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Angel Island State Park

Address: Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: 415 435 1915
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$179*
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San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour
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Ranked #38 of 716 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, State Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Military bases & facilities, Historic sites, Hiking trails, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Picnicking, Camping, Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of...
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Type: Islands, State Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Military bases & facilities, Historic sites, Hiking trails, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Picnicking, Camping, Group tours/walking tour, Walking
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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boulder, co
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

First, enjoy the ferry to the island which is a Park. Walk around the entire island and take a picnic. Enjoy the peaceful environment and appreciate it's history. If the day is conducive you'll see scores of sail boats on the bay. Beautiful!

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Martinez, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
65 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went here twice for field trips with my kids classes. It is an interesting place full of local history. Learn about the holding camps for Japanese during WWII and the immigration station that was the Ellis Island of the Pacific. Hike all the trails and see gorgeous views of the San Francisco skyline. A nice day trip with great photo... More 

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautiful day, marvelous hike, wonderful history lesson, awesome views! Plan an entire day. Between the hike and the history, it's worth the time spent there. Check the ferry schedule, or you will be left waiting on the pier!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Since we went during the off season there is only one ferry to the park, and one back to the city. You'll kill an ENTIRE day on the island - with no resources. No food, drinks, or tours are available - not even a potable water fountain. The only building open is the visitor center, and it is not staffed.... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We took the ferry across to Angel Island and then walked to the Immigration Station. The walk is not particuarly far wlthough it is uphill and very steep. The isalnd itself is beautiful and the museum at teh Immigartion Station is very interesting and well laid out. Definately worth a visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We only went to Angel Island because it was part of our Alcatraz ticket. After having to abandon our first tour trolley because it started smoking, we got on with our tour. My husband and I felt the tour glazed over the seedy parts of the history of the island, but was nice for photo opportunities. Would we go back?... More 

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Pune, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I and my daughter, we walked through the island. Felt so close to nature. Its very quiet, peaceful and beautiful.

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Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Enjoyed the tour ride around the island. Very interesting. Always hear about Elis Island and not much about the immigration process in the west. Worth the ferry ride across to learn some history.

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Denver, Colorado
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147 reviews 147 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It's a nice little place to stop and get some pictures. Walking is the way to go. Take in the air and the ocean. Most restaurants in the area are over priced and underwhelming. They have a captive audience. Not a must see if you have a packed schedule.

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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A great place to go on a hike and have a pick nick with family and friends. The views on the city are beautiful and the air is refreshing. Definitely worth spending your sunday afternoon there.

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