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Golden Gate Bridge

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The walking trail is open from 5:00-18:30 (5:00-21:00 in summer time) and vehicles can pass the bridge all day.
Lincoln Boulevard, near Doyle Drive and Fort Point, San Francisco, CA 94129
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About Golden Gate Bridge

As a globally renowned single-span suspension bridge, Golden Gate Bridge is the symbol and landmark of San Francisco. The Bridge spans the entire San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate strait of the Pacific Ocean, making it an important transportation hub linking San Francisco and cities to the north. Many US movies and TV shows have been filmed here. The north of the Bridge is an ideal site to take a panoramic picture of the structure; and its bright orange arch seems shrouded in mystery in foggy days; the Bridge's southern side is more suitable for a close-up snapshot of the water and the body of the Bridge. If the schedule allows, you can rent a bicycle and experience a more unique view while riding the length of the Bridge.

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  • ling
    4.0

    if youre going to San Franciscobe sure to wear some flowers in your hair

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  • zoro****513
    5.0

    The world-renowned Golden Gate Bridge is very big from a distance. If it comes to the front, it will be shocked by its magnificence. Bridges are often obscured by thin dances. Half of them are seen floating in the sea and half in the clouds.

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  • _CFT01****8961773
    5.0

    Shock, spectacular... Unlike the crowds of domestic scenic spots...

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  • Andrea V
    5.0

    Iconic and beautiful, no trip to the city is complete without snapping a picture of this functional work of art. Snapping a picture will do for some, but for the full experience, bring a jacket and go for a walk on the bridge. Stop and feel and watch the bridge move for a real experience. Explore under the bridge and check out the massive metal that helps this thing survive.The Golden Gate Bridge actually moves and can move up or down up to 16 feet based on temperature. Crazy, huh? It can also move up to 27 feet side to side. The visitor center is pretty cool and money spent there goes to preservation. Parking and bathrooms are available next to the visitor center.If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can walk across the bridge and back, but be warned that it gets quite chilly and windy up there, so dress appropriately!

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  • GLSQ_****0413
    5.0

    When I was six, my mom and I left Hawaii for San Francisco to be stationed in the Presidio (at the time, an active Army base). I remember that I was excited to see the Golden Gate Bridge, a landmark I had thought was made entirely of gold.Needless to say, I was disappointed.But once I got over the fact that a solid gold bridge would be as expensive as it would be impractical, I became enamored with this iconic spectacle. Connecting the cliffs from the North Bay to San Francisco, it's a beautiful "welcome" for any boats entering the Bay.Like walking or biking, I've once hiked from the top of Pacific Heights, across the Marina and Crissy Fields, across the Golden Gate Bridge and down the other side to Sausalito. A beautiful, but tiring walk, I took the $9 ferry ride back to Fisherman's Wharf. Quite a beautiful day!

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  • Jaime Evans
    5.0

    The Golden Gate Bridge does not disappoint. Every time I see it come into view as I drive through the tunnel (coming from Marin) I feel lucky to live so close to one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.Walking across the bridge is also fun. Here are some tips if you plan to do so:1. Wear layers. The bay can go from brisk to boiling in no time at all.2. Be prepared for crowds. Lots of people think its a good idea to walk across the bridge.3. Secure all belongings, including hats. The wind can whip a hat right off your head before you even realizing what's happening. Unless you want to give new toys to the seals swimming below, tuck loose belongings securely away.

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  • Yenni Vance
    5.0

    The Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937 connecting San Francisco to Marin County and other communities north of the city. Bike or walk the 1.7 mile span for spectacular panoramic views of the city, Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean. There are vista points on both ends of the bridge to enjoy the surrounding scenery and watch ships headed out to sea. (If you decide to drive across the bridge, there is a $5 toll in the southbound lanes.)Fort Point, built for the Civil War, is a very interesting site to visit at the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is open Friday through Sunday and admission is free.

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  • Louisa M.
    5.0

    The Golden Gate bridge is an undeniably striking landmark. Its orange color casts a welcoming, familiar glow as it peeks out from the gray clouds of the San Francisco sky. If you are lucky enough to catch it on a sunny day, you'll have on stunner of a view but your photos won't have that special quality that you'll get when there's a thick layer of fog. There are many awesome spots in town to view the bridge (Fort Point is a great viewpoint from below the bridge) but there's nothing quite like driving across it. You only have to pay the steep toll one way but it's worth every penny.

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  • michere
    5.0

    Ah the pinnacle landmark of a San Francisco experience! Even though I am a local, I still am in awe of structure. Come from the north or south side of it is a great view.I recommend taking a boat cruise to get the view from the water or renting a bike to cross the bridge.Make sure to bring your jacket on cold days! and a camera!

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  • Melinda Noack
    5.0

    I'm a huge fan of parks, and Golden Gate Park is seriously one of my favorites. It's a great place for some beautiful, free fun (aka sit and read, have a picnic, take a nice walk), but you can also visit the park's Japanese Tea Gardens or stop by the California Academy of Sciences, or the de Young Memorial Museum. Also, if you're around for a Thursday night, the Academy of Sciences has some nightlife events where you can sip on a themed cocktail and check out a special exhibit.

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