San Francisco, California Alcatraz IslandAlcatraz Island in San Francisco is part of the National Park Service and is rich in natural and human history. Alcatraz Island is home to the first lighthouse and US-built military fort on the West Coast, the infamous historic federal penitentiary, and natural attractions like bird colonies and tide pools. Access to Alcatraz is by ferry only. Reservations are highly recommended, as ferry seats can sell out. Ferry access to Alcatraz includes a self-guided audio tour of the prison.
Hours:Hours vary by season
Prices:from $17 for kids age 5-11; $28 age 12-61; $26.25 age 62+
- Alcatraz Cellhouse Audio Tour
- Tide pools
- Nature walks