How to Pass Time at San Francisco International Airport

Admit it, airlines suck at following their own flight schedules.

A flight delay is a when an airline flight takes off and/or lands later than its scheduled time. A few minutes of flight delay is bearable. But what if the flight delay is an hour or half a day?

Many people have experienced the worst flight delays at one time or another. People are left in the airports with nothing to do and, sometimes, with little apology from the erring airline. As a traveler, I highly opine that it’s already high time any tourist should include planning ahead and knowing how to past time in an airport as part of their itinerary.

The San Francisco International Airport is teeming with tourists everyday. For those who are planning to travel the beautiful San Francisco any time soon, here’s a list of fun things to kill boredom in the airport.


1. Pack your own fun

Australian tourists arrive with the first Australian special charter flight from Cairo at the Frankfurt airport

Stash fun items in your carry on like a laptop or portable DVD. If you’re traveling with friends or family, fun card games or board games are a good idea.


2. Pack a good book or an e-reader


Curl up with your favorite book or catch up with some much needed reading. Play with a crossword puzzle or entertain yourself with your favorite Marvel comics.


3. Eat or drink to your heart’s content


Indulge yourself with fast food at restaurants lining up at San Francisco O like Burger King or Subway. Try a foreign cuisine or hit  up the bar at Anchor Brewing Company or Yankee Pier.  Just Desserts is the airport’s sweet tooth haven.


4. Take advantage of the airline’s VIP lounge for a quieter atmosphere and complimentary snacks to kill time at San Francisco O

Free access to the VIP lounge is generally related to your frequent flier status and the perks that you possess. But if you are not a frequent traveler, most airport VIP lounges will let you purchase one-day passes for admittance.


5. Shop or browse the stores


Forgot to buy a loved one a gift? Browse through the many shops in the airport and consider buying something with a San Francisco theme. Buy something for yourself too! It never hurts to treat yourself to something nice to put you in a good mood for your flight.


These are only a few possible thing you can do in the airport. I’m sure you’re already popping with your own ideas about how to past time in the airport should your flight get delayed. What other past time activities do you suggest? Share with us your ideas.

Monterey Bay Shopping destination

Top Shopping Destinations in Monterey Bay California

Monterey Bay California, a shopping destination.

Monterey has always been one of the top vacation spots in California because of its beautiful coast line and all the fun and diverse activities that it provides. There are so many things to do in Monterey which includes outdoor activities, animal and wildlife adventures, relaxing in parks and of course the beaches. However, Monterey is quickly becoming one of the top shopping destinations in California as well. Here are a few of the best places in Monterey where you can shop till you drop!

Visit the historical Cannery Row
Shopping in Monterey is intermingled with fun activities because each tourist spot in the county has a group of stores and boutiques that offer a wide variety of items for sale. Among the different must see places in Monterey, the Cannery Row is right on the top of the list. Once a street filled with rows of sardine canning factories, the Cannery Row has been since converted into a thriving commercial hub where you can find hotels, restaurants, waterfront activities, attractions and of course, many shopping establishments.

There are around 80 different vendors selling a wide range of items from souvenirs, to clothing, to artisan goods. You can even find some of the leading brands here if you truly are in a shopping mood. If you are not yet sure what to buy in Monterey, then a visit at the Cannery Row will give you plenty of options to choose from. Cannery Row is perfect for families as it can provide a variety of interesting activities that will keep kids entertainment as well.

Monterey Bay Shopping destination

Works of Art at Moss Landing
A great combination of relaxation and entertainment, Moss Landing is an amazing place for nature hikes, beach fun and shopping in Monterey. Moss Landing is home to many different stores that sell different paintings and other works of art. If you are lucky, there are times when there are art exhibits on display where you can weave your way through different items that are on sale. There are also coffee shops that double as art galleries for your viewing pleasure. It is an intimate spot for couples too.

Additionally, Moss Landing is also very well known for the different antique shops in the area. Anybody will enjoy browsing through the different vintage decorations, furnishings and many other items. If you look through all that’s available, you might find rare pieces that you’ll love.

Carmel-By-The-Sea is a must visit for any shopper
Shopping in Monterey will not be complete without a proper visit to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Actually, this area is very popular as a shopping destination. This spot has almost everything; it has art galleries, clothing retailers, jewelry stores, wine and gourmet shops, souvenirs, restaurants and entertainment for everybody. Truly a must visit for any shopaholic.

When visiting Monterey California, make sure to make time and visit the many shopping establishments. Book your hotel in a central area where you can easily travel to the many different shopping spots. A good hotel like Vagabond Inn is perfectly situated in an area where in you are just minutes away from the beach, local attractions and shopping centers. They can also provide you with information and tips to ensure you make the most of your stay. Vagabond Inn is also perfect for families because they have rooms big enough for 2 adults and kids.