This guide covers how to visit Alcatraz, what you will see, what to do if Alcatraz tickets are sold out, and which Alcatraz tours are the best. Alcatraz is an incredible place (#2 on our top 10 things to do in San Francisco).
San Francisco is one of the most gorgeous, and beautifully diverse cities in the world. And if you are resident here, you may have a long list of friends and family members who want to visit. The good news is that our wonderful San Francisco museums will make your visit, or those of your friends and loved ones, a memorable one!
However, we do have a plethora of museums in this city, and most guests have a short time to spend in our wonderful city. So there is always a debate about how best to use your time, and which museums to visit. But fear not! San Francisco’s museums are some of the most exciting places to spend time. But you may also what to define what interests you – Is it the science exhibits? Modern arts? Afro-American culture? You name it. Rest assured, you will find all of these, and more, here in San Francisco.
So, here is a sneak peek into San Francisco’s top ten museums, and their distinct features:
There isn’t really one specific season for whale watching in San Francisco, because whales frequent this area throughout the year. The only thing that changes by season is the type of whales you will likely see.
This is a pretty warm city, so there will be companies who offer whale watching services almost year round.Read more »
Layers, layers, layers! The weather can range from cool to warm, depending on the day and where you are in the City. Wind may also be a factor. Jeans and sweaters are standard clothing in San Francisco.
For a bit more warmth, you can add a light jacket, will feel nice for the cooler and windy areas.
For warmer days, or if you’re taking a trip up to Napa and Sonoma wine country where it’s warmer, you don’t need to wear quite as much.
But as always, don’t forget to pack some comfortable walking shoes.
And if you are planning on visiting many of San Francisco’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.
This post focuses on the night tours of Alcatraz Prison. Tickets can be hard to come by, so we’ve created a helpful guide. Read our full Alcatraz Tours post for information on all available tickets and tours.