"Quiet street only locals know about"
For us locals with visiting families that want the obligatory tour of the golden gate bridge, this is the perfect place to find parking. There is a small parking lot that is never full, even on the busiest tourist days. The people who park there are never tourists but hardcore cyclists who bike the presidio mountains. From there on, it's just a short stroll onto the bridge to join the rest of the tourist hell waiting hours for parking in the designated vista parking areas. This street is closed off for automobiles, and it provides some of the most spectacular views of the bridge, sans tourists.