Golden Gate Welcome Center

Golden Gate Welcome Center

On both the north and south ends of the Golden Gate Bridge there are visitor areas where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Golden Gate. Vista Point, next door to Sausalito is at the north end and boasts amazing views of the entire city skyline. Here’s the Golden Gate with the backdrop of San Francisco at sunrise captured from Vista Point.

On the southeast end you can visit the Golden Gate Welcome Center to check out views of the Golden Gate Bridge with Marin county hills in the background. In the video and photos below you’ll get a glimpse into the Welcome Center and the view of the Golden Gate from this vantage point.

Photo Editing Timelapse

While editing these photos I created a timelapse video to share my photo editing process with you. Watch the video and then scroll down to check out the final edited photos below.

Final Edited Photos

Of course I immediately gravitated toward the signage. The emblem of this sign in particular sparkles in the light.Golden Gate Welcome Center Sign

The color of the welcome center information and store building matches the Golden Gate.Golden Gate Welcome Center SignageGolden Gate Welcome Center SignageGolden Gate Welcome Center SignGolden Gate Welcome Center Sign

The Welcome Center includes a store where you can browse an unlimited supply of Golden Gate and San Francisco related souvenirs from books and postcards to t-shirts, trinkets, and more. Here’s a small sample of what you might see when you visit.Golden Gate Welcome Center Souvenir Gift Shop Golden Gate Welcome Center Souvenir Gift ShopGolden Gate Welcome Center Souvenir Gift Shop

There’s the Bridge Cafe which is open during the week from 9 am – 6 pm. It happened to be closed this day which explains the vacant space (perfect for photos).Golden Gate Welcome Center Bridge Cafe

There’s plenty of statues and sculptures offering historical information on the Golden Gate. This piece in particular is a mosaic that changes and shows the progression while building the Golden Gate.
Golden Gate Welcome CenterGolden Gate Welcome CenterGolden Gate Welcome Center

And last but not least, the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge.Golden Gate Welcome Center Golden Gate Welcome CenterGolden Gate Welcome CenterGolden Gate Welcome Center Golden Gate Welcome Center