Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Golden Gate Bridge

On Easter weekend the weather was just right to take a little trip to San Francisco. Our daughter had been asking to go see the Golden Gate Bridge for a long time. So we had an early breakfast and prepared with jackets and all the essentials we needed for our little trip. 

As we arrived our kids were fascinated by the "big red bridge" as they called it, they couldn't believe their eyes. It looked so much bigger than they imagined it. 

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge!

Built in the 1937,  the bridge is 1.7 miles long and there is the option of walking, driving, riding bike across it. It is 90ft wide. It connects two counties: San Francisco to the South and Marin to the North. The paint is maintained by 38 painters. 

There is a $6.00 toll you much pay each way heading North as you enter and heading South as you exit. The toll pricing will go up next July, but will remain the same for 2 axles. Click here for exact pricing.

Adventure mom tip: When we visited the Golden Gate Bridge there was construction going on at Southeast parking area, there was a bit of traffic waiting to park. With kids we decided to continue our drive to Marin County and loop around following the road that lead around the mountain and a very long tunnel and looped back to the bridge. There are designated viewing areas with breathtaking views which make it worth the drive. 

Here are some images we wanted to share with you that we took with our iPhone. 

For more information on the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and to plan your visit please click here


  1. This is one of my most favorite places in the world! I can't wait to go's been to long. I'm so glad the kiddos enjoyed the big red bridge!

    1. It was a fun filled day. One that will be forever in their memories. Adventure girl still talks about how excited she was to see the majestic bridge.

  2. I never thought I'd actually get to see the Golden Gate in person when i lived back in MN ;)

    Nor did I ever anticipate living in Cali... hah, but when i did, it was beautiful. Hoping to visit again sometime this summer =)

    1. I am sure you will love it again, it's one of those places you can never get tired or bored of. There is always something different and new going on. Glad you are getting to see it again! ;)

  3. was it their first time seeing the bridge? =)