Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco Reviews

anewchapter anewchap…
62 reviews
Not just any old Bridge Apr 14, 2015
The Iconic Golden Gate Bridge is not just any old bridge, at least thats what I told myself as I made the 5am journey from San Jose to San Francisco.

You see it on tv and in magazines all the time and you think "it's just a bridge" but when I finally arrived and saw it there was definitely something special about it.

The scenery is great no matter what view point you look at the bridge from. Walking along fort point near the waters edge was fun and calming and I had to make a dash for it a few times so as not to get soaked by the waves crashing against the rocks.

I walked across the bridge and was surprised that I felt more unnerved looking over the edge of the bridge than I felt lying on a glass floor over the Grand Canyon.

Depending on where you read it, the Golden Gate Bridge is the #1 or #2 most popular suicide spot in the world. Knowing this fact I was surprised that there isn't a fence or some kind of barrier along the bridge stopping people from even attempting it. There isn't even any signs along the walkway to act as some kind of 'don't do it' message which is disappointing. Hopefully people who go there and think of committing suicide see the beauty that surrounds them up there and reconsider...but of course, some don't.

I'd highly recommend visiting the Bridge, but if your going to San Francisco then you're going to anyway, right?
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
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anewchapter says:
Ok, I'll let you before I've even thought about going, hows that? haha. But yes, I promise I will let you know waaaay in advance :)
Posted on: Apr 16, 2015
cotton_foam says:
Ah okay...I can forgive myself then!! :D :D
You have to promise me; next time you visit the US, you have to let me know way, way ahead of time like during your planning stages! OK?! :))
Posted on: Apr 15, 2015
anewchapter says:
Hey May, this was on the 30th (Monday) not 29th. Sunday 29th I was at Wrestlemania in San Jose :)
Posted on: Apr 15, 2015
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Cristine27 Cristine…
8 reviews
'The Golden Bridge' San Francisco Feb 24, 2014
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is breathtaking. With a nice view. It wasn't that crowded when I visited.(December) I also love the weather that day. Cold Windy day.:=)There is a place there where you can take pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge. And also a place to sit and enjoy the nice scenery. For me it is the most beautiful bridge in the world, just my opinion. See it also during night time, the bridge looks amazing. A must do for everyone who wants to visit San Francisco.

Enjoy :=)
Me at the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge
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JohnBoricua JohnBori…
12 reviews
Stunning Views Feb 13, 2013
We walked across the bridge to mark it off my bucket list. The views of San Francisco from here are breathtaking. The sound & feel of the wind blowing over the bridge is one experience that you cannot get in pictures.

Pictures & videos of the views from this landmark do not do the experience any justice. Any angle you view the bridge from is stunning. The best view comes from the Sausalito side of the bridge.

If in San Francisco, cross the bridge to Saulsalito and drive up the mountain road just over the bridge to the west side of the bridge. There are many viewing areas in which to park. Park your car & just admire the view. Don't just take pictures. Stay there & soak it in. You will not be disappointed by the experience. My favorite part was watching the fog roll over the bridge from the Pacific Ocean.
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JohnBoricua says:
Yeah. San Francisco is a very beautiful & entertaining place to visit. If I had the money, I would consider movining out there.
Posted on: Feb 13, 2013
cotton_foam says:
We were there last Sun and I agree with you!
Posted on: Feb 12, 2013
blade0164 blade0164
1 reviews
Must see when you're in SF Feb 12, 2013
Well it is quite a tourist trap, however if you find yourself in San Francisco, you have to go see the Golden Gate bridge. The afternoon is generally the best time to see it since during the mornings and evenings the heavy fog in the area can make it quite tough to see from the city. If you have the time I recommend doing the walk to the halfway point on the bridge and back, especially on a clear day. Also, if you are planning on doing the walk across, I would recommend a jacket. The temperature can really dip and the wind can pick up while you are crossing. If you don't have time to do the whole walk across, there are some awesome vantage points from Golden Gate Park that can give you some awesome views of the bridge and the city.
View from Golden Gate Park
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extremesportchic extremes…
5 reviews
American Expedition Dec 2012 Jan 02, 2013
What a view (May Day), To a Kill (Max Zorin). I was blown away, visited California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. The Pacific Ocean was one of the reasons I choice this locations. Indian and Atlantic I'm familiar with, the Pacific was a mystery. Until now! It was winter and the water was cold but there were some brave kite surfers out there. Sin City, was everything and more... The national parks, wow a germ. The snow covering everything in sight, beautiful. The Oak Creek Canyon, The Grand Canyon, The Bryce Canyon, Yosemite. Unbelievable!!

