The SF Bay Area has three major airports: San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK), and San Jose (SJC), also known as Dinky Airport. I learned more than 20 years ago that SJC is the one for me. It's the smallest, most efficient, and most convenient to where I live. At that time, SJC consisted of one concourse with about a dozen gates. To board your plane, you walked right out on the tarmac and climbed up stairs. In the 1990s, SJC added another concourse, but the original concourse remains to this day, and you still walk out on the tarmac.
New Terminal B at SJC. Bulbous, shiny, windowy, futury. (Animated GIF stolen from SJC site).