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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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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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Everett, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

most people go UP from the visitor center to the viewpoints and the bridge, even walking onto the bridge itself, but don't forget to go DOWN to Fort Point to see the best views of the bridge if you are able-bodied. It's a lot of stairs, but well worth it. If you don't want to climb back up, then proceed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great experience thoroughly recommend cycling across although it was very busy and had to doge the pedestrians! Amazing views of the bay and Alcatraz.

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It was so architecturally interesting. You really notice all of the art deco influence when you see it in person. We learned that it was originally to be painted in stripes, or white, but the primer looked so good (and it would be seen in thick fog by ships) that they left it orange. Try taking photos from the bottom,... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

From driving across the GG bridge, to walking the expanse then looking back at the city, there is nothing as breathtaking or grander than the views and beauty of this bridge. And driving south going through the tunnel that opens I to a spectacular vista of the bridge, the city and if lucky, the beginnings of the fog sweeping into... More

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

From the garden side of bridge walk to the hill side is about 45 to one hour. If you enjoy the fresh sea wind swing your body while walk through the trip. I dare you.

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Charlotte
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A once in a lifetime view... and great 1.7 mile walk each way. Don't forget to the gift shop. Free parking at Vista Point if you get there early.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Driving over the bridge almost every day is a great rush that San Francisco has to offer! One day I just had to try walking it so I left work early and set out across the bridge. What a stupid mistake! All I could hear the entire time was tump tump tump of car tires going over the bridge. BEST... More

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Puryear, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It is hard to describe the Golden Gate Bridge w/o actually crossing it. I had seen it from afar on an earlier visit but this time, thanks to an old school buddy, we got to actually cross it and see it up close. It is an amazing feat of engineering and as spectacular as you can imagine from pictures which... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I walked across the bridge it was amazing, I am afraid of heights but the sidewalk was so wide you don't have to go to the edge and the views are outstanding, I kept taking picture after picture, so much fun.

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Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Whether you drive it, bike it, float under it or walk on or across it, you have to see it up close. It is the only way to understand why the Golden Gate Bridge is red.

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