While traveling to San Francisco, we decided to indulge in some tourist guilty pleasures and head out to the "Rock". Alcatraz Island is definitely worth the short ferry ride and I would recommend it to anyone. The island is beautiful and full of lush succulents and tropical plants. Walking around seeing all of the birds and plants, It's hard to believe this island was at one time a prison. We chose to just walk around, soak up some sun and do our own thing, most people do the audio tour, which is very busy and crowded. Either way would would be nice. I would recommend going early in the morning for this one. We went at 10 am with reservations and it was very busy and crowded in all of the buildings. Also, don't be late! Anyways, here are a few images from the excursion. Enjoy!