Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco
Perhaps the quintessential icon of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is 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 is 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 remember your trek! If you are not one for heights…no worries! You can still experience the Golden Gate San Francisco with an online virtual tour.
Private businesses offer other, more thrilling, ways to discover 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!
During 2012, come help San Francisco celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Check out our event page starting with January and all activities related to the historic Celebration of the 75 Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge will be posted as they become available.