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In San Francisco Bay, the Alcatraz tour is adding Angel Island as a second stop

In San Francisco Bay, the Alcatraz tour is adding Angel Island as a second stop
Alcatraz Island, the former federal penitentiary in San Fransisco Bay that's one of the most popular tourist attractions in the U.S., now offers a tour that includes nearby Angel Island State Park. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Visitors to Alcatraz Island this spring and summer can extend their journey by adding a tour to another island in San Francisco Bay. Visitors can double down on history by touring the infamous former prison and then visiting Angel Island, the site of a historic immigration center known as the “Ellis Island of the West.”

Alcatraz Cruises offers a journey that includes a ferry ride to Alcatraz and the cell house audio tour plus a round-trip ferry ride to Angel Island State Park, a site where hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Asia were detained until the beginning of the 20th century.

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The combination tour, which lasts about 5½ hours, also includes an hour-long tram tour of Angel Island before returning to Alcatraz. The two-island tour is available until Oct. 27.

Tickets cost $78 for adults and children 12 and older, and $52 for children 5 to 11 years old.

Alcatraz, part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the U.S.

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