No tour to San Fransico would be complete without strolling along the water and looking at the Golden Gate Bridge, which despite the name is actually vermilion orange and is an iconic landmark in the city. When visiting the Golden Gate Bridge the number one thing to plan around would have to be the weather, as each day the fog rolls in the morning and late afternoon which severally limits the visibility of the bridge.
As it so happens, the bridge was painted a rich shade of orange to help with visibility and the fog, yet despite the colour, if you want to have a great photo of the bridge make sure to visit mid-day.
To get the perfect photo of the bridge the two beaches next to the bridge, Crissy Field and Baker Beach provide amazing photo opportunities.
As a tourist, while it is possible to walk to the Golden Gate Bridge, in a city where Uber is very popular and affordable you might as well pay the few dollars and get a lift to one of the two nearby beaches to give you more time to explore and take photos.
The Palace Of Fine Arts
Walking from Crissy Field I came across the stunning Palace Of Fine Arts which was built for the 1915 International Exposition, which San Fransico hosted as a way to show the city had rebuilt following the destruction of the 1906 earthquake and fire.
The location is absolutely beautiful, and a peaceful spot within the city where you can stroll along what looks like Roman ruins which are reflected in the surrounding lake. The venue is the perfect romantic backdrop for photographs and is equally lovely in the day or at night when the buildings are lit up.
If time allowed, I could easily spend the entire afternoon here reading a book and taking photographs of this picture perfect spot in San Fransico which happens to be my favorite spot in the city.