There are so many beautiful amazing things that San Francisco has to offer. Here is a list of some tourist traps that are worth avoiding.
The criminals who got imprisoned in Alcatraz didn’t have to wait as long to get there as the tourists of today do. There is a comically long waiting list to visit the island of imprisonment that, at some times of the year, can be a month or two. Ride on a boat with groups of other families to the island. When you do finally get to the Rock, you are treated with a jail and a view of the city. There is a tour of the different cells and facilities in the prison, so if you are into the criminal history of San Francisco or have an affinity for jails, you maybe enjoy your time on the island. However, if all you want is a good view of the city and bridge, take one of the Golden Gate Ferries that depart from the ferry building once every few hours and cost less than $20 round trip.
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 561 4900
San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 455 2000