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Angel Island State Park

Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
415 435 1915
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Ranked #16 of 318 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Military Bases/ Facilities, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, State Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Picnicking, Camping, Group tours/walking tour, Walking
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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 outdoor enthusiasts.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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San Jose, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

it was hard to get to. had to go on two ferry rides from and back. Hiking was amazing but it was more for families. Takes you back to a time and place in history in parts

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

good for hiking, biking, jogging, picnic. great place to spend time with family or gather up with friends. when you get to the top, it has a great view - Golden Gate, Alcatraz. take the ferry for about 20mins and you've found a great place to unwind.

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Corte Madera, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

So, my husband has lived in the bay area since 1989 (It's 2014 as I write this.). He had NEVER been out to Angel Island. SO many bay area folks would probably say the same thing…WHAT A SHAME! I have been there several times with groups of 8th graders and teachers. We chose a shaded picnic area. We hiked, some... More

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Pleasanton, California
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306 reviews 306 reviews
185 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There are a lot of unique features they just clicked all together to form a perfect day trip destination. 1. Location. It's right in the middle of the Bay. The views are absolutely outstanding. San Francisco, Golden Gate, Alcatraz - you'll get plenty of picture perfect spots and vivid memories. It's also fairly easy to get to by ferry. 2.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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345 reviews 345 reviews
165 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Ellis Island of the west needs a full day if you are going to walk to the peak and also the perimeter (17km in total). Definitely worth it! We loved both aspects. Started with the hike to the top, seeing deer, the views and then walked the perimeter road for the history of the use of the island -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'll be honest...my husband and I ended up on the combination tour of Alcatraz and Angel Island because that was the only available time slot to get to Alcatraz but we were VERY impressed with the visit to Angel Island. We had a one-hour tram tour that was packed with history and neat trivia about the island and our tour... More

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Sacramento, CA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This island is a great place to spend an afternoon relaxing and enjoying the many different views of San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay. They have restored a building that served as a dormitory and another building that was a mess hall for the Chinese and Japanese detainees housed on the island during their immigration interrogations.

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Citrus Heights, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I went on the Angel Island tram tour. Will not do again. It was boring as there is really not much to see. There were non-tour paying people jumping on the tram. Drivers seemed confused. The day we went, it was hot. There is no shade at the waiting area for the boat ride back to Tiberon.... More

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Skelleftea, Sweden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We whent here as a part of our cruise to Alcatraz. I would not recomennd it. We weant during the middle of the day and took the tour. Simply put not much to see and even less to do. I suppose it could be more to see at sunset if you want a good look at the city sky line

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Really liked this place but the tour tickets do not allow time for exploring. I bought the combination tickets for Alcatraz and Angel island but all I got was a trolley ride , which was 45 mins and was great , and 20 mins for a coffee and restroom stop. It would probably have been better to buy separate tickets... More

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