Alcatraz Island

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Wear comfortable shoes (for long, sometimes uphill walks). And dress warmly (the cold, robust bay winds lower the chill factor).


When you disembark:


Don't miss the short, informative orientation video.


Buy the inexpensive, but informative self-guide tour booklet.


I also recommend renting the audio tour. You hear the recorded voices of former guards and inmates recounting their firsthand experiences. It makes the cell block come to life as you explore it.

Photo ops

A free tour bonus is the photogenic views of the city, bay and Golden Gate Bridge from the Rock.

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