The U.S. Navy wanted it painted with black and yellow stripes so passing ships would see it. But since opening in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge has had no trouble being seen. The 1.7 mile suspension bridge, the world’s longest until 1964, connects San Francisco and Marin County at the fabled Golden Gate, where San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. Views from this Art Deco beauty are breathtaking, whether you drive, walk or ride a bike. As for the iconic burnt orange hue, Depression-era architect Robert Morrow chose it because it complemented the surroundings and was visible in fog.
This fort is located at the southern side of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is actually under the bridge and it provides a very good perspective for shooting photographs of San Francisco Bay from the San Francisco side all the way to Sausalito. You get a unique perspective of the Golden Gate bridge when you use this fort as a point for your photographs. It is a great place to visit but it can be very busy on the weekends. So I suggest as I always do, you get up early and get to it before the crowd gets there. It is free to go into the fort because it's part of the national park system. There is a walkway inside that will allow you to go to the top of the fort, which creates the greatest Vistas for taking photographs and just viewing the bay. Here are a few photographs that were taken from the top of Fort Point near San Francisco.
So much fun!! A must see in Sf!!! You can feel the wind from the ocean and the vibrations from the cars going over the bridge! Get up close and personal with the Golden Gate bridge! Great place for a photo shoot! The rooms are so cool and the story behind it is even cooler! Lots of fun exhibits to visit inside and really nice people to answer your many questions! Definitely bring a JACKET or 2!!!
Nice place to view Golden Gate bridge from lower angle. And here is not crowded, so you can find parking easily. And a walk around the coast always good
Very cool place... literally! Amazing views and generally accessible enough parking. Be sure to be cautious on the drive up – the road is narrow and there are often people/cyclists walking. A must go!
We love visiting this historical location and watching tourists climb on the walls that say no climbing (we will be there to photograph the accident). Not funny. But it has everything--the tide comes in and drowns cars that are parked in the area where the waves come up; bay dolphins swim by; starfish are on the rocks. And the Presidio including the cemetery is surrounding the area. Great for bikers and hikers.