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Reviews of Alcatraz Island • 6
If you are able to book Alcatraz island tour, that would easily take 5 hours of your day.If you are not able to book the Alcatraz Island tour, and are still very interested you can look for tours that take you just around the island so you can still take pictures of the island from outside while enjoying the ferry ride. Details on other options can be found here.
The biggest and best day of the trip !I went for a 10am visit to Alcatraz Island ! So excited about this.I went with AlcatrazCruises which has the best rate, I paid $31 (at the time, I looked it up doing this article and it’s $35 now).FYI - I recommend buying your tickets ahead of time, like 2 weeks in advance because it gets full pretty fast !You have the choice between a day tour or night tour, which can be quite interesting ;)It’s a self-guided tour, audio included which is great, it explains you so much stuff and you have some prison background noises - loved it.
Two Days in and we end up in prison..... Alcatraz, "break the rules you go to prison, break prison rules you go to Alcatraz!" superb day sad to say we move from San Francisco to La tomorrow. #livingthedream #brilliantday #noregrets
Referred to as to 'Rock' , formerly a federal prison and currently a national recreation area ; received designation as a 'national historical landmark' in 1986!
Alcatraz... Should you do it? Of course. History is always fun when it involves deceit and crime and the perpetrators of such. Did I visit? No. Next time.
This was one place that I could vouch for the best view of the city, as I had never seen San Francisco the way i saw it when I reached Alcatraz. It's intriguing history reflected in every inch of a step I took around the island. And as I walked amongst the walls that once imprisoned ingenious criminals like Al Capone and Mickey Cohen, the walls seemed to be speaking back to me about their military and ethnic history. While I did have a choice to be part of some guided tour around the island, I broke away from those creepy cramped cells and climbed up the stairs of the lighthouse for the most breathtaking view of the bay and its city!