There are so many reasons to love the summer, and the long, adventure-filled days and warm, fragrant nights are especially lovely when you’re traveling to a new city and staying at a hostel like HI Sacramento. Aside from getting to wake up in a gorgeous Victorian mansion, you’ll also get to experience a Northern California summer like the locals here do.
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There’s quite possibly nothing better than a day at the beach, and when you stay at HI Point Montara Lighthouse hostel, you have access to some of the most beautiful pieces of the coast in California. The only question is, what are you looking for on your ideal beach day? Some people are all about the action of shore-side games and water sports, while others are content with a towel and a good book and sweet sunshine. Whatever your need, you can find it not too far from the hostel.
One of the best things about staying at HI Point Reyes hostel is the proximity to pure, unadulterated nature. There’s serenity amongst the trees and soul-refreshing air blowing in from the Pacific Ocean, and guests from far and wide flock to the hostel as base from which they can explore the expanse of Point Reyes National Seashore. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just enjoy relaxing walks in the wild, you’ll find a trail to satisfy your yearning for the great outdoors.
Limantour Beach Hike
San Francisco is known for a lot of things, like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Summer of Love. But one of the city’s most infamous features, Karl the Fog, means that the City by the Bay is also known as a place where sunshine can be a rarity. When the sun does come out to play though, San Francisco is a glorious place to be, and there are plenty of sweet spots where you can make the most of the warmth and soak in some Vitamin D.
On the surface, the city of Sausalito might seem like a standard tourist hot-spot with waterfront eateries, pricey boutiques, and not much else for the traveler who likes to go off the beaten path. But the truth is, if you venture off the main road, you’ll find the places where the locals hang out and the bayside city’s laid-back, artsy character is revealed.
As we’ve mentioned before, San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, which HI San Francisco City Center hostel calls home, is full of underrated beauty beneath its gritty surface. There’s the stunning architecture hidden in plain sight, and then there’s the larger-then-life pieces of art on the sides of tall buildings and in alleyways that turn the city into a giant public gallery.