"Alcatraz" Alcatraz Tip by Suzanimal

Alcatraz, San Francisco: 292 reviews and 488 photos

You should really take a trip to Alcatraz during your visit. Alcatraz was once the home of Al Capone and the Bird Man of Alcatraz, among others. The trip includes an audio tour for a few dollars more and I would definitely reccommend the audio portion. The ride out, by ferry, is wonderful and scenic in and of itself.

Cost is typically less than $20 (more in the $15 - $17 range when you purchase tickets from the Parks Department Website - http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz/ )

During the summer you can take a night tour to add a special creepiness to the whole experience.

Address: Pier 41
Directions: Take a cab to Pier 41 OR take the F Market Street car (you can catch it on Market St) towards the Embarcadero OR take the 19 Polk bus towards the Wharf
Phone: (415) 705-5555
Website: http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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