Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
San Francisco has long been a favorite destination for tourists from around the world, and one of the great attractions of the Bay Area is the Golden Gate Bridge. It connects San Francisco with Marin County, home of Muir Woods National Monument and Point Reyes National Seashore.
It is also the first leg of the most popular route to California’s famous Wine Country in Napa and Sonoma Counties and many other sites of great majesty and beauty further north. Countless tour buses cross it every day heading for these sites and further north along Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway.
A million acres of spectacular forests of majestic Redwoods and other trees await the intrepid traveler in Northern California. The Golden Gate Bridge is considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful bridge, and is on numerous lists of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th Century, if not of all time. Every morning, thousands of commuters travel south into San Francisco, “the City”, to work and then return north again at night.
To all but the most jaded, it is a welcome daily inspiration, a work of art, as much as a product of engineering, and a tribute to the human spirit and the values of education, perseverance, and hard work.