Sausalito and Alcatraz

There are so many places to see out and about San Francisco. Walk the Golden Gate bridge and check out the amazing San Francisco skyline

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Golden Gate bridge leads not only to the beautiful and charming Sausalito – a very cute town just across the bridge.

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I took a ferry from San Francisco to Sausalito which took 30 min and one way ticket is just under $10. You can also drive there or take a bus. On the way back I took a bus straight to SFO airport – don’t do the same mistake as me and carry some cash for the shuttle bus as you can not pay by card but buy a ticked from the driver by cash – was quite pricey to – about $20 but that’s how airport shuttles make money.

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One big attraction of course is the Alcatraz Island which is a part of part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You can take a ferry and with excursion from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. One option is a  2.5 hour excursion that costs $28 with Alcatraz Cruses. I ran out of days – so I left is for the next time. Besides, one day I want to do the Escape swim from the legendary Alcatraz prison – yes there is an actual open water swimming competition called Alcatraz Shakfest Swim – it is 1.5 miles and happens in May. That is the same route by which Anglin Brothers and Frank Lee Morris successfully escaped from Alcatraz on the night of June 12, 1962

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And again the mysteriously marvelous Golden Gate bridge :)

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