Forty years ago -- thanks to the persistence, vision, and hard work of dedicated volunteers -- the Point Reyes Hostel opened its doors, charging $1.50 - $2.00 for a bed in newly renovated ranch buildings set in a spectacular coastal wilderness.
What better time of year to celebrate than during San Francisco's famously warm (cross your fingers) autumn season? Well in case you needed another reason, the America's Cup "World Series" regattas are returning to the San Francisco Bay in conjunction with Fleet Week from October 2-7.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation that created the Point Reyes National Seashore. Fifty years later, Point Reyes is a beloved National Park that is visited by millions of people from all over the world. On Saturday, September 8, the park celebrates its 50th anniversary with a reception and oak-planting ceremony at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.
Free public art abounds in San Francisco, but one new piece that's a cut above the rest is an aerial dance and multimedia production entitled Niagara Falling. From September 26-29, aerial dancers will be suspended from the side of a historic downtown building, performing amidst images of San Francisco and Niagara Falls.
San Francisco's cool and windswept bay awaits a rainbow fleet of sails, while her waterfront prepares for a crowded and colorful marina full of polo-wearing spectators for the America's Cup World Series.