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Rank1 out of 487 attractions in San Francisco
Places to stay near Golden Gate Bridge
Reviews • 9
The first on my list was the most famous landmark of San Francisco which is the Golden Gate Bridge. I still remember how windy and cold it was that day but the site of the bridge just mesmerised me. The Golden Gate Bridge is the first and the largest suspension bridge in the world. I could see people who had come there for their morning walks and cycling. I so wanted to do all of that but time didn't permit me to do that.
So bizarre to be in a place you've seen tons of pictures of. Feeling so grateful to be there. SF was my #1 city I wanted to see when coming in the US, and I ended up doing it last, it was well deserved !Now, to find a spot without tourists is so hard, even in the middle of the week, even in the rain. Yep, that’s how touristy attractions are. I probably stood there for 30 freakin minutes before being able to shot some pictures / videos without anybody in the frame (at some point I actually asked a group to get out of the way lol)I crossed the bridge all the way to the end, where you have a view point and I wanted to cross it from the other side. Not easy to find my way, you have to go under the tunnel with the cars.As I was biking my way back on the other side of the bridge, a biker came up to me as if 'winter was coming', telling me to hurry because fog and thunder were about to hit. So I did pedal a little harder to avoid a shower and the 'rain walkers'.
5. The Golden Gate BridgeHeralded as one of the top ten construction achievements of the 20th century this suspension bridge spans across the Golden gate strait connecting San Francisco to northern California. Walk across the colossal bridge to tick of the touristy "must do's" from your bucket list.
Stretching an enormous 4,200 feet wide and towering a mammoth 750 feet above the sea level, the majestic 'Golden Gate Bridge' is one of the internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco and has been declared as one of the wonders of modern world. Connecting the Marin County and the city of San Francisco this monumental structure stands as a intellectual engineering icon making it a must visit place in San Francisco.
The bridge is one of the internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco ,California, and United States of America. It is considered as one of the 'Wonders of modern world'.
Clearly a MUST DO on any San Francisco sightseeing trip. If you're going over the bridge on a tour bus, bundle up! It's windy and cold!
Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge at night will be one of the highlights of this trip. Take the first exit after the bridge on the right, cross back under it and follow the road up the hill for several fantastic vantage points of the bridge. Park the car before the roundabout and track the bright light from downtown until you see the Transamerica Pyramid framed by the bridge. On the way back down, stop at the Battery Spencer. It is a perfect place to get out and walk towards the cliff and try and click some shots before you bid goodbye to the city. Travel Tip- The bridge us free to leave the city, but costs 6 bucks to come back in.
Like the Statue of Liberty, the best pictures of it are from away. Sure you can get on it and one way is toll-free too but then you end up on the other side and with still a hollow sense of achievement. The curious fog in the city has a lovely effect of cleaning up the air as also creating some stunning visual effects. The downside, you will barely see the Golden Gate Bridge unless it is an exceptionally clear day or you are driving on it. Please don’t jump off it, there is enough bad publicity as it is surrounding this landmark. Did you know, by the way, that a replica exists in Lisbon, Portugal? Yep, right next to the Sacro Christi replica (the original being in Brazil in Rio). Kid you not I don’t, oh no sir.
The first thing I did on reaching the city was borrow my cousin's car and experience what San Francisco has been known for- the Golden Gate Bridge. And it was the most remarkable drive and even a better view, for the driveway from the City to the Marin County and back was not merely any highway road trip but a drive along what was once the longest suspension bridge. Today also, when I look back on that drive, it seems to be one of the most fabulously designed architectural masterpiece!