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Scenes of the City: Creepy Alcatraz

Earlier this week, we explored the lush gardens of Alcatraz, but in the spirit of all things spooky and haunted, we took another trip to The Rock to capture its eerie side.

Scenes of the City: Gardens of Alcatraz

We recently visited infamous Alcatraz Island, but not for the reason most people make the ferry trip.

On Location: The Rock

Nicolas Cage picks up some snacks

Welcome to "On Location," a micro-feature taking you to little-known cinematic locations of SF and taking a look at the films shot in the city by the bay over the years.

The Bay Area Guide to Lighthouse Hopping

Lighthouses may have been designed to guide sailors, but they do a pretty good job of getting the attention of drivers as well. Throw them in the mix with a day off, and you’ve got a good reason to hop in the car and go for a drive.

Spend the Night on Alcatraz

Alcatraz

It’s no secret that in San Francisco, we have some of the greatest parks at our disposal. Hiking, biking, running, swimming – you name it – we’ve got a place to do it. With so many choices, not knowing about, or even forgetting a good one is bound to happen every now and then. Perfect example? Alcatraz Island.

Weekend Sherpa: Escape the Crowds & Head for Alcatraz's Agave Trail

Take a walk on Alcatraz's wild side: Escape the crowds and head for the Agave Trail, only open for a few months every autumn and winter between bird nesting seasons. The trail just opened last weekend, making now a good time to go on a leisurely half-mile stroll that offers superb southerly views of San Francisco and has many points of interest spinning tales of the prison's colorful past.

Bachelors of SF Movember Benefit on Alcatraz with DJ AM

On Saturday, June 21, the Bachelors of SF hosted an exclusive event on Alcatraz, complete with music courtesy of A-lister DJ AM. Guests enjoyed a private tour of the Rock while raising funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation, an organization devoted to men’s health issues. Special thanks are in order for the sponsors who helped make this event possible: Golden Gate National Recreation Service, Hornblower Alcatraz Cruises, Diageo, Hangar One, Pommery Champagne, Long Meadow Ranch Wine, Jetset, SmartWater and Melons Catering.

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