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Overnight in San Francisco airport...

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Good day! I am at the airport from 10:20 until 5 am on a Tuesday. Is there anything to do during those hours around the airport or should I just anticipate hanging at the airport?

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1. Re: Overnight in San Francisco airport...

Correction 5:50 is when I need to be back by...

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2. Re: Overnight in San Francisco airport...

sorry -- what do you mean - anything to do? It is an airport and just like ORD and most airports in the US where long layovers transfers and transits are not as common say as in LHR or FRA or SIN or DXB where there are transit hotels and lounges or movie theatres -- there is not much here

There is a place in the international terminal which has a place to shower and nap rooms

https://www.flysfo.com/content/showers

But other than that I would suggest using Hotwire to get a room at a hotel close to SFO instead of hanging out all night at the airport

Edited: 19 January 2018, 16:06
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No, nothing. So get an inexpensive room nearby as suggested or don't leave security and find an uncomfortable sleep spot near your arrival gate.

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4. Re: Overnight in San Francisco airport...

Well that stinks...I am willing to venture into the city too! Any late night fun places?

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5. Re: Overnight in San Francisco airport...

Yeah, actually you can take Bart to the city but you would have to uber it back because Bart doesn't run 24 hours a day

Edited: 19 January 2018, 16:28
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There are bars open till late but they close at 2am. Some late night eating spots. Are you seriously thinking of coming to SF at midnight for a few hours -- This is not NYC the city that never sleeps. Even Chicago for that matter has a few spots but that is about it

I just don't get this - but i wish you the best in your late night endeavors

and err PP -- the question is not how to get to SF as you can see but what to do at SFO or in SF. Getting there is the least of the issues. Figuring out what to do for a single woman in the middle of the night is the question

Edited: 19 January 2018, 16:43
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I have a layover from Hawaii...was going to do a hotel for those 5 hours but figured it was a waste of money and I could go out instead since I will be on Hawaii time anyways...

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8. Re: Overnight in San Francisco airport...

Thank you!

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9. Re: Overnight in San Francisco airport...

There won't be much open at SFO by the time you land. Even less after midnight.

There won't be much open in SF around midnight and later.

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10. Re: Overnight in San Francisco airport...

There won't be much open at SFO by the time you land. Even less after midnight.

There won't be much open in SF around midnight and later.

If you haven't been before and want to see part of the tourist areas at night, you could uber around the area just to ride and look. The muni's Owl buses run all night, so there's that option, too FWIW.

The BART could get you back to SFO by 5:50. You allowed time after that for security and airport processes? If you meant 5:50 is your flight time, Bart isn't an option.

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