Read Golden Gate Bridge facts, take a glance at pictures, and read my experience on the infamous Golden Gate Bridge!
Night view of the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is the ultimate tourist destination of San Francisco. It's the recognizable symbol of San Francisco because of its beautiful structure.
This is one of the world's popular tourist attractions because of the amazing experience you'll get from walking across it while overlooking the ocean, and the overall wonderful ambience of the bridge and surrounding landscapes.
Daytime view of the Golden Gate Bridge
-Because the Golden Gate Strait is the entrance between the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.
This is the entrance to the Golden Gate Bridge from the Southeast parking lot
If you are driving, I suggest you refer to Yahoo Maps for Driving Directions to the Golden Gate Bridge.
If you are taking public transportation, I suggest you first go to Fisherman's Wharf or Pier 39 and Take Muni, Routes 10/28. You can also ask the friendly driver to guide you there :).
In Fort Point, walk along the side of the ocean waves, enjoy and take pictures from the view below the Golden Gate Bridge, as can be seen below:
Here's a view of the bridge from the garden on the Southeast side of the bridge near the parking lot
My boyfriend and I :)
Visiting the Golden Gate Bridge was an amazing experience because it allowed me to overlook the ocean from such an amazing structure. The view of the bridge from Fort Point and the view of the ocean from the bridge were quite mesmerizing.
It was also quite an adventure getting there. Thank goodness for my smartphone and GPS, we were able to find the bridge and where to even park! We parked on the southeast lot as I mentioned above.
When we went there, there were plenty of tourists, (and locals biking) visiting on that weekend afternoon, but luckiliy, we were still able to find parking.
We first grabbed something to eat at the snackbar located near the parking lot (I suggest you buy the caramelized popcorn and a cup of coffee as it may get chilly, hehe). I also suggest you go to the restroom first-which is a turn away from the snackbar before entering the bridge.
When I was walking along the bridge, I couldn't help but think of just how many people unfortunately jumped off of it. So that kind of raised a couple of goosebumps. It's not open during the night anyway but a few friends of mine decided to stupidly go there at night and said they ran their butts off the bridge 'cuz they thought they saw a ghost. Eek!
I personally enjoyed walking along the bridge because the sights just leave you in awe. The Golden Gate Bridge is a monstrous beauty. However, what I didn't like was the fact that it was quite crowded that day, and a few people bumped into me. So I suggest you do not go on a weekend, unless absolutely necessary, hehe.
Overall, it's well worth visiting this iconic symbol!
More Golden Gate Bridge Facts:
Until April 2012, parking is very limited as there well be construction that will be occurring in that area. I suggest you take public transportation to get to the Golden Gate Bridge.
To plan your trip using public transportation, please visit the Transit Trip Planner.
You can also go to GoldenGate.Org for more information.
See you around,
Your friendly, local SF travel guide ;).
The Golden Gate Bridge was featured in several movies such as Star Trek, X-Men, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Superman!
I hope you learned something from reading some Golden Gate Bridge facts, and I certainly hope you visit this wonderful location on your next visit to San Francisco! This should actually be your first stop :).
Some of these Golden Gate Bridge Facts were obtained from outside sources such as Wikipedia.com and GoldenGateBridge.org.
Created by a life-long bay area chick for fun-loving travelers (or locals) like you! .