One of the magical things about California is the cute beach towns lining the coast along Highway 1. Away from major cities, life here is a little more laid back and there’s a bit more authentic local culture to experience.
There’s quite possibly nothing better than a day at the beach, and when you stay at HI Point Montara Lighthouse hostel, you have access to some of the most beautiful pieces of the coast in California. The only question is, what are you looking for on your ideal beach day? Some people are all about the action of shore-side games and water sports, while others are content with a towel and a good book and sweet sunshine. Whatever your need, you can find it not too far from the hostel.
At HI USA, we believe in the power of travel to open minds and the power of community service to open hearts. Above all, we believe that these experiences should be rewarding – not costly. That's why, for the sixth consecutive year, we are offering groups across the country free overnight stays at HI USA hostels in January and February 2016 through our Great Hostel Give Back (GHGB) program.
What is GHGB?
Now more than ever, travelers are becoming more conscious about the impact we’re all having on the planet, and how important it is to try and minimize our carbon footprints while we’re on the road. The good news is that there are places like HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel where your stay is green from the get-go.
HI USA’s annual Sleep For Peace celebrations shine a light on our mission to inspire a better understanding of people, places and cultures through travel and, specifically, through staying at our hostels. Each year, to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, our hostels host a series of events which emphasize this mission and bring our guests together to take part in a variety of peace-building activities.
The California road trip is probably one of the most iconic adventures you can take in the United States. Locals and international travelers alike are drawn to the sense of freedom, wonder and awe that a journey along the Pacific inspires. While it’s possible to do the drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a (long) day, it’s totally worthwhile to take the time to discover the hidden treasures and well-loved stops of this route.