A walking tour with a local is a fun and unique way to explore new terrain and meet the people that breathe life into it. Whether you're prone to getting lost walking around on your own or you just like the tidbits of trivia that guides provide, seeing a city with one of its own dwellers is a great way to experience a new place.
Ever wonder who serves the best Bloody Mary in San Francisco? Or where to go to see the best free view? How about where the weirdest fish store is located? Well wonder no more, because guests of the San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel can ask all these burning questions, and more, to Mel Hackett, the dynamic hostel activities coordinator with a penchant for graphic design, handmade jewelry, Mexican food, and Swedish pop.
A white Christmas is certainly nice, but how about a winter holiday that includes the mountains, deserts, and shores of sunny San Diego? For 56 years, Hostelling International's Christmas Bike Trip has attracted bike riders young and old, novice and veteran, for a six-day, 400-mile trek through southern California.