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Angel Island State Park

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Address: Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: 415 435 1915
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Picnicking, Camping, Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of...
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.
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Enjoyed the tour ride around the island. Very interesting. Always hear about Elis Island and not much about the immigration process in the west. Worth the ferry ride across to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the tour ride around the island. Very interesting. Always hear about Elis Island and not much about the immigration process in the west. Worth the ferry ride across to learn some history.

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Denver, Colorado
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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It's a nice little place to stop and get some pictures. Walking is the way to go. Take in the air and the ocean. Most restaurants in the area are over priced and underwhelming. They have a captive audience. Not a must see if you have a packed schedule.

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A great place to go on a hike and have a pick nick with family and friends. The views on the city are beautiful and the air is refreshing. Definitely worth spending your sunday afternoon there.

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

we go over to Angel's Island about once a year for an annual picnic. we always think "next year we'll stay longer and go for a hike. that never seems to happen. This is a lovely State Park just off the mainland from Tiburon. short ferry ride to get there. If you are in SF and want to go for... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I loved everything about our trip out to Angel Island. The ferry ride was great and then we took a walk around the island. The Chinese outpost was closed, but the WWII buildings were open. We sat on the far side of the island on the beach and watched the barges go by, it was amazing. There is so much... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This island gives you some spectacular views of the SF Bay and San Francisco. A wonderful and short ferry ride takes you to the island where you can sit and watch boats, hike, bike or watch sunsets...just wonderful to be here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Was pretty nice. Found grouping for the tram tour. The island is fantastic for biking and hiking. Good food at the cafe and extremely pleasant people running it. Remember you do have to take the ferry over. I suggest out of tiburon its only 15 per person cheaper than others. All in all enjoyed.

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Oakland, California
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68 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The ferry ride is fun, and so is the hiking. There are some spectacular views here. I used to visit with my own boat which is cool too. The island is fairly small and you can see most of it in one day. It is a great place for a picnic. There are some "historical" sites, some fortifications and an... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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128 reviews 128 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Of course with my name being Angel, just had to visit this, and it didn't disappoint ... A must see in SFO! So much history and great views ...

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San Rafael, California
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Most people are so focused the visit the Bay Area on going to Alcatraz that they don't realize we have another gem in the bay called Angel Island. This island is beautiful unique has history to it and a perfect place to have a picnic or go over with family. Historically it tells about how it was used during ww2... More 

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