I spent my first night in San Francisco at Alcatraz Island. The tour left from Pier 33 also knows as Alcatraz Landing and went around the island. Pier 33 had an awesome display and history about the island. The tour left at sunset and we were able to see the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge from a distance…it was beautiful.
As we docked the island it was dark and spooky. There was very dim lighting and we got a brief history as we walked towards the former prison. Once you enter the prison you get headphones and a device for a self guided audio tour. The tour was great! it was entertaining and informative.
If you are planning a trip to San Francisco soon I would really recommend the Alcatraz Cruises. You get your moneys worth and I highly suggest purchasing your tickets in advance as they tend to sell out very fast!
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