your way through!
In the mood for a history lesson to break up your trip? Located in International Terminal is the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum. Take a walk through time as you learn about the history of commercial aviation and how it affects us every day. The museum is modeled as a 1930’s passenger lobby. The many exhibits, educational programs, and other services are available to the public for zero charge. Walk around, read about some history, then relax on the benches and just observe. For a more comfortable seating arrangement, bring along your Cabeau Evolution Pillow, the perfect neck perch that you can use both now and on the plane ride. Then lean back, relax, and enjoy the view of the ancient planes up above!
Now it’s time to unwind while you wait for take-off. SFO is one of a handful of airports that feature a relaxing space to stretch and center your thoughts. Located in terminals two and three, these rooms are free and open 24-hours for any weary traveler. Check out Smarter Travel’s pre-flight yoga routine to help you feel your best before your flight.
Getting hungry wandering around this massive airport? You’ll want to stop in Terminal 3 next, for none other than Boudin Bakery & Cafe. One of the top-rated bakeries in San Francisco, make sure to take your time when deciding what to order here. Even with proper time and care, you’ll surely still wish you had what the person next to you ordered. If you are interested in a baked item that is both delicious and exquisitely shaped, you’ve come to the right place. Boudin is famous for its freshly baked bread, in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We mean ALL sorts of shapes and sizes. Here you can find lobster bread, turtle bread, crab bread, alligator bread, flower bread, and of course, teddy bear bread. Don’t miss out on this fun way to eat some delicious treats. Traveling with a buddy? This will surely make a great, inexpensive and thoughtful gift. A bit of a jokester? Buy some for the flight home to surprise your kids! Just make sure you’ve got the Zagg InvisibleShield Glass+ covering your screen. It’s both scratch-proof and crumb-proof.
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