As handsome as the bridge is, even more memorable is the way the fog pours in and out of the gate, dissolving this massive bridge in white mist.
~ Dr. Randolph Delehanty, Presidio Trust historian, in San Francisco: The Ultimate Guide
Constructed at the height of the Art Deco era, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and is a primary reason visitors flock to the Presidio. Breathtaking views of the “International Orange” icon can be captured at vantage points around the park, from Lovers’ Lane to Crissy Field, Fort Scott to Baker Beach.
The Golden Gate Bridge marked its 75th birthday in May 2012. While a visit to the Bridge Plaza has long been a San Francisco “must do,” recent improvements have made it a “wow” experience. A new visitor pavilion, walking tours, educational exhibits, and scenic overlooks now welcome the public. For more, visit the Bridge website.
Be sure to allow plenty of time for a visit. The bridge is an extraordinary place to begin countless Presidio adventures. Several trails begin near the plaza, linking to all the park has to offer.