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Type: Historic Sites, Tours and Excursions

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Best Attractions & Activities: Once just an old prison, Alcatraz is enjoying a makeover as a native plant conservatory and historical "must-see." During Alcatraz's 34 years as a prison, most of its inmates were simply high-risk...  Read More
Sightseeing, Family-Friendly Museums, Things to Do with Kids: During Alcatraz's 34 years as a prison, most of its inmates were simply high-risk escapees and troublemakers. Still, the prison plays strongly in national memory thanks to infamous residents like Al...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Apr - Oct  Daily 9am-4pm Nov - Mar  Daily 9am-2pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Day Tour Adult $26; Senior (62+) $24.50; Child (0-4) Free; Child (5-11) $16; Family $79
    Night Tour Adult $33; Senior (62+) $30.50; Child (12-17) $32; Child (5-11) $19.50

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "If you enjoy the ferry trip to Alcatraz, consider these other ferry rides: Sausalito, Tiberon, and Angel Island."
  • Sightseeing: "Alcatraz tours book really fast, so plan your trip as early as possible."
  • Family-Friendly Museums: "Alcatraz offers a fantastic night tours for those up for something a bit more spooky."
  • Things to Do with Kids: "Alcatraz now has a garden tour which is ranger-docent led and quite fascinating."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Alcatraz is not only an exciting trip but also offers a fascinating history of San Francisco Bay.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Alcatraz, with its long and fascinating history, is almost synonymous with San Francisco Bay.
  • Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Although Alcatraz is usually highlighted as a general tourist destination, it's a living history of San Francisco.
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Kids of all ages will love the ferry ride over to Alcatraz - and that's just the beginning of the adventure.

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