Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, California Mission District Attractions
As the quintessential icon of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is quite literally a “can’t-miss” sight to see, as it is one of the five bridges that cross the San Francisco Bay. During your stay in San Francisco, there are a multitude of ways to experience the 1937 art-deco structure—drive, bike or walk across to take in the views of the city, bay and ocean. Once you finish the 1.7-mile stretch of the Golden Gate Bridge, continue your adventure by walking the brick-paved trails that wind through a 5-acre city garden until you reach the information center, where you can relax with a snack and gorgeous views or buy a souvenir to commemorate your outing! If you are not one for heights, no worries! You can also experience the Golden Gate Bridge witn an online virtual tour.
Private businesses offer other, more thrilling, ways to see the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn the history of the bridge by taking an audio-boat tour through the bay. Sail beneath the bridge during dusk for an unforgettable vista, or fly high (and low) during a helicopter tour of the Golden Gate Bridge that takes you underneath this scarlet sight.