Sacramento Hostel's new private rooms evoke California's golden past

Eureka! The Sacramento Hostel now has new private rooms inspired by California's Gold Rush history.

Hang your hat in The Argonaut, one of the mansion's large original bedrooms, with two full-size beds and an east-facing bay window that overlooks the courtyard and the fountain. "Argonaut" was a term used to describe the pioneers who traveled to California on a quest for gold. The name references a band of heroes in Greek mythology who went on a quest for the Golden Fleece.

Point Reyes National Seashore turns 50

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.

The Coit Tower Murals: 1930s California, frozen in time

A distinct component of the San Francisco skyline, Coit Tower stands out from the crowd. North of the Financial District's highrises, the 210-foot art deco tower juts into the sky from the top of Telegraph Hill. For many, the highlight of visiting the tower is taking an elevator ride to the top for a wonderful panorama of the city, the bay, and its famous islands and bridges.