California's major cities all have airports that welcome incoming California flights from cities all over the world. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Diego International Airport (SAN), San Jose International Airport (SJC), and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) are all big airports that visitors of California use to visit or connect to other cities. SFO and LAX are two of the busiest airports in the state. Both of these airports have low-cost airfare for local California flights along with accommodations for international flights. People that decide to visit the Bay Area can fly into SJC as an alternative to SFO. Those that want to visit Southern California also have the option of using the Burbank Airport (BUR) as an alternative.
California is larger than most countries in the world, so its climate covers a huge range. California flights can be booked at low-cost during the winter and fall months—it is best to take advantage of deals on flights to California because the weather will be great in Northern, Central, and Southern California. Northern California is more temperate in the major cities, with temperatures in the Bay Area never getting too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. Southern California, especially in the greater Los Angeles area, can experience really hot dry weather, while places further south like San Diego staying much more comfortable all year.
Getting Around California
Tourists have various transportation options when they visit California. There are public transportation services in each part of the state. Once your California flight arrives at one of the airports, you can take a taxi, rent a car, board a bus, or travel by train. Inexpensive transportation is easy to find in California. The Bay Area has BART and Caltrain which connect San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. If you are visiting LA or San Diego, renting a car or taking a taxi are the most viable transportation modes for these more sprawling cities of California.
Flights to California connect you to beaches, restaurants, shopping, and sight-seeing to keep you fully entertained. Some California’s top attractions are:
- Universal Studios Hollywood: tours of the famous NBC back-lots are a must-see
- The Golden Gate Bridge: awe-inspiring since the 1930s, offering unlimited views of San Francisco and the surrounding landscapes
- San Diego Zoo: the best zoo in the world has a gondola lift to see animals in a whole new way
- Disneyland: tourists in the Los Angeles area are continually attracted to Disney's mesmerizing palace
- Lake Tahoe: the premier spot in California for gambling, skiing, fishing, and any other outdoor activity you can imagine
Best Anytime fares to California
Cheap round-trip flights to California
|San Francisco||Los Angeles||Sun, Dec 14 - Tue, Dec 16||United Airlines||$145|
|Los Angeles||San Francisco||Wed, Dec 17 - Sat, Dec 20||American Airlines||$145|
|Portland||San Diego||Sat, Oct 11 - Sat, Oct 18||Spirit Airlines||$125|
|San Francisco||Orange County||Wed, Oct 8 - Mon, Oct 20||United Airlines||$149|
|Los Angeles||Sacramento||Tue, Sep 16 - Wed, Sep 17||US Airways||$130|
|Seattle||San Jose||Mon, Oct 6 - Tue, Oct 7||Delta Air Lines||$131|
|San Francisco||Ontario||Wed, Feb 4 - Wed, Feb 11||Delta Air Lines||$187|
|Portland||Palm Springs||Wed, Sep 17 - Sat, Sep 20||United Airlines||$137|
|Seattle||Oakland||Tue, Sep 16 - Sat, Sep 20||Alaska Airlines||$145|
|Phoenix||Burbank||Wed, Dec 24 - Wed, Dec 31||American Airlines||$209|
|Denver||Fresno||Sat, Oct 18 - Wed, Oct 22||Frontier Airlines||$155|
|Denver||Santa Barbara||Sat, Oct 18 - Wed, Oct 22||Frontier Airlines||$145|
Best weekend fares to California
Best weekend fares to California
|San Francisco||Los Angeles||Sat, Dec 20 - Mon, Dec 22||American Airlines||$145|
|Los Angeles||San Francisco||Thu, Dec 4 - Mon, Dec 8||Virgin America||$145|
|Portland||San Diego||Sat, Oct 25 - Mon, Oct 27||Spirit Airlines||$135|
|San Francisco||Orange County||Thu, Dec 4 - Sun, Dec 7||United Airlines||$145|
|Los Angeles||Sacramento||Sat, Oct 4 - Mon, Oct 6||US Airways||$130|
|Seattle||San Jose||Sat, Nov 15 - Sun, Nov 16||Delta Air Lines||$131|
|San Francisco||Ontario||Sat, Nov 8 - Mon, Nov 10||US Airways||$199|
|Portland||Palm Springs||Fri, Oct 3 - Sun, Oct 5||US Airways||$202|
|Seattle||Oakland||Thu, Sep 18 - Sun, Sep 21||Alaska Airlines||$176|
|Phoenix||Burbank||Thu, Oct 23 - Mon, Oct 27||US Airways||$209|
|Denver||Fresno||Fri, Sep 5 - Sat, Sep 6||Frontier Airlines||$145|
|Denver||Santa Barbara||Sat, Sep 27 - Mon, Sep 29||Frontier Airlines||$165|
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