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Angel Island State Park

Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
415 435 1915
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Ranked #21 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Islands, State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Military Bases/ Facilities, Historic Sites, Hiking Trails, Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Picnicking, Camping, Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin County and San Francisco, while offering a wide variety of recreation for... more » Owner description: The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin County and San Francisco, while offering a wide variety of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. « less
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We took the ferry from Tiburon to Angel Island. Tips-parking is limited, they have public parking for $5.00 all day, don't get sucked into the $15 or $16 parking. A small amount further to walk,well worth it. We took our teenage son,went the 5mile loop around walking. A hike up the stairs,but you choose the pace,it is great with gorgeous... More

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I recently discovered Marin County and its beauty. I had been to the Bay area before (I'm in the bay every day for work) But basically only go to Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco. When I first went to Marin I was in awe of how beautiful it was so I took my wife and child to see for... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A day spent at Angel Island provides the perfect transition between the quiet wilderness of Point Reyes National Seashore and the pulsating energy of urban San Francisco. There is something for everyone on Angel Island: Fascinating history, trails for hiking/biking, tours, camping, and more. Tips and highlights: 1. Do some advance planning and decide what you’ll want to do. Ferry... More

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Antioch, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Have lived in the bay area for 50 years and have never visited this State Park. Took my daughters and mother-in-law for a day trip and had a wonderful day. We drove into Tiburon and had Lunch at Sam's Café which is right next door to the ferry dock so it made it nice that we were able to enjoy... More

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Recently went there with family visiting. Nice to get out of the City proper. Quick ferry rise over. The tram was a nice surprise. There is a ton of history to be explores and tram was nice for adults of all ages. Just take care of ferry schedules. Few return to the Ferry Building.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

if you are into hiking in a perfect weather, this is for you if you like a wonderful view of the bay all around you while you explore the island - this is for you you can also do it by the tour bus if you do not want to hike very enjoyable. perfect weather

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was such a great half day trip for us! I recommend you pick up the ferry from Tiburon. It's a hop, skip and a jump to Angel Island. We chose to walk around the Perimeter road (roughly five miles) and stopped at the Museum shortly along the way. We were lucky enough to go on a tour - super... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Today was an amazing tour of Angel Island. Thanks to our very informative tour driver Robert. He just went above & beyond his job and made our trip experience memorable. Because of Robert we would like invite our friends & family to come and visit Angel Island. He recommended the best food at the cafe. It was awesome.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Although we have been to SanFrancisco many times we were unaware of Angel Island until I saw it on TripAdvisor. We took the ferry from down by Fisherman's Wharf - the Blue and Gold Fleet ($19 for 2 senior fares) which left fairly early - there were only 2 scheduled for the day. When we arrived on the island we... More

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Angel Island is so close yet after the boat ride, and tram tour around the ruins of the island, I felt like I had been transported onto a movie set. I felt that the cafe was chaotic and there were not enough trams doing the tours, especially during the summer. I had no idea that tram reservations should have been... More

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