Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

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Contact: +1 415 705 5555
Open Hours: Operation hours vary, please check official website for more details
No longer a prison for some of America's most dangerous offenders, Alcatraz is part of the National Park Service and is a must-see for visitors to the city. Once on the island, you will certainly be captivated by its history and its incredible beauty. Take your camera, because a photo opportunity awaits behind every corner. Also, dress in layers (even during the summer months) because the island can be breezy, and the inside of the prison is cold and damp. If you want to scare your kiddies into good behavior, there is a cellhouse audio tour of Alcatraz. Ferries to Alcatraz depart from Pier 33, and are run by Alcatraz Cruises. All tours start at 9a. See the website for up-to-date scheduling and complete visitation particulars.