We took it a little easier today. The only thing we had solidly planned for today was a night tour of Alcatraz. I HIGHLY recommend you do the night tour if you ever find yourself in San Francisco. Just make sure you plan it way ahead of time (luckily we did), because the tour is booked up several weeks in advance.
After getting a little extra sleep, we rode out to a sandwich joint called Ike’s Place. I found out it was featured on Man v. Food and instantly got excited. Even though it’s just a walk-up-and-order type of place, the line is still about 20-30 minutes long. It is SO worth it though. I had one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had there, and I really hope we go back again. They have HUNDREDS of sandwiches to choose from, amazing bread options, and crazy add-ons like mozzarella sticks–IN your sandwich.
Other than a bit of shopping (and a desperate search for a public toilet for someone I won’t name here), we didn’t do a whole lot before heading to Alcatraz Landing. For the night tour they take the ship all the way around the island before docking, so you can see it from all angles. They also give night tourists access to some areas that are usually closed off to the public, including an awesome art installation by artist Ai Weiwei, a Chinese artist and activist. The audio tours were much cooler than I thought they would be, and the view of the city at night from Alcatraz is gorgeous.