Because the Golden Gate Bridge is a part of so many tour packages available in San Francisco, it can be difficult to decide on where you’ll get the most bang for your buck. The truth is that, with a Welcome Center located at the southern side of the structure, the easiest and more cost-effective way to visit is to plan your own trip with a chartered bus. The East Battery Lot, a two to three-minute walk from the Bridge Plaza, can meet your personalized bus’ needs.
This 4,200-foot suspension bridge was the longest in America when it was first opened in 1937, and it held that title for nearly three decades. Named after the Golden Gate Strait, which acts as the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge’s iconic status as a San Francisco landmark has garnered a lot of urban legends and speculations ever since it was first built. For example, some wonder how often it needs to be painted to maintain its red color. The answer? Every day the bridge receives maintenance, painting included. Suspended by two enormous main cables, they contain 80,000 miles of material inside of them, enough material to circle the Earth more than three times. Each of the two towers of the Golden Gate Bridge stand at 742 feet over the sea level. An amazing feat of ingenuity and construction for its time, it originally cost $35 million to build in the 1930s—that translates to $1.2 billion today.
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San Francisco is a city that proudly celebrates its fast-paced zany culture with an incline for the out-of-ordinary, arts, fine wine, and outdoors activities. Brimming with museums, art galleries, hiking and camping spots, marathon races, vineyards, and breathtaking views of its hills, you’ll never run out of things to do and places to explore in San Francisco.