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Combo Tour: Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine Tour and San Francisco Bay Cruise
"Unwind and soak up the stunning scenery as we journey north into Napa and Sonoma Valley two of the most prized wine regions of Northern California. During your venture enjoy wine tasting and exclusive estate tours of three of our favored wineries: Madonna Estate Sutter Home and Sebastiani Vineyards.Since 1922 the Bartolucci Family has consistently created a perfect marriage of grapes and wine at Madonna Estate. Located in the world-renowned Carneros region an area known for its fertile lands and cool climate the Bartolucci family has found success with their organically grown grapes and Estate Bottled wines. In addition to practicing natural farming methods
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Explore California's Coastal Redwoods with Sausalito Ferry Boat Experience
"Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees also known as Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy solitude and peace through the cool moist air as you stroll through 1000-year-old trees towering 260 feet tall. Experience the awe and wonder as you are treated through Northern California’s signature fog while you wander in and out of the Mother Nature’s redwood alleyways.The canopy of coastal redwoods soaring above will stimulate all of your senses as you journey through a piece of ancient California history. You will never forget the crisp fresh redwood fragrance that will surround you on your journey to the majestic Muir Woods National Monument. Entrance fee into Muir Woods included in the tour.Next
From $74.00
 
San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
"Take advantage of prime photo opportunities with unobstructed views in every direction aboard a 60-minute bay cruise. Sail past the famous PIER 39 sea lions and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront revealing the city’s fascinating skyline. This comfortable San Francisco Bay Cruise tour has both indoor and outdoor seating with full narration describing major landmarks as you sail by them. You haven’t experienced San Francisco until you’ve taken a Ba Spanish Mandarin Italian French Japanese
From $30.00

More Local Customs in Alcatraz Island

Escape from Alcatraz

As you may have guessed, escaping from Alcatraz would be difficult, if not impossible. The water surrounding the island rarely, if ever, reached a temperature of above 58 degrees, making hypothermia a...
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Jul 10, 2005

Alcatraz and the civil war

Alcatraz began as a fort constructed to protect the west coast of the United States. The original buildings built on the island were for housing the military. It quickly became used as a military...
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Jul 10, 2005

Native Americans on Alcatraz

After the prison closed and Alcatraz was left vacant, a group of Native Americans attempted to claim the island on behalf of Native Americans of all tribes. The determined group went so far as to make...
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Jul 10, 2005

Escape from Alcatraz 2

One of the most famous escape attempts became known as the "Battle of Alcatraz". Six inmates were successful at overpowering guards and taking over the cellhouse. They could not get the key to the...
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Jul 10, 2005

Infamous inmates

One of the reasons for Alcatraz' popularity is the number of famous, or infamous, persons that did time on The Rock. The most known of Alcatraz' prisoners include Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly...
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Things to Do Near Alcatraz Island

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Alcatraz

The Alcatraz tour is an excellent tour in terms of the insights it provides about the prison, prison conditions and some of the famous inmates who spent time there. We purchased our tickets as part of...
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Red and White Fleet

The Red and White Fleet have been in service since 1892. It continues serving the Bay Area with cruises that offer such beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Marin County, and more....
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Fisherman's Wharf

We were last here in 82, just around the corner that use to be a Travelodge that didn't have airconditioning back then, it is now called The Wharf Inn. What a transformation this area has taken on. ...
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Angel Island State Park

Established in 1975, Angel Island Association is a nonprofit organization working to facilitate the preservation, restoration and interpretation of historical and natural resources on the island,...
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Cable Cars

Cable cars, fire engines, bookmobiles .... What would the city of San Francisco be without its cable cars? From police series such as 'The Streets of San Francisco' we already knew that the streets of...
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The Buena Vista Cafe

A great place to relax and enjoy the view -- and experience the FIRST and BEST Irish Coffee is at the Buena Vista! Don't miss it! READ ABOUT IT.... http://www.thebuenavista.com/irishcoffee.html Open...
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Top 5 Alcatraz Island Writers

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"The Two Guys in Hats Explore The Rock"
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"Alcatraz Island"
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GinGinCoo

"Alcatraz - The Rock"
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goingsolo

"Once a prison, always a prison"
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"Visiting the famous prison"
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