"Alcatraz Island - Another Popular Tourist Spot" Alcatraz Tip by karenincalifornia

Alcatraz, San Francisco: 292 reviews and 488 photos

  Alcatraz, San Francisco Bay
by karenincalifornia

Popular with tourists, interesting if you enjoy dank prison cells, examining tiny holes that maximum security convicts cut in their attempts to escape. I kept looking for Burt Lancaster and his pigeons.

For the REAL tip, and take note, book your trip to Alcatraz on the 2:00 pm ferry on Sat. of Fleet Week (mid October of each year). You'll have the BEST spot in the house for the Fleet Week air show. We did that once, unknowingly, and it was the best part of the trip to Alcatraz - we saw the Blue Angels, stealth bombers and fighter jets fly directly overhead.

Address: In the middle of San Fracisco Bay
Directions: Alcatraz is reached by ferries of the Blue and Gold fleet from Pier 41
Phone: Blue & Gold (415) 705-5555
Website: http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 22, 2004
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