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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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  • The tour Guide was making announcements and running cmmentaries about the places.The vessel moved forward slowly and majestically,towards the Golden Gate Bridge.It is a gigantic structure painted oran...  more »
  • It is magical! The view is incredible, a bicycle ride is a must, however, it is also possible to cross the bridge by car, park and just enjoy the view. Sometimes it might be a "little" flog, but it is...  more »
  • There's only one Golden Gate Bridge . It's a beautiful walk across the bridge as you can enjoy some spectacular views of San Francisco and Marin County as well as the ships that travel beneath the bri...  more »
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  • I felt like yeah I made it but once your in the other side you have to take a tour bus back at Vista point. There is no public transportation back. Beautiful! Be careful it will cost you $15 per person to get back to the city. We got a tour bus to Sausalito and took the ferry back. Don't miss Sausalito it's a quaint little town but start out early to cross the bridge the shops in the town close by 5-6 pm
  • Spectacular views. Very long and awesome to bicycle across. Weekends and especially holiday's you can expect massive crowds in the form of pedestrians and cyclists. If you are a avid cyclist beware: the rent-a-bike cyclists and out of town tourist pedestrians have no clue how to behave or share the small path allotted for non-cars. Still highly recommended to bicycle across on a sunny day.
  • At an awesome experience! Renting a bike and exploring the city was the best decision I have ever made. All of the people I ran into were really friendly. Biking across the bridge is a little tight because of all the people walking, but it was amazing, give it a try!
  • It is one of the biggest bridges I have ever seen or been to in my life. The only gripe I would have is the weather. Most of the time its usually covered in clouds so make sure you plan accordingly. I was in SF for about a week and I only saw this bridge clear as day for one of those days. This was during August. Other than that I highly recommend to rent a bike and to bike across the bridge and explore!
  • Most admit this bridge was so beautiful! WOW!! It was definitely crowded as it is a popular attraction. I must admit I was able to capture the scenery. Definitely a romantic spot! I recall seeing "Full House" back in the day and seeing the bridge. It's free! We got a parking spot but definitely scarce.