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.
Now more than ever, travelers are becoming more conscious about the impact we’re all having on the planet, and how important it is to try and minimize our carbon footprints while we’re on the road. The good news is that there are places like HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel where your stay is green from the get-go.
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.
The only thing better than getting to know a new city when traveling is getting to know your fellow wanderers and the different places they are from. The absolute best part, though, is discovering that despite whatever differences you may have – language, fashion sense or taste in music – you almost certainly have a few things in common, like a shared love of adventure and new experiences.
‘Tis the season for bright orange pumpkins, ghoulish goings on and folks all over America dressing up in kooky costumes – it’s Halloween! This quintessentially American holiday, which is officially on October 31, is probably the most festive of them all, and to help our guests get into the spooky spirit, HI USA hostels have a number of fun things going on for young and old. Whether you’re a first-time Halloweener, or you’ve been trick-or-treating since you were knee high to a zombie’s eye, you can count on having a good time with fellow adventurers all over Northern California.
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.