Love the Sacramento International Airport
WOW! Talk about jet setting! I literally just returned home from a fun, short, and whirlwind visit to see kids and grandkids via the closest airport to Roseville California – the Sacramento International Airport.
It was a delightful trip full of joys, smiles, giggles, games, and exhaustion – something many of us boomers and seniors know well.
Travel Tips from Roseville REALTOR Kaye Swain
I landed safely at Sacramento International Airport SMF, drove home with an extra caffeine boost from a late coke and crunchy triple chocolate Power Crunch bar (great for protein and extra energy AND it tastes good )
and even enjoyed a zoom business meeting with my Keller Williams real estate office along the way. I also got some much needed organizing and sorting done on the planes, thanks to my awesome cell phone!
I also discovered a delicious Mexican restaurant in the Denver airport that I’d never eaten at before – La Casita. I loved their bean and steak burrito with my addition of lettuce and tomatos. It came with a delish and mild pico salsa along with some yummy queso and chips! Not only was it good – it was less expensive than most of my airport meals. I’ll make a point of visiting it from now on when I travel thru Denver. I don’t get to go thru it often, but enough that I’m definitely pleased about this discovery!
Closest Airport to Roseville California
I have to say, after visiting 6 airports over the past few months, Sacramento International Airport is definitely one of my favorites! Besides the fact that it is the closest airport to Roseville California (Well, the closest international airport), I love that they have added new equipment to the security screening procedures so that I didn’t have to take all my foods and liquids out of my carryons! Of course, that can change from week to week and definitely from airport to airport, so make sure you go prepared to do all that – just enjoy the moments if you do NOT have to do it. 😊
Fab Carryon for Flying
And while I am at it, may I also brag about my carryon! It only cost me about $37 and it is so handy! It has a top that expands to make it easy for me to go through security a bit more organized than normal. I put all my foods, liquids, powders, and other items that they might want to check in the top. Everything else is down below in yet another large area.
Once through, I rearrange everything. I pull out my big nylon tote purse and fill it with what I want to have handy on the plane. I put all the rest in the base of my carryon and then put my tote in that base on top of it all. I scrunch the expanded top down and zipper it and it now has a small little carrier area where I can put some items (I usually put my chargers there just to keep them extra handy). Now I’m ready to cruise the airport easily just pulling this great little carryon. One caveat – I have read in some of its descriptions that it fits under the seat. I used it on a Southwest plane and a Delta plane and it did NOT – at least, not without scrunching more than I was willing to do. But it did fit in the over the head containers just fine and my large nylon LeSportSac bag that I have had for years worked great with it! I couldn’t find any that looked like mine – but this one from Walmart might work well in the same way – click here.
Later, when I’m getting situated on the plane, I pull out that big tote purse and put it under the seat in front of me along with a sweater or jacket. I put the rolly carryon up in the bin above me (It even fits Delta’s little bins – which is the whole reason I bought it). It’s AWESOME! Sadly it is not currently available but if it ever comes back, I may have to buy another one just in case this one breaks. It was wonderful! So if you are looking for a good carryon, that’s the style I would recommend. Here’s the link in case you want to see the description and photos or in case it ever comes back!
All in all it was a lovely trip. I’m so grateful that here in Roseville we are so close to the Sacramento International Airport! It definitely makes traveling so much easier!
Five Airports In and Around Sacramento Roseville area
For inquiring minds, in addition to the Sacramento International Airport – #1 on my list) Sacramento does have four other airports but, to the best of my knowledge, none are public international airports. Click on each of their names to learn more. It’s very interesting:
- McClellan Airport. This is a former Air Force Base that “is now a thriving public airport that services general aviation aircraft. As part of McClellan Park, Sacramento McClellan Airport is one of the most successful conversions of a former military base in the country.” It also offers some medical services options for military including veterans.
- Executive Airport.
- Mather Airport – another former Air Force Base, and among many other things, it is home to UPS and the very popular annual California Capital Airshow. And like McClellan, it also offers some medical services options for military including veterans.
- Franklin Field.
But as far as international airports go, Sacramento California International Airport is the closest airport to Roseville CA. The next closest is San Francisco International Airport and we’ve take flights out of there as well. But this is much closer, smaller and easier to navigate!
More Travel Time Joys
Well, traveling was fun, and no dead car batteries this time, so now I am happily back and working with my awesome real estate clients. They and I were very appreciative of my great co-agent friend who was there to help my clients if they had needed to see a house but glad that they did fine and never even missed me. And I even got a cute pooch pix or two for my dear doggy friends (yep! you know who you are 😊).
Plus I enjoyed seeing a beautiful K9 at security. Sometimes you are also lucky enough to see one of their comfort dogs walking throughout the airport with their handler, helping to calm nervous fliers and cute kids.
For those of you who may need to know or would like to know it, the Sacramento International Airport address is 6900 Airport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95837. The Sacramento International Airport code is SMF. Click here to see their site with maps of their terminals, parking, etc. along with links at the top to more information about the airport.
Well, it’s been fun showing off our lovely airport and airport options to you +. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to track down the answers. And if you are wondering where in Roseville CA is the best place to live if you have to spend a lot of time at SMF – Sacramento International Airport. I would recommend West Roseville Between Foothills and Westbrook and beyond. Easy to jump on Baseline – which turns into Riego Road then get on the 99 towards Sacramento, then the 5 towards the airport and Woodland and you are usually at the airport within 20-30 minutes. But others may have a different opinion. If so, we’d love for you to leave that in the comments below or over at the @RosevilleCaliforniaJoys page on Facebook. 😊
PS Here are some of the homes for sale in the West Roseville area mentioned above. 😀