I really wanted to do a night tour of Alcatraz. The groups are small, and Kevin and I heard that they lock you in the cells at one point, and people start to go a little crazy in there. Sounds totally fun, right?! But I guess There are a lot of people that want to get locked in a dark jail cell at night because the tour was sold out for my dates. So, we opted to go on a day tour like normal people.
There were beautiful photo ops from the little ferry we took to get to Alcatraz. When we got there, they offered you headphones and a path to follow. There were narrations by former inmates who told you about the various things along the path. There's not much else I can tell you about the self-guided tour, so I will leave you with photos.
I wish I could remember the story behind the bloody handprint, but sadly I cannot.
Alcatraz was really interesting and had really great views. I would definitely recommend this place; it has great history. Next time, hopefully I will get to do the night tour!