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19 2018
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Visit “The Rock” During Your Stay at the Holiday Inn!

Alcatraz Island, also known as “The Rock”, is the perfect San Francisco experience. Located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz was a famous federal prison from 1933 to 1963. It was the home of A-list criminals, including “Scarface” Al Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, Harlem Mafioso and “Bumpy” Johnson, and Morton Sobell, the military contractor found guilty of Soviet espionage along with Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

SF visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33 near Fisherman’s Wharf. Alcatraz audio tours are available throughout the day and offer guests the chance to learn about the history of the island and its criminal residents. There are 4-5 different ways to explore the prison, all of which bring history to life! The views from Alcatraz Island are incredible too!

Important note: tours of Alcatraz Island are very popular, and the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway highly recommends purchasing your tickets several weeks or months in advance. We’re located 2 miles from the boat ferry to Alcatraz Island and have a partnership with Alcatraz Cruises.


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