Spring in San Francisco is more a change in attitude than solar inclinations. With the average temperature hovering around 60 degrees year-round, extremes of hot and cold are rare. As Goldilocks said to the three bears, "it's just right" hereabouts. And the sublime rise of San Francisco springtime is an ideal time to experience the city's perennial favorites in greenery scenery.
First, the bad news: Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol have closed U.S. Highway 1 between Pacifica and Montara indefinitely, due to two "slip-outs" in the road. But the good news is that our Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel is still easily accessible from the North and East Bays via Highway 92 (from the south, Highway 1 remains open). Even better, for those in the know this is a rare opportunity to enjoy Montara and Half Moon Bay without the usual tourist crowds!
Beginning May 25, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines offers daily service from San Francisco to New York, Atlantic City, Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Fort Myers, and Cancun, Mexico.
The Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel is now a wireless hot spot! With the installation of a new high-speed satellite and wireless network throughout the hostel, guests can now bring their laptops and surf the Internet for free. The wireless Ethernet even reaches the observation deck at the point, so you can whale-watch while you surf!
HI-USA Golden Gate Council is proud to sponsor Bands That Rock, a series of monthly shows at 330 Ritch in San Francisco, featuring the Bay Area's hottest emerging bands. Hostelling International members get in free!