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Golden Gate Bridge

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    Jim B.
    "great views and hikes lots to see ocean, cliffs, bridge"(150 Tips)
    Bennett W W.
    "Another scenic view, perfectly compatible for biking and walking."(81 Tips)
    Pedro C.
    "a must the bike tour crossing the bridge"(11 Tips)
    Kay M.
    "little romantic place to just look around and stare at the sea."(6 Tips)
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  • Chris O.
    Chris OSeptember 16, 2014
    If you are crossing in an open air bus it is cool and very windy. If you have a hat, one hand on your hat is recommended. Long sleeves and long pants would last be best in the am or when overcast.
    Upvoted Sep 30
  • Robert T.heart icon on user image
    Robert ThachJuly 20, 2015
    It's obvious that making a stop in San Francisco and checking out this bridge is a no brainier! Been to this city several times, and the bridge has always amazes me! Great city, awesome bridge!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    The Golden Gate Bridge is without a doubt the most well known emblem of San Francisco. Walking or biking across the bridge is a great experience, with incredible views from both sides. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 28
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordApril 18, 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.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱May 29, 2017
    If you plan to walk or bike on the bridge, bring a warm jacket (yes even in summer) and secure your hat / don't wear a loose hat - or it will get blown away by the strong wind!
  • Max B.heart icon on user image
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 8, 2014
    Be sure to either walk or cycle the bridge at least once. Be sure to go to the Marina Headlands afterwards for an even better view of the bridge and San Francisco
  • Mads M.heart icon on user image
    Mads MarzMarch 26, 2017
    If you have the time take the trail from marina and walk along the water to the bridge! And if you have even more time... walk the bridge and get the view from the other side !
  • Andrew 翁
    Andrew 翁October 8, 2014
    The Bridge specially painted in Red/Orange colour is one of the famous landmark in US & the World. Truly a great spectacular structure in US.
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaJune 22, 2015
    Beautiful, iconic and usually foggy. Try not to get the chain linked fences in the background of your photos. Bus service to the bridge is easily accessible
  • Kay M.heart icon on user image
    Kay MascardoApril 8, 2016
    The view here is amazing! The golden gate is beautiful to look at. The view plus the cool weather of San Francisco made it a little romantic place to just look around and stare at the sea.
  • NeMeSiS
    NeMeSiSApril 18, 2015
    Best place to visit. A must if u come to SF. Spare yourself 45 min and take a stroll along the bridge and enjoy the view and wind breeze.
  • Benedict C.
    Benedict CorpuzAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    When walking, the bridge looks pretty level. Upon crossing it, you will see you have walked downhill. Be prepared for the slight uphill walk back from the north side.
  • Ilya K.heart icon on user image
    Ilya KuznetsovMarch 30, 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.
  • A S.heart icon on user image
    A SAugust 20, 2019
    There’s a reason why this is one of the most iconic structure in the whole world. So beautiful from every angle.
  • Taido N.heart icon on user image
    Taido NakajimaJuly 6, 2018
    Another awesome way to view the Golden Gate Bridge is from Baker Beach. Walk across the beach to the far end and over the rocks and you'll be right underneath it.
  • WhiskeyAvengerheart icon on user image
    WhiskeyAvengerJuly 4, 2018
    Been here 50+ times
    This is the most beautiful and iconic bridge in the US. I love the Brooklyn Bridge but nothing compares to this stunning bridge in the Bay.
  • Hemant J.heart icon on user image
    Hemant JNovember 7, 2015
    Breathtaking. Beautiful all round the year in its various shades!
  • Yateema4ever
    Yateema4everNovember 10, 2015
    We went there but with a tour and I can't not to tell you it was a crazy moment .. You feel like you will jump out there lol😂😜 but need to go again to walk aside and enjoy the view👍🏽
  • Kelsey✨heart icon on user image
    Kelsey✨August 18, 2018
    Fun to run across the bridge in the morning! Just be mindful of the bikers coming atcha from both ways
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 26, 2014
    Make sure to drive, bike and walk the iconic International Orange painted bridge to see the beauty from different perspectives. Much easier to park @ the vista point just north of the bridge, off 101.
  • Rashid
    RashidJuly 12, 2017
    Great & beautiful bridge to walk on or by bus, Also don't miss the "bridge boat tour"from the marina before sunset time.
  • Omar L.
    Omar LoggiaSeptember 5, 2014
    The Golden Gate Bridge is the most iconic landmark in San Francisco. Walking or biking across the bridge is one the best experience of San Francisco. PD: The bridge is larger in the movies...
  • Emmanuel Q.heart icon on user image
    Emmanuel QuarteyApril 5, 2015
    The area around the bridge is a good place for picnics, barbecues, and quiet solo walks. It can be a little chilly (there's a Heating Room) so dress warmly.
  • CaliGirl S.
    CaliGirl SavaSeptember 13, 2014
    bring a winter hat and warm clothes!!! incredible experience. one part of the bridge in the fog and the other part in the sun...amazing!!!!
  • Elysa E.
