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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
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
star-4.5
$65.00 per adult
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Excellent tour. Tour...
Excellent tour. Tour guides were amazing!!! Beautiful views and great exercise!! Would recommend to anyone who loves biking!
Chryssanthi_K, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Wonderful Experience
Samantha_S, Jun 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Awesome cruise! Takes you by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. We enjoyed it! Would recommend for 1st time Bay visitors!
star-5
Great way to spend the day in San Francisco
Teveka_M, Jun 2022
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit
What a great way to spend the day in San Francisco. The boat ride to Alcatraz was smooth and quick. The audio tour was interesting and informative. Our van tour to the Golden Gate Bridge was awesome!! James was a great host with exceptional communication, insight and had cool facts and stories about our route to the bridge as well as the Bridge itself. It really is so impressive to be on the Bridge and see it in all its glory. Our family had a blast!
star-5
Absolutely fabulous 👌
Deborah_B, Apr 2022
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Bay Boat Cruise
Fabulous trip to alcatraz all very well organised and boat trip just as good we had a great time seeing golden Gate Bridge close up
star-5
A great tour!
Brian_L, Jun 2022
Alcatraz Muir Woods Express with Golden Gate Bridge Visit
What a great tour! Alcatraz was awesome. And our driver James went above and beyond as our tour guide, as he took us to Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. He even dropped us off at the Giants game afterwards, so we wouldn’t be late! Top notch service!
star-5
Amazing Experience
Wildaliz_H, May 2022
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
This was the best experience of my San Francisco trip! Judy was our bike tour guide and really made it memorable. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and patient with everyone as we had both beginner and advanced bicyclists in our group. The tour itself was amazing- cycling though San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge and on to Sausalito, which was beautiful! I can’t wait to do this again!
star-5
Highly recommend!
Angela_C, Jul 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Wonderful experience! We were late getting to our tour, traffic!, but once we got there, they moved us to the next available tour, no fuss, no muss. The boat was VERY clean, the recorded tutorial very informative and the staff super friendly and efficient! Definitely recommend!
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Best experience for...
Jerray_H, Jun 2022
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Bay Boat Cruise
Best experience for family and price!! Loved it!! Clean, friendly, and on time. Great way to see San Francisco and learn about the history of a fun place!
star-5
Very interesting and...
janicesherry, Jun 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Very interesting and informative. Really enjoyed. Narrative was great. Boat was clean and had a great time.
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Golden Gate Bridge
Akash_J, Jun 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
The view of the Golden Gate Bridge and bay bridge from beneath. You realize how massive the structure is and how they designers and engineers could ever build something like this
star-5
Best Views of the Bay
Cameron_S, May 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
My boyfriend had never been to San Francisco so we did a weekend trip together and both wanted to do the boat tour. It was fantastic. Amazing views, good historical background to things we were seeing and friendly staff. The ship was clean too. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to see the Bay from a new angle!
star-5
Wonderful experience!
VANINA_R, Apr 2022
Alcatraz Muir Woods Express with Golden Gate Bridge Visit
Excellent service! Definitely a must do. We were a group of 8, mother-daughter trip. Comfortable shuttle, clean and extremely comfortable. Our guide was amazing! You won’t regret it!
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Amazing!
Cathy_F, Jun 2022
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Absolutely loved going under the Golden Gate Bridge. Going around Alcatraz was amazing, too. I would recommend this to others.
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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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Trip ideas

An Exploratorium Exhibit Developer's Guide to San Francisco

An Exploratorium Exhibit Developer's Guide to San Francisco


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
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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