I have decided to do posts about my beloved hometown, San Francisco and all the things that I love from A to Z.
Alcatraz aka “The Rock” is one of the most traveled tourist attractions in San Francisco. Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes, which saved the tribes.
Alcatraz is 1.5 miles off the coast of San Francisco. Rich in history, Alcatraz was once the prison home of: Robert Franklin Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz), George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and Bumpy Johnson. There is also a natural side to “The Rock”, there are beautiful gardens, tide pools, bird colonies (brown pelicans), and bay views beyond compare.
There is no entrance fee to Alcatraz, however there is $10.00 round-trip ferry fee to and from the island.