Virgin America, the newest U.S. start-up airline, has launched service from its home base at San Francisco International Airport, with three daily flights between San Francisco and New York Kennedy Airport, and five daily flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles International Airport.
What began 40 years ago in San Francisco is being celebrated worldwide this summer, with events across the country and in Canada, England, France, Germany, and the Czech Republic, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the birth of the '60s counter-culture movement.
More than 200 tons of dirt will be dumped onto the streets of Old Sacramento as the annual Gold Rush Days festival "turns back the clock," transforming Sacramento's historic district into a scene straight out of the 1850s. Costumed re-enactors, Wild West gun fights, musicians playing period instruments, and many aspects of life during the Gold Rush will be highlighted during the four-day event, August 31-September 3. Only horse-drawn vehicles and pedestrians are allowed in the National Landmark District and State Historic Park during the festivities!
On July 21, the Redwood National Park Hostel celebrates 20 years welcoming travelers to the rugged north coast of California, and the 100th anniversary of the historic DeMartin home where the hostel is based. Please join us from 2 p.m. to sunset for an anniversary party featuring live music, tasty food, and honored guests and speakers. Bring a sweater, a friend, and stories or photos for the Redwood Hostel Oral History Project.
The Point Reyes Hostel and the Redwood National Park Hostel are both pleased to announce that they have expanded their hours to offer day access to guests, through October 31. Registered guests will have access to the hostels at any time of the day, to have lunch, peruse the library, or enjoy the hostel common areas. These expanded hours apply every day of the week at the Redwood Hostel, and on Saturdays and Sundays at the Point Reyes Hostel.