FROM HILLS OF ALCATRAZ TO HEIGHTS OF HILTON HOTEL
There is so much to see and do in San Francisco. The Victorian Painted Ladies, sinewy Lombard Street, Fisherman's Wharf and of course, world-famous Alcatraz Prison. Whether you're looking to relax while marvelling at breath-taking views from atop Hilton Hotel, shop on Union Square, stroll or Segway along Fisherman's Wharf, or to explore the unexpectedly stunning gardens on Alcatraz Island, there is something for everyone.
A HUMBLING LOOK AT CAPTIVITY
The last thing I expected when visiting Alcatraz was beauty. I had prepared myself to be faced with the uglier sides of humanity. To learn about the nature of those who were deemed dangerous enough to not only be incarcerated, but on an island. But during my climb up the hill I passed through a stunning landscape that starkly contrasted my preconceptions. I can't imagine what it must've been like to be so close to the city, to be in full view of it every single day and have it be just out of reach. To be honest, I still don't know how to feel about everything I learned during my visit there. But it certainly was a memorable experience.