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Where to Eat Like a Local Near Half Moon Bay

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One of the perks of staying at hostels is the fact that you have access to a kitchen where you can make your own meals – you get to save money and you’re more than likely to make a new friend or two while you cook. We also know though, that travelling is about the delicious experience of trying local foods and visiting quirky off-the-beaten-path spots, and we always like to share our favorites with the hungry and adventurous. 

6 Underrated Romantic Spots in San Francisco

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Whether you’ve traveled to the City by the Bay with your someone special, or you’re in town solo or with a group of friends, there’s always some romance to be had in San Francisco. Between the fog-topped peaks of the Golden Gate Bridge and the shimmering waters of the bay, you will find indoor spots, hidden views, and outdoor spaces that will leave you feeling loved up.

Pigeon Point Bucket List: Candelabra Tree Trail

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Whether you’ve just come from San Francisco up the coast, or across the world, as soon as you arrive at HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse you’ll know that this is somewhere you’ll have to visit again. This home-away-from-hostel is a beachy haven in the summer time, and a cozy base for exploring the area’s winter wildlife in the cooler months.

5 Reasons to Visit Monterey this Winter

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When most people think of Monterey, they probably see the central California town as a summer destination because of its pretty beaches along the bright, blue Pacific, and scenic hills ripe for hiking. But one of the best kept secrets of this area is actually the winter. This is when nature tends to show off and any humans lucky enough to be here get to experience wild California. Book a stay at HI Monterey today for a winter escape that’s a little different from the ordinary. 

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4 San Francisco Foods to Warm You Up This Winter

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No matter what time of the year you’re visiting, San Francisco is an excellent city if your travel is generally motivated by your taste buds. In the winter time when it’s cold, but not too cold to explore the diverse neighborhoods packed within just 49 square miles, you’ll easily find delicious options to warm you up from the inside. There are dishes from all over the world to reflect the international communities that have come to call this place home.

3 Day Trips You Should Take When You Stay at HI Marin Headlands

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When you stay at HI Marin Headlands hostel you have access to all the best things there are to experience in the Bay Area: San Francisco is just a ferry ride away, there’s a beach a short hike from your bed, and you’re surrounded by beautiful nature in the form of trees and rolling hills. While you don’t have to go far to get a lot, there are also some great day trips you should try take to get off-the-beaten path. 

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