Visiting the Golden Gate Bridge
Isn't she lovely? It's safe to say the Golden Gate Bridge is the decisive symbol of San Francisco, and one of the most iconic pieces of architecture in the world. Depending on how the sun hits it, our beautiful bridge spans in color from warm orange to deep copper, and it's something you'll have to see to believe. The engineering marvel and scenic beauty of this functional landmark draws millions of visitors annually.
Explore the Golden Gate Bridge Up Close
One of the best ways to see the Golden Gate Bridge is to enjoy a free walking tour of the bridge on Sundays and Thursdays, or tuck into a bowl of clam chowder at the RoundHouse Cafe right by the welcome center. Walk or bike across the bridge on the designated pedestrian path to experience its towering presence up close. Afterward, head to the Marin Headlands or Battery Spencer for panoramic views of the bridge and the city skyline in the background. At each end of the bridge are lush parks ideal for long strolls or light hikes. This combo of personal interaction and distant vistas offers a comprehensive and awe-inspiring way to see the Golden Gate Bridge in all its glory. Located a short distance from our nearby hotel, the Golden Gate Bridge is only a quick drive, short bike ride or leisurely walk away. Explore this iconic landmark from an alternate perspective via an REI Experience such as their guided kayak tour.