Monday, November 27, 2017

Buy One, Get One Free Offer for Alcatraz Tours Available to Bay Area Residents

Alcatraz Cruises, the official concessionaire for Alcatraz tours, is offering a buy one, get one free deal for Bay Area residents for tours on December 5, 6, 12, and 13; January 30 and 31; and February 6 and 7. This offer is for residents in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma County. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets are not available on Alcatraz Cruises' website. To book a reservation, call (415) 981-7625 or visit the Alcatraz Landing ticket booth at Pier 33. Tickets must be picked up on the day of your departure.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Reservations Needed to Visit Muir Woods Effective January 2018

The National Park Service expects to implement a reservation system for Muir Woods starting in January. Visitors who arrive by private car or shuttle will need a reservation. Reservations will be available 90 days in advance of the day you want to visit. Visitors who arrive on foot or by bicycle will not need a reservation. 

Commercial tour operators, such as Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel, will use a separate reservation system that is expected to take effect in the Spring. 

Details are available at