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Alcatraz is a hard place to describe with words so I’ll let images explain it by themselves.
I am not a big fan of prison, but I couldn’t miss this part of American history, and it’s a good place to take amazing pictures.
You break the rules, you go to prison. You break the prison rules, you go to Alcatraz Prison.
It looks like Alcatraz has got me licked » – Al Capone, Inmate #85
Alcatraz was never no good for nobody ». – AZ 1576 Frank Weatherman. Last prisoner to leave Alcatraz
You can visit Alcatraz with a Day Ticket for around 45US$ or a Night Ticket for around 52US$.The tickets all include the ferry to reach the island (and come back), and an audio guide. You have approximately 2h30-3h00 to visit the island and the prison, which is more than enough.
I you plan on visiting the popuIar attractions in San Francisco, including Alcatraz, you should take a look at CityPASS. It’s a bundle including all the major activities, and since it’s a package, you can save around 40%. I highly recommend to book as soon as possible. And when I say « in advance », I mean MONTHS before you visit if it’s during the summer.
Alacatraz Prison is close to San Francisco. Make sure to book your room in advance when you visit this very popular city: San Francisco Hotels
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Any questions or comments about visiting Alcatraz? Please ask!
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