What's new for kids in San Francisco

After the jack-o-lanterns have been put to rest in the compost pile and the costumes retired to the closet, children everywhere will be feeling the post Halloween-doldrums... along with their candy-hangovers. Help your kids get their motors -- and imaginations -- running by exploring one of these great kid-centric autumn adventures.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel celebrates with free 25th Anniversary Festival on September 8

The Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel welcomes one and all to a special 25th Anniversary Festival at the Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park! This free outdoor festival offers a wide range of entertainment, activities, and fun for the whole family. We hope to see you there!

Annual Lighting and Celebration at Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Each November, thousands of visitors gather to witness the annual lighting of the original first-order Fresnel lens at Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and to celebrate the anniversary of the first lighting more than 130 years ago. The annual celebration, instituted by Hostelling International more than a decade ago, has become so popular that the California State Parks department now acts as master of ceremonies by inviting the U.S. Coast Guard to switch the lights, and local community and environmental organizations participate as well.