1. Golden Gate Bridge
This suspension bridge is the classic San Fran symbol for a reason: it’s simply magical, whether shrouded in mist or showing off its distinctive orange hue under the sun. Even when you’re several hundred feet away, it somehow seems like an illusion. But once you’ve admired it and taken the requisite photos – get right on it! You can bike, drive or even walk across the structure. Take Marine Drive along to Fort Point, park in the lot (free after 5PM) and snap some amazing photos as the sun starts to set. Then walk underneath it and up the other side right onto the bridge itself. Tip: Wear a hoodie or a hat, as the wind is incredibly strong!
(Photo: Marc Muri)