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Golden Gate Bridge

Lincoln Boulevard, near Doyle Drive and Fort Point, San Francisco, CA 94129
415-921-5858
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As featured in 3 days in San Francisco
Ranked #3 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Bridges
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Driving, Biking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: The Golden Gate Bridge is not the oldest suspension bridge nor the newest.  It is no longer the tallest or the highest.  Yet it remains the most... more »
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washington dc
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Do not try to drive in a car to the bridge. Take the city bus. There are only a few parking spaces and the small lot is jammed with cars and buses all honking at each other. I even saw city bus driver get out and take photo of car/license plate just parked in no parking bus zone. There are... More

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Medina, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Grab a backpack and take a walk down the bridge. It's such an impressive structure and the views you can get from it are amazing. We were constantly stopping to take pictures. If you're a photographer, it's pretty much a dream location. It can be quite windy so be sure you bring something if you get cold easily. Once we... More

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Zürich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The walk on the bridge is free (hey !), bicycles sharing the path could be annoying if there are many tourists. Great view of course. Getting there by public transport can be lengthy in the afternoon due to the traffic jam with construction of 101 going on .. and beware, there are several buses which charge quite a lot if... More

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wales
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

went on an open top bus tour in August - take a fleece and hoody - very windy and we were freezing in the fog - it gets very windy and because of this we had to go downstairs and did not see much - also the fog hid most of the bridge - a lot of people ride bikes... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

You can't go to San Francisco and not see The Golden Gate Bridge, like Big Ben, Eiffel Tower or the CN Tower it's become a landmark that doesn't disappoint.

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Rented bikes and cycled across the bridge at a leisurely pace . Unfortunately the bridge is shared with pedestrians and can get a bit hectic. Was able to stop on bridge and see sharks down below. Spent an hour or two in quaint Sausilito and got the ferry back . A great start to the holiday and adventure for the... More

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

No trip to San Francisco is complete without at least driving across the Golden Gate Bridge. It is beautiful, and full of wonderful engineering. If you get the chance, walk or bike across (bring a jacket) or at least stop at the visitor's center or other pull off to take pictures.

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Park City, Utah
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We finally rented bikes and rode across the bridge. You can rent bikes at Fisherman's Wharf. Be mindful that they try to get you to ride further and take a ferry back. You do not need to do this. Make sure to return the ferry tickets or you will be charged for them even if you do not use them.... More

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Essex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very crowded and bikes are a huge problem. The bridge is noisy from the traffic and could be viewed without stepping foot on it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I biked across the bridge in early afternoon. It would have been spectacular if we had chosen an early morning ride. As it was, the ride was quite stressful because the bridge was so crowded. Pedestrians really don't leave an open path for cyclists. Many of them do not speak English, so the typical, "on your left,"... More

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