A trip to the Alcatraz Island will take you to a rocky island and transport you back into its fascinating past.
Stay in a cozy vacation rental near Alcatraz Island instead of a hotel for that homely comfort in this interesting destination.
What to See
Let an audio tour lead you around the prison of Alcatraz as you listen to its blood-curdling past. Visit the cell house, the military base, the hospital, and the lighthouse.
If You Love Birds
Be here in summer if you want to witness the island turn into a nesting ground of the western gulls.
Pick up Souvenirs
Shop for interesting souvenirs or the detailed “Hollywood Alcatraz” book from the gift shop.
Getting to Alcatraz Island
Buy your tickets from Alcatraz Cruises, the only company which takes you to Alcatraz Island. Book ahead in summer and weekends as places fill up fast.
Be Prepared to Walk
There’s a tram uphill but even after that, it involves a lot of walking.