Sep 10, 2009

I Hella Heart Mancation Part #2

Part #2 of Full Day #1 in SFO...

After touring Ikea and snacking on Trader Joe's treats, we ventured to Pier 33 to catch our ferry to Alcatraz. We had booked our evening tour tickets weeks in advance and we were lucky, because as Jenny promised the tour was sold out that evening.

Standing in line:
The evening boat ride is a little longer than the day boat ride out to the Rock. They take you the full way around the island to see all the sites.

Once on the island you are greeted by a guide who gives you a brief overview before providing you with a 45 minute audio tour. The cells were so tiny.

But the views were amazing from out there.

At night you can tour the hospital (which isn't open during the day). It was very creepy in there. There are also evening guides who provide more indepth stories and tales of the island. But really the treat of the evening tour is watching the city come to life at night from a distance.

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