USA Local attractions
21-01-2010 Submitted by: Mr. Y.L. Neyas

Angel Island State Park is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's best-kept secrets. Attracting mostly residents and children on school trips, the park offers quiet beaches, recreational activities, historic attractions and unparalleled views of the entire San Francisco Bay. watchTourists often miss out on this attraction because of its nearby sister island, popular Alcatraz, with its infamous penitentiary. Encompassing nearly 740 acres (299 ha), Angel Island is the largest island in the San Francisco Bay. It is also an ideal place to escape to and indulge in various outdoor activities. With its hilly, forested land and bayside beaches, Angel Island is a scenic destination that offers 360º views of the bay with a unique picture of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.



HISTORY

Long before Spanish explorer, Lieutenant Juan Manuel de Ayala, anchored his ship at Angel Island, Miwok American Indians inhabited the area. The Miwoks lived in several areas around the island, actively using its many resources to live. Fishing, hunting and using various plants well fulfilled their diet. Lt. Ayala arrived in 1775 and named the island Isla de Los Angeles, Spanish for Island of the Angels. It was his task to create a useful sketch of the San Francisco Bay Area so that future explorers could have a map of the region. After his arrival, the island experienced various military activities extending from the Civil War era's Camp Reynolds to Fort McDowell and the Cold War's Nike Installation. Breitling In 1892, an area of the island was used as a Public Health Service Quarantine Station, where foreigners and hopeful immigrants assumed to be diseased could be kept in isolation. Then in 1905, the controversial Immigration Station was erected at China Cove. The station's purpose was to control Chinese entry into the United States, but mainly served as a detention center. Interest to turn Angel Island into a state park began in 1947 after the government announced the island was surplus property. In 1954, 37 acres (15 ha) around Ayala Cove became state park property. The entire island finally became a park in 1962 when the army left the Nike Missile Base.

CLIMATE

  
 Ayala Cove 2 

The San Francisco Bay Area's weather can change suddenly and without notice. This is due to the area's elevation and coastal location. These conditions are much the same on Angel Island. It is thus advisable to always dress for the unexpected when visiting the island, even if current conditions look promising. Weather can be hot and sunny one moment then chilly and foggy the next. Also, different areas of the island can experience very distinct weather conditions at the same moment. Ayala Cove, located on the north side of the island, typically sees the warmer and sunnier temperatures. Ideally, the best time to visit Angel Island is in the late summer or fall when fog is minimal. Heavy fogs usually occur between June to mid-August. Summers are generally warm with temperatures averaging about 65º F (18º C), while during the winter, temperatures are cooler with most of the area's precipitation falling during this time. April to October is usually the driest time of the year.

USA Local attractions
TRANSPORTATION


Angel Island sits in the middle of San Francisco Bay, 1 mile (2 km) south of the Tiburon Peninsula and about 19 mi (31 km) north of San Francisco. It can be reached by three public ferry services or private boat. The Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry is a private, family-owned service that has been in operation since 1959. The ferry offers public transportation services, as well as special charters and cruises. Ferry service departs from Tiburon and is available year round, seven days a week, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Alameda Oakland Ferry departs for Angel Island from San Francisco's Pier 41, also known as Fisherman's Wharf. Service is limited to weekends, Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. The ferry returns to Alameda and Oakland on the departing trip from the island.

The Alameda Oakland Ferry service to Angel Island does not operate during the winter months. The largest ferry provider in the Bay Area is the Blue & Gold Fleet. The ferry service departs from San Francisco's Pier 41 and from Alameda and Oakland. San Francisco to Angel Island service is available weekdays and weekends while Alameda Oakland to Angel Island service is only available on weekends. All ferry service fares are round trip and include the Angel Island State Park admission fee. Docking is available at Ayala Cove for those arriving by private boat. However, space is limited and is at a first-come first-serve basis. Both boat slips and mooring buoys are available. Slips are open year-round until sunset and mooring buoys are available for overnight stays.


Related Tags: Island from San Francisco, Alameda Oakland Ferry service, largest ferry provider in the Bay Area


Latest Travel News
Delhi Garden Tourism Festival from Feb 1 Delhi Garden Tourism Festival from Feb 1
Delhi Tourism will organise the 29th Garden Tourism Festival from 19-21 February, 2016, at The Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi. The three day extravaganza will showcase variety of flora and fauna to charm garden enthusiasts. The major participants during the festival are the hort

…Continue Reading

SAMHI acquires 220-room Hyatt Regency Pu SAMHI acquires 220-room Hyatt Regency Pu
Hotel asset company SAMHI Hotels has acquired Ascent Hotels-owned Hyatt Regency hotel in Pune as well as 102 serviced apartments operated under the same brand. The room rates at Hyatt Regency Pune start from Rs 6,400 for a Twin Room. Ascent Hotels is owned and managed by the real-estate and hospi

…Continue Reading

Govt launches toll free tourist infoline Govt launches toll free tourist infoline
Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, launched the 24×7 toll free tourist infoline in 12 international languages including Hindi and English, which is available on the existing toll free number 1800111363 or on a s

…Continue Reading


Latest Travel Places
Anchunthengu Fort - Historical Monument Anchunthengu Fort - Historical Monument
Anchuthengu is an historical place a beautiful scenery coast, which is about 12 km away from the Vakala and 36 km far from the city Trivandrum. In the 17th century era, this fort represents the arc

