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  • Address: Fort Point Lookout Marine Drive, San Francisco 94129, USA
  • Hours: Daily
  • Admission: Free to walk, bridge tolls apply when driving.

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Golden Gate Bridge

Brooklyn residents still try to debate who has the more beautiful bridge, but for San Franciscans that argument was won in 1937, and the only debatable point is where to get the best vantage point on their beloved bridge.

Cinema buffs believe Alfred Hitchcock had it right: seen from below at Fort Point, the bridge induces a thrilling case of Vertigo. Fog aficionados prefer the lookout at Vista Point in Marin, on the north side of the bridge, to watch gusts rush through the bridge cables. Crissy Field is a key spot to appreciate the whole span, with windsurfers and kite-fliers to add action to your snapshots. Unlike the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge provides access to cyclists and pedestrians.

From the Golden Gate Bridge itself, you can see stunning vistas of San Francisco and Marin County, as well as Alcatraz, Angel Island, and oceangoing liners passing through the bridge’s tall red towers. Golden Gate Bridge connects the city of San Francisco with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Sausalito and the Muir Woods National Monument.

Practical Info

To get to Golden Gate Bridge, take the bridge-bound Golden Gate Transit bus, which departs hourly during the day for Marin County, starting from Mission and First streets. If you’re driving, take the last San Francisco exit, right before the toll plaza, park in the southeast parking lot, and make the crossing by foot, enabling you to take in the amazing views. However, be prepared as it's usually windy and cold. You can also cross by car, but as traffic moves quickly, you won’t have much time to see the sights.

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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour, San Francisco, null
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour

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Ride over the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge on a 3-hour San Francisco bike tour that explores the bay-front city from Fisherman’s Wharf. Pedal a leisurely ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $55.00
Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco to Sausalito, San Francisco, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco to Sausalito

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Pedal across the Golden Gate Bridge on this scenic San Francisco bike tour, a family-friendly adventure bringing you up close to the city’s most famous ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Tour lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours; bike rental valid for 24 hours

From USD $55.00
San Francisco Coastal Walking Tour from the Golden Gate Bridge to Cliff House, San Francisco, Bike ... 
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San Francisco Coastal Walking Tour from the Golden Gate Bridge to Cliff House

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Enjoy San Francisco's gorgeous scenery with a 4- to 5-mile (6.5- to 8-km) walking tour of the city's western edge, following a unique path along the dramatic ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 4-5 hours

From USD $48.00
Hippie Tour of Muir Woods, Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito, San Francisco, Walking Tours
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Hippie Tour of Muir Woods, Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito

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Head out on a 'trip' for fun times jumping up and down on the Golden Gate Bridge and taking in the view of Alcatraz! Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and head ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $159.00
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Evening Bike Tour, San Francisco, Day Trips
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Evening Bike Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Admire the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean on this relaxing, family-friendly bike tour in the evening hours. See top San Francisco attractions including ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
3-in-1 Ultimate Bay Area Package: Alcatraz Tour Including Muir Woods and San Francisco City Tour, ... 
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3-in-1 Ultimate Bay Area Package: Alcatraz Tour Including Muir Woods and San Francisco City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

See the best of the Bay Area in a convenient way with this 3-in-1 sightseeing package that introduces you to some of the most popular destinations in and ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $190.00
Private Napa and Sonoma Wine Tasting Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Attraction Tickets
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Private Napa and Sonoma Wine Tasting Tour from San Francisco

Take advantage of your proximity to Wine Country, and venture beyond San Francisco for an indulgent, private tasting tour. Transported by comfortable, ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,000.00
San Francisco's National Treasures Tour: Alcatraz and Muir Woods plus Madame Tussaud or the ... 
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San Francisco's National Treasures Tour: Alcatraz and Muir Woods plus Madame Tussaud or the Dungeon

Explore two popular Bay Area destinations — Muir Woods National Monument and the world famous Alcatraz Island — In this ultimate 1-day tour to visit two of San ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $150.00
San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour, San Francisco, Day Trips
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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Experience the cinematic side to San Francisco on an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes clips from more than 55 movies and TV shows filmed in the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Woods and Wine: Half Day Sonoma Wine Tour plus Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco, City ... 
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Woods and Wine: Half Day Sonoma Wine Tour plus Muir Woods National Monument

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

The only way to get the best of Sonoma, the Carneros Wine Country and the Muir Woods National Monument. This tour package combines the majestic Muir Woods ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $89.99

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