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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
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The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin...

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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This place has big history! Civil war forts, plants are are tested there for adapting to USA from other places in world

You catch the ferry from the city or Larkspur and you can rent bikes or bring your own. Not an easy ride for sure! Walking can be all day! This place has old barracks and signs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You catch the ferry from the city or Larkspur and you can rent bikes or bring your own. Not an easy ride for sure! Walking can be all day! This place has old barracks and signs of military, the area is full of these kind of ruins!

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Tour Guide, a little crazy, but it helps... tour around the island was a kick, serious knowledge by the guide. Wish there was more. Boat come and go on a very broad schedule leaving you wanting more to do than wait to be picked up

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in January 2016 and got off the only ferry of the day with maybe 6 other people. Needless to say, we had the trails pretty much to ourselves. We went all the way to the top of Mt. Livermore (788 ft). The hike itself is pretty gradual, but there are some pretty steep dropoffs so if you are... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "Ellis Island" of the San Francisco Bay, Angel Island has an important history (and one not always pleasant) for those whose families immigrated to CA from the Far East. Now it is a public park, and a great place for family picnics, etc.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Taking off on the ferry from the charming Tiburon to Angel Island is a breeze. There are several hikes you can do with old and young alike. Pack a light lunch and enjoy it on the top with pano views.

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Bluffdale, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I lived in the Bay Area for 15 years before venturing to Angel Island. I wish I had found it sooner because it was such a fun getaway! It feels like you've been marooned on a lush, abandoned island. There are ruins to explore and plenty of room to hike or bike. There are educational programs. There is even overnight... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Pack a picnic lunch, and wear comfortable shoes. Gorgeous views, and a terrific hike. Great for the whole family. Lots to see see.

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Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

You can only get here by ferry (unless you have your own private boat), mostly from Tiburon. But it's easy to spend a whole day on Angel Island. You can climb to the peak, Mt. Livermore, with its spectacular 360 degree view of the Bay from 1,000 feet up, or you can circumnavigate the island and see an ever-changing panorama... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Went on an office outing to this state park. Very good place to go out for hiking, biking and get a grand view of the SF downtown. Note that you have to take a ferry to go to this park, which itself is fun :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

This was a beautiful place to drive through in a limo definitely a beautiful place to get out and take pictures .

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