The Golden Gate bridge is one of the most iconic spots in the United States, and is conveniently located an hour from my house! Most of the photos I take are on the Marin Headlands of San Francisco. They give you a great view of the city and the bridge. It is usually very foggy up in SF, but on the days I went to get some of these pictures it was sunny weather.
From the Marin Headlands, on a sunny day, you can see the city perfectly.
From the Marin Headlands you can also see Mt. Tamalpias state park on the opposite side from the bridge.
Pictured Above: Mt. Tamalpias in the fog
Although the Golden Gate can be a pretty basic tourist spot, it is still worth seeing, even if you live in the area!