HI members are cordially invited to the Golden Gate Council's Annual Member Party on January 31. This year, in addition to the members reception and board of directors election, we are pleased to host Scott Stoll, a former San Francisco Bay Area resident who will share his adventures bicycling around the world.
Looking for unique holiday gift ideas? The gift of hostelling--whether a membership, gift certificate, scholarship, or donation--is a gift that will be appreciated for years to come!
The Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of 25 finalists being considered for preservation funding through a joint initiative from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and YOUR vote can help make it happen!
Each November, thousands of visitors gather to witness the annual lighting of the original first-order Fresnel lens at Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and to celebrate the anniversary of the first lighting more than 130 years ago. The annual celebration, instituted by Hostelling International more than a decade ago, has become so popular that the California State Parks department now acts as master of ceremonies by inviting the U.S. Coast Guard to switch the lights, and local community and environmental organizations participate as well.