It has been written that the Golden Gate Bridge boasts the "most provocative show in town." So what better way to experience the view than by bike, ferry, and an al fresco brunch?
Those who are lucky enough to see the fog roll in over the bay, will also experience the frigid temperatures it brings with it. Remember to bring a waterproof jacket to ward off the misty morning and feel free to bring a ski mask, even if your friends judge you.
Remember to save room for dessert at Poggio. The Panna Cotta with tart huckleberries is "perfect" according to the SF Gate and “to die for” according to several Yelpers. And after all that vigorous pedaling, you'll have earned it!
Have a car you need to ditch? The Taylor Street location of Bay City Bike has a limited number of spots available behind the store for $10 per day--a steal in the neighborhood. Call ahead to ensure they have open spots.
"Bike over to Sausalito and have brunch at Le Garage. Order the Oeuf a la coque - enjoy the french food, accent, and music. Take the ferry back. All that = perfect SF day."
To catch the breathtaking views of the City by the Bay from a one-of-a-kind vista, urban adventurers grab a bike from Bay City Bike in the morning and breeze (or pant) their way across the Golden Gate. With a ferry ride back, bikers can take their time soaking in the sights and posing for the obligatory bike + bridge shot, all while experiencing the misty magic on a two-wheeled cruiser. Once you coast your way into Sausalito, settle in for brunch at the Italian staple Poggio Trattoria, where the views from the terrace are legendary. While the espresso and red wine come highly recommended, the desserts get fight-for-the-last-bite reviews, so save room for dessert.
Work off that post-brunch food stupor with a stroll to the docks through the cozy seaside town of Sausalito. Viewing the bay from the opposite perspective is always a treat and the ferry provides an unforgettable flourish to this adventure. With refreshing views, a bar on board, and an open deck, it is the perfect way to bid adieu to the serene retreat that is the bay.