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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We were very fortunate that our childhood friend from school days decided to drive us around Nevada (Hoover Dam), Arizona (Grand Canyon), California (LA, Lemoore, Yosemite, Placerville, San Mateo, San... more »
Es mucho mejor que en lo que haya podido ver tanto en películas como en fotos. Sin duda alguna visitarlo es obligatorio. more »Is much better than in what has been seen in movies and photos. Without a doubt visit is mandatory.
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.
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!
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