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Winter is a wonderful time to visit Point Reyes National Seashore! In addition to year-round activities like hiking and biking, winter is the season for elephant seal breeding, the California grey whale southern migration, winter bird migrations, and (for those in the know) mushroom hunting.
Long and cold winters can get anyone blue, but this is the perfect season for budget travelers to bundle up for a weekday escape. Four of Northern California's most picturesque hostels are offering a Winter Weekday Special so you can beat the chill and take advantage of a great coastal getaway.
It's no secret that there's been a whole lot of grim economic news lately, which makes for a gloomy forecast for budget travelers looking for a winter escape. But there's a ray of sunshine through the clouds, as four Northern California hostels in spectacular coastal locations offer a Winter Weekday Special to help you beat the chill.
Sometimes the old ways are still the best ways. Even with hybrid cars growing in popularity among drivers, there's still no real alternative to the power of your own two feet, to get you where you're going without leaving a significant ecological footprint. Besides, hiking and biking are both healthy and fun, and ensure you get a chance to "stop and smell the roses" along the way.