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“Nice view of the Bay!”
Review of Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Bike Tour
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Stretching 4,200 feet and towering as high as a 65-story building, this well-known bridge is the gateway to San Francisco.
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
“Nice view of the Bay!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Just as I imagined it, the view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay is just wonderful. We drove across it on our tour (didn't walk it) but we did park down by the beach area for some photos, we then drove up Marin Headlands, the hilly peninsula located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge (a must for the best view of all, the view from my photos). But overall, not to disapoint but it is just a bridge, lol. I guess for some whom never seen a bridge that size it would be overwhelming but I don't know, I've been across lot's of bridges and was basically no different than crossing the Ambassador Bridge from Canada to Michigan, lol. Still it's a must see when visiting San Fran, amazing views of the Bay.

Visited December 2012
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Rexburg, Idaho
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“Who knew you could WALK across it?”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The day we were at The bridge, it was sunny and calm. We could see the city of San Francisco so clearly and Sausalito on the other side. (By the way, that is a don't miss city, too!) I am 71-years-old, and I have been over that bridge at least a dozen times, but somehow I had failed to realize that it is possible to WALK across the Bridge! There is a great parking lot on the Sauselito side, complete with good restroom facilities. The bridge has a fenced off sidewalk for its full length. Many people were walking both directions. (There may be parking on the San Francisco side as well.) We walked about 5/6 of the way and then turned and repeated our steps. The view from the bridge is awesome.

But one spooky thing is the repeated phone booths for those contemplating suicide by jumping off the bridge. The booths have a free connection to a counselor, and there are signs assuring any potential jumpers that there is still hope to be had. The signs also counsel that falls are "fatal and tragic", which I found an odd wording.

Visited December 2012
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Morgantown, wv
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“beautiful”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

If you have a car drive up to the parking area on top to get awesome views and photos. There's a park at bottom too. You can walk over the bridge from there.

Visited January 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
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“Golden Gate Bridge.”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Have always wanted to see the Golden Gate bridge so really enjoyed seeing it and walking on it.
Took a bus tour of the city and stopped off for about half an hour at the bridge, would have liked to have walked the whole bridge but not enough time.

Visited November 2012
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Fairfax, California
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“It's an icon”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

It's great to have such a beautiful bridge that allows people to walk and bike over it as well as drive. Access for all is easy and it's nice to have restrooms, a store and cafe at the Visitor Center. It's noisy as you walk/bike across the bridge but those views more than make up for it!

Visited January 2013
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