There are numerous things to do in San Francisco, but the Golden Gate Bridge is iconic and must do place. I have already shared my itinerary of One day in San Francisco. I know when it comes to visiting Golden Gate Bridge, we all head to the welcome center. It is a good place to view the Golden Gate Bridge and most crowded too as the majority of the tourist will be visiting here. For Directions, Toll payment and parking instructions you can check the official website of Golden Gate Bridge. I am sharing a few of the best spots to view the Golden Gate Bridge. At least I loved the view and I am sure you will like it too.
Best spots to view Golden Gate Bridge
This is my most favorite spot to view the bridge. Why? The best thing about Crissy Field you will not find tourists here so not crowded. You can sit in the park and capture the bridge however you want. Without any trouble to remove people from your picture frame. You can also plan a picnic and spend the evening over here. Locals come here to take a walk or just spend time with family.
Golden Gate Bridge vista point
The vista point is on the other side of the bridge means opposite end then welcome center. It gives a different angle of view of the bridge. You can see both towers parallelly lined up from this point. The parking lot is huge, but soon gets crowded. Hence be patient and keep going you will get parking at the end.
Golden Gate Bridge viewpoint
This is my favorite spot and I would say perfect to picture whole Golden Gate in one frame. If you can visit it in the dark that will be perfect, but I didn’t have enough time. Even though a day time view is also fantastic. You need to be lucky to get parking because it hardly has 8-10 parking spot.
This wharf is at the end of Crissy Field and gives a closer view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Locals love to enjoy a picnic in the Crissy field picnic area and they have plenty of parking space at the end of Mason street. Mostly it is windy so be prepared and bring jackets.
Point Cavallo is not a tourist spot, hence here you don’t find tourists and no hassle of parking space. When I went here it was hardly 5-7 people, which doesn’t seem like tourists to me. It is a kind of secret spot to enjoy a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. If you have less time during your trip than save the hassle, time and visit this spot. I am sure you will like it.
Golden Gate Bridge welcome center
The welcome center is just at the corner before the bridge starts. Most of the tourists who are first-timers go to the welcome center first. You can walk down from the welcome center to the Golden Gate postcard viewpoint. It’s quite a hike coming back, but worth it.