Hints to Get to Wine Country

One of the most important bits of information about a destination is how to get there. Here are a few hints you might to take into consideration when flying into Wine Country.

There are 2 airports:  Oakland OAK and San Francisco SFO.  Go to anyone of the Online Travel Agencies, Orbits, Expedia, etc., to see which airline goes there.  Book on that airlines website not the OTA’s.  You have no recourse with an OTA if something goes wrong.  Remember, Southwest is not listed on OTA’s.  I recommend this proceed to all my clients no matter where they are going.

There is no public transportation in, to or from Wine Country.  A rent-a-car is a necessity and the rates can be drastically different.  Here, I do recommend shopping the web for the best deal.

My next hint is by far the most important.  I recommend you book your flight’s arrival and departure time early afternoon from either airport.  The problem is unpredictable traffic.  Wine Country can be 40 to 60 miles from the airports depending on where you stay from either airport.  You don’t want to be involved in rush hour traffic.  If you want an earlier departing flight, book a hotel room near the airport for the night before.  If that’s not an option, book a later afternoon flight.

Give me a call if I can help.

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