Visit the notorious prison on Alcatraz island by ferry and learn its history on a cellhouse audio tour. Cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge on a…
Take a 90-minute cruise that sails underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and circles Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, while listening to accounts of…
Sail along San Francisco's breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and around notorious Alcatraz Island. Discover San…
See the sights of San Francisco at your own pace from the top deck of a double decker, hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose from a Classic, Premium…
Take in views of San Francisco's iconic skyline, Alcatraz Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge like never before on this 1.5-hour catamaran adventure.…
Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and Oakland Bay Bridge on a beautiful 1.5-hour boat ride along San Francisco Bay with your own personal audio…
Enjoy spectacular views, appetizers and live guitar music in a casual and fun atmosphere. Sail past Alcatraz, around Angel Island, along Tiburon and…
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Top sights in San Francisco
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco with Marin County to the north, and over two billion cars have driven across the suspension bridge since it's 1937 completion. But how else can you enjoy the bridge? Here are some tips.
Sail around the bay, under the bridge, and around Alcatraz Island. Not only that, but you can also keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, such as dolphins and pelicans!
Why not stop off at San Francisco's famous Alcatraz prison? Spend a day learning about its unusual history and location while you gaze at the city far away.
Get onto the viewing platform at this turn-of-the-20th-century military installation and enjoy the panorama.
Make an afternoon of sitting on the lovely shore, just off the Coastal Trail, and admire the bridge at sunset. Just be aware that the northern part of the beach is for nudists!
Want to take in the full scope of San Francisco's famous red structure? Then get on it! The only thing better than walking across the bridge has got to be crossing it by bike!
Northern California enjoys more temperate weather than its southern counterpart, but it'll still be quite warm. Check the forecast - you don't want your trip to be spoiled by rain!
If you're planning to view the Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz Island, please be aware that Alcatraz is a separate attraction and you'll need to buy a ticket for that in itself. Otherwise, all viewing spots are a matter of navigating public transportation!
Most of them take around an hour and a half, although you may need to get there 20-30 minutes before departure time to ensure your place.
- When should I visit?
- The views are available all day, year round! Traffic restrictions may prevent crossing the bridge at certain times.
- Is it expensive?
- It's always free to view the bridge, but we suggest looking at a few architecture tours to better comprehend the engineering.
- Will I need a guide?
- No -- but here's one idea: book a cruise through San Francisco Bay, and you will be able to take some amazing photos from the water.
- How to get there
- There are many public transportation options available, so take a look, as routes vary depending on the starting point.
- Additional information
- Parking in the area is extremely limited, so take public transportation if you can.
- Make sure you look out for construction alerts (available online or at any tourist information center), in order to avoid scheduled bridge closures.
What people are saying about Golden Gate Bridge
Tre' was a great tour guide and very helpful for us beginners learning to ride. The folks there are fantastic! After the tour was over and i had returned back to Pier 39, i realized i left some belongings in the segway. I called and they were just closing but the lady that answered the phone was very pleasant, located my stuff and creatively came up with a way for me to retrieve them after hours. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for going out of your way. Great business, highly recommend reserving your tour of San Francisco with San Francisco Electric Tour Company. The 2nd part of the combo was a tour of Alcatraz. That was fantastic! Spent 3 hours there and didn't see it all. Would recommend an extra hour there and see if you can move your segway tour a little later. Great time in San Fran.
Starts with a helpful practice session to learn to operate the Segway - pretty easy to learn and surprisingly quick to get comfortable once we were out on the road. Our guide, Melanie, kept our group safe and provided constant and entertaining commentary through headphones they provided. Melanie was outstanding! She gave us information and told us stories about the places we saw, and took photos of our group (posted later so we could see and download). She had a great sense of humor and a wonderfully outgoing personality. This was a really fun activity for both me and my teenage daughter. Highly recommend!
The Alcatraz tour was really well organised and very interesting especially the audio tour of the prison. The ticket for the bus was definitely worth the money as we got to see lots of the city and Sausalito. The guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. The only criticism was the occasional long waits to get on the bus as they were very busy but the operators did their best to get everyone on as quickly as they could. I would recommend this tour.
We all loved this tour (two adults and three teenagers). It was a fantastic way to experience a lot of a wonderful city and to link the sights with so many great movies. Our guide was very knowledgeable and good fun too so it didn’t matter whether we knew all of the movies or not. The stops were a lovely touch and Fort Point was amazing. Bring something warm to wear for this part! Thank you very much for many wonderful memories!
This combo tour was great and the lunch included was an added bonus. The Go Carz were a lot of fun however we did discover that you really can't do a lot in 2 hours and the pricing for going over the 2 hour mark was quite a lot. Definitely feel as though the rental time could be increased! But never the less we really enjoyed this adventure package.