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Best Things to Do at Alcatraz Prison

Alcatraz-IslandAs I think of mysterious places in California, Alcatraz Island comes to mind right away. The scene of many movies and known as “The Rock”, Alcatraz Island is a mysterious place. It is so close to shore and yet far enough. It’s interesting to read about the escape attempts that have made Alcatraz Island famous…history has not recorded any successful escape attempts. All those that have at least made it into the water have drowned on their way to the San Francisco coast. Enveloped in mystery and many times in fog, Alcatraz Island attracts the visitor.

Tourist Tips for visiting Alcatraz Prison

  • Try to go visit on a clear day. The views of downtown San Francisco from the island are great…especially for a photographer.
  • The prison museum is interesting to visit…at least that’s what my brother told me. I think it’s cool to try to imagine all those escape attempts.

This is a short post since I have not personally visited Alcatraz Island. The pictures you see are my brother’s. However, I have read a little about the island since it fascinates me. Movies that show escape attempts are also pretty cool to watch because they’re mysterious and suspenseful.

1. Alcatraz Prison is a Famous Historical Place

The Rock is another name for Alcatraz Island in San Francisco California
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See my photos from Alcatraz Prison

The scene of many movies, Alcatraz Island is one of the popular tourist attractions around the San Francisco downtown area. There are many tour boats that can take you to visit Alcatraz Island.

2. See Great Views of San Francisco

Alcatraz Island provides a breathtaking panorama view of downtown San Francisco, California
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See my photos from Alcatraz

If you visit Alcatraz Island, then you will get an amazing view of downtown San Francisco. There are only a few vista points around San Francisco that offer such an amazing view, but Alcatraz is probably the best of all such points. Why? Because it is secluded and you are actually looking at San Francisco from the water.

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