Get Cultured / Get Wild: Save with $59 winter packages at the SF City Center Hostel

In a city know to be both cultured and wild, there is truly something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a taste of the highbrow, or to indulge your animal instincts, the San Francisco City Center Hostel is offering special packages that showcase both sides of this wildly cultural (culturally wild?) town.

Urban Hiking: The Barbary Coast Trail

Hoping to continue our "Urban Hiking" series, which has so far taken readers across the Golden Gate Bridge and through Golden Gate Park, I set out to find an urban trek from our San Francisco Downtown Hostel. There aren't many parks nearby big enough to warrant a trip, and the most popular walking paths downtown are between the many stores in the Union Square shopping district.