Golden Gate Bridge Tours

Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the Marin Headlands, Alcatraz, and San Francisco on top-rated Golden Gate Bridge tours. North, south, east or west, above or below, from whichever angle you view the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll be impressed. Stretching 4,200 feet and towering as high as a 65-story building, this iconic bridge is the gateway to one of the USA’s most forward-thinking, creative and exciting cities, San Francisco. Heralded as one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th century, the Golden Gate Bridge’s unique art deco aesthetic, vibrant red hue and striking seaside location sees visitors and locals alike flock to the site all year round.
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Our tips for Golden Gate Bridge

  • Walk this way. No visit to San Francisco is complete without a walk along the Golden Gate Bridge. The walk across the bridge and back again is about three miles in total and is arguably one of the best ways to take in the Bay and beyond.
  • Wrap up. From summer to winter and everything in between, layers are your best friend. Famous for its foggy mornings, the city’s temperamental weather darts between rain and shine and back again, so be sure to bring a cardigan or two on your travels to the Golden Gate bridge.
  • Take a tour. Fancy learning more about the famous red arch? A visit to the iconic attraction is a great way to discover San Francisco.

Good to know

In a bid to reduce the number of worker deaths during the construction of the bridge, a safety net was suspended under the floor of the bridge from one end to another. The net saved the lives of 19 men who became known as the "Halfway-to-Hell Club." Proposed colours for the bridge included carbon grey, aluminium or black, while the U.S. Navy wanted black with yellow stripes (for greater visibility). Consulting architect Irving Morrow eventually opted for the strong red hue he called, International Orange as it was unusual, exciting and ensured the bridge would be visible through the fog. Commencing in 1933 and concluding in 1937, the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge faced formidable weather challenges such as dense fog and robust ocean currents. Renowned for its Art Deco design, the bridge is distinguished by the choice of International Orange to improve visibility amid San Francisco's prevalent fog.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco?

    San Francisco boasts year-round appeal, with the city’s population of innovative locals ensuring there is always new things to do in this urban playground. Winter or summer, plan your Golden Gate bridge tour for the early morning to witness the ethereal sight of fog and mist descending and engulfing the bridge.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    Limited parking and ongoing construction works on both the north and south sides of the bridge make catching public transport rather than driving the best option for getting to the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money on your trip to the Golden Gate Bridge?

    As well as the standard Golden Gate bridge tour, a number of our package deals include visits to many of San Francisco’s other major attractions too, from Alcatraz to Chinatown and everything in between. If you’re looking for cheaper Golden Gate bridge tours, be sure to book your tickets in advance.

  • Q: How long is the Golden Gate Bridge?

    The primary span of the Golden Gate Bridge measures approximately 4,200 feet (1,280 meters).

  • Q: What are the nearby attractions to the Golden Gate Bridge?

    Discover the Marin Headlands, tour Fort Point, or take in the scenery at Crissy Field. You can also catch sight of Alcatraz Island from the bridge.

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