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Angel Island State Park

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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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Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the blue and gold fleet ferry to the island. It was a short, enjoyable ride. During the week the tram or restaurant doesn’t open. But we did go through the visitor center, then walked to the immigration center. The walk started with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol32832
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a 25-minute ferry ride away from Pier 41 in San Francisco. It is the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay, and provides astounding views of the surrounding bay. Worth enjoying the lovely scenery while hiking on the well-groomed trails. The truly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 135Mayur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the great opportunity to go camping on the island and was lucky to snag East Bay site 3! It looked as if there was a downed tree or two in the past and they hadn't had a chance to clean things up much,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank noantsinmypants
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was so impressed with this place. So much fun to rent a few bikes and cruise around the island seeing the breathtaking views. Highly recommend this as a family activity.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank phyrman21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take a picnic basket and spend the day. Quiet and historical with great views old forts and much more. Lots of walking with few others b.c around

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bullseye1791
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a plan ahead location. See the website and do your research! Definitely make a reservation for the shuttle(to the US Immigration Station)and/or the tram (tour around island)BEFORE you leave home. We had planned our day out, arrived on the first ferry from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cindy409c
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Patrons should be informed when purchasing ferry tickets that tram service has ended for the day and when/if the immigration station is closed. After leaving the ferry we were informed all the tram staff had left the island and it wasn't even 2 pm, so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janice D
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This is a well maintained state park which chronicles the life of the Chinese going through the immigration process. The state park maintain some of the buildings which held the Chinese immigrants. You can see Chinese characters written on the walls where the people were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Donna L
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Angel Island is definitely a recommended park to visit. Personally I find it a more satisfying and worthwhile visit compared to Alcatraz although Alcatraz has its own charm.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tay08
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We booked a tour to Alcatraz and Angel island and we were amazed by the beauty of Angel island. There is a little train that took us all over the park and the tour was great! We stopped for photos and the view of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone
at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth
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October 1, 2018|
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Response from VIPofHotels | Reviewed this property |
Pier 41. I am not sure about Oakland but I think you need to purchase a ticket to Angel island at Pier 41.
January 13, 2017|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Nice place to camp in or near San Francisco. Check Reserve America punto com, or use search engine to find site. I tried to include URL, but site would not allow it. Hope this helps
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Devin P | Reviewed this property |
The Tram we rode was designated for the people that were part of the Alcatraz tour only. Granted that tour is seasonal for the summer months and maybe the Trams are used for other reasons outside of that time. But all the... More
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Angel Island State Park (4 Replies)
We'll be in San. Fran. the last weekend of January. Is it too cold for an afternoon at Angel Island State Park? Thanks!
January 16, 2009|
Response fromwtung|
Absolutely not. San Francisco has a moderate climate. We actually have a fairly warm January right now at around 60-70F. You'll have a good time on Angel Island.