ALERT: If you visit the Golden Gate Bridge on a summer or holiday weekend: From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the CHP closes the two largest Bridge Parking lots to passenger cars: Vista Point on the north and and Strauss Plaza on the south. Tour Buses, Transit Buses, taxis and rideshare vehicles are all allowed to drop off and pick up passengers. Bikes are also allowed. Expect traffic around the Bridge to be delayed, and use a bus or rideshare if you can. Click here for alternate parking options.
An introduction to visiting the most famous bridge in the world
With the safer new route to Sausalito and the Ferry
We offer everything from short walks to a complete Bridge crossing
We have the only complete maps with the “unpublicized” parking lots
Maps for all the spots where the most famous photos of the Bridge were taken
You can see the Bridge (and/or the fog) from multiple angles
The new route is much safer and even more beautiful
With tips on how to avoid paying more tolls than necessary
Wrap your Honey in more layers than a good baklava
One of the best viewing spots for the Bridge and the SF skyline
If you’d rather gaze at the Bridge and the cliffs of the Marin Headlands
Re-named after our native son
Another great close-up viewing spot for the Bridge
Home to many a famous photo of the Golden Gate Bridge
That’s right, a complete and intact Civil War fortress is right under the Bridge!
Art Deco Style, Fast Food, Warm Coffee, Big Views
Where vending machines and a a snack shop live in peace
The old rules from when the Bridge opened will make you laugh
With information for carpools, commuters, and complainers
The happy beep of saving money!
Just don’t let anyone know I told you about them!
Why we just happen to have all the answers!
Unlike many major bridges of the world, the Golden Gate isn’t just open to cars. Both walkers and bikes can cross, with bikes assigned to different sidewalks at different times of day. Please click on the links above for more information.