Fare of the Month – Golden State Explorer with Air Canada

by Alyssa Daniells
Fare of the month Flight Centre Canada May 2017

Our monthly airfare deal has us super excited to pack our bags. Flying on Air Canada, discerning travellers can experience two of the Golden State’s great cities. Thanks to an open-jaw ticket, you can embark on your dream Pacific Coastal road trip! There’s no time like the month of May, to turn this unique opportunity into an unforgettable reality.

The Perfect Pairing

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California is one of our top destinations, and for good reason. The gorgeous and glowing Golden State boasts great weather. It brims with pursuits for every travel taste and has important iconic sights. The only downside we hear, is our clients wanting to see it all. Good news, explorers! We have a solution: our Open-Jaw Two-City Airfare, San Diego and San Francisco.

Like a fine Napa Valley Chardonnay accompanying freshly-caught Bay seafood, San Diego and San Francisco go splendidly together.

From San Diego’s famous surf and sunsets, to San Francisco’s beauty and Bay, with the flexibility of an open jaw ticket, there is much to do in between.

What the heck is an open-jaw ticket?

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No, it’s not a boarding pass to the dentistry convention in Vegas. But, it might make your jaw drop with the opportunities and value it presents.

Airline tickets that are open-jaw, differ from round-trip fares, because the destination you fly into is different from the one you fly out of. In the case of our Golden State Explorer open-jaw, you can see two of California’s most scenic destinations, and the many gems in-between. Fly into San Diego (SAN) and depart San Francisco (SFO), the duration of your vacation is entirely up to you.

Your travel dreams take flight with Air Canada

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We do our patriotic duty by choosing our national flag-carrier, Air Canada, to operate this awesome airfare.

From Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal, Air Canada will fly you direct into sunny San Diego. For flights out of Toronto, the leg is operated by Air Canada Rouge. Flight Centre can seamlessly arrange flights to these Canadian gateways from an airport closer to you. After all, this open-jaw ticket is one you don’t want to miss, and we don’t want you  to, either.

Air Canada offers up to four daily flights from Vancouver to San Francisco, and two daily flights from Vancouver to San Diego. Those flying out of Toronto have a choice of six daily flights to San Francisco and one daily route to San Diego.

Livin’ the California Dream

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Seriously though. Who hasn’t imagined themselves driving along the California coast in a convertible, with the setting sun warming their faces and wind in their hair? The wondrous sense of absolute freedom as you take in some of North America’s most beautiful coastlines? The sheer exhilaration, feeling like you’re the star of your own Hollywood film… sorry, what were we saying?

Ah, yes. The Golden State Explorer open-jaw airfare presents the perfect opportunity for the road trip of a lifetime.

We’d love to share the seemingly endless self-drive prospects the Golden Stare Explorer open-jaw airfare provides, but there are so many, it might be better to contact a Flight Centre travel agent, so you can custom-build your experience. In the meantime, here are some highlights of both cities.

Top 5 things to see in San Diego

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  1. Balboa Park, an urban oasis featuring cultural events and nature, with green belts and open spaces.
  2. San Diego Zoo, one of the world’s largest sanctuaries of endangered species.
  3. Potato Chip rock for hiking, then replenish the burned calories with more potatoes, in a California Burrito (french fries in a burrito, a San Diego speciality.)
  4. Sunset at Windansea Beach, La Jolla.
  5. Surf (or, at least try to) at Tourmaline Surfing Park.
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The Toronto Zoo’s elephants couldn’t take the cold anymore and headed to the San Diego Zoo. Why don’t you?

Top 5 things to do in San Francisco

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  1. Visit Battery Spencer, an old military battery, for optimal photos of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  2. Dine at one of the many restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf, for the freshest seafood and signature San Fran dishes.
  3. Take a tour of Alcatraz. Book the ferry to the island at night, for an added thrill.
  4. Ride a famous San Francisco cable car.
  5. Explore Chinatown and eat dim sum.

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Beach, Bay and Beyond!

The Pacific Coast highway will undoubtedly get your motor running. It is one of the most ubiquitous bucket list items around. If you’d like to check it off, then let us help you check it out!

Driving Highway 1, you’ll encounter some of the world’s most stunning coastlines. From quaint, quiet towns, to sophisticated cities, there are tons of stops en route from San Diego to San Francisco. Take in all the historic sights, breathtaking scenery and foodie havens this celebrated route offers.

Grab your sunglasses and a travel partner (preferably a good navigator, if you plan to do the driving!)

Contact us today to book our Golden State Explorer open jaw airfare with Air Canada. We’ll also steer you in the right direction with the perfect vehicle to rent, for  an unbeatable price.


Don’t miss your chance, our latest airfare deal is only on until the end of May!  Book in-store now to avoid disappointment, or call 1 877  967 5302 and let us craft your dream California escape.


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