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Recent Articles:

Final Alcatraz reunion: From escape attempts to Santa, the best stories shared about life on the Rock

Former guard Jim Albright at the final Alcatraz reunion

Several former guards and other Alcatraz residents embodied the living history of the island at the last formal reunion of the Alcatraz Alumni Association. The association faces dwindling numbers, and this was the last of many formal gatherings on the Rock. But the stories of Alcatraz residents will still be told in several different forms. more >>



Radhaus and the best places to get a beer with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge

A Fort Point beer seen at a 2016 Trail Mixer in the Presidio.

The sparkling new Fort Mason beer hall isn't the only spot in the Golden Gate National Parks to grab a beer and soak in the bridge view. Check out some of our picks for the best spots to enjoy the happiest of hours in our parks. more >>



Former Alcatraz guards, others to gather for last formal reunion

Former Alcatraz guard George DeVincenzi and other alumni participate in a reunion on the island in 2015.

A chapter of San Francisco history will come to a close on Sunday, August 12 on Alcatraz Island. Members of the Alcatraz Alumni Association will gather for the final official reunion on the Rock. But their stories will continue to be told. more >>



Stunning new Ocean Beach Image Joins Roster of Iconic Golden Gate National Parks Prints

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Be among the first to own the newest iconic Golden Gate National Parks image, as Ocean Beach gets the Michael Schwab design treatment. The image is the 21st in the series, and highlights the serene waves and coastal colors of the popular spot. more >>



Hidden Dangers of Ocean Beach: Here’s why it’s not a Safe Place to Swim or Learn How to Surf

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Don’t let the inviting surf of Ocean Beach fool you, this shoreline is 3.5 miles of treacherous rip currents and swimming hazards. The head lifeguard at Golden Gate explains the forces at work at Ocean Beach and why it’s not a safe place to swim or learn how to surf. more >>