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
- 94%Family Travelers
- 82%Budget Travelers
- 71%History Buffs
- 69%Art & Design Lovers
- 65%Adventure Travelers
User Reviews (810 Reviews)
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Aug 26, 2013
Not to be missed... but think about traffic and parking (go early.)
A great way to see the bridge is via bicycle (one side is reserved for bikes only.) Suggestion: rent a bike, ride it to Sausalito and then come back to the city with the bike on the ferry... fun!
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Aug 15, 2013
It doesn't get more iconic than this when you think of SF! Don't forgot to take a picture with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesAug 06, 2013
When in San Francisco, this is an absolute must see. It is iconic and shown in a lot of movies and television series. Make sure to bring a jacket or sweater, because it can become quit chilly here (especially in an open double decker).
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 22, 2013
You know how some touristy spots are overrated? Not the GGB. Save even more by eschewing parking or a fancy bus tour and taking public transportation. You could spend hours admiring the views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and the San Francisco Bay on the other. Alcatraz, Angel Island, Marin County, downtown San Francisco... it's all visible from under the majestic international orange towers.
- Golden Gate BridgeJul 22, 2013
Peterson’s Corner Donuts- 15 minutes away
This corner donut shop is epic! Step back into the 1960’s. Ask for whatever is still warm – You WON’T be disappointed. My favorites include is the butter log, glazed old fashioned buttermilk bar, and massive apple fritter!
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 15, 2013
Back when my youngest step-daughter was in elementary school, her best friend's Father worked as a Toll Taker, and he would regale us with hard-to-believe stories of what he saw and heard as various patrons came through the lanes. I was also surprised on how well that job paid and that unlike my white collar job, when his shift was over, it was really over.
The Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza is a bit dated, but I'll never get tired of the payoff of a view no matter which direction I'm traveling. My most memorable experience was actually walking through the Toll Plaza that one early morning in May of 1987 when the Bridge was opened up to Pedestrian Traffic. There were so many people on the Bridge with me that the road bed flattened, cables swaying freely, and there was no way I could walk completely across. I also still have the commemorative stamped postcard that they handed out at the center of the Bridge on that day.
Here are few other tips:
- From my East Bay perspective, it's cheaper on my Fastrak budget to drive clockwise. For example, I often drive into the City on the Bay Bridge and sometimes leave via the Golden Gate. That's 1 Toll as opposed to 2 if I came into SF via the Richmond-San Rafael and Golden Gate Bridges.
- The best driving view of the Bridge and the City is Southbound just after you come out of the Waldo Tunnel. There's also an exit just before the Bridge for Marin Headlands options.
- For views on foot, there are lots of choices. My favourites are the view from the Marin Headlands (especially at Hendrik Point) and underneath at Fort Point.
- Never drive North or South Bound in the far left lane. For me this is too close for comfort regarding the possibility of a head-on collision.
- By all means, walk or bike across the Bridge! And if you're game, continue on to Sausilito.
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Jun 20, 2013
One of the most iconic bridges in the world. You can park at the little visitor's center on the right hand side of highway 1 right before the bridge, walk around and take pictures. Otherwise, head down to Fort Point for a view from underneath the bridge.
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Jun 04, 2013
The Golden Gate bridge is more romantic in its idea than its reality. I thought it would be fun to run across the bridge, but it's not that special once you are on it. From afar, it's this majestic bridge connecting land on either side of the bay. Up close, it's a windy and chilly walk along a busy road with noisy cars and lots of other pedestrians and cyclists not paying attention.
There are services on either side of the bridge.
- Golden Gate BridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3May 24, 2013
Never fail to amaze me. Every time seems to be different. Sometimes it is shrouded in fog. Sometimes the bridge contrasts with the infinite blue above and below. Always brings me back to the romantic thought when i first read about it.