Planning a trip to California to drive the Pacific Coast. We are flying in from Indiana to San Diego to rent a convertible preferably. What airport would be large enough to provide flights out and drop off our rental car around the northern coastline of california?
I'd recommend Oakland International Airport. It's a major airport, but easier to access and less congested than San Francisco. However, depending on how far north you go you may need to turn south and backtrack to get to Oakland. There are airports north of the San Francisco bay area (e.g. Santa Rosa Airport, Arcata-Eureka Airport (ACV), Redding Municipal Airport), but they're tiny and expensive to fly from.
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