It’s a must do, in San Francisco – the visit to Alcatraz. For those acquainted to its history, the audio tour hits the purpose of, more than describing the place, to create a vivid sense of the old days, well reinforced by the opening and closing of the doors by the “guards”.
The views over the bay are great, but the best is that… it has a return trip included, and leaving such a place gives a sensation of relief. Buy your tickets in advance, and be prepared for long lines, but without any chances to get bored, because animation in the pier never stops.
Address: In the middle of San Francisco Bay
Directions: Alcatraz is reached by ferries of the Blue and Gold fleet from Pier 41