To purchase ferry boat tickets to visit Alcatraz Island go to Pier 31½. From the entrance to Hyde Street Pier it is about a twelve block walk to the east along Jefferson Street which turns into The Embarcadero. Pier 31½ is located where Bay Street intersects The Embarcadero.
Alcatraz is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Did You Know?
“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Many attribute this phrase to Mark Twain, however the origin is unknown. It is a good thing to remember when visiting San Francisco Maritime during the summer. Don’t forget a coat, as the summer fog keeps temperatures in the city cool.