The Powell-Hyde cable car goes right by the hotel, right past Chinatown, over Nob Hill, past Lombard_Street - "the crookedist street" - and on to Fisherman's Wharf where boats depart for Sausalito, Tiburon and Alcatraz Island.
The list includes: Al "Scarface" Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Doc Barker (eldest son of Ma Barker), Robert "The Birdman of Alcatraz" Stroud, Floyd Hamilton (Bonnie and Clyde gang), and Alvin "the Creepy" Karpis.
Make reservations online today for a popular one-day and two-day Alcatraz tour combination, including those in which you get to see such popular attractions as Muir Woods and the San Francisco waterfront.
You could also happen upon a chapel tour, a in-depth hospital tour, a cell door demonstration, a talk about the life of an Alcatraz guard, a tour of the catwalks overlooking the recreation yard and more.
The night tour, like other Alcatraz Island tours, includes both a full guided portion and a self guided portion in which visitors learn more about the island's history and its famous past residents.
Access a brief history of Alcatraz Island, and take a virtual tour of select parts of the prison, including a cellblock, the watchtower, the ruins of the warden's house and the fortified barracks.
Yes, there's the Golden Gate Bridge, of course there's Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, and a visit would just not be complete without a drive down the self-proclaimed Crookedest Street in the World.
If you are trying to squeeze in a walk through Muir Woods, a trip to Alcatraz, a Wine Country tour, a Giants game and San Francisco all in 2-3 days you will too tuckered out to pack to go home.
Alcatraz, a pelican), the name of a genus of aquatic birds (Diomedea), closely allied to the petrels, and belonging, like them, to the order Tubinares.
On Alcatraz Island is the United States Prison, and on Goat Island the United States Naval School of the Pacific. The old Spanish " presidio " is now a United States military reservation, and another smaller one, the Fort Mason Government Reservation, is in the vicinity.