Driving south on Highway One, I can't help but scan the horizon every few minutes for signs of the lighthouse ahead. Yes, I'm excited to be spending the weekend at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, complete with its famous cliff-side hot tub and beach-house-like cottages.
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.
When you're in the Bay Area, you never need to go far to experience California's rich agricultural heritage.
Hunted to the brink of extinction at the turn of the 20th century, the northern elephant seal has made a strong comeback in the past 100 years, thanks in part to both government restrictions on hunting and their own secluded, deep-sea lifestyle. For just a few months each year, these unique creatures come ashore, returning to various spots along the California coast to compete, mate, and give birth.