Did you know that the San Francisco airport houses an actual museum? Sandwiched in between International Terminal A and Terminal 1 is the Aviation Museum & Library. It’s amazing because a) it exists, b) it’s quiet, and c) the exhibits are really interesting. We only saw one traveler that knew of this secret oasis amidst SFO’s hustle and bustle. Not even we were traveling. We just stopped in to look at the exhibits (and weren’t disappointed).
Currently showing, among others: An exhibit on the China Clipper, the first transpacific passenger air service (ongoing), and an exhibit on airline brochures and advertisements (until August 2011).
In 1936 the 8,210-mile journey from San Francisco to Manila (flown in stages) took six days to complete and cost $1710 (about $28,000 adjusted for inflation). Sourced from here.