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…
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Experience 2 tours in 1 day. Explore inside Alcatraz, the world famous prison and take a 90-minute cruise through San Francisco Bay. See wildlife up…
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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 thereThere 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
I arrived with a few questions and the employees were pleasant and informative. The boat ride was consistent with the scheduled times of departure and return. Disembarking from the boat was easy and the employees were smiling and said goodbye.
A really enjoyable evening out on the waves with the boys in their really eat catamaran. 2I/C Mike made everyone comfortable while our English/NZ/US skipper took us for really great ride in spite of the pretty chilly grey rolling fog evening. The vessel is very well suited to the types of conditions found in the harbour and I think everyone had a good time even though the weather wasn’t really behaving. The guys have great personalities for mixing with everyone and had most people chatting and assisted with photos, the skipper even making one one of the younger customers experiences all the more exciting by allowing her her up into the wheelhouse to assist steering. A great experience and well worth the money. A highlight of not only our San Francisco trip but also our West Coast America experience, thanks guys. Zena, Auckland, New Zealand
Great day under the knowledgable guidance of Randall. Meditative time in the Redwoods at Muir Woods, nice lunch in delightful Sonoma and tastings at 3 wineries in Sonoma and Napa valleys. Balanced and well paced trip. We both learned a lot!
An amazing experience, worth every dollar, pilot took us under and over the bridge and gave us an amazing view of San Francisco right over the top of the highest buildings! Can recommend it to everybody!
We went in a Thursday night so the boat wasn’t full. But would recommend. Enjoyed the dancing as well.