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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
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Quick 1 hour train tram tour explained the history of the island. The café offered delicious food, but it is pricy.

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 5 days ago

They call this "The Ellis Island of the West". We saw Angel Island on our combined tour with Alcatraz. I am so glad we did! Beautiful views from the island, and really informative tour guides.

Thank Lindym1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Angel Island is home to a former immigration station and detention center. Immigrants were processed here much like Ellis Island in the east coast with one huge difference - the Chinese immigrants were always segregated from arrivals of other countries and were subjected to indignities...More

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Angel Island history was amazing. We took the ferry from Tiburon, ate a quick lunch, and went on the tram tour. The drivers really know their history and share their favorite parts, along with a prepared audio on the tram. You can get off, but...More

Thank Tami H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon hiking around the Island. It took us a 1.5 hours at a pretty good clip as it is about 5 miles. The perimeter road that goes around the island is almost 500’ above the water and the view of the...More

Thank Brent D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to get to on the ferry ($20 p.p. round trip). You can hike up the mountain, and visit the immigration station. Great views of SF Bay.

Thank Willem K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the ticket if you're looking for a great day hike with your family. Stroller and bike friendly.

Thank RI_Al
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Angel island is a great place to spend a few hours taking in fantastic vistas of the San fransisco bay and the city. We biked the island and had fantastic vistas. Lots of history and few people encountered on the visit. Take the ferry from...More

1  Thank trailsendtravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never new about Angel Island until it was the only option we had to visit Alcatraz.....so happy we had the chance to visit and see a gem of the Bay Area!!!

Thank Padawerm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our weekday visit to Angel Island started with the 10 am ferry from Tiburon (perhaps less crowded than from SF). The boarding and ticketing at Tiburon was not smooth but we were happy for the pleasant, short ride to the island. Being our first visit...More

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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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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
Vicki H
August 21, 2016|
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Response from SurFun5389 | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, Yes you are welcome to bring your bike. There are many great paths and roads to bile on. Stop by the information station and pick-up a free maps of the island. Also you can rent bikes but they are in... More