In case you receive all of your vital news from an online men's magazine (which, really guys, you probably shouldn't), the Bay Bridge is closed this Labor Day weekend (also, there's some stuff going on in Syria you should probs pay attention to). So, to help you get from the East Bay to SF and vice versa, we've compiled your alternative options (San Mateo Bridge, the ferry, BART, swimming...), and weighed the pros and cons of each
The Golden Gate Bridge Why it's the best alternative: It's possibly the most iconic landmark in the entire world, and probably the easiest route to go for Marin and the upper East Bay. Why it's the worst alternative: They recently replaced all of their toll workers with an automated computer system, stripping the Bay Area workforce of dozens of (awful) human jobs
The San Mateo Bridge Why it's the best alternative: Sure, it's a lot less glamorous than the GG, but if you happen to be coming in from most parts of Oakland, this is probably your best bet, plus it looks like you're driving on the water! Why it's the worst alternative: Oh my god cars can't drive on the water we're gonna drown
The Ferry Why it's the best alternative: Leaves from several points all around the Bay (yay Jack London Square, kinda!), plus you've got a leisurely boat ride for your commute... Why it's the worst alternative: ... that happens to be packed with a million strangers, plus it kiiind of reminds you of that scene from The Dark Knight
Tideline Why it's the best alternative: You will absolutely feel like the coolest guy around when you and a couple friends beat the system by ordering a water taxi that'll drive you from port to port in style. Why it's the worst alternative: Well, it's not exactly the least expensive option, but it's certainly not the most expensive. Either way, you may have to fight other people for their limited boats.