Summer days are here, and it feels like the world is your oyster with so many fun things to do and adventures to be had. Many travelers will be heading to HI Marin Headlands hostel to hike along scenic trails, hang out with locals and their dogs at Rodeo Beach, and explore Sausalito sitting pretty alongside the Golden Gate Bridge. If you’re joining them, you might also be looking for some hidden gems and insider tips to sweeten the trip, and we know just the person who can point you in the right direction.
When you stay at the lovely HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel on the California coast, you have access to some awesome attractions practically at your doorstep: there’s the ocean with tide pools and abundance of wildlife, a variety of hiking trails, the charming town of Pescadero, and the nearby farms with delicious eats (artichokes anyone?).
San Francisco might not have the typical summer – there’s usually more fog than sun – but that doesn’t stop the City by the Bay from getting into the spirit of the season with plenty of great events and festivals that bring people together. Whether you’re traveling solo or with some friends, the HI San Francisco hostels are a good base from which you can experience the fun, and sometimes crazy, festivities in the city. Take a look at five of our favorites that are worth checking out while you’re in town.
Halloween costumes in store windows, pumpkin-spice lattes on café menus, and Sunday football on TV at every sports bar in town… must be summer in San Francisco!
Ever hear the old saying that life's about the journey, not a destination? Out here in Northern California, we tend to take it a step further: Here, sometimes the journey is the destination. Transit time in our lovely region isn't just a way of getting from Point A to Point B – it's an eye-opener in and of itself. Just ask anyone who's ever taken a bicycle tour, big or small, around our neck of the woods!