The Golden Gate Bridge is an impressive historic landmark and an unprecedented engineering marvel. In 1933, construction workers began the project over open water, grateful to find employment during the Great Depression, though the working conditions were often treacherous. The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened to the public in 1937, the nearly-two-mile-long bridge connects the city of San Francisco to nearby Marin County, California. It gets its name from the water it passes over. The narrow strait where the San Francisco Bay joins the Pacific Ocean is known as the Golden Gate!
Golden Gate Bridge
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We've only been to San Francisco once and it was only for a few days, but are already planning our next trip to this wonderful city! It's such a cool city with so much to see and so many great places to eat! We can't wait to go back!
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge features on everyone’s bucket list, and is hard to miss when traversing through the hilly city.
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.
The location of the Golden Gate Bridge is off of what is known as the presidio and crosses the bay to the Marin Headlands. There are viewing spots at Fort Point, Presidio Park and Land’s End on the south side of the bridge. From the North there is Vista Point near Sausalito and the Marin Headlands. Finally observation points at Battery Spencer from the west side of Marin looking East.
Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion
The Walt Disney Family Museum Cafe
Transit Cafe at the Presidio
The Warming Hut
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