Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

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One of the most photographed structures in the world, Golden Gate Bridge is the first feature of San Francisco you'll see when driving in from the north. Opened in 1937, the structure boasted the longest suspension bridge main span until 1964. Still considered one of the world's greatest engineering feats, the bridge draws visitors with its numerous vantage points, from which you can see and photograph the picturesque bay and boats passing under the iconic structure's red towers. The bridge has sectioned-off pathways on each side for both pedestrians and cyclists, so you can take your time crossing and admiring the views. Though the bridge closes for pedestrians at night. To visit Golden Gate Bridge and get the most from your holiday in San Francisco, create itinerary details personal to you using our San Francisco route website .
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  • Took the normal tourist route to get us to the Bridge on a Sunday, it was quite busy but no great crowds or queues. Take your time and look out over the Bay towards the City and spot Dolphins and Seal...  more »
  • Beautiful Views loved every minute of my day trip drove under it for great views and lots and lots of pictures , then we got to drive over bridge it was amazing windy fantastic , could see for miles ....  more »
  • We drove from the San Francisco side to the Marin side and parked at Vista Point. The drive over the bridge is jaw dropping for out-of-towners! We went early on a Sunday morning (9:00) and easily foun...  more »
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  • You've seen in in photos, but you must experience all aspects of this modern day wonder. I've walked, biked and driven across the bridge and it does not disappoint. From the micro climates experienced while walking it and feeling the movement through the car tires - it is a surreal experience. I've been lucky enough to visit this beauty from the bottom looking up to the West entrance via the Coastal walkway. It is visually stimulating and pleasing as one looks at it from one of the sky high bar's in downtown SF. Do not miss it !
  • This is iconic, history, a must see on your stay in San Francisco. I’ve been around several times, but this was the first time visiting with a clear sky :) Enjoy the bridge the way you like most: walking, riding a bike, or just enjoy the view from a distance. TIP: should you stay multiple days in SF, ALWAYS change your plans if there’s a day with clear sky, and use this day to visit the Golden Gate Bridge. You might not be able to get a nice view of it on the other days!
  • We as a group had an awesome day. We found a great parking spot up on the hill. It overlooked the Golden Gate Bridge. We shot several photos from there. Then we went down around where the gift shops were. Walked out onto the Golden Gate Bridge. Got to see dolphins sea lions and other sea life from the bridge. What a great View From Alcatraz Island. A really great day.
  • Pretty cool spot for some pictures. Take a cruise on Adventure Cat for the full experience under and sunset. Maybe you will spot some whales as well. Its really quite amazing to see This International Orange just blaze through the thick fog. Come and discover this beautiful place.
  • Great views of the bay, the city, and of Alcatraz prison. If walking, the east side of the bridge is open to pedestrians and bicycles. If biking, both sides are open to bicycles. Both pedestrians and bicycles are protected from traffic. If driving, leaving the San Francisco area is free, but they do have a toll plaza when entering. They have a gift shop and a snake area. During high traffic area they open more lanes by using a zipper device that moves the barricade in the middle of the bridge over, effectively changing the number of lanes each side has.

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