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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
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
star-4.5
$55.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great experience
Great experience, Ely was a great your guide. Would recommend to my family and friends. Awesome views
Nilka_R, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-5
Great time
Morris_s, Dec 2021
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit By Deluxe Comfort Van
James from Golden Gate Bridge Express was awesome. He added a few stops that made the trip memorable. Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge are must sees.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Kim_M, Jan 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Excellent tour. Very informative with beautiful views of the city, the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Highly recommend.
star-5
Take the ride but go electric.
CARLA_S, Oct 2021
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
Eli was great tour guide. Electric bikes are way to go. Beautiful ride over Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito. Had lunch and spent afternoon there before taking ferry back to SF. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Great bike adventure...
Dave_D, Sep 2021
Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
Great bike adventure across Golden Gate Bridge and our guide was very indormative. The trip to Alcatraz was enjoyable. Loved hearing about the history.
star-5
Loved!
Christine_B, Sep 2021
2HR Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Loop GoCar Tour
Seeing everything from a go car rather than being in a bus or personal vehicle was so much fun. I loved that the historical facts were prompted by your gps location. Driving down Lombard Street was an awesome experience. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge From the base of the bridge was fantastic.
star-5
Worth it
JamesMichael_C, Dec 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
A fun experience. We enjoyed it very much. Staff were friendly, ship was clean, and tour was informative. Would definitely book again.
star-5
Great Cruise, Highly recommend!
AnnaLizette_H, Nov 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
We had a really great time on the cruise. The staff was accommodating when we had to switch the time and the process was very easy. It was a smooth ride and the boat was very clean! Bathrooms were very clean!
star-5
Best excursion!!
Mary_A, Nov 2021
Alcatraz Muir Woods Express Deluxe Van with Golden Gate Bridge Visit
We loved our excursion!! James was knowledgeable and courteous. Transportation was clean and luxurious, did not worry about parking, traffic, and it was a small group. This was definitely the he cherry on top of our San Francisco experience!
star-5
Great Experience
Francisco_L, Oct 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
The boat is clean and neat. The crew is friendly and the views are spectacular. They also have a useful and nice audio that explains the important things. Must do.
star-5
Great trip!!
Kurt_L, Dec 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Going under the Golden Gate Bridge was very cool!! And seeing Alcatraz and hearing the history behind it made it much more real!!
star-5
All was so fun and...
Elizabeth_A, Jan 2022
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Bay Boat Cruise
All was so fun and interesting, the Bay Boat Cruise ride was incredible, we went on the top floor and really was amazing Recommended !!!!
star-5
Best tour guide since Walt Disney
Robert_D, Jan 2022
Alcatraz Muir Woods Express Deluxe Van with Golden Gate Bridge Visit
This was the best tour I have ever been on. The guide was really amazing and very flexible ( always had a plan bc b if we got slowed up ! Really knows how to make people feel good and excited! Cannot say enough about the tour. One critic take the Muir Woods part in the morning it is the best way to see wildlife and enjoy the park with out crowds! I’m from Connecticut and super critical and have no negative thoughts about. Tour this is the tour!

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

Know Before You Go: Tips for Visiting Alcatraz

Know Before You Go: Tips for Visiting Alcatraz

An Exploratorium Exhibit Developer's Guide to San Francisco

An Exploratorium Exhibit Developer's Guide to San Francisco


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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