Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
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Stretching 4,200 feet and towering as high as a 65-story building, this well-known bridge is the gateway to San Francisco.
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  • joanie30735
    Dalton, Georgia3,896 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow!!! To see is to believe!!
    When seeing it for the 1st time off in the distance will give you chills! Such a wonderful sight to actually see! And then to see it up close and personal! Wow!!! Why else go to San Francisco when on vacation? This was truly something we will hold in our heats forever!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 20, 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota3,570 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Bridge with Many Ways to Experience
    Iconic structure and maybe the most famous bridge in the world. It represents San Francisco and the state of California as much as anything. Several ways to experience. Easiest is to drive across. No toll northbound but there is a toll when returning to the city southbound. There are some great viewing points on the north side of the bridge in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area including a viewpoint found by taking the 2nd exit after crossing the bridge when headed northbound and a couple nice viewpoints on Conzelman Road (one way accessed by going through the Baker-Barry Tunnel). You can also bike or walk across the bridge in a pedestrian/bike lane. There are boats trips from along the Embarcadero that tour San Francisco Bay. We've done all of those, but this time we splurged on a helicopter tour with San Francisco Helicopter Tours, and it was amazing.
    Visited October 2022
    Written April 26, 2023
  • BrummieMo
    Birmingham, United Kingdom93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    An iconic site that doesn't disappoint. Fantastic views back to San Francisco. But be aware that if you go on the open bus tour it can be very chilly on the top deck as it is always windy going over the bridge so wear something warm.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • baird t
    51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ABSENT THE FOG A STUNNING VIEW OF THE BAY
    The iconic bridge connects San Francisco over the bay to north California. The view of the city and complete bay is terrific.....dramatic. After crossing there's an exit where you can stop and take photos, use the restrooms and enjoy the going and coming traffic over the Bridge below.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Pegers
    Northern Ireland, United Kingdom75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A cycle ride like no other
    We hired two bikes from Golden Gate rentals in San Fran and headed off to the bridge, stopping off at a market on the way. The weather was dry and sunny, although when we got to the bridge it was a little windy. Having cycle across we made our way to Sausalito for lunch with the option of a ferry back but we decided we were feeling fit so cycled back across the bridge, having made it up the very steep hill from Sausalito. The wind had picked up and it was more difficult going across but we made it and got back to the rental shop having completed 19 miles. Not for the unfit!!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 22, 2023
  • RASA
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Golden Gate Drive
    See this magnificent structure up close was an awesome experience. Just driving across and stopping to take in the view is great. Didn’t realize there was a ferry ride to Alcatraz, so it on the bucket list part 2. Would recommend as a must see.
    Visited February 2023
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Ray McGuire
    Portimao, Portugal368 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See in San Francisco
    This is a magnificent bridge in one of the most picturesque settings in the world. It was one of the places that we really want to see when we came to San Francisco. We were on a BigBus Tour and although it was really cold crossing over the bridge it was great once we got to the North Vista Point stop. We got to take lots of pictures including one of us with the Golden Gate Bridge behind us. I'm really glad we got the opportunity to see this while we were here in San Francisco. I would definitely recommend this to anybody wanting to see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on their trip to San Francisco.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 6, 2023
  • LETROM
    Princeton, New Jersey85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colossal Golden Gate
    Wait until around noon for the fog to clear if you want a fog-free photo of the bridge. I've always wanted to see the Golden Gate bridge and finally had the chance in May 2023. Park your car or take an uber/lyft to Battery East parking lot for an unobstructed view of the bridge.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom327 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic
    Come for one of the iconic viewpoints in the whole of USA. In fact there are multiple viewpoints across both sides of the bridge. WE were fairly limited on time so were satisfied with the view from the South side of the bridge. There is a small shop and welcome centre here though fairly minimal exhibits. There are however multiple great vantage points even just on the same side of the bridge so we spent about 45 minutes wandering around taking photos from different angles, which all came out great.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Journeys of Two by Four and Reekapeeka
    Greenacres, Florida108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely!
    This was lovey. So aww inspiring. Instead of doing the boat cruise to the bridge, we drove over it and went to the other side and took pictures. No need to pay for the cruises, unless you want to take pictures from that angle.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
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Sarah G
Harrogate, UK1,538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Walk across it, or bike it. We loved the views of it on the way as we walked from Chrissy fields and then across and down into Sausalito where we got the ferry back to SF. One of our best days in SF.
Written April 6, 2024
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pbxl1
brussels764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
With public transport very easy to this marvellous bridge. Great view of the bridge. The tourist shop is big with a lot of souvenirs.
Written March 27, 2024
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Firstly, San Francisco is amazing and one of the best US cities. Secondly, that bridge is the prettiest location there, where it is quite cheerful and enjoyable to drive through it, and when it comes to its watching, there are amazing elevated spots to view it in a picturesque sense and to see it inspiring and pretty. Such view spots are noticed clearly on google maps. One final tip is that the drive through the bridge is subjected to electronic tolls.
Written March 15, 2024
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Jenn E
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The Golden Gate Bridge took our breath away. We first were able to view it from the Battery Spencer Overlook which offered several areas to pull off and park to see this amazing view!
Written March 9, 2024
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Ryan G
Houston, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a must see.. It is so impressive, after seeing it for years in movies we finally got to see it in real life... It was nice to get to walk around the park and enjoy the afternoon
Written March 8, 2024
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MOGUL SF LIMO LLC
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
This part of city has definitely beautiful view of the bay. Golden Gate Bridge is spectacular in part of photography. Golden Gate Bridge Visitor Center is quite busy.
Written March 3, 2024
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Lawrence A
45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Been here and i was stunned for this bridge is very iconic for san francisco and it appears in numbers of films been made.
The best way is to get a boat cruise to see the best angle of the bridge plus see Alcatraz.We were lucky that the weather were nice when we went.
Written February 29, 2024
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Martin M
Ireland155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Iconic landmark of San Francisco and not to be missed, great photo opportunities from both sides of the bridge and I highly recommend it
Written February 23, 2024
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Bretty
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
I visited in August 22. Hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen. Literally and figuratively. As you zoom round that corner from San Francisco (sorry, I’m not a native) on the freeway on of those hop on/off buses. The experience will blow you away, but only if you’re top tier and outside. Stop, get off, walk over and get an overpriced sausage from a local vendor on the way back. Worth it.
Written February 20, 2024
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Jequavion Diggs
Alaska2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Not golden... :/ mostly red to be honest. When I got there it looked like it was red but I thought I was wrong but it was red and I got scammed.
Written February 13, 2024
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