Explore: Alcatraz Island in SF

Alcatraz Island | San Francisco, CA

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go on a tour of Alcatraz Island when I was in SF for the weekend!

I took an audio tour of the island and it was by far the best tour I’ve ever been on to date! The narration, the voices, the sound effects, everything about it was spectacular. Alcatraz Island was once a notorious prison that held the worst of the worst criminals. The audio tour shows you around the cells, common rooms, dining rooms, etc.

There were fascinating stories of prisoners attempting to break out of prison, when prisoners snuck out of their cells and held officers hostage, and of how the infamous 3 prisoners managed to escape the prison over night.


Outside of the prison, the tour also took us around the old offices and homes. Yes, people actually resided on the island while the prison was being run. Isn’t it crazy to imagine that there are prisoners literally in your backyard? Even so, the view of San Francisco was beautiful from the island.

If you’re ever planning a trip to San Francisco, I highly recommend adding the Alcatraz Audio Tour to your list of places to visit! It’s an incredible experience and it’s just a 10 minute ferry ride over.

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