Hello winter! Here in San Francisco the colder months mean rainy weather between sunny (but still chilly) days, though none of that deters locals and travelers from getting out to enjoy what the city has to offer. The secret is to bundle up and make your way to somewhere cozy, be it a solo mission to a coffee shop where you can curl up with a book and people watch, or a group hang out at a dimly lit bar where you can sip on a warming drink over good conversation.
From National Park land to downtown streetscapes, hillside perches to coastal lighthouses, HI USA hostels are located in some of the most beautiful settings Northern California has to offer. So perhaps it’s not surprising that so many staff members across our hostel network are talented (and prolific) artists: they’ve got a lot of inspiration to work with!
We might be a little biased here, but we can’t think of a better place to spend cozy Christmas holidays than at HI Sacramento hostel. The beautiful old Victorian house looks like a dream when it’s decorated with tinsel and lights, the hostel has activities and treats to make it homey, and the city of Sacramento becomes a wonderland full of fun seasonal activities.
Take a look at our favorite things to do in Sacramento during the holidays:
Going to see the Christmas lights in the Fab 40s
Whether you’re used to celebrating Thanksgiving, or all you know about it comes from American T.V. and movies, the best way to describe the holiday is that it’s a time to surround yourself with good company. If you happen to be staying at a hostel like HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse, you’ll usually end up celebrating the most delicious day of the year with other travelers from around the world.
There are so many reasons to love Point Montara Lighthouse and the cozy little hostel that sits pretty next to it at the edge of the California coast. And when you spend a night (or two) at HI Point Montara hostel, you’ll get to experience life by this beacon on an even deeper level that will make you appreciate it all even more, whether it’s thanks to the people you meet while you’re there or the opportunity to see the lighthouse under the moon and the stars.
Welcome to San Francisco! The City by the Bay is a wonderland of things to do, see, and eat, and even though it might have a reputation as a pricey destination, it’s actually a pretty friendly spot for a traveler on a budget. HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel helps visitors makes the most of their visit by offering a number of free or cheap activities, like neighborhood walking tours and taco dinner nights, so you can experience local highlights and get insider tips.