Santa Barbara, what a breath-taking sunrise. Hollywood land, woooow!
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Fitnessguru729 Fitnessg…
131 reviews
A walk to the Bridge! Sep 20, 2011
Ever wanted to see the Golden Gate Bridge?! I flew into San Francisco with my companion this past year and we took a $17 City Shuttle to the Pier and walked all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge! I highly recommend walking all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge! It was very inspiring and I will never forget the walk. On the way we grabbed a couple hot dogs from a stand and then some fresh fish near the harbor, checked out some stores, and then did some shopping all on the way to the bridge. When we arrived at the bridge it was awesome. We took so many great pictures and then we were so tired we had to call a cab to get back to the city. We hopped on a shuttle which was actually a tour shuttle that went through napa valley lol! Eventually after getting lost we barely made our flight but got home safe!
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kokolovehuh kokolove…
2 reviews
A must-see in San Francisco Jun 30, 2011
As one of the brightest bridge designs nowadays, the Golden Gate Bridge is perfect for tourists to visit and take photos :] On the day when I was there, there was lots of wind and fog but it didn't stop me from taking a walk. Since there is a very high factor of safety when the bridge was built, do not be worried even if the bridge wobbles(it might :P). Anyways, it was an awesome experience and the bridge itself certainly lives up to its name!
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sophie1735 sophie17…
4 reviews
Golden Gate Bridge May 03, 2011
In a city as expensive as SF, it's great that there are some things that are still FREE! Yup, free. One of the coolest things I have ever done is walking across the Golden Gate Bridge. On a clear day (hint..before the fog rolls in) it provides amazing views of SF and Bay, Sausalito and the Pacific Ocean. Many tourists rent bicycles , but the experience isn't the same. It is however quite cold on the bridge and very very windy. Dress warm and wear a hood. If you have very young or older people in your group, I recommend being dropped off on one side and having your driver meet you on the other side. There are parking lots on both sides that your driver can wait in. Worth it for any visitor to SF.
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waisau waisau
3 reviews
great views, fun bike ride Mar 31, 2011
I'm biased as I'm from this area, but it's really fun to do the Wharf to Sausalito bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and coming back via ferry.

You can stop at the little dive bars or hole in the wall food spots along the way. Start at Fisherman's Wharf and bike up and across the bridge... when you arrive to Sausilito, you can jump on a ferry and head back to where you started (and possibly left your car).

Bring a map, a hat, sunblock, money and water.

Enjoy!!!
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Zuza1405 Zuza1405
3 reviews
Impressive! Mar 27, 2011
I was in San Francisco 1 week ago and absolutely loved the city. The Golden Gate bridge was of course a must-see, but instead of walking through it, my friend and I rent a bike and crossed the bridge with wind in our hair! One of the best feelings ever! I totally recommend taking the bike and stop sometime to take some pictures of the city itself.

Drive through and go to the viewing point on the right side.

When we were there, only one side was open for pedestrians & bikes together, so be careful when driving.

Take a jacket as it can be very windy!
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GGB
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matthewlaraway matthewl…
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It amazing! Nov 03, 2011
Went there before heading to boston, it was amazing even though I just miss the sunset, but nevertheness, it was amazing with the fog and the mist! Deffo do it if you heading there. :) Do go for the sunset time for the best view.
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galvatron20 galvatro…
3 reviews
Longer than you think Jul 17, 2011
I walked across the bridge in the afternoon and it was covered in fog but I loved that as it was atmospheric and finished off a great day's walking. There's some great fews and the nearby park is lovely.
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sim68 sim68
3 reviews
It's red Jul 07, 2011
I love San Francisco and a walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge is something you have to do. Although it's not real gold, not even gold coloured. Never mind, still very impressive and well worth a visit. San Fran is a great city for walking...
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tiiin tiiin
3 reviews
Truly Golden Jun 26, 2011
AHHH... the gate to the world. As a tourist, I have to give it five stars as I don't see this everyday as locals do. Epic views. Nice walk and this can be an adventure as the bridge has its own weather. Obviously a must-see for iconic SF.
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psy0636 psy0636
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Must see while in San Francisco Jun 23, 2011
It is one of the famous attractions in San Francisco. However, you must pick a good day because it is usually covered by fog. If you want to see it closer you can take boat or ferry under the bridge or walk on the bridge. The view from Baker beach is amazing.
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dixit78 dixit78
2 reviews
Awesome Place for a walk! May 21, 2011
This place is great, The best bridges i have visited so far in my life.....Lot of things to see around Golden Gate Bridge. You can take a walk on Golden Gate, Rent a bicycle and bike. Most recommended to visit to whoever visits San Francisco.
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PaulPascuzzi PaulPasc…
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sailing under this bridge is amazing May 03, 2011
The bridge is beautiful and the city is too, if we become friends, and that is easy to do. I enjoy taking friends around the bay on my sailboat. The view of the golden gate is breathtaking and won't be forgotten. I love to meet new friends and hang with them.
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spudding spudding
3 reviews
See it at sunrise Apr 10, 2011
Amazing to seed at sun rise. Especially when there is mist beneath it. It looks like the bridge is floating over the clouds! Its awesome.
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ankitkhare ankitkha…
3 reviews
GG on the bike Mar 30, 2011
GG can be biked across - you can rent a bike if you dont have one. Totally worth it. Really windy in the middle section. It also can be walked across but it quite the distance - 1.5 miles i believe
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sashameow sashameow
1 reviews
Golden Gate Bridge Mar 26, 2011
BEAUTIFUL! The bridge is huge. People are jump off from time to time...which isn't good. But it is a majestic sight to see.
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