Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge

September 15, 2017
Category: Attractions

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. The landmark features at the very top of every list of things to do in San Francisco. There are various neighborhoods in the northern part of the city wherefrom you can enjoy spectacular views of the bridge. But those would not be sufficient for anyone. You ought to indulge in a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. You can always go on a drive but the fleeting moments will not offer you an extensive experience. Even if you have limited time, you should consider a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, even if its just to one of the two towers.

Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge

The total distance you would have to walk is 3.7 miles if you wish to explore the entire 1.7 miles long bridge. The bridge has a net elevation gain of 620 feet. There are dedicated walkways on both sides and bike trail. The trail is accessible throughout the year. A leisurely walk is always a pleasure, so is birding, biking, running or hiking. You can choose to get to Hendrik Point and enjoy the views of the bridge and the skyline of San Francisco serving as a fascinating backdrop. You may choose to walk up to the first tower, spend some time there and get back to the welcome center. The latter will take much less time and will not be too taxing for those who would not to walk three miles or more.

The 90 feet wide Golden Gate Bridge is widely considered by many as the best hike in San Francisco. This is not to dismiss the other trails since there are many different vistas throughout SF to explore. However, the scenic views, the sheer thrill and the exploration of a genuine icon make the walk across the Golden Gate Bridge an unforgettable experience. Many people consider the walk a local tradition. The views of Angel Island, Alcatraz, the visa of the Marin Headlands in the north and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area further away, the views of the Presidio to the south and the wave of activities along the coast up to the piers in the distance will be as splendid a treat as any and anywhere.

Stay at Adante Hotel

The southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge is less than five miles from Adante Hotel. You can drive if you like or you can take a bus. Public transportation is reasonable and affordable. Adante Hotel is in Union Square, one of the most bustling neighborhoods in the city. Book your accommodation directly at the hotel to get the best rates at https://www.adantehotel.com/.