World's Most Amazing Views
Why It’s Amazing: The iconic bridge’s trademark “International Orange” gleam offers a wild contrast against the cobalt San Francisco Bay and the ghostly white fog that often hovers above both. Built during the Depression, in 1937, by the Works Progress Administration, the bridge is an emblem of California’s free spirit.
Secret Viewing Spot: The unmarked Hendrik Point in the Marin Headlands north of the Gate offers a rare aerial glimpse of the bridge with the city behind it.
When to Go: September and October, when it’s sunny with the least chance of fog and rain.