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Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

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Fort Point Lookout Marine Drive, San Francisco, California, 94129

The Basics

Walk, bike, or bus across the Golden Gate Bridge; sail or cruise the waters below it; or fly high above the attraction aboard a seaplane. Alternatively, combine your visit with sightseeing in the city; admission to Alcatraz; a half-day tour in Sonoma and Napa Valley; or hikes in Marin or on Angel Island.

Or, learn about the bridge’s history at the San Francisco terminus Welcome Center and explore other Marin County highlights such as seaside Sausalito, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and Muir Woods National Monument, home to Northern California redwood trees.

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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
star-4.5
$65.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Must do!
For older teenagers to say afterwards - “wow that was fun “ - that was music to my ears . Eli was I formative and knowledgeable and was very conscientious about everyone’s safety- giving thorough guidelines. Great experience!
Sarah_H, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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We had a good time and...
Ankit_S, Jul 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
We had a good time and kids really enjoyed a cruise ride. Covered great views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding coasts. It’s clean and staff are friendly and very helpful.
star-5
Ride the bridge
Joe_D, Jul 2022
Alcatraz Prison Tour + Bike the Golden Gate Bridge!
The bike ride on the Golden Gate Bridge was fun and a great experience with the family. The view was spectacular. I highly recommend it.
star-5
Amazing ride in the electric bikes!!
Diane_w, Jul 2022
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
It was a great ride going over the Golden Gate Bridge!! Our guide was super friendly and made the trip fun and informative.
star-4
The Alcatraz tour is...
Alexander_G, Jul 2022
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Bay Boat Cruise
The Alcatraz tour is really interesting, the audio tour is excellent. The boat ride provides for beautiful views to the city, Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz. Why the ticket for the boat ride needs to be printed is hard to understand I 2022.
star-5
Great tour of the Bridge,Alcatraz and city views
Ronald_V, Aug 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
was fun to be able to go under the Golden Gate Bridge. The audio naration was ery informative about San Francisco.
star-5
Must do!
Sarah_H, Aug 2022
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
For older teenagers to say afterwards - “wow that was fun “ - that was music to my ears . Eli was I formative and knowledgeable and was very conscientious about everyone’s safety- giving thorough guidelines. Great experience!
star-5
Bay Cruise
David_B, Jul 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Most of the fog lifted, so it was a great day! Boat was clean and neat. I would recommend this trip to others.
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In a boat
Ninoska_S, Jul 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
Excellent boat ride. We enjoyed a lot. The boarding was on time and without inconvenience. Restrooms very clean
star-5
Excellent Tour!
Jessica_C, Jul 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
Loved the tour! The boat was clean, spacious, and the audio narration was amazing! The views of the city and bridges were breathtaking!
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Golden Gate Bridge bike tour
Ryan_M, Jul 2022
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
Great and easy way to see the Golden Gate Bridge up close and personal. Travelled with my two daughters, one more confident than the other. Guide ensured frequent stops and that we all kept together. All round a great day out
star-5
Great cruise.
John_N, Jul 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
We loved the cruise. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. Clean ship great staff and excellent audio guide.
star-5
Best experience for...
Jerray_H, Jun 2022
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Bay Boat Cruise
Best experience for family and price!! Loved it!! Clean, friendly, and on time. Great way to see San Francisco and learn about the history of a fun place!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The bridge is free to walk and bike across, with a protected, shared walkway for pedestrians and cyclists.

  • Tours to the Golden Gate Bridge typically run from San Francisco and Sausalito, and range from leisurely outings to athletic excursions.

  • Choose a bike tour or a hop-on hop-off bus around the city for a scenic ride to the bridge and enjoy other stops such as Union Square, North Beach, and more.

  • The Golden Gate Bridge is wheelchair accessible, as are the exhibits, trails, and historic sites along the coastline.

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How to Get There

The San Francisco end of the bridge is located in the Presidio and can be reached from all parts of the city by car or public transportation. The bridge forms part of US Route 101 and California State Route 1—take any bridge-bound Golden Gate Transit bus to the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza. By car, take the last San Francisco exit, right before the toll plaza, and park in the southeast parking lot.

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Trip ideas

An Exploratorium Exhibit Developer's Guide to San Francisco

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When to Get There

The Golden Gate Bridge is striking year-round, but the best time to visit is when there are clear skies and fewer people. Stop by midweek in the early morning or late-afternoon; alternatively, visit on weekend afternoons. Avoid June through August when the infamous San Francisco fog rolls in and blocks the best views both morning and evening.

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Where to Find the Best Views of the Golden Gate Bridge

Capture the bridge in its entirety on a coastal walking tour through San Francisco’s Presidio, where you’ll spot beautiful bridge views from vantage points at Crissy Field, Fort Point, and Baker Beach. To snap a photo from the north end of the bridge, choose a tour that crosses the bridge to the Marin Headlands. While Vista Point is the most popular bridge viewing spot in Marin, it can get crowded with cars, so take a short hike toward Battery Point and Slacker Hill for sweeping views of the city.

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Golden Gate Bridge
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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