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The Bay Lights

San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA 94118
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We took the City Sightseeing bus night tour. Our guide, Joseph, was full of fascinating information. What we were particularly looking forward to was a view of the Bay Bridge at night, lit up in all its finery! It was a magnificent sight, and provided...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

In March, 2013, Leo Villareal unveiled an art project that captivated the world for two years. Then it faded from view. Villareal had placed a light art piece on the deck support cables of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and turned the structure into a...More

1  Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

During the day the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge is a highly functional, very busy, multi lane bridge transporting around 270,000 cars a day. It generally takes second place to people's 'favourite bridge' in the city, to the Golden Gate. However, at night, the Bay...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We started our walk from pier towards embrocado and the views of the bridge and lights was really nice

Thank Al3alawi
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

I actually think the Bay Bridge is more impressive and better to look at than the more famous and iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is especially true at night as this is all lit up whereas the Golden Gate Bridge is dark and only can...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

At night the city of San Francisco lights up the bay bridge. It looks very cool across the water. I think it looks best just a little before dark.

Thank LostALot22
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Be sure to see the Bay Bridge at night. While the Golden Gate bedazzles by day and especially at sunset, when that show dims, head over to the sparkling necklace of San Francisco. Mesmerizing, gorgeous, luminous, inspiring.

Thank IrishGermanSwedish
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

These lights are stunning as seen from the bridge itself, or from a distance, like from a tall building. I also saw them from an airplane, a big wow. Artistic.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to San Francisco, we enjoyed the Bay Lights nightly from our hotel room. After a bit of research, here's what we found: The Bay Lights light sculpture was created by artist Leo Villareal and shines from dusk until dawn on the...More

Thank Bigredmachine
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I've seen most of the bridges across the USA and this was the best, imho. We got to see it while driving...very slow. And then we parked in the port/piers area to enjoy it some more.

1  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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