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Views of golden gate bridge

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Views of golden gate bridge

We want to get a great photo of golden gate bridge. We won't have a car, so need somewhere that we can get to by tram etc. is there a good view point in Golden Gate national park?

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From the Top Questions about San Francisco, up in the upper right corner of this page, I learned this route, which would take a while to travel, but has stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the western part of SF near the Legion of Honor museum and Land's End:

"Union Square to the Legion of Honor/Lincoln Park/Land's End -- From Geary Street, board the 38- or 38L-Geary bus and ride to Geary & 33rd Avenue. Transfer to the 18-46th Avenue bus going north and ride to the end of the line, which is in front of the Legion of Honor. The coastal trail can be accessed by walking west and turning right, following the road down the hill about 1/4 mile. The trail is clearly marked, and it also continues to the Cliff House. (Return service on the 38 and 38L drops off on O'Farrell Street.)"

There are also views from the Marina, and a nearby walk to Crissy Field. Pack a jacket! The morning could be foggy.

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You can't see the bridge from Golden Gate Park! It's fun to explore, but no view of bridge. For the best bridge views, take one of the ferry boats across to Sausalito or Tiburon and snap your shots while underway. Another great view would be from Alcatraz if you plan on touring there. You can also see the bridge from the very end of Pier 39 or from Fisherman's Wharf or Ghiradelli Square.

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>>is there a good view point in Golden Gate national park?<<

Are you confusing Golden Gate Park with the Golden Gate National Recreation area?

Golden Gate Park is a 1.017 acre green space in the city, larger than Central Park in New York City. It is not near the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is 74,000 acres of land and water. Part of it is the Marin Headlands on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge, from where there are wonderful views of the bridge. There are also good views of the bridge on the south side, at Lands End, for example.

You can also get a great photo by taking a Bay Cruise. I will leave it to the local photographers to give you a "best" view.

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Yes I was confusing it with the recreational area! Thanks for the tips, good to know we have a few options!

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Hope you get some great shots. It must be one of the most photogenic sights there is.

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There is a nice view from the top of the Fort Mason hill. From Fisherman's Wharf walk west and through Aquatic Park. Continue along toward the pier but just before it turn left up the hill. At the top is a lovely view of the bay and the bridge.

If you are here on a Sunday the 76-Marin Headlands Muni bus goes over the Golden Gate Bridge and into (you guessed it) the Marin Headlands. It makes about a dozen stops on the Marin side but the first one will give you that iconic shot of the bridge with the city behind it.

If you want to get to the Headlands but not on a Sunday, it is possible to rent a bike at Fisherman's Wharf and cycle over.

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