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Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, California
Golden Gate Bridge
Distance from attraction: 2.4 miles
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The Golden Gate Bridge - Quintessentially San Francisco

There's no mistaking this bright orange, single suspension bridge, which spans 1.7 miles connecting the communities of San Francisco and the Marin Headlands. Built in 1937, The Golden Gate Bridge is supported by two cables rooted on shore, and remains to be one of the seven wonders of the world. This famous landmark over the San Francisco Bay has become a scenic hotspot by pedestrians, bikers, drivers and photographers, due to its vast stature and symbolic splendor. Head to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf for some of the most breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the entire San Francisco Bay. Revered as one of the top ten best things to do in San Francisco, make sure to check out this orange architectural marvel up close.
 

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Prices -

Toll for standard vehicles and motorcycles is $7.50. For those with a FasTrak pass, the toll is $6.50. Cyclists ride free.
 

Hours -

Always open for vehicles. Pedestrian crossing on the East sidewalk is open 5 am - 6:30 pm until daylight savings. Then 5 am - 9 pm during DST. Cyclists may use East or West sidewalks 24 hours/day, noting time closures for each side.
 

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  • Tours
  • Marathons and Walks
  • Ferry Rides
 
 

Activities

  • Tours
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Biking
 

FAQs

  • Where is the best place to see the Golden Gate Bridge?

    To get the best views of The Golden Gate Bridge from a far, tourists and locals alike stop by Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf, Hyde Street Pier, Coit Tower, Marin Headlands, or the bridge's East or West access points. Ferry rides on the bay offer great photo ops as well.
  • can I walk across the Golden Gate Bridge?

    Pedestrians are allowed access across the bridge on the East Sidewalk (side facing San Francisco) only. There are particular time closures throughout the day, so make sure you check the specific hours each trip over. There are free walking tours available for those looking for guided company.
 

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