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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. Put Golden Gate Bridge on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Francisco vacation builder.
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  • Driving over the bridge is one experience but there is also the Visitor's Center and the walk over to Marin (assuming one starts in SF). In the summer of 2016, humpback whales could be seen under the ...  more »
  • Was great to walk across the bridge, got an uber to the other side and walked back. Lovely weather, see for miles, great photos of the bridge, water, alcatraz and skyline. 
  • The last time I visited my friend and I walked halfway across the bridge. Far enough to see both coast lines - especially the Sausalito side which is usually hard to see. It was windy and cook but not...  more »
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  • The views. The VIEWS. It's a great place to get to if you're in the area. You can get free parking at the Battery's (southwest of the bridge / 101). The walk between there and this bridge offers some of the best views of San Fran, Ocean, and the bridge itself. I recommend walking to the center of this bridge for the best pictures!
  • Enjoyed driving across the "Golden Gate Bridge" very beautiful site! I enjoyed seeing it lit up at night..Just as beautiful at night as well as in the daytime. Enjoyed parking at the look out point viewing the surrounding landmarks like Alcatraz..Pier 39..etc.. Great view...
  • It is a bridge. It is a very windy bridge to walk or bike across. It is nicer than most bridges you interact with. The views on the south side are quite nice. If you have the time an are biking I would recommend going the extra distance to Sausilito.
  • This place is so dreamy. Spectacular views all around. The most amazing thing about it is that you can walk across this historic bridge. And easily the best place in San Francisco.
  • Absolutely amazing! Best part of San Francisco! The bridge is massive and breathtaking! It looks so close from the beach, yet it can be two hours walking distance away.