We have prepared really interesting places you should visit on your road trip around Southwest USA. We usually spent a whole day in the national parks and chose the shorter treks, but it’s definitely up to you how you’ll tailor your trip to suit your exact needs and likes. Our US road trip is marked on the map – it took us exactly two weeks. In addition, we added tips for cheap motels or places where we camped for free.
This bridge is astonishingly photogenic; its orange colour stands out beautifully against the blue background of the San Francisco Bay. Its construction was considered impossible for the longest time. Due to the strong tides, frequent earthquakes and rough weather conditions. Eventually, the construction was successfully completed in 1937. The bridge, however, became a popular spot for committing suicide – people often chose to end their life by jumping into the water. There are no barriers on the bridge to prevent the lethal jumps. So far, there have only been telephones installed so that it’s possible to reach a qualified psychologist.
The bridge is painted orange; the colour, however, breaks down in the humid climate and pollutes the air. That is why the bridge has been re-painted grey in several places. We recommend buying San Francisco Sightseeing Pass – 1 ticket to 20 attractions around the city.
Recommended hotels and hostels in San Francisco / Oakland: