Many thought that this Golden Gate Bridge is red in color, but in fact all the pieces are painted with one color using the so-called international orange. This color is obtained from the mixing of colors with a certain dose. By using international orange, the Golden Gate Bridge is seen even covered by the mist that often comes over the city of San Francisco.
Tourists and foreigners who traveled to San Francisco often come to this bridge because its existence has become a landmark for the city. In order to get a different experience, they often come up when the mist covered bridge. This only a portion of the bridge that is visible and partly covered by fog.
To enjoy it, visitors can walk, drive a car or bike over the bridge. For walkers and ride a bike, they can only use the pedestrian path that rests on the shoulders of the bridge. To get a bike, you can rent at the bike rental service that is widely available in the area of Fisherman’s Wharf. He charges between US $ 9 / hour. Above the bridge, visitors can see Sausalito in the area of Marin County, Alcatraz and Angel Island. In addition, the beautiful scenery and landscapes strait city of San Francisco could also be the object of the camera shots.
As a memento, visitors also can pose at emergency phone that are on both ends of the bridge. Its presence is marked with an information board. The emergency call is used if there is to see someone about to commit suicide by jumping from the bridge. Every year there are always the people who committed suicide by jumping into the water under the bridge.
One more interesting spot that can be visited is the Lone Sailor Memorial. The monument is shaped bronze statue of a sailor who was standing next to his bag. There are many Lone Sailor Memorial in America, which are placed in key locations or historic sites. One of them is located at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Not far from Lone Sailor Memorial is located, visitors can also visit a building called Roundhouse, located in the southern part of the Golden Gate Bridge. This building was a restaurant, but now visitors who were there can get a variety of souvenirs to take home.
The location of the Golden Gate Bridge is also within walking distance of many other tourist destinations such as Fort Point, Fort Baker and Presidio also to enjoy the presence of historic military buildings. After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, visitors can also play in Sausalito in the area of Marine County. Here visitors can take a walk on the outskirts of beaches or visiting culinary destinations are numerous in the small town.