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Golden Gate Bridge

This doesn’t need a description, the big name of all sights in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s estimated that nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, and it’s no wonder. Unlike the Bay Bridge, the majestic Golden Gate allows both foot and bike access during daylight hours. It’s a brisk 1.7 mile walk each way with views of the bay, the city, and the surrounding landscape. Bring a jacket, though; it’s often windy and can be cold. The parking at the northeast end of the bridge is free for four hours. It can be hard to get a spot on sunny summer weekends, but it’s worth the wait and the six-dollar southbound toll for the sweeping views and photo opportunities that await you there. It’s beautiful to look at from afar, beautiful to walk or bike across, beautiful to drive over. On a sunny day, the view from the bridge is genuinely breathtaking, encompassing everything from the gateway to the open ocean to the city’s skyscrapers and the dramatic green hillsides of Marin. The far side is further across than it looks-1.7 miles. Even on warm days, a walk across the bridge will get chilly. Wear a jumper.

Address
Highway 101 N.,
Presidio
Telephone
+1 415 921 5858
Price
Free
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