Angel Island can be reached by ferry from downtown San Francisco, California. We bought tickets in advance and took the ferry from Alcatraz Island after exploring the iconic prison that morning. Our visit to Angel Island was nothing short of a whirlwind. We hopped onto a tram only to have it breakdown on the other side of the island. Despite the welcome excuse to do a bit more exploring, we then found ourselves rushing back to catch our ferry.
In contrast to other attractions around San Francisco, Angel Island is a lot more relaxed. You can rent bikes, hike, and even camp out overnight. At the end of the day, it's the spectacular views from Angel Island that make visiting such a worthwhile endeavor.
|Abandoned military hospital on Angel Island.
|A poster of what you're missing in case of fog.
|Downtown San Francisco, California
|The Golden Gate Bridge
|San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge