Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area

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VISIT Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area:

Park Details

Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area was established on October 27, 1972.

Address Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA, 94123
Phone415 561-4700
HoursOpen 24 hours, every day
Entrance FeeMuir Woods is the only location in the park that requires an entrance fee
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area is the 3rd most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area are April, May, June & October.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits858,9931,003,9461,351,2501,382,5991,232,1641,408,7801,371,0281,383,2601,479,9501,435,0371,109,237985,983
Precipitation1041057633165114265398
Avg Temp596164687379838383776659
Max Temp677175838895969696907867
Avg Temp434445464952545454524743
Min Temp333435374247495048443632
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
7 Day San Francisco to Los Angeles Road Trip5327
Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip from Portland to San Francisco7589

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area.

NameDistance
Fort Point National Historic Site2 mi
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park3 mi
Muir Woods National Monument9 mi
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park11 mi
John Muir National Historic Site23 mi
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site24 mi
Point Reyes National Seashore30 mi
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial30 mi
Pinnacles National Park115 mi
Yosemite National Park157 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
China Camp State ParkSan Rafael, CA more 15 miles
Anthony Chabot Regional ParkOakland, CA more 20 miles
Half Moon Bay State BeachHalf Moon Bay, CA more 22 miles
Samuel Taylor State ParkLagunitas, CA more 22 miles
Mt. Diablo State ParkWalnut Creek, CA more 29 miles
Camp Parks MilitaryDublin, CA more 32 miles
Alameda County Fairgrounds RVPleasanton, CA more 33 miles
Skyline Wilderness County ParkNapa, CA more 36 miles
San Mateo Memorial County ParkPescadero, CA more 36 miles
Petaluma Lake Area MilitaryPetaluma, CA more 36 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Bear Valley MountainBear Valley, CA8,500 ft52%98 mi

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area.

NameCodeCityDistance
San Francisco International AirportSFOSan Francisco, CA12 mi
Oakland International AirportOAKOakland, CA14 mi
Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportSJCSan Jose, CA41 mi
Sacramento International AirportSMFSacramento, CA79 mi
Reno–Tahoe International AirportRNOReno, NV188 mi
Los Angeles International AirportLAXLos Angeles, CA349 mi
Ontario International AirportONTOntario, CA374 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area.

NameCodeCityDistance
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County AirportSTSSanta Rosa, CA54 mi
Sacramento Mather AirportMHRSacramento, CA83 mi
Monterey Peninsula AirportMRYMonterey, CA89 mi
Fresno Yosemite International AirportFATFresno, CA166 mi
Redding Municipal AirportRDDRedding, CA188 mi
San Luis County Regional AirportSBPSan Luis Obispo, CA203 mi
Santa Maria Public Airport Captain G Allan Hancock FieldSMXSanta Maria, CA228 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.