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Golden Gate Bridge

Lincoln Boulevard & Doyle Drive, San Francisco, California 94129, United States
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  • Golden Gate Bridge
    Jaime Lehman
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    5 Jun 01, 2014

    What's better than walking across the Golden Gate Bridge? It's something everyone should do at least once - and only took me...26 years to accomplish. Success!

    What a gorgeous view. Not a long walk, just watch out for bikers if they close the bike lane on the other side...they're ruthless. Bask and glow in it before an earthquake brings it down once and for all! (Just kidding ;)

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  • Golden Gate BridgePro 2014
    Rachel S
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    5 Mar 11, 2014

    This is THE San Francisco attraction. I grew up only a few miles away from it, so have many memories of the famous bridge: riding on a sailboat on choppy waters underneath it, biking across it on a perfectly sunny day, commuting across it, hiking in the Marin Headlands while gazing out at magnificent views of it, and taking out-of-towners to see it, feeling their sense of awe like I was also seeing it for the first time.

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  • Golden Gate BridgeAmbassadorPro 2014
    Kat Sun
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    5 Jun 13, 2014

    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!

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    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Dec 28, 2013

    A wonderful piece of engineering, a delightful piece of art, the Golden Gate Bridge defines San Francisco. Although I have not yet used it, I look forward to traversing the bridge on foot using the walking path across the bridge.

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  • Golden Gate BridgePro 2014
    Juno Kim
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    5 Oct 16, 2013

    Walk across this magnificent bridge, you won't be sorry. I took two hours on the bridge, and loved every minute of it. It was a super sunny day. Don't forget to look down and look back the bridge. I saw a group of dolphins today, right under the bridge. And my friends from San Francisco confirmed that that's not an easy thing. Golden Gate Bridge, loved it.

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    Schel
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    5 Oct 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.

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    Jacques Steur
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    5 Feb 20, 2014

    Great view

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    Fran
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    5 Jan 19, 2014

    San Francisco's most beautiful icon

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  • Golden Gate BridgePro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    5 Oct 07, 2013

    Fantastic spot. A must see.

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    Jhonatan Martinez
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    5 Jan 05, 2014
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    Keane
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    5 Jun 24, 2014

    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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  • Golden Gate Bridge
    Janson Wigo
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    5 Mar 11, 2014

    Probably the most beautiful and iconic land mark in San Francisco. You at least need to drive over it or if you have some time walk or bike it. You see the best views of the city and you realize how big of a marvel it is that humans make something so complex and large.

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    Thais Guimaraes
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    5 Mar 11, 2014

    Yes, it is gorgeous!
    I really wish I took a bike to cross it, but I was afraid I wasn't gonna make the first mile, so I took a double decker and regretted it.
    It is definitely a lot more fun on a bike, to see the huge orange metal structure getting bigger and being able to cross it on your own pace.
    Just remember to bring a jacket cause it gets windy over there.

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  • Golden Gate BridgePro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 Nov 07, 2013

    It can be windy, crowded and foggy, but still, you can't miss it if you visit San Francisco! The views are great when the fog does clear, and the architecture of the bridge itself it as impressive as it is iconic.

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    Kelly Lees
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    5 Apr 19, 2014

    The icon of San Francisco you really cannot help but see the bridge during you stay in this fair city. That being said, there is no reason to visit it in person..but a good place to view it is from Crissy Fields.

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    Sara Benson
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    5 Oct 19, 2013

    A classic must-see if it's your first trip to San Francisco. Sure, you can drive over the bridge (you'd best pick a sunny day, because in the fog you might not see anything at all). But better yet, walk or cycle across it. Another interesting perspective on this landmark is from Fort Point, made famous by the scene in the Hitchcock movie "Vertigo" where Kim Novak jumps into San Francisco Bay.

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    Bryana G
    5 Jun 22, 2014

    See the bridge that is world renown.

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    Xu Yin
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    5 May 15, 2014

    The icon of Great SF

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    Mariana B
    5 Apr 15, 2014
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    4 Jan 22, 2011
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In the 1800s, a ferry service connected the tip of San Francisco to Marin County. After decades of debate about the feasibility of a bridge here, the 1.7-mile Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937. The name of the bridge doesn't come from its color, but because the Golden Gate Strait is the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. The bridge is actually painted 'international ... read more
orange.' Most visitors start at the San Francisco side visitors center, but the Marin County views of the city are worth a trip across, either by foot or bicycle. Just remember Mark Twain's saying: the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Dress in layers and be prepared to steel yourself against the wind and fog

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