During a visit to this once most maximum of federal prisons, built on an isle in the bay, take the guided 1-hour ‘Escape’ tour to learn about the escape attempts of 36 inmates from 1933-1963, three of whom may or may not have gotten away scot-free…
Tickets $30 to sail to Alcatraz, purchasable online 1 month in advance from Alcatraz Cruises ONLY (they’re the only official seller and operator of cruises to Alcatraz Island).
Guided tours are free; tour themes and times are posted day-of at the Alcatraz landing dock
Parking $15+ at 80 Francisco St
Metro Rail: The Embarcadero & Bay St (F)