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Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, California
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco California
415-923-2208
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Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

With its iconic orange towers, sweeping cables and Art Deco style, Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world's most spectacular bridges. A marvel of modern engineering and the most famous symbol of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County.
The Golden Gate Bridge is 1.7 miles long, with a main span of 4,200 feet long - and carries about 112,000 vehicles a day on its six-lane roadway. Biking and walking across the bridge is a thrilling experience and offers jaw-dropping views of Downtown , San Francisco Bay and the Bay Area. May 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge!

Details

Hours -

Open Daily. The Bridge Pavilion is open 9 am to 6 pm,

Prices -

Toll is $6.

Events

  • 75th Year Anniversary Events
  • Film: Building of the Golden Gate at Fort Point National Historic Site
  • The Bridge on the Big Screen atThe Presidio Trust
  • Golden Gate Bridge Splash 'n' Dash at South End Rowing Club

Activities

  • Biking & Walking
  • Guided Tours
  • Cool Green Screen Photos at Round House
  • Dining at Bridge Café
  • Shopping at Bridge Pavilion

Biking and Walking the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful walks and bike rides in the world. Biking across the Golden Gate Bridge is a thrilling experience and the half-hour walk allows you to feel the atmosphere and enjoy amazing views of Downtown and the San Francisco Bay. Cyclists have free access to the East and West sidewalks 24 hours a day. Pedestrians can walk on the East Sidewalk facing San Francisco from 5 am to 6:30 pm. Walk or bike to the Golden Gate National Parks with picturesque trails and vista points on either end.

Golden Gate Bridge Toll -

Tolls are collected in the southbound direction only into San Francisco) on the Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge Toll is $6 for cars and motorcycles and $5 for the FasTrak Toll. Carpool vehicles pay a $3 toll from 5 -9 am and 4-6 pm, weekdays.

FAQs

What is there to do and see on the Golden Gate Bridge?


One of the world's most beautiful bridges, Golden Gate Bridge is a sensory experience of light, color, and sound. Hike, bike, walk or take a guided tour to enjoy dramatic views. Enjoy Guided Tours and “green screen” photos of you atop the Bridge tower at the Round House. Shop for souvenirs at Bridge Pavilion, and see historic exhibits, memorabilia, and overlooks. Learn about the Bridge’s science and engineering through hands-on exhibits just outside the Pavilion. Taste with fresh California cuisine at the Bridge Café - open 9 am to 6 pm. Check out the Golden Gate and Pacific Overlooks near the Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge Tours?


Enjoy Guided Tours of the Golden Gate Bridge at the Round House and hear fascinating stories about the Bridge. Guided 45- and 60-minute walking tours are offered day and evening spring through fall. Tours bring to life the people behind the Bridge, the genius of its engineering, and the myths surrounding the famous span. For tickets, call (877) 349-7625.

Map/Directions

Driving Direction to Golden Gate Bridge From or The Inn at Union Square