The island, once served as military fort back in 1850s and as the West Coast’s first lighthouse and the birthplace of the Native American “Red Power” movement (sparked by an occupation of Alcatraz from 1969-1971). Alcatraz is the former federal prison that once held famous inmates .While several well-known criminals, such as Al Capone, George “Machine-Gun” Kelly, Alvin Karpis (the first “Public Enemy #1”), and Arthur “Doc” Barker did time on Alcatraz, most of the 1,576 prisoners incarcerated there were not well-known gangsters, but prisoners who refused to conform to the rules and regulations. Today, visiting Alcatraz Island is one of the most rewarding experiences of any trip to San Francisco.
The Twin Peaks are two prominent hills with an elevation of about 925 feet located near the geographic center of San Francisco. Twin Peaks is a majestic overlook that provides sweeping views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area where you can picture the skyline of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz and Yerba Buena Island, Oakland, and the East Bay.
You probably have been to most of the famous places around California, such as Yosemite National Park, San Francisco Downtown, Alcatraz Island, forests of giant sequoias and ancient redwoods, Lake Tahoe. Oh, you have not seen Lake Tahoe yet!
Towering, majestic redwoods and giant sequoias inspire awe and incredulity regardless of where they stand, but the truth is that some places to view them are far, far better than others. Muir Woods has its own charms on many levels, especially with its
Redwood National Park is one of the crown jewels of Northern California, and one of the best -kept secret national parks in Northern America. These outstanding and remote state and national parks are home of the real giants-the oldest, tallest and most
Alcatraz evening trip is completely a different touring experience from Alcatraz day tour. Alcatraz night tour offers you a unique perspective of what Alcatraz former inmates have experienced after dark. Some visitors find Alcatraz night tour somehow creepy,
Hey you adrenaline junkies, strap on your life jackets and helmets to paddle and bounce your way over wild rapids of the American River near San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. Increasing number of adventure enthusiasts and visitors from San
BIG SUR WONDERS: A Bucket List Vacation we all rave about along the most enchanting and exhilarating scenic drive in Northern America
Did you know that the rugged stretch of California pacific coast highway 1 between Carmel Valley in Monterey Bay Area and Cambria in San Luis Obispo County, is indeed the most enchanting and exhilarating drive in Northern America?