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Best Places To See The Golden Gate Bridge

The iconic Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco with Marin County to the north, and over two billion cars have driven across the suspension bridge since it's 1937 completion. But how else can you enjoy the bridge? Here are some tips.

Cruise

Sail around the bay, under the bridge, and around Alcatraz Island. Not only that, but you can also keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, such as dolphins and pelicans!

Alcatraz Prison

Why not stop off at San Francisco's famous Alcatraz prison? Spend a day learning about its unusual history and location while you gaze at the city far away.

Battery Spencer

Get onto the viewing platform at this turn-of-the-20th-century military installation and enjoy the panorama.

Baker Beach

Make an afternoon of sitting on the lovely shore, just off the Coastal Trail, and admire the bridge at sunset. Just be aware that the northern part of the beach is for nudists!

The Bridge Itself

Want to take in the full scope of San Francisco's famous red structure? Then get on it! The only thing better than walking across the bridge has got to be crossing it by bike!

Golden Gate Bridge: Our Tips

When should I go?

Northern California enjoys more temperate weather than its southern counterpart, but it'll still be quite warm. Check the forecast - you don't want your trip to be spoiled by rain!

Do I need a ticket?

If you're planning to view the Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz Island, please be aware that Alcatraz is a separate attraction and you'll need to buy a ticket for that in itself. Otherwise, all viewing spots are a matter of navigating public transportation!

How long does a cruise take?

Most of them take around an hour and a half, although you may need to get there 20-30 minutes before departure time to ensure your place.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    The views are available all day, year round! Traffic restrictions may prevent crossing the bridge at certain times.
  • What is the price?
    It's always free to view the bridge, but we suggest looking at a few architecture tours to better comprehend the engineering.
  • Will I need a guide?
    No -- but here's one idea: book a cruise through San Francisco Bay, and you will be able to take some amazing photos from the water.
  • How to get there
    There are many public transportation options available, so take a look, as routes vary depending on the starting point.
  • Additional tips
    • Parking in the area is extremely limited, so take public transportation if you can.
    • Make sure you look out for construction alerts (available online or at any tourist information center), in order to avoid scheduled bridge closures.

What People Are Saying About Golden Gate Bridge

nice cruise, nice sights, nice life experience

I booked online, printed up my voucher, and enjoyed myself from bridge to bridge!

San Francisco: Bridge to Bridge Cruise Reviewed by alexander, 01/07/2017

The best way to view Golden Gate Bridge, without any traffic hassle.

Unless you are very particular about viewing the bridge by stepping onto it, this cruise is a very convenient way to view the bridge. Also throw in a view of Alcatraz, SFO skyline, and Oakland bridge, this cruise is a total value for money.

San Francisco: Bridge to Bridge Cruise Reviewed by Nanju, 01/04/2017

Excellent tour and I would thoroughly recommend to all SFO travellers

Great tour, I work in the travel industry and I will certainly be recommending this to all SFO travellers. A wonderful experience, a sense of self achievement, big fun factor and a neat way to discover the city.

A great way to see the other side of San Francisco outside of the city

Perfect amount of time to see everything and get the full experience of the redwood forest

highly recommend to visit Yosemite Park!

really enjoy spending my 1 day tour in Yosemite Park as the waterfall is so beautiful with nice weather. the tour guide was funny and helpful. However, he drove very fast on the way back to San Francisco and we couldn't sleep at all.

San Francisco to Yosemite Park Full-Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 12/23/2016

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