Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island & Golden Gate Bridge Tour Combo Ticket

Explore two of San Francisco's most popular attractions in one go! This experience includes a walking tour of the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as a guided tour through Alcatraz.

America’s Most Feared Federal Penitentiary

There are many good reasons not to become a criminal. Aside from the moral concerns, one of these good reasons is, for example, the threat of accommodation in an oppressive accommodation, the doors of which can only be opened and closed from the outside.

Alcatraz was one of the most feared prisons in the United States for almost 30 years until its closure in 1963.

Visiting Alcatraz Island

Today, Prison Island is a national historic landmark and a popular tourist attraction – who would have thought back then that people would come here voluntarily?

Before entering the island, you first have to cross San Francisco Bay. Unlike in the famous June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt, you don’t have to build a dinghy out of old rain jackets.

Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

In case you’d like to attempt a prison break without first getting convicted, the annual Escape from Alcatraz triathlon has been around since 1981. Entry to the triathlon is decided by lottery.

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA 94133

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