Explore two historic bridges on a walk that can be very romantic – the Quince Street trestle bridge and the Spruce Street suspension bridge – and they’re just a few blocks from each other.
The Quince Street bridge (1905) that spans Maple Canyon is one of the only remaining wooden trestle bridges in the city. The Spruce Street Suspension Bridge (1912) was appropriately named by kids as “The Wiggly Bridge.” It’s 375 feet long and hangs seventy feet above Kate Sessions Canyon, anchored by steel suspension cables that were redone in 2010 to meet earthquake standards.
Park along 4th Avenue where parking is free and is not metered. Park along 6th Avenue or just inside Balboa Park for more nearby free parking. Otherwise metered street parking on side streets near the Trestle bridge.
Daylight hours are preferable here
Café Bassam for coffee, tea, and light food (sandwich or baked goods)
Banker’s Hill Bar & Restaurant
Bertrand at Mister A’s for drinks on the deck.