Welcome to Angel Island
In San Francisco Bay, Angel Island State Park has a mild climate with fresh bay breezes making it pleasant for hiking and cycling. On a sunny day, you can picnic in a protected cove looking out at the seemingly close yet still distant urban grid. The island’s varied history – it was a hunting and fishing ground for the Coast Miwok people, served as a military base, an immigration station, a WWII Japanese internment camp and a Cold War–era missile site – has left it with evocative old forts, bunkers, and buildings to poke around in and tour. For a unique treat, camp out overnight after the day-tripping crowds leave.