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Angel Island State Park

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Address: Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin...

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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Self-Flying Tour of San Francisco Bay with 1 Passenger from San Carlos
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San Francisco Ferry: Angel Island
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Beautiful views

Be sure to check the ferry schedule if you’re only coming for the day! Great trail with 360 views of the bay area. Highly recommend on a sunny day!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure to check the ferry schedule if you’re only coming for the day! Great trail with 360 views of the bay area. Highly recommend on a sunny day!

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Union City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Angel Island - Visiting this island was enlightening for me. Angel Island was designed to process Chinese immigrants whose entry was restricted by the Chinese Exclusion Law of 1882. From 1910 to 1940, the U.S. Immigration Station processed hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the majority from China. I walked in my Grandfather's shoes as I visited where he was processed... More 

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Trolleys were not running so we opted to have a beer at the bar so we didn't miss the last boat at 2.30pm. Great place to chill and chat with friends.

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san francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must take a ferry there and back, so find out times ahead of time. It is beautiful there. You can sit at the beach, go on hikes, etc. Rent bicycles. Small cafe. Incredible 360 degree view at top of trail.

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

fun little ferry trip. easy hiking and steep in places. on a sunny day, the 360 degree views around the bay and of all the bridges, are stunning

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pick a warm day in the Spring or Summer, pack a picnic lunch, and head over to Angel Island by ferry for a great getaway day. You can bring your bike, or explore numerous hiking trails, or purchase tickets for a tram tour around the island with an informative guide who will enlighten you about the history of this "Ellis... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Angel Island on Monday December 19 to see the Immigration Station and were disappointed to learn that it was closed. Based on the reviews we planned to have lunch at the cafe and were disappointed to learn it (and the trams) aren't operating until mid-January as this is the off-season. Even the ferry ride was disappointing- the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The island was empty but the knowledge was vast. Every thing was closed at the one I visited except the waiting center for the new comers to America. I got lucky enough to be apart of a tour for kids to learn more about the island. I will revisit I. It's operating months

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Angel Island was a welcome surprise when I finally visited. Having visited on a warm day, the beach and BBQ area was nearly empty with plenty of space to spend the day enjoying the warm sunshine, somehow the park was warmer than SF. Hiking was fantastic. We did a 5 mile loop that took us through many different sceneries. Pack... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ferry ride only to Angel Island. Bring a picnic lunch, wine, water or whatever. There is a concession stand at the ferry terminal. If you're up for it, bring your bicycle and ride the perimeter of the island. It's steep in places, but manageable. This is one of the most relaxing days you can spend in the Bay Area. There... More 

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