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Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge
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Buildings & Monuments
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Price: $0-$5
There is no charge to walk across. Motorist tolls vary; call or see the website for toll rates.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Busy/High traffic
Notes: Wheelchairs are permitted on sidewalks of the bridge; however, wheelchairs are not provided.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
Notes: Restrooms available at the Roundhouse gift shop.
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Golden Gate Bridge

Gate to California

Family Time Must See

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.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Pedestrian crossing: 5am-6:30pm, daily, Oct 29-Mar 10; 5am-9pm, daily, Mar 11-Nov 4. Motorized vehicles: 24 hrs, daily. Roundhouse Gift Center: 9am-5pm, daily; 8:30am-7:30pm, daily, summer.
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: Roller blades, skateboards, and roller skates are not permitted on the sidewalks of the bridge. Dogs are only permitted under the condition that they are under control and on a leash at all times.
Price: $0-$5
Price Notes: There is no charge to walk across. Motorist tolls vary; call or see the website for toll rates.


Outdoor with little or no covering. Notes: It can be windy even on nice days.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


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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