Things to Do in San Francisco - Alcatraz Island - Tour the Infamous Prison

About 6 year(s) ago by MediaConnect

Surrounded by the ice cold, shark-infested waters of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island was once the home of the most notorious prisoners alive. Serving as a federal prison from 1933 to 1963, and a military prison for that, Alcatraz housed infamous mobsters including Al "Scarface" Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly. Today, this historic attraction is a National Park that is open for tours - and unlike the prisoners, you can leave anytime you want. Ferry boats leave for Alcatraz from Pier 33 every half hour, between 9 am and 2 pm. Night tours are also available on select evenings. Landmarks on the island include that you can visit and tour include:

  • Main Cellhouse
  • Warden's House
  • Officer's Club
  • Parade Grounds
  • Dining Hall
  • Lighthouse
  • Library
  • Building 64
  • New Industries Building
  • Water Tower
  • Model Industries Building
  • Recreation Yard

On your way to the island, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and Angel Island. Experience what life was like for the prisoners of this foreboding prison - and then flip the switch and return to our luxury hotel to relax. Would you like to know more about attractions or things to do in San Francisco? Do you have questions about staying at our award-winning hotel? Please contact us at 1 (415) 495-2100 for more information or to book your reservations today.

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