A white Christmas is certainly nice, but how about a winter holiday that includes the mountains, deserts, and shores of sunny San Diego? For 56 years, Hostelling International's Christmas Bike Trip has attracted bike riders young and old, novice and veteran, for a six-day, 400-mile trek through southern California.
Muir Woods, Wine Country, Yosemite -- all great places to see while you're visiting San Francisco, and all easily accessible (and affordable) via the many tour companies that operate here in SF. Heck, even sightseeing here in the city can be fun to do on a group tour!
With its flat, wide tree-lined streets and laid-back way of life, Sacramento was made for a single-speed cruiser.
I went to Sacramento expecting to have a fast-paced tourist experience full of new places and activities to tell future hostel guests all about.