With a 4,200-foot-long suspension span, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Opened in 1937, this veritable San Francisco landmark connects the City with Marin County. Pedestrians and cyclists have access to the Golden Gate Bridge every day of the year. The bridge also features guided tours, a café, gift shop, photography exhibits, and stunningly beautiful views.
Taking public transportation is the recommended way to get to the Golden Gate Bridge as parking is very limited. There are many bus options for travelers coming from San Francisco and Marin and Sonoma Counties. Another option is to rent a bike from the wealth of conveniently located bike rental companies. Learn more at http://goldengatebridge.org/visitors/directions.php.
Are there any amenities at the Golden Gate Bridge?
At the southeast end of the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll encounter the Bridge Pavilion, which features the Bridge Café. There’s also a gift shop, restrooms, and several excellent lookouts that provide photo-ops galore.
When can pedestrians and bicyclists access the Golden Gate Bridge sidewalks?
Pedestrians, including those using mobility devises like wheelchairs, can access the Golden Gate Bridge on the East Sidewalk (facing San Francisco) from 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (PST) and 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (PDT). Cyclists have access to both of the Bridge's sidewalks 24-hours a day.