Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the shores of San Francisco, California, United States. Also known as "The Rock", this small island was built in 1868 with various facilities including a lighthouse, a military prison, a military bastion, and a federal prison which was occupied from 1933 to 1963. At present the place is one of the major tourist attractions of San Francisco.
In 1972, this island emerged as the national recreation area, and in the year 1986 it got the tag of a National Historic Landmark, and became one of the most exhilarating venues of the San Francisco travel guide. Today a large number of the facilities on the island are taken care of by the National Park Service under the Golden Gate National Recreational Area.
To reach this pristine island, which has so many places to visit, you can take a ferry ride from Pier 33, close to Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco.The ferries are named as Alcatraz Cruises and are operated by Hornblower Cruises and Events, an official ferry service provider of the island.
To make your sightseeing a beautiful experience, you can explore some of the well known attractions of this island. You can check out its abandoned prison and the lighthouse located on the west coast of the United States. Military fortifications are also quite popular among various places of touristinterest that the place offers.Apart from these, Dining Hall, Library, Main Cellhouse, Parade Grounds, Water Tower, Model Industries Building, New Industries Building, the ruins of the Warden’s House and Officers Club, Building 64, and the Recreation Yard are some of the placesworth traveling to.
Alcatraz Island has everything that can make your travel toSan Francisco a thrilling experience of life. With so many things to do over an area sprawling over 22 acres, you can find here all you need. What concerns accommodation, you can look for one in San Francisco itself. With so many high quality hotels, restaurants, guest houses and resorts, the city offers you many breathtaking attractions and places to stay.
San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Phone: (415) 561-4900
37° 49′ 36.01″ N,
122° 25′ 24″ W