While I have lived the majority of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area I never walked the bridge until just recently. I went with a group of friends on the day after Thanksgiving. Generally everyone knows that when you head to SF or the bridge area you take a coat as it will be windy and possibly cold. Not that day! We all had our jackets off within perhaps 30 minutes. It was absolutely beautiful weather to do a 5 mile walk. And the bridge itself is truly a work of art.