    Elysa EllisApril 19, 2015
    on foggy days there are several great vantage points other than the top. Check out Travis Marina for this view. Bonus: Plenty of parking!
  • David
    DavidMay 16, 2015
    Definetely a must do in sf. Best way to explore is rent a bike for a day from fisherman's wharf and enjoy the views!
  • Lauraheart icon on user image
    LauraSeptember 25, 2013
    Come see the most beautiful bridge in the United States! The Golden Gate Bridge is located in my favorite US city, San Francisco. I've driven across it, sailed under it and it's breathtaking.
  • Natalieheart icon on user image
    NatalieApril 29, 2017
    Absolutely stunning! I recommend renting a bike and just bike from SF through the bridge and to Sausalito. Amazing views.
  • Goutham G.
    Goutham GaneshJuly 23, 2016
    Beautiful bridge I have ever seen.. The clouds on top of the bridge makes it look more beautiful!! But had a horrible time finding parking space...Long enough to get a decent timelapse!!😀
  • Saint M.
    Saint MatteoMay 8, 2022
    Park near the top to the east of the bridge. You can walk to the bridge, get a nice view and walk down to the pier. Note leave NOTHING visible in your car.
  • Melissa ♡︎heart icon on user image
    Melissa ♡︎May 26, 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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Cydell D.heart icon on user image
    Cydell DignosJune 19, 2018
    a must see tourist spot but also a breath taking view to watch especially at night
  • Caroline
    CarolineDecember 12, 2016
    The red steel monster called Golden Gate Bridge. It was once the largest bridge in the world, but today it’s only number 8 on the list of international bridges. Enjoy a magnificent view.
  • Roy C.
    Roy CudillaAugust 12, 2013
    there are 2 view decks &, i picked the wrong one. pain in the butt parking & too many people. better one is the one after the bridge, uphill on the north side. its elevated & has a better view.
  • National Car Rental
    You can’t pass up a visit to this landmark, no matter what's on the agenda for this trip. Get the best view from the scenic outlooks on the NE and SE points of the bridge. Make sure to bring a jacket.
  • Behrooz R.heart icon on user image
    Behrooz RabieeAugust 27, 2014
    Spectacular! Go to the other side, not the vista point with all tourists. You can find great spots on the other road to park and enjoy!
  • Sandra S.
    When we return from a trip and see the Golden Gate Bridge, I know I'm home!!!! So beautiful! Blessed to live here. Everyone should bike or walk the Bridge at least once!'
  • Jeremy K.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 14, 2014
    If you're planning on riding a bike or walking across the Golden Gate Bridge you best bring a sweater or jacket: it can get real cold and widy out there
  • Perry Ellis
    Perry EllisMay 31, 2011
    Enjoy the breathtaking scenery by renting a bicycle and biking across the Golden Gate bridge. If you have time, continue to Sausalito, a picturesque community with amazing views.
  • Bren P.heart icon on user image
    Bren PearsonDecember 4, 2015
    Iconic landmark. Definitely worth the walk from San Francisco, along the water towards it. Amazing walk.
  • Peter S. Greenberg
    Peter S. GreenbergFebruary 29, 2012
    Try San Francisco City Guides, who offer free weekly tours where you can learn about the construction and history of the bridge. Then read more for the best way to photograph the bridge. Read more
  • Milli P.heart icon on user image
    Milli ParkusJanuary 8, 2017
    Amazing landmark and part of history! People walking and scenic view. Perfect place to walk your dogs too!
  • Alexa Jane B.heart icon on user image
    Alexa Jane BrooksJanuary 6, 2015
    Golden Gate Bridge is a beautiful site. Check it out during the day or when the sun is setting. Definitely worth the trip!
  • Anthony
    AnthonyJuly 8, 2012
    See if the marine layer has crept in before you take a tour boat to the bridge. Clear and sunny skies at the pier doesn't necessarily correlate with conditions at the bridge.
  • Tom C.heart icon on user image
    Tom CoatesJuly 28, 2018
    Three best views of the bridge are from the path by the observation platform, underneath at Fort Point and on the Marin headlands up the hill.
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    The perfect spot for a great work out is a run on the Golden Great Bridge. Not only will you get a great work out in but you'll also enjoy an amazing view.
  • David John S.heart icon on user image
    David John SimpsonJanuary 5, 2016
    Don't view from Vista Point!! Drive ½ mile up Conzelman Road for viewing points to get the GG bridge in the foreground and city of SF in the background! Your photograph album will thank you for it!!
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OrtizAugust 10, 2012
    Absolutely breathtaking views from the Bridge!!Definitely walk across it and beware of bikers! If your lucky you might watch dolphins playing down in the Bay! Be sure to visit the Forts!
  • Lipton Iced Tea
    Lipton Iced TeaJune 29, 2011
    Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, through Muir woods and along the coast until you come to Stinson Beach. Sit oceanside and see the San Francisco skyline in the distance and enjoy the waves
  • Justin S.heart icon on user image
    Justin SullivanAugust 18, 2014
    Bring a winter hat. Park at the lot on Merchant Rd at Battery Boutelle. Great views of the bridge, 0.3 miles to the visitor center, FREE.
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