San Francisco, California Golden Gate BridgeThe Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Spanning over 1.5 miles across the Golden Gate Strait, the bridge opened to vehicles in 1937 after four years of construction. The bridge today is an iconic symbol of industry and architecture, as well as a beloved monument to the City by the Bay. The Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco with Marin County and is open to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.
Hours:24-hours, daily (vehicle traffic)
Prices:$6 toll for standard vehicles
Events:75th anniversary celebrations in 2012
- Lone Sailor Memorial
- Roundhouse Gift Center
- Bridge Pavilion, new in April 2012. Visitor information, exhibits, souvenirs.
- Walk or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito