Angel Island is the largest natural island in San Francisco Bay. The site features breathtaking views of the bay area and acts as a serene escape from San Francisco's urban area. Previously, the site was home to Native Americans and Spanish explorers. Between 1910 to 1940, the island served as an immigration site for the United States. There is also a strong military history up until it became a California State Park.
Today, the site attracts visitors with its trails, Barracks Museum, tram tours, picnic areas, and views.
"Not only does it offer the beauty of nature, it also allows you to learn about the history of the immigrants from 1910-1940."
"A few steep trails, trails for bike as well."
"You can hike around the island in 2 hours and have the most spectacular views."
"There [is] only one mid-tour offloading for a way too brief photo opportunity."
"It's a nice place to spend time with the family. Lots of benches and even suitable for barbeques. If you want to cover the entire island it is better with a bike."
Accessibility Issues with the Trams
Few time options for touring
Can't go at your own pace
Not everyone has a nice view