Happy 75th Birthday Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by Nicole Redding on Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

Not many people can say they were alive to see the birth of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. But imagine, if you could interview someone that was there. A picture may be worth a 1000 words but a first hand interview is priceless.

Golden Gate Bridge
Personality Hotels interview with a San Francisco local,     Mr. Personality.


Golden Gate Bridge and a Sombrero

What was your favorite memory of the Golden Gate Bridge?

On May 27th, 1937, I walked accross the Golden Gate Bridge wearing a Mexican sombrero. I was going north toward Marin County and walking back toward San Francisco.  But, why the sombrero you may ask? Simply, because everyone was wearing different costumes and all I owned was a sombrero. I didn’t go out & buy a new outfit or costumes like everyone does now; I used what I had. A sombrero.


What do you remember most during the time the bridge was built?

As the construction crews were close to the finishing the Golden Gate Bridge, I rode my bike to see the final stages. I knew, I was going to walk this unbelievable monument no matter what! Even, if I had to play hooky from work. I did end up calling in sick that day. Best day I spend sick I ever had!

 Golden Gate Bridge and a Bike

What was it like to be part of such a historical structure being built in your community? 

It was unbelievable, I asked myself how could they construct this to fit within a single span?

Did you go to the "grand opening" of the bridge?

Yes & I walked it alone. I was 19 year old. My family did not want to go, so I went by myself. I remember that it was a beautiful day with lots of people. They were just walking back & forth across the Golden Gate Bridge. There were no vendors. It felt like it was just me and the Golden Gate Bridge enjoying each others company.

Get Golden Package

If you want to make your own memories with the Golden Gate Bridge, now is the time. On Saturday, May 27th the Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th birthday. Don't miss the birthday party. Instead, plan on getting golden with Personality Hotels this weekend!

Our "GET GOLDEN" Package:

 Celebrating 75 years of the Golden Gate Bridge $65 ($90 Value) 

  • Don't ride solo like Mr. Personality instead have a 2 all day bike rentals from Blazing Saddles
  • A Ghirardelli chocolate bridge (to fully appreciate all that is San Francisco)
  • A pack of healthy snacks 
  • Deluxe accommodations

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