When in San Francisco, my friend and I decided to knock one off the bucket list and bike the Golden Gate Bridge.  We rented bicycles, grabbed our maps and began on a self guided tour.  This was easily the highlight of my trip.  The ride can be physically challenging at times with busy street traffic and steep hills, but for majority of the journey it’s easy and flat.  The self guided tour is great because you can go at whatever pace you would like.  We couldn’t have picked a better day for our bike ride – it was  gorgeous and sunny.  We stopped during our trek to take in sights, enjoy the sunshine and take photographs.   The ride up to the bridge is perhaps the hardest work-out of the trip, but once you get on the bridge the experience is unlike any other.  The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable structures in America.  As it is a big tourist attraction, be prepared for crowds. Crossing this landmark is one of the coolest things I’ve ever done and it didn’t hurt that it offers such breathtaking views.  A few tips: keep in mind that it can get pretty windy on the bridge and with the cars too it can be hard to hear so just be aware of your surroundings.  It is an amazing experience and one of my favorite memories.

After crossing the bridge, my friend and I decided to keep going to a nearby charming city by the name of Sausalito.  We stopped off there and bought coffees and did some window shopping.  It is so cute!  I highly recommend making your way over to explore.  From Sausalito you have the option to take the ferry back, which is what we did.

A must do in San Fran.