We at Bay Curious often focus on the lesser-known corners of the Bay Area when we answer your questions about the region.
Yet for those who grew up here, it's often the most famous attractions — the ones tourists travel continents to see — that for whatever reason, people have just never visited.
Read on for the local attractions that many Bay Area born-and-bred folks simply don't go to. And, if this inspires you to finally take the plunge and check them out, we've got tips on making your first visit to these places.
The Winner: Alcatraz
Hands down, Alcatraz Island and its infamous former federal penitentiary was the answer we heard most.