Recommended Experiences in San Francisco

What People are Saying

Beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the bay. Food was delicious and mimosa’s were definitely bottomless! Be sure to dress warm as the putter decks are cold and windy - Andrea C
This was a Christmas gift for my girlfriend, and we had a great time together. - Luke E
My bf and I went here for our anniversary recently and had an amazing time! - Kim D
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Host Your Post-Wedding Brunch in San Francisco

Romance and excitement come together in San Francisco. Bustling yet charming, San Francisco is filled with culture, top-notch restaurants, diverse neighborhoods, and museums. It’s easy to get caught up in the energy of this city that captures your heart. Cable cars, sports teams, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge are always beckoning locals and visitors alike. There’s no place quite like the City by the Bay for anything wedding-related, including a post-wedding brunch on the water.

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A Message From Former Inmate Bill Baker

Guest Blogger Bill Baker Hello, I’m William Baker, former inmate of Alcatraz. Now that I am back to the straight and narrow, I go back now and talk to visitors,

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Father and Daughter Celebrate Twenty Years of Visits to “the Rock”

Zabrina and her father Bill (now known as “Wolverine Willie”) share a special tradition. Every year, for the last twenty years, they pay a visit to Alcatraz in search of

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Alcatraz Dungeons?

Guest Blogger John Martini One of the most persistent rumors about Alcatraz Island is that ancient “Spanish Dungeons” are dug into the rock beneath the prison. Like much of Alcatraz’s history there

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The History Of An Alcatraz Prison Guard

Guest Blogger Jim Albright Cathy, our son Kenneth, and I were living around the Denver area when I took the test, interview, and physical for employment at the Federal Bureau

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Alcatraz Alumni Gather for Last Reunion

Alcatraz Alumni made what is likely their “last call.” Gathered together for a final public appearance, six former residents of the Island addressed an audience of over 100 guests to

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Father Bernard Bush Recalls Time on “The Rock”

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary opened in 1934 and when it closed its cell doors for the last time in 1963, more than fifteen hundred prisoners had served time on “The Rock”.

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Final Alumni Weekend Event on Alcatraz Island

Guest Blog Post – Steve Mahoney place holder A final, special event took place on Alcatraz Island on August 12, 2018. This was the last reunion gathering of the Alcatraz

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Celebrating Alcatraz “Alumni”

A Short Story About the History of a Former Guard Alcatraz prison guard Jim Albright  served on the Island from 1959 to 1963. He was the last guard off the

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Gorgeous Intimate and Small Wedding Venues in Berkeley

We know that big weddings sound great in theory, but the reality of throwing a massive bash can be a little less glamorous than it sounds. A jam-packed place full of people you hardly see or know isn’t exactly the dream wedding that most people have in mind. This is why so many couples are choosing to have a smaller, more boutique wedding instead. However, a smaller headcount means the event space you pick matters even more — and if you’re on the hunt for small wedding venues in Berkeley, California, you’ve come to the right place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Top things to do in San Francisco?

From water tours to land tours, there are so many fun activities to do in San Francisco, California! One great way to see the city is from the water on a tour boat. For example, some boats offer sightseeing tours, with visits to the famed Alcatraz prison. There are also romantic dinner cruises and party boats if you’re looking for a more festive evening. If you’d rather stay on land, there are plenty of options for tours as well.

What are the top activities near San Francisco?

What do I need to know before visiting San Francisco?

San Francisco is a beautiful city with plenty to see and do. There are also many great areas within the city itself. This includes:
  • Financial district: The financial district of San Francisco is home to many of the city’s tallest buildings. This includes the Transamerica Pyramid, which is the tallest building in the city
  • Chinatown: One of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco, Chinatown is home to a wonderful community full of amazing things to do. There are many great shops and restaurants to explore here.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf: This is a must-see for any visitors to San Francisco. Fisherman’s Wharf is home to many seafood restaurants as well as other attractions such as Pier 39.
  • Alcatraz Island: Located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island was once home to a federal prison. Today, it is a popular tourist destination with many interesting things to see and do.

When planning your trip to San Francisco, be sure to keep these great places in mind!