See And Do
Located 1.5 miles offshore from San Francisco, reached by a ferry ride from Pier 33, Alcatraz is also referred to as The Rock. The small island served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison and finally, what it is most famous for, a Federal Prison until 1963.
The waters off the California coast are among the best in the world for spotting migrating whales.
Monterey Bay Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the USA, with more than 500 species and tens of thousands of specimens...
In the late 18th century, Spanish colonists at Carmel named this stretch of land El Pais Grande Del Sur, the Big Country of the South, and the coastline of California's Big Sur region has been attracting hyperbole ever since.