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Angel Island State Park

Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
415 435 1915
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Ranked #22 of 375 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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Antioch, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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380 reviews 380 reviews
103 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Angel Island is an amazing place to spend the day. The best way to see it is by bike. Getting a tour of the immigration station is also a must. It was a very interesting tour and I not only did I see some amazing things but also learned a lot. Just biking around the island gave some of the... More

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San Ramon, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Came here on our boat with our kids and had lunch at the Cafe and listened to live music on a sunny Sunday afternoon. There are plenty of trails and a great view of the Golden Gate from the colonel station barracks. A warning -BEWARE of poison oak - it is everywhere on the island... Stay on trails and you... More

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Take the ferry around the bay, plan a picnic, and make the history tour of the Ellis island of the Pacific. We hiked and enjoyed amazing views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. It will be an unforgettable day.

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