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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, Group tours/walking tour, Walking, Camping, Picnicking
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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ANGEL ISLAND - THE OTHER ALCATRAZ

ANGEL ISLAND – THE OTHER ALCATRAZ A visit to Alcatraz is a must for many visitors to San Francisco, but the former prison is not my favorite San Francisco Bay island. I like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

there is not a whole lot to do here. locals usually hang at the soccer fields. Dining options are scarce

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Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went to Angel Island because when we purchased our Alcatraz tickets the only ones left were a combo with Angel Island. On the island we were provided a tram tour completely around the island. It offered great views of San Francisco... it was really pretty. The island has lots of history.... there were lots of people riding bikes... or... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

ANGEL ISLAND – THE OTHER ALCATRAZ A visit to Alcatraz is a must for many visitors to San Francisco, but the former prison is not my favorite San Francisco Bay island. I like to get away from the crowds by taking a ferry to Angel Island where there are miles of hiking trails and lots of picnic areas. As a... More 

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Redwood City,CA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

one of the best ways to enjoy the sights of San Francisco Bay is to cycle the little island called Angel Island - just north of Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay. You can bring your own bike aboard the Angel Island Ferry that operates out of Pier 41 in San Francisco every day or rent a bike on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on our tour with Kimmie. She was very professional, polite, kind and very informative, giving additional information that the audio did not be include. Kudos go out to Kimmie! Howdie from the Texans to our 'Kimmie Wynette'. YOU ARE THE BEST. Anyone going on the Angel Island tour, ask for Kimmie's tour/tram. Thanks Kimmie!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a great place - a quiet and historic island, just a short ferry ride from SF. The island has lots of great cycling and walking, and the road that goes around the island has lots of great views. We took the visitor's tram and had a great guide, Robert, who we discovered later, also helps out at the... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The next time I'm in San Francisco, I will book a separate tour of Angel Island. This tour was a combination tour with Alcatraz, and I definitely wish we'd had more time on the island. We took the tram tour, which was very enjoyable, especially with our tram driver Kimmy. Kimmy was very knowledgeable, funny, and friendly. I'd like to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As all tours to Alcatraz alone were sold out we had to take this option to be able to see it. Thank heavens because Angel Island was well worth visiting. I loved how people were dressed in period costume at one of the stops on the tram tour bringing history not only to life but with informative and interesting discussions.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Beautiful little island to explore. Having lived in Northern California all my life I never even knew this was there. Take the ferry from Tiburon which takes abut 5 minutes. Once there you can rent bikes, picinic, hike. The island is small that you can make a day of being there to see everything. You can also take you bike... More 

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Hickman, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We enjoyed a nice day on Angel Island. I'm sure walking or biking is ideal, but with small children we opted for the tram tour. We saw it on Groupon (1/2 off) so it was a good deal. The guide was really nice and stopped for picture opportunities.

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