Title: Golden Gate Bridge Visit
Preparation: 1. It's free and no admission ticket needed. 2.Prepare one day trip or at least 4 or 5 hours. 3. Wear comfortable sports shoes if you are going to walk on the bridge. The full length of the bridge is about 1.6 miles. Usually it's windy and the temperature is lower than you expect, so bring extra clothes. 4. Bring drinks and snacks. 5. Commute: there are a couple of small parking area available nearby and you can pay with credit card or cash in the pay booth. $7 per day. After 5:30pm it's free. In the visitor information center, there are also some parking spaces available but it's not a very big parking area. Address: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA 94129 Parking: Battery Easr Parking lot, San Francisco You can search it in Google map.
General opinion: It's beautiful and absolutely worth to visit it.
Attractions and activities: 1. Fort Point Historic Landmark, it's very close to the Golden Gate Bridge, about 5 minutes walking distance. 2. Golden gate bridge exhibition. 3. Walking round trip on the bridges. It takes about 1.5 hours for the round trip. In the whole visit, it's about 5 miles walking.
Dining: There is a restaurant in the visitor center area.
Things I wish I had known before: If you have young kids or elders and could not walk for a couple of hours without stopping, do not try the full round trip on the bridge.