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Best Tourist Attractions In San Francisco Worth The Hype

Think of San Francisco, and what images come to mind? Surely these five are in your mind’s eye, and the good news is that they are definitely worthwhile.

11/23/2013

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Parks Service Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Alcatraz Prison Closing

To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Alcatraz federal prison, a San Francisco photojournalist spoke Thursday morning about his experience capturing scenes from the final day at “the Rock.”

03/21/2013

Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Sunrise Gathering Commemorates Native American Takeover Of Alcatraz

Several hundred people, including dozens of Native Americans, attended a special sunrise gathering on Alcatraz Island Thanksgiving Day morning to commemorate the occupation of the island 41 years ago.

11/22/2012

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The Best Haunted Graveyards In San Francisco

Halloween is fast approaching and Bay Area residents are seeking fun activities to celebrate the occasion. While San Francisco still enjoys its lively Halloween block party down in the Castro District, there are other less crowded activities to enjoy such as visiting a haunted graveyard.

CBS San Francisco–10/27/2012

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San Francisco’s Most Haunted Places

Ghosts and hauntings happen year round, but chills seem more delicious during the season of witches, goblins and ghosts. This fall, you can find sites full of scares in your own back yard.

CBS San Francisco–10/22/2012

Eye On The Bay: Alcatraz Swim

Eye On The Bay: Alcatraz Swim

Alcatraz has long been an iconic landmark in the Bay Area. And on this edition of Eye on the Bay, it serves as a dramatic backdrop for an inspirational swim.

KPIX 5–08/31/2012

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‘Alcatraz’ TV Show Fans Leaving Prison Tours To Search For ‘Secret’ Room

Some fans of the Fox network television show “Alcatraz” have been infiltrating guided tours on the real-life island to search for a top secret room that only exists on the scripted drama.

01/27/2012

A child arrives at San Francisco International Airport on August 16, 2011 as part of a summer vacation provided by the nonprofit Kids of Courage. (CBS)

Chronically Ill Children Treated To Bay Area Vacation

Officials from Kids of Courage said the trip allows children with life-threatening or chronic illnesses and conditions to forget about the constant medical attention they require and have fun.

CBS San Francisco–08/16/2011

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Best Places To Watch 4th of July Fireworks In San Francisco 2011

The best places to see fireworks in San Francisco on the 4th of July come by land or by sea, observed from Twin Peaks or a coveted campsite on Angel Island…

06/15/2011

Andy Potts Wins 2011 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon-- His Fourth Title. (AP Photo)

Andy Potts Wins Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon For 4th Time

Over 2,000 amateur and professional athletes competed in the 2011 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on Sunday, with professional triathlete Andy Potts winning the event for the fourth time.

KPIX 5–06/06/2011