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10 Best Views Of The San Francisco Skyline (PHOTOS)

Posted: 03/06/2012 6:00 am

From an island hike to a cantilevered café, these 10 spots around the San Francisco Bay all offer a little adventure and a lot of skyline.

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Just north of San Francisco, the largest natural island in the Bay beckons. At various points in history, it's been an artillery post and quarantine center, but Angel Island is perhaps most known for its stint as an immigration center, the "Ellis Island of the West." Today, at the state park, visitors can explore the island's somewhat sordid past before taking to its hiking and biking trails. And from its beaches, trails, summits and campsites, Angel Island affords thrilling views of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and our fair city. Perhaps just as rewarding, though, is the ferry ride over.
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Additional reporting by Suzanne Russo and Devon Antonetti

Photos: Angel Island, Caprice, Hayes, Nick Sarebi, pepperlime, Project JM, Miguel, Will Banks

 

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