Golden Gate Bridge.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

The Golden Gate Bridge (map) is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco and California. It was initially designed by engineer Joseph Strauss in 1917. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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The Frommer’s travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as “possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.”

Until 1964, the Golden Gate Bridge had the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet (1,300 m). Since 1964 its main span length has been surpassed by seventeen bridges; it now has the second-longest main span in the Americas, after the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (map) in New York City.

The Golden Gate Bridge’s clearance above high water averages 220 feet (67 m) while its towers, at 746 feet (227 m) above the water, were the world’s tallest on a suspension bridge until 1993 when it was surpassed by the Mezcala Bridge (map), in Mexico.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is also one of the largest urban parks in the world, with a size two-and-a-half times that of the consolidated city and county of San Francisco.

The park is not one continuous locale, but rather a collection of areas that stretch from southern San Mateo County to northern Marin County, and includes several areas of San Francisco. The park is as diverse as it is expansive; it contains famous tourist attractions such as Muir Woods National Monument (map), Alcatraz, and the Presidio of San Francisco (map). + Outdoor Activities for the GGNRA

The main walkway is on the eastern side, and is open for use by both pedestrians and bicycles in the morning to mid-afternoon during weekdays (5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), and to pedestrians only for the remaining daylight hours (until 6:00 p.m., or 9:00 p.m. during DST). The eastern walkway is reserved for pedestrians on weekends (5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or 9:00 p.m. during DST), and is open exclusively to bicyclists in the evening and overnight, when it is closed to pedestrians.

The western walkway is open only for bicyclists and only during the hours when they are not allowed on the eastern walkway.

Bus service across the bridge is provided by two public transportation agencies: San Francisco Muni and Golden Gate Transit.

A visitor center and gift shop, originally called the “Bridge Pavilion” (since renamed the “Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center”), is located on the San Francisco side of the bridge (map), adjacent to the southeast parking lot.

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in United States.

Muni | SFMTA – The main public transport system that you will use to travel around the city. For fare you need Clipper card.

Golden Gate Transit Bus Schedules / Ferry Schedules

Also сheck оut мore info: HOW TO GET AROUND SAN FRANCISCO (sftravel.com) • Guide to traveling to and getting around in the USA (visittheusa.com)

BUS: Major intercity bus companies include: BoltBus, Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Megabus, Peter Pan, Trailways, Chinatown buses.

TRAIN: BART – regional trains in the San Francisco Bay Area. Caltrain – commuter rail service to San Jose and Palo Alto.

AMTRAK | eTicketing | Interactive Map

AIRPORT: San Francisco. Air Traffic Control System Command Center – Flight Delay Information.

FERRY: Blue & Gold FleetSan Francisco Bay Ferry • Golden Gate FerryAngel Island – Tiburon Ferry

What Do You Know About the Golden Gate Bridge?

Our country’s most iconic bridge stretches across one of the world’s finest natural harbors.

video source: Smithsonian Channel / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Entering the USA can be an easy and seamless process when you are prepared. + U.S. visa & entry requirements (visittheusa.com)

USA Trip planner.

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Roadtrippers.com.

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National Weather Service (weather.gov)

AAA (aaa.com): The American Automobile Association provides a range of services for travelers, including travel planning, trip insurance, and roadside assistance, for those traveling by car in the United States.

U.S. Department of State – Travel (state.gov): This website provides information on travel visas, travel warnings, and travel alerts for international travelers to the United States. It also provides resources for U.S. citizens traveling abroad.

Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov): This website provides information on customs regulations and procedures for international travelers entering and exiting the United States. It also provides resources for travelers bringing goods into the country.

Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov): This website provides information on airport security procedures, including what items are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov): This website provides information on health and vaccination requirements for travelers to the United States, as well as health and safety tips for traveling in the country.

National Park Service (nps.gov): This website provides information on national parks and monuments in the United States, including park activities and events, camping and lodging information, and park regulations.