Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center

Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center

Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
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Quinten Jiskoot
Amsterdam, The Netherlands676 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
You don't have the best views here, but it's a good start for a walk over the bridge. If you return the same way you're walking at least for 2, 3 hours - on the other side there is a nice viewpoint as well. They have good coffee in the restaurant. You can reach the Welcome Center by public transport. A coastal trail in southern direction brings you to Marshall Beach and Baker Beach. All in all a nice day trip alltogether.
Written October 14, 2022
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Waddler
York, UK11,960 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Its a convenient place for bus or taxi journeys, and has facilities such as toilets, cafes and a few explanations and demonstrations for kids to fiddle with about how suspension bridges work etc.

However, it is also the most crowded way of getting a view of the bridge. I'd suggest walking off a few minutes on the path down to the Warming Hut. half way down you arguably get a better view but with far fewer people. You also get a great view from the pier by the Warming Hut.
Written September 6, 2023
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Jeffrey T
Indianapolis, IN19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I arrived at the Welcome Center on a Sunday morning. The crowds where light and parking was easy to find. Parking is .25 cents every 15 minutes. The fog in the morning provides a breathtaking view of the bridge and it is a easy walk to different vantage points of the bridge. You can also choose to walk the bridge if you would like.
Written September 22, 2019
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Mark C
Levittown, PA75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Skip parking in the upper lot, use the lower lot and walk to the Welcome Center. It’s a 3 minute walk with additional views of the bridge. The walk across the bridge is very nice on a clear day. It can become a little busy with bicycles and walkers. Bring a jacket in case the wind becomes too cold.
Written August 25, 2019
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Leo
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Stunning and close-up view of the Golden Gate Bridge! Go in the morning for the sunlight to hit your face, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Do expect many tourists, like yourself. Stay for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Free ride by Presidio Shuttle Service within the Presidio Area (which includes the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center) and to/from downtown Embarcadero. I highly recommend you google Presidio Shuttle. We were there June 26 afternoon and 27 morning.
Written July 1, 2019
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TJT
London, UK902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
For those who want to visit & walk across the bridge, this is the place to start.
It does get crowded but heck, its a good place to start taking pics of the bridge from here
Head up north from the centre & you get to the start point of the bridge where the walk across can take between 20-30mins to the far side of the bridge (Sausalito)
Written April 20, 2019
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Bonnie C
Corona, CA1,750 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Limited parking at the center but plenty in other lots. The visitor center is nice and informative. There is also a very extensive gift shop. I highly recommend this
Written September 28, 2021
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PhileasPhil
London, UK75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
You will read thousands of reviews about the second greatest bridge in the world ( obviously Tower Bridge is number one :-) says London Tour Guide) but I walked the bridge and when I arrived at the visitor centre I had one question I needed answered.
My Birthday is 27th April and I believed that the last Rivet ( in my opinion when the bridge was actually finished) was placed that day in 1937 ..
Rebekah , working on the till when I arrived, was absolutely fantastic, she helped me research my question and we found the answer.. YES I WAS RIGHT..
I will be contacting the Bridge authorities about the completion date..😀
Rebeka I can’t than you enough for you exceptional customer service .. I was on your beautiful bridge briefly but it made my trip.
Cheers mate
I’ll be back to find that Plaque../Rivet ..
Written September 28, 2019
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LisaandRod93013
San Ramon, CA553 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Um, way too many people from tour buses visit this location which make it a very busy place!! Other than that, it's an awesome place to visit with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, nice welcome center, restrooms, restaurant, and great views.
Written July 15, 2019
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Elina Michaelidou
London, UK709 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The Golden Gate Welcome Centre is more of a souvenir shop than an informational centre about the Golden Gate Bridge, but there are a few displays around the place with some interesting facts. Outside the centre, there are a few more informational displays and there is a viewpoint nearby, that makes the visit there worthwhile.
Written August 11, 2023
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