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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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What a beautiful park... Wish I had more time for a hike. I did take the tram around the island. The tram tour was beautiful and informative but nothing tops a beautiful island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful park... Wish I had more time for a hike. I did take the tram around the island. The tram tour was beautiful and informative but nothing tops a beautiful island hike. Bring your camera, walking shoes and enjoy the island cafe for a sandwich and glass of wine.

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Ridgefield, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The only way we could get tickets to Alcatraz was to but the combo tour with Angel Island. We were not excited about it but hey it got us to Alcatraz so we went with it. Boy were we surprised! The island is so nice, you go on a tram tour when you combine it with Alcatraz and it takes... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I grew up in Marin County, and have been to Angel Island countless times. Always took the ferry from Tiburon. The island itself is a treasure. On the west end of the island there are old army barracks. There is also an old Nike missile base at the top of the island (remember the cold war?). The north side of... More 

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This little island is a natural park that can be reached by ferry from Tiburon, on the other side of the bay and not far from Sausalito.

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A lot of people probably end up visiting Angel Island as part of an Alcatraz combo ticket. Others will view Angel Island as part of a bay tour or crossing the bay. Its a place with a history of its own but rather gets left behind with the better known Alcatraz island.

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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Starting in 2010, I became very interested in my family history, as my parents were very tight lipped about their past. After attending conferences on family history and visiting the National Archives (NARA) in San Bruno, the next step was to visit Angel Island (AI), where my father was detained and processed in the late 1930's. I paid a visit... More 

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San Francisco, California
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29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The ferry ride alone is worth it. Beautiful views of the bay, the bridges, the city! Once you dock, the island awaits. Great picnicing, biking, sunning, hiking, etc. Definitely bring your bike. Nice beaches, too.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Hi!! Everyone decided to buy tickets exclusively to Alcatraz Island because is cheaper and faster than the option Alcatraz+Angel island. However, people don't know the beauty, history and Spectscular views from this small island. You have a option to take a small tour train for free around the island with stops and speaking of tour guide. Do it!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Angel Island is well worth a visit if you are into hiking, and enjoying the outdoors. The are multiple hiking trails, all with excellent views of the bay area. The island has major historical value, as it was the immigration holding site for Chinese immigrants being brought to the USA to labor on the railroads, and other projects. There is... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

It was a cloudy day that turned sunny. Wind was a minimum. Drove to Tiburon to take the ferry to Angel Island. (Make sure you have a Fastrak for the bridge) Parking: closest parking is the most expensive. Park at the lot near CVS -- it is less than 30% of the cost and the walk is only a bit... More 

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