The fame of the Golden Gate in San Francisco is reaching throughout the world. I have known the bridge since I was still seven years old. That was when I was in my first grade. When I arrived in the US, my port of entry is in San Francisco, California. I arrived at the airport at seven o’clock in the evening and I really wanted to go out from the airport and watch the grandeur of the bridge. My next flight would be at eight o’clock the next day. So, I could have a lot of time to visit the place. However, I was overtaken by my worries in finding the place. I was searching in google how to find the place but the place is quite far from the airport. You could take a taxi or by bus. Based on my research, going to the Golden Gate by taxi cost you about 45 dollars during light traffic but cost you 75 dollars during heavy traffic. There is a cheaper route in going to the Golden Gate. You can take the Subway to Daly City from the airport then take a bus to the Golden Gate. It would cost you about 7 dollars only. But the safest way to go to the Golden Gate is by taxi, but would cost you a lot. So, I stayed at the airport that night and waited for my next flight to Los Angeles, California.
I thought I could no longer come to the Golden Gate. But lucky for me that one of my former students who are now living in Salinas, California invited me to go to his place and got a side trip to the Golden Gate. So, I witness the Splendour of the Golden Gate.
One of the best view that could add the scenery’s excitement is the view of the Island of Alcatraz which is oftentimes referred as “The Rock”. The Island of Alcatraz is located near the Golden Gate in San Francisco Bay area. It was known as a closed and abandoned prison reformatory and it is now being used as tourist destination. It is now open for public and you could reach there by ferry. It became more popular because of the movie “The Rock” which was starred by Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage.