One of San Francisco's most infamous and intriguing attractions, Alcatraz Island is not to be missed during your visit. This National Historic Landmark is just a short ferry ride from Pier 33 at Fisherman's Wharf, which is located less than two miles from Hotel Nikko.
The highlight of Alcatraz Island is the former federal prison that can be experienced courtesy of several different tours, including the Cellhouse Audio Tour where you'll hear the voices of actual guards and inmates discussing what life was like on the inside. There are also nighttime tours along with an orientation film and information-rich museum displays.
Interested in nature? Hiking down to the Bay, visiting the old parade ground, and bird watching are just a few of the other things you can do on Alcatraz Island.