There are some world sights that are completely underwhelming… The Alamo comes to mind… And then there are some that I believe are completely undersold.
The Golden Gate Bridge definitely fits in the latter category.
Because of our sore feet and rumbling bellies Anna and I were just going to go down to the San Francisco side viewing area to take pictures, but our Uber driver accidentally took us across the bridge over to the Marin County side. We decided to roll with it, and walked across.
I am SO glad we did!
It’s even bigger and more impressive than I had imagined, and walking across was so exciting and nervewracking (turns out I am scared of heights). I loved it!
After we made it back across into SF we just sat at the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center and watched the sun begin to set while we waited for our husbands to get done with work and come join us.
We probably hung out there for around 2-and-a-half hours, giving me time to take a bazillion pictures, and take pictures for couples and groups traveling together. We even met some folks who grew up just 10 minutes from where I live!
Talking to other travelers is one of my favorite things about visiting new places, and sitting in one spot, being open and friendly, and offering to help them take pictures is a great way to get to do that! Because let’s be real, we all already have enough selfies…
When James and Ryan finally got there we grabbed an Uber back over to Fisherman’s Wharf to enjoy our last meal in the city… The world famous In-N-Out Burger.
It was an absolutely incredible day, and by far my favorite one in SF! I can’t wait to go back and explore even more.