If there’s one place that attracts true crime lovers in larger numbers then anywhere else in the world it has to be the famous (and infamous) prison of Alcatraz. No visit to San Francisco is complete without visiting Alcatraz on a trip to this fascinating Island. On my recent trip to California, I knew I just had to make the pilgrimage!
When visiting Alcatraz you have to start with a scenic trip on the ferry over to the Island, the beauty of the sights around you are just one of the first of many things that will surprise you about this Island. If you want some great pictures of the island from afar or of the cityscape and golden gate bridge this is a perfect place to get them! Here is a tip: rather than going to the upstairs open deck on the boat to fight the crowds for those all-important shots, stay in the enclosed area downstairs. Once on the water walk towards the front of the ship where there will be a door that leads to the outside area at the front of the ship, you’ll get the amazing views and there will be no one else there to ruin your shot!