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One of the longest bridges in the world, this spectacular structure links downtown San Francisco with the city of Oakland.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Highway 80 West, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not really a place. It's a transport option. But, it looks great! At night, the lights are cool.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Make sure you have $5.00 cash to pay the toll... otherwise you will be mailed a bill for more than 3 times the fee... Great views! Depending on traffic it could take 1 - 2 hours to cross...

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

we did this as part of the big bus tour night time tour and was amazing, the lights at night are very good highly recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This was fun to drive over - and a little scary too thinking of the big earthquake that took part of it down! We rode out to Treasure Island. Double decker which you don't see just everywhere.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Nothing really special about this highway on the waters of the Bay Area, taking large amounts of cars back and forth from the east part of the bay to the west part.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nando T
Reviewed November 20, 2018

It was fun going under it with the boat tour. Pretty interesting in all the different elements that come together to build it. It's also nice at night for pictures.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nikos T
Reviewed November 18, 2018

We had a great view of this bridge at night while on the a bus tour. The lights at night are really cool.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Visible from many areas of the city it is a spectacular and lengthy construct. It is particularly attractive when illuminated from dusk. Our first glimpse of it was on our first morning in the city, riding the Powell-Hyde cable car south, espying it at a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Wait in line for 40min with high Californian teenagers to pay $6 cash for the pleasure of entering a city that reeks of urine. Couldn't see anything due to smoke/smog.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FintanCat
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Should you be up to walking the bridge it would be a great experience on a lovely sunny day . We choose to catch the bus back from Sausalito which dropped us off down San Frisco after seeing all the wonderful architecture.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mikia W
June 5, 2018|
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Response from 440shellyc | Reviewed this property |
I used the BART to go everywhere but can’t twll you what it cost. It was pretty convenient.
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Cory S
April 18, 2018|
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Response from randsll | Reviewed this property |
We crossed the bridge via tour & don't rmember that we stopped to pay a toll.
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Cory S
April 18, 2018|
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rnel
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Driving Directions from SF to Yosemite and back to Cambria (6 Replies)
We are arriving in San Francisco third week of May. Are the directions below the best way to get to Yosemite? San Francisco Bay Bridge to the MacArthur Freeway (580) toward Hayward through Livermore to the Northern Yosemite Highway (120), after Tracy but before Manteca, that goes into The Park. Also, please advise on best directions from Yosemite to Cambria (near Hearst Castle on Hwy 1). Thank you!
April 20, 2009|
Response fromilikedng|
That's the route I would take to Yosemite from SF. Depending on the time of day, I may take the 24 after the Bay Bridge to Walnut Creek and then 680 south to 580 east. As for going to Cambria afterward. Take 680 south at Dublin to San Jose rather than crossing the Bay again before heading south. Depending on how scenic you want your drive to be, from San Jose you can take 101 all the way to the 46 (faster) or you can go through Monterey and take Hwy 1 south to Cambria (scenic).