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7 Instagram-Worthy Spots to Make You Fall in Love with Point Reyes

Hi Point Reyes View

When you visit HI Point Reyes, the secluded and serene hostel nestled within the rolling expanse of the Point Reyes National Seashore, you’ll find all your senses treated to inspiring sights, scents and tastes that you’ll want to bottle up and keep forever. Since there’s not an app for that yet, the next best thing is capturing those quintessential Northern California moments to keep for yourself and share with friends and fellow travelers on Instagram.

6 Fun and Free Holiday Events in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

It’s that time of the year again when city streets are all lit up and there is a dizzying array of things to do. If you’re lucky enough to be spending the holiday season at our HI USA hostels in San Francisco, you’ll not only find great in-house activities to keep you entertained and help you make friends with fellow travelers, but you’ll be fairly spoilt for choice for fun and free things to do in the city.

Hostel Holiday Recipes for Hostellers

Boa Vista Turban Squash

The holidays are a time for spreading good cheer and spending time with family and friends. But if you’re traveling, it can sometimes feel like you’re losing out on that sense of togetherness. Not when you stay at HI USA hostels though, where strangers become friends and where the ice can be broken by something as simple and magical as sharing a meal together. At these hostels with fully equipped kitchens and common areas made for mixing and mingling, it’s easy to get into the spirit of the season by gathering a gang and preparing a hearty dinner to be enjoyed over good conversation.

Five Reasons to Stay at HI Sacramento for your Golden 1 Center Show

Sacramento Golden 1 Center

Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center, which opened in September 2016, is an all in one-in-one venue for entertainment, and yet another excellent reason to visit California’s capital city. The downtown arena is set to host sporting events, live music concerts and a variety of shows, from Disney on Ice to WWE wrestling, and it’s right in the heart of a buzzing downtown. The best part? HI Sacramento hostel is the perfect home-away-from-home place to stay while you’re in town for a good time.

5 Awesome Reasons to Visit Oakland

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Aside from the fact that it always seems to be a few degrees warmer and sunnier in the East Bay, there are plenty of reasons to include a visit Oakland to your San Francisco trip. The somewhat overlooked city is a haven for those looking for something a little off the beaten path and for the chance to get a glimpse of local California culture.

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