10 Ways To Get Healthy At San Francisco Airport UPDATED 2018

There are tons of ways to get healthy at San Francisco Airport, find peaceful places to regroup and even spaces to go to recompose yourself mentally and physically. After all, we know more than anyone that airports can be a huge stress trigger!

So next time you’re feeling gross at the airport, check out this list and find out where you can get healthy at SFO.

10 Places To Get Healthy At San Francisco Airport:

healthy at san francisco airport
PHOTO: SFO Airport

1. Stretch in the yoga rooms Get healthy with some self-reflecting yoga.

San Francisco created one of the first airport yoga spaces and now has two dedicated rooms for a few “ohs” in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. These calming spaces remain open 24 hours, seven days a week. There is no charge to use the facility.


Post Security: Terminal 3 – Boarding Area E, near gate 69
Post Security: Terminal 2/Terminal 1 – in the connector between the two terminals

2. Filling up at the hydration stations – Get healthy by staying hydrated and drinking lots of water.

Air travel can be very dehydrating, warns Everyday Health. SFO has six hydration stations.

San Francisco Airport gardens
PHOTO: Linda Lamb Peters

3. Visiting the garden  Get healthy immersing yourself in nature.

Research has found that being in nature boosts the immune system, which in turn, increases our mental and physical health.

Exit the arrivals level of Terminal 1 and head left around the animal relief area

Garden is open to the public 24/7

airport therapy dog SFO airport
PHOTO: SFO Airport

4. Walking around the terminal meeting a pet – Get healthy by spending time with pets.

Animal expert Arden Moore says that a pet prescription can remedy all sorts of problems and can help relax you, reduce blood pressure and even help improve your relationships.

PHOTO: SFO Airport

5. Visiting the medical clinic – Get healthy by dropping by for a quick check-up.

Not feeling well? The clinic offers urgent care such as earaches, headaches, dizziness, fever and flu-like symptoms. The clinic also has a certified travel vaccination center and occupational health services.

International Terminal Main Hall, on the Boarding Area A side
Departures/Ticketing Level, Pre-security

Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm
Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

Call 650.821.5601 to schedule an appointment

6. Chilling out in the Berman Reflection RoomGet healthy with some meditation.

International Terminal, Pre-Security
International Terminal, Main Hall

7 am to 11 pm

7. Freshening up in the shower – Get healthy with a relaxing and soothing shower.

International Terminal, Pre-Security
Main Hall, pre-security

Daily, 7 am to 11 pm


8. Snacking at Napa Farms Market – Get healthy by nourishing your body with healthy foods.

Post-Security, Terminal 2, Boarding Area D Retail Street
Post-Security, International Terminal, Boarding Area G

Daily, 5 am to 11 pm

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9. Getting pampered at Xpress Spa  Get healthy by indulging in a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure at Xpress Spa.


Terminal 3, Boarding Area E
Hours: 6am – 11pm

Terminal G International, Near Gate 100
Hours: 7am – 11pm

Terminal 2, Boarding Area D – T2 Retail Street
Hours: 6am – 11pm

healthy at san francisco airport
PHOTO: theplantcafe.com

10. Sipping on juice from Plant Cafe Organic – Get healthy with some fresh juice.

Terminal 2

Daily, 5 am to 10:30 pm


11. Get some quiet time in SFO’s screening room – Get healthy by taking a moment out of your busy travel schedule to view short films about the airport’s many museum exhibits.

Location: Pre-security, International Terminal ticketing lobby


The new 28-gate Terminal 1, slated to be SFO’s most amenity and environment-rich terminal yet.

I was a Blue Ribbon Evaluation Panel Member responsible for helping vet and choose the best restaurants for this new terminal, and can’t wait to see it take shape! It will open in phases between 2019 and 2022. Plenty of additional healthy wellness experiences on the horizon!


Cristina Alcivar

Founder and Editor of Vane Airport Magazine. Passionate about everything well-being, love travel, the ocean, and the sun.


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