Spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean, its signature international orange color perfectly contrasts with the deep, cold waters below. A day before cars first trekked 1.7 miles across the bridge, people walked and roller skated across it during the opening day celebration. Today, you'll see endless crowds driving, biking, skating, and strolling across its pedestrian walkways.
No matter what angle you're viewing from, you'll have a chance to take magnificent pictures. To experience its beauty from afar, catch the views from Golden Gate Park or Marin highlands. For a quick glimpse, take a car over from Marin to San Francisco for a $6 toll. In addition to the common tourist spots, check out Hawk Hill, Kirby Cove, and Fort Point; each provides unique glimpses of this massive, majestic structure. Just make sure to see the Golden Gate Bridge from the North side once in your lifetime.