This post is sponsored by Angel Island Recreation Company, an authorized concessionaire for California State Parks and Urban Park Concessionaires, dba. Basecamp Hospitality.
Come Play on Angel Island with Family
A short ferry ride from Tiburon (or San Francisco), Angel Island is an incredible, scenic island escape right in the middle of San Francisco Bay. With so much to do, it’s like a mini-vacation that doesn’t require any packing: take a hike, throw a frisbee, drink a beer, or treat yourself to some ice cream. There’s a stroller-friendly paved path around the entire island making Angel Island super family-friendly.
Win a special day on Angel Island with a guided tour, mountain bike rentals, and a delicious lunch below!
Win a Day of Play on Angel Island with Mountain Bikes, Tram Tour, and Meal ($425 value)
Your deluxe day for four (4) people on Angel Island includes:
- Guided tour on an open-air tram. Ride on one of the open-air trams and learn about the island’s fascinating history like the Civil War buildings and the Immigration Station from the trained tour guides.
- Lunch in the Cove Café. Angel Island Café offers delicious food made to order, including a house specialty barbeque pork sandwich made with all-natural Snake River pork shoulder, and secret sauce. Though actual menu items may vary during your visit, I hear the sandwich alone is worth the ferry ride.
- Mountain Bike Rentals. Exploring Angel Island on a bike allows you to reach amazing parts of the island normally too difficult to reach by foot. The paved perimeter road is the five (5) mile bike trail circling the island. Use the bikes at your leisure throughout the day.
Prize package-specific details
Valid Monday (excluding holidays) through Friday.
Prize package excludes ferry transport to/from Angel Island. The maximum value for lunch is $120. Bike rentals are subject to availability and may not include every size. E-bikes may be available for adults only. Expires September 30, 2022. Value $425
Please note that ferry tickets may be purchased in advance through Angel Island Tiburon Ferry or Blue & Gold Fleet from either San Francisco or Tiburon.
Plan your visit to Angel Island with kids
Getting to and from Angel Island
What to bring to Angel Island
- Layer since the temperatures can vary a lot
- Hat and sunscreen
- Outdoor blankets for sitting or eating
- Water bottles
- Packed lunches (or grab food from the cafe)
- Good walking shoes
Lots more to do for families
After you wave from the ferry, wander on foot, have a snack, ride your bikes, take in the views, enjoy lunch, toss the frisbee, drink a beer, spot some wildlife, eat ice cream, and learn some California history, feel free to stay as long as you like.
Pro tip: Bring a stroller for children under five, since the hilly trails can get steep and difficult for toddlers to keep up or continue walking.
Rent a Segway to see more of Angel Island
Available soon: Better for older kids and visiting adult relatives, Angel Island Segway tour guides offer historical and current-day information about the history of Angel Island through the island’s unique stories. Along the way, you’ll see The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco Skyline in a way you can’t see them anywhere else.
You can visit Angel Island year-round and play around. Find out more >>
A few words on Covid-19 Safety
Help keep Angel Island safe by cooperating with the statewide social distancing requirements and rules. Please do the following to protect yourselves, other visitors, and park staff during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Bring cloth face-covering / mask as recommended by the CDC.
- Bring water and hand sanitizer. Drinking fountains will not be available. Bottled water will be available for sale at the cafe.
- Keep a 6-foot distance from other park visitors while shore fishing, hiking, biking, or horseback riding (or with only immediate household members.)
- Masks will be required for the café with 6-foot social distancing and masks while in line. Any interaction with staff requires a mask to be worn.
[Photos provided by Angel Island Recreation Company unless otherwise specified. All rights reserved.]
Thanks again to Angel Island Recreation Company and Basecamp Hospitality.