San Francisco Bay Bridge, San Francisco

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Connecting San Francisco and Oakland, is one of the area's landmarks and one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. With its two double-deck spans, the total length of the bridge is 7.18 km (4.46 mi). The west span connects San Francisco and Yerba Buena Island, while the east span connects the island with Oakland. The west span went through a substantial seismic retrofit project, and the whole east span had to be replaced. The current east span is among the widest bridges on earth. The bridge provides excellent views of the city skyline. This is a toll bridge, and the fee depends on the day of the week and time of day. Put San Francisco Bay Bridge and other San Francisco attractions into our San Francisco trip maker app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Bay Bridge San Francisco Two Oakland , I first travelled over this bridge in 1980 and couldn't believe my eyes at the views from the bridge over the Bay Area .Originally constructed in 1936 it sto...  more »
  • Best is to see it on a cruise at night, it was so beautiful all lit up, lights dancing along the wires. It was almost magical.  more »
  • that leads in the direction of Oakland or in direction S. F.. A drive up, the other down over the bridge. I found it quite interesting to go here along.
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  • It's the Bay Bridge, what can I say. It's an iconic piece of Bay Area, but was recently ruined by improper and rushed construction using subpar materials. We'll be lucky to see if this thing survives the test of time, so it might be a good idea to go check it out while it's still standing! If you want an up close and intimate experience with the bridge, the Oakland portion of the new span is accessible to foot and bike via the pedestrian walkway, which runs the full length of 50% of the bridge.
  • Oh is spectacular, just thinking one my of childs was one of pionner that started to build the new Oakland Bay bridge, oh this is to be proud. as a father, God' bless America.
  • A beautiful bridge, but has enormous traffic jams all day, every day. This is the only road in California that's jammed at all times from 5 AM to 9 PM, every single day. You can easily spend an hour or more sitting in traffic here. Every day. In each direction. They need to raise the tolls, and actually enforce the carpool lanes.
  • One of the best constructions in USA, this bridge looks one way but its actually one above the other as 2 lanes. The view describes the way on the water. I just loved this place.
  • Really cool to drive across but incredible to see at night. From Coit tower at night you can see the bay bridge light up and the lights are mesmerizing.

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From inexpensive hostels in quiet residential areas to high-end hotels near the city center, San Francisco has accommodations for every budget. Key consideration is what kind of neighborhood you want to stay in. You'll find luxury hotels in Union Square, which has prime shopping, is near theaters, and is on the cable car line. Many hotels are in the northeastern portion of the city, near the tourist-driven neighborhoods of Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf, both easily explored on foot. To get away from the tourist crowds, consider the smaller inns and family-run bed and breakfasts in some of the city's more charming neighborhoods, such as Noe Valley or Pacific Heights. There are also boutique hotels scattered around town. Avoid staying in the Tenderloin. If you plan to have a car with you, ask about parking availability and fees. Parking is often difficult and expensive.
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