Get a special FREE "sneak preview" of the Golden Gate Bridge Tours offered by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. These tours received an average 4.5-star rating on Yelp last year!
Tours start for the public (at $12.95/ticket) on April 1st, but because I run the program, I can offer special friends and groups FREE tickets to our "dress rehearsal" tours right before.
These are 45-minute personally guided walking tours that go from the Bridge Plaza (SE side of bridge) to the South Tower. These are NOT boring statistics-and-engineering tours. Rather, you hear stories of passion, danger, and ingenuity... boldness, beauty, and bravery... and much more.
If you've driven over the bridge a million times but don't know its amazing story -- including why it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and the incredible dangers that workers faced to build it -- join us for this free tour.
Perhaps we informally combine this tour with nearby adventures: a hike along the Coastal Trail or through the Presidio? An exploration of Fort Point?
Tour will begin PROMPTLY at 3:30 pm. It ends at the South Tower at 4:15, so it's about an hour round-trip back to the Round House. PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE ROUND HOUSE AT LEAST 20 MINUTES EARLY to pick up your audio equipment.
Parking can be very challenging! I recommend the lots on the west side of the bridge. The employee lots are open to the public on weekends for a small fee.
(Please be aware that this is NOT a behind-the-scenes tour. The tour is conducted all in public areas. You know, that pesky Homeland Security issue...)