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4 Things to Do Outdoors in Monterey

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With summer fast approaching and sweet sunny days ahead, there are plenty of good reasons to go play along the central California coast and visit HI Monterey hostel, which makes the perfect base (with free parking) for all manner of fun and adventure. While the town is known for its famous aquarium and John Steinbeck’s immortalized Cannery Row, the greater Monterey area offers plenty for outdoor enthusiasts to indulge in, from serene, scenic hikes to exhilarating action out on the Monterey Bay.

3 Day Trips from HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

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When you stay at the lovely HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel on the California coast, you have access to some awesome attractions practically at your doorstep: there’s the ocean with tide pools and abundance of wildlife, a variety of hiking trails, the charming town of Pescadero, and the nearby farms with delicious eats (artichokes anyone?).

5 Favorite Summer Festivals and Events in San Francisco

Scenic San Francisco

San Francisco might not have the typical summer – there’s usually more fog than sun – but that doesn’t stop the City by the Bay from getting into the spirit of the season with plenty of great events and festivals that bring people together. Whether you’re traveling solo or with some friends, the HI San Francisco hostels are a good base from which you can experience the fun, and sometimes crazy, festivities in the city. Take a look at five of our favorites that are worth checking out while you’re in town. 

Best Cheap Lunches in San Francisco

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When you stay at any of the HI San Francisco hostels, we know you’ll want to make the most of your time in the City by the Bay, like seeing the sights and tasting the world of cuisines on offer, without going broke. The good news is that it’s entirely possible to enjoy a belly-satisfying lunch for under $10 in San Francisco. That means you’ll not only get to enjoy some hyper-local spots in the city, but you’ll also be able to spare your funds for experiences like visiting Alcatraz or going to a show at a historic venue.

7 Quintessential Summer Activities with HI Sacramento

HI Sacramento

There are so many reasons to love the summer, and the long, adventure-filled days and warm, fragrant nights are especially lovely when you’re traveling to a new city and staying at a hostel like HI Sacramento. Aside from getting to wake up in a gorgeous Victorian mansion, you’ll also get to experience a Northern California summer like the locals here do.

Find Your Beach near HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel

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There’s quite possibly nothing better than a day at the beach, and when you stay at HI Point Montara Lighthouse hostel, you have access to some of the most beautiful pieces of the coast in California. The only question is, what are you looking for on your ideal beach day? Some people are all about the action of shore-side games and water sports, while others are content with a towel and a good book and sweet sunshine. Whatever your need, you can find it not too far from the hostel.

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