A little info: Angel Island State Park is located in the San Francisco Bay and is only accessible by boat. When on the island you can enjoy views such as Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and of course the San Francisco skyline. During the mid-nineteenth century the U.S. Navy took possession of the island and occupied it from the Civil War until the Cold War. Today military barracks still stand. Angel Island was known as the ” Ellis Island of the West,” and processed millions of immigrants from 1910 to 1940. Today the island is a beautiful state park which offers a variety of activities for visitors.