Golden Gate Bridge
Open Hours:24 hours daily for motorized vehicles; Pedestrians and bicyclists check http://goldengatebridge.org/bikesbridge/bikes.php
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 97%Local Culture
- 95%Family Travelers
- 81%Budget Travelers
- 71%History Buffs
- 69%Art & Design Lovers
- 64%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (811)
- Golden Gate BridgeAmbassadorMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 13Mar 05, 2014
An icon of California, and truly a world gem. It's absolutely gorgeous, especially during sunset or a foggy morning (quite common in the city!). You can bike or walk across or hang out on the cold beach for photos or a picnic.
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Oct 04, 2013
I will keep this one short. This is an iconic image known the world over. Almost anywhere you go if you show them a picture of the GGB they will know it or SF where the bridge is located.
Interesting fact: As soon as the maintenance crews have completed painting the bridge, they start over at the other end and begin again. This is due to the super corrosive salt water and constant shrouding of fog. If this was not done, the bridge would rust out extremely quickly.
The lanes available change constantly on the GGB. Lanes are constantly reversed throughout the day. It only costs to drive southbound into SF from Marin County.
The bike lanes and walking/hiking path allow some full blown experiences.
Interesting fact 2: Be careful as there have been more suicides here than any other specific place on earth. So many that they installed special nets to catch the jumpers...
But this place is super super beautiful. I hope you can enjoy it and check it out as many times as I have.
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 20, 2014
You can walk or drive over this world famous red bridge. It's often covered by fog, so you can barely see this amazing construction. My Tip: drive to the top the hills on the other side of the bridge. There you'll have the best view!!
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersAdventure TravelersNov 27, 2013
When I think of San Francisco, the Golden Gate bridge automatically comes to mind. Even though there are many other "icons" of San Francisco, this is THE icon of San Francisco. You can't go to San Francisco and not see it.
- Golden Gate BridgeAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Nov 09, 2013
Take a turn on one of the side streets instead of the viewing stop by the bridge. There's street parking and several small lots by the park (Crissy Fields)! Lots of people come to run, bike, BBQ, play with their dogs...I love how each day you get a different view of the bridge...sometimes sunny and clear, sometimes foggy and concealed!
- Golden Gate BridgeCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Nov 03, 2013
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!