…Continue Reading

Ananda Mahal - Palace Of Delights Ananda Mahal - Palace Of Delights
Ananda Mahal is also famous by name of 'Palace Of Delights' that was being built in 1589 AD by Adil Shah. This is the building of two stories that was once upon a time housed by the palace ladies a

…Continue Reading

Royal Kangra - Forts of Kangra Royal Kangra - Forts of Kangra
The Kangla Fort of Manipur was to be found on both edges (western as well as eastern) of the Imphal River. At the present it persists simply on the western part of the bank. Now a day simply the sh

…Continue Reading

Offer of the Day

img_1441781597.jpg

Sponsered

img_1442552834.jpg
Latest Travellers
Featured Travel Agency
USA Local attractions
Join This club Submit Detail
-1Z0-061 -2V0-621 -PMP -2V0-621D -642-999 -1Z0-883 -EX300 -1K0-002 -070-486 -1Y0-301 -E20-260 -642-874 -1V0-601 -C4090-971 -ADM-201 -070-412 -70-486 -70-414 -200-120 -1Y0-201 -640-554 -NS0-157 M70-101 98-366 070-346 M70-301 MB2-702 C4040-108 C_FSUTIL_60 70-461 MB2-703 AX0-100 70-417 MB7-702 C_TAW12_731 70-685 SY0-301 220-702 70-463 C4090-958 648-238 70-680 1Z1-899 C2040-404 070-680 70-483 MB5-705 70-467 070-462 MB2-700 70-346 70-480 C_TSCM52_66 070-410 70-466 70-489 70-686 C_TSCM42_66 070-413 C_TADM51702 CLO-001 070-463 070-498 070-489 000-376 CQE 70-331 A01-250 PEGACLSA_6.2V2 C2090-543 220-801 HP2-B103 20151123 100-101. 200-120. 350-001. 640-460. 70-410. 70-414. 70-680. c4040-124. 70-410. ns0-157. 200-550. VMCE_V8. SG0-001. 70-412. 400-201. PEGACPBA71V1. ITIL. N10-006. 70-461. SK0-003. 1Z0-133. 070-483. 70-246. 070-462. HP0-J73. 1Z0-047. ADM-201. 1Y0-301. DEV-401. 2V0-620. CCA-500. PK0-003. 220-802. CISM. ICBB. C_TADM51_731. 101-400. 1Z0-055. 70-486. 400-051. SY0-401. 70-487. 1Z0-591. PRINCE2-FOUNDATION. 70-483. 070-410. 070-412. C4090-971. PEGACSA71V1. 70-496. 70-411. 102-400. 352-001. 70-411. 70-417. 100-101. 300-101. 400-051. sy0-401. 220-802. 1z0-047. 1v0-601. SY0-401. 220-802. N10-006. JN0-332. JN0-360. JN0-343. E20-385. 100-101. MB2-700. 200-120. VCS-412. SK0-004. 1Z0-450. C2050-240. P2170-749. 400-101. 70-480. 100-101. mb2-700. c_tadm51_731. 100-101. 200-120. 640-461. 642-832. 70-417. 70-411. 70-646. c4040-221. jk0-018. 1y0-223. 100-101. 640-760. 640-863. 70-417. 70-480. c2010-657. 220-702. tk0-201. 1y1-a19. 000-109. 70-480. 640-816. 70-243. 70-410. 70-417. 70-480. c2180-276. br0-001. 644-066. 200-120. c_tadm51_731. 642-902. 70-410. vcp550. 100-101. 642-813. cissp. 400-101. 642-813. pmi-001. MB2-702. 350-060. 350-018. 640-553. 70-178. 70-417. 70-662. c4040-225. n10-004. 1y0-a19. 200-120. C4040-252. 250-315. 1Z0-803. 70-417. 2V0-621D. CD0-001. 70-243. CISSP. M70-301. 070-486. HP0-Y47. 70-480. 642-999. 100-101. PMP. 350-018. 070-417. 220-801. 70-462. 70-488. 2V0-621. 1V0-601. 70-685. EX200. 100-101. 200-120. 640-863. c4060-155. lx0-102. 000-540. 400-201. 70-461. NS0-157. 100-101. 200-120. 350-018. 000-105. 70-412. 70-410. c2010-657. cca. 117-202. 70-417. 350-029. 70-246. 000-106. ccnp. vcp-510. pmi. 642-416. 1y0-a26. 300-101. 70-417. 070-411. 70-413. NS0-157. MB6-702. 1z0-400. TB0-123. E20-007. 300-101. 1Y0-201. 70-463. 9L0-012. 70-466. 640-554. 220-801. SY0-401. 70-496. 1V0-605. 70-411. 810-403. 70-410. 200-120. C2180-401. E10-110. 70-414. 1Z0-061. 70-417. HP0-S42. 9L0-422. CCD-410.
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
El Salvador
El Salvador
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
China
China
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Suriname
Suriname
Haiti
Haiti
Greenland
Greenland
Guinea
Guinea

Company List
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

499rupees.com logo professionalclick.com logo thetravelboss.com logo thetradeboss.com logo dailybouncer.com logo find4sites.com logo
2015 TheTravelBoss.com. All rights reserved. This website is owned by Net World Solutions, India.