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Best things to do in San Francisco

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bridge
“San Francisco's famed bridge spans between the city and the hills of the Marin Headlands, offering picturesque views of the bay and the ocean. It's open to foot, bike, and car traffic.”
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Route
“The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km), three-mile-long (4.8 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Francisco, California – the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula – to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Frommer's travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world." It opened in 1937 and was, until 1964, the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet (1,300 m).”
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Bridge
“Obviously, no trip to the Bay Area is complete without a visit to The Golden Gate Bridge. I suggest pulling off at the last exit before crossing and driving up the Headlands for an amazing view and cruise along the shoreline. ”
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Historic Site
“One of my favorite spots - Old fort underneath the Golden Gate Bridge - history of the protection of San Francisco and also houses the museum about the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge (which was built over / around the fort)”
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Bridge
“There are several bike rental places you can get a bike and ride across the bridge if you are adventurous!”
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Point of Interest
“A great spot to take photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and the SF city skyline. Bike across the bridge or go by car.”
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Bridge
“A must do if you have time to zip over here. Try to go on a clear day and bring energy for some walking and a jacket (expect wind!). ”
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Cafe
“The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.”
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Bridge
“There are so many things to see in San Francisco. Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf offers good food and site seeing. We have Lombard Street (known as the crooked street). ”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Check my back door for a map, or just go explore. Fabulous view of the Pacific Coast and Golden Gate Bridge, Marin headlands. Walk to Eagle's Point is about 1 hour round trip.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the headlands, as seen from countless postcards! Keep driving up the cliff road for more amazing views!”
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Bridge
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Point of Interest
“You can walk it (45 minutes one-way...seriously), or bike it (you can rent bikes)...decisions, decisions.”
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Natural Feature