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The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Francisco, California—the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula—to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The Frommer's travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world." At the time of its opening in 1937, it was both the longest and the tallest suspension bridge in the world, with a main span of 4,200 feet (1,280 m) and a total height of 746 feet (227 m).
Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center Reviews
The welcome center is mostly a gift shop in reality. They have some unique items inside like a "fog" snow globe you can purhcase (if flying, it must be put in your checked luggage. Cannpt be carried..... more »
Welcome centre is a good place to stop off, there is a nice view of the bridge from San Francisco side. more »
I love the Golden Gate Bridge. The welcome centre is located directly on the end of the bridge. There is car parking available here and it is only a short walk until you are on the bridge itself. It also provides a fantastic place to take photos. The welcome centre is full of helpful staff and awesome mementos to remind you of your visit to this landmark. Highly recommended.
This place is so amazing especially for photo opportunities as well as just enjoying the beautiful weather. The trick is to not park at the actual welcome center but go down the hill a little bit and then take the trail down to the pier. Or drive all the way down the hill to get to the pier overall great place to go for just hanging out and the gift shop isn't enormous but decently sized and has a variety of relics.
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