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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
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$65.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fantastic time & a great experience!
We had a great time with Adam as our guide! Adam is a veritable fountain of knowledge about the area & many other things. It was a great time & wow those e-bikes are something else. Thanks Adam for a wonderful day 😁
Charlene_L, Jan 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-5
Well organised tour, with great guide
Angela_M, Dec 2022
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit
Great time on this tour. We done Alcatraz island and audio tour then had time to walk around pier 39 before meeting James to see Golden Gate Bridge. James was very friendly and informative. We walked over part of the Golden Gate Bridge before returning back to pier 39.
star-5
Must take cruise for anyone visiting San Francisco
Bhagirath_G, Dec 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
We had a great experience with the Red and White tour boat cruise in the San Francisco Bay. Everyone enjoy the cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge and the Alcatraz.
star-4
We chose the comfort...
Kristin_K, Oct 2022
Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals
We chose the comfort e-bike and really enjoyed the ease of use. Our trip over the Golden Gate Bridge was so much fun.
star-5
Great experience
Veronica_R, Dec 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
The boat was beautiful and the ride was very smooth. We enjoyed learning about the history of the Golden Gate Bridge and about Alcatraz
star-4
Nice tour of the Bay
Nattie, Dec 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Well organized tour and a great way to see the Golden Gate bridge up close. It was pretty chilly the day we went. Most people went inside after we passed below the bridge.
star-5
Enjoyable ride! Great to add on itinerary.
Michelle_L, Dec 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Staff was very pleasant from the boarding dock and onto the boat. Very clean and neat. There are different levels and seating arrangements you can choose. Whether you want to be in doors or out, low or high to get a different view. Enjoyable ride as the speaker educate about the scenery.
star-5
Great afternoon on the bay
Susie_R, Aug 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
Boat was super quiet and environmentally friendly (electric)! Super clean. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Enjoyed narration.
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
Unforgettable
Timothy_H, Jan 2023
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
The views from the cruise are breathtaking! The crew was very helpful and informative. This was the highlight of our trip. If you’re in the area you can’t miss this cruise!!
star-5
Alcatraz tour
Brandy_S, Jan 2023
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit
We had a fun trip over, enjoyed learning about the history and seeing the beautiful views of city of SF
star-5
Nice time!
Lisa_L, Nov 2022
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit
Great tour but should note visit to Alcatraz is unguided. Good time spent at the golden gate bridge.
star-5
Can’t miss experience!
Jody_B, Dec 2022
2HR Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Loop GoCar Tour
A San Fran highlight for our whole family! Highly recommend for an adventurous way to explore an amazing city.
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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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