Angel Island

At one time, Angel Island, in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, was California’s version of Ellis Island. For generations of immigrants, this was the point of entry. Now, it’s a state park, and a beautiful one, known as the “Jewel of San Francisco Bay.” The view from the island is unequaled: On a clear day, you can see the Golden Gate, the Bay, Richmond/San Rafael, San Mateo, and Dumbarton bridges. Mountain bikes are available to rent, and there are hiking trails crisscrossing the whole place. A lovely little swimming hole is a great place for a dip on those rare hot days in the Bay Area. The best way to get here from the city is to take one of the Blue and Gold Fleet’s ferries, which leave from the Embarcadero just about hourly.

Contact no:(800) 444-7275

Location: Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133

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