Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

Fisherman's Wharf
  • Excursions
  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • 3-5 hours
  • Any time

Perhaps the most infamous prison in America, Alcatraz Island--or "The Rock"--is a must-see for any San Francisco tourist. Your visit is audio-guided, narrated in part by former guards, and gives historical background about the penitentiary and its famous former inmates, including Al Capone. The island itself isn't the only enjoyable aspect of the tour, as the ferry ride over will give you magnificent views of the city. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance, and bring a sweater or windbreaker, as the island can get cold.

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Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA, United States

The Argonaut
1.2 km
The Argonaut

  • Historic Hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
San Remo Hotel

  • Historic Hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Hotel Union Square
3 km
Hotel Union Square
1 review

  • Historic Hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Hollywood Cafe

  • Casual
  • American
Florio Bar & Cafe
2.6 km
Florio Bar & Cafe
1 review

  • CafĂ© or Bistro
  • Italian
Great Eastern
2.6 km
Great Eastern
1 review

  • Casual
  • Chinese
Winery Collective

  • Other
  • LGBTQ-friendly
The Cinch
2 km
The Cinch

  • Bar
  • For Men

Drawing an interesting mix of hipsters and Asian businessmen, Bow Bow Cocktail Lounge is the best type of karaoke dive bar, where you can belt your heart out to a raucous audience. Proprietor "Mama Candy"...
  • Bar
  • LGBTQ-friendly