Discover two very different sides of San Francisco. The notorious former federal penitentiary, Alcatraz, was home to the likes of Al Capone and Robert Stroud (The Birdman of Alcatraz). This austere prison – so tantalisingly close to the city that prisoners could sometimes hear laughter and music from the mainland – still retains its mystique. An audio tour lets you explore at your own pace, hearing interviews with former guards and inmates.

Across the Golden Gate Bridge is the artists’ colony of Sausalito. Discover the cliff-side homes and houseboat havens, and explore the many art galleries, boutiques and shops in this charming bayside village.

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