San Jose, CA, is home to nearly one million people, a large city population that's serviced by its own international airport, providing regular flights from San Jose to international and domestic destinations. The Norman Y. Mineta Memorial San Jose International Airport is only two miles from the downtown area at the intersections of U.S. Route 101, Interstate 880 and State Route 87. The primary airlines operating from the airport are Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Reservations for you airline ticket on these or other airlines serving the airport can be made through Orbitz.com.
Parking at Mineta San Jose International Airport is available at three hourly and three daily lots, one of which offers economy service. The hourly lots are interspersed around the terminal area for easy access, costing $2 for 30 minutes and $30 per day flat rates. The daily lots offer parking deals with discounted parking fees of $22 a day for the regular daily lots and $15 for the economy lot, which is further away from the terminals. Disabled parking is available in front of both terminals for a $2 rate for 30 minutes and $15 for a daily charge.
Several methods of travel are available for passengers to make their way from anywhere in the city to the airport. Several hotels in the area offer courtesy shuttle transportation for patrons. Public bus transportation is available from the Valley Transportation Authority, and metered taxi service is also available from anywhere in the area, with the downtown-to-airport fare costing approximately $15 to $18.
A quick meal can be eaten at the airport before departure in one of the many restaurants available in the concourse. Only ticketed passengers are allowed in the area containing the restaurants. Coffee and pastries are served at the Euro Café near the baggage claim area, while Starbucks can provide sandwiches as well, to get you quickly to the available flights from San Jose. If you have a bit more time to stop off on the way to the airport, try a sit-down breakfast at Café San Jose on Meridian Ave. or at Bill's Cafe on Willow St.
Imperial is a city located in Imperial County in the southernmost portion of California. It is a popular tourist destination with a wide variety of things to do. Orbitz.com can help travelers find discount flights to Imperial. The Imperial County Airport is located approximately a mile from downtown Imperial on Airport Drive. United Express offers flights to Los Angeles from the airport.
A popular method of travel from the Imperial County Airport is by rental car. Orbitz.com can help locate car rental agencies in the area. Shuttle vans are an inexpensive way to travel from the airport to various locations in the city, including most major hotels. Private-ride vans are another alternative for large families or groups, and limos are available for rent by the day or by the hour.
Imperial, California, has a hot desert climate. It is one of the hottest cities in the United States with average summer temperatures around 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures are around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Pioneers Museum is located near the beach and has a wide variety of exhibits featuring artifacts from the area. The Barcelona Event Center is located just five miles from the city center and is host to a wide variety of concerts and events throughout the year. Orbitz.com can help travelers locate discount flights to Imperial.
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