Highway 80 West, San Francisco

The basics

Since the bridge is a valuable thoroughfare—and because of its proximity to Downtown San Francisco—many city sightseeing tours, hop-on hop-off bus tours, and plane and helicopter tours provide perfect views of the Bay Bridge. You'll also get bridge views if you book a regional tour to nearby attractions, like Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park, or Santa Barbara. Since most tours leave from San Francisco, some even cross the Bay Bridge.

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Things to know before you go

  • Bridge tolls are collected from westbound traffic; rates vary by time of day, and day of the week.
  • Walk, or ride a bike, over the east span of the bridge—between Oakland and Yerba Buena Island.
  • Urban hikes and city Segway tours that head to the Embarcadero typically offer bridge views.
  • For top value, just hop on a ferry to nearby Angel Island or Tiburon—you'll only spend a few bucks, and view the bridge from the water.
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How to get there

The Bay Bridge spans the San Francisco Bay, connecting Oakland to San Francisco. If you want to drive over the bridge, connect via I-80 (from points east) or the US-101 (from points north or south). Your best bet to avoid the drive and enjoy views of the bridge is by booking a Bay cruise or sailing tour. Many offer great inclusions, like onboard brunch or an evening wine tasting.

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Was Sie wissen müssen: Tipps für einen Besuch in Alcatraz

Was Sie wissen müssen: Tipps für einen Besuch in Alcatraz

When to get there

The best time to see the bridge is at night—a dramatic light array transforms the structure into an art installation, visible from the San Francisco waterfront. You can also visit during the day to enjoy views of the bridge and shoreline beyond. Plan to arrive between April and November for the best weather and fewer tourists. Regardless of when you arrive, bring a jacket—the waterfront tends to be windy.

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Visiting the Ferry Building

Just a short drive from the Bay Bridge is the Ferry Building, a San Francisco marketplace packed with vendors selling local products. Enjoy a coffee, taste regionally produced food products, and grab a snack—the market has several dining options. The Ferry Building hosts a farmers market three times a week, and Ferry Plaza—behind the building—offers unparalleled views of the Bay Bridge and shoreline in the distance.

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