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Golden Gate Bridge In San Francisco,California

Walk or Bike Across San Francisco's Iconic Golden Gate Bridge

Nothing says San Francisco quite like the landmark Golden Gate Bridge, which also happens to be one of the world's longest suspension bridges. Completed in 1937, the 4,200-foot-long, bright orange Golden Gate Bridge looks beautiful whether it's sunny, foggy, or rainy.
You'll be able to walk or ride your bike across the bridge or you can stay put and just admire the amazing views of the Bay, Alcatraz Island, and Downtown San Francisco. What's more, you can gain an appreciation for the engineering and science that went into the bridge's construction by examining the interactive exhibits found outside Visitor Plaza.


Prices -

Regular bridge toll for cars: $8. FasTrak toll: $7. No cash is accepted. Sign up for a FasTrak account at or be billed.

Hours -

Golden Gate Bridge is open 24/7. Welcome Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


  • San Francisco Marathon
  • Golden Gate Bridge Swim
  • Ride To Work Day


  • Bike Riding
  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Exhibits
  • Dining
  • Gift Shop


  • Are there are restrictions on crossing the Golden Gate Bridge?

    Yes, there are a few. Only bicyclists and pedestrians are permitted to be on the sidewalks of the Golden Gate Bridge. No one is allowed to transport themselves on roller blades, roller skates, or a skateboard. If you have an electric bike or scooter, you can either push it or ride it on the sidewalks but the power must be off. And the only types of animals that are permitted are service dogs, guide dogs, or signal dogs.
  • What will I see in the Golden Gate Bridge Visitor Plaza?

    For starters, there's the Welcome Center. You'll receive answers to any questions you might have along with an informative overview. There are also several educational exhibits and commemorative merchandise. What's more, you'll be able to satisfy your hunger at the Round House Café, which serves such American fare as hot dogs and clam chowder, and the Bridge Café where you can enjoy a variety of drinks and snacks.
  • Where is the best view of Golden Gate Bridge?

    There are many cool places to see the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, including the Golden Gate Overlook and Visitors Center. Our favorite views of the Golden Gate Bridge can be found on Hawk Hill on the Marin Headlands, Marshal Beach at the Presidio, Fort Point, Crissy Field, Grand View Park, Battery Spencer, and Alcatraz.

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