Golden Gate Bridge

Lincoln Boulevard, near Doyle Drive and Fort Point, San Francisco

4.5

Golden Gate Bridge is on top of each San Francisco visitor's list. It appears as a symbol of San Francisco and one of the seven wonders of the world!

Golden Gate Bridge crossed the strait of Golden Gate from San Francisco since 1937. The bridge is orange-colored and stretches 1.7 miles. The two twin towers, 227 meter high, were once the tallest constructions in San Francisco.

The bridge is open for people to walk from 5 am to 6pm, it is adjusted to wheelchair users, bicycles etc.

Additionally, lands and waters under Golden Gate house various wide animals like sea lions.

There are a visitor center, gift shop, cafe available in Bridge Pavilion on the San Francisco side of the bridge. The bridge is generally the best spot to take some memorable pictures of San Francisco, especially at sunset with San Francisco skyline in the background from Marin headlands, northern end of bridge.

 

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  • Alan Antony

    5
    - 09 September 2018 -

    Golden Gate Bridge would be the most beautiful and the most photographed bridge in the world. Such admirable is its beauty. It was a nice experience walking over the bridge that links the American city of San Francisco to Marin County. Pedestrians including wheelchair users and bicyclists can go on the sidewalks of the bridge during daylight hours but roller blades, skateboards and roller skates are not permitted. There are vista points on both north and south sides of the bridge with parking lots. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • Jeffrey Gamboa

    5
    - 19 August 2018 -

    My experience walking across Golden Gate was AMAZING! The architecture and design of the bridge was magnificent, and my experience walking the whole bridge was breathtaking! It will very likely be windy and chilly, so be prepared for that, but aside from that the views and everything were spectacular! Seeing the bridge up close is already mind blowing, but actually walking the bridge is a different experience. We even saw a gigantic cargo ship and some whales while walking! Also, a quick note, use the bathroom before walking, because it would suck to want to use it in the middle of the bridge. Definitely MUST go if you have not seen the bridge before, because seeing the bridge with the mist and fog is an experience you can NOT miss!

  • Sandeep C A

    5
    - 18 August 2018 -

    Awesome place. Must visit palace in San Francisco. What a wonderful piece of history. Architecture at it's best. Highly recommended. A walk on the bridge will an experience as well. Even try for bike ride. Don't miss it in evening time.

  • sanjay badarda

    5
    - 17 August 2018 -

    The Golden Gate Bridge is a technical masterpiece that can only be described in superlative terms. When the bridge was completed in 1937 it was the world's longest and tallest suspension bridge. But above all this masterly example of engineering is a magnificent monument set against a beautiful backdrop. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge started in 1933. The bridge, which was designed by engineer Joseph Strauss was built to connect San Francisco with Marin County across the 1600 meter (+5000ft) wide strait known as the Golden Gate which links the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean. The dimensions of the bridge defied all imagination. The total length of the bridge is 8,981ft or 2,737 m. The main span between the two enormous towers is 4,200 ft or 1,280 meters long, making the Golden Gate Bridge the world's largest suspension bridge, a record that would stand until 1964 when the Verrazano-Narrows bridge in New York was completed. The two beautiful Art Deco towers are almost 820ft or 250 meters tall, of which more than 20 meters is below the sea level. The road, six lanes and 90 ft / 27m wide is an amazing 220 ft or 67 meters above the water level. It is supported by enormous cables, anchored in hundreds of bars locked into concrete blocks with a pulling power of 25 million kg. The two cables have a total length of 2,332 meters and a diameter of 90 centimeters. They are woven from 27,572 threads of steel with a total length that equals three times the earth's circumference.

  • Alexander Holman

    5
    - 09 August 2018 -

    Breathtaking views. Super helpful team at the info building, with phone chargers!!! (No iPhone charger but you can use your own). And reasonably priced souvenirs which is nice. A bit more out the way than I expected... But SF is a lot bigger than I expected too!

  • Todd Jaser

    5
    - 03 August 2018 -

    A truly beautiful American landmark. The entire area has breathtaking views of the bay. Definitely either walk or bike over the bridge (1.2 miles each way) and visit the welcome center for info, history & interactive displays. Note that you're walking on the side of a highway so there's fast traffic passing you which can be loud. Bring a jacket and hood/hat for the wind.

  • Kevin Jeong

    4
    - 25 July 2018 -

    A must-see. Best way to see San Fransisco on bike however I recommend the electric bike option as while I'm a reasonably fit 40 something its very hilly and this extra push going up hills made it for me. We took the option of the ferry back which goes round Alcatraz and saved us a half day visit as we got really close photos. Tour guide was lovely and handled all ages

  • Vijai Singh

    5
    - 16 July 2018 -

    Iconic landmark for San Francisco. Well maintained as a tourist destination. Has awesome views of the city landscape including sea vistas, hills all around and the rising or setting sun. First time visitors need to be careful about the strong winds and definite nip in the air (a good 5~10 degrees) compared to the neighboring areas. A visit must include biking or walking over the bridge to soak in the ambiance.

  • Christopher Kajin

    5
    - 05 July 2018 -

    Definitely worth the trip if you find yourself in the Golden state! I was lucky enough to arrive when the golden poppies were blooming. Could have used a little more sun but the governor assured me that next time he would see to it. Coming from the north side of the bay pull off to the right before reaching the bridge to drive up this picturesque winding road that takes you to some pretty fabulous vistas and overlooks. Keep your eyes open for large birds soaring on the air currents below you as you watch great ships sail to and from the bay and Pacific.

  • Stayapriya Maurya

    5
    - 01 July 2018 -

    Good place to visit and hangout with family and friends. The “Golden Gate” refers to the strait through which boats go to enter the Bay. It was originally named by U.S. army officer John Fremont in 1846. The hills surroundings the bridge are themselves golden in color much of the year and when the sun is at the right angle it has an extremely beautiful golden glow. The bridge is simply the bridge that spans the Golden Gate Strait. The Golden Gate bridge is regularly painted. Every state in the United States has a bridge maintenance and inspection plan. When built, it was the bridge with the longest span bridge in the world till 1964. Now it is the ninth-longest suspension bridge in the world. It is famous for its extraordinary design. One can swim, across the strait but completely at one's own risk. One can come in at Fort Baker on the North side or at Ft Point on the South. Both are rocky entries and you should visit and enter them during daylight.

  • Melissa Louise

    - 26 May 2018 -

    Hey gouge you on the toll and parking near the bridge is a nightmare at best. Take the exit right before the toll that takes you up a gorgeous lookout, highly recommend that route.

  • Abrar

    - 28 April 2018 -

    its a huge bridge so beautiful i watch sunsets on the bridge sooooo nice 😍😍😍😍

  • Jacob Ford

    - 18 April 2018 -

    Go under the bridge. At Vista Point, off the parking lot, look for a steep set of stairs. It connects the pedestrian side to the biker side through an underroad passage.

  • Ilya Kuznetsov

    - 30 March 2018 -

    Take the public bus from city centre to Battery viewpoint and cross the bridge on your way back. Takes about 25 minutes with normal walking speed.

  • Salvatore Canfora

    - 15 March 2018 -

    Look for Welcome center to find a good spot to take pictures

  • Aysun Akar

    - 06 February 2018 -

    Like bosphorus bridge in Turkey

  • Darlene Cordova

    - 17 January 2018 -

    Worth going

  • kapi 8020

    - 09 December 2017 -

    Good sightseeing spots in SF

  • Rocio Gutierrez

    - 03 December 2017 -

    Fort point, best view upstairs!

  • Amy Leigh

    - 14 November 2017 -

    Amazing beautiful views

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