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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  • Beautiful view, worth, too bad we had to go 2 times because the first day had much fog and we could not take advantage of the landscape
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  • Great fun if you hire bikes and ride across the bridge. There are a few steep areas but once on bridge it’s a breeze!!  more »
  • We usually go across the bridge when we visit, and we usually visit 2-3 times a year. Its always fun to go across. Can get foggy and colder there , its part of visiting. Would highly recommend doing.  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 !
  • Although obvious advice, make sure you visit the bridge while you're in San Francisco. If you're up for the walk, you can head along following the shoreline from the piers, and eventually get to the bridge. The walk is nice usually with a cool breeze from the water. There is a place to stop not too far from the base of the bridge with a visitor centre and cafe. There is a odd little tunnel you have to go through which is a bit freaky and then the climb up through the parkland to the bridge is quick. The bridge itself has to be seen up close to be fully appreciated and you can cross the right side (heading away from SF) by foot, and the left side by bicycle. I'd recommend both if you can. There are obviously rewards for cycling it at sunset with a camera. The tip here would be to walk across and up to the car park vantage point on the other side, and take an open top bus back across to the city.
  • Lots of view points. Very beautiful bridge. I recommend walking across it. Just so you know, it can get very windy during the walk. There will be people there but it is not as bad as Brooklyn bridge. The bridge is about 1.8 miles or so long. You can also choose to bike across it. The view is very pretty from the bridge. It is clean and well maintained.
  • Very few places are as gorgeous as the pictures you see, this is definitely one of them. I suggest taking the day or at least a few hours there. The beaches offer great views and the designated areas are great. There is some construction going on , but it's being done in a manner that doesn't take away from the view or the bridge. Bring comfy shoes and walk and look. I also suggest looking back when you walk away, there are some great scenes for photographers to take advantage of .
  • One of thee most beautiful places on Earth if I do say so myself. As a bay area native, you see this in the distance occasionally, but when you're up close, even from Marin Headlands, it's spectacular. People can wait their entire lives to see the, I've watched tourists from different countries break down and cry in joy of being here, the Golden Gate. This is one of the many places in life you must visit before you die, it is absolutely amazing.

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