SFO Terminal Guide for Biz Travelers
San Francisco is one of America's top destinations for business travel, increasingly because of its thriving tech industry. If you have meetings in San Francisco, you'll undoubtedly be spending some time at San Francisco International Airport, also known as SFO. Luckily, it's a completely business-friendly airport, with all the amenities you'll need and plenty to see and do while you wait for your flight. Here are some ideas of what to do in the San Francisco International Airport terminals.
Aviation Museum and Library Are you fascinated by the science behind airplanes? SFO has its very own museum and library dedicated to aviation. There are also lots of interesting books to read if you need to pass the time during a San Francisco airport layover. The architecture of the museum itself is interesting, even if you're not an aviation enthusiast. Its design is inspired by the airport's passenger lobby, as it was in the 1930s.
24th & Mission Taco House Mexican culture has a strong influence in San Francisco, which means you can get some fantastic Mexican food in the city. 24th & Mission Taco House, named after a street intersection in San Francisco, serves food, beer and wine.
Burberry There are two Burberry stores located in the International Terminal, offering high-end goods for high flyers. Their range of clothing and accessories make ideal gifts for that special someone who didn't get to join you on your business trip to San Francisco.
Airport Butler Head to Terminal 1 before going through security to take advantage of SFO's Airport Butler service. This is ideal if you're traveling with important colleagues or clients and want to make a great impression. The concierge company will ensure everything runs smoothly.
Simply Gourmet Looking for a tasty treat for the plane journey or perhaps a sweet gift for a friend or family member? Simply Gourmet offers quality local products from around California, including a selection of food, candies and gifts.
Animal Relief Areas Traveling with pets or service animals? You'll definitely want to keep in mind that there are animal relief areas located in Terminal 1, both pre- and post-security. These are open 24/7 and well sign-posted to avoid any unpleasant incidents during your layover in San Francisco.
Greetings from San Francisco If you didn't get chance to pick up any San Francisco souvenirs while visiting the city, you can do so on the way home. Greetings from San Francisco is a shop selling local goods and San Francisco-themed items, from postcards to snacks and clothing.
Lodging, Transportation and Attractions Boards If you've just arrived in San Francisco and need to book a hotel or rental car or want to find out about local attractions, head for the Lodging, Transportation and Attractions Boards. These can be found by the Arrivals and Baggage Claim area.
CLEAR When time is of the essence, you can ensure you'll get through security as fast as possible thanks to CLEAR. Once you become a member, you'll get a biometric card that confirms your identity and expedites the security check process.
Ghirardelli Ghirardelli chocolate is a popular luxury treat in California, where the company is based. It was actually founded in San Francisco, way back in 1852. Therefore, you simply can't leave the city without trying some Ghirardelli chocolate.
Traveler's Workstations San Francisco International Airport is always abuzz with business travelers, many of whom want to use their waiting time to get on with some work. They are accommodated for with free-to-use workspaces, including plug points and access to San Francisco International Airport WiFi.
XpresSpa Business travel can be tiring, so why not make the most of the opportunity to relax at the San Francisco airport? Visit XpresSpa by the food court in Terminal 3 for treatments such as massages, facials and manicures.
At San Fransisco International and need a ride? Check out how Uber works at SFO.
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