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.
On November 10, the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of San Francisco's SOMA district comes alive as 12 museums and cultural societies throw open their doors and cover up their cash registers for the first-ever Yerba Buena Arts and Culture Free 4 All.
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!
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.