Vista Point
Vista Point
4.5

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VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Awesome views of Golden Gate Bridge from Vista Point at North side of the bridge in Sausalito. Ample car parking space there with easy in and out from the Vista Point makes the visit comfortable. Street food hawkers were there with many visitors.
Written February 21, 2022
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mini
Fremont, CA184,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We returned for a visit to see the views from Vista Point. It is located on the north side of Golden Gate Bridge.

There are very nice views of the Golden Gate Bridge and also of the San Francisco Skyline. We had a stellar day to see the views. It was first part of February - lovely views.

There is also the Lone Sailor Memorial Statue to see and fitting tributes to other military branches such as the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

There is also a free bathroom one can use when visting Vista Point.
Written February 8, 2020
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Sachin K
New York City, NY5,857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Vista Point on the north east side of the Golden Gate Bridge right after driving over it offers one of it’s best views. Free parking on site is available. Best time to visit is in the early morning when the crowds are thinner.
Written December 8, 2019
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Modestotrekkerl
Modesto482 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
This viewpoint is one of the best in the entire United States. Unfortunately, the parking lot is often full. If you find that to be the case, take the first exit after the viewpoint exit, make a left turn under the freeway and drive the road up the hill. You will find equally spectacular views from that road, which is often used to film automobile commercials! As often as I have been to this area, I am still in awe of the scenic view every time I visit. If you are able to walk across the bridge, you will never forget the experience. There is a lot more parking available on the south side of the Golden Gate Bridge, so start your visit on either end. Bring an overcoat as high winds and cold temperature are common, especially in summer. On the day we visited, the temperature was 59 degrees at the bridge and over 100 degrees only 30 miles to the east.
Written July 28, 2016
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Mr & Mrs M
London, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
If you love a fabulous view and love taking photos, this is the place for you. There a different points that you can take amazing photos & just enjoy the beauty of the views. It's a good pit stop & rest rooms available. This is also one of the stops for the Big Bus Tour. Definately worth a visit .
Written November 4, 2019
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Brenda S
Cypress, TX849 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We missed the Golden Gate Visitor Center on the way over to Muir Woods. If you plan to stop there, be sure to have it in your phone as your destination, otherwise it can be tricky. Instead on our way back, we stopped at the Vista Point just before you pay the toll to cross back over into San Francisco. In this area you climb up along the coast in your car and there are several look out places where you can park. It was crowded on Thursday afternoon when we attempted to do this, so we had to go to a higher area to find a parking place. We just parked there for a minute to take a quick photo. On the way down just before we got to the highway, we saw a parking lot. We pulled in there and walked down under the bridge to the other side of the road. From there, there was a lookout point with a statue with a Sailor tribute. There was also a place where you could walk down some steps to walk across the bridge. We walked part way across and then came back. There was no charge to park in the lot. Also, there is no toll to cross the bridge from San Francisco to Sausalito / Muir Woods, however there is a toll heading into San Francisco when you cross the bridge. There is no place to pay cash. You can pay the toll online before or after you cross. If you do it after, it needs to be done within 48 hours. We had a rental car, so paid afterwards — which was very easy on their website. We set a reminder on our phone and did it as soon as we returned the car. To do it yourself, just estimate the time period that you went over the bridge and have the license plate number. My husband accidentally did a much wider window than was necessary. That means if another person rented the car after we returned it, then we were paying their tolls too. This was probably only a 2 hour window, so fingers crossed that does not happen. By paying directly, you avoid the rental car company being sent a notice ... and then you paying a convenience fee to the rental car company for the toll. The first time we rented a car for a day, the rental company told us about how to pay the tolls ... the second time they did not. We really enjoyed our visit.
Written April 5, 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you can snag a parking spot, this is the best place to get a perspective on the Golden Gate Bridge. I have taken many visitors here, but parking is the challenge.
Written January 3, 2020
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT3,026 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Vista Point is the ideal location for photos and selfies of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline and Alcatraz Island at a distance depending on the "fog factor". It is a great location for closeup photos of the bridge as it goes in and out of the fog and is always changing. The Sailor Monument at this site it worth seeing. People from all over the world come to this spot to take in this incredible view everyday!

BOTTOM LINE: This spot can become very, very busy with tourists just about anytime, day or night. On the weekends, Vista Point is closed to only tourist buses and not available to private cars. We loved this spot as you can see from my photos submitted with my review. THIS IS A MUST SEE SITE! Put Vista Point on your short list of places to visit when in San Francisco. MY RATING: 10/10.

The famous San Francisco bridge FOG can make viewing limited at times. It changed multiple times in the 20 minutes that we were here, so be patient as the skyline is constantly opening and closing with the fog and clouds.

NOTE OF CAUTION: This area is well known for theft, primarily for items left in cars unattended and unlocked. Be sure to take anything of value with you when viewing from this point. Keep a watchful eye on your car because others are also watching you and your vehicle for nefarious reasons to steal your stuff.
Written December 9, 2019
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JohnPaul78
Swindon, UK2,299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great photo spot for pictures of the Golden Gate bridge. The area has rest rooms and you can spend time here just admiring the stunning views.
Written November 2, 2019
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piper77
Pernera, Cyprus234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We got a bus from near the wharf , to the golden gate bridge and look out point, there is an information kiosk and a cafe there.
We then took the bus 30 to sausalito.
Beautiful village and then ferry back to the wharf
Written October 23, 2019
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