Gate to California
Lincoln Blvd & Hwy 1
San Francisco, CA 94129
Often enshrouded in fog, this bright red suspension bridge is one of the most recognizable structures in the United States. Built in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was the largest spanning suspension bridge in the world, and today it is still one of the longest suspension bridges in the U.S., despite a boom of bridges that went up following the completion of the Golden Gate. Stretching over 8,981 feet (2,737 meters) from end to end, and with the longest span reaching 4,200 feet (1,966 meters), the bridge is equally as awesome as it is beautiful. The Golden Gate is also where U.S. Route 101 and State Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) converge, making it an important corridor of the western passageway. Accommodating both cars and pedestrian traffic, travelers can enjoy the bridge up close, or get spectacular views of the bridge in its entirety from the southern edge of the bay. Internationally acclaimed, the bridge has become an important symbol not only for the city of San Francisco, but also for the state of California in general.
Nearest Train or Bus:
MUNI BUS: 28, 29, 76
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Bus Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: There is metered parking available near the Roundhouse Gift Center in the southeast parking lot of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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