Celebrate Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary in a San Francisco Timeshare

Visit the Golden Gate Bridge during your San Francisco timeshare vacation.

The Golden Gate Bridge that spans the gateway where San Francisco Bay opens into the Pacific Ocean celebrates its 75-year anniversary this week. Although there are ceremonies and special events scheduled throughout 2012, today, May 27, marks the Golden Gate Bridge’s official anniversary celebration.

The celebratory Golden Gate Festival is being held at Fort Point, Crissy Field, The Presidio, and Marina Green. Related anniversary activities are also being held at Fort Mason Center, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Maritime Historical National Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Pier 39.

San Francisco Timeshare Makes Vacationing Affordable

While you never  need an excuse to play tourist in the beautiful San Francisco Bay area, the 75-year anniversary celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge certainly adds another great reason to plan a getaway or vacation there. And the opportunity to stay in a San Francisco timeshare resale or rental not only means you can enjoy spacious accommodations, but also makes your California timeshare vacation more affordable than you probably ever imagined.

A few of the many popular resorts in the Bay area include: the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, San Francisco; Wyndham Canterbury at San Francisco; Shell Vacations Club’s two resorts, The Donatello and The Suites at Fisherman’s Wharf.

San Francisco timeshare resales and rentalsAnd while you are planning your trip to ride a cable car, visit the Golden Gate Bridge, explore Chinatown, dine at Fisherman’s Wharf, and take in the many other sites and attractions of the area, here’s an interesting tidbit of Golden Gate Bridge history:

During its 1930’s construction, the Golden Gate Bridge utilized what was at the time, the innovative safety feature of a net suspended underneath the floor of the bridge. Nineteen men were saved by the net, survivors who came to be known as the “Halfway to Hell Club.”

The safety net stretched ten feet wider than the bridge’s width and fifteen feet beyond the roadway’s length. The net gave workers a greater sense of security when working on the slippery steel and caused work on the bridge to progress at a faster pace. However, thrill seekers and daredevils on the crew were warned in advance they would be fired if they deliberately tested a dive for the thrill of it into the net.

Want to learn more about the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, including hearing historic recordings related to the bridge? Follow these links to download free apps for your smartphone: iPhone or Android