San Francisco, in the Bay Area of California, is a city steeped in social history and natural beauty. For a great view of the Bay Area, visitors walk on the Golden Gate Bridge, the most iconic landmark of the city. Stroll down Lombard Street, also called the ‘Crookedest Street’ in the world. It is full of charming twists and turns. Alcatraz is another popular landmark - it is the first lighthouse on the western coast of America, which has also served as a federal penitentiary in the past. The Fisherman’s Wharf is a lively spot. Lined with souvenir shops and restaurants, it is a great place to sample some fresh seafood. Pier 39 on Fisherman’s Wharf, offers great views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
To discover San Francisco and one of its quirky spots, head to the 16th Avenue. Between Kirkham Street and Lawton Street, you will see the ‘Hidden Garden Steps.’ It is a mosaic staircase reflecting the builder-artist’s vision of design and colour. Moraga Street and 16th Avenue is another such site.
How to reach San Francisco from Kathmandu
The ‘Gateway to the Pacific’ is the San Francisco International Airport. It is easy to land in the city as all major international airlines service it. Air India, Jet Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
fly to San Francisco, to name a few of them. Domestic flights
also operate out of it. The airport is easy to reach, being just 21 km away from Downtown. The Civic Center Station at Downtown, is on the BART network. It is a 30 minutes ride from the International Terminal. You can also hire cars or taxis.
Best time to travel to San Francisco
San Francisco is great to visit during summers. The temperature stays around 20 degrees celsius and it is quite breezy. The months of June, July and August see the influx of tourists in the city. Moist fogs often engulf the Bay Area on some days. Carry a light jacket, in case the conditions turn chilly. The Union Square Fair, a street-fair held over weekends in June, draws big crowds to the city.
On Air India, enjoy the latest from the world of entertainment on well-positioned screens. Jet Airways
, the ‘hammock’ headrests on your seat will ensure that you arrive rested at your destination. ‘Holland Herald’- the inflight magazine is available in seat-pockets, on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. You can also web check-in
to avoid long queues at the airport.
• Which airlines offer cheap air-tickets to San Francisco?
The airlines which offer cheap air-tickets from Kathmandu to San Francisco are Air India
and China Southern Airlines.
• What is the time taken to reach San Francisco from Kathmandu?
The average time taken to reach San Francisco from Kathmandu is about 19 hours.
• What is the time difference between Kathmandu and San Francisco?
Kathmandu is 12 hours 45 minutes ahead of San Francisco.
• What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Kathmandu to San Francisco?
The major layover airports for connecting flights from Kathmandu to San Francisco are Guangzhou and Abu Dhabi.
• When is the first flight from Kathmandu to San Francisco?
The first flight from Kathmandu for San Francisco departs at 09:50 AM, on Jet Airways.
• When is the last flight from Kathmandu to San Francisco?
The last departure for San Francisco from Kathmandu is at 11:20 PM, on Royal Nepal Airlines
• What are the airport codes of Kathmandu and San Francisco?
The airport codes of the San Francisco International Airport and the Tribhuvan Airport at Kathmandu are SFO and KTM, respectively.
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