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Things to Do in San Francisco: Top Sights and Attractions


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#6. Golden Gate Bridge
Things to Do in San Francisco: Top Sights and Attractions

Photographing the Golden Gate Bridge

©2007 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

Not only is it one of the city's most enjoyable things to do, but it's also one of the most-photographed sights in the world. The iconic, photogenic bridge is synonymous with the city it's in.

Golden Gate Bridge

You can look at the Golden Gate Bridge from all over town. Some stalk it like a paparazzi trailing a film star, trying to photograph it from all angles. Others drive across, bike over it or just take a walk on it - the best way to get a real feel for its size, especially when you see how small those big ships look when you're right above them at mid-span.

Pros and Cons

Visiting the Golden Gate Bridge is a must-do for many visitors and you don't get the full effect unless you go there. On the downside, unless you're a very energetic walker or have transportation, it's outside the normal tourist path.

More About the Golden Gate Bridge

If you need more information, check the Complete Guide to the Golden Gate Bridge. It will tell you how to get there, where to park without worrying about the meters and the best time to go.

Take a photo tour of the Golden Gate Bridge to see it from all angles.

See where it is on a map. It's the solid blue marker.

Don't Take Our Word For It

See how others rate the Golden Gate Bridge - from Yuck! to Awesome! For your reference, everyone's taste is different, our readers are a fussy bunch and they get even pickier in San Francisco, with the best-rated attractions in the San Francisco area getting 55% to 60% Awesome votes.

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