When in San Francisco there is so much to do, however one of the must do’s is take a tour to Alcatraz Prison. I wasn’t particularly fussed about going but thought as we were here, I’d make an effort and I’m so glad we did. It was fascinating! From this history of the prison, the cell walk through to the bird life on the island, there is a lot to see and experience. The prison closed in 1963 and came under the management of the National Park Service in 1972; it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 and is now available for everyone to visit the fascinating museum.
After attempting to go whale watching in Newport and only seeing dolphins (500 of them which was great) and a Minke whale that was apparently there but we didn’t really see it, I really wanted to see some proper whales, like breaching whales, and whales up really close. SO apparently Monterey Bay is the best place in the world for whale watching and they have it all year round. Turns out we were in Big Sur anyway so taking an afternoon off our road-trip was the perfect chance.
After a bit of research we chose www.montereywhalewatching.com and off we went.