Cheap Flights from Seattle to Oaxaca
While Seattle is home to several airports, the only one that handles commercial flights is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also known as Sea-Tac, this airport is responsible for all incoming flights, along with flights from Seattle. Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways are a few airlines that operate out of this airport. Located in SeaTac, Washington, the airport sits along the intersection of three state routes: 99, 518, and 509. Though the airport has three terminals, only the Concourse Terminal and North Satellite Terminal handle domestic flights. The South Satellite Terminal specializes in international flights. It's just a short drive from the airport to downtown.
When you need to reach your hotel quickly, head for the public transportation system, which consists of Sound Transit and Metro Transit. The buses and light rails only cost a few dollars, and you can visit the sales counter at any station to purchase tickets for your trip. The light rail system drops passengers directly at some of the top hotels in the downtown area. Seattle uses a grid system for its roads, which makes finding your hotel easy if you drive. You can use the Orbitz.com sign to look for rental cars from the airport.
If you visit during the spring, winter, or fall, you need a warm coat and an umbrella. Though the city does not get snow, it does get a high amount of rain during these seasons, and temperatures that can drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer is much warmer, with temperatures in the high 70s and less rainfall.
Seattle is home to dozens of cultural activities and attractions, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Henry Art Galley, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Underground Tour, which takes you through older parts of the city. When you look for flights from Seattle on Orbitz.com, take a few minutes to look for other low-cost attractions in the city.
Traveling to Oaxaca
Travelers booking flights to Oaxaca, Mexico will arrive at the Xoxocotlan International Airport, a small single terminal airport that handles about 600,000 passengers yearly. Airlines servicing Xoxocotlan include Aeromexico, United Express and VivaAerobus, among others. The airport's address is Carretera Oaxaca-Puerto Angel Km 7.5, Oaxaca, Edo. de Oaxaca. Cheap flights to Oaxaca are available throughout the year, with reservations ready for booking through Orbitz.com.
Transportation From the Xoxocotlan International Airport
Transport from the airport into the city can be obtained by renting a vehicle, hiring a taxi or taking one of the shared minivans available in front of the terminal. The trip into town takes approximately 15 minutes to reach the ring road surrounding the downtown area.
The Weather in Oaxaca
Oaxaca is located in the tropical temperature zones, but altitudes and accompanying weather vary widely. Average yearly temperatures are about 64 degrees Fahrenheit. A light jacket is recommended for most of the year, with the summer and early fall receiving enough rain to warrant keeping rain gear at the ready. At higher altitudes, the weather tends to cool down, with freezing temperatures occurring during the winter.
Things to Do in Oaxaca
Oaxaca is widely noted for its art, and it has a number of galleries available for viewing local artists. The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo displays the best of these works. Performance art, including performances of local folklore through music and dance, is also a large part of the culture in Oaxaca. There's also an annual film festival, Oaxaca Film Fest, held during November. It is considered one of the more important festivals in Mexico, and attendees catch flights to Oaxaca from around the world.
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