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Quiet and mostly flat for walking/biking

The osprey watch festival opened my eyes to the Preserve and its trails on the southeast side of... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Rita B
Vallejo, California, United States
Great place but security guards hassle people

While there are a lot of interesting old buildings here, unfortunately it's not possible to walk... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
San Francisco, California
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Vallejo, CA
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

The osprey watch festival opened my eyes to the Preserve and its trails on the southeast side of Mare island. The gate is typically open on Fri, Sat, and Sun for walking, birding, etc. At the opposite end of the island is the Mare Isl...More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

While there are a lot of interesting old buildings here, unfortunately it's not possible to walk around or take pictures because the private security guards hassle you (even outside of the areas that are marked 'no trespassing' or which are clearly private). They don't like...More

Thank benleash
Reviewed 17 May 2017

From our home in Vallejo, my wife and I make frequent visits to Mare Island, With it's wealth of beautiful historic architecture, dating to the 1850's it is a Historical Architecture fan and Photographers Paradise!

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Wandering around Mare Island, no matter what part of the island you choose to explore, is always an adventure. If you keep your eyes open, there are opportunities to learn about US Naval history, nature, beekeeping, and jelly-making Trees and wildflowers, sea birds and forest...More

Thank Merry54
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Beautiful tails and view of San Pablo Bay. Great for the family, could be windy so be prepared. Bring a snack/water and enjoy a nice hike.

Thank CynBee227
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Many things happening on Mare Island it's awesome to have this available 10 minutes from home. Lots of walking trails, interesting sights, fun art studios, and even a winery! Wonderful place to hang out by the water. Great views.

Thank sphyggy
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a terrific getaway for ferry riders with bikes or to drive out with bikes and tour the island. The island has not really been discovered yet and traffic is a minimum. The old Victorians, huge dry-docks, and historic cemetery are just a few...More

Thank acmestuart
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a history buff's delight. IT was once the largest CONUS submarine base/facility in the US Navy. Viewing the dry docks, repair facilities, and seeing just how our Naval personnel worked and resided was FANTASTIC. View many of the old buildings was great also...More

2  Thank tmeebg
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My husband's brother married his wife at Captain's Quarters B. The place was absolutely stunningly beatiful and so well maintained.

1  Thank clvivers
Reviewed 21 December 2015

There are several roads with light traffic for easy bike rides. Lots of parking and interesting old buildings to see. There are several places for a picnic.

Thank Carolyn S
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Response from Rita B | Reviewed this property |
The Sardine Can and Zio Fraedo on the waterfront are close to the bridge to Mare Island. Napoli is on Tennesee St. a short distance from the Mare Island bridge.