There is no better overnight layover to have than SFO, now that we have a free SF style trolley-bus from most of the airport hotels to our two great shopping streets. Burlingame Ave has all the upscale staples: Gap, J Crew, Chico's, Banana, as well as lots of amazing restaurants and great smaller shops. Broadway Ave has many smaller family shops and holes in the wall. Flight crews especially love to take advantage of an afternoon for shopping here, why don't you? Here's the trolley L.D.
I'll just steal this from the City's website, thank you:
This shuttle runs between the hotels along Airport Blvd and Bayshore to shopping areas along Broadway and Burlingame Avenues seven days a week.
Runs seven days a week from 12:00 noon to 9:45 p.m. with a break during the 3 o'clock hour, serving both the Burlingame Avenue and Broadway shopping areas and Airport Hotels. On Fridays, Saturdays and holidays, the service continues with extended evening hours until 11:15 p.m. The shuttle stops at the lobbies of the hotels.
Currently there is no charge to passengers for the use of the shuttle services.
Airport Marriott Passenger loading zone (lobby area - beyond canopy)
Hyatt Regency Passenger loading zone (lobby area)
Crowne Plaza Passenger loading zone (lobby area)
Doubletree Hotel Passenger loading zone (lobby area)
Sheraton Hotel In front of hotel driveway on Airport Blvd.
Embassy Suites Hotel Passenger loading zone (lobby area)
Broadway Shopping S.W. corner of Capuchino & Broadway
Burlingame Ave. Shopping In front of Burlingame Caltrain Station on California.
Flag Stop On California Avenue in front of the Broadway Caltrain station
Right on the penensula between SF and San Jose.
you can get there using 101 or interstate 280 ..
If your looking for a beautiful scenic drive take 280 from buringame into the city (san francisco)you will be enamored and in love with its dramatic views of our almost daily costal fog.