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Golden Gate Bridge

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Fort Point Lookout Marine Drive, San Francisco, California, 94129

The Basics

The Golden Gate Bridge is free to walk and bike across, with a protected, shared walkway for pedestrians and cyclists. Travelers can walk, bike, or bus across the bridge; sail or cruise the waters below it; or fly high above the attraction aboard a seaplane. Visitors can take advantage of photo opportunities on either end of the bridge, enjoy a scenic stroll over the bay, or explore the Welcome Center at the San Francisco terminus to learn about the bridge’s history and shop for souvenirs. It’s possible to 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. Popular sights in Marin County include 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

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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
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$55.00 per adult
Exciting
Julie, our bike tour guide provided clear instructions on how the group would proceed in biking towards the Golden Gate bridge and was very pleasant.
Diana_Z, May 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Love that
NirbhaiSingh_B, Jun 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Golden Gate Bridge n feel ocean 🌊 is my best part.There is all clean n safe.there is 3 parts where ever u can see n enjoy the ocean
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Beautiful Viewpoint of the Golden Gate Bridge!
Carrie_C, Jun 2021
Golden Gate Bridge Sailing Tour
The main attraction for me was the sailboat under the Golden Gate Bridge but what I got was much more than that! Even though my trip was at 9 am, the bartender, with really nothing ro do, was a laugh riot! The view under the beautiful sails was worth the early morning wakeup call. 2 Cebts: Dress warmly and get ready for a great time on the water.
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Fun Little Boat Trip
Christina_T, Jun 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
We had a great time! The trip was perfect. The only complaint I have is I that it was difficult to hear the tour information because the wind was so loud. But going under the Golden Gate Bridge was exciting and my family enjoyed every minute of it!
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Exciting
Diana_Z, May 2021
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
Julie, our bike tour guide provided clear instructions on how the group would proceed in biking towards the Golden Gate bridge and was very pleasant.
star-5
Best SF Bay Cruise
ShawnOConnor, Jun 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Highly recommend this Cruise Ship. Enjoyed the outdoor top level seating & guide tour over speaker gave great detail of all historical monuments. Appreciated the 3 levels, choice of indoor/outdoor seating, clean & very spacious, choices of beverages mini indoor bar. We are making this a once to twice a tear event as its extremely afforded.
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Beautiful clean and fun!
Laysa_G, May 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
Amazing time! My son , husband and I loved all of it! We sat on top amd it was sunny , staff is very nice , bathrooms very clean.
star-5
Great Tour!
Ginger_L, May 2021
Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito
This was an amazing tour. The electric bikes are a must for a great experience. Our tour guide Jeremiah was awesome and very helpful. If you are booking during and post Covid ask questions. Ferry is closed, There is a cost for them to pick up bikes if you don’t bike back on your own. Also, bundle up if you are not use to cold weather 😊. Overall great experience
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Great family activity
JennIfer_S, Apr 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
Staff is wonderful and great . Clean and family friendly. Is a great way to get some beautiful picture.
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Teen
Michele_P, Jun 2021
Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express By Deluxe Comfort Van
The video on the ride to the bridge held my teen sons attention. It was the perfect amount of time to explore the bridge.
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Great experience!
Amy_K, Apr 2021
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
We had a great time on this tour. It's so amazing to be able to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge! We ended up biking into Sausalito and having an excellent dinner there. The ferry wasn't running during our tour, so we took a Lyft back to San Francisco. We had a great time overall!
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Easier than we expected to ride ebikes
Cindy_B, Jun 2021
Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods
We had a wonderful time! Highly recommend Dylan’s tour. Bikes were easy to master for people who do not ride regularly.
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Amazing!
CynthiaB_C, May 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
The view is amazing. The crew was very friendly and the ship was very clean. The narration was informative

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tour options are available from San Francisco and Sausalito, and range from leisurely outings to athletic excursions.

  • Most tours depart from Fisherman’s Wharf in the city and last three to four hours.

  • Choose a bike tour or a hop on, hop off bus around the city for a scenic ride to the bridge. You’ll catch many of the city's famous attractions, including Union Square, North Beach, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Park, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Russian Hill.

  • While it’s possible to rent a bike on your own, a guide can help you navigate the hilly streets and commuter traffic.

  • Many travelers opt for a guided bike ride across the bridge to Sausalito, then explore the town on your own with a 24-hour bike rental or hop on a 45-minute ferry back to the city.

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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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Where to Find the Best Views of the Golden Gate Bridge

With scenic lookout points on both ends of the Golden Gate, you can pick your backdrop. 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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