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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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Absolutely breath taking views of SF. Would like to have been able to explore and do more things on the island, there's a lot more National Park could do with it, but for now a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely breath taking views of SF. Would like to have been able to explore and do more things on the island, there's a lot more National Park could do with it, but for now a real beauty spot for those looking for a great hike and some panoramic photos of the city

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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The park is a step back in time with old buildings, some more than a century old. We took the tram tour which was a great way to learn more about the island. There were also Segway tours and I would recommend doing one or the other as the history of the island is neat - a part of US... More 

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San Leandro, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I have lived in the Bay Area for 30 years, but I somehow never made it to Angel Island. What a tragedy. Not only is the boat trip spectacular with a gorgeous view of the Golden Gate Bridge, but the harbor is lovely with a sandy beach and pretty dock. We ate at the cafe overlooking the beach. Lots of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We got tickets with the Alcatraz combo pack. It was such a beautiful little island for a picnic, and bike tour, but sadly they shuffled us from the boat to our tram tour that was included in the tickets. The beauty of the island is destroyed with these TERRIBLE tram tours, and it is a shame. We sat in a... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We all debated buying extra tickets from Alcatraz to go over here. I am so glad we did, we got the tour and history of the island. Which I would have never even guessed. It was a beautiful and interesting trip. I liked it so much, when family came down to hang out with us while we were here working,... More 

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El Granada, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My parents (in their late seventies) had never been to California and I really wanted to provide the beautiful views of the Bay area somehow. The challenge was my mom just can't walk the distances needed to go even on the most basic hike around here. So the ferry trip plus the tram tour on the island was our solution... More 

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manchester, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Thomas Wolfe says that "you can't go home again", but I did. 15 years ago I went back to Angel Island--I had lived there for 3 years during WWII. I was young then, but still remembered the magnificent vistas, the ice plants growing on the side of the hills, the multitude of deer (the soldiers fed them cigarettes) visiting the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

If you are are not a regular and avid biker, it can be challenging - but it's not to be missed. Some other reviews downplayed the steep slopes. Once debar king the ferry, the bike route signs point you to a narrow gravel uphill path. This is the route you must take to do the 5 mile Perimeter road. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I really didn't know what to expect when I had to buy the combo ticket to Angel Island/Alcatraz. BUT the boat ride to the island to me was worth the extra price. On the boat ride you get amazing views of the bay and Alcatraz when going to Angel Island. Once on the island you get a tram tour around... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We took the ferry out to Angel Island in the morning, and hiked around the entire island. I use the word "hike" loosely - although the first 5 minutes involve some steep rustic stairs to get to the path, the rest of the walk is a paved walkway that's easy for a beginner. The walk was wonderful, the views were... More 

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Address: Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: 415 435 1915
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco

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