What Ellis Island was to the East Coast, Angel Island was to the West Coast. Graffiti left by immigrants who were...
moreWhat Ellis Island was to the East Coast, Angel Island was to the West Coast. Graffiti left by immigrants who were awaiting admission or deportation can be seen on the walls of the holding areas. The wooded 740-acre (300 hectare) island sits peacefully in the middle of San Francisco Bay. In addition to the immigration facility, the island is also home to two now-abandoned military installations, Fort McDowell and Camp Reynolds. Hiking and biking trails circle the island and offer spectacular views of the poppy-colored peaks of the Golden Gate Bridge and the iconic San Francisco skyline. Volunteer guides lead informative tours of the island's historical sites and one can even catch a glimpse of the indigenous deer population. Camping is allowed with proper permits. Ferry service varies according to the season.less
This is a great place to go hiking or biking and you could go on a tour bus around The island but I am not sure if the bus is running at this time because of COVID-19 after the cove at 19 is over they...more
This is a fantastic place to visit if you want hiking or beach combing away from the crowds, including a fun ferry ride. We walked the Perimeter Loop. Although they recommend 2.5 hours to hike it (5.9...more