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Island in the Bay

Angel Island is a small island located in the San Francisco Bay. This Island is rich with both nature and history. Before European settlers ever set foot in California, the Coast Miwok tribes would travel to the island for plentiful hunting and fishing. Fast forward many years where Angel Island was used as a military base during the Civil War and as a troop processing center during WWI and WWII. Angel Island is also known as the Ellis Island of the West, as it served as San Francisco's immigration station. In 1954 the island began to be converted into a State Park. Today Angel Island offers plentiful nature with abundant hiking trails and gorgeous panoramic views of the entire SF Bay. Tourists can rent bikes on the island or take segway tours to learn more about the islands rich history. There is a restaurant on the island but we recommend packing some food to go and enjoying a picnic on the island. Take a ferry ride from the Blue and Gold Fleet ferries that depart from pier 41 (and occasionally from the Ferry Building) to access the beautiful Angel Island.

Utrip Tips

*Ferry times vary seasonally. Be sure to check when the last ferry departs so that you do not miss it.*Ferries also depart from Tiburon (generally these ferries run later)

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