Mercury Jets provides on-demand private jet charters from Miami to San Francisco.
San Francisco is known for its world-famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island, and the historical 11-mile cable car system that runs from Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco was founded in 1776 and named after St. Francis of Assisi by colonists from Spain.
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Aside from its landmarks, San Francisco is also famous for its cuisine. The city’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides an abundant and diverse selection of fresh seafood. The city’s modern culinary culture is the result of a combined heritage from countless immigrants who have come to California from all over the world. Together, these immigrants have helped shape San Francisco’s unique melting pot and the blend of culinary dishes that have become synonymous with its name.
Private Jet Travel to San Francisco
Top 15 Attractions in San Francisco:
- Alcatraz Island
- Aquarium of the Bay
- China Town
- Fisherman’s Wharf
- Ghirardelli Square
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Golden Gate Park
- Japanese Tea Garden
- Lombard Street (Crooked Street)
- Muir Woods
- Oracle Park
- San Francisco Cable Car
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- The Palace of Fine Arts
- Union Square
Three Unusual Attractions in San Francisco
Leroy King Carousel
Constructed in 1906 by master carver and builder Charles I.D. Loof, the Leroy King Carousel was originally intended for installation in San Francisco. In April that year, the great earthquake struck the city with a magnitude of 7.9, and the carousel ended up at Luna Park in Seattle. A fire devasted the entire park in 1911 but spared the carousel, which moved back to San Francisco two years later. After two subsequent moves, the carousel was purchased by the City of San Francisco in 1998. Today, you can find the fully restored carousel at the Children’s Creativity Museum in Yerba Buena Gardens. The carousel’s colorful horses, giraffes, dragons, rams, and gilded chariots delight children of all ages with the playfulness and joyful spirit of the carnival as intended by its master carver.
The Museum of Russian Culture and the Russian Festival
The Museum of Russian Culture in Pacific Heights showcases Russian culture and the lives of notable Americans of Russian descent. The museum focuses on Russian life before the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. The museum also serves as a valuable resource for Russian scholars with rare periodicals from the pre-Revolution era and documents concerning Siberia and the Far East.
Each year for three days, the museum hosts a Russian Festival with food, dance performances, and art. The festival has featured notable performers, such as the Slavyanka Russian Chorus, the San Francisco Balalaika Ensemble, the Konevets quartet from St. Petersburg, renowned Russian folk singer Nikolai Massenkoff, Natalia Borisova’s Russian Collection, Russian Center Dancers, Vladimir Riazantsev, and the Firebird Dance Ensemble.
World-Famous Hot Fudge Sundae at Ghirardelli Square
It is unusual for a hot fudge sundae to be considered as an attraction, but not in San Francisco! Ghirardelli Square is a bustling center with retail shops and restaurants and the original site of a chocolate factory established by Domenico “Domingo” Ghirardelli. Born in 1817 in Rapallo, Italy, Ghirardelli’s world travels would eventually lead him to meet James Lick in Peru. After Lick departed Peru for San Francisco in January 1848 with 600 pounds of chocolate, Ghirardelli decided to join him a year later and opened a general store supplying a variety of goods, including mustard, coffee, spices, and, of course, chocolate. Visit this historical place for the most decadent ice cream and chocolate brownie sundae on the U.S. West Coast.
What Airport Should I Use for My Private Jet Charter to San Francisco?
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is an international airport 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco.
Oakland International Airport (OAK) is in Oakland, California, about 10 miles south of Downtown Oakland and across from San Francisco on the other side of San Francisco Bay.
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is a city-owned public airport in San Jose, approximately 46 miles from San Francisco.
Airport Distances and Flight Times from Miami to San Francisco
|Destination Airport||Airport Code||Distance (Nautical Miles)||Miles||Estimated
|Miami International Airport||MIA||3,592||4,137||8 hrs
|Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport||OPF||3,599||4,144||8 hrs
|Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport||FLL||3,608||4,154||8 hrs
|Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport||FXE||3,615||4,163||8 hrs
|Pompano Beach Airpark||PMP||3,618||4,166||8 hrs
Distances and flight times shown in the charts above should be considered as estimates only. One (1) nautical mile is equal to 1.1508 statute miles.
What Type of Aircraft Should I Use for a Private Charter Flight from Miami to San Francisco?
Heavy jets have unmatched versatility with the ability to carry up to 19 passengers in comfort. A professional charter coordinator can match the specific purpose of the flight, whether it be for business meetings, privacy, or to maximize the comfort and enjoyment of amenities that come standard with this class of jet.
Gulfstream designed the G450 to fly farther and faster and with more fuel-efficient than its predecessor. Each cabin detail is devoted to providing a highly personalized experience that defines private flying. Entertainment features include two large LCD screens and headphones at each seat integrated with a state-of-the-art cabin entertainment system.
At a cruise speed of 564 miles per hour, the Bombardier Global 6000 is capable of flying high above that of most commercial airliners, with a ceiling of 51,000 feet. The Global 6000 is frequently configured with three seating areas. The placement of windows on the fuselage maximizes natural light in the cabin, greatly enhancing the interior design aesthetics.
The versatile Falcon 900LX can significantly reduce commute time. Because the jet can take off and land on shorter runways than other jets, it can operate out of airports that are closest to the client’s departure and arrival points. Additionally, the Falcon 900LX’s spacious cabin provides three separate areas for work and relaxation.
The Embraer Lineage 1000E is one of the best options for clients who desire the best versatility and luxury has to offer with dozens of configuration options.
Heavy jet amenities include Wi-Fi, digital entertainment, catering, a full galley, and flight attendant service.
Super Midsize jets such as the Citation X+, Gulfstream G280, and the Hawker 1000 offer passengers a comfortable transcontinental flight to Miami. A spacious cabin design allows passengers more room to move about, relax or work during the flight.
The Citation X+ features a stand-up cabin, luggage space and ample legroom. The jet can fly passengers from Santiago to Miami at a maximum speed of 700 miles per hour, faster than any other business jet. This jet satisfies the most seasoned private jet charter clients with its perfect mix of speed, utility and comfort.
The Gulfstream G280 features include a range of 3,600 nautical miles a cabin pressurized to a lower, more easily breathable altitude. This feature allows passengers to arrive in Miami rested and focused on their stay in South Florida.
The Hawker 1000 is selected for its spacious cabin and extended range capabilities. This jet has a fully accessible baggage compartment behind the lavatory, which in turn doubles the available baggage space from the previous model. It also features a range of more than 3,000 nautical miles, allowing for nonstop flights coast to coast.
Super midsize jets typically include a full galley, catering, and flight attendant service.
Private jet travelers who spend time in Miami enjoy the city’s vibrant culture. The city is known for its iconic building styles, including Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern. Popular activities in Miami include watching the sunrise on South Beach, taking in the art of the Wynwood Arts District, the Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach, and the ambiance of restaurants that celebrate Miami’s cultural influences, especially Cuban cuisine.