Hi. Hoping someone can help. I am flying in to SFO from East Coast, arriving approx. 9:30am local time. My assumption is that I will then get to my hotel (Marriott Union Square) and check in, etc. and then have lunch nearby. I was then thinking about walking the Golden Gate bridge especially after sitting on a plane for 5+ hours. I have a few thoughts, what is recommended? Any concerns with any option?
1) Bus to Broderick and Beach (where would I catch it and where can I find bus times?). Walk the 3.5 mile Golden Gate Promenade then across the bridge (1.7 miles) and then bus back to the hotel. Is it possible to catch transportation (bus?) back into the city to the hotel or must you walk back across the bridge first?
2) Same as #1 but walk both ways of the bridge for ~7 miles. If so, how to get back to the hotel after crossing the bridge by foot both ways?
Is there a better option?
Thanks in advance for any assistance!