Northern California's beautiful in any light, but it's hard to beat the glow of a great big silvery moon for ambience. This August, the moon will reach the closest point in its orbit of the Earth, giving us the eye-popping spectacle of an extra-large "super moon." Not in our lovely neck of the woods on August 10th this year?
Sometimes, a hostel is just a hostel. But when it comes to HI-USA's Northern California properties, sometimes a hostel is a trip back in time. From Marin to Montara, San Francisco to Sacramento, our hostels' walls have stories to tell.
After taking a hiatus in 2009, the annual lighting of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse is back. Join thousands of visitors on November 13 to see the spectacular, original Fresnel lens light up the sky, as we celebrate the 138th anniversary of the lighthouse.
Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Golden Gate Hostels with a free, summers-end BBQ at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel. Presented in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Council of Hostelling International USA, this community party is the perfect excuse to get away to the coast for an afternoon of free food, live music, and spectacular sights.