12 Ways to Experience the Golden Gate Bridge
Collected by Kristin Zibell, AFAR Local Expert
As a local and visitor, there are many ways to see, cycle, walk the international orange behemoth in San Francisco's bay area. And each viewpoint and journey reveal a new way to see the city and surrounding areas.
I discovered this Marin Headlands view of the Golden Gate Bridge on one of my very first trips to San Francisco. In my three-plus years living in the Bay Area, I still haven’t found a view to top it. My favorite time to visit is just after sunset,...
Golden Gate Bridge, California, USA
San Francisco, CA, USA
There have been a handful of places that I wanted to visit, but more specifically landmarks that I wanted to see. The Golden Gate Bridge was one of them and finally, after all these years I was able to cross the bridge - on a bike! My daughter...
Langdon Ct, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
The Golden Gate Bridge is a capricious model, changing according to vantage point, lighting and fog conditions. Consistently, my favorite spot to capture the bridge is just south of the San Francisco side along Merchant Road and Lincoln Blvd. At...
Marin Headlands, California, USA
If you've never been to the Marin Headlands, you MUST go! The views are stellar, but make sure you get there early (well, early enough to get there before all the tourists!) Ht up the headlands for a nice hike and view and then drive to Bar Bocci...
43 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
On the weekend before the bridge's 75th anniversary celebration, I joined the Red and Whilte fleets Bridge to Bridge tour. The 2 hour boat ride spans the city from the iconic Golden Gate to the utilitarian Bay Bridge. In between sweeping views of...
2015 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
Vantigo tours is a brand new touring company that offers a more unique and personalized to those hop on hop off tours and the very dull Big Bus tours. Erik, owner of Vantigo, your designated driver and tour guide offers city tours, oyster lunches...
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