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Angel Island State Park, San Francisco

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The second largest island in San Francisco Bay, Angel Island State Park was once an immigration point and a quarantine island. Take a public ferry or private boats from the city to the island, where you can capture photos of the city across the bay. Along with biking and hiking trails, the park is home to the Angel Island Immigration Station, which operated from 1910 to 1940. The military used the island in the 19th century, when the entire island was known as Fort McDowell, the East Garrison. Arrange your visit to Angel Island State Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Francisco using our San Francisco itinerary builder.
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  • 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,...  more »
  • 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. 
  • 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 o...  more »
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  • Super friendly staff. Love it.it is so quiet. San Francisco is a busy city and it's too noisy, it is amazing that you can get away from such a busy city to a peaceful island just a few miles away! I would definitely like to camp in this island and spend some time with friends and family.
  • This is a very cute little island that gives you a gorgeous view of San Francisco. Just watch that you can only get here either from SF or from Tiburon. We were trying to get there from Sasaulito but ended up booking to Tiburon. There's a nice trail that loops around the island. We decided to walk and it took us to an elevation point to see the golden gate bridge and SF. Also a trail that goes to a peak but takes about 2 hrs and we didn't have time as we needed to catch the ferry back.
  • Came here by accident, didn't realise it was included in our Alcatraz tour. Incredible day out seeing relics of a forgotten era. Highly recommended!
  • One of California's hidden gem in the State Park system. Ride a bike, take the tour tram, or walk around the Island for the most amazing views of the entire San Francisco Bay.
  • This is the second time we've made the day trip to Angel island. There are lots of easy hiking trails, incredible views from every spot on the island, and plenty of drinking fountains along the way. It is one of the best hidden secrets for those who want a quick escape from the city, but still want to experience the San Francisco Bay. There is food available to purchase at the restaurants near the ferry landing, but we chose to pack a meal and eat on the hill with a view of the golden gate bridge.